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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:47 PM

Do you think they've given black leaders in the Administration a harder time than others?

if you include the president, certainly.

but below him? it certainly does seem like the highest scrutiny, false charges and combative stances have been towards black leaders in this administration.

do you agree?

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Reply Do you think they've given black leaders in the Administration a harder time than others? (Original post)
CreekDog Dec 2012 OP
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #1
Ernesto Dec 2012 #5
leftstreet Dec 2012 #2
Resonance_Chamber Dec 2012 #3
NCTraveler Dec 2012 #4
ananda Dec 2012 #10
forestpath Dec 2012 #12
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #6
Number23 Dec 2012 #7
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #9
Number23 Dec 2012 #14
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #8
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #11
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #13

Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:12 PM

1. Well DUH!!!!!!

Thought everyone on this board had taken this issue as FACT.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. Works for me.......... NT

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. Who's 'they?' n/t

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:18 PM

3. The last 4 years we have been seeing

 

the political equivalent of DWB for any non-white in the administration with the GOP acting in the role of the police.
Just the way things are and have been for over 200 years in racist America.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:20 PM

4. Yes. I think the administration treated Shirley Sherrod more harshly than others. nt.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:35 AM

10. And look how they shut Eric Holder down when he was getting pesky for the Reeps.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

12. +1

 

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:46 PM

6. yep

I sure do... The "they' in my book is Republican elected officials, right wing operatives, and the media. Same people that coasted into the House in 1994 on the lie that young black women were the root of all evil in America.

They - them - they have really refined their meme since Reagan's speech about the Welfare Queen.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:30 PM

7. It is my most sincere wish that the way McCain and Graham treated Susan Rice

comes back to bite them on their withered assess over and over and over and over and over again.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

9. Me too Number23

And good to see you! Hope you are having an awesome Holiday week!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:20 PM

14. Soo good to see you too, JAG

Hope you and your family have had a wonderful holiday. I have been enjoying my break so much.

But my return here won't be long. I've only been "back" for a few days and am already blinded by the sense of deja vu. Same complaints from the same crowd who are never satisfied with anything and then wonder why no one gives them the time of day. They say that the mark of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well, I have absolutely no interest in letting the obvious insanity plaguing GD on any given day make me crazy too.

Take care and have a wonderful New Year too!

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:35 PM

8. i think in some ways obama has gotten more flak from the democratic rank & file; part of that

 

may have to do with racism, but imo the larger part is because the economy has been stagnant, whereas clinton's was growing. in a growing economy, people;s lives feel better and they don;'t keep as sharp an eye on politicians because things seem 'normal'.

but also, the boomers are older and have seen more betrayals over the years, so are more suspicious.

that's a good thing, imo.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:45 AM

11. Fair point!

And I don't disagree. I've been very vocal at DU about what an absolute gift the Baby Boomers have been to America - especially in these times. That distrust is why should question the stories we are told.
but also, the boomers are older and have seen more betrayals over the years, so are more suspicious.

that's a good thing, imo.


I'm a turning 40 black woman who has the same family "dynamic" has Obama. Interpreted as - Cynical Asshole Gen Xer! I think we've been so bombarded by that coded racial hatred towards blacks - from white male Republicans . . . That we have severe distrust and question everything from that side - if that makes sense? IE Only one side has told horrible lies ABOUT me to gain power - so what are they lying TO me about?

Flip - I look at Obama and relate to him - he doesn't tell lies about me - so he's more trustworthy.

He puts people or ATTEMPTS to in his Administration, i believe that Republican White Males tell lies about them(goes to their record of lies told about me) - so I'm inclined to believe that they are out to get the minority President, his team, and me.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:48 AM

13. Eric Holder, Susan Rice, Shirley Sherrod, Van Jones. Even Michelle Obama, Skip Gates & Rev Wright.

Seems to be a pattern.

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