Listen: Joe Biden, President Trump, Anita Hill discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Does it want to go in in a kind of more left direction? Does it want us sort of figure out how to keep and maintain white voters while growing, it's young electorate? It's the multiracial electorates. So he's had a really interesting what he says and his own history are going to be in a dialogue with each other in a really interesting way. Well, then this takes you right back to what Michael Steele said today to democratic voters. Do you want to be woke or do you want to win? If you watch Fox News at night. Then I'm talking so much about Joe Biden, then are talking so much about people to judge. They are painting a picture that Democrats are the far far left and your choice is capitalism as it stands or absolute socialism. And that is not what Joe Biden's message is. So when. When you look at this. And when you look at the democratic electorate what direction do they need to head in woke her win. She I want to reject that entire full. So I caught him. There you go. Because if you think of what it means to be far left you want universal healthcare. You want fewer shootings in schools. You know, you want people to be able to have a living wage affordable college. If you talk about what's far, right. It's bigotry it's racism its Neo Nazis marching, so this whole notion that we have to worry about whether Democrats are moving to the left. Let's ask ourselves. Why Republicans are moving so far to the right, which they are do not have to ask that question yet until you get to the general while you're in the primary how difficult is it? When you look at what Democrats are talking about. With regard to Joe Biden's conduct and Anita hill. He did apologize to Anita hill. But she said that wasn't enough. Clearly that's become a hot topic for Democrats. But if Joe Biden or any other candidate on the left makes their way to the general no Republican would ever bring this subject. Given who President Trump is in what he himself has done. Right. Right. But I think we can't even really have this argument based on what would what the side of Trump is. And we have to know that like the right is going to pin. Whoever gets this nomination as a socialist as a far left radical. I mean, the attack on whoever gets this gets this gig is going to be is going to be fairly hostile and aggressive. And so I think at the end of the day what is happening right now. I think it's actually really healthy for the Democratic Party to have a real reckoning with where do we want to go? What is our relationship to democracy and capitalism? How are we thinking about these questions of racial Justice? What is our history with with the banks with corporate power with policing? Those are we shouldn't be afraid to have real conversations about the. I mean, that's what primaries are forest have series arguments about the direction of a political party. And yeah, I don't think I don't think it should be framed in this sort of well, it's identity, or it's, you know, the mainstream that is a really what's happening. We're having a really serious conversation about where have we been where do we want to go? I think one of the interesting questions for Biden and Trump is that is it. Going to become too much about just Biden and Trump versus us. Right. And it seems to be about the future about climate change. So one of the things that's going to be interesting for Biden because he literally does kind of embody the last forty years of the Democratic Party is are we going to spend all our time talking about, you know, the Neil Kinnock plagiarism. Are we gonna spend all our time talking about Anita hill and the crime Bill or we're going to talk about where we want to go.."