Monday, December 17, 2012

Democrats: The Party Of Old, White Men...

With Time Scott's appointment, the GOP has the nation’s only black senator and both of its two Latino governors...A female, Indian GOP Governor appoints a black man to the Senate.
-Glenn Reynolds

The top contenders for the ‘big three’ jobs in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet are all white men, rekindling concerns among Democratic women about diversity in his inner circle.
-Jennifer Rubin

The truth terrifies the media, so they lie to you to protect themselves, and their own fragile egos - especially as it pertains to the history of Scott's new seat.  Narrative uber alles, after all, especially at the WaPo:

Scott was first elected to the House in 2010, winning an open seat after defeating the son of longtime Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), the former segregationist who held the state’s other Senate seat for nearly 50 years until 2003.

The truth - for what it's worth these days:

Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican....

In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he conducted the longest filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s, he opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the voting rights of African-American citizens.

So effectively in 1965, as a voting Republican, 'ol Strom pretty much gave up on segregation, and left that hatred for the Democrats to carry on.

Which, based upon the information leading this post, they've continued to a large extent, save for the figurehead currently on top of their party, who is more of a cipher, a tool of the Reids and Pelosi-ites, than any sort of leader in his own right.

And yet the Republicans get tagged as the party of "racists".  Bizarro World, indeed....

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