Biden, Harris Respond To Sen. Tim Scott: You’re right. America Is Not A Racist Country, But . . .
They both equivocate, of course.
The nominal head of the Biden administration apparently gave a State of the Union (SOTU) address, not that anyone watched. People did, however, watch Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) give the Republican rebuttal.
Scott lambasted the Biden administration, Democrats, and their activist media arm for repeatedly insisting that America is a racist nation chock-full of white racisty racists who are racist.
To be fair to the left, though, they may have a point if the actually racist regressive response to Scott’s speech is any indication. As always when dealing with the left, if they are accusing the right of anything, they are themselves guilty of that very thing.
The massive attention to Scott’s SOTU, however, particularly to his accurate statement that America is not a racist nation forced Biden and his VP Kamala Harris to respond.
Somewhat surprisingly given the Biden admin’s laser focus on racist anti-America propaganda and wide-spread racist indoctrination via the intentionally divisive and destructive Critical Race Training taking place in schools, universities, and companies, both figureheads stated that America is not, in fact, a racist country.
Harris was the first to make the statement.
Vice President Kamala Harris said America is not a “racist country” but the nation must “speak the truth” about its history with racism on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Thursday.
The vice president’s comments were in response to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who gave the Republican Party’s rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress on Wednesday.
Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, spoke about his own experience with racism in the U.S. The senator contended “America is not a racist country” and said progressives perpetuate discrimination akin to Jim Crow-era policies.
Not to be outdone by his cackling sidekick, America Laster Biden chimed in with his own statement that America is not a racist country.
In an interview with NBC’s Today show, which aired Friday, Biden was asked whether he believed that America is a racist country.
“I don’t think America is racist,” Biden responded, “but I think the overhang from all of the Jim Crow—and before that, slavery—have had a cost.”
They both equivocate, of course. After all, they have to leave some wiggle room in order to fulfill their racist ‘diversity, inclusion, equity’ (DIE) agenda in order to completely destroy American cultural values, falsely rewrite our nation’s history, and decimate any remaining shred of American unity and patriotism.
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Kamala Harris must speak the truth about her family’s history as slave owners. Until then, she should shut the fuck up.
And Joe Biden*, being a complete dotard, should also shut the fuck up.
This morally bankrupt lamebrain is soon going to be in the White House.
This ridiculous thing again?! Yes, Harris is descended from a white slave owner, just like most black Americans. Nobody denies that; on the contrary, it’s one of the well-known aspects of slavery.
Jews decended from slaves. It was no picnic slaving for those Pharohs. It was also no picnic slaving for the Nazis.
Do we get reparations?
No. We don’t. That is because we went on with our lives and many became successful. A good friend of mine was having lunch with his uncle in a place in Westwood Village (by UCLA).
Three black girls at a nearby table were discussing – loudly – being owed because of the “legacy of slavery”.
His uncle got up, walked over to their table, and rolled up his sleeve, revealing his serial number. “I was an ACTUAL slave. I was freed. I went on with my life. You are owed NOTHING!”
This is dissimulation.
If an American black is decended from a white slave owner, it’s because his other ancestor was a slave.
This is not the case with Harris. Her “white” ancestor was from India, and he and his wife OWNED slaves.
So like James Clyburn’s idiotic statement where he also agrees with Tim Scott that “American is NOT a racist country”, then quickly pivots into an attack on McConnell for calling to ban the 1619 Project from the national school curriculum with “were to follow his lead, they’ll be turning out a lot of ignorant people.” In other words, while America is NOT a racist country, it really is because…. These people are complete idiots. At least Biden hides much of his idiocy in his being unintelligible when he speaks. Very distracting.
It’s hard to get excited about defending McConnell, considering he’s going to shoot an arrow in our back at the first opportunity.
When are we going to demand these rino hacks be put to pasture?
That’s in the works. Stop being so negative, we can do this, we just have to get as many RINOs out as possible (and not all are possible due to various area’s voting habits–see Joe Manchin. Dems would love him gone, but he’s the only the Dem who can win his state and he does so over and over again).
Stop with the purity tests and just recognize the obvious: some Americans who might be right-leaning are not wingnuts and will never elect anyone they perceive as such. It’s not hard. Trust your fellow Americans and don’t attack their choices as wrong.
Honestly, yes, I wish all of America only elected DeSantis Fantastic, but they don’t, won’t, and never ever will. We are the rightwing loons, Fine. Embrace that, but don’t be stupid. The more you whinge about a non-existent uniparty, the more we lose. Don’t you see that?
Yes, there are progressive Republicans in Congress, but the approach must be to remove and replace them, not advocate not voting because ‘uniparty.’ That’s a stupid message that helps Democrats. D’oh.
It’s not a matter of being ‘negative’, it’s a matter of ‘three strikes you’re out’ – after 1,000 strikes. There is zero trust, and zero tolerance – at least on the part of a great many people on our side of things.
There’s no reason McConnell should be tolerated – not with his record of he and his wife’s corruption in dealings with the Communist Chinese.
“Our” problem is our tolerance of anything less that what we demand. Remember: WE are the base. There IS no base of the GOPe – they’re merely entrenchced.
We’re fighting for our very freedom here – this is no longer a political game. When the goons of the ‘new’ FBI are at your door, you’ll think differently.
For some fun, watch this video of Romney getting booed off stage at a recent Utah GOP event:
BTW: WHO is advocating ‘not voting’? Not me.
I’m advocating not TOLERATING ‘voting machines; and the absurd veil of secrecy they operate under. I’m advocating DEMANDING free elections BEFORE the election.
I hear you, Fine, and I mostly agree. What I think we see differently is how to fix the situation. I don’t do secession, and I don’t do civil war. As you know. What I also don’t do is imagine that all of America thinks like you and me. They don’t.
We know this because perfectly normal, patriotic Americans keep electing POS losers like Mittens and Murkowski (and yes, McConnell–who I don’t think is as disgusting as the other two). Color me confused, I would never vote for loser America Lasters, ever. But we have a Constitutional Republic that lets the voters of a given state (or district) elect whomever they like.
And these people apparently really dig Mittens McRomneyCare and Let’s Find a Country to Go to War With Murkowski. What is your answer to that?
Yes, we are fighting for our lives, our culture, even our country, but pretending that the tens of thousands of American voters who actually prefer squishie GOP lunatics don’t exist is just self-defeating and dumb. That Romney is a squishie POS is actually a plus for the people who voted for him, right? What do you think you can do about that by railing against ROMNEY? He’s there because he was elected. By Americans. Who CHOSE him. Tilting at windmills is self-defeating and kind of unsmart, right? Instead of griping about what we cannot fix, let’s focus on what we can. That’s being positive and productive.
Yeah, I’d love every single sen be a Ted Cruz and every single House member to be a (not creepy sex-craved) Gaetz. But that’s not ever ever going to happen, so we need a plan that is viable and doable and that doesn’t pee on our conservative allies who really actually prefer a Mittens to a Cotton.
What can ya do? Rail and rail again against the elected members of Congress? Bitch and moan about how much they suck? Include in this your disdain for patriotic Americans who hate the commie regressive left but aren’t rightwing nutjobs like you and me? Come on, you have to chill here.
Think about it from the other side. Would an AOC ever in a bazillion years be elected to Gaetz’s district? I live here, and the answer is a resounding no. If the progs can’t do it, what makes you think we can? Just because we are right (and we are)? Nope. That’s not how it works, nor how it is designed to work. Please slow down and think about what is actually doable. Railing madly is not helpful.
“We are the rightwing loons, Fine. Embrace that”
We, and Madison, and Jefferson, and Paine, and Washington…
The likes of Romney got elected because enough of us were unaware of how deep and corrupt the swamp is. If Donald Trump did one great thing (and he did many) it was exposing the treason of the ENTIRE establishment – Republicans included.
Knowing what we now know about Romney, McConnell, Murkowski and the like, there is no way to vote for them. First, they are not Republicans, they swamp garbage closely aligned with the democrat swamp, not us. Second: they will ALWAYS stab us in the back.
Joseph Farah (of http://www.wnd.com) said election Obama and kicking McCain to the side had one benefit: he knew Obama would cause an uproar amongst the electorate once the electorate saw Obama in action. That happened: it gave us Donald Trump. But McConnell and Pence (and the like) did not protect us from the blatantly fraudulent election of 2020. Nor did the clowns on the Roberts Supremely Corrupt Court.
I, for one, will never vote for a McCain, a Romney or a McConnell – ever. Let ignorant GOP voters get what they paid for: they’ll eventually have enough and unwaiveringly coalese around a man like PDJT.
Aw, man. Come on. This is just dumb. Personally, I can never forgive Sarah Palin for endorsing McCain after they lost in ’08; she just kept shilling for him, knowing he was a POS squishie prog.
I didn’t get it then, and I don’t get it now. He sure hated her, specifically stated she could not even attend his funeral. Dead, McCain just kept pissing on Palin. It was revolting. He was revolting. But . . . Arizona KEPT electing him. Sorry, if Palin told me to vote for McCain or anyone else, I would laugh. I have my own mind; I don’t need an “influencer” to tell me whom to support.
BUT a lot of people did follow Palin’s advice and kept electing that POS McCain to the Senate. He won those elections. Won. Them. And look at today’s AZ sens. Total sacks of poop sacks. Arizona voters love crap and corruption and losers. What can you do about that? Stop them from voting because they are too stupid to vote as you (and I) prefer? At what point do you become the thing you hate?
“…Personally, I can never forgive Sarah Palin for endorsing McCain after they lost in ’08; she just kept shilling for him, knowing he was a POS squishie prog….”
OMG, Fuzzy: you just made my point. Palin did what you are now suggesting.
If not Fatty Slippers, I might start calling you Fuzzy Thinking. (But I know better.)
Hee! And you make a good point. I actually can’t recall if McCain was primaried or not when Sarah was campaigning for him. Even so, though, AZ loved him for some reason I can’t comprehend. My point is that we will never have a party completely free of those types and the goal should be to keep them in the minority as fringe squishes . . . That’s where Trump put them, and we need to keep them there.
“Arizona KEPT electing him.”
McCain was the Godfather behind the Arizona GOP. He was careful to ensure he was our only choice, ever. It was either vote for McCain, or a Grijalva-clone commie, or some Libertarian, and the Libertarian never won.
If McCain ever faced a serious primary threat, he always made sure he faced TWO primary threats, to split the opposition and win anyway. Old trick, and incredibly difficult to defeat.
There are videos somewhere on the web of the Arizona GOP nomination meeting where they used strong-arm gavel techniques and ignored Robert’s Rules to gag and disenfranchise Ron Paul delegates in order to nominate their “sure winner,” Mitt Romney.
And he may be dead, but his wife and henchmen still rule the roost here.
I should add… the people of Arizona actively staged a recall effort against McCain in 2001, one that was abandoned “for patriotic reasons” when 9/11 happened.
We didn’t “love McCain.” All our alternatives were always worse.
Believe me, I wasn’t defending McConnell but he is the one who made the statement that Clyburn was pivoting off of. Word is that McConnell is going to retire rather than lose to whoever Trump endorses. When the 2o22 bloodbath is over, many of them will be gone with the rest soon announcing their retirements.
Americans never exercised institutional (i.e. systemic) liberal license to indulge diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), not limited to racism, sexism, even genderism, a la post-apartheid South Africa, et al.. A Progressive Cult and State… one step forward, two steps backward. Lose your Pro-Choice religion.
America is Pro-Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Revitalization. Rehabilitation. Reconciliation.
Joy Behar, when attacking Sen. Scott, said that the U.S. may not be a racist country, but there is “systemic racism” (one of the left’s favorite terms now). Behar did not define the term, just said that education and housing are examples of systemic racism.
There are numerous federal and state laws that explicitly prohibit any kind of racial discrimination in every aspect of housing — buying and selling houses, renting houses or apartments, lending to purchase houses, etc. These laws have been on the books for decades. Therefore, it is absurd to claim that housing in the U.S. is “systemically racist.”
As for education, the only “systemic racism” that exists in higher education is “affirmative action” policies, which enable colleges and universities to discriminate against Asians and whites in admissions, and in favor of blacks, hispanics, and some other minorities, in the name of achieving “diversity.” In the lower level schools, there is a difference in the quality of public schools from state to state and district to district, but those differences are more a matter of geography and social class than race. As with housing, there are numerous laws on the books, that have existed for many decades, that explicitly prohibit any kind of racial discrimination in public schools. And no, inner-city schools are not doing a terrible job of educating black kids because of lack of spending on these schools. The public school system in Washington, D.C., which is majority black, has the second-highest spending per pupil in the nation ($22,759 per student), and yet the schools there are awful. This is due largely to the Democrat-run teachers’ unions, which refuse to make the reforms necessary to improve education (such as, for example, firing bad teachers), and also because of foolish policies such as those that prohibit schools from being able to discipline or expel students who are disruptive or violent in class.
Behar seems to imply that housing and education are racist systems, even though both systems explicitly prohibit racial discrimination and have for many decades, because blacks generally do less well than whites in both systems. In other words, she’s making a “disparate impact” argument. But that argument is b.s. Most of what causes blacks to do less well than other racial groups in our society is a matter of cultural values and personal choices, not racism, and certainly not any “systemic racism.”
To cite just a few (of many) examples: we have known for years that children who come from 2-parent homes tend to do much better in school than kids from single-parent homes. Yet most black women who have children are single parents. That’s a choice they make. Also, one of the reasons that inner-city schools are so bad is because teachers can’t keep order in the classrooms. Blacks themselves are responsible for that situation. Obama’s DOE demanded that schools stop disciplining black students who were acting out in class, because they were being disciplined at higher rates than whites. Again, this was more “disparate impact” nonsense. The reason black students were being disciplined more often than whites was not because of raaaaacism, it was because blacks act out more in school. This is a cultural issue. Physical violence is accepted in black culture in a way that it is not accepted in white and other cultures. We see examples of this every week in cities like Chicago and Baltimore and Detroit, where blacks routinely shoot and kill each other in appallingly-high numbers. We saw another example of this recently in the Columbus shooting incident, when blacks expressed outrage that a white cop shot a black teen girl who was trying to stab other girls with a knife. Multiple blacks insisted that knife fights are common teenage activities, and nothing to be concerned about.
We have serious problems in this country, but “systemic racism” is not one of them. We need to start being honest about what the real problems are, or they are only going to get worse.
As if Bahar anything more than a corrupt parrot?
Yes she’s an ignorant parrot, merely repeating leftist Twitter memes, but a lot of people hear that kind of garbage (because it’s all over the MSM “news” shows as well) and assume it must be true, because they don’t hear any counter arguments from our side. We have to start fighting back against the left’s ugly lies about our country, and exposing lefty phrases like “systemic racism” for the b.s. that they are.
I get that. But all she is , is a parrot. An obnoxious one, at that.
We can’t censor her, but we can sure boycott her network and her advertisers – and all the ‘woke’ corporations.
Here’s your boycott list:
SYSTEMIC RACISM IS VERIFIABLY FALSE
The best way to prove that systemic racism is false is to look at data from two races that have previously been the subject of racism in America and compare their experience AFTER the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This provides as close to an apples-to-apples comparison as you’ll get.
FORTUNATELY, we have the experience of two minority groups over the last 50 years – the Black and Asian experience. The inevitable conclusion from such a comparison is that Black culture is the main impediment to Black progress. The neo-racist CRT promoters – the race-baiters – do not want you to make this comparison because it goes against their racist narrative that everything should be blamed on Whites. They vehemently denounce this comparison- but they never provide hard facts to counter it – because it is as valid a socio-economic comparison as you can get. The race-baiters make no $$ if the races get along – they have a financial incentive (combined with a political agenda) to perpetuate discord among the races.
This comparison exposes the LIE that Whites are to blame for all Black problems. To be clear, I am not saying there is no racism or that society could not do more to help Black people. I am saying that blaming Whites for all or most Black problems is FALSE and studying the experience of these two races in America demonstrates it. The fact that the neo-racist want to prevent you from knowing this says all that you need to know about the validity of their argument and calls to question their motives which appear more political than true caring about the Black progress.
Asians came to the USA in large numbers in the early 1970’s – about the time Affirmative Action started. Most were poor and uneducated.
It’s valid to compare these two “people of color” starting around 1970.
Both Asians and Blacks were relatively poor and few had any higher education. Both had limited social connections that they could rely upon for favors and other “social capital”.
Actually, in 1970, Black people had much more than Asians – they already spoke English, they had higher incomes than Asians, they had more savings than Asians, they had more high school graduates than Asians, they also had the benefit of Affirmative Action.
Yet 50 years later, Asians are so successful that the top universities do all they can to keep them out. Creating higher barriers every year for Asians. Meanwhile, the standards for Black admits are low and getting lower. Asian incomes, on average, exceed those of Blacks. As for crime, even poor Asians commit crimes at just a fraction of the level that Blacks do. Adjusted for poverty level, Blacks commit orders of magnitude more crime. And Black’s extremely high crime rates have remained consistently higher than every other race in EVERY year since 1970 – all 50 years. And Black people high much more HIGH RISK BEHAVIOR than any other race with 5x the rate of STDs than the general population and much higher rates of drug use.
Despite all the facts and sociological comparisons that show that BLACK CULTURE is the biggest factor holding Blacks back – no one wants to explore it yet alone admit it is a problem. Media ignore it. Race-baiters change the subject b/c it does not fit their agenda. They don’t want to solve the core issues – they want the issues to continue so that they can keep using the race card.
Everyone knows, you can not fix a problem until you know what the problem is. And you’ll never know what the problem is if you ignore inconvenient facts.
Ignoring the real problem just keeps Black people down. As mentioned above, many are fine with that. Blaming everything on Whites is easy and fits with many agendas.
Let’s wake up – expose the race-baiters as the charlatans they are. Let’s really help black people and stop listening to racists who just want to blame everything on Whites.
In fact, American Whites have actually been the most open and liberal group of people in the world. We should be applauding them for welcoming tens of millions of immigrants of all colors from around the world for over 200 years. For providing charitable aid in the billions-of-dollars to countries around the world for decades. For liberating Europe from tyranny. For the hundreds of thousands of white casualties who suffered to liberate Black Americans during the Civil War. Are American Whites perfect – no. But to demonize them and smear all Whites as racist is a travesty and the people doing it should be ashamed. Moreover, they should be ridiculed and denounced by every true American.
Most Black Americans do not demonize Whites and do not see America as inherently racist. Despite the best efforts of all the race-baiters. But many are afraid to speak out because the race-baiters and ideologues are nasty people who will do all they can to shut out any opposition or dissent. Vice President Kamala Harris said yesterday that America is not a racist country. She echoed the statement made by Senator Tim Scott. Let’s all stand up and call out these neo-racist who seek to divide and destroy America.
The neo-racists ARE THE REAL RACISTS.
The ‘neo-racists’ are in it for the money. PERIOD.
And the power.
What trended on twitter recently?
Note that Biden’s UN ambassador has been accusing the US of being a racist country, giving China and other repressive regimes the ammunition they need to keep the UN from acting against anyone except the US and Israel.
Here is part of her address to the UN:
“Four-hundred-and-two years ago, African slaves were forced onto the shores of the colony of Virginia. Two years ago, the 1619 Project brought attention to this anniversary, and put the consequences of slavery, and the contributions of Black Americans, back at the center of our history and of our national narrative. As the project detailed, slavery is the original sin of America. It’s weaved white supremacy and black inferiority into our founding documents and principles.”
So she’s claiming that our Constitution is racist. She should be representing China, Russia, Venezuela, or Cuba rather than the US.
the U.S. is so racist that they elected two mixed race people to the two highest levels of government in the last decade.
we don’t have a caste system where your life is determined at birth based upon the status of your parents.
Always a “but…”! But, let’s flog the slavery issue for all it is worth, But, remember segregated lunch counters. But, remember Rosa Parks. But, let’s remember literacy tests. But, let’s beat the voter ID thing to deach.
When a politician says “I support X, but…,” everything before the but is a lie.