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Friday, February 03, 2006

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2006�: "A woman accused of using racial epithets while waiting for food at a Connecticut Taco Bell drive-through window was arrested Wednesday."
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Interesting. Should we now arrest Julian Bond of the NAACP for calling Republicans "Nazis" and that Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice are "tokens"?

The trouble with using words in extreme ways is that it is always self-defeating. Calling Republicans "Nazis" will not make people think that the Republicans are nasty. They know Republicans and in the last election more Americans voted for President Bush than anyone in the history of America. But most Americans don't know the Nazis or how nasty they were because history isn't taught anymore. All they know is what they get on the history channel, and who watches that? Too many American kids don't know anything about history and cannot tell the difference between World War I and World War II. They think Martin Luther was a civil rights leader in the sixties and that Benedict Arnold is a way to fix eggs for breakfast.

So to call Republicans "Nazis" will not attach disgust to the name of the Republicans we know; instead, it will make people think that the Nazis were not so bad. After all, George Bush seems like a rather decent fellow; "I wonder what it was about Hitler?"

But believe me. Dubya is not Adolph. Do you think that a Julian Bond type could have said what he did in Hitler's Germany, saying that the Nazis were no better than Spanish Inquisition under Torquemada. And no, Torquemada was not an early model of a Ford sedan.

But turn the Bond types loose. Our black citizens can think for themselves and cannot help but respect the likes of Colin Powell, Thomas, and Rice and other distinguished black republicans. Bond's stupidity will just make more black Republicans. Amen to that.
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