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(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)
Presented without further comment:
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)
And this time she has company, in the form of two liberal (I assume) radio hosts who join her in mocking people who identify with the Tea Party, and Southerners in general. I’ll let them speak for themselves:
Moe Lane absolutely destroys Sanchez on the factual errors she commits in this interview, such as where most of the new representatives come from, but I want to point out something else: Note the cavalier contempt for conservatives’ concern over the constitutionality of Congress’ actions*. Instead of her showing respect for others’ respect for the document they and she are sworn to defend, Sanchez (and her interlocutors) mock them — and their funny names and accents.
Stupid red necks. Why can’t all y’all be like Loretta and just go along to get along and stop fussin’ yourselves over a silly old piece of parchment?
On the other hand, Loretta fits in perfectly fine with her caucus, the leader of which thinks elections really shouldn’t matter.
This isn’t the first time Congresswoman Sanchez (D-Race Card) has shown herself to be more than willing to play on race and ethnicity to gain an edge: when Arizona passed SB 1070, its bill to enforce federal immigration law that the Fed refused to enforce, Sanchez equated supporters of the bill with White supremacists. (Be sure to see the comments for a full discussion.) And during the 2010 election campaign, Sanchez, a member of the enlightened Democratic Party, went on Spanish-language channel Univision to tell her Hispanic viewers that the Vietnamese community in the district were trying to “steal our seat.” Sadly, she won.
Abraham Lincoln once famously said:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I’d suggest to the congresswoman that she take Mr. Lincoln’s words to heart, but she passed the point of no return long ago and the secret is out.
PS: Sanchez is a louse, too. She tried to get Representative Gabrielle Giffords kicked off a committee while Giffords was lying in a hospital fighting for her life after being shot in the head.
PPS: And let’s not forget she likely cheated her way into the House, too, on the strength of illegal votes in her 1996 election.
PPPS: Must be a family thing; her sister, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-No Free Speech), sponsored legislation to restrict free speech on the Internet.
*Absolutely accidental alliteration. I swear.
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)
I guess Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) didn’t get the memo. Check out this statement made during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill:
We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good American people.
At best, when taken in the context of the full video clip*, he’s assailing whomever he’s talking to for assuming that all welfare recipients are minorities and defectives, but even that comes out looking bad for him. After all, it’s not hard to draw the conclusion that he does not include said minorities and defectives in the ranks of “good American people.”
We may well have a prime example of a Kinsley Gaffe, here.
Representative Kanjorski’s opponent in the November election is Republican Lou Barletta, the Mayor of Hazleton, PA. I know little about him, but maybe he has a broader understanding of what (and who) constitutes a good American. If so, then perhaps it’s time for the people of Pennsylvania’s 11th district to give him the job in Washington.
*(Hey, WordPress! How about letting us link Eyeblast videos the same way we can link YouTube?)
(via Ed Morrissey)
LINKS: More from Hot Air.
Today must be “prejudice day” here at Public Secrets. Following the trail Andrew Klavan blazed, let’s a look at a few more jaw-dropping examples of of people being total schmucks. (And I use the word “people” loosely.)
First there’s Helen Thomas, long the senior-most member of the White House press corps. She had these charming words to say just a few days ago:
Much more from Allahpundit, who isn’t buying this hag’s apology. Also more from Big Journalism. Charming. If there’s any justice, she’ll be announcing her retirement into a deserved obscurity next Monday.
But let’s not stop there, shall we?
In Europe, the Israeli Ambassador to the European Union appeared before a committee of the Union’s parliament to explain Israel’s actions and present clear evidence that the commandos fired in self-defense. Most of the assembled MEPs couldn’t have cared less. They had their narrative and they were sticking to it, damn it:
On Tuesday, one day after Israeli commandos raided a supposedly “humanitarian” flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip, Israeli Ambassador to the EU Ran Curiel appeared before the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in what would become a raucous session. Even before Curiel had the chance to speak, representatives of one parliamentary group after another took the floor to condemn Israel’s action.
Spanish MEP María Muñiz De Urquiza of the Socialist group described the Israeli raid as an act of “piracy,” for instance, and called for an end to the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. French MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen of the Green group raised the tone further, describing Gaza as a “ghetto” and the flotilla as a “flotilla of peace.” Kiil-Nielsen added, “I hope that the death of these pacifists, these activists, will lead us to say this time: ‘That’s enough! It has to stop! …Let us put an end to the impunity of Israel!’”
Don’t be shy, Nicole. Go ahead, say what you really mean: “Let us put an end to Israel!” You’re a shoo-in to land a spot at the next Nuremberg rally.
It is difficult to view the tape of the EU parliamentary session and not conclude that the EU is no friend of Israel, but rather sides reflexively with Israel’s enemies. The Israelis should tune it out, if they have not done so already.
This event also undercuts the view of those who claim that Israel’s failure to release video of the incident more quickly was a significant factor in the PR battle. The reaction to this incident was based almost entirely on ideology. Those who condemned Israel were not interested in the evidence, and no evidence was likely to change the reaction appreciably.
Next we move a little more (uncomfortably ) close to home, as students at La Quinta High here in California are being disciplined for organizing and participating in a game of, I wish I were kidding, “Beat the Jew:”
Several high school students in La Quinta have been disciplined for their involvement in a late-night game of tag called “Beat the Jew ” on school grounds last month.
The game, which gathered participants via Facebook, is a complicated contest of tag, in which “Jews” are taken, blind-folded, by car to a place off campus and have to make their way back to base, while pursued by “Nazis”, said Sherri Johnstone, assistant superintendent for personnel at the Desert Sands Unified School District.
Honestly, I don’t blame the kids (we all know what jerks high-school students can be) nearly as much as I blame the school district, which clearly hasn’t done enough to educate their students in the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust. Still, this leaves me asking that immortal question, WTF??
And just to show that boneheaded bigotry is not the sole province of MSM journalists and other Leftists, please consider the case of South Carolina State Senator Jackie Knotts (R), who said of State Representative Nikki Haley (also R), an Indian-American and a candidate for governor there:
“We got a raghead in Washington; we don’t need one in South Carolina,” Knotts said more than once. “She’s a raghead that’s ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons.”
Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention he included the President of the United States, too. Charming fellow. He makes Bull Connor look like Mr. Sensitivity. Maybe he and Helen can share a cabana at Club KKK. Really, read the whole entry at Ace’s. You’d swear it had to be made up. Sadly, it isn’t. (More at Hot Air)
I’m pretty sure that all left as bad a taste in your mouth as it did in mine, so here’s some humor to wash it out with – Monty Python’s game show, Prejudice:
Reason.TV lets both sides speak for themselves; you decide who the foaming-at-the-mouth bigots are:
Recently, a series of vicious and bigoted phone messages left for an African-American professor who was opposed to ObamaCare drew media attention. At Big Government, Bob Parks vents his disgust… at the media:
When I read Monica Crowley’s piece on Big Government, I must admit to being thoroughly disgusted.
Not because she posted racial-slur laden voicemails sent to Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University because of his opposition to ObamaCare. No, I am disgusted because for years the mainstream media has invited black conservatives on their radio and television programs to be an opposing voice to the black liberals who are often sought as the voice of black America. We’ve told them (off the record) of the response we normally get after our appearances.
We know what the headlines would read if something were said to annoy Al Sharpton. But it took racist phonecalls to a dean to invoke outrage.
I know many other black conservatives have endured the racial slurs from the left for decades, and the media has never had our backs.
Parks then goes through a long list of racist attacks by the Left against Black conservatives that the media has ignored.
(Argh. Hit “publish” instead of save draft. The rest of the post follows….)
The question is why this happens. Why does the media regularly ignore churlish behavior originating on the Left that they gleefully expose when it comes from the Right?
For some, I’m sure, it’s ideological: the American mainstream media largely skews Left, and they’re supporting their allies. For example, look at the extensive effort of Dan Rather and other figures at CBS to smear President George W. Bush in order to help Senator John Kerry just before the 2004 election. (An overview of the scandal: Rathergate)
For others, though, I think it’s just the self-perception of virtue causing a form of blindness: “Our side is the good side; they’re the racists. We just can’t be guilty of the same thing. When we characterize Condoleezza Rice as Mammy, or Michael Steele as Sambo, that’s legitimate satire.” This refusal to see fault in one’s own side is the more common reason I think, and something not limited to the Left.
Apes, pigs, fathers of rats. Hey, it was just a matter of time before some cleric of the Religion of Tolerance came out and said what they really mean. Preach it, Brother Jarbu’!
The Jews, the brothers of apes and pigs, have gathered from all corners of the world, in order to defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They have come to rob it of its purity, and they replaced it with their impurity, their filth, and their abomination. The Al-Aqsa Mosque… Along come the criminal Zionists, and open the so-called Hurva (“destruction”) synagogue. May Allah bring their homes down on them.
You cannot go on living, oh Arab and Islamic nation, while the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being defiled by the Jews, the most despicable people on this Earth. By Allah, they are not human beings. They are not men who deserve to live, as long as we are alive.
LINKS: Video of his exhortation.