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  •  Ask yourself (7+ / 0-)

    what Keith Olberman asked.  How would you react if the statement above was a quite from Glen Beck or Bill Orally or Rush Lamebaugh.  Can you honestly tell me that you would consider it a treatise on the historic nature of the moment?  

    It is my considered opinion that anyone who could honestly answer yes is either evil or naive.

    "It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer." Theodore Roosevelt

    by TravelerBill on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 10:25:16 PM PDT

    •  That is a completely unfair comparison (1+ / 0-)
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      grlpatriot

      for one, this is the democratic primary- not a general election.  We should think better of our fellow democrats, regardless of who they support for the nomination.  Feeding into the media narrative, yes, even Keith O's narrative, doesn't help any of us.

      Give me a f'ing banana - Eddie Izzard

      by linc on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 11:04:27 PM PDT

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      •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)

        It has nothing to do with what stage this election is in currently.  You are proposing that if a McSame surrogate said exactly what Gerry F said in the GE THEN it would be offensive, but since it is in the PE everything is cricket?

        You expect me to believe that anyone can justify that logic. Please justify it to the board, if you can.

        "It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer." Theodore Roosevelt

        by TravelerBill on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 07:03:50 AM PDT

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        •  you don't get it (1+ / 0-)
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          do you truly believe that Hillary and Bill Clinton are racists?  I suspect you believe that they would 'race-bait' as a 'do anything to win' strategy.  You don't even see the story that you are telling, the narrative that you and others like you are spinning not because it is probably true, but because you want it to be true.

          The point being is- why?  Why would the Clinton campaign 'race-bait' when they know as well as you and I do that this action would result in the NET loss of votes in the democratic primary.  And to say that they are trying attract 'racist crossover voters' is both dishonest and foolish.  Dishonest because you cannot prove it, only speculate with conspiracy type theories.  Foolish because people who are that motivated by race in this country don't need a 'dog whistle' to vote against someone based on the color of their skin- they were going to vote that way anyway.

          Give me a f'ing banana - Eddie Izzard

          by linc on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 08:16:48 AM PDT

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