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Joe Biden under fire for saying he was civil with segregationists

June 19, 2019

 The Democrats have maintained that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan–Make America Great Again–is racist because America has never been great, but Donald Trump longs for the day when he thought the country was great because there was slavery, interracial marriage was illegal, when we had segregation, and wait a minute. While we are on the subject of segregation, Joe Biden is feeling a little bit of heat for admitting he was able to work with segregationists in the 1970’s.

  Here is what the former Vice President had to say:

“At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished,” Biden said, according to a pool report distributed by his campaign. “But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”

  I know what Joe Biden was trying to say and what he was trying to do: He was trying to blame Donald Trump for the dysfunction in Washington by saying at least in his day a person could talk to the people he disagreed with while being civil, but is that not  akin to Donald Trump saying there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville? And we know how the media and the Democrats have twisted, and continue to twist, that statement. Could this be Joe Biden’s there were could people on both sides moment?

  Although the media will not cover this story there are Democrats who have been offended by this comment and here is some of the backlash:

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, called on Biden to apologize.

“Frankly, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should,” Booker, who is black, said in a statement.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, criticized Biden’s remarks.

“It’s past time for apologies or evolution from @JoeBiden,” de Blasio wrote on Twitter. “He repeatedly demonstrates that he is out of step with the values of the modern Democratic Party.”

De Blasio called out Biden for invoking Eastland, posting a photo of himself on Twitter with his wife, who is black, and his two multi-racial children.

“It’s 2019 & @JoeBiden is longing for the good old days of ‘civility’ typified by James Eastland. Eastland thought my multiracial family should be illegal & that whites were entitled to ‘the pursuit of dead n*ggers,’” de Blasio wrote on Twitter.

  I would like to cut good ole Joe a break, I really would, however in today’s hypersensitive country there is no room for somebody awkwardly trying to make a point.

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