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If any other elected official had said  “Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks,’ the media would be loudly shouting racism! So why does black democrat congressman, Alcee Hastings – a nasty piece of work who was impeached and removed from office as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for corruption and perjury and who should not be serving in public office, get a pass.

According to ABC News …

“ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings pointed to Sarah Palin on Wednesday to rally Jews to Obama.”

" ‘If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,’ said Hastings. ‘Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.’"

“Hastings, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, made his comments in Washington, D.C., while participating in a panel discussion sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council.”

“After saying that Palin ‘don't care too much’ about Jews and blacks, Hastings argued that African Americans and Jews should come together behind Obama because there are many issues on which they agree.” 

" ‘Just like Jews, blacks care about affordable health care, energy independence, and the separation of church and state,’ said Hastings. ‘And just like blacks, Jews care about equal pay for equal work, investment in alternative energy, and a woman's right to choose.’"

“Asked what the congressman meant, Hastings spokesman David Goldenberg told ABC News that he was trying to argue that Palin is an ‘extremely conservative woman who is out of touch with mainstream America.’"

Supporting civil rights for everyone …

Traditionally, the Jewish vote skewed heavily democratic and Jews have been traditionally in the forefront of the socialist movements. They have also traditionally supported black causes as they are extremely sensitive to the issues of human rights and the oppression of minorities.

Case-by-case support …

However, considering Barack Obama’s 20+ year inculcation in black liberation theology at the pew of the racist and anti-American Reverend Wright and his open associations with other radical haters such as Father Phleger and the anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan, one should reconsider, in my opinion, voting for someone with such a limited viewpoint and close associations with people of extremely dubious and dangerous character. 

Code words?

In a turnabout with those who are fond of pointing to code words which supposedly convey a racial or ethnic meaning outside of the actual word’s definition, why should not Hastings’ words “conservative”  and “gun toting” to be interpreted as being synonymous with the stereotype of the so-called southern white “cracker”  who is traditionally opposed to people that are not “like us?”

In my opinion, Alcee Hastings is just another corrupt elected official who exists because of his image and his patronage gifts to those who deliver the votes. A slimeball who uses race for personal power, prestige and profits much in the same manner as the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton view everything through a racial prism.

Showing class …

Regardless of what you may think of her, Sarah Palin has presented a professional image consistent with the behavior we expect from a politician running for office.

“Asked about the Hastings criticism, Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said, ‘We’re taking a pass.’"

And perhaps we, the people, and the good people in Florida should take a pass on the racial politics of Alcee Hastings … who seems to be living in yesteryear as he tries to scare senior citizens and those of the Jewish Faith into supporting Barack Obama when the evidence of his inexperience and dubious associations suggest otherwise.

What can YOU do?

Consider that some of those who always cry racism or view things through the prism of race and ethnicity are often the ones that are most openly racist among us.

Deny the vote to any candidate whose experience, associations and political philosophy does not bode well for the people of the United States.

Make sure you, your family and your neighbors vote. If you do nothing and someone who damages the United States achieves power – you are part of the problem.

-- steve

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