Democrats often make race
Joshua W. DeLano
When in doubt, use the race card. This
has been a popular strategy of leftists anytime they fall behind in elections
or need ammunition to run
down persons of integrity, especially
conservatives. If politics were a card game, the race card would be the
trump. It has been a source of usury
since the 1960s by most liberal Democrats
for some time now. If you can't dig up some dirt on your opponent to feed
the liberal media monster,
well, the race card is the secret weapon
Take our beloved Mayor Lee P. Brown, for
example; things got tight in last year's runoff election, so he played
the race card on the week of the
election. Volunteers and radio stations
polluted our eyes and ears with literature and commercials accusing Orlando
Sanchez of being racist
because he wasn't behind the hate crime
First of all, it is a crime to murder someone;
we prosecute murderers. The people who prompted the formation of this hate
crime bill were the
murderers of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper,
in Texas' renowned dragging case.
Let's take a moment to evaluate this. Those
racist bigots who killed Byrd got what was coming to them — prison and
the death penalty. The hate
crime bill is simply a liberal tool to
attempt to curry favor with the black community.
It wouldn't do anything in furthering prosecution
of crimes committed because they are already illegal, whether the charge
is murder or assault
Also jumping on the bandwagon of conservative-bashing
was our tree-hugging boy Al Gore.
He used the dragging death ad, throwing
the gruesome death into the living rooms of America during the last election
in an attempt to call
President Bush and conservative Republicans
racist. Why? Simply to benefit himself politically; I guess it didn't work.
Who's using whom? Who are the real racists?
Not to say all liberals are racists, but they don't all really represent
the issues of black America. It's
such an easy thing to do, playing the
race card. It's a very powerful tool to attempt to brainwash black America
into believing conservatives are
against them, that they are the bad guys
— the party of white people — as a national leader did make a similar remark.
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People chairman Julian Bond, in a recent speech, said, "Republicans
as the white people's party." Indeed,
racism does exist and everyone experiences it, even white people.
Last but not least, Mr. Race Card: Jesse
Jackson himself. Do we really believe that a person who says he will call
a chief executive officer — or a
company — racist, unless they pay him
some money to keep from saying this, is really representing the interests
of blacks? It sounds like he is
benefiting himself, and his wallet. After
all, he does have some child support to pay.
Speaking of the Reverend Jackson, he'll
be in town here in Houston to "help" (read: get his picture in the paper
and back into the public eye)
Enron workers in a protest.
This is not the dream the great Martin
Luther King Jr. had in mind when he said, "Black men and white men, Jews
and Gentiles, Protestants and
Catholics, will be able to join hands
and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at
last! Thank God almighty, we are free at
It seems these people simply use the race
card and black America to benefit themselves. Where do their interests
Who has the most culturally diverse cabinet
in the history of the office as president?
Well, it's the guy with a black secretary
of state (Colin Powell) and national security advisor (Condoleezza Rice),
along with Asians and Hispanics
filling numerous other cabinet positions.
I think he's a Republican named George W. Bush. The office of president
is representing America with
integrity, justice and diversity once
The race card is only played to keep Americans
of all races from seeing one thing: the truth.
Delano, a sophomore political science
major, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.