Joe Biden has an old Democrat problem. After relentless flip-flopping; blowing in the wind on topics from abortion, to Iraq, to immigration, to integrating schools – Biden has finally chosen a hill to die on; bragging about working with segregationist Democrat Senators, James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), in order to “get things done.”
Eastland served as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 21 years (1957 – 1978), where he would serve on the White Citizens Council working to oppose civil rights – while Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972.
Weirdly, Biden quipped on Wednesday “[Eastland] never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’” – without explaining why the elder Democrat would have called the young white Senator a pejorative term used against blacks.