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Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of oligarchic and corporate interests and absolutist religious groups.
Why? Because they're evil GOP bastards!
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soley on the basis of right-wing ideology, as demonstrated by his unprecedented decision in Bush v. Gore. It is rumored that Rehnquist will be retiring soon. We should take comfort in the fact that Bush couldn't possibly appoint a worse replacement.
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On Political Enemies
"We will fuck him. Do
you hear me? We will
fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has
ever fucked him!"
Trent Lott and the
GOP's dirty little secret
V A I W
Veterans Against the
The flap over former Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott's idiotic nostalgia for the era of racial segregation has been quietly removed from public discourse. The White House's deft management of the coup against the overly candid Lott has resulted in his replacement as incoming Senate Majority Leader by Ten-
nessee Senator Bill Frist, whom apparently has the good political sense to never utter racist sym-
pathies in "polite" company. While Frist may be more circumspect about his racial policies, his voting record is indistinguishable from Lott's.
Why did the Bush White House (i.e., Karl Rove) feel the need to replace Lott? It certainly can't be due to policy differences -- Lott
was a loyal foot soldier in George W. Bush's jihad against ordinary Americans. Like everything else about the Bush administration, policy was driven by politics. Suburban white males and soccer moms (and much later, the press) might conclude that not only was Lott sympathetic to the concept of racial segregation (if not slavery), but the majority of Republican senators that elected him their leader must either share his views (which were so often repeated that nobody could plead ignorance of Lott's sympathies), or were at the very least "comfortable" with a leader that held those beliefs.
As should be obvious to anyone with even a casual interest in American politics since Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" program, the Republicans have executed a cynical strategy to capture the Southern white "neo-Confederacy" vote while publicly proclaiming that today's "inclusive" GOP supports
a "color blind" society.
There's nothing "color blind" about GOP hostility towards civil rights legislation and the protection of minority voting rights; or their nostalgic affection for the old Confederacy -- especially as symbolized by their reverence for the Confederate battle flag. Can anyone who lived through the turbulent era of civil rights reform in the 50s and 60s deny that the Confederate flag was (and remains) the standard of racist, white-supremacist opposition to equal rights?
Again, anyone who doesn't realize that the GOP's long-standing "southern strategy" is based on racism is either dishonest or hasn't been paying attention. After Lyndon Johnson signed the historic 1964 Civil Right Act, he accurately predicted "…We just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come." In 1964, Barry Goldwater and the GOP shame-
lessly capitalized on southern white racism under the canard of "states rights" (primarily, the states' right
to deny civil liberties based on race) solidly winning the Deep South -- which it holds to this day.
While Karl Rove's skillful surgical excision of Trent Lott has removed the daily media reaffirmation of the connection between the Republican Party and racism, the racist core of the GOP remains in power, hidden in plain view from daily media exposure while occupying the highest offices in the nation and manning the levers of government.
Citations to support this charge are plentiful. Readers seeking substan-
tiation can click here, here, and here. Most disturbing is that some of the highest officeholders of the American government whom are in charge of protecting Constitutional liberties and enforcing civil rights have demonstrably racist pasts.
Consider two prominent Republican officials: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist, and Attorney General John Ashcroft.
William Rehnquist began his career as a GOP operative by harassing black voters during the 1964 presidential election. He left a lengthy paper trail of his pro-segregation ideology as an assistant attorney general in the Nixon administration -- attempting to limit and disrupt the landmark desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education. Having thus proved himself "reliable," Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court by Richard Nixon. And reliable he has been -- so reliable, in fact, that he was appointed chief justice by an admiring Ronald Reagan (himself no stranger to playing the "Welfare Queen" race card). Rehnquist's consistent "states rights" judgments (including his grossly inconsistent vote in Bush v. Gore) on the Supreme Court prove just how predictably "reliable" he has been. Can this man be trusted to interpret the law fairly?
John Ashcroft, whose religious practices include anointing himself with oil (this is a head-scratcher even among our devout Christian friends) opposed racial integration and the appointment of African Americans to public office as Missouri attorney general and governor. During this period, Ashcroft maintained links to the segregationist Council of Concerned Citizens (successor to the more overt White Citizens Councils) -- even intervening in the case of a CCC member accused of plotting the murder of an FBI agent. Like Trent Lott, Ashcroft has also made his wistful pro-Confederacy sympathies known in the pages of Southern Partisan. Can this man be trusted with enforcing the nation's civil rights laws?
While his appointment made the GOP's theocratic and segregationist constituencies happy, what does Ashcroft's selection as the highest law-enforcement officer in the land say about the ethics of his boss, George W. Bush?
Anyone who ever supported segregation has an ethical void in the soul where their concepts of fairness and justice should reside -- and should be considered morally unfit for high office. That goes for Democrats and Republicans alike. But too many Republicans continue to exploit racist sympathies for political gain (remember George W. Bush's equivocation on the Confederate flag and genuflection before Bob Jones III during the 2000 presidential primaries, and how the GOP used the Confederate flag in the 2002 Georgia governor's race). Duplicitous Republican racial policies are so long-standing and pervasive that they cannot be explained
as anything other than official GOP policy.
Trent Lott's demise wasn't because he held neo-Confederate sympathies. Unlike John Ashcroft and William Rehnquist, he committed the unpardonable
sin of enunciating them consistently enough to
disallow the GOP's usual excuses of "misstatement"
Need proof that the Republicans are evil bastards?
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The Florida Republican Recount Riot: A Consortorium report on how paid GOP operatives circumvented the democratic process through mob violence
How heretical cult leader / convicted felon Sun Myung Moon achieved such influence over the Republican Party (and shameless televangelist lackeys like Jerry Falwell)
The GOP grand conspiracy begins: the abolition of the "Fairness Doctrine"
If it's about fairness, depend on Republicans to oppose it
Bush & Cheney corporate sleaze: The encyclopedia of Harken and Halliburton Scandals
List of influential right-wIng think tanks & foundations
John Ashcroft, like Trent Lott, granted an interview to Southern Partisan, a magazine that glorifies treasonous southern racists (CSA).