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Howard Dean's Racist Hatefest ^ | 12/17/03 | Deborah Orin

Posted on 12/17/2003 1:23:27 AM PST by kattracks

You won't be seeing any video of Howard Dean's x-rated, epithet-ridden New York fund-raiser because Team Dean made sure to bar the TV cameras. Which suggests they expected trouble.

Maybe it was the same foresight that inspired Dean to seal his records as Vermont governor for 10 years because of worries, as he put it in a moment of candor to Vermont public radio, about "future political considerations. We didn't want anything embarrassing appearing in the papers at a critical time in any future endeavor."

So there were no TV cameras last Monday night when pro-Dean comics took the stage on West 18th St. in Chelsea at a $250-a-head Dean fund-raiser (reduced from $500) and competed to see how often they could use the F-word in the same sentence.

Comic Judy Gold dissed President Bush as "this piece of living, breathing s---" and Janeane Garofalo ridiculed the Medicare prescription-drug bill that Bush had just signed as the "you can go f--- yourself, Grandma" bill.

Just a few days before, rival John Kerry had used the F-word to attack Bush in Rolling Stone magazine in an apparent bid to sound hip, but Dean's event was "enough to make John Kerry blush," as rival Dick Gephardt's spokesman Erik Smith tartly put it.

And the Dean event got a lot worse. Comedian David Cross used the N-word for blacks in a disjointed "joke" apparently based on the premise that it's fine for a pro-Dean comic to use racial epithets as long as the goal is to claim Republicans are racists.

Comic Kate Clinton evoked Michael Jackson (hit with new child-sex-abuse charges) and said: "Frankly, I'm far more frightened of Condoleezza Rice" - the Bush national security adviser who has nothing in common with Jackson except being black.

Rice seems to drive liberal woman comics especially nuts. Sandra Bernhard insulted her in racial terms with a "Yes Massa" accent at another Dean fundraiser the same night. Perhaps the pro-Dean comics find it unbearable that the most powerful black woman in U.S. history, close friend to the president and his wife - and a brilliant classical pianist to boot - dares to be a Republican.

Actually, there was something to offend everyone. Dean rival Joe Lieberman got ridiculed for being unable to campaign on Jewish holidays because he's Orthodox. Vice President Dick Cheney was accused of talking "like Mary Jo Buttafuoco."

Cheney's wife Lynne was called "Lon Chaney" - the long-ago movie star who specialized in playing ghouls in horror films. And Cheney's daughter Mary, who is gay, was called "a big lezzie."

Even the apolitical "jokes" were ugly - like a suggestion that it's bizarre to see an Asian baby with Asian parents because so many Asian babies are adopted by whites.

As all this hate was getting spewed out, Dean sat backstage listening. Aides say he was fuming, so livid that he almost refused to come out to talk to the crowd. When he did, he began by saying some of the language was "wrong" and "I just don't have much tolerance for ethnic humor." But he didn't refer to all the X-rated anti-Bush and anti-Cheney attacks.

More to the point, he did nothing to stop the hate session. It was, after all, Dean's fund-raiser. He had the power (to use Dean's favorite phrase) to come right out on stage and say the "jokes" were unacceptable and he wanted it stoblasted rapper Sister Souljah for anti-white words "filled with hatred."

If there had been TV cameras, it could have been really bad news for Dean. As it was, he got off pretty lightly. The Post reported the story and the Times ran a teensy-weensy account buried on page B-6 of the Metro section.

Republicans are fuming. They say that if anything like this had happened at an event where a top Republican was present and did nothing to stop it, the media would rage about it for weeks.

"It's disgraceful. It's like an Upper West Side Manhattan left-wing Ku Klux Klan mentality," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "If some Southern redneck talked like this about a liberal, everyone would denounce it. But because it's Upper West Side humor, somehow it's supposed to be chic."

Deborah Orin is The New York Post's Washington Bureau Chief.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/17/2003 1:23:27 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
BUMP for Democrat sickness on parade.
2 posted on 12/17/2003 1:28:29 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: kattracks
"you can go f--- yourself, Grandma"

HAHAHAHAHA... Oh-ohhhhh... (panting)...HAHAHA...can't... type...too busy... holding my sides! HAHAHA!
That's just too funny!

Now I see why that young woman is so darn popular!
I'd pay $500 to see that!


3 posted on 12/17/2003 1:35:12 AM PST by MrJingles ("Democracy is doomed once the majority realizes that it controls the public treasury." - - Voltaire)
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To: kattracks
Was Ted Danson at this racist rally?

4 posted on 12/17/2003 1:46:05 AM PST by weegee
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To: MrJingles

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 2:59 p.m. EST
Janeane Garofalo: 'It Wasn't Hip' to Protest Clinton's Wars

Comedienne-turned-peace-activist Janeane Garofalo offered a stunning admission on Sunday, explaining that she and her fellow anti-war protesters didn't stage huge demonstrations when President Clinton launched attacks on Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and the Sudan because "it wasn't very hip" to protest the former president.

Asked by "Fox News Sunday's" Tony Snow why peace protesters like herself didn't object to Clinton's wars, Garofalo explained:

"I absolutely did. I did not support Operation Desert Fox. It's just that you didn't know me very well back then. Nobody really was interested in listening to me back then."

Then she added, by way of explaining why the anti-Clinton protests never gelled, "It wasn't very hip."

Garofalo went on to claim that Hollywood actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins led protests against Clinton's 1998 Iraq attack, saying that "there was a lot of protest, just as there was against the first Gulf War."

A Lexis-Nexis search for December 1998, the month Clinton bombed the daylights out of Baghdad, failed to turn up a single report that mentioned either Sarandon or Robbins protesting the attacks.

A similar search for the month of February 2003 turned up 124 reports on Sarandon protesting President Bush's Iraq policy.
5 posted on 12/17/2003 1:50:22 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee,2933,83365,00.html

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

O'REILLY: If you are wrong… and if the United States - and they will, this is going to happen - goes in, liberates Iraq [with] people in the street, American flags, hugging our soldiers… you gonna apologize to George W. Bush?

GARAFALO: I would be so willing to say, "I'm sorry". I hope to God that I can be made a buffoon of, that people will say, "You were wrong. You were a fatalist". And I will go to the White House on my knees on cut glass and say, "Hey, you and Thomas Friedman were right… I shouldn't have doubted you"…

6 posted on 12/17/2003 2:00:46 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
"And your point is?"
7 posted on 12/17/2003 5:11:43 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles - -)
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To: kattracks
And you won't see any wimp spined GOP types complaining about it or asking the media why it wasn't reported
8 posted on 12/17/2003 5:20:19 AM PST by uncbob
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To: kattracks
I CAN'T believe they didn't send someone to slip in with a mini video and sound transmitter! This could have played on FOX News and destroyed the Dems, and embarrassed the liberal media for their lack of reporting.

What a lost opportunity!
9 posted on 12/17/2003 5:41:58 AM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: weegee
Garofalo went on to claim that Hollywood actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins led protests against Clinton's 1998 Iraq attack, saying that "there was a lot of protest, just as there was against the first Gulf War."

Yeah, right. What a liar!

10 posted on 12/17/2003 6:45:34 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: kattracks
This kind of event just reveals the Left's true 'colors,' pun intended. Only a racist can legitimately argue in favor of affirmative action. Without the precept of racism -- the presupposition that people should be judged on their race rather than their individual merits -- affirmative action makes no sense. Affirmative action is founded on the presupposition that people should be judged based on the color of their skin.

Of course, Affirmative Action, once in place, demands that those minorities who benefitted from it should bow down to the the real 'Massa' -- the enabling Left. Should a black leader dissent from the party line, they are ridiculed for being 'white' rather than an independent-thinking person. This is the kind of logic that leads the Rats to ridicule Clarence Thomas and Condi Rice for their views. By the logic of the left, Thomas and Rice should be forever enslaved by the Left for their handouts. This is simply ideological slavery.
11 posted on 12/17/2003 9:13:15 AM PST by bdeaner
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To: Lancey Howard
The left is coming out of the closet as the hate and bigotry movement, which is nothing new to those who have actually been listening to them.
12 posted on 12/17/2003 9:20:04 AM PST by Spok
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To: Spok
13 posted on 12/17/2003 4:25:45 PM PST by weegee
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