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January 17, 2006

Pompous, Pandering Politicians

Damn. I've been trying really hard to stay away from political discussions, but Martin Luther King Day was apparently a day of pandering instead of reflection.

Let's start with Hillary.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking yesterday at a ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissent is not tolerated.

Her comments, made before a predominantly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, drew a harsh response from national Republicans, but black leaders came to her defense.

At the ceremony, Mrs. Clinton, the junior Democratic senator from New York, said that Democrats were largely responsible for much of the nation's progress in areas like civil rights and women's rights.


Apparently Ms. Rodham-Clinton has forgotten that there were many, many Southern Democrats who did everything in their power to prevent the Civil Rights Act from passing. Next thing you know, she is going to say that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat.

Not only that, but she goes on to bitch about the fact that Democrats can't get their way when they are in the minority. Well, la de dah, Ms. Hillary. How do you suppose Republicans feel when the Democrats are in power.

And then, the Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, is blaming God for Katrina - that is is punishment for our going to war with Iraq. What a loon! That's as nutty as Pat Roberson.

And then, to make things worse, he says that New Orleans has to be a Chocolate City again. Huh? What the heck does that mean? Why should color come into it at all?

And, can you imagine the uproar if a non-chocolate person said "... God is upset at black America also."

"We are not taking care of ourselves. We are not taking care of our women, and we are not taking care of our children when you have a community where 70 percent of its children are being born to one parent."

And lastly, of course, there is the media whore, Gore.

Ugh. He has apparently forgotten that the Clinton Administration did lots of wiretapping.

Well, I have got to get ready for work!

Posted by Beth at January 17, 2006 06:35 AM