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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:29 PM

OH-gov Kasich dispicible "black-eyed peas" remark.

Did I really hear what I think I heard?

Race baiting asshole! Where's his klan hood?

Fucking Kasich! Dog whistling to the KKK.

Why didn't he use watermelons?
What a horrible stereotype.

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Reply OH-gov Kasich dispicible "black-eyed peas" remark. (Original post)
longship Aug 2012 OP
Control-Z Aug 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #2
mrmpa Aug 2012 #7
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #3
npk Aug 2012 #6
PDJane Aug 2012 #4
Terra Alta Aug 2012 #5
Chipper Chat Aug 2012 #8
marions ghost Aug 2012 #9
kelly1mm Aug 2012 #10
longship Aug 2012 #13
RZM Aug 2012 #11
limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #12

Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. Yep.

That comment pissed me off. What a fucker.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. What did he say?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

7. Something akin............

to not liking the Black Eyed Peas. I was semi listening, so I don't have a direct quote.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. I thought it sounded racist. What did he MEAN?

I have no clue.. can you provide context?

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

6. He came out on stage and said I have a feeling, I have a feeling...

And it's not just because I like the black eyed peas. He was referencing their hit song "I have a feeling."

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. He's also touting a record that I'd like to check,

If that's the pasty-faced white guy on the screen at the moment. Yeah, that's him. His record is air and smoke and mirrors, methinks.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:34 PM

5. I think he was referring to the band Black Eyed Peas

whose song was playing as he was coming on stage.

Kasich may be an asshole, but I don't think that comment was intended to be racist.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:38 PM

8. Remember when George HW BUsh said he didn't like broccoli?

Tons of broccoli were dumped on the White House sidewalks. Maybe someone who can afford it will send 1000 Black Eyed Peas CDs to the Ohio Governor's mansion.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:41 PM

9. A clear dogwhistle to racist voters

--an asshole would do that even if he really didn't personally care about Obama's heritage.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:43 PM

10. Jeeez. Did you notice the song that was playing when he came out? It was 'I've got a feeling' by

the group Black Eyed Peas. Isn't there enough real things to be outraged by???

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:45 PM

13. What do I know about that?

I took it as a racial slur because I've never heard of "Black-Eyed Peas". I only listen to the Top 40, with Bach, Mozart, and over 38 others.

These pop culture references escape me.

Still, it was at least a wink at a racism. Plus, you ignore the fact that they played the fucking "Black-Eyed Peas" to set up the fucking joke.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:02 PM

11. To be fair, they do kind of suck

 

They weren't bad back in the 90s. But now? No thanks.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:43 PM

12. Inside the mind of a Republican politician...

"How can I say something that seems a little racist but if anybody points it out I have a good excuse so the person accusing me seems like a crazy person looking for any opportunity to accuse an innocent white man of racism? Oh I know...I'll make my entrance to a Black Eyed Peas song and then make a special point about how I don't like them."

This is what a lot of racism looks like. Snide little comments that you can't prove.

Kasish is a master race baiter. Right after coming into office he just about started a race war in the state.


Probably a dog whistle. As is the case with these things, we can never really prove it, that's why it is called a dog whistle.

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