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Re: The 2020 Presidential Election
« Reply #810 on: September 13, 2019, 12:45:13 PM »
Biden's dentures mishap was amusing, but what do you make of this?
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Linsey Davis: Mr. Vice-President, I want to talk to you about inequality in schools and race. In a conversation about how to deal with segregation in schools back in 1975, you told a reporter “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation, and I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.” You said that some 40 years ago, but as you stand here tonight, what responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?

Joe Biden: Well, they have to deal with the … Look, there is institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Redlining, banks, making sure that we are in a position where — Look, we talk about education. I propose that what we take is those very poor schools, the Title 1 schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45 billion a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the equal of … A raise of getting out of the $60,000 level.

Number two, make sure that we bring in to the help with the stud — the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home, we need … We have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today. It’s crazy. The teachers are required — I’m married to a teacher. My deceased wife is a teacher. They have every problem coming to them.

Make sure that every single child does, in fact, have three, four, and five-year-olds go to school. School! Not daycare, school. We bring social workers into homes of parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not want they don’t want to help. They don’t know want— They don’t know what quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night. The phone — make sure the kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school — er, a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.

Davis: Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.

Biden: No, I’m going to go like the rest of them do, twice over, okay? Because here’s the deal. The deal is that we’ve got this a little backwards. And by the way, in Venezuela, we should be allowing people to come here from Venezuela. I know Maduro. I’ve confronted Maduro. Number two, you talk about the need to do something in Latin America. I’m the guy that came up with $740 million to see to it those three countries, in fact, change their system so people don’t have to chance to leave. You’re all acting like we just discovered this yesterday! Thank you very much.

i remember that response.  he makes a few good points, but half of what he said is gobbledygook.  it's like he hit on one talking point that his handlers prepared for him, and then tried to fill in with some loosely related nonsense until his brain could rattle off another one.  and "make sure you have the record player on at night" ?  that alone shows how out of touch the old man is and if he thinks he's going to win over any of the young vote that the other socialists seem to have a handle on, he's sadly mistaken.

oh, and i should mention that he didn't answer the question at all...but that's nothing new for politicians.

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Re: The 2020 Presidential Election
« Reply #811 on: September 13, 2019, 12:50:04 PM »
Just to be fair, there is the whole retro vinyl subculture that is popular with the young crowd.  I even got me a record player last year so I could listen to my grandpa's old jazz collection.

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Re: The 2020 Presidential Election
« Reply #812 on: September 13, 2019, 12:58:19 PM »
Just to be fair, there is the whole retro vinyl subculture that is popular with the young crowd.  I even got me a record player last year so I could listen to my grandpa's old jazz collection.

right, but you and i both know that's not what he meant  ;)

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Re: The 2020 Presidential Election
« Reply #813 on: Yesterday at 08:57:23 AM »
It's cakist to suggest black parents have their kids listen to record players. 

The Ticking Time Bomb in Biden’s ‘Record Player’ Answer
It’s not about his age. It’s about whether he has offended black voters.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/13/joe-biden-record-player-debate-228105

 

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