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MSNBC host: Paul Ryan quoting Thomas Jefferson a 'lovely thing' for 'a wealthy white man' (Video)
The Daily Caller ^ | August 13, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/13/2012 8:24:25 AM PDT by Rufus2007

On a special broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Saturday, weekend morning host Melissa Harris-Perry expressed her displeasure with the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

In particular, Harris-Perry took issue with Ryan quoting Thomas Jefferson’s 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. “I’m 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: melissaharrisperry; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulryan; romney2012; ryan
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I mean, I know it's MSNBC but COME ON.

It shows a real lack of understanding the American concept to key in on that and play victim.

1 posted on 08/13/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Wow, A twofer !

They get to condemn his wealth and his skin color at the same time!................


2 posted on 08/13/2012 8:25:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Rufus2007

Never trust a dash woman. That hyphen tell you all you need to know.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Rufus2007
Quoting Karl Marx is a lovely thing for a half-white wealthy man.
4 posted on 08/13/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Rufus2007
...and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness.

Typical pseudo-intellectual poseur.

5 posted on 08/13/2012 8:29:52 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Rufus2007

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?


6 posted on 08/13/2012 8:31:07 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

the racism and th eleft is always there, they just cannot help themselves with it, they are infatuated with colour.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 8:32:58 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rufus2007

That’s pretty good coming from a successful ($), female, black TV host.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 8:33:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Rufus2007

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.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 8:33:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: DesertRhino
Never trust a dash woman.

"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."


10 posted on 08/13/2012 8:33:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Rufus2007
Perhaps she has missed obama spitting on the Constitution, or him channeling Washington, Lincoln, King, Kennedy, and his favorites Alinsky and Stalin. Perhaps she had better give -up her well paid job and become a factory worker or a cashier so people won't think she's a high paid black woman with white aspirations!
11 posted on 08/13/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!)
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To: Rufus2007

12 posted on 08/13/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mardi59

She looks part white to me. Does that make her a partial self-hater?


13 posted on 08/13/2012 8:37:19 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: mkboyce

A female obama. She’s a self hating black woman.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!)
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To: Rufus2007

What a pathetic woman. Western civilization is not for everyone.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 8:40:54 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Rufus2007
...we extricate the capacity of ordinary people

And if those ordinary people just happen to be union members, that extrication comes at a hefty price!

16 posted on 08/13/2012 8:40:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Rufus2007
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.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Rufus2007

At least Jefferson only screwed one slave at a time instead of three hundred million.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 8:41:41 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: facedown
Typical pseudo-intellectual poseur.

Yes, but it plays well to the other pseudo-intellectual poseurs who speak the same kind of gibberish and vote Democrat.

19 posted on 08/13/2012 8:44:10 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Red Badger
Wow, A twofer !

Yup, a double bagger for sure!

20 posted on 08/13/2012 8:48:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Rufus2007

Black Americans have been voting for Democrats for decades...and they’re still poor, for the most part.

What in blazes is wrong with them?

15 trillion dollars spent on the War on Poverty, and we still have the same percentage of poor poeple that we did in 1965.

If you want to keep on gettin’ what you’re gettin’, just keep on what you’re doing.

How about a War on Stupidity?


21 posted on 08/13/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Rufus2007

I am further convinced that liberals are just morons with a degree on the wall. This possibly is the dumbest thing ever said. So, this person’s position is that government owns the people? Is that what he believes? Does he know nothing of history? Do democrat voters really want to return to having kings and tyrants, where the people are slaves of the state? That seems to be this person’s position, and the going opinion of the left’s political class.

For about a decade now (probably post 2000 election when the left went bat s&&t crazy about the narrow Bush win), it has become apparent that the left simply takes whatever our side says, goes to the polar opposite, ridiculing the right’s position no matter the merit. This is what the left’s politics have become. No matter what is said by someone on the right, it must be ridiculed. Our side could say the earth is round, and this idiot on MSNBC would say ‘Once again, the Republican’s have shown the white man’s greed in supporting Christopher Columbus. Columbus had slaves and led to the ravaging of the native americans. He’s white, and the GOP backs his findings.” We are literally fighting against pre-schoolers.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 8:54:51 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

the racism and the left is always there, they just cannot help themselves with it, they are infatuated with colour.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 8:54:51 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rufus2007

I guess she does not like the selection of Paul Ryan.
Maybe she would be happier if Bawney Fwank was selected.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 8:56:03 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Rufus2007

Pursuing happiness in the welfare free cheese line and food stamp line , and sitting at home or in th neighvorhood Licky Sto, isn’t really pursuing happiness.

Happiness is only free to the Community organiser owned and operated by Soros and his gang.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RichInOC

There is no evidence that Jefferson ever had sex with a slave. The whole rumor was started as a campaign smear.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 8:58:24 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Rufus2007

Oprah is a wealthy black woman. Ain’t America grand!


27 posted on 08/13/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Rufus2007

As opposed to 0, who won’t acknowledge the Creator in the Declaration of Independence.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Rufus2007

wasn’t Thomas Jefferson a wealthy white man???


29 posted on 08/13/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Rufus2007

Yet these same socialists don’t hesitate to put forward Jefferson’s “separation of church and state” quote despite the fact Jefferson had nothing to do with drafting or debating the bill of rights.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 9:04:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: jersey117

moochelle obama ain’t hurting for $$$ either...


31 posted on 08/13/2012 9:05:49 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: mkboyce
She looks part white to me.

She looks completely idiotic to me ...

32 posted on 08/13/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Rufus2007

She probably thinks the American Colonies of 1776 were comprised of nothing but slaves and wealthy white men.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 9:10:59 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RexBeach

How about a War on Stupidity?


By picking Ryan , Romney has started that very discussion.

Well done.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 9:12:19 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Rufus2007

Obama is worth $17 million more than Paul Ryan.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Rufus2007

Don’t you work with a lot of wealthy white men at MSNBC, honey?


36 posted on 08/13/2012 9:15:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Rufus2007

Miss Harris-Perry lives in a country where a number of Black Americans (Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods) have managed to accumulate a billion dollars. Hundreds more Black Americans have become superrich with fortunes over 100 million. They would not have done this in a third-world country or any other country in the world.


37 posted on 08/13/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by driftless2
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Well Melissa,that's a heck of a thing to say for a self righteous,pompous affirmative action hire.
38 posted on 08/13/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Rufus2007
I notice an ongoing meme with the "news" media: they ask Democrats to explain what Repubs mean when they have said something. Why don't they ask the Repub who said it?
Because they want the Left to define what Repubs say. I don't see, too often, a Repub asked to define what a Demo said (except on FOX, maybe).

Also, is Melissa saying/implying she doesn't believe that our rights come from God? Does she believe they only come from government? Don't Marxists and Communists think that way?

39 posted on 08/13/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Another example of the pervasive influence of the thinking of Derrick Bell racism on the psyche of much of the black intelligentsia of this country. Mostly it is stupidity, but it is dangerous because the communists have used it so well....

The Obama and Derrick Bell file

http://www.nachumlist.com/bell.htm


40 posted on 08/13/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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41 posted on 08/13/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Rufus2007

Does she think it’s ugly for a poor Black man to believe he has God-given rights?


42 posted on 08/13/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: certrtwngnut

I guarantee that if Allen West (my preference) would have been chosen, she would have not been happy.


43 posted on 08/13/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rufus2007
“I’m deeply irritated by their notion that the ‘pursuit of happiness’ means money for the richest and that...

I guess her head would explode if she were to learn that initially the inalienable right to "pursuit of happiness" was to be specified as "property".

44 posted on 08/13/2012 9:24:19 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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"moron"

I was at DummyUnderground a few days ago, and someone cited a quote from Romney that your rights are inalienable and come from God or nature. As in natural. Those words from Romney were met with scorn and derision by many Dummies until a few less stupid Dummies pointed out the fact that Romney was 100% correct. The rest of the morons had nothing to say after that.

45 posted on 08/13/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Rufus2007

MSNBC - Check

Liberal - Check

Unattractive Woman - Check

Hyphenated Last Name - Check

Absolutely, Positively, Clueless - Check, check, check...


46 posted on 08/13/2012 9:30:18 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Rufus2007

If he quoted Booker T. Washington they’d accuse him of acting patronizing.


47 posted on 08/13/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Rufus2007
When they say ‘God and nature give us our rights, not government,’ that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man.”

Born with Big Gub'mint's teat clamped firmly in her mouth.

Still sucking.

48 posted on 08/13/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Never trust a dash woman.

"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."


Just looking at her picture made me think, maybe if she'd removed the Frost, she'd still be married.
49 posted on 08/13/2012 9:42:00 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Rufus2007
Racist and proud of it.
50 posted on 08/13/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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