Comparing Biden to Sanders on racism
Black people love Joe Biden, but don't trust Bernie Sanders because he is in some vague, undefined way, a racist.
That's what the media tells us. That's what black political leaders tell us.
And that's why I don't trust the media or these current black political leaders or anytime modern Identity Politics is used.
Consider this recent Bernie "scandal".
Bernie mentioned that he marched for civil rights with MLK, and that's a bad thing.
THAT'S the scandal.
Sanders’ campaign co-chair, Nina Turner, recently asked a crowd in Fort Worth, Texas, “In what world when you’re sitting on a stage telling people about your history, and you mention the fact that you were in the March on Washington with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Fort Worth, in what world do people boo that? That happened to Sen. Sanders yesterday, and I’m calling it out.
“People want to strip the senator of his history,” Turner said.
Yes. Boo! Boo! How dare you point out your legacy on racism when someone questions your commitment to fighting racism.
— Kimberly Allen (@kimberp_a) April 24, 2019
But black leaders and activists say that Sanders, when questioned, keeps pointing to his actions in the ’60s and ’80s — when they’re looking to hear what he would do for them now.
Ah, yes. What does Bernie plan to do for black people now.
From the very same event.
Bernie Sanders was asked by a woman of color in the audience what he would do about the rise of white supremacist violence as President.
Instead he started talking about minimum wage and Medicare For All.
The audience claps when the moderator clocks him.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) April 24, 2019
Right. Blacks don't care about getting health care and raising low wages. Those things don't matter to them.
Nor do they care about the fight for civil rights.
This sounds insane to me.
For context, let's look at the establishment approved candidate, Joe Biden, and what he keeps pointing to his actions in the ’60s and ’80s.
Scarborough defends Biden working with "repugnant" segregationists pic.twitter.com/aphNwq7mB6
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) June 20, 2019
Democratic strategist Kristen Hawn said Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden’s remark this week about working with two segregationist lawmakers “just makes him look older.”
“I don’t think it’s going to stick that Joe Biden is racist,” Hawn, a senior strategist at Agenda Global, told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on “Rising.”
BREAKING: @JoeBiden responds to Dem rival criticism on comments re: “some civility” w/segregationist senators: “Apologize for what? @CoryBooker should apologize” @CBSNews (w/@JuliaCherner) pic.twitter.com/zFaEXpSNXM
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) June 19, 2019
So what do you think was the reaction of black political leaders over this call for civility with white supremacists? Go ahead. Guess.
Black lawmakers defended Vice President Joe Biden after the Democratic presidential candidate praised the effectiveness and "civility" of his time working with segregationists in the Senate.
The members of Congress supported Biden's overall point that Washington politicians must do a better job of working with those they disagree with. They declined to echo the demands for an apology made by Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a 2020 rival of Biden's and a fellow Congressional Black Caucus member, and others. And they commended Biden's civil rights record.
...Bass, the Congressional Black Caucus chair, said she hoped that the intraparty attacks on Biden were not a sign of things to come.
"With 24 people running, about the last thing we need to do is fight each other," Bass said. "We need to focus on the number one priority, which is getting rid of the person who's in the White House."
When asked whether Biden should apologize, Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Hakeem Jeffries of New York said he should not.
"I haven't seen anything from Joe Biden that suggests at this moment that he should apologize," said Jeffries, a member of the House Democratic leadership team.
Exactly the same reaction Bernie would have gotten, amirite?
Good thing Biden didn't march with MLK. Otherwise there would be real outrage in the black community.