Joe Biden is taking heat from fellow Democrat presidential candidates for reminiscing about how well he got along with the old segregationist senators Eastland and Talmadge.
Biden was trying to make the point that even in disagreement there should be civility.
Booker, de Blasio, Harris and Beto were the first to jump on him for suspected lack of commitment to civil rights. I’m sure there’ll be more to come. The article doesn’t say if Beto was flapping his arms or not.
I believe Biden is on the side of civil rights. He’s spent his career telling the perpetual lie that he was involved in the civil rights marches.
Any issue he cares about is worth lying about.
I like Biden. His issue, as with the vast majority of Democratic leadership, is that they come from a different generation that doesn’t seem to understand the reality of modern politics or the issues the base is passionate about. They have been on DC playing the game so long that it is basically all they know.
The younger generation they need to be courting isn’t interest in the hemming and hawing. They are tired of leaders that act as if they are terrified to call things as they are and take real, forceful stands.
I’m getting the distinct impression that Biden isn’t the choice of the DNC, which means he isn’t the choice of the Clintons.
CNN did a hit piece on him when he first announced, dredging up his 1988 plagiarism and calling him a poor candidate. Now ABC is investigating Hunter Biden’s Ukraine connections.
They would obviously rather have someone younger and less pale. They will turn back to saying good things about him if either Bernie closes in or Biden completely runs away with it and he is the nominee.