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Carter: Paula Deen Should Be Forgiven
CNN.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Joe Sterling

Posted on 06/29/2013 4:13:47 AM PDT by Biggirl

(CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen should be forgiven, arguing that while there's no condoning the racial slurs she uttered, the well-known personality has been candid and apologetic.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carter; deen; forgiveness; jimmycarter; nword; pauladeen

1 posted on 06/29/2013 4:13:47 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Jimmah has a dog in this fight. He has his racist past to be forgiven for.


2 posted on 06/29/2013 4:15:08 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Biggirl

Senator Byrd was given a pass. So should Paula.


3 posted on 06/29/2013 4:17:43 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Biggirl

After she has humiliated herself to the country on her apologetic tour she will be forgiven because she’s a rat who voted for the rat


4 posted on 06/29/2013 4:17:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: FES0844

IIRC, “Sheets Byrd” actually used the N-word on the Senate floor or in some media interview once.


5 posted on 06/29/2013 4:19:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Biggirl

Forgiven for what as*hole?


6 posted on 06/29/2013 4:19:53 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Biggirl

The liberals are such hypocrites. When Jimmy was campaigning for president, he was quoted by the press as saying that he thought neighborhoods should be able to maintain “ethnic purity.” He apologized and explained, etc., and was forgiven and elected. But Paula Deen is crucified, loses all of her endorsement deals, her TV show. Liberals are disgusting.


7 posted on 06/29/2013 4:19:55 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Biggirl

If I’m being held by gunpoint by ANYONE, you’d better believe I’ll be calling them by every offensive, demeaning name I can think of. Of course, Whoopi says you should be calling such a person “sir”. I guess she figures they are entitled to rob.


8 posted on 06/29/2013 4:22:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Gaffer

Byrd said “white nigger” in an interview. He was trying to make some kind of cultural point about how people talked in the South, back in the day. He wasn’t saying that HE said those words, but I believe he referenced a mother or grandmother.

Which was all beside the point, since the rap on sheets Byrd was his Klan activities and known racist attitudes. All of which were overlooked because he was a Dem power broker and otherwise a LIB.

As for the words “white nigger”, it all depends on who says them. If a Byrd says them, they could be forgiven because when he repeated them on tv he wasn’t specifically aiming them at Black people, he was talking about a cultural expression he had heard. Any excuse will do, for a Byrd. But if Paula Deen were to say them, well, her life is over. No excuses.

From what I know, “white nigger” is a derogatory term for a white person who has so associated themselves with Blacks, they might as well be one.

Another usage might be as a synonym for “white trash”, which is a derogatory way of linking a white person to Blacks - or at least to what was condemed as a lifestyle of poor Blacks.


9 posted on 06/29/2013 4:41:54 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Biggirl

Jimmah needs to shut up, forever.


10 posted on 06/29/2013 4:44:34 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Biggirl
Either that or we lock up every rap artist.

Apparently speaking the word nigger is ok as long as you're doing it to a drum beat.

11 posted on 06/29/2013 4:55:26 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Yes, it is perfectly OK for a white person to sing a ‘nigga’ rap. As soon as you lose the rhythm though white boy, you daid!


12 posted on 06/29/2013 5:02:47 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Biggirl

Wasn’t Jimmah the pre-”First Black President”?


13 posted on 06/29/2013 5:04:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Biggirl

Are Walmart and Target still selling rap CDs?


14 posted on 06/29/2013 5:04:49 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.)
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To: Biggirl

“Forgiving” Paula Deen is a nobrainer for anyone with basic intelligence. The relevant question here is should we ever forgive Jimmy Carter?


15 posted on 06/29/2013 5:07:31 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Biggirl

The reason I lost interest in Paula Dean was when I saw her show with Jimmah...fawning and falling over herself to cook something for him. Now this...it doesn’t surprise me. He will reach down and pull her up from bended knee after she kisses his progressive ring. He is so kind and loving and forgiving and....


16 posted on 06/29/2013 5:28:04 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Biggirl

I wish this ahole would kick off already. His celebratory state funeral is too far overdue.


17 posted on 06/29/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Biggirl

Talk about bigotry, they don’t think of Paula Deen as someone who may indeed have “evolved” thus becoming a better person, etc...as though liberals are the only people capable of that.


18 posted on 06/29/2013 5:40:35 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Biggirl
He would know....

Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot

Carter stopped by the Rebel Room Tavern, a bar that once existed near the old Woolworth building and catered to southern servicemen based near by (Ft. Drum). Not knowing that an employee from the local paper was present, Carter joked around with the locals and, as two of those locals related the story to my friend, "every other word out of his mouth was 'nigger' or 'kike.'"

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/julia/gorin060106.php3

Gorin is right on target here. I know of this incident, and there are more locals who speak of it privately, than are willing to talk about it on the record.

19 posted on 06/29/2013 5:40:49 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Biggirl

I never heard of Paula Deen until this became news. So I ask why is this news? And why would anyone give a rats rear end what someone said 25 or so years ago.


20 posted on 06/29/2013 5:43:05 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: FES0844

I was just traveling through Charleston, WV. Found a book in a local store that was an autographed copy of Byrd’s book. I looked at it and was estimating my chances of getting away with taking in the men’s room a giving it a good hosing down.


21 posted on 06/29/2013 5:45:44 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Biggirl

What she said she said in private and got ratted out. Some big wig news prognosticator said it on live TV and got away with it; or was it some neanderthal actor, not sure.


22 posted on 06/29/2013 5:49:13 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Biggirl

Sears JcPenney’s Walgreens: Your losing a great woman. Everyone says something to offend someone, but we aren’t putting them on the news. Paula keep smiling kick their butts, even tho you voted for the guy in the white house, You are still #1 to me. Thanks Paula.


23 posted on 06/29/2013 6:03:58 AM PDT by meika
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To: Biggirl

Who is supposed to forgive her? The guy who robbed the bank and put the gun to her head???


24 posted on 06/29/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT by spiffy
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To: Biggirl
Personally, I am not in the practice of destroying people for what they say, beyond my own actions (not buying products, watching their movies, etc) and I think it would be better if all Americans learned to grow a thicker skin. But in this case, there is an extremely relevant aspect to this process of liberals destroying someone who engaged in "hate speech".

The valuable thing in all of this, as pathetic as it is to watch, is to watch the spectacle of a true believer begin the saga by using the platform of her show to advance the cause of the two most liberal, anti-American, radical racists ever to occupy the living quarters at the White House only to see her consumed in the end by the very thing she advocated in her ignorance.

It is the parable of the scorpion and the frog in real life.

PAULA: “You two are charismatic, young and ALL of you stand for everything I stand for! If I have Michelle and Barack on my show, you all will treat me well, won’t you?”

MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Of course we will. Why wouldn’t we? We would get to the White House, and your show will prosper! We both have a lot to gain.”

********FIVE YEARS LATER********

PAULA: “I helped advance the cause, didn’t I? You said you would treat me right, didn’t you? Well, I...wait...wait...what? No, I am not a racist! I love you guys, we stand for the same things! I had you on my show, I donated money, had parties to raise money for you...I...”

MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: You planned a southern style wedding with black only servants. You used the “N” word.

PAULA: “No! Wait...I’m no racist! You are misinterpreting what I said! I have always been one of the strongest backers of hate speech legislation! I have never believed there was any gray area or context involved...hate speech is hate speech, and must be punished all the time and everywhere, with no exceptions!”

MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Exactly.”

PAULA: “But I am not a racist, this is what I meant when I used the *N* word...I was trying to explain how it wasn’t always a bad thing! Look you use the *N* word to talk to each other, and I was one of you!”

MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Sorry. Racist. We are beginning a campaign to have you fired. Our objective is to make people like you pariahs. Racist.”

PAULA: “I’m a good person! I mean well! I am an advocate of women and minorities! I supported you! I’m one of you! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME, WHEN YOU ***PROMISED*** ME YOU WOULD TREAT ME WELL! WHY? WHY ARE YOU DESTROYING ME WHEN YOU ***PROMISED*** ME! WHY?”

MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: (nonchalantly smiling) “We cannot help it. It is in our nature. It is who we are.”

One would hope that there are some liberals out there who have watched this unfold and thought “There for the grace of God go I...” and take a different look at things because of it.

As conservatives, every one of us knows that "hate speech" can be leveled at any one of us by liberals, because simply speaking the truth (such as: "The majority of violent crime is committed by a small part of the population, young black men" or "The vast majority of terrorist attacks worldwide are carried out by muslim men between the ages of 18 and 45") can be defined as "hate speech". Thing is, liberals NEVER understand that. They are always the most surprised when their own machinery turns on them. To quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (in his description of how Soviets reacted when the government knocked on their door to arrest them) they would say in puzzlement: "Me? What for?" This is what is going on with Paula Deen. "Me? What for? I am one of you, I support you and all the things you believe in!" So it is always a possibility that some liberals might see this and understand.

I know. It is fantasy. But like that Despair.com poster of the rusted bow of a ship sticking out of the water with the caption: "Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others" we can always ***hope*** it makes someone see the light.


25 posted on 06/29/2013 6:23:36 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Biggirl

The only people punished for racial slurs are white people.
Wonder how long the list for rap songs that use them?.


26 posted on 06/29/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Biggirl
How many more of these pandering pussies are going to cower to the black community? Disgusting that something said years ago would get this big. I am willing to bet that all of these pandering bastards have used the same word in their past.
27 posted on 06/29/2013 7:19:29 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: Biggirl
FORGIVEN FOR WHAT ?? Everybody occasionally says stuff people object to. What I object to is Paula Deen groveling. She should've just said she takes responsibility for what she said "x" years ago.

To think that there are people complaining who think the likes of Lisa Lampinelli and Joan Rivers are funny is mind-boggling.

28 posted on 06/29/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by grania
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To: Biggirl

The Paula Deen apology tour has been nothing less than pathetic. Do I feel sorry for her. Hell no. Just another stooge for the left. But.

If a black guy robs me and shoves a gun in my face and I let fly a few “niggers” then I pretty much think I’m entitled. But I’d rather keep my mouth shut and just shove my weapon up his ass. Maybe the race baiters would like that better?


29 posted on 06/29/2013 7:37:19 AM PDT by saleman
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To: FES0844

Senator Byrd was given a pass. AND Senator Byrd was given protection from the liberal MSM. THEY NEVER reported on his KKK past until they were put in the position of having to protect him from the right - cause WE outed him.


30 posted on 06/29/2013 7:58:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Biggirl

This is the first thing I have heard fro carter since his days campaigning with which I agree. His first campaign, I mean.


31 posted on 06/29/2013 10:03:47 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: saleman
>". But I’d rather keep my mouth shut and just shove my weapon up his ass. Maybe the race baiters would like that better?"

Totally depends on your melanin content.

Shot in back = self defense

32 posted on 06/29/2013 12:03:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Biggirl

Paula loves big brother.


33 posted on 06/29/2013 12:06:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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