"Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he's going to run for president, and what does he do? He introduces legislation to create a whole new Pigford claim."THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK! LIKE, SUPER BLACK. BLACK BLACK BLACK!
"We've got to stand up at some point and say, 'We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress.' That war's been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there's no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery. No one's filing that claim."
Does it even need to be said that his argument is idiotic? He's claiming there are more claimants than there are farmers, but of course the whole point is that USDA discrimination against black farmers caused many of them to lose their farms! And just because the class of affected people are black by definition, doesn't make it slavery reparations. What about all the descendants of slaves who weren't farmers during the 80s and 90s? Wouldn't they have to be included as well to make this slavery reparations?
It's like they don't even try to make honest arguments. It's so monumentally frustrating.