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Joan Walsh: Right-wing racism on the rise (Rush, White men, the Birthers, Beck, etc..)
Salon ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joan Walsh

Posted on 08/03/2009 1:07:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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"One look at Congress, the Supreme Court, Fortune 500 CEOs -- or conversely, at prison cells across America -- tells you how delusional the Beck-Limbaugh-Buchanan view is, but that doesn't make it irrelevant."

Every one of those black men and women in prison is innocent, right Joan? "Political prisoners" I suppose you'd call them.

1 posted on 08/03/2009 1:07:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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How great to see so many GOP “leaders” chooing to keep on the kid gloves to ward off the attacks against the parties jugular vein by Democrats, opting for decades more of obscurity.

I guess everyone has already forgotten the last 8 years.


2 posted on 08/03/2009 1:14:48 AM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She forgets to mention that the present occupant in the Big House and his lovely bride hate whitey.


3 posted on 08/03/2009 1:14:49 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of course they're misunderstood and sweetly innocent!
Want to find an innocent in prison....just poll the inmates...they'll all tell ya' the same! [/sarcasm]
4 posted on 08/03/2009 1:16:49 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2+2=5

Do Not Question the Party


5 posted on 08/03/2009 1:20:16 AM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they can’t play the race card they have nothing to say!


6 posted on 08/03/2009 1:30:51 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course o showed no racism at all in the race-baiting Gates circus.
They are only trying to hype up their own idiot constituency. We are gaining real traction and they are like trapped rats. GOOD!!!
I hope they chew their tails off.
Conversely, they are the ones also doing the physical intimidation, not us. They are the ones inciting violence and we had better be prepared for it.


7 posted on 08/03/2009 1:35:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (OREO, Milk's favorite cookie. At least that's what my TV said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is a major hag, I bet shes the biggest racist of them all.


9 posted on 08/03/2009 1:39:57 AM PDT by stevejwn (Right to Life, Librety and the 2nd Amendemnt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Just like the NBPP and voter intimidation and the AG buffoon who see's nothing wrong with that.

you are so correct.

10 posted on 08/03/2009 1:48:17 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
You know, I'm really sure that we conservatives need the guidance and direction that the Liberals are suggesting that we employ. Since when do I (we) care what Liberals think we conservatives should be? Conversely, me giving Liberals directions on how they are to act is as effective as pi$$ing in the wind.
11 posted on 08/03/2009 1:56:25 AM PDT by TheBlueMax ("Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. " (Ronald Reagan))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This person speaks of racism in the Republican party and I am not seeing it.


12 posted on 08/03/2009 2:21:27 AM PDT by Rethgryn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Still, Limbaugh and Beck continue to ratchet up their alarming and increasingly racist hatred for the president.”

The left is doing splendidly, 0bama is on the ropes.

They will start playing the race card to try to intimidate white people.

I know a lot of right-minded white people and I have NEVER heard ANYTHING remotely racist from them.

This is not about race this is about freedom versus tyranny.

This is about leftist thieves and power mongers and Americans who won’t be their pushovers and victims.

Screw you, Joan Walsh!

Stick your race fetish right up your *ss!


13 posted on 08/03/2009 2:22:57 AM PDT by Boucheau (The enemy of freedom is on the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Always playing it, aren't they?

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14 posted on 08/03/2009 2:29:56 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Saloon.com - the essence of the politics of
FEAR, DIVISION, and HATRED!

15 posted on 08/03/2009 2:45:43 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: stevejwn

After seeing her on BOR, I think the word skank is more fitting a description.


16 posted on 08/03/2009 2:45:46 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The REAL message in a nutshell - no matter what they may do; no matter how incompetent their policies may be; however blithering, wrong-headed, and/or destructive their pronouncements; any and all criticisms of People of Color - however logical, rational, or well argued - are motivated solely and exclusively by RACISM.


17 posted on 08/03/2009 3:03:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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motivated solely and exclusively by RACISM.

Gotta start calling people who jump to the race accusation as "racers."

18 posted on 08/03/2009 3:09:15 AM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to kick off a new GOP flirtation with decency when he announced his vote to confirm Sotomayor last week. (Yet Graham wound up the only Republican on the Judiciary Committee to support her, with even supposed judicial moderates like Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch voting against her.)

Joan Walsh and Salon's praise of Lindsey Graham tells us all we need to know about the RINO POS.

FULG.

19 posted on 08/03/2009 3:18:37 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("an empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Obama got out")
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So a Caucasian socialist would not get the same opposition? A white supreme court justice with backward policies should be confirmed because he/she could be the first white person ever to serve? Give the “racist” stuff a break-its lost so much meaning that not many can recognize it even when it is on full display.


20 posted on 08/03/2009 3:19:33 AM PDT by jughandle
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Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to kick off a new GOP flirtation with decency when

If Joan Walsh thinks that Lindsey Graham is a leader of the Republican Party she is really out to lunch. Most Republicans do not even see Graham as a Republican.


21 posted on 08/03/2009 3:33:48 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Weepy Glenn Beck has been even more hysterical, flatly declaring Obama a “racist” on Fox News

Sorry. Ms Walsh. Obama declared himself a rascist when he used the Office of the Presidency to slam police officers who were just doing their job.


22 posted on 08/03/2009 3:35:51 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Rethgryn
This person speaks of racism in the Republican party and I am not seeing it.

Well, if there isn't any racism then there's a whole lot of hysteria and hatred. The Kenyan, the Usurper, the Magic Negro, and so on. To hear some people, Obama is a combination of Hitler, Stalin and bin Laden, and he's out to intentionally destroy America. To me he's just a liberal politician, nothing more and nothing less. He's also our President, whether we like it or not, and he deserves the respect of the office. I believe he is also entitled to the respect due any human being. How can the Republican party provide intelligent opposition to the president's policies if they're caught up in the politics of emotion and hatred? Getting into the gutter may be satisfying. It also may be a way to obtain some short term political gain, but what is the cost to the long term health of our nation? Would you rather see the nation destroyed than see Obama continue as President? Besides that, what sort of impression do you think hate politics will have on the great mass of the public? Some may respond positively. Others may find our antics to be ridiculous. Obama can be opposed on principles, can be opposed with respect, and can be opposed constructively. There is a midterm election in fifteen months and a presidential election in three years. We don't have to resort to tactics better suited to a banana republic.

One other thing we always hear is that the Democrats did it first. "They attacked Sarah's family so why shouldn't we do the same to Obama's kids". "They were unfair to Bush so let's be unfair to Obama". Since when do two wrongs make a right? The Republican and Democratic parties are political organizations, not criminal gangs. We should all be better than that, and our nation deserves better than that.

23 posted on 08/03/2009 3:36:55 AM PDT by Route797
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's a psychological term for this kind of unhinged behavior, and it's called "projection."

We always knew the left engaged in projection regarding thier affinities for violence, personal destruction and general nihilism. But I really like this one - projecting about projecting!

24 posted on 08/03/2009 3:41:21 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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Still, Limbaugh and Beck continue to ratchet up their alarming and increasingly racist hatred for the president.

Well, Joan, this is a devastating assertion. Please cite your sources for drawing such a conclusion. If you cannot present a compelling, or even a fanciful argument to support your "findings," then you should apologize and find another occupation, like writing for a Tabloid.

The fact is that many readers like to make up their own minds, based on a presentation of the sides of an issue. Limbaugh is great because that is what he does. Are you jealous because your cup is empty?

25 posted on 08/03/2009 3:45:43 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Route797

There is a lot of hatred, which is caused by fear, which is caused by having a socialist as our president.


26 posted on 08/03/2009 3:52:20 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They love the Mini-Me Maverick over at Salon and across the political isle.
27 posted on 08/03/2009 4:00:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not a racist ! I am tired of sitting back and being called one for speaking my mind.


28 posted on 08/03/2009 4:04:47 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
“If they can’t play the race card they have nothing to say!”

In this case it is imperative in their own minds to lash out hard with charges of racism because, now, for the first time THEIR OWN SIDE IS CREDIBLY BEING CALLED RACISIT.

29 posted on 08/03/2009 4:09:38 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Route797
“and he's out to intentionally destroy America.”

If you are aware of anything he has done or wants to do to date on the big issues that will NOT result in the destruction of the aspect in question I'd like to hear it. Obama HIMSELF has testified that he wants to change America from what it has always been to what he (and all other Marxists)believes it SHOULD be.

30 posted on 08/03/2009 4:19:32 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Route797
I understand your comment, but believe you miss the mark regarding the resistence to Obama. First he more than just another liberal president; he is beyond the pale, especially considering he has no huge mandate to do what he is trying to do. Second, racism cuts both ways. Observers see who and why Obama has appointed to important positions and are pushing back and rightly so. The Wright stuff, the Ayers stuff, the Gates stuff, etc. are painting a picture of Obama that he, and not anyone on the right, painted.

A related comment -- I think people are fed up with the racial crap, real or imagined, that continues to crop up, and it's time to put it behind us. Consequently, I think people are more apt to speak up today than they have in the past. That might be a good thing.

31 posted on 08/03/2009 4:35:52 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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the racially tinged character attacks on Sonia Sotomayor

Funny, the only racism I hear regarding Sotomayor is coming from her mouth and the mouths of her supporters - La Raza or wise Latina, anyone?

32 posted on 08/03/2009 4:42:16 AM PDT by dirtboy
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"We really like it when black people make us feel that way."

In this video Joan thinks Glenn Beck and Rush are just projecting their own racism when they criticize Obama, in particular his handling of the "Gates" Gate. Why, says Joan, black people like Obama make white people feel good. She act just like a little naive school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaNgtfs4fzk&feature=player_embedded

This woman is the epitome of just how pathetic most have become in this country. We have lost any and all sense of who we are. The total destruction, deracination and gutting of our people is playing out before our eyes. This woman is the ultimate liberal seeking benediction and a pat on the head. These are the people that are leading us straight into the pit of hell.

33 posted on 08/03/2009 4:45:48 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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I think they’ve already overplayed the race card ..... calling someone a ‘racist’ these days doesn’t seem to have the same “umph” it used to have ... more like ‘ho hum, you too? .... join the crowd’.


34 posted on 08/03/2009 5:00:20 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Route797
0bama called himself a “progressive pragmatist.” There is another despot in history that paraded around under that misnomer. It didn't turn out well for him. You neglected to mention him.

While we still have free speech I will say it. Calling him a Usurper is not racist. His record so far shows him to be just that. The folks that call him The Kenyan are not referring to him because he is black, it is because he has refused to reveal his birth certificate, college records, and documented history.

Comparing his tactics to the other despots of Stalin, Hitler, etc. shines the similarities on the debate. It is not racist. I will not doom our nation to repeat those histories for fear of being called a racist. That is just your projection onto the discussion. Comparisons with history is not racist.

Baiting your post, dumping ideas into this particular discussion thread as racist, is a bit dishonest to those of us working to oppose this President's nation destroying policies. In case you haven't noticed he is dismantling the American system of economics, production, banking, healthcare, energy, agriculture and who knows what other faux crisis he will use to usurp our freedoms.

Opposing policies that are in opposition to our Constitution is not disrespectful to our Nation, nor is it destructive, nor is it racism.

I agree with the Beck's and Limbaugh's in regard to the Gates matter. 0bama tipped his hand into a situation which should have never even made it to the local news. In doing so he revealed himself and his own racism.

35 posted on 08/03/2009 5:01:21 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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I agree wholeheartedly, except, well there’s a reason politicians and political pundits resort to this kind of negativity. It WORKS. It may be distasteful, but if two political parties are competing, and one is completely above board and spends all its money on extolling its own virtues, while the other tells you how good they are AND slags off the opposition, then the latter has a political advantage.

There aren’t enough people of discernment around, alas.


36 posted on 08/03/2009 5:12:37 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Route797

Ironically, The term ‘the Magic Negro’ is a term created by Spike Lee(hardly a Republican) in criticizing Hollywood’s use of black men as a plot devise to solve all of a movies problems.

The left doesn’t like it when the term is applied to their beloved president.


37 posted on 08/03/2009 5:14:47 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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Sorry... racism's face is black today... and white and liberal... that is the fact and the truth.

LLS

38 posted on 08/03/2009 5:16:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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Liberalism whatever it once was seems to have devolved into a conspiracy cult. She names less than a thousand powerful people and from that weaves a racial conspiracy, how pathetic, self-hatred runs deep in her psyche.


39 posted on 08/03/2009 5:23:08 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I dare all these name callers to renounce Affirmative Action where Blacks have enjoyed advancement simply because of their color and yet they continue to call white people racists?

They hate hearing the "N" word and we hate hearing the "R" word. We're even now.

sw

40 posted on 08/03/2009 5:29:11 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Route797

You are right on the money!

Except for one sentence:

“The Republican and Democratic parties are political organizations, not criminal gangs.”

Sorry, but the fact that the Parties are morally indistinguishable from such criminal gangs is why the country is in the hole it finds itself.

IMHO.

Great post, however!


41 posted on 08/03/2009 5:29:35 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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“fact-free spew of Rush Limbaugh”

- - - yet another critic of Rush Limbaugh who hasn’t really listened to Rush. He doesn’t know what he’s taking about.


42 posted on 08/03/2009 6:24:08 AM PDT by RoadTest (I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.)
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“Limbaugh and Beck continue to ratchet up their alarming and increasingly racist hatred for the president.”

Take a good look at this and you will know what a lie looks like. Remember it.


43 posted on 08/03/2009 6:26:14 AM PDT by RoadTest (I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.)
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Joan Walsh is pathetic. Rush had an audio clip of her last week, where she said:

“Obama got to where he was, in my opinion, largely because he makes white people feel like he knows we’re all trying really hard and we really like it when black people make us feel that way.”

This woman LIVES for the approval of others. She is pathetic, a dog begging for a treat and an “atta girl!” from the nearest African-American.


44 posted on 08/03/2009 6:29:51 AM PDT by ForeignDude
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Joan Walsh is not a serious thinker and not a single person takes her very seriously. Her whole persona is one of vapid liberalism and she’s simply consumed with a sense of entitlement. She has nothing to add.

She even lumped BOR and Ann Coulter together, as if conservatives see them as birds of a feather. Such sillinessy. Ann is a straight up conservative lady who may not exactly be onboard with the birth certificate controversy but BOR is (at times) a mocker of conservatives.


45 posted on 08/03/2009 8:49:31 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the world dances with you...)
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>>>Well, if there isn’t any racism then there’s a whole lot of hysteria and hatred.<<<

First, a definition: racism is the belief that you can determine a person’s character, personality, and political beliefs by the color of their skin or ethnicity.

I haven’t seen a racist speaking for conservatism in decades. I regularly see leftists stereotyping people according to race and ethnicity, and I have been confronted by African-Americans and Native Americans spewing the most awful racist comments - usually presented in terms of being a victim or in terms of “pride.”

Then there’s “hysteria and hatred.” By his own comments, and the comments of those who taught and raised Obama, there is a distinct desire to reshape and reform American culture into something distinctly Marxist. Those are facts, if you accept the words of those speaking them on their face. It is not “hysteria” to look at the words of Alinsky and conclude that the foundations of American culture are under attack. Those of us who appreciate liberty and individual freedom are disgusted by the ideas of the left - so what is wrong with hating oppression and forced conformity?

Hate politics? You mean the endless smears and libels about Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush, Sean Hannity, or any other conservative who speak up?

Some of us are well-read on the politics of the left. In fact, I was actually raised and taught by leftists. There is no desire on the leftist side to treat the opposition with respect, decency, or kindness - and you insist that we need to respond that way? Sometimes the war is forced upon us, bud, and you can’t fight against people who desire your destruction with words and respect.

Let me put this in historical context. Would your opposition to slavery consist of kind words for the slave owners and traders? Would you treat Mao with the respect due any human being? Would it be hysterical and hatred to want to destroy the machinery which killed the Jews in World War II?

What you’re lacking is a passion for liberty and freedom. You’re apparently willing to play fair no matter what the circumstances are. That’s the recipe for suicide.


46 posted on 08/03/2009 9:40:58 AM PDT by redpoll
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It doesn't have a thing to do with the racial makeup of any particular organization or group. It is the ability to discriminate against white men simply because they are white and they are men
47 posted on 08/03/2009 9:52:22 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Route797
“Since when do two wrongs make a right?”

All is fair in love, war, and politics.
We should never relent on this president. He is scum plain and simple. This is the same person who fought hard to allow babies born alive to be throw in the waste bin out of convenience. This is the same scum that feels that once a person gets to a certain age their life becomes less worthy for medical procedures. Just take a pain pill. And this is the same scum that thinks he is better able to handle the economy than someone that has an actual functioning brain.

This guy is the epitome of the scum bag Democrat party, The destruction of his presidency and his reputation is imperative. We must show liberalism to be the morally and intellectual bankrupt philosophy that it is.

48 posted on 08/03/2009 10:09:43 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

There should be an equivalent of Godwin’s Law that states sooner or later in any conversation concerning issues, Hitler or Nazism will be brought up. In any discussion where libs are allowed, racism will be brought up. It is their first and last resource.


49 posted on 08/03/2009 11:24:16 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan’s “projecting projection”.

All the racism, the outright hatefilled BIGOTRY,

is coming from the blacks on the left.

I’m sure she would call me a racist for pointing that out.


50 posted on 08/03/2009 11:29:25 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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