Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

There IS an apology owed in the Hill-Thomas issue...but not to Clarence Thomas

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 05:34 AM
Original message
There IS an apology owed in the Hill-Thomas issue...but not to Clarence Thomas
Edited on Fri Oct-22-10 05:37 AM by Ken Burch
It's the apology that Joe Biden and EVERY OTHER white male Democratic senator on the Judiciary Committee owes to Anita Hill for NOT supporting her against the right-wing hate machine, and for not calling the OTHER three women to the stand who were willing to corroborate Dr. Hill's testimony. They abandoned Ms. Hill, a person they should have stood behind with all their might, and gained nothing for it.

No good came to this party or to any part of the "big picture" when the Majority members of the committee, men who should have felt obligated to defend Anita Hill as passionately as the GOP attacked her, hung that courageous woman out to dry.

We'd have taken the White House in 1992 even if they HAD done the right thing in those hearings.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 05:40 AM
Response to Original message
1. One of the key apologies actually has been made ...
David Brock sent his apology to Anita Hill (documented in "Blinded By The Right") for not only believing everything that the reichies said, but for all the shi* he made up. She took the better part of valor and didn't comment.

However, this was long before he came public with his conversion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 05:43 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. That makes it even MORE damning
One of the most virulent attackers of Dr. Hill has apologized, but Biden and the rest of the gutless wonders that were supposed to represent OUR values on that committee still haven't?

It's time for Biden and the rest to openly admit they were wrong to abandon Anita Hill under fire.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. Not dismissing the inaction ... just pointing out that the point man on
the attacks has admitted making so much shit up that the Repugs put forth as TRUTH.

Plus, it exposes one really hilarious Rush Limbaugh quote (may not be exact): "This is the most well-researched book there is ..."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 06:05 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. I get what you're saying.
n/t.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Sep 20th 2014, 08:07 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC