For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of
Comments: Print or memorize and use to set lib hair on fire.
The Japanese Interment camps are important to be aware of with this current group. Over 100,000 imprisoned with no trial, no due process, no evidence of wrongdoing. Most were citizens. It´s hardly ever mentioned. I´ll bet you won´t find it in most high school history books.
They forgot Jim Crow Laws, passed by Democrats (Woodrow Wilson), Democrat filibusters of Civil Rights legislation (Al Gore, Sr.), etc. The list could go own and own and own, but I guess bandwidth was limited...
I think 25 or 30 of the 20 most embarrassing moments in the history of the Democrat have occurred since 2007, when Obama came to town with his clown car, and Joe Biteme, Nancy Piglosi, and Dirty Harry Reid in his entourage.
When faced with these facts, the Libs have a hard time responding with their usual fallacious responses, so they fall back on the greatest fallacy of all: The hypothetical. Ex: "Well, if Abe Lincoln were alive today, he would be a Democrat."
The article is shallow and poorly researched. It certainly bad-mouths the white Southern victims of Reconstruction.
Hawkins´s ridiculous allegations of 300 blacks "murdered" in Opelousas, Louisiana at the hands of the citizens of the city is sheer fantasy. There WAS a race riot in 1868; it was started by the blacks, and the whites won.
The matter was thoroughly investigated. At the most, there were 25 - 50 deaths, not "300 murders" by the stretch of any imagination but that of a flaming liberal.
Hawkins makes conservatives in general and himself in particular look stupid when he posts such factually incorrect garbage.
I think more should be said about their support for eugenics and Margaret Sanger´s view on it as well as her views on "undesirables" and how it all ties to Planned Parenthood. Also, more about the negative effects of LBJ´s "Great Society" & "War on Poverty", not to mention his quote about keeping (blacks) voting Democrat now for 50 years.
But most important, it should be mentioned that the Dems blocked the GOP 33 times over 100 years from passing civil rights legislation. They only relented when they saw the tide of public opinion turning.
#15 After seeing the movie Lincoln, I would have to agree with them on that one. As I watched that movie, I saw why Obama keeps comparing himself to Lincoln. The both used similar tactics - blatantly violating the constitution and taking dictatorial actions while claiming it is the oppositions job to stop them.
Oh really #16 and #17? Did George Wallace not say "Segregation now, segregation forever"? Was he a Democrat? Did Orville Faubus deny integration a recently passed federal law, at Little Rock High School? Was Faubus a Democrat? Was Robert Byrd a "grand kleagle" of the KKK. Byrd was a Democrat. Did the Democrats author the Jim Crow laws? Were the southern Democrats the party of slavery? Really now #16, and #17? I can go on, but won´t at this time.
Woodrow Wilson´s demonization of German-Americans prior to and during WW I might fit somewhere on the list, too. And which party was responsible for the banning of the German language in some areas during that time?
The other day I was having lunch with two Democrat women who don´t really know about my politics. They were complaining about Republicans so I said I sure do wish Kerry had won then John Edwards might be President now. I wondered whatever happened to him. They blushed, looked at each other and changed the subject.
Aside from the impeachment itself, lets not forget that Bill Clinton used his position as commander-in-chief to delay that vote by bombing Iraq in what was nothing more than an infantile temper tantrum and veiled threat that he would use this power to keep from being removed.
While Hawkins piece is certainly a very interesting piece, a real book worm could go much beyond the 20 items. Especially today. Let´s see - Fast and Furious, Benghazi, sequester, the launching of Obie´s cyber-warriors and secret police under his 501 c (3) organization (read the Canadian Free Press piece that was posted two weeks ago right here on L.Com), to name a few, all under Obie´s watch.
#21...Embarrassing, as well as a tragic moment...President Landslide Lyndon Baines Johnson announces the advent of the coming bankruptcy of The United States of America, "The Great Society," May 22, 1964, during University of Michigan commencement exercises.
woodrow wilson, Democrat, separated the troups, blacks from whites, he also told blacks not to bother with further education because he thought they couldn´t cut it and also, who would hire them.
Democrats are so closed minded. Logic and deductive thinking does not exist for them.
The most recent example is Biden telling his wife on TV to use a shotgun, fire two shots in the air and scare a would be intruder. Really! A shot gun? He advised her to break the law as it is illegal to shoot a gun in such a manner and if done so is considered a felony. But then again, if a Democrat does it, it is alright. Only Republicans/conservatives are held accountable to the law.
History and reason do not affect liberals since they are intellectually corrupt and bought off by a corrupt majority in Congress and the Executive Branch. Soon the Supreme Court will fall. Face it, conservatives have lost the war.
A couple of glaring omissions from the list: The Race Riot in Chicago in 1919 (scores of Blacks were killed) It was a Political (Democrats) Decision to Racially Segregate the City to ´keep the Peace´. Then the Black Wall Street Riot in Tulsa, Ok. on June 1,1921. It was fomented by the KKK (a part of the Democrat Political Machine.) This was responsible for the killing of some 3,000 Blacks.
#27 - My post (#16) referred to Hawkins´s complete fabrication of the Opelousas race riot of 1868 and had nothing to do whatsoever with George Wallace or the Southern Democrats of the 50´s and 60´s, most of whom are now Republicans and none of whom are flaming left-wing modern-day Democraps.
I´m sick of ignorant d******bags like Hawkins (and the bleating sheep who parrot his half-baked, poorly researched, HuffPo-worthy pseudo-journalism) who spew tired old Yankee fables about the Deep South and Reconstruction.
Read a couple of books other than the history books they taught you in public schools. Reconstruction is one of the reasons that race relations in the United States are as bad as they are today. And Reconstruction was the crowning achievement of the despicable Radical Republicans of the day.
On Alger Hiss--note: it´s the Venona Project, not the Verona Project. See Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev´s The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America--the Stalin Era. And, yes, the Rosenbergs were guilty. And, yes, FDR´s government was riddled with foreign agents, mostly crusading sympathizers who did not work for pay. This book should be required reading for liberals.
lets add the dems desire to keep the vote from being honost..no ID. keeping the military votes from being counted. . how about the sudden findings of votes in trunks of cars after the counting of votes has been finished...the list goes on and on I copied the article and added comments from this thread. I think we should all keep info and start doing what the dems do..ridicule them and keep informed as to their actions. we have to circle the wagons..drop stuff back into their laps
Obviously, the 20 “most embarrassing moments,” some of which remain challenged by controversy, that are cited in this article, represent only the proverbial tip of the proverbial iceberg. But, it’s a start.
They are not at all embarrassed or ashamed about what they have done these past 4 years. Highlighting the lised events, starting in 1800s, to a democrat will not bother them a bit. In fact, it will only cement in their minds that Republicans live in the past.
Bush lied, people died. Full stop, end of story, la la la I can´t hear you.
Re the list, here is what Obama and his acolytes would make of it, assuming they bothered to address it (If a Democrat lies in the forest, and the MSM doesn´t report it, was an untruth told?)
1) Trail of Tears -- who cares, Jackson´s on the 20, when we´re talking Benjamins we´ll talk.
2) Civil War -- You mean Lincoln´s War? That was history, man. Get over it.
3) Formation of the KKK -- Wasn´t that Strom Thurmond´s outfit? And wasn´t he a Republican? [Yes, I know when he was a segregationist he was a Democrat, I´m just saying what they would say.]
4) Opelousas Massacre: Louisiana is Bobby Jindal´s state -- another Republican white boy.
5) APL/Palmer Raids -- Woodrow who? The only Palmer I know is Palmer Square, where all those Republicans who own Princeton hang out.
6) Filibuster anti-lynching law: That was in the ´20s, man. Coolidge and Hoover were behind that filibuster. You know that.
7) Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment: You mean the Tuskeegee Airmen got syphilis given them from those Republican doctors? The ones who invented AIDS and gave that to Blacks later? Damn, you fight for your country, and they still poison you.
8) Japanese Internment Camps: FDR was right. We let them out of the camps, first thing they did was build Hondas and Toyotas and steal American jobs.
9) Alger Hiss? Railroaded, man. [Seriously, do you think Hiss´ guilt was proven to the extent a Democrat couldn´t deny it? They can deny ANYTHING, FOREVER.]
10) JFK rigged West Virginia Primary: By any means necessary, dude. JFK was a saint. [Don´t count on a Democrat to show shame. They have none.]
11) Bay of Pigs: We should never have attacked Cuba. Anyway it was Eisenhower´s fault, JFK couldn´t stop it. And that´s why we have Rubio and Cruz today.
12) Bull Connor: A Republican pretending to be a Democrat. Next!
13) Wallace in the schoolhouse door: See #12. Everyone knows Eisenhower sent the National Guard to keep those black kids from going to white schools.
14) Escalation in Vietnam: Vietnam was Nixon´s war, man. And if you want to talk ancient history, Eisenhower started it.
15) Chappaquiddick: What a guy does in the privacy of his own bedroom - or the backseat of his own car - is his own business. And Teddy said he was sorry. And it´s not like it had anything to do with who he was or the great things he did for America. Give me a minute, I´ll think of some.
16. South Vietnam falls: Vietnam was Nixon´s war. Dems ended it, just like we´re ending Iraq and Afghanistan.
17. Iran Hostage Crisis: That was a plot between the Ayatollah and the Republicans to get Reagan into power. Ya think it was a coincidence that the minute Reagan takes the oath of office, the hostages were released? I bet you believe in the tooth fairy too. Oh, wait, Repubs don´t, because the tooth fairy gives money away.
18. Clinton turns down Bin Laden: Hey, the only thing you need to know about Bin Laden was that Bush let him take down the World Trade Center, and that Obama killed him with his bare hands. Don´t try to distract me with Clinton.
19. Impeachment: It was all about sex, period.
20. Credit downgrade: Would never have happened if the Republicans hadn´t started two wars and put them on the national credit card. Don´t blame Barry (TM).
Oh and don´t forget, Maxine is a freed slave! Here´s more embarrassing moments from Slo Joe Bite-Me: Describing Obama as: “you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that´s a storybook, man." or this gem: "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin´ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I´m not joking." And who could forget his brilliant analysis of why schools in Iowa perform better than schools in Washington DC: "There´s less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you´re dealing with" Yeah, there´s a Black History Month classic for ya, but sadly this is news that the knee-pad media seems to lose!
No 1. Lincoln was the original usurper of the Constitution and if you remember he was not adverse to killing 700,000 Americans, both North and South, to end the right to seccession and states rights. During his usurping he also imprisoned Northern polititians and newspaper men for daring to have an opinion against his policies. That would be the original first amendment usurption. Sad somehow that Lincoln is revered as the Father of the modern Republican party. Lincoln day banquets will be springing up all over nationally. This is embarrassing as well don´t you think?
1)Barry Hussein Kenya Hawaii Chicago Soetoro 2)Joe the plagiarist hair plugs Biden 3)Hildebeast Benghazi Clintoon 4)Bill Impeached Bin Laden Clintoon 5)Al Jazeera Gore 6)John F´in Kerry-Fonda 7)Barney Homo Loving Frankfurter 8)David Crooked Axelrod 9)Susan Libya 5-time Liar Rice 10)Jesse Shakedown Artist Jackson 11) His chip off the old block kid 12) Al Tawana Brawley Sharp(dull)ton 13) Ninny Piglousy 14) Harry the land crook Reid 15) Jay lie every day Carney 16) Dickless Durbin 17) Chuck U Schumer 18) Valerie Jarrett 19) Van Jones 20) Jeremiah Wright (wrong)
I could go on and on but this is a good start. Imagine our great nation WITHOUT these a-holes!!! Can you?
The Trail of Tears given to us by Andrew Jackson was particularly rough. It means there are no Injuns in Georgia, no reservations, and therefore no casinos and I have to go to North Carolina to throw my money down a rathole. Missing from this list is Woodrow Wilson being elected to a second term on the slogan "He Kept Us Out of the War" and then getting us into WWI where 115,000 Americans soldiers were killed and the government in Russia being overthrown and we got the Commies for around a century.
John Hawkins stupid, ignorant, blind abuse of the socialist/democrat cover-up word, “liberal”, that he mis-uses incorrectly THREE times in his first paragraph, requires this statement: In 1944, Norman Thomas, six time Socialist Party candidate for President said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform." That was SEVENTY years ago! John also mis-uses another socialist cover-up word, “progressive”. The good news, he’s no more sloppy in his writings than socialists who cleverly use these lovely words, and all non commie good guys in Breitbart, PJ, Glenn, Rush, Mark, Stossell, Fox News, the good guys on our side who also use the word liberal when actually meaning destructive socialist. Hawkins’ loose list also misses Waco (thanks to brilliant #53), forgets Chappaquiddick thanks #15, omits Carter giving away the Panama Canal, Dems inventing KKK, etc, etc. Even our own darling heroine, Lucianne, uses "lib" the politically correct way in her headline. John Hawkins using these nice words the politically correct, deceptive way FOUR times in his one lead paragraph, should be fired off the job.
I accept the overall point made at the beginning about the double standard on liberal vs conservative misdeeds but the example of McCarthyism is a poor one. McCarthy has been proven correct by the venona intercepts in everything he said but more importantly on the charge of engaging in a "witch hunt" there really should be a different standard set for holding a sensitive position in the government. It would be legitimate to demand that the government shoulder the burden of proof when it is a matter of proving a crime or putting someone in jail but the accused individual should have the burden of proof of loyalty to the nation when their priviledge of holding a sensitive job or position of trust is at stake. It should be possible to remove them with a well founded suspicion which they cannot explain adequately. If McCarthy had won we would be in a lot less trouble today!
It never fails. Every time a Conservative or Republican publishes something, ALWAYS the Low IQ´d brainwashed Marxist show up to show their inferiority complex. They just love advertising their inferiority and low self esteem.
Poster #5 you are sooo right. I don´t know what I´m going to do? I can´t afford health insurance, so I guess I´ll pay the penalty. But then again it won´t matter, there won´t be any doctors. Basically, Zippy wants to kill me off before I can spend my retirement account so he can confiscate it through taxation. Killing off retired people helps the Democrats since we are more conservative and we vote.
No, Zippy will not take your retirement account via taxation. He plans, according to meetings going on at Treasury, etc., to take OVER your accounts - subsuming them into Treasury, Social Security, etc. Taxation alone would be a blessing.
´ not sure if people are still reading this column/commentsbut #48, 49 is full of it. There are so many factual errors. Are you a paid propagandist for Obama? You are going to have to work overtime to put out all the little Obama fires.
BTW: a Reagan quote. "It isn´t that our liberal friends are ignorant, it´s just that there is so much they know that isn´t true".
For one example, Vietnam was not Nixon´s war. JFK entered the US into Vietnam with advisors in 1965. Nixon ended the war not democrats. What exactly did Eisenhower do to make N. Vietnam invade S. Vietnam?
The headline on the front page of the New York Times said it all: "Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults." In a triumphalist article showcasing the growing numbers of women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, "one of the Senate´s most testosterone-driven panels," the story line presents female Senators attacking male military officials over charges of sexual assaults against women in the armed forces. Us-against-them stories are great for generating excitement in the media and in politics.
I just got back from hunting buffalo in Zimbabwe for the last two weeks. It’s always a pleasure for me to go beyond the pavement, where the cell phones don’t work, and I can’t go online and there isn’t a television that functions within a sixty-mile radius. Yep, when I’m hunting out in the African bush, or in an Alaskan swamp, or I’m out of cell phone range crushing some mahi in the Atlantic, I truly enjoy the technological fast from my Mac book, my iPhone and my TV. Please post full name of author.
If you listen to liberals, you´d think that Rush Limbaugh is the de facto boss of the entire Republican Party. So, if they´re going to portray him that way, then it seems like a good idea to give people -- who have yet to listen to his radio show --information about his message that goes beyond out-of-context quotations supplied by liberals who loathe him. There are millions of Republicans, myself included, who became conservatives because of hearing quotes like these from Rush Limbaugh.
In recent columns, I´ve mentioned a disturbing trend involving the lack of due process in the adjudication of campus rape cases. The fact of the matter is that rape cases are rarely handled properly on university campuses. They are usually either a) taken too seriously or, b) not taken seriously enough. That is unsurprising, given that rape is both the most over reported and under reported crime in America. To say that rape is the most over reported crime in American is to say that there are more false allegations of rape than of other serious crimes like robbery, burglary,
Grab some popcorn, folks. Pull up a chair. Get yourself a 6 pack. No … a 12pack and join with me and other liberty-minded folks as we watch the Left finally sink their comedic and inquisitive teeth into the rotted flesh of the Hope & Crap Machine that we’ve been caterwauling about for the last five, seems like twenty, years. I don’t know about you guys but last week was a little gift from God as we got to see the Lame Stream Media get a modicum of game and finally call Obama and his ilk out on the carpet for their Benghazi Bullsmack, their egregious bullying of patriotic non-profits by the IRS
Just when you thought the crap couldn’t get any creepier in Obamaland, BOOM, it does and things just got a little bit more … how shall I say it … peculiar. Can we still use the word “peculiar”? We can? Good. Cue Twilight Zone music, por favor, and allow me to proceed. So, what am I talking about you ask? Am I referring to the forced lesbian kissing class in a Red Hook, New York middle school? No, silly. That was like two weeks ago.
I used to be caring and compassionate and liberal. I supported gun control and the “right” of the government to seize a large chunk of my paycheck in order to plan my retirement for me. But, somewhere, somehow, along life´s twisted way, I became a greedy capitalist pig. And, truth be known, it´s affecting my entire neighborhood. It all started on New Year´s Eve when my friend Adam came by to help me with a small project inside the house. On that Eve, Adam informed me that my property wasn´t exactly looking like the Garden of Eden.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting