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  •  I am not going along with this crap (6+ / 0-)

    Uncle Tom?  Do you even know what that means?  White, Blonde, Bimbette?  Alan Keyes is more educated than you are, I can guarantee that.  

    He is a radical right rethug who holds no political office, and he is well known for saying absurd inflammatory things.  But you do us no service by attacking racism with childish, racist, sexist comments of your own.

    •  Uncle Tom is a derogatory term (1+ / 0-)
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      codairem

      for blacks who "behave in a subservient manner to white people."

      I am not the first to recognize Uncle Tom in contemporary black conservatives funded by white conservatives to attack programs that help less fortunate blacks.

      Nor will I be the last, because the derogation fits glove-like.

      Re: the bimbette -- check out her "work", which is largely a few boring grafs before the cut-and-paste of Republicans' press release, here.

      There is a reason she hasn't graduated to Fox News guest "status."

      A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

      by devtob on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 05:47:48 PM PDT

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      •  Certainly you noticed in the link (2+ / 0-)
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        Gator Keyfitz, conlakappa

        you provided that the page is listed in the category "ethnic and racial slurs".  I don't think it's ever acceptable, but more than that, it's completely inapplicable here.

        Keyes is a nutcase: he is not servile.  His opinions are offensive, but he's an assertive, opinionated man who's standing up for his nutcase beliefs in the face of overwhelming criticism.  That's pretty much the opposite of the "Uncle Tom" type in its pejorative sense.  

        Calling him a sell-out is justified, but linking him to a fawning slave-type is both offensive and inaccurate.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 07:58:59 PM PDT

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