December 12, 2002

The Quotable Racist

[from Mikhaela's News Blog ] :

I want to tell you, ladies and gentleman, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigger race into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches. — Strom Thurmond during a 1948 presidential campaign speech

Or if you don't want to believe Lott's and Strom's critics, listen to it for yourself at NPR.

Posted by ronn at December 12, 2002 12:36 PM

That's pretty nuts... Nuts, I tell you. Posted by: PatCH on December 13, 2002 10:31 PM
No, just Republican business as usual (although he was a Dixiecrat at the time, same difference). Posted by: ronn on December 16, 2002 02:20 PM
The Republicans are just upset because Trent made these comments without his sheet on!! Posted by: j-notes on December 17, 2002 06:06 PM
And these two are a pair of brain-dead hicks who have only had to exert slighly more energy than is required to periodically replenish their chewing tabacca in order to be re-elected again & again & again & again... Posted by: sean on December 17, 2002 11:56 PM