Sedition. It's constitutionally protected speech, but absolutely despicable.
Maybe somebody can do a post collecting all the movies set in the future that included a negro president or chief executive 'cause that was so... so... NOT GONNA HAPPEN!
My brain iz froze. All I get is The Fifth Element(1997)
It's all about race and nothing but.
It's all about race and nothing but.
posted by notreally at 10:17 PM on September 30 [+] [!]
2009: The Stupidest Year In America, Ever.
On his Fox News show this past Wednesday, right-wing extremist Glenn Beck claimed, “The uber-left is in business with big business.” But next Tuesday, Beck is keynoting a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum in Michigan sponsored by several major corporations, including AT&T, Comcast, and Dow Corning. 1
Agreed. I'm a little baffled when people say this is not about race and point to the Clinton era. Yeah, partisan bullshit has been around as long as I've been alive, and probably long before, but this has a timbre and volume that far exceeds "shrill," involves more people, and is at a fever pitch before Obama has even done anything. Were there mass protests of Clinton just months after he took office, calls from mainstream media commentators for coup and succession? I was younger and less politically involved then, so maybe I missed all that. But in my recollection, the shrillness mostly leaked over during notable military campaigns and the Monica Lewinsky mess, cases which were not unexpected.
But no governor would be hinting that secession is a valid response to the health care policies of President Michael SteeleWell, Michael Steele didn't become President, did he? Or get nominated? Or even run? Using Mr. Steele as proof that the Republican party isn't racist is ridiculous, honestly. The two aren't even comparable.
But no governor would be hinting that secession is a valid response to the health care policies of President Michael Steele
It might have been more honest and fair of you to note that the Thomas Sowell quote is from May 10, 2007, during the second term of George W. Bush.
The most powerful members of this group were Joseph Coors in Denver, Richard Mellon Scaife in Pittsburgh, John Olin in New York City, David and Charles Koch in Wichita, the Smith Richardson family in North Carolina, and Harry Bradley in Milwaukee - all of whom agreed to finance a number of right-wing think tanks, which over the past thirty years have come to include the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Koch Foundation, the Castle Rock Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation. This formidable alliance of far-right-wing foundations deployed their resources in building and strategically linking "an impressive array of almost 500 think tanks, centers, institutes and concerned citizens groups both within and outside of the academy.... A small sampling of these entities includes the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Hoover Institution, the Claremont Institute, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, [the] Middle East Forum, Accuracy in Media, and the National Association of Scholars, as well as [David] Horowitz's Center for the Study of Popular Culture."
I said no such thing, and I frankly can't imagine how you derived it from what I readYou said, "no governor would be hinting that secession is a valid response to the health care policies of President Michael Steele".
The implication seems to be that in some hypothetical universe where a black Republican were elected President, the party would support him -- therefore this is not about race but about policy/partisanship. I don't disagree with that, necessarily, but it's contingent on the Republicans having a black President to be anything but speculative fiction. To say I'm dubious this will happen any time soon would be an epic understatement, and I feel it has no bearing on the question of whether the current atmosphere is primarily about race or not.
Sorry if I am missing your point, I'm not sure what else to take away from your comment.
I said no such thing, and I frankly can't imagine how you derived it from what I read
>It's not about race
> I am having a very difficult time comprehending how you arrived at the conclusion that I was saying that the Republican Party is not racist.
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