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She's Black, They're Blue
Men's News Daily ^ | 11-18-04 | Michael P. Tremoglie

Posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:33 AM PST by Miami Vice

" Clarence Thomas is not my idea of what a black man is,” said my wealthy, white, liberal hostess. The fact that this white bread suburbanite should feel qualified to define what a black person is, or is not, was amusing.

Liberals –both black and white - revile black Republicans as Oreo’s or Uncle Toms. Such is the case with Dr. Condoleeza Rice, the recent Secretary of State designate of the Bush administration.

The invective directed at Dr. Rice by liberals is incredible and appalling. Cartoonist Pat Oliphant portrayed Dr. Rice as a parrot being told what to do by President Bush. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau implied Rice is a fool who never heard of Al-Qaeda. Cartoonist Jeff Danziger caricatured Dr. Rice saying, “ I knows all about them aluminum tubes.”

This is nothing new though, USA Today’s black journalist DeWayne Wickham wrote in 2000, “With his nomination assured, George W. Bush has plenty of time to pull away from the right-wing fringe that dominates the GOP's selection process - and their black sycophants - and make a serious effort to build a more racially diverse Republican Party.”

In other words, according to black Democratic Party sycophant DeWayne Wickham, if you do not think like him, you are not black like him. This is merely the African-American version of the white liberal’s Red State/Blue State dichotomy, which posits Red Staters are not quite human and Blue Staters are enlightened.

Wickham was a panelist for a recent symposium about African American concerns about the Bush administration. He said, “The Republican Party is like the South African Nationalist Party of the 1940’s.”

Fellow panelist, African American journalist Donna Britt of the Washington Post said, “ Voting for Bush was irrational behavior.” She claimed Republicans used fear so people will act against their own self-interest. Britt is parroting the white liberal mantra that working class and poor people who vote Republican do not know what is in their own interests.

Why such vitriol for black Republicans? The reason – so the myth goes – is that Republicans did not help civil rights initiatives that liberals and Democrats sacrificed to implement.

This is a blatant lie.

The idea that racial civil rights programs were the sole province of liberal Democrats is an urban legend promoted by Democrats to keep African - Americans voting for them. A cursory examination of history will reveal that civil rights legislation was implemented, proposed and/or endorsed by Republicans.

It was during the Eisenhower presidency that the 1957 Civil Rights Act was passed. Eisenhower’s Attorney General, Herbert Brownell, crafted the legislation in March 1956. Brownell wanted a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses. It was because of Brownell that the Kennedy administration was able to intervene on behalf of civil rights activists.

Ironically, some Democrats criticized Eisenhower for pandering to the black vote.

It was Eisenhower who desegregated public facilities in DC during his first term -Truman did not do it. It was Eisenhower who enforced school the Supreme Court school desegregation order in 1957.

Fifty years earlier it was a Republican, Teddy Roosevelt, who invited the African-American leader Booker T. Washington to the White House. Contrast this to the Democrat segregationist President Woodrow Wilson.

Republican Senator Jacob Javitz once proposed an amendment to a mental health bill (S.1576) to deny funds to states with segregated mental health facilities. The Democrats denied the amendment.

It was Richard Nixon who implemented affirmative action. A policy about which Jesse Jackson is a fanatic.

James Meredith, brother of the slain black civil rights activist, is an avowed conservative Republican - as are black pundits Armstrong Williams, Leroy Elder, and Deroy Murdock. African-American intellectuals Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele are conservatives.

Steele wrote an essay in 1999 saying that it is lonely being a black conservative. Given the vilification they receive from black Democrats it is no wonder. Black civil rights leaders, who have cast their lot with the Democratic Party, are concerned about being able to deliver Democrats the black vote - the source of their power and wealth. They are concerned about the elimination of their monopoly of the black vote.

The criticism of black Republicans by liberal blacks has absolutely nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with their fealty to the Democratic Party - they are Blue Staters.

African-American liberals are not black - they are blue.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; blacks; bluestates; democrats; liberals; republicans; rice

1 posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:33 AM PST by Miami Vice
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To: Miami Vice

Bernie Goldberg quoted one liberal in his book "Bias" that said he/she hoped Clarance Thomas's wife fed him lots of starchy foods so that he would get fat and, like so many black men, die of heart disease. Does anyone have a copy handy to look that quote up?

It's kind of like saying no to war, unless a Democrat is President. Be anti-rascist, unless your candidate is Robert "KKK" Byrd. Be pro-women, unless she is Republican. (Newsmax magazine quoted Dr. Rice as speaking at a forum of some sort, and two Democrat ladies who hadn't even been listening strode up to her and thanked her for supporting their cause, even though she had opposed it during the forum - the automatically assume(d) a black woman will be Democrat)

Who was it, the leader of the NAABP who made not-so-subtle reference to her as a "yes-woman"?

PLEASE, Dr./Secretary-to-be Rice - PLEASE run against Mrs. Clinton in '08.


2 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:24 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Knight of Gondor)
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To: Miami Vice
The vast majority of black people don't consider Clarence Thomas, Dr. Rice, and assorted other accomplished black americans.....as black enough.

Remember the uproar when the black Mayor of D.C. used the word niggardly and was nearly run out of town on a rail? He too had been called not black enough.

3 posted on 11/18/2004 11:25:07 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: mhking

Black Conservative meta-PING


4 posted on 11/18/2004 11:26:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: mhking

Well written!


5 posted on 11/18/2004 11:27:55 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/summary.htm)
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To: Miami Vice

This, my friends, is the definition of hypocrisy.

Blacks not vilified by the left MUST BE LIBERAL or they are not even considered Black. They are total anomalies, mistakes of nature. This is repulsive hate speech of the WORST ORDER if ever I've heard it. The SILENT OUTRAGE from the social defenders (ACLU, NAACP) is DEAFENING. Hypopcrites all.

That said, all this is TOTALLY in keeping with the NORMAL BEHAVIOR of the run of the mill liberal. Expecting better behavior from the PARTY OF COMPASSION is pointless.


6 posted on 11/18/2004 11:29:40 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The Moral Values/Pro-Life vote was the difference...)
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To: Miami Vice

Modern liberalism requires everyone to look different but think the same.


7 posted on 11/18/2004 11:30:33 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Miami Vice

A white LIBERAL talk show host called Condi Rice *Aunt Jemima *on the air in Madison, WI this week. Where's the outrage? Where's the protests and calls for this guys head?


8 posted on 11/18/2004 11:33:24 AM PST by WIladyconservative (Be an active member of the pajamahadeen - set up a monthly donation to FR!!)
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To: martin_fierro; Trueblackman
Takes a lot of nads for a black person to get off of the rat plantation, I love each and every one of them.
9 posted on 11/18/2004 11:33:41 AM PST by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, that’s how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."
Courtesty of Julianne Malveaux


10 posted on 11/18/2004 11:33:46 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Bernie Goldberg quoted one liberal in his book "Bias" that said he/she hoped Clarance Thomas's wife fed him lots of starchy foods so that he would get fat and, like so many black men, die of heart disease. Does anyone have a copy handy to look that quote up?

That would be Julianne Malveaux.

11 posted on 11/18/2004 11:34:27 AM PST by sinanju
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"It's kind of like saying no to war, unless a Democrat is President."

Hey, I saw that same line on one of the many signs from anti-war and anti-Bush activists. Those people are UnFriggenBelievable!


12 posted on 11/18/2004 11:35:16 AM PST by Arpege92 (We're here! We're Conservative! And we're in your face! - theDentist)
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To: Lizavetta

"Modern liberalism requires everyone to look different but think the same."

Excellent....can I use that in my tag line?


13 posted on 11/18/2004 11:36:56 AM PST by Arpege92 (We're here! We're Conservative! And we're in your face! - theDentist)
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To: Miami Vice

"James Meredith, brother of the slain black civil rights activist"

Tremoglie might be confusing Meredith (who is also conservative) with Charles Evers, Medgar's brother.


14 posted on 11/18/2004 11:39:24 AM PST by Revenge of Sith
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To: Arpege92

You may.


15 posted on 11/18/2004 11:39:42 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Miami Vice

And don't forget that it was the Republicans who faught the Civil War which ended slavery and passed the civil war amendments that outlawed slavery and discrimination in civil and voting rights on the basis of race.


16 posted on 11/18/2004 11:41:30 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Arpege92

||"It's kind of like saying no to war, unless a Democrat is President."

Hey, I saw that same line on one of the many signs from anti-war and anti-Bush activists. Those people are UnFriggenBelievable!||

On the contrary, what I think you saw were Protest Warriors, an elite force of undercover, covert conservatives that infiltrate liberal protests and pretend to be a part of them, when they really are holding conservative signs. Visit their website, www.protestwarrior.com and click on "slogans" for more awesome signs.

||That would be Julianne Malveaux.||

Prezactly.


17 posted on 11/18/2004 11:42:19 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Knight of Gondor)
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To: OldFriend
"The vast majority of black people don't consider Clarence Thomas, Dr. Rice, and assorted other accomplished black americans.....as black enough."

They said the same thing about women once. Get a degree in math and you're not "feminine". Fly an airplane and you're not "feminine". Become a medical doctor and you become "masculine".

The eye-rolling irony here is amazing.

18 posted on 11/18/2004 11:43:59 AM PST by Gingersnap
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To: Gingersnap

Have a daughter in a so called man's field. Tell me about it!!!!


19 posted on 11/18/2004 11:46:49 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: Miami Vice
s are black pundits Armstrong Williams, Leroy Elder, and Deroy Murdock

Larry Elder?

20 posted on 11/18/2004 11:49:58 AM PST by DameAutour ("Go carefully. Be conservative. Be sure you are right - and then don't be afraid")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

And which party was it again that passed all of the Jim Crow apartheid laws?


21 posted on 11/18/2004 11:50:28 AM PST by MarxSux
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To: Miami Vice

NOW (http://www.now.org/) still has not released a statement on the nomination of Dr. Rice to Secretary of State.


22 posted on 11/18/2004 11:52:43 AM PST by SteveH
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To: MarxSux

Dr. Rice, Colin Powell, Rod Paige...Bush has put together a heavily-diverse group (don't forget Elaine Chao!) and it ain't good enough for the libs. I'm beginning to get a strange, sneaking suspician that NOTHING CONSERVATIVES DO WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR LIBS! >:O


23 posted on 11/18/2004 11:53:13 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Knight of Gondor)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

What did J. William Fulbright or Albert Arnold Gore, Sr. do for the Civil Rights movement (other than resist it)?

Funny - I know a lot of democrats on the south side of Chicago and they are the biggest RACISTS you'll ever meet. Just ask any black kid who happens to stumble into the wrong neighborhood.


24 posted on 11/18/2004 12:02:26 PM PST by GianniV
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

She needs to drop about 100+ pounds..


25 posted on 11/18/2004 12:02:46 PM PST by ken5050
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To: Miami Vice
African-American liberals are not black - they are blue.

In the Marines, we didn't refer to "white" and "black" Marines. If you were describing a Marine to someone, and it was necessary to describe his appearance, you'd say "light green" or "dark green". What that meant was that we were all "green" (meaning Marines), and that was the most important thing.

So if someone wants to talke raise and political affiliation, it would be "light blue" and the "dark blue". But the most important thing is that we're all Blue.

26 posted on 11/18/2004 12:07:36 PM PST by XJarhead
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To: XJarhead

I think he meant Blue like in Blue States. I am certainly not a Blue Stater


27 posted on 11/18/2004 12:44:33 PM PST by Miami Vice
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To: DameAutour
Larry Elder?

Larry Elder.com
... A "firebrand libertarian" according to "Daily Variety," best-selling author and
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Larry Elder
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28 posted on 11/18/2004 12:56:44 PM PST by backhoe ("We met at Dawn- and destiny Prevailed...")
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To: Miami Vice

Oh, hell, then its dark red and light red.


29 posted on 11/18/2004 12:56:57 PM PST by XJarhead
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To: XJarhead

hahahaha

Good one


30 posted on 11/18/2004 1:03:02 PM PST by Miami Vice
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To: Miami Vice
The idea that racial civil rights programs were the sole province of liberal Democrats is an urban legend promoted by Democrats to keep African - Americans voting for them. A cursory examination of history will reveal that civil rights legislation was implemented, proposed and/or endorsed by Republicans.

From a post on FR a while ago (I didn't retain who posted it, but it was from the description of a book called Unfounded Loyalty) -

Our nation's top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.

Regarding the Republican Party, historians report that while Democrats were busy passing laws to hurt blacks, Republicans devoted their time to passing laws to help blacks. Republicans were primarily responsible for the following Civil Rights legislation:

1. The Emancipation Proclamation

2. The 13th Amendment

3. The 14th Amendment

4. The 15th Amendment

5. The Reconstruction Act of 1867

6. The Civil Rights of 1866

7. The Enforcement Act of 1870

8. The Forced Act of 1871

9. The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871

10. The Civil Rights Act of 1875

11. The Freeman Bureau

12. The Civil Rights Act of 1957

13. The Civil Rights Act of 1960

14. The United State Civil Rights Commission

And gave strong bi-partisan support and sponsorship for the following legislation

15. The Civil Rights Act of 1964

17. The Voting Rights Act of 1965

18. The 1968 Civil Rights Acts

19. The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972

20. Goals and Timetables for Affirmative Action Programs

21. Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973

22. Voting Rights Act of Amendment of 1982

23. Civil Rights Act of 1983

24. Federal Contract Compliance and Workforce Development Act of 1988

31 posted on 11/18/2004 1:36:46 PM PST by agrace
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To: Miami Vice

Good post!


32 posted on 11/18/2004 3:32:43 PM PST by jcb8199
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To: agrace

"The Forced Act of 1871" ?

Was Clinton around back then?


33 posted on 11/18/2004 3:53:27 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: SteveH

You are beginning to get the picture. It is not about civil rights (black vs white), Homosexuality (straight vs gay), feminism (tradition vs. progressive),separation of church and state (athiest vs. believers), abortion (choice vs.pro-life. It's about keeping THE POT STURRED UP, using every possible issue to divide and conquer our nation.MARK THOSE WHO CAUSE DIVISIONS AMONG YOU AND DRIVE THEM OUT !! Those who constantly (harp on) direct us to all our problems know that by doing so they will make the situations worse and thereby continue to divide and conquer us as a nation till our culture here is DISSOLVED............stop getting on their band wagons and taking up their phony causes because you then become their "USEFULL IDIOT" and become complicit in the death of our nation........


34 posted on 11/18/2004 4:17:25 PM PST by clearsight
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To: Miami Vice

All good points, but Republicans didn't lead the charge in breaking down Jim Crow.

Democrats, socialists, and communists got their heads broken and lives taken while organizing voter drives and demonstrations. Not Republicans, conservatives, or libertarians - with few exceptions.

Or so goes the accepted history - true as far as I know.


35 posted on 11/18/2004 7:48:45 PM PST by secretagent
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To: secretagent

THe motivatins of the Communists were not related to civil rights, The Democrats certainly did do a lot - and Democrats tried to prevent it.

However, it is not true that Republicans did nothing


36 posted on 11/19/2004 4:52:37 AM PST by Miami Vice
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To: Miami Vice

Didn't say they did nothing, just that they did virtually nothing at the street level, nothing they got credit for.

No civil disobedience, no jail terms, no dog bites, no deaths. The right didn't put their bodies on the line, so the left gets all the credit.

I could be wrong, along with most of America that gets its news from the MSM.


37 posted on 11/19/2004 9:16:22 AM PST by secretagent
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To: OldFriend
Remember the uproar when the black Mayor of D.C. used the word niggardly

No. I do remember the uproar when a mid-level DC bureaucrat used the term. Correctly. And all the usual suspects howled that he shouldn't use it, because they're too ignorant to know what it means. So his boss (the black Mayor of D.C.) fired him. And then quietly hired him for a higher level, better paid job in a different department.

38 posted on 11/19/2004 9:20:17 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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