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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:54 PM

The Democratic Congresswomen were not the first...

The Democratic Congresswomen were not the first nor will they last to be on the receiving end of vial racist hatred. It is being stoked by vicious lies and escalating fear that white people live in fear of becoming the minority.

Fact is it happened to Obama as well when Rudy said:

I do not believe that the president loves America," Giuliani is quoted as saying. "He doesn't love you. And he doesn't love me.



"I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America," Giuliani is quoted as saying. "He doesn't love you. And he doesn't love me. He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country."

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"He's a patriot, I'm sure," the former mayor said. "What I'm saying is that, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America. I do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2015/02/19/obama-rudy-giuliani-politico-love-of-america/23662799/



The racist attacks against our First Black President and the newly elected women, WOC, need to stopped with your vote. The outrage for these four brave women should be lauded. It should. However where was the outrage when John Lewis and every member of the Black Caucus was booed and shouted down at the DNC convention. At OUR CONVENTION and it was not coming from the right, it came from the left.

Vote. Not a purity vote for today but a vote for a Democrat that will allow us a tomorrow. A future for ourselves and our children's future.

We are a rainbow Nation

The vast majority of Americans are disgusted by Trumpís descent into vile racism. The swing voters who gave Democrats the House will not be won back by calls to blood and soil. They voted Democratic in reaction to those calls for race purity.

The decades before the Civil War involved an argument between white people. Slaves werenít given agency to determine their own fates. The situation is different now. We are a rainbow nation. And people of color arenít waiting to be invited to the discussion. They are taking the reins and making sure their voices are heard. And many times what they say is painful to hear, especially if, as a white person, you consider yourself ďwokeĒ. Even though Iím Latino, I know I have white privilege because of the color of my skin, and I take in everything, even when itís painful.

But this is good. We are way past the days when the conversation was just among the members of the dominant group. The formerly voiceless are not keeping quiet. Whatís happening now is proof that our country has changed, and irrevocably. The frightened attendees at Trumpís rallies can rail and fulminate all they want, but they will have to adjust to a new reality, where people who donít look like them or worship like them demand their seat at the table. And they wonít be able to stop the emerging majority.

Of course, part of the fear is that people of color will take revenge for the centuries of denigration. That indicates an awareness that they and their ancestors did, in fact, oppress others. And in their fear, they canít imagine that they, in turn, will be oppressed.

Read More:https://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2019/7/18/send-her-back

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212295526


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sheshe2 Jul 21 OP
mcar Jul 21 #1
Me. Jul 21 #2
guillaumeb Jul 21 #3
sheshe2 Jul 21 #4
watoos Jul 21 #8
guillaumeb Jul 21 #13
sandensea Jul 21 #5
SunSeeker Jul 21 #6
Niagara Jul 21 #7
sheshe2 Jul 21 #11
hedda_foil Jul 22 #14
sheshe2 Jul 22 #15
hedda_foil Jul 22 #16
sheshe2 Jul 22 #17
hedda_foil Jul 22 #18
sheshe2 Jul 22 #19
warmfeet Jul 21 #9
sheshe2 Jul 21 #12
Collimator Jul 21 #10
sheshe2 Jul 22 #20

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. It's a tired old trope, she

The Rs have been racist for decades. Dotard is the voice of it.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:04 PM

2. In The Language Both Of Them Understand

THey are PUNKS

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:53 PM

3. Not all of the GOP voters are racists.

But all of the racist voters vote for the GOP.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:58 PM

4. Yep.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:16 PM

8. I was in debate class in the 60's

 

And Iím pretty sure that I can make a convincing argument that everyone who votes Republican, votes for Donald Trump, is a racist. Yes Iím aware that ďeveryoneĒ is an absolute.

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Response to watoos (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:08 PM

13. In my view, the difference between being a racist and supporting one is minimal. eom

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:07 PM

5. NOBODY loves you, Rudy.

Least of all your three ex-wives.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:11 PM

6. K & R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:14 PM

7. I remember, I'll never forget

I remember the slanderous emails hitting my email inbox right after Barack Obama announced his bid for presidency. Roughly around the year 2007?

The more lies that came my way, the more research I did on him. I was able to debunk the lies and smears and the more they tried to brainwash me, the more defiant I became.

I ended up putting a bunch of family members in the spam inbox.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:00 PM

11. Thank the Goddess I never had to worry about family members.

I taught my eldest great nephew at the age of 2 to say his name when he came on TV. When the campaigns started in earnest every time he he heard the ads he yelled out at the end "and I approve this message." lol~

Gotta say, Obama had me when he gave the keynote speech in 2004.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:27 AM

14. My grandson has your great nephew beat!

Ryan was born in November 2006. In January of 2008 I was in the hospital and his parents brought him and his sister to see me. The television was on and Obama was making a speech. Ryan looked up and said Obama. We were flabbergasted so we asked him if he knew who the man on the tv was. He nonchalantly replied Barack Obama ... the full name ... at 15 months old. We raise our Democrats from birth in this family. Not a con in the bunch!

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:31 AM

15. Hands down.

Your nephew for the win, hedda!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:39 AM

16. Thanks she. We were all totally gobsmacked at the time.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:47 AM

17. Love the wee ones.

So smart. I can just see your jaws dropping in unison!

We have another coming any day now.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:15 AM

18. Congratulations in advance. I miss the littles. Ryan is now 5'10" and growing.



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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:21 AM

19. They grow so fast.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:22 PM

9. When is enough, enough?

When do we shut this all down?

When?

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:06 PM

12. If I had my way it would have been when it started.

Though I have no clue when that was. Frankly it has been going on throughout the ages. tRump just happened to be the one to shove it straight into our faces non stop every minute of every day.

Other than that, I don't know.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:46 PM

10. Thank you so much for the link to this article.

It was outstanding. I wish I could find the name of the writer. This person communicates the need for looking deeper at what motivates those who are caught up in the race-baiting of Trump's politics.

The hare-core hatred of "the other" is often a twisted, unconcious acknowledgement of our shared humanity. An Irish saying put it this way, "You never hate anyone so much as one you've done the dirty to."

Black Africans were used like farm animals for centuries in this country. But does anyone hate a farm animal with the viseral ugliness that slave owners (and poor whites) felt for blacks in the antebellium South?

What was done to these millions of human beings was wrong. Deep, deep in their psyches, the people oppressing them knew this. That is why the flame of hatred was (and still is, alas) so bright. It is fed by an equally deep fear of retribution.

Horses and oxen aren't likely to rise up and rebel even if they are poorly treated. They are more likely to run away if given the opportunity. If properly incensed, they might stomp or charge; but they will not plot their revenge or pass on their grievances to the next generations. But those supposedly lessor black slaves could talk; they could think; and they could remember.

No wonder so many narrow-minded people are afraid. The "sub-humans" never bought the idea that they were naturally subservent. If that were true, they wouldn't need to be reminded at every turn by the society around them. And that society wouldn't have feared them in the first place.


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Response to Collimator (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:54 PM

20. Hey, Collimator.

You are so welcome. I like the author and first read their posts at a site called The Obama Diary. It was started by a DUer years ago. All I know about them is that they are a librarian. I have always appreciated their on point insight.

I can not change a word you said you are correct.

I am not a religious person, yet this sums it up.

God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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