Today’s quote comes to us from Joe Biden, who – at least as of now – is the presumptive Democrat nominee for President of the United States.
First a little background: during a discussion with Black and Latino reports, Biden actually said this:
“By the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
Yikes. What an incredible stereotype. Instead of saying “you people all look alike”, this was Biden’s way of saying “yeah, there are exceptions, but basically you people all think alike”.
The backlash was quick and – not surprisingly at all – negative.
So Biden had to say something else to try and smooth things over.
Well, here is the “something he said, via twitter:
“In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.
“Throughout my career I’ve witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community. It’s this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place.”
Go ahead: try to reconcile Biden’s newly mnted overview of Black people with the first one. I dare you. You’d need to be a human potato to buy this second try.
Joe Biden wins Quote Of The Day “honors” for – again, as he seems to do just about every day – showing us that if he is not being served up easy questions he’s memorized the answers to, or reading from a script (and even there he has major problems), he cannot be sent out in front of the public to speak.
How can Democrats make him their candidate? How can they put him out on a debate stage? How can they allow the voters to see/hear what he has become?
Those are questions I have no answer to. And, I suspect, a great many Democrats, privately, are saying say the same thing.