Presidential candidate Joe Biden got the nickname “Creepy Joe” because of his hands-on approach to the opposite sex at fundraisers and other political events.
Well, if Biden isn’t careful, he’ll get another nickname: “Crazy Joe.”
In January, he said white Americans are racist. Now, he says, President Trump wants to reinstate Jim Crow, the state and local laws that segregated blacks from whites, and that Congress abolished 55 years ago.
Voter ID Means More Jim Crow
The occasion of Biden’s claim was his maiden presidential campaign visit to South Carolina, the Associated Press reported, “where black voters play a key role in the South’s first presidential primary.”
Because Republicans think voters should show identification before casting a ballot, those Republicans secretly pine for the days when blacks drank at separate water foundations and used separate public restrooms.
Reported AP on Saturday:
In criticizing Republican efforts to adopt more stringent voting rules, including identification requirements and curtailing early voting hours, Biden recalled the racial segregation laws of the past.
“You’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in,” he said, referring to the era before the civil rights movement. “You know what happens when you have an equal right to vote? They lose.”
Biden “centered much of his trip around the need to restore decency to the White House,” AP reported, something of an irony given that decent men don’t make up lies about their political opponents, like calling them racists who want blacks to sit in the back of the bus.
Nor do decent candidates accuse fellow citizens of racial animosity, as Biden did in January.
“The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists,” Biden said. “We don't even consciously acknowledge it. But it’s been built into every aspect of our system.”
“White America has to admit there’s a still a systematic racism,” he continued, because blacks are the victims of “substandard” schools, “undervalued” houses, “car insurance [that] costs more for no apparent reason,” and black poverty that is “still twice that of white Americans.”
Decent people don’t lie about their own past. But that’s what Biden is doing.
Biden is helping the radical Left and the sisterhood revise the events of 1991, when Anita Hill leveled a nasty, last-minute attack on Clarence Thomas, then the nominee to replace leftist William Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Left has charged Biden with not giving Hill a proper hearing for her unproven charge that Thomas sexually harassed her when they worked together at the federal Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“I wish I could have done something,” Biden agreed in March, although the claim that the then-Senate Judiciary Committee chairman “silenced” Hill is nonsense, as The New American reported. Biden did plenty to help Hill.
Yet such is Biden’s lust to work in the Oval Office that he’s willing to peddle an outright lie about himself and add another even bigger lie. On The View, Biden said, “I believed her from the beginning.”
No, he didn’t.
Specter interviewed Biden for the book in November 1998. “It was clear to me from the way she was answering [Specter’s] questions, she was lying,” Biden told him.
Is Biden Lying?
Is Biden lying? Perhaps. On the other hand, maybe the aging politician doesn’t remember the Thomas hearings, or that the FBI agents who interviewed Hill thought she lied. It was 28 years ago, after all, when Biden wasn’t yet 50.
Maybe he doesn’t remember that asking voters to provide identification before casting a ballot is unrelated to Jim Crow, or that the 1964 Civil Rights Act ended such statutes just a couple years before Biden began law school.
Biden is 78 years old. If he really thinks Jim Crow is “sneaking back in,” perhaps he should call it quits. If he doesn’t really think so but said it to smear Trump and the GOP, then by his own standard — decency — he is unfit for the presidency.
Photo of Joe Biden in South Carolina: AP Images