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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:28 PM
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TN Ford race---did repubs darken Ford's picture in fund-raising letter??
http://ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=8006

EDITORIAL
Evidence Demands a Verdict, Necessitates Moral Critique

Robert Parham
10-11-06
Did the Tennessee Republican Party intentionally darken a picture of Democratic Senate nominee Harold Ford, an African American, in a fund-raising letter?

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Even if Republicans didn't alter the picture, the picture looked far darker than the one they said they took from Ford's Web site. The only plausible reason is to use such a picture is to play the race card--in an effort to frighten and fire up white voters in a key senatorial race

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..., too many clergy condemn racism and commend racial harmony in the abstract. The Ford photograph affords a concrete opportunity for Tennessee’s moral leaders to offer a swift rebuke of racism or the appearance of racism in a fund-raising letter. Racism anywhere is a threat to race relations everywhere. Racial reconciliation anywhere advances race relations everywhere.

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As for Republican senatorial nominee Bob Corker, Ford's opponent, he needs to immediately separate himself from such a letter. He has already drug his feet too long, raising questions about his core values and ability to represent all Tennesseans.

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Robert Parham is executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics.




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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:41 PM
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1. I would be very surprised if the repubs DIDN'T do this.
Race baiting is standard procedure for these assholes.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:28 PM
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2. Of course they did it. I am surprised they don't admit it and try to
blame it on Dems at the same time. BTW, that really isn't a very flattering pic of him anyway.
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:59 AM
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3. why don't the democrats just send out pictures of corker's daughter
that used to be posted on myspace. the ones where she's dancing in her underwear at a party and making out with other girls.

send a few thousand of those to religious leaders across the state and they'll be shitting breeko blocks.

ford can't control what his aunt and uncle do. ostensibly corker, as a father, could have instilled enough sense in his daughter not to get drunk and have your picture taken kissing other girls.

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