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DNC Chair Calls on President Bush to Denounce Trent Lott's Comments on Race [Dream on, Terry Mac!]
ABC News Political Exclusive ^ | December 11, 2002 | Liz Wilner

Posted on 12/11/2002 8:03:34 AM PST by ewing

The Macker [DNC Chair McAuliffe] was due to add the following comments this morning at the Presidential Primary 'Politcs and Eggs' breakfast in Beford, New Hampshire.

'Given this pattern, [of Lott's repeated racial statements] it is simply not credible for Senator Lott to continue to assert that the comments that he made in support of Senator Thurmond's segregationist campaign were anything more 'than a poor choice of words.'

Sadly, it would rather appear that these comments reflect Senator Lott's true prejudices on race.'

'The time has come for leaders of the Republican Party to speak out against Senator Lott's remarks.

I call on George Bush and Marc Racicot Chairman of the Republican Party, to denounce Senator Lott's comments..'

'Likewise I join incoming Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Elijah Cummings is expressing concern with Senator Lott's fitness to serve as leader of the United States Senate.'


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: breakfastspeech; comments; dreaming; themackster; transcript
The Rove/Bush RNC team is not touching this with a ten foot pole!

Ari already gave the Administrations 'final position' yesterday on the matter-smart move.

1 posted on 12/11/2002 8:03:34 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
To quote Neal Boortz in today's nuze,

"Trent Lott doesn’t need to resign because of his bordering-on-idiotic remarks at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party. He needs to be kicked out. The Senate Republicans need to step in and make it crystal clear that Trent Lott is no longer needed in a leadership role in the United States Senate.

It’s happened twice now, not just once. The first time was about 20 years ago, then again last week. Trent Lott telling an audience that if Strom Thurmond had been elected in 1948 we wouldn’t have had all these problems we’ve been having.

Look … Thurmond’s candidacy in 1948 was about one thing. One thing only. It was all about opposition to Truman’s civil rights agenda. It was a “segregation forever” campaign. The only issue. So, when someone says that a Thurmond victory would have prevented problems, the only rational inference that can be drawn is that the problems being spoken of are the problems associated with integration … problems associated with the actual realization of the implementation of our Constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law.

Lott’s apology was so weak. Both of them were weak. Somehow he just couldn’t bring himself to say that the platform of the Dixiecrat Party in 1948 was anti-American and an abomination to our Constitution. He just couldn’t bring himself to say that each and every citizen in our country is entitled to equal protection under our laws, and that the legacy of segregation is a point of shame, not a point of celebration.

There are many fine Republicans in the U.S. Senate who could serve as the Senate Majority Leader without the racial baggage. The bulk of the Republican agenda carries favorable implications for black Americans .. but how in the hell does the party expect to attract black members and voters with Trent Lott drawling on and on about what a good president Strom Thurmond would have made?"

2 posted on 12/11/2002 8:06:56 AM PST by The Shootist
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To: ewing
Seems like all the liberals can do is lie in wait for a conservative to make a mistake so they can pretend like they are oh so offended and can take off on a "Magical Mystery Victim Tour" to display their "wounds" for all to admire and sympathize with.
3 posted on 12/11/2002 8:08:13 AM PST by capt. norm
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To: ewing
why is everybody so dern sure that Lott was referring only to race when he said that things would be better had Thurmond won?
4 posted on 12/11/2002 8:08:36 AM PST by camle
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To: ewing
In this situation the less said the better. Anything Bush
or any other Republican says won't satisfy the blood lust
of the Deomcrats. Lott got himself into this mess, let him
get himself out of it.
5 posted on 12/11/2002 8:09:38 AM PST by Russ
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To: capt. norm
Yep, its a Victimziation/Disenfanchisement 2002 vintage whine..
6 posted on 12/11/2002 8:09:57 AM PST by ewing
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To: camle
Well camle... the reason for being for the dixiecrats was to protest integration. They were segregationists, and proud of it. That was their only major issue in 1948. It wasn't the capital gains tax cut, it wasn't abortion, the second amendment, free trade, the earned income tax credit... it was segregation. Period.

I don't see how Lott could be confused about this.

7 posted on 12/11/2002 8:11:15 AM PST by dogbyte12
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To: ewing
Gosh, how original. The left is playing the race card again.

Nice to know that the DNC hasn't picked up a clue from the elections. Sling mud, sling mud, sling mud, and hope something gets traction.

The real thing to remember about all this crapola is that nobody from Jessie Jackson to AlGore to Terry Mac is remotely outraged about this. The funny thing is that most conservatives would like to see Lott gone a lot more than anybody on the left does. The sad thing is that the left seems perfectly happy starting a race war if they think it will get them power.

8 posted on 12/11/2002 8:11:20 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Mudboy Slim; Landru; sultan88
Here comes that snowball rollin' downhill.
Be a whole lot easier just to tell these phony S.O.B.'s to go plumb square to hell.
9 posted on 12/11/2002 8:11:27 AM PST by jla
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To: ewing
Sure, Bush should say he will.....when McAwful denounces Je$$e for "Hymietown", Byrd (D-KKK) for "white n!gger", etc.
10 posted on 12/11/2002 8:11:46 AM PST by Corporate Law
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To: Russ
Yep...Lott needs to get HIMSELF out of this on his own (but I sure bet he's getting advice!)
11 posted on 12/11/2002 8:12:48 AM PST by goodnesswins
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To: Russ
Ari did a good job of handling this yesterday saying that the White House has accepted Lott's apology and declaring that nothing more would be said about it.
12 posted on 12/11/2002 8:12:48 AM PST by ewing
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To: Corporate Law
Am I mistaken, or do you remember RACIST remarks made by Julian Bond and other blacks at the NAACP convention last year in Atlanta -- the one Bush didn't go to?

I seem to recall this, but can't find a reference to it.

Now, I do realize that there is NO way they could be confronted with their own racism -- they'd just say it's not the same.

I just wanted to remember to keep my brain from exploding!

13 posted on 12/11/2002 8:16:01 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Richard Kimball
Yes, where was Terry Mac on KKK "White N*igger' Byrd, 'Hymie Town' Jackson and Calipso Louies 'Bloodsucking Jews' commentary?
14 posted on 12/11/2002 8:16:37 AM PST by ewing
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To: jla; Landru; Mudboy Slim
"...tell these phony S.O.B.'s to go plumb square to hell."

Exactly!! It is now time for our side to go on the offensive!

15 posted on 12/11/2002 8:25:29 AM PST by sultan88
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To: sultan88
"...time for our side to go on the offensive!"

Couldn't agree more...INDICT Terry McAuliffe...NOW!!

FReegards...MUD

16 posted on 12/11/2002 8:27:05 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: ewing
"Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Elijah Cummings" is an Unabashed RACIST and should be ignored as irrelevant...MUD
17 posted on 12/11/2002 8:28:56 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Russ
It's time for Lott to call a press conference to address this.
18 posted on 12/11/2002 8:29:38 AM PST by ewing
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To: Howlin
It rings a bell. Bond says something insulting every time he opens his mouth anymore so I might be confused.
19 posted on 12/11/2002 8:30:14 AM PST by Corporate Law
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To: jla; Landru
"...tell these phony S.O.B.'s to go plumb square to hell."

Exactly...MUD

20 posted on 12/11/2002 8:30:42 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: camle
why is everybody so dern sure that Lott was referring only to race when he said that things would be better had Thurmond won?

Apparently you have not heard the latest spin...Republicans use "code words" when they discriminate. Some nutcase said this on O'Reilly a few nights ago...I spit beer all over the place when I heard it, it was hysterical.

21 posted on 12/11/2002 8:31:27 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Corporate Law
Lott could have made some of this go away by talking to the press instead of releasing 3 written statements..
22 posted on 12/11/2002 8:31:36 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Sadly, it would rather appear that these comments reflect Senator Lott's true prejudices on race.'
'The time has come for leaders of the Republican Party to speak out against Senator Lott's remarks.

Sure thing jackoff, just as soon as you and X42 Publicly apologize for, and repudiate "Everytime you vote Republican, another Black Church Burns" .....

23 posted on 12/11/2002 8:35:34 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: hobbes1
Or pushing Seniors over cliffs in wheelchairs for being accused of wanting to cut Social Security..
24 posted on 12/11/2002 8:38:00 AM PST by ewing
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To: sultan88; Mudboy Slim; Landru
Exactly

Since we're in agreement, (and since I worked last night), I am going to bed now.
I'll leave it up to the three conservative Magi to come up with how we keep Lott for now, but in due time, firmly yet gently replace him with Senator Allen.

25 posted on 12/11/2002 8:41:09 AM PST by jla
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To: The Shootist
I agree. Trent Lott needs to go and this is as good a reason as any. He was a crappy SML for the Republicans when he had the job. He'll be crappy again and have this baggage with him. If it was one time diarhea (-5sp) of the mouth, OK, but it wasn't. Can you see the mailers for the Democrats going out with his picture and his quotes on it? He can't be the SML. Get a good, decent republican without this baggage. What a great opportunity for some new blood on top. Republicans are going to need it.
26 posted on 12/11/2002 8:42:42 AM PST by montomike
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To: dogbyte12
I don't see how Lott could be confused about this.

I can. Vacant Lott is as dumb as he is spineless.

He doesn't need to go for being a racist, which he isn't. He needs to go for being an idiot, which he is.

27 posted on 12/11/2002 8:46:22 AM PST by steve-b
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To: dogbyte12
Actually, their platform was State's Rights. That covers a lot of stuff - but Big Gubmint propogandists have now written the history on it...."State's Rights" means "segregation"....much like being against "hate crime" legislation makes you a racist today.

No doubt there were avid segregationist who found refuge in the State's Rights movement, but there is also no doubt that the underlying philosophy of State's Rights (and NO, I don't mean segregation) was correct. Remember - FDR had just turned the Federal Government into a continental nanny and Truman was proposing more of the same.

State's Rights meant only one thing? Yeah right! About like Libertarians are only interested in legalizing drugs.
28 posted on 12/11/2002 8:48:29 AM PST by GilesB
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To: ewing
White Aryan Resistance's position on abortion, in part:
"Among non-Whites, invest in ghetto abortion clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions. Abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, that primarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should be promoted."
And the DNC 2000 Platform, in part:
"The Democratic Party stands behind the right of every woman to choose, consistent with Roe v. Wade, and regardless of ability to pay."

They're saying the same thing. "Equal access to reproductive health services for minorities" and all that rot. Lott's a buffoon, but Terry has black blood money in his wallet.

29 posted on 12/11/2002 8:50:23 AM PST by toenail
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To: dogbyte12
"Well camle... the reason for being for the dixiecrats was to protest integration. They were segregationists, and proud of it. That was their only major issue in 1948. It wasn't the capital gains tax cut, it wasn't abortion, the second amendment, free trade, the earned income tax credit... it was segregation. Period. "

And why is this little tidbit of trivia not being shouted from teh rooftops?!?! It's not this was happening 200 years ago. We are talking about a little over 50 years ago when the democrats were pushing a heavy non-integration/anti-civil rights agenda. How is this any less important than what Lott uttered 20 years ago?

30 posted on 12/11/2002 9:18:44 AM PST by Constitutional Patriot
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To: ewing
And...........don't forget Bill Clinton's stupid remarks about Janet Reno being attacked by a black guy...remember that one?.....I sure do.
31 posted on 12/11/2002 9:23:59 AM PST by smiley
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To: ewing
This was way too stupid, Hey Ho, Lotts Gotta Go!
32 posted on 12/11/2002 9:26:08 AM PST by Helms
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To: smiley
Rush plays that one all the time..
33 posted on 12/11/2002 9:28:09 AM PST by ewing
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To: toenail
Margaret Sanger Is No Hero To Black Americans
34 posted on 12/11/2002 9:29:33 AM PST by Darnright
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To: ewing
Do you recall that incredible moment in history after Der Schlickmeister had been impeached by the House of Representatives, and everyone of these linguini-spined little Dem weasels trotted out on the steps to pledge their support for a guy who was a traitor to our country, committed perjury before a Federal judge, had raped several women, and had stained the reputation of the Presidency for evermore.

Bill Clinton could have raped and killed a black lesbian amputee war veteran on live TV and they would have rushed to kiss his ass.

Yes, Lott never should have been given the post and he should resign, but man, oh man, we love to eat our own!

35 posted on 12/11/2002 9:36:58 AM PST by Doc Savage
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To: ewing
Tell the DNC, Bush will appologize for Lott statements when the DNC appologizes for all the law breaking by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
36 posted on 12/11/2002 10:17:15 AM PST by Texbob
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To: Howlin
I do realize that there is NO way they could be confronted with their own racism

Quite true. Still we should be better than they.

37 posted on 12/11/2002 11:06:51 AM PST by RJCogburn
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To: RJCogburn
Oh, absolutely. That's why Lott HAS to go, IMO. As my mother always says, "We do what you're SUPPOSE to do, not what THEY do."
38 posted on 12/11/2002 11:11:18 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Doc Savage
There is a 'payback is sweet' element here for Lott's abandoment of the House Managers in 1998.
39 posted on 12/11/2002 11:13:48 AM PST by ewing
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To: Howlin
FYI .... Fox is reporting that Lott will be interviewed by Sean Hannity on his Radio Show and that Fox will air it
40 posted on 12/11/2002 11:26:59 AM PST by Mo1
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To: ewing
Bush will have a private meeting with Lott,and ask him to step aside as Majority Leader. He's become a very negative distraction.

Lott has injured the Republican Party,and the image of the the President.
41 posted on 12/11/2002 12:27:11 PM PST by stimulate
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To: stimulate
It's a good thing Lott isn't part of the Clinton party or he'd have to worry about flying, walking, etc...
42 posted on 12/11/2002 1:51:33 PM PST by princess leah
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To: capt. norm
What gets me, is now the conservatives are howling too! For heaven's sake! Didn't Lott apologize? And isn't that enough? I can't believe that after all the smart-aleky, cutting remarks that liberal Dems. make about Repubs., and our President, that they have the nerve to say anything!

I can't believe the spoiled, mean-spirited, bratty-kid, behavior that Lott's critics are leveling at him. I can understand some of them, especially the Repub. critics, but the liberal Dem. critics are nothing short of hypocritical!
43 posted on 12/11/2002 3:05:43 PM PST by dsutah
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