Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lousy Republicans!
Always wantin' to keep the poor folks down!

Yeah, yeah... we've heard the mantra for decades now - "those rich fat-cat Republicans always tryin' to stick it to minorities, women, the poor, etc, etc".

Well, it took me about 15 minutes to compile this little list. Can anyone add to it?

1. The great-grand daddy of the big government and someone who is painted present day as a hero of the Civil Rights Movement, President Woodrow Wilson, ordered that the Washington DC offices of the Postmaster General, the Navy Department, and the Treasury department be segregated. Wilson was a Democrat.

2. The grand daddy of the big government and someone who is painted present day as a hero of the Civil Rights Movement, President Franklin Roosevelt, ordered thousands and thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry to be imprisoned into internment camps without due process. FDR was a Democrat.

2a. Even though he was looked upon as a great leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and even though he was elected President on four straight elections, FDR never once lobbied for nor signed into law one single Civil Rights bill.

3. As the Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama, Bull Connor ordered fire hoses and police attack dogs against unarmed, nonviolent protest marchers. Connor was a Democrat.

4. Who ordered the wiretaps on Martin Luther King, Jr.? That great friend of the Civil Rights Movement, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. RFK was a Democrat.

5. The only member of the US Congress who was a card carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan was Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia. Byrd is a Democrat.

6. It's a toss-up as who the greatest sexual predators where to ever occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Jack Kennedy or Bill Clinton. Both are Democrats.

7. Long seen as oppressive to poor and lower-middle class males, the military draft is championed today by Congressman Charlie Rangle of New York. Rangle is a Democrat.

8. The highest ranking black in Bill Clinton's White House was Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Brown died in a plane crash (and had a mysterious .45 caliber hole in the top of his head). After his death, the highest ranking Black in Clinton's White House was his personal secretary, Betty Currie. As previously stated, Clinton is a Democrat.

9. Always portrayed as intellectuals and as the "party of peace and diplomacy", Democrat Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeline Albright argued in favor of US military intervention in Yugoslavia with the rational "what’s the point of having this superb military you’re always talking about, if we can’t use it?". Albright is a Democrat.


Blogger Deep Thought said...

Ooooh. Now you got *me* started again! Who has a higher per-capita rate of hate crimes, Conservative Alabama or Liberal Minnesota? Minnesota, by a HUGE factor.
I ranted about this in august.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Theodosius said...

"Brown died in a plane crash (and had a mysterious .45 caliber hole in the top of his head)."

Is this propaganda from the "vast right-wing conspiracy" or did I miss something? Please provide references

9:52 AM  
Blogger Kasia said...

My only beefs with your list are that Rangel touts the draft as a way of equalizing military service (whether he's right is another question) and that Albright supported going into Yugoslavia to stop a civil war. Again, right or wrong is debatable.

Don't forget that both JFK and LBJ were Democrats, and that they got us into and escalated in Vietnam. Party of peace, indeed. Oh - and didn't Truman get us into Korea?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Only if the draft got rid of the colege exemptions, would it be truely equalizing. And Rangle hasn't even recommended that.

I believe that Albright was doing her level best to make the UN look relevant. But like you said, that's debatable.

Excellent points about HST, JFK and LBJ

1:08 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...


1:16 PM  
Blogger Kasia said...

Dead on about the college exemptions - exemption loopholes are what kept my father (and many like him, I'm sure) out of Vietnam. Love the guy to pieces, of course, and am certainly glad he survived to beget me, but his choices re: military service aren't exactly a beacon of pride for our family. At least he didn't go to Canada in a car trunk...

1:57 PM  

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