OMG Biden's Spins A New Yarn, The Media Just Ignores The Lies
Joe Biden has been caught in a lie yet again. This time, it was during his speech on the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, where he claimed to have been a student in the North during the civil rights movement. But there is no historical evidence to back this up.
It appears Biden is trying to pander to the African-American community and take credit for actions he never actually participated in. This is a cynical political move and it undermines the struggle of those who actually did fight for civil rights in the 1960s.
This isn't the first time Biden has made questionable claims about his involvement in the civil rights movement. In 1983, he claimed to have participated in sit-in protests to desegregate public spaces, a claim which was later contradicted by a former student. In 1987, Biden admitted he was "not an activist" during the 1960s, despite believing in the civil rights movement's principles. And last January, he implied that he was arrested for being a civil rights activist, without providing any details to back it up.
It's time to call out Biden and other politicians who are taking advantage of the civil rights movement for their own political gain. Not only is it dishonest, but it's also insulting to those who actually were part of the movement.
It's also important to recognize that Biden and other Democrats have a long history of supporting and enforcing Jim Crow laws. Biden himself was an original cosponsor of the 1994 crime bill, which disproportionately targeted black Americans. This bill is often seen as a major contributor to the mass incarceration of African Americans.
It's time to recognize the real heroes of the civil rights movement and to call out those who are taking advantage of it for political gain. Biden's dishonesty and pandering should not be overlooked.
Democrats have to start holding him accountable if they ever want to be taken seriously ever again.