Low marks for Biden – and for the Left's racist slurs

Friday, April 30, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

thumbs down disapprovalIn the wake of Joe Biden's speech on Wednesday, criticism is continuing for what he didn't say – and for what some of his fellow "progressives" did say.

Speaking to a COVID-reduced joint session of Congress, President Biden addressed his first 100 days in office, touting the nearly $2 trillion his administration has already spent in the name of COVID relief while promising even more big government programs moving forward. He has been taken to task by conservative media outlets for neglecting to even mention the immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But a conservative black activist is blasting the president for not addressing other serious national security concerns. Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America and a spokesman of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, says the nation is in a crisis – but little is being reported about that by the pro-Biden media.

Hollie

"You've got Russia … making the same power moves on Ukraine as they did in 2014 when Obama was in office," Hollie tells One News Now. "And then obviously with China and Taiwan, which is one of our biggest and most strategic allies in that region. There's going to be a conflict right there."

Hollie admits being frustrated that the liberal media doesn't find such issues worthy of coverage. "The only thing the news tells you right now is how good Joe Biden is doing with these trillion-dollar packages that he's shoving down your throat and all these police shootings," he shares.

JoeBiden 100 days joint session"It frustrates me when you cut on the television and all … the reporters [just] sit up there smiling like Joe Biden is the best thing that has happened to this country – and he's not," Hollie emphasizes. "To me it's just a distraction from what's really going on and how bad his presidency is and what's going within his presidency right now."

Hollie and several other spokespersons for Project 21 have given Biden low marks, arguing that the human costs of his political priorities demonstrate that the needs of his black supporters "have been predictably ignored."

Sen. Tim Scott GOP response (Apr 2021)Slapped with a slur

In the GOP's official response to Biden's address, Senator Tim Scott (R- South Carolina) accused the Democrats of dividing the country, and even suggested the party is wielding race as a "political weapon." The South Carolina lawmaker credited the GOP for leading the country out of the pandemic, and denounced Biden's plan to throw trillions of dollars at the problem.

Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, says it was "disgusting" how the Left attacked Scott on social media following his impassioned speech attacking the Biden administration. The senator, in Bauer's opinion, hit a bases-loaded home run with the speech.

Bauer

"And the proof of that is how vicious the attacks were on him by the Left on social media," Bauer explains. "And quite frankly it was disgusting. In fact, trending on Twitter has been the hashtag #UncleTim. Most people know that 'Uncle Tom' is a phrase of derision. It's a terrible thing to say to black man."

And Bauer criticizes Twitter for having allowed that slur to continue for several hours before blocking it. "The people that run Twitter regularly censor what they believe is hateful commentary by conservatives," he points out. "But something that was clearly hateful is on social media and is an indication of how worried they are about the good job that Senator Scott did."

According to Bauer, Scott's words and performance strengthened his position related to possibly being on the Republican ticket in 2024.

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