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Sen. Reid’s remarks: light-skinned with no Negro dialect

Negro dialect?  Really Senator Harry Reid?  Just because you mean well doesn’t mean your comments were not racially insensitive.  If you’re dark-skinned with a negro dialect…guess you’ll never be elected.  Bright=right, huh?

Democrats continue to close ranks behind Sen. Reid after the book “Game Change” revealed that he made comments suggesting that Barack Obama could become the first African-American president because he was “light-skinned” and because he did not speak with a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”  Reid has apologized, but the right is milking this situation for all it’s worth and calling for him to step down.

In this situation I feel that what is said has been said and there is no good excuse.  There is a lot wrong with Reid’s remarks.  Blacks shouldn’t give him a pass, and Democrats shouldn’t either.  He shouldn’t the spokesperson for the Dems, anymore than Trent Lott should be the spokesperson for Republicans.  If he going to see any real repercussions? Perhaps when he’s up for re-election.

We should hold politicians to a higher standard and sometimes you don’t get a second chance after you put your foot in your mouth.  Joe Biden is the exception to that rule, the Dems can’t afford to have more than one loud mouth who doesn’t think before he speaks.  That’s what the Republicans and Fox news are for.

The NY Times makes some great points:

Supporters of Mr. Reid said the Reid and Lott situations were also different because of what they say is Mr. Reid’s unimpeachable record on civil rights. They mentioned Mr. Reid’s support from black leaders across the country as well as his efforts to integrate the Las Vegas strip and Nevada’s gambling industry. Mr. Lott’s record was more mixed, and included, among things, his previous opposition to making the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday and his vote against the Voting Right Act as a member of Congress.

“They are not in the least bit comparable,” said Lani Guinier, the Harvard Law School professor whose nomination as assistant attorney general for civil rights in 1993 was pummeled by conservative groups and eventually withdrawn by President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Lott’s remarks, Ms. Guinier said, seemed to be expressing nostalgia for the segregationist platform of Mr. Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign, while Mr. Reid comments seemed to be addressing “an unfortunate truth about the present.” That truth, she said, is that Mr. Obama would have had a more difficult time getting elected if his skin were darker and if he spoke in a dialect more identifiable as “black.”

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Lincoln was a Republican and I don’t care…

“…my master’s gone away!”

It just makes me laugh when people post comments on Republican related articles on this blog in an effort to “educate” us about the Republican party’s connection to Abraham Lincoln.  Newsflash: I’m aware.

There is a lot that has not changed from 1800s America, but the nature of the Republican party is not one of those things.  The Republican party of the late 1800s is not the party of today.  That could be painted as a bad thing, that could be painted as a good thing…it depends on who has the paint brush in hand.

In 2009,  Republicans cannot claim the glory of Lincoln’s legacy by association any more than present day Democrats can claim the glory of Kennedy or Roosevelt presidencies. All we are really talking about here is political associations during a specific era.  Political associations are flexible and subject to change.

Having a great last name doesn’t make you great.  Being part of a wonderful family doesn’t mean you won’t one day shoot your friend in the face by accident.  Being a great dad doesn’t mean you won’t cheat on your wife with an intern.  Bottom line, it’s goodness by association.  As to say, Republicans are good because of Lincoln’s association with the party. Republicans are neither all bad or all good…but that can be said of any person, place, or political party.

Note: When I hear of Democrats saying racist things on social media sites or via email I will be sure to post them…don’t you worry.  Equal opportunity exposure, honey.

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Hispanic voters could learn a lot from Black voters

It seems that both Reps and Dems are targeting the Hispanic vote, especially in Texas.  The past has taught me that this kind of attention comes with strings and neglected promises.  African Americans have experienced let downs by Democrats and Republicans alike when it comes to candidates coming to our communities and pledging to represent us. Some great examples can be found in Randall Kennedy’s book “Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word” which traces the use of the epithet and notes its use by Presidents Truman, Johnson and Nixon. There have been ups and downs, but in the end allegiance to one party is not the key to any race’s advancement in America.

Nationalblackrepublicans.com says…

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.

Because of recent scandals involving Strom Thurmond, people are familar with the term Dixiecrats. There is more than enough evidence that there were Democrats who fought against the movement of African Americans having equal civil rights and civil liberties. This is quite clear.

When it comes to Republicans, I thank their forefathers for their role in the emancipation of my ancestors, however their hands are dirty as well. In the year 2008, the Republican party is far from “preferred” status in the African American community. The Regan Years had a lot to do with that. Who can forget the Jesse Helms “White Hands” ad that focused on racial quotas.

One should also note the “Southern Strategy” used by Richard Nixon. Continue reading

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Bill Clinton and Liberal Racism

There is nothing like a conservative voice…lol. I don’t always agree with what most conservatives…classic conservatives…say. However this conservative had some very interesting points to raise about Bill Clinton and Racist Liberals.

First Black Prez Turns out to be a Bigot

By Doug Patton on Jan 29, 08 (from The Conservative Voice)

This year, we have a black man, a white woman, a Mormon, a thrice-married Catholic and an ordained Baptist minister all running for president. What a country. Yes, we have really come a long way, baby.

Or have we?

The day after Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton in the South Carolina Democrat primary, her husband (our first “black” president) dismissed the victory by pointing out that Jesse Jackson won the same primary in 1984 and 1988. Following on the heels of previous attempts to inject racial politics into his wife’s fight for the Democrat presidential nomination, clearly, Bubba was doing his best to marginalize Obama’s candidacy by implying that Obama is the Jesse Jackson of 2008, a black candidate who has no chance of actually being elected.

Bill Clinton’s mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation. Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision, which declared the “separate but equal” doctrine for public schools unconstitutional. He joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964. And he voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

This was Clinton’s mentor, his hero, his teacher. Fulbright’s party had been the party of racism, slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. Today’s Democrats like to believe this ugly side of their party is gone. The truth is that it is simply hidden beneath a shroud of liberal language and lofty sounding rhetoric, and Bill Clinton is Exhibit A in the Dems-R-Bigots party.

Former Klansman Robert Byrd, who served as the Democrat’s Senate Majority leader in the 1970s, still sits in the U.S. Senate.

When George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, the most outwardly liberal members of the Senate pulled every dirty trick imaginable to derail the nomination. The racist tactics of the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, some members of which had trumped up false charges of sexual harassment against a good and decent man, were stunning. More stunning, however, were Thomas’s inspired words during his testimony. Continue reading

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Speaking on Uncle Sam’s New Plantation

Ok, you know the drill!!

Don’t work

Don’t save

Don’t vote

Don’t get married…Carry on, Negroes.

There is so much history presented in this short video…dag.  I’m going to have to buy “Emancipation Revelation/Revolution”.  Republicans and Democrats…know your history!

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