Larry Elder: Democrats Demand "Civility", but They Have a Looong History of Not Practicing What They Preach

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Image via Flickr Creative Commons by majunznk.

When it comes to excoriating Democrats over their double standards and hypocrisy, few people can do it as well as author, columnist, and radio talk show host Larry Elder. He has been called every name in the book by Democrats, especially black Democrats who view him as a sell-out to his race because he refuses to toe the liberal line:


In a recent column, Elder talks about the left’s latest outrage, which centers around Trump’s controversial tweets from a few weeks ago on the so-called Squad of Democratic freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA).

In the piece, Elder talks about how Democratic demands for civility ring hollow, especially considering their long history of incivility and mean-spiritedness towards those on the other side of the aisle who happen to disagree with them. He includes a lengthy list of quotes, some of which you can read below:

“I believe (George H.W. Bush) is a racist for many, many reasons. … (He’s) a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community. … I truly believe that.” — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., 1992.

“It’s not ‘spic’ or ‘n—–‘ anymore. (Republicans) say, ‘Let’s cut taxes.'” — Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., 1994.

The new Republican-controlled House is like “the Duma and the Reichstag,” (referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power). — Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., 1995.


The GOP has a “white boy attitude, (which means) ‘I must exclude, denigrate and leave behind.’ They don’t see it or think about it. It’s a culture.” — Donna Brazile, Al Gore’s presidential campaign manager, 1999.

“The Republicans bring out Colin Powell and J.C. Watts because they have no program, no policy. … They’d rather take pictures with black children than feed them.” — Brazile, 2000.


“George (W.) Bush is our Bull Connor.” — Rep. Rangel, referring to the Birmingham, Alabama, Democrat segregationist superintendent of public safety who sicced dogs and turned firehouses on civil rights workers, 2005.

“Every day, (those in George W. Bush’s administration) unleash squadrons of digital brownshirts to harass and hector any journalist who is critical of the President.” — Al Gore, 2005.


George W. Bush “let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.” — Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., 2006.


There are many recent examples of them not practicing what they preach on civility, but Elder’s point was that it dates back a long time. He knows like most of us know that when Democrats demand civility (and “bipartisanship”), what they’re really asking for is for conservatives to shut up while liberals walk all over them and shove their agenda through.

It’s red meat, but still worth reading. Click here to view more of the quotes Elder referenced.

— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –


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