Sunday, July 12, 2009

Local Racist Now A National Racist

Let me second Oyster's congratulations to Audra Shay with the following quote from an article called Do NOT elect a racist:

"The definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting different results. What exactly do the Young Republicans expect to achieve by electing a 38-year-old woman who thinks racial epithets are acceptable? Also, did I mention that she’s 38? And she’s going to be the leader of an organization with the word “young” in the title? Is it so implausible that people in their 20s (or even early 30s) could join the Republican Party—or have we just completely given up on their vote? Are we expecting “young” people in the Republican Party to soon be entering their 40s?"


-- Meghan McCain.


Update: Is it just me or does it seem like an inordinate number of nationally-known racist politicians and political hacks come from the GNO area?

8 comments:

mominem said...

I was once involved in a national negotiation between several different industry groups. As it turns out I knew every representative of each of the groups because all of them were at least partially from Louisiana.

I've come to believe that all Louisiana residents develops a political "spidy sense" that out performs resident from most of the rest of the US.

Clay said...

The 81st House seat is a breeding ground for assholes. The last 3 representatives, in order, were David Duke, David Vitter, and John "Final Solution" LaBruzzo.

bayoustjohndavid said...

Racist is a very strong term, name a few names and try to justify both the "raicst" and "nationally-known" tags. John LaBruzzo would probably claim that he's not racist, but he think he goes a little further in his anti-welfare agenda than the average conservative. However, I don't if having a brief second in the national spotlight makes you nationally known. I'm curious about whether you're willing to label anyone that you think is probably a racist a racist. Otherwise, who's in that inordinate number?

E said...

BSD, I suppose I'm using exaggerated language to a certain extent.

I was referring alluding to the 81st House seat, the legacy of David Duke, the historic strength of local white power groups, and an overall regional policy orientation that disproportionately harms poor and African American people relative to national averages.

Racist is a strong term and I try to be careful when I label individuals as 'racist.' I am much less careful about labeling things individuals might say and do as 'racist.'

I have no problem calling the likes of John LaBruzzo, Audra Shay, and David Duke racist.

Anonymous said...

I'll just throw out there...

- There was a recently a massive cocaine smuggling bust on the river; let's talk about the infuence of our role as a port in bringing in drugs and what happens in terms of murders.

- $200,000 missing from the NOP evidence room. That's from one audit. Riley previously talked in terms of $9,000 - now that is *not* a calculation erropr. And he didn't report it to negin with. Now, that's for this year. I'll postulate it's happened before, and more, they just finally got caught. And so if that's the case, what exactly is the incentive (besides morals, duty and the like) for reducing drug traffic and the murders that result from it? - Reminds me of cigarettes: it's so, so dangerous and bad for everyone's health but the states never ban it because they get a piece of the action with the tobacco companies. Possibly the same deal here.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^{Sorry, completely, 100% posted in the wrong commentary. I will repost.}.

E said...

Now that is some diligent blog etiquette right there.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, we live in a city where innocent blacks were shot down like dogs on Danzinger Bridge and in Algiers, "euthanized" in our hospitals because white doctors were too lazy to evacuate them, and not a single public protest of these atrocities by whites? Yet we think the racists are in Metairie? Please