Monday, October 30, 2006
Hastert Saddened By Billmon's Blackface
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement in response to a blog and photoshopped image created by Billmon at Whiskey Bar, regarding comments made by CNN's Wolf Blitzer directed at Lynne Cheney, who had questioned his patriotism:
I am saddened by the comments made today by a blogger working in clear concert with the Democrat (sic) Party. It is clear that Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha and Democrat (sic) leaders have adopted a policy of blogofascism. The Deaniacs kick back drinking Courvoisier, while their radical, pajama-bottomed co-conspirators hearken back to dark, disturbing, and better left forgotten practices from yesteryears in order to inject anachronistic, unwarranted and incredibly wacky charges of racism against whomever doesn't agree with their "cut and run" philosophies. To add insult to injury, this was done even though Wolf Blitzer is white.
At least fifty years ago, America as we knew it changed. The blackfaced minstrel act which once made us all laugh became politically incorrect, and great American entertainers like Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope wiped off their grease paint and did their best to get us all to forget. The googly-eyed, big-lipped, freakish Sambo character is not something that Americans want, desire or need to be reminded of. Democrats would have you believe that they use blackface as political satire, but Republicans know that Americans are not laughing anymore (see: box office failure of Spike Lee's Bamboozled).
Blackface has no place in American culture, whether used to make us laugh or even to make us think. All Americans should recognize that when the left use slavery iconography in their political attacks, what they are really saying is that they are the real racists. And their insistence on reminding us of America's few moments of historical weakness show and prove In Living Color that they really must hate this country.
Thanks to the work of Our valiant America-Frist forces of right, the latest work of the nutroots has been exposed, which will help to show Americans that if the GOP retains power then we can all continue to rest easier at night knowing that those Islamofascist terrorists who plot to kill us all can continue to navigate and negotiate in Pakistan, while the Bush Administration does little more than swat flies.