Skip to comments.People of Color: Romney/Ryan Plans Take Us Back to ‘Less Equitable’ Times
Posted on 08/13/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT by mdittmar
For progressives and people of color, its hard to imagine a worse choice than Mitt Romneys selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, writes Imara Jones on the blog Colorlines today. He says the pair:
represent a retread of 40 years worth of Republican ideas on economics, race and the role of government. Not content to let failure remain dormant, they want to reanimate bankrupt concepts and take them to a whole, new level.
Jones writes that Romneys and Ryans discredited proposals would take America back to a less-just, less equitable place.
To them, that era of racial and economic injustice was America at its bestand the effort to end it created the current economic mess .Nothing illustrates this perverse understanding of economic history more dramatically than the very reason why Ryan was chosen: the popularity amongst conservatives of his infamous Ryan budget.
Click here for the full column.
at any events, better not bring a knife to a gunfight.
... instead of actively promoting it, like Obama ...
they want to reanimate bankrupt concepts
Like socialism, nanny-statism, collectivism, marxism, ...
and take them to a whole, new level.
Though they can't hope to match the level of incompetence demonstrated by the current administration, which doesn't hasn't had a new idea since the Manifesto was published.
Lots of Americans will fall for this.
Oh the terrible injustice. Some will have to work to get welfare. You might get a little less welfare over the next ten years. You take less of other people’s hard earned money. You don’t get to have 8 kids AND bankrupt the nation while not doing any work.
Yeah it’s awful. /s BTW 40 years ago was 1972. Hardly a time of great discrimination against blacks or anyone else.
The Race Card: It’s like a one trick pony. If that’s all you got, then you got to keep using it.
‘People of color’ is alright, but ‘colored people’ isn’t?
I don’t get it.
Why do they keep changing what they prefer to be called?
What is the current preference?
Is ‘black’ out? What?
Romney is mexican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Translation: Dey gunna ends da freeblies n stuff
In the 1800s democrats used to argue that slavery was good for blacks. Now they argue that slavery is good for all of us. The only real problem democrats ever had with slavery was that the slaves were privately owned.
“...less-just, less equitable place.”
Translation: they be bringing back Jim Crow or worse. Heah come de Klan now.....
Amazing how Democrat polices have made life WORSE for blacks and yet the Democrats are the ones who bring up race all the time. About what I’ve come to expect of the party of looters and liars.
To crypto-Marxists like Ubama, “equitable” is equal distribution of misery, and the more misery the better.
Quoth Plugs Biden:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Quoth Dingy Harry Reid:
Obama was “light skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Quoth Hillary Clinton:
“******* Jew *******”
Quoth Bill Clinton:
“A few years ago, (Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”
So, tell me again, who are the bigots and racists?
Did anyone really expect that those in the Obama camp would actually approve of anyone Romney selected? The reaction from the O-bots is totally predictable and can be summed up as
Poor widdle babies
eh.. Who? Of what “Times”?
What a hateful website!
Those bastards! They’re going to roll back Affirmative Action!
Lies, lies and more lies, but his target audience, those that can actually read, will lap this nonsense up.
People of color = anybody except Whites.
Less equitable = “when I actually had to work my own ass off for what I have”
This is rich coming from the AFL-CIO. A group whose raison d’etre is to keep blacks from getting a job.
Oh, the irony!! Who has a "perverse understanding of history"????? These black activists make it sound like the Republicans were responsible for those "less equitable times." The times that were created by Democrats, who institutionalized racism after the Civil War and brutally suppressed blacks through terror tactics to keep them from voting. The Democrats and their military arm, the KKK, systematically and institutionally disenfranchised blacks, and used terror to keep them from voting. Those are the "less equitable times." During that entire period, Republicans fought to protect blacks and protect their right to vote. Then things switched around in the 60s when Dems realized they could bribe blacks to vote for them with Socialism.
Oh, just shut up, Imara, or Tameka, or whatever your name is. I’m SICK of everything being about black. Look at the name of her blog: “Colorlines.” It’s all people like her see and think about.
Mark Levin just said it’s almost as if they want to go back to Civil War days.
“Less equitable times” means “not as much free stuff fo us.”
Imara Jones is New York-based blogger who writes about economic justice, among other issues, for Colorlines. His site caffeineator.com offers incisive commentary about our disruptive world and what comes next, and he serves as editor of www.slaveryblog.org, an online information resource on the transatlantic slave trade and Afro-Atlantic world.
Imara is also the creator and co-host of caffeinetv, an online television show currently in development. Prior to caffeinetv, Imara held posts at Viacomwhere his work garnered two EMMY Awards and a Peabodyas well as in the Clinton White House.
In 2006, Imara was identified by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader; he holds a masters degree in economic from the London School of Economics. Fluent in Portuguese, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil is Imaras second home. Follow him on Twitter @imarajones.
I must disagree. Blacks do not suffer more under Democrats. Instead the Democrats abort them as fast as they possibly can. Then they don’t suffer anymore.
“Lots of Americans will fall for this.”
That is exactly what they are counting on.
What do you expect them to say about guys who are planning on reinstituting slavery and lynching?
/s for gullible people
I HATE racist communists.
“People of color = anybody except Whites.”
People of color = brown skin, brown hair, brown eyes
People not of color, lighter skin, red hair, blonde hair, auburn hair, black hair, all shades and colors in between. Blue eyes, green eyes, hazel eyes, grey eyes, and every color in between
“People of color’’ Hmmmm? So if we go back to referring to black people as ‘’coloreds’’, is that racist?
That cartoon is more real than you dare imagine. Just last night I saw a TV commercial for some minor league cell phone company that was connected to Virgin Mobile. I snapped to attention when they said, “...if you are on food stamps, you may qualify for our service”. I could not believe my ears.
The most dangerous place for a black person is the inside of a black woman's womb! Another thing blacks can thank Democrats for while those who have the most to complain about are now permanently silenced!
You mean like when black marriages and children born within black married couples with intact families was like at 95%?
before they started voting democrap?
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