U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Photo: WIBC

By SILVIO CANTO, JR.

On Monday, Aug. 31, Joe Biden looked at the camera and said something like this: “Do I look like a guy who supports lawlessness?”

Frankly, he doesn’t. What he looks like is a man who has said nothing since the urban riots across the United States started and then suddenly decided to talk about them because the pre-election polls are changing.

Some in the media are claiming that this was “Joe’s Sister Souljah” moment. He finally stood up to the violent mob or something like that.

For those not familiar with U.S. political jargon, the term “Sister Souljah moment” refers to politician’s calculated public repudiation of an extremist person, statement, group or position that is perceived to have some association with his or her own party.

The term was named after the hip hop artist Sister Souljah in the 1992 presidential candidacy of Bill Clinton, when he suddenly pulled an about-face and unendorsed Souljah, who he had previously praised and who had justified the killing of white people.

But getting back to Biden, he looked awful, as Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner wrote:

“After three months of violence, vandalism and arson in our biggest cities, all of it excused and encouraged by Democrats, we’re supposed to be impressed that the party’s presidential nominee released a statement calling it ‘unacceptable.’

The national media will no doubt declare the note, posted Sunday night on Biden’s campaign site, a display of true leadership — because nothing arouses them more than a statement with words like ‘unequivocally’ and ‘condolences.’

But it’s far too late for Democrats to pretend that they didn’t overtly advocate for and make excuses for this horror show. They’ve only changed their tune now because street violence, chaos, death and fiery destruction are not exactly political winners — who knew?!”

So nice try, Joe, but you didn’t score.

Biden made a pact with the leftist devil in order to secure the nomination.

He bought into all Bernie Sanders’ and Sandy O’s ideas to buy their support.

Now, suddenly, he wants us to think that he is the old moderate Joe, but it’s too late for that.

SILVIO CANTO, JR. is a Cuban-born U.S. citizen who teaches English at a north Texas college. He is the author of the book “Cubanos in Wisconsin” and has a daily online radio program and blog dealing with U.S. and Latin American politics, as well as sports and historic events, and is a regular contributor to American Thinker.

…Sept. 3, 2020

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