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Andrew Young: The tea party movement is motivated by ‘nativism’
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jim Galloway

Posted on 05/26/2010 4:42:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In an interview with ABC News, former Atlanta mayor and Civil Rights legend Andrew Young was asked what he thought about the tea party movement:

[H]e’ll all but tell you it’s one sign the country hasn’t reached a post-racial era.

“Without making a moral judgment about it, let’s just say ethno-centrism runs so deep in America that we are hardly beyond this,” he said….

The tea party “is motivated by a nativism — an appeal to the good old days and people who are anxious about change and want to go back to the way they would like to think things were.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010; racism; teaparty; xenophobia
The race card is their hole card.
1 posted on 05/26/2010 4:42:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Try Constitution, racist ahole.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 4:44:12 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still repeating the Obama talking points.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 4:44:24 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought this was the John Edwards Andrew Young saying this!! Thank God it isn’t!


4 posted on 05/26/2010 4:46:41 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A supercilious, pompous, arrogant, elitist has-been.
Oh, and a Jimmy Carter lap dog.

5 posted on 05/26/2010 4:48:15 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa
Liberal too.

6 posted on 05/26/2010 4:50:17 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

motivated by “patriotism”


7 posted on 05/26/2010 4:50:54 PM PDT by joelt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[H]e’ll all but tell you it’s one sign the country hasn’t reached a post-racial era.

Hmm. For me, the fact that jerks like Young reflexively play the race card to demonize their political opponents is a sign that we haven't reached a post-racial era.

8 posted on 05/26/2010 4:52:51 PM PDT by random_user_827 (Boot to command line and run chkdsk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah...

You know what Mr. Young? Racism is now the province of two kinds of people. Whack-job Real right-wing extremists like Aryan Nation and the American Nazi Party, and most liberals.

So much of the race-baiting hypersensitivity and knee-jerk over-reactionism comes now from Liberals in the Race Industry that it’s nearly their exclusive province.

The rest of us “Normals” in the Center, and Conservatives are bored to tears with the cheap race hatred being sold by the Race Industry Demagogues. We have been for years, and have been more that ready to “get over it,” and “get on with it (life),” that we wonder why your stuck peddling the obsolete past.

Lift your eyes and your mind.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 4:52:56 PM PDT by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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“is motivated by a nativism — an appeal to the good old days and people who are anxious about change and want to go back to the way they would like to think things were.”(

And he knows this how?

He is so smart! I didn’t know this about myself.

All this time I thought I just wanted to keep more of my money in my pocket and send less to the government.

How naive I was.

10 posted on 05/26/2010 4:53:46 PM PDT by Pontiac
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Just Andy's way of saying "Hey, remember me? I'm still around ..."

That 68 year old Andrew Young still comes up first on a google search, but when you type the name in the window, all kinds of searches relating to John Edwards pop up.

By getting into the news every now and then with some outrageous comment, that old Andrew Young keeps the number 1 place, which must be important to him.

11 posted on 05/26/2010 4:58:27 PM PDT by x
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12 posted on 05/26/2010 4:58:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr. Young:

“Nativism” isn’t a BAD thing!!!!!


13 posted on 05/26/2010 4:59:45 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Andrew Young is motivated by CORRUPTION, PERSONAL GAIN AND OPPORTUNISM!
So why should I care what Andrew Young thinks, does or says?
Any Questions?


14 posted on 05/26/2010 5:00:12 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And African American voting is motivated by........??? And Andrew Young’s voting is motivated by cocaine??? Phony b*stard...


15 posted on 05/26/2010 5:04:46 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's about human rights and freedom and the laws of nature and the universe...something you old European style, race baiting, narcissistic, self flagellating, fascist butt kissing, dictator wannbes would never understand.
16 posted on 05/26/2010 5:07:59 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The DNC can't imagine that anyone is motivated by love of the Constitution, and they can't imagine that anyone isn't motivated by race.

If you believe in constitutional government, you are most probably not a Democrat.

And if you aren't obsessed by race, you almost certainly are not a Democrat.

17 posted on 05/26/2010 5:18:52 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrew, you’re an idiot and your race has nothing to do with it. There are plenty of competent black Conservative Americans. Most Democrat Americans of ALL colors are freeloaders and useless as teats on a bull and you know it. The US is BROKE because of too many freeloaders. What a dumbazz.


18 posted on 05/26/2010 5:23:46 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Civil Rights Legend"? What a hoot.

He's a 1960's model of a "Community Organizer"...except back then they were called, "Black Agitators".

He's one of America's original "victims"; a light-skinned black guy railing against everything white.

He's an old has-been that never-was trying for some of the showboat's spotlight time.

A white man with his attitude, agenda, and mental ability would be laughed off the stage.
19 posted on 05/26/2010 5:25:01 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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In 1957, Young moved to New York City to accept a job with the National Council of Churches. However, as the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum, Young decided that his place was back in the South. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and again worked on drives to register black voters.

Young opposed the Vietnam War,helped enact legislation that established a U.S. Institute for peace

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Young to serve as Ambassador to the UN, the first African-American to serve in the position. Young’s controversial statements made headlines almost from the start. In August 1979, he appeared on Meet the Press and said that Israel was “stubborn and intransigent.” Young met secretly, apparently in violation of American policy, with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in Carter asking for Young’s resignation.

Young led a delegation to report on Nike operations in Vietnam. Anti-sweatshop activists derided the report as a whitewash and raised concerns that Nike was trading on Young’s background as a civil-rights activist to improve Nike’s corporate image.

Working Families for Wal-Mart, a purported grassroots organization started and funded by Wal-Mart, was headed by Young. Young created a controversy during an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel. When asked about Walmart hurting independent businesses, he said that, “But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us — selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables... I think they’ve ripped off our communities. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs. Very few black people own these stores”


20 posted on 05/26/2010 5:26:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Nativism” means patriotic and anticommunist!


21 posted on 05/26/2010 5:27:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people represent the past. They revel in the glory of the Civil Rights movement and use it to promote socialism. When they’re called on it, they play the race card.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 5:29:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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No. The Tea Party movement is about people who work hard and play by the rules finally defending themselves against feckless liberal parasites in government.


23 posted on 05/26/2010 5:58:02 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The tea party “is motivated by a nativism — an appeal to the good old days and people who are anxious about change and want to go back to the way they would like to think things were"

Interesting how folks like Andy Young always think this has anything to do with race. What the Tea Partiers want is our country to return to the era before liberals took over the media, teacher's unions, trade unions, and the education establishment.

Because of liberal influence, largely in the Courts, people of faith are ridiculed, kids are no longer expected to respect adults, criminals have more rights than their victims, and our brave men and women in uniform are considered killers, and not protectors of our country. THOSE are the things we in the Tea Party would like to see turned around. We've moved beyond race, as is exemplified by the fact that there are black people who support our efforts, who are always welcomed to the Tea Party gatherings. We don't look at skin color; we look at their support of the issues we hold dear.

It is liberals like Andy Young, and most other Democrats who can't seem to get beyond race.

24 posted on 05/26/2010 6:18:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Genoa
And feckless.

25 posted on 05/27/2010 7:25:17 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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