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  • CNN Panel Ties 'Racism' to 'Obama Derangement Syndrome'; Hits Reagan, Bush

    04/03/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 3, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel seen in the worst of days of MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. The accusations of racism against conservatives included The New Yorker editor David Remnick charging that George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and repeating a discredited claim of Ronald Reagan of using a racist "dog whistle" by talking states' rights...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as he’s risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because he’s giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Perry Draws Attention to Santorum’s Catholicism (in fairness more to his vote on Sotomayor]

    01/18/2012 2:09:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    [snip] "Here’s the quotation that’s getting the most attention: “Rick Santorum is a good man. He is a good father. He is a good Catholic. But he hasn’t always been a good conservative. And I make exceptions with his vote for Sonya Sotomayor as a for instance. That is a really liberal jurist that he helped put on track to become a Supreme Court jurist back when he voted to allow her to be on the Appellate Court. I mean, she is pro-abortion, would be my estimation of that. I mean, Obama is a very liberal president and she is...
  • Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    06/28/2010 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | June 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    R.I.P.: The passing of the longest-serving senator gives mainstream media another chance to rewrite history. Will he be touted as a constitutional scholar or a free-spending former Klansman who fought civil rights? That Robert Byrd left his mark would be an understatement. Our prayers are with his family and the people of West Virginia. He was both the dean of the Senate and the prince of pork. He knew the history of his chamber better than anybody, having authored a four-volume history of the upper chamber, and the Constitution better than most. He also, quite shamelessly, brought home so much...
  • 'Macaca' A La Reid

    01/11/2010 5:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: The top Senate Democrat has exposed the hypocrisy of modern liberalism through his racially insensitive remarks. Trent Lott lost his post for humoring an old man. How will Robert Byrd's party honor him? Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called for the resignation of Harry Reid as Senate majority leader over remarks published in a new book calling then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." If the Lott standard still applies, Reid should step down. Reid's propensity to shoot from the lip is legendary. He recently compared...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Teddy A 'Hero' But Strom Wasn't Alive Even When in Senate

    07/10/2008 5:13:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 586+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    See Bonus Coverage at foot: Barnicle accuses Jesse Jackson of "corporate blackmail." Two venerable members of the Senate, two entirely different treatments from Andrea Mitchell. Reverence for Ted Kennedy; derision for Strom Thurmond. Guest hosting in Mika Brzezinski's spot on Morning Joe today, Mitchell, emotion in her voice, hailed Ted Kennedy as "valiant" and a "hero." As for Strom Thurmond, Mitchell scoffed that he wasn't alive even when he was in the Senate. View video here.
  • 50 years ago, Thurmond broke records with civil rights filibuster

    08/29/2007 12:40:46 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies · 692+ views
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | 8/29/07 | Wayne Washington
    A half-century ago today, Strom Thurmond ended what remains the longest filibuster in the long-winded history of the U.S. Senate. Thurmond, nine years removed from a campaign for president undertaken to protect segregation, spoke against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 for 24 hours and 18 minutes. His filibuster irked even his fellow segregationists in the Senate, who had succeeded in watering down the act's most important protections for black voting rights. But Thurmond went on his one-man stand against the bill anyway, condemning it as an attack on the Constitution and in the process he re-established himself as one...
  • Al Sharpton, You're No Strom Thurmond

    02/28/2007 4:40:40 AM PST · by suspects · 17 replies · 942+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 28, 2007 | Michael Graham
    It was probably the most shocking thing in my life. It’s chilling. It’s amazing.” - The Rev. Al Sharpton, on learning that his enslaved ancestors were once owned by relatives of Sen. Strom Thurmond. I am a big-time Strom Thurmond-basher from way back. Before his “death” in 2003 (due, it is speculated, to the failure of the Disney animatronics used to maintain the illusion of motion), I repeatedly begged my fellow South Carolinians to stop embarrassing themselves by re-electing this unreconstructed fossil. After Thurmond passed, I noted that he did so having never publicly rejected - or even acknowledged -...
  • Report: Family ties Al Sharpton to (Strom) Thurmond

    02/25/2007 5:38:50 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 42 replies · 1,623+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 2-25-07
    Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Daily News said professional genealogists, working at the newspaper’s behest, recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation’s best known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation. “I have always wondered what was the background of my family,” the newspaper quoted Sharpton as saying. “But nothing — nothing — could prepare me for this.” “It’s chilling. It’s amazing.” Some of Thurmond’s...
  • Report: Al Sharpton's Ancestors Were Slaves Owned by Strom Thurmond's Relatives

    02/25/2007 12:55:08 PM PST · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 1,632+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | February 25, 2007
    Al Sharpton's Ancestors Were Slaves Owned by Strom Thurmond's Relatives February 25, 2007 New York - Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Daily News said professional genealogists, working at the newspaper's behest, recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation's best-known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation. "I have always wondered what was the background of my family," the newspaper quoted Sharpton as saying. "But nothing...
  • Clinton NSA Wiretapped Top Republican

    01/06/2006 8:21:05 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 116 replies · 9,262+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 11:10 a.m. EST
    Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 11:10 a.m. EST Clinton NSA Wiretapped Top Republican During the 1990's under President Bill Clinton, the National Security Agency conducted random telecommunications surveillance of millions of phone calls daily under a top secret program known as Echelon. But according to at least two people familiar with the spy operation at the time, some of the surveillance was far from indiscriminate. In a February 2000 interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," NSA operator Margaret Newsham revealed that the agency's listening post in Great Britain was involved in monitoring the phone calls of at least one top Republican on...
  • GOP Control of the South Is No Sure Bet

    12/26/2005 5:54:54 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 123 replies · 3,670+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 12-26-05 | Novak, Robert D.S.
    GOP's Control of South Is No Sure Bet by Robert Novak Posted Dec 26, 2005 Text Size: S M L printer-friendly email to a friend respond to this article Ex-FISA Judge Is Liberal, Partisan Hack Dems: We're Losing the War and Our Economy Stinks Live and Let Spy Rumsfeld Sends Signals He'll Stay at Defense Trent Lott within the next week plans to decide between seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate from Mississippi or retiring from public life. That could determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate in next year's elections. For the longer range, Lott's retirement...
  • 'Taking To The Diaper?' Better Grab A Dry One! - (Debbie Daniel dares Democrats to FILIBUSTER!)

    05/30/2005 8:30:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 872+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | DEBBIE DANIEL
    I laughed so hard, I couldn't stand it. That's the exact term used when a smart senator prepares himself for an extended filibuster -- 'Taking to the Diaper.' Whah, whah, whah . . . that's all we've heard, and now I know why. Diapers and babies go together - how appropriate for this group of screaming liberals. So please, let's give them what they want and be done with this mess. This could actually be the humor we need in our lives today. If we have to hear Harry Reid give his sermon one more time on keeping the tradition...
  • And let me say this about that ...

    05/18/2005 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 14 replies · 585+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/18/2005 | Michael Kilian
    Whether viewed as a vital tool of democracy or a rock obstructing progress, the filibuster has been part of the American legislative process since its inception, wielded for purposes from the profound to the petty. The ability of a minority to endlessly delay a vote desired by the majority has been a testament to the all-American fear of unfettered majority power. Seeking to encourage deliberate lawmaking, American legislators from the outset have been willing to accept inefficiency rather than let a majority ram through laws. SnipThe efforts by Southern senators to resist civil rights legislation produced filibuster records. Sen. Strom...
  • Has Any Other Freeper Inherited Money from Strom Thurmond?

    01/22/2005 8:06:22 PM PST · by bigsigh · 202 replies · 4,475+ views
    self | 1-22-2005 | bigsigh
    I have received a letter from Pat Cohen Esquire, Christian and US citizen notifying me that I am a beneficiary of $750,000 from Strom Thurmond's estate because of all the good deeds I've done (apparently not anonymously enough). It is being held in Wellington House in Cambridge by FX International ROYAL AND SCOTTISH GROUP. (RSG Fiduciaries or the RSG Fiduciary Bank in London. I am waiting instructions for how to transfer the funds, but I think I'd rather just pick them up in person. It says I may be released the money by any means I desire.
  • Sen. Thurmond's daughter breaks her silence

    12/18/2004 5:27:00 AM PST · by alloysteel · 25 replies · 1,557+ views
    Knight-Ridder Newspapers (The Seattle Times) ^ | December 12, 2004 | Lauren Markoe
    WASHINGTON — The biracial daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond more than once confronted her father over his racist politics, but cherished their relationship and ignored pleas from her family that she expose her parentage. "For all his bluster, for all his racist campaign posturing, I somehow couldn't dislike him the way I wanted to," writes Essie Mae Washington-Williams, 79, in "Dear Senator," an autobiography to be released next month. The daughter of the longtime champion of segregation and his family's black maid has refrained from speaking publicly since she revealed the secret of her birth. That was a...
  • Thurmond's Daughter Tells Story in Book

    12/11/2004 7:32:52 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 145 replies · 2,269+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | Dec 11, 9:04 PM EST | AMY GEIER EDGAR
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- "I always thought I had a fairly normal childhood, until I found out my parents weren't who I thought they were." So begins the autobiography of Essie Mae Washington Williams, the daughter of longtime U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond and a 16-year-old black maid who worked at his family's home. Williams, now 79, came forward a year ago, after Thurmond's death, with the secret she had held for more than 70 years. Her upcoming book, "Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond," deals frankly with her relationship with the one-time segregationist who privately acknowledged...
  • Strom Thurmond Continued: The Known World of Ms. Washington-Williams (Southern history)

    07/17/2004 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Destro · 23 replies · 1,450+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | July 17, 2004 | BRENT STAPLES
    Strom Thurmond Continued: The Known World of Ms. Washington-Williams By BRENT STAPLES Published: July 17, 2004 If newspapers reach the afterlife, then Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina is having a fitful time in that great Senate chamber in the sky. Mr. Thurmond, who died last year at the age of 100, spent half of the 20th century fending off the rumor that he had fathered a child of Carrie Butler, a black maid who worked in his family's home during the 1920's. He had been dead less than a year when Ms. Butler's daughter, a retired teacher named Essie...
  • With dignity, not fanfare (Thurmond's biracial daughter earned her spot on monument)

    Thurmond's biracial daughter earned her spot on monument. With little fanfare, Essie Mae Washington Williams, accompanied by her daughter, returned three months ago to her roots in Edgefield County. According to a front-page article in the weekly Edgefield Advertiser ... she visited the grave of her late father, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, and paid calls on relatives and friends of both her parents. Last week, her name was added to that of the four other Thurmond children on the senator's monument on the State House grounds in Columbia. What also should be recorded for posterity is what a remarkable woman...
  • Thurmond's mixed-race daughter seeks to join Daughters of Confederacy

    07/02/2004 4:17:36 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 27 replies · 2,224+ views
    Charlotte News ^ | July, 04 | HENRY EICHEL
    There was a story that the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond never tired of telling his fellow members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was about how, in April 1865, after the tattered survivors of Gen. Robert E. Lee's army stacked their rifles in surrender at Appomattox, his grandfather, George Washington Thurmond, walked more than 300 miles back to his farm in Edgefield County, S.C. Now, Thurmond's mixed-race daughter, Essie Mae Washington Williams, is taking action to claim her share of that heritage. She's planning to apply to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a 109-year-old organization whose...