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The real cannibalism story out of New Orleans (The left EATS IT'S OWN)
Wizbang ^ | 9.17.05

Posted on 09/18/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT by mhking

One of America's greatest strengths in the past has been our ability, in the time of great national crisis, to set aside our differences and pull together as one nation. I think the last time we saw it demonstrated was after Pearl Harbor, when nearly everyone united behind President Roosevelt and we (essentially) took on the world -- and won.

In the case of Hurricane Katrina, we are seeing just the opposite. Instead of trying to help those who have been devastated by arguably the greatest disaster in our nation's history, far too many have rushed to make political hay out of the situation. It's a temptation I've caught myself succumbing to on occasion.

But some rare few have managed to look beyond and hear the cries of the people over the howling mobs.

I freely admit I never thought much of Donna Brazile. She's a political hack, whose main claim to fame has been her key role in more failed Presidential campaigns than anyone I know (Carter '80, Mondale '84, Dukakis '88, Gore 2000, Kerry 2004). That might not be fair, because she also worked on the only successful ones of the last 30 years (Carter '76, Clinton '92 and '96) as well. I always thought of her (when I bothered to think of her at all) as sort of a Mirror Universe Karl Rove: black instead of white, female instead of male, inept instead of supremely competent.

But I received an e-mail this morning from a fellow named Jim Hall. He pointed me to this op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Ms. Brazile. It turns out she's from New Orleans, and she is publicly offering to help out President Bush in any way she can in rebuilding her city. Further, she's openly praising and thanking him for his speech and his commitment to the city and people of New Orleans. She freely admits her past animosity and opposition to him, but she's putting that behind her for the good of her neighbors. It's one of the classiest things I've seen from a politician from any party in a very, very long time.

Naturally, this has driven some on the Left into frothing, raving fits of rage. "Rob in Baltimore" from Americablog.com immediately played the "victim card" on Ms. Brazile, saying she must be in some kind of shock and suffering from a "Stockholm Syndrome" effect to even THINK of saying anything DECENT and RESPECTFUL and APPRECIATIVE about Bush. And of the 108 comments posted by the time I write this, there's only one single voice of sanity in there. Meanwhile, others toss around such wonderfully enlightened terms as "N*****" and "C***" to describe her.

In the early days of the disaster in New Orleans, there were reports that things had gotten so bad, there were incidents of cannibalism. Those were later discovered to be unfounded, but it appears there was a bit of prescience in that. In the wake, at least some on the left are starting to turn on their own.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
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I love it when the left eats it's own and self-destructs before our eyes...
1 posted on 09/18/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
 

Double-barrelled Mega-PING! to both lists! If you want on, FReepmail me!

2 posted on 09/18/2005 10:37:21 AM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

Oh yeah, she's a LA Dum that see's a honey pot of Federal Money she can get her mitts on "for the party". but actually if you want your taxpayer money to go to the Corrupt Dumocrat politicians, she's the perfect chie, she knows them all.


3 posted on 09/18/2005 10:39:36 AM PDT by marty60
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To: mhking

Very interesting post BUMP!


4 posted on 09/18/2005 10:42:10 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: marty60

Donna is actually one of the few Dems I can stand, she does seem to have a SHRED of decency.


5 posted on 09/18/2005 10:42:34 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: mhking
In the early days of the disaster in New Orleans, there were reports that things had gotten so bad, there were incidents of cannibalism. Those were later discovered to be unfounded, but it appears there was a bit of prescience in that.

Then there's this (might have to wait for it, the imageshack server seems to be a little slow today):

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6 posted on 09/18/2005 10:43:30 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: mhking

Sometimes the magnitude of an event can be so overwhelming that even the most political among us realize that the event should not be exploited for political gain. I believe Brazile is being genuine here. It's the rich, white boys down at the DNC who saw Katrina as being a once in a lifetime political opportunity. New Orleans has never meant anything to them except during the election seasons.


7 posted on 09/18/2005 10:44:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: mhking

Good. This development is to be encouraged and promoted by all means. I suggest we organize a collection drive for ketchup and worcestershire sauce. Salt, pepper and other condiments ought to be welcome as well.


8 posted on 09/18/2005 10:45:41 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: FastCoyote

She worked for Ted Kennedy, that makes me question your assessment. she was behind the vicious attacks on Clarence Thomas. If I remember Correctly she was Anita Hill's "handler" for the Dums.


9 posted on 09/18/2005 10:48:09 AM PDT by marty60
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To: mhking

I don't trust Donna one bit.


10 posted on 09/18/2005 10:50:19 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: marty60

"She worked for Ted Kennedy, that makes me question your assessment. she was behind the vicious attacks on Clarence Thomas. If I remember Correctly she was Anita Hill's "handler" for the Dums."

That was business. I expect that for her, NO was/is personal. Perhaps she is sincere in this case.


11 posted on 09/18/2005 10:50:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: mhking

LOL...this kind of hatred comes from below...


12 posted on 09/18/2005 10:52:17 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: mhking

I love it when the left eats it's own and self-destructs before our eyes..."'

Keep your friend close...and your enemies closer???


13 posted on 09/18/2005 10:54:08 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: mhking

Here Have a Party-Pak with me and enjoy the RAT-fight.

14 posted on 09/18/2005 10:54:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: mhking

The RATS planned ahead of time to use this disaster for political ends. Columbo would call it premeditated murder.


15 posted on 09/18/2005 10:56:25 AM PDT by Waco
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To: roaddog727
Donna Brazil
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I do not trust this woman.
16 posted on 09/18/2005 10:58:41 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Birthdays start out being fun. But too many of them will kill you..)
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To: mhking
I love it when the left eats it's own and self-destructs before our eyes...

Facts and the actions of our President have created a perfect storm for the left. Stay tuned I think it gets worse for them.

17 posted on 09/18/2005 11:01:43 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Old Seadog

I'm taking a wait-n-see attitude.

Clearly, if she starts up the "bush's fault" rhetoric again, she's back on the S##t list.


18 posted on 09/18/2005 11:02:13 AM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: GSlob
Salt, pepper and other condiments ought to be welcome as well.

Don't forget the Tabasco.

19 posted on 09/18/2005 11:03:55 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: marty60

"She worked for Ted Kennedy, that makes me question your assessment. she was behind the vicious attacks on Clarence Thomas. If I remember Correctly she was Anita Hill's "handler" for the Dums."

I said she seems to have a SHRED of decency. I hope you didn't overestimate the size of the shred I was implying, Democrats are a nasty loty as a rule.



21 posted on 09/18/2005 11:10:15 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: freema; PJ-Comix
My god, there's blood everywhere at AMERICAblog. I think they've done so too many drugs or they don't have enough, I just can't tell...

Yep. I'm pinging PJ-Comix, 'cause there's enough fodder for an episode or two of Dummie Funnies...

Pop some popcorn and go from there...

22 posted on 09/18/2005 11:11:06 AM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: roaddog727
Perhaps she is sincere in this case.

I will never give a liberal the benefit of doubt.

I will assess her motives and actions when this story has had a chance to age a bit.

23 posted on 09/18/2005 11:13:09 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: mhking
In the early days of the disaster in New Orleans, there were reports that things had gotten so bad, there were incidents of cannibalism.

These reports left a bad taste in my mouth.

Seriesly, I didn't think that this was really happening...People can go for a LOT longer than two days without food, and I would have to be half-dead and completely insane with starvation to even consider chomping on some rotten human corpse.

But wait...I did hear somewhere recently that starvation was "euphoric".

Nevermind.

24 posted on 09/18/2005 11:16:46 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: mhking

I have some marshmallow flavored popcorn, some hot peppered popcorn, and some butterfinger-flavored cocoa that I laid in for Ophelia's dark and stormy nights-

somehow, plain popcorn just doesn't seem flavorful enough for the day.


25 posted on 09/18/2005 11:18:05 AM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: FastCoyote

I agree with you .. and she has written in the last couple of years several critical things about the path the dems are taking. I hope her common sense approach to this disaster will allow a lot of other dems to step up and join her.

It may be self-motivation which drives her - but I'd rather have that than the constant drumbeat of BUSH-HATERS.


26 posted on 09/18/2005 11:20:28 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: freema
Begone, you have no power here. Go stick your strawmen in a more friendly freeper cornfield.

I must admit that I was particularly impressed with the poster's subtle "Wizard of Oz" references.

Other than that, it was basically crap.

27 posted on 09/18/2005 11:30:12 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: freema
somehow, plain popcorn just doesn't seem flavorful enough for the day.

I'm just enjoying some new booze and some football, myself...

28 posted on 09/18/2005 11:30:37 AM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: Recovering Hermit; All
the TRUTH is that you cannot trust the mainSLIME national media to tell the truth about ANYTHING. nothing,zilch,zero,nada!

pardon me for my cynicism, but i've caught them in TOO MANY KNOWING LIES!

just ONE example:during the RVN war all three TV networks alleged that a personal Army buddy & school chum of mine had committed several murders/rapes/robberies over the Christmas holidays of 1968.

when notified by his widow that Jerry had been killed (while on R&R) in a car accident more than SIX MONTHS before (on 16MAY68) the alleged incident, ALL THREE networks refused to clear his name!

believe ANYTHING they say at your peril!

free dixie,sw

29 posted on 09/18/2005 11:36:16 AM PDT by stand watie (being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: mhking

Wow...I don't particularly trust Donna but I'm willing to give her a watchful benefit of the doubt...but reading the comments on this blog, these people get seriously deranged when someone leaves the reservation. You can always tell the ones who have been angry since the sixties...they just LOVE the phrase "truth to power". Guess we all better watch out on the 24th...all 50 of them will be storming the white house and declaring themselves chairmen of the US.

Cindie


30 posted on 09/18/2005 11:37:43 AM PDT by gardencatz (Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!)
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To: mhking
may i suggest that we order them a case of TOBASCO to eat each other with??

see #29 for why i despise the mainSLIME press & LIBS in general.

free dixie,sw

31 posted on 09/18/2005 11:38:30 AM PDT by stand watie (being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: mhking
Let's watch her..... Katrina may have pushed her over the edge, ala Zell Miller.

"Trust, but verify"

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer"

32 posted on 09/18/2005 11:40:29 AM PDT by dfwddr
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To: mhking

Every day, another example (reaction by RATs to Brazile's column) of the RATs being more interested in gaining power than doing good for the nation.

Some day, many Democrats will start seeing the RAT in Democrtat poltics.


33 posted on 09/18/2005 11:44:32 AM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: GSlob

Can you imagine how bad they taste, given how foul they sound and smell? Something sronger would be needed to hide that, like jalpenos or horseradish sauce.


34 posted on 09/18/2005 11:48:25 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Graybeard58

Agreed.

See my # 18


35 posted on 09/18/2005 11:50:54 AM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: Old Seadog

You're very right. As soon as it's done down there, I suspect she'll be lying again as all democrats must.


36 posted on 09/18/2005 12:01:07 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: CFC__VRWC

limburger cheese might do

http://www.shmater.com/frenchcheeseanimation.gif


37 posted on 09/18/2005 12:07:50 PM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: freema

For now, I am inclined to take the story at face value -- Brazile's concern may just be that New Orleans won't come back -- people who have left may find jobs in other cities, and those who come back will be less likely to be Democrats than those who don't.


38 posted on 09/18/2005 12:26:30 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: mhking

I think Donna Brazile is sincere ... but here is a thought:

Without the New Orleans 'plantation' of Democrat-dependent voters, Louisiana would not be voting for Democrats.

Without that help, Clinton would not have been elected, and future Democrats would have a harder time.

She knows this. If New Orleans residents are scattered, that's 200,000 Democrat votes scattered.

Rebuilding New Orleans to the Democrats means rebuilding the conditions that gave them a political power base.

So the effort to help can be both sincere and self-interested.


39 posted on 09/18/2005 1:17:39 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: mhking
And of the 108 comments posted by the time I write this, there's only one single voice of sanity in there. Meanwhile, others toss around such wonderfully enlightened terms as "N*****" and "C***" to describe her.

Gee ... it's a good thing the left is free of racism and sexism. Can you imagine what they'd be posting if they weren't?

40 posted on 09/18/2005 1:28:24 PM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: mhking
she must be in some kind of shock and suffering from a "Stockholm Syndrome" effect to even THINK of saying anything DECENT and RESPECTFUL and APPRECIATIVE about Bush.

Wow, they got to dance to their political tune or they're done.

41 posted on 09/18/2005 2:09:47 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Chi-townChief
We don't have to trust her when her comments have the liberal girly-boys and bull-dykes frothing at the mouth.Donna has them so riled up that the liberal wimps and anti-gun weaklings are calling for an all out civil war.I know we could never get so lucky but it is entertaining to watch.Poor Donna went from little black female victim to Strom Thurmond in a matter of seconds.
42 posted on 09/18/2005 2:42:58 PM PDT by rdcorso (Bill Clinton Stuck His Cigar In Foreign Places And Called It Foreign Policy)
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To: mhking

Her's a woman trying to be civil and she is getting beaten up by her fellow democrats. I think in the near future your going to see a split in the democrat party. Regular Democrats who want to be more centralist and the Green party living in a fanasty world. This is not the party my father used to belong to.


43 posted on 09/18/2005 4:37:37 PM PDT by Milligan (I don't know much about history)
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To: FastCoyote

Yep and never let them get close to taxpayer money.


44 posted on 09/18/2005 5:12:58 PM PDT by marty60
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To: roaddog727

Excuse me, but since when is trying to destroy a man's life considered "just business"?


45 posted on 09/18/2005 5:13:57 PM PDT by marty60
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To: mhking

Human Events online:

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=8921

In Katrina I Didn’t See Racism, I Saw Brotherhood

by Rabbi Aryeh Spero
Posted Sep 7, 2005

In New Orleans, beginning Tuesday morning, August 30, I saw men in helicopters risking their lives to save stranded flood victims from rooftops. The rescuers were White, the stranded Black. I saw Caucasians navigating their small, private boats in violent, swirling, toxic floodwaters to find fellow citizens trapped in their houses. Those they saved were Black.

I saw Brotherhood. New York Congressman Charlie Rangel saw Racism.

Yes, there are Two Americas. One is the real America, where virtually every White person I know sends money, food or clothes to those in need -- now and in other crises -- regardless of color. This America is colorblind.

The other is the America fantasized and manufactured by Charlie Rangel, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who constantly cry “racism!” even in situations where it does not exist, even when undeniable images illustrate love, compassion and concern. These three men, together with today’s NAACP, want to continue the notion of Racist America. It is their Mantra, their calling card. Their power, money, and continued media appearances depend on it.

Often, people caught up in accusing others of sin neglect to undergo their own personal introspection. They begin to think they alone inhabit the moral high ground. It is high time these men peered into their own hearts at the dark chamber that causes this unceasing labeling of their fellow Americans as “racist.” They may find in that chamber their own racism -- against Whites.

There is only one real America. Beginning Friday morning in Houston, thousands of regular citizens poured into the Astrodome offering water, food, clean clothes, personal items, baby diapers and toys, love and even their homes to the evacuees who had been bused in from New Orleans. Most of the givers were White, most of those being helped were Black. But there was Jesse Jackson, busy on TV, accusing the country of not putting Blacks -- i.e., him -- on some type of Commission he is demanding. Where was he early in the week? Not sweating with others from around the country who had scraped their last dollar to come help. With Jesse, it’s always about Jesse.

After decades of hearing accusations from Jesse, Al, Charlie, the NAACP and certain elitists about how racist America is, it would have been refreshing to hear them for once give thanks to those they for years have been maligning. These self-anointed spokesmen for the Black community lead only when it comes to foisting guilt and condemnation, and not when it comes to acknowledging the good in those they have made a career in castigating.

As a Rabbi I have a message I wish to offer to my fellow members of the cloth, Reverends Jackson and Sharpton: It is time to do some soul searching. Your continued efforts to tear this country apart, even in light of the monumental goodness shown by your White brothers, is a sin.

There are no churches in the world like the American churches. And there are no better parishioners and members of churches anywhere in the world. These churches are saving the day. Their members -- infused by the special and singular teachings of our unique American Judeo-Christian understanding of the Bible -- are, at this moment, writing an historic chapter in giving, initiative, and selflessness. They are opening their homes to strangers. They are doing what government is incapable of doing.
America works because of its faith-based institutions. It always has. That is what makes it America.

So next time the ACLU tries to diminish and marginalize the churches, saying there is no role for religion in American public life, that an impenetrable wall must be erected separating the citizens from their faith, cry out “Katrina.”

Next time the ACLU goes to court asking that U.S. soldiers not be allowed to say Grace in the Mess Hall and that communities be forbidden from setting up a nativity scene, ask yourself: without the motivation of Goodness sourced in Faith, would people offer such sacrifice? Where else does this Brotherhood come from but the Bible which teaches “Thou Shall Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself.”

I saw brotherhood on Fox News, where 24/7 reporters used their perch as a clearing-house for search-and-rescue missions and communication between the stranded and those in position to save. In contrast, the Old-line networks continued with their usual foolish, brain-numbing programming. Those who always preach “compassion” chose profit over people.

The New York Times has utterly failed America. Its columnists could have used their talents and word skills to inspire and unite a nation. Columnists such as Frank Rich and Paul Krugman, however, revealed their true colors by evading their once-in-a-lifetime chance to help and instead chose to divide, condemn, and fuel the fires and poison the waters of Louisiana. In them, I saw no Brotherhood. The newspaper always preaching “compassion” verifies Shakespeare’s “They protest too much.”

Similar elitists here in the northeast and on the west coast have over the years expressed their view of the South as “unsophisticated” and Texans as “cowboys.” Well, the South has come through, especially Houston and other parts of Texas, whereas, as I write this on Labor Day, the limousine moralizers are lying on east and west coast beaches thinking they’re doing their part by reading Times’ editorials and calling George Bush “racist.” How sanctimonious life becomes when proving you are not a racist depends not on living in a truly integrated neighborhood, but by simply calling others racist.

Like so often in history, facts trump platitudes. Reality reigns. Those who always preach brotherhood, thus far have acted devoid of it. Those who for decades have been accused by elitists of not having compassion are the ones living it. They are: the churches, the military, and the sons and daughters of the South.


46 posted on 09/18/2005 5:27:42 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mhking

~Donna Brazil, Al Gore’s presidential campaign
manager, called Republicans “white boys” who aim to
“exclude, denigrate and leave behind.” And, when the
Washington Post asked Brazil what she would do for the
Gore campaign, her response was that she was there to
ensure that the campaign and election did not fall into
the hands of “white boys.”
http://www.blackconservative.net/RL.html



More compassionate liberals statements:

Racist Liberals? Go Figure
by Lana Hampton


Trent Lott’s nostalgic words at a birthday celebration for
Strom Thurmond plunged him in a lot of hot water and
led him to eventually step down from his position of
Senate Majority Leader. Several Republican leaders
denounced Lott’s statements and some Democrats, as
usual, called the Republican party, a party of racists.
The Democrats, however, are not in a position to cast
stones.

Here is a compilation of racist statements made by
prominent liberals:

~Ex-Klansman, Senator Robert Byrd used the term “white
nigger” on Tony Snow’s Fox News Sunday.

~During a speech, Democrat Lieutenant Governor,
Cruz Bustamante, used the N–Word.

~Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) told reporters on
December 14, 1993, that he attended international
summits alongside “these potentates from down in
Africa.” He continued, saying, “rather than eating each
other, they’d just come up and get a good square meal
in Geneva.” Senator Hollings also held out for keeping
the confederate flag flying over the state capitol. In
1960 Hollings “warned today that South Carolina would
not permit ‘explosive’ manifestations in connection with
Negro demands for lunch-counter services.”

~New York City Councilman Charles Barron told a
crowd at the Millions for Reparations March in
Washington D.C. that he wished his goal of seeing
blacks compensated for the enslavement of their
ancestors was closer to fruition. He said, “I want to go
up to the closest white person and say:’You can’t
understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just
for my mental health.”

~Donna Brazil, Al Gore’s presidential campaign
manager, called Republicans “white boys” who aim to
“exclude, denigrate and leave behind.” And, when the
Washington Post asked Brazil what she would do for the
Gore campaign, her response was that she was there to
ensure that the campaign and election did not fall into
the hands of “white boys.”

~ Senator Dodd (D-CT) made these remarks during a
tribute to Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV): “It has often been
said that the man and the moment come together. I do
not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend
from West Virginia that he would have been a great
Senator at any moment. Some were right for the time.
Robert C. Byrd, in my view, would have been right at
any time.” Tom Daschle (D-SD) defended Dodd’s
comments, which sounded an awful lot like the
comments made by Senator Lott.

~Jesse Jackson, who misses few opportunities to expose
racism in others, referred to New York City as
“hymietown.”

~Jackson’s buddy, Al Sharpton, was a central figure in
fanning the 1991 Crown Heights race riot, where a mob
killed an innocent Jewish man. In addition to that,
Sharpton also initiated a 1995 protest of a Jewish owned
store in Harlem where protesters used several anti-
Semitic slurs.

~Bill Clinton was among three state officials in Arkansas,
in 1989, who were sued under the federal Voting Rights
Act of 1965. “Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of
monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black
voters and candidates, and other official acts that made
voting harder for blacks,” according to the Arkansas
Gazette, “The evidence at the trial was indeed
overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been
violated.”

During Clinton’s 12-year tenure as Governor, he never
approved a state civil rights law.

Bill Clinton admired Oral Eugene Faubus, whose claim to
fame was trying to bar nine black children from
attending Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957.
Clinton was also a friend of William Fulbright, a
segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto,
which denounced the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board
of Education decision. Clinton referred to Fulbright as
“my mentor, a visionary, a humanitarian.”

~Democratic National Chairman, Terry McAuliffe used
the term “colored people” in a speech soon after
becoming DNC chief. And I thought liberals were
progressive.

~San Francisco Democrat, Mayor Willie Brown, after
winning the 1995 election said, “The white boys got
taken fair and square.”

~Apparently Spike Lee has a problem with interracial
couples as he has stated that, “I give interracial couples
a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they
see me on the street.”

~Dan Rather, having avoided covering a story on
Condaleeza Rice, eventually did the story, saying that
CBS “got the Buckwheats,” suggesting that CBS was
afraid not to cover the story because the other networks
were covering it.

~Andrew Cuomo found himself in an uncomfortable
position when he said that voting for his rival for the New
York Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Carl McCall,
who is black, would make for a “racial contract”
between black and Hispanic Democrats “and that can’t
happen.” Cuomo eventually dropped out of the race
for governor.

~Former Democratic Minority Leader in the U.S. House
of Representatives, Dick Gephardt, gave several
speeches to a now defunct white supremacist
organization called the Metro South Citizens Council.
Gephardt also asked the group for an endorsement of
his candidacy.

~Regarding Clarence Thomas and Affirmative Action,
Maureen Dowd insults Thomas’ accomplishments by
writing, “It makes him crazy that people think he is where
he is because of his race, but he is where he is because
of his race.” Is Dowd saying that without Affirmative
Action, blacks are incapable of accomplishing anything
great or is she saying that all whites are racist and
therefore would never have given Thomas a chance?

It may be one thing for a conservative to point all of
these things out, but there are some black Democrats
who have accused their own party of racism. Says
Baltimore Democrat, Tony E. Fulton, “They really don’t
care about us. We are used every four years, then
thrown back.” Black conservatives have been pointing
that out for years.

Dereck E. Davis, of Prince George, Maryland, is
chairman of the Economic Matters Committee.
According to Davis, “The state party is racist to the
core.” And Nathaniel T. Oaks, a Baltimore Democratic
Delegate, remarked, “I think the Democratic Party takes
black people for granted.”

The above are all fairly recent incidents, but racism in
the Democratic Party stems back to prior to the Civil
War. The Republican party was created in response to
a growing number of Americans who were against
slavery. Thomas Jefferson, and others with the same
philosophy, that slavery was a “positive good,” founded
the Democratic Party.

Following the war, Democrats continued to fight against
equal rights for blacks, eventually defeating
Reconstruction and implementing Jim Crow. During the
1920s, Republicans repeatedly called for anti-lynching
legislature that was opposed by Democrats.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt did his part to continue the
trend of Democratic racism. In addition to the
Japanese Internment situation, Roosevelt is also
responsible for appointing two notorious segregationists
to the U.S. Supreme Court - Jimmy Byrnes and Hugo
Black.

Hugo Black, a former Democrat Senator from Alabama
had a long history of hate group activism. He was a
member of the Ku Klux Klan and became famous for
defending Klansmen under prosecution for racial
murders.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 got more support from
Republicans than from Democrats. Republican Senate
Minority Leader, Everett Dirksen, pushed the bill through
the Senate despite 21 no-votes from Democrats,
including Al Gore’s father and, of course, Robert Byrd.
Only 4 Republicans opposed the bill.

Democratic opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 split
the party in two. Forty percent of the House Democrats
voted against the Civil Rights Act. At the same time,
80% of Republicans supported it. Republican support in
the Senate was even higher.

So, the next time a liberal brags about their record on
race issues, you know what to say.


47 posted on 09/18/2005 5:32:14 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: CFC__VRWC
"Can you imagine how bad they taste, given how foul they sound and smell? "
Well, one has to wash them first, then remove the skin and innards and wash again, then - after couple hours boiling - one is to discard the water with all the molten fat and scum, rinse the cooking pot and the remaining leftist and then re-cook in fresh water.
48 posted on 09/18/2005 5:45:44 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: mhking

Every time I've seen Donna on TV I've thought she seemed too intelligent and classy to be such a goofy liberal.

Remember when people at least paid lip service to politics stopping at the waters edge? It wasn't that long ago.

And just as an aside, I don't think Kanye West came up with all that Bush bashing on his own. The more I see it the more stiff and uncomfortable he looks doing it. I think that's his dad with his hand up his back moving his mouth. (For those that don't know, Kanye West's father is Cornel West, Professor of Hip Hop at Yale, and a rabid communist).


49 posted on 09/18/2005 5:59:54 PM PDT by johnb838 (Logic and reason are tools of the white oppressor.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My Goodness, you forgot Ms. Rodham Clinton and Ms. Pelosi lead the shrill and scurrilous pack of DemocRATS!


50 posted on 09/18/2005 6:07:21 PM PDT by victim soul
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