March 5, 2014

“Rep. Alvin Holmes says white Republican lawmakers would abort mixed-race grandchildren”

Racialist politics.  It’s tedious.  It’s predictable.  It’s ugly.

And what makes it so ugly is that it diminishes the depravity of real racism by diluting it with phony indictments and trivializing it with ridiculous and insupportable claims aimed at non-racists.  To wit:

A debate Tuesday over a bill to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected turned to race after Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, compared her bill to Brown vs. the Board of Education.

But during the debate, Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said that his Republican colleagues would support abortion if their daughters were impregnated by black men.

“Ninety-nine percent of the all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion,” he said. “On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”

That this tactic — opportunistic and cynical as it is — is now used by so many blacks, who not so long ago had to fight white southern Democrats over real racialist policy before they joined their party, makes it all the more appalling.  And all the more tragic.

A note to Rep Holmes: it wasn’t Republicans who were turning fire hoses on you, or promoting segregation, or fighting tooth and nail against the Civil Rights Act.  So if you’re in the mood to cast around for those who might find race-mixing worthy of infanticide, you might want to dig up old Margaret Sanger, or Bull Connor, or even Robert Byrd, and Al Gore Sr, and Fulbright, et al., and hash it out with them.

They’d almost have to listen, out of courtesy.  Your being a contemporary representative of their party, and a race-baiter, to boot.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:29pm
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  1. Rep. Alvin Holmes has more in common with a hooded Klansman than with any civilized beings.

  2. I suppose it’s escaped Representative Holmes’s notice that a large percentage of black women impregnated by black men choose to have abortions, too. Margaret Sanger would be delighted at how things are turning out.

  3. Now, that’s just arrant nonsense. Republicans are supposed to abort babies who are gay.

    Consistency is not their strong suit, is it?

  4. A disproportionate percentage of minority babies are aborted vs. white babies, with blacks having the highest abortion rates. And the organization assisting them was founded by an out-and-proud racist eugenicist.
    Amazing how the people *against* this can be characterized as racists and h8ters, and while Planned Parenthood and the Democrats are actively exterminating their own constituents.

  5. They should open up PP clinics in Walmart. It would really confuse everyone.

  6. When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
    Where I stop and I turn and go for a ride
    ‘Til I get to the bottom and I see you again

    Do you or don’t you want me to love you
    I’m coming down fast but I’m miles above you
    Tell me tell me tell me the answer
    You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer

    Helter Skelter
    Helter Skelter
    Helter Skelter

    Will you want you want me to make you
    I’m comin’ down fast but don’t let me break you
    Tell me tell me tell me the answer
    You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer

    Helter Skelter, look out
    She’s coming down fast
    Yes she is, yes she is…

  7. Wait a second, Congressman: is abortion good or bad. Or does the answer depend–like accusations of gayness–on whether the target of one’s ire is a D or an R? Or their color?

    And how dare you question anybody’s Right to Choose(TM)? I thought that was paramount.

  8. It’s unfortunate that the citizens of Birmingham, Alabama aren’t able to find an intelligent representative who isn’t a racist asshole like this congressman.

    Last week, he called out Clarence Thomas for marrying a white woman. He also called him an Uncle Tom.

    Now this.

    He’s a “high yeller” (as my grandpa used to say) black, so there was a cracker in the cookie jar somewhere along the way.

    Dude has issues.

  9. Helter Skelter, look out
    She’s coming down fast
    Yes she is, yes she is…</I.

    I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!

    At some point, there has got to be some backlash, where enough people just tell the race baiters to go to hell. Or go off to their mythical African Motherland, like Liberia.

  10. Ugh, error in closing the italics.

  11. I get the impression that smart, honest, and productive black people do not go generally into politics.

    Actually I think that applies to folks of all varieties.

  12. I get the impression that smart, honest, and productive black people do not go generally into politics.

    Actually I think that applies to folks of all varieties.

    I guess that is why we always seem to be at a disadvantage. :(

    So, do we need our SOB’s (or B’s) to take out theirs?

  13. “He’s an SOB, but, by God! he’s our SOB!”

  14. Disgusting beyond measure. But then when I figure-in out stupid Alvin Holmes probably is …

    I’m sure it was the best he could do.

    Rep Holmes look rather light to me.

  15. There are still, we pray, and were then men of a different mettle on this day 178 years ago.

  16. When being a legislator became a full time job is probably when it started to go south.

  17. Racism, like Climate Change, is there nothing it can’t do?

  18. i thought global warming did that

  19. Leigh, Alvin is Montgomery’s (not Birmingham) home grown Al Sharpton. I lived in Montgomery AL for 30 some years and he hasn’t changed. In addition to his position in the legislature, he’s also associated with the teacher’s union.

  20. Ah, my mistake. Thanks, SDN. His poor constituents.

    Of course, his being associated with the teacher’s union, explains why they keep voting for him.

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