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Blacks, Others Dumping Biden

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President Joe Biden listens before speaking to graduating students at the Morehouse College commencement on May 19, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Todd Starnes By Wednesday, 22 May 2024 06:29 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

President Joe Biden delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta over the weekend. And it did not go as well as the president might have imagined.

The president painted an ugly picture of our nation — and warned graduates they were about to embark on a journey into a nation that hated them because of the color of their skin.

"It's natural to wonder if democracy you hear about actually works for you," Biden told graduates. "What is democracy if Black men are being killed in the street? What is democracy if a trail of broken promises still leave ... Black communities behind? What is democracy if you have to be 10 times better than anyone else to get a fair shot? 

"And most of all, what does it mean, as we've heard before, to be a Black man who loves his country even if it doesn't love him back in equal measure?" 

He literally told graduates that America hates them because they're Black. What a sick thing for anyone to say — much less the president of the United States.

Commencement addresses are supposed to be inspirational: encouraging young people to take their newly earned degrees and to make their mark in our society.

But Biden's speech was cloaked in even more worn-out racist tropes — references to Confederate flags and grand wizards and fascism.

Democrat pundits were stunned by the response to the president's remarks. Normally, a Democrat president is greeted like a triumphant warrior returning from battle. But that's not what happened at Morehouse.

Many of the students actually turned their backs on the president, some walked out, and there was only a smattering of applause from the audience.

Former President Donald Trump's support among Black voters has more than doubled to 22% compared to 2020. And most of that support, by the way, is coming from Black voters between the ages of 18 and 49.

Meanwhile, Biden's numbers are dropping like a brick. A 12% decline in Black support. One CNN analyst called it "truly historic."

And while Biden still maintains a 47-point lead among Black voters, the numbers are a troubling sign for the campaign. And it's really not that much of a surprise, considering Biden's dubious, racially charged past. 

In 2010 he eulogized Sen. Robert Bird – a former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. He said Byrd was one of his mentors. Biden also boasted about lunching with known Southern segregationists in Washington.

In 2017 he referred to Barack Obama as the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.

In 1977 he said that forced busing would cause his children to grow up in a racial jungle.

In 1993 he pushed a crime bill — warning Americans about "predators on our streets" who were "beyond the pale."

Old Joe was not so subtle back in those days or during the 2020 presidential election, when he flat-out told the Black host of a radio morning show that is popular in the Black community that if you don't vote for Biden, "you ain't Black."

The list of racially offensive comments would have sunk any Republican presidential candidate; but when it comes to Biden, Democrats and the professional race agitators just shrug their shoulders and say, "That's just old Joe."

There's still plenty of ground to cover between now and Election Day; but if Trump's numbers hold, he could win the largest share of Black voters than any other Republican candidate since 1960.

And here's the reason why. Younger Black voters — especially men — aren't buying what Biden's selling. They have rejected the notion that every Black person in the country is a victim forever oppressed and chained to the racist philosophies of critical race theory.

Black people want good schools and jobs and neighborhoods where they don't have to worry about crime. They share the same desires of white Americans and Hispanics and Asian Americans. They want to live the American dream. 

But at Morehouse College, Biden portrayed America as a dark, dystopian plantation. President Trump, on the other hand, sees America as a land of endless opportunity for all.

Todd Starnes is America's Conservative Anchorman. His podcast can be found here. He's also a best-selling author and award-winning journalist. His newest book is: "Our Daily Biscuit: Devotions With a Drawl."​ He hosts a nationally syndicated talk radio show from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. His website is ToddStarnes.com. Read more of Todd Starnes' reports — Here.

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President Joe Biden delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta over the weekend. And it did not go as well as the president might have imagined.
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Wednesday, 22 May 2024 06:29 AM
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