Lott has stepped down, which means that I do not have to shred my registration card. I am glad they did the right thing, and I am glad we can move on. Except we can’t. The left is now, to use one of their favorite terms, ’emboldened,’ and we are going to have to weather a number of blatant acts of race-baiting and pandering in the next couple of months. They think they can now tar the entire GOP as racist, and they are going to be doing anything they can to claim every last Republican is a racist fascist. Check out these comments posted by readers of the Daily Kos:
The Dems should figure out some kind of civil rights bill to introduce and let’s see how these “all inclusive” Repubs vote.
Let’s be “Perfectly Clear”. The only reason Trent Lott is resigning is because he got caught being too far out in public with his racist remarks. Other Republicans do the same things behind the scenes as President Clinton so aptly put it. The Republican Party is the party of racists and bigots, openly, actively, and behind the scenes. Let us Democrats say this loudly and forthrightly. It is the Truth.
Some sort of civil rights bill needs to be placed in the hopper on the first day of the next Congress. This bill needs to be introduced w/ great fanfare. It needs to be one that the GOP really will not like but will not have the courage to openly oppose. Let’s put the “party of Lincoln” on the spot.
Civil Rights ain’t about civil rights, you see. It is about political gain. It is about keeping African-Americans voting for Democrats. It is not about the dream of a color-blind society, but rather the Orwellian “All animals are equal, some are just more equal than others.” And, of course, if you oppose any of their proposals, no matter how bad they might be, you are a racist- why you are no better than Lott, or David Duke. This is how they intend to hijack the dialogue, with demagoguery, race-baiting, propoganda, and name-calling. And they will over-reach.