WaPo writer Phillip Bump defends Joe Biden from accusations that targeting racism is in fact an attack on the whole right wing movement in an essay titled, “Biden’s targeting of racist extremism is being portrayed as an attack on the right itself.”
The ever-racist Rand Paul has accused Biden’s of, “Calling us white supremacists, calling us racists, calling us every name in the book.”
Paul is saying that, “Biden thinks Republicans are racist liars.”
I think that Joe Biden’s entire political career shows that he is willing to work with Republicans, and he does not think that they are [all] racists liars.
This is complete bullshit. It is clear that Biden’s efforts and pronouncements are a NOT apart of deliberate effort to demonize and perhaps prosecute the his political opposition.
His entire career mitigates against this accusation. Biden has always gone along to get along with the most contemptible people in politics.
However, there is a way that Rand Paul’s accusation IS accurate.
Specifically, it should be noted that the modern conservative movement, at least back to the days of William F. Buckley’s endorsements of segregation (And arguably as far back as the founding of the Republic), racism has been inseparable from the political right in the United States.
It is transparently obvious that meaningful sustained efforts to fight racism in will necessarily target the right wing.
Short version of this argument: If Rand Paul is concerned that Joe Biden’s fighting racism is an attack on him, then Rand Paul needs to stop being a racist dirt-bag.