Same Mistake Hillary Made… Celebrities DO NOT Add Credibility… This is Politics, NOT Toothpaste
RT by Graham Dockery
What happens when a former stripper sits down to talk politics with a mumbling old man who may soon be the leader of the free world? Very little, except the acceleration of the Democratic Party’s decline.
Slammed for refusing to take questions from the press after announcing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate last week, Democratic candidate Joe Biden sat down over the weekend not with a panel of top Washington journalists, but with former stripper and rapper Cardi B, in an interview for Elle Magazine.
At 77, Joe Biden is 50 years Cardi’s senior. Usually when politicians try to get down with the kids they embarrass themselves by trying and failing to ape the slang of the young –- Hillary Clinton’s “chillin’ in Cedar Rapids” and “Pokemon go to the polls” being two particularly nauseating examples from the 2016 campaign. However, Biden fails here because he somehow manages to sound less politically informed than a woman who recently grabbed headlines for rapping about her “wet a** p***y.”
Biden answered Cardi B’s simple questions with rambling platitudes. When she asks for “free college and Medicare,” Biden talks about after-school programs and urges viewers to “look at all the people who don’t have that kind of help.” After she repeats her interest in free education and universal healthcare, Biden talks about the history of the civil rights movement and how the “cell phone changed America.”
Cardi’s question about racial equality –- whatever that means – earns her a grandfatherly pat on the back from Biden, telling her that her “generation is changing it.” When Cardi asks Biden how the government can provide healthcare and education without bankrupting the population with taxes, Joe promises a modest bump in corporate tax – far below the hike needed to pay for Medicare For All, a proposal projected to cost around $52 trillion over ten years.