Joe Biden may be lucky to be branded a racist. Because that brand could keep him from making history as the worst defeated candidate in American history.
Renewed information about Biden provides more validation to my prediction that Joe Biden will not be the Democrats’ candidate to challenge Trump.
According to The Washington Examiner, birds of a feather flock together.
Joe Biden’s long history of friendships with segregationists in the U.S. Senate is suddenly emerging as a political issue after the presidential candidate this week fondly recalled working with two racists who were his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in the 1970s.
Through his nearly five decades in politics, Biden, 76, has praised or reminisced about working cordially with every major segregationist who served alongside him in the Senate, according to a Washington Examineranalysis based on a list of key segregation proponents compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative. In all, Biden has spoken warmly of or boasted about his ability to work with six men on the list.
He has lauded South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond — who Biden called “one of my closest friends” — and Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, who Biden worked with on legislation to prevent court-ordered desegregation busing. He has also expressed admiration for Sens. John Stennis, James O. Eastland and Herman Talmadge. He has even praised George Wallace, an Alabama governor and segregationist presidential candidate.
So aside from Biden’s obviously racist comments about blacks and other minorities, somebody unearthed more on Biden’s blase attitudes towards people who hated blacks.
And the list of racist scoundrels can’t be pushed aside. These Democrats weren’t your run-of-the-mill racists. Instead, they were powerful anti-black racists of the worst kind.
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For example, Stennis signed the Southern Manifesto, and zealously supported racial segregation. He was among many of Biden’s friends who fought Brown v. Board of Education. Further, he voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1968, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Eastland, the man Biden says never called him “boy” was called the “Voice of the White South”. Like Stennis, Eastland resisted racial integration, and referred often to blacks as the “inferior race”.
And what of Talmadge, well-known for his opposition to civil rights, so much so he ordered schools to be closed in Georgia rather than be integrated.
George Wallace, the man who uttered the famous line, “Segregation now, segregation forever!”. Biden told the Philadelphia Enquirer on Oct 12, 1975 of Wallace:
“I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace — someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right”.
Put this record of race against Donald Trump and see how it stands up.
All the Left point at of Trump’s so-called racism is an intentional out of context mangling of Trump’s statement on Charlottesville.
Somebody in the Democratic Party now outs Biden as a racist. Biden prefers to be thought of as a negotiator. But when it comes to such issues, there is no room for negotiation.
The article contiues, putting Biden’s friendships in more context. And it’s not good, at least given the new world:
In Biden’s farewell address to the Senate, which he left in 2008 after 36 years there, he emphasized his “deep personal relationships” with segregationists. “I never thought I’d develop deep personal relationships with men whose position played an extremely large part in my desire to come to the Senate in the first place to change what they believed in — Eastland, Stennis, Thurmond,” said Biden. “All these men became my friends.”
In 1988, Biden spoke to students at Clemson University, where he praised Sen. Strom Thurmond as one of his “closest friends,” according to video first published last month by the Washington Examiner.
Thurmond was a staunch segregationist who opposed the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision. While running for governor of South Carolina in 1948, he promised supporters: “[A]ll the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, into our schools, our churches and our places of recreation and amusement.”
That’s just one of the scoundrels Biden befriended. The others are just as bad human beings; again, friends of Biden.
Clearly somebody doesn’t want Biden to be the Democrats’ nominee, and it’s not President Trump.
Trump knows Biden would be the easiest candidate to beat, and I’m sure other Democrats realize that as well.
Only Democrats dig through the archives like this to defeat candidates. Trump would whoop up on Biden just for Biden’s stupidity, not his racism. So I smell Democrat skullduggery.
Remember, Biden’s racism was off-limits in the Era of Obama. And Biden thought he had absolved himself of his racism by playing sidekick to baby black Jesus.
Not the case. All Obama’s presidency did was delay the rightful inspection of Biden’s record on many issues related to race. And on all those issues, he gets an F. Americans know that segregationist-supporting racist like Biden will take one for the team as it were. Biden knew he could get no farther in politics without performing political fellatio on Obama. “Suck it up, Buttercup”, his pals taught him.
But the Obama days are over. And so is Biden’s ability to hide his racism.