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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:53 PM

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

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In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Powell noted that there is a "dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party."

"What do I mean by that?," he explained. "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin' -- that's a racial-era slave term," Powell said, referring to Palin's words on Obama's response.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/13/colin-powell-gop_n_2467768.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:58 PM

1. I was glad to hear him so clearly say those things, and not equivocate.

"shuckin & jivin'" is indeed a racist term, altho my racist relatives would probably deny it.

"Lazy," which was what Sununu called Obama...that's a racist term. Have you ever heard anyone call any other President "lazy"? It's a racial stereotype....lazy and shiftless. There are other words that mean lazy that are used to describe slow-acting or methodical Presidents.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:02 PM

2. "Sort of" is not quite there yet. But he is getting there. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:04 PM

3. Reagan was called lazy by a goodly number of liberals

of course he really was lazy but that is another matter.

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:12 PM

5. I guess you forgot the link. I'll check back later for cite to the links, since

he was called lazy by "a goodly number" of people.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:18 PM

7. Here is one example

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1891&dat=19810906&id=96gfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cNYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1504,695407

The simple fact is that Reagan was called lazy by people, for good reason, but it was a huge, major rap again him.

Here is another example.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1979&dat=19810710&id=RhwyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yKoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3766,1516401

I can't quote either since they are the newspaper type links.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:28 PM

13. you know it is pretty lame to ask for links in such a snotty way and then not bother to read them

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:01 PM

15. It has been over 30 hours and still no acknowledgement of the links

you can bet you will never get any from me in the future.

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:14 PM

6. Because someone once called a white person lazy does not mean when ...

used to describe an African-American it does not have racist overtones.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:20 PM

8. I was responding to this

Have you ever heard anyone call any other President "lazy"? It's a racial stereotype....lazy and shiftless.

I am curious, just what response should one have to a question "have you ever heard anyone call any other President lazy" if it isn't to point out that yes another President was called lazy.

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:27 PM

10. And I was pointing out that ...

it really doesn't matter if it has been used to describe someone else. It takes on a different connotation when used to describe an African-American president or any African-American, for that matter.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:33 PM

11. I think lazy people should be called lazy

Reagan was by any reasonable definition of the word, lazy. If he were black, it still would be just fine in my book to call him lazy. Now the notion that Obama is lazy is absurd. Now he was unprepared for that debate or at least badly prepared for that debate but that was because he was too busy doing the job to worry about keeping the job.

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Response to dsc (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:35 PM

12. Right, so why would someone call Obama lazy?

Because, IMHO, they are specifically alluding to the racist connotations that word can have.

And I would say Bush II was lazy, too. Reagan was pretty busy trying to screw us all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:05 PM

4. Apparently it doesn't bother him enough to leave the party.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:24 PM

9. never stopped him from cashing the checks...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:31 PM

14. 'sort of' ....still covering, eh colin?

"What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

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