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Jefferson suspension - Blacks should leave the Democratic Party
Black News ^ | 6/19/06 | Sinclere Lee

Posted on 06/19/2006 8:20:11 PM PDT by LdSentinal

Edited on 06/20/2006 5:44:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (BNW) — If there were ever a reason for Blacks to leave the Democratic Party, the time is now, because House Democrats voted Thursday evening to suspend a Black member, Rep. William Jefferson from his seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Unshaken by both his own argument that the sanction was unfair and complaints from other Black lawmakers that he was the victim of a double standard, white Democrats kicked that [snip] in the ass.

We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” and let the Democratic Party find some new suckers to mistreat. What have they done for US lately? They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback.

The full House will have to approve the suspension before it can go into effect. Jefferson now plans to take his fight to the House floor, according to his spokeswoman, Melanie Roussell.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pushed her colleagues to vote to suspend Jefferson -- mired in a federal bribery probe -- after he rebuffed her requests to step down voluntarily from the panel. She also rejected a last-minute offer from Jefferson to step down on the condition that he be replaced by another Louisiana lawmaker.

"It's very sad. But our House Democratic Caucus is determined to uphold a high ethical standard. We said it, and now we are doing it," Pelosi said after the vote. "This isn't about proof in a court of law. It's about an ethical standard ... what is acceptable public behavior for a public servant."

"Passing judgment on your peers is very, very difficult. But it's necessary."

But after the vote, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Mel Watt of North Carolina, said the suspension was based on "political expediency" rather than House rules, warning that it "could have consequences" for Democrats among black voters.

"We believe our constituents will import their own interpretation into this, and a number of them will import that there's a different standard in our caucus based on race," Watt said, though he added, "None of us are saying that. I'm not saying that."

Jefferson addressed his fellow Democrats near the beginning of Thursday's caucus meeting, which stretched more than three hours. He said he told them his removal from the committee would be unprecedented and unfair because the caucus' disciplinary rules do not provide for suspension of a member who has not been indicted.

"I simply asked the members of the caucus to put themselves my shoes, to imagine themselves standing where I was standing and to ask whether it would be deemed by them to be fair, " the New Orleans lawmaker told reporters.

"It is not right for the people I represent. ... It would deprive my folks of a chance to have their voices continue to be heard and their problems continue to be addressed."

But the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, said that under the rules, the Democrats' steering committee -- which recommended Jefferson's suspension last week -- has the authority to initiate changes in the membership of committees.

The motion to suspend Jefferson, taken by secret ballot behind closed doors, passed by a vote of 99 to 58. However, it failed to capture a majority among the 201 Democrats in the House because at least 44 of them did not vote.

The caucus decision was announced by Clyburn, who is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He said lawmakers who did not vote were likely caught up in debate on the floor or in other committee meetings.

Clyburn described the tone of the debate as "very, very civil."

"There was no anger," he said. "Nobody relishes this."

After addressing his colleagues, Jefferson left while they debated. He later briefly returned to the room, shortly before the decision was announced, then brushed by the assembled reporters without comment.

The investigation

Jefferson is the subject of a criminal probe into allegations he accepted bribes in return for using his office to facilitate business ventures in Africa. In court documents, prosecutors said $90,000 in cash was found in the freezer of his Washington house when it was searched last summer

He has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime. However, a Kentucky businessman and a former Jefferson staffer have both pleaded guilty to corruption charges and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

The allegations against Jefferson present a wrinkle for House Democrats, who, as part of their mid-term election strategy, have been criticizing what they contend are ethical lapses by Republicans. Last month, just days after his Capitol Hill office was searched by the FBI, Pelosi asked Jefferson to step aside from Ways and Means, a powerful committee that oversees tax legislation.

Always a double standard?

Some CBC members charged Pelosi was applying a double standard in seeking the suspension of Jefferson, who is black, while allowing a white Democrat also under investigation, Rep. Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, to keep his seat on the equally powerful Appropriations Committee.

Mollohan, whose personal finances are being investigated after a complaint filed by a conservative group, did step down voluntarily from his assignment on the House Ethics Committee, pending resolution of the probe.

But Pelosi said Thursday evening that there was a "big difference" between the two cases, given the two guilty pleas in the Jefferson case and "very incriminating allegations."

"I told all of my colleagues, anybody with $90,000 in your freezer, you have a problem with this caucus," she said.

On Wednesday, Jefferson sent a letter to Pelosi offering to step down from the committee on two conditions -- that she require any other Democratic lawmaker under investigation by the Justice Department to do the same and that she replace him with Rep. Charles Melancon, who represents an adjacent Louisiana district, in order to protect the interests of his constituents.

According to Jefferson, Pelosi rejected the offer shortly before Thursday's caucus meeting.

Jefferson, 59, is serving his eighth term representing Louisiana's 2nd District, a majority black, solidly Democratic district that takes in much of the city of New Orleans, along with some suburban areas. When he was elected in 1990, Jefferson became the first black congressman from the Pelican State since Reconstruction.

The FBI's search of his office on May 20 set off a tempest between the Justice Department and angry House leaders from both parties, who contend it was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.

President Bush later ordered the materials to be held by the solicitor general's office for 45 days, giving the Justice Department and the House time to try to resolve the impasse.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacks; copiedcnn; corruption; democrats; jefferson; mollohan; pelosi; plagiarizedcnn; plagiarizer; plantation; slavery; ushouse; williamjefferson
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1 posted on 06/19/2006 8:20:14 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

DemRatocide ?


2 posted on 06/19/2006 8:21:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Never Happen, only wishful thinking.


3 posted on 06/19/2006 8:23:39 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: jonsie

yeah, probably true.

they've had DeaNocide for 3 years already.


4 posted on 06/19/2006 8:26:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: LdSentinal
They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback

Never a more truthful statement has been spoken - and ignored.

5 posted on 06/19/2006 8:30:30 PM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: LdSentinal
We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,”

MLK would turn over in his grave at this.

6 posted on 06/19/2006 8:30:31 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: LdSentinal
Always a double standard?

Definitely.....as demonstrated by the way the author ends the first paragraph. I'd like to see what happened if that were in The Washington Times editorial section.

7 posted on 06/19/2006 8:31:30 PM PDT by edpc
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To: LdSentinal
They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback.

If only this message would be shouted from shore to shore it would spell the end of the Democratic party, IMO.

Wishful thinking, yes, but the seeds of discord are being sown and it spells trouble for the Democrats. It would be nice if blacks nationwide would see the light of day and start voting against the Dems, but I would settle for apathy and no vote or even a "black" political party that marginalizes itself at the expense of the liberals/socialists/communists that run the Democratic party.
8 posted on 06/19/2006 8:32:46 PM PDT by Pox
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To: LdSentinal

The last sentence of the first paragraph is just too sad for words.


9 posted on 06/19/2006 8:33:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: LdSentinal
We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” and let the Democratic Party find some new suckers to mistreat.

That sounds great, but if you want to defend an ass clown like Jefferson, than stay away from the Republicans, they have enough problems with liberal insurgents.

10 posted on 06/19/2006 8:35:40 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances – and it advances relentlessly – freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

See post 7


11 posted on 06/19/2006 8:37:29 PM PDT by edpc
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To: LdSentinal; rdb3; mhking; Trueblackman

If you want to see lily-White liberal women physically knock down an honest-to-God Black male Democrat, simply ask said man to stand up at any inner-city public school PTA meeting to demand school choice vouchers.

Let me tell you, they *will* shut him up.

That he wants to get his kids out of a failing inner-city school and into a successful (often elite White) private school is anathema to them.

12 posted on 06/19/2006 8:40:06 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: LdSentinal

There's a black hottie sitting across the bar from me right now. I'm thinking about asking her to join the Republican party. It a starts in my hotel room in 20 minutes. >8^)>~


13 posted on 06/19/2006 8:40:24 PM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: LdSentinal
"We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” "

Great idea...about 14% taken away from the Democrats and it's really all over for them.
14 posted on 06/19/2006 8:40:34 PM PDT by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down...)
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To: Pox

one thing is for sure.....Jeffersons single vote would not be worth 90k......his benefactor also provided compensation for others, possibly even likely using Jefferson as the go-between to others who would be inclined to hear Jefferson out......congressfolks that Jefferson would be at ease in approaching about the matter and/or offers......


15 posted on 06/19/2006 8:40:53 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: LdSentinal
".....offering to step down from the committee on two conditions -- that she require any other Democratic lawmaker under investigation by the Justice Department to do the same...."

Clearly an unacceptable offer for Democrat "leadership".

Semper Fi

16 posted on 06/19/2006 8:42:50 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: FrankR

About 14% of the total population, but a much higher percentage of the Democrat Party.


17 posted on 06/19/2006 8:44:58 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: lesser_satan

LOL! Yeah right, you posting on FR with a laptop on the bar. Uh-huh...


18 posted on 06/19/2006 8:47:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Abcdefg

How true...thanks for pointing that out.


19 posted on 06/19/2006 8:50:34 PM PDT by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down...)
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To: LdSentinal
What have they done for US lately?

Therein lies the problem the country faces. Whether Black, White, Red, Green or whatever, the question should never be "what have THEY done for US," but should always be, "WHAT HAVE WE DONE FOR OURSELVES?" and "WHO IS READY TO HELP US ACCOMPLISH IT?"

20 posted on 06/19/2006 8:53:56 PM PDT by DakotaRed
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To: LdSentinal
IMHO, Jefferson might have escaped this fate if he hadn't acted so suspiciously during the Katrina aftermath that even made left-leaning ABC reporter Jake Tapper shake his head.

As a black man, I welcome this nonsense. It's almost as ridiculous as Michael Jackson's hopes that his conviction would set off rioting in Los Angeles, and might make people start using their brains regarding racial issues instead of jerking their knees.

21 posted on 06/19/2006 8:57:35 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (New popular baby names for daughters of liberals: Fallujah, Haditha, Murtha)
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To: LdSentinal
They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback.

I knew it wouldn't be long before someone noticed that illegals have supplanted the blacks as the dems' favored victim-class.

22 posted on 06/19/2006 8:57:38 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: LdSentinal

I'm starting to think Bush did the right things by allowing the 45 day cooling off period.. watch the democrats eat their own


23 posted on 06/19/2006 9:00:24 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: LdSentinal
They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback.

I searced for 30 minutes, looking for an e-mail address for the chickensh!t author of this crap....no luck.

Not surprising that she, or any of their ilk, would hide.

Sinclere Lee, author of this trash, and Jesse Pimp Daddy are peas in a pod........

with no payback......ummmmmm.....what is it, exactly, S. Lee that you think you are "owed", and by whom?

Time to change political parties?

24 posted on 06/19/2006 9:11:37 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: LdSentinal

"We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” and let the Democratic Party find some new suckers to mistreat."

Yes. Please do.

It will take the Rats at least 10-15 years to convince all the illegals to make the effort to actually go vote.

Until then, it will be all Republicans in the White House and Congress.


25 posted on 06/19/2006 9:13:33 PM PDT by Solemar ("Frognostication": The science of predicting the exact date and time that France will surrender.)
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To: LdSentinal

1) How come an African American magazine can use the word "nigger" without consequence?

2) Jefferson is a worm who got caught red-handed, but I kinda agree with his complaint re the double-standard. Gary Condut was not forced to resign any positions or commitees, and he was being investigated for murder.


26 posted on 06/19/2006 9:18:11 PM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: hsalaw
"I knew it wouldn't be long before someone noticed that illegals have supplanted the blacks as the dems' favored victim-class."

You betcha they have! In the now timely words of the late Richard Prior: "Yeah, they done got them some new Niggahs!

27 posted on 06/19/2006 9:18:36 PM PDT by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: L.N. Smithee
"...(New popular baby names for daughters of liberals: Fallujah, Haditha, Murtha)..."

Now THAT'S funny!

Good to see you, old friend. Stay well.............FRegards

28 posted on 06/19/2006 9:19:36 PM PDT by gonzo (I'm as confused as a hungry baby in a topless club...)
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To: LdSentinal
They appear to care more about the plight of the illegal immigrants that the Blacks who vote for them every time with no payback.

If I were a Black I would be terrified at the thought of ILLEGAL aliens. Hispanic Political power will put the Black politicians not at the back of the bus but off the bus. Blacks in the US don't know how well off they are, they will find out as Hispanics gain political control.

29 posted on 06/19/2006 9:21:29 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: LdSentinal
WTF ever. Here is another "honorable" Congressman who has become a suspect in a criminal investigation. Based on probable cause, some warrants have been served, at least one of which has produced some very incriminating evidence.

If the HBC wants to try to make this into something about race, more power to them. But it just isn't. It's about 90 grand in, uh, cold cash.
30 posted on 06/19/2006 9:23:50 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (Oregon - a pro-militia and firearms state that looks just like Afghanistan .)
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To: LdSentinal

Yessssss ... start your own party. That's the ticket.


31 posted on 06/19/2006 9:25:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (NUTS!)
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To: LdSentinal

---Unshaken by both his own argument that the sanction was unfair and complaints from other Black lawmakers that he was the victim of a double standard, white Democrats kicked that Nigger in the ass.

We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” and let the Democratic Party find some new suckers to mistreat. ---

I'm in 100% agreement! :^)


32 posted on 06/19/2006 9:27:25 PM PDT by claudiustg (¡En español, por favor!)
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To: Fenris6
1) How come an African American magazine can use the word "nigger" without consequence?

The same way I can call Norwegians blond-haired simple-minded farmhands (evidently we never merited the creation of a single-word derogatory moniker). Just don't let me catch any of the rest of you dissin' my peeps.

33 posted on 06/19/2006 9:27:57 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

This is exactly what happens when you give 90% of your vote to one party, no matter what. You get taken for granted.

It all started with the civil rights struggle. Blacks were rightfully demanding rights that all Americans are entitled to. Blacks were beginning to integrate into American society, as other immigrants have done in the past.

Then LBJ implemented his 'great society.'

To this day, I think LBJ did this to punish the blacks (and as a result, Republicans) for the civil rights movement.


34 posted on 06/19/2006 9:34:36 PM PDT by rock_lobsta
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To: LdSentinal

That website is so crude I'm having a hard time believing it's on the level. An Aryan Brotherhood disinformation campaign perhaps?


35 posted on 06/19/2006 9:37:22 PM PDT by Mensch (Is it me?)
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To: LdSentinal
Any blacks that would listen to Lee won't make any difference.

On the other hand, blacks that listen to Bill Cosby should leave the Rat party. There's plenty of room and common values over at the Pubbies.

36 posted on 06/19/2006 9:37:24 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Striving to obtain liberal victim status.)
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To: LdSentinal
[[ Jefferson suspension - Blacks should leave the Democratic Party ]]

Smart blacks already have left the democrat party..
DUMB blacks have not..

37 posted on 06/19/2006 9:37:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: John Jorsett

Any people that could invent lefse and lutefisk cannot be simple-minded! Then again...


38 posted on 06/19/2006 9:38:01 PM PDT by claudiustg (¡En español, por favor!)
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To: doug from upland

Jefferson-upheaval ping!!!!!!!


39 posted on 06/19/2006 9:38:48 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: LdSentinal

Don't get yer hopes up. The "Niggers" won't leave the Democrat Party unless they're kicked out.


40 posted on 06/19/2006 9:39:28 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: LdSentinal
It would deprive my folks of a chance to have their voices continue to be heard and their problems continue to be addressed."

and the rest of the sentence is: "and by stripping me of power, how can I continue to solicit bribe money?"

On another note ; this spells out pretty clear that the main focus of the black leaders is strictly for blacks and their issues alone. The thought seems to be that if you are black, it matters not what laws you break...you should be untouchable, because you're black. Add to that , the "black" caucus...A 'white' caucus would not be allowed.

Seems like lot of reverse racism - and racism is racism.

41 posted on 06/19/2006 9:40:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (LINCOLN: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time>")
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To: doug from upland
Some CBC members charged Pelosi was applying a double standard in seeking the suspension of Jefferson, who is black, while allowing a white Democrat also under investigation, Rep. Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, to keep his seat on the equally powerful Appropriations Committee.

Maybe a sign that the phone-in campaign is working?!

42 posted on 06/19/2006 9:40:28 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: BunnySlippers
Yessssss ... start your own party. That's the ticket.

...and this is differemt from the Perot folks, how???

43 posted on 06/19/2006 9:46:47 PM PDT by paulat
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To: John Jorsett

Honky not good enought for you?

I got to where I though it must be my middle name in Houston.


44 posted on 06/19/2006 9:49:57 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Kooks For Kinky)
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To: LdSentinal

Breaks my heart.


45 posted on 06/19/2006 9:54:17 PM PDT by MrCruncher
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

Well, I made many calls trying to stir up trouble.


46 posted on 06/19/2006 9:54:49 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: LdSentinal
Black lawmakers that he was the victim of a double standard, white Democrats kicked that Nigger in the ass. We need to start our own party, “The Black Party,” and let the Democratic Party find some new suckers to mistreat. What have they done for US lately?

LMAO

Scrappleface is great they have such a knack for cutting so close to home.

This is scrapple face, right?

;)

47 posted on 06/19/2006 9:56:09 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("I don't think Pat Kennedy is crazy, he's just a drunk" -- G. Gordon Liddy (5-10-06))
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To: John Jorsett
Norwegians blond-haired simple-minded farmhands (evidently we never merited the creation of a single-word derogatory moniker).

Squareheads.

Or is that reserved just for those of us of Swedish descent?

48 posted on 06/19/2006 10:00:16 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("I don't think Pat Kennedy is crazy, he's just a drunk" -- G. Gordon Liddy (5-10-06))
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To: LdSentinal

Wait a sec.....

Perhaps I should start a "White Party????"

That would meet with popular support, right?


49 posted on 06/19/2006 10:03:07 PM PDT by Solemar ("Frognostication": The science of predicting the exact date and time that France will surrender.)
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To: LdSentinal

I'd be amused to see how many of the members of the "target audience" actually even read this...


50 posted on 06/19/2006 10:20:48 PM PDT by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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