MURDOCK: Biden’s ‘Jim Eagle’ Pales Beside the Real Jim Crow

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NEW YORK — In his latest bid to unite America, President Joe Biden has called Georgia’s new election-integrity law “Jim Crow for the 21st Century” and “Jim Crow on steroids.”

“Parts of our country are backsliding,” Biden moaned Wednesday. “The days of Jim Crow, passing laws that harken back to the era of poll taxes, when black people were made to guess how many beans – how many jelly beans in a jar, or count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap before they could cast their ballot.”

Biden said this via satellite to the National Action Network. Its founder, Al Sharpton, is a museum-quality racial arsonist who has called Jews “diamond merchants” and Fred Harari, who is Jewish, a “white interloper.” In 1995, Sharpton’s anti-Semitic slurs may have inspired Roland Smith, a crazed protester, who shot up and ignited Freddie’s Fashion Mart, Harari’s store in Harlem. The ensuing inferno killed seven. Smith fatally shot himself. 

Rather than bring Americans together, Biden’s inflammatory rhetoric pits citizens against each other. His needlessly incendiary language is like complaining that a supermarket that lacks kosher food harkens back to Kristallnacht. 

While Biden bashes the Peach State’s new statute, why didn’t he help loosen Delaware’s much tighter vote rules? 

Days of in-person early voting? Georgia: 17. Delaware: Zero

Ballot drop boxes? Georgia: at least 159 (no fewer than one per county). Delaware: Zero

No-excuse absentee ballots? Georgia: Yes. Delaware: No.

Voter ID required? Georgia: Yes. Delaware: Yes.

Biden also trivializes the pain of Jim Crow’s genuine victims while diluting the cruelty of these mandates and their 76-year-long, “separate-but-equal” reign of terror.

“This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” Biden told journalists on March 25. “I mean, this is gigantic what they’re trying to do, and it cannot be sustained.” Male bald eagles typically weigh ten times as much as an average one-pound crow. Does Biden truly believe that Georgia’s “Jim Eagle” law is 10 times worse than Jim Crow’s multifaceted, anti-black voter suppression?

Poll taxes once made voting too expensive for poor citizens, many black. Georgia’s new law imposed no poll tax.

Before 1965, Alabama’s literacy test asked prospective voters 68 questions, including: “If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in ________.” By refusing to hear Texas’ anti-vote fraud case last December, today’s Supreme Court forgot that it is the correct answer.

Also, “The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to ________.” Answer: Ten square miles.

Today’s Georgia kept literacy tests buried.

Michigan’s Jim Crow Museum observes that in many a lynching, “The victim was an example of what happened to a black man who tried to vote.” Georgia did not reinstate lynching.

Northern Freedom Riders headed South to register black voters in 1961. They endured beatings and fire-bombings. Georgia has resurrected neither.

Three young Congress of Racial Equality activists named James Chaney (a black man), Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner (both white) registered black Mississippians in June 1964. On Goodman’s first evening on duty, local Klansmen murdered them and hid their bodies in an earthen dam. Elsewhere, investigators found the bodies of black Freedom Summer college students Henry Dee and Charles Moore, a cadaver in a CORE T-shirt, and five other corpses.

That was Jim Crow, not merely requiring voters — black and otherwise — to show ID, as do 36 states (including Biden’s blessed Delaware). Blacks routinely present ID at airports, banks, libraries, hotels, and millions of other venues daily.

For Biden to compare Georgia’s vote expansion bill with the Jim Crow that slaughtered Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner, Dee, and Moore is morally grotesque, über-divisive, and a profound insult to those who were killed while crushing Jim Crow and securing black voting rights.

And, remember: The Jim Crow laws were passed, signed, and brutally enforced by Democrats, not Republicans. Perhaps that’s why Biden cannot shut up about Jim Crow. Those racist rules were his party’s handiwork.

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Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

  1. The Democrats will continue to use “RACE” as a strategy because they have nothing else. Of course, anyone with a modicum of intelligence knows that they are lying…….and even worse, they are projecting. Everything the Democrat political party is guilty of they are trying to tell people it was the Republicans.

    1. This is the game they always play. People fall for it just like the BLACKS still don’t understand that the DEMONKRAPS are only interested in their votes. No matter what, one just can’t fix stupid!

    2. Casey, the demorats use race because that’s all they have. What is sad, the people keep voting them into office after being lied to all these years. People are to gullible. If anyone thinks commie Joe is trying to unite America, guess again, the demorats can’t allow us to unite, because they know we The People would be on them like stink on sh-t.

  2. Biden needs to learn that the American people are fed up with his lying ways. He has NO concern for this country and if it hadn’t been for the Supreme Courts refusing to do their job when it came to the election we wouldn’t be in this situation of our country going down the drain because of Biden He is ONLY for himself and China and needs to be impeached immediately

  3. Sadly, we are now forced to affirmative ignore anything that comes out of the mouth of Poor Old Joe. Senility is not a qualification for the Presidency.

    1. Idiots. However, not just young people with mush for brains. Many voted for him because they looked at him as a uniter. Hahaha
      Others were triggered by President Trump’s tweeting, and let’s not forget the 62% of idiot Catholics. FOOLS all of the above.

    2. globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ are the idiots who support these globalist puppet, democrat criminal party and globalist puppet, rino criminal party .

  4. The democrats delusional approach to almost everything is twisted, and fabricated
    unwanted lies.
    It’s like they are slowly abolishing themselves, and with a dysfunctional past why not.

    1. So against the new Georgia voting law, I think it’s a smoke screen while they pass the MOST decisive National Voting law ever, the HR1. But Biden has no problem with that one, unbelievable how stupid the Democrat’s think AMERICANS are.

  5. The democrats were the slave owners,they started the K.K.K.,they started the jim crow mandates of the south – – – And never forget Martin Luther King jr. was a Republicon !

    1. And they killed him to shut him up, because he was uniting the races. He was a good man, and he said things that made people stop and think and then begin to change their minds about, so he had to go, as far as the Demonkraps were concerned.

  6. So sad that Biden continues to prove how stupid he is. Just what we need in a President. Since the democrats have no valid arguments for their policies, they rattle the race sword. Pathetic. Biden has proven, time and again, what a bigot he is.

    1. libby snow flake hess and his boyfriend libby snow flake bill and his boyfriend libby snow flake bill probably ran away to some democrat criminal party run/ruined state that allows brothers and 1st cousins to marry each other .

  7. Excellent article!! WHY do Democrat’s think that Black people aren’t capable of getting an ID??? Democrat leader’s are the most Racist people ever!!

  8. Your pointing out facts to a wall of stupidity, that won’t or cannot see the truth and continue to believe that word!


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