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NBC's Todd Cites 'Very Smart' WH Aide Claiming With Today's GOP 'There'd Still Be Slavery'
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Posted on 12/03/2012 10:03:09 AM PST by chessplayer

Appearing on Monday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd shared some inside information: "So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..."

Rather than dismiss such a nasty partisan attack, Todd observed: "It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."


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Looks like Todd has accidentally provided proof that the tsunami of "everything is racist" crap is being partly fueled by the WH itself.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 10:03:13 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Saul Alinsky is alive and as evil as ever.
2 posted on 12/03/2012 10:06:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: chessplayer

The only reason a lowly WH aide would make a comment like that is because that is the talk within the whitehouse and the administration.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 10:06:51 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: chessplayer

The movie “Idiocracy” is starting to look more and more like a documentary, rather than a comedy


4 posted on 12/03/2012 10:07:07 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: chessplayer

Sooner or later, even Dems have to get tired of the same lines coming from Dems.

I have to wonder if Dems will EVER catch up to the 21st century and stop living in the 19th??


5 posted on 12/03/2012 10:07:21 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: chessplayer

Obama couldn’t shine Lincoln’s shoes.*

*EXACTLY WHAT I MEANT TO SAY!!!!!


6 posted on 12/03/2012 10:07:43 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: chessplayer

There is slavery at the hands of the democrats.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 10:08:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer
""It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide." [emphasis added]

I call BS.

8 posted on 12/03/2012 10:08:40 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr. K

President Mountain Dew Camacho applauds.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 10:13:22 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: chessplayer

Wasn’t it Goebbels who said the bigger the lie you tell, the more some people tend to believe it?

Looks like Chuck Todd follows that as well.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 10:13:22 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: chessplayer
The Republican response to this garbage should always be:

It is no surprise that the party of slavery, Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan now advocates the tyranny of concentrated government power at every opportunity. The only real problem that Democrats have with American chattel slavery is that the slaves are privately owned.

11 posted on 12/03/2012 10:13:57 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Mr. K
The movie “Idiocracy” is starting to look more and more like a documentary, rather than a comedy

I feel that way everytime I turn on prime time network TV and whatever they are running reminds me of "Ow, My Balls!"

Apparently this "very smart person" never learned that the GOP has its roots in the Abolitionist movement!


12 posted on 12/03/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer

So remind me again, Chuck, what party was Lincoln, and what party was Jefferson Davis?


13 posted on 12/03/2012 10:16:53 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: chessplayer

“Close Aide”???? Want to bet it is Valerie?


14 posted on 12/03/2012 10:17:23 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: chessplayer

The pea brain doesn’t know history. What’s new?


15 posted on 12/03/2012 10:17:40 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mr. K

True that.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 10:18:30 AM PST by annieokie
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To: chessplayer

Did this discussion take place in the local DC bath house?


17 posted on 12/03/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: chessplayer
"So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..."

He's right. The democrats were the party of slavery. If the GOP of the 1860's constantly caved in to the rats the way they do today the democrats would have gotten their way and we'd still have slavery.

18 posted on 12/03/2012 10:20:36 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: chessplayer

He’s not taking the response to this on Twitter very well:

@chucktodd Good ole Twitter, folks doing their usual, if you REPORT something, then you must believe it too. Whatever...


19 posted on 12/03/2012 10:20:53 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: chessplayer

I was just looking at some northern newspapers from 1860, including one from New Haven CT. The articles were talking about how the democrats of the day were fighting against the dissolution of slavery, and how Lincoln was ignoring the economic impact on cities of the North, like New Haven, that would lose revenue as their ports would not be bringing in cotton and other things from the South. The New Haven newspaper, in particular, was slamming Lincoln in favor of the democrat position of the day.

How we ever went from that to the democrats being recognized as the party representing blacks in America is unbelievable. Propaganda is a powerful tool.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 10:21:20 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 1rudeboy

Sometimes I think we would have been better off by halting the expansion of slavery and letting it die a natural death. It was already on its way to becoming too expensive for the south and they would have eventually driven their own slaves away to make their own way in the world.

Unfortunately slavery taught them dependency which exposed itself with those who followed Sherman across the south. They had become like lifelong prison inmates afraid of freedom. Sadly the democrats took advantage of the situation and returned them to the political plantation.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 10:21:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: annieokie

The GOP was founded PRECISELY for the purpose of ending slavery. What an idiot.

When the GOP was founded, we were against slavery; and we still are.

Entitlements = slavery


22 posted on 12/03/2012 10:22:44 AM PST by bioqubit
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To: chessplayer
Probably true. The republicans had to go that road alone, without help from the demonrats.

Today would be no different, except that there aren't that many principled republicans who hold freedom and liberty among their values worth fighting for.

They are quite willing to sell us out and into indentured servitude to them. Todd stumbled into a right answer.

23 posted on 12/03/2012 10:23:51 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Oxymoron


24 posted on 12/03/2012 10:25:55 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: sonofagun

Pardon my blatent racism, but the current bunch sucking at the taxpayer trough isn’t qualified to pick cotton or do any other meaningful productive labor.

Truth hurts, therefore, the continuous screeching.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 10:26:11 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: chessplayer

The NBC reporter is an idiot. Lincoln was not able to broker a deal on slavery. When negotiations broke down, the south receded and we fought the Civil War.

My grandfather’s grandfather was a founding member of the New York Anti-slavery Republicans and a member of Seward’s Pets, unit of the US Army and recruiter. He was also the District Attorney in Cayuga County, who is credited with ending the practice of water torture at Sing Sing prison following the death of a Black prisoner who died of hypothermia while being punished for some minor offense.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 10:26:54 AM PST by Eva
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

That’s my guess. Can’t stand her.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 10:27:35 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: chessplayer

And with today’s Democratic party we would either be digging potatoes on a frozen collective for sustenance under the banner of Lenin or squatting on our haunches to relieve ourselves INTO our source of water outside a hut in Somalia.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 10:29:41 AM PST by Cyman
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To: chessplayer

There’s a certain unintended truth in that remark.

The Democrats are, and always have been, the party of slavery. And the today’s GOP Establishment is only too happy to cooperate with the Democrats, for a share of the loot.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 10:30:37 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chessplayer
"Very Smart" and everyone immediately looks at me?


30 posted on 12/03/2012 10:34:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: John W

“He’s not taking the response to this on Twitter very well:

@chucktodd Good ole Twitter, folks doing their usual, if you REPORT something, then you must believe it too. Whatever...”

Poor F. Chuck Todd. He’s been practicing yellow journalism for so long, he doesn’t even recognize it anymore.

I don’t tweet, but here’s a hint for Chuckie.... HOW you report something is just as, if not more important that WHAT you report. By calling the aide “very smart” Chuckie gives validity to the statement.

G - D media. IF there is a CWII, I’m going hunting at the nearest media outlet.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: freekitty

> The pea brain doesn’t know history.

Rest assured. They know the history.

They are actively “deconstructing” it and rewriting it.

Right out of Saul Alinski’s playbook.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 10:38:58 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m sometimes asked, as a Civil War buff, to explain my attraction to the period. I usually reply with a line I heard years ago, “That’s the last time it was legal to shoot democrats. “

No offence meant to the moonlight and magnolia brigade here at FR, but there’s something to the sentiment.

I get tired of having to remind people that George Wallace was a democrat, Lester Maddox was a democrat, Bull Conner was a democrat, Bull Conner’s dogs were democrats, and every Ku Kluxer who ever soiled a sheet was a democrat.

But this WH aide is “too smart” to have bothered to learn any history.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 10:39:55 AM PST by sphinx ([)
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To: bioqubit
TRUE all that too.

Espically: """Entitlements = slavery""""....

What was all the fighting for, all those dead white boys, north and south, all the demolished Southern cities, all for nothing, they have proved themselves UNWORTHY of all the sacrifices.

34 posted on 12/03/2012 10:40:49 AM PST by annieokie
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To: chessplayer
You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.

Honestly, it's hard for me to think there are people either this stupid or this devious out there. Obviously there are, but it is truly amazing they can get away with this kind of talk.

35 posted on 12/03/2012 10:41:23 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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> He’s right. The democrats were the party of slavery. If the
> GOP of the 1860’s constantly caved in to the rats the way
> they do today the democrats would have gotten their way and
> we’d still have slavery.

Very well stated, and I agree completely.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 10:41:56 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: chessplayer

That’s OK, with the way Democrats are today, there would still be witch burnings. After all, the State is Always Right.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 10:43:25 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: chessplayer
Appearing on Monday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd shared some inside information: "So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..."

What a curious statement! Does Chuck Todd know that Lincoln was a Republican? Does he know that the Republicans freed the slaves? Is Chuck Todd educated?

38 posted on 12/03/2012 10:44:29 AM PST by olezip
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To: chessplayer

Puleeease Todd. You’re embarrassing yourself. The democrats WERE the slave owners.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 10:45:40 AM PST by jersey117
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To: chessplayer
NBC's Todd Cites 'Very Smart' WH Aide Claiming With Today's GOP 'There'd Still Be Slavery' ,

He might have a point.

Old GOP: Democrats threaten to leave if a Republican is elected. Republican is elected anyway. Southern Democratic states leave. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers on both sides are killed in a war to bring them back into the Union without slavery.

New GOP: Democrats talk sternly and the GOP buckles like a cheap umbrella in a heavy wind. Democrats get their way.

Transport the current batch back to 1860 and you'd get them shedding tears rather than fighting.

40 posted on 12/03/2012 10:45:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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you must have went to school wid dem, tupid.

Espically should be ESPECIALLY

DAT make you an especially bad typist.

41 posted on 12/03/2012 10:46:21 AM PST by annieokie
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To: sphinx
I’m sometimes asked, as a Civil War buff, to explain my attraction to the period. I usually reply with a line I heard years ago, “That’s the last time it was legal to shoot democrats.

That sort of comment won't endear you to the Lost Cause contingent here at FreeRepublic....lol

42 posted on 12/03/2012 10:51:10 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: chessplayer

Democrats have figured out how to take people who were liberated from the old plantations, and coax them onto the new plantation. It’s sad to watch people who had what it took to overcome the legacy of slavery create a worse legacy of welfareism. Their liberty has been given up cheaply.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:01 AM PST by pallis
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To: chessplayer

Democrats have figured out how to take people who were liberated from the old plantations, and coax them onto the new plantation. It’s sad to watch people who had what it took to overcome the legacy of slavery create a worse legacy of welfareism. Their liberty has been given up cheaply.


44 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:30 AM PST by pallis
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To: chessplayer; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; jersey117; ...

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45 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:42 AM PST by LucyT
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To: pallis
Democrats have figured out how to take people who were liberated from the old plantations, and coax them onto the new plantation.

Well said.

46 posted on 12/03/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by jersey117
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To: sonofagun
In Jan 1863, Abraham Lincoln started freeing the slaves.

In Jan 1933, Franklin Roosevelt started buying them back.

47 posted on 12/03/2012 10:56:41 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: chessplayer

Freedom IS slavery. Orwell was a prophet.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by Spok
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To: sphinx
I’m sometimes asked, as a Civil War buff, to explain my attraction to the period. I usually reply with a line I heard years ago, “That’s the last time it was legal to shoot democrats. “

Thanks! I LOVE IT.

49 posted on 12/03/2012 11:01:41 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: chessplayer

I long for the day when justice will be served to those like Todd who intentionally bear false witness against his neighbors. Chuck Todd, and the corrupt MSM are full of themselves and believe there are no consequences to falsely besmirching and accusing others.

How I long for justice. One day, justice will roll like a river.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 11:03:00 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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