Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has stepped in it again… this time with both feet. He is getting massive blowback on his most recent gaffe about traveling to “the hood” to help women “learn to code.” He’s referring to Detroit and women of color. Oops.
HotNewHipHop.com reports: “Joe Biden’s found himself in some hot water, once again… Most recently, his comments about his trek to the “hood” have left many wondering just how out of touch he actually is. Joe Biden’s looking to win over the votes of the African-American community but as a politician, referring to inner-city communities as “the hood” is probably not the best way to go about it. During a stop on his campaign trail in Iowa, the former vice president spoke about the efforts to evolve the economy in cities such as Detroit which is when he brought up how he went to the hood to teach women of color how to code.”
Here is what Joe Biden actually said: “Through a program, we had through community colleges, we said look, put together a program for us where we could teach people how to code. We went out, literally into the hood, and they found, turns out, 54 [people], they happened to be all women, the vast majority were women of color, no more than a high school degree, aged 25-54, and a third of them only had GEDs.”
That’s not going to win him votes in the black community. He managed to insult the demographic he was going for. That’s typical Biden… he’s not racist, just incompetent. Between that and slurring his words all over the place, including at a Teamsters town hall in Pittsburgh, people are now really beginning to wonder about Biden running for president.
Biden really nailed it today. [Supercut!] pic.twitter.com/kC49kEnGqT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 29, 2019
Biden was already off to a shaky start with Barack Obama’s non-endorsement of him. He actually had the nerve to claim on “The View” that he asked Obama not to endorse him to make it look like Biden is not merely the Obama candidate, because they are supposedly such good friends. That explanation was roundly mocked.
Biden also canceled his pre-planned presidential campaign announcement in Charlottesville, Virginia due to liberal activist pressure, and instead made a video announcement. That does not exactly scream ‘courageous leadership’. More like milquetoast. After being accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, Biden has become publicity-shy. Never a good look for a political candidate.
Remember in 2007, during his last White House run, Biden described then-Sen. Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” During his time in the Senate, Biden opposed a federal busing program to help desegregate schools. “I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride,” Biden said at the time.
From The Washington Examiner:
“Biden has previously seemed to try to ingratiate himself with black voters in awkward ways.
“I still walk down the street in the black side of town,” he told the Washington Post in 1975. “Mousey and Chops and all the boys at 13th, and — I can walk in those pool halls, and quite frankly don’t know another white man involved in Delaware politics who can do that kind of thing.”
“More recently, as vice president to Barack Obama during the 2012 reelection campaign, Biden told an audience that included many African Americans that Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, will “put you all back in chains.”‘
He’s now claiming that President Trump is racist and will bring back ‘Jim Crow’ laws. I detect a trend here.
From Big League Politics:
“Aides to Biden had briefed journalists about the plan for Wednesday, which liberal activist groups in Charlottesville told the Washington Examiner had prompted opposition, with some residents unhappy about the scene a tragedy the city would prefer to forget being used as a campaign launch backdrop,” the Washington Examiner‘s Joseph Simonson reported.
“Biden has mounting problems with the Left, and with women everywhere.
“Biden recently agreed to listen respectfully to accuser and candidate Lucy Flores, who alleges that Biden came up from behind her and sniffed her hair and kissed her without her consent. This incident occurred backstage at a political rally with actress Eva Longoria.
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention,” Biden said.
“Biden is under fire for working with his daughter-in-law Kathleen’s DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, which covered up sexual misconduct with a teenage boy by one of their representatives in the DC Superior Court bathroom.”
When Biden threw out the word ‘hood’ Democrats nervously laughed. One even uttered “yikes!” But in a radically insane and ill-qualified field, it looks like Biden’s the best the left has. Next comes the southern drawl and the inauthentic articulation of what the left thinks the ‘hood’ talks like. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already walked that dog and found herself in a dung heap over it.
It’s a gift to Trump and all but guarantees a second term. Sleepy Joe is already falling by the wayside and Trump hasn’t even warmed up yet.