Friday, October 26, 2007

Picture This: What if a Republican Said It...?

"...In what the Washington Post is describing as a "stumble," Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in an interview with the paper Wednesday that Washington's high minority population is one of the reasons for the city's education problems.

Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Post, "There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."

"When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there's no books, where the mother from the time they're born doesn't talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who's sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom,"
the Delaware Democrat added..." (source)

And Trent Lott was forced to resign and engulfed in scandal for simply pacifying ancient Strom Thurmond on his 100th birthday... Can you even imagine what would be happening right now if Bush, Thompson or Romney had uttered these words?

And I guess I should mention a new book that details the history of the KKK: "Setting the record Straight: America's History in Black and White" and it's Democratic roots:

"...The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.

An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964..." (source)

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