Racist Hypocrite Democrats
February 17, 2003
Is it possible to be a Democrat, a hypocrite and a racist all at the same time?
ABSOLUTELY! For many Senate Democrats, this describes them perfectly!
The Democrats in the United States Senate are being outright hypocritical and racist in their opposition to Miguel Estrada’s nomination to become a justice on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, DC.
What else can you call it but racism?!
While their opposition to Estrada is not based on the fact that he is Hispanic, Senate Democrats are unabashedly antagonistic towards him because of their clear disdain for him being a CONSERVATIVE Hispanic.
That sure sounds racist to me!
For far too long, Democrats have believed that every minority group in the United States of America is a slave to the Democratic Party. In fact, Democrats have become so arrogant that they now EXPECT blacks and Hispanics to vote for them simply because they are Democrats rather than because of the beliefs they espouse.
Nothing epitomizes the blatant racism practiced by Democrats than this.
Then, along comes an accomplished black or Hispanic who also happens to be a conservative to foil this false image Democrats have worked hard on trying to portray about minorities. The black or Hispanic conservative is immediately characterized by Democrats as “not really black” or “does not understand the plight of the Hispanic community.” Or, better yet, it is assumed that the minority became accomplished because he had wealthy and powerful parents.
More racist hypocrisy!
The truth is that conservative minorities are the most feared group of people in America to the Democratic Party. If more conservative minorities were willing to risk ridicule within their own race and proclaim their independence from the Democratic Party, then we would soon see the end of the Democratic Party as we know it. Unfortunately, the stigma that comes with being a minority and a conservative or Republican is too great a burden for many of them to endure. Nevertheless, conservatives can take solace in the fact that there is a stealth conservative turning-of-the-tide out there happening in the Hispanic community because of issues such as the Estrada nomination.
Miguel Estrada is more than qualified to become a federal judge. But Senate Democrats are afraid if they confirm a conservative Hispanic to a high leadership position in the judicial system that it would further deteriorate their desire to mold public policy and federal law as they desire.
It is also important to remember that the Estrada nomination is critical to both Democrats and Republicans because he would become a prime candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court and possibly even Chief Justice in the near future if his nomination is confirmed. But, because he is a Hispanic who happens to espouse pro-life and conservative ideals, Estrada has become a political pawn in a high stakes political power game in the U.S. Senate.
The fact is, though, that we all know if Estrada were a white man that we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
What makes the Democratic opposition to Estrada so shamelessly hypocritical are the very words spoken by some prominent Democrats in the recent past regarding Senate confirmations of judicial nominations.
Here are just a few examples:
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE)
“But I also respectfully suggest that everyone who is nominated is entitled to have a shot, to have a hearing and to have a shot to be heard on the floor and have a vote on the floor.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
“The Founding Fathers certainly intended that the Senate advise as to judicial nominations, i.e., consider, debate, and vote up or down. They surely did not intend that the Senate, for partisan or factional reasons, would remain silent and simply refuse to give any advice or consider and vote at all.”
Former President William Jefferson Clinton
“I simply ask the United States Senate to...vote on the highly qualified judicial nominees before you, up or down.”
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
“We should meet our responsibility. I think that responsibility requires us to act in a timely fashion on nominees sent before us. ... Vote the person up or down.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
“Let's bring their nominations up, debate them if necessary, and vote them up or down.”
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
“We owe it to Americans across the country to give these nominees a vote. If our Republican colleagues don't like them, vote against them. But give them a vote. Nothing should prevent a roll call vote which gives every Senator the opportunity to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ These nominees and their families deserve a decision by the Senate.”
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)
“Let's not play favorites. These nominees...deserve an ‘up or down’ vote.”
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
“My only decision (about judicial nominations) was whether or not they were qualified -- not whether they were ideologically opposed to me or to how I feel or what I believe.”
Isn’t it amazing how some of these exact same Democratic Senators are now opposed to having a vote on the Estrada nomination? Racist hypocrites!
To further illustrate how Senate Democrats have used their hypocritical racism to get re-elected, take a look at what one of them did to manipulate the Hispanic vote in the 2002 elections.
During the runoff race for Senate in Louisiana in December, Democrat Mary Landrieu ran ads on Spanish radio stations saying in Spanish that she would vote for Miguel Estrada’s confirmation. At the same time, in English, she promised pro-abortion groups that she would vote against him. It was as if Senator Landrieu was saying, “Hey, these Hispanic folks are so dumb that I can tell them one thing in Spanish and do the opposite when I speak English and get away with it! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!”
How much more racist can you get than what Mary Landrieu pulled to get elected to the U.S. Senate by spitting in the face of the Hispanics who voted for her?!
Here’s a message for Sen. Landrieu (D-LA): “Usted es un mentiroso y un racista.”
Thankfully, it does not appear that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and the Republican leaders in the Senate are going to back down on the Estrada nomination. Also, President George W. Bush has given no indication that he is going to withdraw the Estrada nomination either.
The constant use of the race card will come back to haunt Democrats in the 2004 elections (and possibly for many years to come). Blacks and Hispanics are gradually beginning to see through the lies that Democrats have been telling them for years.
Minorities are quickly realizing how much of a racist hypocrite Democrats have become in America! Now they must have the courage to do something about it!