Michelle Obama KICKS Joe Biden To The CURB

How could the Obamas do this to poor old Joe…

Former First Lady Michelle Obama refused to defend Joe Biden as the former vice president is engulfed in controversy for his longstanding views on busing and his more recent praise of segregationists.

On Saturday, Obama was asked at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, if she wanted to share her thoughts on the recent “dust up” between Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at the first Democrat presidential debate last month.

The former first lady pointedly refused to engage on the topic, simply saying “I do not.” Obama added that she was not new to “this rodeo” and would not discuss the issue further.

“I’ve been doing this rodeo far too long,” she said. “And no comment.”

The Essence Festival was the first time that either of the Obamas was asked publicly to weigh in on the unfolding controversy surrounding Biden. Last month, the former vice president came under fire for invoking the late-Sens. James Eastland (D-MS) and Herman Talmadge (D-GA), at a fundraiser in New York City. Biden mentioned the two men while touting his ability to forge “consensus” in Congress, but offered little explanation for what the men were able to do together.

“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Biden told donors, faking a Southern drawl as he spoke. “He never called me boy, he always called me son.”

“Well guess what?” the former vice president continued. “At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”

The praise was highly contentious, as Talmadge and Eastland were infamous segregationists that dedicated their careers to stopping the progress of civil rights. Eastland, whom Biden has praised as a friend and mentor in the past, was known as the “voice of the white South” for his defense of Jim Crow and propensity for referring to African Americans as “an inferior race.” Talmadge, on the other hand, pledged to do everything in his power to protect “separation of the races” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, which struck down segregation in public schools.

In the immediate aftermath of the remarks, Biden was heavily criticized by his fellow Democrats and 2020 rivals. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), in particular, delivered an impassioned rebuke of the former vice president when demanding he apologize.

“You don’t joke about calling black men ‘boys,’” Booker said. “Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for Black people, and for everyone… he is wrong for using his relationships with Eastland and Talmadge as examples of how to bring our country together.”

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Biden stood defiant in the face of Booker’s criticism, even saying that if anyone was owed an apology over the incident it was himself.

“Cory should apologize. He knows better,” he said. “There’s not a racist bone in my body. I’ve been involved in civil rights my whole career, period, period, period.”

Although Biden had invoked segregationist Democrats like Eastland and Talmadge in the past, he never elaborated on the role such men played in his efforts to oppose busing for school integration during the 1970s. Eastland, as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was an especially vital ally in Biden’s crusade against busing as evidenced by the two men’s Senate correspondence.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was quick to highlight those relationships when confronting the former vice president on the topic at the first Democrat debate.

“I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground,” Harris said, “but I also believe and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senator who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”

“It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing,” she continued. “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day. That little girl was me. So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate… we have to take it seriously.”

Biden attempted to defuse the situation by claiming Harris had mischaracterized his record. Instead of providing evidence to dispute Harris’s claims, though, the former vice president only muddled his stance on busing and falsely claimed to have never praised racists.

On Saturday, Biden finally apologized for praising segregationist Democrats like Eastland and Talmadge during a campaign stop in South Carolina.

“Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again,” he asked rhetorically. “Yes, I was. I regret it. And I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception they may have caused anybody.”

Biden’s mea culpa, however, caught some heat from the Obama’s inner-circle as coming well after the damage was done.

David Axelrod, a former top aide to President Barack Obama, criticized Biden by saying the apology should not have taken “weeks to land.”

“This is an important statement but would have been better weeks ago—or maybe on the debate stage! It shouldn’t take weeks to land,” Axelrod said on social media.

Src: Breitbart

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20 Comments

  • Rod
    Posted July 8, 2019 6:44 pm 0Likes

    Oh, waa, waa, waa. The whole democrRAT party needs to apologize to the American people for the way they try to play us against each other.

    • Franco
      Posted July 8, 2019 7:46 pm 0Likes

      KAMALA HARRIS??????
      THE SLAVE OWNER?????
      Her family owned slaves on their plantation in Jamaica!!!!!

      Is KAMALA entitled to reparation or is the phony liable to pay
      the slaves????

  • silvernotes
    Posted July 8, 2019 6:45 pm 0Likes

    Pass the popcorn please.!!!!

  • David
    Posted July 8, 2019 6:50 pm 0Likes

    Of course. He isn’t liberal enough as is she & her husband!!!

  • JoeyP
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:06 pm 0Likes

    Sounds like Michelle Obama has something to hide with a hidden agenda of her own . . . Trump and his allies 2020.

  • Estell
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:10 pm 0Likes

    Michael O’bama has no right to talk.

  • Michael Hughes
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:10 pm 0Likes

    Biden owed nobody an apology. The gist of his “sin” was that he was saying that back in the bad old days he was able to forge compromises with individuals whose views on things were so much different than his, even those who championed “segregation”.

    Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, the author of this article and many other liberals chose to throw Biden under the bus by claiming his words were in PRAISE of segregationists. Liberals are very skilled at this twisting of words, but usually they direct their lies at conservatives. Now they are eating their own.

    The best thing that could happen for our country would be that the current version of the Democrat Party be disbanded and replaced with some group more interested in making our country better instead of making their familiars more powerfull.

  • Gerald Ladd
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:16 pm 0Likes

    No one cares what the wookie thinks?

  • Judy Stinger
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:16 pm 0Likes

    Are we to assume that this was a surprise to the Obamas. I’m quite sure they did a thorough investigation of Joe Biden before they added him to their ticket as VP. They clearly had no problem with him for the eight years Of the Obama administration so what’s the problem now?

  • Pete
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:24 pm 0Likes

    Forced busing was a stain on America. A black neighbor of mine had his daughter bused some distance to achieve some hypothetical racial balance, he having moved to my neighborhood partly so his children could attend better schools. It was dangerous for children and the environment, expensive, and, worst of all, concocted by courts.

  • John T Koszalka
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:37 pm 0Likes

    Let’s face it folks the biggest known race-baiters since Sharpton is the Liar in Chief Obama and his wife. Any endorsement by them is SELF DESTRUCTION.

    • Beverly
      Posted July 10, 2019 4:09 am 0Likes

      Obama is only out to give himself the pat on the back. Obama used Biden as the white napkin with his negative and black ideals he pushed. Obama and his “wife’ HAVE BIGGER PLANS THAN BACKING BIDEN. Obama cares about only himself and the future he has laid out for the Global World he is building and guess who is the ruler? The Obamas are rulers. They only used Biden as the poor, white “ sucker”. Obama had no thoughts to back Biden. Possibly, Obama will be in prison for the 1st big set of reports in the fisa warrants, the Fusion GPS and the Steele Dossier. Obama is in deep trouble and has been found who started this entire DEEP SWAMP with meetings to lay out the plan. He had 1/2 of the FBI and CIA involved. Betweeen Obama and HELLERY they were the founders of the plan” Crossfire Hurricane!”

  • Perry Tenbrink
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:41 pm 0Likes

    WHO is Michele Obummer ???
    NOBODY !!! COULDN’T care less what she ever thinks.
    PERIOD.

  • Jose
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:43 pm 0Likes

    “Poor Uncle Joe” Biden. To not only think that, if the (liberal haters) Obamas rejected him, it wasn’t only because Biden’s just not “black enough”. As old as Biden is, he needs to realize that he needs no enemies when having (the Obamas) such liberal-back-stabbing racists as friends.

  • Wendell Fountain
    Posted July 8, 2019 7:56 pm 0Likes

    Who is ignorant enough to pay any attention to Tranny Michael? Who cares what it thinks?

  • Keith D
    Posted July 8, 2019 8:01 pm 0Likes

    I agree with only ONE thing and that is THEY BOTH HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WWWAAAYYY TOO LONG!!!!

  • Judy Boucher
    Posted July 8, 2019 8:26 pm 0Likes

    Biden and Obi ONE Konobi… perfect together???? but then there are perfect idiots and perfect fools…!!!

  • Jean
    Posted July 8, 2019 8:45 pm 0Likes

    Hey, how can we kick Michelle Obama to the curb.???

  • Art Crosby
    Posted July 8, 2019 9:36 pm 0Likes

    Oboy,Not kissing that Black ass Good Enough joe!!Remember,You Have to Completly degrade yourself for Being White ,While Neverrr admitting Anything but Loving,Worshipping thoughts about black people!!!!!<3 Get those lips puckerd up joe,Now Get out there and Really kiss some black ass!!! Semper Fi 😉

  • Leonard Churilla
    Posted July 8, 2019 10:47 pm 0Likes

    I am not a demoncrat since they changed their views a number of years ago but I have to hand it to Michelle for wanting to “stay out of the rodeo.” Politicians are a strange “dog eat dog” bunch in this country and from what I have seen lately it is more like “snake eats snake.”

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