Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Liberals Call Names, Conservatives Have Ideas
Minutemen? Vigilantes. Local Butler County Sheriff? Vigilante. United States? Rogue nation. George W. Bush? Traitor, Nazi, war criminal. If you don't agree with liberals, they brand you with hateful terminology. Black (or minority) Republican? Sambo (or other racial epithet). They have many clever names, but in the grand scheme of things no ideas or plans for our future. Yes, I'm questioning their patriotism. They question mine every day. I'm also questioning their inclination toward racism, as those in the American south are insinuated to be racists (and therefore Republicans). The Democrats say Lincoln wasn't really a Republican. Our party ended slavery and amended the constitution so that liberated former slaves could vote. We elected the first black governor (in LA), the first Hispanic U.S. Senator, and had the first female delegates at our convention.
Republicans led the fight for women’s voting rights -- and the Democrats, as a party, opposed civil rights for women. All of the leading suffragists -- including Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- were Republicans. In fact, Susan B. Anthony bragged, after leaving the voting booth, that she had voted for “the Republican ticket -- straight.”
I could go on and on, but there's a better article here, from which I retrieved the quote above. With this glorious history of looking out for minorites and the little guy, why does "Republican" or "Conservative" automatically translate into "racist" to some degree? Why were the National Socialists of Germany considered "extreme right wing" when they were just that, socialists with a nationalist twist? One reason: they believed in genocide, which somehow translates directly into being "extreme right wing." I'm sick of it. We should call them out on their terrible past, and Ken Blackwell, Lynn Swann, and Michael Steele should lead the way.

Comments on "Liberals Call Names, Conservatives Have Ideas"

 

Anonymous Theo said ... (3:12 AM) : 

This is silliness.
First of all, the "Oreo" allegation is questionable, at best. Read the entries at the link - Steele has some dubious racial remarks himself, not to mention ties to Jack Abramoff.

Second, the history of racism in America isn't about Democrats & Republicans, it's about north & south. When LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act, whatever racist element that supported Democrats abandoned them and switched over to the Republicans - and that's the way it's been ever since. Republicans have encouraged their nonsense with their "Southern Strategy".

Republican minorities are few and far between, and embraced when one is found. (I'd say there's no faster career track in America.)

What's the Republican legacy on race today? Trent Lott, George Allen, Strom Thurmond, suing the University of Michigan, on and on.

More Republican "cherry-picking", designed to distort the bigger picture. It's getting old, and the country is wise to it.

 

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