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Bustamanteand MECha..from boortz.com(12 posts)

Bustamanteand MECha..from boortz.comClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 5:51 AM
Have you ever heard of MEChA? That's an acronym of sorts for the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan. MEChA has a little slogan. See how you like it. "For the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing." Aztlan, by the way, is the name they have given to the southwestern United States. MEChA members say that this is their homeland and they insist that all whites who currently hold political power in this area must be removed.

In 1996 members of this "student group" were videotaped attacking black and white Americans who were protesting illegal immigration. A few years earlier MEChA students (they call themselves Mechistas) caused a half-million dollars worth of damage at UCLA during a protest demanding a Chicano Studies department.

Cruz Bustamante, who may well become California's next governor, was a member of this group when he went to college. Today he is still a supporter of MEChA. He says that these students are just trying to get an education.

Many are calling MEChA a racist organization. I won't. What I've read just doesn't fit the definition. I think it's fair, though, to call it bigoted. There is an obvious dislike of whites and blacks and a stated purpose of removing whites from political power in certain areas.

Every single person reading or listening to this knows full well that if any white Republican were a member of such a group he or she would be hounded 24/7 until they withdraw and renounce all previous contacts. Bustamante, however, is a Democrat. The rules for Democrats are different, especially when their Democratic fellow-travelers control the media.
It is OK for Democrats to be racistAlpedhuez55
Aug 29, 2003 6:28 AM
It is OK for Bill Clinton to play at White Country Clubs and make Italian Ethnic Slurs. It is OK for Jesse Jackson to call NYC Hymietown. And it is perfectly acceptable for Robert Byrd to use the "N" (just like Bustamonte did a couple of years ago) and not be forced out of party leadership positions. It is also OK for a Democrat like Gerry Studds to get an underaged page drunk and have his way with him. And Barny Frank can have his lover run an escort service out of Frank's apartment and Frank will even fix the parking tickets while his lover and his employees are seeing clients. It is not OK people like Lott, Army or Packwood to do any of those things though.

I guess if the liberals want to hold themselves to a lower standard, they will just continue to deny that a liberal media bias exists and but claim there is media bias is at Fox News. Just let the liberals think they are better than the rest of us while the remain morally and intellectually bankrupt.

Mike Y.
Oh, c'monjtolleson
Aug 29, 2003 7:04 AM
NO one has ever suggested that any of the examples you give are okay. No one. The reason you even know about them is the firestorm they caused, largely from the left.

Pick a real target, not a straw man.
Oh, c'monClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 7:10 AM
The networks keep daily mentioning that Arnold's father was a Nazi, but, how many times do you hear them mentioning Bustamante's background with a psuedo racist organization that he will to this day not disown?????
Oh, c'monAlpedhuez55
Aug 29, 2003 7:16 AM
It is a prime illistration of media bias. During the Trent Lott's problems you had people on this board saying it was was OK for Clinton to play at whites only clubs. The media turned largely turned a blind eye to these stories and went after Republicans with vigor for offenses that were no worse that those committed by liberals. THat more than applies that they are OK or acceptable.

There is obviously a double standard with the media and among the Democrats who refused to be critical of there own. THoug I will admit that Republicans are not critical enough about their own sometimes as well.

There is a real target here and not a straw man.
Now Republicans someone to rally around.czardonic
Aug 29, 2003 9:58 AM
What with Arnold turning out to be such a dissapointment for conservatives.

I assume you are posting this to defend his right to speak his narow-mind and freely asociate with racial solidarity movements. You know, play by the Republican rules.
nope not at all.......ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 10:02 AM
Just emphasizing the point that the mass media does not shoot square..they pick and choose their causes and can be very biased, either way depending on the network.

For example, if they are going to ask Arnold about his dad being a Nazi, have you ever heard them ask Ted Kennedy about his dad being recalled as ambassador by FDR because of his pro nazi sympathies?
You know about Kennedys dad. . . .czardonic
Aug 29, 2003 10:16 AM
. . .so evidently the information has been examined and reported, and is no longer news. Arnold is just breaking into politics, so his past and opinions are currrently newsworthy. Besides, as I already stated, Arnold is a liberal.
You know about Kennedys dad. . . .ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 10:27 AM
never heard that info about Kennedy's dad mentioned on CNN, ABC, CBS, or NBC though....
Was CNN around when Ted Kennedy was elected?czardonic
Aug 29, 2003 10:33 AM
Were you?

}:Þ
Was CNN around when Ted Kennedy was elected?ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 10:54 AM
yeah..Ted has been elected quite a few times..every six years he has been re-elected.....
Well, you can hardly argue that the Kennedys are ignored. . .czardonic
Aug 29, 2003 11:00 AM
. . .by the media or that their scandals and foibles are not reported.