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Creepy Uncle Joe Ain’t No Ways Tired?

Posted on | February 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Creepy Uncle Joe Ain’t No Ways Tired?


The pathetic old fool has lost whatever sense of dignity he ever had:

Joe Biden’s apparent penchant for pandering to minority voters as a political tactic is insulting, and some of his remarks while campaigning in the South are “disgusting,” according to National Review Online’s Deroy Murdock.
On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host played a clip of Biden’s latest campaign ad, which is running in South Carolina. The former Vice President appears to adopt a slight southern drawl and borrows a famous gospel lyric from the Rev. James Cleveland.
“We don’t feel no ways tired — We’ve come too far from where we started from. Nobody told us the road would be easy,” Biden says over a montage of images and video clips, before closing the ad by saying: “Let’s take back this country now.” . . .
Murdock focused on Biden’s comments and ones he has made in the past, saying that black voters will not receive the statements as the ex-vice president intends.
“I’m fascinated by this idea that when Democrats run to the south they have to adopt southern accents,” he said, adding that Hillary Clinton has done the same thing.
Murdock then recalled what he considered an especially “disgusting” comment by Biden when the then-vice president was stumping for President Obama’s reelection in 2012. At a speech in Danville, Va., Biden claimed to an audience that included many African-Americans that if Mitt Romney and the Republicans won the election, they would “put y’all back in chains” by loosening restrictions on financial institutions.
“It’s like outtakes from ‘Gone With the Wind’ — very odd, very inappropriate and very stupid,” said Murdock.

Comparing Joe Biden to Gone With the Wind is an insult to Margaret Mitchell, whose personal sympathy toward African-Americans was expressed through her anonymous contributions to Atlanta’s historically black Morehouse College. Furthermore, while Biden is engaged in dishonest pandering, Mitchell’s novel was an accurate reflection of the cultural attitudes of the generation that fought the War for Southern Independence. As I’ve often remarked, if you think the movie version of Gone With the Wind is racist, you should read the book, from which certain scenes had to be omitted as too shocking even in 1939. If you haven’t read the book, you don’t know why, for example, Tony Fontaine murdered the Yankee carpetbagger Jonas Wilkerson:

“My God, Scarlett O’Hara!” said Tony peevishly. “When I start out to cut somebody up, you don’t think I’ll be satisfied with scratching him with the blunt side of my knife, do you? No, by God, I cut him to ribbons.”

And certainly, Wilkerson deserved it. The way things were in the old days, a man didn’t file a lawsuit or summon the police to settle affronts to his personal honor, and Southerners were keenly sensitive about such things. My Aunt Barbara said of my Fincher ancestors that their westward migration from the Carolinas to Alabama tended to follow such incidents. A fellow who got on the wrong side of a young Fincher would end up dead, and the hot-tempered killer would be off to the frontier before the sheriff could catch up with him. Why do you think Texans are such a rowdy people? The state was notorious as a haven for Southern fugitives, so that the phrase “gone to Texas” acquired a particular meaning.

Unlike the pandering Joe Biden, Margaret Mitchell was authentic, having grown up in Atlanta as the granddaughter of a Confederate army captain, and hearing war stories in her childhood:

“I heard everything in the world except that the Confederates lost the war. When I was ten years old, it was a violent shock to learn that General Lee had been defeated. I didn’t believe it when I first heard it and I was indignant.”

Well, “old times there are not forgotten,” as the song says, but for Joe Biden to be doing an absurd minstrel-show “civil rights” act in a desperate effort to save his campaign is a shame and a disgrace. Really, the entire Democratic Party has become a shame and a disgrace, and I should be angry about it, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)


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