Recently I discussed Jerry Coffee's article (See Real Threats).
I agreed with parts of it, and disagreed on other parts, but
I kept it civil, since he's a good guy.
However, I won't bother being nice about Boylans article
because his article is plain stupid.
I will disect and translate certain portions of his article.
"Last Thursday morning 41 United States senators said 'nay'
on a procedural motion that would have allowed the measure time
for debate and a vote on the Senate floor."
"All 41 of those senators were Republicans. All but three of them
represent red states, i.e., states that voted for President George W.
Bush last year."
Republicans hate Hawaiians.
"And those Republicans have made the current Senate the most
ideological of modern times."
Republicans give up too easily, it's the Dems who don't compromise.
" It is also a body unrepresentative of the nation. The United States
Senate represents male, Caucasian America."
We need Senate quotas!
"One black man serves there, Illinois’Barack Obama. Born and reared
in Hawaii, Obama voted to allow the Akaka Bill a full hearing."
"Three members sport Hispanic surnames; two of them, both
Democrats, voted “aye” as well."
---Guess the other one hates Hawaiians.
"Only 14 women serve in the 100-member Senate; 12 of them voted
'aye,' including three of the 11 Republicans who supported hearing
the Akaka Bill."
---Let me guess: The other two are rascist republicans...
"The two Republican women who voted “nay,” Kay Bailey Hutchinson
and Elizabeth Dole, represent states of the old Confederacy, Texas
and North Carolina, respectively."
---Ha, I was right!
"The two Republican women who voted 'nay', Kay Bailey Hutchinson
and Elizabeth Dole, represent states of the old Confederacy, Texas and
North Carolina, respectively. Those states where some folks still refer
to the Civil War as 'the second war for American independence' rather
than the more accurate 'war to preserve the institution of chattel
slavery' provided 15 of the 41 votes to nix a hearing on the Akaka Bill."
--- Ahh, thats it! Republicans want Hawaiians to be slaves!
" In the course of the debate on the cloture vote on the bill,
Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander warned:
'[Warns against race based treatment]'. Treating Americans
differently based on race? Did I read that right?...And he’s never
heard a tale from a black man or woman of being 'treated
differently based on race'?"
Since rascist laws existed before, it's ok to make new ones!
" And 'one nation indivisible'? If an indigenous people in Hawaii
seek a degree of sovereignty, according to Alexander, they divide
the country. Yet in the past six years, while blocking a vote on the
Akaka Bill, Sen. Alexander and his Republican colleagues have
voted for three massive administration tax cuts that have
disproportionately benefited the nation’s rich."
---What the hell does that have to do with the Akaka bill?
Perhaps Boylan will enlighten us...
"The result has been the greatest disparity between rich and poor
in the United States since the 1920s and the gilded age of the last
quarter of the 19th century. Two nations, rich and poor, isn’t divisive?
You bet it is."
---Oh, thanks much Boylan. Same Leftist playbook.
"Then there’s the generational division. The Republican administrations
of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and his son took a $1 trillion
national debt and, in the short span of a quarter century, turned it into
$8.4 trillion national debt. Currently, the Republican president and
Congress are adding $1.75 billion a day
to that debt."
---Of course, he conveniently leaves out the Democrats collaboration.
Sen. Alexander and his colleagues spend recklessly, and our children and
grandchildren will pay. That’s divisive too, far more divisive than the
Akaka Bill could ever be."
---Boylan's right, but that's nothing new. It began long before the
Republicans took control.
"And Hawaiians already know something about separation and the
'undermining of national unity.' With the arrival of Capt. James Cook in
1778, the dying began. In a little more than a century, Western diseases
took the Hawaiian population from 400,000 to less than 40,000."
---Wow, he seems to link the bill's rejection and desease!
"In the mid-19th century, the imposition of a Western system of private
property separated Hawaiians from their land. The theft was misnamed
the Great Mahele."
---This is a rather bad simplification of events. King Kamehameha III
"imposed" this "system" along with a constitution. It gave 30,000
acres to non-royal Hawaiians who applied. Some of the Hawaiians
then sold or gambled away the land. Before the Mahele, all the land
was owned by the Ali'i or royalty. Commoners did not own land.
"In 1893, a cabal of sugar barons, their minions, the American minister
in Honolulu, and sailors from a United States ship - with the tacit
approval of the Republican administration in Washington - overthrew
the Hawaiians’ queen."
---Boylan conveniently leaves out the many Hawaiians involved.
(Check out the book "Hawaiian Sovereignty: Do the facts matter?
"Seven years later, the United States, during the administration of
Republican President William McKinley, annexed Hawaii."
---Aren't we better off today as a State? And voters later wanted
Hawaii to become a State 17-1. (See Wikipedia's entry
" Those 41 Senate Republicans, who know so much about national
unity, are part of a long tradition of undermining Hawaiians."
---Where did the Republicans undermine Hawaiians? The
only thing I see referenced is the Akaka bill, and not all Hawaiians
want that. The Republicans did not overthrow the queen, and
in any case the queen did not represent all Hawaiians.