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  •  in deference to you (0+ / 0-)

    how about I use the more ungainly phrase "attempt to evoke sympathies for a position by referring to racial grievances as a substitute for addressing the substance of the issue".  

    as a result, one of my sentences above would change to:

    Today, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush -- already having ham-handedly attempted to evoke sympathies for his position by referring to racial grievances as a substitute for addressing the substance of the issue yesterday with his oh-so-subtle entreaty that we try to avoid lynching Mr. Burris -- doubled down with his second, even more ludicrous attempt to evoke sympathies for his position by referring to racial grievances as a substitute for addressing the substance of the issue by comparing Harry Reid to segregation-era race-war-mongers George Wallace and Bull Connor

    is that better than "race card"?  now, would you dispute that bobby rush "attempted to evoke sympathies for his position by referring to racial grievances as a substitute for addressing the substance of the issue"?

    •  I suppose that would work (0+ / 0-)

      if Burris wasn't actually qualified (imo) for the job, or there was proof he shouldn't be seated because of wrongdoing on his part.

      Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law. James Baldwin

      by evilene689 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:25:51 PM PST

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      •  so (0+ / 0-)

        do you agree that rush was "attempting to evoke sympathies for his position by referring to racial grievances as a substitute for addressing the substance of the issue"?

        •  I'm not trying to pick a fight (0+ / 0-)

          but what part of this exchange hasn't made it clear that I am not in agreement with you on this issue?

          Happy New Year.

          Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law. James Baldwin

          by evilene689 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:38:49 PM PST

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          •  well (0+ / 0-)

            sorry if you thought there was a fight picked but I was just trying to understand what you were writing.  you're not easy to understand.  if you're of the mind that bobby rush wasn't playing the race card then we can agree to disagree.  happy new year to you as well.

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