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  •  Nope. Just don't reify racist, sexist (4+ / 0-)

    right wing talking points/messaging.  Wouldn't that be a refreshing progressive thing to do?

    Teach us to listen to sounds larger than our own heartbeat; that endure longer than our own weeping in the dark. - Lillian Smith

    by RadioGirl on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 11:23:47 AM PDT

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    •  That isn't how it works (4+ / 0-)

      it is fundamental and necessary to co-opt their hateful code words.  Once enough impressions of Bachmann's cross-eyed idiocy above the word "WELFARE QUEEN" are made, THEY will stop using that term.

      That's the point.  

      Just in case you forgot today: REPUBLICANS VOTED TO END MEDICARE. AND THEY'LL DO IT AGAIN.

      by slippytoad on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:05:39 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, slipperytoad, that isn't (1+ / 0-)
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        how it works.

        You and I clearly disagree.  Over my almost 4 decades of activism, I've never seen a time when progressive use - even ironically intended - of right-wing themes did anything but strengthen those themes in a repressive way.

        We think we can co-opt their themes.  But we only strengthen them when we do.  

        Teach us to listen to sounds larger than our own heartbeat; that endure longer than our own weeping in the dark. - Lillian Smith

        by RadioGirl on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:41:14 PM PDT

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      •  Ah, so what hateful code words am I now (2+ / 0-)
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        free to use about you?  You know, since your cool on reclaiming and stuff.

        Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.--MLK, Jr.

        by conlakappa on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:44:54 PM PDT

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    •  Dick Gregory titled his book "Ni33er" He said (0+ / 0-)

      he told his mama that when ever she heard that word know that they were publicizing his book.

      I first wrote that using the nome gregory used but them I remembered where I am and how you can't even write or pronounce that word when speaking about the use of the word. To me saying "the N-word" is so fake, so dainty, so,  well, childish, since you know when any one hears that phrase they hear the actual word in their own minds.

      How can we talk about race when we can't even use the words.

      Michelle is a worse welfare Queen than you know. For each of those foster kids she brags about she got paid — it used to be about $300 in poor NM. And the kids got Medicaid for any health care needs. So she sucked off of those programs to.

      There are a lot of people who take welfare kids in for the money. But Social services is usually so hard up for  places that they don't mind.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 05:03:02 AM PDT

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