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Do you have an answer for Rep. Franks?

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) — one of the most conservative members of Congress, according to a new National Journal ranking — decried the strained state of political discourse in an interview today with blogger-activist Mike Stark. While defending hate radio host Rush Limbaugh, Franks said bipartisanship and “true tolerance” is about “being halfway decent to each other in spite of the differences.” But when the conversation turned to abortion, Franks made a clearly indecent comment, claiming that African-Americans were probably better off under slavery than they are today:

FRANK: In this country, we had slavery for God knows how long. And now we look back on it and we say “How brave were they? What was the matter with them? You know, I can’t believe, you know, four million slaves. This is incredible.” And we’re right, we’re right. We should look back on that with criticism. It is a crushing mark on America’s soul. And yet today, half of all black children are aborted. Half of all black children are aborted.Far more of the African-American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by policies of slavery. And I think, What does it take to get us to wake up?

(Ed. I will clean up this video later.)

By |2010-02-27T07:37:56-04:00February 27th, 2010|House of Representatives, Party Politics, Race|Comments Off on Do you have an answer for Rep. Franks?

The Errington Thompson Show 7-12-08

Oh, there is plenty to talk about. Tony Snow has passed. The great cardiac surgeon Michael Debakey also died 99 years old. The FISA bill passed the Senate with about half of the Democrats voting for the bill– so disappointing. I talk with Barry Summers, a local activist, about a Parkside protest that he and several other activists are having on Tuesday, July 16 at 4:30 pm. Great show. Enjoy.

By |2012-05-07T18:40:22-04:00July 12th, 2008|Domestic Spying, Podcasts|Comments Off on The Errington Thompson Show 7-12-08
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