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Palin needs a history lesson (Richard Cohen flips out)
Washington Post ^ | 11/23/10 | RICHARD COHEN

Posted on 11/23/2010 6:58:09 AM PST by Libloather

Palin needs a history lesson
RICHARD COHEN
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital.

**SNIP**

It's appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact - indeed so many facts of American history. They don't offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather, being one. Even after they were freed they were consigned to peonage, second-class citizens, forbidden to vote in much of the South, dissuaded from doing so in some of the North, relegated to separate schools, restaurants, churches, hotels, waiting rooms of train stations, the back of the bus, the other side of the tracks, the mortuary, the cemetery and, if whites could manage it, heaven itself.

It was the government that oppressed blacks, enforcing the laws that imprisoned them and hanged them for crimes grave and trivial, whipped them if they bolted for freedom and, in the Civil War, massacred them if they were captured fighting for the North. And yet if African Americans hesitate in embracing the mythical wonderfulness of America, they are accused of racism - of having the gall to know more about their own experience and history than Palin and others think they should.

Why do politicians such as Palin and commentators such as Glenn Beck insist that African Americans go blank on their own history - as blank as apparently Palin and Beck are themselves?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catfight; cohen; dnctalkingpoints; history; idiotorial; liberalbigot; michelle; palin; palinbashing; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory
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It was the government that oppressed blacks

History shows that it was mostly RATS doing the oppressin'.

Sarah Palin teases that she might run for president. But she is unqualified - not just in the (let me count the) usual ways, but because she does not know the country.

Does she know more about the country than the rookie Kenyan? I do believe so.

1 posted on 11/23/2010 6:58:17 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
... and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather, being one.

And if we knew more about Barak's actual ancestry we might know if one of his paternal ancestors was the one who sold Jim Robinson or his parents to the slave traders that eventually brought them to America.

2 posted on 11/23/2010 7:02:14 AM PST by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: Libloather

She loves America so yes she is more qualified than him.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 7:02:29 AM PST by RINOS ARE RADICALS
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To: Libloather
the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves...

and in 0bama's case, his ancestors were slave traders.

4 posted on 11/23/2010 7:02:46 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Libloather
",her ancestors were slaves.

My ancestors were slave owners, now I have a black boss.

It helps to know the past, but it has no bearing on the status of the current population.

And as I see it, they are the ones obsessing about race.

5 posted on 11/23/2010 7:04:22 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: Libloather; Jim Robinson
In Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather

Jim, you old man!

6 posted on 11/23/2010 7:06:46 AM PST by bvw (No TSA goon will touch MY stuff)
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To: Libloather
It takes not only herculean mental gymnastics to spin the Obongs like this. It takes supreme gall, unbridled arrogance, and a ability to lie and deceive your fellow citizen. Cohen takes prevarication and spin to new levels. No matter what room either of these two anti-American marxist assholes enter, they are the LEAST competent in the room. A manufactured racist candidate who is an utter failure now has to be protected from all sides lest the morons and libturds who elected this POS are cast as stupid and gullible in promoting such an incompetent candidate.

What must it be like to be a Cohen and get up every morning hating your life, hating America, hating everyone and everything sacred and honorable? What must it be like to have your very first thought of the day how you can lie and deceive the American people again? What a waste of protoplasm this mutant is.

7 posted on 11/23/2010 7:08:44 AM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: Libloather
"They don't offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves "

Probably because, beyond family table-talk, it's completely irrelevant to anything.

8 posted on 11/23/2010 7:09:14 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Libloather

So, according to libs, all blacks have a free I-hate-America pass?


9 posted on 11/23/2010 7:09:17 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Libloather
if African Americans hesitate in embracing the mythical wonderfulness of America, they are accused of racism

Uh, no. When 95% of blacks vote for the black candidate over the white candidate, and when they support the black candidate in numbers nearly three times the rest of the country, THEN the specter of racism raises its head.

10 posted on 11/23/2010 7:09:26 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Did she ask about her background? What it was like at Princeton?

O come on! Michelle is whining about her experience getting a free ride at Princeton, while Palin worked her way through college.

Before we can start comparing scholastic resumes with Palin, I suggest folks try to pass the common sense test first. So far, none of the fruitbats who hang out in their gloomy DC caves have a clue that the sun actually shines on this fair land of ours from time to time.

11 posted on 11/23/2010 7:12:27 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Libloather
ineluctable

12 posted on 11/23/2010 7:12:38 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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"Even after they were freed they were consigned to peonage, second-class citizens, forbidden to vote in much of the South, dissuaded from doing so in some of the North, relegated to separate schools, restaurants, churches, hotels, waiting rooms of train stations, the back of the bus, the other side of the tracks, the mortuary, the cemetery and, if whites could manage it, heaven"

And lets look at "The One's" own history. Because of his skin color he's been given every opportunity and moved ahead of more qualified individuals. From Harvard Law to the Presidency. Meanwhile, Michelle was hired as a figurehead at a hospital, making 300,000 per year to do nothing. So I guess the Obamas are about even now, huh?
13 posted on 11/23/2010 7:16:43 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: anniegetyourgun

“hate America” pass, “hate White people” pass, “Hate Asians” pass, “take your property” pass, etc...


14 posted on 11/23/2010 7:17:37 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Libloather

Damn. Just how old IS Michelle Obama?


15 posted on 11/23/2010 7:19:35 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

Come on folks, of course Zero knows more about the country than Sarah Palin. Because he knows about 57 states and she only knows about 50. /s


16 posted on 11/23/2010 7:19:59 AM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Doc Savage

You get an A+ for such an enjoyable essay...thanks!


17 posted on 11/23/2010 7:20:17 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Libloather

Jim Robinson was once a slave?

Who knew?


18 posted on 11/23/2010 7:20:38 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Libloather
That's about as concise as one can be to illustrate the difference between Libs and Conservatives.

Libs live in the past, Conservatives live for the future.

19 posted on 11/23/2010 7:21:34 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

Mishelle is an ‘Obama’ by marriage.

The ‘Obama family’ does not HAVE a history in America.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 7:21:55 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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