Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Satire: Plantation Joe Edition

I firmly believe we witnessed a seismic shift in the political landscape yesterday following the online interview between Charlamagne Tha God and former Vice President Joe Biden on The Breakfast Club.

It was towards the end of the interview that Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The backlash was immediate.

Symone Sanders, Biden’s campaign adviser, defended Biden stressing, “The comments made at the end of The Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying:  he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.”

If you listen to the interview, you will hear a Biden staffer interrupt the radio host attempting to cut short the interview saying, “That’s really our time, I apologize.”

Charlamagne declared, “You can’t do that to black media.”  He then added, “Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden. It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

That was the moment Biden committed the unforgiveable sin. “You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The firestorm raged for hours.

At 3:32 PM, CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe tweeted that Biden had apologized on a call of black business leaders with the US Black Chambers (USBC): "I should not have been so cavalier. I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background."

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan once said, “Blacks are like mannequins in the shopping mall of democracy.”

You and I might not agree with that statement, but when Joe Biden has a terminal case of absurd verbal diarrhea, is it any wonder Calypso Louie has such a following.

The Breakfast Club put up a poll on Twitter and the final results are devastating for Plantation Joe:


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