Friday, September 05, 2008

Laughter IS the Best Medicine

Especially when it's watching Republican idiots try to apologize by lying. First, the article:

WASHINGTON - Democrats are calling on a Republican congressman from Georgia to apologize for referring to Barack and Michelle Obama as "uppity," but the lawmaker stood by his comments and said he meant no offense.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Grantville, Ga., described the Obamas as members of an "elitist-class ... that thinks that they're uppity," according to The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Asked to clarify whether he intended to use the word, he said, "Yeah, uppity."

In a statement Friday, Westmoreland — who was born in 1950 and raised in the segregated South — said he didn't know that "uppity" was commonly used as a derogatory term for blacks seeking equal treatment. Instead, he referred to the dictionary definition of the word as describing someone who is haughty, snobbish or has inflated self-esteem.

"He stands by that characterization and thinks it accurately describes the Democratic nominee," said Brian Robinson, Westmoreland's spokesman. "He was unaware that the word had racial overtones and he had absolutely no intention of using a word that can be considered offensive."

The Obama campaign had no immediate response. But the head of the Georgia Democratic Party called on Westmoreland to apologize, saying his comments were "more of the same, tired old politics that are dividing this country."

"The fact is, political attacks like this don't lower gas prices one cent, they don't give one more American access to affordable health care, and they don't get one more Georgian a job that pays the mortgage," Jane Kidd said. "Lynn Westmoreland should be ashamed of himself."

Westmoreland is one of the most conservative members of Congress. He has drawn criticism from civil rights advocates on a number of issues, including last year when he led opposition to renewing the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He also was one of two House members last year who opposed giving the Justice Department more money to crack unsolved civil rights killings.
Ok. Dude born in 1950 in the deep South, was a teenager during the Civil Rights movement, and he doesn't know that the word "uppity" is derogatory?! Bullshit. The guy's a straight out liar.

As the article notes, this guy is a super conservative who opposed renewing the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In other words, he WANTS to take away from people the right to vote based on race/color. He also wants to STOP the Justice Department from cracking down on racial crime.

In case anyone doesn't know, here's some info on the Voting Rights Act.

Didn't know what "uppity" really meant. That's like saying Henry Ford didn't know what the word "Kyke" meant and didn't mean anything by his anti-Semitism.

Bottom line: Republicans, please, PLEASE keep opening your collective mouths and let the sewer from within flow out for all to hear, see, and smell. You're doing a great job and if you continue, a Democratic victory should be assured. So, again, please keep it up!


anonymous said...

Oh, I don't know, I think that's a little harsh. He's not necessarily lying, he could just have a 2-digit IQ.

Actually, I take that back. Even with a 2-digit IQ he'd know what uppity means.

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

TWO digit IQ?!

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