Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Ranks Of The NUTs Keeps Growing

I had thought that the Robert Byrd story would have been old news by now, but today I was amazed to see his defenders, among black folks, come out of the wood work. Some of these should know better.

It made me wonder if the ranks of the N.U.T.s (New Uncle Toms) is growing or if people are just going nuts, as in losing their minds.

I posted my blog of yesterday on a chat list that I participate in and was sent a copy of an article by Earl Ofari Hutchinson. http://www.thehutchinsonreport.com/index.html

In this article Hutchinson goes far beyond where USA Today, the Washington Post & even the NY Times went in their discussion of Robert Byrd's book.

I have to say that I am left baffled by Hutchinson's article and not sure if he is a NUT or just a nut.

Here are just a few things Earl has to say on Robert Byrd's past. "He's admitted it often, Byrd has come clean and apologized for that sordid episode in his past and he called his night ride with the Klan a foolish move that haunted him for decades."

Poor Robert Byrd. Earl apparently feels sorry for the poor man's having to have suffered.

Hutchinson then goes on an attack of the GOP for most of his article stating that the GOP attacks Byrd because he has been a "Thorn in their side on Bush's war policies." This is followed by a litany of alledged GOP racist practices. Going back to President Eisenhower.

There is a problem, however, with much, if not all, of Hutchinson's accusations. They are questionable at best, and false at their worst.

Here are a few so called GOP atrocities:
1) President Eisenhower is to have referred to black people as Nigras.
2) President Eisenhower is to have winked and told Justice Earl Warren, " that he understood why Southerners would not want their sweet little girls required to sit in school next to some big black buck."
3) President Nixon was to have "routinely peppered his talks with his confidants with deragatory quips about blacks," and enshrined racially tinged words such as "law & order, permissive society, welfare cheats," and others.
4) President Reagan when asked how he would treat black leaders said "to hell with them."
5) President Bush (41) used the infamous Willie Horton add.

He goes on to lambast the GOP for the alledged ties of Trent Lott and Bob Barr to the CCC, and says the GOP tried to keep the the apology on the lynch law issue quiet, "to cover their part in beating back anti-lynching legislation."

Here is the problem with most of this. If it were true and most of this is suspect, at their worst, none of these actions approach anything the Ku Klux Klan did in its past. As a friend told me today, "even if Robert Byrd did not participate in any lynchings personally, if, as he states himself, he recruited 150 members to the Klan and one or more of them did lynch someone, what is his role in those lynchings?"

Beyond that the childishness of this "tit for tat" is ridiculous. Eisenhower called us Nigras, LBJ called MLK "that Nigger Preacher," and it is reported that Bill & Hillary Clinton often referred to us in the N word. So what? Where does this leave us? Both Eisenhower & LBJ are responsible for the Civile Rights Act of 1964. Esidenhower proposed it as the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and Johnson got it passed with the help of GOP Senators in 1964. Tis was done by breaking the fillibuster, of none other than one Sen. Robert Byrd.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson's, and others, feeble attempts leave us with supposedly intelligent people defending indefensable behavior. What does Earl Ofari Hutchinson hope to prove or gain with this? I can only wonder. I hope that whoever is paying his salary is paying him well, becasue he is doing an incredible job or turning crap into gold.


Blogger Most Senior Drill said...

Recruiting Black Voters For Conservatism
By Alvin Williams
Black America's Political Action Committee

Dear Republican Community Leader:

You are now reading my letter.

So I know conservative black voters are worth something more to you than just two cents.

But did you know that 37% of black voters have a favorable view of the GOP even though they mostly vote for liberals?

Just think if the GOP could win that third of the black vote rather than only our usual 8 or 10% by the time Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2008.

That shift in black voter preference would reshape American politics for the first time since the New Deal.

It could mean unbroken Republican control of the White House and Congress for decades to come.

We Republicans would appoint and confirm all the federal judges. We'd make sure the U.S. military stays number one. And Hillary and Bill Clinton would never return to the White House.

That's why I'm writing you and other Republican community leaders to seek your support for an exciting black-led organization that aims to end the liberal monopoly on black voters.

It's called Black America's Political Action Committee or BAMPAC for short.

With your support today, I feel this black-led group now has the potential to help make the GOP the dominant political force in America for decades to come.

As a black-led group, BAMPAC can speak with more authority in the black community than the GOP itself can.

You don't have to be a black conservative Republican like me to know that the GOP is viewed with suspicion in the black community.

So black voters support liberals overwhelmingly.

That's because the political party of Abraham Lincoln mostly makes little or no effort to recruit black voters.

Our own professionally conducted BAMPAC national poll shows that black voters don't vote Republican because we "lack a presence in the black community."

In other words, we let Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do all the talking.

As a result, black voters don't think the GOP has anything to offer.

Now thanks to the GOP Congress and President Bush's Social Security reforms, faith-based initiatives, school choice for children in failed schools in Washington, D.C., and opposition to homosexual marriage, we Republicans have a lot to offer black voters.

I believe such issues are why the Bush/Cheney ticket won 12% of the black vote last year, up 3% from the 9% it won only four years earlier.

That extra 3% may not sound like much at first glance.

But it is a 33% increase in only four years. And President Bush won even more black voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania than he did nationally.

Remember that he won the states of Florida and Ohio. Losing either state would have meant losing the presidency.

Now think about raising our 12% of the black vote to 15 or even 18% in time for the 2006 mid-term elections.

An increase in black voters to just 15 or 18% could tip the balance for us in close House and Senate races.

Better yet, it would take us a couple steps closer to winning an even larger share of black voters in the 2008 election when Hillary Clinton seeks the White House. I think you'll agree defeating Hillary Clinton in the next presidential election should be a GOP priority.

That's why we need to recruit more black voters.

Remember, 37% of black voters already have a favorable opinion of the GOP.

So having a black-led group reach out to them on issues of importance gives us a boost in credibility.

In the 2004 election -- and with a modest budget -- BAMPAC already reached out to conservative black voters:

at special events at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
JET magazine, which caters to a nationwide black audience, reported that since its founding, BAMPAC has donated some $1,600,000 in direct and assisted contributions to 240 federal, state, and local candidates.
Making news in the print and broadcast media made it possible for BAMPAC to reach millions of black Americans with the
conservative message before Election Day.

Mind you, I don't know how much credit BAMPAC can take for raising the Bush/Cheney ticket's share of the black vote from 9% in 2000 to 12% in 2004.

But I think you'll agree it is about time that the political party of Abraham Lincoln had a black-led group competing with the liberals for black voters.

Now BAMPAC has TV ads on Social Security ownership and school choice ready to air in areas with large numbers of black voters.

We just need the funding to pay for the ads and our other projects to recruit conservative black voters.

Will you help? Under federal election law, BAMPAC can accept contributions from individuals of up to $5,000. With Hillary Clinton the likely liberal presidential frontrunner, I'd be hard pressed to think of a better way to invest $5,000 in America's near-term political future.

So if you can afford to send BAMPAC a check for $5,000 at this time, I hope you'll seriously consider it.

But a check for $50 or $100, will be much appreciated.

Remember, now is the best time in decades for you and I to recruit conservative black voters. The GOP holds the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time in decades, allowing us to pass conservative legislation meaningful to black voters.

Remember too, as a black-led group, BAMPAC can speak with more authority about our Republican agenda to the black community than the GOP itself can.

So please rush BAMPAC your check for $50, $100, $250 or even the election-law limit of $5,000.

Or, if you honestly can't afford that much and you still want to help, perhaps you could send at least a minimum of contribution of $25 at this time.

After all, YOU understand BAMPAC's potential to change American politics between now and the 2008 presidential election. You realize Hillary Clinton will never sit in the Oval Office without the liberal monopoly on black voters.

Thank you for considering my request.


Alvin Williams President & CEO

"Recruiting Black Voters for Conservatism"

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