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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 04:19 PM
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4. well, in comparison to a 5 word retort....'grandiose' may not fit, but wordchoice may be relative
"....By creating what will admittedly be, at first, artificial opportunities to engage one another we can hasten the day when the dream of individual, character based, acceptance can actually be realized. To respect one another we must have a basic understanding of one another. And so we should use events such as this to not only learn more about the facts of black history but also to learn more about each other. This will be, at first, a process that is both awkward and painful but the rewards are potentially great. The alternative is to allow to continue the polite, restrained mixing that now passes as meaningful interaction but that accomplishes little. Imagine if you will situations where people- regardless of their skin color- could confront racial issues freely and without fear. The potential of this country, that is becoming increasingly diverse, would be greatly enhanced. I fear however, that we are taking steps that, rather than advancing us as a nation are actually dividing us even further...."

What is your word for these character based artifical opporutnities?? School me with your words of wisdom and....surprise.

While critizing the actual steps already taken, this is the STEP that the new AG has chosen for himself to take in the aftermath of Gonzo and Mukasey. And just after this nation's most historic election, Mr. Holder opens the dialogue with artificial opportunities and labeling America a nation of cowards. Fluff...does that word suit ya? In comparison to the actual substance of an actual election, and actual laws broken and overlooked by the Bush Administration, where do Holder's words stand -- how would you more accurately describe them?

This was a prepare speech where Holder went on and on and on and on to substantiate America's cowardice --- what the country needs is not more artificial rhetoric from the Justice Department, Gonzo and Mukasey fed us a lion share of rhetoric. The Justice Dept. needs leadership, so again, I hope Mr. Holder's Justice Dept. can meet the high threshold of courage that he has set for himself and the nation.

But, you may be right....grandiose is probably way WAY WAY WAY over the top.
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  -Eric Holder should be careful what he wishes for (the "nation of cowards" remark) bluestateguy  Feb-22-09 01:56 PM   #0 
  - The only people who take it the wrong way are white "reverse racism" whiners...  BlooInBloo   Feb-22-09 01:59 PM   #1 
  - Thankfully they were voted out of the WH  Xenotime   Feb-23-09 04:31 PM   #5 
  - You got that right.  AndrewP   Feb-23-09 08:43 PM   #8 
  - It is kind of ironic that those that got upset...  Ocracoker16   Feb-25-09 03:57 PM   #14 
  - well, it certainly raises the threshold bar of courage when he comes to his job  Supersedeas   Feb-23-09 09:03 AM   #2 
  - grandiose?  ellacott   Feb-23-09 09:20 AM   #3 
     - well, in comparison to a 5 word retort....'grandiose' may not fit, but wordchoice may be relative  Supersedeas   Feb-23-09 04:19 PM   #4 
        - To quote our resident bloo snapping turtle,  Karenina   Feb-23-09 04:48 PM   #6 
        - more high quality rhetoric?  Supersedeas   Feb-23-09 08:35 PM   #7 
        - Obviously I don't think it's grandiose  ellacott   Feb-24-09 12:44 PM   #12 
           - No faux outrage, no stomping of feet, and still engaging you in conversation  Supersedeas   Feb-25-09 02:09 PM   #13 
  - Y'know what? I hope it happens  Posteritatis   Feb-23-09 08:48 PM   #9 
  - If anyone wants to use the "n" word...go ahead  Uzybone   Feb-23-09 08:54 PM   #10 
     - It does if it means we can be equally unsubtle calling 'em out about it (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-23-09 09:06 PM   #11 
 

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