Senator Trent Lott openly embraced segregation and the racist ideals it represents. Speaking at Jurassic era Senator Strom Thurmonds' hundred-year birthday party he praised Thurmonds segregationist platform in the 1948 presidential election. As the nominee of the Dixiecrat party Thurmond stated "All the laws of Washington all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, our schools, our churches"
Thurmond eventually renounced his racist views but Trent Lott is still carrying the torch for white supremacist. On national television at a high profile event he bragged how Mississippi had voted for Strom Thurmond and said, "We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years" referring to the civil rights movement. Lott has long been associated with The Council of Conservative Citizens A white supremacist group who's' web page is a virtual shrine to Senator Lott. Below is an excerpt from an article on their webpage"the U.S. Military has lost it's shine due to the civil rights integration of Africans In American and other Third World recruits, into the U.S. Forces."
The amazing thing is that one of the most powerful men in the country revealed himself to be an unabashed racist on national television and it received almost zero notice from the so called liberal media. The only place I saw it was an article in the Washington Post. Funny but Fox News seemed to have missed that story. You can bet it won't be a topic on the Rush Limbaugh show either
This is an outstanding opportunity for Progressives to demonstrate the evil of the conservative agenda. We need to get the word out to everyone about Lott. Write or call Senator Smith and President Bush and demand they ask for Senator Lott to resign as Senate Majority Leader. Write letters to your local papers. Download the article off the Washington Post website and distribute it to everyone.
Senator Gordon Smith