Saturday, May 13, 2006

Racist Democrat

I thought it was only Republicans who were supposed to be racist. I love the old yarn about how the Democrats were the party of Civil Rights and all that, when in much of the South blacks weren't even allowed to register as Democrats. Southerners during the Civil Rights Era weren't Republicans--they cursed the party of Abraham Lincoln.

Then one day, all the Southerners got together and decided to trade parties. All the racist Democrats suddenly became Republicans, and all the saintly Republicans became today's Democrats. I've actually had people tell me about this switch. Amazes me. Why didn't Kleagle--I mean, Senator--Byrd, change parties?

Democrats will scream "David Duke!" "David Duke!" Yes, what exactly is the story behind David Duke? What exactly is his position in the Republican Party? Was he, or was he not, booted from said party? Could most people identify a picture of him? Unlike Grand Wizard--I mean, Senator--Byrd, Duke is a nobody.

Then there's this guy, whom we learn about via Instapundit (see blogroll at left).

Associated Press Writer

May 12, 2006, 3:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A Democratic candidate for Alabama attorney general denies the Holocaust occurred and said Friday he will speak this weekend in New Jersey to a "pro-white" organization that is widely viewed as being racist.

Larry Darby concedes his views are radical, but he said they should help him win wide support among Alabama voters as he tries to "reawaken white racial awareness" with his campaign against Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson.


Darren said...

Haven't seen anything on his site about Gibson's statement.

Darren said...

But the EdWonks will tell you about another guy, political party unknown:

Anonymous said...

You mean the David Duke that supports the Cindy Sheehan/Code Pink/ANSWER/anti-war crowd, that David Duke?

Anonymous said...

And how, exactly, would Mel Gibson's statement of fact be relevant to this?