Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Who are the REAL racists?

Okay. I’ve had just about enough of being labeled a racist just because I’m critical of the current administration. That’s absolute bullshit.

Way to go Democrats…don’t just play the Race Card; play the whole deck, eh?

The latest dunce to foam at the mouth about racism is Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, suggesting that Tea Party supporters (and basically anyone not kissing the collective ass of the Democrat Party) have a racist agenda. He told an Internet radio show last week that the Tea Party activists are showing a "hardcore angry side" of the country, only "without robes and hoods."

On Thursday’s program airing of "The Young Turks", Cohen said Tea Party groups show "opposition to African Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn't just a clone of George Wallace's fan club", referring to the late Alabama governor and presidential candidate. Wallace was a fellow well-known for opposing desegregation. On June 11, 1963, as the sitting Governor, George Wallace stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama to block its integration. Wallace was a Democrat, by the way. Just sayin’….

Cohen's comments come after others of his ilk accused Tea Party activists of hurling racial slurs at black representatives on Capitol Hill during the rally to protest the ram-through of the health care reform bill a couple weeks ago.

Rather than use the usual entrances into the Capitol, the ones that they use to avoid their constituencies in the American public, the Dems instead chose to walk through the protest lines in an attempt to incite folks to do something foolish. That, friends, is a throwback to their 60’s radical days of instigating and inciting riots in the Haight Ashbury, Berkeley, and elsewhere. Pelosi had the cherries to walk through carrying her Speaker’s gavel like a cudgel, an unspoken threat to the protesters, a warning to step off or get whacked.

Allegedly, some of the protesters targeted a handful of black Congressmen (and one gay lawmaker, Barney Frank) as they walked from the House office buildings to the Capitol to make the vote to ram healthcare down our throats. I mean, hell, we gotta pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it right?

Representatives John Lewis (D-GA), and Andre Carson (D-IN), both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that a group of protesters hollered at them and called them niggers, an allegation that I find really hard to believe and one that no one seems to be able to verify and back up with video or audio footage.

There were cameras galore at this event. You mean to tell me that half of the Congressional leadership goes for a Spring stroll through a crowd of righteously indignant taxpayers, on their way to pass a hugely unpopular bill, and they didn’t have the media alerted? Damn right the media was alerted! Those publicity whores seldom so much as take a dump without a camera and talking head there from the mainstream media there to see if it smells of roses.

They were HOPING to catch someone doing something untoward. It was their fondest wish that someone from the Right would do something they could exploit. And yet, no one has been able to come forward with a single shred of footage of hurled epithets, or footage of anyone being spat upon, or footage of Barney Frank being called anything homophobic? Interesting. Probably because none exists, because it never happened.

In the words of Joe Wilson, you lie. I’m calling you out, fellas. Prove it.

How about Ohio Democrat Steve Driehaus, claiming a Tea Party protester threw a rock through his office window in Cincinnatti? Nice try, chummy. That office is on the 30th floor, and that’d be a pretty impressive throw to chuck a rock 300 feet up the side of a building. Not even when he was at his most juiced, Roger Clemens couldn’t have made that throw.

The Democrat Party’s expert on race-baiting, my very own “representative” in Congress Jim Clyburn, has likened the healthcare protests to the fight for civil rights in the 60’s.

Wow. That’s a stretch, Jim. If you’re gonna try & bullshit the people at least try & disguise it a bit better, and try not to pick something to hide behind that’s so obvious and cliche. I can just see that strategy session: Just compare it to Civil Rights. They’ll be so shit-scared of looking racist that they’ll back down, and if they don’t, our lapdogs in the media will crucify them. Sounds plausible.

I’d like to point for Jim Clyburn out a picture of a certain billboard that was posted, among other cities, in the city of Orangeburg, South Carolina. For those unaware of Orangeburg, it’s a college town, home of the predominantly black South Carolina State University. The city itself is about 68% black, according to Wikipedia, and the surrounding Orangeburg County is about 61% black. The billboard, paid for by the National Black Republican Association, reminds everyone that the key figure that all the civil rights activists from the 60’s name-drop as their close personal friend, the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Republican.

Right off I-95 in Orangeburg, South By God Carolina.....

Yeah….and let’s not forget what your fellow Democrat, Senator Robert Byrd (a former member of the Ku Klux Klan no less..not just a member, but a GRAND KLEAGLE!) said about Dr. King. In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Byrd called Dr. King a ‘trouble-maker’ who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

And lest we forget that in October, 1963, with the approval of Democrat President John F. Kennedy, Democrat Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized the wiretapping of Dr. King’s phone by the FBI. Wiretaps were placed by the FBI on the phones in Dr. King’s home and office, as well as bugging Dr. King’s hotel rooms when he traveled around the country. J. Edgar Hoover gets the blame, but he had to be told by his boss to do it, no? By the way, it's not generally known that when he was still a Senator, JFK – with his eye on the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination for 1960 – voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Say it ain’t so!

That man ya’ll love to hate, Ronald Reagan? He’s the one who made Dr. King’s birthday a national holiday. Not your hero, James Earl Carter, Democrat of Georgia.

If I’m not mistaken, it was a (gasp!) Republican who freed the slaves. You know, that Abraham Lincoln fellow that Obama admires so much? And after the Civil War, it was a Republican-controlled Congress that put forth the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution that, among other things, abolished slavery, guaranteed equal protection and due process and addressed blacks' right to vote. No Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves (94 percent of Republicans endorsed it), and the first grand wizard of the Klan, former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.

Oh, lookie: A Democrat political poster from 1876. That's not racist much, is it?

After all, it is the Democrat Party who fought so hard against the abolishment of slavery. Many Americans have forgotten, or through lack of education because Liberal teacher unions forbid the telling of inconvenient truths, are unaware, that the original members of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats and membership flourished within the Democrat Party.

The first President to introduce segregation to federal office spaces, providing for federal officials to segregate toilets, cafeterias and work areas of various federal departments, was none other than the Democrat Super Progressive Himself, Woodrow Wilson. WoodyWoo’s successor, Republican Warren G. Harding, scrapped the segregation policy. And he didn't stop there. In 1922, Harding delivered a bold (for its time) speech in Birmingham, Alabama in which he called for black equality. Harding was elected in 1920; funny thing about the Republican Party platform that Harding ran under. It called for federal anti-lynching legislation. Guess which party’s didn't?

(As an aside, many claim a rumor that Harding was a Klansman but most historians have debunked that for lack of solid irrefutable evidence. Harding was no saint and surrounded himself with spurious types, but an Imperial Grand Master Dragon Wizard Poobah Beagle Mantis Pteradactyl he was not.)

Oh, my, can’t forget the President who pushed for desegregation at the start of the civil rights movement in the late 50’s….Dwight Eisenhower. In 1957, Orval Faubus, the Democrat Governor of Arkansas, called out his state's National Guard to prevent the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, in defiance of a federal court order. In response, President Eisenhower sent troops from the 82d Airborne Division to the city to escort nine frightened black teens into the school past rioting mobs.

Three years later, Eisenhower signed the 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats, and in 1964, Democrat President Lyndon Johnson finally signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after the aforementioned former Klansman Robert Byrd's 14-hour filibuster, and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats, including Tennessee's Al Gore Sr., failed to scuttle the plan. Yeah, the Inconvenient Racist Father of Captain Global Warming....

George Bush allegedly hates black people, yet he appointed the first black Secretary of State in Colin Powell, who was succeeded by Condoleezza Rice, who had previously been National Security Advisor.

Democrats have been bandying about this term “Progressive” to disguise their Socialist agendas, harkening back to their hero of heroes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.(Actually, I’m a fan too; among U.S. presidents who have married their own distant cousins, FDR has always been my favorite.) Didja’ know that FDR’s first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama?

FDR’s Vice President, the guy who succeeded him as President upon his death, Harry Truman himself, was briefly in the Klan in the early 1920’s after he served in WW1. Truman’s mother hated seeing him in his Army dress blues, as she “didn’t like the damned Yankees”. Having been briefly interred by the Union during the Civil War, Truman’s mother never forgave either President Lincoln or the U.S. government. Many years later, when she came to visit her son in the White House and was offered accommodations in the Lincoln Bedroom, she said she would rather sleep on the floor "than spend the night in the Lincoln bed.". To Truman’s great credit, he changed his ways and even pioneered desegregation in the military because of the harsh treatment he saw endured by returning black veterans from WW2.

Speaking of internment….and FDR….while folks on the Left just love to compare Conservatives to Nazis (hey…Nazi is a contracted German word for National Socialism so who’re the real American Nazis?) it was their own UberProgressive Frankie Roosevelt who did what? That’s right, kids….he sent thousands of Americans of Japanese descent to internment camps, a nice euphemism for a Concentration Camp Without Ovens. And why were these people rounded up and sent to concentration camps? Their race.

They were mostly nisei (Japanese born in the United States and holding American citizenship) and sansei (the sons or daughters of nisei). The rest were issei (immigrants born in Japan who were ineligible for U.S. citizenship). Some 110,000 people were relocated. There was also relocation of German Americans and Italian Americans, but to a lesser extent.

Some of these interred nisei volunteered for service and formed the ranks of the Army’s 442d Regimental Combat Team. The 442nd fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The unit became the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces, including 21 Medal of Honor recipients. One of those recipients is current Senator Daniel Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii. They questioned your loyalty, imprisoned your family based on nothing more than your race, and yet you fought for them, received the nation’s highest award for valor under fire, and then you joined their party? Wow.

A Democrat President put Americans in concentration camps based on racial distrust, and Democrats went apoplectic when a Republican suggested that we scrutinize Muslims (not necessarily even American Muslims) at airports and do electronice intelligence gathering to prevent further terrorist attacks. Republicans didn’t round up Muslims en masse and toss them in camps. The Right gets called racist for even suggesting tighter security check profiles at airports.

How about the shitty treatment RNC Chair Michael Steele gets from his fellow black Americans? They call him an Uncle Tom race traitor for having the audacity to not agree with Obama just because he’s black. And of course the Dems are shouting to the rafters about the scandal at the RNC over Party funds being used to pay for an outing to a strip club; while I can’t condone the behavior or misuse of funds, take a good long hard look at your own party’s abuse of funds, and the TAXPAYER’S FUNDS at that. How much money per trip on Air Force One has been wasted since January of last year on date nights, pizza flights, and lately trips around the country to drum up support for a healthcare bill that’s ALREADY BEEN PASSED. Dude, the bill is passed and done with; what the hell more support do you need?

Unless you fear the word “repeal”?

Oh, man. I can’t say things like that. Makes me seem like a seditious, gun-toting, angry, racist, homophobic extremist. That, or just someone telling the truth, which in Obama Land is a foreign concept.

I dedicate this post to the memory of the brave soldiers of the 442d Regimental Combat Team.


Soloman said...

And yet you know somehow they'll continue to attempt the branding.

Well played - excellent post.

Brooke said...

The Democrat party has a long and rich history of racism, both from the white and the black members.

Excellent post. Funny how dissent to the Bush administration was "patriotic", but dissent against the socialist Obama administration is racist, isn't it?

Bullshit indeed.

Snarky Basterd said...

They'll play this card forever; they don't know any other way. What you're doing, and many others -- fighting back -- is the only way to minimize whatever damage they do. Frankly, I just think they make themselves look bad; I don't think people really hear the racism wolf-cry any longer.

Unknown said...

excellent post. the democrats will stop at nothing to try and demonize anyone who refuses to be controlled by them....

Southern Wolf said...

Once upon a time Democrats in their KKK guise lynched thousands of white and black Republicans. Now they merely accuse conservatives of the racism they have long practiced.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

Too true, my lupine friend. I meant to mention that FDR had also blocked anti-lynching legislation during his umpteen terms. How very progressive....

Jethro Bean said...

That was awesome - Have shared on FB and getting great response!

The most intolernat person one will ever hear is a leftist progressive statist give a speech on tolerance... they only accuse others of what they are truly guilty of...

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

Thanks, Jethro. Much obliged. Glad to hear it's getting positive feedback!

Krystal said...

Amazingly well researched post. THANK YOU for all the work!!!

Sarah said...

Love it! That should be published in every major paper across the country! Keep up the good work