Air America's Randi Rhodes Compares Katrina Evacuation to the Holocaust!

Posted by Dave Pierre on September 22, 2005 - 00:03.

On the Wednesday, September 21, 2005, episode of The Randi Rhodes Show on Air America, host Randi took a call from a female listener in New York, who proceeded to criticize the manner of the removal of victims in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Randi's response? She compared the event to the Holocaust! (An audio of the entire show can be found here (mp3 file). The remarks are about 40% of the way in.)

It's outrageous. Read for yourself (emphasis mine; audiotape on file):

CALLER (continuing): The thing that really killed me was the fact that when they bussed some of them out of the Dome. They loaded them on the bus, and they wouldn't tell them where they were going.

RANDI: Yeah. What is that?

CALLER: That is like when you transfer prisoners to one --

RANDI (interrupting): Actually, you know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of a little visit I made to the Holocaust Museum, and I saw these cattle cars.

CALLER: Yes!

RANDI: And they took people to go on them, but they didn't tell them where they were going.

CALLER: Yes! They do that to prisoners. If they're taking prisoners from one high-security prison to another, they do not --

RANDI: So, what are you supposed to do? Just do a "faith-based evacuation"? (Changing voice, as if an evacuee) "I'm sure he wouldn't send me to Auschwitz."

CALLER: Yeaaw! But why were these people patted down? There was an assumption of criminality made because they were poor and they were black --

RANDI: Check this out. Let's just -- Think about it this way. People were taken one place. Their children were taken another place. THIS IS SO MUCH LIKE THE HOLOCAUST. I can't even -- You know, it's like, you're not supposed to forget the Holocaust so that it can't happen again. And here you have people being loaded onto transportation vehicles, not being told where they're going, and their children are being taken someplace else ...

Wha--?!? Comparing the evacuation of hurricane Katrina victims to the Holocaust?!

Let's apply the "O'Reilly/Hannity standard" to this episode. Would a Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity ever get away with saying something as absurd and as offensive as this? Never. There would be a national outcry in the mass media. And rightfully so!

All Americans should denounce Rhodes' remarks.

Will this episode get the condemnation it deserves? What will the mass media do? The New York Times and other major outlets sure have given Air America a lot of wonderful publicity. How will they react to Rhodes' idiocy, if at all?

Big hat tip to Michael.SF. at FreeRepublic.com.

This item is not the only episode of ugliness from Air America this month. Read this post and this one. Ugh.

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Noel Sheppard Says:
September 22, 2005 - 00:12

Dave,

Nice!  What else can I say?  Of course, this IS Air America, after all.  As such, isn't this just par for the course?  :-) 

ns

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 14:04

Nice.  Kudos to the folks at Free Republic for actually enduring the show on a regular basis.  I wondered why her ratings were that high.  (She was 19th, below every WFAN (sports) show and just above Springer in July's ratings).

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 23:26

It a clear cu case of Godwin's law:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/

It makes good reading. I scrolled down and couldn't find Hannity or Randi Rhodes, but they both should be given equal billing.

Same thing, except Rhodes does seem to give out more one-sided facts. Just my opinion.

Smitty (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 00:44

Oh Jeez, like I need another reason to hate this

harpie! This and Cyril Neville's Ethnic Cleansing In New Orleans t-shirt and it makes you want to vomit.

Oh MSM coverage, haha good luck, if they give miniscule coverage to their money scandal, expect the same for this crap!

A plague on both their houses

-cs™

TruthMonger (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:20

...I can just see Franken cringing again and again ("trying to sell some advertising here, people...") - as warped as Al's little project is even he deserves better than this...

...remember we must help promote these people and try to get the ratings up - this nutwork will absolutely destroy the DNC again during the next elections...

Geoff (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 01:36

you guys are pretty funny. You make fun of what Randi said just because you assume it seems so absurd, yet do nothing to dispell the realities of how people were treated down there. It's as if you take it on faith that George Bush's regime would never treat poor people that way, so anything not in line with your fantasy must be insane! Sounds like a super double backflip logic twist to me!

JoeAguilar Says:
September 22, 2005 - 03:23

Yes and WHO "treated" the people "down there" badly?  Was it PERHAPS their DEMOCRATIC Mayor who REFUSED to evacuate them with the 600 busses he had at his disposal?  Was it PERHAPS their Democratic MAYOR who told them to go to the Superdome and the Convention Center, even though he had provided no food, water, or police protection at any of them?  Was is PERHAPS their DEMOCRATIC clueless governor who waitied until Wednesday aftter the storm hit to declare an "emergency", and them waited until Thursday -- Thursday! -- to formally ask for FEMA assistance? 

Noooo... Of course not.  It's not impotent, incompetent DEMOCRATIC local/state leadership that's the problem.  It's "all Bush's fault." 

If anything, the people in New Orleans are victims of a generations-long liberal ideal that people should be WARDS OF THE STATE who look to government to take care of them.  Gee, so much for that big brother liberal idea, huh?

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 10:32

You know what reminds me of the Holocaust?  The way Air America ripped off the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club for almost $1,000,000.  You're not supposed to forget the Holocaust, and it's like, you have these people being bilked for lots of money, just like the Germans took Jewish property and kept it in Swiss banks.

Dan The Man Says:
September 22, 2005 - 10:57

It was a "donation" to further their education.  I mean what do you want, do you want these future voters listening to the filth spewing from the conserative radio shows or FNC?

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 11:21

Dan,

If the money was a 'donation' then why do they want the money back?  And the 'filth spewing from the conservative radio shows or FNC'!  please spare me. I listen to plenty of talk radio, both left and right, and by far the only side using hateful words are the left [nazi, holocaust, murderers, etc.].  Most of the talkers on the right try to be uplifting and sensible.

Dan The Man Says:
September 22, 2005 - 12:03

Satire anaon, satire.  I was making a funny.  BTW when are you going to see the shrink about your many personalities.  I mean you are all over the map with your comments, first the far radical left then the radical right then some obtuse stuff.  BTW its a funny, I dont like the bloggers to be Anonymous, I want registered names to argue or agree with.

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 13:52

LOL.  Very funny D-the-M.

I'm getting a bit worried about my fellow posters here.  There seems to be a strong and growing reactionary community.  I joked about McCarthy the other day and someone jumped all over me.  Friendly Fire!  Friendly Fire!!

Dan The Man Says:
September 23, 2005 - 08:34

You know I've seen the old shows with McCarthy and his dummy they were very funny. LOL

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 21:41

Actually, the mayor had far more than 600 busses at his disposal. The city transit busses were effectively used in the evacuation. There were 270 or so functional school busses that were not used, and the photograph has been widely circulated. To my suprise, and, I suspect, the Mayor's, the evacuation was suprisingly successful. Relatively few remained in the city that were not in the Superdome or the Convention Center.

The evacuation plan always called for evacuation to the Superdome. It also always acknowledged that food and water may not be initially available. I don't know what you expected out of the mayor as far as his police force after the evacuation. Most of his personel had familes and homes under water. I wouldn't expect much. After 6:00 Monday, the problem needed to be handled elsewhere.

The absence of the national guard (the 50% not in Iraq, that is) is a mystery to me. The majority of their equipment was also in Iraq, and the lack of decent communications was a big problem. What they had, however, seemed to be conspiciously absent. If anyone has a clue, let me know. As to the governor's declaration of an emergency, here is the press release:

http://www.gov.state.la.us/Press_Release_detail.asp?id=973

Note that it is dated August 26th, the Friday before the hurricane hit, not the Wednesday after. Here is FEMA's response and promise to showup and aid in, among other things, the evacuation. Note that it is on their own website and is dated the Saturday before the Hurricane:

http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=18447

Of course we know that they didn't show up for the evacuation. They did take further action on Monday after the hurricane struck to ensure that no one would impede their efforts:

http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=18470

Their efforts, of course would begin Friday, a week after the Governor asked, and the same day the President went down to take a look and said "Brownie, you're doing a hell of a job.":

I imagine that there is enough blame to go around. I have some questions for the Mayor and the Governor, but the actions of the Feds are so negligent that I wouldn't know where to begin.

Dan The Man Says:
September 23, 2005 - 08:39

I beleive the sticking point was the issue of states rights and the fact the military cannot get invovled in civilian issues.  The governor has to ceed "complete" control to the military and she did not.  I even saw an interview after the hurricane and flooding.  The mayor of NO gave forced evacuation orders and the governor said I make the descisions not the mayor.  A clear case of power problems.

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 25, 2005 - 00:19

First I heard about the Govenors comments concerning the Mayor's forced evac.orders. He gave them before the hurricane, you know. I would think he certainly has the authority to evacuate the city.

I'm also not so sure about the need to ceed "complete" control. I think it has to do with who is in control of the policing, not who supplies food, water, shelter, etc. I do believe that the Governor refused to give total control to the Whitehouse when asked on Friday or so. The Mayor (and President) didn't like it, but considering FEMA's responsiveness, I don't blame her.

Dan The Man Says:
September 25, 2005 - 05:01

There only needs to be one chieftain and the military only answers to one civilian, The President OF the USA.  The military needs complete control with no civilian medeling.  Sorta like a certain NO officail who commendered a squad of gaurd and went and ran personal errands.  They need to respond to the emergency through requests from civilian authroities not orders.

From what I understand the laws governing the military require complete ceeding of civilian authourity.

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 25, 2005 - 09:38

I don’t know much about military
(or civilian) law, but I found this from the “Congressional Research Service.”

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/RS21024.pdf

Exerpts: “The President may ultimately
resort to imposing martial law in order to preserve discipline and good
behavior. Such was the case when it was
thought that the year 2000 (Y2K) technology problems might result in situations
which it was thought threatening life, property, or the general welfare in
American society.” It also states that
although the Commander-in-Chief is the primary authority for the armed forces “.
. . soldiers are often placed simply at the disposal and direction of the civil
authorities . . . in any emergency requiring its assistance, the line between
such an employment of the military and a regime of martial law is frequently
any but a hard and fast one.”

It’s only 5 pages long and talks about
martial law. The President can declare martial
law at will (as during Y2K) and can dedicate troops to civilian authorities
with or without declaring martial law. The problem was the Guard and the Military
were both absent until Friday, 5 days after the storm, and what police were
available (and willing) were attempting search and rescue, jobs they were
ill-trained for. It seems to me that the
locals should have been policing the city.
The guard should have been search and rescue, and the military should
have been working on supply, evacuation, and temporary shelter. These are the jobs they are all best suited
for.

What I know best is that to get
truly to the bottom of this there needs to be an independent commission. It was proposed, and was to be 10 people, no
more than 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats, no government employees, and the
method of selecting them defined in a totally bi-partisian manner. Sounds fair to me, but when the senate voted
on it, if I’m not mistaken, every voting Democrat voted for it, and every
voting Republican voted against it. Why
the secrecy?

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 25, 2005 - 09:43

If you would, tell us more about the "I'm in charge not the Mayor comment." I'd like to get the video or transcript. Do you remember wat new channel and day you saw it?

And who was the "certain NO official" and what was the errrand. Surely you can be more specific, we're all Annonomous.

Dan The Man Says:
September 26, 2005 - 00:03

I believe the Governors comment was a news conference and the official I was alerted to by one of newsbusters articles

Chris M Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:10

Geoff;

Because of Katrina, remember it was an actual hurricane that caused all of this, millions of people were displaced. Because of the Holocaust, millions of Jews were gassed.  Now I don't have a Harvard or MIT education but I think I can figure out the difference.

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 10:29

Chris M, that's the problem.  If you had a Harvard or MIT education, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.  (Ans that's not an endorsement of Harvard or MIT.)

Dan The Man Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:12

From what I have heard in the Superdome there were all sorts of criminal acts perpetrated there.  For the saftey of the people transporting, policing and serving the refugees and the refugees themselves I see patting down for weapons a good precaution.  Safety for the workers is paramount.  Think of traveling by airplane and the restrictions therein.

I am sorry the people who did not leave when they should have left did not.

It is interresting the attention given Rita and the people setting up and taking notice.  But, even so there are people who are not leaving.  I believe this is what happened in NO, most peopel had a chance to leave but refused.

TruthMonger (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:26

Dear Geoff,

I would be glad to note the similarities of the Jewish Holocaust (6 million dead) to the Katrina Disaster (several hundred dead) if you will grant me the same comparisons for abortion (40 million dead) - do we have a deal?

TruthMonger (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 09:12

...oh, Geoff...? Where are you......?

BB (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:50

Geoff:

Your statement implies that the federal government has a role in first response during natural disasters-- probably through FEMA.  IT DOES NOT.

Evacuation "PUtting people in rail cars and buses" for shipment out of the danger zone is a local responsibily.  Setting up a relocation center is a state responsibility.

FEMAs responsibility is to show up after the fact with a large check book, which they have done.

So I guess the people were badly treated at the State and local Level, not federal.

Go figure...

Aitch748 Says:
September 22, 2005 - 15:30

Oh man, what a post -- it's just tailor-made for mockery. This isn't a fellow rightwinger satirizing the "thinking" of lefties, is it?

Erin (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 09:32

yes, geoff, the evacuation was EXACTLY the same as the holocaust. oh yeah, except for the fact that these people were being taken to the welcome arms of people willing to feed and clothe them and provide them with shelter. i haven't read about any gas chambers as of yet. i could be wrong, though.

CAE (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 02:00

Why bother with this?  Seriously -- no one heard this since no one listens to Air America.

Increase Mather (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 15:44

Liberals don't need Air America they have NPR.

John in CA (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 16:01

Oh gosh, isn't that the truth. The fact that our tax money goes to subsidize that irks me everytime I see or hear those letters.
If this budget offset crusade to pay for Katrina was able to only get rid of us funding the NPR/PBS and National Endowment for the Arts once and for all, I would consider it a victory.

Mike in FL (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 17:21

Actually, you have that 180 degrees backwards.  The Left now has Air America so they shouldn't need NPR.

NonAnonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 05:45

And they wonder why we don't take their ideas seriously.  It is amazing how stupid these people can be!  One would think they would actually start thinking, but they keep dropping lower and lower in their absurdity.  There is so much to say about this, but liberals wouldn't listen to what we say.

Eddy (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 05:56

You've gotta be kidding, right? Have you not heard the heinous comments made by Rush, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter (HATE QUEEN) and of course Bill O'reilly, who a few days ago said he wished the UN had been flooded by Hurrican Katrina and he wouldn't have rescued any of them. Are they immune from racist, vicious comments? That's the problem, we live in own littled polarized worlds and only see the wrong on the other side.  Shameful and Dishonest and it's the chickens coming home to roost. Since the GOP has gained so much "power", they have divided this country  along geographic, racial, class, etc. lines.  I don't think anyone can say we are better off than we were 8 yrs ago.  THE conservative movement is crumbling and the layers have been peeled off of the empy leisure suit revealing an incompentent, uncaring President. 

Tony (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 06:20

The main difference being..the vast majority in the UN are thugs, thieves and the refuse of other countries, that have only one true goal..power for non-elected people like themselves...and crippling the United States. 

Maybe they went over the top but let's face it, the UN is NOT our friend and is our enemy.  As long as we start treating them like that, we are ALL better off.

Increase Mather (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 15:45

Get the UN out of the US and the US out of the UN.

Dave (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 07:22

We are better off than we were 8 yrs. ago. O'Reilly, Rush and Hannity DO NOT run this party as they are not elected officials.  Do you apologize for all the nasty things Dean has said because he DOES run your party?  I'm glad you think we're crumbling while we still have all the power.  What exactly is crumbling us? How exactly have we divided an already divided country? And come on, racist???  Saying he wished the UN would have been flooded is racist???  Stretch it further and next you'll be telling us that Rush is the devil and plans to take over the world in 8 days...if you read between the lines.   

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 13:54

Saying Dean runs the DNC is being a little generous, no?  It's more like he's the chief flag-burner at a Tehran "student protest."

Mike in FL (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 17:23

Speaking of the Mad Doctor - he's a medical DOCTOR (as is his wife) for crying out loud.  You think he could spend a day tending to the sick and injured rather than further pumping up the Hate Bush/Hate America mob - but NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

BD (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:14

Hmmmm... Interesting question Eddy.

Were we better off in 1943 than we were in 1935? 

I would say yes, we are not at least fighting back whcih we were not doing in the Clinton Administration.  I guess we could have lobbed a few token Cruise missiles into Afghanistan like Billy- the tactical Genius- Clinton was want to do.

Would we be better off now if we had done so?

NOPE!

Woody Boyd Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:21

Now BD, you know if that had been President Bush's response the Democrats would be complaining about how wasteful and irresponsible it was of the President to be throwing Cruise Missle's around like a big kid.  They would probably even start complianing that it was criminal of him to fire any into another sovereign nation.

Eddy (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 19:49

Well, why don't you go over there and fight. Oh, I forgot, most cowardly Repulsivecans talk a tough game, but can't back it up. You should be over there fighting in the War on Error, the cause many of you moonbats deem so noble.  You wouldn't last a day in Fallujah!

BD (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 19:55

HAHAHHAHA!

I actually lasted longer than a day in Fallujah.  Quite a bit longer actually...  I got back from there just last winter.

I also lasted quite a long time in Bagdhad, Mosul, Tikrit, and other places such as Balad and Sadr City.

Oh, and yes, I am a conservative...

Guess that ruins your thesis.

Where were you, Eddy?

Ray Says:
September 22, 2005 - 08:38

Hey Eddy good job!!!!! Describing the Dems that is!!!!

Clear thinker (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 12:13

Eddy, explain why having the UN flooded and possibly detroyed, is a bad thing.

In addition... how is this stement racist?

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 12:39

Your comments are very silly, and so are you.  I would actually agree with Ann about Katrina hitting the U.N. 'round about the time the "president" of Iran was there recently, you know the one who held Americans hostage back in '79. Oh, and name one positive or decent thing the U.N. has done in regards to anything, ever! Seriously!  Washing it away, figuratively, is not the worst thing for the world. Who's on the U.N. Human Rights Commission or whatever right now?  Sudan, Libya, Cuba?  What a mess. There has never been much fuss from the left over the $100,000,000,000.00 Oil-For-Food debacle, I'm still waiting for the CNN or New York Times expose'. I think Ted Koppel has a "Friend of Kofi" shirt somewhere in his closet, just like the rest of the lefty media, next to the "It's Better in Cuba" ones.  I cannot fathom their fondness for protecting that behemoth of patronage and hopelessness. You'd like to characterize President Bush as unfeeling or uncaring but that is not true now nor has he ever been. He is a very decent man, and if you didn't like his policies or party, that's one thing. However, you are so blinded by your hatred. Was Bill the "caring" president?  Before or after he sexually abused and raped quite a few of women he was "friends" with?  Is Hilary the "caring" politician for you? That's a good one. Read Barbara Olson and Robert Patterson's books for a little taste of the truth about her, never mind the phony books she and her "husband" supposedly wrote.  I was a liberal and a democrat until 1992.  You still have time to change, too.  It's sad the way things are now with the dems, and their echo chamber of a media.  You are just full of it. 

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 19:51

Please seek psychological help.  Your post proves there are a lot of nutjobs out there that Homeland Security should be leery of. You're as nutty as Bill O'reilly, and I'm sad to to read that you lik him wish death upon others.  No wonder is so hated now, which increased when the Repulsivecans purchased power! I'll pray for you.

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 12:39

Your comments are very silly, and so are you.  I would actually agree with Ann about Katrina hitting the U.N. 'round about the time the "president" of Iran was there recently, you know the one who held Americans hostage back in '79. Oh, and name one positive or decent thing the U.N. has done in regards to anything, ever! Seriously!  Washing it away, figuratively, is not the worst thing for the world. Who's on the U.N. Human Rights Commission or whatever right now?  Sudan, Libya, Cuba?  What a mess. There has never been much fuss from the left over the $100,000,000,000.00 Oil-For-Food debacle, I'm still waiting for the CNN or New York Times expose'. I think Ted Koppel has a "Friend of Kofi" shirt somewhere in his closet, just like the rest of the lefty media, next to the "It's Better in Cuba" ones.  I cannot fathom their fondness for protecting that behemoth of patronage and hopelessness. You'd like to characterize President Bush as unfeeling or uncaring but that is not true now nor has he ever been. He is a very decent man, and if you didn't like his policies or party, that's one thing. However, you are so blinded by your hatred. Was Bill the "caring" president?  Before or after he sexually abused and raped quite a few of women he was "friends" with?  Is Hilary the "caring" politician for you? That's a good one. Read Barbara Olson and Robert Patterson's books for a little taste of the truth about her, never mind the phony books she and her "husband" supposedly wrote.  I was a liberal and a democrat until 1992.  You still have time to change, too.  It's sad the way things are now with the dems, and their echo chamber of a media.  You are just full of it. 

Rocky Colavito (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 15:50

I too have left the Democratic party after many years of loyalty.  They have simply gotten nutty, homosexual marriage, their attacks on my religion, their nearly constant sneers at those of us who live in flyover country.  They are a bunch of arrogant jackasses who are only interested in their own power.  I will never vote for one of them again.  They don't even really like baseball!

Eddy J (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 19:56

Good riddance! The Democratic is no place for racists, homophobes, and religious zealots. Glad I left the Repulsivecan party - too many small-minded haters.  Hmm...I wonder if any of the 58% disapproval folks are former Pubbies!  I've always wondered why most serial killers, Klan-types, American terrorists (McVeigh, Rudolph, etc) are affiliated with the GOP.   Ya'll reek!  Please stay where you are.  The only decent Pubs are McCain and Powell, the rest are scummy! 

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 20:29

The majority of US prison population are democrat affiliated.

Louie farrakhan loves Jews, whites, and latinos...ya sure.

Since atheism, according to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is now considered a "religion," guess what...you are now a religous zealot.

The DuNCe party could considered heterophobes, hate is hate no matter where you find it.

Again, the loony leftys are just too damned silly to be taken seriously.

If you are looking for work, I know a village looking for a person just like you.

 

Jerry (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 21:39

Yeah right Eddy. This from the party that filibustered civil rights. This from the party ok KKK Robert Byrd. This from the home of the tree hugging religious zealots, baby killer zealots, communist zealots, socialist zealots, race baiting zealots, terrorist sympathizing zealots, America hating zealots, anti-Christian zealots, radical homosexual zealots, hollywood worshiping zealots, income redistribution zealots, class warfare zealots, and worthless protestor zealots.

You want to talk small minded and hateful? Just read the average post from a lefty here. Every other word is a filthy expletive. Every message has the same tone, GWB sucks, Republicans suck, you suck , blah, blah, blah.

Two words. Grow up. Get lost works as well.

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 17:56

Surely you jest?  The Clinton administration did more to generate class envy and consequently hatred than anything that has happened since.  Anyone who listens to the rantings of Teddy (Chappaquiddic) Kennedy, Pelosi, Turbin Durbin, Dr. Dean and his "take a couple of doses of hate and listen to me again tomorrow" and it is pretty obvious which is the party of hate.  And now we have the mayor of NO who points his finger at everyone but himself and Mary Landreau who wants to punch people in the face.  Are these examples of a caring party? 

TruthMonger Says:
September 23, 2005 - 13:36

...it's true I have also heard some inflamatory comments by rightward radio as well - but like this? And as an added bonus I'd love to hear the Dems muster the courage to admit that they actually agree with Rhodes...

As a righty myself I'd really love to have all of the people listen to Err America...starting with our fine Jewish citizens on this particular topic...in the words of our great leader "bring it on!"

Claude Croteau http://claudecroteu.com (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 06:36

Way out of proportion !  Bias at its best !

Jim Madison (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 09:06

I've heard the prison-camp paranoia line from several liberals. I think they fear - no, they expect - liberals to be rounded up and sent to "re-education camps" (or to death camps). This is all part of the liberals' victim mentality.

However, if they're expecting this to happen, maybe we'll get lucky and it actually will.

Dan The Man Says:
September 22, 2005 - 09:14

Rita????

PetePuma Says:
September 22, 2005 - 13:57

This is classic psychology, they're projecting what they would do to us onto us as our motives.  If liberals (or their new one, "progressives") ever actually ran the country, we would all be rounded up and put in reeducation camps.  Think Stalin, Polpot, Mao, FDR.  All leftist, all had unchecked power, and all rounded people up indiscriminately.

Methink they doth protest too much.

John in CA (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 16:10

Jim Madison, psst, didn't you get the email from Karl?

Ted Turner (not verified) Says:
September 22, 2005 - 09:40

I saw a lot of people at Auschwitz.  They were thin and riding bicycles instead of driving cars....

acumen Says:
September 22, 2005 - 10:30

Simple solution - Air America could have taken a miniscule amount of the money they diverted from Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club and provided first class airline tickets to all of the stranded "holocaust" victims at the Astrodome  and put them up at the Waldorf Astoria in NY......of course that would mean a pay cut for Randi and workmates.....wonder why that didn't happen?

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 12:39

Don't you ever get tired of being wrong? Just shut up you worthless shut-ins. Now I have to get back to work.

TruthMonger Says:
September 23, 2005 - 13:20

Freedom of speech is American, "shutting you up" is North Korean - we'd probably both be happier if you moved over there...

mikej (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 13:26

Liberals work?

What are you working on?  Making protest signs to assault veterans as they enter the VA Hospital?

Dirty Liberal (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 14:23

A few questions:

Rhodes compared the evacuation to the carting of Jews off to the concentration camps.  So?  Someone waaaaaaay up there mentioned the VILE flith that spews from Hannity and Coulter on a regular basis, but for some reason their hyperbole sits fine with you...people but if a liberal says it, you're all so high and mighty, moralistic and what not.   Why is this?

In response, one guy said they aren't elected officials so while what they may have said is over the top (but not wrong because UN = BAD SO KILL EM ALL), it's not a big deal.  Well guess what, neither is Rhodes.  Why are you conservatives such bleeding heart hippies?

Why is seperating parents from children acceptable to you? 

Oh yea, someone also posted some *facts* in regards to the mayor's supposed sitting on his ass drooling and no one really responded to that.  Why?

Thanks that is all!

Anonymous (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 14:26

Oh Please.

Dirty Liberal (not verified) Says:
September 23, 2005 - 14:51

Are you Bianca?

Maarek (not verified) Says:
November 8, 2005 - 15:22

Rhodes is fairly ridiculous. I am far left, but I don't believe, and in fact, I despite hate-radio. Would Limbaugh or Hannity get away with something so outrageous? Yes. They would, and do.

But, Rhodes, I can't stand, because she lacks evidence, she lacks credibility, she doesn't let others oppose her, and she abhors the use of reason. It's my opinion that the only way the Liberals can take back america is through fighting the hate speech, not joining it.

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