Monday, January 11, 2010
Lee said last year that Obama's agenda is their agenda. They are not on anyone's agenda.
“'It’s a Wonderful Life' depicts capitalism as a system in which only the jackals can excel…only the crooks prosper…and only evil can flourish. The system is fatally flawed and the only hope we the people have…is to rely on the good nature and charity of our friends and family.
"It’s a complete and total lie."
"I am just keeping things real here. After all I do possess a masters degree and that qualifies me as a well spoken Negro. My conservative acquaintances say that to me all of the time you know. Not true. The only time I have been labeled as articulate has been by a liberal who was praising me for doing what all people should do–speaking well. And it is good to know that Harry Reid believes that our president is a well spoken Negro- an articulate boy."
"It was something of an improvement when 'black' became a term that was no longer considered demeaning. It is, in fact, a rather natural development of what was often said about the Negro race which, we were told by our parents and others, was like a flower garden because it 'included every color from blue-black to lily white.'
"Vernon Davis, brother of the trumpeter Miles, once told me he felt integration actually began during segregation in what were public schools reserved for those possessing Negro blood but who could be 'actual blonds or redheads, with white skin and blue or green eyes.'
"In 1959, Mike Wallace and what would today be called 'the white media' discovered the Nation of Islam. The 'Nation' was a black nationalist cult that had woven together science fiction, ethnic nationalism and a bizarre version of Islam that was always dismissed as a perversion of the religion by Middle Eastern Muslims.
"Many black Americans seemed more gullible, or at least loved to hear Malcolm X castigate and threaten the white man while he was the central mouthpiece for the cult. To hear him tell it, the white man was cruising for a bruising and would get his when 'the word was given.' It was never given, of course.
"During the 1960s, when calls for 'black unity' became more harsh, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and all of those who were actually tearing down the cotton curtain of Southern segregation were dismissed by Malcolm X and his many imitators as cowards because they used nonviolence instead of violence and were disdained for supposedly repressing the 'black manhood' that was ready to burst out.
"America was bettered by the nonviolent multiracial civil rights movement, not by those who saw anything less than black-approved self-segregation as a form of selling out. They did not call themselves African-Americans, which is a pretentious term conceived by Jesse Jackson and some black academics.
"Those so willing to pretend that they are Africans and not Americans, or who claim their Americanness almost as an unavoidable burden, are just caught up in yet another meaningless trend that has been swallowed by the country as a whole. Freedom of choice is finally the point, above all else. We are, after all, Americans."
I love the comments:
"First I was *******, then I was a negro, theb I became black, then I became african america and now I am back to being a negro. The whole time white people remained white. This is some sick game the government is playing. I'M BLACK DAMMIT! NOW LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!! and Reid was right, if Obama was any darker or spoke with ANY black dialect or was born of a black woman, he would have been through."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/columnists/crouch/index.html#ixzz0cN5mCNBN
"Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson elaborated, 'They would be making hay out of it, calling for his resignation. I think we're hypocrites and we're morally weak here.'"
Brennan: "Al-Qaeda is an organization that is dedicated to murder and wanton slaughter of innocents. … They attract individuals like Mr. Abdulmutallab and use them for these types of attacks. He was motivated by a sense of religious sort of drive. Unfortunately, al-Qaeda has perverted Islam, and has corrupted the concept of Islam, so that he’s [sic] able to attract these individuals. But al-Qaeda has the agenda of destruction and death."
Thomas: "And you’re saying it’s because of religion?"
Brennan: "I’m saying it’s because of an al-Qaeda organization that used the banner of religion in a very perverse and corrupt way."
Brennan: "I think this is a – long issue, but al-Qaeda is just determined to carry out attacks here against the homeland."
Thomas: "But you haven’t explained why."
"The nonvoting member of Congress said Reid’s opponents 'will not find a welcome mat in the black community' if they try to seize on his remarks."
In other words: "Ignore racism (when Republicans accuse)!"
"An Associated Press analysis of stimulus spending found that it didn't matter if a lot of money was spent on highways or none at all: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless. And the stimulus spending only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, the analysis showed."
"GOP Chairman Michael Steele, in appearances on two Sunday news programs, compared Reid’s predicament with the circumstances that led Senate Republican leader Trent Lott to step down from that post in 2002. Lott had spoken favorably of the 1948 segregationist presidential campaign of Strom Thurmond, and in spite of apologies for those remarks at Thurmond’s 100th birthday, Lott was forced out as leader.
"'There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it’s racism,' said Steele, who is black. 'It’s either racist or it’s not. And it’s inappropriate, absolutely.'
"Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a statement that Reid should step down, calling his comments 'embarrassing and racially insensitive.'
"'It’s difficult to see this situation as anything other than a clear double standard on the part of Senate Democrats and others,' Cornyn said.
"Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Jack Reed of Rhode Island joined other Democrats in saying Reid’s apology and Obama’s statement were enough. They also rejected comparisons to the Lott episode.
(That is a crock -- Robert)
"I think that’s a totally different context. Harry Reid made a misstatement,' Reed said. 'He owned up to it. He apologized. I think he is mortified by the statement he’s made. And I don’t think he should step down.'"