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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:48 PM

 

Booker is 'disappointed' in Biden for defending praise of Senate segregationists

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, continuing his criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden, said he was “disappointed” at the former vice president’s defense of remarks that praised segregationist senators.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Booker said he “heard from many, many African Americans who found the comments hurtful.”

“This was a time for him to be healing and to be helpful‚ especially the time that he is looking to bring this party together and lead us in what is the most important election of our lifetime,” Booker said. “And I was disappointed.”

At a New York City fundraiser last week, Biden talked about his ability to work with U.S. Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, two ardent segregationists. In the talk, Biden said Eastland "never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’”

Read more: https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/06/booker-is-disappointed-in-biden-for-defending-praise-of-senate-segregationists.html
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Reply Booker is 'disappointed' in Biden for defending praise of Senate segregationists (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #1
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #2
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #6
Skya Rhen Jun 2019 #3
msongs Jun 2019 #4
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #5
ucrdem Jun 2019 #7
monmouth4 Jun 2019 #8
still_one Jun 2019 #9
FloridaBlues Jun 2019 #10
madville Jun 2019 #11
LibFarmer Jun 2019 #12

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. Booker needs to tell us ...

 

Booker needs to tell us why we should vote for him,
and stop whining about Biden.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:57 PM

2. sigh...

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:03 PM

6. Oh that is good.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:58 PM

3. True, Eastland never called Biden "boy" - but he surely called Senator Ted Kennedy "boy"...

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. one suspects he is also disappointed with how his campaign is going nt

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:03 PM

5. Biden did not praise Eastland or Talmadge. So right there Booker is intentional in his

 

misinterpretation of Biden’s anecdote.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:04 PM

7. I hope Cory has a hobby he loves

 

because at the rate he's going he's about to have a lot of spare time on his hands.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:05 PM

8. I wish Booker, like trump, would just shut up. n/t

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:07 PM

9. It is one thing not to grasp the sensitivity in the use of certain words, but an entirely different

 

thing to accuse a candidate of "praising segregationists"

Did Biden "praise segregationists"?

Because if that is what Booker is saying, let's not mince words, he is calling Biden a racist




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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:22 PM

10. There are other ways to rise in the polls sorry Senator this won't be the way.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:26 PM

11. Weak

 

Guess he has nothing else to run on.....
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:28 PM

12. At this rate

 

Cory won't win the nomination, won't be picked for VP and may get successfully primaried in NJ. It may be over just like that.
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