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The Democrats’ Self-Righteous Subterfuge:
Accusations of Republican Racism, Sexism, “Homophobia”

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 7:48 pm - January 10, 2010.
Filed under: Congress (111th),Liberal Hypocrisy

When then-Congressman Barbara Boxer and a handful of her Democratic female colleagues heard uncorroborated allegations that a Republican nominee for the Supreme Court had talked about pubic hairs on a soft drink can with a female co-worker, they marched across Capitol Hill, protesting the Senate’s treatment of that woman (who could not back up her allegations).  Seven years later, when a female nurse accused a Democratic president of rape, Mrs. Boxer showed no interest in the accusation–or the media’s treatment of Mrs. Broaddrick or any other woman leveling accusations against Bill Clinton (the aforementioned Democrat).

She didn’t raise a ruckus when her fellow partisans trashed those women, even though each and every one of them (unlike Ms. Hill) could corroborate their allegations.

No wonder Democrats, who urged Republicans to “drive out Trent Lott” as Senate GOP Leader in 2002 for his racially insensitive praise of Strom Thurmond at the latter’s 100th birthday party, do not ask their party to drive Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Mr. Crumpit) for his bizarre and patronizing comment about Obama’s skin color.  The reason they’re not so concerned:  “but Lott was a Republican. Reid is a Democrat.

Guess they just hold Republicans to higher standards.

Some might say that given his history with the segregationist group “Council of Conservative Citizens,” Lott’s statement had been part of pattern.  Well, Reid too has a pattern of denigrating intelligent African-Americans, having disparaged the writing skills of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Nowadays, more often than not Democrats (and their allies in the media) bring up racism, sexual harassment and “homophobia” not so much out of concern for the supposed victims, but as a means to attack Republicans as intolerant.  Note how often Republicans are tarred as “anti-gay” for holding the same position on gay marriage as the Democratic President of the United States.

Michelle Malkin asks:

Many conservatives (myself included) put pressure on him to resign. Where are the “progressive” Democrats who will apply the same standards to Reid?

Michelle, they’re few and far between because for many of them, it wasn’t about race, but about politics.  They just wanted to show how much better Democrats are than Republicans.

And that’s the subterfuge.  They claim it’s about treatment of minority groups so that can show how much better Democrats are than Republicans.  But, if it were really about such treatment, Obama would be leading the calls for Reid’s ouster while Barbara Boxer would have been at the forefront of efforts to impeach Bill Clinton.  Gay groups have refused to back Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential contest.

When evidence surfaces showing Democrats engaging in behavior which would have earned them excoriation if they belonged to the opposing party, it’s is just dismissed understandable and forgivable human imperfection.  For Republicans, however, it’s a sign of serious moral failing worthy of ongoing opprobrium, forgivable only by a change in partisan affiliation (see e.g, David Brock and John Dean).



  1. Isn’t it strange…. and I am not about to discuss the insensitive comments of Trent Lott… that someone who is a Mormon apparently, can get away with such offensive remarks.

    I bring up the fact that someone noted that Reid is a Mormon because the racism is quite relevant. Up until recently Mormons treated blacks as being somewhat lesser than themselves. Put the Reid remarks in the context of his “religious” upbringing and they take on a whole new meaning.

    This is the kind of remark that should be taken as racist. Even if I agreed that this man does not talk a “Negro dialect” I see no good reason for making that kind of remark, especially when it is repeated in a public place.

    It is the hypocrisy of the situation. I assume that Anita Hill was lying through her teeth in regard to judge Clarence Thomas, especially when there was no evidence to support her own racist remarks against the judge.

    Clinton is another kettle of fish because everyone knew before the first time that he was elected that he had lecherous tendencies. In the aftermath of that first round people should have been more savvy and determined to not vote for someone who was obviously quite lecherous. However, it seems that people just voted and turned a blind eye to the many scandals surrounding Clinton.

    He was lucky to survive the indictment, which was not about whether he had a relationship with Monica, but the fact that he committed perjury – he lied under oath… and that is an indictable offense.

    Well, the fact is that the thin-skinned present president is himself a racist. He has made some really offensive remarks over the past year. Members of his staff have also made offensive racist remarks. The LSM just do not care to make a song and dance about these very offensive remarks.

    These feminists are also quite obvious in their own misogyny, and it is quite absurd that they get into a hissy fit if a Republican says anything, then give the President and his cronies a pass for their own racist remarks.

    Comment by StraightAussie — January 10, 2010 @ 9:22 pm - January 10, 2010

  2. Spot on, Dan.

    It is this noisome double-standard that repulsing a greater and greater portion of the country each day. It’s truly pathetic.


    Comment by MFS — January 10, 2010 @ 9:22 pm - January 10, 2010

  3. But, if it were really about such treatment, Obama would be leading the calls for Reid’s ouster while Barbara Boxer would have been at the forefront of efforts to impeach Bill Clinton.

    Excellent point. Speaking of which, can anyone point to any instance in which Democrats actually hold one of their own accountable? Cus I can think of a dozen instances or more when Republicans have held their own accountable. Hell, Democrats even re-elect men who drown their mistresses and have sex with boys. There is no accountability because liberalism is not based in values (indeed, “liberalism” isnt even “liberal” anymore) its about power.

    more often than not Democrats (and their allies in the media) bring up racism, sexual harassment and “homophobia” not so much out of concern for the supposed victims, but as a means to attack Republicans

    Democrats have cobbled together a coalition of “victims”. Tthey get and maintain power by keeping people down. By keeping them in perpetual victimhood. And doing that requires big, bad, racist, sexist, homophobic, Republican bogeymen.

    The minute these perma-victims realize that they are capable, and can make their lives better, the Democrat plantation ceases to exist.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 10, 2010 @ 10:15 pm - January 10, 2010

  4. The more the sun shines on this party the more we know. We listened all these years how horrible Bush and the Republicans were and are, how much was it real or made up? It is obvious these people do not care about us, right or wrong it’s amazing. Makes you wonder what we can’t see.

    Comment by jann — January 10, 2010 @ 10:23 pm - January 10, 2010

  5. the thin-skinned present president is himself a racist.

    I notice you had to qualify the word “president” with the word “present” to distinguish the current thin-skinned racist Democrat president, from the former thin-skinned, racist Clinton and the thin-skinned, racist Carter before him.

    Comment by American Elephant — January 10, 2010 @ 11:27 pm - January 10, 2010

  6. Liberals, with their newly emboldened conviction of infallibility, are succeeding to boggle even the consciousness of history. It’s not they are incapable of discerning fact from fiction…they just plain out refuse to.

    I offer as example the exchange I had earlier with 2 nouveau Progressives:

    Progressive Thinker #1….
    BS Ms Cheney, the most disgusting virulent racism I have heard comes from right wingers. People I know intimately. The Liberals I personally know don’t say racist things even at our most relaxed, as they simply don’t believe it. Get a grip.

    Yours Truly…..
    Though I don’t doubt what you’ve seen … I do wonder why you would remain intimate with those clearly offending your sensibility. What chains you to them…. convenience, obedience or allegiance?

    Progressive Thinker #2……..
    Or we can have friends with whom we dont agree on every issue with. It’s a pity that you can not share a friendship with someone who disagrees with you on one or all political issues. It shows just how narrow minded you may be, how high up you hold your nose, and how lonely you truely are.

    Yours Truly…..
    Disagreeing with some one over senate appropriations while having a cup of Jo is one thing… however, “intimacy” with those I know to be disgusting virulent racists is outta the question. If that’s the kind of camaraderie you espouse to, then yes: 3 nights-2 days, single occupancy in Condado suits me just fine….. and no I won’t meet you for coffee on the corner…. so don’t ask.

    Comment by Spartann — January 11, 2010 @ 1:59 am - January 11, 2010

  7. Guess they just hold Republicans to higher standards.

    It’s really simple: the double standard. Part of it is projection / deflection, i.e., blame the other guy for your sins. But even more basic to it is the crude tribalism: always be shooting arrows, no matter what they are, at those who are not in the tribe. They do it (a double standard) because they can get away with it. Because they own the lamestream media.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 11, 2010 @ 3:02 am - January 11, 2010

  8. You really need to temper your gnostic hostility that you have toward religion. Romney, like Harry Reid, are liberal Mormans. Liberals, Republican or Democrat, are given a free ride when they make unintelligent or caustic comments toward others. It been that way since 1955. It has never been about religion except to LGBT individuals.

    Comment by RJLigier — January 11, 2010 @ 4:43 am - January 11, 2010

  9. What a totally cringe worthy statement, like, I don’t even imagine why you would say that. I find some of these people to be so stupid, like if you are a politician you have to know that whatever you say will one day come out. I mean just earlier in the week Micheal Steele says the “Honest Injun” statement and its like…do you not realize what you are doing? I thought these people had media savy people around them or at least someone who could be like….yea lets not say that…

    I mean in Reid’s case it seems like Obama has atleast forgiven him and stands behind him, but that doesn’t make the statement any less stupid. He was already going lose his seat, now its just going to be a prolong death march.

    As far as why Democrats are not called Anti-Gay if they don’t support same sex marriage as compared to Republicans who are called it. I think its because most of the time, the same Democrats will support other gay issues. They will vote for civil unions, or domestic partnerships, hate crime legislation, and so on. Some Republicans are very much against other gay issues, like civil unions or hate crime legislation, so it comes off as a broad attack on gay people. I am not saying its right, but I would say thats why it is.

    Comment by Darkeyedresolve — January 11, 2010 @ 10:51 am - January 11, 2010

  10. note the absence of Tano… there really is no apologizing for this…

    Comment by Retcon — January 11, 2010 @ 10:52 am - January 11, 2010

  11. I thought this already came up during the campaign? Someone pointed out Obama spoke differently to all-black groups than otherwise. It’s not a new thing for someone to say. Heck I have even noticed black friends of mine doing this depending on who they are around, and they’ll joke about it openly. Well of course it’s one of those things THEY can point out, but I try to refrain from bringing up. I don’t think it’s necessarily racist of me to, but maybe it’s rude.

    I guess in the end I’d rather neither side engage in the ridiculous over sensitivity and making a whole business out of being insulted and playing the victim. But then that means only one side does it and will always win those arguments. There has got to be a better response than sinking to the Left’s level.

    Comment by plutosdad — January 11, 2010 @ 11:57 am - January 11, 2010

  12. hmmm. well we know what Reid and Democrats think and say about people of color behind closed doors. Just how far do the go when talking about gays in private? All you gays out there KNOW they have nothing nice to say about you when no one is looking.

    They think you sh*t but anything to sucker you out of your money and vote

    Comment by Tony P. — January 11, 2010 @ 12:29 pm - January 11, 2010

  13. The Reid statement was more bizarre than anything else, but if he were a Republican, there’d be hell to pay. And, no one, save conservatives linked on Instapundit, note that he’s a Mormon, something which seems only relevant when LDS members are Republicans.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — January 11, 2010 @ 12:36 pm - January 11, 2010

  14. Try this:

    Blacks “are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind.”

    –Thomas Jefferson, 1787
    Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)
    President, 1801-09

    “I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two,is, instead of an evil, a good–a positive good.”

    –Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837
    Vice President, 1825-32
    His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

    If blacks were given the right to vote, that would “place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.”

    –Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844
    President, 1865-69

    “Resolved, That the Democratic Party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1852

    Blacks are “a subordinate and inferior class of beings who had been subjugated by the dominant race.”

    –Chief Justice Roger Taney, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856
    Appointed Attorney General by Andrew Jackson in 1831
    Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Andrew Jackson in 1833
    Appointed to the Supreme Court by Andrew Jackson in 1836

    “Resolved, That claiming fellowship with, and desiring the co-operation of all who regard the preservation of the Union under the Constitution as the paramount issue–and repudiating all sectional parties and platforms concerning domestic slavery, which seek to embroil the States and incite to treason and armed resistance to law in the Territories; and whose avowed purposes, if consummated, must end in civil war and disunion, the American Democracy recognize and adopt the principles contained in the organic laws establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as embodying the only sound and safe solution of the ‘slavery question’ upon which the great national idea of the people of this whole country can repose in its determined conservatism of the Union–NON-INTERFERENCE BY CONGRESS WITH SLAVERY IN STATE AND TERRITORY, OR IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA” (emphasis in original).

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1856

    “I hold that a Negro is not and never ought to be a citizen of the United States. I hold that this government was made on the white basis; made by the white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever, and should be administered by white men and none others.”

    –Sen. Stephen A. Douglas (D., Ill.), 1858
    Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1860

    “Resolved, That the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1860

    “The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and, sir, by no legislation, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction.”

    –Rep. Fernando Wood (D., N.Y.), 1865
    Mayor of New York City, 1855-58, 1860-62

    “My fellow citizens, I have said that the contest before us was one for the restoration of our government; it is also one for the restoration of our race. It is to prevent the people of our race from being exiled from their homes–exiled from the government which they formed and created for themselves and for their children, and to prevent them from being driven out of the country or trodden under foot by an inferior and barbarous race.”

    –Francis P. Blair Jr., accepting the Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1868
    Democratic Senator from Missouri, 1869-72His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

    “Instead of restoring the Union, it [the Republican Party] has, so far as in its power, dissolved it, and subjected ten states, in time of profound peace, to military despotism and Negro supremacy.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1868

    “While the tendency of the white race is upward, the tendency of the colored race is downward.”

    –Sen. Thomas Hendricks (D., Ind.), 1869
    Democratic nominee for Vice President, 1876
    Vice President, 1885

    “We, the delegates of the Democratic party of the United States . . . demand such modification of the treaty with the Chinese Empire, or such legislation within constitutional limitations, as shall prevent further importation or immigration of the Mongolian race.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1876

    “No more Chinese immigration, except for travel, education, and foreign commerce, and that even carefully guarded.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1880

    “American civilization demands that against the immigration or importation of Mongolians to these shores our gates be closed.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1884

    “We favor the continuance and strict enforcement of the Chinese exclusion law, and its application to the same classes of all Asiatic races.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1900

    “The repeal of the fifteenth amendment, one of the greatest blunders and therefore one of the greatest crimes in political history,is a consummation to be devoutly wished for.”

    –Rep. John Sharpe Williams (D., Miss.), 1903
    House Minority Leader, 1903-08

    “Republicanism means Negro equality, while the Democratic Party means that the white man is supreme. That is why we Southerners are all Democrats.”

    –Sen. Ben Tillman (D., S.C.), 1906
    Chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs, 1913-19

    “We are opposed to the admission of Asiatic immigrants who can not be amalgamated with our population, or whose presence among us would raise a race issue and involve us in diplomatic controversies with Oriental powers.”

    –Platform of the Democratic Party, 1908

    “I am opposed to the practice of having colored policemen in the District [of Columbia]. It is a source of danger by constantly engendering racial friction, and is offensive to thousands of Southern white people who make their homes here.”

    –Sen. Hoke Smith (D., Ga.), 1912
    Appointed Secretary of the Interior by Grover Cleveland in 1893

    “The South is serious with regard to its attitude to the Negro in politics. The South understands this subject, and its policy is unalterable and uncompromising. We desire no concessions. We seek no sops. We grasp no shadows on this subject. We take no risks. We abhor a Northern policy of catering to the Negro in politics just as we abhor a Northern policy of social equality.”

    –Josephus Daniels, editor, Raleigh News & Observer, 1912
    Appointed Secretary of the Navy by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
    Appointed Ambassador to Mexico by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933
    USS Josephus Daniels named for him by the Johnson Administration in 1965

    “The Negro as a race, in all the ages of the world, has never shown sustained power of self-development. He is not endowed with the creative faculty. . . . He has never created for himself any civilization. . . . He has never had any civilization except that which has been inculcated by a superior race. Andit is a lamentable fact that his civilization lasts only so long as he is in the hands of the white man who inculcates it. When left to himself he has universally gone back to the barbarism of the jungle.”

    –Sen. James Vardaman (D., Miss.), 1914
    Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, 1913-19

    “This is a white man’s country, and will always remain a white man’s country.”

    –Rep. James F. Byrnes (D., S.C.), 1919
    Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941
    Appointed Secretary of State by Harry S. Truman in 1945

    “Slavery among the whites was an improvement over independence in Africa. The very progress that the blacks have made, when–and only when–brought into contact with the whites, ought to be a sufficient argument in support of white supremacy–it ought to be sufficient to convince even the blacks themselves.”

    –William Jennings Bryan, 1923
    Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1896, 1900 and 1908
    Appointed Secretary of State by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
    His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

    “Anyone who has traveled to the Far East knows that the mingling of Asiatic blood with European or American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, the most unfortunate results. . . . The argument works both ways.I know a great many cultivated, highly educated and delightful Japanese. They have all told me that they would feel the same repugnance and objection to have thousands of Americans settle in Japan and intermarry with the Japanese as I would feel in having large numbers of Japanese coming over here and intermarry with the American population. In this question, then, of Japanese exclusion from the United States it is necessary only to advance the true reason–the undesirability of mixing the blood of the two peoples. . . . The Japanese people and the American people are both opposed to intermarriage of the two races–there can be no quarrel there.”

    –Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1925
    President, 1933-45

    “This passport which you have given me is a symbol to me of the passport which you have given me before. I do not feel that it would be out of place to state to you here on this occasion that I know that without the support of the members of this organization I would not have been called, even by my enemies, the ‘Junior Senator from Alabama.’ ”

    –Hugo Black, accepting a life membership in the Ku Klux Klan upon his election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Alabama, 1926
    Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937

    “Mr. President, the crime of lynching . . . is not of sufficient importance to justify this legislation.”

    –Sen. Claude Pepper (D., Fla.), 1938
    Spoken while engaged in a six-hour speech against the antilynching bill

    “I am a former Kleagle [recruiter] of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County. . . . The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the union.”

    –Robert C. Byrd, 1946
    Democratic Senator from West Virginia, 1959-present
    Senate Majority Leader, 1977-80 and 1987-88
    Senate President Pro Tempore, 1989-95, 2001-03, 2007-present
    His portrait stands in the U.S. Capitol.

    President Truman’s civil rights program “is a farce and a sham–an effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty. I am opposed to that program. I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill. . .. I have voted against the so-called anti-lynching bill.”

    –Rep. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1948
    U.S. Senator, 1949-61
    Senate Majority Leader, 1955-61
    President, 1963-69

    “There is no warrant for the curious notion that Christianity favors the involuntary commingling of the races in social institutions. Although He knew both Jews and Samaritans and the relations existing between them, Christ didnot advocate that courts or legislative bodies should compel them to mix socially against their will.”

    –Sen. Sam Ervin (D., N.C.), 1955
    Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, 1971-75

    “The decline and fall of the Roman empire came after years of intermarriage with other races. Spain was toppled as a world power as a result of the amalgamation of the races. . . . Certainly history shows that nations composed of a mongrel race lose their strength and become weak, lazy and indifferent.”

    –Herman E. Talmadge, 1955
    Democratic Senator from Georgia, 1957-81
    Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, 1971-81

    “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”

    –Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1957

    “I have never seen very many white people who felt they were being imposed upon or being subjected to any second-class citizenship if they were directed to a waiting room or to any other public facility to wait or to eat with other white people. Only the Negroes, of all the races which are in this land, publicly proclaim they are being mistreated, imposed upon, and declared second-class citizens because they must go to public facilities with members of their own race.”

    –Sen. Richard B. Russell Jr. (D., Ga.), 1961
    The Russell Senate Office Building is named for him.

    “I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes.”

    –Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
    Kennedy later authorized wiretapping the phones and bugging the hotel rooms of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “I’m not going to use the federal government’s authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods. . . . I have nothing against a community that’s made up of people who are Polish or Czechoslovakian or French-Canadian or blacks who are trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods.”

    –Jimmy Carter, 1976
    President, 1977-81
    Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2002

    “The Confederate Memorial has had a special place in my life for many years. . . . There were many, many times that I found myself drawn to this deeply inspiring memorial, to contemplate the sacrifices of others, several of whom were my ancestors, whose enormous suffering and collective gallantry are to this day still misunderstood by most Americans.”

    –James Webb, 1990
    Now a Democratic Senator from Virginia

    “Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you’d find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they’d just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.”

    –Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D., S.C.) 1993
    Chairman, Commerce Committee, 1987-95 and 2001-03
    Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1984

    “I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation.”

    –Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), 2004
    Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
    Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 2008

    * “You cannot go into a Dunkin’ Donuts or a 7-Eleven unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

    * “My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state has the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything [but] a Northeastern liberal state.”

    * “I mean, you got the first mainstream African American [Barack Obama] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy.”

    * “There’s less than 1% of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4% or 5% that is, are minorities. What is it in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.”

    Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., (D., Del.), 2006-07
    Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, 1987-95
    Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations
    Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 2008

    “It has of late become the custom of the men of the South to speak with entire candor of the settled and deliberate policy of suppressing the negro vote. They have been forced to choose between a policy of manifest injustice toward the blacks and the horrors of negro rule. They chose to disfranchise the negroes. That was manifestly the lesser of two evils. . . . The Republican Party committed a great public crime whenit gave the right of suffrage to the blacks. . . . So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of the blacks will impend, and the safeguards againstit must be maintained.”

    –Editorial, “The Political Future of the South,” New York Times, May 10, 1900)</blockquote

    So why the hell should we expect Reid to be any different??

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 11, 2010 @ 2:53 pm - January 11, 2010

  15. TGC, great list. It rightly begins with Jefferson. I would note that the Democrats today are still peddling racism in American life. They have always been, and still are, the party of people who think in racial terms and want to keep racial divisions going.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 11, 2010 @ 4:15 pm - January 11, 2010

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