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The Cypress Times ^ | 1/12/10

Posted on 01/12/2010 11:10:40 AM PST by Patriot1259

“This type of thinking by Senator Reid and others is sadly outrageous, no matter what the ethnic or political viewpoint happens to be. We are one human race, and polarizing people because of skin color is horrendous.

“If Michael Steele or any other conservative had said anything like it, the remarks would be labeled racist and plastered over every available news outlet.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: alvedaking; democrats; harryreid; negrodialect; obama; racism; reid

1 posted on 01/12/2010 11:10:42 AM PST by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

It was truly pathetic watching black so-called “civil rights activists” defending Reid all over the airwaves yesterday.

2 posted on 01/12/2010 11:12:53 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

I find it even more pathetic that in 2010 there are individuals whose jobs, paid or otherwise, involve being barometers of what and what is not offensive. Even if they have ‘real’ jobs they spend a large chunk of every day with their antennae wiggling around attempting to pick up nonexistent ‘racism.’

The King family have literally turned race into a business and I am SICK of hearing from them.

3 posted on 01/12/2010 11:15:15 AM PST by relictele
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To: Patriot1259

I was wondering when “African-Americans” would get the point that Harry was putting down dark skinned blacks.

4 posted on 01/12/2010 11:17:47 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Patriot1259

I’m actually mixed in my reaction to Reid. Clearly it was a stupid thing to say, and he was right to apologize ...

... but ...

I thought Lott got railroaded. So, I’m of two minds — do I maintain my consistency, or do I call on liberals to maintain their consistency and railroad their guy too?


5 posted on 01/12/2010 11:18:06 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: Patriot1259

Doubly refreshing this. An MLK niece notices (1) that Reid is outrageous, and (2) that a conservative would not receive the same kid-glove treatment from the media.

6 posted on 01/12/2010 11:20:43 AM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Don’t worry about consistency. There is no real parallel. Lott said nothing derogatory about race; in fact, nothing about race period. Southern Democrats in 1948 were mostly conservative on other issues, and Lott could easily have meant that a Thurmond Presidency would have been better for the country than the alternatives.

7 posted on 01/12/2010 11:21:40 AM PST by hellbender
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To: relictele

You need to read the article. Alveda King is anti-abortion, and sounds downright conservative if you read the whole quote. For example, she says that Michael Steele would never have been excused for making a remark like Reid’s.

8 posted on 01/12/2010 11:24:55 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Patriot1259
the truth is that dirty Harry was just blatantly stating the truth....lighter skinned blacks do have an advantage over darker skinned blacks....

lookism in all things rules....sad but true....

anyone think a dark skinned zero would have won?....not a chance....

many silly whites who stupidly voted for zero for that "hoax and chains" thingy would never have given him a second look if he was as dark as Manute Bol....

blacks are more guilty than whites in this...they diss their own...

racism might be dead but LOOKISM is alive and well.....just as pretty people are on tv and plain people are not..pretty people will be found not guilty at trial when a plain person would not....

its not right...but its the reality of the human race..

9 posted on 01/12/2010 11:32:25 AM PST by cherry
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To: Patriot1259

Unfortunately, this lady’s thinking will be lost on the party of reid, the same party, all of whose members, including the sad group known as the Congressional Black Caucus, has placed a big smile on its face and set to licking the boots of racists like Robert Byrd (recall: “Yes that’s right. I said white nigger.” Broadcast on national TV) and Reid for years. They have earned themselves a truly tragic stereotype.

Reason is lost on them.

10 posted on 01/12/2010 11:57:34 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: Genoa

Was MLK a Republican? I think he was.

11 posted on 01/12/2010 12:06:37 PM PST by GranTorino
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To: relictele

Sorry, Friend:
You are upset with the wrong King. This excerpt from her remarks makes her sound like another race-pimp like Jesse Jackson, et al. This lady, a grand-niece of MLK,Jr. is a fine lady, a conservative, and one who disagrees with all the Obummer leftist crap. She is pro-God, pro-America, and was a great friend of the late Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries and his efforts to turn America back to her founding principles in God and The Bible.

12 posted on 01/12/2010 12:50:17 PM PST by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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At the risk of repeating myself...anyone billed as a civil rights activist in year 2010 is an anachronism. Her school choice advocacy is a noble goal but it should not be a race issue despite the temptation to point out that urban districts are a shambles. Instead, statism must be the target. If I’ve misread her intentions more fool me but the most effective leaders will be the ones quashing the race pantomime that constitutes the ‘dialogue’ that lefties claim to want.

13 posted on 01/12/2010 2:40:59 PM PST by relictele
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