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  •  As For Barak (1+ / 0-)
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    Barack's bio which was shown on MSNBC last night is compelling. He, unlike JFK, is a self-made man.  And given his ethnicity, it makes JFK overcoming his negatives about being Catholic pale in comparison.  We are searching for and hoping for SUBSTANCE in Barack, not just platitudes and cheerleading, and it is possible, based on what he has accomplished to date, that he can deliver.  But I think he should throttle back on the Christmas grab-bag themes at his website, where he is making promises he cannot possibly hope to keep.  He needs to, in this time of popularity, remind America of the necessary sacrifices ahead.  In this area, he might echo JFK in the late President's call for actio: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.  Great line.  I hope Barack takes a similar stance, and he actually has in his speeches.

    Somewhere in Texas a Village is missing its Idiot.

    by RoddieH on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 07:47:39 AM PST

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    •  actually anti-catholicism was virulent and strong (2+ / 0-)
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      Lying eyes, Free Spirit

      in 1960. . .

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        I find it impossible to believe that someone who would speak so dismissively of it was around to see it for themselves.

        The Senate is the last bastion of white supremacy. --Andrew Gumbel

        by Free Spirit on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 08:23:34 AM PST

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        •  I think much of our younger population has (0+ / 0-)

          no clue on these matters. I remember my mother telling me when she first moved into our family home in the 1950s how a neighbor had leaned over the fence and excitedly told her how happy she was that those "Irish Catholics" had moved out of the house, not realizing that her new neighbor was also Irish Catholic. And I am not talking about the deep South but rather a northern New England state.

          •  I have found that people tend to be... (0+ / 0-)

            ...prejudiced against other people around them.

            Growing up in the South, I was surrounded by racists, but I encountered minimal prejudice against Catholics or Jews, largely because there were few Catholics or Jews to be prejudiced against. Southerners didn't like yankees or blacks, and that was pretty much it.

            More than enough. :-(

            The Senate is the last bastion of white supremacy. --Andrew Gumbel

            by Free Spirit on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 10:09:31 AM PST

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