Pay back overdue to that racist dog Strom Thurmond

By Noble Johns

Washington D. C. (BNW) —
How can a cold blooded racist like that cracker, Strom Thurmond be disappointed that a racist judge that he wants on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was denied a vote. This is the same cracker that has spent his whole rotten life hating Blacks and doing everything he could to deny every Black American in this country rights that are granted to all other Americans by their birth right.

This is the same dog that was apart of the lynching era in this country. He not only upheld lynchings in his home state of South Carolina, but may have participated in many lynchings himself. Get mad cracker, Blacks in America are mad, and it’s long overdue that your racist ass to get some pay back!

In what some call a resumption of bitter Senate warfare over judicial nominations, Thurmond (R-S.C.) took the chamber floor yesterday for a rare speech expressing outrage at Democrats for delaying a confirmation vote for a former aide tapped by President Bush for a federal appeals court judgeship. He looked like a pathetic fool who should have been in his grave years ago.

Even the White House joined the criticism, inviting Judiciary Committee Republicans to meet with Bush to discuss strategy for getting a vote on the nomination of U.S. District Judge Dennis W. Shedd to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond.

"I am hurt and disappointed by this egregious act of destructive politics," said Thurmond, 99, reading a brief but angry speech that could mark his final Senate address before he retires at the end of the session. Hurt! Hurt! What about all the Blacks you have hurt in your rotten life? You rotten dog!

He said Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) had promised a vote on Shedd and then violated committee rules by removing the nomination from the agenda of a Tuesday committee meeting. "In my 48 years in the United States Senate," Thurmond said, "I have never been treated in such a manner."

Leahy said Tuesday he was delaying action because the nomination was too contentious for a quick vote and could stall action on 17 other judicial nominations awaiting action. "It has always been Senator Leahy's intention to schedule a vote" on Shedd, and he plans to do so this year "if it's possible to do so," a Leahy aide said after Thurmond's speech.

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), the ranking Republican on the judiciary panel, called Leahy's action an affront to Thurmond, Bush and Shedd. He said Republicans seek "just a stinking, solitary vote" on the nomination.

Some groups have criticized Shedd, a former chief of staff for the judiciary committee, for his handling of cases dealing with civil rights. Majority Whip Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said letters are pouring in from South Carolina and elsewhere from African Americans and Latinos complaining about Shedd's rulings. Reid said he understood Thurmond's disappointment but noted that the Senate has already confirmed the senator's son as U.S. attorney for South Carolina and approved another former Thurmond aide for a judgeship.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said yesterday, "Nominees deserve to be treated with dignity. Senators deserve to have their commitments upheld. And the people deserve better, especially when there is a vacancy crisis in the United States courts."

At a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, Bush also accused the Senate of delaying action on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. "There are senators who are playing politics with this good man's nomination," Bush said.

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