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Mo. Governor's Blackface Gets a New Showing (Akin Double-Standard?)
Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 10/25/99 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/21/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT by Gothmog

"Missouri Republicans, upset over charges of racism against Sen. John D. Ashcroft (R-Mo.), are circulating a 1960 photograph of Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) in blackface makeup performing a Kiwanis minstrel show."

"Arvarh Strickland, the University of Missouri's first black professor, said Carnahan should be judged on his public service. 'It's not what he was doing or saying in 1960, but his record as governor of Missouri. . . . When you look at his record, you certainly would not expect to see Gov. Carnahan in blackface.'"

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; arvarhstrickland; bias; carnahan; johnashcroft; kiwanis; melcarnahan; missouri; racism; rape; sarahsteelman; toddakin
In contrast to the Akin media/Dem furor -- Funny, Carnahan still beat Ashcroft. I also do not see National Democrats having to disavow Carnahan in these articles.

Does this sound familiar given the recent charges against Romney?

"Republicans are howling over repeated accusations of racism against Ashcroft, which began after Ashcroft led the charge Oct. 5 against the nomination of Ronnie White, the first black Missouri Supreme Court judge, to the federal bench.

"Drive-by-shooting, political lynching and outright racism are among accusations hurled by black leaders furious over Ashcroft's role in the nomination's historic defeat.

"Carnahan himself has refused to level the charges at Ashcroft. But the Democratic governor told a Washington Post reporter for a story in Saturday editions: 'Yes, I think it had racial overtones. It certainly did.'"

Just some more links to coverage of Carnahan, still no mention of calls for Clinton or Gore or the DNC to repudiate him, have the DSCC cut off funding, etc.,2028067

1 posted on 08/21/2012 1:53:14 PM PDT by Gothmog
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To: Gothmog
A post about a picture needs a picture.

2 posted on 08/21/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Rudder

Thanks, I’ve neglected to learn how to do that

3 posted on 08/21/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Gothmog


We’re beginning to learn how to punch back twice as hard.

No matter how bad a repub can be, one knows that the dimbulbs are much, much, much worse.

After all, they’re democrats.

No more need be said.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

You could fill volumes with the nasty vicious crap that democrats have intentionally said over the past year.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 2:41:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Gothmog, and nice nick’ btw.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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