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Race Card Fraud (Thomas Sowell)
Jewish World Review ^ | July 20, 2010 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:14 PM PDT by jazusamo

Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem.

Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in Mississippi who defended the civil rights of blacks for years and defied the Ku Klux Klan back when that was dangerous, was depicted as a racist when he was nominated for a federal appellate judgeship.

No one even mistakenly thought he was a racist. The point was simply to discredit him for political reasons -- and it worked.

This year's target is the Tea Party. When leading Democrats, led by a smirking Nancy Pelosi, made their triumphant walk on Capitol Hill, celebrating their passage of a bill in defiance of public opinion, Tea Party members on the scene protested.

All this was captured on camera and the scene was played on television. What was not captured on any of the cameras and other recording devices on the scene was anybody using racist language, as has been charged by those playing the race card.

When you realize how many media people were there, and how many ordinary citizens carry around recording devices of one sort or another, it is remarkable -- indeed, unbelievable -- that racist remarks were made and yet were not captured by anybody.

The latest attack on the Tea Party movement, by Ben Jealous of the NAACP, has once again played the race card. Like the proverbial lawyer who knows his case is weak, he shouts louder.

This is not the first time that an organization with an honorable and historic mission has eventually degenerated into a tawdry racket. But that an organization like the NAACP, after years of fighting against genuine racism, should now be playing the game of race card fraud is especially painful to see.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: naacp; obama; racecard; racism; racistleft; sowell; teaparty; thomassowell

1 posted on 07/19/2010 5:43:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 07/19/2010 5:47:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I like to think of him as Uncle Thomas...I’m big on irony...What a Man. No wonder the libs hate his guts.


3 posted on 07/19/2010 5:51:59 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny...its principles are the founding principles." - LevinHey,)
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To: jessduntno
I like to think of him as Uncle Thomas...

Yep. He can be my Uncle Tom every day!

How's that for irony? ;-)


4 posted on 07/19/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: jazusamo

This gentleman is the pro-life sidewalk counselor of reason and common sense. Seemingly alone, defiantly speaking the love that is Truth.


5 posted on 07/19/2010 6:00:22 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: jessduntno
What a Man. No wonder the libs hate his guts.

Do they ever!!! LOL!

They're so outclassed by Dr. Sowell they can't make a coherent argument.

6 posted on 07/19/2010 6:01:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: rdb3

How’s that for irony? ;-)

You gotta love it...


7 posted on 07/19/2010 6:01:29 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny...its principles are the founding principles." - LevinHey,)
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To: jessduntno

B U M P


8 posted on 07/19/2010 6:03:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate if you haven’t done so!

9 posted on 07/19/2010 6:06:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jessduntno
He speaks the TRUTH.

I love truth and all those who speak it.

This is why people like Farrakhan shun him. They speak LIES and try to PROFIT and DIVIDE by LIES.

10 posted on 07/19/2010 6:39:03 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: jazusamo

The ever brilliant Thomas Sowell. So glad he has added his voice to this issue.


11 posted on 07/19/2010 6:45:06 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping.


12 posted on 07/19/2010 7:20:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: jazusamo
Racial issues are more of the same. You want a government where all citizens are treated alike, regardless of race or ethnicity? Obama will say that. Then he will advocate appointing judges with "empathy" for particular segments of the population, such as racial minorities.

"Empathy" is just a pretty word for the ugly reality of bias.

Sowell rocks...

13 posted on 07/19/2010 7:24:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: jazusamo

Sowell BTT. National treasure.


14 posted on 07/19/2010 7:32:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jazusamo
You want bipartisanship and an end to bickering in Washington? He will say that he wants bipartisanship and an end to bickering in Washington. Then he will shut Republicans out of the decision-making process and respond to their suggestions by reminding them that he won the election. A famous writer -- Ring Lardner, I believe -- once wrote: "'Shut up,' he explained."

That totally nails 0bama. He has no qualms saying anything to anyone at anytime to get what he wants and no qualms saying the exact opposite just a few months or even weeks later.

0baMao is nothing but a Flim Flam man.

15 posted on 07/19/2010 8:27:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye
0baMao is nothing but a Flim Flam man.

Well said! I've referred to him as a Grifter many times, it's way past time that he's stopped.

16 posted on 07/19/2010 8:33:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thomas Sowell Bump.


17 posted on 07/19/2010 8:39:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jazusamo

I can’t take credit. I have seen a number of other FReepers call him a Flim Flam man in the last few days. This article just put loud neon pink highlighter on that idea. Without using the term Thomas Sowell just made the case and closed it in one short article.


18 posted on 07/19/2010 8:47:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: All

Please Dr. Sowell run for office or at least make more public statements. You are a TRUE American and what’s more you REALLY understand what this country stands for. God bless you , brilliant !


19 posted on 07/19/2010 8:53:34 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: TigersEye
Without using the term Thomas Sowell just made the case and closed it in one short article.

He most certainly did! And it's not about taking credit, it's about realizing and calling it out like it is, he's a liar and a cheat. I truthfully believe all FReepers know that whether they'll come out and say it or not.

20 posted on 07/19/2010 9:03:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz.

“Voters may even wise up to race card fraud.” If they haven’t by now, they never will. Wishful musings on the part of the good Doctor, but then he knows that.


21 posted on 07/19/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: jazusamo

It is time for public figures to come out and say it without apology. Republicans in Congress. 0bama lies without compunction. Even the premises he gives for his various positions are deceitful.


22 posted on 07/19/2010 9:16:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: jazusamo
Dear Libs; Sorry, Your Race Card Has Been Declined
23 posted on 07/20/2010 1:33:14 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: jazusamo
Obama and the end of white guilt
24 posted on 07/20/2010 1:43:43 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: jazusamo
FreeRepublic post:

White Guilt is dead

The original blog post can be found at:

White Guilt is dead

25 posted on 07/20/2010 2:02:42 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: jazusamo

I’d love to see a debate between Thomas Sowell, Ben Jealous , Hussain and The (Rev 911) Sharpton. The three progressive stooges would be like a kids tee ball team taking on the NY Yankees.


26 posted on 07/20/2010 6:31:11 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: jazusamo

Dr. Sowell nails it again !


27 posted on 07/20/2010 9:51:15 AM PDT by jimt
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To: Rocky; smoothsailing

Three Bumps, thanks for links!


28 posted on 07/20/2010 11:01:48 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: YankeeReb

Absolutely! But the three wouldn’t have the guts to do it.


29 posted on 07/20/2010 11:03:40 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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