Democrats have been getting a pass from the media and its base for perceived acts of racism for years, especially since President Donald Trump launched his campaign in 2015.
The left has relentlessly pummeled him nationally and internationally as race baiting, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant, but the tide has turned after their presumed presidential nominee’s ill-timed outburst last Friday.
Former vice president Joe Biden told African-American radio host Charlemagne the God if he was still unsure about whether to vote for him or the president after listening to his platitudinous campaign spiel he “ain’t black.”
WBSM radio broadcaster Barry Richard said Biden “completely exposed the entire Democrat Party for what it is: a corrupt system comprised of masters and overseers,” in a commentary published Tuesday.
“For decades, the Democrat Party has presumed ownership of black voters and has skillfully used drivers such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and others to keep those votes in line,” Richard wrote.
New York Times writer Annie Karni noted in her Tuesday Political Memo, “Even from the captivity of his basement, and the limited exposure that comes with it, Mr. Biden last week had managed to deposit his foot directly into his mouth.”
Don’t expect the Democrats and their slavish media partners to change their blatantly hypocritical narrative. They are only devoting a minimal amount of time to this monumental story and they use it to deflect attacks on Biden while counterattacking Trump.
Democrats have come under increasing pressure from prominent African Americans to earn, not demand votes from the black community in 2020.
Last month Democratic Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones fought off attacks and threats of retribution from state party leaders to serve out his term after endorsing the president’s bid for reelection.
“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” he said in a statement. “I don’t plan to leave the Democratic Party because somebody’s got to be in there to hold them accountable — hold them accountable to how they are treating black people (and) root out the bigotry,” he told Atlanta radio host Rashad Richey.
“The modern day Democratic Party has become more about defending the interests of illegals than it has the actual American people,” he said. “I take issue with that.”
Jones praised Trump for his economic policies, criminal justice reform, and his support for historically black colleges. He accused Biden of supporting policies that devastated a generation of African American families.
“President Trump is increasing his support in the Black community because people know that it was under his policies that Black Americans achieved such great success before the economy was artificially interrupted,” Jones said in a statement provided by the White House last month.
“Black voters also appreciate the President’s unprecedented funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and his commitment to criminal justice reform.”
Several former candidates for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination for president publicly called Trump racist, including senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) , as well as former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Biden told reporters at the Iowa State Fair last year, “Everything the president says encourages white supremacy.”
Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “Look, and it gives me no pleasure to say this, but I think all of the evidence out there suggests that we have a president who is a racist, who is a xenophobe, who appeals and is trying to appeal to white nationalism. And, you know, it breaks my heart to have to say that this is the person we have who is president of the United States.”
Last Summer former Democratic President Barack Obama pounced on Trump in a posting to his Twitter account, writing, “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred and normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”
Democrats never imagined their own record on race would come under scrutiny in such a dramatic way just a few months away from November.