Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Frist <s>Hearts</s> Hates Black People

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Frist Hearts Hates Black People

And so the tale ends for Frist's Presidential ambitions. For who besides the Clarence Thomas style African American will vote for him after reading this (Linked from atrios because getting to the real article requires subscription, there are ways around this but I was not about to explain it in this post, just trust me, I acted like a real editor here.)

Here is the lede:
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) refused repeated requests for a roll call vote that would have put senators on the record on a resolution apologizing for past failures to pass anti-lynching laws, officials involved in the negotiations said Tuesday.

For it was a sad moment in Senate history when a simple procedural symbolic vote could have done many things within the span of perhaps 10 minutes. A simple roll call vote, which takes up all the time of 100 Senators pressing a single button on a small remote control type device. I give them ten minutes because some of the bigots in the Senate would have actually had to think about appologizing to all the African AMERICANS. Whose families had been subjected to things such as theft of estates, and of course the worse part about thousands of people who had been sentenced to death without proper trials, simply because the color of their skin. Here is but one of those compelling stories.

The measure was perhaps George Allen's way of getting a few black votes for his presidential ambitions. However, that is speculation. Let us just say that indeed he did feel it was time for the Senate as an institution to appologize to all the African AMERICANS for a failure to enact anti-lynching legislation.

Yes, all the African AMERICANS who have been dying in all our wars, dying to keep some in this country free to lynch again. With the help of a single man, Bill Frist, this appology could have been recorded for all the world to see if there was any true remorse for how this country had treated African AMERICANS.

Alas, twas not to be. For Bill Frist thought it unneccesary to bring this to the Senate Floor as a recorded vote.

I guess this goes to show you that the 16 Racist Republicans have a leader, one who has presidential ambitions.

Tell me once more how Republicans can possibly claim they are the party for the African Americans?