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June 06, 2019

Flashback: Joe Biden Repeatedly Lied That He Marched in the Civil Rights Movement

Uncle Touchy, molesting the truth again.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democrat frontrunner for president, lied in 1987 during his first of many runs for the Oval Office by claiming he marched in the Civil Rights Movement–something he never did.

The New York Times‘ Matt Flegenheimer, in a Monday report, resurfaced the 1987 lie by Biden before an audience in New Hampshire, where he was campaigning for the Democrat nomination for president for the first time in his long political career.

"When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program," Biden said in New Hampshire in February 1987, according to the Times. "I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes."

Flegenheimer, in describing the incident, writes that Biden was "riffing again," including "an R.F.K. anecdote, a word about 'civil wrongs,' a meandering joke about the baseball commissioner," and that Biden's "aides knew enough to worry a little" given his tendency to make gaffes that severely hurt his political opportunities.

And when Biden made that false claim that he had marched in the Civil Rights Movement when in fact he had not done any such marching, his aides cringed, per the Times’ Flegenheimer.

"More than once, advisers had gently reminded Mr. Biden of the problem with this formulation: He had not actually marched during the civil rights movement," Flegenheimer wrote. "And more than once, Mr. Biden assured them he understood -- and kept telling the story anyway."

This lie is in contrast with other claims he mad when running for Senate, when he tried to show how tough he was on the "Negro" and how opposed he was to the anti-segregation movement. Details at the link.

We've heard endlessly that some of Trump's properties were, allegedly, guilty of racially biased renting practices. Are we going to hear anything about Joe Biden's vigorous defenses of racial segregation laws and practices -- while running for the US Senate?

Even CNN laughed about Confabulatin' Joe's tall tales.

They laughed, but in good spirits. Like it was just a cute character trait.

They did not take the same angry, righteous, forbidding tone they use when they point out Trump's puffery.


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