You bring up interesting points, yet fail to answer the simple question still hanging out there: If Bill Frist had made the same comment under the same circumstances, do you believe the media, the Democrat party and (good point you made) the NAACP would be treating (or ignoring) it the way they are with Kennedy?
Originally posted by Jet Set Junta@Nov 21 2003, 03:08 PM
5ever, there is a clear legacy and history of "monkey" being used as a slander for black people; that is not the case with the word "neanderthal".
I've called people neanderthals several times in jest, for having simplistic views or being bloodthirsty for killing any and all arabs after 9/11 no matter whether or not they were responsible.
Kennedy made a dumb remark, but it was not a racist remark. Trent Lott's remarks were far more sinister with regard to "all those problems"; do you or shakin feel he got a raw deal? And in the end, it was his own party who hung him out to dry, not the "liberal media". The affair didn't become front page news until prominent NAACP people started raising hell over it.
If they aren't touching Kennedy's remarks, and you really believe that the comment is racist because less than half of the nominees were "minority" (and not even the same minority at that), blame THEM and not the media or the Democratic Party. Especially since we all know shakin would have never posted this thread at all if it weren't for SOME media out there making it a talking point for Angry conservatives and their persecution complex.
And if we really want to take this beyond partisan lines, where DO each of you stand on cases of these remarks? What should be the 'punishment'? Should they be fired from their seats, or just complained about in enough "media" and message boards for the appropriate amount of time? Because in theory if you think Kennedy was out of line you aren't sad about what happened to Lott?