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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:47 PM
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I thought we were voting for Martin Luther King Jr.
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:43 PM by rollingrock
but instead we got Clarence Thomas. what a shame.


edit: judging by all the knee-jerk responses, it looks like a few nerves have been rattled by one simple statement. The truth hurts doesn't it.




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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:49 PM
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1. No, no
Obama = Hitler. Please. Stay with the times.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:51 PM
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6. Deleted message
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:36 PM
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118. Your OP is racist, what are you "Alerting" about?
:wow:
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:49 PM
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154. No shit.....Next Bush will be calling Obama a warmonger.
:rofl:
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM
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161. You mean Obama isn't a warmonger?
gee, that's news to me.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:52 PM
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167. Even if he is, Bush shouldn't be making the call, n'est-ce pas?
And so it is with your "alert".
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #167
176. More like Beavis won't be calling
Butthead.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #167
189. Well, Bush never claim to be otherwise
than what he is.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:59 PM
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Um, no.
A warmonger is somebody who wants war, not somebody who reluctantly fights one.

But there's a lot of simple concepts you don't understand.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:50 PM
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2. Epic Fail. n/t
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:50 PM
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3. It could be worse
We could have ended up with Dave Chappelle.
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:52 PM
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9. i don't know, i think i could have voted for that
for the press conferences alone.

"I didn't want to say this. The motherfucker bought yellow cake. All right! From Africa. He went to Africa and bought some yellow cake."
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:54 PM
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13. lol
:thumbsup:
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
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...
:spray:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:51 PM
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4. Fail
While you might have thought you were voting for MLK, a study of the man's voting record would have shown you that you were voting for a man more like Clinton.

He's no Clarence Thomas, either, shame on you.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:51 PM
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5. Trolling flamebait. nt
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:52 PM
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7. Who were you voting for when you voted for Clinton?
Who did you get instead?

Racist bullshit.

When I voted for Obama, I expected Obama. You aren't too bright, are you?
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:54 PM
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12. Wow, that's crazy talk.
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 05:56 PM by rollingrock
Voting for someone who I thought would be like MLK makes me a racist?

Only in crazy world.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. Absolutely.
If you don't see it, you aren't thinking clearly.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:55 PM
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17. No, but making a racist post does n/t
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. Only in your crazy upside down world
could my post be remotely considered racist
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:58 PM
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20. Keep on digging
Blatantly racist.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:01 PM
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27. How it is 'blatantly racist?'
please, do tell. if you can
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:02 PM
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28. Willfully racist n/t
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:04 PM
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29. Voting for Obama is willfuly racist?
how so?
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:08 PM
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36. Crickets /nt
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:12 PM
Response to Reply #29
45.  Being incapable of telling the difference between three different black
men does
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:15 PM
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50. The difference between MLK and Clarence Thomas is like night and day
unfortunately, policy-wise Obama is more like the latter than the former from what I can tell.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:18 PM
Response to Reply #50
55. Just keep on digging
Your robe is showing.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #55
67. My robe is showing?
what in the world does that mean?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #67
82. Your klan robes.
You're a few nails sort of a burning cross.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
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93. Oh, ok
I didn't know clan members voted for Obama, but thanks for the info.

you learn something new everyday here on DU!
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #93
97. That's why I don't think you voted for Obama.
but McCain.

maybe Ron Paul.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:36 PM
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119. You are an obvious McCain and Palin voter
judging by your ignorance
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #119
121. You're in no position to judge ignorance.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #121
143. Your ignorance is plain to see
everyone can see it but you.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #143
146. You're using an odd definition of "everyone."
Because, save for a couple of known racist trolls, everyone here agrees with me against you.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #143
147. That's funny, Ignorance prevents me from seeing Ignored and you will join them
after this thread is locked.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #143
172. Yeah....I guess everyone in this thread agrees with you, right?
I don't think even George W. Bush was THAT delusional.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #55
135. +1...nt
Sid
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:45 PM
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142. The basis of your premise is that they all are black men. Why? That's how it's racist.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:01 PM
Response to Reply #19
26. I take it back.. maybe your elevator doesn't go all the way to the top
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #26
30. One can shy of a six pac!
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:07 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. 8 bricks short of a full load
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:08 PM
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2 fries short of a happy meal n/t
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:12 PM
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46. Half baked and thought he was well done!
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:16 PM
Response to Reply #46
51. Two neurons short of a synapse n/t
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #51
62. One card shy of a
full house!
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #19
183. of course it's racist, genius.
all you can compare Obama to is other black men. As if somehow, African Americans can't be compared with whites or latinos or women for that matter.

so shove your racist crap up your racist....
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:52 PM
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8. I thought slavery had been outlawed......
but it appears that some believe that they own this President,
in a way that is unseemingly.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:54 PM
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10. You are kidding right.. you can't be that stupid, where is the sarcasm thingy?
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:54 PM
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11. Flamebait.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #11
16. Absolutely n/t
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:55 PM
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14. IBTL and maybe IBTT.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #14
181. It's taking awhile, though.
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:56 PM
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18. Sorry, but the Rev. King was killed over 40 years ago.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 05:59 PM
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21. This is racist flame bait.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:00 PM
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22. +1 n/t
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:00 PM
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23. ouch
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:00 PM
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24. what a stupid ass racist thread.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:01 PM
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25. +1 n/t
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:07 PM
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31. Could you please explain to me how voting for Obama makes me a racist?
this should be interesting.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. You probably didn't even vote for Obama.
But the incompetent white people.
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM
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41. You probably voted for McCain
judging by your ignorance.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #41
43. Says the crazy goofball racist.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #31
35. You can't tell blacks apart, can you?
Why did you choose, in this bullshit example, two black men?
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #35
131. and seriously, who doesn't get that?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM
Response to Reply #31
39. A lot of racists don't believe they are racist.
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM by ProSense
Racism and bitterness are driving a lot of the criticism of Obama.

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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #39
58. And doing so on both sides of the political aisle. n/t
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM
Response to Reply #31
40. Do you honestly think that voting for Obama makes you
not a racist? Robin Williams was right.

Your OP and follow up replies betray your two dimensional thinking in regard to people of color. Really, maybe it's time for some self-examination.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM
Response to Reply #31
42. because you cant tell the difference between 3 black men? none of whom pretend to be each other
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:13 PM
Original message
I am also waiting for an answer on how this thread could be interpreted
as racist.

Interesting reactions.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:18 PM
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56. I'm more interested in the people who can't figure it out for themselves.
Threads like these are good troll detectors.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:20 PM
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61. Yep. Instead of seeing dead people, I see trolls.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #31
68. your thomas-to-mlk-negroe scale makes you a fucking racist. fuck you
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
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92. Absolutely. The OP is vile. nt
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #24
37. yup
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:07 PM
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32. I thought DU's rules against racism were rather clear
Apparently not clear enough.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:09 PM
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38. thats rather stupid, since you voted for obama and got obama
also racist.
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Patriot 76 Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:11 PM
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44. The shame is on you.
Enjoy it.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:13 PM
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47. The whole premise of this post is so incredibly racist.....
:argh:
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #47
59. how?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:21 PM
Response to Reply #59
66. If you're that clueless, trying to explain it to you probably wouldn't help.
nt
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:23 PM
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70. I do not believe you could tell me why this stupid post is racist.
stupid? yup. Racist? I don't see how.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #70
76. You too?
Yeah, not surprised here either.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #70
79. Of course not. You can't tell someone something they're not trying to hear.
nt
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #79
94. you've said nothing. What am I supposed to "hear"?
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #94
191. Give it your best guess. We'll see if we can help you. Until this MFer is locked.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:13 PM
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48. Maybe you were hoping for Al Jolson
:shrug:
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:40 PM
Response to Reply #48
126. +1
and :rofl:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:15 PM
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49. Cause all GOOD black people are just like Martin Luther King!!
:sarcasm:
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #49
52. And all BAD black people are like Clarence Thomas
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:17 PM by WeDidIt
:sarcasm:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #52
83. Or Alan Keyes!
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
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96. I'm just surprised the OP didn't fit Michael Vick, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton into his post
It's nothing but stereotyping based on skin color any way.

He must not be a very creative racist.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #49
53. they look alike, ya know!
:sarcasm:
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #49
60. No, just those
who can speak like MLK and invoke his name in their campaign speeches.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:21 PM
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65. Just keep on digging, rollingrock n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #60
130. "No, just those who can speak like MLK "
So he speaks like MLK but is like Clarence Thomas?

You've got race issues.

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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:17 PM
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54. WTF is wrong with you?
Jeez.....
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:18 PM
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57. fuck you racist asshole
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #57
73. I disagree with the OP, but we shouldn't play the race card. It's not a racist comment
I disagree on the grounds that Obama is a moderate, and Clarence Thomas is a very conservative politician. I agree with the part of Obama not being MLK.

Do you guys know what "racism" means? Racism the belief that a whole race is inferior in comparison to another. The OP does not claim that the black race is inferior. He does not compare blacks to whites or Asians.

If he was racist, he would dislike Martin Luther King, because King is black; but the OP likes Martin Luther King. OP dislikes Clarence Thomas for being too conservative and Obama for (allegedly) being as conservative as Thomas.

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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
Original message
Do you honestly believe he would have to dislike MLK to be racist?
Often racists love black people. Some of their best friends are black.

http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:32 PM
Original message
MLK argued that all men are created equal
Do racists think all men are created equal?
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:45 PM
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139. You didn't answer my question.
Racists usually don't run around talking about how they hate people. They usually have some convoluted self-justification for why treating people differently and holding them to different standards is acceptable.
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #139
188. When does the OP argue that whites and blacks should be held to different standards?
He did not compare blacks to whites.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #73
116. he picked out three black men to compare, it's racist bullshit
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #73
185. If you can't debate the OP, pull the race card
isn't that how it usually goes around here?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:21 PM
Response to Original message
63. What a stupid post
Basically 'All black people look alike...'

Obama has far more in common with Clinton (either one of them), or Gore, or Kerry, than with either Martin Luther King or Clarence Thomas!
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #63
69. I agree the post is stupid, but racist?? How?
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #69
72. Are you serious?
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #72
78. Yes, stop the ol' knee from jerking for a moment and tell me how it is racist.
And use only what is in the post, not what you imagine is in thew post.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #78
84. Why would anyone compare
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM by Texasgal
Obama to TWO Black men that have NOTHING in common with him? ( except skin color)

Edit to add skin color
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #84
89. MN's of the same opinion as the OP
Don't feed it.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #89
99. No that is not true.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #99
107. I mean when it comes to black people.
And yeah, it is.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #107
114. Idiot, I am Black.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #114
120. I'm an astronaut.
I have lots of extraterrestrial friends.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:29 PM
Response to Reply #84
91. nonesense.
it compares him to a man of actions, and a man of well documented in-actions.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #91
101. why couldn't the OP compare Obama to
Clinton or Kerry? Or numerous other well documented "actions"?
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #101
109. Ask him, but the comment, on it's face is not racist.
To say it is diminishes real racism.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #109
115. Sorry, I think you are wrong
Lumping Obama by race in his deeds is blatanly racist.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #115
127. No.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #127
136. Okay.
Just because YOU don't believe it dosen't make it true.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #136
140. And the converse is also the case.
:D
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #140
160. We are a multi racial family, watching this.. and to a tee all of us say this is racist
flame bait.. trying to get just this kind of crap started..
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #101
169. What if the OP had said, "My idols are Obama, Clarence Thomas and Luther King"
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM by JelloSka
Would that have been racist because he made a comparison among blacks?
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #84
95. What kind of racist person has a favorable view of Martin Luther King?
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:31 PM by JelloSka
Luther King is black and he argued that "all men are created equal." A racist person has the exact opposite view.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #95
104. Racists love giving lip service to King.
Particularly in taking his quotes out of context when trying to end affirmative action.

The OP and his defenders care nothing for what MLK really stood for.
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #104
113. What a leap. Now the OP all of a sudden opposes affirmative action
How does thinking that Obama is too conservative make a person an affirmative action opponent? It is unbelievable how anything is distorted into being racist these days.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:40 PM
Response to Reply #113
124. Well, racists usually do.
Not that I actually claimed that.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #104
168. taking his quotes out of context when trying to end affirmative action
one of their classics. it's right up there in the republican greatest hits with lowering capital gains taxes.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #95
108. There are all kinds of subtle levels of racism....
You don't have to wear a white hood or think MLK was a bad guy to say or do racist things.....

You might think MLK is great and have voted for Obama, then clench your purse close to your body if there's a black man walking behind you. It's racism on the subconscious level. People seem to have a hard time "getting" that.


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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #108
158. I am yet to meet the racicst who 1) think MLK is great and/or 2) voted for Obama
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM by JelloSka
the justifications for calling people racist are outrageous these days. It's like insisting that a 110 pound man is fat because fat men "usually weigh very little."
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #158
177. Ronald Reagan created MLK day.
There's a perfect example of a racist playing lip service to MLK.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #158
184. Again, dude, racism is just wearing a white robe and using the "N" word....
I think your definition of "racism" is very narrow.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #78
87. sliding black man scale
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:28 PM by WeDidIt
Good black man = MLK

Bad black man = Clarence Thomas.

Sliding scale in between. Obama was on one end of the sliding black man scale and is now on the other end of sliding black man scale.

Blatantly racist.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #87
98. You over simplify this comment. that is your short-coming.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #98
128. It was an overtly simplistic OP
based, of course, on race.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #128
145. But not "racist".
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #145
150. Yes, racist
Blatantly so.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #150
153. Only in your silly LITTLE mind.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #153
157. Making a comparison based on nothing more than a sliding scale of race
is blatantly racist.

and the vast majority of respondents on this thread agree.
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #157
178. Racism is about comparing one race with another race
He did not compare two races.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #178
187. His OP involves a sliding scale BASED ON RACE
That's racism.

AQs if you didn't already know that.

Welcome to ignore.

Your robe is showing.
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JelloSka Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #187
196. It may be racism in your dictionary. I've never seen a definition that goes like this
Racism: The practice of using a "sliding scale based on race."

All blacks suck according to racists, because they share a race.

Please show me that dictionary.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #69
74. Very enlightening
The poster you responed to made no claim of racism, but explained why this post was racist without mentioning the word "racist".

Methinks thou dost protest too much.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #74
86. Very enlightening, indeed.
The OP does not say, or imply any of that.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #69
75. the op made a judgment of obama on, basically, a sliding black man scale
thomas-mlk. i'm surprised the asshole couldn't get al sharpton in there. it's racist.
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Dream Girl Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #69
77. Because it ignorantly infers that all blacks are alike
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #77
81. no it does not.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #77
85. exactly
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #77
112. Dumb
my OP infers that one black man (Obama) has little in common with another black man (MLK).

so obviously, I'm saying these two individuals (who happen to be black) are nothing alike.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #69
90. I'm really going to try to explain why my jaw hit the floor when I read this post.


When we talk about people through the prism of race, it tends to deny the expectation of indviduality. This post is all about racial prisms, and how we perceive people through it.

And I'm not kidding about jaw dropping. We have so far to go.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #90
103. yes. it wasn't "i voted for fdr and got clinton" it was a scale of black men
"the prism of race, it tends to deny the expectation of indviduality"

yes yes yes
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #90
105. Very well said. nt
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:42 PM
Original message
But still, it is not "racist". IMO.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #69
106. I agree and wonder myself: would it be more racist with MLK/Malcolm? Less? More racist...
with MLK/David Duke? Less? People do jump these racist sharks real fast. Soon, whatever perspective there was on an allegory involving two black men is lost even quicker
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #63
71. Sorry, but Obama is nothing like MLK
though I wish he was.

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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #71
80. Never said he was!
I said he was more like other Dem candidates than like EITHER Martin Luther King OR Clarence Thomas.
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:21 PM
Response to Original message
64. ibtl
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:28 PM
Response to Original message
88. Delusional then and delusional now. Reality isn't one of your strengths, I guess.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:32 PM
Response to Original message
100. Vile and unworthy of a serious response. nt
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:32 PM
Response to Original message
102. Just wanna, before the lock, say, "Fuck this bullshit, someone ought to slap you."...
...metaphorically, of course.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #102
110. I can't argue with that. nt
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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #102
117. Methaphors are bad
I oppose metaphors.
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That Is Quite Enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:35 PM
Response to Original message
111. Count me IBTL
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:38 PM
Response to Original message
122. This racist OP has been open for an hour, are the people commenting also Alerting?
:thumbsdown:

When will women and African Americans be treated equitably on DU with LGBT?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #122
129. I just saw this and alerted, but I'm late, so I hope everyone has been.
I can't believe I'm reading this here--and that there are DUers defending this.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #129
132. Unfortunately
I can.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #132
137. Well, actyually, I can too. I'd like to be shocked by it, but alas... nt
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #129
138. only a very few DU'ers defending it. Very few. It's telling.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:48 PM
Original message
I hope a Sunday nap
or power outage is the reason Mods haven't locked it yet.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #138
164. Interesting isn;'t it?
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #129
180. I alerted twice
Didja notice the OP has his profile hidden?
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #122
134. Pretty shocked this is still up.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #134
155. No redeeming value that DU might "learn from the discussion." This is heinous.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #122
166. This ass went in five minutes later and edited the OP to be even more insulting
"edit: judging by all the knee-jerk responses, it looks like a few nerves have been rattled by one simple statement. The truth hurts doesn't it."

:wow: :wtf:
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #166
171. And yet this is still open and lingering at the top of the page in GD. DU finds a new low. Sad.
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #122
174. no but now i will, thanks for the reminder
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:39 PM
Response to Original message
123. My first reaction was revulsion but in retrospect
I can see the point that obama's policies have resulted in worse conditions for black men during his tenure more through neglect than anything else. If Obama had concentrated on jobs and on training it would have been better
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #123
133. "My first reaction was revulsion "
It appears your first reaction was opportunism.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:40 PM
Response to Original message
125. Oh my goodness, you're serious aren't you?
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #125
162. Maybe. It's a liberal vs conservative comparison. Those who see racism fell for his trap and need to
look more closely at themselves. Clever OP.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:45 PM
Response to Original message
141. "The truth hurts doesn't it."
Apparently.

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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #141
148. Racists get pissed when they're called on their racism n/t
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:46 PM
Response to Original message
144. And the OP edits his OP
and makes it worse.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #144
151. Exactly.....
Somebody must have had a really crappy holiday season.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #144
152. You just cannot make this stuff up.. incredible.. Like watching a train wreck
and some seem hellbent on jumping on that train.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #152
163. Either jump on that train
or protect that person whose purpose here is the same.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:50 PM
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159. I should never underestimate the power of hate. when I think
it can't get any worse, I'm proven wrong.

What makes me glad is to see DUers uniting (generally) in their revulsoin at the OP.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:56 PM
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186. But it's still allowed to remain? I'm wondering where the line is now drawn? This would seem to be
far beyond it, but I guess other people have different limits of what should be acceptable on DU.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:47 PM
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149. I'm not thrilled with the conservative bent of Obama's administration but this is out of bounds
More conservative, by far, than I would prefer but certainly not a Clarence Thomas.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:49 PM
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156. knee-jerk responses?
And it took you 12 months to come up with this knee jerk crap?
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:54 PM
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175. It was the lack of a mustache
He couldn't tell if Obama was MLK or Clarence Thomas because Obama has no mustache.

He's anti-facial hair!
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:51 PM
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165. lol. I find people mistaking their own idiotic opinions for some undying truth
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM by cali


there's nothing like stupid on a snowy sunday evening.

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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM
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170. Hard to muster up some outrage up there in the land of show and Yankees?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:53 PM
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173. The best I can say for this crap OP is that it has (mostly) united different factions
of DUers.

Still, it's vile, though.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:55 PM
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179. I thought we were voting for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
:eyes:

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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:58 PM
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193. But instead we got Carlton, What a shame.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:59 PM
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195. And then all we got was Jazzie Jeff


:eyes:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:55 PM
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:58 PM
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192. Now THAT'S racist.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:58 PM
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190. Congratulations, you've united the fighting factions of DU
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 06:58 PM by Moochy
United we Alert Racist Baloney. :mad:

IBTL.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 06:59 PM
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194. DU keeps getting nuttier by the hour
Just when you think you've seen it all - WHAM! - a new level of crazy is achieved.

President Obama = Clarence Thomas? Seriously? You honestly thought you were voting for MLK? Wow.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 07:00 PM
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197. Locking
"When discussing race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or other highly-sensitive personal issues, please exercise the appropriate level of sensitivity toward others and take extra care to clearly express your point of view.

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