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Democrats: A Lott of trouble (ANN COULTERS VIEWS ON TRENT LOTT ATTACK)
worldnetdaily ^ | 12/18/2002 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 12/18/2002 3:51:50 PM PST by TLBSHOW

Democrats: A Lott of trouble

I'm just glad Strom Thurmond isn't around to see this.

Statisticians believe Trent Lott is now on track to break Bill Clinton's single-season record for public apologies. During his recent B.E.T. appearance, Lott said he supported affirmative action, regretted voting against the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and that he'd give "The Bernie Mac Show" another try.

What the Lott incident shows is that Republicans have to be careful about letting Democrats into our party. Back when they supported segregation, Lott and Thurmond were Democrats. This is something the media are intentionally hiding to make it look like the Republican Party is the party of segregation and race discrimination, which it never has been.

In 1948, Thurmond did not run as a "Dixiecan," he ran as a "Dixiecrat" – his party was an offshoot of the Democratic Party. And when he lost, he went right back to being a Democrat. This whole brouhaha is about a former Democrat praising another former Democrat for what was once a Democrat policy.

Republicans made Southern Democrats drop the race nonsense when they entered the Republican Party. Democrats supported race discrimination, then for about three years they didn't, now they do again. They've just changed which race they think should be discriminated against. In the 1920s, the Democratic platforms didn't even call for anti-lynching legislation as the Republican platforms did.

Thurmond's Dixiecrat Party was not the only extremist spin-off from the Democratic Party in 1948. Henry Wallace, formerly FDR's vice president and agriculture secretary, left the Democratic Party that year to form the communist-dominated and Soviet-backed "Progressive Party." Much as Thurmond's Dixiecrat Party was expressly pro-segregation, Wallace's Progressive Party was expressly pro-Soviet.

Indeed, this was the apex of Moscow-directed subversion of U.S. politics. The Progressive Party platform excluded even the mildest criticism of Soviet aggression. It will come as no surprise that many American celebrities supported Wallace. The Progressives received 1 million votes nationwide, about the same as Thurmond's Dixiecrat Party.

Thurmond went on to reject segregation, become a Republican, and serve his country well as a U.S. senator. By contrast, running a communist-dominated presidential campaign was Wallace's last hurrah. Yet only an off-the-cuff remark at a birthday party praising Thurmond's presidential campaign is the career-destroyer. Not so fawning references to Wallace's Soviet-backed presidential campaign.

Just two years before Lott's remarks, a hagiographic book on Wallace's life was released, titled "American Dreamer." How about a book about a segregationist titled "American Dreamer"? Wallace's version of the American "dream" was communism every bit as much as Strom Thurmond's dream was segregation. Aren't dreams of murderous dictators, gulags and death camps at least comparable in evil to segregated lunch counters?

The dust jacket on "American Dreamer" featured a nauseating statement of praise by U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kennedy said that the book deserved "to be read by all who care about the American dream." The American dream: communist totalitarianism. Why wasn't the lecherous liberal asked to retire for his flattering remarks about a proven Soviet fifth columnist?

In 1999, the Clinton administration dedicated a room at the Agriculture Department to Wallace. At the dedication, former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern gave a speech explicitly praising Wallace's pro-Soviet positions, such as the idea that the Cold War was "overdone" and that "problems" between the nations "could not be resolved by military means."

McGovern fondly recalled that he himself had voted for Wallace. He chipperly reminded the audience that he had run for president in 1972 "on a similar platform" – with the help of a young Yale law school graduate named Bill Clinton. Inasmuch as Trent Lott was in kindergarten in 1948, he did not vote for Thurmond. He did not run on a "similar" platform to the Dixiecrats. He did not write a jacket-flap endorsement calling a segregationist an "American Dreamer."

The idea that Lott took the occasion of an old timer's birthday to introduce a new policy initiative to bring back segregation – a Democrat policy – is ludicrous. Lott is a fine fellow; he just has some sort of liberal-Tourette's syndrome that makes him spout Democrat ideas at random. A few years ago, Lott practically wanted to give the adulterous Air Force pilot Kelly Flinn a silver star for her service. Remember that?

Up until two weeks ago, conservatives were clamoring for Lott's removal precisely because of his annoying habit of saying dumb things. (Showing their inferior intellect, liberals have only recently figured that out.) Republicans should ask Lott to step down as leader, but only for all the nice things he's said about Teddy Kennedy.

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Ann Coulter, well-known for her television appearances as a political analyst, is an attorney and author. Dubbed "one of the 20 most fascinating women in politics" by George magazine, Coulter has appeared on ABC's "This Week," "Good Morning America," NBC's "Today," "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," CNN's "Larry King Live" and CNBC's "Rivera Live."


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1 posted on 12/18/2002 3:51:51 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Damn if I haven't been saying that; I just don't look nearly as good doing so.
2 posted on 12/18/2002 3:54:49 PM PST by steveegg
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To: TLBSHOW
Is there a photo that runs with this article? You know the rule.
3 posted on 12/18/2002 3:55:40 PM PST by Principled
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To: TLBSHOW
Great article.
4 posted on 12/18/2002 3:57:19 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: TLBSHOW
Where's the pic?
5 posted on 12/18/2002 3:57:35 PM PST by thatdewd
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To: TLBSHOW
OH MAN! I HAD no idea VACANT LOTT was a switcharoo RAT!! WHY THE HELL AIN'T NO ONE SCREAMING THIS AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS!! Where the heck are the pubs!! OK, OK simmer down, take a deep breath and exhale....good gosh, the pubbies are bad at politics. Guess the only one with a brain is W!!
6 posted on 12/18/2002 3:57:36 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Principled
Rule adhered to...


7 posted on 12/18/2002 3:57:42 PM PST by steveegg
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To: thatdewd
Incoming...


8 posted on 12/18/2002 3:58:50 PM PST by steveegg
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To: TLBSHOW
Annie bump.
9 posted on 12/18/2002 3:58:56 PM PST by facedown
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To: steveegg
nice shot. now the article is even better.

Like I always tell Mrs. Principled..."I read FR for the articles"!!!

10 posted on 12/18/2002 3:59:42 PM PST by Principled
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To: TLBSHOW
CLASSIC ANN!!!!

Reading this gave me the best chuckle I am likely to have all day. So good, so true and so fun to read.
11 posted on 12/18/2002 4:00:31 PM PST by Ronin
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To: RoseofTexas
Just one more thing. If VACANT LOTT is so contrite(sp?) why the HELL doesn't he say, I WAS A RAT WHEN I VOTED AGAINST THOSE AMENDMENTS, but now that I have become a REPUBLICAN I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!! That my friends would have SHUT THE FREAKIN DOOR ON THE RATS QUICKO. STUPID LOTT!!
12 posted on 12/18/2002 4:00:50 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Principled
Hey, if it works....
13 posted on 12/18/2002 4:02:06 PM PST by steveegg
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To: TLBSHOW
In today's NY Times, Arlen Spector is quoted as saying that "Trent Lott doesn't have an ideological point of view." For real....now if THAT isn't a reason to dump him as SML
14 posted on 12/18/2002 4:03:02 PM PST by ken5050
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To: RoseofTexas
I wish we could write Lott and suggest he say it! LOL
15 posted on 12/18/2002 4:03:21 PM PST by ruoflaw
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To: TLBSHOW
"Up until two weeks ago, conservatives were clamoring for Lott's removal precisely because of his annoying habit of saying dumb things. (Showing their inferior intellect, liberals have only recently figured that out.) Republicans should ask Lott to step down as leader, but only for all the nice things he's said about Teddy Kennedy."

She recognizes the distiction between conservatives and republicans.

16 posted on 12/18/2002 4:06:20 PM PST by Kay Soze
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To: TLBSHOW
It's truer when Ann says it.
17 posted on 12/18/2002 4:07:39 PM PST by Consort
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18 posted on 12/18/2002 4:08:23 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: steveegg
Two is always better than one...(one racy, one wholesome, nice selection.)
19 posted on 12/18/2002 4:08:43 PM PST by thatdewd
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To: TLBSHOW
This must have pained you greatly to post this.
20 posted on 12/18/2002 4:09:30 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: RoseofTexas
"Guess the only one with a brain is W!!"

Where's the love?!
21 posted on 12/18/2002 4:10:40 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
Up until two weeks ago, conservatives were clamoring for Lott's removal precisely because of his annoying habit of saying dumb things. (Showing their inferior intellect, liberals have only recently figured that out.) Republicans should ask Lott to step down as leader, but only for all the nice things he's said about Teddy Kennedy.

Doesn't sound like your girl wants your boy to stay.




22 posted on 12/18/2002 4:12:10 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: steveegg
That's one of my favorite photogs of Annie. There's one circulating from MSNBC visit that's the best though.
23 posted on 12/18/2002 4:13:33 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Kay Soze; sinkspur; Poohbah; EternalVigilance; P-Marlowe; SerpentDove; goldstategop; ...
"She recognizes the distiction between conservatives and republicans."

Thank you for pointing this out.
24 posted on 12/18/2002 4:13:33 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Sabertooth
I guess us 'girly boys' were right all along? (gloat)
25 posted on 12/18/2002 4:14:35 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Sabertooth; TLBSHOW
Pretty soon, this will all just blow over...< /sarcasm >
26 posted on 12/18/2002 4:16:26 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: ApesForEvolution
Lott is a fine fellow; he just has some sort of liberal-Tourette's syndrome that makes him spout Democrat ideas at random.

Ann Coulter
27 posted on 12/18/2002 4:16:29 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Yeah, I bet he's fun to hang around the piano with, but it stops there...
28 posted on 12/18/2002 4:17:45 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
Ann in black leather! Rock on!
29 posted on 12/18/2002 4:18:06 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: Sabertooth
Up until two weeks ago, conservatives were clamoring for Lott's removal precisely because of his annoying habit of saying dumb things.

BUT THEN COMES THE RATS.........


(Showing their inferior intellect, liberals have only recently figured that out.)

30 posted on 12/18/2002 4:18:34 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
If she isn't the cat's meow, I'm at a loss...amazing, huh?
31 posted on 12/18/2002 4:18:52 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
I'm SO GLAD she's on OUR side...simply put and elegant explaination. NOW, how the HECK do we get THAT message out????

It's too late baby...

32 posted on 12/18/2002 4:19:40 PM PST by GRRRRR
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To: TLBSHOW; Sabertooth
When's Weyrich's next column? How many more nails could remain?
33 posted on 12/18/2002 4:20:21 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: ApesForEvolution
That's pic's gonna be wallpaper!
34 posted on 12/18/2002 4:20:50 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: GRRRRR
"I'm SO GLAD she's on OUR side...simply put and elegant explaination. NOW, how the HECK do we get THAT message out????"

It's only just begun my friend. This is the one I was hoping to see today.
35 posted on 12/18/2002 4:21:37 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
Leather?
36 posted on 12/18/2002 4:22:07 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
Up until two weeks ago, conservatives were clamoring for Lott's removal precisely because of his annoying habit of saying dumb things. (Showing their inferior intellect, liberals have only recently figured that out.)
Where does that leave conservatives, such as yourself, who want Lott to stay?



37 posted on 12/18/2002 4:22:45 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
Betwuxt and betwixt...
38 posted on 12/18/2002 4:24:11 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
Lott is a fine fellow; he just has some sort of liberal-Tourette's syndrome that makes him spout Democrat ideas at random.

Is that why you want him to stay?




39 posted on 12/18/2002 4:24:56 PM PST by Sabertooth
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Where'd BLT go? Mmmmm. Food. Food good. Mmmmm.
40 posted on 12/18/2002 4:25:56 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Sabertooth
Republicans should ask Lott to step down as leader, but only for all the nice things he's said about Teddy Kennedy.


41 posted on 12/18/2002 4:26:17 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Does this mean Ann is on your list of the ratty-rat-rat turncoat conservative columnists?



42 posted on 12/18/2002 4:26:18 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
Not for racism
43 posted on 12/18/2002 4:27:51 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Sorry, Thurmond's pro-segregation policies were more evil than a liberal nutjob who thinks central planning will support a country's economy.
44 posted on 12/18/2002 4:28:26 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Sabertooth; TLBSHOW
"Does this mean Ann is on your list of the ratty-rat-rat turncoat conservative columnists?"

The double RAT standard maybe?

BTW, BLT - thanks for posting this. As I said, this must pain you greatly, but you'll be a better man for it. This too, shall pass. (like a kidney stone I bet).
45 posted on 12/18/2002 4:28:34 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: ApesForEvolution
Oooh yeah!
46 posted on 12/18/2002 4:30:25 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: steveegg
OOOYUCK!!!

She is just a nasty, dry, boney, no lip having-scrawny blonde.

I love her attitude but she isnt easy on the eyes. I'll never understand.


47 posted on 12/18/2002 4:33:54 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
BTTT for Ann!
48 posted on 12/18/2002 4:34:03 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: TLBSHOW
Republicans should ask Lott to step down as leader, but only for all the nice things he's said about Teddy Kennedy.

I'm not sure you were catching Ann's sense of irony.




49 posted on 12/18/2002 4:34:25 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: VaBthang4
Oh, man. Conservative, brains and looks! See past the flesh if you must, but she's kewel on the eyes...
50 posted on 12/18/2002 4:35:22 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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