I'm thinking of declaring myself a black Democrat and walking out on the party in disgust. It now turns out Sen. Joseph Lieberman supported Proposition 209, the California initiative that prohibited the state from engaging in race discrimination for or against any race.
What about anti-Semitism? USA Today asked this of Vice President Al Gore, referring to Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., Gore's pick for running mate. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, becomes the first Jewish running mate on a major party presidential ticket.
-->After a week of prattle about Joe "Conscience of the Party" Lieberman's deep sense of morality, someone in the Democratic Party noticed it might be a tad unseemly to have an opening-night gala at the Democratic National Convention at the Playboy mansion.
Death Row Marv is sitting on my desk, strapped to an electric chair, staring at me. This "toy," marketed for kids ages 13 years old and up, came from a local comic book store. It's a half-foot-tall replica of a violent character created by surly graphic artist Frank Miller.
Once again, the Democrats at their quadrennial national convention sweat and heave to achieve the preposterous. And once again they have achieved that weird goal. America, the world's economic marvel is, according to them, on the hem of catastrophe. All that can save us is four more years of the Democrats.
Although the 4,370 delegates to the Democratic National Convention want to present a united front for the Gore-Lieberman ticket, their discontent seeps out. They constitute America's party of the left, and current Democratic policies somehow seem too centrist for them.
"Perhaps once or twice in every generation," said former Rep. Paul McHale, D-Pa., last week, there comes an issue "that is so wrapped in passion that families are torn apart, political parties are divided and friendships are destroyed.
Can anyone fairly deny that when it comes to name calling, insults and innuendo, conservatives are fair game? They are called racists and anti-Semites, and are said to be worthy of death, but no one seems to consider such words hate speech or even inappropriate.
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