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However, I can tell you some things the Republicans have done that have an aura of racism in the recent past. Arizona immigration law?
Voter ID laws pushed everywhere…YES!
Voter ID laws pushed in urban areas where there is a large black voter population?
Against affirmative action and ignoring the history requiring legislation like this?
Welfare Queens? Anchor Babies?
Republicans more likely to support or endorse the "Confederacy"?
Almost all white because 90% of blacks vote Democrat…YES!
Almost all white "Tea Party" rising up against the first black President on a pretense of "high taxes" when Obama was actually lowering taxes?
I could go on and on...it is actually very plain to see the racism of the modern day Republicans and the Right in general (including Libertarians).
Or do you think it is just a coincidence that the old Confederate/Slavery States are still most Right Wing and vote Republican?
Originally posted by knightrider078
Originally posted by muse7
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by SLAYER69
A weak attempt to rewrite history.
I find it about as effective as a Jedi mind-wave with the mutterings of "These are not the racists you've been looking for."
Just look at how progressives define themselves versus conservative folks.
Conservatives focus on the individual. Personal responsibility, individualism. . etc.
Progressives can't get past skin colour. To them it's all about groups, and classifications, and categories.
Progtards can write all the lofty essays they want, they can try to rewrite history all day long, but in the end, their actions will define them as the true racists.
Looks like conservatives can't even get past name calling!
Conservatives cant get past name calling EXCUSE ME Liberals call people Raicist Bigot if you dont vote or support Obama?
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I see very few people call anyone racist for simply not supporting Obama.
Members of the House Democratic Caucus and their staff received training last week on how to inject the issue of race into nearly any political argument that takes place during the 2012 election season. Maya Wiley, a former adviser for George Soros' Open Society Institute and the founder of the Center for Social Inclusion, was invited to address the caucus on the issue of "race and fiscal policy." The training materials from the session, obtained by The Washington Examiner's Joel Gehrke, outline tactics for insinuating that even plain-sounding talk of budget cuts and limited government is motivated by conscious or unconscious racism.
Originally posted by Thecakeislie
Oh yes such beautiful work here. It's a true artistic masterpiece to call an entire political party and anyone that doesn't support our lord and savior racist. Thanks for staying on topic and being a good little sheep!
Originally posted by Robonakka
reply to post by Fromabove
You must open your eyes to what happens when you treat them as equals. Look at Detroit. Look at any inner city. Look at Africa.
Originally posted by Robonakka
We have tried for over 150 years to assimilate them and have gotten 40,000 rapes a year, 80,000 murders, and uncounted robberies and assaults. And you still think there is something to save? And you think conservatives are so stupid as to not see what is going on? It is not racist to understand that not all are equal, playing fair is not always a good thing, and that some people will never act contrary to their nature and expecting them to is stupid. It is realist. Conservatives are realists who see the truth and do not lie about it in order to save people's feelings. At least most of them are. Probably not you.
I just don't see average liberals using the race card as often as conservatives like to say. But from what I can see off of message boards and the like, republicans constantly use derogatory terms for liberals.
Real racism and discrimination still exist in America. How seriously will average Americans take the issue if Democrats redefine "racism" as anything that comes out of a conservative's mouth?
Politicians, all of them, step on the backs of EVERYONE for their own political gain. Politicians are evil and ruthless liars and manipulators, that's why they have their own special place in Hell.
FFS, Republicans talk openly about how they can manipulate Latinos into voting for them, just like Democrats are openly talking about how to make race an issue.
They are ALL scum.
Why do people keep talking about Barack obama being a black man, he is NOT, the man is mixed race, his mum is white and his dad is black...so who is being racist and to what part, his white part or his black part!
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I want to thank everybody for staying on topic and being civil as we dissect the work done by Robert Parry.