This ongoing series is not intended as ‘gotcha’ style one-upmanship on the issue of racism, but rather a counterargument to the view that racism is part and parcel of the Conservative/Republican movement as well as an indictment of the agenda of Liberals. It will integrate the statements and the policies of liberals and will demonstrate that both the policies and the statements are of a whole cloth – the very same race-obsessed cloth which stained the early Democratic Party. The series is a demonstration that Liberals and Democrats have not only not left their racist views behind them, but rather have developed a different strategy to achieve the very same ends of those early racists within their ranks.
The following are quotes attributed to prominent liberal and Democratic leaders and activists regarding blacks and Jews. All of these (with the exception of the Truman quote) date after the alleged switch in party affiliation based on racist leanings that is often alleged by Liberals today.
Excluded from this page are the myriad of anti-white statements from white, black, and Hispanic leaders and activists. These views are widely known. Inclusion of them here would be both redundant and counterproductive, as it is the alleged bias against blacks, Jews, and Hispanics of Conservatives and Republicans which draws the ire of so many liberals.
“(Obama’s) a nice person, he’s very articulate this is what’s been used against him, but he couldn’t
sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” — Dan Rather
(for the video go here)
“A few years ago, (Barack Obama) would have been
getting us coffee.” — Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy
(Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann)
“Let me see one of you adopt one of those ugly black babies.”
— Abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani
(for the video go here)
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless
you have a slight Indian Accent.” — Joe Biden
(for the video go here)
“I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from
West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter]
that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . .
He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation.”
— Former Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd (D.,Conn.)
(quoted in the Washington Times, go here)
“(Harry Reid) was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that
the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially
one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless
he wanted to have one.”
— Harry Reid’s comments reported by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a n*gger or a Chinaman.
Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud,
then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese
and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion
Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.”
-Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess
“You’d find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they’d
just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.” — Fritz Hollings (D, S.C.)
(reported by the New York Times, go here)
“Blacks and Hispanics are “too busy eating watermelons and tacos”
to learn how to read and write.” — Mike Wallace, CBS News
( during preparation for a 60 Minutes TV program on insurance fraud in 1981.)
“‘Hymies.’ ‘Hymietown.’” — Jesse Jackson’s description of New York City
while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail.
“You f*cking Jew b@stard.” — Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray. This was revealed in “State of a Union: Inside
the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton” and has been verified by Paul Fray and three witnesses.
And perhaps the most relevant quotes. This from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Liberal hero and signer of the 1964 Civil Rights Act:
“I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years”
(from Inside the White House by Ronald Kessler)
“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”
— Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights
This is by no means a complete quotations page, and it will be updated continuously and as needed.