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Which party filibustered the Civil Rights Act, Richard?

Which president passed and signed it? Lyndon Johnson. And what party did those filibustering racists join afterward? The GOP. Black people aren't stupid, we do know which is the lesser of two evils.

Which party’s Senate Majority leader was the former Exalted Cyclops of the KKK?

You mean Robert Byrd? Sorry, we long ago forgave him. And when the old geezer said something stupid recently he sincerely apologized and because h had a track record of help black folks we forgave him again.

The point you keep missing is the GOP has no credit in the bank to use when its members not only send postcards with watermelons on the White House lawn and said members try to defend the "joke." It's that credit that keeps you from getting fired when the time comes, unlike ay Trent Lott.

Which party spread lies about a black Supreme Court Nominee?

You mean George Bush's affirmative Action pick to replace the dead black guy on the court? You're still unclear on the concept. George Bush insisted that Clarance Thomas' race was pure coincidence. We knew it was a lie, Thomas knew it was a lie.

Too few black conservatives are shall e say, sane **cough Alan Keyes **

Which party’s nominee called Obama “Clean and Articulate”

Ah, we're back to pretending that Obama being a non-scary black guy who talks like a New England pastor had nothing to do with his election. We're cool with it, because I talk the same way, and quite a few brothers and sisters code switch just like Barack does.

We are clean and articulate around white folks and we talk all slang and ghetto when we're around friends. The president get props for pulling it off so well that he became President of the United States.

Robert Byrd is good at helping Robert Byrd. The fact that you are so blinded with partisanship and racial animus that you can't see it makes me wonder why I continue to allow you to spew your hate filled rants on this site. You are not balanced, reasonable, prudent, or even accurate in most of your criticisms. You never address the subject at hand, but insist on hijacking comment threads for your own, twisted purposes.

I haven't banned anyone in a long time because someone mentioned to me that if you ban their ISP number, others may be affected. But I can permanently consign your unbalanced rants to the spam folder. And that's where they are going from here on out.

Rick Moran

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 13.02.2010 @ 11:13

I agree with you that we must remember the evils of the past so that they are not repeated, however, we cannot hold the people today responsible for what past generations did or did not do.

I don't recall writing a word to indicate I hold you responsible for anything.

I know I often run into this thing where conservatives are sure I've written something I haven't to which I usual ask that person to quote my exact words back to me.

I would hope that Republicans and you can work through your differences and work constructively together.

I am a Democrat. The only difference I have with the Republicans is that there are too many of them in Congress, especially from the armpit of our nation, the South. Now that doesn't make them bad people, just political opponents.

During the Bush tenure the frogs, in this case the American people, did not realize they were being boiled. Now they do. As such, they want out of the pot.

I don't doubt you believe it, but the past 15 years points to that flat not being true. The water was just fine when Bush I & Bush II were running things, but now that The Anti-Christ is in office, the very fate of the Republic hangs on getting Obama out of office.

And more than a few of the teabaggers have been willing to say they are fine with extra-legal means to make it happen.

Republicans shying away from this craziness? How many times has Governor Rick Perry of Texas indicated that secession is an option that sane people should at least discuss?

Ron Paul has been smart enough not to outright back or denounce the Truthers but he sure benefits from their support. And no elected Republican has as yet called the Birthers out as the lunatics they are because a vote is a vote.

Sorry, I don't believe this season of outrage will last any longer than the length of time a Democrat is president.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 12.02.2010 @ 17:50

I see the incredible trolls that infest this site are at it again with quotes a dead man made circa 1960 (supposed to show how racist Republicans are

The GOP and conservatives in particular worship WFB. I happen to believe his racist screeds are an enduring and relevant part of his legacy and are completely relevant to why the GOP wins less than 10% of the black vote in a good year.

We simply don't believe you when you say the Republican party is open and inclusive because you can't demonstrate any ability to support and nuture black candidates.


Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 12.02.2010 @ 15:48

The point is that the accusations that America as a vile racists country needs to stop.

Well I'm going to have side with Ellie Weisel on the benefit of never forgetting the evils of the past so that they are not repeated.

Btw, I’m not really interested in what happened in 1957 or 1960.

Funny you should mention 1960, that was the first year I was called nigger. Silly me, I still remember it.

Even the recent victory of Scott Brown occurred because he appeared to run on a platform that distanced himself from the Bush era of Republicanism.

And who can forget when valiant teabaggers stood up against George Bush's ineptitude as a commander in chief and the principled stand they took against his insane deficit spending.

Wait... that happened in the other timeline where Oceanic 815 doesn't crash.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 12.02.2010 @ 15:28

I’m getting sick and tired of being reminded on a daily basis about what an evil and racist country America is.

Stop doing evil racist things and maybe the moniker will go away. Yes, the country is a vastly different place from forty years ago, and except for the bone in the nose witch doctor posters, the watermelon fields in front of the White House, the execution of Amidu Diallo, James Byrd, and endless stream of black men exonerated by DNA who are leaving prison it's a racial paradise.

You're just upset that no matter how much folks like you whine, the GOP can't shake the label of racism, due in no small measure to the fact that not a single black Republican is in the Senate ( a rather exclusive club I'll grant) or the House of Representatives and a long history of insulting outright racist opinion pieces by your brightest intellectual lights.

Not a single one, that's none.

Further, you can't seem to grasp that making a hero of a white kid who dresses up as Superfly to make a political point isn't going to endear you to Leroy the Plumber.

Then there's that whole "poverty pimp" language still in use almost two decades after welfare reform ended most of the abuses that existed, though we know who Reagan meant when he was talking about Welfare Queens and "strapping young bucks."

Black people despise the GOP because the party has earned it. Not occasionally stupid (like Harry Reid) but hard at work to turn our stomachs like Saint Buckley did, not during some discourse in feudal England but in recent and not forgotten memory.

Pile this quote from 2004:

John Kerry has been in search of a line or two of American poetry to suggest the challenge ahead, most especially his role in it.

That phrase has something going for it. It was written by an American Negro poet, Langston Hughes (1902-1967).

On top of writing like this:

A 1957 editorial written by Buckley, "Why the South Must Prevail" (National Review, 8/24/57), cited the "cultural superiority of white over Negro" in explaining why whites were "entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where [they do] not predominate numerically." Appearing on NPR’s Fresh Air in 1989 (rebroadcast 2/28/08), he stood by the passage. "Well, I think that's absolutely correct," Buckley told host Terry Gross when she read it back to him.

A 1960 National Review editorial supported South Africa’s white minority rule (4/23/60): "The whites are entitled, we believe, to preeminence in South Africa." In a 1961 National Review column about colonialism—which the magazine once called "that brilliantly conceived structure" (William F. Buckley, John Judis)--Buckley explained that "black Africans" left alone "tend to revert to savagery." The same year, in a speech to the group Young Americans for Freedom, Buckley called citizens of the Congo "semi-savages" (National Review, 9/9/61).

National Review editors condemned the 1963 bombing of a black Birmingham Church that killed four children, but because it "set back the cause of the white people there so dramatically," the editors wondered "whether in fact the explosion was the act of a provocateur—of a Communist, or of a crazed Negro" (Chicago Reader, 8/26/05).

As any objective person could see, blacks despise the very word conservative, and its embodiment in the political party of the Republicans for just and oft repeated cause.

The GOP gets cut no slack because it has earned exactly none.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 12.02.2010 @ 14:11


Palin is emblematic one last run at an America that never was. It doesn't mean they're all racists, it just means they have no concept of what America looked like when you were limited to where you could live, where you could work, and sometimes on pain of death, what you could even say.

There's no simpler time to go back to for me and just about any black person drawing breath today.

My dad had a Bachelor's Degree from Butler University and he carried the mail. My genius level sister had to leave the state of Indiana to have a shot realizing her potential, and I grew up knowing that a black kid better not let the sun set on him in Zionsville.

Times are tough, but I still write software for a living. I park my hybrid not too far from my condo situated in a nice little marina, far removed from the rear orifice that was the city I grew up in.

There simply is no better time in the more than 400 years of this country's existence on this continent for anyone with black or brown skin, and aspirations to make it. I have the one thing my father never had for 75% of his lifetime, a secure vote and a hand in running this country without fear of expressing that right come election time.

This is the real America, the best America we've ever been, for my gay friends, and mixed-race relatives. For women who more likely than not will finally get paid the same as any man who has a family to support.

For workers who are much less likely to come home in a box because their workplace killed them. For consumers of everything we eat, play with, and drive industry must make an effort to produce things that won't poison us or blow up in people's faces this is a fantastic time.

My car is not a deathtrap, its safety features mandated by the "nanny state". My drinking water and the paint on my walls are lead free due to previous "socialist" meddling in the affairs of the rich and powerful.

It seems the only thing the teabaggers have to fear is fear of the clock continuing to move forward. The America they were sure existed long ago, that mythical Jeffersonian paradise of the slave owning founders and the mint julep are gone thank God.

It wasn't some magic Obama weaved, no pronouncement from "the one" (as teabaggers like to call the president) that brought about this change. It was a piece of paper signed by an unpopular president who get me and many like my the true gift of America.I want no part of any moment before that time not for all the riches of the world.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 10.02.2010 @ 11:43


Steele acknowledges that at times he has a tendency to take things too far. “And I get checked on that, just as when I was a young boy and I pushed the envelope too far and my Mama was there to check me.”

But there’s an edge to his voice when he talks about a double standard that he believes has been applied by his critics, and he posits racism as the cause: “I don’t see stories about the internal operations of the DNC that I see about this operation. Why? Is it because Michael Steele is the chairman, or is it because a black man is chairman?”

I'm sorry, I thought the Republicans had this color blind stuff all worked out.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 9.02.2010 @ 14:05

What's amazing i how Republicans have convinced themselves they are the party of racial reconciliation and gender equity, instead of the opponents of everything from Title IX to the Americans with Disabilities Act and equal pay for women.

We didn't coin the term Feminazi, Rush did. And American Renaissance, Jared Taylor, Sam Francis, Peter Brimelow, segregationists like Strom Thurmond, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and defenders of the Confederate flag are all on your side.

By the way, how's that project to elect a single black person to national office as a Republican coming?

There must be one black guy out of 250,000,000 people who can pull it off somewhere in this country. Meanwhile, we'll just coast by on our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world for now.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 9.02.2010 @ 13:18

I’m not sure which of those two propositions is more insulting to the GOP. And I’m really at a loss to understand why an intelligent atheist like you would want to be associated with that party.

Two words: Southern Strategy.

The Democratic party was well rid of the dregs the GOP collected courtesy of Richard Nixon's outreach to the racists who fled civil rights and integration.

Republicans made a deal with the devil that has bitten them in the ass.. finally.

Now it's time to welcome the birthers and anti-science wackos because they need the votes. Someone has to replace the Latinos they've insulted and the young who flee the fag bashing endemic to the GOP.

The establishment will sand off the roughest edges, they will send the racists who can't learn to use code words packing, Witch Doctor placards and watermelon jokes will be discouraged and all will be well, at least in 2010. When a white guy is running the country again in 2016, the emergency will be over and the GOP will have new worker bees. All this has happened before and will happen again.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 9.02.2010 @ 01:55

What the GOP needs is candidates who can keep their talking points short and to the point, able to fit on one hand.

Comment Posted By Richard Bottoms On 8.02.2010 @ 12:00

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