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chicagojoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:05 AM
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Why is the Radical Right calling Gonzalez a victim of racism?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:07 AM
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1. because they are racists n/t
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:10 AM
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2. Umm, Playbook. Page 59 I think. n/t
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:38 AM
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8. Is that the chapter that says
...always place people of minority or underrepresented sectors of American society in key positions. Ensure that they are total toadies, who would sell their souls, the souls of their families and their heritage to have a position close to the throne. Ensure, too, that they parrot the party line faithfully, and never allow any personal feelings of compassion or justice to enter into any decision making.

Then, if they are attacked for parroting the BushCo themes, immediately launch an outraged media blitz insisting that the real agenda of the criticism is racism, sexism, religious discrimination, or whatever. Count on people being afraid to be accused of this sort of socially repugnant behavior and because of this the story dies.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:28 AM
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10. Well, it worked for Clarence Thomas.
Can't believe they're proud of that one.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:29 PM
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20. Yeah that's it.
It's indexed in the back under Clarence Thomas I think.
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:04 AM
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29. Best. Post. Ever.
:yourock:
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:12 AM
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3. How can they possibly defend him without making
something up? Its not like they can use the actual facts about him and the decisions that he's made...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:27 AM
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4. Trick Question?
They haven't offered him a quarter of a mil for promoting Bush's agenda? Racial discrimination?
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:09 AM
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5. They have been taking their
instructions from my pet goat book.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:09 AM
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6. The same theory that labels anti-war advocates "traitors".
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:09 AM by JohnnyRingo
Enviromentalists as "tree-hugging liberals".
And civil rights lawyers as "ambulance chasers".
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:14 AM
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7. Up is down. Slavery is freedom. War is peace.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:16 AM
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9. because they have no fundamental understanding of the term.
They think that if you say anything bad about a person of some ethnic makeup other than caucasion, they can divert attention from the criticism with this claim. Whether it from ignorance or whether it is on purpose I do not know.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:36 AM
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11. Because deep down
They all believe that there was no big deal with torturing a bunch of Muslims. So why pick on the poor man that did what it took to show them a thing or two.

It's convenient, they have to yell something because they can't speak the truth about him.
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:32 AM
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12. Same reason OJ's attorneys played the race card. Protect a killer
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AlbizuX Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:39 AM
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13. because they cannot comprehend
that we oppose him on his torture positions.

That, or they are opportunistically trying to paint liberals as anti-Hispanic...which is very laughable...given that I'm Latino and I've always felt Republicans to be more anti-Hispanic than Democrats.
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:32 AM
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14. turning things on their heads
because if you say the reason for the opposition is racism then you don't have to acknowledge the fact that he isn't qualified and a bad candidate but you can smear the opposition into getting what you want.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:33 AM
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15. Is this a trick question? nt
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tngledwebb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:42 AM
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16. Worked with Clarence T. didn't it?
These evildoers have been around the block, remember? They have plenty of practice AND the MSM.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:43 AM
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17. It's their usual trick
The Democrats are known as the party that advocates the rights of minority groups. Therefore, the Republicanites think they're being oh, so clever when they nominate the most corrupt, right-wing woman/African-American/Latino/Asian-American/Native American/GLBT person they can find, someone who has an absolutely stinking record.

When the Dems object to this person on the basis of his/her stinkiness, the Republicanites turn around and say archly, "Oh, but we thought you liked minorities. I guess you like minorities only if they toe your liberal line." (Italicized words spoken with the sneer turned up a notch).

I've seen that tactic so many times (most notoriously with the nomination of Clarence Thomas) that I almost expect it.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:07 PM
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18. Yeah. They want to polarize the hispanic vote against Dems.
Should be fun to watch this one. What an amazingly dumb idea.
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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:09 PM
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19. Because when all else fails, play the race card. n/t
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:21 PM
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21. The deal is
that Colin Powell, Condi Rice, and Clarence Thomas don't suck because they're black, they suck because, well, they suck.

It's the same for Gonzales.

Mr. School-of-the-Americas-School-of-Law sucks. It's that simple.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:54 PM
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22. They suck because of their actions
not race or anything else. Call it a flip-flop on Affirmative Action.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:22 PM
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23. It's called "projection".
They are projecting their own beliefs on others.

Classic operating method of repukes.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:00 PM
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24. Because they're a bunch of fucking whiners. That's why.
"Whaa whaa whaa, you don't like our fascist nominee, y'all must be racists. Whaa whaa whaa." Give 'em a fucking bottle or a pacifier and maybe they'll shut up about it.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 PM
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25. The reasons we don't like Gonzalez have nothing to do with race
We liberals know unqualified candidates when we see them, irregardless of skin color. The Republicans always attempt to find ways to project the awful truths of their party (the Republicans are the real racists in my book) onto their opposition, and the sheeple seem to eat it up, because the Republicans are the party of "Christian morals" (yeah right).
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:13 PM
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26. That's their game
Put the most repugnant candidate out but make sure that they're a person of color so they can yell racism when someone objects to them. Sadly, it works
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:49 AM
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27. I wish the radical right would Cheney itself. What about Gutierrez?
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 12:49 AM by proudbluestater
The CEO of Kelloggs who is the nominee for Commerce Secretary. Is he not an ethnic minority? He is Cuban-born. I hear no complaints about this nomination. Why? Because he is a decent, intelligent human being, not a POS without a working brain cell.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:59 AM
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28. I call it "playing the irony card".
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:31 AM
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30. they love to play the race card
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:32 AM by shanti
but only when it suits their purposes.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:41 AM
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31. Because they are lying liars who will do anything to secure their power
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:07 AM
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32. Survey Says... "Because They're Full Of Shit" n/t
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Revolucionario83 Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:48 AM
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33. Fuck Alberto Gonzales
Sorry that was random, but I hate that fucker.
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