Here we are, in a free country. People still seem to want to
believe that the leader of the republican party is a rascist, and are hell
bent on destroying his career. Is that fair?
I’ll say this: What Lott said was very stupid,
politically indefensible, and furthermore, I’d like to see him resign. I’ve
been calling for his resignation for a long time, because of his weak
leadership in the GOP and in the Senate. The Senate needs a Reaganesque
leader who will not give Tom Daschle any slack. However, it saddens me to
see a man who served his country for so long slammed for otherwise innocent
statements meant to boost an aging man on his birthday.
Trent Lott is not a racist. No one who knows him seems
to believe so. And he has apologized. So what more do the democrats want?
The problem is that the democrats are intellectually
bankrupt and grasping for issues. All of them are jumping on the Trent Lott
is a Racist bandwagon. It is ugly and it is sad. If Trent Lott steps down
because of their racist attacks, it will send a message that we must be
extra careful in the way we choose our words, lest we be accused of being
By leveling the charge of racism against Lott, they are
weakening the meaning of the word. Calling someone racist should only be
reserved for true racists. People like Louis Farrakan, Al Sharpton, Jesse
Jackson, Osama Bin Laden, and Yasser Arafat. These are the despicable
race-baiters of our age who use hatred and bigotry to prop themselves up
and add importance to their cause. The white race, especially in America,
bends over backwards to accommodate them. Why don’t they stand up and say
who the real haters are?