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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:32 PM

I don't want a person of color in the White House but I'm not a racist.

I donít want a woman in the White House but Iím not a misogynist.
I donít want an LGBTQ person in the White House but Iím not a homophobe.
I donít want an older person in the White House but Iím not an ageist.

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Reply I don't want a person of color in the White House but I'm not a racist. (Original post)
Cousin Dupree Jan 2019 OP
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #1
BBG Jan 2019 #2
CTyankee Jan 2019 #3
Cousin Dupree Jan 2019 #5
japple Jan 2019 #16
Act_of_Reparation Jan 2019 #19
lagomorph777 Jan 2019 #27
Act_of_Reparation Jan 2019 #31
lagomorph777 Jan 2019 #33
Act_of_Reparation Jan 2019 #38
lunatica Jan 2019 #42
FSogol Jan 2019 #23
irisblue Jan 2019 #21
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #34
irisblue Jan 2019 #35
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #36
irisblue Jan 2019 #37
Tipperary Jan 2019 #18
lunatica Jan 2019 #43
DavidDvorkin Jan 2019 #20
el_bryanto Jan 2019 #4
Cousin Dupree Jan 2019 #6
NurseJackie Jan 2019 #8
lunatica Jan 2019 #44
ret5hd Jan 2019 #9
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2019 #7
vlyons Jan 2019 #10
Cousin Dupree Jan 2019 #13
Hekate Jan 2019 #11
Croney Jan 2019 #12
Beartracks Jan 2019 #14
LanternWaste Jan 2019 #17
Beartracks Jan 2019 #41
emulatorloo Jan 2019 #15
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #22
emulatorloo Jan 2019 #32
brooklynite Jan 2019 #24
Adrahil Jan 2019 #40
nolabear Jan 2019 #25
dlk Jan 2019 #26
brush Jan 2019 #28
dubyadiprecession Jan 2019 #29
Yonnie3 Jan 2019 #30
lame54 Jan 2019 #39

Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:39 PM

1. Nice try.

As the kids say, "Welcome to DU".

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. Sounds like you are

carrying water for misogynists and homophobes though.

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:46 PM

3. I took this as satire. It's what people say when they are racist, sexist and/or homophobic.

Maybe the OP could clarify his/her intent?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:49 PM

5. Of course it's satire! Geez

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:07 PM

16. Friend, don't make that same sad mistake as a lot of your fellow DUers!

Always, always use the thingy. Even though you think it is 100 obvious that you are being sarcastic, use the thingy. It's there for a reason and could even save your life!

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Response to japple (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:12 PM

19. Right, we have to ugly up our posts with obnoxious emojis...

...because some people are thick.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:56 PM

27. We've had so many clumsy Russian trolls here, sometimes it's impossible to discern

whether it's real trolling or mere sarcasm.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:09 PM

31. "Impossible"

If A, then B.

IF you know they are Russian trolls, THEN it is obviously not impossible to discern the difference betweeen sarcasm and their clumsy attempts to rile you up.

The sarcasm tag predates the days of Russian meddling. We all know why it's there.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:14 PM

33. OK how about "extremely difficult?"

Often it takes several posts to figure it out.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 04:27 PM

38. Occam's razor.

One of the following is probably true:

A. There is a veritable army of nudniks running around destroying my favorite literary device with insipid shitposting designed to, I dunno, irritate people.

B. Some people are shit at reading.



On a side note, you remember what it was like before the Russians showed up? Back then it was all the "bought" people. Man, they were all over the place. People "bought" by the GOP. People "bought" by Big Pharma and Big Oil. People bought by McDonald's, the Koch brothers, and high fructose corn syrup. I was "bought" once, because I made an unflattering comment regarding then President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez. I never got any money, though. Check must have been lost in the mail. I think my mailman might be bought. >_>

On a side note to my side note, should I have tagged my sidenote "sarcasm"? Because I thought it was pretty obvious.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:47 AM

42. Something sure pulled your chain didn't it?

No. Unless youíre a great writer it isnít always obvious what a person means when they write something. Especially on the spur of the moment.

Your conceit comes across very clearly though.

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Response to japple (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:48 PM

23. Pro Tip: Throw in a random sarcasm smilie anytime. It'll keep them wondering.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:45 PM

21. Using the sarcasm emoji will save you from another alert/jury vote.

And I'm just pointing this out b/c this is attached to your screen name on the interwebz.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:53 PM

34. this is a Divisive post

the "Ageism" accusation is rampant on DU and arouses suspicion.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:56 PM

35. Agesim?

Okay then.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:57 PM

36. not you, the OP

sorry if that was unclear.

I'm not surprised it was alerted on.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:58 PM

37. 'preciate the clarification.

This emoji... needs to be moved up in the DU list in my opinion.

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:10 PM

18. Pretty sure the op meant this as satire.

 

Jeez people.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:49 AM

43. Not everyone is as sure as you are

Especially since the OP doesnít really seem to make a point.

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:42 PM

20. It's very obviously meant as satire.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:48 PM

4. Hmmmm so you want a white guy . . .

well god knows they've never done anything wrong, so I totally follow your logic.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:50 PM

6. Sorry you didn't get it

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:52 PM

8. I got it.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:51 AM

44. That's your fault.



You might consider honing your writing skills so people ďgetĒ it.

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:55 PM

9. Not just any white guy...an old straight white guy.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:51 PM

7. Lies

Take them out.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:56 PM

10. Hey Cousin Depree

I'm reading your post as satire. I suggest that in the future, you include something like *snark* when you post such satire, so folks know that you are ridiculing knuckleheads.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:00 PM

13. Thanks for the suggestion. Subtlety like a sledgehammer next time!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:58 PM

11. Use the sarcasm thingy -- it helps in these parlous times

When composing a post, look at the line of buttons below the title. The last one says smilies. Tap that, then tap the ... at the end of those little pictures, and is at the top left. Tap that to enter into the body of your text.

Sorry if you already know this, but not everybody does, and it took me awhile to find out myself.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:59 PM

12. Just change all the "I's" to "you's" and

It's even more obvious that it's satire.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:00 PM

14. Interesting. I get the satire. But what if we said...

... "I don't want a white male in the White House, but I don't hate white men"?

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:09 PM

17. I dunno. Try saying it sometime, find out what happens and let us know.



(I dig false equivalencies. More so, I dig people trying to rationalize their false equivalencies as pointed...)

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:40 AM

41. Why would that be a false equivalency?



Do you mean that rephrasing it with "white male" creates a false equivalency?

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:06 PM

15. I immediately knew it was satire, and get the point.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:47 PM

22. "Ageism is the same as racism, sexism, and homophobia"?

In this case, it's not.

President is a hard, taxing job - when done properly. Concern about a candidate's age is based in medical reality that ALL of us experience. Senility is a valid concern. Frailty is a valid concern. Death is a valid concern.

Beyond that, Dems win when young people are energized to show up. See: Obama & 2018. An elderly candidate MIGHT not excite them adequately to defeat the worst President the world has ever known. That is a realistic concern, as well.

Do the DUers slinging "Ageist!" around this site in support of Biden and Sanders, et al, have a line where they WOULD be concerned with electing an elderly President?

80? 90?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:11 PM

32. Those concerns are valid. I can't speak for everybody, but I take it on a case by case basis.

There are three older candidates I know are running/possibly running. Two of them are look/perform/think much younger than their physical age. The other looks much much older than the physical age, and seems to be stuck in another era conceptually when he talks about race.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:49 PM

24. Have you actually met someone...

...who says they DON'T want someone from one of those categories in the White House?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 04:55 PM

40. Exactly. Straw man BS. NT

 

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:50 PM

25. You know we get lots of trolls. It's not personal.

Once youíve been around a long time and have established a voice people will understand better. Even then a nudge can help.

Funny/creepy screen name btw.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:53 PM

26. I Believe the Correct Term is Cognitive Dissonance

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:57 PM

28. Meh, it's satire, not especially profound or witty. Who needs this?

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:59 PM

29. What about devil worshippers?

They canít all be bad.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:02 PM

30. I am also against a person of color (orange) in the WH. n/t

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 04:35 PM

39. Usually the denial comes at the beginning of the sentence

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