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In Weekly Rant on 23/10/2009 at 18:43

Geez, I’m sorry for the long Sarah Palin post the other day. I’ll cut ’em a little shorter from now on.

You know, the Left has so overreached on the race issue over the the last 30 years that most of us don’t really know what racism is. During the 1940s when jazz singer Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit” there is no question that the great “Lady Day” had experienced it.

But, even when I was growing up during the late fifties and early sixties, I don’t believe most white Americans were racist. There were a set of perceived proprieties that we lived by and they were wrong. We’ve made such headway since then, but the Leftist media label anything right of center as radical, racist, or un American.

When Michael Richards went postal on stage a few years back, I don’t believe for a second the former Seinfeld co-star was racist. He was angry at the heckler, who was attacking him where it hurts, in his pocketbook. Since Seinfeld went off the air, Richards had made his living doing standup. He was tired and the heckler was getting to him, so he hit back where it hurt most.

That was racial, not racist … and it is not unpardonable.

That is probably at the heart of this debate. Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond were unpardonable for their past actions, but Robert Byrd gets a pass. The race baiters show their true colors there.

When you can walk in to 7-Eleven these days and hear a group of young blacks using the N-word like they’re ordering a Slurpie, and then you’re told that the word is the greatest sin since Judas betrayed Jesus Christ, something is very wrong.

If a word is wrong it’s wrong. Period.

Warren Ballentine’s comment to Juan Williams was racist, Rush Limbaugh’s comment about Donovan McNabb was not.

Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” was about the lynching of Negroes in the South. Granted, there are lesser actions that are racist, but most young black Americans haven’t experienced them.

On the Afghanistan front, Obama has now shown himself to be the most indecisive president since Andrew Johnson. Johnson had an excuse, he was alcoholic, Obama doesn’t. He is without question trying to play this out until the elections in New Jersey and Virginia are over, and it’s a high-risk play. Men’s lives hang in the balance.

Finally, probably some of you have recognized that I’m a little tough on a few of the Republicans, both politicians and pundits. I want to clarify that.

Lindsey Graham, I’m sure, is a good and decent man, but he needs to retire. The GOP is in a critical fight for its existence, and Graham and former senate leader Trent Lott are the kind of Republicans who put us there. That’s not to say that they’ve sunk to anything near the Randall “Duke Cunnigham” level of betrayal, but nevertheless, they have bent over backwards to be “civil” with an enemy that doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

Politically, the New Left are the enemy, and we can take no prisoners if we’re going to defeat them. Graham’s vote for Sonia Sotomayor is an example. The woman isn’t qualified to preside over traffic court and George H.W. Bush appointed her to the federal bench, and now Graham helped put her on the High Court. These things profoundly effect our everyday lives.

Nuff said …

Given the alternative I would take George W. Bush or his father over the most conservative Democrat, but he walked darn close to treason on the “Illegals” issue. Nothing in this country is more sacrosanct than our borders.

What I can say about both Bushes is that both of those boys know how to run a war. But there is no question that they are a big part of the dismantling of the Reagan Revolution.

As far as Romney and Huckabee go, they are fine men. I am a Christian and they are on the right side. Jesus told us to love our enemies not to help them get elected. Huckabee makes a great talk show host and I’m sure he’s a good preacher. I know and like many fine Mormon people, I even dated one, but it’s a club. Romney sold out conservatism to get elected in Massachusetts and he’ll do the same thing in the White House. That is unacceptable to me.

Pundits like Joe Scarborough and Peggy Noonan bother me most, because they’re phonies. Noonan’s now infamous “Hot Mike” episode with Mike Murphy proved it in her case. And if she’s punching the clock for a paycheck she should get into another line of work. She’s outted herself now and speaks openly against Palin, but her hypocrisy was shameful.

Palin, I fear, is about to make a serious mistake. I believe she could be the greatest Republican president since Ronald Reagan but her acceptance to appear with Oprah Winfrey (even to sell a book) may signal a disturbing shift in direction. Winfrey snubbed her nastily as the Veep candidate, and Sarah shouldn’t juice the Liberal’s ratings now. No doubt she feels the GOP left her to twist in the wind after the 2008 campaign but deserting the party–if that is what she’s doing–is a mistake.

Gosh, some of you have left great comment in my first week and a half. Thanks so much!

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  1. Thanks for saying it like it is….unfortunately most writers are afraid to speak out!

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