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People of Color: Romney/Ryan Plans Take Us Back to ‘Less Equitable’ Times
AFL-CIO ^ | 8/13/2012 | Mike Hall

Posted on 08/13/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT by mdittmar

“For progressives and people of color, it’s hard to imagine a worse choice” than Mitt Romney’s 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 “Romney’s and Ryan’s 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 best—and 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; aflcio; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; unions
Ah,the race card,that didn't take long.
1 posted on 08/13/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT by mdittmar
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2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mdittmar
better to rob a bear of her cubs than a moocher of his entitlement.

at any events, better not bring a knife to a gunfight.

3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: mdittmar
Not content to let failure remain dormant,

... 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.

4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: mdittmar

Lots of Americans will fall for this.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016.)
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To: mdittmar

6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: mdittmar

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.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: mdittmar

The Race Card: It’s like a one trick pony. If that’s all you got, then you got to keep using it.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:14:51 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: mdittmar

‘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?


9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mdittmar

Romney is mexican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:25 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Get the race card OUT of the White House. This has permitted 0bama to do damage no other president would've been allowed to get away with. Eric Holder as well. We need someone in the WH who is ACCOUNTABLE for what he does, and 0bama clearly is not because of the dreaded 'RACE CARD':


11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: mdittmar

Translation: Dey gunna ends da freeblies n stuff


12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mdittmar

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.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: mdittmar

“...less-just, less equitable place.”

Translation: they be bringing back Jim Crow or worse. Heah come de Klan now.....


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:26:07 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: mdittmar

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.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:30:06 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: mdittmar

To crypto-Marxists like Ubama, “equitable” is equal distribution of misery, and the more misery the better.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: All
Folks, look, things are tough all over.
But the country is on the precipice of disaster, and we need FR more now than ever.
As Conservatives, we pay for what we use. If you've ever thought about becoming a monthly, just $5 a month would go so far.
C’mon now, if some han-n-egger from the neighborhood like me can be a monthly, you can do $5 a month.
It only takes a second, and it's a bargain at twice the price!
17 posted on 08/13/2012 3:34:10 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: mdittmar
“For progressives and people of color, it’s hard to imagine a worse choice” than Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate,...

To me that sounds like a ringing endorsement! Can't think of many groups that I want to see pissed off more than commies and race pimps.
18 posted on 08/13/2012 3:35:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: mdittmar

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?


19 posted on 08/13/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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

“WAHHHHHHH!!”

Poor widdle babies


20 posted on 08/13/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: mdittmar

eh.. Who? Of what “Times”?


21 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT by LazloToth
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To: mdittmar

What a hateful website!


22 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: mdittmar

Those bastards! They’re going to roll back Affirmative Action!


23 posted on 08/13/2012 3:56:05 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

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.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 4:03:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mdittmar

Less equitable = “when I actually had to work my own ass off for what I have”


25 posted on 08/13/2012 4:05:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: mdittmar
Imara Jones, baby, equitable means you get the same opportunity as anyone else to use your abilities, drive, and intelligence to go as far as you can and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Take your hand off the fruits of my labor or you may just pull back a stump.
26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:07:55 PM PDT by aruanan
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This is rich coming from the AFL-CIO. A group whose raison d’etre is to keep blacks from getting a job.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:11:07 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: mdittmar
Nothing illustrates this perverse understanding of economic history more dramatically than the very reason why Ryan was chosen

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.

28 posted on 08/13/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: mdittmar
Nothing illustrates this perverse understanding of economic history more dramatically than...

this screed.

29 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: mdittmar

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.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: mdittmar

“Less equitable times” means “not as much free stuff fo us.”


31 posted on 08/13/2012 4:40:26 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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Imara Jones

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 Viacom—where his work garnered two EMMY Awards and a Peabody—as 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 Imara’s second home. Follow him on Twitter @imarajones.

32 posted on 08/13/2012 4:43:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nateman

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.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 5:19:14 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: yield 2 the right

“Lots of Americans will fall for this.”

That is exactly what they are counting on.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: mdittmar

What do you expect them to say about guys who are planning on reinstituting slavery and lynching?

/s for gullible people


35 posted on 08/13/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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I HATE racist communists.

LLS


36 posted on 08/13/2012 7:13:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: Gator113

“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


37 posted on 08/13/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: mdittmar

“People of color’’ Hmmmm? So if we go back to referring to black people as ‘’coloreds’’, is that racist?


38 posted on 08/13/2012 8:43:22 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

39 posted on 08/13/2012 9:33:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 10:39:14 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Blacks do not suffer more under Democrats. Instead the Democrats abort them as fast as they possibly can.

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!

41 posted on 08/14/2012 12:27:56 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman
Less Equitable times?

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?

42 posted on 08/14/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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