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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

How's This for a Hate Crime?

The Washington Times via Michelle Malkin:
Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious."

9 Comments:

  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger DERepublican said…

    you beat me to the punch... i was going to post that article!

    Just goes to show how hypocritical the Democrats are. Also, stealing credit reports, like the Maryland Democratic Party did, is very illegal. I'm still waiting for indictments and guilty verdicts to be passed down.

     
  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger DERepublican said…

    Also... aside from the hypocricy... I find it deplorable that good standing individuals like Michael Steele, JC Watts, Colin Powell, Condi Rice or even Tra Thomas for that matter are painted in such a negative light by liberals, and whereas 50 cent, the "ghetto icon" from Wilmington, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (remember the baby from the "secret affair") are raised up into the limelight as "good" role models...

    Some good quotes from Dr. Martin L. King's famous "I have a Dream Speech" that I feel highlight just how far the Democratic Party and the Liberal Ideology have strayed from the beginning of the Black Freedom Movement...

    "There is something that I must Say to my people... In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thrist for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." (I think Dr. King would consider pelting oreos at Black Republicans to be "wrongful deeds")

    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" (I don't think he meant "unless of course you're a Black Republican")

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a natin where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." (wouldn't it be great if everyone was judged by their character? Too bad... anytime "character" is brough up... so is Religion- and that's a "bad bad thing" we can't talk about these days)

    "and when that happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: 'Free and last! Free at last! Thank Gold Almighty, we are free at last!"

    To see the whole speech: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/Ihaveadream.htm

     
  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    From and article the last post on the blog:

    "An employee complained that racial discrimination accounted for the fact that she had not been promoted. The court ruled that she had raised serious issues of fact, justifying a jury judgment. Alito dissented, complaining of "an unwarranted extension of the antidiscrimination laws." --To me, it sounds like an APPLICATION of those laws, not an extention thereof. Of course, the details aren't out yet.

    What am I getting at?
    Merely that it is time for this nation as a whole to have a serious dialogue about race, and perhaps this nomination will stir things up enough to do it. It cannot be denyed that both sides have checkered histories of policies that go against the best interest of African-Americans. Bush's approval ratings is testiment to the perception that the Dems have been doing better in recent years, and this appointment may reinforce that. However, that is not to say that policies, even certain actions do not need to be reevaluated and reassessed from time to time.

    So, here's hoping for a constructive dialogue instead of pointless bitter partisian ideology - that doesn't help any community, including the African-Americans.

     
  • At 3:14 PM, Blogger spence0422 said…

    Damn, I was going to post this. How about inside out oreos (white outside, black inside) for some white male democrats? On second thought, how about we just keep winning national elections with our better ideas......

     
  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger spence0422 said…

    From opinionjournal.com:
    This is the equivalent of racist white politicians in the pre-civil-rights South denouncing a white liberal as a "nigger lover." If black Democrats--and white Democrats, for that matter--cannot disagree respectfully with a conservative who happens to be black, they have no moral authority when it comes to combating racism in other manifestations.

     
  • At 7:21 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    I think a vast majority of mainstream Democrats would agree that this behavior is childish.

    I kind of see it as similiar to the Republican tactics in West Virginia in 2004, when they sent out pamphlets saying that Democrats were going to ban the Bible. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/24/politics/main645393.shtml
    Certainly Democrats who were Christian found this to be horribly offensive as well (as Biden said in a recent KY rally, "The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throat"). I think its important to remember that no one party has a monopoly on religion, race, or ideas. Unfortuanatly, certain Democrats as well as Republicans sometimes forget that.

     
  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger DERepublican said…

    well I wouldn't be surprised if Democrats tried to ban the bible... Saying they've made every effort to ban it from the most remote public place or any institution for that matter that recieves government funding... it is a legitimate argument.

    However, I think Steve's post from opinionjournal.com wraps it up perfectly. The Democratic Party has no moral authority to talk about race when they act like this.

    Also, Bush's polling numbers have nothing to do with the Democrat's polling numbers. When you examine the data, Democrats are viewed just as poorly by the American public. The difference is that a majority of Americans still trust Bush, whereas 60% of America believe that the Democratic Party CAN'T be trusted... Your party still has no ideas or solutions to any of America's problems Mike...

    Also, in terms of Alito, I look forward to discussing him in threads where he is the main subject.

     
  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    "well I wouldn't be surprised if Democrats tried to ban the bible"

    --That's a load of crap and you know it. Maintaining the separation of church and state has NOTHING to do with banning the Bible, or any other religious documents. It only shows the level Republicans will stoop to scare people and win elections. The Constitution contains TWO clauses about religion - the establishment clause, which prevents the government from imposing a state religion on anyone, and the free exercise clause, which protects individuals from any efforts to restrict their religious freedom.

    Instead of polling numbers, I could cite exit polls, which show that African Americans voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidates. The Democrats have polling number problems of their own, but its hard to make any positive impact when you have no control of anything.

    "Your party still has no ideas or solutions to any of America's problems Mike..."

    --More pointless attacks and distortions (a favorite tactic of extremist Republicans). The Dems just don't have any control over the agenda, so their measures never make it to the floor. It was only through extraordinary measures that they were able call for an inquiry into pre-war intelligence in light of all the new developments that have come out about it. The Dems would much rather talk about healthcare, education, improving social programs, etc., but instead we're forced to stop the President from imposing measures that are extreme, such as dismantling social security..

    I only brought up Alito because what I posted was relevant to this post – however, I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to discuss him further.

    Finally, the latest poll shows that 48% now believe the words "honest and trustworthy" does not apply to President Bush, and his approval ratings continue to plunge (35% in the latest CBS poll). Clearly, the confidence of the American people no longer lies with the President.

    But this is all horribly off topic – perhaps why we cannot have a serious conversation on race in this country. Radical idealogues would rather dominate the discourse and attack the other side than do anything truly productive.

     
  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger LaLaLand86 said…

    I think it's ridiculous how big an issue this has become.... but kudos to an Afro-American for running in a state where new polls show Bush's support among blacks to be a mere three percent.

     

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