Skip to comments.MSNBC/Politico’s Bigoted Description Of Florida Panhandle: ‘Cracker Counties’(video)
Posted on 01/31/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by Nachum
Politico's Jonathan Martin provides expert analysis of the Florida primary for MSNBC this morning and hurls an offensive epithet to describe counties in the panhandle of the state.
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I guess if the people in the pan handle vote for
Newt he will say that they were, “um, good crackers!”
I’m not from the panhandle, but I am a “CRACKER”.
Wish I lived in a Cracker county...
I believe he is talking about Scarboroughs home turf.
So most of the Whitey McCracker-Honkeys live in northern Florida?
Yep - we all know about them white guys and racist they are....
You mean the “Crackers” who built Western Civilization?
Talentless, hate-filled metrosexual...
This NW FL Cracker voted for Newt a couple hours ago.
This is the “real” Florida and not MickeyWorld nor Wasserman-Schultz country.
MSNBC is filled with the most Anti-Southern bigots in a national media known to be notariously prejudiced against everyone in “Fly-Over Country.”
Cracker counties? As opposed to ni**er or greaser or wetback counties? The difference is that one is perfectly OK while two are horribly RAAAACST!
What’s wrong with this picture?
Imagine the uproar if he declared;
Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and maybe Sarasota counties as the “Jewish Counties”?
as a pretty serious peckerwood...a term I prefer more than cracker...since is connotes more defiance
I can say I am not offended so much except the context it meant to diminish...like “redneck”
as in all rural whites are dumb hicks...we even get a lot of that here...go to any race or southern thread and watch race baiters go all prejudiced themselves blissfully unaware all the while
truth is the part of Florida Mssr Martin speaks of goes past the Panhandle and exists even in very lib counties like Broward...in pockets...Davie for instance.
Martin writes for The New Republic, Politico and Jewish World Review...he does get around eh?
I love Florida actually ...would that it stayed in a 1960 version forever demographically
white shell roads, droopy moss, blackwater rivers, one toll road,ferries, no Mouse, “crackers everywhere”, Cypress Gardens, Silver Springs, just grateful Cubans
kids you just had to be there
anyhow...one more peckerwood for Newt here!
I am sure that for Al Sharpton, of MSNBC, this language is fine. However, if one referred to Harlem or the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as “darkie” land, Sharpton would demand he get the IMUS treatment.
Just another liberal sea cucumber.
Florida ‘crackers’ have a long and proud history. There is nothing wrong or bigoted with its usage in this context.
Imagine Fox said the black areas were “nigger counties”. Wow.
This is where the term “cracker” came from, long before it gained racist undertones.
I live in Leon County. Trust me when I say its not a cracker county. 8th most dangerous in the country. Its a leftest hellhole.
The Upper East Side is Hymie Town, Jesse Jackson quote.
I was there, mid 50’s -mid 60’s.
Far different than today.
Politico is the Washington Post if you really look at it.
“I love Florida actually ...would that it stayed in a 1960 version forever demographically”
That goes double for the California into which I was born in 1940. The LIberal “East Coast $hit Liberals” have succeeded in ruining both places. If Johnathan Martin is Jewish, he should be ashamed of himself.
Jonathan Martin looks like he resides in AssFairy county.
On it’s way to becoming a sharia-compliant, third world hellhole?
It not Racist to be racist if you are a DEMOCRAT.
Just ask anybody at MSNBC/NBC
I was born in one of these here cracka counties. Where can I get me some reparations for this racism?
The term, as I understand it, refers to the cracking of whips over the heads of cattle being driven through palmetto. But far be it from me to disagree with Wikipedia. /s
“MSNBC is filled with the most Anti-Southern bigots in a national media”
You know this is how they talk off-air at mostly gay MSNBC/NBC. Look at how they describe white people on Daily Kos, where most of these “Media” people congregate, and get the talking points, and you’ll see this kind of talk on full display.
The sharia compliant are on the campuses. We are over run by amiss.
Apples and eggplant..maybe you need a history lesson.
Congrats & thanks to everyone voting as “Crackers For NEWT”!
This Central FL Cracker Voted NEWT weeks ago. So did my Yankee wife.
FYMR = FYBO
N——rtown in Miami is now PC-called Overtown. How Quaint!
There was also a Brownsville and Liberty City (one of the first HUD projects.)
Maybe a Bridesmaid i Barney’s wedding?
South Florida, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton areas are the most liberal part of Florida. North Florida through Pensacola, Jacksonville and Tallahassee are more conservative.
I’m not surprised that lieberal MSNBC and Politico are throwing epithets at north Florida. They aren’t getting the nessage the libs keep sending!
If a Florida cracker lives near the beach. Is it a...Saltine?
If I am Jewish, does it make me a ‘Bagel’?
We prefer the term, “Appalachian Americans”. (I stole that from the Dukes of Hazard movie.)
More anti-White hate from the deranged left wing.
The reason these areas are “cracker” counties is because there are jobs here.
I wonder what happen if the guy had called Detroit the “nigga quarters”?
I dunno. “Falafel” sounds more derogatory...but I’m a cracker, and frankly I don’t care what anyone calls me, irrespective of how heartfelt their hatred may be.
Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South
“Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term Cracker initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites. McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to signify an economic condition. Although all poor whites were Crackers, not all Crackers were poor whites; both, however, were Southerners.
“The author insists that Southerners and Northerners were never alike. American colonists who settled south and west of Pennsylvania during the 17th and 18th centuries were mainly from the Celtic fringe of the British Isles. The culture that these people retained in the New World accounts in considerable measure for the difference between them and the Yankees of New England, most of whom originated in the lowlands of the southeastern half of the island of Britain. From their solid base in the southern backcountry, Celts and their Cracker descendants swept westward throughout the antebellum period until they had established themselves and their practices across the Old South. Basic among those practices that determined their traditional folkways, values, norms, and attitudes was the herding of livestock on the open range, in contrast to the mixed agriculture that was the norm both in southeastern Britain and in New England. The Celts brought to the Old South leisurely ways that fostered idleness and gaiety. Like their Celtic ancestors, Southerners were characteristically violent; they scorned pacifism; they considered fights and duels honorable and consistently ignored laws designed to control their actions. In addition, family and kinship were much more important in Celtic Britain and the antebellum South than in England and the Northern United States. Fundamental differences between Southerners and Northerners shaped the course of antebellum American history; their conflict in the 1860s was not so much brother against brother as culture against culture.
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