White Biden becomes black Dems’ punching bag; ‘Kid in a hoodie’ remark sparks self-righteous Booker

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Though former Vice President Joe Biden boasts the highest chances of defeating President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election, according to polls, everybody on the left seems committed to preventing his nomination, including Sen. Cory Booker.

Granted, Booker is competing against Biden for that nomination, but still …

Only a week after the New Jersey senator joined the far-left in smearing the former VP over remarks he’d made about remaining civil and working with those with whom he disagrees ideologically, Booker doubled down on his attacks by dinging Biden for his latest alleged gaffe.

While speaking at Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition in Chicago on Friday, Biden made a remark that appeared to be in reference to Trayvon Martin, a thuggish youth from Florida who’d been justifiably shot and killed by a neighborhood community watch member in 2012.


During the altercation in February of 2012, local community watch member George Zimmerman observed Martin walking around suspiciously in a hoodie. When Zimmerman confronted him to see whether he was up to no good, Martin attacked him. In the physical melee that followed, the 17-year-old teen wound up dead.

But despite Zimmerman, a Hispanic man, subsequently being acquitted for the murder on the grounds that Martin had attacked him, the left have transformed the kid into a hero and martyr because of his race and because of his hoodie. Biden appeared to be tapping into this Friday.

“We need to make sure that black mothers feel confident when they send their son out on the street that they will feel safe,” he said during his speech. “We’ve got to recognize that kid wearing a hoodie may very well be a poet laureate, and not a gang banger.”

FYI, for better or worse, Zimmerman had thought Martin was a possible gangbanger. This isn’t to suggest that his actions had been. According to the courts, they hadn’t.

Nevertheless, Biden clearly tried to tap into the events of 2012 on Friday to appeal to the racial grievance mongers on the left. But instead of embracing his rhetoric positively — which would be expected given that he’s buying into their false narrative about a racist America and racist criminal justice system — the left, led by Booker, chose to turn on him.

“This isn’t about a hoodie,” the New Jersey senator tweeted in anger Friday evening. “It’s about a culture that sees a problem with a kid wearing a hoodie in the first place. Our nominee needs to have the language to talk about race in a far more constructive way.”

Some blue check mark leftists joined his outrage bandwagon:


One of the blue check mark leftists mentioned Biden’s “debate damage.” During the second Democrat presidential primary debate Thursday evening, 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris excoriated Biden over his otherwise exemplary record on civil rights for blacks. Liberal elites believe these attacks damaged the former VP’s chances. It’s unclear whether that’s true.

If anything, Booker and Harris’s relentless attacks on Biden may be backfiring on them. If you pull up the New Jersey senator’s tweet, you’ll find that the vast majority of people are pushing back on his attack by pointing out that the point he’d made about “a culture that sees a problem with a kid wearing a hoodie in the first place” was the exact one that Biden had made.


The accusation that Booker is desperate does fit, given that his poll numbers are a joke:



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