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Minn. Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Uncle Thomas' Tweet
KSTP. ^ | 6/25/13 | Cassie Hart

Posted on 06/25/2013 1:36:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "Uncle Thomas" following a major ruling on the nation's landmark voting rights law.

Thomas, who is black, was part of a 5-4 majority that invalidated part of the Voting Rights Act meant to deter racial discrimination in elections. The ruling makes it tougher for federal officials to prevent states and localities, primarily in the South, from adopting policies that add barriers to voting.

In response, state Rep. Ryan Winkler tweeted: "#SCOTUS VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas. Marriage decision may blur Court's backsliding."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: tweet; unclethomas
Lefty gets a pass, of course.
1 posted on 06/25/2013 1:36:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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2 posted on 06/25/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The left wing freak’s “apology”:

“I used a term that was too hot for the issue, but I didn’t intend for it to be derogatory,” Winkler said.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Nothing like a progressive “male” telling a black guy he is not a “real black” (or how Sarah Palin is not a “real woman”)


4 posted on 06/25/2013 1:40:05 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"I used a term that was too hot for the issue, but I didn't intend for it to be derogatory," Winkler said.

“I was very disappointed today in the Supreme Court decision to roll back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act because I believe the Voting Rights Act is one of the most important steps our nation has taken to eliminate racial discrimination.

In expressing that disappointment on twitter, I hastily used a loaded term that is offensive to many. My words were inappropriate and I apologize. The implications of this Supreme Court decision are serious for our state and country and I regret that my comments have distracted from the serious dialogue we must have going forward to ensure racial discrimination has no place in our election system.”

He lied when he said it didn't mean it to be derogatory. It was a slap across Justice Thomas' face for being uppity.

5 posted on 06/25/2013 1:40:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: treetopsandroofs

And more:

“In expressing that disappointment on twitter, I hastily used a loaded term that is offensive to many. My words were inappropriate and I apologize. The implications of this Supreme Court decision are serious for our state and country and I regret that my comments have distracted from the serious dialogue we must have going forward to ensure racial discrimination has no place in our election system.”


6 posted on 06/25/2013 1:40:58 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Wonder what Paula Deen’s thinking about all this.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 1:41:42 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly. But leftist freaks get a pass.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 1:41:48 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"The ruling makes it tougher for federal officials to prevent states and localities, primarily in the South, from adopting policies that add barriers to voting to verify that properly registered citizens are the only voters."

Fixed it for them.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 1:43:08 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Good people like Clarence Thomas, Mia Love, Herman Cain, etc. are also called Oreos. If that’s the case, can Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dhorn, Chris “Tingles” Matthews, etc be referred to as Fig Newtons?


10 posted on 06/25/2013 1:45:22 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Lefty gets a pass, of course.

That's because the Obama Media recognizes that white liberals know so much more than conservative blacks about what it is really like to be black and what motivates blacks.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 1:49:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: Impala64ssa

Fig Newtons?....more like dog cr*p


12 posted on 06/25/2013 1:50:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
“I used a term that was too hot for the issue, but I didn’t intend for it to be derogatory,” Winkler said.

"I meant to call Justice Thomas an Uncle Tom, but in a nice way."

So does that mean that we can call Obama whatever we want, as long as we do not intend for it to be derogatory?


13 posted on 06/25/2013 1:53:49 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

As a resident of Georgia, I am glad to see the arrogantly racist policy, that of treating southern states as racist, overturned, and am especially proud it involved one of our own, the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 1:54:47 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sorry-—if Paula Deen doesn’t get a pass, then neither should this twit.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 2:07:14 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Democrats....the real racists.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 2:13:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Here is a TARGET for the Tea Party. Call this racist bastard out. Calling a Supreme Court Justice an Uncle Tom? And then claiming he didn’t know it was a racial slur. Come On!

Expose the white liberal liar, who is a racist by his very use of words... much more so than Paula Deen, because he is in a position of political power and should NOT be.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: a fool in paradise

Same as the people who tried to high tech lynch Thomas in his approval hearings.... exactly the same kind of machine liberal democrat.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 2:19:26 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So he’ll get the Paula Deen treatment, right?


19 posted on 06/25/2013 2:37:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Winkler is a liar and a coward.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 2:46:51 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Apology not accepted, you liberal racist. But I repeat myself.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Fake, phony fraud.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 2:47:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Ryan Winkler, please pick up the all-white courtesy phone. Paula Deen would like a word with you.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The idiotic part of this is the use of “Uncle Tom” as a slur.

Uncle Tom was the protagonist of the story and truly heroic figure. The book he featured in did probably as much as any other single factor to bring about the destruction of slavery.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: MrChips

“As a resident of Georgia, I am glad to see the arrogantly racist policy, that of treating southern states as racist, overturned, and am especially proud it involved one of our own, the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas.”


I traveled to every state but Alaska (49 not 56) in my working career and can say unequivocally the most racist state with the most people using the N word was hands down Massachusetts. When busing was a hot issue they could not complete a single sentence with the F and N words.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 3:25:45 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I hope someday blacks realize their true friends are conservatives. We’re the ones who believe in equal treatment under the law regardless of one’s skin color. We’re also the ones who want smaller government, greater economic freedom, and the right to keep what one earns. We also oppose importing millions of low wage and poorly educated aliens in order to undercut the wages of Americans.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 3:52:12 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It will be interesting to see how the Red Star-Trib softsells this tomorrow.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 3:59:37 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: treetopsandroofs

BS Winkler!


28 posted on 06/25/2013 4:21:51 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

BS Winkler!


29 posted on 06/25/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Has the Food Network condemned him yet?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 4:33:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What’s his address? I want to send him some Paula Deen goodies....


31 posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:42 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (Time to go Galt!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Another racist comment from the Democrat Party that’s been racist for almost 200 years? Say it ain’t so!


32 posted on 06/25/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The local lib media is already smooching his rump with...

“Okay, he said he was sorry for saying stuff he didn’t know was racist. OK? OK?”


33 posted on 06/25/2013 7:54:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

lol!


34 posted on 06/25/2013 8:39:41 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Wurlitzer

Indeed. Boston is the most segregated city in the country.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 8:54:04 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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