The evidence is in: Joe Biden has a habit of making things up. And it's not just wrong; it could hurt him in a general election contest against Donald Trump. According to The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, if you think the guy who made up getting arrested in South Africa, who falsely claimed to have marched in the civil rights movement, is the "safe" candidate against Trump, then you're lying to yourself.
>>>>This is transcribed from a South African radio show called "Cape Talk">>>'Joe Biden lies to black voters - not white ones - about meeting Nelson Mandela'
There is no evidence that he was ever arrested trying to see former president Nelson Mandela in prison.
Biden has never mentioned the arrest before in any forum, not even in his memoir. There are no news accounts of him being arrested.
There is no chance I ever was arrested in South Africa, and I don't think Joe was, either"~~~~Andrew Young, ambassador - UN (1977 to 1979)
It's classic - he said he was in Soweto on his way to Robben Island! "He's counting on the support of the black population of South Carolina."Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent: "He only bent the truth in speeches to black and brown voters. He didn't do this in white areas!"
If such a man with this kind of reputation for lying about something as serious and as important as the memory of Nelson Mandela were to gain the nomination, how would the whole continent look at him from that point on, and what does it say about the Democratic National Committee?
See also:Biden's Brain Is Swiss Cheese And It's Creepy That We're Not Talking About It: Caitlin Johnstone, September 16, 2019
Most of you have probably heard about Biden's infamous "record player" comment by now, but for those of you who missed it, Biden was asked by debate moderator Linsey Davis to defend some comments he made about America's problems with racism in the 1970s, and he responded by essentially saying that black people don't know how to raise their kids so they need to be taught how by social workers. Biden has been receiving mainstream criticism for his racist and paternalistic position, along with plenty of mockery for saying that parents need to be told to "make sure you have the record player on at night" so that kids hear enough words in early childhood.
It is pretty clear that Biden was trying to communicate an idea that is premised on a deeply racist and condescending worldview, so it's to be expected that people would want to talk about that. It's also to be expected that people would be making jokes about how the cute old man said "record player" like a grandpa. But what isn't being discussed nearly enough is the fact that what Biden said was also a barely coherent, garbled word salad stumbling out of a brain that is clearly being eaten alive by a very serious neurological disease.
I've typed out a transcript of what Biden actually said, verbatim. There are no typos. I've also noted where Biden closes his eyes, probably to concentrate, which he does whenever he seems to be struggling especially hard to string words together. Try to read through it slowly, word-for-word, resisting the instinct to mentally re-frame it into something more coherent: