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Haley Barbour: Build civil rights museum
Politico ^ | 1/11/11 | GABRIEL BELTRONE & JUANA SUMMERS

Posted on 01/12/2011 3:13:33 AM PST by WilliamHouston

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wants state lawmakers to help him build a Civil Rights museum in downtown Jackson, as he attempts to move past rhetorical slip-ups that have landed him in hot water when he talks about issues of race.

Barbour, a two-term governor and potential GOP presidential candidate, made the appeal during his final state of the state address Tuesday evening, just a few weeks after he found himself on the defensive for comments that seemed to minimize the racial strife of southern segregation and the civil rights movement.

“The civil rights struggle is an important part of our history, and millions of people are interested in learning more about it,” Barbour said Tuesday, in an address that was mostly dedicated to defining and defending the legacy of his administration.

“People from around the world would flock to see the museum and learn about the movement.” he said. “I urge you to move this museum forward as an appropriate way to do justice to the Civil Rights Movement and to stand as a monument of remembrance and reconciliation.” . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: haleybarbour; mississippi; politics
Stinks of weakness. Al Sharpton calls you a name and you respond by flagellating yourself and giving him something ... twice?

Leaders have to stand firm on principle. I'm not seeing the qualities of leadership in Haley Barbour. This is someone who increasingly looks like he will fold under the slightest pressure.

1 posted on 01/12/2011 3:13:38 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

And no doubt heterosexually-challeged activists will be out in force if the museum excludes mention of the HOMO part of the civil rights movement.


2 posted on 01/12/2011 3:16:41 AM PST by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: WilliamHouston

He’s running for President. As it stands, he just jumped the shark.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 3:19:57 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: WilliamHouston

This museum idea has been kicked around for decades. Haley didn’t fold to Al. But he is posturing. He’s been a great governor, he would make a decent President, but I do not support him running. He’s not electable.

Time to retire or work behind the scenes Haley.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 3:23:38 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: WilliamHouston

Great plan. It will drive the libs and race pimps nuts.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 3:26:08 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: markomalley

Bad signal to send on fiscal responsibility. Can we just “move on” and stop talking about the 1960s? Sure, it gave blacks civil rights, but it also gave us Bill Ayers and other Communist criminals that are now running our country. Can we go back in time, keep civil rights and avoid LBJ’s “Great Society?”

Northwestern University should hang their head in shame over Ayer’s wife.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 3:26:31 AM PST by Squidster
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To: WilliamHouston

Let’s not.


7 posted on 01/12/2011 3:27:12 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: WilliamHouston

THERE ALREADY IS ONE. IT’S IN CINCONNATI AND IT’S CALLED THE FREEDOM MUSEUM. NOBODY GOES THERE EXCEPT SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO ARE BUSED IN. THE CITY AND FEDS SPENT OVER $70 MILLION DOLLARES FOR IT. IT’S ON THE RIVERFRONT BETWEEN THE BENGALS STADIUM AND THE REDS BALLPARK. IT HAS DESTROYED THE MOST PROMINENT DEVELOPMENT SITE IN THE MIDWEST.


8 posted on 01/12/2011 3:30:00 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: WilliamHouston

THERE ALREADY IS ONE. IT’S IN CINCINNATI AND IT’S CALLED THE FREEDOM MUSEUM. NOBODY GOES THERE EXCEPT SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO ARE BUSED IN. THE CITY AND FEDS SPENT OVER $70 MILLION DOLLARES FOR IT. IT’S ON THE RIVERFRONT BETWEEN THE BENGALS’ STADIUM AND THE REDS BALLPARK. IT HAS DESTROYED THE MOST PROMINENT DEVELOPMENT SITE IN THE MIDWEST.


9 posted on 01/12/2011 3:30:42 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: WilliamHouston

So Haley wants to throw some taxpayer money at a project to appease those offended by his statement? That doesn’t sound like Presidential material to me.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 3:32:20 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: WilliamHouston
I don't care one way or the other, so long as not a single dime of taxpayer money is used to build or fund it.

This "museum", if built, will just be a shrine to race pimps like Sharpton and Jackson.

Let THEM pay for it.

11 posted on 01/12/2011 3:48:20 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: SC_Pete

“THERE ALREADY IS ONE. “
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Are there not a number of them now?
I know the NATIONAL civil rights museum is in my home city of Memphis.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 4:04:41 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

In case anyone doubts me:

http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/home.htm


13 posted on 01/12/2011 4:07:08 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Squidster

In the early 90’s I was teaching in a school in northeast NJ. In the classroom next to mine there was a class called “The 60’s” being offered. Most days I could hear the soundtrack of some video being played replete with rock music, protest chants, police chiefs being interviewed at the scenes of riots, the sounnds of [the Viet Nam] war, etc. The particular segment about the Tate-Lobianco [sp?] murders with the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” riff blasting away has stuck with me—imagine time in a high school classroom being devoted to exploring the “intriguing” psyche of Charles Manson! This went on all year. Every year.

Eventually, I would get to the point where I would discuss with my obviously distracted class how the 60’s were viewed by some as a sort of “Great Awakening” while others viewed it as a great turn for the worse in our national story.

As I used to tell my classes back then: Americans packed up their VW minibus with all their gear (some of them forgot the soap), along with all their friends and all their possibilities and went upstate to camp out at some great rock and roll revival. Unfortunately, the VeeDub got stuck in the mud and some of us never made it back.


14 posted on 01/12/2011 4:12:00 AM PST by MarDav
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To: AlexW

That’s small time, sir. Why here in Greensboro, we have the INTERnational Civil Rights Museum.

http://www.sitinmovement.org/home.asp

Ignore the fact that it’s a useless use of taxpayer funds and has severely underperformed since opening a couple of years ago.

http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/09/29/article/civil_rights_museum_cuts_five_from_staff

It provides a fine place for local schools to dump children when they no longer feel like teaching.


15 posted on 01/12/2011 4:13:11 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: AlexW; SC_Pete

>>Are there not a number of them now?

The MLK museum here in Atlanta would certainly qualify on some level. So we’re up to three pre-existing.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 4:15:37 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: WilliamHouston

Come on Haley, enough civil rights crap. We have far too much to correct instead of beating that worn out drum for the race baiters. Isn’t there more to repair and improve on the MS Gulf Coast?? Let’s get on with what’s really important, rebuild our government based on the US Constitution—and read ALL amendments this time...


17 posted on 01/12/2011 4:15:37 AM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: LanPB01

“That’s small time, sir. Why here in Greensboro, we have the INTERnational Civil Rights Museum.”

HAHAHA..Well, at least mine has the URL “civilrightsmuseum.0rg” :P

Now, I am curious to just how many there are.


18 posted on 01/12/2011 4:21:04 AM PST by AlexW
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To: WilliamHouston
Haley... you are my governor... I am ashamed of you... you balless pos. You are obviously trying to buy off the left for making a statement that was true... you are backing down from being right... in the face of pressure from the leftwing. You are weak... Sarah never would do that... you will never receive my support for any other office... maybe you can go fishing with Gene Taylor... he has a lot of time these days... soon you will to.

LLS

19 posted on 01/12/2011 4:22:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: AlexW

I wonder if any of them point out the fact that the reason we needed “civil rights” and “voting rights” in the first place was because Democrats took them away from certain groups of people.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 4:25:23 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
"Sarah never would do that..."

Uhhh, don't look now but she already did when she quit.

21 posted on 01/12/2011 4:26:57 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: screaminsunshine
No, it is pandering of the worst kind... and being from Mississippi, I can assure you that most will see this for what it is... weakness under fire. We do not tolerate cowards down here. This has nothing to do with race... what Haley said about the CR movement in Mississippi was true... I lived through it... I know!!!!!! My generation was the first to integrate... I remember the first day in JR High School. Most in Mississippi have been educated on the truth. Haley backed down... he is a coward. Appeasing the left just furthers their goal of domination... no battle was ever won by appeasement... which is the startto the process of surrender.

LLS

22 posted on 01/12/2011 4:28:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Past Your Eyes; onyx
Bullshit... and your argument has been debunked. No comparison at all. I have worked to elect this man... and he has stabbed Conservatives in the back on several occasions... Sarah would never back down from being right... and her resigning was the Right thing to do for the People of Alaska, her family and will allow her to kick the crap out of whomever you are going to back for the gop nod.

LLS

23 posted on 01/12/2011 4:32:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Maybe it has been debunked but if you think it helped her, think again. Don’t get me wrong, I think she would be great but doubt very much if it will happen. I’d be willing to bet on it.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 4:36:32 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

What Haley means is that he needs his own personal
civil rights museum.


25 posted on 01/12/2011 4:37:01 AM PST by AlexW
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To: WilliamHouston

“Haley Barbour: Build civil rights museum”

Give us a friggin break already. We already have black history month, MLK Day, an ESPN special on the black athlete, commercials that depict whites as buffoons while blacks are depicted as corporate leaders. When is enough enough.


26 posted on 01/12/2011 4:39:49 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: AlexW

OOoohhh, I see. Sort of like Imus when Al Sharpton came a-calling.


27 posted on 01/12/2011 4:47:06 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: AlexW

Geeze, you gottas be kiddin. We need FREEDOM from Freedom Museums.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 4:48:22 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: WilliamHouston

What a waste of money. Blacks already have a president. They have discriminatory affirmative action. We don’t owe them anything because 400 years ago their great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather was brought to this country against his will by some white guy’s great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather.


29 posted on 01/12/2011 4:52:38 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: WilliamHouston

“People from around the world would flock to see the museum...”

Okay, maybe Mugabe would “flock” there. That’s one. Can anyone think of #2 “from around the world” that will “flock” there? Ah, Idi Amin. That’s two. How about #3, anyone?


30 posted on 01/12/2011 5:01:13 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Past Your Eyes

Don’t support her then... we do not need you. Why no comment on the subject of this thread?

LLS


31 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: WilliamHouston

Insider hit piece nothing more nothing less.


32 posted on 01/12/2011 5:40:19 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: WilliamHouston

I’m all for it.

Build a museum demonstrating how Republicans overcame racist Democrats and their thugs and terrorist organizations to make a people free.

Sounds good to me.


33 posted on 01/12/2011 5:54:09 AM PST by Magnatron
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To: markomalley

Makes you want to puke to see people like this.

Haley Barbour just came off my list.


34 posted on 01/12/2011 6:12:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Past Your Eyes

Bull Mr. Troll


35 posted on 01/12/2011 6:13:58 AM PST by Venturer
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