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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:49 PM

Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Election Means We Don't Need Reparations

Source: Huffington Post

06/18/2019 06:38 pm ET

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell said.

By Amy Russo

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday dismissed the idea of modern-day reparations for slavery, arguing that civil rights legislation and former President Barack Obama’s election show they are unnecessary.

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell told reporters at a press conference.

The senator then listed the ways in which he felt America’s slave-holding past has been addressed already.

“We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president,” he said. “I think we’re always a work in progress in this country, but no one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it.”


Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-rejects-reparations_n_5d094aa6e4b0f7b7442860b6

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Reply Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Election Means We Don't Need Reparations (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 18 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 18 #1
OnlinePoker Jun 18 #11
onecaliberal Jun 18 #2
Iliyah Jun 18 #3
JI7 Jun 18 #4
muntrv Jun 18 #5
BlueIdaho Jun 18 #6
JudyM Jun 18 #7
LovingA2andMI Jun 18 #8
sandensea Jun 18 #9
lunasun Jun 18 #10
Judi Lynn Jun 19 #12
lunasun Jun 19 #19
Cryptoad Jun 19 #13
AllyCat Jun 19 #14
BlueMTexpat Jun 19 #15
Eustace is Useful Jun 19 #16
BillyBobBrilliant Jun 19 #17
turbinetree Jun 19 #18
MineralMan Jun 19 #20
JaneQPublic Jun 19 #21
Wuddles440 Jun 19 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:50 PM

1. Hey, Mitch!

Barak Obama is biracial. How about coughing up half the amount of reparations?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:33 PM

11. But his father wasn't stolen and brought to the U.S. in chains

In this case, reparations wouldn't be justified.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:52 PM

2. White nationalist say what?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:56 PM

3. McTurtle, Pres O's father is from

Africa.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:57 PM

4. evil scumbag

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:05 PM

5. We need reparations from the Trump debacle.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:09 PM

6. The one thing we really don't need

Is the Grim Reaper Mitch Fucking McConnell in the Senate. Retire his fat white ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:01 PM

7. "We've elected an African American president" and refused to consider his Supreme Court pick.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:12 PM

8. Mitch....

F.U. Straight Up.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:13 PM

9. He no doubt thinks Cheeto's election means the history of fascism shouldn't be taught in school

In fact, I'm pretty sure that's exactly where he stands on that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:14 PM

10. I can't find who is running against him in 2020 I guess he is very strong in KY that sucks

because I would like to see him leave Congress

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Response to lunasun (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:57 AM

12. That's really sad. Hope they've got a surprise candidate they are keeping a secret. Gotta hope. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:42 AM

19. I was inspired by a post here I said I would make a post about candidates running against

McConnell and graham
In SC there are 2 Dems for the primaries .
KY I was surprised to see none.
As unpopular as he seems nationally I guess he is very popular in KY

Everyplace is diffferent
So was there a republican running in our last mayoral election ? If there was I never heard anything about it so I’ll assume that’s how Dems are down there

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:01 AM

13. Thats why we call them "Wasicu"

Lakota word for the colonizers meaning one who wants all the fat! perfect fit!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:57 AM

14. So he and Liz Cheney are equally dismissive of actual facts

and realities. F*ck Mitch Mc.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:40 AM

15. Why does McConnell

believe that HE is the ultimate authority on this? Or anything else, for that matter?

Making such a statement shows that he certainly doesn't know US history or President Obama's biography at all.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:09 AM

16. By That Logic, America is a Majority-Catholic Country

 

After all, we elected one of 'em President half a century ago. (Everyone in my family---including my wife and daughter---refers to Mitch via a rhyming nickname.)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:35 AM

17. The best example of

False equivalency...
Should be taught in school.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:24 AM

18. As a person with Native heritage, this asshole comment does not surprize me in the least

and his last comments that "we've tried to deal with our original sin"..........................dude you and your ilk can really go fuck yourself, and the fucking horse that you ride...............fucking gas lighting is still gas lighting.........................asshole...............you really should be LOCKED UP.............................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough....................

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

20. Yeah, well....Fuck that, Mitch!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:16 AM

21. Trump's election means we need to double reparations. (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:19 AM

22. A difficult it is....

for me to say, I HATE this fucking vermin more than the Orange Anus! The mere existence of such a vile creature as McTurtle should be one of the most compelling reasons for abortion to remain legal and why certain people should not be permitted to procreate.

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