Sunday, January 10, 2010

Return of the Dixiecrats

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You may remember the bigoted men of the Senate collectively known as Dixiecrats. They did everything possible to keep blacks "in their place" including filibustering the voting and civil right legislation LBJ was trying to pass. They included Bill Clinton mentor William Fulbright, Al Gore, Sr. and ex-KKK leader Robert Byrd. I had assumed they were gone but their spirit lives on:

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) apologized Saturday for referring to President Obama in private conversations during the 2008 presidential campaign as "light-skinned" and as having "no Negro dialect."
Who the hell uses "Negro" anymore except old school bigots? Reid is a national disgrace and watching him lose his seat in November will be even sweeter.

But wait, it's not only the Senate Majority Leader but an ex-president:

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
We all knew Bubba was a philanderer but he always played the part of the new-Southerner who was post-racial. Note as I said before, his mentor was a raging racist as was the father of his VP.

This is nothing new, the Democrats have been using African-Americans for decades. They have done nothing to help them, in fact they've instituted policies that have destroyed once proud black families and laid waste to inner cities. Democrats talk about what they will do to make life better for them every four years and then forget them until the next election.

Anyway, this is essentially what we all knew but it's interesting that we will now have two major politicians groveling to The One.

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