U.S. House Democrat Exposed As Racist?

Here is an excerpt from a Washington Post story titled “Rick Perry hunting camp resolution blocked by House” .

The House of Representatives has blocked consideration of a resolution calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to apologize for not immediately “doing away” with a rock bearing the controversial name of his family’s West Texas hunting camp, “Niggerhead.”

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning introduced the privileged resolution, a move that would have put House Republican lawmakers in an uncomfortable position if the chamber were to hold a vote on the measure.

But the House voted 231-to-173 Thursday afternoon to reject the measure on procedural grounds. Most Republicans voted in favor of tabling the resolution, while most Democrats voted “no.”

Why do you suppose that the majority of Republicans voted to block the aforementioned resolution introduced by Rep. Jackson?

Is the vote by the majority of Republicans the result of racism?

If that is the case, then there is a racist among the Democrats in Congress.

One of the House members who voted to block the aforementioned resolution is Democrat Henry Cueller, who represents Texas’ 28th Congressional District.

There is a part of Rep. Jackson’s resolution that I wish would be passed and obeyed by Gov. Perry. Here is what the Washington Post story says:

The measure then resolves that the House “calls on Governor Rick Perry to apologize for not immediately doing away with the rock,” to “condemn the use of this word as being totally offensive and inappropriate at anytime and anyplace in United States history” and to “list the names of all lawmakers, friends, and financial supporters he took with him on his hunting trips at ‘Niggerhead.’”

As I pointed out in a previous post, Rick Perry was a Democrat for much of the time that he used the hunting camp with the controversial name. So, it would be quite interesting if Perry were to reveal the names of the Democrats who went hunting with him.

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Posted by on October 7, 2011.
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  • Guest

    So, does anyone think Perry has a chance to recover from this? His polling was already dropping – sliding him into third place. While a problem with racism will hardly put a dent in his GOP numbers, it does have an effect on centrist voters, and he can’t win the white house without centrists.

    Remember, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch have already decided that Romney is the next nominee.

    So does Perry have any chance at all, or does “Niggerhead” seal his fate for this election cycle?

    • Anonymous

      Look, a shiney!
      DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!

    • http://profiles.google.com/rtssdorsai Jeff C

      no more than Obama’s racist anti-semitic minister did …

    • http://profiles.google.com/rtssdorsai Jeff C

      no more than Obama’s racist anti-semitic minister did …

    • http://profiles.google.com/rtssdorsai Jeff C

      no more than Obama’s racist anti-semitic minister did …

  • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

    Not his camp, not his rock (leased land) – not his privelege to paint over something on someone else’s property.

    Not an issue, as far as I’m concerned, so no need for an apology.

    Seriously, is there any possibility of enacting a statute of limitations on shit like this? Maybe ten, twenty years is long enough? Maybe there should be a moratorium on using what his parents or grandparents, (or even great, great, great grandparents did – what if they owned slaves in the 1840s? Is that proof of contemporary racism?) as ‘proof’ that he’s a racist?

    “Well, thirty years back his parents drove by a rock called ‘Niggerhead’ on land they leased for a hunting camp – that proves he’s a racist!” – taken by itself, that statement’s pretty much ridiculous. 

    How about another ridiculous – and completely false statement?  “Well, 30 years back, when he was in Taiwan he bought a tube of Darkie toothpaste!  that means he’s a racist – despite the fact he was out of toothpaste, and it was the only one on the shelf that had any English labeling!”

    http://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2004/11/26/darkie-toothpaste

    Would that be proof of racism, or proof of dental hygene? 

    Or is this whole ‘controversy’ proof that throwing the race card too many times is detrimental to your mental state and leads to delusions of persecution?

    • Anonymous

      Well said, JLawson.

      This never was an issue, only a smear. A transparent below-the-belt smear.
      In other words, typical liberal tactics.

    • herddog505

      Look, the dems are likely facing an electoral slaughter next November: the best they can hope for at this point* is to minimize the damage, and that means whipping up their base (and any especially dimwitted independents) by whatever means they can.  If I may mix metaphors and make a pun, the race card is their black arrow, the one (they think) never misses.

      That they are reduced to trying to pass an idiot resolution like this is pretty pathetic.  They’ve really got nothing.

      —-

      (*) Granting that it’s a long time until then, and anything can happen in politics.

    • herddog505

      Look, the dems are likely facing an electoral slaughter next November: the best they can hope for at this point* is to minimize the damage, and that means whipping up their base (and any especially dimwitted independents) by whatever means they can.  If I may mix metaphors and make a pun, the race card is their black arrow, the one (they think) never misses.

      That they are reduced to trying to pass an idiot resolution like this is pretty pathetic.  They’ve really got nothing.

      —-

      (*) Granting that it’s a long time until then, and anything can happen in politics.

  • Anonymous

    Even more stupid is our federal government wasting time on crap like this when they have so much more important issues to work out.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      Unfortunately, I’m thinking that… with all they COULD do, this is probably the least harmful occupation they could find.

  • http://2011.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Perry’s troubles stem from his poor performance in two debates. I seriously doubt most people have even heard about that stupid rock.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      I’m not even worried about the debates at this point – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.  And I don’t expect the media to cover any Republican honestly when they have the chance to ‘help’ Obama.

      It’ll be far more necessary to look at what someone’s actually done instead of what the media reports about what they say.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      I’m not even worried about the debates at this point – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.  And I don’t expect the media to cover any Republican honestly when they have the chance to ‘help’ Obama.

      It’ll be far more necessary to look at what someone’s actually done instead of what the media reports about what they say.

      • Anonymous

        If the state GOP keeps one upping each other by making the primaries earlier and earlier, the scheduled marathon is going to turn into a sprint.

  • jim_m

    “list the names of all lawmakers, friends, and financial supporters he took with him on his hunting trips

    Yep.  And we don’t really care how many democrat lawmakers Robert Byrd had over to dinner before he left the Klan.  That would be guilt by association.  Face it, Jesse Jr got his job because his dad played race politics very well and was powerful enough to buy his son a congressional district.  Jesse Jr has done little more than play race politics and knows nothing more than how to play the race card to gain political leverage. I’d say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree but Spongebob Racepants will probably come on saying that the phrase is some racist code.

  • Anonymous

    For $50,000,000 I will rename it: Barocks Folly!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps Shakedown Junior should also introduce a resolution calling on his father, Shakedown Senior to repudiate his past usage of pejorative terms when speaking about people of the Jewish faith.

    Fucking hypocrite!

    • Anonymous

      He tries

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