. M e n d a c i t y i n t h e F l e s h :
Bob Barr and the Council of Concerned Citizens
(or is that the Kouncil of Koncerned Kitizens?)
Click here to listen
to "All Things Considered" report
the CCC for NPR, Feb 23, 1999. RealAudio. If you don't
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BTW: Bob Barr was the fellow who demanded
starting nearly on Day 1 after the Inauguration in January 1993.
(* er, yeah, right, SURE!)
“Even though certain ‘civil rights’ groups have started attacking the current Georgia state flag and other Confederate symbols, no one saw the flag change in 1956 as being racially motivated.”*
* you're kidding, right? Right?!?
FAR FROM APOLOGIZING, BOB GOES ON THE ATTACK AND SCORES POINTS BY MANAGING TO MAKE HIS APPEARANCE BEFORE A RIGHT WING SOUTHERN KOOK KLUB THE FAULT OF THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE!
The Center created the Militia Task Force in October 1994 after Klanwatch uncovered links between white supremacist organizations and some of the militia groups that had begun springing up throughout the United States.
And, just for the heck of it, you might want to visit KLANWATCH to get an idea of who all these folks are together in bed with. A searchable US database for hate groups!
also picked up last year in Los Angeles and several cities in Oregon (see related
interview in this issue).
Hate Groups listed by STATE
via CNN: (11 Dec 1998 18:57 EST)
acknowledges appearance before supremacist group
WASHINGTON (AP) Georgia Rep. Bob Barr defended his appearance before a white supremacist group in South Carolina last summer.
He said Friday he had no sympathy for the Council of Conservative Citizens' "ridiculous views," but added, "It's a sad day in our country when a member of Congress cannot speak before a group without subjecting them to an exhaustive investigation." [...]
He said he appeared at a Council of Conservative Citizens meeting to discuss impeachment even though "I strongly disagree with many of this group's ridiculous views."
"There appears to be no despicable conduct the president's defenders will not stoop to in order to protect him," said Barr in a statement.
White House spokesman Joe Lockhart expressed puzzlement at Barr's remark. "I frankly don't know what they are talking about," he said. "We have taken some offense to some of the charges that have been leveled against us here at the White House, but I think in the heat of the moment people make charges."
SEN. LOTT CONNECTED TO C of CC AS WELL*
Harvard University Law Professor Alan Dershowitz complained about Barr's appearance at the Council of Conservative Citizens' semiannual national board meeting in June in a letter to Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. The letter was disclosed by The Washington Post.
Dershowitz said Friday he decided to alert Hyde about Barr's appearance because he had clashed with Barr while testifying at the impeachment hearings over Barr's use of the term "real America." He said that term often has been used as a code word for bigotry.
Dershowitz said the Clinton administration had nothing to do with his decision to raise the issue.
"The White House had no knowledge at all," he said. "I don't work for the White House. I am a very strong critic of what President Clinton did, what his lawyer did. I am not a spokesman for the White House by any means."
The World Wide Web site of the Council of Conservative Citizens includes numerous articles suggesting that the white race is under siege.
Mark Potok, who monitors right-wing groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the council grew out of the White Citizens Councils of America, the middle-class white groups that sprang up across the South during the civil rights movement.
Potok said the council "masquerades as a mainstream conservative political group but it is obsessed with the issue of race." Potok said another prominent Republican who has spoken to the group is Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
Lott's spokesman, John Czwartacki, said Lott "has no recollection of involvement" with the group since accepting a speaking invitation from a constituent years ago. He said Lott "has no firsthand knowledge of the group's views."
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