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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:40 PM
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IF it's Racist, Call it Racist.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:36 PM by G_j
after reading numerous and thoughtful viewpoints on the issue of using the R-word, I agree that, we MUST use that word, whenever it is the TRUTH. It is important right NOW, while the racists feel they are being vindicated, by the media in particular, to call them out!

Rove, Limbaugh, Beck..etc, KNOW that if you repeat something over and over, true or not, you convince people.
Well, the racism is real, and we don't have to lie, but only to tell the truth.

Don't back down! In particular, I've been interested to read various opinion pieces on Carter's comments. and I've observed the way the media has tried to bully Jimmy Carter, or anyone else that dares say it.
We can't succumb to any more of their bullying.


(& Thank you, Jimmy Carter and many others!)

on edit: reading responses: IMO the word "bigot" is also a fair call, if we weren't afraid to use it.
And it's hard to prove something that nobody but a white supremacist admits to.
Ask the GOP, NONE of them are racists!


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el_bryanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:43 PM
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1. Do you need a smoking gun to make the charge stick?
Who will charging Rush Limbaugh with Racism convince?

Bryant
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:50 PM
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4. it can never be repeated enough
as far as I'm concerned
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:06 PM
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8. if only we did spend as much time charging Limbaugh with racism
as we do charging ordinary white working class people with racism at the drop of a hat. Heck, even the last time somebody posted an article about Limbaugh, they couldn't charge Limbaugh with racism without saying "Limbaugh is like so many other white people in this country who can't handle the thought of a black man being elected President."

Which is a perfect example of how we shoot ourselves in the foot. We should be attacking Limbaugh instead of the masses of voters that he is lying to, but we need to attack Limbaugh without making lots of other people collateral damage.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:44 PM
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2. It's obvious why they don't get the "judged by the content of their character" concept....
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:46 PM
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3. I think the issue is using it when there's no real proof of racism.
...or when opposition has other, more plausible, roots.

Are some teabaggers racist? Sure.

...but I believe their opposition as a group attempts to address government spending and what they see as "communism", not the race of the man living in the White House.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:50 PM
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5. It's especially funny watching us white folks traipse across this huge battlefield of real racism...
ignoring it ALL, and then finding a little cracker-pebble, and getting all outraged.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:59 PM
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6. "whenever it is the truth" is the question
Whether we will shout 'you racist' when we think somebody might be a racist or whether we should have clear proof. The second thing is doing it wholesale. How many racist signs in a crowd prove that the whole crowd is racist?

Why should one attack by a racist jerk in Georgia prove that there's a ton of racism in this country while an attack on a bus apparently doesn't prove anything about the passengers who thought it was funny?
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:04 PM
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7. I am thinking in the nature of Carter's comments,
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:09 PM by G_j
which I completely support. He pointed out the obvious undercurrent.
They try to play the "proof" game, a game they will never play themselves.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:13 PM
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13. I don't think it's nearly that obvious
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:07 PM
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9. That duck has been quacking and waddling like a duck for months now.
But some still want to call it a dove.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:09 PM
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10. If it's Bigotry and Intolerance call it that. Constantly calling Racism is counter productive.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:10 PM
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12. Racism is a constant occurence . . . how do you miss that?
The fact that patriarchy still exists make that clear --

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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:17 PM
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14. Pssst
They miss it because they WANT to.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:18 PM
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15. Bigotry works,
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:18 PM by G_j
and perhaps doesn't have the same baggage as racism, but I think 'intolerant' just isn't strong enough to describe today's RW.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:09 PM
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11. The GOP has gotten away with their sexist, racist, homophic attacks . . .
for decades -- !!!

Certainly, Carter was attacked and swiftboated in every way by the GOP when he

was president --

Including, Ollie North and Secord having been in charge of Carter's hostage rescue

missions -- !!!



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