When Titans battle: Well, one Titan (syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker) and Dennis S, some obscure old guy squirreled away in an Upstate South Carolina double-wide. It started when I emailed my opinion about her most recent column, seen here:
Here’s what I wrote, verbatim: Given space constraints, I’ve deleted sentences that didn’t directly address my defense of the facts:
Good morning Mrs. Parker:
While I’m Caucasian, I have been president of an Urban League affiliate and have lived in a vicious minority gang-banger neighborhood for 2 years in Chicago. I have also lived in other predominantly black neighborhoods, fought for equality for all African-Americans (not just the rich ones), worked shoulder-to-shoulder with African-Americans to get Barack Obama elected and have enjoyed the company of countless black friends, colleagues and neighbors over a rather lengthy media career, from which I’m now semi-retired.
I’m embarrassed, though not surprised, at the paucity of objectivity and accuracy in your piece about African-Americans. But what can you expect from a Weekly Standard alumna? Your description of racism is ostensibly centered on somebody calling two black radicals Uncle Toms and observing that both Tim Scott and arch-sexist Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are victims of this wildly accurate term.
You speak of the ‘courage’ it takes to be a conservative black. ROTFLMAO!!! Scott spews forth the perfect measure of hate speech that South Carolina racists (a huge percentage of Republicans) wallow in. Uncle Tom?
The president of North Carolina’s NAACP called Scott a “Ventriloquist dummy for Tea Party Republicans.” Scott, appointed to the position by the governor as you know, loves the power and the certainty that after ripping Dems for a few years, he’ll graduate to a million-dollar-a-year lobbying gig while all the time turning up his nose through his votes against every piece of legislation designed to benefit his less fortunate brothers and sisters. And I need not remind you of the singular reason why South Carolina residents did a political 180 in the mid-60’s, suddenly changing their decades-long D’s to R’s. It was racism, pure and simple. And an African-American who jumps on that disgusting bandwagon can only be termed an Uncle Tom.
As for the strong and silent Justice Thomas, he sits quietly on the bench, so bequeathed by a four vote margin, so as not to draw attention to the fact his wife, Virginia, obsesses on destroying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and any other worthy Democratic initiatives through her Dick Armey contacts and her own varied lobbying and ‘consulting’ organizations. Let’s see, what charge did this white lady level at our black president? Oh, I remember, he’s the purveyor of “LEFTIST TYRANNY.”
If Thomas were a man of integrity, he would recuse himself from every case with ACA implications and issues that his wife finds central to her lobbying. He won’t because his enormously partisan vote is the only reason he’s sitting where he’s sitting in spite of the easily proven perversions visited upon a young black women, Anita Hill.
Using Eric Holder’s complaints about his treatment and that of President Obama against him is laughable and totally disingenuous. For Holder to be held in ‘Contempt of Congress’ for having very little to do with the phonied up, hyperbolic, hugely politicized fairy tale known as “Fast & Furious.” was an act of blatant racism and you know it. And under the moral authority of Darrell Issa? Again, ROTFLMAO!!! The treatment of Barack Obama has been extraordinarily offensive, as you also well know.
I don’t mind you making your substantial dollars by “Toeing the party line.” Good for you. But someday you’ll be driving down Gervais on your way to drop in on the many Republican consultants (First Tuesday and the like) so located and you’ll have an epiphany. Blacks in red states are still as enslaved as they’ve ever been and your Republican millionaire and billionaire colleagues intend to keep it that way and rely on your media shield to keep that fact out of view.
How proud you must feel.
The Parker response arrived in a surprisingly short time.
Wow, you need to brush up. All your facts are wrong and I’m to busy to correct them.
Rejoinder from the old guy: “Facts” sourced:
“Weekly Standard alumna.”
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N.C. NAACP president calling Scott a ventriloquist dummy…1/21/14 Washington Times
“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Mr. Barber said. “The extreme right wing down here [in South Carolina] finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the tea party.”
Tim Scott a black radical: As a South Carolina state representative, Scott strongly supported cutting the HIV/AIDS budget. The money needed for meds for 2,000 HIV-positive sufferers was substantially cut. I think not caring whether somebody lives or dies is a radical fact. Shortly after winning a congressional seat in 2011, Scott introduced legislation to deny food stamps for entire families if one adult member of the family was involved in a union strike. Not feeding needy children is a radical stance, in fact! Proposed impeaching Obama over the debt ceiling in 2011. A fact. Look it up! As a Charleston County Council member wanted in ‘fact’ to display the Ten Commandments outside the Council building. These are just a few examples over the span of Scott’s public service of radicalism. Sources all over the Internet.
South Carolina did a political 180 in the mid-60’s: The South Carolina impact started with the Goldwater vote that went to a Republican for the first time since reconstruction and in 12 of the last 13 presidential elections South Carolina has voted for a Republican president. Timing? The Civil Rights Act. I’m sure you’re aware that the Democrats haven’t had two senators in Washington since Strom Thurmond changed parties in, h’mmmm, 1964. He hung around for another 38 years before retiring. Lindsey Graham has occupied the seat since then. The dems did have a good run with the other seat thanks to Fritz Hollings, but haven’t had anybody in the senate for ten years. On the House side, Republicans have outnumbered Democrats 19-6 since 1965.
And Thomas ascending to the Supremes with a 4 vote margin? It was 52-48. Dozens of sources. As for Virginia’s activities, again, dozens of sources. Show me one syllable that’s in error.
The “Fast and Furious” overly-hyped and misleading nonsense was thoroughly debunked in a Fortune magazine article by respected reporter, Katherine Eban: http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/
Finally, you would suggest that I’m sullying Darrel Issa’s good name? As Salon, among dozens of others, so succinctly put it, his “moral authority” consists of being indicted for stealing a car, accused of stealing at least one other car, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and twice suspected of insurance fraud – and once extensively investigated by authorities for arson, because his former business associates accused him, on the record, of burning down a building to collect the insurance payout.
Thus the conclusion of “The Battle of the Titans.”