Good-bye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go find another to vote aside you
Oh my Joe you lost my vote , me oh my oh
Son of a gun I’ll have big fun not voting for you…
Joe did me in. The 76-year-old straw I clung to hoping to oust the Trump was not there when I reached to cling to it. It disappeared when I heard Joe say: “There were a bunch of white guys … hearing [Anita HIll’s] testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee. . . . she faced a committee that didn’t fully understand what the hell it was all about.”
That testimony was back in October 1991. Hill was testifying against the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court suggesting that he sexually harassed her when she worked with him.
Biden suggests back then there were a bunch of white guys on the Senate Judiciary Committee who were apparently quite ignorant. It must give you a warm feeling knowing it was their job to make decisions on who would become judges on the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
Joe went on. “And to this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved given the courage she showed by reaching out to us.”
Anita Hill, an African-American, was testifying against another African-American. There were no African-Americans in the U.S. Senate at the time and only two women. Joe was 48-years old. He was the chairman of the committee. He could have stopped or tightly limited any questioning of her. But if he did would that have been fair to Thomas?
Truth be told back then he didn’t want to accommodate her in a special manner. Public opinion polls showed that the vast majority of those polled believed Thomas over Hill. That was the reason why he let the nomination get our of committee and go to the floor.
I wouldn’t be too bothered that in 2019 he is claiming regret for his actions back in 1991 if he leveled with us. People make mistakes, attitudes change, one becomes wiser and is entitled to regret and repent. Doing so requires you admit your mistake which Biden doesn’t seem to do. He puts in on the dumb white men. That surely raises some eyebrows as to his sincerity.
What I don’t seem to get is why he wants to get a pass by disrespecting the rest of the members of the committee by suggesting they “didn’t fully understand what the hell it was all about”? From the context of his statement It appears to be because they were: “a bunch of white guys”
You know deep inside I have to admit I expected Joe to do something like that. I knew I was not wise thinking he could be my savior. He spends too much time seeing which way the wind is blowing before making a decision. Now he sees In the Democratic Party the flavor of the day is to criticize white guys. He’s just joining in on the scrum.
The Democratic nomination apparently requires one to gain the votes of African-Americans and Hispanics. Some believe the best way to do that is to pile on against the white guys. Some articles I read suggest that being a white guy, especially one who is straight and not a Socialist, is a handicap to that person’s chance to receive the Democratic nomination. Joe has been rumored to plan to avoid this by partnering with a black woman as his running mate.
The Democrats don’t understand that they lost the last presidential election because many of the white guys didn’t buy what they were selling. The white guys still vote and without their votes no Democratic candidate will be elected. They are not going to stand for the disrespect which is gaining currency among some of their candidates.
It was after all a “bunch of white guys” who signed the Declaration of Independence and joined together to adopt the U.S. Constitution. It was a “bunch of white guys” who fought to keep the Union together, fought in both world wars, and passed the Civil Rights Act. These “bunch of white guys” may not have been perfect – some may have been very imperfect in their attitudes or treatment towards others – but on the whole they did a pretty good job into making America into the country that it has become. These “bunch of white guys” are the ones you say you can win back to the Democratic Party. I’m not sure that’s now the case after you just gave them a slap in the face.
So Joe when you suggest white guys don’t know “what the hell it was all about” you are plainly wrong. It is you that doesn’t know what it is all about. I’ll tell you what it is all about for this white guy. By your imputing ignorance to white guys you have just lost this white guy’s vote.