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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:58 PM

McConnell likens himself to Obama: 'We both are the descendants of slave owners'

WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday confirmed that he is a descendant of slave owners and reiterated that he still opposes government reparations for descendants of American slaves.

At a press conference following a closed-door luncheon with Senate Republicans, McConnell was asked whether he was aware that two of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners in Alabama before the Civil War and whether the revelation would cause him to reconsider his position on reparations.

"I find myself once again in the same position as President [Barack] Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners," he said, before moving on to another question.

McConnell did not say whether he knew that his two great-great-grandfathers owned slaves prior to an NBC News report published Monday.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcconnell-likens-himself-to-obama-we-both-are-the-descendants-of-slave-owners/ar-AAE5v5G?li=BBnb7Kz

Except Obama's not an asshole. You are.

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Reply McConnell likens himself to Obama: 'We both are the descendants of slave owners' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 9 OP
spanone Jul 9 #1
Maven Jul 9 #2
LakeArenal Jul 9 #3
OnDoutside Jul 9 #4
AncientGeezer Jul 9 #5
lame54 Jul 9 #6
AncientGeezer Jul 9 #7
lame54 Jul 9 #8
AncientGeezer Jul 9 #9
lame54 Jul 9 #10
AncientGeezer Jul 9 #13
Solomon Jul 9 #14
AncientGeezer Jul 9 #16
Doctor Howard Jul 9 #15
Retrograde Jul 9 #17
Doctor Howard Jul 10 #21
Spider Jerusalem Jul 9 #19
Celerity Jul 9 #20
bdamomma Jul 9 #11
whistler162 Jul 9 #12
DavidDvorkin Jul 9 #18

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:02 PM

1. FUCK YOU mitch

you couldn't tie President Obama's sneakers

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:05 PM

2. Except only one of you is a neo-Confederate snake who tried to take down the first black president

POS

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:05 PM

3. Ummmm. NO!! A million times.

The huge elephant in that comment is Mitch would still own humans today if possible.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:10 PM

4. And yet you turned out to be pure evil, Mitch.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:10 PM

5. It's not a lie....turtle is an asshole but...it's not a lie

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:16 PM

6. Obama a descendent of rape victim - McConnell a descendent of rapists

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:24 PM

7. Has nothing to do with being decendents of slave owners

Which is the OP topic

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:27 PM

8. I thought the topic was McConnell's bullshittery and hypocrisy...

Mitch is living off the wealth accumulted in those days and passed down

Obama had no money passed down

Not even on the same plane

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Response to lame54 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:33 PM

9. Turtle didn't have money passed down...he married into money

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:38 PM

10. I admit I was assuming...

But I believe you are too

Slave owning is extremely profitable
Where did the money go

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Response to lame54 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:54 PM

13. I didn't assume....I know history...I researched the f'waffle turtle...

IF you are going to ask this...You have to ask President Obama..."Slave owning is extremely profitable"....155+yrs ago
Where did the money go...his relatives owned slaves per the linked article

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:02 PM

14. Almost every black person in America has slave owners as ancestors since they raped

the fuck out of female slaves. If I sound angry it's because I am. The ignorance of some people is intolerable.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

16. You should be angry...but not because of "rape".

President Obama's ancestors weren't owners of slaves because of rape.

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:08 PM

15. Obama is a slave descendent?

 

I thought his father was from Africa?

Is that to say his patrilineal African heritage has slaves in there somewhere?

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Response to Doctor Howard (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:47 PM

17. He had a mother, too

As do most people. Some of his mother's family has been in the US since the 1600s, IIRC.

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 11:07 PM

19. Nope, Obama is in fact a descendant of slave owners.

One of those slave owners, Mareen Duvall of Maryland, is also my ancestor (Obama is my tenth cousin); his estate inventory listed 18 slaves along with other property.

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 11:13 PM

20. what rape victim?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:49 PM

11. i hope he

chokes on his arrogance and smugness.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:50 PM

12. Though it looks like President Obama is

related to John Punch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Punch_(slave)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:56 PM

18. It's true, and not because of rape

It's on Obama's mother's side:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/mar/04/uselections2008.barackobama

Of course that part of Obama's ancestry hasn't formed his worldview, the way it has McConnell's.

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