"There's less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."—Democratic Senator, presidential candidate, and unbelievable douchehound Joe Biden, on why rural Iowa public schools, for instance, perform better than public schools in Washington, D.C.
His campaign, btw, helpfully clarified that he wasn't making a"race-based distinction," but was instead engaging in "a discussion of the problems kids face who don't have the same socio-economic support system (and all that implies—nutrition, pre K, etc.) entering grade school and the impact of those disadvantages on outcomes." Uh huh. I might be more inclined to buy that explanation if Biden didn't have a history of being a racist wankstain who does things like wax regretful about how Delaware wasn't part of the Confederacy.
Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe Joe Biden? 'Cuz I really, really do.
[Via Wonkette. H/T Blogenfreude.]