Thursday, June 20, 2019

Segregationist Democrat Senator James Eastland called Joe Biden son, not boy...

“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Mr. Biden said, slipping briefly into a Southern accent, according to a pool report from the fund-raiser. “He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’ ”
Slate has a video of Mike Wallace interviewing Democrat Senator James O. Eastland in 1957. It is an interesting interview (it is not available on YouTube). Most today won't support Senator Eastland's positions on segregation, but Eastwood is right pointing out racism (and the hypocrisy) in the North at the time. Segregation, in terms of neighborhoods, is still very much the norm in the North today. Senate Eastland was right about that, the South is more integrated.

Biden's comments and the reaction to it will probably come up in the pending Democrat debates. While I doubt Democrats will bring up NXIVM and Raniere with Kirsten Gillibrand, I suspect we will be hearing more about  Biden's civil relationships with segregationists.

Powerline aplauds Biden for not apologizing. While I agree in that sentiment in a general sense (giving into the social justice mob is a bad idea), it is too soon to tell if Biden will fold or not. You have Harris, Booker, and De Blasio criticizing Biden.

AoSHQ: Biden was more than civil with segregationists, he was a segregationistReparationsMorning Report 06.20.19, and Hunter Biden

Rush Limbaugh: The Campaign To Take Out JoeImagine being a Biden Advisor this morning, and How do you know it is over for Joe Biden?

Powerline: Biden worked with segregationists on racial issuesRepublican Segregationists?, and Biden won't apologize, good for him

Washington Examiner: Kamala Harris blasts Joe Biden for praising work with segregationists

Mother Jones: Biden demands apology from Cory Booker over segregationist controversy

TOM: Dear Democrats: Please Nominate the Notorious Gaffe Machine Joe Biden

Hot Air: Biden wants Booker to apologize and Biden Promises To Raise Taxes!

NPR: Democrats Slam Biden For Segregationist Relationship Comments

Mediate: House hearing explodes as witness trashes reparations bill

American Power: Joe Biden's Racist Segregationist Nostalgia

Don Surber: Democrats Embrace Their Segregationist Past

Instapundit: Civility and The Democrat Civil War Is Here

Democrats Joe Biden and Robert Byrd (who was formerly a Kleagle in the Klu Klux Klan)

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