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Susan B. Anthony

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Did You Know That All Woman Are Racists, And Deserve to Be Driven Out of Politics? (Sen. Boxer is now under fire.)

If not, check out this post at Widdershins. Clinton, Palin, Sotomayor... all racists. Cuz da menz says so. Quite frankly, it's beginning to feel like some kind of blood sport. "Brand 'em as racist and run 'em outta here."

I came upon the Widdershins thread too late to reply. Though I wanted to mention this very disturbing video of Sen. Barbara boxer being labeled a racist in front of committee:



Now, I am not sure what Sen. Boxer was thinking, as she included that statement from the NAACP. Perhaps it was not the best document to reference. I am doubtful, though, that her purpose was malicious. (Meanwhile the botty boi blogs are rejoicing, and calling the Senator a "racist bitch.")

The vehemence with which Mr. Alford launches into her is a sight to behold. He is going for her jugular. So much so that I find the video difficult to watch.

Sen. Boxer is, after all, one of very few female senators. She was a valiant supporter of Sen. Clinton's bid for the presidency. And, she is Jewish. Any of these points seem as if they could make her a target.

My feeling is that, sadly, there is a war being waged on the women in Washington. And we, as Feminists, need to have Senator Boxer's back.

SYD

UPDATE: PUMA 4 Life addresses the Boxer video as well. With another perspective.

7 comments:

  1. Mr Alford can go eat worms. If he wants to get all disgusted with the imaginary insult that Boxer was suggesting all black people think alike he might as well read this real insult...
    Mr Alford, it wasn't white people who went like a lot of sheep to the polls during the dem primary to vote for the white candidate at 93 percent.
    So it seems walking in goosestep is okay when he says and bad when he says.

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  2. Stray, did you read this one? Another instance of a black man accusing a white woman of racism. It does seem like there is a war going on against white women.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    Maloney apologizes for using N word
    Posted: 09:38 PM ET

    Maloney is running for Senate.
    (CNN) – New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat, apologized Monday for using the N word in a recent interview while recounting a phone call she had received.

    "I apologize for having repeated a word I find disgusting," Maloney said in a statement. "It's no excuse but I was so caught up in relaying the story exactly as it was told to me that, in doing so, I repeated a word that should never be repeated."

    Maloney, who is challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for the 2010 Democratic Senate nomination in New York, used the full racial slur in an interview with the Web site City Hall while taking aim at Gillibrand's record.

    "I got a call from someone from Puerto Rico, said [Gillibrand] went to Puerto Rico and came out for English-only [education]. And he said, 'It was like saying n—r to a Puerto Rican,'" Maloney said. "I don't know-I don't know if that's true or not. I just called. I'm just throwing that out. All of her-well, what does she stand for?"

    Earlier Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton — a supporter of Gillibrand's bid — sharply criticized Maloney for using the word.

    "The quote by Congresswoman Maloney if accurate is alarming and disturbing at best," he said in a statement. "No public official even in quoting someone else should loosely use such an offensive term and should certainly challenge someone using the term to him or her."

    The controversy comes the same day Maloney is set to hold a big-ticket fundraiser that includes an appearance from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton has also attended a fundraiser for Gillibrand

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  3. I dont see it as racist, but rather typical liberal attack against a conservative. Boxer has attacked with vehemence conservative women also.She also horribly attacked Condi Rice during her confirmation hearing,also a coservative black female Supreme Court Justice in Calif who was a DC Federal district court nominee , etc. She didnt agree with Alford so she tried to disrespect him by suggesting he must be wrong because he is not in sync with NAACP. But I dont think she is racist only anti convervatives irrespective of race although she does save a special vehemence for conservative women and conservative blacks

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  4. Hey SYD,
    My take is she was using race to push her position. "other blacks like it so should you"

    RACIST.

    Saw him on O'blowme and he was pointing out just how much of a racist Boxer is. The NAACP argument she was using was BS according to Alford it had nothing to do with the discussion at hand.

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  5. PUMA4Life,

    It appears there is a movement afoot to discredit the "typical white women" in the Democratic party. Essentially, what has happened is that the radar has been set to pick up any (and I do mean ANY) comment that might be portrayed as racist. And then to make a HUGE deal out of it.

    The technique worked so well against Hillary Clinton ... that it is being employed party wide. To run any and all of us out on a rail.

    Not sure what the goal is, though. Is it just to rid the party of Clintonistas? Seems like a losing strategy if that's their game.

    DE.... I don't know for sure about Alford's accusations. They seem tenuous at best. And his militancy, in light of the nature of the accusation, seemed a little over the top.

    If this continies to be a pattern... Clinton, Boxer, Maloney, and whoever is next... I am going to remain very suspicious.

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  6. Bruce,

    My take is this...

    Obama opened the floodgates of suspicion about white women in general. When he referred to his grandmother as a "typical (racist) white woman" he essentially gave permission for this kind of Democrat on Democrat hatred to fester. He never took that back, you know. And he never will. Because it works for him.

    The GOP must surely see what is happening. They stand to gain big if this kind of interparty war continues amongst the Dems.

    They must be sharpening their forks ....

    What a terrible shame for my former party.

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  7. SYD, I just think Boxer uses what ever ammo is available to her to attack conservatives.In this case NAACP Vs Allford- but her attacks on Sarah have been vicious too,on Cheney on whomever- my point is she is a Conservative hater and anklebitter of conservatives white,Latino( see her attacks on Estrada- a man comparable in every manner but conservative wit Sontomayer- was she vicious to him- his story didnt matter )black,male female- she is just a conservative hater- but I dont think a racist

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