Joe Biden’s handlers are masters when it comes to pretending their candidate’s campaign isn’t circling around the drain, but recently the Big Guy was confronted with an ugly wake-up call.
Party leadership is treating Joe Biden as the Democrats’ de facto candidate.
But that doesn’t mean rank and file leftists agree.
And now it seems even factions of the party expected to be most loyal to him are starting to revolt.
Democrats have started to slowly admit that polling showing support for Biden plummeting amongst young voters, as well as black voters, is a serious issue.
In order to win a national election, it’s essential for Democrats to gain the support of nearly 90 percent of the black vote along with two-thirds of the youth vote.
That’s bad news for Biden who can’t even begin to touch those numbers.
Clearly in trouble, Biden made the reflexive move of anyone in his party and tried to play the race card during a speech at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
That church was the site of a horrific tragedy in 2015 when Dylan Roof murdered nine black parishioners in an apparent effort to start a race war.
As usual, Biden made an attempt to blame former President Donald Trump and January 6 for all the country’s problems by somehow claiming Trump was at fault for Roof’s murderous rampage.
“The word of God was pierced by bullets of hate and rage propelled by not just gunpowder, but by a poison. Poison that has for too long haunted this nation. And what is that poison? White supremacy … This has no place in America — not today, tomorrow or ever,” Biden crowed.
“That violent mob was whipped up by lies from a defeated former President,” he went on to claim. “His actions were among the worst dereliction of duty of any President in American history.”
But Biden’s blame game was overshadowed by another incident that arose during his speech.
In the middle of his speech the President was rudely interrupted by over the top booing and heckling from pro-Hamas Democrats.
WATCH: Joe Biden Booed and Heckled inside Black Church in Charleston, SC pic.twitter.com/LXWbwBMHDj
— ACT For America (@ACTforAmerica) January 8, 2024
Instead of correcting the rowdy extremists, mere moments after accusing Trump of failing to denounce political violence, Biden didn’t have the backbone to denounce the anti-Semitic faction of his own party.
Instead, Biden tried to appease them by claiming that they had a point.
He then revealed that he’s gone as far as pressuring the Israeli government to back off in its response following Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack on innocent Israelis.
“I understand their passion,” Biden explained.
“I have been quietly working with the Israeli government to get them to reduce and get out of Gaza, and doing all I can to do it,” he added.
Biden is apparently trying to win back young voters who abandoned him when he didn’t instantly jump on board with Hamas’ plan to take out Israel.
But it looks like he’s about to double back on any sort of restrained approach in the middle east in favor of improving his poll numbers with a single demographic.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.