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  •  Don't make no nevermind (11+ / 0-)

    who so ever is the white guy finally nominated, they'll rally around, vote for, and burn a cross in his honor.

    •  The cross part (0+ / 0-)

      is unnecessary.

      •  Nope (4+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis, auapplemac, aitchdee, boofdah

        I was a ten year old little white girl spending the summer in Tennessee when my father had to work there.

        My mother took us to a local Catholic church, and complimented on e of the ladies there on what a pretty church it was.

        "We like it, and so far we've been able to hang on to it," she replied."The last three we built were burned down."

        So as a ten year old little white girl in the South of 1960, visiting from New Jersey, I had to worry if I and my family would be firebombed.

        I'd also suffered the shock of seeing White and Colored bathrooms and water fountains on the drive down -- I've had to live through 50 years of the South's bigotry and racism -- couched in pretend Christian morality -- and at this point, I'm going to call a bigot a bigot.

        I'm sick onto death of my country being run by the hick fake morality brigade.

        And I'm not going to pretend otherwise.

        •  Because racism only exist(ed) (0+ / 0-)

          in the south? I am sure things weren't so varidable paradise for black people in the North. Several of the worst race riots happened in the north. Now, I hope you don't misunderstand, I am not saying racism is gone and that it isn't much worse (or at least more overt) in MS, Al, etc, I just don't like the implication that all white republicans are evil racists.

          •  Yes, there were problems in the North, BUT (1+ / 0-)
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            our schools were integrated. I went to 2. The first neighborhood I lived in was segregated. I'm talking 40s and 50s here.

            Transportation was integrated. My family physician's waiting room had AA and white patients - in the same room!

            Workplaces were integrated.

            Maybe the North wasn't paradise, but it certainly was better than the South and offered AAs more opportunities.

            Progressives will win when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

            by auapplemac on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 06:11:50 PM PDT

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          •  Nobody burned down our church in New Jersey (2+ / 0-)
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            aitchdee, boofdah

            No White or Colored bathrooms -- ever, no less in 1960.

            But the point is, the South (and Republicans) -- then and now -- use their fake Christian "morality" to promote bigotry, and sexism, and racism, and as a cudgel to drive this country into economic decline, thwart science and education, and medicine.

            A burning cross is the symbol of both that hypocrisy and terrorism.

          •  White nonracist Republicans exist *somewhere* (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm sure. I just haven't met any; especially not here in Sacramento.

            In fact in Sacramento, every conservative Republican I have encountered in the last 7 years is also virulently racist (not to mention homophobic and sexist too; these kinds of hatreds tend to be all of a piece). My ex-boss, my current neighbors--jeez, the guy ringing up my groceries at the grocery store: All around me, everywhere I turn, white folks cannot stop MOANING about how badly they suffer at the hand of racial minorities...which is of course straight-up bs and everybody knows it. Most of 'em have never had even had a conversation with a person of color.

            I know this because Republicans--the Repubs I've met and have dealt with--really do roll out the hate speech in the company of other whites right out of the chute, no hems or haws. They have no compunction whatsoever about launching into race-based attacks on the president and the first lady, right away, on first meeting meeting: No throat-clearing, no bothering with plausible deniability, no qualifiers of any sort. Not even a dog whistle. And if they know you and know you don't want to hear it, well, that's just tough, because they are going to vent and you're gonna listen. Who do you think you are? goes the implicit accusation, should you demur. What's rumpling your drawers, St. Bleeding Heart?

            Anyway. The fact is I am hearing racist language right now the likes of which I've never heard in my life, okay? And it sure as heck isn't Democrats carrying on this way. C'mon man, you've got to know it.

            God bless our tinfoil hearts

            by aitchdee on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 07:48:41 PM PDT

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          •  It hasn't always been true. (0+ / 0-)

            'I just don't like the implication that all white republicans are evil racists.'

            As you recall, Abe was a Republican. That's why the then Republicans became Democrats. Then, LBJ helped out MLK and the southern Democrats became Republicans again. Capisci?

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