“…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.
The content of the emails that Republican Gary Frago was passing around are the most racist so far that have been noted by major media outlets. The Republicans just need to learn that you don’t forward racist emails, and you don’t respond to or post racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. It’s that simple. Nothing is private anymore. Note to the party: You don’t need anymore help looking insensitive. You’re party’s participation in the Sotomayor hearings was quite enough, at least for this week.
Here is the scoop from Wonkette (Who’s liberal use of the n-word at one point gave me pause. Just because you’re talking about someone else using the word doesn’t mean you should. I’m talking about: “Niggers are just a naturally funny subject, to everyone.” Um…really?)
The latest batch of foul, blatant racism comes from “City Councilman Gary Frago,” in some place near Merced, California. And he’s not sorry, either! “I’m not the only one that does it,” Frago told the Merced Sun-Star. Yeah, we’ve noticed.
All in all, the Sun-Star obtained seven e-mails that Frago sent from October 2008 to February 2009 from an anonymous source.
Some compared Obama to O.J. Simpson while others suggested that “nigger rigs” should now be called “presidential solutions.”
Perhaps the most overboard e-mail was sent on Jan. 15. It read: “Breaking News Playboy just offered Sarah Palin $1 million to pose nude in the January issue. Michelle Obama got the same offer from National Geographic.”
The newspaper tracked down the person who sent the emails to Continue reading
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If you’re going to be so blatantly racist and create a cartoon of a food stamp with chicken, ribs, watermelon, and Obama (as a donkey) in the center, then have the nerve to verbally make your message clear once you’re caught. If the cartoon wasn’t meant to be racist, then please tell me the purpose of it. Confirm your ignorance by just saying that you don’t want some food stamp using, chicken, ribs, and watermelon eating, dumb ass nigger running the country. Now, was that so difficult.
Click to see cartoon (As posted by CNN)
“When Giuliani sneered about community organizers on the “South side” of Chicago, it’s pretty clear what he was saying: Barack Obama spent his time rabble-rousing among black people.” – Ezra Klien
Both Giuliani and Palin made the profession of community organizer out to be the butt of a joke. Palin said “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer – except that you have actual responsibilities”.
Without community organizers, African American Women like me (and countless other religious, LGBTQ, racial, etc…various social segments I could name) would have a hard row to tow trying to “pull ourselves up by our boot straps”. Um…Palin would not be able to vote without the work of community organizers. Hello?
Abolitionists organized to bring an end to slavery
Women’s Sufferage organizers worked to give women the vote
Countless Civil Rights leaders were Community organizers like Martin Luther King, Dr. Dorothy Height, and Malcolm X
Community organizers would not be a group I would come after, if I was on the Republican ticket, or any ticket for that matter. These people know how to mobilize people, real people, on a grassroots level. They know how to raise money. They know how to make change happen, even when hope is gone. They are real workers. That’s not a population that I would want mad at me if I was in the underdog position in the presidential race.
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For former Bush mastermind Karl Rove to portray Obama as a Gatsby-esque smoothie, as he did to a group of DC Republicans the other day, was a fascinating piece of race and class voodoo. “Even if you never met him,” Rove said, “You know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.”
No wonder his wife’s so mad.
Rove’s comment translates in tactical terms as the weirdly implausible, “If we can’t portray him as an angry black man, what the hell — we’ll portray him as a privileged, elitist, white man.”
Wow…very telling. So what do you think of the translation?
MSNBC.com is reporting that “Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, announced Monday he will retire from the Senate by end of year.”
Good riddance! We all recall back in 2002 when Lott was on the hot seat for telling the crowd at a 100th birthday celebration for Thurmond, the South Carolina senator who in 1948 ran an overtly racist campaign for president on the State’s Rights Party ticket: “I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years either.”
You can get to steppin’ Trent. Peace Out!
Sources: MSNBC and TheNation
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