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Reporter asks black protester if he's "uncomfortable" as part of tea party
The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2010 | J.P. Freire, Associate Commentary Editor

Posted on 04/17/2010 7:51:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, "No, no, these are my people, Americans."

(VIDEO AT LINK)

O'Donnell's question wasn't the only one addressing race at tea parties. Politico asked one white tea party protester about how she could spot an "infiltrator" -- a liberal posing as a tea party protester -- and she said that more "racially-oriented signs" were a giveaway. "This movement is not about race. My husband and I are an interracial copuple. He's African American. We don't make this party about race, we make it about principles." Video below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

It didn't occur to me, by the way, to ask Richard if he felt uncomfortable. But maybe that's because he was right at home:

(PHOTO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: black; jourbalism; presstitutes; protester; racecard; reporter; teaparty; uncomfortable
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1 posted on 04/17/2010 7:51:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Golly, didn’t he know that ALL Tea Party Patriots are nothing but racist white people? He is lucky they didn’t lynch him on the spot! </sarc>


2 posted on 04/17/2010 7:54:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And they accuse tea partiers of being racist. They are the ones who aren’t color blind or they wouldn’t be asking that kind of question.


3 posted on 04/17/2010 7:54:15 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sea plants have more brains than people at MSNBC. They have gone from being a joke to embarrassing.


4 posted on 04/17/2010 8:00:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Main stream media = RACISTS!


5 posted on 04/17/2010 8:02:04 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kelly O’Donnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the black people I know?”


6 posted on 04/17/2010 8:04:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Press Corpse is no match for intelligent people like a TEA Partier.


7 posted on 04/17/2010 8:04:48 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe his answer should have been: “I feel uncomfortable now about you because you asked that question”

He was too nice to her.

Media types wont learn their lesson till its thrown right back in their face.


8 posted on 04/17/2010 8:08:07 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He should have said, "I'd be more uncomfortable at MSNBC. The lily-white network would probably lynch me! At least the Tea Party members are REAL Americans, as am I."
9 posted on 04/17/2010 8:09:56 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sigh...


10 posted on 04/17/2010 8:09:57 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Safrguns

The Mainstream Media are usually a bunch of race baiters.


11 posted on 04/17/2010 8:10:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Safrguns

Or perhaps something like “not as uncomfortable as you being among freedom loving Americans you racist bitch!”


12 posted on 04/17/2010 8:12:50 PM PDT by bubman
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To: TigersEye

“Kelly O’Donnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the black people I know?”

Or maybe

“Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the white people tell me that black people are supposed to think”

Either way it’s indicative of deep racial prejudice.


13 posted on 04/17/2010 8:15:52 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My dear Negro, Do you realize you’ve stepped off the plantation?


14 posted on 04/17/2010 8:15:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could be the TEA Party people didn’t realize that he was “black”.


15 posted on 04/17/2010 8:21:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The secret being that O'Donnell doesn't consider blacks as Americans, but as Africa-Americans, a protected group needing her liberal grace to exist.

Anyone not asking for liberal gifts is, of course, an American, and as we know from decades of history classes, being a plain-old American is a sin, making one retroactively guilty for oppression, genocide, etc/

Once one embraces his/her victimhood status, and admits only liberal governmental control can wash away that sin, he/she can be considered a normal person. Any American who actually stands up for liberty, especially if he has skin of a darker color than Nora O'Donnell's is, of course, a weirdo.

16 posted on 04/17/2010 8:23:34 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably was until the reporter showed up!


17 posted on 04/17/2010 8:25:43 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Damnant quod non intellegunt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"No, no, these are my people, Americans."

That line : the media as holy water : vampires.

18 posted on 04/17/2010 8:27:44 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Either way it’s indicative of deep racial prejudice.

Yes, she is definitely working with a preconceived idea of what black people are supposed to think. Prejudice, to pre-judge, is where she is coming from and his skin color is the basis for it. It is entirely accurate to say that Kelly O'Donnel is racially prejudiced.

It's kind of troubling that in the 21st century the MSM has so many people in it with such narrow-minded attitudes.

19 posted on 04/17/2010 8:33:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: 1010RD

I have said to many people the only real Uncle Toms are the liberal blacks that have been on the Liberal Plantation for the last 100+ yrs. They have been destroyed by the Liberal establishment.


20 posted on 04/17/2010 8:35:44 PM PDT by crazydad (What)
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To: Dallas59

When does Comcast take over MSNBC....I’m telling you, they need to become the history channel...


21 posted on 04/17/2010 8:38:10 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: TigersEye

>> Kelly O’Donnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the black people I know?”

You nailed it TE.


22 posted on 04/17/2010 8:40:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: crazydad

It kind of cracks me up when libs call black conservatives “Uncle Toms”. The real Uncle Tom was part of the underground railroad and helped other blacks escape slavery...They might need a history lesson...LOL


23 posted on 04/17/2010 8:42:18 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Q: "Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?"

ANSWER#1: "Not at all. ma'am. What makes me uncomfortable are racists who prove by their condescending, idiotic questions that they think my skin color requires me to hold a certain political view."

ANSWER#2: "Not at all, ma'am. But on the same topic of group identity, tell me, are you uncomfortable with the fact that nationwide polls regarding which groups are 'most trusted' and 'most admired' consistently rank your profession in the single digits, somewhere between the KKK and prostitutes?"

24 posted on 04/17/2010 8:44:14 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And the honorable Mr. Postell is one of us - a true patriot and a true American. God bless folk like him who not only have to deal with the generalized invective the left hurls at all of us, but also with the left's pernicious racism and their violent attempts to "punish" anyone whom they see as being a "traitor" to his or her race. It is the left, not the right, that is the true racists in this ordeal.

Just Say No
25 posted on 04/17/2010 8:46:16 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Postell should have asked the reporter if he was “uncomfortable” being surrounded by thousands of people every one of whom was more intelligent than he was.....


26 posted on 04/17/2010 8:48:13 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: All

I found this heroic guy on Facebook. I checked out his page. He is part of the Constitution party and he talks about liberty and limited government. He is even a retired military man. He’s the real deal.

Lol! I saw on his Facebook wall that he just got over 100 new friend requests since Wednesday-including mine.


27 posted on 04/17/2010 8:49:21 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
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To: Gene Eric

I wonder if Kelly O’Donnel (or Nora O’Donnel for that matter) feel stressed out when they can’t get a Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, a potato and get in a fist fight over a game of darts? /s


28 posted on 04/17/2010 8:55:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I loved his answer, and wish we could’ve seen the reporter’s face when he gave it.


29 posted on 04/17/2010 9:01:42 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, Only when I am singled out by a racist reporter because of my color. (my words, not his)
30 posted on 04/17/2010 9:04:22 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: TigersEye
Kelly O’Donnell is essentially asking “Your skin is black. Why don’t you think like all the black people I know?”

I was recently back home in California visiting with my liberal family, and one of them asked me, "How do they treat you in the Tea Party?"

I replied, "The Tea Party is the most welcoming group that I've been privileged to be a part of. The charges of racism you hear on TV are totally false."

They must have believed me, because they all just nodded their heads, which surprised me. They're all dyed-in-the-wool lefties.

31 posted on 04/17/2010 9:11:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigersEye

>> when they can’t get a Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, a potato and get in a fist fight over a game /s

LOL - usually the fun begins after the Guinness is found.


32 posted on 04/17/2010 9:13:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Could be the TEA Party people didn’t realize that he was “black”.

That's pretty much the reaction I get at all Tea Party functions. If there's any unusual reaction I get, it's a sort of delighted surprise and a twinkle of the eye.

At Thursday's gathering a couple of folks took my picture, holding my Texas and Gadsden flags. It'll probably show up on blogs here and there as proof that there are indeed black folks who oppose this administration and the destruction of our liberties.

33 posted on 04/17/2010 9:15:01 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Darkwolf377
The secret being that O'Donnell doesn't consider blacks as Americans, but as African-Americans, a protected group needing her liberal grace to exist.

Great assessment, and totally spot-on.

I'm constantly amazed at people who are amazed that I'm a conservative black man. The unspoken communication from them, is, "How can you possibly side with those who've oppressed you and your kind? Don't you understand that only we liberals care about you poor, unfortunate, and powerless black people?"

Once they realize that I'm the real thing, they treat me just like any other evil conservative. It's pretty disgusting.

34 posted on 04/17/2010 9:21:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Great tagline.


35 posted on 04/17/2010 9:27:27 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: douginthearmy
Great tagline.

Thanks. It's been my personal slogan since before I was a member here.

36 posted on 04/17/2010 9:35:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I have a black friend who used to work in Hollywood, as a reporter. He tells me stories of how he was treated there, and while he isn't necessarily a conservative, he is open to conservative ideas and conservative people in a way he no longer is to their liberal counterparts.

Liberals treated him (and other blacks in legal and administrative Hollywood work) as Others, and congratulated themselves for their special treatment...and they had NO idea how utterly inhuman that was. (A black female lawyer at a major studio reported she was repeatedly asked "How did you get this position?" something no one would ever think to ask of a white lawyer working at a studio.)

My friend was ultimately fired (and defended by, among others, Robert Osbourne, who I believe now hosts movies on Turner Classics)for writing a piece in one of the Hollywood dailies about how Hollywood congratulated itself so much for being progressive, yet where were all the movies starring blacks? (It took Spike Lee to show Hollywood that just because Hollywood had a couple of black stars, it was criminally behind the times in terms of behind the camera talent--I recommend some of Lee's later movies to FReepers, whatever you think of his talent ((yet another conservative friend of mine has worked closely with Lee and says he's nothing but professional and personable, unlike a number of Hollywood a-holes I could name based on friends' experiences)).)

Anyway, once my friend actually wrote an article saying, "Yeah, all your TALK is nice, but where are the JOBS, you people who employ talent?" he was fired over a nothing issue less than a month later.

You can imagine why, all these years later, he didn't blink when people pointed out I'm a conservative and he shouldn't like me. All those good liberals we knew then vanished when my friend encountered hard times, while I gave him a few bucks here and there while I was living on pretty meager wages. That's what FRIENDS do--people who see other people as Others who they can use as political pawns seem to have a problem with that. (I think my friend reached detonation level when one of these (white) liberals accused my friend of...anti-black racism.)

Sorry to drone on and use you as a sounding board, but this issue is something I'm writing about, and it so happens I had a long conversation with my friend today and am reading a biography of Samuel R. Delany (who's basically a socialist, but whose observations on race are surprisingly down-to-Earth for a commie :).

37 posted on 04/17/2010 9:47:51 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: Windflier
I take it that you are a High Melanin Content-American? lol

You're doing better than I am. My liberal sis called my Mom and I "brain washed" some years ago upon hearing that we listen to Rush Limbaugh. She ended all political discussion in 2000 after saying "Clinton was attacked for nothing but sex." I started to respond about perjury, suborning perjury, etc, and was cut off.

When she comes to see Mom she tells her she can't watch Fox News. (Mom is getting senile and likes her routine ... oddly enough/s) Oh, she also accused Mom of being racist because she was "looking at a black woman in the grocery store." Mom actually remembers that "incident." She thought she saw someone she knew. (A big deal given her memory.)

I have had it. She isn't even that committed to liberalism but I'm not going to extend the least bit of courtesy to her anymore. I could take it but the insults to our mother, who raised us to see people as people first and foremost, has just fried me.

(Sorry for the rant. I guess you hit the "family" button. lol)

38 posted on 04/17/2010 9:48:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: Darkwolf377
I think my friend reached detonation level when one of these (white) liberals accused my friend of...anti-black racism.

Wait until your black friend is accused of being a "racist" by a black liberal! My own (progressive) brother once accused me of that very thing, when I dared to criticize The One.

I couldn't help but laugh.

It's pretty hysterical, actually. Liberals just cannot fathom how a black person could possibly have their own mind, and draw their own conclusions regarding politics and culture. We're supposed to march in lockstep with the state-approved religious orthodoxy of liberalism, like good little sheep.

39 posted on 04/17/2010 9:56:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Liberals just cannot fathom how a black person could possibly have their own mind, and draw their own conclusions regarding politics and culture.

Their attitude is "But if you think like we do, we're for social programs, and welfare, and racial preferences--how can you NOT be for those things?"

It never occurs to them that this kind of thinking is textbook racist thinking--believing that one's ethnicity determines thought.

It would never occur to Nora O'Donnell to ask a white person these questions, because of COURSE whites have different points of view from other whites.

40 posted on 04/17/2010 10:04:33 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: TigersEye
I take it that you are a High Melanin Content-American?

Yep. I'm one of the 8 percenters (conservative blacks). Out there on the bleeding edge of cultural evolution.

My liberal sis called my Mom and I "brain washed" some years ago upon hearing that we listen to Rush Limbaugh.

Pretty standard babble from liberal family members, in my experience. I've endured much worse. I'm a "race traitor" and an "Uncle Tom" don'cha know. A "bamboozled, hypnotized pawn of the evil right-wing, etc".

Thing is, a person can't un-know what they know, and I've come to know quite a lot since I escaped the liberal mind control plantation. My certainty in what I know about the truth of America goes right down to the core of my being, and can't be shaken by insipid liberal barking.

Like any conservative, my allegiance to the right isn't about my belief in its principles, but in the knowledge of them. That certainty is maddening to liberal family members, whose positions are based on feelings and indoctrination, alone.

41 posted on 04/17/2010 10:09:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O’Donnell (”reporter”): Do you feel uncomfortable being
a black man among all these whites?

Postell: No, I don’t feel a bit uncomfortable. As a low
down lying scum sucking member of the left wing biased
main stream media do you feel uncomfortable being in the
middle of all of these honest hard working Americans?


42 posted on 04/17/2010 10:10:47 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Darkwolf377
Their attitude is "But if you think like we do, we're for social programs, and welfare, and racial preferences--how can you NOT be for those things?"

Yep. That's what passes for intelligent reasoning among liberals.

As you said, it never occurs to liberals that such "reasoning" pre-supposes that blacks are incapable of running their own lives, or succeeding in life without some sort of government crutch.

It's utterly demeaning - especially when you consider that there are so many fine examples of black people who've achieved the American Dream through their own efforts.

43 posted on 04/17/2010 10:15:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Progressives are racists, they just don't know it yet. If they every do realize their condescension in continually trying to “help” the “underprivileged” they might wake up from their leftist stupor.

Liberals like to bask in the glow of struggle to get where they are and rarely stop to think if they arrived in the right place.

44 posted on 04/17/2010 10:21:21 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: Windflier

I think of the accomplishments of some of the kids that came out of Dunbar High in DC, back in the bad old segregation days, and just shake my head. All the upheaval and sacrifice to undo all that, and look what so many are doing with it. It’s sad. You, and people like you, are the only ones who can speak out and alter the trajectory. Everyone else gets branded racist.


45 posted on 04/17/2010 10:26:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
You, and people like you, are the only ones who can speak out and alter the trajectory. Everyone else gets branded racist.

That latent responsibility is something that's in the back of every black conservative's mind. I didn't ask for the job, but I've got to admit that me and others like me are best equipped to take the conservative message to the black community.

I've had people urge me on more than one occasion to take up that task. I'm still rolling it around. Right now, I'm just trying to do my bit for America.

46 posted on 04/17/2010 10:32:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

It can’t be espeically easy, but please continue. It’s very much needed.


47 posted on 04/17/2010 10:35:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I went to a Tea Party here in California this year. As I stood there with my sign, a very nice black man came up to me and said, “Thank you! Thank you!” and shook my hand because of what I had on my sign. It said: “MARCH 2010: CONGRESS SHOVED OBAMACARE DOWN OUR THROATS. NOVEMBER 2010: WE WILL SHOVE IT BACK.”

Libs kill me. They don’t understand that it is about priciples, not color.


48 posted on 04/17/2010 10:37:30 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (PETRAEUS IN 2012 ..... PETRAEUS IN 2012 ..... PETRAEUS IN 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proper response:

“That’s an incredibly racist assumption you are making just to ask that question of me. Why did you pick me out of the entire population gathered here? Is it because I am black or because I may have an answer you are looking for?”

Plan for attacks like this:
1. Reject the preconditions of the questions.

2. Answer the outrageous question with another question proposing they need to answer.

Think about the question:
“How long have you stopped beating your wife?”
It assumes the precondition that you have beaten somebody.

These people should not be allowed to set up conditions where protesting is OK for one group and not another. Especially when you see the violence and damage the left imposes upon others.


49 posted on 04/17/2010 10:38:23 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Windflier
Thing is, a person can't un-know what they know, ... That certainty is maddening to liberal family members, whose positions are based on feelings and indoctrination, alone.

You've nailed that down tight. Once you know something all the emotional spin and propaganda dissipates like morning dew. It is really tough when the conflict is with family. People who should know you well enough to know you aren't a racist, traitor, brain washed, and on and on. But when you know the truth it does transcend even the closest ties.

50 posted on 04/17/2010 10:40:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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