Skip to comments.MSNBC host: Paul Ryan quoting Thomas Jefferson a 'lovely thing' for 'a wealthy white man' (Video)
Posted on 08/13/2012 8:24:25 AM PDT by Rufus2007
On a special broadcast of MSNBCs Hardball on Saturday, weekend morning host Melissa Harris-Perry expressed her displeasure with the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romneys running mate.
In particular, Harris-Perry took issue with Ryan quoting Thomas Jeffersons line in the Declaration of Independence, in which he declared rights come from God and nature and not from government.
The thing I really have against him is actually how he and Gov. Romney have misused the Declaration of Independence, she said. Im deeply irritated by their notion that the pursuit of happiness means money for the richest and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness. When they say God and nature give us our rights, not government, that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.
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It shows a real lack of understanding the American concept to key in on that and play victim.
Wow, A twofer !
They get to condemn his wealth and his skin color at the same time!................
Never trust a dash woman. That hyphen tell you all you need to know.
Typical pseudo-intellectual poseur.
When they say God and nature give us our rights, not government, that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.
Is this from an episode of “When Idiots Speak”?
Was she wearing a lapel pin that stated “Yes I am a racist”? Was it underneath a Communist Hammer and Sickle?
the racism and th eleft is always there, they just cannot help themselves with it, they are infatuated with colour.
That’s pretty good coming from a successful ($), female, black TV host.
The liberals do not like that Jefferson wrote “all men are created equal”. The liberals say that Jefferson literally meant males, and only males of a certain social pedigree.
We’ve all heard that old saw, that the founding fathers were worthless human beings because they allowed for slavery to continue, didn’t give women the right to vote, didn’t celebrate homosexual diversity, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Since the founding fathers of the 18th century didn’t have a politically correct 21st century worldview, they are worthless, per the most extreme liberal/radical types.
I suspect that Mrs. Harris-Perry is liberal/radical in her views.
"Marcie Dahlgren-Frost. Dahlgren is my maiden name, Frost is my married name. I'm single again, but I never bothered to remove the Frost. And I get compliments on the hyphen."
She looks part white to me. Does that make her a partial self-hater?
A female obama. She’s a self hating black woman.
What a pathetic woman. Western civilization is not for everyone.
And if those ordinary people just happen to be union members, that extrication comes at a hefty price!
Missy & tingly missed that it was the
Republican Party that freed the slaves,
thus fulfilling the Declaration.
The Democrat Party has always chosen
to enslave America to the Federal Government,
citing Satan and Darwin.
At least Jefferson only screwed one slave at a time instead of three hundred million.
Yes, but it plays well to the other pseudo-intellectual poseurs who speak the same kind of gibberish and vote Democrat.
Yup, a double bagger for sure!
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