First I would like to say Congrats to the USA Women’s Soccer team for they won the World Cup by beating the Nederlands 2-0…..and yet the big story on MSNBC was the Open being played in Ireland….as if many Americans care.
It is 2020 cycle and the media has got to have a scandal or two and the entrance of Biden into the field of candidates gave them that fodder to exploit…..
It was his support for busing and the work he did with Dixiecrats……but now all is well for he has apologized……
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the US Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some, the AP reports. “Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Biden asked a mostly black audience of several hundred during the first day of a weekend visit to South Carolina. “Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.” Biden’s comments came as he and rival presidential candidate Kamala Harris were set to circle each other while campaigning Sunday in South Carolina, the first Southern state to vote in next year’s primary and a crucial proving ground for candidates seeking support of black Democrats.
Biden defended his record on racial issues and reminded voters of his ties to former President Barack Obama, whose popularity in South Carolina remains high. The former vice president and the California senator probably will be pressed on their tense debate exchange over race and federally mandated school busing. Though the issue is not at the forefront of the 2020 primary, it could resonate in a state with a complicated history with race and segregation. Without naming Harris, Biden on Saturday referenced what he characterized as expected attacks from other campaigns eager to take him on. “I’m going to let my record stand for itself and not be distorted or scared,” Biden said. He recalled his support of Obama’s criminal justice reforms and pointed out areas in which he disagreed, such as the three-strikes policy that led to longer sentences for repeat offenders.
And the heart felt (sarcasm) apology came only 2 or 3 weeks after the news was brought forth.
Does Biden NOT see how pathetic this apology is?
I mean he lost some points in the polls after the debate and has been defending his actions ever since and now it is time to offer the apology.
This is a political calculation has nothing to do with how he truly feels other than wanting votes.
Do NOT be fooled by this idle gesture.