Jim Crow: Bush's Best Friend
by Sandra Monday, Staff Writer
February 08, 2003
Election fixing is alive and well in the U.S., with Katherine Harris
and Jeb Bush as its champions. Folks, I'm here to say it like it is;
the presidential election was fixed. Thanks to real admissions of
voting fraud that disenfranchised around 94,000 Florida voters, we at
least finally have the truth about Bush's presidential coup. As a guest
on the Phil Donahue show, Greg Palast explained how they managed to
pull off a classic Jim Crow in 2000, cyber-style:
"They hired a private company with real good republican connections
called database technologies. They gave them $4 million. They said come
up with a list of criminals who shouldn't be voting and we'll remove
them from the voter rolls. They came up with a list of 57,000 names but
they said, listen most of these people are innocent. The state of
Florida, Katherine Harris' office and Jeb Bush's office was directly
involved in this. Said no, we don't want to clean up this list. We
don't care if they're innocent people losing their votes. Remove them
from the voter rolls and most of them were black overwhelmingly
democratic. The election was stolen by stopping blacks from voting"
(September 6, 2002)
How was Jim Crow able to rear his ugly head again in a nation that
is supposed to be rooted in progressive values of equality and liberty?
Easy: the racists are gaining control of the federal and state
governments. You have to wonder about a president who would speak at
racially segregated Bob Jones University in front of a huge confederate
flag. Or about others such as , Alabama Senator J. Sessions, who would
frequently call black U.S. attorney assistants "boy," and a white civil
rights leader a "disgrace to his race." He also refused to investigate
burnings and bombings of black churches. Republican Attorney General
John Ashcroft opposed racial integration and appointment of African
Americans when he was Missouri governor. (www.evilgopbastards.com).
Both Bushes have appointed many well-known racists to high offices
who now make it their lofty goal in life to further erode civil rights.
Even our own Vice President Dick Cheney opposed measures strengthening
laws against housing discrimination and collecting hate crime data, and
supported apartheid in the racist South Africa regime, even as it
Now, we have the lovely, gracious and kind Katherine Harris,
idolized by Republicans as if she were the Virgin Mary herself. She not
only went unpunished for her corrupt and illegal acts, but was rewarded
by being promoted to congresswoman. She now even admits to what she has
done, and shows neither shame nor regret for it. Such is the warmth of
her compassionate, conservative blood. She even refused to apologize to
the NAACP. What, and get caught talking to a darkie? Fiddle dee dee,
how you do go on!"
In the October edition of Southern Exposure, Greg Palast states:
"The company that put together the racial roster that fixed the
election, DBT on-line of Boca Raton, has now 'fessed up having been
sued by the NAACP for violating Floridian's civil rights. They've
turned over to the NAACP lawyers a report that the state ordered a
purging of 94,000 voters and that according to the company's data, no
more than 3,000 are illegal voters." (Southern Exposure, October 2002)
This could be cited as proof that the South did indeed rise again -
as a white wealthy desire to return to the good old days when blacks
didn't vote or have a say. So, what does this all mean? It means we
have an illegitimate president in office, put there by illegal means,
and approved by the racist judges his father helped appoint.
Why is Bush is so threatened by affirmative action or anything that
might help those with historically less advantage? Well, his daddy told
him that you don't get anywhere by being nice. When you are highly
disliked, you maintain power by keeping other groups that might unseat
you from having a voice.
Not to sound nave, but isn't democracy built on the will of the
people, and isn't that will expressed through voting? The presidential
race was fixed. If 94,000 votes had not been purged, it is clear Gore
would have easily won Florida. Forget about hanging chads and bad
machines, 94,000 people lost the right to vote because they might be
black. Over 90% of the people on the list were not felons. So now we
have an illegitimate coup at the White House, a real live bastard for a
president you might say, and a broken down, corrupt system at home.
Smile, there is hope. Repressive and reactionary forces usually
resort to cheating when they know they can't win any other way.
Threatened by the growing tide of minorities and progressive forces,
the regime is making mistakes and causing their racist tyranny to shed
its clothes, revealing naked malignance. Once they have totally
subverted against the core values of America's heartland and the middle
class, they will be done for.
"There have always been tyrants, and one by one they have always fallen."