Joe Biden Shuns Black Lives Matter, and They Are Ticked

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Joe Biden has certainly presented himself as a unifier who is going to magically bring the country together, yet it doesn’t look like he can even bring his base together. Black Lives Matter is calling out Biden after his team has refused to respond to their requests for a meeting dating back to election night.


The Daily Caller has the report.

“Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Rep. Cedric Richmond met with several civil rights groups yesterday. We weren’t invited,” they added. “Black life cannot wait. Creating thriving conditions for Black communities in the 21st century cannot be put on pause.”…

…“As the organization leading the largest global social justice movement, we demand a seat at the table,” Black Lives Matter wrote on Instagram. “To ignore us – and the 64,000 of you who have signed our petition – is to ignore our generation’s most pressing demands for transformative justice.”

“Let them know you’re waiting too,” the group told their 4.1 million followers. The Instagram post has since received over 94,000 likes.

We’ll get to Joe Biden in a minute, and the political repercussions of this, but I do want to note the ridiculous arrogance of Black Lives Matter. “Black life cannot wait” they write even as they’ve seemingly never accomplished anything to preserve black life. They certainly don’t spend their resources (talking about the national organization here) helping local black communities, stopping black abortions, or lifting black people out of poverty. In fact, their entire worth seems to be organizing protests, sometimes turning to riots, that never lead to anything but more division on the issue of policing. It wouldn’t be crazy to suggest they’ve been a net negative on the very cause they claim to care the most about.


Now, their arrogance is being checked, and they are learning the hard way that Washington doesn’t care about loyalty. Joe Biden got what he wanted, which was enough of the BLM/Intersectional vote to help him in the 2020 election. With a second term not coming, and Kamala Harris being the likely next step, Biden doesn’t feel pressure to give an audience to these people. That doesn’t mean he’s not a rabid left-winger. He is that, but he’s also more of a traditional, semi-racist, corrupt Democrat than a social justice warrior. You could tell during that campaign that much of his rhetoric was extremely forced.

This coalition just isn’t workable. If Joe Biden takes office, the calls for him to deliver for the far left are only going to grow louder. Bernie Sanders is already complaining about his cabinet picks. Anyone think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or BLM are going to give him a pass? It’s not going to happen, and frankly, it’s going to be a fun thing to watch.

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