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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, bubba.

    That was one of his more polite speeches! I think him saying "God damn America" was one of the most shocking things I had ever heard from a pastor, but to each his own. I remember how he almost upset the Obama bandwagon during the 2008 campaign, and the Obamas quickly left the church after attending for over 20 years. As it turned out, Wright built himself a mansion and retired. All's well that ends well, I guess.
    Pol, getting into some other examples of Wright's anti stuff (American and Semitic, to name a couple) it could send some posters over the edge and make the thread into something unintended.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    He probably should, but I suspect he will remain indignant about the whole thing.
    Perhaps another use of the "wide stance" argument will be forthcoming.....

    We have already heard the "if I had a Google" argument...

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Perhaps another use of the "wide stance" argument will be forthcoming.....

    We have already heard the "if I had a Google" argument...
    Or, you could read my later posts on the subject.
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    His last know affiliation with the KKK was in 1946 - almost seventy years ago.

    Since the late sixties, early seventies, Byrd has renounced his past, said it was the biggest mistake of his life, and asked forgiveness. Over and over.

    The NAACP has given him a 100% perfect rating for his voting record, and Byrd also proposed $10 million to fund the Martin Luther King National Memorial in Washington, DC.

    Hardly very Klanlike.
    So racism is okay, as long as it was a youthful indiscretion?
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Sept Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The beer bottle was half empty and he was in the tub with his shorts on,
    he probably was laughing because he was drunk on his ass.

    Like said I don't believe he's a racist,
    he's sticking up for his race. I have no problem with that
    , you apparently do.

    As we celebrate the foundations of our future, this is not a time to romanticize because we have the first African-descended president in the White House,” Wright said in a fiery sermon that lasted close to an hour. “You see what the tea party is trying to do.”
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    Speaking at Washington’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, which marks its 100th anniversary this week, Wright urged parishioners to teach their children true African-American history and not to cede their educations to “our enemies” who teach “his story,” one that “distorts our story, disses our story.”
    Children may “only know Oprah and Obama,” he said, so it’s up to elders to teach about Nat Turner, Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Zora Neale Hurston and other black voices.

    “We need to tell our children … how we got from a black congressman named Adam Clayton Powell to a black president named Barack Hussein Obama,” he said to applause. “But we also need to tell them how we have black politicians who steal money.



    Read more: Jeremiah Wright: We need control - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
    1) my guess is that the guy with his hand on the bottle was taking the video, Pete.
    Unless you're trying to exploit some other black stereotype and shame on you if you are.
    2) think about that only "sticking up for his race" by the "white racist DNA" & "milky white way of life" talk tonight so you can try to undo the damage tomorrow. We won't hold it against you.
    3) here's another clue ... that blip on your racism radar is likely a real bogey whenever you hear "their own kind" ... it smells real bad.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So racism is okay, as long as it was a youthful indiscretion?
    And evidently, using the term "n****r" if perfectly acceptable as well. As long as it's a white democrat using the term.

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    And evidently, using the term "n****r" if perfectly acceptable as well. As long as it's a white democrat using the term.
    How come it wasn't okay when Paula Deen used it? Or Mark Fuhrman?
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    How come it wasn't okay when Paula Deen used it? Or Mark Fuhrman?
    Are they white democrats?

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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Had to find out who the guy is. He's from Louisiana, and he attended an event by David Duke. It's the South and he's shaking hands and pandering with racists. That's not all that rare. More importantly, it happened so long ago that for all we know he could have changed his views.
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    Re: Should House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Step Down?

    Maybe he got tricked into going by promises of free candy.
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