Whose Side Is He On?

Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by John Galt

From Fox News:

Biden says those who oppose Democrat voting rights bill are on the side of Jefferson Davis

Quoting Biden addressing Republican opposition to the “Voting Rights” Bill (which is far more about removing rights than protecting them, in accordance with standard Democratic bill-naming protocol):

“So I ask every elected official in America, how do you want to be remembered?” Biden said during remarks from the Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? 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?”

As an aside, note that Wallace, Connor, and Davis were all Democrats.

Then, from National Review Corner:

But since Obama brought it up, it’s worth noting that the only person in modern American politics to have repeatedly praised Wallace and other segregationists is Joe Biden. It was Biden who bragged that in 1973 Wallace considered him “one of the outstanding young politicians of America.” It was Biden who wrote in 1975 that the “Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace.” It was Biden who in 1981 told a black witness in the Senate that “sometimes even George Wallace is right.” It was Biden who, while campaigning for the presidency in Alabama in 1987, claimed that he’d been the recipient of an award from Wallace in 1973 (it probably wasn’t true; but what a thing to brag about!), and then boasted that Delaware was “on the South’s side in the Civil War.”

The National Review post also mentions Biden’s previous relationships with pro-segregationist politicians such as James O. Eastland, Herman Talmadge, J. William Fulbright (also a noted anti-Semite), and Strom Thurmond, former Dixiecrat candidate.