Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

A clown who wore a mask of President Barack Obama at a Missouri State Fair rodeo and encouraged a bull to run him down as the crowd cheered was banned Monday from any future state fairs.

The incident Saturday night was denounced by leading Democrats and Republicans and fair officials as disrespectful to the president.

The Missouri State Fair Commission voted Monday to “permanently ban this rodeo clown from ever participating or performing” at the annual state fair, according to a news release.

“The Missouri State Fair apologizes for the unconscionable stunt,” the commission said.

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The White House isn’t saying much about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he had no reaction from Obama. But he says that personally, as a native of Missouri, “It was certainly not one of the finer moments in our state.”

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The fallout from a Missouri rodeo clown’s mockery of President Obama continued as the Missouri State Fair said it will force all clowns to undergo sensitivity training and the head of the state rodeo-clown organization resigned…

Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association and the announcer at the event, resigned from the group over the state fair, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday. According to attorney Albert Watkins, Mr. Ficken resigned because the association has not expelled from its membership another clown, who made most of the Obama comments, and his client would not accept criticism on those terms.

“When he found out that the association had no plans to remove the rogue clown from its membership ranks, [Mr. Ficken] felt that the better part of valor — given what was said — was to resign from the association,” Mr. Watkins said.

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On Tuesday, the Missouri State National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a statement asking for federal involvement in the case of a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask and then asked the crowd if they’d like to see Obama run down by a bull. “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” said State President Mary Ratliff. “Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.”

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Republican Rep. Steve Stockman invited the Missouri rodeo clown who donned a President Barack Obama mask at the state fair to perform at a rodeo in his Texas district.

On Wednesday, Stockman issued a press release supporting the rodeo clown and his right to free speech, saying the “liberal reaction is straight out of Alinsky,” a reference to liberal community organizer Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals.”

“Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if its speech they don’t agree with,” Stockman said in his release. “Disagreeing with speech is one thing. Banning it and ordering citizens into re-education classes for mocking a liberal leader is another. Liberals have targeted this man for personal destruction to create a climate of fear.”

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Over the years, I’ve meticulously chronicled progressive haters and their rank hypocrisy. It’s time for yet another refresher course as the libs go nuts over a rodeo clown.

Without further ado, drawn from my blog archives, here are 10 images/signs/agitprop items mocking George W. Bush that were far, far worse than any of the silly Obama gags causing prog conniptions…

Note: These were not just fringe pieces. Some appeared in art galleries and at major film festivals. Left-wing assassination chic means never having to say you’re sorry.

Message to the rodeo-phobes: Lighten up, buttercups.

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As far as the use of violent imagery and the president is concerned, the Bush years saw imagery much more serious than a bump from a bull. For example, the 2006 film “Death of a President” was a faux-documentary that told the story of a fictional Bush assassination, including a graphic depiction of the Bush character being shot in the chest. After its premiere at the Toronto film festival, where it won the International Critics Prize, “Death of a President” was handled by a major American distributor, Newmarket Films, and was reviewed, seriously and on its own terms, by the Washington Post, New York Times and other major press outlets. The film’s makers were not banned for life from the movie industry or anything else; the director has since made several films that have shown at festivals around the world and is now working on a documentary on David Bowie.

In the 2004 novella “Checkpoint,” author Nicholson Baker depicted a conversation between two men planning to assassinate Bush. “He’s one dead armadillo,” says one character, speaking of the president. The Washington Post was impressed by the book’s “fanciful flourishes and fierce, furious fits of anger.” Baker was not banned from anything and is still writing and being published today.

In June 2006, Alan Hevesi, then the comptroller of the state of New York, delivered a college commencement address in which he paid tribute to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer by calling him “the man who, how do I phrase this diplomatically, who will put a bullet between the president’s eyes if he could get away with it.” Hevesi later apologized, explaining that he merely intended to praise Schumer’s courage and toughness. Hevesi was not banned from office; he was, in fact, re-elected as comptroller later in 2006. (He didn’t stay much longer, resigning when he was indicted on corruption charges.)

Going through these various incidents is not intended to suggest that the people involved should have been banned from their professions. It’s perfectly fine that Burnett and Maher and the others still have their jobs. It’s just to ask: Why should the Missouri rodeo clown be banned for life? Couldn’t his employers have demanded an apology instead?

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This is the reason many people don’t like ObamaCare. It’s also part of why people wind up making fun of the president at state fairs. (On that, everyone should breathe deep and remember, as the noted political philosopher Orson Welles once put it: “It’s the business of the American people to take the mickey out of the president.” It’s not only what we do, it’s what we should do. Welles was speaking on a talk show; it was the 1970s; he was talking about people making fun of some Republican president, Nixon or Ford. So what? They can take it. And they’re not kings. Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, “So what?” Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it? He would never do it. He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?

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Via the Daily Rushbo.

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Via Mediaite.


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Yep, he loves the attitude and arguments of the KKK, as the above I quoted demonstrates.

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

He’s a regular John C. Calhoun.

NotCoach on August 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Good job by RWM.

I’ve known about that for years, and I’ve already pointed out that slavenowandie is a 21st century George Fitzhugh:

The lawyer for the family who wants to socially engineer another outcome is calling for a high tech lynching of GZ. They have become that which they hate.

Kissmygrits on July 17, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Punks like Slavenowandie never hated the KKK. They -envied- them, hence their adaptation of the Klan’s rhetorical arguments and methodologies. Color flip George Fitzhugh’s arguments and you have the leftist trolls on this board.

ebrown2 on July 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

No emulation. He is one of the top 3 racists of HA, a bigot parading as an enlightened professor. He is nothing but hue on parade, paid for by your taxes, someone who has never, ever, produced anything in all his life, not on his own.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

No argument here. He’s just a color-flipped George Fitzhugh:

http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/fitzhughsoc/summary.html

ebrown2 on July 22, 2013 at 2:57 PM

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

hmmm…Bush (league) treatment

socalcon on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

In other words the two are not even close to the same incident.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 6:52 AM

In your mind.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, “So what?” Say he loves free speech

Obama HATES free speech. Remember in response to violent protests against some YouTube video in the US that may or may not exist? Obama didn’t explain about the wonder, power, beauty, freedom of the 1st amendment. No. Instead, he apologized all over the place. Like, at the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”. What he should apologize for it being a thin-skinned incompetent pretty boy pretending to be the leader of the free world.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Of Rodeos, Clowns, & The Left’s Selective Hysteria…

When even Jehmu ‘Tucker Carlson, you’re nothing but a white, bow-tying boy!’ Greene is laughing her ass off at the NAACP, the organisation has officially become a parody of itself.

The Left Beclowns Itself

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Liveenslavedthendie is one of the faces of the New McCarthyism.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Obama HATES free speech. Remember in response to violent protests against some YouTube video in the US that may or may not exist? Obama didn’t explain about the wonder, power, beauty, freedom of the 1st amendment. No. Instead, he apologized all over the place. Like, at the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”. What he should apologize for it being a thin-skinned incompetent pretty boy pretending to be the leader of the free world.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Of course he hates free speech, his attacks on classical formulations of negative liberty coupled with his left-collectivist worship of jackboot tyranny and sectarian violence put him firmly in the “repressive tolerance” camp. Read the evil for yourself:

http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/60spubs/65repressivetolerance.htm

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

The only thing that would have made me enjoy the work of this artist is if he had a putter in his hand instead of a broom.

Akzed on August 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

The Eternal Recurrence of the Same:

Imagine that for a bit. Imagine being consumed by your academic fetish but being constantly shown as wrong on almost every topic you introduce here outside of a laughably self-limited sort of “the influence of women professors in gay black history and how it influences future gay history of blacks and women” sphere of knowledge.

Now imagine knowing that the non-bubble folks you choose to congregate with care very little about your womens-/LBGT-/black-studies knowledge. And, worse, often laugh openly about its perceived value after you prove you haven’t bothered to learn much else.

Sadder still is knowing that he comes here and gets knocked around academically by people who probably only graduated high school but who have genuine intellectual curiousity and have educated themselves on different topics, and this forces him to return to the comfort of that little womens-/LBGT-/black-studies bubble where he knows what he’s expected to say to be told he’s smart again.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

rogerb on February 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM

rogerb on July 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/04/independence-day-2013/comment-page-3/#comment-7142641

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

The only thing that would have made me enjoy the work of this artist is if he had a putter in his hand instead of a broom.

Akzed on August 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

A clownish clown? Who does he think he is? Remember Don Imus roasting Bill Clinton at the White House Correspondents Dinner around the time of Whitewater? It was brilliant, but scathing. If anyone did that to Obama, they’d get the same treatment as the clown.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Q: What’s the difference between a rodeo clown and Obama?

A: The rodeo clown speaks TO the bull; Obama just speaks bull.

Q: Why is a rodeo clown like George W. Bush?

A: Rodeo clowns run the risk of being gored, and George W. Bush was almost Gored in 2000.

Steve Z on August 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Good job by RWM.

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

You’re insulting RWM if you’re confusing me with her. :P

NotCoach on August 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

You’re insulting RWM if you’re confusing me with her. :P

NotCoach on August 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

No insult intended.

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

The only thing that would have made me enjoy the work of this artist is if he had a putter in his hand instead of a broom.

Akzed on August 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Here you go.

NotCoach on August 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

You’re insulting RWM if you’re confusing me with her. :P

NotCoach on August 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

No insult intended.

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I remembered her citing it here:

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-very-best-form-of-socialism-pro.html

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

The rodeo clown incident is clearly an example of blackface minstrelsy, as everyone who saw it (whether they liked it or not) recognized. Just admit you don’t find blackface offensive and move on.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Well, d’ohbama is an example of (half) black face “minstrelsy”…so where’s the problem?
And, I don’t find blackface nearly as offensive as I do the destruction of America by an inept clown masquerading as a pResident.

Happy now, queenie?

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

…its not unreasonable to ask that the state not endorse virulently hateful images.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Post a link to the endorsement by the state of “blackface minstrelsy”, would you?

I can’t seem to locate it.

There’s a good little nancy-boy.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The entire conservative media spent the last two days defending a rodeo clown….

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM

No, you stupid racist poofter. The “conservative media” spent the last two days mocking you leftist whiners and snivelers; and the phony “outrage” that you managed to gin up over nothing. And mocking the guilt-trippers who rushed in to help you whine and snivel.

The clown needs no defense. He did nothing wrong – other than mock your obamassiah and remind you that lil barry is nothing but a poseur who’s out of his depth and lost in a world he’s not intelligent enough to handle.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM

…its not unreasonable to ask that the state not endorse virulently hateful images.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Post a link to the endorsement by the state of “blackface minstrelsy”, would you?

I can’t seem to locate it.

There’s a good little nancy-boy.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Quite the opposite, in fact.

ebrown2 on August 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Why do you deny that Jim Crow happened?

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Why do you deny that all the jim crow laws and policies were passed by democRATs?

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM

The entire conservative media spent the last two days defending a rodeo clown….

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM

If you were a liberal/progressive, alas, you would too.

Children are now fielded in MO…people all around are fired…no more free speech, none…media is silenced…it’s communism, not socialism.

YOU s/b very afraid. Leftists will end up in a very bad place. You are clueless to what you spew.

MLK died for nothing, so sad. You’ll never be equal because you want to be superior.

Making fun of any president is the ultimate form of freedom, something the US was and s/b so proud of. This inspired millions of people the world over.

If obama had leadership and grandiosity in him he’d speak up and mock the azzholes like you, and the media. Alas, he is the eunuch of the world. He holds political science speeches to Egypt and then goes golfing/eating while they kill, kill, kill…

Imagine what Reagan would have done if he’d been mocked…he’d have laughed with them and at himself.

YOU are an eternal fool, bigot and racist, the ultimate of them all. YOU don’t aim for equality. You aim to be special…but you’ll never be. You are as tiny as obama.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM

You have to get over me first buddy, the opposite of love isn’t hate, it is indifference……

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:21 AM

And yet, here you are…again.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Needs re-posting

Sensitivity training for Clowns?

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder of the highest caliber.

The puling p.c. pukes have become pernicious parodies.

profitsbeard on August 15, 2013 at 2:52 AM

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM

None of the examples listed in the article on liberal hypocrisy are about a state government endorsing a hateful depiction of a sitting President. There is no comparison.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Liar

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Another great accomplishment for the professional left in this incident is the advancement of the racial grievance industry, -all the ‘diversity training’ or whatever they call it, that will have to be done as a penalty for all those involved.

This is the second level of the racial grievance industry, and it is an industry. We mostly see the top level, the whores like Jackson and Shlapton and Cummings etc, but the second level is less visible and includes all those that are contracted to teach and pass on this crap to others. They are paid handsomely by corporations, educational institutions, and sadly now, state fair organizers.

For those in this industry, racism can never be allowed to die off, because so many make a fine living promoting racism, and they can’t make a living any other way.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Should the clown have worn a white faced mask?

Indeed, obama’s white mother might have liked that.

You’re such a tool. He is the first black-Caucasian president, dark-hued face…what should the mask be? If they’d have had it in white you’d have yelled “racism, the maks is white”.

YOU are the clown of HA and I don’t care what hue your face is, not that I don’t know.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM

lowinformationperfesser on August 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Liar

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Just last night Fox News described a similar incident at a rodeo at a state fair in Maryland (?) in the mid-nineties where President George H. W. Bush was the target.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Is English your first language?

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:37 AM

You should never ask this question of anyone. As a professor your English is extremely poor.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

ROFLMAO. Someone please tell me that’s from The Onion.

ddrintn on August 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM

It’s not from The People’s Cube either, nor from the former USSR.

It’s the USA, circa 2013, when obama is in his second term…

Aliens, please don’t laugh at us.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

This point is 100% useless. The GOP approached southern Democrats with what Ronald Reagan would have called appeasement from 1876 to 1964, forgive me if that doesn’t inspire a whole lot of respect. Oh and the North had its own Jim Crow systems, just slightly less explicit.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Well, since you dislike “appeasement” so much…how about we just go back and wipe all those laws off the books – and you can see how far you’d get having them ‘re-passed’ by today’s democRATs. Then maybe you’d see that the democRATs really are still the racists that they were a century ago. You and yours think the democRATs care about you? Hah! You and yours are just the means to an end – power. If it means that they have to hold their collective noses and hand out free stuff to you to keep you voting as a bloc, they’ll keep on doing it…until they find replacements for you. Why do you think that the dems are so big on legalizing illegal aliens? Because they are your replacements! You’d better enjoy having your arses kissed by the dems while you can – because the gravy train is about to run out of track.
And what’s really upsetting you is that you know that’s true – and that your so-called “black leaders” are helping them in hopes of keeping their positions and profits.

And there’s not a single bloody thing that you can do to stop that truck rolling over you.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Most stunning revelation in the QOTD:

Missouri has a state rodeo-clown organization!

Go figure.

socalcon on August 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Yeah. I live here; and I never knew we had that.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM

The Kansas City Star described the bull run as “borderline illegal”. “The U.S. Secret Service takes threats against the president seriously,” its editorial said. “While the president himself was in no danger here, it’s the kind of stupid activity that could give nuts ideas about harming the president.”

Be on the lookout for anyone herding a bull on the streets of Washington DC.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Be on the lookout for anyone herding a bull on the streets of Washington DC.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Not to be confused with ‘herding bull’ which is mostly what those in Congress do.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM

. The GOP approached southern Democrats with what Ronald Reagan would have called appeasement from 1876 to 1964, forgive me if that doesn’t inspire a whole lot of respect.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Really, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, President Eisenhower sending FEDERAL TROOPS to Democratically-controlled states to FORCE integration was appeasement. What more would you have like? Another war?

BTW…

The Thirteenth Amendment:

There were 9 Democrats in the Senate. 4 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (50% – 1NV).

There were 30 Republicans in the Senate. All 30 Senate Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 4 Unionists in the Senate. Three Senate Unionists voted FOR ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (75% – 1NV)

There was 1 Unconditional Unionist in the Senate. He voted FOR ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 65 Democrats in the House. 50 House Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (76.9%).

There were 86 Republicans in the House. 86 House Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 14 Unconditional Unionists in the House. 14 House Unconditional Unionists voted FOR ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 10 Unionists in the House. 6 House Unionists voted AGAINST ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (60%).

The Fourteenth Amendment:

There were 6 Democrats in the Senate. 6 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 30 Republicans in the Senate. All 30 Senate Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 6 Unionists in the Senate. Three Senate Unionists voted FOR ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (50%)

There were 36 Democrats in the House. 36 House Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 134 Republicans in the House. 128 House Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (96%).

There were 11 Unionists in the House. 10 House Unionists voted AGAINST ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (91%).

The Fifteenth Amendment:

There were 13 Democrats in the Senate. 13 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 55 Republicans in the Senate. 39 Senate Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment (100% – 16-NP or NV).

There were 67 Democrats in the House. 67 House Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment (100%).

There were 171 Republicans in the House. 168 House Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment (98.2%).

Civil Rights Act of 1866:

There were 9 Democrats in the Senate. 9 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (100%).

There were 41 Republicans in the Senate. 41 Senate Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (100%).

There were 47 Democrats in the House. 47 House Democrats voted AGAINST ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (100%).

There were 173 Republicans in the House. 173 House Republicans voted FOR ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (100%).

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Civil Rights Act of 1870:

There were 11 Democrats in the Senate. All 10 of the Senate Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1870 (100%).

There were 46 Republicans in the Senate. 45 of the 46 Senate Republicans voting voted FOR (97.8%) and 1 Senate Republican voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1870 (2.2%).

There were 59 Democrats in the House. All 41 of the House Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1870 (100%).

There were 160 Republicans in the House. 128 of the 129 House Republicans voting voted FOR it (99.2%) and 1 House Republican voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1870 (0.8%).

Civil Rights Act of 1871:

There were 9 Democrats in the Senate. All 7 of the Senate Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 54 Republicans and 5 Liberal Republicans in the Senate. 39 Senate Republicans voted FOR (97.4%) and 1 voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (0.6%). None of the Liberal Republicans voted.

There were 64 Democrats in the House. All 58 of the House Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 168 Republicans in the House. 143 of the 146 House Republicans voting voted FOR the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (97.9%).

Second Civil Rights Act of 1871:

There were 13 Democrats in the Senate. All 13 of the Senate Democrats voted AGAINST the Second Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 36 Republicans. All 36 Senate Republicans voted FOR the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 86 Democrats in the House. All 74 of the House Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Second Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 141 Republicans in the House. 118 of the 118 House Republicans voting voted FOR the Second Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

There were 5 members associated with third parties. All voted AGAINST the Second Civil Rights Act of 1871 (100%).

The Civil Rights Act of 1875:

There were 18 Democrats in the Senate. All 18 of the Senate Democrats voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (100%).
There were 48 Republicans and 4 Liberal Republicans in the Senate. 38 Senate Republicans voted FOR (90.5%) and 4 voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (9.5%).

There were 4 Liberal Republicans in the Senate. 1 Liberal Republican voted FOR (25%) and 3 voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (75%) .

There were 90 Democrats in the House. All 82 of the House Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (100%).

There were 193 Republicans in the House. 150 of the 158 House Republicans voting voted FOR the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (94.9%).

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Let’s just take a minute and run through the FACTS about the Democratic Party’s positions on slavery, segregation, lynching, Jim Crow, etc., in the 19th century up to 1920 before we turn to modern era civil rights legislation:

* Supported slavery in 6 platforms from 1840-1860.

* Opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution that successively wiped out slavery and gave both legal rights and voting rights to black Americans.

* Supported segregation actively or by silence in 20 platforms from 1868-1948.

* Opposed anti-lynching laws, specifically supported by the GOP in four platforms between 1912 and 1928.

* Opposed the GOP-sponsored Civil Rights Acts of 1866, which focused on legal equality for blacks.

* Opposed the GOP on giving voting rights to blacks in the District of Columbia in 1867. The legislation was passed over the Democrats’ objection.

* Nominated an 1868 presidential ticket of New York Governor Horatio Seymour and ex-Missouri Congressman Francis Blair. The Democrats pledged they would declare the Civil Rights laws passed by the GOP “null and void” and would refuse to enforce them. They lost to Ulysses Grant.

* Opposed the Enforcement Acts, three laws passed by the GOP between 1870 and 1871 targeting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and making it a federal crime to block the right of blacks to vote, hold office, serve on juries and have equal protection of the laws with whites.

* Opposed the GOP Civil Rights Act of 1875, which prohibited discrimination of blacks in public accommodations.

* Used the Ku Klux Klan as what Columbia University historian Eric Foner calls “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there reference to University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease’s description of the Klan as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there mention of the infamous 1924 Democratic Convention — the “Klanbake” as it is known to history because hundreds of the delegates were Klan members. The Klan-written platform mixed the traditional Democratic message of progressivism and racism in the Klan-written platform.

* Repealed the Civil Rights laws enacted by GOP Congresses and presidents, already damaged by the Supreme Court. When Democrats gained control of both Congress and the White House in 1892, the Democrats’ President Grover Cleveland signed the repeal on February 8, 1894.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Civil Rights Act of 1957:

There were 49 Democrats in the Senate. 21 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (42.9%) .

There were 43 Republicans in the Senate. All Senate Republicans voting voted FOR it (100%).

There were 229 Democrats in the House. 107 House Democrats voted AGAINST it (46.7%).

There were 191 Republicans in the House. 167 House Republicans voted FOR it (87.4%).

Civil Rights Act of 1960:

There were 65 Democrats in the Senate. 18 of the Senate Democrats voting voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1960 (30% – 5NV) .

There were 35 Republicans in the Senate. All 29 Senate Republicans voting voted FOR it (100% – 6NV).

Civil Rights Act of 1964:

There were 65 Democrats in the Senate. 21 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (31%) .

There were 33 Republicans in the Senate. 21 Senate Republicans voted FOR it (82%).

There were 258 Democrats in the House. 96 House Democrats voted AGAINST it (39%).

There were 172 Republicans in the House. 138 House Republicans voted FOR it (80%).

Voting Rights Act of 1965:

There were 65 Democrats in the Senate. 47 Senate Democrats voted FOR (72.3%) and 17 Senate Democrats voted AGAINST the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (26.2%).

There were 35 Republicans in the Senate. 30 Senate Republicans voted FOR (93.8%) and 2 Senate Republicans voted AGAINST the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (5.7%).

There were 255 Democrats in the House. 221 Democrats voted FOR (78%) and 61 House Democrats voted AGAINST it (22%).

There were 140 Republicans in the House. 112 House Republicans voted FOR it (82%) and 24 House Republicans voted AGAINST the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (18%).

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Liveenslavedthendie:

How was the GOP going to ‘force’ JFK to vote for the CRA of 1957?

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

You never cease to amaze, Sophie.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

You never cease to amaze, Sophie.

Solaratov on August 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

TYVM. If you want a link for all of my data, here.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

And the prog answer to all that is “Reagan’s Southern Strategy!”

I would say they’ve been bought off cheaply, but the trillions spent on posturing welfare programs, and the accompanying untold cost of the breakdown of the black family in America may prove to bankrupt not only the ephemeral black community but the rest of America as well.

Slavery takes many forms-but dependency is stamped on all of them.

questionmark on August 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Dumb-a$$e$

Ken James on August 15, 2013 at 5:59 PM

So does this mean Hollywood has to finally stop mocking Nixon with the peace signs and “I’m not a Crook”?

Can the studio that made Point Break be sued for using those presidential masks for crooks?

Will the Will Rogers estate have to cough up some dough to make amends for the many times that he made fun of politicians?

The whole point of being an American is that you can lampoon those in power without fear of retribution. How long before the thought/speech police become a reality and we can be arrested for any criticism of the president?

Amazing how it’s free speech when Dems mock religious people, conservatives, republicans, southerners, and white people but want to curb free speech when it’s their own sacred cows on the line.

I found the treatment of George Bush over the top, but they had a right to espouse their opinions. So sick of the double PC standard.

Ibanez Lotus on August 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I don’t get it. I saw Obama on Leno. What does he hope to achieve in the rodeo?

virgo on August 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Where did you get those facts? Linkage? Fantastic work.

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2013 at 4:17 AM

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