Skip to comments.We, the Unhyphenated Americans: Meet My People
Posted on 03/07/2011 6:09:24 AM PST by jda
My fellow Americans, who are "your people"? I ask because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies. It backfired.
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Herman Cain is my people.
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Val Prieto is my people.
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Katrina Pierson is my people.
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Allen West . . . is my people.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
The “View from Crackerville” American Thinker piece was really good as well.
Addict-American (AKA "Sheen-American")
Here's one for Obama sycophants
Yes, it is.
that’s my queue to go get a cup of coffee... :)
or perhaps “cue”... coffee.
I just read that one, too. Both of these are good.
Yes, and Thomas Sowell is my people. And the troubadour who writes songs and sings them at the Tea Parties (there’s that name-forgetting again).
I prefer "Moron-American".
We are becoming a nation of tribes.
It’s long been noted around the world that Americans don’t like to call themselves “American”.
“I’m Irish”, says one, who was neither born in Ireland, is not a citizen of Ireland, does not speak Gaelic, and is Irish only on his mother’s side, his father being half German and half Cherokee.
Compare that to a Jamaican, newly naturalized in Canada, who calls himself “Canadian” with no problem.
The truth of the matter is that being an American means more that a person is associated with an idea, rather than a uniquely national heritage. Americans can be a lot of things.
What is better, if asked what you are, tell them what State you are from. Because States have things associated with them that all Americans do not share. In a manner of speaking, America is like 50 countries.
This is why Americans don’t like to be called “Americans”. Not out of any embarrassment, but because the word “American” isn’t specific enough. It’s like calling yourself a “European”, or “Asian”.
Compare that to what pops into mind when somebody called themselves “a Texan”, or “a New Yorker”. The mind is filled with images of what that might mean.
Now imagine the glee if you say that you’re “a Texan”, and they say, “Oh, you’re like a New Yorker!”
“But, you’re both Americans, aren’t you?”
I am Native American, I was born in the USA.