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Pat Buchanan: It's All About Race Now
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 30, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 03/30/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.

So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

And they may be right.

Yet if Trayvon had been shot dead by a black neighborhood watch volunteer, Jesse Jackson would not have been in a pulpit in Sanford, Fla., howling that he had been "murdered and martyred."

Maxine Waters would not be screaming "hate crime."

Rep. Hank Johnson would not be raging that Trayvon had been "executed." And ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would not have been wearing a hoodie in the well of the House.

Which tells you what this whipped-up hysteria is all about.

It is not about finding the truth about what happened that night in Sanford when Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his SUV, and the two wound up in a fight, with Trayvon dead.

It is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict.

And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012.

Zimmerman "profiled" Trayvon, we are told. And perhaps he did.

But why? What did George Zimmerman, self-styled protector of his gated community, see that night from the wheel of his SUV?

He saw a male. And males are 90 percent of prison inmates. He saw a stranger over 6 feet tall. And he saw a black man or youth with a hood over his head...

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1 posted on 03/30/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When is there ever a news item that brings the races together?


2 posted on 03/30/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buchanan makes a lot of sense here. I’m kind of surprised that RCP actually published his article, actually.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What is Boama’s other hand up to. This is a perfect diversion to cover his comments to the Russians but what else did he do? I smell a RAT.
4 posted on 03/30/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now?

When Obama ran he used the : “He doesn’t look like any of the other guys on the dollar bills, line.”

For Obama America has only one issue-race.

His focus has brought race relations back to the 50’s.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 1:10:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buchannan brings out more facts and statistics and speaks the plain truth here.

That only means one thing:

Facts are racist.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race is the most important issue facing our country and the solution will not be pretty!


7 posted on 03/30/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you recognize the name Rep. Hank Johnson?

He's the genius who feared Guam might capsize if we put too many military people on the island.

Understand the level of intelligence we are dealing with here.

8 posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you recognize the name Rep. Hank Johnson?

He's the genius who feared Guam might capsize if we put too many military people on the island.

Understand the level of intelligence we are dealing with here.

9 posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mountainlion
This is a perfect diversion to cover his comments to the Russians but what else did he do?

Well, in the last few days, his flunkies at the EPA essentially outlawed coal-fired power plants, and he banned drilling for offshore oil in the Atlantic for at least five years. Other than that, not much. Probably just watched some basketball.

10 posted on 03/30/2012 1:19:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pat, with that crowd it’s ALWAYS BEEN about ‘race’. It will never change. They peddle it like it’s their livelihood (which it is). They deal in it. They push it, and they try to sell it, every time they can.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 1:19:12 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Responsibility2nd

End of article.....

As yet convicted of no crime, he is being crucified in the arena of public opinion as a hate-crime monster and murderer.

Is this our idea of justice?

No. But if the purpose here is to turn this into a national black-white face-off, instead of a mutual search for truth and justice, it is succeeding marvelously well.

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I see this as yet another Alinsky type tactic of never letting a good crisis go to waste. I don’t see the purpose for stirring the racial pot between blacks and whites, but the media is fully on board with it.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps because black males between 16 and 36, though only 2 to 3 percent of the population, are responsible for a third of all our crimes.

Patrick just committed a hate crime by speaking the truth.

13 posted on 03/30/2012 1:20:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s always been about race. And all the things done since the 1950s to accomodate, repay, satisfy, all the money thrown, streets and schools renamed from American heroes to questionable characters, no-talent halwits lionized and awarded in Hollywood and on music charts, all of that for nothing, as the ghetto has remained a ghetto and the attitudes have worsened in it and outside it.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 1:23:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Facts are racist.”

Ah, I see you are one of the enlightened ones! You should write for the People’s Cube.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 1:24:14 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race?

Isn’t it his skin color and liberal whites’ guilt complex that got Bambi elected?


16 posted on 03/30/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...if the purpose here is to turn this into a national black-white face-off, instead of a mutual search for truth and justice, it is succeeding marvelously well. “

Where is the healing from our president?
Where are the calming words, the reassurances
that our system will find the truth.

Instead he personalized the situation as though it
was “his own son”.
This inculcates a sense of racial divide, the son
of the first black president, murdered by a white,
and we all know whites are racist hateful killers
underneath. Or so the race baiters keep telling them
at every opportunity like this that arises. They
don’t tell them this when a black kills a black
or even when a black kills a white although
they will say it’s all a symptom of white oppression.
The liberals are ginning up black rage to build
for the election, and in the event he loses, look out.
He won’t have lost because he is a socialist, and
incompetent but because white people won’t accept
a black man.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 1:25:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

” Well, in the last few days, his flunkies at the EPA essentially outlawed coal-fired power plants, and he banned drilling for offshore oil in the Atlantic for at least five years. “

4 more years of this?

This is just one week.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly! And if any journalists were worthy of the name, they would be reporting this fact. I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know it was that bad (Perhaps because black males between 16 and 36, though only 2 to 3 percent of the population, are responsible for a third of all our crimes.

Jesse and Al do not seem concerned about the white kid in KC who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by 2 black thugs, who also told him he was getting what he deserved as a white boy. Nor have I heard them mention the elderly white couple who were beaten (the woman was also sexually assaulted and died the next day) by a bunch of black thugs. Those crimes don’t count to the race pimps.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The majority of the time, Pat makes sense, so it’s time for the libtards to trot out the usual “I liked it better in the original German” when Pat gets attention.

Where is Saul Alinsky buried??? I need to take a big crap!!!


20 posted on 03/30/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A month from now nobody will give two-shits about this case, but we will have to deal with much more troubling events: the OWSers for one, NBPampersP, and the enemies of the States; mainly any liberal who opens their lying through their teeth’s mouths. Believe me you, things are just perculating at the moment, and when Summer and Fall arrive, things are going to be so ugly that most Americans will wish it were March again. That’s my take on the goings on in this country of late.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 1:36:45 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“.....self-styled protector of his gated community.....”

Several days back I read a comment by Zimmerman's father.

He said his son was NOT on patrol.

He said his son was driving to the store.

His son spotted Martin walking in an area between rows of townhouses, stopped his car, got out, then called the non-emergency police number, not 911.

Except for the fact that Zimmerman was carrying a gun, that sounds like routine neighborhood awareness to me.

Of course, that info comes from his Dad, so let's wait for more confirmation.

In the meantime, does anyone have a link to crime scene photos or an aerial map?

I haven't seen any visuals posted on this incident at all.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 1:38:07 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Won’t happen since it doesn’t pay the race-baiters’ salaries, businesses and the race-baiting industry. Bottom line: not profitable.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Joshua Marcus

You are probably right. The Color of Change groups, the media, the Axelrod wannabe’s are all looking for anecdotal stories they can exploit. They’ve learned that the Natalie Holloway du jour can drive the media. And the 24-7 media (including the comedians, Oprahs, etc) need a new anecdote when the old one starts to unravel (Limbaugh’s ratings are UP).
They see what they are doing now as spring training. They are polling and focus grouping peoples’ reactions to the Limbaugh du jour and not to the Zimmerman du jour. When playoff and world series time for the game of politics comes this fall, they will replicate those specific anecdotes and spin on stories that most advanced their agenda.
What you see is calculated. In the same way that Velichek prepares and calculates what to do, so the political players are carefully calculating which tactics they can get away with...and which ones are winning tactics.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 1:46:31 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 1:48:13 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You, Sir (or Madame), are a poet. Explaining “Critical Race Theory” and the ideology of the Democratic Party in three words is no mean feat.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 1:55:40 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good article from Pat .... lots of very “uncomfortable” statistics for the Leftist media/Progs/Sharpton, et al.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sympathize with his parents. They want the truth. Trayvon and they deserve that much and so does Zimmerman.

It is hard to know what that is now, though with all the outright lies told by the media and these people wanting only to capitalize on this tragedy.

I don’t know the mother and father, but they are probably being manipulated by lawyers and race hustlers who glefully use their grief to further an agenda that is divisive and injurious to this country.

There is no justice at this point and justice is most likely something no side will get after this exploitation.

God help us.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:20 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Jvette

They raised their son. Their son who liked to fill bags with women’s jewelry, burglary tools, and pot. That IS their truth.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 2:27:17 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Vigilanteman

How about Corrine Brown, a member of the US House of Representatives from Florida? She has a master’s degree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txUcXbnwNts&feature=related


30 posted on 03/30/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: StAnDeliver

Still they are grieving and we don’t have all the facts.

We cannot look at this and say, “Even if Trayvon was not guilty of anything at this time, he was guilty of something before and that is enough to know.”

We should not do with Trayvon, what the left is doing to Zimmerman. It is tragedy all around, no one here is left unscathed and it could have ended the other way, with Trayvon killing Zimmerman.

I refuse to be further played by either side.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 2:40:12 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Berlin_Freeper; sthguard; mountainlion; NoLibZone; Responsibility2nd; ...

Buchanan’s right - “it is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict”... but it has totally backfired on democrats:

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When they heard the name George Zimmerman of Florida the Left immediately thought they had an eighty year old retired Jewish Democrat accountant originally from Queens New York.

They thought maybe George Zimmerman was a runaway from the Democrat’s Jewish plantation (Bob Dylan’s real name is Zimmerman after all) who had gone NRA gun toting Republican TEA partier on them.

They were wrong.

George Zimmerman is a 28 year old self identified brown skinned Hispanic Democrat who they wish was an NRA member. He tutors Black children in his home and is not a TEA partier.

They looked at the picture of Trayvon Martin and fooled themselves into believing he was an angelic youth headed for Harvard someday. Instead they got a budding thug who had a series of scrapes with authorities that included possession of burglary tools and drug possession.

They thought they could find evidence that Zimmerman was on top of Martin punching him and calling him the “N” word. Instead they have an eye witness backing up Zimmerman’s claim of self defense and the “N” charge is just a dream.

They thought his neighbors would tell reporters Zimmerman hated Blacks. Instead they have a Black character witness for Zimmerman and his Black friends and family.

They thought they would have a White Police Chief who would kiss their feet to keep peace – and his job. They lost that on day two. They now have Black Chief so that angle is gone.

They thought they would have two justifiably shell shocked parents who would do whatever they were told. Instead they got a pair of opportunists who have even less shame than would be Puppet Masters Sharpton and Jackson. They have copyrighted their son’s name and quit their jobs to promote the sale of “Trayvon” merchandise.

They thought they could bring in the Black Panthers to scare White people then go away. Instead they got the Panthers putting a bounty on Zimmerman and threatening to burn down Detroit.

They thought Zimmerman would be living in a “Lilly White” gated fortress that screamed “Minorities keep out.” Instead they got a community that is more than half non White.

They thought they could get Black celebrities to jump in and add strength and lust to their circus of lies. Instead they got a dimwitted Spike Lee tweeting a wrong address for the lynch mob to descend upon ,and Lee is now on his way to a nasty losing lawsuit.

They thought they could get a bunch of Black high school kids to peacefully march to protest what had happened to “Brother Trayvon.” What they got was a pack of wilding animals who ransacked a Walgreens after their march.

Now they are all so eager to wear hoodies to show they are “down for the struggle.” Do you want to bet the hoodies end up being made in non union sweatshops in some third world country?

This is too rich.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2865973/posts


32 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Race is the most important issue facing our country and the solution will not be pretty!

Didn't Lincoln once say something along this line?

33 posted on 03/30/2012 2:54:39 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Exactly. Reality is racist too.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 2:56:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Groundwork in case the healthcare ruling goes wrong. Kind of a pre game to the main event


35 posted on 03/30/2012 2:58:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Theodore R.

Licoln felt they should be returned to Africa; he didn’t think they would be assimilated (and for the most part he was right).


36 posted on 03/30/2012 3:16:54 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has become about much more than what happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. The vast majority of crimes are committed against people of the perp’s own race. That’s escaped the commentary.


37 posted on 03/30/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: kearnyirish2
That's exactly why he was assassinated.
38 posted on 03/30/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The real America is a country where the black crime rate is seven times as high as the white rate. It is a country where white criminals choose black victims in 3 percent of their crimes, but black criminals choose white victims in 45 percent of their crimes.

the reality is obvious-- whites are not oppressing blacks, if crime is any measure of it, its actually the other way around.

39 posted on 03/30/2012 4:39:45 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm truly surprised. Buchanan got this one exactly right.

If you dress like a thug, expect to be treated like a thug.

Zimmerman had reason to be suspicious of Martin, especially since that was his job as neighborhood watchman.

You know, I put much of the blame on the parents. Trayvon should have been in school, but instead, he was on 2 week suspension for an empty marijuana bag.

If I had gotten a 2 week school suspension, you can be sure I wouldn't be out on the streets. My parents would have made that 2 week suspension pure hell. Restricted to the yard, no friends over, no phone, no TV, & plenty of extra chores to help me spend my idle time. I hated weeding - the ants would eat me up. There would have been no candy & soft drinks from the store.

But no. Trayvon was watching a ball game with his dad, who obviously was not working. Trayvon was basically on a 2 week vacation.

Certainly, that doesn't entitle him to be shot, but actions & inaction, have consequences, many of which are not predefined or foreseeable.

Bottom line: If he had been in school where he should have been, he would be alive today. If he had been raised better, he would not have had drugs at school. If his parents had given a damn, that suspension would have been a very serious matter rather than a vacation.

40 posted on 03/30/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s benn “all about race now” for as long as I’ve been alive. I’ll be 45 this year and I’m damn fed up with it.


41 posted on 03/30/2012 4:42:47 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Vigilanteman

“He’s the genius who feared Guam might capsize if we put too many military people on the island.”

You are,of course,making this up.


42 posted on 03/30/2012 4:48:58 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark


43 posted on 03/30/2012 7:02:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Buchanan brings out more facts and statistics and speaks the plain truth here.

He always does and one of the reasons he is so disliked.

44 posted on 03/30/2012 7:05:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Soul of the South
I've got to admit that was good!
45 posted on 03/30/2012 7:25:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mears
I'm not joking. Take a look and see for yourself.

Then tell me that the military man being question doesn't deserve a medal for holding his laughter. I know that I couldn't have kept a straight face.

46 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buchanan’s piece is the only one I’ve seen with the courasge to tell it like it is. And why is it that way? Well it all began with LBJ and the Great Society which had as it’s goal the acquisition of votes through dependence. What they didn’t forsee but should have was the destruction of the urban family and the the creation of a new family, gangsta’s.


47 posted on 03/30/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

This is an opportunity for sober and brave leaders, if we had any, to bring to the fore the pressing issue of black youth criminality, and finally defeat the apologists, the race hustlers and the promoters of victimization. 50 years of this with things only getting worse is enough!


48 posted on 03/30/2012 7:39:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

It will be an opportunity lost. There are no leaders or politicians with what it takes to do that. Except maybe Bill Cosby.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
What they didn’t forsee but should have was the destruction of the urban family...

Ah, but they did see it.

Specifically, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then an Ass't Sec'y of Labor, saw it...and spelled it out.

From Wikipedia:

Moynihan issued his research under the title The Negro Family: The Case For National Action, now commonly known as The Moynihan Report. Moynihan's report[3] fueled a debate over the proper course for government to take with regard to the economic underclass, especially blacks. Critics on the left attacked it as "blaming the victim",[4] a slogan coined by psychologist William Ryan.[5] Some suggested that Moynihan was propagating the views of racists[6] because much of the press coverage of the report focused on the discussion of children being born out of wedlock. Despite Moynihan's warnings, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program included rules for payments only if the "Man [was] out of the house." (See Man out of the house (welfare rule).) Critics said that the nation was paying poor women to throw their husbands out of the house.

The Johnson Administration ignored The Moynihan Report.

50 posted on 03/30/2012 7:49:45 PM PDT by okie01
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