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December 18, 2002

Bush Parties w/ Lott & Thurmond



As Hesiod asks, how come this picture hasn't been in the news much?

Posted by Nathan at December 18, 2002 02:45 PM

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Instead of tossing Trent (he seems to be far more useful to the Democrats if he stays where he is... the new Newt to the “nth” degree etc) I think Daschle should step down. His initial spineless reaction to the “Mississippi Mopheads’s” racists comments is a prime example of how the Democratic Party has been emasculated ...good lord, if you can't stand up strongly, passionately and unequivocally against Republican racism, then how can we expect him to fight for healthcare, education, a lower and middle class tax cut etc…

Posted by: kevin phillips at December 19, 2002 08:34 AM

As an African-American female, I personally find all the uproar surrounding Trent Lott to be hypocritical, particularly for the Repugnican Party. The Repugs appeal to the Us Against Them mentality of some white Americans. I thought Trent Lott was a racist three weeks ago and I still feel that way. His first apology was more telling of his attitude; it was quite flippant. When I saw him on BET, I couldn't stop myself from laughing. He tried to rewrite his history. I thought that he would eventually say that he marched in Selma, Alabama with Rev. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks is his cousin. What? GWB's initial response to the Trent Lott controversy bothered me more than anything. He was quite flippant too. He didn't come out against Lott's comments until he realized that it was politcally prudent to do so. And, if GWB is going to speak out against Lott, when is he going to speak out against "Flush" Limbaugh, Ann "The Man" Coulter and the like? They definitely say more divisive and mean-spirited things about African-Americans.

Posted by: Temeka Higgins at December 19, 2002 03:27 PM

A couple points:

The photo is meaningless, that's why you haven't seen it. The White House sponsored a birthday party for the old goat -- either the day before or after Trent's accidental honesty -- and everybody marveled at the goat's state of preservation. Fine; who cares. There's nothing scandalous about attending or speaking at a 100th birthday party for the president pro tempore of the Senate, even if he is a slightly warmed-over seg.

Second, Temeka raises a decent point about Bush speaking out against Limbaugh et. al., but of course the people she mentions aren't elected, and they aren't members of his party's leadership. So, you know, he doesn't have to issue judgements on every ne'er-do-well who calls themselves a Republican.

IMO.

Posted by: Scot at December 20, 2002 06:24 PM

you all need to chill the fuck out.

Posted by: Lickamanutz at December 22, 2002 05:47 PM

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