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The Lott Problem & A Solution
The Democrat Party's Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism ^

Posted on 12/13/2002 2:06:35 AM PST by Republican_Strategist

The Lott Gaffe

[Emphasis 1] - What Trent Lott said was incredibly stupid. He said, "I want to say this about my state (Mississippi): When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

[Emphasis 2] - What makes that an incredibly stupid comment was that Strom Thurmond ran as a Democrat on a segregationist ticket. We shouldn’t be proud of it. And it surely would have led us to be problem free. And no one should be proud that they voted for him.

[Emphasis 3] - The comment really was not intended to be racist. What Lott was doing was taking part in Strom Thurmond’s birthday party trying to be humorous and he was trying to flatter him with that gaffe rather than trying to proclaim that America needs segregation.

[Emphasis 4] - People like Paul M. Weyrich of the Free Congress that have known Lott have vouched that he is no racist and has never made any racist comments. He innocently made a politically incorrect joke.

[Emphasis 5] - Democrats and the Liberal Media are only using this as part of a systematic campaign of demagoguery so that they can constantly refer to republicans as being racist and keep minorities in a state of fear so that they will continue to blindly vote for Democrats.

[Emphasis 6] - This is just racial paranoia. It wasn’t like Lott was serious or as if he was making the first item of the new year, say, repealing the Civil Rights Act or something like that. This is hysteria courtesy of the racial sensitivity police.

[Emphasis 7] - We need to put an end to this battered republican syndrome and stand up to the Left and quit letting them intimidate us with these overblown attacks over harmless jokes and we should quit trying to constantly appease them with repeated apologies.

[Emphasis 8] - Let’s get back to politics rather than allowing liberals to distract us with their politics of personal destruction. Let’s talk about unilaterally going to war with Iraq, let’s talk about abolishing income tax, let’s talk about abolishing social security, and let’s get back to restoring America.

[Emphasis 9] - Democrats are crybabies, whiners, and moaners. They will harp about this endlessly and the media will be like a DNC automation. The N.Y. Times maybe will even start a campaign against republicans demanding appeasement in the form of a tax increase or that we apologize to Clinton for trying to impeach him for breaking the law.

[Emphasis 10] Don’t let democrats make victims out of you! Be vigilant!

The Solution

1) Republicans need to quit rid of Lott. They should make it clear that there is a sizable majority of republicans that are fed up or lack confidence in his leadership (if you choose to call it that). They should highlight his bungling of the impeachment trial, his conciliatory attitude as far as trying to be “nice” to Daschle, and his general spinelessness. They should make it clear it wasn’t because he made an innocent joke to make a hundred year old man happy on his birthday.

2) Republicans need to highlight the hypocrisy and selective moral outrage on the part of the Democrats.

3) Republicans need to make the case that the media firestorm over this stupid, innocent joke however politically incorrect is a prime example of the media’s overly liberal bias.

4) Republicans need to quit being all so willing to just call for Lott’s head on a platter and they need to quit trying to appease the racial sensitivity police with such preemptive actions.

5) The Republicans need to highlight their party’s history of being the backers that made legislation like the 1964 Civil Rights Act pass while highlighting it was the Democratic Party that has a long history of racism and bigotry.

6) Republicans need to highlight policies like affirmative action and so forth are inherently racist. Republicans need to do a better job of pointing out things like 85% of racial violence being black on white while illustrating individuals like Michael Moore have written books that are undoubtedly racist with titles like “Stupid White Men.”

7) We have the White House, we have the House, and we have the Senate. Let’s use them and get our political agenda rolling. Let’s start by getting rid of the abortion slaughter and nominating extremely conservative judges.

Double Standards

[Double Standard] - At the 1993 birthday party of J. William Fulbright, Clinton said, “The American political system produced this remarkable man, and my state did, and I'm real proud of it.” Clinton bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Fulbright who he described as a visionary humanitarian, a steadfast supporter of the values of education, and 'my mentor.'

[Double Standard] - October 22, 2002, Bill Clinton traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas to honor the life of the late Arkansas senator, J. William Fulbright by dedicating a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of the man. Clinton said, "If [Fulbright] were here today, I'm sure he would caution us not to be too utopian in our expectations, but rather utopian in our values and vision."

[Double Standard] - Gore family's African-American former maid, who complained in the midst of the 2000 presidential campaign that young Al's mom and dad used to make her wait in their hot car during the 1950s while the family ate in "whites only" restaurants.

[Double Standard] - On CBS, both liberals Dan Rather and Mike Wallace made racially insensitive comments. Rather said on air, "What happened was they [CBS management] got the willies, they got the Buckwheats. Their knees wobbled and we gave it up." Wallace once said, with film rolling, that Blacks and Hispanics had difficulty filling our loan applications. According to Wallace, they were simply too busy “eating watermelons and tacos” to learn how to read and write.

[Double Standard] - Gore’s Campaign Manager Donna Brazille, told the Washington Post, that she was going to beat the "white boys."

[Double Standard] - Liberal Hero & Communist FDR appointed two notorious segregationists to the United States Supreme Court. Roosevelt appointed South Carolina segregationist Democrat Jimmy Byrnes to the court. Roosevelt later made Byrnes a top advisor, where the segregationist earned the nickname “assistant president.” Byrnes was also Roosevelt’s second choice behind Harry Truman for the VP nod in his 1944 reelection bid. Roosevelt also appointed segregationist Democrat Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the court. Black was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan with a notorious record of racism himself.

[Double Standard] - Democratic Senator Robert Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and is currently the only national elected official with a history in the Klan, a well known hate group. Byrd was extremely active in the Klan and rose to the rank of “Kleagle,” an official Klan membership recruiter. Last year, in an interview on the Fox News Channel, he used the term “white niggers” on air.

[Double Standard] - Senator Ernest Hollings is the liberal Democratic Senator from South Carolina who is also notorious for his use of racial slurs. Hollings has reportedly used the slur "wetbacks" to derogatorily refer to Hispanics and "darkies" to derogatorily refer to blacks. Hollings was also the Governor of South Carolina who raised the confederate flag over the state capitol in the early 1960's in what was considered at the time to be an act of defiance to civil rights. The press ignored Hollings and his role in the flag issue at the same time the political correctness police were smearing George W. Bush during his campaign after Bush correctly remarked that the flag was a state issue to be decided upon by South Carolina and not the national government.

[Double Standard] - Dick Gephardt, the former Democrat Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, gave several speeches to a St. Louis area hate group during his early years as a representative. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gephardt spoke to the Metro South Citizens Council, a now defunct white supremacist organization.

[Double Standard] - Jesse Jackson has a history of using anti-Semitic slurs and derogatorily calling New York City “Hymietown.” Jackson, a prominent self proclaimed "civil rights leader," is himself guilty of the same bigotry he dishonestly purports to oppose.

[Double Standard] - Cragg Hines used the racial slur "cracker" to attack Helms. He used the epithet not only within the article's text, but he even included it in the piece's title. Hines is one of the most rabidly partisan DC based Democrat editorial columnists to work for a major newspaper, and he makes no attempts to hide it.

[Double Standard] - Al Sharpton, a perrenial Democrat candidate and one of the rumored candidates for the Democrat's 2004 presidential nomination, has a notorious racist past. Sharpton was a central figure who fanned the 1991 Crown Heights race riot, where a mob shouting anti-semetic slurs murdered an innocent Jewish man. Sharpton also incited a 1995 protest of a Jewish owned store in Harlem where protesters used several anti-semetic slurs. During the protests, a Sharpton lieutenant called the store's owner a "bloodsucker" and declared an intent to "loot the Jews." A member of the protest mob later set fire to the store, resulting in the death of seven.

[Double Standard] - Andrew Cuomo, Bill Clinton's former Housing Secretary and a prominent Democrat political player in New York, was tape recorded using racially inflamatory rhetoric to build opposition to a potential Democrat primary opponent while speaking to a Democrat group. Cuomo stated that voting for his rival for the New York Democrat gubernatorial nomination Carl McCall, who is black, would create a "racial contract" between Black and Hispanic Democrats "and that can't happen." Upon initial reports, Cuomo denied the statement but later a tape recording surfaced. Cuomo later dropped out of the race for governor.

[Double Standard] - Lee Brown, Bill Clinton's former drug czar and Democrat mayor of Houston, engaged in racist campaigning designed to suppress Hispanic voter turnout during his 2001 reelection bid. Brown faced challenger Orlando Sanchez, a Hispanic Republican who drew heavy support from the Hispanic community during the general election. Two weeks prior to the runoff, Brown's campaign printed racist signs designed to intimidate Hispanic voters. The signs featured a photograph of Sanchez and the words "Anti-Hispanic."

[Double Standard] - Mary Frances Berry is the Democrat chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). She purports herself to be an "independent" in her political affiliation in order to hold her job on the civil rights commission where partisan membership may not exceed 4 for either party, but is in fact a dedicated liberal Democrat who openly supported Al Gore for president and has given a total of $20,000 in personal contributions to the Democrat Party, Al Gore for President, and other Democrat candidates over the last decade. Berry is an open racist who is affiliated with the far-left Pacifica radio network, a group with ties to black nationalist causes. Berry once stated "Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them," indicating that she believes the USCCR should only look out for civil rights violations against persons of certain select skin colors.

[Double Standard] - Former Democrat State Representative Billy McKinney of Georgia, who is also the father of former Democrat congresswoman Cynthia McKinney of the same state. During his daughter's failed 2002 reelection bid, McKinney appeared on television where he blamed his daughter's difficulties on a Jewish conspiracy. McKinney unleashed a string of anti-semitic sentiments, stating "This is all about the Jews" and spelling out "J-E-W-S." McKinney lost his own seat in a runoff a few weeks later.

The Democrat Party and the Ku Klux Klan

Aside from the multiple Klan members who have served in elected capacity within the high ranks of the Democrat Party, the political party itself has a lengthy but often overlooked history of involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. Though it has been all but forgotten by the media, the Democrat National Convention of 1924 was host to one of the largest Klan gatherings in American history. Dubbed the "Klanbake convention" at the time, the 1924 Democrat National Convention in New York was dominated by a platform dispute surrounding the Ku Klux Klan. A minority of the delegates to the convention attempted to condemn the hate group in the party's platform, but found their proposal shot down by Klan supporters within the party. As delegates inside the convention voted in the Klan's favor, the Klan itself mobilized a celebratory rally outside. On July 4, 1924 one of the largest Klan gatherings ever occurred outside the convention on a field in nearby New Jersey. The event was marked by speakers spewing racial hatred, celebrations of their platform victory in the Democrat Convention, and ended in a cross burning.

For more information on the Democratic opposition to civil rights and their history of racism and bigotry, go to The Democrat Party's Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism

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To: patriciaruth
No, she is quite right. The Liberal Dominated Media is creating a firestorm and it started with Al Gore and the Black Caucus is all over this. I’m saying we should fight the Democrats on this, we should make the cases about double standards, and then we should get Lott out of the way because he is definitely not conservative enough and he is a poor leader.

And of course liberals are eating up Bush’s comments, but you trust the guy to handle it. They love seeing republicans berating a republican over remarks thought to be “racist.”
21 posted on 12/13/2002 2:54:53 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: Republican_Strategist
YOU are the ones in lockstep with the DEMS attacking Lott and saying he should be fired. Some strategy! What a maroon!
22 posted on 12/13/2002 2:58:11 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
No, you are simply a RINO. You some how strayed over to the Republican Party and you need to return to the other side. And your examples of why you aren’t calling yourself a conservative is precisely why you’re liberal. Conservatives actually believe that we have the freedom of speech to condemn homosexuals for their disgusting behavior and the Waffen PC that you seem to be part of tries to turn our moral outrage into actions like stoning them.

So sue me if I believe that America is a sovereign nation, a republican that can control its on border. Excuse me for not endorsing your global village and just letting everyone wonder over when they please. But no, you have to turn that position into some paranoid rant about be wanting to shoot those puh-poor illegal immigrants flooding over here.

Conservatism and Christianity go hand in hand.
23 posted on 12/13/2002 3:01:10 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: patriciaruth
I believe that to be a conservative you have to be in favor of stoning gays and shooting Mexican men and women at the border
That is a very strange belief. That isn't what conservatism is about, nor is it what this website is about. Thanks, AM
24 posted on 12/13/2002 3:04:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: patriciaruth
I’d say you’d give James Carville a run for his money when it comes to insanity. Your interpretations of my thread is about as good as Clinton’s interpretation of the law.
25 posted on 12/13/2002 3:04:50 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: Republican_Strategist
I would like the non-stop Republican refrain on the Sunday shows to be:

"Yes, when Senator Thurman was a Democrat in 1948, he was, like the Democrat party at that time in our nation's history, a strong segregationist. Senator Thurman came to a point in his life when he began to disagree with his Democrat segregationists beliefs, and that was the period in his life when he became a Republican.

Senator Lott, while understandibly trying to honor Senator Thurman on his 100th birthday, made some unfortunate remarks that rehashed a painful time in our history. Senator Lott has never shown himself to be a racist, and I think that it does the country no good in our journey toward racial harmony for the Democrats, who not only have one Senator who was a high-ranking member of a hateful racist organization and who is now in a powerful leadership position in the Democrat party, but who also have not a few members of their party, including an ex-president, who have made racist comments and have honored racists during their tenure in public service, to try to destroy Senator Lott because of a comment he made that does not come close to what some leaders in the Democrat party have said about various groups of people in this country."

As long as the Republicans sit back and let the historically racist Democrats continue to hammer them on this stupid comment of Lott's, while saying nothing about the Democrat's own documented racism, the Republican party will be unfairly tarred with the racist label and the rats will use this to get illegitimately what they could not win at the ballot box.

Republicans, especially President Bush, must go on the offensive about this and put this issue to bed or they might very well find themselves in the minority again. They must say publically that they accept Senator Lott's apology, and in the interests of harmony, will now be concentrating on the business of the nation.

It's time to be ruthless and it's time to go on offense. The rats will not let go of this until they are illegitimately in the majority again. Is that what we want? Is that what the President wants?

26 posted on 12/13/2002 3:04:52 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: patriciaruth
"...We will not, and we must not, rest until every person of every race believes in the promise of America because they see it in their own eyes, with their own eyes, and they live it and feel it in their own lives."

--G Bush
27 posted on 12/13/2002 3:06:00 AM PST by The Raven
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To: Republican_Strategist
Oh, really, you're the one who wants to show balls with the DEMS and your first strategy is to throw them Lott's head? And I'm the RINO?

What specific core platform issue is it that a REPUBLICAN, (not a CONSERVATIVE) must believe or they are a Republican in Name Only?????

What is the difference between a Republican and a Conservative? I know they are not the same. I know you are a conservative (or a Democrat mole) and not a Republican because you don't like President Bush. True Republicans like President Bush.

I'm am not a RINO, and you are not a Republican at all.

28 posted on 12/13/2002 3:07:56 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
No, the Democrats want to make Lott a scapegoat for their failed election cycle and this is how they kick off the new year. They want to turn the Republican Party into the “Racist Party.” I said I want republicans to fight Democrats and their attacks on Lott, but I want them to get rid of Lott for his poor leadership and his swaying from conservatism. You need to quit defending Lott like Democrats defended Clinton because you are only hurting republicans.
31 posted on 12/13/2002 3:08:32 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: Admin Moderator
This is my ironic way of noting what the difference between me and the aggressive purist conservatives seem to be. I know there are many, probably most conservatives, who don't believe like this, but they are not often the ones on these threads calling for the disembowelment of Republicans, and at the moment I am clarifying why I would never dare call myself conservative in the company of people such as these.

I am a Republican and a Christian, and that often gives me common cause with conservatives, but I don't pretend to be a purist conservative because they have defined themselves in ways that I cannot.

32 posted on 12/13/2002 3:15:23 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: tm22721; Admin Moderator
So, will you caution me if I add that I can't be a conservative because I believe that women should have the right to vote? Tm22721 is not the only one who has made this remark in the last months. And I'm sure he probably thinks I'm not a conservative as I don't go along with that sort of thinking either.
33 posted on 12/13/2002 3:18:09 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
Well, the problem is that we have people like you infiltrating the Republican Party and Conservative Forums. You then try to assume that you speak for republicans and conservatives and the fact is you don’t represent us.

So instead of Bush abolishing income, he gave us a small, back loaded tax cut that cut 6 million low income families who will no longer care about how much democrats want to raise it. The bottom 50% pay less than 4% of federal income tax and they get the largest cuts. The burden on those making over $100,000 and up increased from 70% to over 74% and I consider that shining example of conservatism as much as I consider it the lesser of two evils.

Did you also support his increases in Education spending through the unconstitutional Department of Education? His Education Bill was written by Teddy Kennedy and we all know his conservative credentials.

Did you support his signing of the unconstitutional campaign finance reform bill?

Did you support his federalizing airline workers?

Do you agree with him making a deal not to prosecute the Clintons? He basically let them skate off. I remember he did a snap shot with Hillary while she holds press conferences saying he knew about 9/11.

Why bother mentioning the Farm Bill? I’m just giving examples of Bush’s liberal streak and it is infiltrators like you that want to cement that and make that the “right wing.”
34 posted on 12/13/2002 3:19:58 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: patriciaruth
I suppose I’ll thank you for contributing to the efforts made by democrats to pull the Republican Party to the left so their socialist agenda looks moderate, divide republicans, and ruin an entire post with your ramblings about conservatives being “purists” because they don’t want spineless, phony conservatives like Lott leading the Party.
35 posted on 12/13/2002 3:24:26 AM PST by Republican_Strategist
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To: patriciaruth
99.95% (or more) of conservatives do not believe the things you ascribe to conservatives. My point is that you are painting with an extremely broad brush, and in so doing you are insulting some very good people. I responded on the thread because someone had hit abuse on your comment number 19. I wanted to explain to you why it would be construed as such. Thanks, AM
36 posted on 12/13/2002 3:25:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: patriciaruth; Republican_Strategist

Can anyone remember Jesse Jackson saying "hymietown" or Hillary Clinton saying "Jew b*****d" or Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (D-CA) saying "n****r labor organization?"

And none of them said it at a hundred year old birthday party.

....or THIS one while we're at it:

Byrd said in part, "I think we try to have good will. My old mom told me, `Robert, you can't go to heaven if you hate anybody.' We practice that. There are white ni**ers. I've seen a lot of white ni**ers in my time. I'm going to use that word."

Former KKK Clansman,
Senator Robert Byrd…...

37 posted on 12/13/2002 3:31:31 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Republican_Strategist
Conservatism and Christianity go hand in hand.

I spent many years working for national conservative candidates and conservative causes, the latter including a stint helping the Nicaraguan Contras.

I consistently vote GOP, but now consider myself a small "L" libertarian. Why?

As a Deist, I find revealed religions such as Christianity to serve no rational purpose except to dupe the masses in a quest for power. Your precious Bible was created from a collection of fables by the Council of Nicea pursuant to the order of Emperor Constantine. Its sole purpose was to consolidate his power by combining Christian sects with paganism, and making the emperor the representative of the mythical Christ on earth. King James took a page or two from Constantine's playbook, and created his own version for political purposes. The church continued to combine pagan fables as a means to convert natives in the Carribean and Latin America. The result includes Christian beliefs that combine Santeria, Umbanda, and Candomble. Sacrificed any chickens or prayed to an orixa lately with your Christian brothers to the south?

By comparison, Machiavelli was an amateur. The funny thing is that dupes like you continue to believe in the emperor's dream 1700 years after he died. What is not funny is the attempt by Christian leaders to assume power via the GOP using the same stupid collection of fables.

38 posted on 12/13/2002 3:33:17 AM PST by Young Rhino
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To: Republican_Strategist
So instead of Bush abolishing income, he gave us a small, back loaded tax cut that cut 6 million low income families who will no longer care about how much democrats want to raise it.

So you don't believe in tax cuts? Or you are angry that you didn't get the whole pie the first time out and are blaming me?

Did you also support his increases in Education spending through the unconstitutional Department of Education? His Education Bill was written by Teddy Kennedy and we all know his conservative credentials.

So you don't believe in forcing liberal teachers to start teaching facts instead of liberalism? You want to just let them continue to control brainwashing our children? We didn't have control of the Senate when compromises were made to get the bill through that begins to challenge liberal control of education.

Did you support his signing of the unconstitutional campaign finance reform bill?

I sent a contribution to the NRA to fight it and the Supreme Court will be hearing the case this next session.

Did you support his federalizing airline workers?

Neither the President nor I supported this idea but our representatives voted for it.

Do you agree with him making a deal not to prosecute the Clintons? He basically let them skate off. I remember he did a snap shot with Hillary while she holds press conferences saying he knew about 9/11.

The President made a deal to not prosecute the Clintons? Funny, I thought Ken Starr was the one who did that.

Why bother mentioning the Farm Bill?

The Farm Bill was the price we paid to gain control of the Senate, so we could get judges confirmed.

Now, let's face it, "Republican", you ain't no Republican. You hate the Republican President who is the most popular President in Republican history. You spent all your firepower on a Republican instead of Democrats. You are a conservative purist, not a Republican. Your hero is probably PJB or some other disloyal Republican.

39 posted on 12/13/2002 3:37:57 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: Admin Moderator
I agree with you. But I am also very upset that so many people at this forum will not allow me to consider myself a conservative, let alone a simple Republican, because I do not hold their extreme views.
40 posted on 12/13/2002 3:41:51 AM PST by patriciaruth
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