What about the man known as the "conscience of the Senate," Senator Robert Byrd [D-WVA]? He belonged to the Klan during the 1940s, where he served as a "Kleagle" -- a Klan recruiter. Back then, Byrd referred to American blacks as "race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" ...
What about former First Lady and current Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton [D-NY]? She allegedly called Clinton's congressional campaign adviser, who failed to secure her then-boyfriend's 1974 election to Congress, a "f***ing Jew bastard" ...
What about the current congressional candidacy of Keith Ellison, running in Minnesota's 5th district? In 1990, Ellison, then a member of the Nation of Islam and a law student at the University of Minnesota, wrote an article for the school's newspaper defending NOI's Minister Louis Farrakhan against charges of racism. Farrakhan has called Judaism a "gutter religion," pronounced Adolf Hitler "wickedly great," claimed that whites are the devil, condemned gays, and, on their website, his organization still calls for a separate region in America so that blacks may relocate and live there. Ellison now denounces Farrakhan's views and says back then he failed to "adequately scrutinize" the minister's positions.
Moral to the story, anti-Semitism and anti-black rhetoric counts against you -- unless, of course, you're a Democrat.
© 2006 Salem Web Network October, by By Larry Elder, 5, 2006
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