RightNation.US
News (Home) | Righters' Blog | Hollywood Halfwits | Our Store | New User Intro | Link to us | Support Us

RightNation.US: 'Deep Personal Relationships': Joe Biden's Six - RightNation.US

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

'Deep Personal Relationships': Joe Biden's Six Segregationist Friends Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Liz 

  • ***-----------***
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 51,443
  • Joined: 28-February 03

  Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:12 PM

'Deep Personal Relationships': Joe Biden's Six Segregationist Friends

Washington Examiner
by Alana Goodman
June 19, 2019 06:13 PM

Excerpt:

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 Examiner analysis 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.

Now, nearly 50 years after Biden was first elected to political office, all six men are dead, but the former vice president's wistful reminiscences of them over the years has suddenly brought them to the fore of the 2020 campaign. He worked with some of them to oppose busing (a way of forcing the desegregation of schools) and others on anti-crime legislation that disproportionately affected African Americans.

Biden’s fondness for these segregationists drew renewed scrutiny this week after he invoked two of his 1970s segregationist colleagues on the campaign trail, drawing condemnation from 2020 rivals Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, the only two black candidates among the 23 Democrats running.

Eastland, Biden said at a New York fundraiser on Tuesday, had "never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’” Talmadge was “one of the meanest guys I ever knew,” but “at least there was some civility. We got things done.”

W. Ralph Eubanks, a visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi who focuses on cultural and historical memory, said Biden appears to have a difficult time grasping the significant cultural shifts of the past few decades.

“He’s just out of touch with contemporary thought,” said Eubanks. “If you’re going to be attractive to this group of [younger] voters, who in some ways view themselves as almost advocates for a social justice movement, these past alliances that are antithetical to this point of view should not be examples that you bring up as examples of your political savvy."

"The way that we talk about race, class, and gender now with respect to Southern culture is very different than the way that Biden was thinking about it 40 years ago,” added Eubanks. "Is Biden nimble enough to play with cultural memory that way? I don’t think he is.”

Booker said in a statement, "You don’t joke about calling black men ‘boy.' Vice President Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone.” Harris told reporters, "Yes, it concerns me deeply. If those men had their way, I wouldn't be in the United States Senate and on this elevator right now."

While there appeared to be surprise at what Biden said this week, the former vice president has touted his friendships with segregationists in very similar terms for many years.

*snip*

Full Story
0

#2 User is offline   zurg 

  • <no title>
  • Group: +Copper Community Supporter
  • Posts: 28,596
  • Joined: 19-October 09

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:47 PM

 Liz, on 19 June 2019 - 09:12 PM, said:

'Deep Personal Relationships': Joe Biden's Six Segregationist Friends

W. Ralph Eubanks, a visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi who focuses on cultural and historical memory, said Biden appears to have a difficult time grasping the significant cultural shifts of the past few decades.

“He’s just out of touch with contemporary thought,” said Eubanks. “If you’re going to be attractive to this group of [younger] voters, who in some ways view themselves as almost advocates for a social justice movement, these past alliances that are antithetical to this point of view should not be examples that you bring up as examples of your political savvy."

"The way that we talk about race, class, and gender now with respect to Southern culture is very different than the way that Biden was thinking about it 40 years ago,” added Eubanks. "Is Biden nimble enough to play with cultural memory that way? I don’t think he is.”

Had a republican said anything close to this, it would be the only topic on CNN for two weeks. If Trump has said anything hinting at a tenth of this, it would dominate CNN for the rest of the year.

Yet here they are with their kiddie gloves. Somehow Joey Biden is just “out of touch” and doesn’t get the “cultural change”. He’s not really a racist, that good ol’ Joey, he’s just your slightly goofy uncle type who means well with everything.

What a bunch of hypocrites these leftists are.
0

#3 User is offline   Liz 

  • ***-----------***
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 51,443
  • Joined: 28-February 03

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:55 PM

 zurg, on 19 June 2019 - 10:47 PM, said:

Had a republican said anything close to this, it would be the only topic on CNN for two weeks. If Trump has said anything hinting at a tenth of this, it would dominate CNN for the rest of the year.

Yet here they are with their kiddie gloves. Somehow Joey Biden is just “out of touch” and doesn’t get the “cultural change”. He’s not really a racist, that good ol’ Joey, he’s just your slightly goofy uncle type who means well with everything.

What a bunch of hypocrites these leftists are.

I agree, if it were Trump, they'd be dining out for years on this.

At least so far, Biden's penchant for partying with racists and pawing little girls hasn't seemed to disturb anyone unduly.
0

#4 User is offline   Noclevermoniker 

  • Wire Dachsies Matter
  • Group: +Silver Community Supporter
  • Posts: 17,199
  • Joined: 13-November 03

Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:13 PM

 Liz, on 19 June 2019 - 10:55 PM, said:

I agree, if it were Trump, they'd be dining out for years on this.

At least so far, Biden's penchant for partying with racists and pawing little girls hasn't seemed to disturb anyone unduly.

Since the left considers themselves the final arbiters on all, they can change the rules without even having to cal. “King’s X!” We call it situational ethics.
0

#5 User is online   JerryL 

  • <no title>
  • View gallery
  • Group: Bronze
  • Posts: 12,515
  • Joined: 06-October 03

Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:09 AM

 Noclevermoniker, on 19 June 2019 - 11:13 PM, said:

Since the left considers themselves the final arbiters on all, they can change the rules without even having to cal. “King’s X!” We call it situational ethics.

Dems have no ethics, not even situational. What they do or say does not matter to them or their followers. Only gaining and holding power matters. So they pander to every deviant subgroup...even groups that are diametrically opposed to each other...and tell each of those deviant sub groups “You are OK.” As long as they are validated in their pet deviancy, abortionists will band with LGBTQEIEIO, low expectation racists will band with slavery reparationists, guilt ridden whites will band with perpetual victim minorities, etc., to elect Dems.

The only standards they have are the ones they try to hold their opponent to. It is hilarious watching them lose their excrement when the opponent refuses to play by rules the Dems don’t hold themselves to.
0

#6 User is offline   Howsithangin 

  • The more ppl I meet, the more I like my cats
  • Group: +Bronze Community Supporter
  • Posts: 28,086
  • Joined: 07-March 08

Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

 zurg, on 19 June 2019 - 10:47 PM, said:

Had a republican said anything close to this, it would be the only topic on CNN for two weeks. If Trump has said anything hinting at a tenth of this, it would dominate CNN for the rest of the year.

Yet here they are with their kiddie gloves. Somehow Joey Biden is just “out of touch” and doesn’t get the “cultural change”. He’s not really a racist, that good ol’ Joey, he’s just your slightly goofy uncle type who means well with everything.

What a bunch of hypocrites these leftists are.


If it weren't for double standards, The Left would have no standards at all. :shrug:

 JerryL, on 20 June 2019 - 12:09 AM, said:

Dems have no ethics, not even situational. What they do or say does not matter to them or their followers. Only gaining and holding power matters. So they pander to every deviant subgroup...even groups that are diametrically opposed to each other...and tell each of those deviant sub groups “You are OK.” As long as they are validated in their pet deviancy, abortionists will band with LGBTQEIEIO, low expectation racists will band with slavery reparationists, guilt ridden whites will band with perpetual victim minorities, etc., to elect Dems.

The only standards they have are the ones they try to hold their opponent to. It is hilarious watching them lose their excrement when the opponent refuses to play by rules the Dems don’t hold themselves to.

:yeahthat:
0

#7 User is offline   Noclevermoniker 

  • Wire Dachsies Matter
  • Group: +Silver Community Supporter
  • Posts: 17,199
  • Joined: 13-November 03

Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:34 AM

 JerryL, on 20 June 2019 - 12:09 AM, said:

Dems have no ethics, not even situational. What they do or say does not matter to them or their followers. Only gaining and holding power matters. So they pander to every deviant subgroup...even groups that are diametrically opposed to each other...and tell each of those deviant sub groups “You are OK.” As long as they are validated in their pet deviancy, abortionists will band with LGBTQEIEIO, low expectation racists will band with slavery reparationists, guilt ridden whites will band with perpetual victim minorities, etc., to elect Dems.

The only standards they have are the ones they try to hold their opponent to. It is hilarious watching them lose their excrement when the opponent refuses to play by rules the Dems don’t hold themselves to.

You're right. "ethics" don't register with them. Their alliances are pretty fun to watch, however. Once you get into the SJW/deviant/radical realm, there are always frictions and sort-orders/pecking orders to be managed. They should be circus acts.
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users