Monday, January 11, 2010

Lott And Reid - Oh Yeah, Sure...

The NRSC, Cornyn(R) and Michael Steele are on the same page when it comes to Harry Reid (D), accusing him of being somehow the equivalent of Trent Lott(R) when it comes to racism. Now what Lott had to say about Sen Thurman (R) and his segregationist run for President is this:
"I want to say this about my state: 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."

If that were the extent of it, you could probably write some of it off to excessive niceness to a Centarian Republican. If that were it and as The Nation noted, scarcely:
In 1978, after his election to the US House, Lott led a successful campaign to have the US citizenship of Jefferson Davis restored.

Or:
During the 1980 campaign, after Thurmond spoke at a Mississippi rally for Ronald Reagan, Lott said of the old Dixiecrat: "You know, if we had elected that man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today."

Then there's
preserve the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University -- the notorious South Carolina college that was under fire for prohibiting interracial dating -- Lott insisted that, "Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy."

But gee-whiz
Lott gave the keynote address at a 1992 national executive board meeting of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a successor organization to the old white Citizens Councils, segregation-era groups the Southern Poverty Law Center refers to as "the white-collar Ku Klux Klan. The C of CC may have changed its name, but it remains a passionate "white racialist" group that condemns intermarriage, integration and immigration by non-whites.

Oh hell, go read the article and be ready to puke - Reid for crying-out-loud...

The Confederate Party of Republicanism will rise again. The deal is, it isn't just about making Democrats uncomfortable - these pricks just have no clue what ails them.

2 comments:

Zak Johnson said...

Eugene Robinson had a good bit about Reid today. He basically said the obvious--there probably isn't a voter in America, possibly the world, who didn't think the same thing at some point.

Chuck Butcher said...

Robinson is one of the best, thought the bar isn't exactly set very high.