Joe Biden is at it again.
Most of the time he is hiding in his basement bunker. But the few times he emerges, like a groundhog unaware that it isn’t February 2nd, he makes comments like the one he made in a “digital town hall meeting” on June 27th.
While speaking about the H1B foreign worker program that President Trump suspended for the rest of the year, due to the immense loss of domestic jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden informed us that he would immediately reinstate the program – thus deprive our domestic work force of something like 525,000 jobs.
Part of Biden’s “reasoning”?
“The people coming on these [H-1B] visas have built this country.”
FYI: according to the American Immigration Council,the H1B program was created in 1990 as “a temporary (nonimmigrant) visa category that allows employers to petition for highly educated foreign professionals to work in “specialty occupations” that require at least a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Jobs in fields such as mathematics, engineering, technology, and medical sciences often qualify. Typically, the initial duration of an H-1B visa classification is three years, which may be extended for a maximum of six years.”
If H1B workers built the country, and the program started in 1990, what was here before they came? Just asking?
Joe Biden might have once had it (a very doubtful proposition if you honestly explore his history). But what ever he had then, he doesn’t have now.
How can Democrats put him up as their presidential candidate?
Oh, one other thing: NBC News, which organized the digital town hall referenced above, published an article about it on their website, written by Benjamin Pu.
In it, Pu twice reported that President Trump had made racist statements – not that he might have, or some might construe them as racist, but that they were racist, as an indisputable fact.
Here is what he referenced:
During the town hall, race relations across the U.S. were front and center. Biden slammed Trump’s recent racist comments in which he referred to the coronavirus as the “kung flu” and “China flu” and said Trump “only knows how to speak to people’s fears, not to their better angels.”
Can someone – maybe Mr. Pu – tell me what is racist about characterizing COVID-19 as the “Kung Flu” a cutesy way of saying it came from China, and the “China Flu” – a direct way of saying it came from China….WHICH IT DID?
Since racism is when you make negative comments about an entire race, can someone – maybe Mr. Pu – tell me what negative comments Trump made about Chinese people generally?
Is this really what passes for objective news coverage over at NBC these days? Sadly, the answer to that question is yes.