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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:25 PM

 

When was the last time busing was a major talking point in a presidential election?

1976?
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Reply When was the last time busing was a major talking point in a presidential election? (Original post)
Otto Lidenbrock Jul 2019 OP
EffieBlack Jul 2019 #1
bluewater Jul 2019 #2
George II Jul 2019 #4
pnwmom Jul 2019 #6
George II Jul 2019 #10
bluewater Jul 2019 #12
George II Jul 2019 #24
pnwmom Jul 2019 #13
George II Jul 2019 #16
pnwmom Jul 2019 #18
George II Jul 2019 #19
pnwmom Jul 2019 #20
George II Jul 2019 #21
pnwmom Jul 2019 #22
bluewater Jul 2019 #23
George II Jul 2019 #26
pnwmom Jul 2019 #28
George II Jul 2019 #30
bluewater Jul 2019 #32
George II Jul 2019 #34
bluewater Jul 2019 #7
George II Jul 2019 #9
bluewater Jul 2019 #11
ucrdem Jul 2019 #14
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:27 PM

1. It's not a major talking point now

 

Notwithstanding the efforts of some to make it one ...
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:27 PM

2. And to think Biden brought this all up

 

Talking about being civil and working with segregationists.
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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. When did Biden bring "this all up", specifically?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:50 PM

6. When he talked about days past, when he could even work "across the aisle"

 

with segregationist Senators like Eastland and Talmadge. They were actually Democrats, so that was a poor example of across the aisle. And he got his anti-busing bill passed with their help, so he opened this can of worms.

His staff had been trying to get him to stop telling this story, to no avail. Hopefully he'll stop telling it now . . .

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/06/24/bidens-segregation-comments-resurrect-his-anti-busing-history.html

Biden's Segregation Comments Resurrect His Anti-Busing History
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:14 PM

10. But his recent comments NEVER mentioned busing until it was brought up by others.

 

And now that even Harris has walked back her position, which now aligns with Biden's, many people still won't let it go.
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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:29 PM

12. The definitions of Quibbling and Hair-Splitting come to mind:

 

hairēsplitēting (ˈhɛərˌsplɪt ɪŋ

n.
1. the making of unnecessarily fine distinctions.
adj.
2. characterized by such distinctions; quibbling: hairsplitting arguments.


quibbling
[ˈkwibliNG]

NOUN
the action of raising objections about a trivial matter.
"she was tired of all the quibbling"
ADJECTIVE
arguing or raising objections about a trivial matter.
"he came back with a quibbling rebuttal"
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Response to bluewater (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:08 PM

24. How about the definition of "bring this all up", which seems to be avoided.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:38 PM

13. You mean, he didn't say, "When I worked with the segregationist racists

 

on my anti-busing bill"?

He wasn't thinking very clearly if he thought he could talk about working with them without having to deal with questions about what he worked with them on.

And their positions still don't align. Harris isn't against the kind of busing program her district had (and Berkeley still has a busing program to promote socio-economic and racial integration -- just not the same one they had before.)

But Biden wasn't just opposed to Federally ordered desegregation for districts that had purposely assigned students to segregated schools; he was also against busing for de facto segregation , which is what they had in Berkeley (caused by segregation in housing, because of deed covenants and redlining). Harris says she benefited from Berkeley's busing.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/06/24/bidens-segregation-comments-resurrect-his-anti-busing-history.html

Bidenís position then, which he has reiterated since, was that he didnít support transporting students between racially isolated schools as a remedy for de facto segregation, the descriptor for racial isolation that wasnít caused by explicitly discriminatory laws.
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:44 PM

16. That article mentions "busing" 19 times, not a SINGLE one uttered by Biden. I rest my case.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:46 PM

18. So? He incorrectly thought he could highlight his work with segregationists without reminding people

 

of the anti-busing bill he worked with them on.
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:47 PM

19. The bottom line is, as hard as some are trying to "prove" it, Biden never brought up busing in 2019.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:49 PM

20. Then it's reasonable to question his judgment.

 

How could a smart person -- who had been warned by his staff -- still think it was a good idea to bring up his past of working with segregationist Senators, when he knows he was working with them on anti-busing legislation?


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Response to pnwmom (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:55 PM

21. It wasn't Biden. And the date is June 30, 1977 (42 years ago), not June 2019.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:58 PM

22. Who wasn't Biden? Biden brought up the topic of working with Eastland/Talmadge decades ago.

 

That was his mistake. He opened the door wide.
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:00 PM

23. diminishing returns

 

diminishing returns

DEFINITION
used to refer to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested.
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:55 PM

26. You asked who released the letter. My answer was that it wasn't Biden.

 

So Biden "opened the door wide" for the 2019 debate by writing a letter 42 years ago.

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Response to George II (Reply #26)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:07 PM

28. No, he opened the door wide in 2019 by bringing up the topic of working with the segregationists

 

to "get things done."
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #28)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:12 PM

30. So if he said he had lunch at a Suchi Bar he would have opened the door....

 

....to the Japanese internment issue?

Come on.
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Response to George II (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:18 PM

32. weak sauce, weak Sushi sauce actually...

 



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Response to bluewater (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:22 PM

34. Not the sauce (with a "C") in which I dip my Sushi.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:52 PM

7. Quibbling and Hair Splitting?

 

But, Ok, lets see if Biden said anything that brought the busing argument back onto the front page of this campaign.

I said:
"And to think Biden brought this all up talking about being civil and working with segregationists."

Let me google: Biden being civil to segregationists and see what comes up...

Democrats Blast Biden For Recalling 'Civil' Relationship With Segregationists
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/19/734103488/democrats-blast-biden-for-recalling-civil-relationship-with-segregationists

Joe Biden could be "civil" with segregationists "because he shared their views"


Joe Biden didn't just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause in schools, experts say.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/joe-biden-didn-t-just-compromise-segregationists-he-fought-their-n1021626

Joe Biden Under Fire for Touting His 'Civil' Relationships with Segregationists
https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/joe-biden-touted-his-civil-relationships-with-segregationists

Oh, my.

Honestly I could continue posting more of these but I might get carpal tunnel, there are so many.

To pretend that Biden's comments about working with and being civil to segregationists didn't enflame this busing issue is just silly.

Google readily proves otherwise. There's really no point in wasting time arguing about it.

Thanks for the discussion.






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Response to bluewater (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:13 PM

9. Nice links, but you haven't been able to tell when Biden brought this up. Didn't think so.

 

It's only people who want to bash Biden that circuitously meander from what he said to get to "school busing". Not surprising.
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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:14 PM

11. Denial isn't just a river in Egypt

 

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Response to bluewater (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:40 PM

14. Biden didn't bring it up, but he comes out of this smelling like a rose.

 

And he hasn't had to walk back a damn thing.
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Response to bluewater (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:45 PM

17. So how may times in those comments by Biden did he bring up busing? Answer: NONE

 

"Google readily proves otherwise" is false.

Not "denial", but reality.
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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:43 PM

15. Someone's projecting about

 

the River in Egypt.. and it's not you.
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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:09 PM

29. There was a direct path from his talking about working with the segregationists

 

to discussions about the anti-busing legislation he worked with them to "get done."
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:13 PM

31. Now we're at the point of playing the party game "Telephone".

 

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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 04:53 PM

25. And to think *Harris brought this all up

 

FTFY
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. Probably around that time, give or take a year.

 

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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:40 PM

5. Jesse Jackson ran in 1984 and 1988.

 

He spoke about it.

I haven't heard anything since, until Harris spoke up.
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 02:54 PM

8. We need to get off the BS and start figuring out how to absolutely beat drumpf.

 

I was just told by an election official that former young Democratic voters are switching their political party affiliation to rethuglicons. This is the last f'ing thing we need.
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:03 PM

27. What I heard and I know words are subjective...

 

Biden has worked in the past with the most repugnant people in Congress to accomplish goals.

What I infer from that remark is:
Here we are again with even more repugnant evil and we canít stay deadlocked. We need to work with these
Motherffers and get democracy working again as designed.


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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 05:19 PM

33. The media

 

got tired of talking about climate change, immigration, and tax breaks for the rich.
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