The Hard Reich in the Republican Party Shows their True Stripes

It appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans have so far one solo talking point, that being that Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever serve on the Supreme Court, was an "activist judge," and because Elena Kagin clerked for him, she must be tainted by her association with him. Marshall, of course, successfully argued before the Supreme Court - when he held the Solicitor General's job that Elena Kagin currently holds - that the 1898 Plessy versus Ferguson "separate but equal" racial doctrine should be overturned, and the Court unanimously agreed in its "Brown versus Board of Education" decision. But these Southern State Senators, particularly Alabama's Jeff Sessions, are apparently still smarting over being forced by the Court to accept integration of workplaces, neighborhoods, and lunch counters. Once again, the hard reich in the Republican party shows their true stripes, and doesn't even have the common sense or moral compass to be embarassed by it. They mentioned Thurgood Marshall - in a negative context - nearly twice as many times in their opening remarks as they mentioned their other boogeyman, the current President of the United States, an African-American who wouldn't be President if Marshall hadn't successfully argued that case before the court.


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Foxxed 2 Death 13 years 51 weeks ago

Forgive my redundancy for re-posting this item regarding Robert Byrd, but the racism spewed forth by our alleged representatives belies politics as usual from southern state senators: Byrd held the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops. In 1944, Byrd wrote to fellow segregationist Sen. Theodore Bilbo: 'I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.' — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS) 1944

No great loss for this soul-less beast. Save for Sen. Bernie Sanders, this means 1 down, 98 to go! Regarding the remainder of Congress, someone wiser than I am once said "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS !!!"

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Bruce Leeroy 13 years 51 weeks ago

"Republican party shows their true stripes, and doesn't even have the common sense or moral compass to be embarassed by it."

Hmmm. there has got to be an oxymoron somewhere in this sentence????

Republican party/common sense..ummmm

Republican party/moral compass...ummmm

Republican party/embarassed...ummmm

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stopgap 13 years 51 weeks ago

As the old saying goes: If you can't say anything nice about, then don't say anything at all. Therefore when I talk regarding Republicans, I say, _____________________ ___________________________. __________________________________________. @#%$*@#/@###. _________________________. ______________________________%@&*/#**%##@++&&/%!!! _________________________...........

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