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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 04:02 PM

51. Accuracy matters, I agree.

 

Did you ask the OP to alter the implication that Biden was called a racist? That would be an even-handed approach to accuracy.

Biden said that Eastland called him son and never called him boy, in the context of reflecting about the need to build consensus within a caucus, across disagreements. In a 2020 Democratic primary. You are right that it's hard to assess what emotion Biden attached to this recollection - but if Eastland called him son and not boy, that implies fondness for Biden on Eastland's part, and Biden must have thought Eastland's fondness helped prove a point for a 2020 audience.

The statement strikes me, at best, as a nonsequiter and a poor example of collaboration for a Democratic audience during a competitive primary. Of course I would say the same thing about Sanders for a gaffe, as has occurred before. I'm pretty confident that Sanders would not reference James Eastland in this way, though. And I am confident that the Biden campaign will recognize the need for cleanup, much more so than most of the DU Biden supporters.
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