Biden: Iowa’s schools perform better than D.C.’s because they have fewer minorities

posted at 3:15 pm on October 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

Another highly nuanced bon mot from the lips of America’s greasiest senator. As much as I hate to defend him, and as much as we all know this would be “special comment” material at Keith “Maglagong” Olbermann’s house o’ chicken and waffles if it had come from a Republican, it sounds to me like Greasy’s making a cultural/economic critique here, not offering any Bell-Curve-type theories. Which is to say, isn’t he basically just saying what Bill Cosby says?

Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Post, “There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.”

“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,” the Delaware Democrat added.

The paper reports Biden’s campaign quickly sought to clarify the remarks, saying in a statement that the senator was not making a “race-based distinction” but rather a “socio-economic” one.


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Of course, the statement he made is true. Therefore, he will have hell to pay until he recants.

The amount of outrage generated by a statement about race is directly proportional to the amount of truth in the statement.

Labamigo on October 25, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Which is to say, isn’t he basically just saying what Bill Cosby says?

Yes, IMO.

amerpundit on October 25, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Heavy on the “socio”, light on the “-economic”. I suspect that there are plenty of poorer kids in Iowa, too.

jdpaz on October 25, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Ohhhhhhh
that one will leave a BIG mark

Defector01 on October 25, 2007 at 3:24 PM

But just imagine if this did come from a Republican, the Left would be breaking out the torches and pitchforks.

Tyrs Fury on October 25, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Wow. Uber Greasssssssssyyyyyyyyyy.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 25, 2007 at 3:28 PM

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut right?

pb5000 on October 25, 2007 at 3:28 PM

it sounds to me like Greasy’s making a cultural/economic critique here

Then why didn’t he say cultural/economic instead of minorities?

MB4 on October 25, 2007 at 3:28 PM

The truth hurts sometimes, and in this case, it will hurt the bearer of the truth.

Let the Sharpton countdown begin.

awake on October 25, 2007 at 3:29 PM

Hahaha…what’s his definition of socio-economic conditions…is it a distiction that’s reliant on how clean the minority in question is?

StoutRepublican on October 25, 2007 at 3:30 PM

He’s a Democrat, so he’ll get a pass in the media and with the race baiters Reverends.

Black Adam on October 25, 2007 at 3:30 PM

Clean, articulate, and a nice guy.

Kini on October 25, 2007 at 3:31 PM

I just released I repeated a link you already had Allah….better to double up right…right?

Sigh…

StoutRepublican on October 25, 2007 at 3:31 PM

Both Iowa and DC suffer the same socioeconomic dilemma: Majority Democrat control.

gabriel sutherland on October 25, 2007 at 3:32 PM

I don’t disagree with what he said, but you’re right AP, had a Republican said this, Olbermann (et. al.) would get himself all hot and bothered just thinking about how to creatively label them a Nazi and then print off a bunch of scratch-and-sniff stickers labeling them the “worst person in the whole wide world”.

CP on October 25, 2007 at 3:33 PM

When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom — Senator Joe Biden on the D.C. school districts

So my question to Joe becomes…. well senator, the federal government has exclusive control of the D.C. school system and it’s a glaring failure, so why is the federal government constantly butting in and trying to tell the states how to run their schools ?

If his response is that it’s not the governments fault, it’s the fault of all the minorities in D.C. then that is a racist statement anyway you look at it and he deserves no defense from Allah or anyone else.

The Left would be absolutely shrieking if a Republican had said this, but I’m sure greasy Joe will get a pass.

The fact is, we need to get the government out of schools all together. The private school system in place before the government took over was the worlds finest, now our government ran schools are the world’s worst. Its time to kick the government out of the schools, our kids are suffering too much.

Maxx on October 25, 2007 at 3:33 PM

He’s partially right, of course. He sticks his foot in the mouth all the time, but usually b/c he is saying openly what people usually have the smarts to think privately, or only say to the friends they know they can talk like this with.

RW Wacko on October 25, 2007 at 3:35 PM

….the senator was not making a “race-based distinction” but rather a “socio-economic” one.

Probably.

But, it’s still going to be fun to see him get poked in the eye a few times over this.

BacaDog on October 25, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,” the Delaware Democrat added.

Then let’s cut federal funding for education in half, since half the problem is caused by neglectful parenting prior to the child entering public school.

fogw on October 25, 2007 at 3:40 PM

the senator was not making a “race-based distinction” but rather a “socio-economic” one

.Cause Iowa is at the top of the socio-economic ladder? huh? I bet Iowa spends less per pupil than the D.C. schools and gets better results. Sounds like this issue is more ‘socio’ and less ‘economic.’

Thomas the Wraith on October 25, 2007 at 3:41 PM

Stick a fork in him, he’s done.

abinitioadinfinitum on October 25, 2007 at 3:41 PM

If an R had said that it would definitely make the ‘worst person in the world’. If a Southerner had said that, it would definitely be ‘proof’ of the ‘racist south’.

But if a Yankee Democrat says it, well, we’ll see. We all know what a huge black population is in Biden’s district so he’d know all about the cause of the black people. THIS is the party that is supposed to be ‘against racism’? Isn’t he also the same guy that said all Indians run 7/11′s? Will he be held accountable? no.

ThackerAgency on October 25, 2007 at 3:43 PM

So, Biden made a comment that would get a Republican crucified? That ain’t news. This is news, baby.

flipflop on October 25, 2007 at 3:46 PM

In my book, almost every problem in American society results from the destruction of the family – destroy the family and you will destroy this country.

Now, who or what is responsible for the destruction of the family? Could it be those who allow no place for God in society? Could it be those who don’t believe in the sanctity of marriage [therefore, no-fault divorce]? Could it be those who are pro-abortion? Could it be those who are pro-homosexual marriage?

Now, what Party most represents the above “values”? And, of course, if you destroy the family, who become wards of the State? And, if the children become wards of the State, doesn’t it necessarily follow that they will be more likely to support more and more State control? And, does not this lead to … Socialism?

Yes, who or what seeks the destruction of the family? I wonder.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2007 at 3:48 PM

He’s an idiot. I just completed a year-long study of whether vouchers really benefit traditionally underprivileged children (beware upcoming blinding flash of the obvious: they DO) and since I went into it completely open minded, I found an interesting and reliable statistic: the more closely the racial integration of the school reflected the racial integration of the major metro area as a whole, the higher the graduation rate from high school. The more segregated proportionally, the worse off the poorer children did without any increased affect on the higher income children.

It makes sense…if the schools are equal within the community, everybody benefits. In an effort to understand this better, I read some of MLK’s speeches to see if he had any thoughts on the subject, and he said that desegregation was nothing more than a stepping stone, that only when our society is fully integrated will all equally succeed. Full integration WORKS – look at the Milwaukee Parental Choice program. I could go on and on and on, but basically, it doesn’t have anything to do with race…it has to do with integration, which, by the way, does NOT have any bad side effects (and you lib trolls out there, don’t give me any crap about hurting the kids left behind whose parents don’t care what school they go to when you take the hard working kids out of the failing school…those kids do not have any adverse affects. Anyone that says they do is talking out their a$$ because I spent a year researching this WITHOUT an agenda, so I don’t want to hear your crap…all you want to do is keep inner-city youth your hostage so you can victimize them and call on them to vote for your d*mn liberal causes…AA’s who have full opportunity are every bit as capable and able to kick your butt intellectually and economically if you would just shut up and step off.)

JustTruth101 on October 25, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Well I’ll say it,

Biden is a racist.

Quote stats if you want, but you don’t just get to say an entire race sucks at learning.

sunny on October 25, 2007 at 3:52 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Bingo!

We made learning fun in the fogw household when our boys were very young. They could all read at the age of four, and they breezed through all of their courses from 1st to 12th grade. You have to plant the seeds early, and make learning a game the kids enjoy.

It takes love, dedication, time and effort.

How hard is that?

fogw on October 25, 2007 at 4:01 PM

Had any Republican said what Joe Biden said, that Republican would be condemned by the NY Times, by Media Matters and by an especially vicious Frank Rich Sunday NY Times column. That Republican would be forced to appear on BET and apologize and pronounce himself or herself a supporter of every affirmative action program. Then the Republican would have to ask Jesse Jackson and perhaps Al Sharpton for absolution. That is precisely what happened to Trent Lott and Trent Lott did not ever say anything even suggesting that African-Americans are less intelligent than White Americans. Yet this will never happen with Joe Biden. Today’s remark was less offensive than his expression of surprise that Barack Obama was “clean”. I wonder if Charlie Rangel will be on television asking Biden for an explanation. Perhaps Mr. Rangel will still be on television discussing the state of Rudy Giuliani’s marriage.

Larraby on October 25, 2007 at 4:03 PM

In my book, almost every problem in American society results from the destruction of the family – destroy the family and you will destroy this country.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2007 at 3:48 PM

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
- Confucius

MB4 on October 25, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Well I’ll say it,

Biden is a racist.

Quote stats if you want, but you don’t just get to say an entire race sucks at learning.

sunny on October 25, 2007 at 3:52 PM

I agree. He is a racist.

This is the same idiot who said “you cannot go to a 7-11 or a dunkin donuts unless you have a slight indian accent”.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Well I’ll say it,

Biden is a racist.

Yeah, but of the liberal kind. They don’t try to kill you, they feed you, lead you around by the nose, and tell you how to vote every 4 years.

JiangxiDad on October 25, 2007 at 4:06 PM

“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,” the Delaware Democrat added.

Is this quote correct? Well, this is hilarious. The man is talking about education and he doesn’t seem to have a grasp of the english language. How absurd. I’m embarrased for him.

bridgetown on October 25, 2007 at 4:06 PM

I don’t think he’s racist.
I just think he’s an idiot.

bridgetown on October 25, 2007 at 4:07 PM

If he was a Republican, this would be frontpage for the next month…even if he resigned this afternoon.

Regardless of the substance of what he said, the politics of how it’s spun and dealt with by the MSM is the /popcorn moment for me.

Asher on October 25, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Biden’s obvious racism and Edward’s “all blacks are criminals” remark just go to prove that all conservatives are bigots.

pedestrian on October 25, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Biden, as a card carrying OJ, Jenna 6, Patricia Slade democrat he can say and do whatever the f he wants to. This is simply a means to obtaining attention, any kind. He could say F the Pope and it cannot hurt. The people who will vote democrat will do so even if their candidate is caught murdering someone with a bus full of boy scouts watching. Why not get some air time?

pc on October 25, 2007 at 4:08 PM

This is the same idiot who said “you cannot go to a 7-11 or a dunkin donuts unless you have a slight indian accent”.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Ahhh, even Indians joke about 7-11s and hotels and Baskin Robbins. My wife is from Kolkata and I lived there for a while. Saying it publicly is bad form, yes, but I don’t know if it means he’s a racist.

RW Wacko on October 25, 2007 at 4:10 PM

This is the same idiot who said “you cannot go to a 7-11 or a dunkin donuts unless you have a slight indian accent”.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Not too mention how clean and articulate obama is. How surprising since he has a pre-disposition to being stupid…oy

sunny on October 25, 2007 at 4:10 PM

but you don’t just get to say an entire race sucks at learning.

sunny on October 25, 2007 at 3:52 PM

That’s funny, but I didn’t get that sentiment from his words at all.

They were ham-handed and poorly thought out I agree, but let’s be realistic here. He feebly tried to explain the results of the statistics of African American children growing up in single family households, a staggering number.

This post has been up less than an hour and his words are already being paraphrased to imply what he said was that African Americans all suck at learning.

awake on October 25, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Joltin’ Joe hits another homer…

mojo on October 25, 2007 at 4:18 PM

RW Wacko on October 25, 2007 at 4:10 PM

This isn’t about the “truthfulness” of the comment. That no longer matters. It’s about who’s allowed to speak the truth, and who isn’t.

Why any minority group would give Biden and the DEm’s a pass is a mystery to me.

He is, without a doubt, a pompous, white, liberal moron, who thinks he has an “in” with minorities. Who gave him that idea?

JiangxiDad on October 25, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Aaaaah, there’s a botched joke in there somewhere. Channeling jon cary, channeling jon cary.

Okay, I think I found it. When he said…

What is in Washington?

…he was talking about President Bush!

Brat on October 25, 2007 at 4:22 PM

children coming from homes where there’s no books

Apparently his was one of them.

tommuck on October 25, 2007 at 4:22 PM

This post has been up less than an hour and his words are already being paraphrased to imply what he said was that African Americans all suck at learning.

awake on October 25, 2007 at 4:13 PM

The first paragraph AP quotes from is pure, unadulterated racism. The second paragraph is an illiterate imitation of what Reagan and anyone else who criticised the LBJ’s Great Society got villified for saying. Poverty rates were steadily declining in the US right up until LBJ but stopped declining when those programs said poverty was societies fault. Now the left has figured out that the right’s rhetoric can be used to justify even more spending to fix bad parenting.

pedestrian on October 25, 2007 at 4:23 PM

Ahhh, even Indians joke about 7-11s and hotels and Baskin Robbins. My wife is from Kolkata and I lived there for a while. Saying it publicly is bad form, yes, but I don’t know if it means he’s a racist.

RW Wacko on October 25, 2007 at 4:10 PM

There’s a pattern in his comments that shows how he views minorities.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 4:25 PM

Biden is not a racist. He’s just telling the truth. When 70% of black children in America are born out of wedlock, it’s inevitable what’s going to happen. The child will fail in school. Then they will get involved with crime. It’s a revolving door that nobody wants to do anything about. We need more people like Joe Biden to shine the light on this problem.

SoulGlo on October 25, 2007 at 4:26 PM

when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books…

Um. ‘where there are no books’, genius, not ‘where there is no books’.

pistolero on October 25, 2007 at 4:34 PM

He’s just telling the truth. When 70% of black children in America are born out of wedlock, it’s inevitable what’s going to happen. The child will fail in school. Then they will get involved with crime. It’s a revolving door that nobody wants to do anything about. We need more people like Joe Biden to shine the light on this problem.

SoulGlo on October 25, 2007 at 4:26 PM

I hope you’re kidding. Of course he’s telling the truth. Everyone knows he’s telling the truth. People have been trying to tell the truth for years.

Why have so many people made these words taboo? Why are a “select” few, like Biden now apparently, allowed to utter them? Are his racial bona fides OK? Is he down with the struggle, so he get’s permission? This whole topic is about political correctness, and who is allowed to say what. At the moment, it just happens to be focused on black kids and education. It could be about something else.

JiangxiDad on October 25, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Biden is not a racist. He’s just telling the truth.

He may be telling the truth but if he had a ‘R’ by his name instead of a ‘D’ he’d be ridden out of DC on a rail.

Queasy on October 25, 2007 at 4:35 PM

I ain’t in no DC, but I did just get this e-mail from a student.

Middle class suburban high school.

Still thinking how best to reply to THAT one.

Bob's Kid on October 25, 2007 at 4:35 PM

When 70% of black children in America are born out of wedlock, it’s inevitable what’s going to happen.
SoulGlo on October 25, 2007 at 4:26 PM

Absolutely. But it hasn’t always been that way. Black culture collapsed, and Big Government created the problem, when it paid mothers more welfare if the father wasn’t there, and the left called everyone who pointed that out at the time a racist for saying that throwing money at poverty doesn’t solve it.

pedestrian on October 25, 2007 at 4:36 PM

Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Post, “There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.”
“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,” the Delaware Democrat added.

See the difference? Neither can I.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 4:40 PM

Some of you may be interested in checking out the comments section of a similar thread at Hot Air.

My own view is that science is descriptive, not normative.

If one wants to promote the noble view of the “equality of the races”, then one needs a coherent worldview to accomplish that.

Because science***doing business as science*** cannot accomplish the impossible.

ColtsFan on October 25, 2007 at 4:45 PM

The king nutroot speaketh… and, again, what he says is still not worth the oxygen it took to say the words.

Lawrence on October 25, 2007 at 4:47 PM

He put his foot (again) in it when he mentioned the word minorities unfavorably, but what he said was true. His earlier praise of Obama as an “articulate” black man shows his condescending liberal heart, but I’d cut him some slack on this one for honesty. I would have cut him even more slack if he’d left out the economic part of the “socio-economic” explanation, which is really more of a result of the social problem than a separate issue, especially in DC where they spend an obscene amount of education money per child, not to mention spread the highest federal benefits in the country.

Is there hypocrisy between how this would have been reported if, say, Newt Gingrich had said it? Sure, but this sort of straight talk should be encouraged and not jeered at by either side.

Aardvark on October 25, 2007 at 4:50 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2007 at 3:48 PM

That’s exactly it but if you say something like that then the libs get their panties in a wad.

Catie96706 on October 25, 2007 at 4:53 PM

Sure, but this sort of straight talk should be encouraged and not jeered at by either side.

Aardvark on October 25, 2007 at 4:50 PM

Jeered at? It’s not the talk that’s being jeered at. It’s the byzantine rules that exist, but are nowhere written, about who can say what when.

Where’s the rulebook? Who wrote it? Got a link?

JiangxiDad on October 25, 2007 at 4:57 PM

Don’t worry guys Media Matters will make greasy Joe pay for this. You know the new media watchdog is looking for this type of garbage. I am sure this will make Countdown tonight. Seriously I hope someone within the democrat party will call Biden to task for his remarks.

chief on October 25, 2007 at 5:00 PM

I wonder who he plagerized those quotes from ?

DoctorDentons on October 25, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Sorry Allahpundit, but you are wrong – again. Maybe you need a vacation?

Cosby’s vent refers to a serious segmented problem, but does not insinuate that ALL “African-Americans” are in the same boat. Of the same character.

Biden suggest that WHEREVER there are “African-Americans”, this problem is automatic. Even if statistically this was evident, he insists that their mere presence is all that is required.

What is evident is that where there are Democrats, minorities, especially “African-Americans” suffer.

Agrippa2k on October 25, 2007 at 5:26 PM

Say it ain’t so!

I guess there may be a correlation between .
Money spent per capita / SAT scores.
As it is in the case of Salt Lake City / Washington D.C.

But I never thought in a million years that there may be a racial element to it.

I do know that there is a direct correlation between low TAS test scores in Houston, TX and the gerrymandered voting districts. But I always just chalked that up to democrats having lower IQs.

I do know that counties that vote democrat (blue counties) have a murder rate 10 times that of Red counties. Hum.
Makes ya think.

TheSitRep on October 25, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Biden would be an embarrassment to a white supremacist group.

The party of liberalization keeps digging themselves in deeper and deeper.

Perhaps Biden could auction off his half chewed foot.

Speakup on October 25, 2007 at 5:44 PM

I don’t think he’s racist.
I just think he’s an idiot.

The two traits are quite compatible.

Bad Penny on October 25, 2007 at 6:12 PM

Biden is like that greasy old uncle that everyone is uncomfortable around on holidays. Everyone gathered around the table just waiting for the old fool to say something off-color, and cringing in unison when he finally does.

commonsensehoosier on October 25, 2007 at 6:13 PM

Bad parents are the cause of bad schools. Go home from a bad school with the students and you’ll find parents who don’t give a damn if their kids study or finish their homework, who don’t celebrate their kids birthdays, who have no photos of their kids, who can’t be bothered.

There was a story years ago in the Chicago Tribune of a young do-gooder teacher who volunteered to teach first grade in the housing projects and even bought Golden Books to give to her students for them to read. She visited their homes to meet their parents. At one of these apartments, she went to the bathroom to find one of her Golden Books next to the toilet, half its pages ripped out. If you have parents who think the best use for a book is to wipe your butt, you’re doomed. The best teachers in the best schools can not save you.

Tantor on October 25, 2007 at 6:13 PM

So what’s the point, Joe? Are we supposed to move your minoritys to Iowa and have them live with Iowan families? We tried that in the 70s & 80s – bussing. It didn’t work. Yes, it’s a horrible problem. All minoritys go thru it. Unfortunately it’s taking the DC residents longer.

countywolf on October 25, 2007 at 6:27 PM

There’s a whole host of truths in the modern western world that must never be said publicly, at the dinner table, or even on a blog.

jihadwatcher on October 25, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Republicans treat minorities like everyone else. Democrats treat minorities like… minorities.

redzap on October 25, 2007 at 6:35 PM

democrat progressives are racist kkk.

jummy on October 25, 2007 at 7:32 PM

The amount of outrage generated by a statement about race is directly proportional to the amount of truth in the statement

This is the single most accurate observation I’ve seen on an blog in regards to comments about race. Tell ya, if I could buy a beer for that one, I certainly would. Bravo!

moonbat monitor on October 25, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Next week congress is going to draft a law to start a school bussing program from Iowa to DC.

TheSitRep on October 25, 2007 at 8:10 PM

The amount of outrage generated by a statement about race is directly proportional to the amount of truth in the statement

The truth hurts. Even if a righty made that comment without any reference to minorities or color and just stated “dysfunctional families”, they would still slam and attack him for his “insinuations”.

I have a phylosophy: if you dont want to have the reputation of something, then dont act like that.

El Guapo on October 25, 2007 at 10:59 PM

Republicans treat minorities like everyone else. Democrats treat minorities like… minorities.

redzap

Maybe that is why many minorities hate republicans. Because republicans expect them to work instead of getting bigger handouts or cuddling from a nanny-state like Louisiana.

Democrats would never survive back in the day of tribes and hunter gatherer civilizations.

El Guapo on October 25, 2007 at 11:03 PM

The REAL Reason:

DC Schools and other governmental functions are severely handicapped because the States all choose their most undesirable residents and send them to rule DC …because nobody wants them living in their town. These outcasts, who have proven again and again that they cannot run a successful enterprise of any kind, are collectively called “Congress”!

landlines on October 26, 2007 at 12:36 AM

Isn’t he also the same guy that said all Indians run 7/11’s?

Well, you know, except for folks like the Ob/Gyn that delivered Monsterette 2, and some guy named Piyush Jindal who is about to run… Louisana.

<evil laugh />

The Monster on October 26, 2007 at 12:54 AM

[I]t sounds to me like Greasy’s making a cultural/economic critique here, not offering any Bell-Curve-type theories.

I’d invite everyone to read The Bell Curve in order to come to appreciate the difficulty of separating culture, economics, and intelligence.

Kralizec on October 26, 2007 at 1:23 AM

Oh, Joe made a mistake alright. But it isn’t the one many people think he made. His sin in this story is suggesting that the difference is one that isn’t directly attributable to HOW MUCH MONEY IS SPENT PER CHILD.

It is socialist cant to say that the way to fix ANYTHING is with more spending, and spending “FOR OUR CHILDREN” is tops on the list. For Biden to leave out the party line and refer to parenting practices as defining the major difference will get him a serious talking to by the Clintonistas. They are doing everything they can to separate children from their parents once they are school-aged (and making school-aged younger all the time, with mandatory pre-school proposals), which is why they don’t like Bill Cosby’s current campaign of common sense, and why they will chastise Biden for going off the reservation.

Freelancer on October 26, 2007 at 2:51 AM

A stealer of speeches and a racist! BWAAAAAAAA!!!!

sabbott on October 26, 2007 at 8:02 AM

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut right?

pb5000 on October 25, 2007 at 3:28 PM

Heh heh

Biden is like that greasy old uncle that everyone is uncomfortable around on holidays. Everyone gathered around the table just waiting for the old fool to say something off-color, and cringing in unison when he finally does.

commonsensehoosier on October 25, 2007 at 6:13 PM

That grease has gotten him out of a lot of jams

entagor on October 26, 2007 at 3:20 PM