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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:39 AM
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Mercy me! I woke up this morning and found myself in a country without racism.
Most Democrats are running from Jimmy Carter as fast as they can. Deja vue all over again. If he had the plague, they wouldn't move any faster.

The pundidiots are aghast that he could utter such foul statements about the country. Roger Simon almost stroked out talking to Tweety last night. Racism? Pffffft, he said.

I assume that Glenda the Good Witch has dropped from her bubble, and used her magic wand to turn us all the same color. Or maybe she made us all like the Horse of a Different Color who changed hues constantly.

When I go out today, I expect to be greeted by Munchkins singing,"We Represent the Unicolor Guild." What a sight this will be when I go to the Piggly Wiggly and watch all the teabaggers realize what has happened.

However, I have faith in unkind man. I'm sure by dinner, they will have regrouped into classes by size or height or some other criteria. By supper they will have political parties and be writing screeds to their representatives.

Long live the Size 20's! Death to all Size 6's!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:47 AM
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1. It's ridiculous.
Even the White House claims racism plays no part in the filthy displays we have seen.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:53 AM
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3. this could be it.. keep'm stupid, they will believe anything. a real Representative would be furious
Wilson's state's average IQ is "89".. i think he alone dropped it several points
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.anthropology/msg/686 ...

46) South Carolina..............89 $15,989 Bush
(47) Wyoming......................89 $17,423 Bush
(48) Idaho............................87 $16,067 Bush
(49) Utah.............................87 $15,325 Bush
(50) Mississippi....................85 $14,088 Bush

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rbixby Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:19 AM
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6. I think the whitehouse is being very cautious
about the racism thing because the right wing noise machine would have a heyday with the president calling racism. Its unfortunate, but true.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:51 AM
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2. you must have heard that from the whitehouse! nt
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:54 AM
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4. Unfortunately, that was one of the sources. nt
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Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 AM
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5. I think anyone in office at this time would and even should "run" from it. Here's my POV
First of all I question the term "running from," when it just seems like they are not jumping on board. They are not running, but standing still. And that's exactly what they should be doing. IF they were jump on board, particularly the President, the talking points on the right would be validated, that Obama, Dems, and all related are simply reverse racists.

Let me give you an analogy if I may. Recently there has been a large bit of strife within a group I know. One woman is being targeting by a few of the group over an issue, but instead of discussing the issue, they are throwing lots of off topic nasty crap her way. So she gets pissed and starts going after the offenders, everyone stands around watching, nothing gets resolved, nothing stops. Though there are 3-4 in the one click, she stands alone and decries their unfair, bs, not based in any reality (ie they are being racists, though in this actual case it is religiousists). The other 20 or so in the group are grumbling and discussing things in hushed tones, but she's being loud enough no one feels the need to get really involved. Nothing improves, so long as she is defending herself, successfully or not, she will ultimately lose.

Now lets reverse a couple of things, lets have her stand quietly and instead have the crowd of 20 or so call the small click of assholes on the carpet, ah, now some results occur. Either they learn that their bs won't be tolerated (by 20, not just by the 1 they are harrassing), or they leave the group, or the group sees unity and throws the offenders out. None of which would occur if in attempting to defend herself, she ended up somehow saying anything at all that could be misconstrued or exaggerated. Speaking perfectly is nearly impossible, so likely the whole thing would dissolve into two wrongs.....particularly if the 3-4 in the click are anything like republicans who are skilled at somehow making their bullying look like victimization upon their victim's retaliation.

My point here is that these Democrats in office that are not embracing the "racist" talking points, are akin to the woman, for them to or for the President to jump on board just makes the discourse seem like a personal issue no one else needs to get involved in. They need to stay on topic, ie health care, finance reform, and so on.

It is OUR jobs and yes, Carter's job now, to be there raising hell, saying what the primary targets shouldn't say. To get into that ugly discourse and disagreement so that those that are needed to be focusing on fixing things can do just that. Imagine the amount of time and energy Dems would have to expel, individually and as a group, if any one of them jumped on board the "these disagreements are all based on racism" talking point?

Don't be mad at them. Whatever you think is the energy level that should be addressing this racism, spend it yourself in defense of them, it will more likely result in a better outcome than if they do.
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Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 AM
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7. After typing the above, I've come to a more succinct explanation.
If the admin, the pres, or elected Dems in general, were to publicly agree with Carter, it would give strong, stocky legs to the idea that we've already seen attempted by Repubs and Hillary Clinton if I recall correctly; that being the talking point that anyone who disagrees will be called a racist in order to halt any further conversation. Even if it's not true that everyone disagreeing is called a racist, the admin et al need to especially careful not to give it any type of credence to the idea by basically refusing to call anyone a racist. Seems they are loosing up with a few other terms lately though that should work, like obstructionists, and liars, and so on,
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