Remember, The Republicans Are The Racists

When Trent Lott made comments to a 100 year old Senator that the country could have avoided all these problems if Thrumond had been elected president in 1948 the left went nuts. There was no indication of what problems he meant or if he meant anything racist by it but the left went nuts. The Chicago Defender published this from Barack Obama on 12 December 2002:

“It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do,” said Obama.

He said: “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.” [Highlighted text at source, unknown if it was in original]

Barack Obama was also very hard on Don Imus who, after his off color remark, kissed the ass of every black leader in the country begging for forgiveness. Imus was eventually fired, just like Al Sharpton and Barack Obama wanted.

There are racists in all political parties and there are people who are not racist but make remarks that are deemed offensive. Some are and some are merely blown out of proportion so the left can scream RAAAAAAACCCISSSSSSSST and keep black votes on the Democrat plantation. It also helps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to stay in business as race baiting poverty pimps.

You can bet that Democrats who say racist things are treated just as badly from the enlightened left. There is NO tolerance for these kinds of people and they are made to pay when they say things that can be racist. Look at Joe Biden. He pulled an Archie Bunker and told us Obama was one of the good ones:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” American Digest

Barack Obama made sure that Joe Biden was removed from his Senate Seat but only by selecting him to be his running mate. Hmmm, Obama went from it being difficult to forgive a guy who made statements that people assumed were racist to selecting a guy who made overtly racist remarks as his running mate. I guess having Joe Biden working around one of the good ones will help reeducate him…

OK Big Dog, Lott was the Senate Majority Leader and Biden just an aged Senator with a propensity for saying stupid things. If Biden had been the Senate Majority Leader then Obama would have found it hard to forgive him and would have called for his resignation.

When Barack Obama was running for the ofice he now holds Harry Reid (the SENATE MAJORITY LEADER) said this:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Obama is the nation’s first African-American president. Yahoo News

Harry Reid apologized for using such offensive language. Negro is such a politically incorrect word that people are up in arms that it is on the Census Form this year even though many blacks asked that it be included and negro is actually a race (technically, African American and Black are not races). Certainly Obama said this could not be forgiven and said that Democrats had to drive Reid from office. He had to have done that because he is post racial, the savior, a fair and even handed politician, one who never plays politics with race and one who demands equal treatment. I know Barack Obama is treating Harry Reid the same way he treated Trent Lott.

OK, just kidding, Obama forgave Reid. It took a matter of minutes for Obama to issue a statement saying he accepted Reid’s apology. It takes Obama months to actually arrive at decisions, a trait his defenders say shows contemplation and intellect and he forgives Reid in minutes. How come he did not deliberate over how it is difficult to accept the apology of a man who uses racist remarks? How come he did not say it is up to Democrats to force Reid from the party? Why did Mr. post racial not hold a member of his own party to the same standard he held the Republican Senate Majority Leader to? Better yet, why has Reid not stepped down? When Lott had his troubles Reid said he had no choice but to step down:

“He had no alternative,” said Reid at the time claiming, “If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I’ve always practiced how I play.” NewsBusters

Of course racism is only a matter of convenience for Democrats. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson routinely engage in anti Semetic remarks and use racial epithets (he called Obama the N word…). They get away with it because they are liberals and liberals can’t be racists, only do-gooders. This is why Hillary was excused when she made a racist remark, why Biden was rewarded with the VP slot and why Reid’s apology was accepted. Democrats can’t be racists, they can only accuse others. Reid will not hold himself to the same standard he held Lott and neither will Obama.

Bill Clinton was hammered on the campaign trail as being racist. I wrote about it at the time and my feeling is if a Republican would be called racist then a Democrat must. Only this time it was other Democrats calling Clinton, their previous hero, a racist. Clinton went nuts because he does not believe himself to be a racist. However, he told Ted Kennedy that Kennedy should support Hillary for president and that “A few years ago, this guy [Obama] would have been getting us coffee.”

I am sure that could be spun a number of ways but it sounds racist and that is the standard that applies to Republicans. The report says Kennedy was angered by this but only because he supported Obama. If he had supported Hillary he would not care. Anger at racism, as has been shown by the above quotes, is situational for Democrats.

So the next time some liberal screams racism just point out these statements and the hypocrisy demonstrated by their side point to this post and tell them to clean their own house first.

The Reid and Clinton stories are from this book. It might be a real good read.

UPDATE: The Washington Times reports that Democrats are defending Harry Reid. That is expected but the funny thing is this part of the story:

Mrs. Feinstein also said that “I saw no Democrats jumping out there and condemning Senator Lott.”

But several Democrats — including Mrs. Feinstein — did in fact target Mr. Lott after his remarks. “This statement casts a dark shadow over Sen. Lott’s ability to be a credible party leader,” she said in 2002, according to an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin news story.

“I can tell you if a Democratic leader said such a thing, they would not be allowed to keep their position,” Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, said of Mr. Lott in 2002.

Sen. John Kerry also called on Mr. Lott to resign, saying “I simply do not believe the country can today afford to have someone who has made these statements again and again be the leader of the United States Senate,” according to a Boston Globe article.

Feinstein says that Democrats did not go after Lott when she was one of those who did. The 300 million dollar whore Landrieu says that if a Democrat said such a thing he could not keep his position and Kerry says that the country can not afford to have someone who makes these kinds of statements. Funny how that all changes when it is one of their own…

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42 Responses to “Remember, The Republicans Are The Racists”

  1. Adam says:

    “There was no indication of what problems he meant or if he meant anything racist by it but the left went nuts.”

    Right. I’m sure it was Thurmond’s platform of states rights that Lott was referring to and not the fact that the biggest part of the Dixecrat platform was segregation.

    “Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson routinely engage in anti Semetic remarks and use racial epithets (he called Obama the N word…).”

    Routinely? Really? When was the last time either of these people made an anti-Semetic statement? A black person called another person the N-word? Shocking.

    “So the next time some liberal screams racism just point out these statements and the hypocrisy demonstrated by their side point to this post and tell them to clean their own house first.”

    Yes, every time you make racist statements you just go right ahead and point out how liberals are racists too and we’ll just give you a pass…

    • Big Dog says:

      Adam, you are giving libs a pass all the time when you excuse them. So it is OK for a black guy to call another black guy the N word but if I do it I am the racist? Obama is half white, can I call him honky or cracker? How come people like Jackson and Sharpton say that the hip hop community needs to stop using the N word and demeaning women but it is OK when they do it?

      When was the last time Thurmond made a racist statement prior to his 100th birthday?

      How do you know Lott did not just say that the country would have run better if Thurmond had been elected to make an old man feel good? How do you know he did not mean the problems of high crime and poor education?

      Fact is you don’t know because he never said anything that is racist, only what people (like you) assigned to it.

      Reid, who you seem to ignore, was racist. I don’t see you calling for his resignation.

      So you proved my point, there is a double standard. As for a pass, you are in no position to grant a pass and quite frankly you are in no position to do anything about what people say or do. You have no authority to grant a pass. You have no authority to keep people from saying what they want though your arrogance allows you to think so.

      No, you worry about cleaning up your bigoted, racist liberals before you point fingers or make accusations about conservatives.

      • Adam says:

        “So it is OK for a black guy to call another black guy the N word but if I do it I am the racist?”

        Yes. You’re catching on. I knew you could do it!

        “When was the last time Thurmond made a racist statement prior to his 100th birthday?”

        I didn’t accuse Thurmond of “routinely” making racist statements so don’t try and wiggle out of the blatant lie you told about Sharpton and Jackson.

        “Reid, who you seem to ignore, was racist. I don’t see you calling for his resignation.”

        I didn’t ask for Lott’s resignation and I haven’t asked for Reid’s either. Reid said a stupid and racist thing and he’s apologized for it.

        “No, you worry about cleaning up your bigoted, racist liberals before you point fingers or make accusations about conservatives.”

        I’m just sorry you still think it’s OK to be racist because you see liberals doing it. That’s like me saying it’s OK to engage in pedophilia because if you call me out on it I’m just going to bring up Mark Foley.

        • Big Dog says:

          Well Adam, I agree with the character in a movie, I think it was Danny Glover as a basketball coach. He said something like if you want white people to respect you and not call you that then don’t call each other that.

          I know I can call other white people crackers or honkies but black folks do it doe it make them racist.

          Redneck is considered a racist remark.

          Jackson:
          The “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” would lose much of their power if the Democratic presidential candidate entered the White House, Tuesday’s New York Post quoted Jackson as saying. Jerusalem Post Oct 2008

  2. Darrel says:

    Republicans think Reid should resign because he said: “Negro dialect.”

    It’s not possible to make fun of such stupidity, you just point at it and laugh.

    And they like to pretend they’re not the biggest PC police of all time! Hilarious.

    D.
    ———-
    “National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) said it would be “entirely appropriate” for the Nevada Democrat to relinquish his leadership post over comments about Barack Obama’s skin color and lack of a “Negro dialect.”

    • Adam says:

      We’ll start taking the Republicans serious on resignations when their own chairman steps down for offending Native Americans with his “injun” remark.

    • Blake says:

      Only the liberals could be this nakedly hypocritical- Al Sharpton said that Reid said these things in a “good” context- now that is hypocrisy at its most hypocritical- and Adam, if you do not call him a racist, you are being two- faced in your criticisms- but I do not know why that would surprise me, you and D both being the Obamma- bots you are.

  3. Big Dog says:

    Of course Darrel chimes in and says how stupid it is for people to call for Reid to step down (I do not want him to resign, just be removed from leadership) but misses the entire point that Lott was forced down because of what people BELIEVED he meant.

    Reid actually made an offensive remark that no one has to wonder what he means and he is defended. The entire point is about the double standard and you guys prove it each time you write to defend the guy.

    It is OK for a black guy to insult Indians. I am one and say it is OK. Besides, he is downtrodden and can’t be racist.

    And Indian is not a race…

    • Darrel says:

      Bigd: “Reid actually made an offensive remark”>>

      DAR
      No he didn’t. “Negro Dialect,” is a little out of date term uttered by an old man.

      He said about Obama: “light skinned”

      True.

      “…and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

      All true.

      On a scale from one to ten this is a point two. He only apologized to appease the PC police, which apparently, is you and your party.

      Lott’s is a whole other kettle of fish. He probably meant well and just was trying to compliment the old rightwing racist bastrd, but the implication was necessarily that segregation and all that it implies would have had a better outcome for America. Oops, big oops. That’s not flashing yer racist panties, that’s dropping it all and waving your bits all about.

      D.

      • Big Dog says:

        The racist part was the idea that Obama had to be light skinned and not talk negro to be elected. If that concerns people then they are the racists. Funny, oppose what Obama is doing and you are labeled racist. Make this kind of remark and you are not. However, Reid knows because he apologized. We might could forgive a demented old man for uttering such things even if they hearken back to the days people accuse Lott of wanting but what is inexcusable is the apologists who are defending him.

        You and I know that if a Republican had said this the left would be looking for a head to roll…

        • Darrel says:

          Bigd: “The racist part was the idea that Obama had to be light skinned and not talk negro to be elected.”>>

          DAR
          But no one said that.

          Bigd: “Reid knows because he apologized.”>>

          DAR
          A formality. A gesture for the wing nuts.

          Bigd: “if a Republican had said this the left would be looking for a head to roll…”>>

          DAR
          A comment in private, off the record, paraphrase, and all true (and everyone knows it)? No way.

          Maybe someday we will hold politicians accountable when they say things that are not true rather than true.

          D.

    • Darrel says:

      Redneck is a race?

      • Big Dog says:

        No, I said it is considered a racist slur (and ethnic one to be exact)

        • Darrel says:

          Bigd: “I said it is considered a racist slur (and ethnic one to be exact)”>>

          DAR
          No, to be exact, as anyone with eyes can see, you said above:

          “Redneck Racist Term”

          Three simple words. My understanding was that you were saying the word “Redneck” is a “Racist Term.”

          Now why would I think that? Oh, I see, it’s because that’s exactly what you said.

          D.

  4. UNRR says:

    This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 1/11/2010, at The Unreligious Right

    • Adam says:

      I see the HOT5 has no qualms about quoting a lie. Sharpton and Jackson do not “routinely engage in anti Semitic remarks and use racial epithets.”

      • Blake says:

        And how do you know this, Adam?
        You follow those people around?
        It is a fact, and recorded as such that they have made many pejorative declaratins regarding Jews and others- but they get a pass, thus proving hypocrisy on the left yet again.

      • Big Dog says:

        Sure they do. They just don’t fit your definition of racist or anti Semetic. I have to admit that Sharpton has toned it down after he caused the deaths of people and ruined the life of a guy with the Brawley LIE.

        Defend him if you will but he is a race baiting anti Semite.

        • Blake says:

          What happened to the “Hymietown” quotes Jackson used last time, whe a “dark skinned Negro” WITH an African- American dialect tried to become President- Is that what Darrel is defending re Reid?
          So, to sum up- the racism is selective, depending on the “perceived attractiveness” of the candidate in question?
          Now that IS racism at its worst.

  5. Adam says:

    American Indian is a race.

    • Blake says:

      No- “Indian” is an amalgam of races, and tribes- you just generalize, as most on the left do- it’s a blindness you have- just as Barry is not an “African- American” ( unless he WAS born in Kenya)- but an American Black person- born in America (Supposedly) and truthfully, if the left was at ALL interested in “equality for all”, they would be the first to use the term “Americans” to define all people born or sworn as citizens of this country, instead of trying SO hard to “Balkanize” us into little segments of society- but then, that would screw up their strategy of making everybody victims.

    • Big Dog says:

      There were traditionally 3 races. Some references divide into 5. The 3 are:
      Caucasoid race
      Negroid (now referred to as Congoid)
      Mongoloid race

      American Indian is an ethnicity that fits into one of these races.

  6. tom barry says:

    Nobody remembers the interview on 60 minutes that Senator Byrd gave where he siad we had white N’s in our neighborhood,well as a matter of fact he said it 3 or 4 times. Well if he had white ones isnt he implying that he then used the N word on other races? But not a peep from the from the left because ,well we know why.

  7. Charlie H says:

    Let’s see… Reid explained why Obama could get elected. In fact, his observations are almost certainly true. Would Americans have voted, in sufficient numbers, for a black who didn’t speak Engligh well and eloquently? Of course not… although many people proved that they were willing to support a white Vice Presidential candidate who can’t express herself coherently, probably thinking that she was still better than any African American candidate, no matter how smart, thoughtful or well-educated.

    Now, Lott’s remarks expressed regret that Strom Thurmond hadn’t been elected on an explicitly racist platform, back in the Forties, because, if he had been, “then we wouldn’t have had all these problems.” Presumably, “these problems” included the election of an African-American President at the expense of Lott’s residually racist party.

    It’s worthwhile to remember that Lyndon Johnson, as he signed landmark Civil Right legislation in the Sixties, remarked that what he had done would cost the Democratic Party the South. And he was right. His concern was brought to fruition by Nixon’s completely cynical, very racist and entirely self-serving Southern Strategy. And Strom Thurmond fought Johnson every step of the way.

    As it happens, I chanced to meet Strom Thurmond, when I was young and he was at the height of his power. He was a very charming racist.

    • Darrel says:

      Charlie: “Presumably, “these problems” included the election of an African-American President at the expense of Lott’s residually racist party.”>>

      DAR
      Well, Lott’s comment was in December 2002, before Obama was on the radar.

  8. Big Dog says:

    Darrel, let me help you. I said that Redneck was a racist term not that it was a race which is what you asked. Then I said it is actually an ethnic term, not that I said it was ethnic. The racist slurs link at Wiki is redirects to ethnic slurs.

    You asked if redneck was a race. I never said it was. I said redneck was a racist term.

    You really should stop smoking those left handed cigarettes.

    • Darrel says:

      Bigd: “I said that Redneck was a racist term not that it was a race…”>>

      DAR
      Apparently you don’t know what the word “racist” means. A term that is “racist” necessarily a references a “race.” Words have meanings and that’s what the word means.

      bigd: “…which is what you asked.”

      DAR
      The question was a joke. If a term is “racist” it necessarily follows that it disparages a “race.” Rednecks aren’t in any sense a race. Hence the absurdity of saying, as you did: “redneck racist term.”

      What kind of redneck would make such a mistake?

      D.
      ————–
      red⋅neck
      Informal: Often Disparaging.
      –noun
      1. an uneducated white farm laborer, esp. from the South.
      2. a bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class.

      Not racist!

  9. Big Dog says:

    What other problems existed when Lott said that which might have been part of Thurmond’s platform? I am in no way in support of Thurmond or what he believed but you act as if you can read a man’s mind. How do you know what he was thinking when he was just trying to make a 100 year old man feel good?

  10. Adam says:

    From Politico:

    Perhaps that price would be worth paying if Reid really were a racist who believes that blacks are inferior to whites and should be relegated to second-class citizenship. But there simply isn’t any evidence to support that. Comparisons to Trent Lott’s statements in 2002 are misleading at best. Lott retrospectively endorsed Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign, which was explicitly based on segregationism (Thurmond and his “Dixiecrats” had temporarily broken with the Democratic Party because President Harry Truman had desegregated the military and taken a few other steps to combat anti-black discrimination). And, as conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby pointed out, Lott had made similar remarks before, and had a long history of association with the racist Council of Conservative Citizens. His remarks on Thurmond weren’t just a one-time aberration. Reid doesn’t have any remotely comparable history.

    • Big Dog says:

      Right. I will wait until a Republican makes such a statement and see how you react before I tell you to shut up.

      • Adam says:

        I can’t help it if your side associates with racists these days. It makes it harder to ignore the bigotry.

        • Blake says:

          We only “associate” with racists when we inadvertently bump into a liberal.
          Liberals make it hard to ignore the bigotry- witness Reid-

        • Adam says:

          Yes, you never know when you’ll bump into a racist liberal like Dale Robertson:

          Dale Robertson, a Tea Party activist who operates TeaParty.org, is getting stung for an old photo — taken at the Feb. 27, 2009 Tea Party in Houston…

          There’s a lot of them around… …

  11. Big Dog says:

    The term redneck is listed as a racist term and an ethnic slur at wiki.

    Now you can call me a redneck because I don’t care. But you are the southern farmer and I have a college education.

    Please keep your admonition in mind when you call me a racist for opposing illegal immigration, Mexican is not a race, or oppose Islamic radicals, Islam (and Muslim) is not a race.

    Quite often you all use the word racist when there is no race involved. It is also not racist to oppose Obama’s plans no matter what color he is.

  12. Big Dog says:

    There’s a lot of them around…

    Adam, you are being dishonest, No one denies that there are racist people and they occupy both parties but to say that there are a lot of them leaves the impression that people approve of this kind of thing.

    From your linked article:

    Update: Josh Parker of the Houston Tea Party Society tells me that Robertson was booted out of the event for this sign.,

    Booed out of the event by people who do not feel this way.

    THERE ARE a lot of those around.