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Sorry About Calling You 'Uncle Tom'
Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Larry Elder

Posted on 01/23/2014 5:36:45 AM PST by Kaslin

The Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's chapter of the left-wing NAACP, recently said this about black, tea-party-supported Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, S.C.: "A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy." Sounds like Barber might have mentored an ex-high school classmate with whom I recently had the following exchange:

Ex-Classmate: "Uncle Tom in its purest form, that's Larry Elder, you hate your own people, need your ass kicked. ... I remember you from Crenshaw High. Your politics are so predictable. Man, you're such a phony. White folks don't accept you like you assume. When I lived in Orange County, you were kind of a joke."

Elder: "Generally, I don't respond to insults, but since you are a fellow Crenshaw Cougar, I'm giving you a little time.

"Funny, I don't remember you. What that says about the impression you made, I'll leave up to you.

"What do I care if 'white folks don't accept me' -- whatever that means? I'm not running for president of 'white folks.' I have friends, relatives and co-workers who manage to tolerate me.

"I'm sure you've done well in life, well enough to take time to tell me how I've mismanaged mine.

"Nor does it hurt my feelings to hear what you've said about me. I look at people like you the way I look at an otherwise friendly dog, taught viciousness by its owner. You've been trained to see disagreement over the kind of issues I discuss as somehow threatening to your well-being.

"That I see the world differently from you warrants the kind of silly put-downs in your post? Really? You say, 'When I lived in OC, you were kind of a joke.' Meaning, exactly what? That when you said my name out loud people fell down in laughter? Meaning, a scientific poll was conducted by field researchers showing that OC residents considered Larry Elder a 'joke'? (For the record, my highest program ratings are in OC.)

"The formula for life -- to me and my parents -- is simple, if hard to implement. Work hard. Don't make excuses. When things go wrong, ask whether I could have done something different, something better.

"Now, you'll write back. Everybody does. And when I don't respond -- because of how I choose to invest my valuable time -- you'll call me another series of juvenile names and tell your friends and relatives that Elder's not responding because you 'won the argument.' Hey, if it makes you feel better, go for it.

"You can always call in to my show, and we can do this for real -- if you have the cashews. Call from 3pm to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays. Tell my screener that we've chatted on Facebook.

"Take care, Bro. Too bad they indoctrinated you and turned you into a sad, simple, sputtering name-caller. Winners don't see a need to put others down to elevate themselves.

"That's a job for victicrats -- those who blame others for their 'plight.' Report to the nearest mirror."

This provoked interesting Facebook comments.

TG: "Larry, I'm white and live in Orange County. And to be honest I read your posts all the time and always watch when you're on TV. I truly didn't realize or even give it a second thought that you were black. Does it matter? I like your views and think you're an intelligent man. Would truly like to see you in politics. Keep up the good work, we need more people like you. Regardless of color."

KV: "Is that why we have 'Larry Elder for President' bumper-stickers on our cars? I would give five years of my life to have Larry even one term as president. May God bless Larry and all who try to make sense to a twisted liberal world."

ML: "That reply rocked, Larry. And surprise, surprise, to your former racist classmate, there are many white people who could care less that you are black. I care that you recognize the Democratic Party is the party of social enslavement and social injustice all hidden underneath their plastic self-righteous smiles and slanderous anti-Republican rants. You, sir, speak for Americans -- not just a race -- and your values are the same as mine. ... You are like a drink of clear, fresh, cool water in this age of media lies and censorship! Thanks for keeping it real!"

LP: "So sick of the black and white thing. Tired of blacks who see what is really happening and speaking out, being reduced to 'Uncle Toms' because they think for themselves. I admire the man or woman who can discern the depth of the crushing politics that is being played out here in America no matter their origin, race or religion."

Several hundred comments later, I still hadn't heard back from my former classmate. I wrote again.

Elder: "Knock-knock."

This time he replied. Then something surprising happened.

Classmate: "I apologize, for the name calling, Mr. Elder. I've had cancer. It's left me somewhat bitter. Man, I'm sorry for coming at you like that."

Elder: "Apology accepted. Be well."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blackconservatives; ncaap; timscott

1 posted on 01/23/2014 5:36:45 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

interesting


2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:43:34 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

What is most shocking is the last line. And just as shocking is how shocked I am by it.

This is as it should be, which is rare from a liberal. (I will spare him my usual name-calling of ‘libtard’ just for that)


3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:43:52 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Kaslin
The only thing Mr. Elder didn't do right here is respond to the original name-caller (after wishing him well) was add, ‘now, let's get to work.’
4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:50:38 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Kaslin
William Barber, is a racist pig along with his commie NAACP group..He along with the other commies hate any good man that has a mind of his own and is as intelligent as Tim Scott..They are so afraid Tim Scott and other intelligent men like him will help the blacks come out of slavery that the Dems have put them in..
5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:53:14 AM PST by PLD
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To: Kaslin

The NAACP may not like him but he damn popular in South Carolina. Think about this. First, Tom Scott is elected to the US House in the seat representing Charleston, birth place of the Civil War. Then he elected to the Senate for the state, once the home of Jim Crow. Seems to me that the NAACP should hold him up as an example for young Blacks to emulate, an example of what hard work and education can achieve. Oh, wait, they can’t do that, Senator Scott is not a victim.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 6:08:33 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Well said!


7 posted on 01/23/2014 6:27:44 AM PST by bluerose
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To: Kaslin
The Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's chapter of the left-wing NAACP, recently said this about black, tea-party-supported Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, S.C.: "A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy."

Not always. Take yourself for instance.

8 posted on 01/23/2014 6:44:00 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: upchuck

ping!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 7:19:04 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Kaslin

Most people who call others an ‘Uncle Tom’ have never read the book. Uncle Tom was a fairly involved character who made the best decisions he could and exercised, for that time, a great deal of prudence in his decision making.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 7:20:36 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kaslin
The Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's chapter of the left-wing NAACP

Here he is, all poverty-stricken and scrawny:


The guy in the photo with the article is Tim Scott:

Saw him on Fox the other night; he was very well spoken on the issues.

11 posted on 01/23/2014 7:27:35 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Barber looks like some big fat pimp daddy in the hood!


12 posted on 01/23/2014 8:10:17 AM PST by brooklyn dave ( Chris Christie's fat ass for president)
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To: ops33

Spot on!


13 posted on 01/23/2014 8:17:49 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Albion Wilde

The Rev Barber gets paid to say those things by the Democrats.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 8:22:57 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Congestive heart failure in 3...2...

15 posted on 01/23/2014 8:56:40 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ops33

Senator Scott hasn’t been elected to the Senate, yet (appointed by Gov. Haley on DeMint’s resignation)... he will be officially elected this November.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:48 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He has no heart... nor brain.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:23 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thank you.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:20:17 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Albion Wilde

So did I, and yes he very well spoken on the issues and knows what he is talking about


19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:57:03 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ops33
Seems to me that the NAACP should hold him up as an example for young Blacks to emulate, an example of what hard work and education can achieve. Oh, wait, they can’t do that, Senator Scott is not a victim.

And he's a Republican. He's the antithesis to all that they're about.

Jesus Christ: You can’t impeach Him and He ain’t going to resign.



20 posted on 01/23/2014 2:39:20 PM PST by rdb3 (Drive for show, putt for dough. No wonder why I stayed broke on the links!)
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To: Albion Wilde; BattleFlag; SueRae; upchuck
Thanks for the ping.

  
Tim
Scott
Ping!

This is ping list honors South Carolina's newest senator, Tim Scott

Want on or off this ping list? Just FReepmail me.

Another article:Sen. Scott decries ‘philosophical bigotry’

21 posted on 01/23/2014 4:30:39 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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