Democrats Must Fight The Hate

by dfunzy on March 7, 2010

I supported Hilary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Presidential primaries, and up until the last primary, even after it was clear who the nominee would be. I was hoping that she would win the nomination. I supported Mrs. Clinton because I knew that she is a politician who will fight for what she believes in, and will fight hard.

Mr. Obama struck me as a politician who believes his own BS, which is a fatal fault that can end a politician’s career and work, and make the politician a miserable failure. Mr Obama came to prominence calling for the new politics of bipartisanship and universal harmony. These are lovely things, and in political Washington, they are a dream. A distant dream — a far distant dream — a dream of a place far, far, away, of a time, long, long ago! A total fantasy!

Mr. Obama is capable of fighting. He has shown that he has the intelligence and the skills to clear the decks of his political opponents. He just doesn’t seem to have any stomach to sustain a fight. America, the middle class, working people, the unemployed, students, the elderly, consumers are worth fighting for, as hard as you can, and as long as necessary. This is what Mr. Obama must do. This is what Democrats must do, or the forces of fear, of the big lie, — and frankly, of racism, hate and evil will win.

Yes, racism, hate and evil. I know those are three harsh words. The leaked 72-page Republican National Committee memo of fear is the smoking gun that reveals the Republican’s political strategy. The GOP’s one goal is to regain power, period. To do this the party set out to demonize President Obama and the Democratic leadership. They used lies and misinformation. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33866.html). They make it clear that bipartisanship will not get them back into power, and they want no part of it, except to talk the game about bipartisanship.

The Tea Party was organized, funded, led, and assisted by GOP connected activists and lobbyists, and by Roger Alies, a veteran GOP activist, who is the current President of Fox News. The goal these actors had in mind was to use the Tea Party as a tool against President Obama and the Democratic majority. Within the Tea Party there is a strong stench of racism and hate. “TeaParty.org founder Dale Robertson brandished a sign with the (misspelled) word “niggar.” at party rallies. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/the-tea-party-is-all-abou_b_484229.html)

Both the Republican Party and the Tea Party movement have members who are not motivated by racism, but their leaders use hate, race baiting, fear and lies.

President Obama and the Democrats must fight this hate, these fear mongers and answer their lies. Must keep fighting. Every lie must be answered, straight away. Every practitioner of hate must be denounced right away. Those who would use hate to divide America and fear to weaken America must be challenged straight on. The Democrats must fight. The alternative is to lose this country to haters.

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Consti Tution March 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

Dan Rather.. you know the guy who faked Bush’s national guard records…. he’s racisist.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2010/03/08/dan-rather-articulate-obama-couldnt-even-sell-watermelons

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Consti Tution March 9, 2010 at 9:18 am

DFunny,

“It is the time to denounce racism.” So you denounce Harry Reid and Bill Clinton as well or does it just apply to Republicans? You can’t have it both ways bud.

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dfunzy March 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

silverwun

The focus here in on the RNC memo and the statements of founders of the Tea Party. If you can’t see that the RNC is stroking fear and Tea Party leaders are race bating, then, you are not looking. You have your eyes elsewhere.

J
I have a lot of respect for Ron Paul. He is a straight on, honest politician who has no chance of becoming President. Also, though I agree with many of his Libertarian ideas, I think some of them are unworkable.

Eric,

I’m responding in part to your article on “Fight the Love’ I don’t like the title. I agree with some of your points. A healthy suspicion of politicians is a good thing. What I call attention to here in this article is the shocking RNC memo, because it is a RNC memo. It is a look into the offical thinking of the Republican National Party. It wasn’t put out by some one on the fringe of the party, or someone who is a mere supporter. When some one makes out and out racist statements like
TeaParty.org founder Dale Robertson does, this is no time to start looking for objectionable statements by people on the other side of the political line. It is the time to denounce racism. You can denounce racists statements without denouncing the Tea Party movement, which is broader than Mr. Robertson. You can call out the RNC staff without denouncing the principles of conservatism. Too often what folks here do is to think that because X made this statement, Y should make this one. And people forget that there are some basic principle upon which America stands.

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silverwun March 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

#1″Mr. Obama struck me as a politician who believes his own BS, which is a fatal fault that can end a politician’s career and work, and make the politician a miserable failure.”
#2″He just doesn’t seem to have any stomach to sustain a fight. America, the middle class, working people, the unemployed, students, the elderly, consumers are worth fighting for, as hard as you can, and as long as necessary.”

Two sound reasons for his rejection by the Left. Why do these same perceptions of a man who makes of himself a clown and of his country a laughing stock to the rest of the world by the rest of the country, Right and middle, make them racists and YOU not?

Claiming prejudice in the face of opposition because you are incapable of reasoning it or opposing it intellectually is a dodge.
The worst of both Left and Right fund and support anything that holds political potential for them. Marxists and Socialist, Elitist Racists support middle moves toward the left while theological zealots and white supremacist racists support middle moves toward the Right.
Both are rabid, toxic enemies of freedom and both are almost certain to account for this nation self-digesting.

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Consti Tution March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

DFunny

And yet again you fail to castigate Harry Reid and Clinton. You my friend are the joke. What a lame attempt at race bating yourself. As Erik says, it’s a dispicable attempt at fanning a fire that is not there. I’ll remind you a majority white country elected an Aferican America President. Deal with that fact.

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Erik the Red March 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm

J Byron,

Bingo!

Republicans are inexcusable too – exploiting every chance they have to ride the coat tails of anything politically expedient. My beef about this article is that it even approaches the possibility that it’s a one-sided fallacy. Blind partisan politics are disgusting.

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J Byron Swain March 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

D’F and L,

I check back and forth throughout the day, and admit I have not had the time to fact check these remarks by the GOP, but if as you as, I agree with you it is beyond reprehencable.

That being said, par for the course. What you yourselves seem unable to see is that your own party has specialized in division and race baiting since the mid-70′s. This would be a new and dispicable twist for the GOP, but old hat to the Dem’s.

Like so many, I am sick of both parties, but until America actually get’s behind a Ron Paul, it is my only alternative.

D’F,

I didn’t say Hillary would be a great president, I said she would be a predictable president and have the backbone to pursuade our enemies in a way McCain or Obama cannot that we will answer when knocked.

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dfunzy March 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Erik the Red and J,
Judging by your comments on this site, if you read the RNC memo, it will outrage you too.

Like Laura said, the issue raised here is not right-wing vs left wing, or conservative vs liberal, the focus is on the RNC, which stands at the core, at the controls of the Repub party. What makes the RNC memo so shocking is that it is a RNC memo. It is a document that calls into question the moral compass of a major political party. That RNC memo not only lays out the GOP plan of using race bating, falsehoods and fear, but laughs at, mocks the intelligence of its own supporters. The heading here is that “The Democrats Must Fight The Hate, it could easily be that all Americans should fight the hate.

Yes, J, Hilary Clinton would make a good President.

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Erik the Red March 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Democrat Hate Speech Page:
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/hate.htm

Democrats can also be guilty by association and by not denouncing someone who spouts hateful rhetoric on their behalves:

http://www.sundriesshack.com/2009/04/05/hate-speech-from-the-democrats-online-golden-boy/

More hateful quotes from prominent Leftists:

http://patterico.com/2007/03/05/leftist-hate-speech/

The list could go on and on.

This article is so pompous and self-righteous, not to mention typically slanted and, essentially, hate-mongering in its own right. I also get a kick out of how people are still pulling out the race card whenever our President feels the heat.

It would be best to stick to issues though I understand why some people choose not to. An arena of issues would give most of the bullet-deflectors a bloody nose with no foundation remaining on which to stand and fight.

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Laura Bramble March 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

J,

Read the power point…It’s not conservatives I was talking about, it’s the GOP and those in positions of responsibility in the Tea Party who use racist rhetoric I am talking about. Why are you personalizing what does not belong to you?

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J Byron Swain March 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

L,

Why join the “white conservatives terrorist” clown troop. If you think about it, it’s just a moniker to separate us as Americans and perpetuate the very hate speech you claim to abhor.

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J Byron Swain March 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm

D’Funzy,

This will surprise you, offend my fellow conservatives, and make myself a bit queezzy. I would have voted for Hillary also, if she ran against McCain. Based not on political direction, but based upon principle.
She indeed say’s what she means, and fights like the untiring bitch from hell she is. This means no McCain double speak, a media puppet, and most of all “She would have supported Israel and terrorist beware!”.
We would not been seen as the weak paper tiger Obama has created.

Now that I’ve alienated most of my friends here, DF, you said this was no time to joke!

My silly Lib friend, are you kidding. Your party thrives on division, hate and political rape of the American people.

You and your movement feed off the frenzy of fear. Fear of all “non-victims”, fear of those who stand firmly on our Constitutional principles.
Just who D stands for the majority! Who stands for those not in a officially sanctioned special interest group.

You call us racist, we are not. You call us homophobes, we are not. You call us violent hater’s, we are not. Take the time to read “Black, the new White”.

We want a color blind society, gay blind, WEALTH BLIND society, you need the divisions to rally the troops, garner support, create victims.

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Laura Bramble March 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm

D,

Apparently there are people who have not seen the actual power point. Here’s the link…

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM136_100303_rnc_finance_leadership.html

From the mouth of the GOP, it’s official-Fright-wingers is not too strong of a term…Just the fact that the label of “socialist” is used as an intentional political tool demonstrates that the GOP sees it as a bunch of BS too. But hey, if it works, if it gets the right response, they’re not above using it.

And I’m sorry, but isn’t a terrorist someone who uses fear to intimidate, get attention and meet a political or ideological objective? I’m just sayin’ is all… And the downside to freedom of speech is that while open expression allows you to say whatever is on your mind and to be on the record and accountable for it…You don’t have to be a PC fanatic to know what is meant by “niggar.” What did the SC say about porno and hate speech- I don’t have to define it but I know what it is when I hear it?

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dfunzy March 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Consti Tution
This is no time for jokes. On this subject, I don’t joke . The facts are some Tea Party leaders, some right wingers, and the Republican National Committee (and yes Michael Steele is an African-American) are using race baiting. Racism should be denounced and people who defend racists should be denounced. This is no time for jokes.

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Consti Tution March 7, 2010 at 11:47 am
Consti Tution March 7, 2010 at 10:25 am

DFunny,

Up your meds. The only people talking about race has been democrats. If needs be I will dig through and find you the examples of congressmen calling constituents racist for expressing their first amendments. As usual, you miss the mark by a mile. And what about Harry Reid’s language regarding Obama? What about Bill Clinton’s coffee remark? Of course you fail to mention those.

What a joke!

Here is a link to the text of the constitution. I suggest you refresh your knowledge of amendment one. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

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