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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    So, raise taxes and pump more money into education. Problem solved.

    Anyway, Harry, you're ignoring what the article described as the tone of the speech - "the cult of multiculturalism". I wasn't there, but based on the information in the article, putting the quoted section of the speech in the that context, it is absolutely veiled racism.

    I find it ironic that there's a call for a civics, literacy test at a convention where Sarah Palin is speaking. Talk about the elephant in the room.

    Yes, ideally we want the voting public to be as informed as possible, but the Vice-Presidential candidate shouldn't need a U.S. history/ poli-sci refresher course before they let her speak in public.
    I honestly don't care if it was racism or not, I still believe in the fact that not everyone should vote.
    My beliefs are not based on racial prejudice.

    As for education, you can't give it more money and get people to learn.
    It doesn't and hasn't worked like that practically ever.

    Learning comes from personal want.
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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Give me a break. Tancredo's comments had little to do with literacy but all to do with calling anyone who voted for Obama illiterate.
    Many of them are very intelligent, misguided in my opinion, but overall very intelligent people that fell for a snazzy marketing campaign.

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    Someone said it well; Tancredo is a lose cannon.
    I don't care what he is doing.

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the Teaparty is all for standing up again the over spending and over taxation by our government -- more power to them. Unfortunately the movement is being hijacked by those on the fringe and the partisan hacks that just hate Obama.

    I love how at the "Teaparty Convention the same people that call for an end to extravagant spending by the government are paying $500 a head to attend and another $350 to listen to Caribou Barbie. Anyone else see a contradiction here? Oh and don't forget the Teaparty Cruises.
    I don't care if it is a tea party or a tea bagging porn fest.
    I still support the fact that people should be competent when they vote.
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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Syphilis View Post
    A test like this is one of those things, in theory, I like.

    In practice, I don't.

    In a perfect world it'd be relatively simple, straight forward, focused on basic civics things.

    In reality I could see it horribly manipulated and used to attempt to exclude portions of the population that SHOULD be voting (IE Not just illegal immigrants, of which I have no problem weeding out from the voting process because they SHOULDN'T BE VOTING) and used to reduce the liberty of citizens of this country.

    Its a great thing in theory, but I'd be against it in reality because once you add the human element to it it falls apart
    I am a bit sensitive as I am dyslexic, my reading and writing skills at the age of majority were very poor, my reading skills are nearly normal for my age, my writing skills have really only improved because of computer spell checkers, but I still get embarrassed here because of my grammar.

    Thank you Xylophone for an excellent post, I think you will understand the content of mine.

    Ps when I ran the spell checker on my post, the first choice to correct the spelling of your name is Syphilis

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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Many of them are very intelligent, misguided in my opinion, but overall very intelligent people that fell for a snazzy marketing campaign.



    I don't care what he is doing.



    I don't care if it is a tea party or a tea bagging porn fest.
    I still support the fact that people should be competent when they vote.
    Herring mate, do you know the number of dyslexics in the US and their average IQ's?

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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    There are many racists in the NAACP and Obama addressed them. Does that make him racist too?
    The NAACP being racist and there being racist people in the NAACP are not the same thing. You sound mighty desperate right now.
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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Herring mate, do you know the number of dyslexics in the US and their average IQ's?
    If your assuming that I think people with dyslexia are unintelligent your completely wrong.

    This is more about critical thinking skills than anything else but none the less even with your dyslexia you are able to read and decipher higher level discussions about complex issues.
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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If your assuming that I think people with dyslexia are unintelligent your completely wrong.

    This is more about critical thinking skills than anything else but none the less even with your dyslexia you are able to read and decipher higher level discussions about complex issues.
    I don't assume that, I still have to get others to fill in forms for me, like many others with my problems.

    Ps politicians of all persuasions have relied on the "dumb" vote to get into power, I would sight Dubya and Blair as a prime example's, even if there is still doubt about the legitimacy of one of Dubya's terms.

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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I don't assume that, I still have to get others to fill in forms for me, like many others with my problems.

    Ps politicians of all persuasions have relied on the "dumb" vote to get into power, I would sight Dubya and Blair as a prime example's, even if there is still doubt about the legitimacy of one of Dubya's terms.
    Blair, G.W. 2, et all have been worthless for the most part.

    I hate to see constant repeats of this.
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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    Not in my Republican party either.(Reference to original post)

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    Re: Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism'

    I have seen some honest posts calling for literacy tests, and I must address that.

    There are poor blacks in inner city urban areas, and poor whites in Appalachia, who would flunk literacy tests. However, they all have opinions on freedom, jobs, and taxes. You don't have to have a high school diploma, or even be literate, in order to face life's challenges, and to have an opinion on which party represents your values more. That is qualification enough to vote.

    Literacy tests would serve no purpose than to politically silence many of the poor, and that is why I am against ALL literacy tests, even those that are not instituted because of racism.
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