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#1 Wetcoaster

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

YIKES!!!

Just when you thought that conservative Republicans in the US might have learned from the last election that they need to broaden their base of support and reach out to minorities given the changing voter demographics, this happens.

At first I thought this had to be satire from The Onion or some such publication, but nope - real life in the US of A. What the heck was wrong with segregation anyway asked a delegate from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry,

It was real - I have put a video at the end of the article.

Oh yeah and for good measure Terry notes women seem to be getting all uppity when challenged by a woman in the crowd - “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”

I cannot for the life of me figure why the Republican party has had problems in the last two Presidential elections. (Note - sarcasm)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.


The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.


After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association.

ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation.

When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.


At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”


He claimed to be a direct descendent of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.


The panel continued to be racked in controversy, as an African-American audience member repeatedly challenged the racism on display at this event. CPAC is the marquee conservative conference of the year, with speakers ranging from former Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Senator Marco Rubio.

http://thinkprogress...each/?mobile=nc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PGfCX9sJqqc
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Wow. I don't even really know what to say, except that we're so sheltered up here in Canada without our history of slavery. It's obviously still a sensitive issue down there.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

One of the many results of having organized groupthink conferences like CPAC, is the crazies tend to come out of their hiding places and actually garner support. This was troubling yet, but did anyone else know the tea party guy in the corner with the full Revere outfit?

Anways, I always find it ironic how republicans talk about a sense of entitlement, when this mouthbreather clearly feels whites are some how 'disenfranchised'. I guess he feels he's entitled to ultra conservative government.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

Meh I have no problem with people speaking their mind like this and saying what they truly believe, it helps us identify the idiots. Better to have this happen than to have them actually elected because they were hiding their stupid thoughts from the public.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Wow. Do these republicans not have PR reps?
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

Wow. Do these republicans not have PR reps?

You need to ask that after the numerous gaffes during the last national elections in the US???
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

You need to ask that after the numerous gaffes during the last national elections in the US???



You'd think they wouldve hired one by now... Or maybe they outsourced their PR rep to China.. anything is possible.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

You'd think they wouldve hired one by now... Or maybe they outsourced their PR rep to China.. anything is possible.

It seems they have outsourced it to the Deep South.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

1950's mentality...all across the Party line...why is this shocking again?
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

Seriously...you had that one idiot Akin making uninformed statements about forcible rape and Ryan backing him up...then you've got the hypocrites in Congress who had the chance to avoid the fiscal cliff and sat with their thumbs up their ass until the deadline passed. Both parties are full of ****, but the Republicans are living in the past....and their chances, in my opinion...of getting the White House back in the near future...are slim and none. They're grasping at all the straws that remain in order to stay afloat. Jeezus...even rats know when to desert a sinking ship.
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

Wow. I don't even really know what to say, except that we're so sheltered up here in Canada without our history of slavery. It's obviously still a sensitive issue down there.


Well hell yeah slavery is still a sensitive issue down here...is the Holocaust still a sensitive issue in Israel? The older generations especially are completely ****ed in the head when it comes to race. Take that from someone living smack dab in the middle of the god damn bible belt in a town that used to have a sign reading "Don't Let the sun go down on your black ass in our town". Those signs may be gone...but people are still ignorant about it even today, some 148 years after the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery.

Edited by Scott Hartnell's Mane, 15 March 2013 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

“why can’t we just have segregation?”

Most white people want to mingle with black people, and vice versa, and yes freedom of association is guaranteed in the US Constitution.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

1950's mentality...all across the Party line...why is this shocking again?


Well its interesting that in the 1950s it was the Democratic Party that was the most racist, and had the support of most of the White people in the Southern States.

http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1952
http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1956

Later Giants of the party included George Wallace, segregationist...and who could forget Robert Byrd, that beloved long-serving senator and ardent racist.

I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
—Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1946[17][10][18


Odd how this never seems to be mentioned in what some term the "liberal media" but which I will simply call the Partisan Democratic Media, as there is little liberal about party, and in fact little difference between it and the Republican Party.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

All the crazy stuff happens when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on vacation.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Lincoln is probably spinning in his grave right now.....
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

So if I have the manpower & money needed to kidnap Republican wives & children and to keep them in slavery, they'd be A-OK so long as I kept their family fed & housed?

Sign me up!
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

Well its interesting that in the 1950s it was the Democratic Party that was the most racist, and had the support of most of the White people in the Southern States.  

http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1952
http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1956

Later Giants of the party included George Wallace, segregationist...and who could forget Robert Byrd, that beloved long-serving senator and ardent racist.  



Odd how this never seems to be mentioned in what some term the "liberal media" but which I will simply call the Partisan Democratic Media, as there is little liberal about party, and in fact little difference between it and the Republican Party.


It's not interesting at all. Noone disputes that the Dems were racist back then. The question is why are Republicans racist today? I find a lot of faults with the media these days but none of them include "why aren't there more stories about racism in 1950 on the evening news?" You're adding to the stereotype that Repubs live in the past.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

There are a lot of folks with the same beliefs on the Democrat side of things too, only the left dominated mainstream media mostly ignores or downplays them.

Oh and Canada certainly has its share of like minded individuals too, "Canada" may have gotten rid of slavery earlier on but it never lacked for the Jim Crow type conditions that followed.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

Well its interesting that in the 1950s it was the Democratic Party that was the most racist, and had the support of most of the White people in the Southern States.

http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1952
http://en.wikipedia...._election,_1956

Later Giants of the party included George Wallace, segregationist...and who could forget Robert Byrd, that beloved long-serving senator and ardent racist.



Odd how this never seems to be mentioned in what some term the "liberal media" but which I will simply call the Partisan Democratic Media, as there is little liberal about party, and in fact little difference between it and the Republican Party.


Odd how you never hear of a Democrat being this purposefully obtuse and downright ignorant either isn't it? I don't really care which party had this mentality in the 1950s...I said that the Republicans TODAY have the bigoted, ignorant 1950's mentality...and I was spot on. I'm not a fan of EITHER party...so I have no idea where the "liberal media or Partisan Democratic media" quip came from. All media, whether it be conservative or liberal..are full of **** and everything that any of them say should be taken with a grain of salt...and most times even less than that. Media sensationalizes and overhypes just damn near about everything...regardless of what the issue is. This however is a very sensitive topic and this mouthbreathing idiot should have kept his blowhole shut. Bottom line.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:15 AM

There are a lot of folks with the same beliefs on the Democrat side of things too, only the left dominated mainstream media mostly ignores or downplays them.

Oh and Canada certainly has its share of like minded individuals too, "Canada" may have gotten rid of slavery earlier on but it never lacked for the Jim Crow type conditions that followed.


Source?? You have a source for this fabricated load of nonsense you just spouted?? You will NEVER hear a modern Democrat defend slavery...NEVER...and "left dominated mainstream media"...WTF are you talking about???

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Source?? You have a source for this fabricated load of nonsense you just spouted??


My actual experiences as an a black person who's travelled extensively through the U.S. and works every day with a wide cross section of Americans.

My part of the family wouldn't even be in this country if we didn't have our land seized by DixieKKKrats.

Come to think of it, I've met my fair share of Liberal and NDP racists in Canada too.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:52 AM

My actual experiences as an a black person who's travelled extensively through the U.S. and works every day with a wide cross section of Americans.

My part of the family wouldn't even be in this country if we didn't have our land seized by DixieKKKrats.

Come to think of it, I've met my fair share of Liberal and NDP racists in Canada too.


Well...as a person of mixed background who lives in the most racist part of the south...ok the second most racist..to Mississippi...I can assure you that most of the people who live in the South who are racist assholes are not Democrats. You want proof...look at how the South has voted since the 1980s. You want to define "voting bloc"? Cross the Mason-Dixon line. Maryland has voted blue...everyone south of Maryland has been red for at least as long as I remember.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

My actual experiences as an a black person who's travelled extensively through the U.S. and works every day with a wide cross section of Americans.

My part of the family wouldn't even be in this country if we didn't have our land seized by DixieKKKrats.

Come to think of it, I've met my fair share of Liberal and NDP racists in Canada too.


find it hard to believe NDP could be racist.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

Well...as a person of mixed background who lives in the most racist part of the south...ok the second most racist..to Mississippi...I can assure you that most of the people who live in the South who are racist assholes are not Democrats. You want proof...look at how the South has voted since the 1980s. You want to define "voting bloc"? Cross the Mason-Dixon line. Maryland has voted blue...everyone south of Maryland has been red for at least as long as I remember.


Every region is different , sometimes even from city to city or areas within that same city.

There are blue states that are generally as bad as anything in the South, and even in extremely liberal states like California you'll find really bad pockets.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

Really dumb statement there by republicans. The blacks already had food and shelter in Africa. The good thing slavery did was get some of those blacks OUT of Africa. I'm pretty sure most of the blacks aren't too keen in going back 'home' anytime soon lol. Hell I think if I was black I would be pretty damn happy to be in North America now. :P
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

find it hard to believe NDP could be racist.


They're out there, heck you can find plenty of racism amongst folks who are even further to the left, like Cuba for example.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

They're out there, heck you can find plenty of racism amongst folks who are even further to the left, like Cuba for example.


My guess is he was being sarcastic. Being a member of a political party doesn't mean everyone thinks or acts in the same manner. If that were true, all BC Liberal supporters would be as inept and corrupt as Christy Clark. I'm hoping that's not the case.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

They're out there, heck you can find plenty of racism amongst folks who are even further to the left, like Cuba for example.



Yes I'm sure there are some idiots out there pretending to be liberals who aren't as tolerant or open-minded as their compatriots, but to suggest that socialism is somehow connected to liberalism is the very height of ignorance (Norman Thomas is a moron BTW). And socialists aren't inherently racist, it's their totalitarian leaders that favour segregation as a means of control. It's a personal intolerance that they push onto the people, which in turn makes the uneducated outsider believe that socialists are racists. Socialism, like any other "ism", has been corrupted by those in power to rig the game. What I find funny is that so many people who demonize socialism are completely clueless as to what socialism is. The modern version of McCarthyist is certainly as ignorant as the predecessor.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

There are PLENTY of NDP folks who voted that way because of labor, environmental and womens issues etc, or for the handouts basically, and see immigrants or certain ethnic groups as a threat to those.

Others vote the way they do because that's the way their family or neighborhood has always voted, regardless of their actual political views, basically it takes all kinds, and that's even more true of big tent parties like the RNC and DNC.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Applauded and cheered? More like laughed at and mocked, jaws-open in surprise.

What some idiot in a plaid shirt said is nothing to be concerned about. He was alone in that room.
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