Skip to comments.Joe Biden: "My state is the eighth largest black population in the country" (whoops)
Posted on 08/23/2008 9:03:21 AM PDT by doug from upland
YOUTUBE OF JOE BIDEN ON FOXNEWS
Yes, he probably meant "by percentage," but that's not what he said. He is a lawyer. He prides himself on speaking precisely. It is not difficult to say that, by percentage of the black population in the state, his state of Delaware ranks eighth.
And the south will vote for him because Delaware was a SLAVE STATE! LOL
This is going to be sooooo much fun! Lots of “whoops” comments will continue to come from the Obama/Biden ticket!
I missed it, but my hubby said the Biden folks walked his grandmother out to the cars to leave for the airport and then left grandma in the driveway. Did anyone else see that happen?? LOL!
Is this the guy who it is said denigrates Indian people?
Biden probably wears lotsa bling to go with his hairplugs.
However we all know that this is simply a “See I'm really one of ya’ll” pandering approach to the Democratic black vote.
Yet the Obama camp keeps attacking McCain for bringing up race. Bizzaro World episode...
Delaware...they vote for anyone with the “D” by their
name...Biden is close to a loose cannon sometimes..he
is salivating now, but let’s see how McCain pulls his
chain...the VP for McCain will be interesting...hope it
is not some patsy...and he sure as hell..better stay
aways from the pro-choice pick..or us rednecks will be
Gives the crime rates from 1960 through 2006.
At the bottom of the page was this info:
In the year 2000 Delaware had an estimated population of 783,600 which ranked the state as having the 45th in population. For that year the State of Delaware had a total Crime Index of 4,478.1 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This ranked the state as having the 17th highest total Crime Index.
For Violent Crime Delaware had a reported incident rate of 684.4 per 100,000 people. This ranked the state as having the 6th highest occurrence for Violent Crime among the states.
For crimes against Property, the state had a reported incident rate of 3,793.6 per 100,000 people, which ranked as the state 19th highest.
Also in the year 2000 Delaware had 3.2 Murders per 100,000 people, ranking the state as having the 32nd highest rate for Murder.
Delawares 54.1 reported Forced Rapes per 100,000 people, ranked the state 2nd highest.
For Robbery, per 100,000 people, Delawares rate was 177.9 which ranked the state 6th highest for Robbery.
The state also had 449.2 Aggravated Assaults for every 100,000 people, which indexed the state as having the 7th highest position for this crime among the states.
For every 100,000 people there were 665.6 Burglaries, which ranks Delaware as having the 24th highest standing among the states.
Larceny - Theft were reported 2,725.9 times per hundred thousand people in Delaware which standing is the 20th highest among the states.
Vehicle Theft occurred 402.1 times per 100,000 people, which fixed the state as having the 20th highest for vehicle theft among the states.
Leave JoBi alone. His point is simply that, now, with his help as VP, the black vote in Deleware is sewed up firmly.
Leave JoBi alone. His point is simply that, now, with his help as VP, the black vote in Delaware is sewed up firmly.
You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent
He might be exaggerating --we all know that, but wasn't he speaking to an Indian?
I do find the comment a bit...elitist...presumptuous...potentially of questionable genesis. Certainly, it's gonna take heat on the internet.
I suppose if he'd said, "You can't walk cross a street in Manhattan without some SUV from Brooklyn blowing your eardrum out with gangsta rap" there would have been a firestorm of protest...I suppose it does introduce the possibility of racial stereotyping, but it is also a fact.
How do you see it?
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8th largest? There are 50 states. So, his state is in the top 16%. Whoop de doo. What does this even mean? Is it good, bad, how am I supposed to interpret it? "My state has the 8th largest ____" is virtually meaningless when there are only 50 states. There must be something I'm missing.
He was talking to an Indian. It was a bizarre comment as he tried to come up with something to say to the guy.
The challenge that was being made to his is that, as a guy from a “Northeast liberal state,” how does he think he could compete in the primaries in the South. I guess he figured that, because Delaware had been a slave state, his state has a lot of black people, he would get Southern votes. He is not just the typical Northeast lib. Yes, he is a nitwit.
Yes, it was. In that light, it was really patronizing. So he doesn't give a rip about anyone but himself.
Thanks for explaining. Actually, the answer does kinda make sense given how stupid the question was.
As far as I can tell, Joe Biden is just another empty suit lawyer politician who will bring no more to the presidency than does Obama. Therefore, his choice of Joe Biden as his Vice President must have been designed to guarantee Obama would receive the black vote in Delaware. If Obama thought that was a politically adroit move on his part, maybe he doesn't have any strong points at all.
But one thing's for sure, Joe Biden isn't going to outshine Obama on the campaign trail.
So, Biden blew it as far as racism goes if you judge him by the same standard as democrats judge conservatives. I mean if you are a conservative and mention that there is a black hole somewhere in the universe then you are racist. Can't give it and not expect to get it back.
Biden’s ‘Foot in Mouth Disease’ videos coming on fast!
Jeez, Idaho is the WHITEST state!! .4% Vermont is .5%.
I thought it was West Virginia that was whitest.
What with all those Harry Byrd Highways, Drives, Avenues, Streets, Lanes, as well as Buildings, Schools, Hospitals, Bridges, Airports, and Stadiums, from all that PORK he stuffs bills with.