“Look, you talk about education…We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It is not they don’t want to help. They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me make sure that you have the record player on at night, the phone — make sure that kids hear words, a kid coming from a very poor school—a very poor background will hear four million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.”
— Joe Biden, 9/12/19 Democratic debate, ‘What was he talking about?’ CNN’s Angela Rye baffled by Joe Biden’s ‘victim-blaming’ rant about black families.
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- Trump & Biden Both Sound Increasingly Incoherent — Next year’s presidential election is, by wide agreement, likely to be the most important election of a generation, if not more. It’s no exaggeration to suggest that the fate of American democracy could be determined by this election. The incumbent president clearly has designs to dismantle the rule of law. To stop him, the Democratic nominee will have to be ready to handle what will inevitably be the ugliest campaign in modern history. That’s why it’s not great that, on both sides of the aisle, the word bubbling up to describe both the Republican president and the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination is “rambling.” I put the word “rambling” into a Google news search on Friday morning, and the results weren’t pretty. There was a neck-in-neck race between Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden for who could garner more coverage with that damning word, or with synonyms like “meandering” or “incoherent.” … Read the Rest
(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2019. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )