Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lieberman pissed off over blackface but not about war in Iraq

The Washington Post reports Senator Joseph Lieberman is a little sh** faced over a blackface. A doctored photo of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) in blackface that was posted by a blogger who has been an influential promoter of challenger Ned Lamont.

The post reports Lieberman angrily demanded that Lamont denounce the action and sever all ties with Jane Hamsher, the founder of the Web log Firedoglake, who posted the photo on another blog,

African-American Political Pundit says: "I only wish the Senator could get as angry about the the war in Iraq (which he supports) and slaughter of Lebanese civilians. Its about time the Senator denounce both wars".

As you can tell, I'm not a supporter of Lieberman, I really think he is a "snake in the grass". But, in this situation blackface was not appropriate. It brings up old race issues. like, is Lieberman angrily demanding that Lamont denounce the action because he (Lieberman) would never want to have a black face (ouch)! Or is he (Lieberman) loving this because he (Lieberman) a white guy, can use the RACE CARD (double ouch)!

Think about that for a moment as you read other comments below:


Bloggers are generally saying the picture could be racist in nature. It's too bad they can't be united against war.


At 8/04/2006 08:03:00 PM, Anonymous Honza Prchal said...

Of course Leiberman loves using the race card - the one that is not the Jewish one, which he has generally avoided abusing throughout his career.

Hard core Democrats use it on Republicans all the time though, so they have less credibility crying foul.

At 8/04/2006 09:13:00 PM, Blogger African American Political Pundit said...

In our hyper-sensitive society it appears many African Americans and Jewish Americans use the words “racism” and "AntiSemitism" very liberally, particular whenever there is a reasonable disagreement or opposite view regarding Israel or for that matter poverty in America. Rather than discussing issues of race in a straight forward manner a number of Jewish Americans and African-Americans hide behind the “antisemitic cards and racism cards” instead of standing up and discussing issues and resolving them. Both democrats and republicans have been good at this. "Both have no credibility" as far is I am concerned. Leibermans record on race, may be considered great by "Black Leaders" who really have no street cred in black communities, but for many black voters, his work with civil rights organizations 30 years ago have been washed away by his support of Bush and his policies.

To be continued -


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