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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 10:23 AM
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9. Thanks, David_77
Edited on Thu Jan-27-05 10:32 AM by Plaid Adder
Our country's failure to solve the racism problem after the 1960s is killing us now, in more ways than one, and I wish people on the left would pay more attention to that.

Over at

http://www.blackcommentator.com/121/121_cover_williams....

they have an interesting article on Armstrong Williams (invitingly titled "The Biggest Whore of All") in which the author makes the claim that most of the African-American conservative pundits out there on the airwaves actually have zero credibility in the African-American community, and are there mainly to persuade white moderates that it's not racist to support policies that are inevitably going to screw African-Americans. Which would explain why guys like Armstrong Williams need payola, since they don't have enough of a following to survive the free market without it.

The strategy of neutralizing arguments like what David_77 is bringing up by finding the one lone member of the class you're screwing who is willing to smile and say s/he likes it is an old one, but Rove has really become a master at it.

Alas,

The Plaid Adder
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