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Even if Ron Paul is a racist I'm still voting for him

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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by ThePublicEnemyNo1
reply to post by NewlyAwakened
 


Incredibly insane! If anyone is a racist, Newt Gingrich certainly is. How quickly we forget! Well, I didn't forget, remember these remarks made by Newt:



Gingrich: Poor blacks fail to acquire wealth partly because of their "habits." A June 16, 1995, Washington Post article reported that Gingrich, in a discussion with black journalists, stated that the failure of poor black people to acquire wealth was in part due to their "habits." From the Post article:

He acknowledged that it was more "difficult to acquire wealth as a black in America," but added that more than skin color is at play. "The truth is that preachers and lawyers have been more dominant in the black culture in the last 40 years than have business people," said Gingrich. "The habits of the church and the habits of the lawsuit have been more powerful than the habits of acquisition and the habits of job creation."

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Asked what he would tell a black child who grew up with the notion of the United States as a colorblind nation, Gingrich said he'd respond: "We're not colorblind. I'd say it's a lie to walk into a school in America and say, 'This is a colorblind society.' And we shouldn't lie to children."

Pressed on what he would tell children who wondered what their opportunities were, Gingrich said his answer would be: "If you're black you have to work harder, and if you're black and poor you have to work twice as hard."

Gingrich, who has been intimately involved in District affairs, also was asked to respond to the suspicions of some residents that Republican interest in the city is part of a "conspiracy to boot out the black-run government" and "roust out" poor blacks.

"I understand the fear," he said. "What I want to do is transform Anacostia so the people currently living there are able to participate in the transformation so that five or 10 years from now they have new habits. Let me be very clear about this: I'm prepared to say to the poor, 'You have to learn new habits. The habits of being poor don't work. So yes, you've got to change.' "


Newt Gingrich's History of Bigoted Remarks

ETA:
I have hated this SOB every since the 1990's

edit on 12/20/11 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: (no reason given)


Hmmm odd. I am not a fan of ol Newt, not even remotely close, but I didnt find anything in your quoted text to be a sign of racism. I found it to be pretty straight forward and honest. If you are black, you do have to work a bit harder. You have to over come the preconceived ideas that others have about you as an individual based solely on your race. The same applies for one who is poor. I am sure it must be even a bit harder if you are poor and black.

That is the funny thing about racism. An observation made about by a white person about another person of color (regardless of the color) it is automatically considered racism. Just look at how many people on these very boards have complained about the policies of this President. They showed example after example and laid out their entire case in support of the thoughts running through their mind, only to have all the information and examples cast aside and ignored and have their ideas blamed on racism.




posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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this isn't the way to go about it. be more like dr. ron paul, and just ignore all the propaganda. pay no attention to it, and vote to your will.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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This appears to be more a diversionary scheme to belittle Ron Paul and sway the Black Vote.

You must work for the GOP and in particular one of the other most likely more decidedly Racist candidates.

Nice Try but the true intent is very clear here and I seriously doubt that it would influence many if any Black voters who might just base their vote on Ron Paul's history and reputation vs mere baseless conjecture from an anonymous and most likely paid disinformation specialist..

A well deserved Single Finger Salute goes out to you and it is NOT a thumbs up !




posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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I have been following Ron Paul, and I think he has the right ideas and I think he should be President. My Whole Family Agrees!



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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I too have been following Ron Paul's campaign since 2008, and have looked over his voting record several times recently. Ron Paul is not a racist. A racist is someone who hates other races of people, other cultures, or other belief systems. Ron Paul believes in two main things: Personal Freedom, and the U.S. Constitution. He also believes that the States should have the absolute right to govern their own citizens, without Federal Laws over riding what the citizens want. Medical Marijuana is a good example here. Federal Laws were never designed to override the States.

I strongly believe that with Ron Paul in the Big Chair, America, the America that I knew and loved, will come back again.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Liberty is about individual rights not collective rights, so if you think ron paul wants to segregate whites and blacks you have sadly been misled.

As for the civil rights issue that rand paul was also smeared over, if you own a business and the government forces you to do business with someone, thats fascism! Pity not enough people realize this.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
Liberty is about individual rights not collective rights, so if you think ron paul wants to segregate whites and blacks you have sadly been misled.

As for the civil rights issue that rand paul was also smeared over, if you own a business and the government forces you to do business with someone, thats fascism! Pity not enough people realize this.


Quite right, filosophia. There will be many in here that will attempt to show Ron Paul in a negative light, but one look at his voting record, and listen to his words from years ago, the message remains the same.
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