Thank you, Quazi!
But then this could have been cleared up had the man been identified and interviewed. But that didnt happen.
Of course this guy doesn't represent anyone but himself but to ignore that race hasn't been a large part of republican strategy for last 40 years is a joke. I doubt most of the politicians be it Reagan, Bush or whomever have racist views but they have sought the racist vote. The Southern Strategy isn't a myth.
Welfare Queens, Willie Horton, ObamaPhone, ObamaMoney, New Black Panther Party etc... Have one message "be afraid whitey the blacks are coming".
I want to know who made the t-shirt but haven't found anything yet through Googling.
Who is this guy? Is he part of a group? If so, what is it, and how big is it? Or could this be a little flame-fanning stunt?
HuffPo and Kos are talking about this, but I'm hoping that other sites will too and that more facts will emerge. In the meantime, I'm not going to overreact or overgeneralize when this may be a lone kook or or a plant. All we know is that he is a creep, regardless.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
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In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” .
Maybe my friends from that bar in Kenya (The White House) paid him to wear it. I miss them too.
But if you believe photographs you see on the internet . . . if you believe newsreels you see of events . . . without question, you're not thinking, in my opinion. We can soooo easily be manipulated by the media as to make it scarey. We've all seen the altered videos of Bush and others making speeches they never made. Photoshopped pictures that lie.
I remember seeing a documentary about media manipulation some time ago. One of the methods that impressed me was how they can manipulate a crowd scene to give the impression there are hundreds of demonstrators when there are only a few dozen. All with camera angles and close-cropped shots. I mean I saw it with my own eyes. It was, pardon the pun, eye-opening. Ha!
I'm pretty skeptical -- especially when it comes to politics. I don't think of it as a failing, I think of it as a strength. I don't believe any of 'em.
Thank you, Quazi!
Now, if he was paid to put on that t-shirt and go strut his stuff at Romney rallies that's a whole other debate on a whole other brand of repulsive ideas. At this point, I'm taking it at face value and choose to focus on condemning the racist message.
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