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Help Hold Ted Kennedy Accountable for His Racially Insensitive Remarks!
11-16-03

Posted on 11/16/2003 12:18:25 PM PST by jmstein7

Help Hold Ted Kennedy Accountable for His Racially Insensitive Remarks

Once again, the press is giving a Democrat Senator a "pass" on racially insensitive conduct.  If you are unfamiliar with the controversy, click here.  We, the people, must not let Senator Kennedy skate. 

Please help out by taking the following easy steps to get the story out:

1)  Click here to open an email to CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality).  It is time for them to prove they can be effective, and writing to Republicans in Congress is not the answer to this issue.  Of course, please feel free to send this email to any group that is in a position to help on this issue.

2)  Compose an email demanding that Senator Kennedy be held responsible for his conduct.  If you are short on time, a sample email follows:


 

Dear Mr. Innis,

I am writing to you because I am OUTRAGED by Senator Ted Kennedy's insensitive public comments on Friday -- specifically, his calling well-qualified minority judges such as Janice Rogers Brown and Miguel Estrada, African-American and Hispanic respectively, "Neanderthals".  Though Senator Kennedy's comments were unquestionably insensitive, he refuses to apologize -- nor is the "free press" forcing him to apologize.  In fact, it appears that they are once again burying a story merely because pursuing it would hurt a popular Democrat.

If a Republican had made the same comment, his congressional office would have been empty by 12:00pm yesterday afternoon -- and Senators like Ted Kennedy would be calling for blood (and for heads to roll).

CORE's mission, as stated, is "to identify and expose acts of discrimination in the public and private sectors of society. When such an act is uncovered, CORE. . . goes into action."  It is time to go into action.

This blatant bias in the press -- self-imposed press censorship to protect a Democrat Senator -- must not stand, and Senator Kennedy must be held accountable for his reprehensible, hypocritical, insensitive conduct.  Therefore, I call on CORE to immediately and publicly take visible action and call for Senator Kennedy's resignation, as he has once again proved that he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate.  At the minimum, Senator Kennedy must be censured for his atrocious conduct.

Thank you,

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS


3)  Send it!

4) Click here to send an email to your friends asking them to email CORE as well!  Just compose a message and put your friends email addresses in the TO field.

Good job!

PS  Please check in (or reply with a BUMP) after you send your email so we can get a head count.  Thanks!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: bigot; doublestandard; getsapass; hatespeech; kennedylegacy; mediabias; neanderthal; pc; politicallycorrect; race; racialdivision; racist; slur; slurs; subhumans; tedkennedy
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FReep on!
1 posted on 11/16/2003 12:18:27 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: firebrand; alisasny; bc2; Black Agnes; BobFromNJ; Cacique; catfur; Clemenza; Coleus; MeeknMing; ...
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2 posted on 11/16/2003 12:20:56 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
I think what he said was insulting and demeaning,but neanderthal isn't racial.He called them knuckledraggers.
3 posted on 11/16/2003 12:24:58 PM PST by MEG33
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To: jmstein7
BTT!!!! This vile and disgusting lowlife needs to hear from us:

Kennedy, Edward - (D - MA) Class I ((((JERK ))))

317 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4543
E-mail: senator@kennedy.senate.gov

4 posted on 11/16/2003 12:25:35 PM PST by STARWISE (PLEASE DO something to save Terri Schiavo: email, call, fax, vigil,pray, GOD SAVE TERRI)
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To: jmstein7
To be blunt, he called them ape people. They're American citizens. That means he's calling 50% of the citizen population "ape people" because they're not thinking as he dictates.
5 posted on 11/16/2003 12:26:00 PM PST by concerned about politics ( So it is. Amen.)
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To: jmstein7
It is my not so humble opinion that you perpetuate the PC attack on freedom of speech by this action. All this does is agree with the left that name calling is somehow verboten. If Ted Kennedy wants to call someone by any name it is his right. If it offends someone, that is not a capitol offense in this country. This nation is supposed to be based on freedom of speech, and that is the message the media should be getting. They always demand their own first ammendment rights, but they extend to all of us.

The best guide for us is to use common courtesy in dealing with our fellow man. See, I said a no no. So sue me.

6 posted on 11/16/2003 12:28:04 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: jmstein7
Mr. Kennedy should be careful what names he calls others. He himself has been called "alcoholic", "womanizer", "killer", "Murderer" and those are just from people who KNOW him!
7 posted on 11/16/2003 12:28:33 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: MEG33
If a Republican did it, he would be on the air (with the aid and assistance of the mainstream press) calling for resignations and heads.

So, when HE engages in this behavior, he must be held to the standard of conduct he imposes on others.
8 posted on 11/16/2003 12:28:42 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: billhilly
You're missing the point. The point is that Kennedy must be called out on his own hypocrisy.
9 posted on 11/16/2003 12:29:42 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
We, the people, must not let Senator Kennedy skate.

Yeah, he might fall through the ice and drown.

10 posted on 11/16/2003 12:29:44 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: MEG33
I think what he said was insulting and demeaning,but neanderthal isn't racial.

I agree. Let's not get into the jackass/sharpyton level of "racism is everywhere" crap. The swimmer should be rebuked just for the insult.

FMCDH

11 posted on 11/16/2003 12:30:34 PM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Yup... what's good for the goose is goog for the gander.

Turnabout is always fair play.
12 posted on 11/16/2003 12:30:59 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
"You're missing the point."

No, I do not miss your point, I just think you are wrong and in the long run, more harm comes of it than good.
13 posted on 11/16/2003 12:35:03 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: jmstein7
Bttt!!!!!
14 posted on 11/16/2003 12:36:29 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (I would be considered quite a catch in some circles... Crop Circles...)
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To: billhilly
Of course, you are entitled to you opinion, but...

the Republicans in the Senate use your approach all the time...

and we call them "spineless".

You can't kill Democrats with kindness.
15 posted on 11/16/2003 12:36:53 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Well, Hillary Rodham Clinton also made an uncalled for remark, that reference the nominee's intelligence. I have watched for a repeat and haven't seen one yet. This was the same day the swimmer made his remark.
16 posted on 11/16/2003 12:36:56 PM PST by malia
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To: jmstein7
"the Republicans in the Senate use your approach all the time...

and we call them "spineless".

The problem with a lot of "Purists rightwingers" is their desire to fight. If there is nothing at any given moment to fight with the left about, they turn their guns on their own.

I'm not making this up. My entire career of more than thirty years in Washington, working with conservative groups has given me first hand evidence of that, and no matter what you say on this matter, I strongly disagree with you.
17 posted on 11/16/2003 12:42:55 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: billhilly
I respect your right to disagree; so, why don't we just agree to disagree?

It wasn't my intention to attack you, so if I came accross that way, I apologize.

J
18 posted on 11/16/2003 12:45:46 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
And then you woke up....
20 posted on 11/16/2003 12:46:59 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Mary Jo BUMP!
21 posted on 11/16/2003 12:50:59 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Sorry, but you can yell and scream all you want, but when push comes to shove, the fact remains that Drunko is a Kennedy and therefore an untouchable. He is the Godfather of the `rat party and to the liberal slime up in Mass. who have continually re-elected him over and over and over for the past 40 years despite drowning a woman and the 10 billion other things he`s done in those 40 years. The latest it seems, Mr. Drunko being out of control with what he says, most probably due to heavy drinking. You would think that alone would be enough for people of that party to take action against him, but no...They just let him do what he wants. Why? Because he`s a Kennedy. How important is that name? Well, who recently honored him? That name is gold in politics. Ted could murder..oh wait, he already did that, Ted could give a back door for Al Qaida to enter in this country...Oh wait, he already did that (his Muslim exchange program)...Ted could burn down the White House and people would still insist he remain a Senator.

wow, what a 'sunburn'

22 posted on 11/16/2003 12:54:54 PM PST by metalboy (Liberals-Nuke `em from orbit. It`s the only way to be sure.)
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To: metalboy
If he had a hooded cloak on, he'd look like the Emperor from Return of the Jedi!
23 posted on 11/16/2003 12:56:36 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: expatguy
Neanderthal: Slang. A crude, boorish, or slow-witted person.

Sounds like Teddy!
24 posted on 11/16/2003 1:00:05 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support the Troops & Vets!!)
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To: jmstein7
AMEN... besides it IS racial... aren't republicans members of the human race too???

25 posted on 11/16/2003 1:04:40 PM PST by cyborg (liberals are the tapeworms in the intestine of America)
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To: jmstein7
Ted Kennedy got away with murder, what makes you think anyone will smack him one for a nasty, racist remark? Jeez, Robert Byrd is still an elected official despite HIS backround.
26 posted on 11/16/2003 1:09:36 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (My eyes are blind but I can see....Ozzy)
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To: jmstein7
His remarks weren't racially insensitive, they were ideologically insensitive.

Translation of the bloated one's remarks: all conservatives are knuckledraggers.

27 posted on 11/16/2003 1:17:32 PM PST by ru4liberty (I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow. May His Name ever be praised!)
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To: MEG33
And what would you consider knuckledraggers to be?
28 posted on 11/16/2003 1:25:54 PM PST by freekitty
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To: jmstein7
And to think that in addition to Ketchup Boy, this fat-ass neanderthal is also my Senator...
29 posted on 11/16/2003 1:32:01 PM PST by kdmhcdcfld (Any rebroadcast of this tagline without the express written consent of FreeRepublic is prohibited.)
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To: jmstein7
When I first heard his remarks,I thought of : Rush Limbaugh

Much has been made of Rush Limbaugh's going into drug rehab for one month.The main stream press will not leave it alone.

Perhaps Ted Kennedy should look into some sort of rehab,with the permission of the mainstream press of course.

He is after all,one sick puppy.

30 posted on 11/16/2003 1:35:51 PM PST by jos65
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To: jmstein7
If he had a hooded cloak on, he'd look like the Emperor from Return of the Jedi!

More like Teddy the Hutt...

31 posted on 11/16/2003 1:36:58 PM PST by Old Sarge (Serving YOU... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: freekitty
It is what liberals think conservatives are,unlearned ignorant,uncivilized,not progressed into the enlightened liberal/leftist thinking.Ape like men,beasts.I've used the word but never as a racial epithet.I usually use it to describe ignorance or crude,rude behavior.
32 posted on 11/16/2003 1:36:58 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33
It would only be racist if a Republican said it. If a Dem says it, it gets ignored.

Kennedy will get a pass because he's the hero of the left.

IMO that's a good thing (that he's their hero), because it means the demise of the party is at hand.

33 posted on 11/16/2003 1:40:59 PM PST by ohioWfan (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: jmstein7
The Problem with the Imperial Royal Aristocracy this country insists on having stems from two places, Massachusetts and Coli-Fornia. Whether you marry into this Royal Compound or if you are a Natural Born Traitorin the family, it matters little. The problem stems from the people electing them over and over and sending them to Congress or grooming them for Higher Political Office.

To solve this National Dilemma they must be defeated at the polls every time an election comes up. Particularly the people of Massachussets are taged with the responsibility to soundly defeat this powerful evil force in their state! They breed like a swarm of flies and are found everywhere stinking up everything they touch. Every Kennedy of this klan is a potential enemy of America. Don't allow yourself to become beguiled by these squatters of long past Camelot! If its named Kennedy it has to be voted out and away! This family has its own vision of a Monarchy and its time to disband this National Evil once and for all!

34 posted on 11/16/2003 1:42:18 PM PST by winker
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To: ohioWfan
I would say Kennedy is a crude,rude unenlightened man as exibited by his way of speaking about conservative judges,or indeed the President's reason for going to war.He is a leftist ,partisan neanderthal.
35 posted on 11/16/2003 1:49:43 PM PST by MEG33
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To: jmstein7
I almost pity the Kennedy family...

Only the drunks, idiots, murderers and sex offenders survived....

Semper Fi
36 posted on 11/16/2003 1:54:27 PM PST by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: jmstein7
Why do they get a free pass? Because they are socialists! They believe in taking from those who have ambition in life and giving to the freeloaders and thugs. The far left wackos like Ted actually believe that capitalism is racist by design. They think it was invented to keep certain groups rich and others poor.
37 posted on 11/16/2003 2:12:22 PM PST by graycamel
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To: jmstein7
Just sent my email!
38 posted on 11/16/2003 2:16:08 PM PST by pctech
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To: jmstein7
I agree that this was not a racial attack. Let's not be like liberals and see race in everything. He was insulting them pure and simple.
39 posted on 11/16/2003 2:27:11 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back!)
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To: jmstein7
Sent it~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
40 posted on 11/16/2003 2:33:54 PM PST by joyce11111
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To: MEG33
Good point, MEG. It is Kennedy who is the 'Neanderthal'.....crude, boorish, behaviorally handicapped..........oh, forget that.

I've read recently that they think Neanderthals were actually cultured. That leaves Teddy out........

41 posted on 11/16/2003 2:41:07 PM PST by ohioWfan (Eric's team is Ohio State! GO BUCKS!)
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To: metalboy
<> Maybe worse than a sunburn - probably skin cancer.
42 posted on 11/16/2003 2:42:27 PM PST by navydad
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To: ohioWfan
Oops,that destroys my delight in turning his words against him!However,as Webster defines the slang definition of neanderthal, I'll stand by my statement!
43 posted on 11/16/2003 2:45:11 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Go with Webster, MEG.

All kidding aside, where IS the media outcry at these statements? Don't they care about their credibility at all?

I mean, OBVIOUSLY they are biased, but you'd think that they'd want to maintain a modicum of believeability with SOMEONE.

Has ANY leftist media source said anything about this nasty, condescending comment?

44 posted on 11/16/2003 2:49:24 PM PST by ohioWfan (Eric's team is Ohio State! GO BUCKS!)
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To: ohioWfan
No.
45 posted on 11/16/2003 2:53:31 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Bump to the top..Liberals get a CLUE,
it is over for you, because now YOU are the ones who will be held accountable.
46 posted on 11/16/2003 2:53:41 PM PST by trustandobey
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To: jmstein7
Way to go! You keep right on top of the democrats and their hypocrisy.

You're making me an activist whether I want to or not!
47 posted on 11/16/2003 2:55:14 PM PST by onyx
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To: jmstein7
UNbelieveable!

Well, not really.

48 posted on 11/16/2003 2:56:04 PM PST by ohioWfan (Eric's team is Ohio State! GO BUCKS!)
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To: ohioWfan
I think Teddy doesn't shock anyone anymore.I have no ,zilch,nada respect for the man so he doesn't have much effect on me.

The left has a pass by the press.It has been this way for all my life.I am so thrilled to have the internet and someone besides Wm. Buckley writing conservative thought

.When did you see a movie that exposed the evils of communism,the murder,starvation and concentration camps?
49 posted on 11/16/2003 3:02:23 PM PST by MEG33
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To: jmstein7
Evidently the people of Massachussetts like this type of diatribe. Kennedy has been given a blank check from these people for years and he never lets them down. They must be really hateful and vengeful people.
50 posted on 11/16/2003 3:05:35 PM PST by Toespi
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