Wednesday, December 22, 2010

THEY (REPUBLICANS) JUST DON'T GET IT!

THEY (REPUBLICANS) JUST DON'T GET IT!



It boggles my brain to no end when I hear Republican GOOD OLE BOYS AND GALS talk out of their butts about their experiences concerning race, religion, gender, creed, nationality, income or whatever else superficially (IGNORANTLY) separates us from one another. There have been so many remarks spewed from the lips of the unschooled that are poker tells, exposing what these people really believe.


First we have GOOD OLE BOY Haley Barbour’s tongue lash that released his deep seated ingrained bigotry (so deep he’s not even aware of it):







Barbour defends comments on race, but is the damage done to his potential 2012 bid?



On Tuesday, the Mississippi governor sought to clarify his remarks to the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson about growing up at the height of the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

"I just don't remember it as being that bad," Barbour had told Ferguson, noting that his hometown, Yazoo City, Miss., wasn't at the flash point of racial tensions at the time.

The governor went on to credit the Citizens Council, a group that
has been viewed as pro-segregationist, for helping to integrate
his hometown more peacefully than other cities in the Deep South were integrated.

After a public outcry, Barbour clarified his remarks Tuesday,
insisting he wasn't endorsing the group's views generally.
"My point was my town rejected the Ku Klux Klan, but nobody
should construe that to mean I think the town leadership were
saints, either," Barbour said in a statement. "Their
vehicle, called the 'Citizens Council,' is totally indefensible, as is segregation."

But that's not likely to quiet Barbour's critics. On Monday, Democrats seized on the governor's comments, as well as his recollection of attending a Martin Luther King Jr. rally when he was a teenager. Barbour admitted that he spent more time
"watching the girls" than listening to the civil rights icon.

"He's not ready for prime time or not ready for the 21st century - either way it's disqualifying," Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan said in a message on Twitter.

To make matters worse, Politico's Ben Smith dug up a quote from a
Barbour profile in the New York Times from 1982 in which Barbour
warned an aide about making racist remarks with a questionable
statement of his own. According to the Times, Barbour
"warned that if the aide persisted in racist remarks, he
would be reincarnated as a watermelon and placed at the mercy of blacks."
MORE HERE

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Next GOOD OLE GAL Sarah Palin weighs in on her ignorance, in her recent book, going after (attacking) Michelle Obama for her heartfelt remark during the 2008 presidential campaign:





Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin's ignorance of history

By Richard Cohen
November 23, 2010


When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister
and me the nation's capital. I have only vague memories of that
trip - the heat, the expanse of the White House's grounds, the
Jefferson Memorial. I do remember we took Route 1 through
Baltimore (no I-95 yet) and it was there that I saw my first sign
with the word "colored" on it - a rooming house, I
think. This was 1952, and the United States was an apartheid nation.

It is Sarah Palin who brings back these memories. In her new
book, she reportedly takes Michelle Obama to task for her
supposedly infamous remark from the 2008 campaign: "For
the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because
it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."

Instantly, Republicans pounced. Among the first to do so was
Cindy McCain, who said, "I have and always will be proud of
my country." It was a cheap shot, but her husband's
selection of Palin for the ticket and plenty of cheap shots from
Palin ("death panels," etc.) were yet to come.

Michelle Obama quickly explained herself. She was proud of the
turnout in the primaries - so many young people, etc. Evan
Thomas, writing perceptively in Newsweek, thought - as I did -
that she was saying something else. He dug into her senior thesis
at Princeton - "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black
Community" - to find a young woman who felt, or was made to
feel, "more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before."
This was not a statement of racism. This was a statement of fact.

It's appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand
that fact - indeed so many facts of American history. They don't
offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of
the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were
slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great
grandfather, being one. Even after they were freed they were
consigned to peonage, second-class citizens, forbidden to vote in
much of the South, dissuaded from doing so in some of the North,
relegated to separate schools, restaurants, churches, hotels,
waiting rooms of train stations, the back of the bus, the other
side of the tracks, the mortuary, the cemetery and, if whites
could manage it, heaven itself.

It was the government that oppressed blacks, enforcing the laws
that imprisoned them and hanged them for crimes grave and
trivial, whipped them if they bolted for freedom and, in the
Civil War, massacred them if they were captured fighting for the
North. And yet if African Americans hesitate in embracing the
mythical wonderfulness of America, they are accused of racism -
of having the gall to know more about their own experience and
history than Palin and others think they should.

Why do politicians such as Palin and commentators such as Glenn
Beck insist that African Americans go blank on their own history
- as blank as apparently Palin and Beck (and Barbour) are
themselves? Why must they insist that blacks join them in
embracing a repellent history that once caused America to go to
war with itself? Besides Princeton, Michelle Obama is a graduate
of Harvard Law School. It's hardly possible that she is not
knowledgeable about the history of African Americans - no Ellis
Island for them, immigrants in their colorful native dress waving
at the camera. Should she forget it all simply because she went
to Ivy League schools - be thankful for what she had gotten and
the hell with the rest? Why should she be more grateful than
Cindy McCain?
MORE HERE

cohenr@washpost.com

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Too many Americans go through life with blinders on, in other words,nurtured in a cocoon only experiencing the goings on inside that particular segregate. They then wind up with a false belief that what they’ve witnessed is the whole of reality.Anyone who accepts those cocoon beliefs as the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a pathetic shallow entity but usually can do no harm to others.


But those shallows who obtain a platform of power: these individuals become a threat, a danger to the freedom ALL are suppose to enjoy, not just the few who are fortunate enough to come into existence with bed, bath and beyond lavished upon them. I would even go so far as to say such people are anti American and anti Liberty and are deadly forces against Democracy! thinkingblue


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Hold on to your hats while you watch an interview with some of
Glenn Beck's Followers.

MOVE TO AMEND

Watch A Fracking Mess 'GASLAND' here

PLEASE SIGN PETITION HERE

RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays on 'Fear'

Thom Hartmann on Freespeech TV

New Robes For SCOTUS

Please sign this very important
petition "demand question time" (of our political
leaders)
HERE..
We really need more dialog from those at the top... The
Republicans have got to be made to realize they can't hide behind
"NO" any longer! thinkingblue

Let's keep our heads, while we continue

to watch THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!

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