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Famed Democrat Teddy Kennedy calls Minorities Neanderthals
« on: November 18, 2003, 10:26:31 PM »
So, George Bush has nominated these minority judges to various judge positions around the country.  5 are being fillibusted right now, One a latino, one a black woman, etc.  Teddy Kennedy yesterday called them "neanderthals".  

Now, if a republican had called a black woman judge a neanderthal, what do you think would happen?  Teddy Kennedy says it, and the media doesn't even cover it.  


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Re:Famed Democrat Teddy Kennedy calls Minorities Neanderthals
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 11:42:29 PM »
Did he make any racist comments or did he just call them neanderthals because they're incapable judges appointed by an incapable president? The latter makes more sense.

I don't imagine he said he'd love to start a crusade against them like Bush does?

One more thing Trauma, what you have to understand is that the Democratic and Republican parties aren't what they used to be. The Democratic party used to be full of racists, but that was because their support base was mostly in the south. They were conservative when it comes to civil/social/religious issues, but they held a liberal view when it came to the economy. That isn't the case anymore. Mainly because the Democratic party started to crumble and didn't function because of these differences. That's how the Populists and Libertarians emerged. Today Democrats have support in all parts of the country, as do Republicans. Republicans have more support coming from the south/midwest because of their conservative views on social issues. The South has generally been conservative on these issues and those conservative views have sort of shifted over from Dems to Reps. Yes, there still are racist Democrats... in the South. But there are also racist Republicans in the same geographic region. So it's not an issue of parties. I don't think either party is racist, but both parties have racist members.