So Joe Biden told a jolly story about the time he reached over party lines and worked with James O. Eastland, who you could kindly call a ‘segregationist’ but more appropriately, a straight up racist.
“I’ve been around so long, I worked with James Eastland,” Biden said when he was stumping for Jones two years ago. “Even in the days when I got there, the Democratic Party still had seven or eight old-fashioned Democratic segregationists. You’d get up and you’d argue like the devil with them. Then you’d go down and have lunch or dinner together. The political system worked. We were divided on issues, but the political system worked.”
Biden’s campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment about why it would be notable that the Dixiecrat — who thought black Americans belonged to an “inferior race” and warned that integration would cause “mongrelization” — didn’t call Biden “boy,” a racial epithet deployed against black men. (Washington Post)
Biden appears to be attempting to show that he has what it takes to be president because he’s capable of working directly with people who he disagrees with politically.
But instead, he’s turning his campaign into some sort of white supremacy sympathy tour.
Working with someone who you disagree with in regards to healthcare in order to push a bill that fixes the gun problem is one thing. Working and praising and hanging out with politicians whose fundamental beliefs are that black people aren’t people is some whole other shit.
And Biden clearly doesn’t have the awareness or understanding to realize that OF COURSE, Eastland never called you ‘boy’. You were a middle-aged white man with power. No one’s called you boy since you were 15.
Fuck your civility, Joe.
You do not get a pat on the back for being cool with racists. You are not a hero because you were able to ignore the vicious disgusting things these men were saying about black people.
In fact, it’s the exact opposite. You are a garbage man for dealing with them.
Dear everyone: do not give a voice to people whose mission is to make lives worse for people who don’t look like them.
Certainly don’t fucking praise these racists for managing to control their racism long enough to grab a bite to eat with.
“Sure he hated black people and wanted them all dead but hey, he never called ME nigger so he’s cool in my book” -Joe Biden campaigning (?)
Get Biden OUUUUUUT of here.