Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Lott of Bull

Today is Monday, 11 January 2010.

The hypocritical equating by right-wingers, particularly Republicans, of remarks by Sen. Harry Reid and disgraced former Senator Trent Lott is despicable.

Reid was simply stating the obvious: white racism is still so prevalent that many whites wouldn’t vote for a candidate perceived as “too Black”.

Lott praised the notorious Mississippi Senator Strom Thurmond, who ran for President on a white supremacist ticket (“Dixiecrat”) in 1948.

Lott, who as a Representative voted against the Voting Rights Act (i.e., voted to prevent Blacks in the South from voting), claimed the country would be better off were it still ruled by segregation and the Klan mentality.

Lott: “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 these years, either.”

Reid is not a racist.

Lott is.


Anonymous loyal reader said...


12:17 PM  
Anonymous Me, too said...

I agree, also. And I am a registered Republican who usually votes Republican.

2:57 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Is it allowed, for a staunch Leftie, to say, "Merci", to a registered Republican?

: - )

10:58 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home