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BECK: Sharpton comments the height of hypocrisy

Letter by Hank R. Harwell, Browns Point on Aug. 30, 2010 at 11:37 am with 79 Comments »
August 30, 2010 12:20 pm

Al Sharpton poked fun at the Glenn Beck rally in Washington, D.C., saying some participants were the same ones who used to call civil rights leaders troublemakers (TNT, 8-29). And this is a comment from a man who revels in traveling around the country causing trouble.

Just how does Sharpton know those attending the Beck rally ever called civil rights leaders troublemakers? Is it likely some of those attending Sharpton’s counter rally are the same ones who stood in the polling places wearing paramilitary garb and displaying clubs to intimidate those they disagreed with?

For Sharpton to call anyone a troublemaker is the height of hypocrisy.

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  1. iamjimbo says:

    It doesn’t matter Frank. How much of a draw is Al anyway? Is he even relevent anymore?

  2. Roncella says:

    Hank, Al Sharpton will do or say almost anything to get himself on T.V. or in the Newspaper.

    The Rev. Sharpton earns a good living flying around the Country finding any opportunity to pour oil on the fire. Usually The Rev. Jesse Jackson isn’t far behind.

    Beck’s Washington Rally got little notice by the Main Stream Press, and the number of people attending went from 10,000 to 40,000 in their reports even though the folks were standing elbo to elbo and looked like alot more people then what the Lame Stream Press was reporting.

  3. dewilson says:

    Glenn Beck defiled one of America’s great moments of American history when Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech and reminded America of what our Constitution really means. Having lived the real fear and oppression of racial strife in America, MLK led peaceful protests against hate-filled right-wingers and brought about civil rights and social justice for a whole segment of our population. Glenn Beck is a phony little loud-mouth, a, multi-millionaire pretending to be some kind of Messiah, restoring “honor” to this country. (Read that as WASP supremacy and the exclusion of minorities from mainstream America). Beck’s Mormon religion even considered blacks to be lesser beings and he opposes the kind of “social justice” that MLK fought for and was the primary motive of Christ’s appearance on Earth.

    When we speak of honor, MLK was 100 times the Christian that Beck claims to be and 1,000 times a ‘true American’ because he called for America to live up to it’s Constitutional precepts. Glenn Beck is a self-aggrandizing demagogue in the mold of Father Coughlin or Joe McCarthy and disgrace to what America stands for.

  4. dcwilson, so Beck “defiled” one of the great moments in American history? How did he manage to do that? I wasn’t aware that the steps of the Lincoln Memorial belonged to MLK. I was under the impression that the Lincoln Memorial was owned by the American people. Perhaps you should tell MLK’s niece that the message that Beck was sending was that of hate-filled right- wingers. You libs think you own the term “racists” and “bigot” and hate-mongers” when in fact it is you and your ilk who should have it tattooed on your forehead.

  5. Roncella says:

    dewilson, Just how did Glenn Beck’s Rally defile one of the great moments in history ?

  6. The only thing that was “defiled” during that rally was the ideology of the socialists libs. Well deserved and right on target.

  7. Al Sharpton is a joke.

    Defiled, dewilson? Seriously?

  8. theogsters says:

    Don’t know why people take Beck so seriously. One word describes him: megalomaniac

  9. MLK,jr.’s niece demonstrated that greatness isn’t genetic.

  10. Sharpton called Beck a troublemaker. Sometimes, when the pot calls the kettle black, the pot is accurate.

  11. dewilson says:

    frosty – Beck purposely chose the 9/28 date and has tried to claim that he was part of the civil rights movement, even when it took place before he was born. And you are quite right that the mall belongs to all of America, but on 9/28 it was the history making moment and place of MLK’s famous speech. Beck, by using the Lincoln memorial as backdrop and choosing that date, was trying to co-opt the greatness of a far greater person than himself. He even tried to claim that his ‘big gig’ that day would live for 200 years as if he were a history-making personality in his own right. Reminds me of a certain, meglamaniac corporal who wanted to restore “honor” to his beleagered country and had visions of a 1,000 year reign built on the superior heritage of a certain race that would be purified by eliminating lesser strains, say of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, mid-Easterners, etc.

  12. dcwilson obviously you are entitled to your own opinion. Your calling Beck all of the names that you listed is only that, your opinion. Beck said that the date was a coincidence and was not planned to steal anything from MLK’s speech, I believe him and without some proof to the contrary, you should too. You and the MSNBC,CNN crowd are all the same, you have nothing to add to the discussion other than to throw around unsubstantiated claims. Like it or not, Beck is influential and people are listening.

  13. iamjimbo says:

    Beck definately drew some impressive numbers… and not one car was over turned… no windows were broken…

  14. If Obama had claimed a similar coincidence, would you have considered it as believable, frosty?

  15. Sumner401 says:

    glen beck??
    glen beck, think about that………..glen beck………..

  16. No rioting, no garbage, no drug use, no violence, no hatred. People who had showered and cut their hair, words of history, faith, and truth, people of all colors and backgrounds, smiles and cheers of joy and happiness, tears for proud soldiers – the guardians of freedom. All of these things despised by libs.

  17. Critics are finding nothing to grab hold of regarding this rally. Even Sharpton tonight had to concede that what occurred was not what he expected.

    Italian Spring, I think you’re right about some, not all, liberal/progressive folks…this affair was just too clean cut and squeaky clean to pass muster with them. Note I said “some” — not all.

  18. NWflyfisher says:

    Sharpton is losing his audience because of his racist rhetoric. He has become irrelevant.

  19. iamjimbo says:

    … I know… Beck vs Shar-Pei… kooky. Beck sure does draw the masses…

  20. Beck said that the date was a coincidence and was not planned to steal anything from MLK’s speech, I believe him

    add gullible to frosty’s many faults….

  21. nwff – I wouldn’t claim to know who Sharpton’s audience is, who do you think they are?

  22. NWflyfisher says:

    beerBoy: the hundreds of thousand that didn’t show up for his rally at the high school.

  23. the3rdpigshouse says:

    dewilson – I’ve walked beside the reflecting pool and don’t recall any signs that say I have to be black or have to have attended the MLK gathering! That happens to be a national monument for all to appreciate and honor! I believe you have demonstrated your pitiful bigotry and racism!!

    Maybe you are a poster child for the anti-American marxist “OH-Bummer’s” transformed America??

  24. bobcat1a says:

    Just curious. Do you folks who invent “clever” variations on President Obama’s name think that it makes you sound witty? It just makes you sound puerile. (look it up)

  25. The not so clever variations of President Obama’s name are just one of the many symtoms of America’s moral decay caused by the modus operandi of the radical-right. These unfortunate, misguided right-winger’s attempt to assassinate their ideological opponents good name (O’bummer, Obamination) and to demonize by exaggerating their opponents ideology (communism/socialism/Marxism) and by twisting the truth about their opponents faith(Muslim), and denying their opponents legitimacy (birth certificate).

    Beelzebub seems to have become the right-winger’s mentor, and liberals and conservatives alike had best wake up and pray that the demons operating under the subterfuge of moral superiority, reclaiming the civil rights movement, and putting “Country First”, are cast out and defeated, then forgiven and their citizenship restored, providing they repent and reform.

  26. iamjimbo says:

    Selective outragers… where was your outrage when beerboy was calling GW the “chimp”??? (not to mention all the other’s who conconcted a variety of names)
    Let me be clear and make no mistake… the shoe is on the other foot … duck Barry… live with it.

  27. The double standard was immediately activated the day Barrack Obama was elected iamjimbo.

  28. donjames says:

    “… MLK led peaceful protests against hate-filled right-wingers… ”

    Revisionist history much (again), Dean?

    Actually, MLKjr traveled the country protesting the Dixi-crats (you know where the “crat” comes from, right Dean?) and their Jim Crow laws. But he also made many appearances in northern cities in solidarity with those who suffered under the jack boots of racist democrat machines (see chicago, detroit, etc.).

    MLKsr was a registered Republican, and supported Nixon in 1960. Though he never registered, it is generally accepted that MLKjr was also a Republican. In fact speaking of King’s 1963 DC rally, it was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican.

    Reading Dean’s comments, and sharpton’s, merely reminds us of who the true demagogues are.

  29. villager98 says:

    Apparently Mr. Harwell’s reference is to the two black guys seeking their fifteen seconds of fame, pretending to be Black Panthers in front of a polling place in a mostly black district in a video from a few years ago. Big scary!
    Al Sharpton may be a wind-bag but he sometimes does make a point, unlike the two avaricious, venal demagogues mouthing meaningless platitudes on the Glenn and Sara show. There may have been as many as 300,000 in attendance at Beck’s carnival which would be less than three-tenths of one percent of the population. Still, enough to enrich those who play the ignorant and weak-minded like cheap violins.

  30. The “I” is next to the “U” on the keyboard, so it could have simply been a typo, iammjimmbo.

    notice, that it’s nowhere near the “A”.

  31. Sumner401 says:

    hundreds of thousand that didn’t show up

    You’re right, it was only about 85,000 by the best estimate.

  32. Sumner401 says:

    Bobcat, the name thing is the standard ‘politics of personal destruction’ that the GOP has been using for decades. Every since they ran out of ideas and solutions to the problems they created.
    They know they can’t win on merit, so they win by tearing everyone down.

  33. FreeAmerica says:

    If alive today I believe MLK would have been at the Glen Beck gathering.

  34. FreeAmerica says:

    Sumner401 says:
    August 31, 2010 at 7:30 am
    hundreds of thousand that didn’t show up

    You’re right, it was only about 85,000 by the best estimate.

    What is your source for the 85K?

  35. FreeAmerica says: If alive today I believe MLK would have been at the Glen Beck gathering.

    That comment reminds me of a Bowie song

    “Ground control to Major Tom…..”

    You have lost any tether to the reality based world you had barely clung onto with that comment.

  36. Dewil, this rally has already occurred. Happened on 8/28, not 9/28. Was a thing of beauty. And it made Al Sharpton and his race-baiting, venom-laced tirades even more irrelevant than they have become. Educated minorities have distanced themselves from the hatred that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson(both self-proclaimed “reverands”) spew. We are becoming a nation where discussions of race are no longer taboo, and I and my fellow Americans will not cower at the stupid accusations of being racist every time we disagree with the political agenda of Barack Obama. Socialism, European Democratic Socialism-these are legitimate beliefs in the limited role of government. It does not make you racist to believe that the government shouldn’t run our lives, and your immediate “you’re a racist” no longer holds the discussion ending power it did 10 years ago. We are awakening as a nation. Thank you Glen Beck and the other true American PATRIOTS! And thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for your ultimate sacrifice in leading this nation to becoming a better nation. Thank goodness there were enough Republicans in office to overcome the Democrats fillibusters, and pass the Civil Rights Legislation. Glen-we are taking back the civil rights movement. It is a Republican badge of honor to have passed it, and we should wear it with honor. Because an overwhelming percentage of African Americans vote Democrat does not change history.

  37. Words I left out above.
    Socialism, European Democratic Socialism- DISCUSSIONS AGAINST these are legitimate beliefs in the limited role of government

    Didn’t want Sumner to think I was agreeing with her that socialism is a limited form of government!

  38. FreeAmerica says:

    beerBoy says:
    August 31, 2010 at 7:59 am
    FreeAmerica says: If alive today I believe MLK would have been at the Glen Beck gathering.

    That comment reminds me of a Bowie song

    “Ground control to Major Tom…..”

    You have lost any tether to the reality based world you had barely clung onto with that comment.

    Other than being subjective….
    What leads you to think that MLK wouldn’t have been there?

    I’m still wondering why the libs feel so threatened by Beck that they must degrade him??
    Or is that just the liberal way of disagreeing?

  39. the3rdpigshouse says:

    bobcat1a – just for you – the story behind the term “OH-Bummer” is a reflection of my reaction to the election of a well-spoken anti-American socialist to the Office of the President of the United States! Those citizens who did their homework on this guy, his associates/mentors, and his religious leaders could only express their disgust with the ignorance of the electorate through expressions of disappointment and surprise – “OH-Bummer” was the least of the descriptive terms applied!

  40. dewilson says:

    Wow – The historical revisionism is rampant here. The civil rights act was initiated under President Kennedy and propelled through Congress by LBJ. And yes, the Southern Democrats vehemently opposed it and LBJ was clearly aware that by pursuing the Civil Rights Act the Democrats would lose the South for decades to come, which is exactly what happened. I would happily point out that the Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, supported the emancipation of slaves, but it became a die-hard segregationist party in the reconstruction era.

    And thanks to many Northern and moderate Republicans (in the Eisenhower tradition) the civil rights act was passed. Then our good friend Nixon, under the guidance of Lee Atwater, developed the Southern Strategy and all those fine Republicans started supporting “states rights” and other ‘coded’ policies that were really racist. Now I will concede that not every Republican or conservative is racist, but it is undeniable that almost every racist is Republican and/or conservative. The Southern strategy continues under the current conservo-Republican leadership, with flagrant racist undertones and now with the added dimension of Islamo-hatred. Just more cynical, disgusting, anti-American tactics to divide the country through hatred to achieve a political agenda.

  41. Mexicans, as well, dewilson.

  42. What are J. Jackson and A. Sharpton specifically ” reverent” of? A non-titled individual acknowledges God and does not endorse a party, asks not to display signs, historically defines his words and goals, and generates an intelligent and articulate historically literate gathering of over (overhead photo grid count)
    300,000. Mr. Sharpton generates meager fractional interest because he has lost his point.
    Lose your point – lose your audience. Lose your audience – lose your point.

  43. FreeAmerica says:

    Dewilson wrote
    “but it is undeniable that almost every racist is Republican and/or conservative”

    You come up with line all by yourself?
    What is the basis for that statement…proof?
    Otherwise just another race baiter looking for a reaction….do us a favor……keep your subjective comments to fact, without fact it’s just senseless rhetoric.

  44. brymarbuch says:

    Mr. Harwell calls Al Sharpton a troublemaker and a hypocrite for saying that Beck and his supporters used to call civil rights leaders troublemakers. Other people, besides Sharpton, have called Beck a hypocrite and a troublemaker. Doesn’t Beck also revel in traveling/broadcasting around the country causing trouble?

    At least Sharpton didn’t call Beck a hypocrite, that I’m aware of, although Sharpton has called the Tea Party racist, and Beck has called the President racist. I think Mr. Harwell is a troublemaker so I must be a troublemaker and quite possibly we’re all troublemakers in one way or another.

  45. dewilson says:

    frosty – you could maybe make a case that those who reject Christianity or even other religions are apt to be democrats (there is no ‘K’ in that word) or a liberal. Where the Jew-hater thing comes in is beyond me. My sense is that the preponderance of anti-Semitism comes from conservatives (with the notable exception of neo-conservatives).

    And yes, Robert Bryd, a democrat, was a member of the KKK in his early years. He subsequently apologized for his anti-black stance and became a champion of Constitutional rights for everyone. And don’t forget George Wallace, who also apologized later to African Ameicans.

    But, perhaps you could tell me how many Republicans, particularly in the Southern states, would now quite happily revoke the Civil Rights Act or the Voting Rights Act on the basis that the federal government should not have the power to impose such things on the states.

  46. NWflyfisher says:

    dewilson: Isn’t it true that, having opposed and voting against the Civil Rights Act in 1957 and 1960 when he was in Congress, LBJ did a 180 upon assuming the presidency only when he realized doing so would be politically advantageous to his future reelection? Not exactly altruistic, was he?

  47. Roncella says:

    dewilson, I thought I would share some words of wisdom by some of the folks you respect and admire, enjoy.

    “It depends what your definition of sex is ? Bill Clinton Democrat

    Those Rumors are false ! John Edwards

    I invented the internet. Al Gore

    I have campaigned in all 57 States. Barack Obama

    Paying taxes is voluntary. Senator Harry Reid

    We have to pass the Health Bill to see whats in it. Nancy Pelosi

    Yes thats a group to be real proud of if your a liberal Democrat.

  48. Sumner401 says:

    What is your source for the 85K?

    Google it.
    Try something outside of the far right sites you swallow for a change.
    The truth will amaze you.

  49. donjames says:

    “The civil rights act was initiated under President Kennedy and propelled through Congress by LBJ.”

    So… Dean, the Civil Rights Act of 1957 was initiated under JFK now? Ike and I got a good laugh outta’ that one.

    And how convenient for you to leave out little Republican civil rights achievements like the Civil Rights Act of 1866, or the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Richard Nixon‘s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation‘s first goals and timetables for racial equality.

    Meanwhile, JFK voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 – not just because his father was a renowned racist, but also because it was politically expedient for him to do so (some civil rights champ he, eh?). But then, so did that famous champion of minorities, al gore sr.

    JFK also opposed MLKjr’s 1963 March on DC that culminated with the famous “Dream” speech. And through Bobby Kennedy, he instigated the famous Hoover/ FBI wiretaps on MLKjr.

    LBJ once referred to MLKjr as “that n****r preacher” for his opposition to Vietnam.

    You also ignore the very important contributions of Republican Senator Everett Dirksen, who was the key to passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Neither do you mention the extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act Bill for which Dirksen wrote the language. He also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.

    Neither JFK nor LBJ could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans in the then democrat-controlled (from 1954 to 1994) Congress. But you knew that.

    And finally, as the the black chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele has said, Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” was an effort on the Part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black, nothing more. Your hysterical and conspiratorial interpretation of it comes straight out of huffpo/ msnbc/ moron.com talking points… probably resonates well with your fellow “thruthers” though.

    And I find it incredibly ironic that you would agree with me that imam Rauf certainly has the right to build his mosque, but you see no problem with building it there. And for those who disagree, you have no difficulty tossing around platitudes like racist, islamophobe, bigot, etc, etc, etc,.. Yet at the same time, you seem to be saying, here, that you do not agree with the right of Glen Beck to hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, and you wish to use your free speech rights to vocalize your opinion.

    Hypocrisy much?

  50. Sumner401 says:

    Didn’t want Sumner to think I was agreeing with her that socialism is a limited form of government!

    What is that supposed to mean?
    Or do you even know?
    Tossing out the socialism card makes a person look really stupid.

  51. Sumner401 says:

    “The civil rights act was initiated under President Kennedy and propelled through Congress by LBJ.”

    And he lost the South as a result. Since then the racists in the South have been republicans, and they remain so to this day.

  52. FA: What leads you to think that MLK wouldn’t have been there?

    Because he had more important things to do with his time then go hang out with a gold coin salesman.

  53. Michael Steele!!!!

    I’m thinking that Lee Atwater, former advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and Chairman of the Republican National Committee, is a better source:

    Atwater: As to the whole Southern strategy that Harry Dent and others put together in 1968, opposition to the Voting Rights Act would have been a central part of keeping the South. Now [the new Southern Strategy of Ronald Reagan] doesn’t have to do that. All you have to do to keep the South is for Reagan to run in place on the issues he’s campaigned on since 1964 and that’s fiscal conservatism, balancing the budget, cut taxes, you know, the whole cluster.

    Questioner: But the fact is, isn’t it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

    Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, “N—-r, n—-r, n—-r.” By 1968 you can’t say “n—-r” — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “N—-r, n—-r.”[6][7]

  54. donjames says:

    Uhmm, bB, Dean specifically mentioned Nixon, not Reagan, or Atwater.

    And to make of the well-travelled quote you linked, that Atwater somehow advocated a strategy that would exclude blacks is just plain “truthy” – wiki or not.

  55. Let’s see, Robert Byrd, Senator from West Virginia, highly regarded by all of his pals on the left, and a KKK recruiter.

  56. beerboy, “add gullible to Frosty’s many faults” LOL. !!

  57. FreeAmerica says:

    Sumner401 says:
    August 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    What is your source for the 85K?

    Google it.
    Try something outside of the far right sites you swallow for a change.
    The truth will amaze you.

    FA: Where is the truth Sumner??? It surely doesn’t come from you..
    What is the source of the 85k?
    Once again the liberals creating fictitious figures to discredit anybody who disagrees or proves them wrong.

  58. FreeAmerica says:

    A sad day for Democrats is when a “gold salesman” draws a bigger crowd than any liberal.

  59. dewilson says:

    Roncella – I hope it comes as no surprise to you that I don’t think that every Democrat or liberal is a Saint, and there are many that I disagree with, to incude President Obama on many issues. We could surely list as many hypocritical and stupid statements by Republicans but I would not pretend to hold them against you personally nor accuse you of hypocrisy because you are a member of their party.

    And I tried to give due credit to those Republicans who did support civil rights and Don James cites a few more (although I think his citations may be a bit exaggerated). Even Nixon and Reagan did some “liberal” things which I would whole heartedly support and a lot of Democrats have supported issues that I oppose (e.g., Clinton’s support of NAFTA/CAFTA).

    The point I didn’t make well is that, compared to today’s conservo-Republicans (and Tea Partiers in particular) these Republican moderates that Mr. James cites so proudly could not pass the right-wing acid test for “true conservatism” today. In fact, any “moderate” Republican who say, supported women’s choice or health care, would be drummed out of the party as a ‘liberal traitor.”

    I am pleased to note that DJ seems to take a lot of pride in his party’s concerted efforts to ensure that every American has his/her rights under the Constitution and that the federal government should take an active role in ensuring that the states honor those rights even for unpopular minorities. I hope that we can all also agree that the government should take similar pains to preserve the 1st Amendment rights of Muslims Americans despite the active efforts of certain elements in our population to foment hatred for them, much as certain politicians (Democrat and Republican) have done in the past regarding African Americans and even Jews.

  60. donjames says:

    But dean, why is it okay for you to vent your displeasure with Beck’s event at the hallowed site of MLKjr’s “Dream” speech, while out of the other side of your mouth you disparage as “islamophobes” those who protest the site of the future mosque (call it what you like, there will be a mosque in the building) because they consider the proposed site to be equally hallowed?

  61. If you watch videos of the Aug. 28 event and read about it in various papers, it’s very hard to find fault with the people in attendance. Additionally, Beck and the other leaders requested that those in attendance demonstrate grace and helpfulness among themselves which it seems they did.

    There were many people of color in attendance, many young people — not just “rich, old white people” as one leftwing commentator would have you believe.

    Just what is it about the event that you find so disdainful? Anyone?

  62. Sumner401 says:

    freeamerica, seriously, just Google it, it’s so easy even a conservative can do it.
    An Independent company was hired to do a crowd estimate.
    I’ll take their word long before I take the word of fox noise, the drunken liar beck or the total nut bar bachman.
    The truth free, is everywhere you aren’t looking.

  63. Sumner401 says:

    Just what is it about the event that you find so disdainful? Anyone?

    Th organizer.
    The idea that ‘honor’ needs to be restored and that he/you are the onlys ones that can do it.
    The use of the troops for political gain.
    The hypocrisy of the entire thing.
    The idea that this ‘honor’ the needs to be restored was ‘taken’ by those that were not in attendance.

    How much more do you need?
    BTW NO ONE has faulted the sheep that were there.

  64. aislander says:

    Actually, Sumner, Eisenhower called for the Civil Rights Act to be passed in 1957, but it was blocked by…Lyndon Baines Johnson, then Senate Majority Leader…

  65. the3rdpigshouse says:

    dewilson says – “it is undeniable that almost every racist is Republican and/or conservative”

    I have a question – what would you call the 95% of blacks that voted for “OH-Bummer” ??

  66. beerBoy says:

    3PH – I would call them typical of the Black electorate which has consistently voted for the Democratic candidate in overwhelming numbers every election since FDR got 75% in 1936 that increased after the passing of the Civil Rights Bill in 1964 and LBJ received 94% .

    Blacks have overwhelmingly identified themselves as members of the Democratic Party since 1948 and the election of Truman.


  67. “what would you call the 95% of blacks that voted for “OH-Bummer” ??”

    The same thing you would call the whites who voted for…….(what was that other guy’s name???).

  68. Your attempt at argument doesn’t work here 3P.

    That said, the presumption that every racist is a Republican is, ironically, the epitome of pre-judicial.

    Did any of you hear the interviews with people of color at the rally last weekend?

    Black, white, or plaid, people are getting tired of the nonsense and would like to see Americans assume some personal responsibility and reclaim a measure of humility before God.

    How is that a bad thing? Even if you’re an atheist this should not trouble you since you don’t believe in God anyway. Think of it as folks turning back to Goodness.

  69. Sumner401 says:

    aislander rewriting history and twisting it to meet your own twisted agenda?
    Really? Are you serious? Is that the best you’ve got?
    If it is then you should seriously rethink your positions, because if you have lie to prop them up, what good are they?

  70. Although I disagree with the blanket statement, “every racist is a Republican,” the idea that 95% of the black voters voting for Obama constitutes racism is as ridiculous as saying that white voters voting for a white candidate is racism.

    That being said, I’m much more comfortable identifying actions as racist than identifying people as racist. Maybe that’s a fine line but the perception is that people can adjust their actions, but their state of being is far less forgivable.

  71. iamjimbo says:

    … but if you speak out againt this administartions policies you’re a racist…

  72. FreeAmerica says:

    Jim….. Didn’t you know we are all racists?

    At least according to sumner….

    Baseless debate from the liberal left in the event of no other fact will use the race card as an escape.


  73. beerBoy says:

    FreeAmerica – Gotta say your referring to yourself in the third person for comments “FA” kinda creeps me out. I understand it is used to differentiate the quotation of someone from your response but there are other ways of doing it that don’t seem so prentious.

  74. beerBoy says:

    There are self-identified liberals who are racists. There are self-identified conservatives who are not. Gross generalizations about whether or not one is a bigot based upon Party identification is partisan demonization.

  75. Partisan Demonization, what? here? Surely you jest bBoy

  76. The fact that around 95% of blacks have voted demokrat since Roosevelt is an admission of the failures of the demokrat party. Are blacks better off now after 70+ years of voting for their slave masters? What’s the latest estimates? Around 70% of black children are raised by a single parent. That’s quite an accomplishment and testimonial for the demokrat party! If it had been the republican party instead of the demokrats, you’d never hear the end of it.

  77. brymarbuch says:

    CBS article on the company, AirPhotosLive.com,explaining how they came to the 87,000 estimate for Beck’s rally attendance:

    Link to the Company’s aerial photos of the rally that were used for the estimate:

    An independent estimate was made by another expert, the same expert that estimated Obama’s inauguration. For the inauguration, his estimate”was ignored by many left-wing commentators and embraced by those on the right.”

  78. It is only racist if a white person says it!When I say it, I mean says anything.As everyone should know by now, the Race Card Makes up the whole deck!

  79. It’s only racist if a person says, or does something racist, sincere.

    Your stated conclusion is pitiful.

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