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  •  I appreciate your honesty (0+ / 0-)

    It helps me understand why solving the "class question" will never be enough for me.  Under your reasoning, it was ok for fdr to sacrifice minorities (black and Japanese Americans) in order to serve poor and working class whites.  Can't you come up with a more ethical position than that?

    •  Your straw man is tedious (1+ / 0-)
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      Celtic Pugilist

      You want to blame FDR for lynchings?  Why not blame Obama for the disproportionate incarceration of minorities in prisons today?  

      LGBT folks in Roosevelt's day were killed too, and he didn't stop that.  But as a gay man I don't blame him personally for that, and if I did I suspect you'd call me ridiculous for doing it.

      DC politicians don't realize they're corrupt for the same reason fish don't realize they're wet.

      by Dallasdoc on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 09:09:23 PM PDT

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      •  You reversion to the straw man cliche (1+ / 0-)
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        nerdngeekreturns

        is also tedious, as is your avoidance of the issue I raised.  I did not blame FDR for lynchings.  That has to be clear to anyone who can read.  I simply said he didn't do anything to stop them because he was too interested in currying favor with the segregationist.  It's true and you know it.  But you want to preserve the myth of FDR, and therefore the double standard you and others use to bash Obama.  I've learned to expect this kind of double standard.  Racial hierarchies that put Whites on top are fundamental to this nation's history.  But I pray that it will end some day.

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