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Double standards: Walter Williams says GOP held to higher expectation of decency than liberals
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Dr. Walter Williams

Posted on 12/18/2002 1:00:40 AM PST by JohnHuang2

During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

Just a couple of years ago, Byrd lectured us on the floor of the Senate that "there are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time." I wonder whether he was talking about whites who act like blacks.

San Francisco's esteemed mayor Willie Brown once described a successful legislative battle this way: "We beat those old white boys fair and square."

Spike Lee said in disapproval of interracial marriages: "I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street."

The National Association of Black Social Workers drafted a position paper calling white adoptions of black children "cultural genocide." They warned against "transculturation ... when one dominant culture overpowers and forces another culture to accept a foreign form of existence."

Donna Brazile, Al Gore's presidential campaign manager, called Republicans "white boys" who seek to "exclude, denigrate and leave behind."

At a celebration for retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said that Mississippians were proud to have voted for Thurmond in his 1948 presidential campaign "and, if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years."

Which among the above statements are the most racist, which have received the most media coverage and which caused the most angst? Clearly, Lott's statement received the most media coverage and created the most angst, but it doesn't begin to qualify as the most racist.

You say: "Williams, that's different. High officials shouldn't honor and praise racists or ex-racists." Then what about Bill Clinton's acknowledged political mentors – former Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright and former Arkansas Gov. Orville Faubus – who were both rabid segregationists? Yet the former president highly praises Fulbright and bestowed upon him the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

By the way, Fulbright was one of 19 senators who issued a statement titled, "The Southern Manifesto," condemning the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education and defending segregation. That's a bit more recent than Thurmond's run for the White House. Does Clinton's praise of Fulbright mean that he supported "The Southern Manifesto," just as the assertion that Lott's praise of Thurmond means he supported Thurmond's segregationist stand in 1948? If so, why not also condemn Clinton?

I have several possible theories on the responses to Lott's rather stupid remarks – stupid in the context of our politically correct world.

My first theory is that conservatives are held to higher standards of decency, conduct and decorum than liberals. In other words, it's like behavior that's tolerated in the case of children but ostracized when adults do the same thing. That theory might also explain why racist statements made by blacks are excused.

Another theory is that since 9-11 and President Bush's public popularity, both appointed and unappointed black leaders have had no platform and been paid no attention. Lott's gaffe gives them platform, voice and mission.

Finally, the Democrats, having lost all branches of national government in the recent elections, are desperate to get something on Bush and the Republicans, and Trent Lott's statement is the answer to their prayers.


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God bless Dr. Walter Williams.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Quote of the Day by Angelus Errare

1 posted on 12/18/2002 1:00:40 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Dr. Walter Williams MEGA PING!


2 posted on 12/18/2002 1:01:19 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank God for Walter Williams.

Great post!
3 posted on 12/18/2002 1:14:44 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
You betcha -- nobody quite like Dr. Williams.

G'nite, friend.

4 posted on 12/18/2002 1:16:13 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
John, good to see ya back. You were missed.
5 posted on 12/18/2002 1:16:45 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: JohnHuang2
And a very good night to you!

6 posted on 12/18/2002 1:17:46 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: JohnHuang2
The obvious weight of the double standard in this country is palpable. While I am glad that Lott is gone, I'm angry about the media who gladly carry this weight around. They carry it in plain sight while denying that it exists.
7 posted on 12/18/2002 1:17:59 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: JohnHuang2
I just knew Walter E. Williams would get it right!
8 posted on 12/18/2002 1:27:17 AM PST by Ken H
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To: JohnHuang2
I think we are missing the point here. This whole Lott issue is not about Democrats it is about Republicans.

Those who look and say there is a double standard and whine and complain and say "but the Democrats do it why can't we" are just as bad as the RATS themselves. You sound like they did on Nov. 6. Blaming everyone but themselves.

The Republican party has been a haven for racists for decades (regardless of whether there are also RAT racists as well). We are finally in a position to leave that legacy behind and Lott is being put up as a sacrifice for the greater good of the party.

If he were defended and allowed to stay on (as justice would dictate, but not political necessity), it would be used by the media as "proof" that Republicans are only interested in helping rich white people get richer and continue to harbor the attitudes of the past century. We cannot allow this lie to continue to be spread and that means holding ourselves to a higher standard and watching what we say.

Republicans have always been held to a higher standard (partly because we want it that way) and so I say to all of you who feel the need to point this difference out - get over it.

The RATS have gone far with their lies about being the party of inclusion. Republican tolerance of racists in our midst have let them get away with it for far too long. There is a purging going on and it is about time. Once the myth of a hidden racist agenda is disavowed, the clear contrast between the values of America's largest parties will become more evident and the one that truly represents the best interests of the American people will grow stronger.

Lott is but a nail in the coffin of Republican racism. G.W.B. is the hammer.
9 posted on 12/18/2002 1:34:18 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Those who look and say there is a double standard and whine and complain and say "but the Democrats do it why can't we" are just as bad as the RATS themselves. You sound like they did on Nov. 6. Blaming everyone but themselves.

I can't speak for others, but I am not saying we should do it also .. I can handle being held responsible for our actions as a party.

All I ask is that the Democrats held responsible for theirs

Regardless of who says it, it is wrong .. but at the same time I do realize that the Dems will never take responsibility

Because for them to do so, they would first have to learn what responsibility meant

10 posted on 12/18/2002 3:17:16 AM PST by Mo1
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To: JohnHuang2
Right on the money and I believe America was wising up to this.Lott could save this situation if he has enough time left by removing himself and working in the background.Most Americans see this for what it is but the more the Republicans stir it at the moment the more distracted they will be setting America on course and the Demoncrats need a hammer because they have no plans to build they only want to destroy and cover their own a--!SMOKING MIRRORS!
11 posted on 12/18/2002 3:25:16 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
The Republican party has been a haven for racists for decades (regardless of whether there are also RAT racists as well).

Ridiculous. You evidently know very little about Southern US History.

12 posted on 12/18/2002 4:00:28 AM PST by DAnconia55
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To: JohnHuang2
I'll second that: God bless Dr. Walter Williams.
13 posted on 12/18/2002 4:26:48 AM PST by RAT Patrol
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bumparooni
14 posted on 12/18/2002 4:31:32 AM PST by error99
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To: DAnconia55
And you obviously have a problem coming to grips with reality.
15 posted on 12/18/2002 4:41:09 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Mo1
All I ask is that the Democrats held responsible for theirs Regardless of who says it, it is wrong .. but at the same time I do realize that the Dems will never take responsibility Because for them to do so, they would first have to learn what responsibility meant

That is exactly my point. Thansk for expressing it better than I. That no one is ever responsible for their actions lies at the heart of their political ideology. The only entity that should ever be responsible for anything is the government. And for that it must tax and grow

16 posted on 12/18/2002 4:44:08 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
It is the Democrat party that was (and still is) the party of racism. DAnconia55 is correct.

Go back and learn your history. Remember, Arbeit Macht Frei!

17 posted on 12/18/2002 5:30:53 AM PST by sauropod
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To: JohnHuang2
Wonderfully written... and totally irrelevant.

Very few (maybe none) are calling for Lott to resign his Senate seat.

There's only one question: Is he qualified to lead the Senate Republicans in this most important time in our history?

The answer is clearly no.

All the rest is hot air and bombast.

Lott cannot lead us. Lott cannot lead us. Lott cannot lead us.

It's a simple fact. Try to grasp it.
18 posted on 12/18/2002 6:02:00 AM PST by samtheman
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To: JohnHuang2
The Southern Manifesto.
19 posted on 12/18/2002 6:23:24 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Amen! The only thing I can add is that if Senator Lott does not understand this reality, then he is not smart enough to be SML.
20 posted on 12/18/2002 6:24:57 AM PST by writmeister
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To: JohnHuang2
Just wait til the Lott bashers arrive, they will tune williams up good.
21 posted on 12/18/2002 6:29:49 AM PST by cynicom
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To: sauropod
I am well aware of the history of how the democratic party of the 1850s through the 1950s (in the South) were those that supported racism.

During this time period the Republican party was also the party of the left and the Demcracts the right. Beginning with FDR that began to shift and that shift is now nearly complete with only a few DINOs remaining. Strom's switch charachterized that change and for the last 4 decades the Republicans have had a legacy of (mostly) southern racists.
We are now doing are best to change that. The first step to making the change is to admit our failings (if you want to see those who can't admit being wrong go to DU) Your insistence on denying the reality of that history (i.e. the Republican party has contained a racist element for a long time) is a tragedy. Maybe you needn't go to DU, but rahter just look in the mirror. I will give you credit, however, you made a good allusion - "Arbeit macht Frei" (Slogan on the entrane to Auschwitz)- to the those that would deny what extreme right-wing racists did in Europe and that the US, and even the Republican party contains similar elements.

Wenn Sie mit mir deutsch reden wollen, stehe ich auch gerne zu verfügung.
22 posted on 12/18/2002 6:45:10 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: JohnHuang2
Please put me on your WW ping. Thanks JH2!
23 posted on 12/18/2002 6:52:26 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Assuming you realize that racism, bulkinization, pride, common heritage, will always exist in a country of 250 million, and that the goal of the US is to have laws to protect them all.

What in the Republican ideology or platform attracts "racists"?

I left the left, 10 years ago, so I know how they think. I have many friends on the right, from work, church, political campaigns, at the bar, parties, and have never heard ONE remotely racist remark or idea.

Should the Republicans change their policies of aff. action, welfare reform, and reparations to attract minorities? Should we leave the philosophy of individualism, that works to help your family and community, and ultimately your State which is logistically and logically better suited to help its citizens than the Federal Gov?

Are there no rank and file americans who vote Dem who are "racists"? (the Dems here boycotted an Arab gas station after 9/11, my husband and I started going there, because we believe in small business owners, is that racist? if a bunch of Republicans had done it, it would be)

Obviously Dem voters are mostly Socialists, because of their minority status, they feel they still need the protection and support of enormous government.

In time, and with generations, minorites will actually see what works, and will gradually moves towards it.

I prefer not to put the Senate in this discussion because I so dispise ALL OF THEM. (well, maybe there are about 3 that I respect) Most are old men, with old battles.

This situation is an excellent reason for term limits, and its all a bit to dramatic for my taste.

We do not really know any of the men and women who we elect, that is why ideas, values, and philosophy, should be guiding us, not men, who always disappoint us at some level.

It is a good discussion.







24 posted on 12/18/2002 7:09:50 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: JohnHuang2
My first theory is that conservatives are held to higher standards of decency, conduct and decorum than liberals.

And exactly what is the problem with that? The Dems immolated themselves with their defense of the Clintons, and now stand for nothing but power. So of course you cannot shame them. Having higher standards means we might occassionally lose a seat in the short term, but we make large-scale gains in the long term.

25 posted on 12/18/2002 7:12:20 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: JohnHuang2; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
Double standards: Walter Williams says GOP held
to higher expectation of decency than liberals

Excellent short article by Walter Williams !



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

26 posted on 12/18/2002 7:13:28 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: dirtboy
Excellent point...those here who rail against dumping Lott against SML forget that if Gore and the Dems had forced Bubba out...Gore would be president today.....kind of reaffirms one's faith in God...working in misterious ways....
27 posted on 12/18/2002 7:17:07 AM PST by ken5050
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To: JohnHuang2
Walter Williams is absolutely correct!

Conservatives and Republicans must stand up to these double standards and race baiting tactics. They've been employed by the liberal establishment forever and in many cases have unfairly characterized and labeled folks on the rightwing, as bigots and racists. It's got to stop.

28 posted on 12/18/2002 7:23:02 AM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Please explain to me what "right Wing Fascists" did in Europe. What is a right wing fascist? That term to me is an oxymoron.
29 posted on 12/18/2002 7:25:49 AM PST by Betty Jane
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit; hellinahandcart
Both parties contained a racist element.

I have no interest in going to DU. I avoid that like the plague.

AFA me being "racist," I don't think i have to defend myself on this one. The R-word is the last refuge for those who can't argue the issues on their merits.

Mein Schwein Kann Fleigen! 'Pod

30 posted on 12/18/2002 7:43:26 AM PST by sauropod
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To: Betty Jane
Please explain to me what "right Wing Fascists" did in Europe. What is a right wing fascist? That term to me is an oxymoron.

Your are correct, partially. An oxymoron is a term that contradicts itself like Jumbo shrimp.

I think you wanted to accuse me of using a redundancy sort of like saying Sahara Desert (Sahara is a word that means desert). I would have to plead guilty. Facism is by its very nature right wing. Of course all political ideologies tend to blur once you get to the extremes. It ususually invovles mass ostracism leading to mass killing.

Anyway, we are digressing.

31 posted on 12/18/2002 7:44:42 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Rose of Sharon is correct. All countries contain racist elements. However, we don't have a neo-nazi movement in our country of any consequence. Not true in FRG.
32 posted on 12/18/2002 7:45:33 AM PST by sauropod
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To: roses of sharon
Excellent questions. Let me take a stab.

Should the Republicans change their policies

of course not, I certainly never made that suggestion

Are there no rank and file americans who vote Dem who are "racists"?

Of course there are, espceially in the reverse racism sort of way. As far as you traditional anit-black bigotry is concerned, however, your likely to find more in the GOP camp, and naturally even more behind Buchannan.

You are 100% right that in our very large nation racists attitudes will always exist. I did not say that people were not entitled to these attitudes. Nor did I wish they would disappear.

My argument is actually almost purely political. I am saying that the Republican party platform and values appeal to most Americans. It is the party that represents what most Americans think. The problem is that it has not been inclusive enough to attract those minorities that are making up an increasingly large percentage of our population.

Thus, purging the party leadership of those individuals who have not moved on from an era long-past (during which racists attitudes were acceptable in the GOP) is a very good thing for the party and for America.

Lott is merely a sacrificial lamb.

33 posted on 12/18/2002 7:54:06 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
No, I used the word oxymoron in the correct context. Fascism has always been a leftist philosophy. The only reason European Fascists were considered right leaning is that they were being compared to Socialists and Communists. So, once again please define an American Right wing Fascist.
34 posted on 12/18/2002 8:01:11 AM PST by Betty Jane
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To: Reagan Man
Conservatives and Republicans must stand up to these double standards and race baiting tactics

I am glad republicans are held to a high standard. It only makes us better, tougher. Democrats have lost their way by failing to punish their racist miscreants (or other miscreants). Lott is not fit to lead us. As long as we hold ourselves to a high standard, we will never be the embarassement to our god, country, families or our own sense of well being the way the democrats are.

35 posted on 12/18/2002 8:03:05 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
I am well aware of the history of how the democratic party of the 1850s through the 1950s (in the South) were those that supported racism.

During this time period the Republican party was also the party of the left and the Demcracts the right.

How much of this do you simply fabricate? Hopefully you can find others who agree with you to write email... in german. Holiday wishes from all in the political science dept.

36 posted on 12/18/2002 8:06:13 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Gosh, why don't you enlighten me to your version of history.


Happy holidays from the History dept.
37 posted on 12/18/2002 8:19:49 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Betty Jane
Fascism has always been a leftist philosophy.

Oh really? Do you care to back that up. I don't feel the necessity because you basically already made my point for me. And, since facism had its two main examples in Europe, I would be thrilled to hear where it has been implemented as a left-wing philosophy.

I will, however, repeat what I already wrote which is that at its extremes, political ideologies all start to look the same. Or do you care to disagree on that too?

So, you tell me what extreme right-wing American ideologues think and how it differs from facism. I know what I am talking about and you seem to as well. But, I haven't a clue where you are coming from.

38 posted on 12/18/2002 8:24:56 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Purging is difficult without term limits. And for the general population, setting a good example is the best way to improve behavior and change minds.

Republicans out in the hinderland should be very aggressive in putting up a candidate for a primary run against a sitting Senator. (Much like the Club for Growth does) Are you aware of them? They are new, and so far have been quite successful. But you need money to run against a sitting Senator.

Most older americans and political leaders, who actually lived thru segregation, (which most of us who are younger cannot even comprehend, sort of like, beheadings in the town square!), do not believe there can be a return to those days.

I tend to be opptimistic about people, I look at all Americans, even Buchananites, as a vast landscape of differences that make up this country. I don't tend to judge to harshly people in the south, north, west, east, because I have lived everywhere. I think they all deserve to keep their heritage, good and bad, and put it into context. It is their decision.

In what way do you think the Republicans can be more inclusive without pandering? The right cannot lose its attractive attributes such as common sense and logic.

My idea is to concentrate on the inner city schools, in a delicate way of course. (I have been telling my husband since R.R., that we do not live in a vacumn, and the inner city school situation will come to haunt us).

What do you think? Sorry to go on, but this is my soapbox. (one of them)
39 posted on 12/18/2002 8:26:13 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Your originality overwhelms me.

Where did you study history?

Civil Rights legislation came to the floor between "1850's and 1950's". Tell us about it.

40 posted on 12/18/2002 8:31:47 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: JohnHuang2
    Which among the above statements are the most racist, which have received the most media coverage and which caused the most angst? Clearly, Lott's statement received the most media coverage and created the most angst, but it doesn't begin to qualify as the most racist...

    My first theory is that conservatives are held to higher standards of decency, conduct and decorum than liberals. In other words, it's like behavior that's tolerated in the case of children but ostracized when adults do the same thing. That theory might also explain why racist statements made by blacks are excused.

    Another theory is that since 9-11 and President Bush's public popularity, both appointed and unappointed black leaders have had no platform and been paid no attention. Lott's gaffe gives them platform, voice and mission.

    Finally, the Democrats, having lost all branches of national government in the recent elections, are desperate to get something on Bush and the Republicans, and Trent Lott's statement is the answer to their prayers.

No wonder he is on the A list to fill in.

41 posted on 12/18/2002 8:37:42 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: roses of sharon
Great reply! You've opened too many cans for me to reply in one post, but I'm sure I'll see you around.


You are absolutely correct that Republicans should not pander. Pandering in a way to get the attention of minorities would be to betray our principles for the sake of votes and that would make us . . . well, the Democrats.


I am convinced that the GOP, its values and platform not only would best serve the American people, but also reflects what most Americans believe. This is true also of minorities. And, the RATS know this too.

This is why they play the race card. It is a distraction to get minorities to vote on an extremely emotional issue that they feel directly affects them and to keep them from actually paying attention to the RAT policies. If the GOP can eliminate the race issue, then it will truly be able to emerge as the party of the overwhleming majority of all Americans and really make some significant changes.

All lot of Freepers around here like to whine about how the media and democrats are all to blame for this reputation of racism. That is falling into the liberal trap of blaming everyone but ourselves.

Now, if there were not some inkling of truth to accusations of racism, the race issue would be a non-issue. Intelligent, knowledgable, honest Republicans will look back at our party's history and admit that there existed a racist element. It is still there, but is shrinking and is a legacy that should be remembered but not revered. And most importantly, it has no place in the leadership of a national party representing all Americans in the current era in which we live.

The real debate we are having here is whether Republicans should tolerate racists. My answer to the question is: in our country - yes; in our our party - we are open to all; in our party's platform and leadership - absolutely not.
42 posted on 12/18/2002 8:45:30 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: JohnHuang2
Well, Republicans should be held to a higher standard. Republicans are the party decency; the Democrats the party of indecency. No one expects any more from the Democrats.
43 posted on 12/18/2002 8:51:45 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Civil Rights legislation came to the floor between "1850's and 1950's". Tell us about it.

I studied history at a private university in the Northeast and am still paying the loans.

Anyway, maybe you misread what I originally wrote. I actually said that the Democrats were the party of racists during those 100 years above and the Republicans the progressive minded liberals (in its historic sense not the label it is today). That began to shift beginning with FDR. The Dixiecrats then began to slowly make the transition over the last 40+ years to the Republican party. In fact, Strom was one of the first.

The term "Souther Democrat" was almost synonymous with racist tendencies. So tell me, where have all the southern Democrats gone . . . wo sind die geblieben?

44 posted on 12/18/2002 8:59:22 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
OK, I've had enough. The way people talk these days you'd think there never were any racists. People say things like "I grew up in the south but my family wasn't racist." Puh-leeze. It's like the good germans after WWII. "I good Cherman... no nazis here". You'd have thought there never were any nazis.

I guess I'm a racist. When I was a kid I got ganged up on by blacks and I did NOT have a good opinion of "their kind". I got over that -- many of our generation applauded Dr. King and his call for a color-blind society. But then it turned into cultural blackmail. And like any other kind of blackmail enough is never enough. The black victicrats keep pushing for more... more... more. I believe that affirmative action has been responsible more than anything else for the degradation of the ability of our most important institutions to perform effectively -- especially government, medicine, and law. The racial bullcrap and coddling of criminals has ruined law enforcement because the black community chooses to be proud of being vicious killers and criminals. The illegals storming the borders are stressing our system even further.

I must be a racist. I believe that the evil race hustlers are coming for everything I have and stand for. Enough already. I have extraordinary respect and admiration for MEN like Dr. Williams, Justice Thomas, and Secretary Powell, but I say NOT ONE DIME MORE for the cowardly black racists like Jackson, Sharpton, and Lee and the fools they represent. They want a war. We need to give it to them.
45 posted on 12/18/2002 8:59:57 AM PST by johnb838
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To: staytrue
If the LEADER of the PARTY in the Senate would even CONSIDER throwing the game to the opposition, that is prima facie evidence of his unfitness.
46 posted on 12/18/2002 9:05:46 AM PST by johnb838
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To: johnb838
Honest, open, forthright, intelligent.

If only there were more politcians like you out there.


Your point is the exact reason the GOP needs to get beyond our racist past asap. If only so that we can begin to say the truth without being labelled bigots.

This Lott fiasco is a chance and an opportunity. Rove smells it and has pounced like the viscious political beast that he is (this is intended as a compliment).
47 posted on 12/18/2002 9:06:28 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: My2Cents

Nickles' Voting Record on Civil Rights Mirrors Lott's

Monday morning AP Headlines. You people want standards;

  1. How high?
  2. How long?
  3. Why only our party?
  4. How many "cleansings" will it take to realize injustice?
  5. Why does Williams make the point that Lott's statement is least offensive?

48 posted on 12/18/2002 9:08:08 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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Thanks, I was worried you might be offended (see, I have to get over that). I don't hate blacks. It's almost like there is this "Cult of Blackness" whose practitioners are screwing up everything.
49 posted on 12/18/2002 9:10:00 AM PST by johnb838
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
During this time period the Republican party was also the party of the left and the Demcracts the right...

...Your insistence on denying the reality of that history (i.e. the Republican party has contained a racist element for a long time) is a tragedy.

"Civil Rights legislation came to the floor between "1850's and 1950's". Tell us about it."

50 posted on 12/18/2002 9:15:41 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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