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Posted on 07/30/2008 12:52:42 AM PDT by GOP_Raider
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.
"Today represents a milestone in our nation's efforts to remedy the ills of our past," said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The resolution, passed by voice vote, was the work of Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, the only white lawmaker to represent a majority black district. Cohen faces a formidable black challenger in a primary face-off next week.
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If conservatives ran the world, Congress would apologize for passing and the states would apologize for ratifying the 16th Amendment.
What’s the roll call?
Here it comes. This is just a warmup for a move for reparations for former slaves. More money from the public coffers to give to dem voters.
EXCUSE ME. I'M PAYING YOU. COULD YOU GO TO WORK AND RESOLVE THE $4+ GALLON OF GAS SITUATION NOW? SLAVERY HAS BEEN OVER FOR DECADES. I'D LIKE TO FEED MY KID NOW, THANK YOU FOR EARNING YOUR RIDICULOUS AND GIGANTIC ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SALARY THAT ENTITLES YOU TO DO STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS THAT TAKE UP TIME AND WASTES MY MONEY...
Why’d they do that? Jim Crow laws weren’t Federal laws. They were local ones. So the House apologized for something it didn’t do!
Cheeks should take those ills closer to home and put them in the present. She's trying to take the spotlight off her thuggish, crooked, adulterous, disgusting, and lying son, Kwame, the soon-to-be-former Mayor of Detroit and future convict.
2008: The Year of the Guilty White Liberal
I'm sure whatever is next will involve a "tax on the rich" or quite possibly somebody "paying their fair share" that supposedly isn't.
The resolution, passed by voice vote...so no roll call.
I guess I don’t understand this.
If Jim does something bad, I can’t apologize for Jim.
Because I’m not Jim.
There’s only one party still in existence responsible for perpetuating slavery and implementing Jim Crow. One guess as to which one that is.
Oh, let's not forget the Copperhead Democrats who pressed Lincoln to end the fighting and negotiate an immediate peace with the Confederates.
Oh yeah, and while they're at it, also condemning the outrageous TV appearance of the still-sitting senior Democrat senator Robert Byrd, who not only filibustered AGAINST the civil rights act of 1964 in the Senate, and was an officer in the KKK, but who dared to go on national TV (in the 21st century, yet) to demonstrate his evolved racial understanding by graciously conceding that you don't have to be black to be a "nigger."
I recently made these points to a Democrat of my acquaintance, who responded with the standard "yeah but the Democrats have changed" -- as if America as a whole hasn't.
Are we EVER going to hear the end about slavery ? Holy F*** !
For real. I’m sick to death of it. How can Congress possibly be falling all over itself apologising for for slavery? The whole thing is stupid in the first place. Slavery was a fact of life in mankind’s history for millenia, only one group has made a damn cause out of it, thanks to stupid white liberals always assing around with empty symbolism instead of dealing with the substance of real and present problems. At any rate, they don’t speak for me.
That is one of the best posts I have read in a long time on any forum. You and everyone should send that to every Congresscritter. Kudos.
And still is the Sudan and a few other countries. It just boggles the mind that Sharpton, Jackson, Farrahcon, and others STILL haven't spoken out about such atrocities.
It looks like the Dimocrats in their effort to placate and pander to blacks have decided to play the old divide and conquer game.
Whats next, apologize to illegals because General Black Jack Pershing chased great grandpa Pancho Tony Villa-grossa for killing Americans in Colombus New Mexico.
Lets see, just how much money can the Dimocrats give in reparations for past sins and not hurt their kickbacks from the rich large carbon footprint Environ-mental liberals?
It is very depressing as the great Uniter is driving a wedge between white and blacks and between blacks and Hispanics.
Better stock up on plenty of KY Jelly cause conservatives are going to get a hell of a screwing, sooner not later.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
YEAH RIGHT !
The crying-babies,mediatic fake “bleeding hearts” are launching the big show ....
As in Europe they want an ENDLESSLY APOLOGIZING GUILTY USA...It’s a way to weaken the american spirit,freedom and pride!
That’s the way liberals weakened Europe and misled it on the path of socialism and multiculturalism.
You might feel guilty about “blacks”,”indians”,”asians”,”mexicans”,”arabs” and “muslims”...
And you can’t say that all those people have had some benefit from the western and US civilization!
SUBMIT TO THE NEW LIBERAL “MORAL” ORDER/DOGMA !
And how does this improve the life of even a single black person? Feelgoodism run amok.
Slavery still exist in this country and most likely in every country on earth.
It may not be legal but it still occurs.
In the US the Sex Industry is the most prolific user of slaves (the most profit is there).
Personal servants and house keepers are next. You may remember last year a immigrant couple was convicted for slavery/illegal imprisonment for keeping a woman captive in their luxury home as a house keeper with out pay and torturing her for small misdeeds.
All this wasted time for something symbolic.
When are the going to apologize to American Indians, Chinese and Irish?
It may be just a matter of time before the New Black Panthers, etc. turn to Obama with an offer he can’t refuse.
Big bucks reparations for ancestors of slaves or ?.
Slavery waste pales in comparison to the wasted aborted babies murdered by liberals. This is nutjob hypocrisy. This is dhimmit behavior. THis is stupid. This is moraly unconfident and bankrupt.
I had to look: Yep. Steve Cohen represents Memphis.
“Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick”
So here we have a black woman apologizing to blacks for how they were treated before she was born.
It's now called "hopium".
Sing it Sistah!
My thought precisely ... this is very definitely the first major step in that direction. It virtually assures that reparation is only a few years away, certainly within the next decade.
Personally, I am very sorry for every slave I have ever owned. (/s)
I carry no guilt and I owe no apology!
Regarding reparations, my oldest son heard his boot camp DI, a very black man from Missouri, say “Make them prove who the slave in their family was. Most of them don’t know who their daddy was, much less their great grandfather.”
Um, excuse me, but it was Democrats who gave us Jim Crow Laws and wanted to continue slavery. Republicans were lynched over the slavery issue post civil war. This is nonsense and just leading up to taxes for reparations.
ush already appolizied for this when he appolized for Jesse James. Al Capone, etc. And take note, with the little guy hurting most from high prices gas, it is the RATS most opposed to solving the problem.
I don’t recall anyone in the MSM, including Fox News, asking Obama what his position on reparations is/would be. Ask the man, for crying out loud...make him squirm, already!
“EXCUSE ME. I’M PAYING YOU. COULD YOU GO TO WORK AND RESOLVE THE $4+ GALLON OF GAS SITUATION NOW? SLAVERY HAS BEEN OVER FOR DECADES. I’D LIKE TO FEED MY KID NOW, THANK YOU FOR EARNING YOUR RIDICULOUS AND GIGANTIC ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SALARY THAT ENTITLES YOU TO DO STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS THAT TAKE UP TIME AND WASTES MY MONEY... “
“That is one of the best posts I have read in a long time on any forum.”
Totally agree! No wonder Congress’s approval rate is around 10 percent.
Hey, isn’t that Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends???
Obama answered that just the other day.
“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”
His “deeds” will be reparations.
This story is linked on Drudge http://starbulletin.com/2008/07/28/news/story05.html
This explains everything. Passed by a voice vote? Oh, I see. Suppose these scum buckets don't want to be on record voting on such a valuable piece of legislation when there is so little else to do like maybe passing a budget, formulating an energy policy, or winning a war.
How many times do these Congressional Clowns need to beat this dead-horse issue? Unless of course there is an ulterior motive. The Thieves in Washington are not above suspicion that they might be trying to stir-up some more business here for themselves, like administering a reparations payout.
lawyers are lining up now folks for the reparations lawsuits. give these poor down trodden more to spend on crack and other drugs. then they will be broke again and looking for another handout from the dem’s.
I didn't know there were any still among the living/sarc
Booker T Washington was a great man. I believe he is spinning in his grave, not only over the state of much of black America, but over the idiot white liberals that supply the eternal crutch that Booker so despised, even back then. Here was a man that WAS a slave in his boyhood, then tasted freedom, and knew nothing could ever stand in the way of success as long as one put forth an honest effort. It's a crying shame that so many of his fears have come true, and I believe he would spit in the faces of the modern race baiting morons, both black and white, including Obama and his ilk.
Booker T. Washington quotes:
"I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.-
My experience is that people who call themselves "The Intellectuals" understand theories, but they do not understand things. I have long been convinced that, if these men could have gone into the South and taken up and become interested in some practical work which would have brought them in touch with people and things, the whole world would have looked very different to them. Bad as conditions might have seemed at first, when they saw that actual progress was being made, they would have taken a more hopeful view of the situation." -1911
"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs." -1911
"My whole life has largely been one of surprises. I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant, unexpected encouragements of this kind if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day of his life that is, tries to make each day reach as nearly as possible the high-water mark of pure, unselfish, useful living."-1901
"No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual, and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward. 1901
"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top."-1901
"Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work."-1901
"I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. I learned that assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; and that oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak." -1901
"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Looked at from this standpoint, I almost reached the conclusion that often the Negro boy's birth and connection with an unpopular race is an advantage, so far as real life is concerned. With few exceptions, the Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition. But out of the hard and unusual struggle through which he is compelled to pass, he gets a strength, a confidence, that one misses whose pathway is comparatively smooth by reason of birth and race." -1901
"I pity from the bottom of my heart any nation or body of people that is so unfortunate as to get entangled in the net of slavery. I have long since ceased to cherish any spirit of bitterness against the Southern white people on account of the enslavement of my race. No one section of our country was wholly responsible for its introduction, and, besides, it was recognized and protected for years by the General Government. Having once got its tentacles fastened on to the economic and social life of the Republic, it was no easy matter for the country to relieve itself of the institution. Then, when we rid ourselves of prejudice, or racial feeling, and look facts in the face, we must acknowledge that, notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, the ten million Negroes inhabiting this country, who themselves or whose ancestors went through the school of American slavery, are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe. This is so to such an extend that Negroes in this country, who themselves or whose forefathers went through the school of slavery, are constantly returning to Africa as missionaries to enlighten those who remained in the fatherland. This I say, not to justify slavery on the other hand, I condemn it as an institution, as we all know that in America it was established for selfish and financial reasons, and not from a missionary motive but to call attention to a fact, and to show how Providence so often uses men and institutions to accomplish a purpose." -1901
Too many more quotes from him to list, but I truly admire this man, his spirit, his logic, and sense of dignity and purpose. Up from slavery, he didn't complain, but dealt with life's obstacles and overcame them to become a wonderful American that cared deeply about the TRUE welfare of his race as well as having a deep appreciation for the greatness of America despite being a SLAVE as a boy. The man was a 20th century prophet for black America, and unfortuantely, his wisdom has been discarded by most black Americans in favor of agitators that get rich by telling blacks that they don't have a chance without daddy government holding their hand every step of the way, and his fears of "race problem solvers" keeping the "patient" in a diseased state so as to get rich off the patient's suffering has come true in ways that I don't think even he would have imagined 100 years ago. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, and Barack Obama aren't fit to be a hair on Booker's ass. He would be called an "uncle Tom" by them, as if anything any of them ever uttered could ever hope to compare to this man.
I've yet to find a quote by Booker T. demanding "reparations" for the injustices done to him, yet people like Obama think that blacks who never felt the crack of the whip deserve to benefit from the suffering felt by others before them, simply because they share the same skin color. Simply unbelievable and galling. Obama is a divider, not a uniter.
Nope. Hint, little blue pill.