Yep, we have another racist, high-profile Democrat. This one's even considering running for president...
In a recent interview for the New York Observer, Senator Biden said this of Barak Obama:
Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
So let's get this straight - Obama is "clean" --well, that's good-- and he's "articulate." (As opposed to all those other African Americans who are dirty and illegible. Oh, and don't forget mean-looking, or something to that effect...) If you don't think that's racist, when's the last time you heard a white guy described as "articulate?" Like it's this big surprise. Like it's a "storybook" to actually find an African American so clean and articulate. The "first" one, according to Biden. And even if describing Obama as clean and articulate was OK, isn't Biden forgetting a few other "main stream" African Americans? How about Martin Luther King? Condoleeza Rice? Colin Powell? Clarence Thomas -- I think they're all "clean" and "articulate," too. And I'm sure there's just a handful more we're forgetting...
Now, let's sit back and watch the media and political frenzy this remark is sure to bring! No doubt we'll hear from countless members of Congress about how appalled they are. I'm sure they'll also demand that Biden step down from any committees he's on. It would only be right and consistent... Oh, wait, I forgot. Biden's a Democrat. Guess I won't hold my breath for any expressed outrage (except from a few Republicans that the MSM probably won't cover.)
Between Jimmah Carter's anti-semitism, "Sheets" Byrd, and now Joe Biden, how can this party still claim to be for the minority voter??