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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 10:23 AM
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9. Thanks, David_77
Edited on Thu Jan-27-05 10:32 AM by Plaid Adder
Our country's failure to solve the racism problem after the 1960s is killing us now, in more ways than one, and I wish people on the left would pay more attention to that.

Over at

they have an interesting article on Armstrong Williams (invitingly titled "The Biggest Whore of All") in which the author makes the claim that most of the African-American conservative pundits out there on the airwaves actually have zero credibility in the African-American community, and are there mainly to persuade white moderates that it's not racist to support policies that are inevitably going to screw African-Americans. Which would explain why guys like Armstrong Williams need payola, since they don't have enough of a following to survive the free market without it.

The strategy of neutralizing arguments like what David_77 is bringing up by finding the one lone member of the class you're screwing who is willing to smile and say s/he likes it is an old one, but Rove has really become a master at it.


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