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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    here is the thing......much of the disrespect that has been shown this President seems to have an undertone of Racism...real or imagined. Even at the height of dislike for past Presidents people didn't shout out in State of the Union addresses, question his patriotism or even his parentage, etc. A history of powerful black men confronting subtle racism is well known so I can understand if some people think that racism helped motivate this horrible display. But I don't see it as such and I am guess most people don't. Was it stupid terrible and cowardly? Yes. Racist... meh.......
    Pretty much all of that is nonsense if you hold even a slightly less partisan view of the world. It's doubtful if we've ever had a single POTUS who hasn't had their patriotism questioned. Plenty of people have had parentage questioned too. Maybe not to the extent of Pres. Obama but then again his situation is very unique in this country's history and he didn't exactly go out of his way to clear up the issue, which is because it clearly worked to his political advantage. I don't know that anyone has ever shouted out in a State of the Union address but it's almost certainly happened before and I don't know why that's (1) especially bad or (2) especially racist. I mean, people egged Pres. Bush at his inauguration. Does that mean Democrats hate white people?

    People have criticized sitting (and past) POTUS since Washington was first sworn in. Plenty of people criticized Washington long before he was sworn in. This is pretty much the first time in U.S. history where criticism of a sitting POTUS has been met with "... so you hate black people?!".

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricatalian View Post
    over the past two or three years I've had to explain this countless of times and I'm tired of doing it ... but let me ask you this instead or as another way of explaining it - if you call a white man "boy" is it the same thing as calling a black man "boy" ... You're missing the historical context of all this %^$# ... If you put a monkey's face on Obama is it the same as putting one on Bush's?
    I see.

    You don't believe that white men and black men are equal, or should be treated equal.

    Maybe you are the racist!

    What about the black man that calls me a cracker, or some other racial expression?

    Why is that OK?

    I'm sorry, but if you truly want equal rights, then we need equal treatment. Not this half-baked double standard.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    That might carry more weight if numerous news organizations and the state Democratic Party weren't calling it one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen."
    With the total disregard for logic and truth that liberals exhibit today I'm surprised they didn't just go for broke and claim that this float is part of the GOPs "war on women."

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    That is not the standard if it is racist and why did you include women? Do you not understand what race is?
    Yes, I do understand.

    Apparently you do not understand that the material an outhouse collects, signifying someones collection of their future library, can apply to any sex or any color.

    What evidence is there for this to be racism?

    Perception?

    If the answer is perception, then those who perceive it as such should check their own racial biases.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    With the total disregard for logic and truth that liberals exhibit today I'm surprised they didn't just go for broke and claim that this float is part of the GOPs "war on women."
    Go ahead and float that strawman out there then. It would make as much sense as anything else you've said in here.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I see.

    You don't believe that white men and black men are equal, or should be treated equal.

    Maybe you are the racist!

    What about the black man that calls me a cracker, or some other racial expression?

    Why is that OK?

    I'm sorry, but if you truly want equal rights, then we need equal treatment. Not this half-baked double standard.
    I thought that was where you were going to go ... you remind me a little bit of a slinky ... Doesn't do much of anything, but when you see one go down a flight of stairs, you can't help but smile ... you made me smile again ... take care and please don't bother me unless you want to have a serious conversation ...

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricatalian View Post
    I thought that was where you were going to go ... you remind me a little bit of a slinky ... Doesn't do much of anything, but when you see one go down a flight of stairs, you can't help but smile ... you made me smile again ... take care and please don't bother me unless you want to have a serious conversation ...
    This is a serious conversation. Apparently yo have no credible ideas to add.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Go ahead and float that strawman out there then. It would make as much sense as anything else you've said in here.
    Do you just like saying "strawman?"

    Does it make you feel like you're smarter than those you're addressing?

    I was pointing out that very little that the left does or says these days is rooted in truth or logic.

    Just like they enjoy screaming racism every five seconds they also like to scream "war on women" every five seconds.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Pretty much all of that is nonsense if you hold even a slightly less partisan view of the world. It's doubtful if we've ever had a single POTUS who hasn't had their patriotism questioned.
    You are welcome to post examples.

    Plenty of people have had parentage questioned too
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    Name on POTUS

    Maybe not to the extent of Pres. Obama but then again his situation is very unique in this country's history and he didn't exactly go out of his way to clear up the issue, which is because it clearly worked to his political advantage.

    Things can't be very unique.....there are no degrees of uniqueness. Actually what situation, that racists were questioning even who his father was?

    I don't know that anyone has ever shouted out in a State of the Union address but it's almost certainly happened before
    No it has not.....sorry you are ignorant and lecturing me PRICELESS.

    and I don't know why that's (1) especially bad or (2) especially racist.
    Part of a pattern.

    I mean, people egged Pres. Bush at his inauguration. Does that mean Democrats hate white people?
    really? Egged him at his inauguration? well not really. a few people protested and one egg was thrown at his car. But then if that is how you will get around all that was done to this President then I pity you.

    People have criticized sitting (and past) POTUS since Washington was first sworn in.
    Yes they have and sometimes for stupid things..........but again there is a pattern of disrespect for the office you haven't seen in the past.

    Plenty of people criticized Washington long before he was sworn in.
    really?

    This is pretty much the first time in U.S. history where criticism of a sitting POTUS has been met with "... so you hate black people?!".
    Except no one is saying that and there hasn't been a black President...........but keep trying to justify the ignorant cowards.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, I do understand.

    Apparently you do not understand that the material an outhouse collects, signifying someones collection of their future library, can apply to any sex or any color.

    What evidence is there for this to be racism?

    Perception?

    If the answer is perception, then those who perceive it as such should check their own racial biases.
    I didn't say it was racist........I said that I can understand why some people might think it is.
    Now you can call me names but your logic is flawed and you are defending cowards.

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