Democratic Racism? Say It Isn't So. Clueless, Part 2
Part One is here. I mentioned earlier that Democratic leaders were slinking off the deep end, or now I could say they are diving off cliff like lemmings if you prefer that analogy, when describing something or someone they don't like. Usually it's someone along the lines of Nancy Peloci or Teddy Kennedy doing the screaming, but this time I think we can see a little more into the true feelings of the Democratic party. African-American Democrats calling an African-American Republican "Uncle Tom" and "Sambo," can it get any better than that? Ignorance of the highest order is on display here. Link to the story below is here 'Party trumps race' for Steele foes By S.A. Miller THE WASHINGTON TIMES November 2, 2005 Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican. So with that line of thought I can say all black men should play basketball because they're black? For that statement I'd surely be called a racist. But the "inclusive" party believes it is acceptable to attack a black man, and paint him as the white man's boy? What kind of insanity fills their skulls? Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log. I guess watermelon is out of season, so they pelt him with Oreos? Oohhhhhh, that's a racist statement. I better watch my mouth. Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted. Desperate to find anything, they resort to pulling credit reports. When will they go through his garbage? But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious." He's obviously a Sambo, right? "There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, a black Baltimore Democrat, said she does not expect her party to pull any punches, including racial jabs at Mr. Steele, in the race to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes. "Party trumps race, especially on the national level," she said. "If you are bold enough to run, you have to take whatever the voters are going to give you. It's democracy, perhaps at its worse, but it is democracy." No dear lady, common decency is what democracy is about.. Along with giving someone the right to decide what path their life takes, instead of resorting to slurs about someone's choice in how they live their life. Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black. That explains Bush (A CONSERVATIVE) appointing more minorities to positions of power than your first Black President, Bill Clinton. "Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people." She speaks for the black masses? That's a frightening thought. I guess the best interest for you and your masses, as you so quaintly put it, is keeping minorities from overcoming the poverty forced on them by Democrats following LBJ's Great Society plan? During the 2002 campaign, Democratic supporters pelted Mr. Steele with Oreo cookies during a gubernatorial debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore. In 2001, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called Mr. Steele an "Uncle Tom," when Mr. Steele headed the state Republican Party. Mr. Miller, Prince George's County Democrat, later apologized for the remark. "That's not racial. If they call him the "N' word, that's racial," Mrs. Marriott said. "Just because he's black, everything bad you say about him isn't racial." I guess since he's one of mine now, I can't use the "N" word, but I can call him "my boy" and that would be acceptable? This lady has a mind that works in strange ways. This week, the News Blog -- a liberal Web log run by Steve Gilliard, a black New Yorker -- removed a doctored photo of Mr. Steele that depicted him as a black-faced minstrel. Here's the link with the poor photoshop work done to Mr. Steele, if anyone wants to see it. Hell, I could piss a better fake black-face picture in a snowbank than this. However, the blog has kept its headline "Simple Sambo wants to move to the big house." A caption beneath a photo of the lieutenant governor reads: "I's Simple Sambo and I's running for the Big House." A spokesman for the Maryland Democratic Party denounced the depiction as being "extremely offensive" and having "no place in politics or in any other aspect of public discourse," The Washington Post reported. Democrats have denied any connection to the News Blog. Of course you (Democrats) deny any association with it, but you gladly court the black vote year after year, and still have nothing to show in the way of progress. Still, Mfume spokesman Joseph P. Trippi said Mr. Steele opens himself to such criticism by defending Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for holding a Republican fundraiser in July at the all-white Elkridge Club in Baltimore. "The facts are the facts. Ehrlich went to that country club, and Steele said it didn't bother him," Mr. Trippi said. "I think that says something ... and should be part of this debate." Several club members told the Baltimore Sun that, though blacks are welcome as guests and there is no policy banning blacks from membership, the club never has had a black member in its 127-year history. And I, as a white man, while doing my best to play golf every week, have never been a member of a country club either. I also don't have $100K or more to lay out for a membership, as well as the yearly fee those places charge. Democrats also have used the club for various events, including Peter O'Malley, brother of and adviser to Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, a Democratic candidate for governor. Peter O'Malley held his wedding reception there in 2003. State Sen. Verna Jones, Baltimore Democrat and vice chairman of the General Assembly's legislative black caucus, said black Republicans deserve criticism because the Republican Party has not promoted the interests of the black community. Think again, sweetheart... Oops. Is that sexist? Well, it shouldn't matter to her. Every time a Republican government official does anything to get people off the government teat, you scream racism. Worse yet, as this story so clearly points out, any person of "color" who has the nerve to go against you, will receive the full brunt of Democratic name calling, and being labeled a lackey to the white man. "The public policies supported by Democratic principles are the ones that most impact the African-American community," she said. "I'm not saying [Mr. Steele] is a sell-out. That's not for me to say." No, but you sure imply it, don't you? In July, however, Mr. Mfume noted how Republicans were rallying for Mr. Steele but his party had ignored his historic candidacy. That's because, unlike your party, we don't look at skin color as a hindrance, or a plus. To me, Mr. Steele is just a man looking to do the best he can with the talent and ambition God gave him, and not relying on the old Democratic standards of saying the Republicans will eat your children and take your welfare checks if you don't vote for us. Seems to me the whole Democratic welfare scam is the one big reason the black man has been kept in place. Democrats like it that way, and become afraid anytime someone breaks ranks. "More voters in Maryland are carrying the impression that the Democratic Party talks the talk, but doesn't always walk the walk. People may find a way to cross over in the fall," he said. Steele campaign spokesman Leonardo Alcivar said state Democrats are afraid of losing the black vote to Mr. Steele. "That has caused a great tremble throughout the Maryland Democratic Party," he said. "Of course [they are] going to condone racism. It's nothing new, and it's not surprising." Here lies one of the many differences between the Republican party and the Democrats: Republicans can argue and bicker (See Harriet Miers, or the border issue) and still come away content they gave it their best shot if their view fails acceptance. Democrats, on the other hand, scream racism against our beliefs, but think nothing of attacking one of "their own" who refuses to go lock-step with them, or has a differing opinion. (See Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Alberto Gonzales, and now Mr. Steele) All of the above have been called slaves, Uncle Toms, and I've even heard Democratic supporters call Condi the "House Mammy." Pretty pathetic.