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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:05 PM

Why do right-wingers love Thomas Sowell so much?

I suspect I know the answer to this question, or at least have some idea....but I want to let someone else offer their view here.

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Reply Why do right-wingers love Thomas Sowell so much? (Original post)
YoungDemCA Feb 2013 OP
Still Sensible Feb 2013 #1
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #3
Loudly Feb 2013 #2
one_voice Feb 2013 #4
DeadEyeDyck Feb 2013 #5
Enrique Feb 2013 #6

Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:13 PM

1. Because he is an economist that buys into

the Hoover mentality, claims libertarianism and gives them a token minority.... jmho.

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

3. Herman Cain, Clarance Thomas

same reason

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:14 PM

2. Same reason they love Clarence Thomas.

 

Same reason they loved Herman Cain.

Same reason they love Dr. Ben Carson.

They are African Americans who mouth conservative platitudes.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

4. Because he's black and spews...

their garbage. They can hold him up as an example of what black people 'should/could' be. Same with Thomas, Cain, and the few other nuters.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. Same reason they love Walter Williams.

He is another mindless Rush Limbaugh parrot.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

6. he is an amulet

in the words of the bona fide white supremacist John Derbyshire, who was too white supremacist even for the National Review, which only recently fired him.

I mainly know Sowell from hearing the RWer Dennis Prager talking about him. Every time I have heard him talk about Sowell, he makes the same point: "How can we be racists if we like Thomas Sowell?" i.e. "Begone! I have an amulet!"

Derbyshire on the amulet function of certain black people:


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/06/nros-john-derbyshire-warns-his-kids-to-stay-away-from-blacks/

(13) In that pool of forty million, there are nonetheless many intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (Iíll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.) You should consciously seek opportunities to make friends with IWSBs. In addition to the ordinary pleasures of friendship, you will gain an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice.

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