Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden made a huge racial gaffe in an era of racial gaffes.  It happened on a radio interview with host Charlamagne Tha God, when he claimed that black voters who are considering President Trump “ain’t black.”

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television made fun of the man who served as Vice President to the nation’s first African American President Barack Obama:

“VP Biden’s statement today represents the, arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves that they are not Black unless they vote for him,” he said.  “This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”

Wow.  If Biden has lost the founder of BET, he might want to rethink his rhetoric.  One of the biggest lies that liberals have told American voters is that they’re the party for minorities.  Biden’s comments show this liberal entitlement has gotten worse.  Why should white liberals dictate how black people vote?  They definitely should not.  But there’s no one more racially obtuse than white, upper class liberals.  It seems racist to me to assume that African Americans must vote in a certain way, instead of evaluating the evidence and making up their own minds.

Cue Joe Biden’s apology, which came within hours of the gaffe.

“I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted,” he told black business leaders.  “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy … I shouldn’t have been so cavalier … No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”

True.  If the Democratic party acted like they had to actually earn the votes of black Americans, our politics would dramatically improve.

Hat Tip: The Post Millennial

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.