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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Its not a term of endearment in the Cattle Industry in Texas.

    I doubt Charles Rangel is up on Cattle Industry terms anyway.

    No, he used it as a derogatory slur against white people in general.
    Gosh, a black man said something derogatory about white racists? Heavens to Murgatroyd!
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It just appears he is like everyone else who picks and choose what they think is offensive. Best bet for a smart person is to simply refuse to use any slang for a group of people.

    This pick and choose has been seen here in DP where many would find cracker offensive but okay with Redskins. Another ploy used by the pick and choose group is to throw in the PC card if there is objection to one of there chosen okay slang words.

    A person in congress should know better if not then they don't need to be there.
    I don't think you are correct. It is not that he thinks it is not offensive, he just lies about what he thinks.

    Everything else he said about the Tea Party was meant to be offensive, but we are supposed to believe that he used this word as a term of endearment.

    That lie doesn't fly.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And the context of what you suggest here is changing the name in order to prove a racist charge, this would prove nothing because the context still isn't the same. But I can tell you right now that if a team had the name "crackers" for as long as the Redskins team has had their team name and with the honor that they have, I'd have no problem with the team named such. Why? Because context is everything.
    If a team was named Crackers I would expect them to be flaky and salty and go good with salads and soups.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The only time I ever hear "All Republicans are racist" it's usually someone from the right saying it in exactly the same way you are. Here at DP, you're more likely to hear that it's the other way around. But hey, why let reality interfere with those talking points?
    And yet, ironically, no one in this thread has said "All Republicans are racist", much less me. Are we playing with strawmen again? Better watch out, I hear that they chaff really bad in certain areas.
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    Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet, ironically, no one in this thread has said "All Republicans are racist", much less me. Are we playing with strawmen again? Better watch out, I hear that they chaff really bad in certain areas.
    Go back to Fletch's first comment on the thread. Strawman 101.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Words are not inherently eeeeeevil. Words dont necessarily convey intent. Intent is found not in the word but in the user. So...I'm fully willing to accept my nigga Charlie really means it as a term of endearment when he calls people cracka's.

    Or maybe there should be riots in the street and people should threaten boycotts because someone has their feelings hurt over the use of a word.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Gosh, a black man said something derogatory about white racists? Heavens to Murgatroyd!
    What white racists was fenton talking about?
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Gosh, a black man said something derogatory about white racists? Heavens to Murgatroyd!

    No you're confused.

    A corrupt Racist said something that was racist about Tea Partiers.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Didn't take long before the PC card arrived.
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