Playing the race card

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 24, 2008

So much for a post-racial, post-partisan campaign.

Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”

“If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida said at a panel about the shared agenda of Jewish and African-American Democrats Wednesday. Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through,” Hastings added as the room erupted in laughter and applause.

Yes, Hastings was once a judge who lost that job by being impeached.

Yes, this was at a Democratic conference.

As for people "toting guns" not caring about Jews and blacks.

Tell it to these guys:


American soldiers are shown a guard tower by a Buchenwald survivor after liberating the camp.

And these guys:


Members of the 101st Airborne escort the Little Rock 9 into school.

Will Obama repudiate these comments? Will the press even ask him?

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BREAKING: We just filed a motion asking the Ninth Circuit to lift the stay in our lawsuit challenging California's ban on so-called "assault weapons," which, if granted, would allow the judgment striking down the ban to go into effect. Read it here: https://www.firearmspolicy.org/miller

Stole the image from a reddit post, but it appears to be an accurate summary.

The losers in Sacramento are throwing a temper tantrum in response to the ruling in Bruen. Now that they have to issue carry permits, they want to make basically everywhere a "sensitive place".

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