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Friday, June 25, 2010

Ku Klux Kanjorski: The Left Has Racists Too

I just had to repost this video featured today on ABC. It is of  Rep. Paul Kanjorski stating that the new Finance Bill will give relief to those that he describes as, "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."
 
The notion that "minorities" should be classed with "defective people", and the implication that the category of "average, good American people" precludes the membership of "minorities" is asinine, offensive and deplorable. I don't care if the utterer of such a statement is lefty, righty, or ambidextrous. It doesn't matter. The problem is that such remarks indicate a profoundly stubborn ignorance and refusal to recognize the inherent 'Americanness' of people like myself, and other readers of this blog that don't give two licks about race, and just want to work hard for the advancement of our nation. We are everywhere, and marginalizing our productive citizenship is divisive, short-sighted, and un-American. Racism is clearly not the exclusive province of the Right, and it must be eradicated before Americans will be able to truly band together and rebuild this great country of ours.

2 comments:

  1. actually i think you really took that quote and blew it up into something it wasn't intended to be. i think he is saying that a lot of people view government assistance as something just for minorities or just for lazy people. i don't think he was saying minorities are defective people, they just went into the same sentence. the implication from a lot of conservatives is that welfare is for X kind of person, and kanjorski was just saying that there is no specific margin of people that receive this kind of aid, that it's for everyone.

    there definitely is racism coming from both sides, but this is not an example of it. nice try, though. i takes hard work to take something so decidedly innocent and make it into a racist comment.

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  2. Let's be honest - how many times has the left done exactly that - take innocent comments by Republicans, and make them look racist? I don't agree with either side doing it, but it isn't fair that the liberal-leaning media gives one side a pass while they chastise the other side for similar behavior.

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