Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Liberals- "Bigotry Is Like...So In!"

Be it racism, gay-baiting, or Christian-bashing, the left offers a little something for bigots of many stripes.

*A Senate Democratic memo revealed that Judiciary Committee Democrats targeted Miguel Estrada's judicial nomination for defeat because "he is Latino."

*Harry Belafonte used a Hitler analogy when asked about what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's relations with minorities.

*A leading Holocaust Studies institute asks entertainers Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, and Woody Allen to retract their recent statements comparing the Bush administration, Israelis, and black conservatives to Nazis.

*Civil rights activist Dick Gregory mocked the existence of African-American conservatives in America.
Gregory also trashed the United States, calling it "the most dishonest, ungodly, unspiritual nation that ever existed in the history of the planet."
Organizers said an estimated 15,000 people attended the rally, which also included the president of the NAACP and several congressional leaders, such as Rep. John Conyers (D-MI); Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY); Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA).

*The Angry Left speculates that John Roberts's 4-year-old son is gay. It turns out other Kos posters are speculating that Roberts himself is gay.

But that's nothing new, let's not forget-

*Edwards obvious attempt to appeal to antigay sentiment by proclaiming that Vice President Cheney has a gay daughter.


*As The Weekly Standard's David Skinner remembers, innuendoes about David Souter's sexuality flew in 1990, when then-President Bush appointed him to the Supreme Court.

And as noted yesterday-

*Manuel Miranda lists Bush-appointed judges, Catholic and Protestant, who've been subject to Democratic inquisitions for supposed excessive devoutness to Christianity.

Which comes as no surprise considering-

*Sen. Howell Heflin of Alabama explained in 1987 that he voted against Robert Bork's confirmation in part because he was "disturbed by his [Bork's] refusal to discuss his belief in God--or the lack thereof."

And with no repercussions (except more bigotry) although requiring a nominee to discuss their religious belief is clearly unconstitutional according to the religious test clause of Article VI (prohibiting inquiry into a nominee's religious views).

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