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Friday, October 27, 2006

Dems Love The Race Card

Excerpted from todays column by Mary Katharine Ham

Is it just me or does it feel more likely that the people who see and hear these innocuous ads and immediately jump to accusations of racism are the ones with the racial hang-ups, not Republican Southerners?

All of their theories, of course, are predicated on the idea that Tennesseans, and all Southern conservatives, are troglodytic racists who are boorish enough to vote against a man because he’s black and simultaneously sophisticated enough to pick up on very subtle coded political messages about his race.

Frankly, I get a little sick of being lectured on race issues by the same people who give a pass to Steny Hoyer for using the word “slavish” in reference to black Maryland Senate candidate Michael Steele. These are the same people who didn’t really mind that Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd used the n-word twice in a 2001 TV interview and didn’t squeal much at all when California Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante dropped the n-bomb during a speech in 2001. They’re the same folks who tolerate blackface Photoshops of Joe Lieberman and thick-lipped, offensive cartoons of Condi Rice.

The Washington Post has printed 168 references to Allen’s questionably racial “macaca” incident, and devoted but one reference to the fact that Webb used the word “towel-heads” in an interview last week.

It’s pretty clear that, for the media and liberals, condemnation for racism is not based on the credibility of the accusations. Instead, it’s handed down based largely on party affiliation. Racism becomes acceptable when perpetrated by a Democrat or a minority. It makes you wonder how serious they are about actually tackling the problem. I happen to dislike racism in all its forms.


Blogger joe said...

so long as we are seperating ourselves from the issue by posting other people's reverse attacks:

Joseph A. Palermo:
Republican National Committee Chair, Ken Mehlman, claims his party's recent video attack on the African-American candidate for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, Harold Ford, is not at all "racist." The now notorious advertisement closes with a scantily clad white woman coquettishly looking into the camera and asking Representative Ford to give her a call.
Mr. Mehlman, who is dedicated to stopping Ford from becoming the first black Senator from Tennessee since Reconstruction, and heads the most powerful political party in America, should immediately drive himself down to the nearest community college and enroll in an introductory American History course.

Mr. Mehlman might learn about the lynchings in the South of black men that took place between 1895 and 1910, at an average of two per week. Many of these extrajudicial killings were carried out as punishment for allegedly unacceptable interactions with white women.

Mr. Mehlman might also learn about the Scottsboro Boys, aged 13 to 19, who in the mid-1930s were tried, convicted, and given death sentences by an Alabama court after a discredited white woman accused them all of rape.

Mr. Mehlman might read in his introductory history textbook about the case of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black child from Chicago who was visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955 when he was brutally beaten to death for the crime of saying something impertinent to a white woman at an encounter in a grocery store.

In his American history class, Mr. Mehlman could learn about the bus system in the 1950s in Montgomery, Alabama, and how there had been established by law a "moving line" between blacks and whites on the city's buses with the explicitly stipulated goal of preventing black men's knees from brushing up against white women passing down the aisles.

Or Mr. Mehlman could take a blue book examination about the school integration cases in the South following the Brown v. Board of Education decision in May 1954, where enraged parents of white female students railed in public meetings about their daughters being forced to sit in close proximity to black males.

If Mr. Mehlman chose a good introductory American history course, he might also read a few of the editorials in Southern newspapers attacking the "Freedom Summer" volunteers in Mississippi in 1964 because white girls were seen cavorting with black males. He might also learn about the strictures against "interracial dating" at many southern colleges that existed into the 1990s, including Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

Maybe Mr. Mehlman would also read in his introductory textbook about the 1988 "Willie Horton" ads run by George H.W. Bush, and understand that part of the resonance of the case was that Horton was accused of raping a white woman.

For Mr. Mehlman's final project he could write an essay on the historical reasons why the ad in Tennessee can in no way be considered "racist."

11:51 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

What a racist response, Joe.
"Mr. Mehlman, who is dedicated to stopping Ford from becoming the first black Senator from Tennessee since Reconstruction..."

Not hard to see where this libtard is coming from. So, Mehlman's entire motivation is to stop Ford from being elected simply because he's black? Not just motivated to do that, but DEDICATED to his cause because Harold is (gasp!) BLACK.

It's not because Mehlman is a Republican and it's his job to get REPUBLICANS elected? OF COURSE he wants to prevent Ford from being elected, Mehlman is the Chair of the RNC!!

Yet, the author, who appears to know nothing about Melhman, openly condemns his actions as racially motivated, rather than partisan.

This is such a typical liberal strategy. Play the race card.

I guess conservatives arent permitted to wage an election campaign against a black person without their motives being ascribed to 'keeping the black man down'.

Pretty pathetic, Joe.

8:58 AM  
Blogger joe said...

yes, isnt it? get the point yet?

10:52 PM  

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