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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    : When party became more important than the people they represent, we got what we currently have! Negotiating, which was done in the past by both parties, has been replaced "my way or the highway," type thinking, also by both parties. Not good!
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : When party became more important than the people they represent, we got what we currently have! Negotiating, which was done in the past by both parties, has been replaced "my way or the highway," type thinking, also by both parties. Not good!
    And yet here we are, watching the RW attack one the most middle of the road members of the Senate.....and you, as usual, do not call out your brethren.
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Exactly! 2 weeks ago, the Picayune was squarely in the tank for Mary. Now? Not so much.
    Um, Varney is a reporter and columnist, not a member of the editorial staff, with a RW bias. He speaks for himself, not for the paper as a whole.
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Republicans are calling on Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.


    Anyone in the GOP who doesn't recognize the fact that the GOP has close to zero support from Blacks in the USA Is out of touch with reality

    Does anyone have any idea why so few Blacks support the GOP/



    Read more here: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Well lets face reality, Senator Landrieu's comments were right on target. When Blacks finally got the vote in 1964, Whites in the South which was predominantly Democratic, left to join the Republican Party. Members of the rightwing GOP have used posters at Republican rallies referring to Obama as a monkey and no republican stepped in to say this is wrong. One cannot blame African Americans from running from the GOP as if the devil himself were after them. Also, since Obama is the first African American president, racism in America is at an all time high....it is fear from Whites that they are losing the upper hand. The Tea Party came into focus because they were so against this president. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Senate Minority leader, said on Obama's first Inauguration eve that he and his party would do everything in their power to make sure Obama failed. If the President of the United States fail, then the American people will fail. There is gridlock in the senate because these Republicans simply hate the African American president because he is black.

    Fortunately for President Obama, the US consists of more than just white men/women; it was Latinos, Gays, Liberals, Independents, College students, Asians, moderates and African Americans who placed him in office the second time. By the year 2040 the changing demographic (Latinos) in America will alter drastically the voting pattern of the US.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Liberals should be embarressed as hell that the race card is all their party has. "It's because Obama is black", is probably the most idiotic statement in human history.
    This is a common human trait.

    For example, if someone criticizes the political policies of the government of Israel, the rightwingnuts call them "anti-semetic," or a "joo-hater."

    Someone criticizes Obama, and they get labeled "racist" by some of the tree-huggers.

    People are more alike than they realize sometimes.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Exactly! 2 weeks ago, the Picayune was squarely in the tank for Mary. Now? Not so much.
    Most black people - whether they're from the South or not - wouldn't even take note of Landrieu's words given that the point she's making is so obvious. But Republicans -- the see-no-racism party -- are all in a swivet.

    Gov. Bobby Jindal, who last year said that conversations about race are themselves problematic, called Landrieu's remarks "remarkably divisive." Roger Villere, the state chair of the Republican Party, said they are "insulting to me and every other Louisianian." Rob Manness, the tea-party Republican running against Landrieu, called on her to apologize.

    If Louisiana could manufacture merchandise the way Republicans manufacture outrage, our economy would be humming. But, unfortunately, all this phony anger, all this pretend injury gets us nowhere but deeper into the abyss of denial about our country and region's record on race.

    Were there nonracist reasons to vote against Barack Obama in his two presidential runs? Of course. A voter could have believed that those two Republican tickets offered better solutions than the Democratic ticket did. That said, unless we mention race, how do we explain Obama in 2008 performing 10 points worse among white Louisiana voters than Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry had performed in 2004?

    Obama didn't do well anywhere in the Deep South. The region now belongs to Republicans. But Louisiana stood out as the state that had the single biggest drop in white support for the Democratic ticket. Remember: Kerry wasn't just a liberal but a Massachusetts liberal. He wasn't just a Massachusetts liberal, but one whose campaign speeches could put a crowd to sleep. And yet, among white voters in Louisiana, Kerry did 10 points better than his successor: the more handsome, the more electrifying candidate who said he said he was fired up and ready to go.

    Would the pro-Kerry, anti-Obama voters admit that racism played a role in their curious voting pattern? Probably not. The overwhelming majority would cite some other reason. But unless we believe that the only racists left are the ones who identify themselves as racists, we should believe that race played a role in Obama's poorer showing at the Louisiana polls.

    Throughout the country and throughout the South, Republicans have done everything they can do to whip up resentment toward the president. Maybe that's why when Landrieu said that race has played a role in Louisiania's disapproval of Obama, Republicans were the hit dogs who hollered. But only the most partisan Democrats would believe that racism is endemic to the Republican Party.

    When David Duke got 55 percent of the white vote during his 1991 gubernatorial run, he didn't just attract Republicans. There also were so-called blue-collar Democrats who crossed party lines to give their support to the Klansman. Are we to believe that in the intervening years all of Duke's supporters have died, moved away, stopped voting or turned their hearts away from racism?

    Isn't it more reasonable to believe that a good percentage of those persuaded by Duke's racist rhetoric are around today?

    Anybody who has complained about racism since January 2009 has likely heard, "But Obama is president!" That response implies that America can't simultaneously have a race problem and a black as man president. It's faulty logic, for sure, but let's say that America's electing Obama twice does prove that our country has moved beyond race. What does it mean that Louisiana has rejected him so soundly?

    Mary Landrieu's comments about Obama and race followed by phony Republican outrage: Jarvis DeBerry | NOLA.com
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Um, Varney is a reporter and columnist, not a member of the editorial staff, with a RW bias. He speaks for himself, not for the paper as a whole.
    The editorial staff allowed to write his article for the Picayune.

    Don't me wrong, the Picayune is still and will always be a Left wing propaganda rag, just not for Mary.
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    This is a common human trait.

    For example, if someone criticizes the political policies of the government of Israel, the rightwingnuts call them "anti-semetic," or a "joo-hater."

    Someone criticizes Obama, and they get labeled "racist" by some iof the tree-huggers.

    People are more alike than they realize sometimes.
    Yeah, but the Leftists sound off with a religious fanaticism.
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Yeah, but the Leftists sound off with a religious fanaticism.
    And you think the rightist's don't?

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    Well lets face reality, Senator Landrieu's comments were right on target. When Blacks finally got the vote in 1964, Whites in the South which was predominantly Democratic, left to join the Republican Party. Members of the rightwing GOP have used posters at Republican rallies referring to Obama as a monkey and no republican stepped in to say this is wrong. One cannot blame African Americans from running from the GOP as if the devil himself were after them. Also, since Obama is the first African American president, racism in America is at an all time high....it is fear from Whites that they are losing the upper hand. The Tea Party came into focus because they were so against this president. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Senate Minority leader, said on Obama's first Inauguration eve that he and his party would do everything in their power to make sure Obama failed. If the President of the United States fail, then the American people will fail. There is gridlock in the senate because these Republicans simply hate the African American president because he is black.

    Fortunately for President Obama, the US consists of more than just white men/women; it was Latinos, Gays, Liberals, Independents, College students, Asians, moderates and African Americans who placed him in office the second time. By the year 2040 the changing demographic (Latinos) in America will alter drastically the voting pattern of the US.
    Right, because if Obama was all white and not bi-racial, Conservatives would follow him into the fires of hell. Is that what you're saying?
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