Friday, June 20, 2014

Some racists are more equal than others...

The Racism of Bundy vrs. Biden and Reid

As reported by CNN: “His [Biden] remarks about Obama, the only African-American serving in the Senate, drew the most scrutiny."I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."  
LA Times: And Reid didn’t apologize until 2 years later, 2010: “Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate Majority Leader and the national government's highest-ranking Mormon, has admitted now remarking apparently with some amazement on the nation's highest-ranking black Democrat as being notably "light-skinned" and having "no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one."

Dueling racist quotes is always a fun game to play with Democrats.

Bottom line: at least we Republicans don't elect our racists to national office.  


  1. How do you know that there are NO racist Republicans in elected office?

    Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.

    Racists tend to express their racism when they feel threatened by other races, whether in employment or competition for elected office.

    Republicans, because there are so few African-American Republicans, wouldn't feel the need to display their racism in fending off challenges from other Republicans.

    They have more to feel worry about lunatic Tea Party Republicans.

    1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      bumfire: "Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence."

      No, but it certainly is absence of evidence. Normally, in liberal democracies, it's difficult to accuse someone of something based on an absence of evidence.

      Lying bolsheviks, however, don't worry about such petty technicalities.

      But I have a different theory. Maybe the oceans are hiding the racism along with the warming. Who knows?

    2. Senile old fart,

      Absence of evidence is absence of evidence? One of the more stupid things you've written, and you've written a lot of very stupid things.

      Anyway. It's still true that absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence. All it means is that it's not possible to confirm or exclude the absence. It means that you need some further information.

      Egnor insists that there are NO racist Republicans in elected office. He has no basis for making that claim, not definitely.

      I don't need to be able to point to any single Republican as being a racist, because I'm not claiming that. All I'm claiming is that it's unlikely that all Republicans will be non-racists.

      Is that clear enough for your tiny brain?

    3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      Isn't absence of evidence absence of evidence?

      bumfire: " All I'm claiming is that it's unlikely.." .

      So, bumfire, what IS the likelihood and upon what absence of evidence is your likelihood estimate based?? :-D

    4. Senile old fart,

      You are so fucking stupid. Absence of evidence of God is absence of evidence of God, OK?

      You do the calculations. There are many Republican politicians at federal, state and local government level. Also many Republicans in elected positions such as public prosecutors, judges, school boards, dog catchers, etc.

      What is the probability that none of them will be racist? Egnor stated 'at least we Republicans don't elect our racists to national office'. For Egnor to be able to state that with certainty he'd need to have done a comprehensive survey of all Republican politicians in elected positions at national level (and define what he means by that - Congress, state governors?), which he hasn't done.

      Is that clear enough for your completely addled brain?

  2. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 20, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    The only time that Democrats can be racists is when they commit apostasy and switch parties. After they become Republicans then they can be labeled "lifetime" racists.

    Democrats who appear to be actual lifetime racists like KKK Kleagle (whatever the hell that is) and Democratic Sen Robert Byrd do their penance (e.g., piously vote to spend other people's money on "reparations") and get elected by Democrat politicians to posts like Majority Leader.

  3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. "
    --- Rep Israel (D- NY), 4/14

    Good parrot, Popito! Good parrot.

    Popito Parrot: "BAAAAAWK!!! Popito want a cracker!"

    The check is in the mail, I'm sure.

  4. KW,

    There's a new book out 'Dog Whistle Politics' by Ian Lopez, which is about how the Republicans use the racism of their supporter base to get elected. Not that they're racist themselves.

    Perhaps Senile old fart might be able to read it? Or, since reading comprehension is a problem for him, perhaps he might be able to find a relevant YouTube video?