When Joe Biden told black Americans on Friday that they "ain't black" unless they vote for him, he revealed not only his ingrained racism but completely exposed the entire Democrat Party for what it is: a corrupt system comprised of masters and overseers.
For decades, the Democrat Party has presumed ownership of black voters and has skillfully used drivers such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and others to keep those votes in line.
The party was largely successful in manipulating the black vote until the nation's first black president, Barack Obama, and his vice president Joe Biden failed to deliver for black voters on key issues like economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, and permanent funding for historically black colleges and universities. It was Obama's successor Donald Trump who promised to deliver for black America and then followed through on that promise.
For four years, the Democrats and their mouthpieces in the national media have accused Trump of being racist even as he continued to deliver for black America. Voters have begun to get wise to the deception. Biden's degrading and insulting reminder to black voters not to wander too far from the plantation has sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The party that has weaponized racism has now been exposed as the true racists.
What is truly sad is hearing Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and other prominent black Democrats defending Biden. The left-leaning media that has spent four years unfairly labeling Trump as a racist has been largely silent on Biden's obviously racist remarks.
When Joe Biden says #YouAintBlack unless you vote for him, he is also saying:
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