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    Democratic Congressman Warns Jews, Blacks to Beware of Palin

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    Democratic Congressman Warns Jews, Blacks to Beware of Palin
    by Stephen Clark
    Thursday, September 25, 2008


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    Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday warned two minority groups to beware of Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”

    Hastings, who is black and a Democrat, made the comment in Florida at a panel discussion hosted by the National Jewish Democratic Council. The group recently criticized Palin’s invitation to an anti-Iran rally held during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad’s visit to New York to speak before the U.N. General Assembly.

    Hastings was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race.

    “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,” Hastings told the audience, which burst into laughter and applause, according to individuals present.

    Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella declined to comment. The Republican Jewish Coalition strongly condemned Hastings’ statements.

    “Rep. Hastings stooped to the worst kind of divisive politics yesterday,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said in a written statement. “Hastings’ unconscionable remarks do nothing but sow seeds of fear and divide people. There should be no place in our country for this sort of political discourse. We can constructively disagree on the issues without denigrating others.”

    Other members of the panel were Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, who is Jewish and represents a mostly black district; Alabama congressman Artur Davis, who is black; and Peter Edelman, a law professor at Georgetown University who was a legislative assistant to Robert Kennedy.

    Davis denounced Hastings’ comments.

    “Alcee Hastings is a friend and I know Alcee well enough to know that he uses provocative humor to make a point. In this instance, however, I didn’t like his comments when I heard them and they don’t sound any better reading them in print,” he said in a written statement sent to FOXNews.com.

    “I have repeatedly said that while Sarah Palin’s ideology and her thin resume are legitimate issues, it is a great mistake for Democrats to ridicule her cultural roots,” Davis added. “I don’t know how many Americans strip moose, but a lot of the ones I know tote guns and the Democratic Party had better win enough of those gun toters if we are to be successful.”

    Hastings, a former federal judge, was impeached and removed from the bench in 1989 for perjury and corruption. Elected to Congress in 1992, he supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries until she conceded the race.

    Historically, Jews have overwhelmingly voted Democratic, but the McCain campaign is vigorously courting that constituency as Obama has fought off false Internet rumors that he is a Muslim with an anti-Jewish agenda.

    Obama also came under fire in April for describing small-town Americans during a closed San Francisco fundraiser as people who are “bitter” over job losses and who “cling to their guns and religion.”

    Hastings’ office and the Obama campaign did not immediately respond for this story.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Hastings, a former federal judge, was impeached and removed from the bench in 1989 for perjury and corruption. Elected to Congress in 1992, he supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries until she conceded the race.

    well that about sums it up...........:suicide:

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    I am from Florida and he should be in jail.He is showing his true color here.Only people that should fear him are the crooks in government like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyzoi View Post
    Hastings, a former federal judge, was impeached and removed from the bench in 1989 for perjury and corruption. Elected to Congress in 1992, he supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries until she conceded the race.

    well that about sums it up...........:suicide:
    This is your classic case of "screw up (substitute any other colorful term you like), move up".




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    The majority, I hope, will see this for what it is, politics based on fear rather than being informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post

    Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday warned two minority groups to beware of Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”
    Wow, that would be hilarious if it weren't the most hateful, racist thing I've ever heard. But then I forget that when democrats equate blacks and jews to animals, it's just as an example of what those "damn dirty hicks/Republicans" think! This guy officially makes me sick, and this is the first time I've heard of him.
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    If you haven't heard of Alcee Hastings here is a good read on him. What a piece of work. It just goes to show that the you don't have to have character to be a Democrat! In fact it actually helps if you are a criminal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    If you haven't heard of Alcee Hastings here is a good read on him. What a piece of work. It just goes to show that the you don't have to have character to be a Democrat! In fact it actually helps if you are a criminal!

    Alcee Hastings, Bribery, and the House Intelligence Committee by Byron York on National Review Online=

    Technically, it's true, but I would correct it to say that you don't have to have character to be a politician. Both parties have their share of scoundrels, racists, and criminals.

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    The Democrat Party wins hands down (or rather, with their hands in your pocket)! IF, a big IF, the MSM was honest, even part of the time, the general public would be agast at the nefariousness of the DNC and its' endless money grubbing shinanigans. That is what is at the root of the current financial mess, with the DNC making Freddie and Fannie into cash cows and retirement accounts (in the multiple millions of dollars) almost entirely for Democrats - with a few thousand token dollars to get the spineless Republicans to shut up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    Technically, it's true, but I would correct it to say that you don't have to have character to be a politician. Both parties have their share of scoundrels, racists, and criminals.
    That's true, however if it's a Republican that gets caught they step down. If it's a Democrat they get re-elected!
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