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Old 08-09-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Joe Biden, BTW was with those Southern Democrats & Republicans. Here he is in his own words about the civil rights act. He was against it, as he was against ending school segregation, as he was against Affirmative action.
"I do not buy the concept, popular in the 60s, which said, We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.

I dont buy that, I dont feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather.I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And Ill be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.

The always hypocritical left would attempt to crucify Trump if he had EVER said anything like this.
Unfortunately, that is an example of the partisan divide in this country. Because Biden is a Democrat, they will not make a big deal about it. They would if Trump did because he is a Republican. However, you're kidding yourself if you don't think it cuts both ways. There are many things Trump has done (especially in terms of relationships with Putin and Kim Jung Ill), where if Obama had behaved the exact same way, Republicans would have vilified him. It's simply the partisan nature of this country. No matter what a political leader does (with some obvious exceptions), the vast majority of people within the political party of that leader will not find fault with it, whereas they would if said leader were from other political party.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Unfortunately, that is an example of the partisan divide in this country. Because Biden is a Democrat, they will not make a big deal about it. They would if Trump did because he is a Republican. However, you're kidding yourself if you don't think it cuts both ways. There are many things Trump has done (especially in terms of relationships with Putin and Kim Jung Ill), where if Obama had behaved the exact same way, Republicans would have vilified him. It's simply the partisan nature of this country. No matter what a political leader does (with some obvious exceptions), the vast majority of people within the political party of that leader will not find fault with it, whereas they would if said leader were from other political party.

Yep. They are absolutely silent on this. Those the very people who cry "you rassis" on a daily basis.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Is that guy really to become the Democratic presidential candidate?!
Mrs. Obama would be a much better candidate
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Oh lordy, the spin is desperate. If you listen carefully to the words you will hear that poor kids are just as bright as wealthy kids. No mention of race. He was talking about schools with programs for under privileged kids. Yes in the end he mentions Asians, blacks. It's a big nothing burger. Notice who he's speaking too by the sign behind him. Bright students come in all colors was the message.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Oh lordy, the spin is desperate. If you listen carefully to the words you will hear that poor kids are just as bright as wealthy kids. No mention of race. He was talking about schools with programs for under privileged kids. Yes in the end he mentions Asians, blacks. It's a big nothing burger. Notice who he's speaking too by the sign behind him. Bright students come in all colors was the message.
I am not sure that is the case, though. On average, when you grow up poor, you will have less intellectual stimulation, visit inferior schools, eat inferior food, etc. All of that can contribute to the intellect of the kid in a permanent way, unfortunately.
Having said that, I do think we are all born more or less equally bright in terms of potential.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Back in those days Republicans were referred to as The N word lovers. Its probably where the term came from. That was a long time ago. It looks like the left shoe is on the right foot and the right shoe is on the left foot today, yes?

Nope, the big switch is a big liberal lie(and just 1 of many).


The Democrats(racist party) founded the KKK and fought to keep slavery, not the Republicans. The Democrats racism is still strong today.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Nope, the big switch is a big liberal lie(and just 1 of many).


The Democrats(racist party) founded the KKK and fought to keep slavery, not the Republicans. The Democrats racism is still strong today.
I think that's nonsense, the Democratic party of today has little to do with the party of the 19th century. Today the Republican party is ideologically closer to the KKK than the Democratic party is.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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No Biden fan here but in the interest of being fair he was probably just generalizing. In the inner cities a lot of "poor kids" do happen to be minorities, not all of course, but I don't think he necessarily had bad intentions in his heart or was automatically being racist.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:23 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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He does seem to have a long history of making unfortunate remarks... Makes you wonder if he is the right person for an important office, I mean, the unfortunate words of a president can cause a lot of problems, just like shoddy translating/interpreting.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Joe Biden Says 'Poor Kids' Just As Bright As 'White Kids' In Iowa Speech ... after saying he chose “truth over facts” at another campaign speech.

Truth over facts? Translation: Whatever Biden believes to be the truth over actual facts.
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