The ‘Black’ vote is the basis a Democratic Presidential Nominee’s support….
Joe Biden has most of it because he WAS Barack Obama’s Vice President for 8 years….
The two Black candidates for the 2020 nomination are trying to dislodge that Balc k voter support….
They have been unsuccessful….
Up to now Biden has not fired back at the two….
He’s changed THAT up….
On Wednesday, asked by NAACP panel moderator April Ryan if his views have evolved, Biden said the focus of criminal justice needed to shift from “incarceration to rehabilitation” — a solution that Booker, speaking to reporters after his earlier NAACP appearance, called “inadequate.” He described Biden as “an architect of mass incarceration.”
After Biden left the stage, he responded emphatically to Booker’s second day of criticism by trying to turn attention to his tenure as mayor of the troubled city of Newark, before he became a senator.
“Cory knows that’s not true, number one. Number two, you know the significant portion of the incarceration that occurred before the crime bill was written,” Biden told reporters before taking a shot at police practices during Booker’s tenure….
Biden and Harris will again share a single stage in next week’s second debate — this time alongside Booker — and in preparation the former vice president targeted her as well on Wednesday. He credited himself for her post-debate rise in multiple national polls because, he told reporters, he was “overly polite” in responding to her criticism.
“I didn’t respond to an attack: ‘You’re not a racist.’ Which is a nice thing to say. It was really reassuring,” Biden said in a sarcastic tone.
Without using her name, Biden also snuck in a dig at Harris’s support of Medicare-for-all, which she says would eliminate the need for private insurance beyond supplemental coverage. Asked about his approach to the next debate, Biden brought up health care as a subject on which he will be ready to spar.
“I have some people saying, ‘No, I’m not going to do away with Obamacare. We can still have supplemental insurance,’ ” Biden said. He contrasted Harris’s insistence that she would pay for the enormously expensive program with a tax hike on the wealthy and Wall Street, whereas the measure’s author, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has said he will raise taxes on the middle class.
“Bernie’s been honest; he’s going to raise taxes on middle class,” said Biden, whose health-care plan would expand Obamacare and create a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers…