progressives have faced that kind of bullshit from conservatives before and still managed to declare independence from England, win the Revolutionary War, enact universal suffrage, free the slaves, go forward with public education, regulate industries that were poisoning the population, pass Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and so on.
Although nancy does get this right:
1) there’s a government takeover of healthcare in the works;
2) going to your doctor will be like going to DMV;
3) our taxes will be increased to pay for deadbeats’ Viagra and abortions;
4) those with health care will see their services rationed
Not only did Dems NOT free the slaves, they opposed ’60s Civil Rights reform in much larger percentages than Republicans. If not for Republican votes, Civil Rights reforms under LBJ would not have passed. The most disgusting and vile racism spouted during that time was out of the mouths of Democrats (Bilbo, Wallace, Lester Maddocks, to name a few). The Dems hold the dubious claim to fame that they are the only party to have seated former and current KKK members in their caucus, including current member Robert Byrd.
They constantly make demeaning and despicable comments like Reid and Biden and Bill Clinton’s gaffes. In their hearts, they despise black people and see them only as a means to keep in power. They do nothing for the black community but condescend and patronize them, but offer nothing of substance.
Liberals are the first to attack any black conservative with the most ignorant and racist venom (see Michael Steele as “Simple Sambo”, Colin Powell as “house n*****”, Condi Rice as “Aunt Jemima” etc.)
Liberals project their own racism on the rest of the country. It’s interesting Reid thinks the country won’t warm to a dark skinned black person, when Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby, Wesley Snipes and countless other black entertainers and sports figures are dark complected and have been quite successful. And what prominent black politician DOES speak with “Negro dialect?”.
Quite revealing. As well as Biden’s remark that Obama is “clean”, to which Sharpton replied that he “bathes regularly” himself, a rare moment when he showed some humor, but of course it was in response to a liberal’s awkward remark. If that had been a Republican he’d have called for tar and feathers.
UPDATE: Don Surber, who we love usually, has this all wrong:
Lott’s statement was in public. Reid’s statement was in private. Lott’s statement was eerie. “We wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either”?
Reid’s statement was politically incorrect.
Steele grasps at straws.
“politically incorrect” is usually meant to be something that is true, but out of political correctness people don’t say it. I take issue with that, Don. What he said was demonstrably NOT true: that a light-skinned black person is more likely to be accepted by whites (Bill Cosby, Wesley Snipes, Michael Jordon, et al have sure been accepted, as well as many others) and secondly, what prominent black politician DOES speak with a “Negro dialect”, i.e., ebonics, I guess.
It’s offensive to both blacks and whites. It’s like, wow, here, finally, is a Negro who doesn’t say “ain’t” and “hoes” and buck and shuffle like Stephen Fetchit. And here is one who is light-skinned enough not to be threatening to the racist, redneck scum who detest darkies.
You are way off base on this. This is MUCH worse than what Lott said as a gallant, if misguided, toast to a 100 year old man on his birthday “We’d have all been a lot better off if we’d had this old coot here as president when the hell ever he ran way back when and whatever the issues were”
Reid betrays a fundamental disgust and revulsion for blacks and a contemptuous disdain for what he imagines white Americans believe and act upon. To have the leader of the majority party in the Senate have such despicable beliefs himself is beyond revulsion. He should be sacked. People should protest until he does so. That a man has beliefs and prejudices like this in the year 2010 is unbelievable. He’s right out of Wallace and Bilbo country. Bill Clinton sounds about as bad.