Old White Guy Joe Biden Rips ‘White Man’s Culture,’ Once Compared Self To ‘Token Black’
To hear the political pundits tell it, the 2020 election is Joe Biden’s to lose. He’s on top of all the early polls to win the Democratic nomination and the liberal media has always been smitten with him.
So it was only a matter of time until Crazy Joe started to implode — which is happening now, even though he isn’t even an official candidate (yet).
At the Biden Courage Awards, an event that honors those working to halt sexual assault in colleges, Biden lamented the “white man’s culture” during the Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court.
“A really notable woman, Anita Hill, professor, showed the courage of a lifetime talking about her experience being harassed by Clarence Thomas,” Biden said. “We knew a lot less about the extent of harassment back then, over 30 years ago. But she paid a terrible price. She was abused through the hearing. She was taken advantage of. Her reputation was attacked.”
“I wish I could have done something,” Biden said. “I opposed Clarence Thomas nomination. I voted against him. But I also realized there was a real and perceived problem the committee faced.”
Biden said those crazy white people on the Senate panel believed Thomas over Hill.
“They were a bunch of white guys,” he said. “No, I mean it sincerely, a bunch of white guys hearing this testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee. So when Anita Hill, when Anita Hill came to testify, she faced a committee that didn’t fully understand what the hell is all about. To this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get a kind of hearing she deserved, given the courage she showed by reaching out to us. The hearing she deserved was a hearing where she was respected, where the tone and the questioning was not hostile and as sullied, where the fact that she stepped forward was recognized as an act of courage in and of itself. Because let’s face it, back in 1991 it took a lot of courage to take on a man who was so much a part of the establishment and the power structure.”
Then Biden blamed “a white man’s culture” as he delivered one of his haughty lesson in linguistics.
“You all know what the phrase rule of thumb means? Where it’s derived from?” Biden said. “In English common law, not codification or common law, back in the late 1300s, so many women were dying at the hands of her husbands because they were chattel, just like the cattle or the sheep, that the Court of Common Law decided they had to do something about the extent of the deaths. So, you know what they said? No man has a right to chastise his woman with a rod thicker than the circumference of his thumb. This is English jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture. That’s got to change it’s got to change.”
Huh. So Biden apparently thinks men have got to stop treating their wives as chattel and beating them with a rod (albeit a rod thinner than a man’s thumb). Weird times, these.
Biden has been fixated on race forever. The Free Beacon ran a piece on Tuesday that quotes Biden during a 1974 discussion on campaign finance, when he declared that he tried to ” ‘prostitute’ himself to big donors during his first run for U.S. Senate but failed to get their money because he was too young.”
His youth, however, was what enabled Biden to raise enough money to win, he explained.
“I’m like the token black or the token woman,” Biden said. “I was the token young person.”
Biden’s comments came during an appearance on The Advocates, a weekly debate program that aired on PBS in the 1970s. Biden, then in his second year as a U.S. senator, was invited to argue in favor of public funding for political campaigns and contribution limits for individuals.
Biden argued the political system was inherently corrupt because it forced candidates to go to the “people who have money,” and “they always want something.” He called it the “most degrading experience in the world.”
*Joseph Curl ran the Drudge Report from 2010 through 2014 and covered the White House for a dozen years. He can be can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter at @JosephCurl.