“No. I think civil rights are for blacks. What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”
Is it any wonder that Ms. Coulter has such a conservative following?
- Ann Coulter: Democrats ignoring blacks, courting Hispanics (news.yahoo.com)
- Ann Coulter Claims “Civil Rights Are For Blacks” (lezgetreal.com)
- Ann Coulter: Civil rights are only ‘for blacks’ (thegrio.com)
- Ann Coulter: ‘Civil rights are for blacks – what have we done to the immigrants?’ (thegreatone22.wordpress.com)
- Ann Coulter says immigration reform isn’t a civil right; libs diminish civil rights, hurl venom, hate (twitchy.com)
- Ann Coulter Claims Only Black People Have Civil Rights (VIDEO) (addictinginfo.org)
Found this on Crooks and Liars, and when I stopped laughing I figured I had to pass it on to you. My apologies to Edie Gorme.
I watched the Sunday Morning news programs… the talking heads more than the news… and listened to the Administration arguments as to why this deal with the Republicans is a good one for the country, and the economists argue it one way or the other (Krugman was especially effective arguing against the deal on ABC), and the politicians in general, like Bloomberg in NYC.
The fact that there is no complete agreement on this means that the votes in the Senate tomorrow could go anywhere (although the prediction that the deal will go through seems to have the majority of TV commentators signed on) is going to make any discussion worth watching.
My belief, however, is that parties far beyond the Administration, the Congress or We The People are making the decisions on this. Why else would Republicans, who complain about our debts in their anti-Obama accusations of Communism and Socialism, decide to add a trillion bucks to the deficit by giving it away to the rich who don’t need it? When it doesn’t work… doesn’t create more jobs or push us out of debt over the next two years… the failures will be easy to place at Republican feet. The Rich 1% and the Bankers will have suffered nothing and the Middle Class will shrink a little more.
I can’t take Bill Clinton seriously, either (someone on the talking heads this morning said that Clinton was a Survivor… whatever the problem, he will say the thing that has him survive. Obama, however, is a compromiser and will compromise before even being asked to.) If anything, he is helping to hold up a problem that destroyed the accomplishments of his Presidency.
So here I am… a “99er” as current definitions go… unemployed for way more than the 99 weeks and forced into retirement earlier than I wanted to be (lower Social Security)… and one who campaigned, volunteered and voted for Obama, who is not getting anywhere with the deal as (non)negotiated, wondering what will befall us next. 2011 is going to be a dismal year.
- In Defense Of The Tax Cut Compromise | Alas, a blog (amptoons.com)
- Quote of the Day – from Paul Krugman (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Krugman fears ‘making America governable’ (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Krugman thinks tax deal is bad for Obama’s reelection prospects (americablog.com)
- Bloomberg Says Obama’s Democratic Base Should ‘Suck It Up’ – Bloomberg (news.google.com)
This from an ABC interview… I think it sums things up pretty well:
“The rich are always going to say that, you know, “Just
give us more money, and we’ll go out and spend more,
and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you.”
But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope
the American public is catching on.”
Billionaire Warren Buffett
- Warren Buffett: Cut Taxes For Middle And Lower Class; Rich Should Pay Much More (alan.com)
- Warren Buffett: I ‘Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Warren Buffett: Please, Raise My Taxes (crooksandliars.com)
- “Warren Buffett tells ABCâ€™s â€˜This Weekâ€™: People like me should be paying a lot more in taxes” and related posts (blogs.orlandosentinel.com)
- Buffett Says Rich Should Pay More (politicalwire.com)
- Buffett Tells ABC Rich People Should Pay Higher Taxes (businessweek.com)
- Warren Buffett: The Rich Should Pay More in Taxes (grantlawrence.blogspot.com)