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Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by beezzer
Where a progressive liberal said something stupid. The left-leaning folks here went to great pains to point out that not all progressive-leftists felt that way.
Right...notice the difference? Almost everyone "left-leaning" on that thread said...wow...that guy said something unacceptable...that was out-of-line...etc.
Whilst the "right-leaning" folks on this thread defend the remarks to no end.
The bottom line is that the electoral map places a reasonable portion of the Conservative Party in the rural south, where remnants of racism persist...remnants left over from when those states were "blue"...pre-civil rights.
The Conservative party has two options...
(a) Pander to those pockets of intolerance...Deny and defend when crap like this comes to the surface in a steady drip.
(b) Or confront them in an effort to get more minorities on board to an otherwise reasonable political platform (hoping they will also oust the christian right influence as well)..
Thus far they have pandered to those pockets....Kenyan = N-Word in modern times.
It's not working.
Drip...Drip...Drip....Racist BS as the growing demographics crush the Grand Ole Party...
Racist Emails About Michelle Obama Lead To Calls For Virginia School Board Members To Resign
Board of Supervisors member Byron Bailey and county School Board member Herbert DeGroft forwarded the controversial emails but didn't create them.
One email claimed National Geographic offered the first lady $50 to pose nude, while the other displayed a photograph of topless women in tribal garb, with a caption saying it was the first lady's "high school reunion," The Associated Press reported.
Now...Conservatives can dismiss, deny, ignore this story...this week, but what about next week, and the week after?...drip, drip drip...
We need the GOP...the sane GOP of old...PLEASE change before they bleed out.
If set up properly it would classify the unemployed and poor as second class citizens legally forbidden from voting. And I thought the guy ranting about Black people voting was out of line! Lose your job? Lose your home? Finding it hard to feed your family? You can't vote! Nothing personal...but it scares me a little that there are folks like yourself out there.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
i've seen "handouts" change elections in the union i was a part of, and i can't help but think the same applies to presidential elections. most people will take temporary gains over sound long term policies, that's all i'm saying.
perhaps your right and it isn't a good solution. i suppose the only thing i'd classify as a "good solution" would be every american paying more attention to keeping their freedoms and making sensible decisions (and i am aware that this may sound hypocritical given my earlier post, but i'm very pro personal rights).
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Indigo5
Can you point out where I defended the guy who said the remarks?