Lott never tried to deny that he’s a racist

Criticism Unabated Despite Apology for Comment on Former Dixiecrat's Presidential Bid

By Sinclere Lee
I don’t know how anybody can save Trent Lott, now. He committed the unpardonable sin of politics in this country, and that sin, “is to let people know in public know how racist this country fells towards Black Americans in private.” To do this, blows the whole cover of pretense of being a democratic country, and for his indiscretions, Lott must fall on this sword.

Just like saying the word nigger in public; they say the “N” word in public, but in the privacy in their home, all whites say all day long, is, Nigger! Nigger! Nigger! Nigger. . .

Trent is not the only high government official in this country who hates Blacks; Bush hates Black Americans, and they have even gotten that stupid nigger, J.C. Watts to take-up for that racist Lott. As a result, this fool is hating on this own people.
This is also not the first time Lott has said some dumb stuff like this before; twenty-two years ago, Trent Lott, then a House member from Mississippi, told a home state political gathering that if the country had elected segregationist candidate Strom Thurmond to the presidency "30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today." The phrasing is very similar to incoming Senate Majority Leader Lott's controversial remarks at a 100th birthday party for Thurmond last week.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported Lott's earlier comments in a Nov. 3, 1980, report about a rally for the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in downtown Jackson at which Thurmond was the keynote speaker.

What does he mean by that statement? The shit sounds scary!

"30 years ago, if we had elected candidate Strom Thurmond to the presidency, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today."

This that some like a hidden message a code message to racist whites. To whites that what he said may men if we had kept these Niggers down by continued lynchings we would have be a better country some how?

Could somebody from the white community explain what Trent means because Blacks just don’t get it!

Back then, racist Thurmond declared: "We want that federal government to keep their filthy hands off the rights of the states." For many supporters and opponents of civil rights, the phrase "state's rights" stood for the right of states to reject federal civil rights legislation.

At the event, Thurmond, according to the story, told the gathering of 1,000 people that the country "cannot stand four more years of President Jimmy Carter. . . . We've got to balance the budget. Jimmy Carter won't do it, but Ronald Reagan will do it."

After Thurmond spoke, Lott told the group: "You know, if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today."

Thurmond ran as the Dixiecrat candidate for president in 1948 on a platform calling for the continuation of segregation in the South.

A spokesman for Lott defended the 1980 remarks: "Clearly, Senator Lott was expressing his support for Ronald Reagan's policies of smaller government and fiscal responsibility."

Lott supporters cited a 1997 article in the Charlotte Observer about the integration of the University of Mississippi when Lott was a student cheerleader there. "On Sunday night, black student, James Meredith came to campus," the paper reported. "A mob, including many nonstudents, bombarded marshals with bricks and bottles. Student leaders -- including Trent Lott, now U.S. Senate majority leader -- tried to discourage violence, but a riot broke out."

Big deal! Plus, this sounds like lie because it’s out of character for Lott.

We really don’t know if the above statement is true or some big lie made-up to hid his true colors. No one can prove he did what is reported above in the first place; Furthermore, from how he is felling today about race in our country, makes his so-called student activism at the University of Mississippi a moot point anyway. He’s a racist, now!

Everything started week when Lott provoked controversy when he declared at the Thurmond birthday celebration: "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years."

Criticism of Lott grew like wildfire yesterday despite his apology for last week's comments. The Congressional Black Caucus, the new Democratic House leader and the conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal were among those rebuking Lott.

"I'm very concerned and very upset that anybody that would issue such a statement would be in the leadership of this nation or the Senate," said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the newly elected chairman of the Black Caucus. "We're still trying to resolve exactly what action we will take."

Retiring Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.), the only nigger Republican in the House, defended Lott and attacked his critics. "We should not trivialize the issue of race for political gain," he said.

The Wall Street Journal, however, declared: "Lott played right into the hands of opponents who are eager to paint the Republican Party's Southern ascendance as nothing more than old-fashioned bigotry." David Frum, writing on the Web site of the conservative National Review, said: "Lott's unwise words have reduced the ability of all Republicans to speak frankly about race and racial problems."

Lott issued a statement Monday night saying, "A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embraced the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."

But several elected officials remained unsatisfied yesterday. "He can apologize all he wants," said incoming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "It doesn't remove the sentiment that escaped his mouth that day."

Some Democrats, meanwhile, criticized fellow party members who had declined to denounce Lott earlier. Noting that Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) last week said he accepted Lott's private explanation that he wasn't praising racial segregation, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said yesterday: "The Democratic leadership must show its African American constituents that they really do care. . . . And I think Daschle didn't do that."

Daschle issued a statement yesterday, saying, "Regardless of how [Lott] intended his statement to be interpreted, it was wrong to say, and I strongly disagree with it."

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