A Law for One Person?
RWess at orst.edu
Mon Jan 8 16:38:29 EST 2001
Ed, can't say the Democratic senators surprised me. The Democratic
establishment has become little more than the Republican party but with a
human smile (not heart or guts). A few years back I heard Noam Chomsky
argue the thesis that the Democratic establishment today is to the right of
Richard Nixon. Maybe he's right. Bob
From: Edappel8 at cs.com[SMTP:Edappel8 at cs.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 8:42 PM
To: kb at purdue.edu
Subject: A Law for One Person?
First, a sincere thank you to Hugh for his more than kind comments
January 5th post. I really appreciate your response.
Second, as follow up to the very useful info from attorney Mark
Robert posted for us, I want to reiterate my profound disappointment
behavior of Democratic office-holders in the wake of the Florida
my judgment, they rank somewhere between the "gang of five"
rock bottom. They perpetrated their final act of betrayal in the
Chamber today when not one Democratic senator would stand by the
African-American House members who protested Congressional
validation of the
Florida vote. Their cowardice or indifference--or whatever it
was--at such a
focal moment is the ultimate affront. It tells the Blacks of
Blacks in general: not even your supposed friends and political
allies care a
whit that you were systematically, or semi-systematically,
half a dozen different ways in the "Sunshine State." You say you
extra-intense effort to get to the polls this time around, the
your judgment, being so high? Don't bother us with your whining.
you in our back pocket, so we're not going to sour the mood of "good
and political sportsmanship the country might expect from us as we
January 20. Be glad you even have the franchise at all. It's not
white people in our own state were harrassed on their way to the
or turned away because they were told they were felons, when they
condemned to use the most unreliable polling equipment. In due time
get to your case, so disappear for a while. Be seen, perhaps, but
Frankly, you're embarrassing us.
We needed a profile in courage from one senator today, just one.
Didn't get it.
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