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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:43 PM
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46% of Mississippi GOPers think interracial marriage should be illegal
...a perfect example of why we shouldn't be putting people's civil rights, like same-sex marriage, on state ballots. 46% of Republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriage, like Obama's parents, should be illegal. I'm not surprised, but it is a teachable moment.

http://gay.americablog.com/2011/04/46-of-mississippi-go...
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:45 PM
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1. Holy shit! That is fucked. Recommended, but still at zero. nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:48 PM
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2. Someone should go around and confiscate their Mariah Carey and Norah Jones CDs
and replace any Derek Jeter replica jerseys with those of Kevin Youkilis. :P
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:48 PM
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3. hey there's no racism in america. nope not at all. n/t.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:56 PM
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4. The thing that I would like to see with polls like this is
for them ask the people why they feel like that. Because I'm guessing the majority of those people will not have an answer.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:00 PM
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5. Obama, being the product of a mixed marraige, has turned himself in immediately.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:23 AM
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29. were his parents ever married?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:03 PM
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6. I'm surprised the percentage is so low.
It is Mississippi after all. Entering that state is like going into a time warp.
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Howler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:34 PM
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7. HMMMMMMMMMM!
I think Mississippi republicans should be illegal!
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:44 PM
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9. They should be stoned.
Just kidding. Really.

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GoldenOldie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:46 PM
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11. Coming from a bunch of inbreeders, why would this be a surprise?
Maybe if they gotta a little new blood in their gene pool it could suppress the ignorant and crazy!
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:40 PM
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8. Of those, how many think the south won the Civil War?
Just asking...
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:46 PM
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10. I bet 96% would claim they weren't racists.
And they'd say it with a straight face.

And -- even worse -- I'll bet that of those 96% of Mississippi Republicans who would claim that they weren't racists, 96% of THOSE would actually BELIEVE that they weren't racists.

I hope I'm wrong and that there is something wrong with the original survey, but I'm also willing to wager good money that I'm right.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:55 PM
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12. In the privacy of the voting booth that number would probably be higher
Many people will not openly tell a pollster that they have racist views.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:05 PM
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13. Whip... There It Is...
:wtf:

:banghead:

:kick: & Rec!!!

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misanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:17 PM
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14. Can you imagine how much higher...
...that percentage would be were the question reframed to reflect not law, but mere sentiment, as in "should they get married?" I'll bet it would be somewhere in the 80% range or higher.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:27 PM
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15. I find this story very suspicious
I don't think that many GOPers, especially in Mississippi, can think at all.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:36 PM
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16. Same with other rights as well
such are firearms
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:02 PM
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17. Yes, when I think of equal rights for people of color and gays, I always think of firearm rights.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:11 PM
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21. some people have very deep, romantic feelings for their firearms.
"the love that dare not take the safety off"
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:25 AM
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30. me too
one of the first laws banning guns in the usa banned them for black people
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:44 AM
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31. As some one who teaches firearms usage and safety primarily to GLBT people, the two are tied
together. It is very hard to bash and armed person. See www.pinkpistols.org

The racist and classist gun laws we have today started as an attempt by the well off to disarm the poor and minorities. That continues to today.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:07 PM
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19. same with other rights as well
like the right to smoke a joint in your own home without a SWAT team kicking down your door.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:06 PM
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18. Which century is it again?
I've been watching The Civil War by Ken Burns on PBS this week. (Third time through.) Sadly, I think a conflict like that could overtake us again.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:07 PM
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20. Marriage equality now.
Agree 100% with the OP.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 PM
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22. How do you castrate a man from Mississippi?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 PM by backscatter712

















































Kick his sister in the jaw... :evilgrin:

I know, I'm going to hell for repeating this joke...
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 PM
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23. Clearly, this poll is proof that government should get out of the marriage business.
:eyes:

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:13 PM
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24. Ruh Roh
Yer gonna get called a RACIST!1!1!!(elevens)! for pointing out the truth again.

You are right though. That is EXACTLY why civil rights should not be put up for a vote.

K&R
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:14 PM
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25. Good news...
Most Mississippi Republicans are for interracial marriage. Gotta look at the bright side...

Plus, I bet support for it grows slowly over time.

Really, if you had asked me what percentage I thought, I don't know I would have been as optimistic as this poll.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:24 AM
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27. not quite: 54% of 18-29 yo Republicans oppose interracial marriage
a flat-out majority.

if they are going to act backward, they are going to get called backward.
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:52 AM
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26. I'm a little shocked by that number,
I'm floored that it's that low. Hell I'd be shocked if Republicans from any area came up with a number that low.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:23 AM
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28. 46% of people think
that people like obama should not be able to have married parents? so they can have kids together, live together, but not file joint tax returns?
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