by Mychal Massie
"Values is not part of a political slogan. Values are what's
inside you." With that comment, presidential hopeful John
Kerry launched into another diatribe about what sets him apart
from President George W. Bush.
No one's ever accused Kerry of being
the brightest bulb in the box, but one would think him politically
savvy enough to reconsider his values in the aftermath of his
recent Radio City Music Hall fundraiser featuring comedienne
Whoopi Goldberg. In that case, it seemed to be hubris before
In front of an ardently liberal crowd,
Goldberg spewed forth vulgar, sexually-explicit comparisons between
the President and female genitalia. While she was by no means
the only maniac from Hollywood bent on besting one another's
obscenities, hers were the most deplorable.
At the conclusion of the sewage-filled
evening, Kerry told the audience it had been "an extraordinary
evening" and "every performer... [had] conveyed...
the heart and soul of our country." Kerry's foolish and
base support of such filth is profoundly offensive.
What type of future does Kerry envision
for America if he applauds the rawest of trash as "the heart
and soul of our country"? How does he view voters, his church,
the family and education if he postulates those things as "values
inside you"? To laughingly support an extraordinarily tasteless
and vulgar public display such as Goldberg's, one must ask not
only how Kerry views the office of the president, but exactly
what respect has he for himself.
It's one thing to attack President Bush
based on his ideas, but Kerry - being seemingly void of any -
simply engages in ipse dixit. He accuses, but he never supports
his accusations with facts. Nor does he offer viable alternatives.
It is perfectly acceptable for the liberal
elites to attack the President with facts and valid objections.
But it is base and immoral to do so with lies, filth and empty
promises. It's insulting that their best reason to remove President
Bush is their visceral hatred of him. Where is the substance
in that platform? Where is the substance in comments by actress
Jessica Lange, who called the Bush Administration, "a self-serving
regime of deceit, hypocrisy and belligerence"?
It's amazing that Lange and her ilk see
nothing wrong with former president Bill Clinton's sexual abuse
and the abuse of authority pursuant to the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
They saw nothing wrong with Clinton's blatant finger-wagging
or having lawmakers blindly - and foolishly - support him in
lying to the country. They saw nothing wrong with the way he
disrespected and shamed his child, his wife and another human
being. Yet they see everything wrong with President Bush protecting
us from the terror that Clinton should have confronted.
Paul Newman claimed the President's tax
cuts are "borderline criminal." Based on what, pray
tell? Not everyone is as filthy rich as he is - many warm to
the idea of government giving back their money.
Kerry's running mate, John Edwards, also
lauded Goldberg's debauchery. He said the fall campaign "will
be a celebration of real American values." America should
be asking: On what level.
What's most offensive about that night,
however, is the liberal elites' tacit use of a foolish black
woman. Of all the people to behave so unrepresentative of American
values, Goldberg's actions are a disgrace to the black community.
With the support of that audience, she shamed an entire class
of Americans who fought to overcome Jim Crowism and its overt
Is Whoopi Goldberg's performance what
MLK died for? Is it representative of the spirit of Frederick
Douglas or George Washington Carver or black performers who were
sometimes forbidden to perform and usually not allowed to stay
where they performed? Is Goldberg's ugliness what they suffered
Is Goldberg's monkey show before the
liberal organ grinders why people suffered beatings, fire hoses
and dogs for?
Mychal S. Massie is a member
of the national advisory council of Project 21 and a columnist
with WorldNetDaily. Comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published July 2004 by The National Center for Public Policy
Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. New
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