Trent Lott, Thurman, And Hypocrisy

 Trent Lott, Thurman, And Hypocrisy  

 

By Chance, Chancellorfiles 

 Trent Lott Chance: Senator Trent Lott has been elected the new house minority whip for the Republican party. Senator Lott was the house leader for the Republican party four years ago but was removed because of comments made during Senator Strom Thurman’s 100th birthday party. The minority whip position is the second highest ranking position in the minority party. The minority leader is the highest position and with Tren Lott being the minority whip in the senate for the Republicans he is the second highest leader in the republican party. Trent Lott is a Senator from Mississippi.

In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the political party attend and vote as the party leadership desires.   

Lott defeated Senator Lamar Alexander (R-tennessee), who began openly campaigning more than a year ago for the position of minority whip, by 25 votes to 24. Senators said Lott’s proven negotiating ability and his institutional knowledge made the difference as Republicans prepare to move into a full cycle of minority status for the first time since 1995.

In 1948 Strom Thurman ran for president of the United States O f America. Tent Lott noted that in Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign, whose centerpiece was opposition to racial integration, Mississippi was one of four states Strom Thurmond carried. Strom Thurman was strongly against racial integration for blacks and whites. Thurman preferred and wanted America to remain racially segregated. 

  Strom Thurman (James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902–June 26, 2003) 

 James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902–June 26, 2003)

Strom Thurman said: "What I want to tell you…Ladies and Gentlemen…That there’s not enough troops in the Army…to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigger race into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches."
— Strom Thurman, 1948.

Trent Lott said: "When Strom Thurman ran for president, we voted for him! We’re proud of it! And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all of these problems over all of these years either."
— Trent Lott, December, 2002.

When Trent Lott said we voted for him, we means the state of Mississippi. Also, in 1980 Trent Lott said the same thing regarding Strom Thurman presidential run of 1948.

Trent Lott said: "If we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today."
— Trent Lott, 1980. (Trent Lott spoke these words in 1980, after Senator Strom Thurmond spoke at a rally for Ronald Reagan in Jackson, Mississippi).

The question now is why would the Republicans choose Trent Lott to become their house minority whip after he made these racist comments in the past, and was removed from being the Republican house speaker and leader four years ago by fellow republicans? Trent Lott’s negotiating ability and his institutional knowledge these two things can not explain by themselves why Trent Lott was elected as the minority whip. Other Republican Senators were just as qualified as Lott.     

Chance: In my opinion the answer is very simple, Trent Lott has a history of making racist comments against blacks. And certain white Republican conservative politicians want to use Trent Lott’s presence to appeal to the undercover bigotry and racism of certain white conservative voters, especially white male conservative voters.

So when it is time for the presidential election in 2008, Republicans are hoping for a big turn out of white voters especially white male conservative voters. The subconscious message is that by electing a racist Senator Trent Lott as the Republican house minority whip, white conservative voters will understand that the Republican party is still filed with white racist and bigoted politicians that are pro white and anti-nonwhite. Now many white conservatives are not bigots or racists only certain ones are.

But this is the undercover strategy by electing Trent Lott. Yes Trent Lott is an experienced politician, but that is not why he was elected to his current position. The Republicans could have elected some other Republican Senator to the position. When all else fails revert to racism because often it is one of the psychological methods that has been proven to work again and again in politics.

 

           

 Bi Racial Daughter   

Essie Mae Washington-Williams  Shortly after Thurmond’s death on June 26, 2003, Essie Mae Washington-Williams publicly revealed that she was Strom Thurmond’s illegitimate daughter. She was born to an black American maid, named Carrie "Tunch" Butler (born in 1909– died in 1947), on October 12, 1925, when Carrie Butler was 16 and Thurmond was 22. Butler had been a servant in the Thurmond household. To this day, the specific relationship between Thurmond and Butler has never been made totally clear. What we do know is that there was a sexual relationship and Strom Thurman got Carrie Butler pregnant.   

Thurmond met Essie Mae Washington-Williams when she was 16. Her mother Carrie introduced them to each other. He helped pay her way through college and later paid her sums of money in cash or, through a nephew, checks. These financial payments extended well into her adult life and he even sent her birthday cards and other gifts for her birthday. Essie Mae Washington-Williams has stated that she did not reveal she was Thurmond’s daughter during his lifetime because it "wasn’t to either advantage of either one of us” and that she kept silent out of love and respect for her father. She denies that there was an agreement between the two to keep her connection to Thurmond silent.

Senator James Strom Thurman seems to have been a victim of the racist time period he was born in. But at least he took care of his bi-racial daughter until the day of his death.

 

By Chance Kelsey( Chancellor)

 

Written during the 21st century by Chance  

 

 


  1. “What I want to tell you…Ladies and Gentlemen…That there’s not enough troops in the Army…to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigger race into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches.”

    Not long ago I was at a book festival and met a woman who had written a children’s book about the end of segregation. She said that she was inspired by what happened in her neighborhood during the onset of integration where the public pools were all filled in with dirt.

    They would rather not swim at all than swim with black folk. Amazing.

  2. Thatnk you for sharing this Rashid it is very profound to meet someone who lived during those times. We as younger people can learn a lot from those black folks or people of any racial group who lived during that time period. That is really amazing to hate someone so much that you would rather fill the pools with dirt that to swim with them. SAD reallly sad.

    Thanks you for coming by Rashid so you around later.

    Take care,

    By Chance

  3. V.E.G.

    Strom Thurmond is a direct descendant of Christopher Reynolds and he is the distant cousin of Russell G. Scott, Blinky the Clown, due to his mother’s maiden name, Reynolds.

  4. V.E.G.

    Herbert Benton Connor is the distant cousin of Strom Thurmond!




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