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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 04:02 PM

7. re: "Specifically said he was not racist."

 

Rhetoric 101: "I don't believe you're a racist, but..." means you're about to imply he's a racist.

Whether that was her intent or not, it is not unreasonable for someone to read it that way. Yes, words matter, but sometimes they can indeed mean the opposite of what they appear to mean.


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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