[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
Biden is a bit of a nut and he loves the sound of his own voice. He is always saying stupid stuff.
I am sure he meant no harm and this will blow over.
It really does not bother me except if a Republican said something similar he would be crucified in the MSM.
Hillary made a similar joke about Indians and gas stations and it blew over very quickly.
I think a Republican would get similar treatment. Trent Lott caused an uproar, but I think the two statements are quite a bit different.
Not Republican politicians, but Robertson and Dobson get away with saying some crazy shit.
Don’t delude yourself. There isn’t a republican in the land who could get away with such a statement.
All Trent Lott did was try to make a 100 year old man feel good about himself at the old guys birthday party. His great crime?
He said that we would have been a whole lot better off if he had been elected President (he ran back in the 1950’s I think).
Because Strom was against racial equality 50 or 60 years ago Trent Lott had to resign.
I am no Trent Lott fan but I am sure he merely wanted to give an old man a harmless compliment by saying he would have been a good president. He might not have even meant it.
The media firestorm was insane. They put racist words in his mouth and he clearly did not say or imply anything racist at all.
Biden’s statement is closer to racism than Lott’s.
Biden’s statement is stupid.
Lott’s statement was merely flattering an old man.[/quote]
Saying we would have avoided all those problems listening to Strom when he was running for president is very very close to saying we would be better off if we never integrated.
Now, he may have just been flattering an old man, but in doing so he was at least implying that segregation was good for the country, which is a little different than saying Indian people work at convenience stores.
Biden’s remark was stupid, but so are most of the things he says.
Lott may not have meant anything racist, I don’t know the guy, but don’t say that there isn’t racist implications to the comment.