by James Buchanan
Just one bad debate performance can sink a candidate’s chances of winning a primary, and Joe Biden’s performance at the latest debate had some memorable events with one reference being pretty much unforgettable.
A Washington Examiner article notes “Joe Biden encouraged parents to play records for their children to give them a leg up in school, during Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate.”
A record player? Did Joe somehow miss the 8-track tape player, the Walkman, the MP3 player, the Internet, Youtube and the smart phone??
The article goes on “Discussing his policies on the legacy of segregation throughout his decades of public service, the former vice president laid out his plan for dealing with its impact on education, which included giving every public school teacher at poor schools a raise to $60,000 per year. He also stressed the importance of dealing with problems in the home, proposing that the government bring social workers into the home to help parents expose young children to as many words as possible to give them an advantage at school.”
Of course all good Democrats like Bernie, Biden or AOC know that there’s a bottomless pit full of money that the government hides from us, which they can use to pay every teacher in a bad school $60k/year or to pay highly-trained social workers to go into every low income home and try to enlarge the vocabularies of poor ghetto kids with 70 point IQs.
If Joe wanted to be realistic, he should have set the goal a little lower such as getting the typical single welfare mom off crack or meth so that she remembers to feed her pickaninnies three times a day and makes sure they go to school.
The article continues “Seemingly confusing the most popular listening device used this decade, however, Biden said, ‘Play the radio, make sure the television — excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the phone — make sure that kids hear words, a kid coming from a very poor school, a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.'”
So old Joe wants parents to play the record player for their kids every night. Just crank up the old Victrola or if you have a phonograph powered by that newfangled electricity, turn that on and play some vinyl records you bought at an antique store so that your kids learn something.
Or you could download some podcasts off the Internet from Alt-Right websites (before they get deplatformed) so that your kids get a useful education.