Apparently, liberal filmmaker Oliver Stone is planning to give Adolf Hitler the sympathetic treatment that the left could just never bring themselves to give to George Bush. Said Stone:
“Stalin has a complete other story… Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good.’ Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and its been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions.”
That pesky objective, transcendent Judeo-Christian morality. Good thing we have postmodernist liberals around to tell us that we can’t judge whether Hitler and Stalin are ‘bad.’
Apparently, the left is willing to see anyone in a more favorable light. Again, except for one George W. Bush.
That’s pretty much the way it is. Liberals will give their own – even the most vile of their own – the benefit of the doubt. The only unpardonable sin for these people is being a conservative.
A book entitled Game Change reveals Democrats demonstrating profound racism, with both Harry Reid and Bill Clinton letting us know what they REALLY think of their darker-hued brethren.
But the narrative is pretty much that they’re Democrats, so there clearly must be some other explanation other than racism. And as long as other liberals agree that the liberals can’t have been racist, everything is clearly okay. Just a slip of the tongue. Nothing to see here.
It was just last month that Harry Reid invoked slavery to attack Republicans, which is to say that Republicans were as guilty of opposing health care as they were during the days of slavery. Only, of course, it was DEMOCRATS who were the party of slavery, and it was Republicans – the Party of Lincoln – who literally went to war in their opposition to defeat the Democrat Party of slavery.
Well, the same mealy-mouthed racebaiter who insinuated that Republicans were racists last month is having his own racist attitudes revealed this month.
Two journalists, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, made this assertion in a book to be released next Tuesday.
“He [Reid] was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination,” they write.
Here is what Senator Reid had to say: “I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words,” Reid said in a statement to CNN. “I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments. “I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama’s legislative agenda.”
I’m sure that Joe Biden quickly jumped in to add that the light-skinned African Americans are “clean” compared to the dark-skinned ones, too.
The funny thing is that Reid’s liberal defenders are pointing at “context.” They claim that Harry Reid was speaking POSITIVELY about Barack Obama, so what Reid said really wasn’t all that bad.
But the “context” in which Harry Reid was speaking positively about Obama was that he was a “light-skinned” negro, rather than one of those foul, dirty DARKIES. And what Harry Reid was marveling at was that Obama – unlike all those darkies – talks fancy white rather than that slovenly “negro dialect.”
I mean, seriously, if I were a dark-skinned black guy who occasionally said “ax” instead of “ask,” I’d be awfully pissed off at this arrogant elitist white bastard who leads the United States Senate – and at the party he belongs to.
Harry Reid’s Democrats weren’t nearly as forgiving toward Trent Lott as they think we should all be now. Trent Lott was trying to honor long-serving US Senator Strom Thurmond on his 100th birthday and made a comment that admittedly could have been said a LOT better.
“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 the years, either.”
For what it’s worth, just to underscore the obvious massive hyperbole, Trent Lott in fact did NOT vote for Strom Thurmond; he was only seven years old when Thurmond ran. Note, also, that Trent Lott did NOT say, “When Strom Thurmond ran as a Dixiecrat segregationist, we voted for him so we could keep black folk in the back of the bus.”
He was trying to honor an elderly man who had landed in Normandy on D-Day with the 82nd Airborne Division, and been decorated for heroism, among other things. Lott wasn’t honoring racism or segregation; he was simply honoring an old man who had been America’s longest serving US Senator.
Trent Lott apologized, too, and attempted to explain what he had intended to say. But his words fell on deaf ears with Democrats screaming for his head.
Now, maybe Trent Lott should have resigned for his apparent racial insensitivity. But only if Harry Reid should resign, now.
Barack Obama, who so “graciously” accepted his fellow Democrat’s apology, had no graciousness in his heart for Trent Lott. He demanded Lott’s resignation. And in the December 12, 2002 issue of the Chicago Defender, Obama had this to say:
“The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”
And if the Democrat Party doesn’t want to be the Party of light-skinned African Americans who don’t have a Negro dialect, they should stand up and drive out Harry Reid.
When the Don Imus “nappy headed hoes” comment came out, Barack Obama tore into Imus, saying he should be fired. But how are Harry Reid’s comments one iota less heinous than Imus’, particularly given that Imus’ words were at least offered as a joke, rather than as a serious and honest assessment, as Reid’s remarks were?
What if a Republican had said exactly the same thing that we now know Reid said? Do you seriously think Obama would have benignly accepted his apology? Or would the president have angrily told the country that the Republican “acted stupidly,” before really launching into him?
Michael Eric Dyson, a professor at Georgetown University, said it this way:
To be honest, the Republicans are given a high hand here because our side refuses to say anything that is even intelligible or coherent about the issue of race and to sweep it under the carpet as if it makes no difference. If a white Republican had said this, this would be huge news. They would be making hay out of it, calling for his resignation. I think we’re hypocrites and we’re morally weak here.
And how about Harry Reid? How did Reid deal with the remarks made by Trent Lott, his Senate colleague from the other side of the aisle? He uttered words that now resound with rank, vile hypocrisy:
“He had no alternative,” said Reid at the time claiming, “If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I’ve always practiced how I play.”
Yeah, we sure see how you practice and how you play now, don’t we, Harry?
Trent Lott is GONE for lifting up a 100 year old man on his birthday. And he didn’t even say anything about light-skinned versus dark skinned Negroes, or Negroes with versus without “Negro dialect.”
Let me ask you a question: one day soon, Senator Robert Byrd will retire from the US Senate. Do you think that Democrats will say kind words or harsh words about the career of the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan?
What will they say to honor the man who once said:
“The Ku Klux Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth in West Virginia”.
What are they going to say to honor the man who once wrote:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces 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.”
— Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944
Shall we stipulate up front that every single Democrat who ever has had or ever will have a single kind word to say about Senator Robert Byrd or his career be required to submit his or her resignation and forever afterward wear a scarlet “R”?
Democrats were the party of slavery, and the party of the Klu Klux Klan (and see the link here for a thorough treatment). They were the party of the Klanbake at the 1924 Democrat National Convention.
But at some point, the Democrat Party began to morph into the party of the immediate post-civil war reconstruction, when elitist whites decided that ignorant, inferior blacks couldn’t do anything for themselves. They needed whites to lead them.
They went from being the Confederate Party of institutionalized slavery to the Union Party of the white benefactor, as epitomized by the words of the Colonel James Montgomery character in the movie Glory:
“They’re little monkey children, for God’s sake. And you just gotta know how to control them.”
Good little monkey child. Keep voting for us and we’ll keep handing out bananas.
Although, to be fair, in the case of Harry Reid, apparently we’re only talking about the DARK-skinned Negroes.
If you can’t own them outright, then bribe them with handouts until you basically DO own them.
“I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help he is going to help me.”
KEN ROGULSKI: Why are you here?
WOMAN: To get some money.
ROGULSKI: What kind of money?
WOMAN: Obama money.
ROGULSKI: Where’s it coming from?
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?
WOMAN: I don’t know. His stash. I don’t know. I don’t know where he got it from but he’s giving it to us, to help us. We love him. That’s why we voted for him. Obama! Obama!
Another line of dialogue from the movie Glory comes to mind, with Sgt. Major John Rawlins telling an embittered and defeatist Private Tripp:
“And dying’s what these white boys been doin’ for goin’ on three years now.
Dyin’ by the thousands. Dyin’ for you, fool!
I know, ’cause l dug the graves.
And all the time I’m diggin’, I’m asking myself, “When?” When, O Lord, is it gonna be our time?”
Time’s comin’ when we’re gonna have to ante up. Ante up and kick in like men. Like men!
You watch who you call a nigger. If there’s any niggers around here, it’s you.”
And in the film Pvt. Tripp DID “ante up.”
That’s what the Party of Lincoln wanted for black people going on 150 years ago; and it’s what we want for black people today. Now, as back then, we want black Americans to be able to ante up like men and take responsibility for their own lives rather than leashing themselves to the welfare lifestyle and race-based preferences. And live in the pride, dignity and freedom that such self-responsibility engenders.
Blacks were slaves to the Democrats into the 1860s. And then beginning in the 1960s they started becoming slaves to the Democrats again. Today the Democrat Party owns their vote, even though the Democrat Party is the party of the four deadly S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. Meanwhile, in the words of wised-up former leftist radical David Horowitz, “black Americans are the human shields of the Democrat Party.”
And they were far more noble in the 1860s, because unlike today, they didn’t sell themselves into slavery for welfare checks, “community reinvestment” loans, affirmative action quotas, and all the other programs that so corrode the black community today.
That’s the gist that emerges from my reading of Anne Wortham’s incredibly powerful article, “No He Can’t.” She ends her article saying:
You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.
The very worst of shackles are the kind you put on yourself.
And worst of all, blacks have been co-opted into participating in their own genocide. While blacks only account for less than 14% of the population, 36% of all abortions in the United States kill black babies. Half of all black pregnancies end in abortion. And black babies are five times more likely to be killed in the womb than white babies. The liberal and Democrat-supported Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist eugenicist who shared the same views as liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Frankly I had thought that at that time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” — 7/2/09 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
And we find that the targeted killing of black babies is still very much at the heart of the liberal and Democrat pro-abortion agenda today.
Alveda C. King writes of this Democrat Party-supported holocaust:
[Martin Luther King, Jr.] once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.
When will blacks turn away from the Democrat Party and say, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”? (as spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., registered Republican).
Harry Reid’s comments are excused because Harry Reid is a Democrat – and I suppose that racism is simply to be expected of these people.
I leave you not with Harry Reid’s racism, but with the transparent racism of the previous Democrat president – a man who was actually called “the first black president” – Bill Clinton.
BY Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, January 10th 2010, 2:44 PM
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, “Game Change.”
The book says Kennedy was deeply offended and recounted the conversation to friends with fury.
After Kennedy sided with Obama, Clinton reportedly griped, “the only reason you are endorsing him is because he’s black. Let’s just be clear.”
The revelations in “Game Change” are guaranteed to reopen the 2008 Clinton racial wounds that had been scabbing over amid his post-election public silence and his wife’s high marks as Secretary of State.
Laden with potent pass-the-torch symbolism, the January 2008 endorsement of Obama by Kennedy and his niece, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg was a pivotal campaign moment that allowed the Democratic establishment to abandon the Clintons.
Bill Clinton wasn’t the only one to bungle handling the Kennedys - the book says Hillary Clinton managed to alienate Caroline by fobbing off a key request on staff instead of calling personally.
When a group of prominent New Yorkers headed to Iowa to campaign for Hillary Clinton, Caroline “dreaded” getting a call to join them because she “would have found it impossible to refuse,” the book says.
When Hillary Clinton’s staffer called, someone “who sounded awfully like” Caroline said she wasn’t home.
Bill Clinton, whose stock with black voters was so high he used to be referred to as “America‘s First Black President,” severely damaged his rep in his overheated drive to help elect his wife.
The Democrat Party stands nakedly revealed.
Martin Luther King famously said:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Well, at least Harry Reid grants that wish to light-skinned African Americans who don’t have a Negro dialect; Bill Clinton even wants that group of blacks relegated to serving coffee.
Frankly, while Harry Reid owes black people more than just an apology, he owes white people more than just an apology, too. Why? Because he assumed that all the other white people thought in the same racist terms that he did.
I suppose it’s possible that whites were dumb enough to think that way last year. But they sure aren’t thinking that way now.
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