In an interview with Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” program, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said that Joe Biden’s remarks to the “Breakfast Club” radio show Friday were about more than a simple slip-up. Blackburn said the comment exposes a truth at the center of the Democratic Party – one that black voters should pay attention to if they want to hold politicians accountable for the promises they make on the campaign trail.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Biden said on the program that “if you’re having trouble deciding between me and Trump, then you ain’t black.” The comments set off a firestorm of controversy and backlash, both from conservative commentators and black, independent voters who took exception to Biden’s arrogance.
Blackburn, however, said that Biden was only speaking a truth that most Democrats keep hidden under a veil.
“This shows what the Democrats think of African-American voters. They take it for granted, they assume that you have to vote for them,” Blackburn said.
She went on to note that Democrats feel much the same way about other demographic groups.
“They take women for granted,” she said. “You’re not fully a woman unless you’re supporting a Democrat. That is their thought process. They do not think they need to earn your vote. Your vote should be a given to them.
“And that is one of the big differences, I think, between the parties,” Blackburn continued. “You know, when it comes to women they want you to be the Stepford Wives of liberalism and tout and parrot everything that they say. They take African-American voters for granted. Trump has done more for the African-American community that any president in recent history.”
Everything Blackburn says here is 100% true. This is exactly the kind of truth that led to Blexit last year, it’s the kind of truth that inspired people like Kanye West to support Trump, and it’s the kind of truth that will do incalculable damage to the Democratic Party if they don’t wake up and realize they have a problem.
And judging by the way they’re desperately trying to sweep Biden’s comment under the rug, we’d say that awakening has not yet happened.