In a recently released book by Ryan Grim — a contributor to both The Young Turks and The Intercept — it was revealed that Biden gave a 1973 speech in Cleveland in which he talked about how the two-party system was “good for the Negro.”
The title of Grim’s book, “We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement,” is pretty self-explanatory if you’re wondering what you can expect in terms of content. However, what it’ll be remembered for is probably one very problematic passage for the current Democrat frontrunner found on page 33.
“In 1973, during a speech at the City Club in Cleveland, Biden told an audience that the Nixon-era resurgence of Republicans in the South was a good thing,” Grim writes. “‘I think the two-party system,’ he said, ‘although my Democratic colleagues won’t like me saying this, is good for the South and good for the Negro, good for the black in the South.'”
“Don’t @ me with ‘out of context,’ cuz I’ve got 401 pages of context here,” Grim said in a Thursday tweet, linking to the homepage for the book and highlighting Biden’s comment.