And They Still Wonder...
Question : What do you do when your political party becomes unpopular and loses the elections?
Answer : You ask the racist appeaser, Trent Lott to take the position of Minority Whip, ensuring the American people can be sure what the Republican party is still about...
The Mississippi Republican Trent Lott received criticism when he praised infamous racial segregationist Strom Thurmond at his 100th birthday.
Lott had stated at the birthday party, "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."
Thurmond was a staunch racist, and the Presidential campaign Lott is referring to is one in which Thurmond ran as a Dixiecrat with one of his platforms being racial segregation, their slogan was "Segregation Forever".
It's one thing for someone who grew up in the stupid ages (Thurmond) to believe in the backwards concepts of racial segregation. It's quite another for someone as young as Trent Lott to support such utter nonsense.
There was a time when Republicans actually did stand up for the rights of African Americans. One we should know, remember and cherish was Abraham Lincoln.
So, at one time, a long time ago a Republican or two stood up for the rights of minorities.
But now it is the Democrats who embrace the ideals of equality, and they are called "liberal" for something as basic as the concept that all human beings are created equal.
If I were a Republican I would be stomping my feet right now. No way can the racist Strom Thurmond lover hold a prominent position in my party.
But thankfully I am not a Republican and so far I have not witnessed any Republicans disagreeing with Lott becoming Minority Whip.
So what does that really say, without saying anything at all, about the values and ideals of the Republican party and what they really stand for?
It's just a question.