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So Rick Goddard, Georgia 8th District decided to jump into the fray of either the illiterate and deaf or racist.  The "moran" called a MSNBC reporter "uppity."   First Westmoreland and now this idiot...seems like a trend is developing in GA.

His qoute from Think Progress:

I’ll tell you one thing, I think we’re going to have a very, very strong, capable president in John McCain. Last night, Newt Gingrich disarmed a very uppity newscaster who tried to question him on the capabilities and leadership of Governor Palin. There’s simply no comparison between a governor and a community organizer.

I'm guessing there's more than one Dem in GA, and maybe a KO, that would love to educate the poor bastard.

Let him have it Georgia Kossaks!

Originally posted to sddem on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:30 PM PDT.

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  •  i would rec this but we need more info (0+ / 0-)

    who was the msnbc reporter?

  •  Was the reporter black? Please tell me the (0+ / 0-)
    reporter was black.

    "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States..."

    by dlh77489 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:32:24 PM PDT

  •  Now that is actually a clever strategy (1+ / 0-)
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    You'll probably see lots of safe-seat GA Republicans using the word, so they can create the impression that it's routinely used in a non-racialized way.  I tip my hat at the evil genius who dreamed up that strategy!  

    Anyway, this is all just silly stuff, except to the extent that it can be used to promote African-American voter registration and GOTV in Georgia.

    -5.38/-3.74 I've suffered for my country. Now it's your turn! --John McCain with apologies to Monty Python's "Protest Song"

    by Rich in PA on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:33:04 PM PDT

    •  "Uppity" Cannot Be Rehabilitated (1+ / 0-)
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      There are some words that have a racist connotation that cannot be erased.  The N-word, of course...but there are others.  For example, "lynching" - as Kelly Tilghman found out in the spring. In my opinion, "uppity" is another.  The reason is simple: "uppity" is followed by the N-bomb in popular language.

      In fact, this could backfire.  I hope it does.

      Party of Lincoln, my ass.

    •  I agree with you (1+ / 0-)
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      They're trying to "deracialize" uppity so they can use it for the rest of the campaign.  Good luck with that.

      •  how do you (0+ / 0-)

        deracialize a word you only use in reference to black people?

        These die hard racist asses aren't bright enough to know about desensitization.  They just think they are taking their country back.  They don't deserve any credit for any time of higher order cognitive ability.

    •  they're doing it to prevent Obama (0+ / 0-)

      from getting close to carrying it, ratcheting up white sentiment

      Keep that faith, keep your courage, stick together, stay strong, do not yield! Stand up, WE'RE DEMOCRATS AND WE'LL NEVER SURRENDER!

      by deaniac20 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:39:39 PM PDT

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    •  How can it be a non-racialized way (1+ / 0-)
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      if they are using it to describe people of African heritage who they evidently consider are forgetting to stay in their places?

  •  He is a senator (0+ / 0-)

    that line needs to be debunked. He is a Senator -DAMN IT.Show him some respect.

  •  Silence the do whistle! Now! (0+ / 0-)

    Why is it that there seems to be a sense of apathy about this?  

    The AJC has nothing on this, there is almost nothing on any other blogs.  Westmoreland basically got a free pass and so now using this dog whistle is fair game.  

    Let's get this out there...who's calling GA talk radio, can someone light a fire under the AJC's ass?  Let's get this out there locally and across the country.

    The use of the term "uppity" is going to become OK unless it is slapped down now and the people who use it are slapped down for the bigots they are.  If we don't, the term uppity will become a part of the Republican lexicon of this election cycle, and they will get away with it because we didn't stop it!

    Westmoreland and Goddard need to be called out on this and every Republican who thinks it's no big deal needs to know there are consequences.

    Someone else post a diary that does a better job of rallying the community, because this is bulls*t  needs to be stopped!!!

    Shut these bigots up now!

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