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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 03:48 PM
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27. Many differences and subtlties
"Being racist" seems pretty cut and dried to me, an implies that a person holds particular views. Although I think there are many degrees.
Whether it is outright KKK hate, to the other end of the spectrum laughing at the jokes, being willing to endorse stereotypes, etc.

"Using racism" is very vague, and I think can be defined in any number of ways.

I think that the Clinton campaign has "exploited racism."
I think they have used propaganda and language to tap into racist views they know exist.
They have done this knowingly and with an agenda.

People were invited to express racism at the ballot box.

This to me reveals something about Hillary Clinton's values, but I am reluctant to say whether it is a very sick form of opportunism indirectly targeted or more direct racism.
Bill Clinton on the other hand, has been willing to directly target African Americans.

If one were to give him the benefit of the doubt there are two reason why he might behave that way other than some underlying racist views surfacing.
1. He may think that he owes Hillary and that compromising his values is a small price.
2. He was brainstorming about what would be possible ways to win. He thought of the most evil Karl Rove thing a person could do and had no intentions of doing it. But, under the hypothesis of some (that his heart surgery is affecting his behavior) he accidentally said them).

I have tried hard.
My "benefit of the doubt" possibilities seem remote to me.
Other people may find them plausible.
Jim crowbar is a good word.
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