posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 08:06 AM
I'd like to make a pre-emptive defense for two senators that could be mentioned as being racists.
1. Joe Biden, D-Delaware
2. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia
(I'm using the full name of the states rather than the typical abbreviation so that 'other-than American' posters will know exactly which state
they are from.)
#1. Biden's recent remark about needing an Indian accent at the 7/11 is being construed as a racist remark. But to me it's a mere observation and
he's been watching too much Simpson's over the years, eh?
I'm guilty myself of putting on a Paki accent when I talk about my cardiologist!
I haven't seen an apology from him, (if there was one) but I'd like to hear from one of their own (an asian convenience store worker) what they made
of the remark.
#2. Bob Byrd, the Dean of the Senate. Now there's a case that should interest you, Ceci. I'm sure you've heard of the 'white 'n-word''
This transcript (of the remark being made to TONY SNOW) and editorial
was referring to Bill Clinton... The word ''n-word'' referring to people of low character and loose morals.
I expect the West Virginia voters will understand exactly what their Senator was trying to say.
I think it had more to do with white people 'working for da man' and not being able to escape the tyranny of servitude--in one manner or the other.
West Virginia is a coal mining state. I saw my father coming home from the mines looking like a vaudevillian in black face. The grandfathers, both
miners also, I never had a chance to see. They were both dead before I was born.
Which brings me to #3. Hillary? The coal mines were to the north what the plantations were to the south.
Now tell me Ceci. The article I refer to says that Byrd made the remark in an interview with TONY SNOWJOB. If he was so shocked at Byrd using that
term, why would he turn around and five years later--in his FIRST interview as press secretary to the POTUS--use an equally derogatory phrase? And
not know what the hell he was saying?
[edit on 12-7-2006 by psyopswatcher]