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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 08:07 AM
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68. I've lived on the East Coast my whole life and I have NEVER heard that term used
This was a totally disrespectful comment by McCain. No way around it, it showed a lack of respect for a fellow Senator at the very least.

I was appalled when I heard him say it.
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  -In fairness, some perspective on "That one" (the comment). amitten  Oct-08-08 01:16 AM   #0 
  - um no  Egnever   Oct-08-08 01:17 AM   #1 
  - LOL! nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Oct-08-08 01:18 AM   #2 
  - That's my point--I've heard it used a lot as NOT an insult.  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:20 AM   #4 
  - You make your point badly  Egnever   Oct-08-08 01:23 AM   #10 
  - No, by giving him shit I mean sort of giving him hell to  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:28 AM   #24 
  - Here's the difference. You used the term on your friends.  pnwmom   Oct-08-08 02:54 AM   #55 
  - Actually, I didn't find it offensive at all  silverojo   Oct-08-08 01:20 AM   #5 
     - And actually, they did shake hands.  goodgd_yall   Oct-08-08 01:27 AM   #23 
  - Agreed. It was condescending and "unpresidential", but it wasn't a racial thing.  MercutioATC   Oct-08-08 01:19 AM   #3 
  - Sure. I say get him on whatever we can.  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:22 AM   #8 
  - He didn't put his foot in his mouth.  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:23 AM   #11 
  - I was irritated by it, but it reminded me of something a very very old person would say  Truth Hurts A Lot   Oct-08-08 01:45 AM   #45 
  - The "it's just a joke" is my favorite defense! Thanks!  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:21 AM   #6 
  - I don't think it was a joke. But "that one" is a term that's used a lot  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:24 AM   #12 
     - Yup. As long as you can come up with any theoretically possible alternative, it's not racist...  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:29 AM   #26 
     - What has you so convinced I'm white?  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:34 AM   #35 
        - hahaha!  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:36 AM   #38 
     - I really don't think you know about colloquialisms, if you keep insisting on this point.  WinkyDink   Oct-08-08 04:55 AM   #57 
  - It's not the worst, but it is derogatory, as you've mentioned.  parasim   Oct-08-08 01:21 AM   #7 
  - It isn't appropriate debate language, that's for sure. But as big  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:25 AM   #15 
     - Well, you think higher of McCain than I.  parasim   Oct-08-08 01:30 AM   #27 
        - I don't respect him. n/t  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:33 AM   #33 
  - It can be looked at either way. Given all of the dog-whistling they've been doing the last 2 days...  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:22 AM   #9 
  - You apparently missed the memo. Because it's *theoretically possible* that it's not racist...  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:24 AM   #13 
     - You know, that's the problem with you people.  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:25 AM   #16 
     - hahaha!  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:26 AM   #18 
     - I'm glad you can see what color I am through the screen. n/t  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:26 AM   #17 
        - It's not my favorite superpower, but it has its uses.  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:27 AM   #19 
  - I didn't think much of it when I heard it  goodgd_yall   Oct-08-08 01:25 AM   #14 
  - Well what's he gonna do, run the dog whistle into the ground?  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:27 AM   #21 
  - Audible gasps  KT2000   Oct-08-08 01:27 AM   #20 
  - But it seemed in character for him  goodgd_yall   Oct-08-08 01:31 AM   #30 
  - No.  Chovexani   Oct-08-08 01:27 AM   #22 
  - Yep. Direct screen capture here:  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:28 AM   #25 
  - And he was blustering like a goddamn volcano about to blow the whole time  Chovexani   Oct-08-08 01:30 AM   #28 
  - I'm not rationalizing it. I'm just saying that I've heard it so much  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:32 AM   #32 
  - You still don't get it. At all.  Chovexani   Oct-08-08 01:36 AM   #41 
     - I agree. I'm just talking about the term itself. n/t  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:44 AM   #44 
  - A suggestion  goodgd_yall   Oct-08-08 01:35 AM   #37 
  - Kinda reminds me of the McLoser/Penguin similarity....  BlooInBloo   Oct-08-08 01:31 AM   #31 
  - Heh? How about that sweet ass? Heh? Heh?  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:34 AM   #34 
  - I have to agree with Jon Stewart-he looks more and more like Gollum everyday  nam78_two   Oct-08-08 09:39 AM   #71 
  - I lived in Manhattan, and heard it all. the. time.  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:31 AM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-08-08 01:34 AM   #36 
  - He didn't look like he "lost it" to me. He always acts like that.  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:45 AM   #47 
  - Can you imagine Barack Obama saying anything REMOTELY like that?  msallied   Oct-08-08 01:36 AM   #40 
  - I'm one of the few in this thread agreeing with you  goodgd_yall   Oct-08-08 01:36 AM   #42 
  - Well, it may be slang that is unique to areas in New York.  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:43 AM   #43 
  - You're not alone. It's a poke at obama, but not nearly RELEVANT or worth sweating  Essene   Oct-08-08 05:08 AM   #61 
  - What Part of Manhattan?  BronxBoy   Oct-08-08 06:08 AM   #66 
     - It wouldn't go over too well in Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx either  Raineyb   Oct-08-08 09:27 AM   #69 
  - Stop stealing my thoughts!  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-08-08 09:30 AM   #70 
  - It's one thing to say something like that at the office. I swear like a sailor amongst  grace0418   Oct-08-08 01:36 AM   #39 
  - I'm beginning to wonder if that is even possible these days...  parasim   Oct-08-08 01:45 AM   #46 
  - Now that I agree with. n/t  amitten   Oct-08-08 01:46 AM   #48 
  - 'that one' may not be racist but...  scarface2004   Oct-08-08 01:49 AM   #49 
  - I call my friends bastards sometimes.  Drunken Irishman   Oct-08-08 01:52 AM   #50 
  - Locking  prodn2000   Oct-08-08 01:56 AM   #51 
  - i live in Texas -  MrsBrady   Oct-08-08 02:07 AM   #52 
  - My grandmother has always said "that one" and even "it" when referring to one of her grandchildren  EmilyAnne   Oct-08-08 02:13 AM   #53 
  - I think there is a distinction in context  AbbeyRoad   Oct-08-08 02:18 AM   #54 
  - I have NO IDEA what you're talking about, and I live on the East Coast. Yes, we use pronouns.  WinkyDink   Oct-08-08 04:53 AM   #56 
  - I agree, and am glad I have DU to let me know  treestar   Oct-08-08 05:05 AM   #58 
  - 100% agree. Focusing on this is whiner "victimization" stuff. There's real stuff to talk about...  Essene   Oct-08-08 05:07 AM   #59 
  - It was certainly demeaning and dehumanizing.  Madam Mossfern   Oct-08-08 05:07 AM   #60 
  - HE might as well have called him "Macaca"  IWantAnyDem   Oct-08-08 05:10 AM   #62 
  - A note of support  dbmk   Oct-08-08 05:24 AM   #63 
  - Uh, no.  WritingIsMyReligion   Oct-08-08 05:57 AM   #64 
  - I admit it would bug the hell out of me if someone jerked their thumb toward me and said "that one"  terrya   Oct-08-08 06:02 AM   #65 
  - From an office worker it would make some kind of sense...  JHB   Oct-08-08 06:14 AM   #67 
  - I've lived on the East Coast my whole life and I have NEVER heard that term used  MaineDem   Oct-08-08 08:07 AM   #68 
  - I'm not familiar with that phrase  brentspeak   Oct-08-08 09:46 AM   #72 
 

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