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    • #249609
      leftcoast mountains
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      vote for nobody

    • #249628
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      Even the REAL Michael Jackson didn’t have a black face by 1985.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #249632
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Aye-yi-yi. Can you imagine what would happen if a clip with Bernie doing this surfaced? I’m sure on SV they’ll be wailing about this fiendish attack on a Democrat. Biden cannot be acknowledged to be a racist, though he clearly is. He thinks black people are so stupid they’ll continue to vote for him if a clip emerges showing him putting on a KKK hood.

      Thinking black people are easily conned is racist, right?

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      Although I’m certainly not going to defend the white supremacist past of Sen. Robert Byrd and I am definitely no fan of Joe Biden, I think we do our side a great disservice when we’re clumsy or clueless with the facts.

      First of all, although Byrd was definitely a member of the KKK in the 40s and early 50s, he was never the Grand Wizard. Not only that (whether you believe him or not), Byrd apologized on multiple occasions for being a member of the Klan as a young man. Furthermore, at the time this photo was taken, he was almost certainly either the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, which makes his appearance with a younger Democratic Senator unsensational.

      Finally, unlike Biden, who was an unapologetic Iraq War booster and doesn’t have the guts or decency to this day to admit this, Byrd was passionately outspoken in opposing the Iraq War initiative and loudly decried what he saw as Congress’s appalling abdication of its Constitutional responsibility.

      “We are rushing into war without fully discussing why, without thoroughly considering the consequences, or without making any attempt to explore what steps we might take to avert conflict. The resolution before us today is not only a product of haste; it is also a product of presidential hubris. This resolution is breathtaking in its scope. It redefines the nature of defense, and reinterprets the Constitution to suit the will of the Executive Branch. It would give the President blanket authority to launch a unilateral preemptive attack on a sovereign nation that is perceived to be a threat to the United States. This is an unprecedented and unfounded interpretation of the President’s authority under the Constitution, not to mention the fact that it stands the charter of the United Nations on its head.” — Sen. Robert Byrd, October 2002.

    • #249673
      The Red Menace
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      And there’s the people commenting, “It was okay in 1985” – like where the fuck were they in 1985 that blackface was okay? Duke university I guess? jesus shit. That’s not just blackface, that is BLACKface, like the dude was making out with a bucket of roofing tar or something.

    • #249683
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      Totally agree, @twilightsporkle

      Like a politician who blames something he did in his 40s on “youthful indiscretion.”

      The very idea that people thought up this offensive schtick and that presumably numerous people approved of it and yet no one saw how utterly offensive and tone deaf it was is just jaw dropping.

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      game meat
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      So, Northam was not some extreme deviation from the norm, and blackface was a thing of sorts in the 80s. Kind of bizarre, actually. I don’t even know what to make of this.

      Just a guess loosely based on various events of the last few years, but I don’t think anyone’s going to care about this in the long run, especially since it wasn’t him in blackface personally. Hell, Northam seems to have been forgiven, and he could have been that Michael Jackson. Biden’s already gotten away with worse. I mean, he literally bragged about being from a slave state in plain English, leaving nothing to the imagination. Then there’s his more substantive policy positions and history…

      For reasons I’ve never entirely understood, it’s still mostly black voters keeping Biden’s campaign alive. It is what it is. As a result, these things tend to get spun to where pointing this stuff out becomes ‘telling black people how to vote.’

      Tbh, I’ve noticed it’s mostly a certain type of white liberal (busybodies who seem to delight in taking offense on behalf of others) who seem to get the most riled up by these transgressions unearthed from the depths of the archives, and it isn’t even sincere most of the time, because they’ll always make excuses if the offender is someone they like/support. It’s just a combination of looking for ‘woke cred,’ or playing along, feigning pearl clutching, because it hurts someone they oppose. And Warren has that group (most of them anyway).

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      Biden must have some major impulse control issues. At this point, he must realize that his behavior is an issue. And yet he can’t help himself.

      One of these days, Jill is going to be waiting at the door with a frying pan or a rolling pin.

      Either that or the parent or partner of one his victims is going to react instinctively to seeing a loved one manhandled.

      Maybe it’s some weird version of droit du seigneur, and Joe is so powerful, insulated, and privileged that he feels as though he can say or do whatever he wants without consequence. Reminds me a little of another guy, who was bragging on that notorious Access Hollywood video.

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        He is a fucking predator. He gropes kids and women in public with impunity for decades. As long as the economy holds up, I rate Trump to beat him unless he picks a strong as fuck VP who will draw in the under 40yo Millennial, Zennial, and Gen Z crowd, plus show up minority voters. Just because he is pulling 35 to 45% of A-A’s in the primaries (mainly older, socially retrograde, buybull thumping ones) does NOT mean he will GOTV with the younger ones. He is insane if he picks whitebread Midwest Meanie Dummi-con Klobuchar. She is a lightweight and also has control issues. Both Klobuchar and Groper Joe made their bones locking up blacks, either directly or via shoving through racist crime bills. Kamshaft Kamala is the same story. It is crazy that such a very small group (older blacks make up like 4 or 5% of the US population) has such a grip over the Dummicrat party. They are far too conservative on multiple fronts to vote for actual progressives. They vote against their class interests a lot, the same as a shit tonne of poor whites. I think the only one who would excite most all of A-A’s as a VP in 2020 would be Stacey Abrams.

        Trump could beat Biden in 2020 and STILL the vast majority of the Dummicrat power centres will fight off a progressive to the death in 2024. AOC qualifies to run for POTUS in 2024 by 99 days (she turns 35 on October 13, 2024). Hopefully she takes the plunge if Trump wins in 2020.

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      I am so over this guy. People on twitter defending him to the ends, saying that he’s more “electable”. People knew better than to promote black face in 1985. I don’t think most people realise who they are dealing with here.

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