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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    As an aside, I wouldn't overstress the "Confederate" part of your description. Yes, overt racism in the South was much more pronounced when I was a boy there, and we were frequently reminded of it by commentators, particularly in the North.

    Oddly though, when I got older and traveled, I found it with a different flavor, perhaps more bitter in the North; more bitter, because the practitioners were in an odd denial.

    People who would admit to me that Blacks, Italians, or Irish, weren't "allowed" in one neighborhood or another, with an implied suggestion that they might be killed if they “trespassed,” still assured me that Racism was a wholly Southern condition.

    “Beams and motes,” of course.
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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    As an aside, I wouldn't overstress the "Confederate" part of your description. Yes, overt racism in the South was much more pronounced when I was a boy there, and we were frequently reminded of it by commentators, particularly in the North.

    Oddly though, when I got older and traveled, I found it with a different flavor, perhaps more bitter in the North; more bitter, because the practitioners were in an odd denial.

    People who would admit to me that Blacks, Italians, or Irish, weren't "allowed" in one neighborhood or another, with an implied suggestion that they might be killed if they “trespassed,” still assured me that Racism was a wholly Southern condition.

    “Beams and motes,” of course.
    Why do they have a problem with Italians or Irish? I thought as long as they where white they didnt really care.
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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Why do they have a problem with Italians or Irish? I thought as long as they where white they didnt really care.
    There has been a history of racism against both Italians and Irish in the USA.


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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    The whole racism card just pisses me off to no end. 99.9% of the time I see it used I see no basis what so ever. When you ask for proof of racism they will fail to produce any evidence.

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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Why do they have a problem with Italians or Irish? I thought as long as they where white they didnt really care.
    My grandfather came over from Italy as a boy in 1910. His name was promptly changed from G'Vanni to John. The family settled in Brooklyn for years and picked up thick accents. Later, when my grandfather moved to Boston, he and his brothers had to hide their Italian Brooklyn accents.

    When my mom was in high school, even though she was called a wop, she, like the other kids, walked on the other side of the hall when the only black girl in school was walking down the hall. Apparently Italians were scummy, but Blacks were scummier.

    I have watched the people in my liberal town cheer on the election of the first black president, but I have yet to see them befriend any black people in this town. I guess it's great for DC, but not in their back yards.
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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter: opposition to Obama is racist

    It's amazing how every time Carter opens his mouth I manage to lose even more respect for him.

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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter: opposition to Obama is racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    It's amazing how every time Carter opens his mouth I manage to lose even more respect for him.
    He has never been able to see the forest for the trees.

    The Ayotollah credits Carter in his memoirs for showing what a paper tiger America was during the iran hostage crisis. Even now carter hasnt clue one. It is completely beyond him and those like him that people want to be free of government in their business and do not want excessive taxes. He has to find some reason people do not want a giant government takeover after a horrid year of the same horrible procedures one after another. People are beginning to wake up and smell the lies for what they are and this entire episode is a JC pathology of narcissism and an inability to understand basic principles of the constitution.


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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    You know what? Carter is the Democrats' W. Who cares what he says?
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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You know what? Carter is the Democrats' W. Who cares what he says?
    Evidently CNN. They wont STFU about him. I am at work and cant turn it off....Its getting annoying.
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    Re: Jimmy "Smeagol" Carter plays the worn race card

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You know what? Carter is the Democrats' W. Who cares what he says?
    Strange how they don't seem to do much to distance themselves from him like the GOP does with Dubya.

    I blame Carter's irrational outbursts on senility. What was good as a criticism against Reagan ...

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