John James’ op-ed highlights how upset James is with Joe Biden’s disrespectful statement that “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t black.” Biden’s statement was thoroughly disrespectful but that didn’t prevent Democrats from spinning the incident.

Sheila Jackson-Lee told Bret Baier that Joe Biden had said this offensive line in jest but that it didn’t turn out as funny as they’d hoped. There’s just one problem with that statement. Biden issued a statement an hour earlier that essentially apologized to black voters. As for Biden’s record vs. President Trump’s record towards African-Americans, Biden should tread lightly. Biden authored the 1994 crime bill, which led to the mass incarceration of African-Americans. Another part of that bill was the 3 strikes law, which also disproportionately hurt African-Americans. Finally, income inequality between communities of color and whites increased. That isn’t a record to be proud of.

By comparison, President Trump’s economic policies reduced the gap in incomes between African-Americans and whites. Trump’s policies also led to the lowest minority unemployment rates in our nation’s history. While those are significant accomplishments that’ve improved the lives of African-Americans, they aren’t the pinnacle of Trump accomplishments towards the African-American community.

This ad, featuring Alice Johnson, blows away all of Biden’s accomplishments:

To Vice President Biden, if you think that your record of mass incarcerations of African-Americans is a positive, especially compared with President Trump’s reversal of those evils, then your moral compass is worthless. Here’s something worth considering from John James’ op-ed:

Do leaders of the Democratic Party really think they “own” the black vote? Will anyone from the Democratic Party call out Joe Biden? Will my opponent in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, Sen. Gary Peters? After 30 years of rank-and-file partisanship as a career politician, I suspect he won’t.

This isn’t just a Joe Biden problem. It’s a white Democrat problem. This is important, too:

Biden’s views have been exposed and stand in stark contrast to President Trump, who visited Michigan Thursday and actually listened to the needs of black people from black people.

On his visit the president asked black community leaders what we need to deal with COVID-19, a disease that has unmasked long-standing inequities in black communities. I was there, joining in advocating for jobs and training to build up our black communities and the entire state of Michigan.

The biggest difference between President Trump and Joe Biden is that President Trump listens to people. Joe Biden doesn’t. Biden is an arrogant bastard. Shame on him.

One Response to “Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden, “You ain’t black enough” edition”

  • eric z says:

    “Biden is an arrogant bastard. Shame on him.” Yes, Gary, and Donald J. Trump ever so clearly to every human on earth shows such a staggering lack of arrogance, that we wonder at it every day. Jarad being the only human less arrogant.

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