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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 03:57 PM
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Radical, Racist Signs Featured At 9/12 March

Radical, Racist Signs Featured At 9/12 March

This morning on ABCs Good Morning America, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) embraced the protesters at todays 9/12 March in Washington, DC, saying that he was glad theyre here to take back their country. He characterized the attendees as nonpartisan, adding that its not about President Obama. Its not about the Democrats. Several other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Tom Price (GA), Mike Pence (IN), Marsha Blackburn (T), and Phil Gingrey (GA) planned to attend and speak at the event.

Members of ThinkProgress attended todays march and the signs carried by these protesters were hardly nonpartisan and were often racist, radical portrayals of Obama, despite DeMints claim. Some examples of what we saw:





In an interview with the Washington Independent, DeMint claimed that the attendees at the march were a cross-section of the population. When it was pointed out to him that almost everyone there was white, DeMint simply said, Its probably just the time and organization and the media that promoted it.

Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to Sen. John McCains (R-AZ) presidential campaign, has warned conservatives from embracing events like the 9/12 March. Its bad for Republicans because in the absence of any real leadership, the freaks fill the void and define the party, McKinnon said.

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The distributor looks to be the American Life League; apparently the kind of pro-life organization that thinks that it would be terrible if people who get sick could have access to medical care:



At any rate, the ALL/healthcare nexus mostly seems to me to be emblematic of the knee-jerk quality of the whole thing. As we know, back in November most people voted for Barack Obama. Most people voted for a Democratic House candidate. And most people voted for a Democratic Senate candidate. Today, most people prefer Obamas approach to the approach of congressional Republicans. But this is a very large country. And a large minority of the population is out of step with the views of the minority. Youve got your anti-abortion guys, your tenthers, your birthers, your Medicare-hating congressmen, etc. Something called the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights is among the sponsors of the rally.

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robo50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 03:59 PM
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1. No surprise here, nothing to see, move along, folks...just racism alive and well
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 04:01 PM by robo50
in the USA!

I want to see how many thousands of black and Hispanic folks showed up today.

Can we guess, like 25 individual deluded rich people of color?

By tomorrow, we should have the life stories of 100 or so white bubba's who were behind all this, and how many $$ came from health insurance and pharma to pay for this silly racist display.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:03 PM
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2. Mark McKinnon is right. The wackjobs now define the GOP.
Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to Sen. John McCains (R-AZ) presidential campaign, has warned conservatives from embracing events like the 9/12 March. Its bad for Republicans because in the absence of any real leadership, the freaks fill the void and define the party, McKinnon said.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:31 PM
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8. Spot on, but there is no fighting the truth
and, fact is, their party is a mess. Three decades of running against government have left them dependent on an inarticulate, angry and, given the circumstances of the present, shrinking group of people.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 08:26 AM
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17. There are members of Congress associating with them.
So yes.

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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:03 PM
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3. The Artifacts of ignorance,, always amazing how ugly people can get.
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 04:03 PM by orpupilofnature57
Couldn't leave Teddy alone a whole 2 wks ,a tribute in reality.
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maryellen99 Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:04 PM
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4. Someone needs to remind that woman that the Civil War is over nt
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:08 PM
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5. seems it's not.....
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 04:08 PM by handmade34
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:25 PM
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6. I think we have something to fear here.
The people on the right are not just going about business as usual. They're getting more radical all the time. I'm beginning to worry about where all of this is headed. The Nazis started out in very similar fashion, a movement that represented itself as a movement for the people, a very narrowly defined group of people, in the name of traditional patriotism and against anything and anyone who didn't look and act like them. Sound familiar? They started out just using hateful rhetoric and eventually it just snowballed.

The primary red flag for me is what those on the right are willing to accept as fact. Republican voters are believing anything their elected representatives tell them and those representatives tell them whatever it takes to get those people fired up and to keep the Republicans in power. There can be a tipping point when they start stepping over the line and the people follow just like when the Nazis came to power in Germany, and then it's too late. The sh it will hit the fan and a lot of people will suffer. All it's going to take is the right person (a white male, of course) coming to power with a certain kind of charisma and a lot of gumption, and hate. It will happen eventually. I don't think I'm being too far fetched.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:29 PM
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7. Get back in their faces and they'll fold like a cheap suit.
These are also people who want to ADORE a strong authority figure that reminds them of DADDY. IMO, many of them are not emotionally strong nor verbally astute.

When you challenge a right winger, as I have often, they either shut-down on you or start spouting right wing talking points.

Stand up to them - do not fear them. They are like "the borg" in that, when they are not in large groups, their courage easily wanes. :thumbsup:
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:27 PM
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15. agree n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:37 PM
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9. I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, to find RACISM at a Conservative rally!
:sarcasm:



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TheCML Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:39 PM
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10. These are the people bullying their way into power now!



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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:49 PM
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11. long legged mack daddy
i cant lie, i laughed at that one
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:58 PM
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12. I love the dumb broad with the Stars and Bars.
Yeah, they love this country so much they want to fly the flag of the states that left it in 1860! Yeah! Whoo!

Morons.
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georgian style Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 05:02 PM
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13. Who in his right mind would carry a confederate flag, sign of slavery?
It just blows my mind that in the 21th century these people feel nostalgic about an era where Blacks were considered 3/5ths of a person. Unbelievable.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:26 PM
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14. very scary, this seems to be getting much worse and out of control n/t
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:36 PM
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16. Racist? Oh no, no, no.
it's just that they {sniff} love America so darn much {sniff} that they hate to see it turned over {sniff} to the socialist Marxist Nazi muslin Kenyans {sniff}, many of whom {sniff} just happen to be non-white {sniff}.

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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 09:17 AM
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18. I wanted to put this in perspective (or try to).....

Part of what seems most offensive about these protest signs are -- aside from the racist element -- that they are so personal against Obama rather than issues they disagree with.

But, I stumbled upon an essay (I don't know the author or anything about this site) that shows that the left made it personal against Bush, too. Link below with images.

http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

The huge difference now seems to be:

1) Republican "leadership" has legitimized such protest signs, slogans, disrespect and hatred in general; they certainly haven't condemned it.

2) Whereas the media denigrates all progressive/liberal protests and mock them, they seem to be going out of their way to make the crazies seem legitimate.

There's inappropriateness, to say the least, on both sides, but how the protests and even threats are perceived seem to be vastly different. Since Fox is, much to our dismay, part of the mainstream media now, and they have not only legitimized crazy but actively created and supported it, it's as though the other media are following suit.

The left never has never had such a media base. So much for the friggin liberal media.

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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:13 PM
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19. The sight of the Confederate flag just makes my blood boil.
I can't wait to get the Carolina plate off of my car. :mad:
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:41 PM
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22. Bullshit!
Bringing up Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton gives you away.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:49 PM
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24. Predictable tombstone. n/t
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