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Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter?
The Root ^ | August 20, 2012 | Keli Goff

Posted on 08/21/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by cdga5for4

Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year's Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks."

Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list.

As reported on Twitter by CNN's Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his "college sweetheart" was African American.

So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

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1 posted on 08/21/2012 10:15:51 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

Sorry - no time to analyze this. Must return to wall-to-wall Akin coverage...


2 posted on 08/21/2012 10:17:15 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: cdga5for4

The simple and only answer is NO, period.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 10:19:58 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: cdga5for4
So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

No.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 10:20:19 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: cdga5for4
Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

It only matters if you're a progressive, otherwise, you don't care either way.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: bolobaby

Ok, this means he’s not a racist.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 10:21:31 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: cdga5for4

Translation: He is still a racist because of his policies.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: cdga5for4

Obama must go. IMHO this has no bearing on that goal.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: cdga5for4

Doesn’t matter to me.
Now if he had dated a democrat...
it would depend on how hot she was.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 10:22:25 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cdga5for4
Kinda vacates the sleazy democrats racism card!!
10 posted on 08/21/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT by ontap
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To: cdga5for4

No. It.does.not.matter. At least not to conservatives but it will to the racist liberals. Hope they choke on their own hypocrisy.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 10:23:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: cdga5for4

So, where is my $1 million?


12 posted on 08/21/2012 10:24:16 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

For leftists the fact that they broke up proves he is a racist.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: cdga5for4; All
sounds like the pRes__ent O'Bozo Re-election
Campaign playing the RACE CARD Again
have they ever stopped?

14 posted on 08/21/2012 10:25:27 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: nhwingut

“not a socialist” = “racist”


15 posted on 08/21/2012 10:25:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: cdga5for4

Actually, I dunno....did Obama ever have a black ‘girlfriend’ that didn’t need to squat to pee?


16 posted on 08/21/2012 10:26:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ontap

He is still a racist because he didn’t find it fit to marry her. But then again, you might be a bigot if, (enter appropriate Jeff Foxworthy line here).


17 posted on 08/21/2012 10:27:01 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: cdga5for4

So Ryan has something that 0bama doesn’t, a black, former girl friend?

Gee, how about that. A man has had girl friends before getting married. Isn’t that weird?


18 posted on 08/21/2012 10:28:43 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: cdga5for4
those who hold stereotypes about a particular group of people are unlikely to have those stereotypes altered merely by encountering someone who defies that stereotype.

The writer should read and contemplate her own words.

Ryan, like Republicans in general, are more impressed by the content of your character than by the color of your skin.

The writer makes the mistake of connecting things that don't connect. If you are fond of latin americans in general or Mexicans in particular, that doesn't mean you favor illegal immigration or open borders. Mexicans don't favor it for their country either, and I doubt you can find a single country anywhere where they do favor it.

If you are fond of black people and have the highest respect for them as people, that doesn't mean that you want to treat them as dependent and lesser citizens... quite the contrary. It is the promoters of the dependency culture i.e. Democrats who see black people as second class citizens and insist on patronizing them.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT by marron
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To: mazda77
He is still a racist because he didn’t find it fit to marry her.

You beat me to the punch!

20 posted on 08/21/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: penelopesire

“At least not to conservatives but it will to the racist liberals”.

In their delusional world, all whites are irredeemable racists, period.

Ryan’s interracial dating and having a Black sister-in-law changes nothing, because he lacks sufficient melanin.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 10:33:58 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: cdga5for4

Did she wear LeBron James $300+ sneakers and smoke Kools????????? Well, you never know!


22 posted on 08/21/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: cdga5for4
Who did Obama dated in College ================================= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cr6BSrQ13M&feature=player_embedded
23 posted on 08/21/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by Orlando (The Father Rights Support Romney/Ryan...)
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To: cdga5for4

No. Next stupid question?


24 posted on 08/21/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: cdga5for4
I don't understand the use of the term "African American" to describe all people of color. That description assumes a lot does it not?

A person of color would be a neutral descriptor.

Finally, if one is not a racist, why does skin pigment matter at all?

25 posted on 08/21/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: cdga5for4
his "college sweetheart" was African American.

I am not sure if I buy that.

If she exists, then I am sure that the media will search the ends of the earth to hound her. I am sure the race pimps that populate the Democrat Party will hound her and euphemistically "encourage" or realistically threaten her to come forward and spill the dirt on the Wonderboy which would include the reason that she broke up with him which was that he was both a racist and a neanderthal who was abusive and dismissive of women.

If she exists, she will be waterboarded to come forward and trash Paul Ryan with fictionalized story written by Democrats.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: cdga5for4
http://rlv.zcache.ca/rage_face_sticker-p217949695683782265envb3_400.jpg

I had a black girlfriend freshman year of college, does that somehow reflect badly on me that we didn't stay together?

Hmmm Democrats? Party of Jim Crow and Segregation?

Hmm?

Does me marrying one of those poor, "needs do be patronized by Leftists" Palestinians make up for that!?

Go jump in a lake Liberal Media, Paul Ryan is trying to help keep this nation intact and you people Balkanize and categorize Everything!

27 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: cdga5for4

To liberals, this will prove he is racist. Why? He didn’t marry her... so she was his “Sally”. He had his “fun” with a black woman and then settled down with a white one. Just like a plantation owner... they can twist anything they want into being racist, sexist etc... IMHO.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:52 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: cdga5for4

To liberals, this will prove he is racist. Why? He didn’t marry her... so she was his “Sally”. He had his “fun” with a black woman and then settled down with a white one. Just like a plantation owner... they can twist anything they want into being racist, sexist etc... IMHO.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ontap

Nah, they’ll say it proves he’s “out to screw blacks”.

Argh.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Always A Marine

A Marine says that a Grunt (Army) beat him to the punch? Mark that one! Hooyah!


31 posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

agreed.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: tet68
Well, there are a bunch of really beautiful black girls with looks AND brains

http://www.blackmediascoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Screen-shot-2011-04-26-at-9.19.18-AM-300x252.png

Harris Faulkner is one.

I would watch a story about a Genocide of Baby Bunnies in Belarus just to see her.

33 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: cdga5for4
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34 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Always A Marine

So, it is not true then and you really can go back?


35 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:19 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: cdga5for4

No.
The entire deck of race cards was left at DNC headquarters.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 10:45:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: cdga5for4

It matters to R’s advantage.
It matters that Dems are racists, R’s are not.
It matters that he has a background, 0bama does not.
Of course they vetted him with this as an advantage.
It matters that 0bama refuses to call himself bi-racial or mixed race, instead, black, which separates and perpetuates one drop rule. Dems are liars, bigots, racists, hypocrits.

This factoid just makes me like him more.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 10:47:25 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: cdga5for4
In high school, a girl's swab (basically a handkerchief to remove the moisture)got stuck in her clarinet.

Being the music repair genius that I am (right), I used a pencil to remove the swab from her expensive Buffet clarinet.

She gave me a big ol' hug, said she'd kiss me, but I'm white. I said don't let that stop you, but she did.

39 posted on 08/21/2012 10:49:28 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: ontap
Kinda vacates the sleazy democrats racism card!!

I wish that were true. Now, they'll just say that this proves he's a racist because he dumped a black girl and married some white chick. (Never underestimate the sleaze potential of Democrats.)

40 posted on 08/21/2012 10:50:44 AM PDT by Bob
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To: reg45

So, if every black person in America married a white person, would all the remaining white people be racist - or just not fast enough!


41 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: cdga5for4

The race of his dates matter not.

However, if he had the audacity to date a liberal....Katie, bar the door. We’ll have to check his system for the dreaded “progressive disease” which ends with an Obama-like brain (or more precisely, a brain which does not function.)


42 posted on 08/21/2012 10:55:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cdga5for4

It’s not an issue but Obama’s made up girlfriend in New York should have been.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 10:55:42 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Drill Thrawl
It only matters if you're a progressive, otherwise, you don't care either way.

Bingo!

44 posted on 08/21/2012 11:07:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: reg45

So, if every black person in America married a white person, would all the remaining white people be racist - or just not fast enough!


Missing the advantage here. Your flip logic is pretty dumb.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 11:08:20 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: cdga5for4

OH NOOOOOOO.....! (Gasp!)


46 posted on 08/21/2012 11:09:02 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("You're a worn-out face in all the hang-out places where the lost souls congregate." Al Stewart)
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To: BlatherNaut

One thing the left just can’t understand is that conservatives just don’t give a damn about the whole race thing.

Behave like a civilized person and I won’t notice what color ya are...


47 posted on 08/21/2012 11:09:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: mazda77

Agreed. It is impossible for a Republican to demonstrate that he is not racist. Cannot be done.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: GOPJ

It only matters if you’re a progressive, otherwise, you don’t care either way.
Bingo!


That’s the point to bring forth in a subtle way, and if Romney and Ryan (with the girl’s permission - and his sister-in-law’s permission), use it to your advantage! Good grief...a winner.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 11:10:38 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Ryan's not like Barbara Walters who equated dating black men to somehow being like a civil rights worker. I thought Oprah was going to vomit.

I'll bet Ryan didn't see it as political. He saw an attractive women he wanted to know and took her out on a date... Liberals are sooooooo obsessed with race.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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