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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:53 PM

 

Booker Refutes Claim Biden's Segregationist Remark Was Taken Out Of Context

By Cristina Cabrera

June 23, 2019 2:15 pm

2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said on Sunday that he doesn’t understand how 2020 rival Joe Biden can argue that his comments about segregationists was taken out of context.

During an interview with Al Sharpton on Saturday, Biden said the media “didn’t print the whole deal” on his nostalgic remarks about working with segregationist lawmakers, and that “the context of this was totally different.”

“I didn’t understand that,” Booker told “This Week” host Martha Raddatz. “I listened to the full totality of what he was talking about, and frankly, I heard from many, many African-Americans who found the comments hurtful.”

However, Booker added that his call with Biden on Wednesday was “very constructive” and that he has a “tremendous amount of respect” for the former vice president.




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Reply Booker Refutes Claim Biden's Segregationist Remark Was Taken Out Of Context (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
Cary Jun 2019 #1
Indygram Jun 2019 #7
Cary Jun 2019 #10
George II Jun 2019 #2
empedocles Jun 2019 #4
underthematrix Jun 2019 #8
Voltaire2 Jun 2019 #3
George II Jun 2019 #11
Cha Jun 2019 #12
George II Jun 2019 #13
Cha Jun 2019 #15
Laurian Jun 2019 #5
crazytown Jun 2019 #6
Cha Jun 2019 #14
emulatorloo Jun 2019 #9
BlueWI Jun 2019 #16
madville Jun 2019 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:00 PM

1. Do we believe Biden is racist?

 

Can we question his record? The idea of holding one's nose and working with odious people is not popular at the moment but is it really a negative that Joe Biden has this experience from which to draw?

I don't think so. I am not sold on Biden but I think this "gaffe" is a non-issue except we do need to deal with it when the moron tries to gaslight us.
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Response to Cary (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:18 PM

7. No one thinks Biden is a racist, but he is being defensive and refusing to listen

 

When speaking of segregationists, the word "boy," no matter WHAT the context, is essentially no different than using the n-word. There is NEVER an "ok" context to use a racial disparaging word/term....EVER.

Until Biden (and his supporters) are able to acknowledge this fact and Biden shows that he finally gets it, this issue is not going to go away. He needs to just fix it and stop being so defensive and start actually listening so he stops this self-sabotage.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:55 PM

10. Maybe Al Franken should have been more "defensive?"

 

Or maybe it's the rest of us who could use more discipline? The moron and his Russian masters inflicted just enough of us with drama like this to win. They can't do that if we don't let them.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Booker was in my top three a month or two ago....

 

....but he's doing himself a lot of damage recently.
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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:11 PM

4. Not good

 

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. Booker was never in my TOP five.

 

First, he is NOT Obama. Not even close.

Second, African Americans REMEMBER him dragging President Obama when he was supposed to be a surrogate on a policy issue on one of the political talk shows.

Third, African Americans don't appreciate (and I'm putting it mildly) him going after President Obama's wingman (Vice President Biden) for 8 years.

Fourth, African Americans, especially the older crowd like me, know if Booker were the nom or on the ticket, he would be a magnate for scandals and conspiracy theories in a way no other candidate could possibly generate.

Fifth, Booker is up for re-election in 2020.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. And it appears that team Biden cannot

 

stop poking this bees nest.

Curious.
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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:47 PM

11. That is an interview of Booker by ABC's Martha Raddatz. "Team Biden" had nothing to do with it.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:22 PM

12. Right.. so why would anyone

 

blame it on "Team Biden"?
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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:23 PM

13. Just because...

 

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:30 PM

15. Because they

 

think they can.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:12 PM

5. This has gotten to be ridiculous.

 

My opinion of Booker has gone down with his continued harping on this issue. I’m concerned with the here and now, not ancient history.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:14 PM

6. "I heard from many, many African-Americans"

 

Oh vey
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Response to crazytown (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:26 PM

14. We heard from John Lewis and

 

James Clyburn.. two of my favorite civil rights icons.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:34 PM

9. This strategy isn't going to get Booker out of the single digits. Tell us your plans and policies

 

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:27 PM

16. Maybe Biden can focus on that too.

 

Biden's gaffe initiated this whole matter.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:34 PM

17. Booker is more irrelevant by the day

 

He's in that phase where he will do anything for attention, unfortunate.
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