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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Republicans can't get the Africsn-Amerixan vote because they have allowed Democrats to paint them a certain way.

    Why the Governor of a State would be asked about a local issue. It's not a state issue. There was no answer he could have given that would not have pissed some people off. He should have just refused to answer the question.
    Yeah, but you know, nobody was asking him to do much. All he had to do was say "I think an interracial prom is a good idea." One sentence, no story.

    All I can say is that his political people must be idiots that they can't see that politics is 90% perception. Instead of a one sentence statement that makes it a non-story, they launch into a diatribe about "leftists."


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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

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    It's been going on so long, what makes you think that all the blacks want to party with whites?
    What's the difference? Is this 1913 or something?

    If they choose not to, that's their choice, but it should be their choice.


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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The congressional black caucus was formed in 1971, a time when overt racism was alive and well in politics. Black politicians were justifiably very leery about trusting a society which has systematically oppressed them for its entire existence. The black caucus was formed because it was one the one political group that would actually be able to provide influence for the black community.

    Your continued attempts to pretend that is the same thing as the blind hatred that motivates segregated proms is simply bull****. Oppressed members of a minority group banding together for support is not motivated by racism, its the sad result of being on the receiving end of it.
    A prime example of "two wrongs don't make a right". And those who point back to pre civil war slavery and think we owe them something need to pull their pants up, get a job, and figure out that nobody still alive ever owned slaves in this country.

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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah, but you know, nobody was asking him to do much. All he had to do was say "I think an interracial prom is a good idea." One sentence, no story.

    All I can say is that his political people must be idiots that they can't see that politics is 90% perception. Instead of a one sentence statement that makes it a non-story, they launch into a diatribe about "leftists."
    Saying that would have pissed somebody off, rest assured. There are a lot of people out there with a hate on just waiting for someone to stick it to. It wasn't his issue. Saying nothing about it was the way to go. Kind of like here, eventually we figure out not to feed the trolls. Goodbye.

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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Well, I see your point. No Southern governor can be seen to be against segregation and in favor of integration. There is that 'Southern Strategy' to consider. You are correct. Just duck the question.
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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah, but you know, nobody was asking him to do much. All he had to do was say "I think an interracial prom is a good idea." One sentence, no story.

    All I can say is that his political people must be idiots that they can't see that politics is 90% perception. Instead of a one sentence statement that makes it a non-story, they launch into a diatribe about "leftists."
    Except that one sentence is too much so far as I'm concerned. It's the town's issue, not a state issue. Therefore he had no place commenting on it. Principles, folks. Check them out.

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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Saying that would have pissed somebody off, rest assured. There are a lot of people out there with a hate on just waiting for someone to stick it to. It wasn't his issue. Saying nothing about it was the way to go. Kind of like here, eventually we figure out not to feed the trolls. Goodbye.
    Politics is perception. By not saying anything, he's created the impression that he may be secretly harboring racist thought. A 2 sentence press release would have fixed it. Instead they went on a diatribe about "leftists."

    I mean seriously, any idiot should know that was a bad move. Kudos to his staff for being idiots.


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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Except that one sentence is too much so far as I'm concerned. It's the town's issue, not a state issue. Therefore he had no place commenting on it. Principles, folks. Check them out.
    How was this a principled stand? Nobody asked him to violate his principles, unless he actually is a racist. If you don't like commenting on issues, maybe politics isn't the right career choice.


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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How was this a principled stand? Nobody asked him to violate his principles, unless he actually is a racist. If you don't like commenting on issues, maybe politics isn't the right career choice.
    The Principled Stance was not commenting on things that are not under the purview of his office.

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    Re: Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I can understand folks bellyaching over him saying " no comment"... but it seem to me that you are saying the government should have a say in who you allow to attend your privately hosted party.
    While racially segregated proms are reprehensible, I don't think it's the governor's business to decide one way or the other. That is for the courts to decide, and I think the governor gets that, even though he is taking flak. Here is the deal - Whatever the governor decides is going to piss somebody off. By taking this "hands off" approach, he is still pissing people off, but he is doing the constitutionally proper thing. But, in the end, it isn't going to take the courts to end racism. Some outstanding Georgia citizens are doing an excellent job of ending segregation at proms all by themselves. I say leave them alone, and let them do what they are doing. Racism dies hard, but in the end, it is going to die, without the government's help. Kudos to the citizens of this Georgia school district.
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