Skip to comments.Joe Biden, civil rights wunderkind
Posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:33 PM PST by smoothsailing
March 1, 2013
The legend of Vice President Joe Biden grew once again Wednesday night.
Biden staked his claim in the civil rights movement by asserting that he desegregated movie theaters as a boy, as Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner reported.
The Vice President was hosting his fourth annual Black History Month reception at his Naval Observatory residence, joined by important civil rights leaders such as Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the original 13 Freedom Riders. A White House taping of the event captured the VP saying that as a boy he was trying just a little tiny bit at home to desegregate movie theaters and those things we were doing.
Then Biden hedged his statement, saying, I want to make it clear to the press, I was no great shakes in the civil rights movement.”
Right you are, Joe. According to The New York Times, one of Biden’s aides said the VP had only tried to desegregate ”one restaurant and one movie theater.”
At his event, Biden also criticized his Caucasian colleagues for thinking they understand what members of the black community experience. “It always amazes me how my white liberal friends think they understand the black community,” he said.
Biden’s Black History Month reception comes at a time when the Voting Rights Act has come up for review in the Supreme Court, making it rather unsurprising that Biden tried to attach himself to the civil rights movement.
So there you have it: Obama is an avid skeet shooter and Biden was a civil rights wunderkind.
Hey Joe, wasn’t Delaware a slave state?
I want to know if Christopher Dorner will be part of next year’s “Black History Month”? After all, he was black and he’s now history.
Next we’ll find out that Joe killed snakes in his cradle with his bare hands.
"Wonder Kinder" is German for “Wonder Children” (aka Nazi Youth Group)
LOL. Good one!
I'd suggest you try wearing blackface...
The SOB is really insane!
Insane for sure, and probably drunk on top of that. He belongs in restraints and locked away.
"Civil rights" as if the phrase itself is evidence of its truth and blind allegiance. Even many conservatives talk about this with bizarre reverence. Like it all has happened in a vacuum with no, to little truthful discussion on where it has lead us. Somebody prove to me that the 'civil rights' movement has been good for America. That what has come as a direct result of it has been a net positive for our culture and posterity? That so called social justice and equal outcomes are a good thing. That the Black Caucus, Affirmative Action, Quota's, 'Black History', African American studies, and the endless list of black and racial groups, grievance & focus is leading us somewhere we want to be?
'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement - Indeed