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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Video: Bill Maher jokes that blacks will act like the KKK

Whether he knows it or not, Bill Maher actually joked that blacks should behave like the KKK did nearly one hundred-fifty years ago. Before I get to what Bill Maher said, here is what I thought was a relevant excerpt from my book:
In 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified; it abolished slavery. In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified; it granted citizenship to former slaves and their offspring born in the United States. Since amendments to the Constitution don't require the approval of the President, the Republican controlled Congress was able to ratify them without the consent of (Democratic President) Johnson. In between the ratification of those two amendments was the formation of a hateful and racist group known as the KKK in 1866. It was agroup formed by Democrats who felt threatened by the freedoms blacks were realizing as a direct result of Republican efforts. 
The 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the right to vote, was introduced in 1869 and overwhelmingly supported by a Republican controlled Congress while being almost universally opposed by the Democrats in both houses. Not one Democrat in the House voted in favor of the Amendment, which was ratified in 1870. (Unsung Davids, p. 161)
The KKK was formed by Democrats so that blacks could be intimidated and persecuted. After the 15th Amendment was passed, blacks were threatened with torture and death if they voted for Republicans.

Keep that in mind as you watch Bill Maher joke that blacks are ready to behave on November 6th as the KKK did in the 1870's. The entire black community should be outraged that Maher would make such a comparison.

Via NewsBusters:

Benghazi-gate: Geraldo displays firewall protecting the common sense region of his brain... twice

To fully appreciate Geraldo Rivera's two appearances on Fox News (Fox & Friends and then the O'Reilly Factor) to discuss Benghazi-gate, consider three issues relative to the attack:

  1. The lack of security for months leading up to the attack
  2. The attack itself coupled with the Obama administration's failure to respond
  3. The decision to point to the anti-Muhammad video for two weeks after the attack
Rivera has decided to side with the administration lock, stock, and barrel but he obviously believes that a vigorous defense of team Obama on issue number 2 is the best course. He obviously wants to talk about the other two issues as little as possible. When Eric Bolling brings up issue number 3, Geraldo shamefully doubles down on issue number 2 while also implying that Tyrone Woods' father is a liar but only because the father of the slain Navy SEAL has been misled by right-wing partisans (yes, that sounds like an insult to Charles Woods' intelligence).

Geraldo has no answers for issues number 1 and number 3 (this becomes blatantly obvious in his interview with O'Reilly, who made Rivera look like an unhinged adolescent who was growing increasingly frustrated with his inability to successfully argue with an adult).

First up, Geraldo vs. Bolling via MediaIte:

That night, Geraldo appeared on the O'Reilly Factor to discuss Benghazi-gate in general and his exchange with Bolling in particular. To call what Geraldo did filibustering would make a seasoned politician blush. O'Reilly kept pushing Rivera to talk about issue number 1 but the Fox News liberal simply couldn't go there until about three minutes in and even then, he meandered around the issue and actually said he hates to agree with O'Reilly, which could explain why he refuses to lower the self-constructed firewall he's placed in front of the common sense region of his brain.

O'Reilly makes mincemeat of Geraldo here. Actually, Geraldo does it to himself and O'Reilly seems to enjoy watching him do it.

Geraldo. Looking. Foolish.

Via MediaIte:

Video: 9 Year-old black boy in Daytona thinks Romney would send him to 'Crop Fields'

While in Daytona Beach, FL to see Michelle Obama, 9 year-old Brandon was asked why Obama needs to win on Tuesday. His response?

"If Mitt Romney wins, we'll be going back to the crop fields."

Via RightNewz:

Gee, I wonder where Brandon got that idea...

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