Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
This has been a nice diversion from Obama's CSPAN claim and the Dem's lack of openness with the healthcare debacle.
In short... Dem's are two-faced cowards on all fronts.
A sober mind doesn't require any more proof than what has been provided in the past 12-months?
And like Reagan, I admit to being part of the problem... I was once as pure a socialist as those running the Dem Party.
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NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
Your comment took issue with the statement made. That doesn't mean the statement was racist.
I mean, if I say "America is not ready to elect a gay politician who speaks too effeminate" does that mean I am biased against gays? No, not at all; I am merely giving my opinion of the populace.
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And for you to now try to give your "opinion of the populace" is also wrong - who are you, and who is Reid, to think you have the right and the knowledge to tell us what our opinion of others is?
What Reid said is not only racist against Balcks, it is highly pompous of him to think he knows the sentiment of others - well, we sure learned his sentiment on Black people with dark skin and who talk with a negro dialect - need not apply is what he is saying.
You attacked Reid not for his statement but because you disagreed with his conclusion. You used Schwarzenegger as an example, saying that people who argued that no one would vote for someone with his accent were wrong.
Whether they were right or wrong, or whether Reid was right or wrong, is irrelevant to whether the statement was racist.
If I said "It's not likely that a black man can win in Alabama in a 99% white district" that is NOT racist. It's an analysis of the voting populace, based on history, polls, and past votes. If I say "The gay rights bill will not pass in Utah" I am not being homophobic.
Just saying "it's racist because he talks about race" isn't enough.
Beyond the political incorrectness involved in a statement such as this, is there any truth in it? Yes? No? Is this question better left unanswered?and for him to say that the majority of Americans would not vote for a man with darker skin than Obama, or for a man who spoke with a negro dialect, is racist and very divisive.
From my lifetime observations, there's a LOT of truth in that. Unfortunantly.
But I most likely would try to avoid pointing it out if I had the option.
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It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
I like the little piece about Obama's Tribe, back in Kenya. He must have like 20 half sisters. all with their Obama t-shirts on, and loin cloths. Very rustic really. almost surreal. I bet they have great hunting there. and all those spears. I'd love to go. Be like a theme park---kinda.
Last edited by Skateguy; 01-12-10 at 08:18 PM.
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