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  •  Very telling (0+ / 0-)
    TX-33: With primary day less than two weeks away, the Democratic contest in Texas's brand-new 33rd Congressional District is getting pretty ugly. In a recent debate, ex-state Rep. Domingo Garcia attacked local companies like GM, American Airlines, and Lockheed Martin on a variety of different grounds, leading state Rep. Mark Veasey to hold a press conference (with ex-Rep. Martin Frost) showing his support for these businesses. Garcia responded with a nasty letter calling Veasey an "errand boy" for "big corporations and Wall Street," prompting an angry reaction from Veasey's supporters, as well as one un-aligned legislator who said: "Calling a black man 'boy' is the stuff of Jim Crow and has no place in modern day political discourse."
    So basically Veasey wasn't at all upset that he got called a corporate whore.  Instead he fell on the old race baiting trick because he was partially called a boy in an attack.  Completely ignoring the 'errand' part of it though.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Fri May 18, 2012 at 05:54:54 AM PDT

    •  To be fair (2+ / 0-)
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      R30A, ArkDem14

      that wasn't Veasey, nor was it even a supporter.

      22, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), moving to Japan in July, hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Fri May 18, 2012 at 06:02:54 AM PDT

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      •  It is awkward (0+ / 0-)

        But the whole boy thing is very old racism, not that it was present there. I see it a lot though.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Fri May 18, 2012 at 06:43:03 AM PDT

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