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    1. You're not that new, so you should know better than to complain that the president needs to grow some balls. That's a big no-no.

    2. If you think it's not about race, then you don't know American history very well. The racists deliberately changed their language in the 70s and 80s so that white people like us would think "it's not about race." This has been explained here numerous times.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 07:01:57 PM PDT

    •  If It's About Race We Should Expect That a White (0+ / 0-)

      Democratic President wouldn't be impeached for not inaccurately characterizing a personal act according to common usage for a term.

      Race is a tool, it's not the reason. It's a very effective tool for moving a large population of voters but the color of the President does not buy a single derivative or drone. His party ID does.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 07:31:05 PM PDT

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    •  It is not about race. Race is being used to (0+ / 0-)

      foment hate and irrational thinking leading to people voting against their own interests but, using race is just a fascist tactic.  It isn't about the tactic.  The tactic is just a distraction from a true Neo-liberal agenda.

      •  Blah blah blah (2+ / 0-)
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        doroma, terrybuck

        I've heard it all before. The attempts to say it's not about race when our first black president and his family just had to endure the fucking Confederate Flag waved in front of their house are absurd. Without racism, things wouldn't be this extreme. What other "tactic" has ever worked this well?

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:21:45 AM PDT

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