November 3, 2005

C'MON, GUYS, HE'S A NAZI, NOT THE OTHER N-WORD:

Top Democrats duck on Steele hits (S.A. Miller, November 3, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Three of Maryland's top Democrats -- including the two leading candidates for governor next year -- declined to repudiate comments by black Democratic leaders who said racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele are fair because he is a black conservative Republican.

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, both white and running for governor, ducked direct questions about the propriety of the black leaders' remarks, which The Washington Times reported yesterday. [...]

But Kweisi Mfume, who is running for senator, yesterday outright condemned the comments by his fellow black Democrats.

"Racially tinged attacks have no place in this campaign for U.S. Senate," said Mr. Mfume, who has chided his party's lack of support for his campaign. "If they did, I could very well be the object of public racial humiliation, based on my skin color, by people who don't like my politics."

"Black bigotry can be just as cruel and evil as white bigotry. There are too many bigots in too many places," Mr. Mfume said, repeating a common refrain from his speeches.

Mr. Mfume should have run as a Republican.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2005 7:39 AM
Comments

Kweisi understands the necessity of burning political capital on certain risky subjects in the short-term in order to gain long-term benefits. He may tick off a few of his fellow Democrats here, but he has the past credentials to do it, while Duncan and O'Malley fear the angry base of their party will swamp them if they criticize their attacks on Steele.

Posted by: John at November 3, 2005 9:41 AM

"Racially tinged attacks": for heaven's sake they were throwing Oreo cookies at him and calling him an Uncle Tom. If a Replican did that, we'd never hear the end of it.

Posted by: pchuck at November 3, 2005 10:05 AM

But throwing cookies is speech. How can you condemn "free speech"?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 3, 2005 10:52 AM

Once Mfume gets thumped in the primaries, maybe he'll endorse Steele if this nonsense keeps up.

Posted by: Timothy at November 3, 2005 11:08 AM

He has too many illegitimate kids to be a Republican.

Posted by: Bert at November 3, 2005 1:25 PM

He has 5 illigitimate children by 4 different women.

Posted by: George at November 4, 2005 1:17 AM
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