Left-Wing Knockouts: When Democrats Get Racist

Left-Wing Knockouts: When Democrats Get Racist


Politics may not be the hottest thing in the streets, but if you look closely, it's clear that politicians bear more than a little similarity to rappers. They both stay embroiled in beef, go to jail, enjoy their fair share of scandals, and take shots at each other. Last Friday, for instance, a book excerpt leaked quoting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid throwing bows at President Obama back in 2008, saying that he had "no Negro dialect" unless he chose to use one. And all we had to say was: Yowza, old man, hope you're not counting on re-election anytime soon!

The thing is, we hear all the time (and share with you all the time) about the right wing spewing racial fuckery, but today we're pleased to do a little equal-opportunity bashing by looking back at the surprising amount of ignorance and bigotry coming from the left. So kick back, and take in your fair share of 'cism as we look back at a history of racist comments coming from Democrats. Stop drinking the donkey punch, jackasses!

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DEMOCRAT: Joe Biden
QUOTE: "I mean, 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." [To the New York Observer in February 2007]
Complex Says: And if there's anyone who should know about articulate, it's a guy who can ask a simple question for half an hour.

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DEMOCRAT: Lydon B. Johnson
QUOTE: "I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." [Allegedly said to two governors]
Complex Says: This is the man, in case you've forgotten, who managed to push through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Which in hindsight is kinda like if Hitler had ended up producing Woody Allen movies.

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DEMOCRAT: Rod Blagojevich
QUOTE: "This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the fuck? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter. I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up." [To Esquire in their new issue]
Complex Says: What? All he's saying is that blackness is nothing more than being poor and shining shoes! You're gonna let a little thing like that distract you from his long career of ethically unimpeachable civil service? Wait a minute...

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Al Sharpton

DEMOCRAT: Rev. Al Sharpton
QUOTE: "White folks was in caves while we was building empires... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." [In a 1994 speech at Kean College]
Complex Says: Professor Griff? Professor Griff, is that you?

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Bill Clinton

DEMOCRAT: Bill Clinton
QUOTE: "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee..." [Allegedly said to Ted Kennedy during the 2008 campaign]
Complex Says: C'mon, son, we thought your offices were in Harlem. We can't even imagine the gems you might've come up with if you'd stayed in Arkansas.

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DEMOCRAT: Diane Watson (State Senator, CA)
QUOTE: "He's married to a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black." [Said about black conservative Ward Connerly in 1996]
Complex Says: Okay, seriously, is there something in the Oath of Office mandating that politicians say stupid shit every once in a while?

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DEMOCRAT: Harry Truman
QUOTE: "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." [In a letter to his wife in 1911]
Complex Says: Dropping the bomb on Hiroshima wasn't about mass destruction, it was just reminding white people that it was time to go home!

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DEMOCRAT: Gealdine Ferraro
QUOTE: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." [To the Torrance Daily Breeze in March 2008]
Complex Says: Geraldine was a member of Hillary's camp until she made that comment and not-so-mysteriously "resigned" days later. Look, people, for the last time, the only person allowed to make racist comments around Hillary is HILLARY.

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Hillary Clinton

DEMOCRAT: Hillary Clinton
QUOTE: "You fucking Jew Bastard." [Allegedly said to Bill Clinton's campaign manager Paul Fray the night Clinton lost the 1974 Arkansas congressional election ]
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"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know I just, I don't understand it," [To the editors of Sioux City's Argus Leader in May 2008]
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"There was just an AP article posted that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me." [To USA Today in May 2008]

Complex Says: Fuck a Nobel Prize, Obama deserves sainthood for allowing this woman to be our spokesperson to the rest of the world.

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