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Oh Please! - Exploiting Imus
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, April 12, 2007

Under the category of 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' check this exploitation of the Don Imus flap by a Georgia State Legislator:
A bid to hang Coretta Scott King's portrait in the state Capitol died in a legislative committee Wednesday, with the chief supporter comparing the failure to Don Imus' slur against the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

The resolution would have urged the Capitol Standards Arts Commission to hang the portrait next to a picture of her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but the three-member House Special Rules Committee declined to move the proposal forward Wednesday.

"It's just like calling Mrs. King a nappy-headed (N-word)," state Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam, told reporters after the hearing.

"It's another example of blatant disrespect for black women in 2007," said Abdul-Salaam, a Democrat. "It's worse than what Don Imus did."
Abdul-Salaam simply could not pass up a chance to use the Imus controversy as a convenient means of characterizing the defeat of her pet project of hanging the portrait of Coretta Scott King in the Georgia Capital building.

Even black legislative leaders are backing away from her nonsense:
Rep. Al Williams, who heads the House's black caucus, said he thinks the commission's decision and Imus' slur "are completely different."

"I don't see the committee's action as racist. I see it as inaction and shortsighted," he said. "I use the word racist like I do love — I'm sure when I use it."
Of course, Ms. Abdul-Salaam apparently feels it is the job of the committee to pass her legislation even when, as the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports, she doesn't even bother to make the committee meetings when the bill was scheduled to be discussed:
A proposal to hang a portrait of Coretta Scott King in the state Capitol suffered another setback Friday when its sponsor failed to show up on time for a committee meeting on the resolution.
She, of course, blamed heavy traffic.
Abdul-Salaam failed to show up at another Special Rules Committee hearing on her resolution on March 19, citing an illness.
Now I don't care, one way or the other, if they hang the portrait or not. I have no dog in this fight. Either decision is fine with me. But Ms. Abdul-Salaam's behavior and her charges are disgraceful and completely inappropriate. Perhaps she'd benefit from a little sensitivity training and anger management. Afterall, I'm sure she'd be all for it if we recommended it for Imus.
 
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Repeat after me: "She’s black and a Democrat, so nothing will happen"

Because holding someone accountable for the stupid crap that flys out of their mouth is only propper if the person saying it is a white conservative. Sometimes you get a little bleed-over (a white democrat of a minority conservative), but usually it’s pretty basic:

Blacks and Liberals can say whatever they like without fear of reprisal, and whites and conservatives (god help you if you are both) must conform perfectly with PC-speak, lest they be dog-piled...
 
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Because holding someone accountable for the stupid crap that flys out of their mouth is only propper if the person saying it is a white conservative. Sometimes you get a little bleed-over (a white democrat of a minority conservative), but usually it’s pretty basic
It is funny....Imus is a case of your "bleed-over" since he isn’t a conservative for sure- but be sharp eyed and you’ll notice that all of sudden, in certain media outlets Imus’ political position seems to have been shifted to the right a bit.

Hmmmmmmm.

 
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Kindao like how no one is mentioning that Nifong is a democrat...

Surprising, only not...
 
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