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Vile Racist Jeff Sessions: It’s His Day To Shine!

Seen here without his usual white robes.Who is this vile, lisping piglet known as the “top ranking Republican” on the Senate Judiciary Committee calling everybody and everything (mostly Elena Kagan) Communist and Anti-American? Why it’s Alabama heartthrob Jeff Sessions, the Reagan-era U.S. attorney in Mobile who, when nominated by the Gipper to be U.S. District Court judge in southern Alabama, was revealed to be a complete racist and Bircher-style paranoid — the kind of trash who would tell black colleagues that he thought the Ku Klux Klan were “okay” until he discovered some of them were “pot smokers.”

Through the course of his confirmation hearings, black and white colleagues described Sessions’ constant, blatant racism: calling the NAACP “anti-American,” aggressively prosecuting fake “voter fraud” in black neighborhoods while ignoring actual fraud in white polling stations, calling a black U.S. attorney “boy,” and describing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a “piece of intrusive legislation” — a quote he stood behind during his hearing.

Sessions has never forgotten his humiliation in the Senate. The Reagan Administration had been installing fringe-right racists and anti-Semites throughout the nation’s lower courts and U.S. Attorney offices, but Sessions was the first to meet an organized front of opposition. He still seethes, as you can see today at the Kagan hearings.

When he won the office of Alabama Attorney General, his jihad against African-Americans continued — when an epidemic of racist arson attacks on Alabama’s black churches hit the same year Sessions became AG, he steadfastly refused to investigate. He gets a steady “F” from the NAACP on his consistent anti-minority voting record. Sessions is aligned with southern Holocaust deniers, white nationalists and Klan defense lawyers.

GOP Senator Jeff Sessions is an unrepentant racist, and the Republicans have elevated him to their most powerful position on the Judiciary Committee. Talking Points Memo reported back in 2002, “Despite his record as U.S. Attorney, attorney general of Alabama, and senator, Sessions has never received criticism from conservatives or from the leadership of the Republican Party.” [TPM/HuffPo/Wikipedia]

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  1. Toonces

    I have actually spent some quality, private time with Sessions. Not only is he the scum of the earth, but that cutesy accent can come and go like magic. I think it makes him sound like the moron he truly is. His staff can be even dumber if you can believe that.

  2. Virgin Birther

    Sounds like a moderate to me.

    Until you can find him on YouTube simultaneously burning a cross and raping a young boy, he’s still vulnerable in his next primary.

  3. Manos: Hands of Fate

    “Sessions is aligned with southern Holocaust deniers, white nationalists and Klan defense lawyers.”

    You gotta play to your base you know.

  4. Babs Johnson

    Ya know, you could post this exact same piece on Redstate.com (take out the “vile, lisping piglet” part), and it would be considered singing his virtues.

  5. Terry

    “Despite his record as U.S. Attorney, attorney general of Alabama, and senator, Sessions has never received criticism from conservatives or from the leadership of the Republican Party.”

    Perhaps they actually approve of his record.

  6. ManchuCandidate

    White unrepentant racist with a big grudge meets Jewish female nominee. What could go wrong?

  7. x111e7thst

    He does have pretty lips. I’ll bet he would enjoy being made to squeal like the vile pig he is.

  8. ttommyunger

    Well, Black America; I know it’s fun to have some revenge on us Whiteys when you’re young, dumb and full of cum. Little nerds and pussyfarts like Jeff Sessions were the low-hanging fruit in High School, I know. He could be relieved of his lunch money with very little effort on your part; Hell, no telling what you could make a sickly midget like him do in a dark stairwell or deserted locker room. But see what happens when they grow up? They become vindictive assholes capable of much harm on the general population; and they strike out not just at Blacks, but at everyone and everything they see as a real or potential threat to their beliefs and lifestyle. It’s got to be tough growing up Black in America, especially in the deep south, even today, but show some grace and understanding; please. We have enough Jeff Sessions’ running around without creating more of them. Your friend.

  9. Way Cool Larry

    So Rethugs are racists. Not really news, but definitely a good reminder of who we are dealing with.

  10. germansteel

    For every Jeff Sessions, the pussified Democrats allowed 30 just-as-repugnant court appointments to go through.

  11. Prommie

    [re=608382]Way Cool Larry[/re]: They are also fascists. Hmm, racist fascists, you know who else were racist fascists, hehng?

  12. Okie Dokie Dog

    “a piece of intrusive legislation” – sounds like all the GOP written laws in every state in this here United States, in regards to preventing women from having the option of aborting an unwanted fetus.

  13. chascates

    Grand Dragon Sessions also was greatly impressed by Bush pick Harriet Miers, who had absolutely no judicial experience.

  14. user-of-owls

    [re=608371]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I saw this years ago in an episode of Love Boat. The other storyline in that episode was the heated discussion of maritime law regarding the gay marriage of Isaac and Gopher.

  15. JMP

    I’ve read elsewhere that Sessions, along with the other Republicans on Judiciary, have actually been attacking Kagan for having clerked for Thurgood Marshall, who apparently know was one of history’s greatest monsters. So they’re betting that their base is still angry over Brown v Board of Education, I guess.

    To Sessions’ credit, he was using the “cramming it down our throats” language before it was cool, over the aforementioned Civil Rights Act. So we get a glimpse into his psychosexual hangups regarding black people.

  16. chascates

    [re=608396]JMP[/re]: TPM yesterday:
    In an example of how much the GOP focused on Marshall, his name came up 35 times. President Obama’s name was mentioned just 14 times today.

  17. Katydid

    [re=608371]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Is Sessions the guy who told Kagan yesterday she was very smart? One of the Republicans did. Condescending much?

  18. Elephants Gerald

    [re=608397]mardam422[/re]: I hear you. I guess when faced with evil, even Ken can run outta snark…

  19. BobTheBuilder

    He may be an unrepentant KKK-loving, Confederate-worshiping, Holocaust-denying, Voting Rights Act-hating racist dumb fuck… but at least he’s not a… a… PROGRESSIVE! (Shudder.)

  20. iburl

    [re=608381]ttommyunger[/re]: So it’s your contention that it’s black people’s fault that we have moronic, hateful racists like Sessions around?
    If you’re trying to be funny, keep trying.

  21. SayItWithWookies

    As TPM and others pointed out yesterday, the difference between ex-KKK member Robert Byrd and the likes of Strom Thurmond, Sessions, etc. is that Byrd eventually renounced his racist roots not only in word but in deed. Horrible assholes like Sessions, Trent Lott and Haley Barbour have yet to get the picture.

  22. WhatTheHeck

    Problem with these good ol‘ boys is that they never see themselves as being racist and intolerant. They believe their white skin is a god-given gift of supremacy.

  23. FiftyAmeroBill

    Pot smokin’ Klansman??!? What’s next,pole smoking Repub Senators??? Amirite, Jeff?

  24. slappypaddy

    big tent those republicans have. michael steele in one corner, jeff sessions in another, sarah palin in a third, and a little log cabin in the fourth. self-loathing enough for all to share.

    big fucking tent. covering a circus with nothing but elephants and clowns.

  25. Aflac Shrugged

    [re=608381]ttommyunger[/re]: I’m pretty sure it’s possible for Jeff Sessions to have grown up an intolerant asshole without ever seeing a non-subservient black person outside of television. Also, nicely detailed rape/sorta-consensual sex/self-loathing honky scenario you got there.

  26. user-of-owls

    Tonight on Real American Stories, Sarah Palin counsels Sen. Sessions about their shared experiences with the shame of hookworms. Also, Bristol talks about what it was like to take acting lessons from Sophia Coppola.

  27. JMP

    [re=608403]chascates[/re]: Yeah, Marshall’s always been greatly respected; I can think of no non-racist reason that be attacking him now; not that it’s because he was black, more because he was responsible their kids have to go to school with black kids.

  28. Hooray For Anything

    How long before somebody in the Republican to attack Michael Steele for being an activist Party Chairman? Or is he cool because his main responsibility is fetching everyone drinks and shining shoes at RNC meetings?

  29. Autoo

    he thought the Ku Klux Klan were “okay” until he discovered some of them were “pot smokers.”

    Well, if I get knocked in the head and suddenly become a drooling, overt racist, I know which branch of the KKK I’ll join. “Burn blunts, not crosses!”

  30. slappypaddy

    [re=608429]user-of-owls[/re]: gracias. pero dame mucha mas mota ahora, por favor. tambien.

    (uno chiste, jefe. no tenemos ni mota aqui.)

  31. actor212

    So bigoted anti-Semite Sessions is next up to interrogate Elena Kagan, who by all accounts is Jewish and, well, I heard it as “she owns Labradors” but then I haven’t had my hearing since that Dead concert in 1983?

    This ought to be interesting.

  32. nappyduggs

    [re=608381]ttommyunger[/re]:

    O, ttommy. I hope that I misunderstood your intent with this here; but, if not, here’s the situation:

    I apologize for the fact that ostensibly some member of your family got an ass-whupping from a black person along the way. This is not cool; fact of the matter is though, 99.9% of the time these actions have nothing to do with race. Kids being kids, boys asserting their manhood, raging stupidity, etc. Now, had it happened the other way around, maybe there could have been an argument for racial motivation, history being chock full o’ precedents like it is, but still not a given. Black folks are much too busy trying to navigate self-hatred to be concerned with “creating Jeff Sessions.” True, fear creates those like Wee Jefferson Sessions, but it’s not the fear or resentment born of what blacks have done. It’s born of the fear of what they could do.

  33. AuntieLola

    Is it just me, or is he starting to look like the love child of Johnny Carson and George W. Bush?

  34. southern mark smith

    [re=608403]chascates[/re]: HA! Rebup logic at its finest.

    Sessions says that the death penalty is constitutional because it’s not simultaneously cruel and unusual — other states do it, so it’s not unusual. It is merely cruel. And that’s ok with him.

  35. queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=608360]MARCdMan[/re]: God no. We already have more than enough self-loathing pole-smoking closet dwellers as it is (and yes, I’m looking at you, Lindsay Graham and Tucker Carlson). We certainly don’t to add this bottom-feeding racist motherfucker to our membership rolls.

  36. sezme

    [re=608448]nappyduggs[/re]: Too true. Honestly, ttommyunger sounds a bit brain-damaged. No need to apologize for how he may have gotten that way.

  37. StanTheComedyMan!

    When is a liberal commie pinko like Kagan, when faced with yet another drawling Cracker’s veneration of “The Framers” and “Original Intent,” respond with something like:

    “Well, Senator, I appreciate that you and your white constituants want to hold to The Framers’ Original Intent. And while I realize that the Dredd Scott decision has never been officially overruled (according to Westlaw), it would be difficult to justify legally slapping Justice Thomas in chains and dragging his Uncle Tom ass back to work in an Alamaba cotton field.

    However consistent such action would be with The Framers’ Original Intent, and however such action would be morally justified in his particular case.

    In addition to being Tons of Fun.

    Thank you. I will now return to my prepared remarks.”

  38. sharkbait

    That smirking lizard, sitting in his high chair asking those veiled question/ statements has a tiny boner. He reminds me of those infants on that
    E Trade commercial.

  39. ArugulaTeleprompterz

    [re=608381]ttommyunger[/re]: Not to pile on bro, but I think it’s a bit misguided to ask black folks to lurk in the margins, walking on eggshells in the hopes of preventing another future Jeff Sessions. That asshols was born an asshole, and no amount of life experience could have created a different outcome.

  40. proudgrampa

    Whew! What a douche nozzle / guano faucet / racist asshole.

    I hope the Alabama electorate wakes up.

  41. Prommie

    Republican Sen. John Cornyn: “Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers. Liberty is a man of war, and we’re all the crew.”

    Who knew, Liberty is a Warblog, too.

  42. S.Luggo

    JBS, “B” as in Beauregard. Oh, way down South in the land of cotton etc. etc. That’s Jeff’s ringtone, btw.

  43. natoslug

    [re=608381]ttommyunger[/re]: Wow. Did you forget to enclose your post in sarcasm tags, or are you really arguing that the victim is at fault? Does this logic also apply to puppy beatings and rape (puppies, people, your pick), or is it a special race logic only?

  44. Snarkalicious

    Poll Taxes were the only good move by the government since the War of Northern Aggression. Because there was now a greater demand for votes, states and municipalities simply reacted as any good capitalist institution should and raised prices commensurately. Praise Jesus.

    What? Oh, sorry…that as a suggestion for alt-text.

  45. Chet Kincaid

    [re=608379]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Keep up! The wonk-approved epithet is “elfish cuntbag.”

  46. user-of-owls

    [re=608490]Fox n Fiends[/re]: Sorta like Julie & Julia, except with different vegetables.

  47. Bordo

    I fail to see how any of this is newsworthy. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a mainstream Republican. His views are their views. Oh, he’s a racist shitheel? Surprise, surprise, surprise! Most of them are. . .

    Which is why this party and this political movement is already a dead man walking.

    Assholes. All of them. They cannot suck enough corporate dick, nor can they stop fucking over the average American. It’s not in their nature.

  48. S.Luggo

    [re=608470]StanTheComedyMan![/re]:
    Only one “d” in Dred Scott. As in (to quote a well known Alabama politician and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee), “Dee neegrah goin’ gets hisself a whippin’ tonight.”

    [re=608512]user-of-owls[/re]: win.

  49. TakingAmes

    [re=608475]proudgrampa[/re]: Have you been to Alabama? Trust me, the sleeping is better.

    Oh, and ALT-TEXT WIN!!!!!!

  50. x111e7thst

    [re=608483]Prommie[/re]: Did the Honorable John C. ever actually fight in an actual war?

  51. Ducksworthy

    [re=608524]Bordo[/re]: Thank you for that. Now I can stop hoping for the racist Repukes to reform.

  52. Prommie

    [re=608540]x111e7thst[/re]: Only journalists have to ever fight in an actual war, you should know this by now.

  53. S.Luggo

    Should y’all believe that Senator Beauregard Pixie Coif is without company:

    — After the hearing yesterday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr asked Sen. Hatch whether he would have voted to confirm Marshall to the Supreme Court. Hatch, who had just spent valuable time slamming the hell out of the former justice, replied, in classic politician fashion, “Well, it’s hard to say.”—
    http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/06/29/kagan-hearings-gop-trashes-a-u-s-hero/

    Utah: Just like the South except it’s west.

  54. Ducksworthy

    Also, I strongly doubt that Jefferson (after Davis, not Tom) Beauregard (after P.G.T., the infamous traitor) Sessions, was ever exposed to any non-subservient darkies in his growing up years. I suspect he’s led a pretty sheltered life.

  55. LiveFromSinusCity

    Suddenly I feel better about being stuck w/Lamar and Bob as my senators…..Ew. Guess those rosey cheeks are from basking in the glow of a burning cross….

  56. Pandy

    [re=608448]nappyduggs[/re]: Thanks for writing that. I was wondering what his post was about.

  57. libwakman

    I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten: especially by the likes of Sessions & other dreamers & romancers of Darkies tilling the soil while the bosses look on in admiration while sipping Mint Juleps through Crazy Straws. Sane, logical folks..re:Liberals, would think that Sessions & Boner & like minded original Constitutionalists would welcome the new Slave Race of Brown Cotton Pickers from South of The Border & I sure don’t mean the lame ass crappy tourist trap where the wait staff wears made in Taiwan sombreros.

  58. Pat Pending

    [re=608588]Ducksworthy[/re]: Hey, if the ‘baggers can refer to the Pres as Barack HUSSEIN Obama, then we get to call Jeffy-poo Jefferson BEAUREGARDE Sessions the THIRD. Or give him a hip-hop name like J-Bo S-Turd or something.

  59. Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=608431]Hooray For Anything[/re]: He also shucks and jives for their amusement.

  60. Cmoney

    Pretty good write up, Ken, thanks. It’s easy for me to forget about a urinal cake like Sessions cause I really want a world in which he doesn’t exist.

  61. OurLadyofPerdido

    Jweffwey comes from country people near Selma, Alabama and due to his small mind and other tiny appendages is a wannabe Selma/Montgomery hoop skirt wearing plantation owning idjit. He would sell his grandma and no doubt has to get into that country club crowd who are the most cynical greedy bunch of racists to come out of the backwoods since reconstruction. They control Alabama politics and economics and have manipulated everybody else in the state for their own selfish ends for at least the last 145 years. They all deserve to be boiled in the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

  62. Numbat Dundee

    Why do you hate baby pigs with speech impediments? They have a hard enough time being mocked by other animals for being pigs and being mocked by other pigs for lisping. Why associate them with this turd?
    Apologies to turds.

  63. chascates

    “What I’m having difficulty with is why you would take the steps of treating the military in a second-class way, to speak to rallies, to send out e-mails, to immediately, without legal basis — because the Solomon Amendment was never at any time not in force as a matter of law,” he [Sessions] said.

    Second-class, of course, is exactly how Sessions treats blacks as well as gays and lesbians.

  64. MsQuasimodo

    [re=608372]Katydid[/re]: Get some benzos, dear. Calms everything right on down. Valium, “mother’s little helper,” doubles as a “liberals’ little helper” during these trying times. Racist assholes like Sessions are not worth stroking out over and enduring the rest of your mortal life in a nursing home being tube fed and having your ass wiped by a nurses’ aide.

  65. NYNYNY

    Yeah, I know what Sessions means- the local Klan here are all hippies too. I went to like 6 or 7 meetings and was convinced all these guys just worked at different gas stations. So I joined the Heritage Foundation. We’re a think tank. And we wear suits and drink cocktails.

  66. obfuscator

    [re=609043]ken layne[/re]: one of the bestest things about my wonkette is the Hallowed Tradition of creating vibrant and accurate descriptors for Our Politicians. “vile, lisping pig” is the clear frontrunner for FY 2010. BRAVO, mr. layne.

  67. Beowoof

    What you are watching with Jeff Sessions and others of his ilk is the republican party in its death throes. As minority populations grow and the projected shift in white people becoming the minority, racists such as Jeff will be disappearing from the national lime light. For me this cannot happen too soon.
    These folks are all in the I got mine fuck you camp, and that camp needs to be closed.

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