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Rep. Barbara Lee rips Bill O’Reilly ‘code words’ (Ban "welfare queens,"& "food stamp president")
Politico ^ | 27 Mar 14 | TAL KOPAN

Posted on 03/27/2014 4:02:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot

Rep. Barbara Lee is firing back at Bill O’Reilly, saying the Fox News host’s comments about race were “disgusting.”

“Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’ from the right wing and Mr. O’Reilly,” the California Democrat said in a statement Wednesday. “It is disgusting and divisive and should never be accepted in our national discourse.”

O’Reilly had Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his program Tuesday night to discuss controversy over some comments Ryan had made about poverty and inner city culture that he later called “inarticulate.” Ryan’s remarks were seized upon by some on the left, including Lee, who called the Wisconsin Republican’s statements racist.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbaralee; billoreilly; black; foodstamp; foodstamppresident; paulryan; pc; racehustlers; welfarequeens
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What a bossy woman.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Barbara, those aren’t code words. They’re “dog whistles”, bitch.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 4:04:31 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SkyPilot

Is Barbara Lee listing to port and about to capsize?


3 posted on 03/27/2014 4:05:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SkyPilot
I could care less what an admitted Communist thinks.
4 posted on 03/27/2014 4:05:52 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: SkyPilot

Lessay you were a member of a group soooo privileged that it became almost normal that you should casually drop the MF word three times into most sentences:

What step might you take next, to better your arrogance?

You’d start insisting that others stop using words that were fairly innocuous.

It would simply be the next step.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:05:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SkyPilot

Barbara Lee is mentally retarded!


6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:06:01 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SkyPilot

Okay, but who explained it to her so she could object to it?


7 posted on 03/27/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SkyPilot

BOR is not a conservative you “dingbat”(archie bunker term)
LOL
freegards
LEX


8 posted on 03/27/2014 4:07:58 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SkyPilot

Shove it up your smelly Obamahole, Lee.

And those ain’t code words, wench.

We are tired of putting up with your cultural idiocy.

STFU.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 4:08:00 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SkyPilot

The truth hurts.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:10:57 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

We should talk about BLACK CULTURE!

All right then. There is a very high illegitimacy rate in the black inner city.....

How dare you use "Code Words" - you white devil racist!

11 posted on 03/27/2014 4:11:30 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

They should create an app so we can check what vocabulary is acceptable to the PC police at any instant in time. I think “doubleplusungood” is still safe to use, in any case.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 4:13:06 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: SkyPilot

Truth hurts doesn’t it Babs


13 posted on 03/27/2014 4:13:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SkyPilot

She then went on to decry white privilege, white flight and charter schools.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 4:14:28 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: SkyPilot

They should create an app so we can check what vocabulary is acceptable to the PC police at any instant in time. I think “doubleplusungood” is still safe to use for now, in any case.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 4:14:41 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: SkyPilot

Witch wants attention ..LOL.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SkyPilot

Dont you upset those plantation owners bill, they are feeding on thier constitutants. dumb and numb


17 posted on 03/27/2014 4:18:38 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: SkyPilot

That’s right-I want to fried chickens and a coke!


18 posted on 03/27/2014 4:19:51 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Did it ever occur to these people that the only ones who can hear dog whistles are dogs? Also, if you continue to hear a high pitched whistling, you should see your doctor.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: relictele

“She then went on to decry white privilege, white flight and charter schools.”

What a surprise; another unassimilated malcontent.

Is that code?


20 posted on 03/27/2014 4:21:25 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SkyPilot
ted baxter photo: Ted Baxter with Chimp Baxter_Chimp.jpg
21 posted on 03/27/2014 4:22:01 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Ryan’s remarks were seized upon by some on the left, including Lee, who called the Wisconsin Republican’s statements racist.

Isn’t a pity that the truth has become racist?

Isn’t a pity that honest debate has become so strange and uncommon that it must be shouted down before some one becomes offended.

Isn’t a pity that our nation has become so polarized by race, gender, religion and financial status that to comment on any subject almost always to invite attack.

If we can’t discuss the problems that threaten to destroy our country openly and honestly we are doomed.

The number of food stamp recipients has ballooned in Obama’s administration while the number of employed persons has fallen to record lows. Job creation is at a record low following a recession. The generation of new regulations from the federal leviathan it threatening to shut down innovation and new business creation.

If we do not deal with this situation we will descend to second world status. We will be the next Italy.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SkyPilot; All
"Ted Baxter" left himself open for criticism by Rep. Barbara Lee because he probably doesn't know enough about the Constitution and its history to argue the following.

The Founding States had made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution's silence about things like citizen welfare means that such issues are automatically uniquely state power issues.

In fact, as mentioned in related threads, Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, welfare the example of this thread.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

23 posted on 03/27/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SkyPilot

Yes “welfare queens” is not good. “Welfare breeding cows” is better.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 4:25:58 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: SkyPilot

Nothing biased about Politico’s choice of photographs.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 4:27:12 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Paladin2

Hey Barbie, I think YOU’RE disgusting! On the brighter side, at least your name isn’t Shaneequeea or some such /s;)


26 posted on 03/27/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: rightwingcrazy
They should create an app so we can check what vocabulary is acceptable to the PC police at any instant in time.

Such an app is impossible because they don’t want you to know what is acceptable language. They want you to shut up.

All criticism of Obama and the protected races, classes and genders is forbidden.

Keep your mouth shut, accept the epithets that they cast at you with the proper humility and pay your taxes.

27 posted on 03/27/2014 4:28:18 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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“What a bossy woman.”

lol... classic.

These people and words they dislike. First world problems. Sheltered lives.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 4:29:13 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: SkyPilot

REALLY???
Here is ANOTHER one - ILLEGAL ALIEN!


29 posted on 03/27/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

30 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SkyPilot

Blacks yelling “RACIST” always win. It’s almost too easy for them.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 4:33:48 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: beelzepug

I dunno. The photo on the left looks a like Little Richard (to me, anyway).


32 posted on 03/27/2014 4:36:28 PM PDT by G-dzilla
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“Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’ from the right wing and Mr. O’Reilly,” the California Democrat said in a statement Wednesday. “It is disgusting and divisive and should never be accepted in our national discourse.”

Guess what Barbara Ryan spoke that absolute truth.

Obama is the welfare president like no one since Johnson.

Welfare queens are out there everywhere. And they are unapologetic.

By the way the race hustlers are on the Left as you well know being a member in good standing yourself.

Ryan should not have made even the small apology that he did. He should have struck back hard like above or better.

The Right needs to stop caving to this form of political attack. As long as this tactic is seen to work by the Democrats they will continue to use it to silence debate on the Right and we will be stuck in a racially Balkanized America.

33 posted on 03/27/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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What terms did this grievance monger offer to describe welfare leeches and the Liar in Chief then?


34 posted on 03/27/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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“Code Words”?

Next we will hear from the race pimps about “Code Letters”.

There will be 26 of them; A through Z.

Anytime a conservative uses one it will signify latent racism.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 4:46:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: SkyPilot

In other words “how dare you use words that accurately describe us”


36 posted on 03/27/2014 4:46:15 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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Just keep harping on the words used to described conditions, and not the conditions themselves.
That's a Democrat.
37 posted on 03/27/2014 4:56:16 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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What a pinhead.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 5:01:37 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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She should be charged with treason for her career working for Ron Dellums, and when she poverty pimped on her own in the House.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 5:23:37 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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“Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’ from the right wing and Mr. O’Reilly,” the California Democrat said in a statement Wednesday. “It is disgusting and divisive and should never be accepted in our national discourse.”

I agree.

We need to restore welfare reform so that there are no more welfare queens whose lives are being ruined by liberal policies, and whose children's lives and being short circuited by the terrible example of parents who live as parasites doing nothing for themselves.

We need a real American in the White House who aspires to a higher level of performance than dramatically expanding the number of people who need food stamps.

We need to stop paying any attention at all to race hustlers, so they will get productive jobs instead of agitating in ways that allow them to profit at the expense of minorities.

I lover her idea. I think making those words disappear from the public discourse, just as polio is no longer discussed, would be wonderful.

40 posted on 03/27/2014 5:31:07 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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Is Barbara Lee listing to port and about to capsize?

If the effing bitch goes to Guam, she might.

41 posted on 03/27/2014 5:31:50 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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I find the comments on this thread distressing and sad.

I will just say this, more people who are white have been forced onto food stamps and assistance during the last few years.

Poverty and job loss know no color.

Carry on.


42 posted on 03/27/2014 5:38:57 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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Says the race pimp.
43 posted on 03/27/2014 6:04:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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She probably didn’t like Ryan’s statement that we need to solve poverty and not just service it. He went on to say that getting a good education is one step to solving poverty.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Jim from C-Town
Barbara Lee is mentally retarded! Totally!
45 posted on 03/27/2014 6:18:11 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SkyPilot

I can’t stand Paul Ryan anymore, but even I will stick up for him on this. She is wacky for sure.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 6:19:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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“Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’

What a bitchy woman. Truth hurts and the libs can't stand the truth. Says a lot about her constituents, just like Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson and Sheila Jackson Lee. Bet the voters combined total IQ would be pressed to top four digits.

47 posted on 03/27/2014 6:33:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’ from the right wing and Mr. O’Reilly,” the California Democrat said in a statement Wednesday. “It is disgusting and divisive and should never be accepted in our national discourse.”

Of course there is nothing divisive about the Black Congressional Caucus. As long as the BCC exits there will never be racial harmony in this nation.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT by Saltmeat (Y)
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Do we dare call it what it is Ms. lee?


49 posted on 03/27/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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Prove him wrong, lying Marxist fat hag.


50 posted on 03/27/2014 11:14:37 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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