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Saturday, December 23, 2006

White House and right-wing noise machine silent over racist remarks

Lets begin with the comment from Virginia's native son and xenophobe Congressman-elect Virgil H. Goode, Jr. that started the firesotrm

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-4605

December 7, 2006

Dear Xxxxxxx:

Thank you for your recent communication. When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.

The Ten Commandments and "In God We Trust" are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Koran. My response was clear, "As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, The Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office." Thank you again for your email and thoughts.

Sincerely yours,
Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
70 East Court Street
Suite 215
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151

Now since these remarks became public, the right-winged morons have not only been silent, but many either publicly support the comments and/or act like the whole situation is no big deal.

Conservative moron Dennis Prager.
First, it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism -- my culture trumps America's culture. What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book.

Forgive me, but America should not give a hoot what Keith Ellison's favorite book is. Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible.
If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress.
Hmm, strange, I though this was a country of free religion. When did Christianity become the religion of the land?

Oh, but there is more silliness...

Republican strategist and resident idiot Cheri Jacobus:
ALEX WITT (MSNBC host): But I'm curious -- overall, Cheri, why would Congressman Goode be so concerned about having a Muslim being sworn in using the Quran? I mean, how is it any different from a Christian using the Bible?

JACOBUS: Well, first of all, I'm a pretty big fan of free speech, so even if Congressman Goode's remarks were somewhat inelegant, if you read the blogs today there are a lot of people who sort of get his larger point -- first on immigration -- but also, you do have a newly elected Democrat [sic] Muslim member of Congress who seems to be proactive in making a stink about this, saying, "I will not be sworn in with my hand on the Bible like every other elected member to Congress before me."

WITT: But --

JACOBUS: And he could have -- look, if he wasn't trying to make a stink about it, if he wasn't trying to cause controversy, what he should have done, and the mature thing to do and the diplomatic thing to do, would be to say, "You know, I think I would like both." But instead, you have a newly elected member of Congress trying to cause controversy, and yet we're focusing on Virgil Goode? I think that's a little bit strange.
Strange that people are lashing out against a bigot? The United States of American is a Christian nation? Are these wingnuts serious?

Well, if these jackasses can get away with crap like this,then should anyone be surprised over the President's silence.
White House officials said they were aware that some Democrats and Muslims were urging President Bush to admonish Representative Virgil H. Goode Jr., Republican of Virginia, and Dennis Prager, the conservative commentator, for suggesting that the first Muslim elected to the House had no place in Congress. "We're aware of the situation," said Dana Perino, a spokeswoman for Mr. Bush, "but no judgments have been made."

Isn't it funny how we haven't heard ANY conservative wingnut talk show host speak out against Goode's remarks? These are the same a-holes who tripped over a mic and criticized anyone who spoke out against this war, had the nerve to smear Michael Schiavo, scream homophobia to the point where they criticize the Vice-President's daughter recently, unleash their racist bigotry against immigrants (while claiming that they're ONLY against illegal immigrants), and HAVE THE OUTRIGHT NERVE TO speak as if they're the spokespersons for the military.

Where's Coulter, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Savage, Malkin and the host of local wingnut shockjerks who poison our airwaves while wrapping themselves in the American flag?


FatMixx takes it a step further.

UPDATE 2: Here's a video roundup of the whole idiotic episode (via Raw Story).