Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday Night Musings...........

I was surprised as everyone else at Congressman Pickering's decision to not run for re-election. One thing that caught my attention was his statement reported in the August 18 edition of The Clarion-Ledger:
" Republicans lost power in Washington last November and Pickering became the assistant minority whip.
The change had "some" influence on his decision.
"It is different being in the minority," he said. "For my temperament and personality, probably being in the majority and building the coalitions to govern - I'm more suited for that."

This is a perfect example of why Democrats beat the Republicans in Washington on a regular basis. Politics is in reality a street fight. It is about serving the public and the national interest but too often it is a fight requiring brass knuckles and the willingness to use them. Compare Congressman Pickering's statement with Newt Gingrich. Gingrich served in Congress when the mere idea of a Republican Congressional majority was considered to be proof of insanity. Gingrich didn't care as he spoke out every night on CSPAN during the special orders period, went on the cable news shows, taking on the Republican establishment, the Democrats, and the media. Can anyone imagine Gingrich making such a statement? Better yet, can anyone imagine Pickering taking the path of Gingrich?

Then there is this gem from Mr. Herring, Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party:
"(Democrats) will say they're like you. They'll say, 'I go to church with you,' 'My kids go to school with yours,' " he said in the McComb Enterprise-Journal. "But when they go to the Legislature, they'll vote with the black caucus and support Hillary Clinton."

What Mr. Herring said was pretty stupid. He will probably claim he was referring to liberal interest groups. However, there are plenty of liberal interest groups that are not Black. It makes him look like he is engaging in race-baiting even if he didn't intend to do so. Someone as experienced as he is in politics knows better, which makes any denial suspect. As one can see from the linked thread, it merely gives the conscience of Jackson, Donna Ladd, and her allies the opportunity to beat you up with the race card.

However, before The Jackson Free Press gets tooooo carried away in bashing Mr. Herring, it STILL has not published any criticism of the Black Wizard, Democratic Party Committee Member Ike Brown for his letter to The Clarion-Ledger in which he declared war on all White Democratic office-holders:
"As a result of Judge Pepper's ruling, progressive Democrats will control all statewide and local Democratic nominations; they constitute 85 percent of the party base. "Blue Dogs" like Eric Clark and Jim Hood, Sheriff Malcolm McMillin, Barbara Dunn, Jack Gordon, etc., have won their last Democratic nomination.'

Ike Brown, recently found guilty in court of racial discrimination, made quite clear his intention to run out of office all White office holders in his own party. While the JFP has criticized him for his antics in Noxubee County, it has remained silent on his letter. It is somewhat hypocritical to sit there and accuse Herring of race-baiting while giving Ike Brown a pass when he explicitly does the same. However, I am sure there is some logical reason for it. They are a local paper, they don't cover all state issues, they have criticized Ike Brown on other things, they _______________ (fill in the blank ye trolls).

What is this about Frank Melton traveling around Jackson like Idi Amine or some other two bit dicatator? This is from
"Last Tuesday I was driving north on Ridgewood Drive (a few blocks from Lakeland) in Jackson about 6:30 pm. There was little traffic.
Suddenly, from over the rise, there appeared--a cavalcade, an entourage, a procession of police cars with blue lights ablazing. There were either 4 or 6 police cars; 2 (3) in front, a black sedan, followed by 2 (3) behind. Like big ducks in a row, single file.
The police cars were dark. They were NOT black and whites, or blue and whites. The car in the middle appeared to be a sedan, not an SUV (although I was so startled by the lights I could have been mistaken). At first I thought it must be some really important dignitary in town on his/her way to the airport. I knew it couldn’t be Haley--it was too foolish and fussy and self-important for his style. Could it have been a really important witness in a criminal trial, or worse, a prisoner on his/her way to jail?
I just couldn’t figure out who would require all this manpower, lights, cars, gasoline, and silliness in the middle of the day on the way to where?????????
I described this scene to many folks who rolled their eyes and said, “Don’t you know, you silly goose? That’s Frank!”
I’d heard mention of this nonsense by Kim Wade on his radio show, but I thought Kim might be exaggerating (who, Kim, exaggerate?).

Anyway, these are just some musings on a Sunday night while listening to the Requiem.

1 comment:

Tom Head said...

Which Requiem...?

Not gonna comment on the Melton motorcade because I have no way of knowing whether it was actually Melton. With all the political stuff going on right now, it could have been any number of people.

Re Ike Brown, Jim Herring, and other stuff, I blogged about it twice from different angles:

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