A Moment With Joe Biden: Supporting African-Americans

[by Son of Bob]

And now, a moment with Joe Biden…

BIDEN: …the other day when we were out campaigning in Mississippi, I met a man named Leeroy Jenkins… a wonderful African-American gentleman, who had been a slave back in the 1800’s. What a great guy. And, he said to me, he said, “Joe, these young kids today don’t realize what it was like… they don’t realize what slavery was like back then.” He said, “We didn’t have iPhones and iPods, whatever you call ’em… we didn’t have them back then. They didn’t buy us Nike sneakers and flat screen TVs and things like that. No, in the cabin I lived in we had one little black-and-white TV for all 12 of us… the screen couldn’t have been more than 10 or 11 inches wide. And we all had to huddle around that screen, and every week we’d have to wait for The Cosby Show or The Jeffersons, one of the few African-American programs on TV back then, ’cause there weren’t many African-Americans allowed on TV in the 1800’s.” He said, “Those Republicans wanna take us back to those days and put us back in that cabin with that 11-inch TV. But, you and Barack… you guys have given us so much more. Thanks to you and Barack we have programs where you provide us cell phones and flat screens and Nikes. You guys take so much better care of us today…”

This has been a moment with Joe Biden.

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  1. Biden continued…

    “And CHAINS! Man, they want to put you back in chains! Those Republicans I kid you not. I’m telling ya. Say, speaking of chains, I’ve got a new set here to tie-down your stuff, you know, so it won’t get up and walk away. Hehe. You never know these days, I’m telling ya. And these puppies are chromed, man. You know what I mean? Ha! Hehe. Heh. Ha. Ah… Um, okay, maybe they’re zinc’d.”


  2. Ahem. Joe. You can remove your hand now, it isn’t that kind of support. Now I know why Obama said you were overzealous.



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