The company you keep

Check out the details of Democratic Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings’ comments.

Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”

“If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida said at a panel about the shared agenda of Jewish and African-American Democrats Wednesday. Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through,” Hastings added as the room erupted in laughter and applause.

What a sad revelation of Democratic politics.


  1. Sad indeed.

    Maybe the Congressman recalls all those gun-toting segregationist survivalist militia types that used to keep company with the right wing of the Republican Party. That was sad too.

  2. The comments after the article aren’t any better. Amazing.

    Alcee Hastings is Jeremiah Wright in Congress. He was the sixth federal judge in history to be removed from office by the Senate.

  3. OMG! Is no level they won’t stoop to?

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    Help me out with my memory. Those ” gun-toting segregationist survivalist militia types “. How exactly are they associated with the Republican Party?

  5. Only that some of them claimed to be Republicans, claimed to be conservatives, and so forth. My point is that the major parties are big groups. The odd nut case, extremist, what not, does not taint the whole group.

  6. She did say “were.” 🙂

    This “odd nutcase” happened to have a big audience he was trying to sway.

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    I agree with you on the segregationalist types, they inhabit both parties. But on the personal attacks by politicians, actors, entertainers, late-nite hosts, newspapers, magazines, TV commentators, etc. there is no contest that the Dems and Libs are way in front with their personal comments about Sen McCain and Gov Palin–especially Gov Palin. I’m not talking policy or politics but personal stuff. It is also reflected on this site. And interestingly enough it is a great motivator and unifyer so I hope at some level it continues-which it will.

  8. Thats a lame excuse. I have worked all my life- bought my own passport and traveled to Europe several times. For those who have been I am sure you can attest that you learn alot about the US and politics when traveling. Being able to see another country from your window- or because they are your next door neighbors-does not constituent foreign policy credentials- its absurd. As a female I would think you would be furious that she was selected by the political machine because she is a woman– it is so transparent and insulting–
    ** edited link **

  9. Randy in Richmond says:

    Do you mean that blacks should “be furious” that Obama was selected by the Superdelegates political machine because he is black? That “it is so transparent and insulting”.

  10. BV – I pulled your link. You can make a point without fulfilling a motive.