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Jewish World Review Dec. 17, 2002 / 12 Teves 5763

David Horowitz

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Trent Lott must go | It doesn't matter whether Lott's apology is sincere or not; it doesn't matter whether his statement was racist or not. At the very best, he is tone deaf to the most important domestic issue of our time. His continued presence as majority leader will destroy the prospects of his party, and seriously damage the President's ability to wage the war on terror. For these reasons Trent Lott must step down as the Majority Leader of the Republican Senate.

It is reported that Lott has threatened to leave the Senate if he is forced to step down. This would be disloyalty of a high order and one hopes the Senator would eschew it. If he does, since Mississippi has a Democratic governor, Republicans would be left with a fifty-fifty tie to be settled by Vice President Cheney. If Senator Chafee switches parties as has been rumored, the Democrats will gain control of the Senate. Bad as this would be from the point of view of America's national security, Lott's continued presence as Majority Leader would be worse. The Democratic Party, as we have pointed out in these pages, is unfit to lead the nation in time of war. The Middle East Crisis, the North Korean nuclear threat, the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction menace and the failures of our intelligence agencies to provide adequate protection are all legacies of the Clinton presidency and the Democrats long march to the political left.

Those of us who fought the struggle for equal rights for all people regardless of skin color in the early 60's have come to realize that the party of race, the party of racism, is the modern liberal party (the Democratic Party) that glorifies skin color (and gender and social class) over all things including freedom, right and wrong, and equal protection under the law. These modern liberals, (these Democrats) mock the truth when they label conservatives and Republicans who decry reparations, quotas, and the racism of "lower expectations" as "racists" rather than "liberators."

But if Lott remains the leading spokesperson of the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate, the liberal attack will be true in the public mind and therefore an electoral reality. The domestic mission of conservatives and the Republican party must be to liberate all individuals from the oppression of "the vision of the anointed" -- the vision that elite liberals wish to impose on all people especially minorities and the poor.

Senator Lott will do his party and his country a service if he steps down. If he does not, the Party must remove him.

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JWR contributor David Horowitz is editor of Front Page Magazine and the author of several books, including, The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits, Hating Whitey, Art of Political War, Radical Son : A Generational Odyssey . To comment, please click here.


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