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Technology and the Internet can be beautiful things.
Tommy Christopher, with Mediaite, wrote an entire piece to get us to believe that President Joe Biden did not call Satchel Paige a “negro” during his Veterans Day speech.
For the record, Biden said it twice within 18 seconds, and there’s video to prove it… and I didn’t have to dig very hard to find it.
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) November 11, 2021
Christopher, and other liberals alike, are trying to do the usual “Let’s Go Brandon” attempt at damage control with a fun game of ‘this must be what he meant.’
In his Mediaite article, Christopher wrote:
Variations on the same claim spread like wildfire among verified conservative Twitter users Thursday: that the president had referred to the late Hall of Famer as “the great negro at the time,” some even including a clip that plainly reveals the falsehood of the attack.
He then shared various Tweets where users expressed the idiocy that is Biden, linked with the video where he does in fact say ‘negro.’
What actually happened is that the president was wishing Amb. Donald Blinken a happy birthday during his Veterans Day speech, and injected one of his favorite stories: a roundabout way of saying that you’re only as old as you feel.
The president obviously began to say “Great Negro League pitcher,” but then paused and shifted to saying “at the time, pitcher in the Negro Leagues,” which was, in fact, the name of the league that Black players formed when they were shut out of Major League Baseball. That this needs to be explained is beyond absurd.
Yeah, I freaking loathe when people say exactly what they mean…? Give me a break.
So, what did Joe Biden REALLY mean when he made a plethora of other controversial racial comments over the years?
For example, in 1977, Joe Biden stated that he was worried about certain desegregation policies. To quote him, he said, “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle.”
Which one of his favorite stories did he mean to reference when he said that?
What about when he associated Indian immigrants with 7-Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts chains?
What about his shock that former president Obama was ‘articulate and clean?’
What about when he claimed he was ‘arrested’ when he attempted to visit Nelson Mandela?
What about when he said that if you don’t vote for him ‘then you ain’t black?’
I’d love to know.