Whipping Black Conservatives; Notable Quotables: Praising Hillary
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Washington Post reporter Lonnae O'Neil Parker attacked black conservatives as racial betrayers in a Sunday Style section piece on race. Parker declared: "Ultimately, race is political. And I am a partisan." To demonstrate her partisanship, Parker tells of watching the miniseries "Roots" with her cousin Kim:
"There is a scene where kidnapped African Kunta Kinte won't settle down in his chains. 'Want me to give him a stripe or two, boss?' the old slave, Fiddler, asks his Master Reynolds. 'Do as I say, Fiddler,' Reynolds answers. 'That's all I expect from any of my niggers.' 'Oh, I love you, Massa Reynolds,' Fiddler tells him. And instantly, my mind draws political parallels. Ward Connerly, I think to myself. Armstrong Williams. Shelby Steele. Hyperbole, some might say. I say dead-on. 'Clarence Thomas,' I say to my Cousin Kim. And she just stares at me. She may be a little tender yet for racial metaphors. I see them everywhere."
Go to the Washington Post web site to read the entire article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1999-08/08/071l-080899-idx.html
The August 9 edition of Notable Quotables, the MRC's bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media.
Hillary, Frank and Candid?
"Frank talk from the First Lady....In
a move that some Washington insiders say may hurt her chances at a Senate
run, First Lady Hillary Clinton has talked at length, and with
considerable candor, about her relationship with the President and why she
has stayed the course with their marriage. As Sharyl Attkisson reports,
the First Lady's words paint a picture of a man who couldn't help himself
and a woman who wouldn't give up."
ABC's Shill-Filled Showcase
"I think all of this is probably
speculation on her part, but I think this is the narrative by which she
has lived with this marriage, which is quite wonderful in its, you know,
in its interdependence of conversation, of ideas, of excitement, of
chemistry, sexual chemistry."
Neither Party is Socialist Enough
"You mentioned the Patients' Bill of
Rights. It seems like that was an argument by both parties over providing
more for people who already are lucky enough to have health insurance. And
in fact, neither party dealt with some very fundamental issues that
energized you and the First Lady five and six years ago. The question is:
With such a robust economy and the budget surpluses, if not now, when? And
if not you, who would provide the leadership to provide for those
Stop That Stupid Tax Cut
"The vocabulary has changed so that
tax cuts now look like irresponsible spending and spending on investments
and education and Medicare looks like the responsible thing to do because
if I get $100 back, I can't go fix a school or clean a river, and people
are more interested in these things than they are in the tax cut, and the
poll numbers, you know, don't explain this. I mean the only thing that
could explain this love of tax cuts is a lowered IQ."
Now This Golden Oldie from '88...
"George Bush campaigned in a flag
factory during his 1988 presidential run against Michael Dukakis. Bush was
blasting Dukakis back then as a card-carrying member of the American Civil
Liberties Union. A faint echo of the late Joseph McCarthy's card-carrying
member of the Communist Party, but it seemed to help Bush."
Nike's Evil Empire
"Quite simply, for many workers around
the world the oppression of the unchecked commissars has been replaced by
the oppression of the unregulated capitalists, who move their
manufacturing from country to country, constantly in search of those who
will work for the lowest wages and lowest standards. To some, the Nike
swoosh is now as scary as the hammer and sickle."
Gun Control Hopes
"The shots that rang out in the
Atlanta massacre were heard clearly by lawmakers on Capitol Hill today.
While it may have been loud enough to put gun control back in the
spotlight, CBS's Diana Olick reports it might not be enough to spark
JFK Jr.: Media's "Sun God"
"The star power has diminished. John
Kennedy Jr. was the Sun God, the most charismatic of any of the Kennedy
children. So that will lower their wattage some, but there are enough
Kennedys out there making enough contributions that they will be part of
the life of this country well into the next century."
Teddy: Champion of the Little Guy
"The Kennedy legacy really endures:
Senator Kennedy has been in the United States Senate for 36 years, and the
baby boom generation -- my generation -- has a Lieutenant Governor in
Maryland, Congressman Patrick Kennedy from Rhode Island, Joe Kennedy is
not in Congress now, but everyone in Massachusetts will tell you that
he'll probably be Governor of Massachusetts some day. So the legacy of
values and a significant achievement has endured."
Colin Powell, Gun Nut
"And General Powell, one of the
aspects of the program that I think may get some attention is that there
is training in riflery, in marksmanship here. I understand they use .22
caliber rifles. At a time when we are so sensitive, it seems, to the
connection between young people and guns, do you think it's a good idea to
be putting them in contact with guns in high school?"
...A Minute Here, A Minute There
Fred Barnes: "One of
the things I wondered about is, she said there were ten years in which he
was faithful. Now I don't know whether she meant ten consecutive years or
ten cumulative years, you know, a year here and a year there."
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