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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

    Barb - the point in me linking to the article was to show a concerted effort by conservatives to attempt to defuse the issue. I guess how I could see how a fellow conservative would see it as positive. I saw it as an indictment of the tactic itself and its rather easy to poke major holes in his defenses.
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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Barb - the point in me linking to the article was to show a concerted effort by conservatives to attempt to defuse the issue. I guess how I could see how a fellow conservative would see it as positive. I saw it as an indictment of the tactic itself and its rather easy to poke major holes in his defenses.
    Stating facts about the republican party in history and up to date is a concerted effort and tactic to defuse the issue? Talk about a conspiracy theory.
    Anyway, good article, thanks.
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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

    Is this how the GOP flies its true colors?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is this how the GOP flies its true colors?
    Oh, you figured them out. No one can get anything past you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is this how the GOP flies its true colors?
    Better than the way the socialists fly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Better than the way the socialists fly

    Actually, wasn't it the Republicans who left us in debt. Nah, you're not doing too well. This is fun game.

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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Here's why: it's just about unavoidable that racially insensitive or outright racist comments will occur within the Republican party because as it turns out it's membership is just about all white.

    “The Republican Party today is first and foremost a political entity dominated by white Americans. Eighty-nine percent of rank-and-file Republicans are non-Hispanic whites, leaving just 5% who are Hispanic (of any race), 2% who are black, and 4% of other races.” — Frank Newport, GALLUP, “Republican Base Heavily White, Conservative, Religious

    The Republican party by beating down on racist charges now is seeking to inoculate itself against the inevitable lapses that will come almost certainly at inopportune moments in the not-too distant future.
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    So...being white makes one more prone to being racially insensitive and outright racist?
    You draw a different conclusion in your question than I would. My conclusion is that the Republican Party in its policies and recent history has failed to attract support from minorities and in so doing has been reduced to being almost a single race organization, indeed a single race and a single segment of the political spectrum: white conservatives. With so little contributed from other aspects of our society it is inevitable, I believe, that insensitivity to the concerns of those other aspects will creep into the Republican platform and compound the condition, making the party ever more ‘pure’: whiter and more conservative. We see that in the lapse of judgment in today's story.
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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    You draw a different conclusion in your question than I would. My conclusion is that the Republican Party in its policies and recent history has failed to attract support from minorities and in so doing has been reduced to being almost a single race organization, indeed a single race and a single segment of the political spectrum: white conservatives. With so little contributed from other aspects of our society it is inevitable, I believe, that insensitivity to the concerns of those other aspects will creep into the Republican platform and compound the condition, making the party ever more ‘pure’: whiter and more conservative. We see that in the lapse of judgment in today's story.
    ^^^ I wouldn't expect anything less from San Francisco.
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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

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    ^^^ I wouldn't expect anything less from San Francisco.
    ^^^ I wouldn't expect anything more from American.
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    Re: GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

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    ^^^ I wouldn't expect anything more from American.
    You shouldn't expect more than you deserve.
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