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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2021 05:27 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/18/2021 05:27 PM
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The Racist Left ~ Op-Ed By Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC...Racism is the practice of according rights and privileges to an individual not based on equality under the law, but rather according to what race that person was born. It is antithetical to every principle our country was founded on, from the promise of our Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” to the equal protection clause of our Constitution. It was a malignancy we fought a Civil War to remove. For generations, it has been denounced by every American of good will for the evil that it is.





Yet this dangerous social pathology is now rampant in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee recently adopted a measure on a party line vote to establish a commission with the avowed purpose of enshrining racism into law under the guise of slavery reparations.

The biased composition of this commission is obvious. There’s not a single Republican appointment. It is designed to reach into the dead past, revive its most malevolent conflicts and re-introduce them into our age.

It’s impossible to imagine a more divisive, polarizing or unjust measure than one that would use government force to require people who never owned slaves to pay reparations to people who never were slaves – based not on anything they did but solely because of what race they were born.

History offers us an inexhaustible supply of grievances and injustices that are powerful enough to stoke hatreds and resentments that can tear any society apart. That is what this movement is all about. It is evil in its effect if not in its intent.

Lincoln often pointed out that our country was born into a world where slavery was an established institution. The American Founders reviled it and placed principles in our founding documents that they were confident would ultimately place that wicked institution upon the course of ultimate extinction and would lead to a republic where men and women of every race and background could together enjoy the blessings of liberty. Equal justice under law means a colorblind society where race simply becomes irrelevant and until recently, we had made tremendous progress toward that vision as a nation.

Martin Luther King expressed the gold standard of racial harmony: that we should be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin.

It is the equal protection of the law and the vision of colorblind society stretching from the American Founders to Lincoln and King that is now under attack by the racist left.

Yes, there are racists in our society. There are racists of all colors in every society; it is the baser side of human nature. But no nation has struggled harder to transcend that nature and isolate and marginalize its racists than have Americans.

And yes, extremely damaging and foolish policies have disproportionately impacted black communities in recent decades. Union-dominated schools that have failed to educate children in inner cities, welfare programs that destroyed families, and the withdrawal of police protection from crime plagued neighborhoods are certainly among them. But these policies devastate every community where they are practiced regardless of race. The answer is to change those policies – not to excuse them because they are ideologically pleasing to the left.

The racist left is content to ignore all of these current ills. It instead attempts to set neighbor against neighbor and American against American on the basis of their race. They say this is healing. It is precisely the opposite. They know it. Indeed, they count on it.

Americans of good will of every race and creed – have had enough of this. They are tired of seeing our children taught to hate themselves and to hate each other. They are tired of seeing our country demonized as racist by those whose first and solitary focus is on race. They are tired of the lie that our nation is systemically racist when it has done more to produce a civil and tolerant multi-racial society than any people in the history of civilization.

It is long past time that every American of every heritage denounces this evil for what it is, and to extirpate from our civil discourse those race-baiters of every persuasion who have polluted our national dialogue and corrupted our national heritage.

Congressman Tom McClintock represents California’s 4th Congressional District.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 17:37:56   By: Anonymous
 
Hiding behind the Constitution to dismiss systemic racism. McClintock is working real hard at staying in Trump's graces.

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    Reverse Projection
    Posted on: 2021-05-18 17:53:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Well that was a pure fascist rant. Pure reverse projection.
    Aren't you getting tired of this Nazi tactic?
    Ole Tom is really going down the road to full on fascism.
    So Republicans, are enough of you willing to take down our Democracy?

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      Re: Reverse Projection
      Posted on: 2021-05-18 18:06:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Republicans will do anything to cling to power. Little Tommy , the deaf , dumb and blind kid needs to go.


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        Re: Reverse Projection
        Posted on: 2021-05-19 07:33:20   By: Anonymous
         
        Tom, is the walking, talking, gonorrhea discharge our district elected to represent us in Congress. We should be more respectful towards our countrymen, take better care of ourselves, and elect someone other than this malignant canker.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 18:06:14   By: Anonymous
 
You Libtard’s are the biggest racist, hater’s in our society today! Yo want to tell all of us what you think we are, sorry sonny, you are dead wrong on a number of points! If you feel guilty about your racism, keep it to yourself, to project racism on a whole party or group of people is ignorant at the least! Point in fact, many of your party, including FUC are calling for extinction of the Jew’s and the Jewish state. Generally I don’t give this misaligned brat any of my attention, but you want true proof of racism, there it is, and I don’t have to go back to the Civil War to prove it

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:22:28   By: Anonymous
     
    If you think it’s wrong to project generalizations at groups of people, why do you do that to the “libs”?

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Tom McClintock is an elitist White fool
Posted on: 2021-05-18 18:35:15   By: Anonymous
 
Funny how an older White male can make such blanket statements regarding racism. He cannot have had personal experiences with either racism or sexism, and so is utterly unable to empathize with an enormous segment of the American population. I am White, and am married to a Filipino person. In all of my life as a White person, I had heard about racism, but of course had never actually encountered the breathtaking level of hypocrisy and prejudice that has been leveled at my spouse throughout their life, on a daily basis....in California....in 2021.

Mr. McClintock is nothing special, just one more selfish fool that cannot accept systemic racism because he’s stupid and narcissistic.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 18:50:52   By: Anonymous
 
I’m white, and my wife is white, bingo, that is exactly how I feel when I go into a black community!

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    Republican Cancel Culture
    Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:27:12   By: Anonymous
     
    The Republicans are clamoring in some states to outlaw the history of the US.
    It is illegal to teach about the slave trade that powered the South and built most of Washington DC.
    This is the epitome of cancel culture- the GOP in some states are outlawing US history because it states that starting in 1619 the first African slaves were sold in the US and started clearing land and other work making the South preliminarily the economic powerhouse it was- all thru slave labor.
    Black people and they were and are people- human beings that made America in the colonial decades.
    Black people.
    The faux history and narrative of McClintock his insincere words from his past statements are an example of the lies of the Republicans.
    They are the racists, the policies, rhetoric by- trump and many in Congress show this all to well.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:20:53   By: Anonymous
 
Trying to distract from the imploding Republican Party with a pathetic definition of racism

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:28:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Gaslighting 101

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:35:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Their ain't no Hillbilly ever dun gon to no Black community. How you think it feels being Black in these united honky states. Yeah, you a big REPUBLICAN on your knees giving a blowj0b to your Trump!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-05-18 20:15:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Say the soy boy sucking off his 20 year old partner. That moved up to the sticks thinking they might want to be a good ole country bearded dork, and live in the mountains. Expect a little fight back from the people that built this county. Not the multi-million dollar houses built in a bush and complain about fire season. Then traffic and climate. You folks ruined this county with greed.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-05-18 20:35:57   By: Anonymous
     
    well, at least we have Liz Cheney. She seems to be the balls of the GOP these days.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-05-19 08:53:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Didn't the GOP kick her out?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 19:58:03   By: Anonymous
 
—> “We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Org. in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” a spokesman for NY AG Letitia James’ office said.

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Who voted for this lunatic?
Posted on: 2021-05-18 20:35:22   By: Anonymous
 
Good God, man. Don't say the quiet part out loud? You racists have a 'dog whistle'. Ask Trump to show you how to use it.

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Is that....
Posted on: 2021-05-18 20:36:56   By: Anonymous
 
A stock photo of 'white man at desk?' Or actually him? He wears a 1980s calculator watch?

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    Re: Is that....
    Posted on: 2021-05-19 05:19:02   By: Anonymous
     
    He's pretending he's working. His coat is on and his glasses are off. Pretty boy Tommie. GAG!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-18 22:29:23   By: Anonymous
 
McClintock is a Southern Californian gasbag turd,
His lies and corruption Are a perpetual embarrassment to the foothill communities.



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Tom Nails It Again
Posted on: 2021-05-19 07:53:05   By: Anonymous
 
When the racist, bigots, and the ignorant cry, whine and snivel, one knows Tom has hit the nail squarely on the head.
From starting the civil war, from starting their Exclusive Club the KKK, from using fire hoses and dogs on black school kids the democrats have always been in denial and pointed their finger at others blaming them.
When those people start pointing their fingers with denial, you know Tom is right.

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    Re: Tom Nails It Again
    Posted on: 2021-05-19 08:02:31   By: Anonymous
     
    An old white guy lecturing others on racism.
    Priceless.
    And comments from dotards that voted him in.

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      Toad
      Posted on: 2021-05-19 13:19:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Gayle King is a Racist POS

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-19 16:06:07   By: Anonymous
 
OH PLEASE. What a bootlicker. This guy will go down in history as one of the suck ups that nearly took the US down. Hopefully Trump and the rest of his Republican sycophants will get their day in court. MAGA = Many Are Getting Arrested.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-05-19 21:55:19   By: Anonymous
     
    If anyone is going to take this country down it’s the Democratic Party. As evidenced by Defund the police, let the violent criminals go free, no bail, government handouts to those not willing to work, censorship, gun confiscation, higher taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, let anyone vote, . . . *bleep*, the list goes on. Support this *bleep* if you want to, but just know this, it all ends with the elites in power and the rest of us have NOTHING. Don’t be a lemming and just blindly follow your party because that’s what they tell you to do and say.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-20 23:11:01   By: Anonymous
 
When McClintock would not denounce the terrorism of Jan. 6, he lost all respect.

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