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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post

    Government represents the interests of the people, but can be inefficient.
    Government can only represent the interests of the people when it is controlled by the people. As it stands now, which federal government anywhere do you feel is controlled by the people? And governments can be inefficient? Like spending twice as much money as they take in with no hope of ever paying it back? Where is there efficient government that you can point to?

    Just ceding control of the world to corporations as right wingers push for would obviously be a total disaster.
    Tell me frankly, please. Do you just make this stuff up as you go along or is there some evidence somewhere that this is an actual fact? if it is a fact could you please point out the source of your information?
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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    People will continue to talk about and debate race and racism so long as they remain relevant to experiences of many Americans. Attempts by conservatives to sweep the issue under the rug by accusing those who bring it up of "pulling the race card" and similar arguments will not stop the discussion from happening. In fact, it is those attempts that make conversations about race and racism more frequent and intense than they have to be. There's nothing like covering one's ears to a reality that one doesn't want to face that inspires people to shout louder.

    Discussions about racism can and do coexist with discussions about policy. From what I know, most liberals understand this. It seems to be conservatives who think it must be one or other as they are the ones who accuse liberals of using race to divert from policy discussions when the hundreds of threads on policy w/o any mention of race are proof enough that that assertion is a myth.
    Which candidate in the last US Presidential election was the first to play "the race card"??

    Hint: It was a Democrat and he eventually won the Presidential election.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Which candidate in the last US Presidential election was the first to play "the race card"??

    Hint: It was a Democrat and he eventually won the Presidential election.
    Demonstrate exactly how Obama played the race card.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

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    This is EXACTLY like ordering Chinese food restaurants to hire bearded red-headed Scotmans wearing kilts for positions of waiter.
    Not quite.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Rep. Andre Carson DID NOT call the entire Tea Party movement racist.
    Really. Which ones did he omit? Are you actually going to the 'clarification' to quote what he said??

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Demonstrate exactly how Obama played the race card.

    Screw your condescension. Obama used it to win, the elections

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    So, when I post that Rush Limbaugh is a bigot because he masks his commentary in much the same way, i.e., discussing the introduction of an Oreo "Double Chocolate cookie" and equating it to the President as an "Oreo" and somehow finding a way to wrap the First Lady into his discussion, that's not racist; it's just him discussing the introduction of a commercial food by a major fastfood chain, right? Sometimes, it's the subtle things that make a comment or action racist by its very nature. (And before folks start coming down on me, I did say the I've made the "Oreo" jokes among friends and family myself before. I just didn't see the need to extrapolate such commentary toward the President of the United States and his wife because it was abit outlandish and bigotted the way Rush went out of his way to make the corrollation.)
    Sorry, I'd need to see the statement.


    As the saying goes, "Two wrongs don't make a right." But I would argue that Black people have had to live with the stigma of being called "monkeys" or resembling "apes" for a very long time...goes back beyond the slave trade. I'd say we as a People have more to be offended about when White people make such accusations than any White person could ever possibly imagine. There's just no defense for that type of behavior...NONE! And who, might I ask have been holding up such signs? Go back and look at the pictures. Where the perpetrators Black or White? Of course, some would say those who did it to GW Bush were White, too. But as I said herein, "there's no defense for that type of behavior".
    This is the problem I have. If it's wrong it's wrong. It's not more wrong because the color of someone's skin as that is saying that there is a difference between people. If we are ever to get past racism we must get past the color differences. It's also wrong to try and lump an entire group of people because of the actions of a few. There were many portrayals of Bush as Hitler and even though there was many, it was a very small number of people who did it. Should I condemn the entire left because of the actions of these few?


    If you're going to attack me can you atleast go by what I said?
    That's what I took you saying.....I'll read on.


    Not once did I say Rep. Walsh was wrong. People have stated publically that the only reason they voted for Obama was because he was a Black man and they wanted to see history in the making. I do not dispute this as fact. However, I do believe those people fail to look at the man's body of work over the years or take into account the President's policies in light of historical events over the course of the last 30-40 years. Nor do many people try to see the "long-range view" of what he's trying to do. But history will bare these things out over time.
    I do not believe a "white" Obama would get elected. His resume was incredibly thin. This was the slam (with some justification) about Palin. Hillary was far and away more prepared to be president IMO. IMO it's what killed Edwards presidential goals (before we knew how sleazy he was). People looked at his accomplishments which were at best about the same as Obama's and people dismissed him as a valid choice.


    Perhaps the media doesn't consider it new worthy. Go ask CNN, HLN, ABC, NBC, CBS and other national news outlets. I know FoxNews will carry any news story on the NAACP if it believes they can connect racism with the organization. Problem here is, sometimes they don't quite get the facts right which brings FoxNews' credibility into question at times where race relations are concerned. But again, you'll have to ask those news agencies why they haven't covered events coming out of the Congressional Black Caucus more often. What exactly do you believe the CBC or the NAACP are doing wrong?
    First off we'll get this out of the way.....I never lumped the NAACP in with the CBC. I may have some problems with them but they are not the outright racist organization the CBC is. People of other races can be members of the NAACP. You have to be of the correct race to be a member of the CBC. That is the very de finition of racism.

    I can't take seriously anyones complaints on racism that will then defend this sort of outright racism. They IMO only care about politics, not race relations.
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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Grant,

    teamosil makes a very important point. Consider what we're seeing overseas in Muslim held countries - Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Lybia and Syria. All of these countries have concentrated wealth and power within their respective governments. Now, consider the facts here in the U.S.

    - 1% of the population pays the bulk of taxes.
    - %5 of the population controls the greastest wealth.
    - 245 members of Congress are millionairs.
    - atleast 6 of our last 9 Presidents, including Pres. Obama, were millionaires (Both Bush's, Reagon, Clinton, Carter and JFK)

    The only thing that makes things different between the Middle-Eastern countries I've mentioned above and the USA is our process of government; we, the People, get to change the face of Congress and the White House every 2, 4 and 6 years, respectively. But if you really look at the makeup of Congress, as well as the GOP field of presidential hopefuls, how many of those individuals truly walk among "the common man"? Think about it...

    And while you're at it, ask yourself what caused our economic woes? Was it just a matter of people acting irresponsibly taking on more debt than they could afford or was it the irresponsible acts of our wealthiest financial institutions taking enormous risks - sometimes as much as 32:1 - with your money only to be handed more of your money then not do anything for you to eleaviate the unemployment burden our country now faces?

    teamosil is more accurate than you may think.

    A few refer sources to consider:

    "Bad Money," by Kevin Phillips
    "Too Big to Fail," by Andrew Ross Sorkin

    Both books will open your eyes to the true corruption in politics and in corporate America and tell you where the real concentration of power is in this country and has been for over 30 years.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree' Read more: http://www.p

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Screw your condescension. Obama used it to win, the elections
    So you can't actually show me an instance he played the race card?

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