Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Mychal Massie notes about the Rice nomination: If Condoleezza Rice isn't qualified or good enough to be secretary of state, then who is?
Perhaps the most telling example of how far the Democrat Party has not come is the image of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., the former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan – a man who said he "should rather die a thousand times" than see his beloved country "degraded by race mongrels ... the blackest specimen of the wilds." What does it say when Democrat opposition to Rice was led by the Klansman who voted against both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas – one a liberal and one a conservative, but both black?
A friend wrote me:
I've been told a time or two that a white man can't actually understand how it "feels" to be black and to know that you are looked at and judged by your skin color, I've concluded that those people who told me so were probably right, but I have to say that after hearing the Byrd cutting Dr. Rice, a black person can't know how embarrassing it can be to watch a man such as he stand in the center of our legislature and say the things he did impugning her qualifications.
Liberal Democrats are trying to tread the thin line between concealing their true racist origins and history, while projecting a condescending elitist paternalistic concern for Americans of color.
Paraphrasing Peter Kirsanow:
[How much longer can the Democrat Party retain its death grip on the black voter when their history in the form of Sens. Kennedy, Boxer and Byrd graphically remind them] that "they worked against the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment." [How much longer before the majority of blacks realize they are] "the party that institutionalized segregation; established poll taxes and literacy tests to keep blacks from voting ... enacted Jim Crow laws and fought anti-lynching legislation".
[Can it be much longer before black families realize Democrats are] "resisting helping black kids escape failing schools; [claiming] that shoveling trillions of dollars into ineffective government programs is the best evidence of a commitment to black enhancement" while viciously assaulting eminently qualified people of color who should be emulated by the world.
– "The Right Stuff"; National Review Online, July 26, 2004
The volcanic tirades by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., are the fomentations of the bitter. They are a resentful group who care not about the good of all America, but rather only in the advancement of their own maniacal agenda.