Free Markets, Free People

Walter Fauntroy

How do you say “race baiter”? – Fauntroy

Seriously if he’s not bright enough to know the difference or pretends not to, why pay attention to him?

The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, the non-voting delegate who represented the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1991, called on African-Americans to organize a "new coalition of conscience" to rebut the rally scheduled for Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Fox News pundit Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

"We are going to take on the barbarism of war, the decadence of racism, and the scourge of poverty, that the Ku Klux — I meant to say the Tea Party," Fauntroy told a news conference today at the National Press Club. "You all forgive me, but I — you have to use them interchangeably."

Well, Rev. Fauntroy, if you do, you’re intellectually dishonest or just not very bright and, frankly, a run of the mill race baiter.

Here’s the diff, Rev.  You’d be welcome at Saturday’s rally as a concerned American regardless of the color of your skin.  The same can’t be said about any KKK rally, can it?

The fact that he feels compelled to say ignorant and inflammatory things like that says a lot more about the Rev. than those attending the rally.

"I don’t want you to think I’m angry," Fauntroy said. "[But] when this right-wing conservative exclusionary group comes to highjack our movement, we have got to respond. And I’m looking forward to that Coalition of Conscience, in defense of jobs and freedom for women."

Yeah, because none of those in DC on Saturday would defend jobs and freedom for women, would they?  Especially the females and unemployed among them.

Hey, Rev — the race card is dead.  You and those like you who have played it at every turn and make outrageous claims like comparing a rally of concerned Americans to the KKK have killed any cache it had left. 

It doesn’t work anymore.

Instead, things like I’m writing now – ridicule – are the standard response.  You deserve it. It should be heaped on you. Along with a huge helping of scorn.  You’re like a little kid who holds his breath and stomps his feet and says the most hateful thing he can because things aren’t going his way.

And I’ll bet, after tarring all those Americans at the rally with your wide racist brush, that you’ll claim to be a Christian too, won’t you?  You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

Race baiter.

~McQ

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