Friday, September 23, 2005

Liberals, Please Keep Talking

Air America's Randi Rhodes compares the evacuation of New Orleans to the Holocaust


CALLER (continuing): The thing that really killed me was the fact that when they bussed some of them out of the Dome. They loaded them on the bus, and they wouldn't tell them where they were going.

RANDI: Yeah. What is that?

CALLER: That is like when you transfer prisoners to one --

RANDI (interrupting): Actually, you know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of a little visit I made to the Holocaust Museum, and I saw these cattle cars.

CALLER: Yes!

RANDI: And they took people to go on them, but they didn't tell them where they were going.

CALLER: Yes! They do that to prisoners. If they're taking prisoners from one high-security prison to another, they do not --

RANDI: So, what are you supposed to do? Just do a "faith-based evacuation"? (Changing voice, as if an evacuee) "I'm sure he wouldn't send me to Auschwitz."

CALLER: Yeaaw! But why were these people patted down? There was an assumption of criminality made because they were poor and they were black --

RANDI: Check this out. Let's just -- Think about it this way. People were taken one place. Their children were taken another place. THIS IS SO MUCH LIKE THE HOLOCAUST. I can't even -- You know, it's like, you're not supposed to forget the Holocaust so that it can't happen again. And here you have people being loaded onto transportation vehicles, not being told where they're going, and their children are being taken someplace else ...

Do they know what the holocaust was? Do they know what actual oppression looks like?
Hat Tip Newsbusters for taking note of this exchange. You can download audio here.

5 Comments:

Anonymous MT said...

I can't get past Randi's picture...what is going on with the wierd lean to the...oh, to the left.

9/23/2005 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Charming, isnt' she?

9/23/2005 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous MT said...

This dialog is like a couple of blithering idiots after 2 appletinis on girls night out, or gone wild.

9/23/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck Wade said...

Whoa, I'm totally shocked that a liberal would compare something to the Holocaust... oh wait, no I'm not. What a couple of idiots.

9/24/2005 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Your mama said...

Conservatives, Please Keep Talking:

"If you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down," said Conservative butt boy William Bennett the other day - Bennett held prominent posts in the administrations of former presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

9/30/2005 08:25:00 AM  

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