Joe Biden thread

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
I forgot how unpleasantly pathetic is was watching grovelling white Republicans desperately prostrating themselves in front of Shaniqua for an extra 1% of the black vote with their "Democrats are the real racists" routine.
There was a poll out this week, before Biden's gaffe on TV "if you don't vote for me you are not black", and it showed 81% support Biden, 3% support Trump, the rest undecided.

If I remember correctly Trump got about 8% of the African American vote in 2016. 20% African American male, almost 0% African American female. I doubt he breaks double digits in 2020.

If Biden really wanted to win, and I don't think he is allowed to do this, he would just promise a national socialist healthcare system due to the pandemic we are facing. That is all it would take. But I don't think he is allowed to do this.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
I'm not sure he'd want to use those exact words, though.
LOL, true! Some kind of National Healthcare safety net. It was already very popular before Covid-19 and now it would be off the charts popular. We know the GOP would rather tells "pick yourself up by your bootstraps and get a 2nd job, when there are no jobs, to pay for your $150,000 hospital bill".
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
It will be funny to see this thing backfire on Trump and Biden get even more popular in the African American community. Biden is the real life Mr. Magoo.
 

droughtmeat

Woodpecker
Biden's behaviour will have no impact on the black vote. They will rationalise by saying it's just Biden who is weird, while the Democrats as a whole are cool. Especially, once the Democrats activate lebron or Migos or Cardi B the overwhelming arguments will be there.
 

Blade Runner

Woodpecker
If you pay close attention the fake news commentators will admit that he has the (monolith) black woman niche vote, but they have no real clue as to how black men will vote. Note that with blacks and modern elections, the key is the degree to which they continue voting democrat, nothing else. Mostly, but not always, this has to do with just bothering to vote at all. In Trump's case though, he actually has flipped a small, but likely sizable, portion of black male voters.

And remember, the margins (battleground states) are really where it matters.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
LOL, Biden is become the ultimate little engine that could in a joking manner. Just heard this one and it cracked me up.

Joe Biden just ended the entire #MeToo campaign with the Tara Reade situation and he is so alpha he isn't even aware of it.
 
There was a poll out this week, before Biden's gaffe on TV "if you don't vote for me you are not black", and it showed 81% support Biden, 3% support Trump, the rest undecided.

If I remember correctly Trump got about 8% of the African American vote in 2016. 20% African American male, almost 0% African American female. I doubt he breaks double digits in 2020.

If Biden really wanted to win, and I don't think he is allowed to do this, he would just promise a national socialist healthcare system due to the pandemic we are facing. That is all it would take. But I don't think he is allowed to do this.
Pandering "for the black vote" (by both sides on all levels) is really (outside of large black urban areas) a pandering for the soccer mom vote.

The black vote is small, and they vote D in lockstep. They comprise only 13% of the national population and won't swing any state. Urban elections are different stories---blacks are concentrated in many cities and can swing a vote there. But state-wide and national elections? Not really powerful at all.

Since the 1960s, white suburban folks have been brainwashed by so many media depictions of blacks-as-suffering-victims and Evil White Racists, its taken hold in almost all white women. White women don't like feeling like oppressors or being called racists. So if you show them a presidential candidate saying nice things and doing nice things to blacks, the white soccer moms will be more enthusiastic about voting for him, since he's not one of those Evil White Racists. It doesn't matter if blacks will vote for the dude or not ---they only care about the D or R after his name.

It's all about making Karens feel like benighted ladies helping the downtrodden blacks by voting for a guy who's nice to the blacks.

Now, IIIRC, Trump got a higher percentage of the black vote in 2016 than any Republican President since Nixon. That's big, because Nixon was at the tail end of the old up-from-bootstraps, two-parent household blacks --e.g. Jackie Robinson and James Brown were Republicans/Nixon supporters. Adult blacks who came of voting age after Nixon were largely from the broken homes that the welfare state and the feminism of the 1960s created, so they voted D as an overwhelming majority---welfare state was the new father. So Trump did well with blacks, but really he's just trying to snag more Karents.

Oh and Creepy Joe's success in S.C.'s primary was chalked up to the black vote, but really it was the Clinton machine getting out the black vote. Hillary will be the V.P., she made sure Creepy Joe got the nom.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
It reminds me of those 80's comedies where some bumbling idiot bounces through one disaster after the other without even realizing it.

He's becoming like the Frank Drebin of American politics.

YES! This is the perfect character as in relation to what Biden has become. Subconsciously the people on the fence will be drawn towards Biden in a love for the "little guy" because he can't say or do anything correctly. If he is able to take the entire White House with this bumbling, mistake ridden campaign it might be the funniest thing in politics yet.

If we are going to live in clown world then there may not be a better candidate for President.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
Come to think of it all, I am pretty excited about Biden. If we are going to get 0 out of our government then at least we can get some entertainment..

President Frank Drebin on stage at a world leader's summit feeling up the wives of other world leader in front of everyone will be hilarious. He might even start a fist fight right there on the risers they all stand on when they take pictures. Imagine President Drebin giving his first State of the Union Address and being so confused he praises Putin and the media has to run coverage and then explain how now Putin is a good leader.

Biden is going to replace our need for sports to distract us. We just need to get him out in public and feeling up women and challenging young men to fist fights again.
 

dicknixon72

Kingfisher
Come to think of it all, I am pretty excited about Biden. If we are going to get 0 out of our government then at least we can get some entertainment..

President Frank Drebin on stage at a world leader's summit feeling up the wives of other world leader in front of everyone will be hilarious. He might even start a fist fight right there on the risers they all stand on when they take pictures. Imagine President Drebin giving his first State of the Union Address and being so confused he praises Putin and the media has to run coverage and then explain how now Putin is a good leader.
Been there, done that...
 
Decent article over at The Hill (link here and below) on Biden and China. His past of downplaying the economic threat of China may come to haunt him and benefit Trump. My guess is that Donny J will try to cast Biden as less than competent on anything related to China and, since COVID is related to China, will try to make himself look better. At least Biden's tougher stance on China is pissing off the "progressives" so maybe (hopefully) they'll splinter off and lose any remaining relevance.


 
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