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June 21, 2019

Biden Was More Than "Civil" With Segregationists. He Was a Segregationist.

Biden's trying to dress up his previous opposition to desegregation as merely being courtly.

I'm not saying you should throw yourselves on to the bonfire of past racial sins if you were ever (or still are) an opponent of forced busing.

But the Democrat Party does say things like that. Obama opposed (supposedly) gay marriage during his presidential run and that was not just okay but great because it showed how moderate it was. Then he decided he was Totally Down With Gay Marriage and his prior position was now that of a Garbage Person On The Wrong Side of History.

The Democrats are very fond of turning yesterday's consensus Democrat position into today's anathema.

Well, Joe Biden was a fierce opponent of "forced busing" and an ally of segregationists.

Time to build a statue of him so we can immediately tear it down.

In 1973, Democratic Party leadership was teeming with unsavory Southern senators. If a freshman like Biden--who in a 1974 Time magazine profile admitted "to being compulsively ambitious"--wanted a plum committee position, he would be compelled to approach someone like J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a segregationist and anti-Semite who would later become a mentor to the Clintons. (Bill awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993 and Hillary still had her name on a shared fellowship in 2016--although no one seemed to mind very much).

And if Biden wanted to be on the judiciary committee, he would have to get along with Eastland, the "Voice of the White South," who was chair and president pro tempore of the Senate. The stories about their chummy relationship aren't new; Biden has been repeating them for decades.

...

astland took an interest in Biden because the young senator shared his position on busing, one of the most contentious racial policy fights of the early 1970s. It was during this time that busing had turned working-class, union-heavy white areas like South Boston—the kind of district that launched Biden’s political career--into"“war zones."

...

Biden, according Annis, showed Eastland "considerable deference" towards the Mississippi senator not because he was the key to freshman’s political ambitions but also an ally in the busing fight. Biden admits as much years later in his own 2008 book, "Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics."


Uh-oh, we've got a Nazi running around who hasn't been milkshaked. Alert antifa.






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