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NYT’s Rich Invokes Apartheid on ‘All White’ GOP, Looks ‘Idiotic’ & ‘Morally Bad’
Newsbusters ^ | 10/31/08 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 10/31/2008 1:57:26 PM PDT by pissant

On Thursday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, New York Times columnist Frank Rich charged that it looks "morally bad" and "idiotic" that Republicans have not elected a black candidate to federal office in six years. The Republican party also seemed to remind Rich of South Africa’s racist Apartheid policy of the past: "The fact is, this isn`t South Africa 25 years ago, this is a major political party that is essentially all white. And the hierarchy of it is definitely white. There hasn`t been a new black Republican elected to federal office, I think, in six years. And so, what does that tell us about the party? And how does that look to voters? I think it looks like it`s the party of the last century. It looks bad. Not only is it morally bad, but politically. I think it`s idiotic because it`s against the whole demographics of this country and where they’re going."

But Rich ignored the fact that Republicans have routinely tried to elect black candidates to federal and other high offices, only to have them defeated by Democrats in the general election in most cases. Former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele represented the GOP as he vied for the Senate in 2006, only to be defeated by Democratic candidate Benjamin Cardin in the overwhelmingly Democratic state of Maryland. In the Ohio Governor’s race in 2006, former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell represented the Republican party but was defeated by Democrat Ted Strickland. And Lynn Swann lost in his bid to unseat Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Ed Rendell in 2006. Also, according to the Associated Press, black Republicans represented their party in eight congressional districts the same year, but all were unsuccessful.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 2008; blackrepublicans; frankrich; gop; hystericalmedia; limpwristedfairy; racecard; thatsracist
Ah, the race card! Expect to hear much more from the race baiting commies in the days ahead.
1 posted on 10/31/2008 1:57:28 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I dropped a Frank Rich in a porcelain bowl a little while ago.


2 posted on 10/31/2008 1:58:32 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: pissant

And if Obama loses, the Democrats will have refused to elect a half-black man.

Racists.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Concerning Larry Sinclair: It is strange when you can be thankful for having a pervert on your side.)
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To: pissant

Deborah Honeycutt (black Republican) is running for Congress from my district this year. I hope she beats David Scott, who is also black.


4 posted on 10/31/2008 2:00:05 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: pissant
President Bush appointed two blacks (Powell, Condi) to two of the highest offices in history of any president.

That's a fact. And Frank Rich needs to give himself a reach around.

5 posted on 10/31/2008 2:00:11 PM PDT by avacado
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To: pissant

Sounds lkike this idot is inciting a race war.


6 posted on 10/31/2008 2:00:40 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge.)
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To: pissant

who cares what people look like.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 2:01:30 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: pissant

Gotta love it when a white boy can’t control himself and just has to play the race card. Kiss it Frankie!


8 posted on 10/31/2008 2:01:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Harry Wurzbach

Frank Rick is a self-loathing scumbag!


9 posted on 10/31/2008 2:02:02 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: pissant

Content of Character - not color of skin, Mr. Rich.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 2:02:42 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: pissant

Rich is taking the US back 150 years. This guy would have owned and bought and sold slaves


11 posted on 10/31/2008 2:06:39 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: pissant

Rich is a former Broadway reviewer who got his current political byline by being Pinch’s boyfriend.

Fact.


12 posted on 10/31/2008 2:06:59 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Cecily

I caught an interview with Deborah Honeycutt on Steve Marlzberg’s NY WOR talk radio show earlier this week. I hope she wins - she sounds terrific!


13 posted on 10/31/2008 2:07:17 PM PDT by tropical
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To: pissant

Ahhh liberal elitist jew journalists stirring up hate and division - what an idiot. Every black who dares run as a conservative is called every name in the book by the liberal elitists and blacks. Nothing new here - just trying to stir up race hatred - dont let affect you just understand why they do it to keep their power.


14 posted on 10/31/2008 2:07:26 PM PDT by sasafras (Bush Legacy = 20+years of leftist Presidents and a Democrat Congress - way to go Bushbots!!)
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To: ConservativeMind

Maybe they’ll only be “half racists”? Frankly, I think all this misplaced emphasis on race - all of it seeming to come from the left - is going to cause plenty of trouble next week.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 2:07:31 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: pissant

Like it or not, the Republican Party is an “ideas-based” party and not a coalition of identity politics groups based on ethnicity, sexuality and race.

Not to mention that many minorities view the government as their sugar daddy.

So, to recap, the Republican Party is idea-centered and not racial politics-centered.

Could someone who regularly comments on TV make this announcement, please! Fawning to minorities who want government goodies for free will not help us, those people already have a strong democratic party.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 2:07:54 PM PDT by Doug4McCain (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yeah, these are the people who had a party with the intellectual lynching of Clarence Thomas. Thomas is the Invisible Man. Any person of color who does not toe the Lib Party line becomes invisible - ignored at best, attacked viciously and unethically at most. The crap that a conservative Black individual has to take is sick and ridiculous.

Where was the outrage when laws were broken to cut down Michael Steele?

And I have to throw in a quick rant about the mysogyny - since when is it just fine and dandy to have a bound woman hanging, in a depiction of personal hatred and cruelty, like they did to Palin?

Sheesh.

17 posted on 10/31/2008 2:09:53 PM PDT by elk
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To: pissant

Frank Rich is probably hung like a butterfly...hence his fascination with race. What a fool!


18 posted on 10/31/2008 2:10:38 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: pissant

Frank Rich ought to take a dump in a hat and pull it over his ears.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 2:11:50 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: pissant
Rich is a disgusting little poofter. What does he have to say about Michael Steele's run for Senate I wonder? The GOP ran a solid, respectable, intelligent, capable and honest black man for the Senate from MD and how did the democrat party and their followers react? They booed and shouted him down whenever he tried to speak. They lambasted him with nasty ad hominens at every turn. They threw oreos at him at his public speaches.

The fact that the GOP hasn't elected a black to Federal Office in several years says more about democrats than it does Republicans.

20 posted on 10/31/2008 2:13:26 PM PDT by pgkdan ("White folks greed runs a world in need," Jeremiah Wright as quoted by Barack Obama)
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To: realcleanguy
For all any of us know he has half a dozen slaves chained in his basement. Has he ever invited an inspection be done by disinterested parties?

I say "guilty". Frank Rich should and must take himself out!

21 posted on 10/31/2008 2:13:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pissant

If 90 to 95 percent of Blacks vote for Democrats, then there aren’t going to be many of them who wish to run for office as a Republican.

I’d like to see more Blacks in the Republican party, but I’m not going to arrest them and force them to register Republican before they can run for office.

They’re grownups. And even if Democrats, their shills in the press, or anyone else can’t understand this, they can make big decisions for themselves. And when they do, I respect their right to do so.

That doesn’t mean I have to agree with them, or vote for them.

If they choose to join the R.P., and have values I share, they couldn’t keep me from supporting them.

Take that Rich, you sack of s—t d—khead.


22 posted on 10/31/2008 2:14:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Our nation is uncomfortably close to having B.O. We need to use a Republican roll on by 11/04.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
Frank Rich is probably hung like a butterfly...

He's probably the bottom / catcher anyway, so it wouldn't be an issue . . . .

23 posted on 10/31/2008 2:15:34 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: muawiyah

Jesus said “out of the mouth speaks the desires of the heart.” I say Rich is speaking of his desires


24 posted on 10/31/2008 2:16:44 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: pissant
You know...this is what where going to hear if Obama gets elected. Everytime we disagree with the president - OH NO, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? - YOUR A RACIST PIG. If someone tells me I'm a racist - I'll remind them that I voted for Ken Blackwell (who is a black Republican) in '06.

RightWingIt.com

25 posted on 10/31/2008 2:19:11 PM PDT by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: pissant

These folks sure have activated a race card that I didn’t know existed. And it’s going to produce blowback.


26 posted on 10/31/2008 2:21:55 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: pissant

That’s because Blacks are content to stay on the Democrat plantation and be taken care of by their white liberal masters.
They didn’t vote for the fine GOP Black candidates such as Stillwell in Ohio and Steele in Maryland when they ran for office. You can lead a donkey to water, but you can’t make him drink.


27 posted on 10/31/2008 2:25:08 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: pissant
Frank Rich charged that it looks "morally bad" and "idiotic" that Republicans have not elected a black candidate to federal office in six years.

It "looks morallly bad and idiotic" for a newspaper that's "general circulation" to play to half their readers. It's stupid beyond words to run a business into to ground just so the employees can give the finger to the half of Americans who are conservative. To be "in the tank"...

Toe to tow, the New York Times is idiotic.

28 posted on 10/31/2008 2:26:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Ayers book: Prairie Fire was dedicated to ALL"cop killers" and Sirhan Sirhan - ( assassin of RFK))
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To: GaryLee1990

That’s who I was thinking of...Blackwell, not Stillwell.


29 posted on 10/31/2008 2:27:01 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: pissant

And as the black racist mob drags Rich from his desk on Nov. 5 to a lightpost with a rope hanging down, he’ll be sputtering that “some of my best friends are black.”

Liberals are simpletons.


30 posted on 10/31/2008 2:31:00 PM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: pissant

“Ah, the race card! Expect to hear much more from the race baiting commies in the days ahead”

Where were the cries of racism when union thugs were throwing Oreos at Michael Steele?


31 posted on 10/31/2008 2:36:06 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: pissant
Most Conservatives vote for people based on qualifications, not race.

You vote for race only and you get the likes of Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson-Lee. I'm ashamed that these people represent my country.

32 posted on 10/31/2008 2:44:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: pissant

And what percentage of what minority race are voting for one particular candidate?


33 posted on 10/31/2008 2:44:50 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: ari-freedom

“Who cares what people look like.”

I do, because whites are predisposed to becoming racists.


34 posted on 10/31/2008 2:46:35 PM PDT by Boucheau (No nation in history has survived a tax burden that reaches a third of its national income. --Reagan)
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To: pissant

Did Olbermann spit or swallow?


35 posted on 10/31/2008 2:48:18 PM PDT by careyb
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And what do you want to bet he lives in a nearly-all-white neighborhood?


36 posted on 10/31/2008 2:49:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

Filthy hypocrite! Whenever there is a Black Republican the media either trashes him/her or makes him/her invisible. Condi Rice, Alan Keyes. Need I say more?
Liberals are pathetic.


37 posted on 10/31/2008 2:51:16 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: pgkdan

We freed the slaves, they enacted Jim Crow laws. I think that balances things out a little.


38 posted on 10/31/2008 2:53:30 PM PDT by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: pissant

Ever notice how the Frank Rich types never give up their own jobs for “affirmative action.”

It’s always about screwing someone else, then hiding behind their self-righteousness. I bet this clown is every bit the racist.


39 posted on 10/31/2008 3:01:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant
But, Frankie, baby, what's a honkey to do?


41 posted on 10/31/2008 4:26:09 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: pissant

Unlike the Dim’s, Republicans vote for candidates based on what they stand for, not what color their skin is. Maryland is a completely Democratic state and would not elect Steele, who is black and conservative. Who were the racists in that election?


42 posted on 10/31/2008 4:41:57 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Have Rice and Keyes been elected to a nationwide office in the past 6 years?

They could win, but chose not to run. Why don’t we see if there have been black candidates willing to run as Republicans during the past six years? That would shut Rich up.


43 posted on 10/31/2008 5:17:19 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Subversive

No.


44 posted on 11/01/2008 3:56:21 AM PDT by kjo
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To: kjo

According to Olbermann and Rich, the word “Homogeneous” is a new code word for “White”.


45 posted on 11/01/2008 6:24:21 AM PDT by chuknchez
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