PJMedia: Poor Joe Biden. It must be awful to think 10-15% of your fellow citizens are not very good people. In his estimation there are 34 to 51 million bad people in the country. The latter is of course about 10 million shy of the number of Americans who voted for Donald Trump. Doubtful that Joe Biden made that calculation in his head. But his point is pretty clear.
Biden: There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15% of the people out there that are just not very good people.
These comments were made during an online town hall hosted by actor Don Cheadle. It was aimed at black voters. It is full of data free, emotive language that just boggles the mind. In the opening Joe Biden set the tone:
Well ya know, George Floyd’s last words spoke to a nation where the color of your skin dictates the safety of your future. And it’s long past time that these words have to be acted on.
Okay Joe. First, that was some word salad. However, you were the vice president for eight years under the country’s first black president. What did your administration do except fan the flames of racial division? What did Eric Holder, the black attorney general, do to calm tensions in the Treyvon Martin case, the Freddie Grey case, Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore?
If I recall, absolutely nothing other than vilify law enforcement as a whole. This resulted in several years of unusually high murders and ambushes of police officers. One of the most horrific was in Mayor de Blasio’s New York. Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were assassinated while sitting in their patrol car, sending shockwaves through the law enforcement community.
Contrast that with the immediate condemnation of the officer’s behavior in Minneapolis by President Trump. Within two days Attorney General William Barr had ordered his U.S. attorney to investigate the death for civil rights violations. It is also evident there was universal agreement across the nation that what we saw on that video was wrong. It was broadly condemned by commentators across the spectrum.
Officer Chauvin had 18 prior complaints for excessive force against him. In a city run by democrats for decades. In fact, vice president hopeful Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute him under her watch as District Attorney for Minneapolis. It’s like a pattern. Every high-profile police shooting during the Obama administration was in Democrat-run jurisdictions with strong police unions that can protect bad actors. Public unions which almost universally donate to Democrats. more