Proving that it has now become politically mainstream to simply accuse the Republican Party of abject racism as a whole, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on MSNBC this weekend to accuse the GOP of having, as a party platform, a policy of trying to suppress the black vote. Oh, and Republicans also want to keep the working class from voting as well. You know, despite Donald Trump cleaning up with that demographic less than two years ago…
“Let me ask you about voting rights,” said PoliticsNation host Al Sharpton. “That was another thing the Obama-Biden administration was heavy on with Attorney General Lynch going in with lawsuits against voter ID and going in to deal with voter suppression. [Republicans] have said that foreigners are voting.”
“It’s a lie. It’s a flat lie,” Biden said. “The assertion the president made from the beginning is a flat lie. Every study, every program -every commission that looked at it said it’s simply not true.”
Okay, Joe, we’re gonna let you finish, but can we just take a moment and talk about how disingenuous this statement is? Because the real commission that was convened to look at this problem of rampant voter fraud? Yeah, it was stymied by Democrats in multiple states, ultimately making it impossible for them to get the records they needed to investigate the issue.
Another measure that would go a long way towards figuring out how many illegal immigrants are casting a ballot? Putting a citizenship question on the next census. You’ll note that Democrats reacted to that like Trump had proposed putting all immigrants on a floating barge in the Pacific. So let’s dispense with the idea that we’ve had fair, bipartisan inquiries into the issue, because it’s “simply not true.”
Okay, continue, Big Joe.
“You realize just in past year, in 24 states, the administration’s allies have introduced 60 pieces of legislation, or maybe 70 pieces of legislation, to curtail the franchise,” Biden said. “It’s what these guys are all about, man. These Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting.”
Well, anyone who hoped that Biden, should be wind up being the Democrat Party’s nominee in 2020, would go in the other direction when it comes to identity politics, is going to be disappointed. Because he’s out there selling the same “the GOP is racist” propaganda that Hillary and Obama ran on. It’s disgusting and tired, but hey, there’s one good thing about it: This kind of shameless nonsense helped drag a lot of Democrats over to Trump in 2016. By all means, Joe – hit that racism drum a little harder.