Zell Miller - I challenge you to a duel!
Zell Miller has been the posterchild for unwanted Democrats since early in the presidential elections. He's been called a Zell out, The Evil Emperor from Star Wars, The Duelist and a host of other mean and hateful things. Many have gone so far as to say that Zell Miller has never really been a Democrat. Well, he was Democrat enough to be Bill Clinton's keynote speaker in the 1992 DNC.
Ed Koch - Kerry doesn't have the stomach to go after terrorists.
Former mayor of New York, Ed Koch, has always taken flack from the DNC for his forthright views. Somehow I don't think calling him gay qualifies as political rhetoric. Come on people, the best you can do is call the man a homo? At least you could have a little couth. Call him wishy washy and inefective as a leader. Don't get all confused with his sexuality.
John McCain - I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours.
We're still claiming John McCain, even after the bill he proposed with Kerry. Sure, we call him a wild card. The fact of the matter is many Republicans would just love to see McCain be nominated for the top seat, loose cannon or not. I count myself as one of them. Sometimes he's got Democratic leanings. Big deal, he's a good candidate. Many Democrats would even vote for him. This brings to question our next victim.
Joeseph Leiberman - Republican in Democrat's clothing
Why does everybody hate Joe? It can't be because he's the only Jewish candidate the Democratic party has had, is it? Is it because he thinks rationally and speaks plainly? Is it because he never reaches a critical mass? Nope, Joe is supposedly hiding his strong ties to religion, even though he refuses to work on Sundays. That and he's a socal conservative that is more Rupublican than democrat. Just because he's close to the middle doesn't make him a Republican.
The DNC doesn't really seem to hold the market on disenfranchizing those that go against the grain. I'm probably going to get labeled a racist bigot or something for this but I'm going to put my nuts on the anvil for this one. Please don't hammer them too flat.
Minorities, predomanently democratic and religious minorities, have a problem with conservative minorities. They're called all manner of things. The question I hear time and time again is: "How could you go against your own party? " Well, here's the answer by Judge Clarence Thomas: "I reserve the right NOT to have my views dictated to me as if I were an intellectual slave." It's not just blacks though. Let's start this section with a hispanic.
Attorney General Gonzales - But he's a "Conservative" hispanic.
If someone wants to bring up the terrorism legal wranglings you cank kindly take your comments elsewhere. This is about something else. Gonzales started his life as the second of eight children living in a two bedroom house in Houston. There is talk of him becoming a member of the supreme court. Do people recognize that he has risen to the highest post any hispanic has ever had in the United States? No, he doesn't qualify because he's a "conservative" hispanic. I guess you have to be a liberal to be considered hispanic. Sorry Alberto, your heritage doesn't mean squat. Maybe he could replace Clarence Thomas when he retires? (If someone can find the quote my Nancy Pelosi saying that she would have prefered a liberal hispanic it would be greatly appreciated.)
Clarence Thomas - I Am a Man, a Black Man, an American
Many moons ago, when Clarence Thomas was sworn in as a member of the supreme court, he became what many considered the most powerful black man in America. Somehow, it was his own people, the black community that did not feel that way. They were, in fact, his sharpest critics. It hearkens to the more recent, even more powerful black leader, Colin Powell. With or without the Anita Hill scandal, he was still being attacked with the same "Uncle Tom" rhetoric that Colin has had to endure today. All because he had differing views. Mr. Thomas did not back down though. When the attacks were the most heated, and the black community was calling for his head, he showed his worth with this speech.
Colin Powell - White House of Uncle Thomas
Colin Powell is the most powerful Black man in the world. He weilds more political power than even Kofi Annan, the leader of the U.N. Why then is he the biggest target of black on black racism (There, I said it.) we've ever seen? To prove the point I'll just mention one name: Harry Belefonte. Yes, he called him a slave.
Okay, one more that leads into the last example: Colin Powell is Uncle Tom and Condie Rice is Aunt Jemima. (The radio host later apologized...to Aunt Jemima.)
SIDENOTE: With just a little work, Condi could look like Janet...no...really!
Condi Rice - Aunt Jemimah White House
Condeleeza Rice has seen her share of crap. She's a genious of a woman (or man) that has my utmost intellectual respect. She could use some tips from Janet in the cosmetics department, but other than that, I have no harsh words for her. Yesterday, in fact, she went through her congressional hearing and it appears that she will be easily approved as not only the most powerful black person on the face of the earth, but the most powerful woman in the world as well. Of course, everyone just dismisses her as just another Bush monkey. How sad is that?
Bill Cosby - Don't blame the white man for something that's our own fault.
Bill Cosby has been taking a lot of heat for the comments he makes. He says it's the black man's own fault for not picking themselves up by their bootstraps, forcing themselves to get an education and making something of themselves. He says it all begins with better parenting, not better welfare systems or affirmative action plans. Here's an excerpt from one of his speeches:
"Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids – $500 sneakers for what? And won't spend $200 for 'Hooked on Phonics.'
He added: "They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. ... Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. ... You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!"
These comment do not bode well for a large section of the ACLU. They were none too pleased with Bill Cosby's words and have spoken out against them on occasion. For them it is the government's responsibility to fix things, the Democratic government, not the Republican.