BY MATT MARGOLIS | P J MEDIA
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On Tuesday, Joe Biden gave a ridiculous speech about
voting rights, during which he advocated for the elimination of the filibuster
so Democrats can ram their federal election takeover through Congress, and made
some ridiculous accusations about the Capitol riot.
There were many issues with his speech, but one thing
that caught my attention was when Biden asked a series of questions in an
attempt to claim the moral high ground on the issues he was discussing.
“At consequential moments in history, they present a
choice: Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?” he asked.
“Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be
on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
It was a curious quote indeed, and not just because of
the ridiculousness of his equating his party’s efforts today to the Civil
Rights movement or ending slavery.
Missing from Biden’s speech was the fact that George
Wallace, Bull Connor, and Jefferson Davis were all Democrats. So, technically, Joe
Biden, and the partisan Democrats who participated in the charade in Georgia,
were all on their side.
But Joe Biden stands out as unique among them because he
isn’t just on the same side of the Democrats mentioned above by being in the
In 1975, he was an undeniable fan of George Wallace. “I
think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace—someone who’s
not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would
say what the American people know in their gut is right,” he told
the Philadelphia Enquirer.
Biden remained a fan of Wallace through the 1980s. In
1981, he praised Wallace’s positions on various issues and told a black witness during a Senate committee hearing
that “sometimes even George Wallace is right.” Later, during his first
attempt at running for president in 1987, he bragged that in 1973 Wallace
considered him “one of the outstanding young politicians of America,” and while
campaigning in Alabama, he said, “we (Delawareans) were on the South’s side in
the Civil War.”
Imagine if any Republican had ever said such things.
Biden also actively cozied up to Southern segregationist Democrats
for help and support for his anti-busing legislation—which Kamala Harris used against him during the 2020 Democratic
primary to suggest that he was a racist. Biden also praised former Ku Klux Klan “Exalted Cyclops” Robert Byrd and
referred to him as a “friend,” “mentor,” and “guide.”
The evidence that Joe Biden is a racist is overwhelming,
and not just because of his support for segregationists. He has a history of making blatantly racist comments. All
the speeches in the world can’t change who Biden was or still is.