by Monica Showalter
As Republicans were preparing to hold their sizzling convention, Joe Biden was last seen quoting…Mao.
According to National Review:
Joe Biden used a quote from brutal Chinese dictator Mao Zedong to explain his pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate during the ticket’s first public interview Sunday.
When asked by ABC News’s Robin Roberts whether he felt “pressure to select a black woman,” Biden responded by saying he did not feel pressure, explaining that he did want his government to “look like the people, look like the country.”
“51 percent of the people in this country are women,” he said. “As that old expression goes, ‘women hold up half the sky.'”
This, as it turns out, is some poetic balderdash inconsistent with science that was a ’60s pop poster theme among the Bill Ayers set. The starry-eyed phrase was, in fact, written by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong, probably the 20th century’s most brutal dictator, responsible for the starvation deaths and mass imprisonment and killing of tens of millions. He was, you know, a poet. And his poetry there was to make the little ladies feel good — the ones he starved and forced to dress as worker ants heading off to work in the salt mines and night-soil farms, loudspeakers blaring propaganda as they toiled.