Joe Biden is a walking gaffe machine and always has been but people on the left forgot because the media considered Biden untouchable when he was part of Obama’s team.
Now they are being reminded of how awful he is as a candidate on his own and even CNN can’t sugar coat his recent remark about how well he worked with segregationists in the Senate.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNN Panel Slams Biden on Fondly Recalling Work With Segregationist Senators
The New York Times reported Biden invoked the late Democratic Sens. James O. Eastland (Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (Ga.), who were both opposed to desegregation, during a fundraiser in New York City on Tuesday. He talked about the importance of “be[ing] able to reach consensus under our system” and said, “At least there was some civility. We got things done.” Biden said he was in a caucus with him and reflected, “He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’”
Biden called Talmadge “one of the meanest guys I ever knew, you go down the list of all these guys.”
“Well guess what?” Biden continued. “At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”…
“The most important thing about Joe Biden right now is his standing with black voters and when he talks again and again as though he could work with segregationists and he could work with Mitch McConnell and he could work with even the modern Republican Party,” Walsh said. ” He’s raising a question about why Barack Obama couldn’t and I don’t think he wants to be going there.”
Burnett played multiple clips of Biden using insensitive language to describe minorities, including when he called Obama “articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy” in 2007. Burnett asked Ryan whether the clips “contextualize what he is saying now in a more disturbing light or not.”
Watch the pained faces of the panelists in this segment. The Democratic front runner is becoming toxic right in front of their eyes and there’s nothing they can do to spin it:
And that wasn’t the only bad moment on CNN. Biden got slammed in another segment by host John King:
Biden's complicated past and remarks on race is catching on at CNN.
John King says: "I’m going to call it insensitive. It’s much worse than that. I don’t know what to call it except stupid."
"Those were two racist members of the United States Senate. Why?” pic.twitter.com/Q3liK7NKbd
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 19, 2019
If Biden keeps this up, Democratic primary voters will drop him like a hot potato.