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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Democratic Race Card.....

Played over-and-over again by the frothing at the mouth party, one that likes to perpetuate the myth of Black voter disenfranchisement, continues to use 140 year-old slavery terminology to bludgeon Republicans at Martin Luther King services in Harlem, New York.
Clinton actually got an easy question. "I need you to tell us what distinguishes Democrats from Republicans right now," she was asked.

Clinton's answer was provocative.

Said Clinton, "When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation and you know what I'm talking about..."

Some House Republicans took immediate offense at Senator Clinton's choice of words.

Said Republican Congressman Peter King, of Long Island, "It's always wrong to play the race card for political gain by using a loaded word like plantation. But it is particularly wrong to do so on Martin Luther King Day."
I have just two questions on Clinton's comments...
1. What the fuck is she talking about?
2. When are Democrats, like Clinton, going to stop treating Black constituents like daft children?
And how did I know that she was going to make a comment about this?
Why would black Americans (the majority of the audience to which Senator Clinton was speaking) of the twenty-first century know anything about plantations? Does she consider it a simple ancestral memory or is it something more insidious on her part? Or is she simply playing to the rhetoric which will keep black Americans on the plantation inflamed enough to stay in the Democrat party?
As long as the Democrats continue to play the race card to what they think is a political advantage [leaving aside the potential damage it does to the nation and people] and Democrats and Blacks keep wheeling up to the front of the stage such demagogues and unimpressive thinkers such as Al Sharpton [there is a place for him- such as being a demagogue and media pundit but not a political spokesman for Democrats at their convention-does he really speak for the typical Black? I hope not] and Marion Barry, while a fellow like Michael Steele is called and Uncle Tom by both Whites and Blacks because he is a Black Republican. In this kind of environment, then who can and will take the Black vote seriously because its just not serious. Blacks continue to buy the same stupid lines over-and-over and the same tired racism arguments, what-ever they may be. And if you are Black and you do not do what the Democrats, like Harry Reid, decree you to do, then you are denied advancement and branded as being stooooopid. So who is making who an uncle Tom, these days?

Maybe the reason that the Democrats keep playing this cruel card is that they have very little else to offer to Blacks and the nation as a whole.
Unfortunately, politics is a dirty business, and as far as black liberals are concerned, there's no appealing to reason. Bottom line: Democrats have a lock on the black vote because they appeal to the weakest part of humans: self-pity.

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