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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:24 AM

Uncle Tim, Uncle Tom thanks you!



He can finally rest his weary bones. There's a new kid on the block.

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Reply Uncle Tim, Uncle Tom thanks you! (Original post)
Solomon Apr 29 OP
sop Apr 29 #1
Solomon Apr 29 #2
Treefrog Apr 29 #5
NoRethugFriends Apr 29 #6
Baitball Blogger Apr 29 #7
CatWoman Apr 29 #50
Baitball Blogger Apr 29 #51
Dorian Gray Apr 29 #19
CatWoman Apr 29 #13
Dorian Gray Apr 29 #20
Treefrog Apr 29 #21
CatWoman Apr 29 #24
ChubbyStar Apr 29 #27
CatWoman Apr 29 #37
Treefrog Apr 29 #31
CatWoman Apr 29 #47
ChubbyStar Apr 29 #48
CatWoman Apr 29 #23
msfiddlestix Apr 29 #26
PJMcK Apr 29 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 29 #4
Solomon Apr 29 #8
blm Apr 29 #11
msfiddlestix Apr 29 #29
Dorian Gray Apr 29 #30
UTUSN Apr 29 #9
uponit7771 Apr 29 #10
Treefrog Apr 29 #12
Solomon Apr 29 #14
CatWoman Apr 29 #15
11 Bravo Apr 29 #42
liberaltrucker Apr 29 #49
skypilot Apr 29 #16
Treefrog Apr 29 #22
ChubbyStar Apr 29 #25
Treefrog Apr 29 #34
skypilot Apr 29 #36
ChubbyStar Apr 29 #40
Treefrog Apr 29 #43
ChubbyStar Apr 29 #46
sarcasmo Apr 29 #17
Dorian Gray Apr 29 #18
Solomon Apr 29 #28
Dorian Gray Apr 29 #33
forthemiddle Apr 29 #32
Celerity Apr 29 #35
Hortensis Apr 29 #41
skypilot Apr 29 #38
Hortensis Apr 29 #39
Solomon Apr 29 #44
Hortensis Apr 29 #45

Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:36 AM

1. Republican tokenism on full display.

Back when Obama was president the GOP chose Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley to give the SOTU response. Anyone see a pattern?

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:37 AM

2. They should have gave him a banjo and let him

tap dance.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:30 AM

5. I'm amazed no one is offended by statements like this.

Because he is black and in the other party, that gives us permission to act as though he has no independent thought at all? Are you calling him a minstrel? Unbelievable to read comments like this on this forum. This is by no means the first.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:33 AM

6. if the shoe fits.. (nt)

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:49 AM

7. I agree, it's offensive.

It is a contradictory behavior that we need to find a better way to explain.

The problem is, that people like Tim Scott know that we're right, but repeat the Republican mantra because it's better for their pocket. And that requires special attention from us, but we have to find a better way to communicate, than resurrecting the Uncle Tom image.

I don't have an answer, but I do have a testimonial on how I won a huge concession from a black latino friend of mine who was viciously hard right. I steadily worked on him, using what I knew about him when we were growing up, to show what a poser he was. He repeated the usual right-wing holier-than-though bullshit, and I kept coming back with examples of when he was younger, when he lived in an opposite manner.

And, I really got him, when he tried to push aside the issues that are important to the woke culture, much like Tim Scott does. He posted a meme from a poster who was apparently black: "Liberals say black people should feel oppressed, and white people should feel guilty. I say, we all should feel proud to be Americans."

That was it for me. I reminded my friend that he lived abroad for many of the years he worked, where it was easy to dismiss what was going on in the U.S. But, there was one job that he held in the USA, that gave him everything he needed to know that the woke culture was right. I reminded him of a conversation we had. I said working for OSHA gave him insight, which obviously had an impact on him, because he told me that I should be careful.

He didn't disagree with me. On the contrary, he "liked" my comment.

So I deduce that he's a hard-rightwinger for personal preservation reasons. That's what we're fighting against. We have minorities who chose to look the other way because it's better for them, personally.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:52 PM

50. you remind me of this squirrel

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:58 PM

51. More like the squirrel lady.

&t=9s

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:56 PM

19. This thread

really is gross.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:33 PM

13. while eating watermelon slices and spitting out the seeds.............

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:56 PM

20. WTF

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:58 PM

21. Some very revealing posts here today.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:02 PM

24. what you don't understand is obvious

you don't dictate to black people how they should feel and react when they are humiliated on national tv by one of their very own.

deal with it.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:04 PM

27. A FUCKING MEN Cat

LOVE you sister!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:27 PM

37. LOL!!!!

I'm just surprised he didn't finish his speech by dropping to one knee, yelling "MAMMY"

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:09 PM

31. Where did I dictate to black people how they should feel and react? Hmm?

Am I allowed to think something is offensive without your permission? My wife is black, and I can’t tell you what she said when I showed her this thread or my post would be deleted. If you’re ok with comments about ‘spitting watermelon seeds’ here on du, well, ok for you. I find it offensive and I don’t need YOUR permission as to how I feel. You seem to think YOU can dictate to ME how I should feel. Nah.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #31)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:22 PM

47. um

throughout this thread?

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #47)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:35 PM

48. Boom!

CatWoman for a DUzy!

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:01 PM

23. WTF INDEED

YOU, nor ANYONE ELSE has the right to dictate to me the level of overall loathing and indignation I feel for that man.

Last night was a complete embarrassment for my tribe.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:03 PM

26. Hey, don't you go dissin' on banjo players and step dancers.. that's my world

I love it with all my heart and soul. Without it I couldn't have survived the past five years.

Thank you in advance...

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:39 AM

3. Scott merely reflects what most Republicans believe

The deep, systemic racism of the Republican party is one of the cancers threatening our nation.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:28 AM

4. They can't admit racism exists because they are the racists...

pretty simple, really. It's the old "I would never do that!" defense.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:11 PM

8. So sorry i offended some people.

But as a black man watching my brothers and sisters getting mowed down everyday, even shot in the back, i take more offense to Tim Scott telling everyone, America is not a racist country.

I've had enough. Sorry i offended some but im not going to remove it. I know one when i see one If the mods want to remove it then so be it.

Thankyou.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:00 PM

11. Same. Was removed earlier.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:06 PM

29. totally agree with you in this post..





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Response to Solomon (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:07 PM

30. He is very wrong

and I understand the anger at that. What i don't understand is perpetuating harmful stereotypes that some in this thread have gleefully been spreading. It's obvious Tim Scott is wrong. Racism is woven into the fabric of our society. And it's awful to deny that. I think some of the responses here have proven how wrong he is. A thread of "allies" who want to prove him wrong have done so better than they could have imagined.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:55 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:59 PM

10. K&R, or is Tim Scott closer to an Uncle Ruckus? thx in advance

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:33 PM

14. I'm black. But thanks for your concern.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:35 PM

15. LOL!!!!

I refer to Clarence Thomas as "Slappy"

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:01 PM

42. An African-American neighbor used to call him "Scalia's lawn jockey".

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:49 PM

49. I can't repeat what Arsenio Hall called him.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:36 PM

16. The OP isn't white.

*

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Response to skypilot (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:00 PM

22. That makes it no less offensive. I have no way of knowing the race of the op.

But there are numerous others who have identified as white who are making similar comments. This thread is really eye-opening.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:02 PM

25. LOL!!!!!!!

Ahh are you concerned Pongo?

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:13 PM

34. What is your problem Chubby?

I see you quite clearly.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:25 PM

36. Well, I am a black DUer as well...

...and the shoe fits when it comes to Tim Scott.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #36)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:47 PM

40. Be careful that poster claims to "See me" I think they have X Ray vision

or a really good Ophthalmologist!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #40)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:03 PM

43. I'm not the only one Chub.

Not idea why you always seem to feel the need to attack me. As I’ve commented to you before, I’ve no idea of any history between us. As for you calling me by my previous name, go for it. Easier to spell? You enjoy your day now. Ta.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #43)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:44 PM

46. You are not the only one?

Is there a club? Cool, please knock yourself out with all the fun social activities.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:55 PM

17. Clayton Bigsby is more accurate.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:55 PM

18. Yuck

and to think Tim Scott said racism doesn't exist in the USA anymore.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:04 PM

28. He also said Georgia just legislated laws making it easier to vote!

They are killing us and restricting our voting rights at the same time. I'm sorry. My anger got the best of me. But I've been dealing with this sort my whole life. I know one when I see one. Some of them we call gatekeepers. They get in the door and then shut the door on other blacks. I'm sick of them.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:09 PM

33. He's a total dipshit

and perpetuating extraordinary injustice. For sure. I understand the fury.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:09 PM

32. Why are minorities not allowed individual ideology?

How is prejudice on our side any better than prejudice on their side?

I always feel than slamming African Americans, or other minorities as “Uncle Tom”, or assuming that all minorities must think the same is an insulting prejudice that we must overcome.

Not everyone has to group think.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:20 PM

35. false equivalency

Denial of institutional racism and stating that the new GA voting bill makes it overall easier to vote across the board are outright lies, NOT a matter of ideology.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:52 PM

41. He can lie AND further his own, unstated beliefs.

Just as you can watch TV while you tie your shoes.

I believe belonging to today's corrupt and insurrectionist gang in DC is in itself proof of very bad character, not doing a good job of hiding behind that aren't-we-nice?! face. So it's probably not the best time to look for high-minded conservative principles.

But even that doesn't mean he can't have personal beliefs and goals. How could he not? "I serve me" and "I hate Democrats and screw every Democratic Uncle Tom who thinks I should also kiss white liberal ass" might not seem much of an ideology, but for some it serves.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:28 PM

38. Does Scott have individual ideology?

Or is he parroting the same groupthink nonsense that most Republicans spout?

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:39 PM

39. Agree. Politics are really problematic for

AA conservatives and especially for the few who openly break with the majority to identify with and further the conservative party. Beyond doubt for some it is strongly ideological, and of course some disagree with and despise Democrats and liberalism just as much as any other conservatives. But there are lots of other possible reasons, and of course skunks and whackjobs come in all races, but whatever, it's not the easy path.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #39)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:16 PM

44. Being a conservative black person doesn't mean you're an Uncle Tom. There are plenty black

conservatives who acknowledge racism exists. Giving succor to white racists is another story.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #44)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:29 PM

45. Right. It doesn't mean they have to be any cliche,

accept any box, or be defined by anyone but themselves. They're individuals.

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