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Old 08-25-2019, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Biden
I think of where we are at the moment. You know, none of you men are old — women are old enough, but a couple of you guys are old enough to remember. I graduated in 1968. Everybody before me was, drop out, go to Haight-Ashbury, don’t trust anybody over 30, everybody not getting involved. I’m serious, I know no woman will shake their head and acknowledge it, but you guys know what I’m talking about. Right? But then what happened? Dr. Ki— I only have two political heroes. I have one hero who was my dad, but I have two political heroes were Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. My senior semester they were both shot and killed. Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?
Can someone translate the sentence in bold for me? What’s with the gender implication? It sounds like some kind of wink wink nudge nudge thing he’s going for, but it’s a weird thing to use as a set up to talking about assasination.

I’m not outraged that Biden hypothesized about Obama being killed, but it is pretty dumb . Why is it necessary to put Obama in the bullseye to make his point? Many of us remember quite well the fear of some nutjob taking Obama out. Asking us to re-contemplate something we contemplated repeatedly 10 years ago (until the present) is like a man asking a teenaged girl to imagine what would happen if her period started in the middle of PE, she’s wearing white shorts, and she doesn’t have protection. Every girl has mentally played out this scenario at least a dozen times before she’s 16. She knows that this would be bad. It takes a special kind of arrogance to assume this isn’t universally obvious.

1968 was a real bad time, Joe. We get it, really.

Last edited by you with the face; 08-25-2019 at 08:20 PM.