Open thread June 18, 2019 Dan Crawford | June 18, 2019 6:03 am Tags: open thread Comments (2) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
At this point I have not met one single person who wants Biden to be the Dem nominee.. Of course my contacts are anecdotal, but I have also not met anyone who thinks Biden is the 5th or 6th best choice. I just have to wonder how these polls work
” Joe Biden Is One of the Most Tone-Deaf Politicians in the History of Representative Government
He paints the bullseye on his own self more artistically than anyone I’ve ever seen.
By Charles P. Pierce
Jun 19, 2019
And what better way for a Democratic candidate for president in 20-freaking-19 to celebrate Juneteenth than to go before an audience of bankers and plutocrats and wax nostalgic for the days when you could “get things done” with segregationist monsters? From The New York Times:
‘At the event, Mr. Biden noted that he served with the late Senators James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both Democrats who were staunch opponents of desegregation. Mr. Eastland was the powerful chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Mr. Biden entered the chamber in 1973. “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.’”
“Well guess what?” Mr. Biden continued. “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. 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.” Mr. Biden made the comments about Mr. Eastland and Mr. Talmadge as he spoke about the need for unity, including a call for bipartisanship that has drawn derision from some liberals who don’t see room for compromise in today’s polarized Washington. “I know the new New Left tells me that I’m — this is old-fashioned,” he said. “Well guess what? If we can’t reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president.”’
Here, in rebuttal, is good ol’ civil James Eastland in 1957:
‘The Southern institution of racial segregation or racial separation was the correct, self-evident truth which arose from the chaos and confusion of the Reconstruction period. Separation promotes racial harmony. It permits each race to follow its own pursuits, and its own civilization. Segregation is not discrimination… Mr. President, it is the law of nature, it is the law of God, that every race has both the right and the duty to perpetuate itself. All free men have the right to associate exclusively with members of their own race, free from governmental interference, if they so desire.’
Mr. Biden was a really big help here in the 6th District Michigan campaigning for Fred Upton in the closest Congressional race Fred ever had against a Democrat. Biden will stick Dems in the back to maintain his power in Congress.