Posts tagged Alabama
The New York Times this week had an article about the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary. Specifically they interviewed some rural voters in Pennsylvania. One woman said she would never vote for Obama because he refused to wear an American flag lapel pin. Another said she wouldn’t vote for Obama because he was a Muslim. They both prefaced their remarks by saying that their opinion had nothing to do with him being black. Of course not!
These statements and others are the reason that rural Pennsylvania is often labelled ” the Alabama of the North.”
Just what does it mean to say a region is like Alabama? Alabama is the state in which the Republicans led by Karl Rove pursued the state’s most popular Democratic, former Governor Don Siegelman, finally jailing him on charges that amounted to accepting a political contribution.
Recently when he was released on bail while the courts review his dubious prosecution, the Alabama GOP released a statement bemoaning his release.
It says Representative Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn), Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party stated â€œthe former Governorâ€™s release pending appeal does not change the conviction by a jury of his peers. It would be premature to turn this development into anything other than a formality.â€
The Alabama GOP was also kind of upset that the Chairman of the Democratic Party Howard Dean was visiting Alabama and actually fundraising for the Democrats, in Alabama of all places!
” Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and the liberals are preparing to swoop into the state tomorrow and raise money to promote the Democratic Party and its platform. The Alabama Republican Party asks if Dean and the Democrats will commit to not using Alabama money for pro-abortion, anti-gun, pro-illegal immigration and pro-gay marriage policies.
Rep. Mike Hubbard, Chairman, ALGOP stated, â€œThe majority of the tax payers in Alabama have a much different value system than the far left lead by Chairman Dean and Nancy Pelosi.â€
â€œUsing Alabama dollars to promote these liberal ideals would be a slap in the face to the people of the state,â€ Hubbard said.
Hmmm. Let’s get this straight. The Alabama GOP considers the Democratic Party to be “far left” and they don’t want money freely given by Alabama Democrats to be used to support their agenda. Makes you wonder if they really believe that Alabama Republicans are somehow in the mainstream, and the rest of the country is full of Communist, homosexual, N***er-lovers.
All of this 40 years after Martin Luther King was shot. In the clips showing Dr. King’s life we saw many film clips of hateful southern whites demonstrating against him, calling for him to be killed and espousing racial hate. Makes you wonder how many of those demonstrators are now southern Republicans. Most of them I would imagine.
UPDATE: I have recently located a liberal blog in Alabama that is covering the Siegelman issue:
Left In Alabama
I am truly impressed that there is at least one liberal in Alabama!
CBS News finally broadcast last Sunday evening their report on the relentless prosecution and eventual conviction of former Democratic Governor of Alabama Don Siegelman. It appears that Karl Rove personally led the attack with the help of a willing US Attorney and the Attorney General’s office. Siegelman was convicted and is now serving 8 years, supposedly for bribery, but probably more likely for being a popular Democrat and a Jew.
Amazingly, some stations in Alabama went black during the report. For those in Alabama who didn’t get to see it, here is the entire report. Watch it and weep.