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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:19 AM

Al Sharpton just called Chris Christie the Ralph Cramden of the Republican Party.



He nailed it! I love Al's humor.



I apologize to you younger DUers ~ but Jackie Gleason played Ralph Cramden in a show called The Honeymooners and he was one big, grumpy man.

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Reply Al Sharpton just called Chris Christie the Ralph Cramden of the Republican Party. (Original post)
jillan Aug 2012 OP
Cleita Aug 2012 #1
CTyankee Aug 2012 #10
Cleita Aug 2012 #12
RagAss Aug 2012 #16
CTyankee Aug 2012 #18
Cleita Aug 2012 #19
CTyankee Aug 2012 #20
Walk away Aug 2012 #2
ailsagirl Aug 2012 #3
flamingdem Aug 2012 #4
Cha Aug 2012 #5
goclark Aug 2012 #6
Cha Aug 2012 #7
CTyankee Aug 2012 #11
Cha Aug 2012 #14
spanone Aug 2012 #8
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #9
Stinky The Clown Aug 2012 #17
malaise Aug 2012 #13
RagAss Aug 2012 #15

Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:30 AM

1. He's way too nice. Ralph was okay.

He was a bus driver. There was Archie Bunker, a union worker, who was a Republican. Chris Christie is neither.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:19 PM

10. but ralph would threaten Alice with his fist raised saying "One of these days, Alice, POW

right in the kisser!"

When I was a young girl growing up in the 50s he scared the sh*t out of me!

It amazes me that domestic violence was the topic of humor in those days...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:25 PM

12. But Alice knew it was just bluster and he would never touch her so

she just boldly sneered at him when he said things like that. People actually used violent language a lot back then that they didn't mean. They would threaten to kill someone if such and such happened. Or said stuff like I should beat you to a pulp. But those threats were never carried out. It was just talk.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:34 PM

16. So true...that was the language of growing up in Brooklyn, like I did.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:35 PM

18. sorry, I can't agree. There were women in my own family who were victims of domestic

violence and it wasn't really talked about because these were such "nice" people.

We cannot talk about Ralph Kramden without mentioning this. And I will. Again and again.

It is NOT funny.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:39 PM

19. You and I will have to leave it there.

We will disagree and I'm sorry you were a victim of real violence. However, I can't turn back the clock and make Jackie Gleason do it differently. It is what it is.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:47 PM

20. I was not the victim. Others in my family were.

If you weren't alive then, you can't imagine what I experienced seeing what I had seen in my own family and seeing what was being portrayed on TV as "humor." It just freaked me out as a young girl of 12 or 13...

It's fine to leave it there. I am just here to let you know how my own experience makes this character a symbol of a very bad thing in our society...

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:51 AM

2. He and Romney can compare their strings of Poloponies!

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. That was hilarious-- I didn't expect Reverend Sharpton to say the things he said

Definitely a LOL!!

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:55 AM

4. He can be so hilarious, and on target! nt

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:06 AM

5. "To the Moon, Alice, to the Moon!"

Yeah, that was a loooooooong time ago. Oh well,

Ralph was nicer of course..most people are. Not sure Ralph went around lying like sick dawg, either.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 04:38 AM

6. Great days ..to the moon!

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Response to goclark (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:13 PM

7. Hey goclark..

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:20 PM

11. Ralph was not nice. He threatened to seriously injure his wife...

violence against women is NEVER acceptable!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:29 PM

14. Oooops you're right..

It's not acceptable in comedic form,either.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:15 PM

8. and ryan is ed norton

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:16 PM

9. Chris Matthews said the same thing.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:34 PM

17. Yes, he said that today after Sharpton said it first, last night

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:28 PM

13. That was freaking perfect

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:30 PM

15. Ralph was from Brooklyn, New Jersey is no substitute for Brooklyn.

Don't stain the place of my birth with that !

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