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Democrats Call for Lawmaker Diversity Training
newschannel5.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2012 | Jim Summerville

Posted on 09/02/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Democrats believe it's time for lawmakers to re-take diversity and sensitivity training.

The push comes after recent comments made by two Republican lawmakers. The first - Senator Jim Summerville sent an email using crude language saying he didn't care what the black caucus thought about an issue.

The email read, "I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks."

It was sent to state Representative Barbara Cooper, D-Memphis, and was then forwarded to members of the Black Caucus. It was referring to a report from black lawmakers on the recent grading controversy at Tennessee State University.

"It was unprofessional, completely unnecessary, and it shows disregard for the Tennessee Black Caucus and the work we do," said state Representative Brenda Gilmore, D-Nashville.

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1 posted on 09/02/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess the Representatives only need to be careful NOT to offend the people who got them elected. As for the rest, they need to get used to be insulted. It’s time for the rest of America to grow up and stop acting like sissies being bullied.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to start in there own houses, they are the biggest cabal of racist, anti-Christian, anti-ethics, anti-humans, pro-wicked in U.S. history.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 6:16:02 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The email read, "I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks."

That's pretty much the sentiments of most normal, working, taxpayers.
I think Senator Jim Summerville just guaranteed his re-election for life, if he wants.

4 posted on 09/02/2012 6:17:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But having a group like a “Black Caucus” is not racist?


5 posted on 09/02/2012 6:18:57 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: rovenstinez

Well, Summerville was quite correct that regardless, the black caucus will vote Dumocrap. So he didn’t give a rip what they think. Plus, the black caucus didn’t give a damn about Republicans either. So why is there even a need for this sensitivity training crap?


6 posted on 09/02/2012 6:20:06 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So “those people” want some other guy sent out for reeducation because he wasn’t interested in the opinions of a racially-segregated group.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Said “Black Caucus” sounds like, on the issue in question, it is off in never never land. This doesn’t mean he differs with them on all issues, and their actual black constituents are mostly smarter than that. But of course any time the Sharptons of the world can trump up a seeming racial issue, they will do so.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 6:22:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: max americana

How about turning the tables and propose making the Rats get “sensitivity training” on areas of conservative concern?


9 posted on 09/02/2012 6:24:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks."

The black caucus can kiss my gleamin white ass.
10 posted on 09/02/2012 6:24:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks."

That was culturally sensitive.

He could have written:

"I don't give a coon's (explective)...."

11 posted on 09/02/2012 6:25:59 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: max americana

They don’t live in his district, why should he care what they think?


12 posted on 09/02/2012 6:27:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone ought to tell Jessey Jackkkson he might need a pair of tweezers with that knife he was threatening little zero with.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:49 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There’s an epic episode of Rescue Me’ where the entire fire dept goes to sensitivity training because one of the firemen called the affirmative action hire (a woman) a “twat”.

In the entire sensitivity training film (they were forced to watch as per union orders), the training manager asks everyone what they learned from the film..

Dennis Leary then says “Yes I do, why the F*** is that in every scene, the white man is always at fault?”


14 posted on 09/02/2012 6:29:00 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: cripplecreek
"The black caucus can kiss my gleamin white ass."

Well Said....

15 posted on 09/02/2012 6:29:22 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ‘bout those bozos take their “sensitivity and diversity” and stick it where the sun don’t shine. (The same place they store their “everybody gets one” trophies.) That 60s crap has gotten old. Americans are tired of that bull****. Our country, our economy and our children and grandchildren are on the road to destruction because of that crap.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the White Caucus thinks.

What, there is no White Caucus?

5.56mm

17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: traditional1

Nothin but a bunch of racist black separatists anyway.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Got news for ya, Brenda.....NO one gives a rat’s ass what the “black caucus” thinks....at the State or Federal level. Get over it, b***h.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The email read, "I don't give a rat's (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks."

what's the problem?

20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Right-Think will be enforced!


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:34:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about ‘Lawmaker 101’ training? Or maybe ‘How to work for a Living Rather than Collecting Your ‘Entitlement’ After You Get Elected’?

Guess we need to look closer at our Congress Critters when they run for office as many seem to think they are entitled to our money. This I don’t need to work to get rich attitude seems to be alive and well in Congress ... especially with Democrats and the US Senate.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:34:56 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s getting to the point where obe cannot have an honest conversation with someone without the race card being pulled.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OH,....

BOOOO HOOOO!

and I add a Hearty amount of BWAHAHAHAHA!

24 posted on 09/02/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Dear Mr. Summerville.

I’ll take “who is Robert Byrd” for 100.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 6:46:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why should he care what a Black separatist group thinks? Should he also care what White separatist groups think?

It sounds to me like a hate group is after him for not being racist.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 6:50:55 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“re-take”? If any state Republican representative voluntarily undergoes indoctrination, I think it proves that they are deficient for the job. I already assume the Democrats are deficient, so they can listen to p.c. bulldada all day long. But I expect Republicans to be:

1) Adults
2) Not crazy
3) Smart enough not to blurt out stupid things in public
4) Too busy in their job to waste time being indoctrinated.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 6:53:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since the issue under discussion is about the Black Caucus and IQ, perhaps a literature search of comparative IQ scores of whites and blacks may be of interest.

Hard data is preferable to hard ball politics, isn’t it?


28 posted on 09/02/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure that until the Republicans took over in TN the Democrats, and their “Black Caucus”, used to treat the Republicans the same way.

Can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Freaking whiners.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Yep Ol'Sheets - conscience of the Senate...

I'm so tired of the Whining from the left and its only going to get worse....

Hopefully after this dirty election the masses will be tone deaf to the whining leftie's.

Now I did it!...Is "Tone Deaf" one of the banned words?

30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:09:37 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
black caucus, so much for diversity...
31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:28:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I Hope they Put BHO Biden Emmanuel Axelrod MaxinWaters Through the Course First..Oh Yeah Eric Holder Janet Napolitano and her Love slaves.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 7:29:28 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
and it shows disregard for the Tennessee Black Caucus and the work we do

I certainly hope so. Exactly what kind of work is it you do?

33 posted on 09/02/2012 7:32:53 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“”I don’t give a rat’s (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks.”

He needs to send an apology immediately: I apologize for the inference that the black caucus thinks.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 7:59:56 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Free ThinkerNY

[[ The email read, “I don’t give a rat’s (expletive) what the Black Caucus thinks.” ]]

Good for him.
Don’t back down.
Don’t let them intimidate you.
Mr. Summerville, put on a pair of “Akin shoes” and keep walkin’ the walk !


35 posted on 09/02/2012 8:14:31 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lawmaker’s diversity training, sounds like another wonderful program like affirmative action. Lawmakers diversity gives you a get out of jail free card if you are the right color no matter what the crime.


36 posted on 09/03/2012 3:22:08 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Proud2BeRight
But having a group like a “Black Caucus” is not racist?

Of course it is, but it's the "good and essential" form of racism. On the other hand, your comment pointing out the dichotomy is of the "bad and unacceptable" form of racism.

37 posted on 09/03/2012 3:34:55 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb
“Of course it is, but it's the “good and essential” form of racism. On the other hand, your comment pointing out the dichotomy is of the “bad and unacceptable” form of racism.”

Now I get it. Anything blatantly racist done by Democrats is not racism while a conservative even uttering the words; Chicago, food stamps, golf or opposing the tyranny of Barack Obama is racist.

38 posted on 09/03/2012 6:49:53 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I say that he should go through the diversity and sensitivity training and then hold a press conference and state something of this sort. “Because I had the audacity to actually exercise my First Amendment Rights and say that I do not car a rats ass about the black caucus, I was required to attend these worthless Marxist derived PC training courses. I have completed them and I still DO NOT GIVE A RATS ASS about the black caucus.”
39 posted on 09/03/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he admits that his idea of a transparency means "You cannot see it")
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