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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 10:49 AM
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Joe Klein is a (racist?) embarrassment
Edited on Tue May-16-06 11:00 AM by BurtWorm
Wait till you see what this ignoramus has to say about John Conyers and Charlie Rangel! :grr: From

Joe Klein Hates Black Members of Congress

Joe "Let's Nuke Iran" Klein hates black members of Congress:

The inevitability of race as a subliminal issue in the campaign became obvious as I watched House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, the personification of fluttery uncertainty, trying to defend Representative John Conyers on Meet the Press a few weeks ago. Conyers will be chairman of the Judiciary Committee if the Democrats win control of the House in November, and he has already threatened impeachment hearings against President Bush.. . . he ugly truth is that Conyers is a twofer: in addition to being foolishly incendiary, he is an African American of a certain age and ideology, easily stereotyped by Republicans. He is one of the ancient band of left-liberals who grew up in the angry hothouse of inner-city, racial-preference politics in the 1960s, a group "more likely to cry 'racism' and 'victimization' than the new generation of black politicians," a member of the Congressional Black Caucus told me.

The Republicans will not be so crude as to mention Conyers' race; they will simply paint him as an extremist and show his face in negative ads. Nor is Conyers likely to be the only target. We'll probably be seeing a lot of two other potential African-American committee chairmen: Charles Rangel of New York and Alcee Hastings of Florida.

. . . Conyers and Rangel are embarrassments, but there is nothing the Democrats can do about them--and they are certainly no more objectionable than any number of right-wing extremists who fester in Congress. But it's not too late for Hastings to remove himself from the line of fire and make clear his support for Harman as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 10:55 AM
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1. A racist pig Repug apologist...
They're getting bolder and bolder these days. Witness Michael Savage and John Gibson's pleas for white people to have babies to combat immigration and maintain their majority.
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