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Tue May 15, 2018, 05:22 PM

Congressman Says It Is Un-American To Acknowledge That Racism Exists

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Source: Think Progress

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) is very upset that Democrats think racial discrimination is still a problem.

Days after a House floor clash with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over the House Republican majority's decision to rescind Obama-era protections against auto lending discrimination, he complained on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends that claims of modern day racial inequalities are not American.

Kelly, an automobile dealer, argued that at a time when the economy is good, House Democrats should not raise this issue. "We have seen the economy take off," he told Fox & Friends.

"I just think that if you come to the floor and there are 60 minutes to debate. 30 minutes on each side. But as I was sitting there, I had 30 minutes of Democrats coming down and talking about how bad automobile people are because they discriminate against nonwhite buyers. I said that's not America. We don't talk about those things."

Kelly then credited President Trump for having united America and purportedly ending racial strife.

"We are a people of diversity, but we come together to make America great again. When I've seen what President Trump has done and you come in this area you can see it. It is so uplifting.

Look at this, you say 'if your only platform is hate and resistance and not about bringing the country together again' -- I mean, listen, we are still the United States of America, not Divided States of America, and if we can't talk better than what happened on the floor the other day.

I was disappointed and the Democrats that came down, every single person demagoguing and talking about how bad automobile people are. It's just not true.".. Continued..


Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/pennsylvania-congressman-mike-kelly-un-american-to-talk-about-racism-fb297d0719c6/





*Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) said, "We don't talk about those things."*

- VIDEO, 52 sec.

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Reply Congressman Says It Is Un-American To Acknowledge That Racism Exists (Original post)
appalachiablue May 15 OP
Girard442 May 15 #1
JustAnotherGen May 15 #2
CaliforniaPeggy May 15 #3
Glamrock May 15 #4
ProudLib72 May 15 #6
Glamrock May 15 #11
aggiesal May 15 #5
appalachiablue May 15 #10
Bernardo de La Paz May 15 #20
Haggis for Breakfast May 15 #36
RoBear May 15 #7
Haggis for Breakfast May 15 #37
RoBear May 15 #39
Haggis for Breakfast May 17 #41
RhodeIslandOne May 15 #8
Bernardo de La Paz May 15 #9
appalachiablue May 15 #18
appalachiablue May 15 #23
PatrickforO May 15 #27
NastyRiffraff May 15 #12
sheshe2 May 15 #13
riversedge May 15 #14
Marthe48 May 15 #15
riversedge May 15 #16
appalachiablue May 15 #17
riversedge May 15 #29
geretogo May 15 #19
sinkingfeeling May 15 #21
sharedvalues May 15 #32
riversedge May 15 #22
saidsimplesimon May 15 #24
heaven05 May 15 #25
kimbutgar May 15 #26
BumRushDaShow May 15 #33
Civic Justice May 15 #28
sharedvalues May 15 #30
appalachiablue May 15 #31
Golden Raisin May 15 #34
uppityperson May 15 #35
laserhaas May 15 #38
uriel1972 May 16 #40

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:31 PM

1. Yeah, because people (families, countries) who don't talk about their problems...

...are always the happiest and most well-adjusted.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:34 PM

2. Well I certainly wish him the best in his new

16th PA District.

Good luck against the Democratics (there are three in the primary today) you go up against. I will make sure to throw whoever wins a couple hundred bucks you little asswipe maggot.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:35 PM

3. What a frikken idiot!

"We don't talk about those things." because we're too busy sweeping them under the carpet!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:36 PM

4. Why is it for decades I've never heard of a Kelly in gov't.

All of a sudden they're popping up everywhere and they're assholes. I'm legally changing my name to Glamrock, that's it. I don't wanna be associated with these, ahem, "people."

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #4)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:44 PM

6. Paddy Glamrock still has an Irish ring to it

Just change it to T Rex, first and last name



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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:54 PM

11. Hahahaha!

Even worse, I gotta deal with Sean fucking Hannity screwing that up too.

People say I look like, a younger Iggy Pop. Perhaps Iggy Glamroxx? Might as well go full on, yeah?


Thanks for the T-Rex by the by, love em!

One o my faves....

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:39 PM

5. Kelly then credited President Trump for having united America and purportedly ending racial strife.











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Response to aggiesal (Reply #5)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:54 PM

10. Yes, "ending racial strife"-- after denying it exists! Dumb___car dealer.

All this is because Trump is expected to sign rollback legislation implemented in 2013 under Obama to protect black people and minorities who are discriminated against with *higher interest rate auto loans, as studies have shown.*

So many impt. rules established by the newer Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pushed by Eliz. Warren are being ended. Awful.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #5)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:24 PM

20. The RepubliCons, esp Trump racists, blame Obama for "dividing the nation" by talking about race. .nt

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #5)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:59 PM

36. That's not a surprise

His votes in the house mirror trump. He's voted with him 97% of the time.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:45 PM

7. Pardon the coarse language, but

HOW does he breathe with his head up his ass????

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Response to RoBear (Reply #7)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:00 PM

37. When I was in the NAVY

We called that "Rectal Cranial Inversion."

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #37)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:49 PM

39. Never heard that...

but it's WONDERFUL!

I'm borrowing it if that's okay!



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Response to RoBear (Reply #39)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:08 AM

41. Go for it.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:54 PM

8. Hopefully he loses, and upon seeing the results, dies of a heart attack.

Anyone got a problem with that?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:54 PM

9. "Not when economy is good". Then later they will say "Not when economy is bad".


What it boils down to is that Old White Privileged Male Racists think it is NEVER time to talk about racism.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:22 PM

18. Got it- Never talk about it...But Deny!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #18)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:29 PM

23. This AM: Video- Kelly's Remarks with Fox at Butler, PA cafe.*PA state election Today.



It's Un-American to talk about racism." Rep. Kelly.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:00 PM

27. Now is always an inconvenient time to talk about racism.

It is also always an inconvenient time to talk about how poor people actually DIE because of Republican policies.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:55 PM

12. They still haven't changed their attack mode

Whenever they're challenged, the challenger is always un-American. Or unpatriotic. Same old, same old, because they have nothing else.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:05 PM

13. *Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) said, "We don't talk about those things."*

And...

We are a people of diversity, but we come together to make America great again. When Ive seen what President Trump has done and you come in this area you can see it. It is so uplifting.


Oh look, Mikie is sooooo white.

Ugh.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:07 PM

14. I was just going to post that comment but you beat me to it. What a joke Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

I wonder if he gave a birds and bees talk to his kids (if he has them). ???

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:08 PM

15. What he's smokin

I want some. I want to see unicorns and then puke in his car.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:14 PM

16. Here is his tweet about this issue...............

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:20 PM

17. Thanks, the ugly, dirty racist reality..growing coast to coast it appears. Awful.

Surprised Kelly can 'tweet.'

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #17)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:37 PM

29. the creep was on Cavuto also--made the fox rounds.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:23 PM

19. What do you expect from this fascist ? He and Trumpolini get their daily brain washing from

Fox News , Limbaugh , and the rest of the corrupt Fascist media empire .

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:25 PM

21. No, idiot, It's un-American to be racist.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #21)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:56 PM

32. +100. The hate is coming from The right- from GOP propaganda

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:26 PM

22. Carbuyers beware: Discrimination can hike your price..............

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:38 PM

24. The (R) Joe Arpaio

emboldened by his pardon from the mole in our White House, could be a Kelly clone. If he wins his primary, our Democrat has an excellent chance of adding another Democrat to the Senate. Here's hoping we have non-ending title wave of returning votes by mail and getting to the polls.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:53 PM

25. typical republiKKKan POS nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:54 PM

26. Any chance he can be voted out of office?

Id love those bastards words to come back and bite him in the a$$ in November!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #26)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:12 PM

33. His district is pretty safe

even with the addition of Erie (city) into the new district. He is in the new PA-16 (old PA-3).



http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/rating-the-new-pennsylvania-house-map/

(as a note on the above prognostication - it was done in February before Connor won his special election and Conor will now be PA-17 and has a good possibility of winning that vs what is shown above)

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:12 PM

28. When people still live by the MADNESS OF George Wallace... that's why Repub's say that.

George Wallace said this:

"In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.


Just the fact that he said: "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth shows the SOB"s Ignorance of Claiming White Superiority!!!!! These Republican still lust after this delusion about themselves. When reality shows continually, not only are they the "most vile", they are "the lowlife's" of the American Population, who have shown NO respect for the "truths of Democracy", because "For Democracy to work and exist, it must accord itself unto 'EQUALITY, OF PERSON, This is the respectful nature of "one man, one vote", this is the principle that uphold that "no one is above the law", and it is the foundational components to what is American Democracy.


Read the vile ignorance of the madness he and many like him has spewed for decades...
http://www.blackpast.org/1963-george-wallace-segregation-now-segregation-forever


If we become the society we claim to be, ALL THESE RACIST AND BIGOTED REPUBLICAN WOULD BE TRIED AND EXECUTED FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES AND TREASON, BY TRYING TO PUSH CONFEDERATE AGENDA IN THIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'S DEMOCRACY.

We'd have to Cleanse America of this madness !!!!!! but we simply don't have the stomach to do what needs to be done to rid this nation of Confederacy Conspirators and Subversive Treasonous Actors within the Republican Ranks. Unfortunately we have too many people who still relish the nature of "white privilege".... IF not for that, this nations would rid itself of these Confederate Bigots and Racist Madmen types.


We'd need to be somewhat like China, when it closed its doors and rid'ed itself of the Opium Epidemic of which the British Thrust Upon Them; once they got the British out, they closed their doors and executed Millions, until it was cleansed of the Opium Epidemic that was destroying its people and its countries unison of persons.
Today, China is a Much Better Nation because of it. It was a hard choice and did not set well at the time, but history has shown they did what was best for the future of its nation and its people.

Germany did massive work to rid itself of the Nazi Dominance created by Hitler, and in time,they will take actions to rid itself of the Nazi's still left. How, I can'[t say, but they will find a way. Eventually, America will have little choice but to also find a way, to rid itself of Confederate Ideologist, and Antebellum Idealist, and their bigotry, class madness game and their overt racist agenda. Technology may well become "the tool" to aid in the process. already we have technology and the acts of Trump to have exposed the identity of these types, some still lurk playing covert sleepers, but with the right technology and the right application, they won't be able to hide.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:42 PM

30. It's un-American to watch Fox News.

Because Fox peddles hate and lies to divide the country and amplify racism.

All to get votes for billionaires. Corrupt seeking of power at the expense of American values. THAT is un-American.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #30)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:52 PM

31. +10,000!!!!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:42 PM

34. He kinda puts the D in Deplorable.

Racism is the cancer that has historically and currently been eating away at the flesh and organs of our Republic. So let's just ignore and deny it.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:49 PM

35. Words fail me so k&r

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:12 PM

38. What a dick

Prick

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:55 AM

40. Uniting People...

On a sea of the blood of "minorities". I say "Minorities" because when added up "Rich White Men" are by far the minority in this world and the rest of us outnumber them by a large degree. Hmmm...

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