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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:37 PM
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Racially charged e-mail stirs outrage (Rep Jim Welker- CO)
A Loveland lawmaker has been blasted by his colleagues for e-mailing an essay written by someone else that accused "welfare-pampered blacks" of waiting for the government to save them from Hurricane Katrina.

Rep. Jim Welker, a Republican, said Thursday morning that he forwarded the article because of its message about society victimizing people by making them dependent on government programs.

He said he didn't agree with everything in the essay.

One passage says, "President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks."

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/government/articl...
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:39 PM
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1. Wonder what this guy's stance was on that Colorado teacher?
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:40 PM
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2. Maybe Hannity will have him on to celeberat him.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:41 PM
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3. He is a racist...no surprise here...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM by MadMaddie
They have pulled off their hoods and they feel pretty comfortable with their beliefs..

So society only victimizes black people making them dependent on gov programs...
Umm many whites and other races use the same programs.....

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Welker, who is white, said he wasn't implying anything about blacks by forwarding the essay.

"Some of my best friends are of different skin color, like Ed Jones," said Welker, referring to Sen. Jones, a Colorado Springs Republican who is black.

Jones said that he and Welker are friends, but not best friends.

<snip>

Typical neocon hater....

Note: the author of the letter is a black preacher go figure....
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:24 PM
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10. Just because he uses the salutation Rev does not make him a
preacher.

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is a conservative black evangelical minister from Los Angeles and host of a nationally syndicated radio show.

He's a Pharisee who has sold his soul to the RW, maybe even some Faith Based Funding - but the man sure isn't preaching the Gospel I learned in church growing up.
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM
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4. So he didn't agree with everything, eh?
Most everyone these days knows what a <snip> is!
But the real question is: Is President Bush to blame for the rampant immorality of the GOP? :smoke:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM
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5. ghost of Nixon .... is that you??? n/t
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:00 PM
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6. If he didn't agree with everything in the letter...
why the fuck did he pass it on?

I swear they up the dosage on stupid pills every day.

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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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7. Next, he'll say he didn't really read it.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:16 PM
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8. the repukes can say anything they want and get away with it.
they play the race card -- and then say it isn't racist -- and the media and other responsible players let them.

why wouldn't they say extreme things re: race -- this is the crew that brought us a fabricated war, courts right wing christians through homeland security, pays churches to do the government's job, steals elections, etc.

they are controlling the message and they know it.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:17 PM
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9. But all GOP members and voters are to blame for Bush's rampant immorality.
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