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The creepiest #JoeBiden find so far is this 1975 interview in which he boasts of his position against busing and rehabilitation of criminals. He says... documentcloud.org/documents/5805… 1/x
“I think I’ve made it possible for liberals to come out of the closet...If it isn’t yet a respectable liberal position, it is no longer a racist one....I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace..." 2/x
"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.” 3/x
This, of course, recalls the Goldwater 1964 campaign slogan, "In your heart you know he's right"... 4/x
.which was a clever dogwhistle intimating that the only reason voters didn't publicly expound Goldwaterism was fear of social sanction from smug liberals (who also knew Goldwater was right, too, but would rather shame people via virtue signaling that Handle The Truth). 5/x
But Goldwater had the excuse that he was sending voters into the booth with the whole banquet of his positions in their hearts, from defense to government spending to his "constitutional" but non-racist opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 6/x
Ah, but Biden: by roping George Wallace into it, he gets no such out: it's a straight up racist dogwhistle. FIN
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