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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:47 AM
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Attn: Ken Mehlman. All your pandering to blacks just went down the drain
Sorry, KennyBoy. Bill Bennett just undid all the work your minority suck-up tour tried to accomplish.

Better clean your own house before you invite guests over from the Democratic side.

Heh,heh.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:48 AM
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1. Silver lining for Ken: racist base energized. nt
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:50 AM
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2. The Wall Street Journal's editors also decided to show their racist side
Which brings us to today's Wall Street Journal atrocity. Penned by Charles Murray, he of The Bell Curve fame, it argues that what we're seeing post-Katrina isn't poverty but a once-again visible "underclass," a sort of shadow society of unsocialized black men with no appetite for work, no capacity to hold jobs, and no ability to be helped through conventional methods. They are, quite literally, savages, unable to function in the world the rest of us inhabit. They are, as he puts it, the "looters and the thugs," not to mention the "inert women doing nothing to help themselves or their children." And government attempts to craft helpful policy will fail because, after all, it doesn't matter if you give a gorilla a college loan, it's still a gorilla. ...
But if his argument is flawed, its aim is clear. All those stories of urban anarchy were, to Murray, accurate, everyday manifestations of the Black people we'd hidden from sight. The normal explanation, that their assumed bad behavior was a reaction to extraordinary circumstance -- that was the wrong part. This had nothing to do with Katrina; it was part and parcel of an inferior race, an incorrigible culture. "

http://www.prospect.org/weblog/archives/2005/09/index.h...
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:51 AM
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3. It probably all went down the drain with Katrina,
Bennett was the mop-up crew.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:52 AM
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4. Exactly... those pictures will last for a generation....
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 PM
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5. More Raw Meat for Their Base
Bennett's remarks are not an isolated incident, they are part of the
latest Rovian Rethuglican plan to stay in power forever.

Their rabid racist base is all they bother appealing to anymore.
They intend to steal all future elections, and they need their base of
bigots to shout us down or shoot us down when we object.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:38 PM
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6. Dems need to use this and the abandonment of NOLA as a big wedge
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