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The FINAL list of Senators refusing to oppose lynching

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I say "final." Ha. We've cross checked our list with a list that reportedly just came from the Senate. And my list below, the one from the previous post, appears correct. So, until further notice, these are the spineless Senators who for some reason or other didn't want to be on the record saying that it was a bad thing that southern senators fillibustered anti-lynching legislation all those years.

I'm going to write more later about why this matters, but let me just say this. We complain about the far right trying to amend the Constitution to ban gays, about Bush lying his way into a war, about the GOP trying to take over and usurp the entire federal judiciary, yet 27% of Republican Senators are still holding out on the wisdom and morality of lynching black people. Think about that. And then ask yourself is it any wonder all these other legislative crimes happen when these bastards can't even agree about lynching? And you thought we had it bad.

Find your Senators' phone number here, and call them:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Kent Conrad (D-ND) (he's now a cosponsor)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Gordon Smith (R-OR) (he's fine)
John Sununu (R-NH)
Craig Thomas (R-WY)
George Voinovich (R-OH)

And while we're at it, here's one African-American writer's take on all of this.

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