A Politics Done Right(PDR) listener, Kathleen Morin-Morgan, called into the show to provide her real-world experience with a man who spoke similarly to Joe Biden about poor kids. She explains why it's more than a Freudian slip.
Kathleen believes statement by Joe Biden more than a Freudian slip
Recently, once again Biden puts his foot in his mouth. Unfortunately, it is becoming clear that these Freudian slips are corroborating of what we've seen and heard before from the former vice-president.
"We should challenge these students," Joe Biden said at a recent event. "We should challenge students in these schools; to have advance placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you are poor, You cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids, wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids."
Kathleen is a regular listener of PDR. She has called the show before where she told tell her story of personal redemption when she learned to extricate racism from her most inner being. Ms. Morin-Morgan was clearly upset by those attempting to spin the vice-president's words. She has had to live through the Biden-type racism, one based on his own flawed assumptions.
Kathleen became a big sister a few years ago. She adopted a young girl as her little sister whose mother was struggling. They were poor. When she informed a friend, he asked her if her little sister was a black kid. The implication of his questions upset her. She schooled the friend on the real numbers and racial breakdown of the poor.
Later Kathleen would make it clear that she also thought that I was too understanding in my critique of the Biden. She had a rather prescient statement.
"You don't need to use the n-word to be a racist," Kathleen said. "That's blatant racism. There is a lot of subtle racism that does exist every day among people that we don't think of as hateful or nasty people. ... As soon as I saw that Biden clip I said, 'Oh my gosh, I've been there." And it was just as racist when my friend said it as it was when Biden said it. And maybe as you said it was a Freudian slip. I think you are being generous."
It is clear that much effort by the Center Establishment Political Complex is doing its best to prop up Joe Biden. Unfortunately, they may be doing so with a flawed candidate that could guarantee the reelection of Donald Trump. The polls can turn on a dime or a gaffe for a candidate like Biden.
As I write this, Joe Biden is in Iowa. Bird-dogging is a mainstay at the Iowa fair. In fact, it is where Mitt Romney made the famous gaffe as he articulated a truth that for corporate sake is left unsaid, corporations are people.
It seems Biden allowed a young Right-Wing bird-dogger to get under his skin asking a silly question about gender. He replied to her stating that there were at least three genders. I will not link to the video as I do not want to elevate its ranking. At some point, he held her arm firmly to tell her he was one of the first supporters of same-sex marriage. It is all the Right Wing media needed for a major lift-off which is underway. Biden is not ready for the type of campaigning necessary for 2020.
Elizabeth Warren on the other hand so far is showing mastery in dealing with the biased media. She showed her skills when she stuck to her narrative not allowing Chris Matthews to get a 'tax hike' sound bite. Instead, she set the narrative forcing Matthews to move on. Likewise, while visiting Houston, I asked her about how she would handle the media attaching the socialist moniker on her in a pejorative manner. She answered the question in an all-encompassing manner as SHE took over the framing of the message.
Democrats do not have 2020 in the bag. First and foremost, selecting the correct candidate in the primary is essential. Old-school formulations need not apply as it will guarantee another loss.