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Old 10-04-2017, 08:13 AM  
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Michelle Obama's racism bubbles to the surface again

http://www.newsweek.com/michelle-oba...-rhimes-676987

Former first lady Michelle Obama confessed Tuesday that she used to feel embarrassed by the lack of diversity in Congress every year when she attended her husband's State of the Union address.

Watching from the balcony, Obama said she always did a double-take at the divided Congress. One side, she said, was "all men, all white." The other had some women and people of color.


"At the State of the Union address...one side of the room (is) literally gray and white," Obama said in conversation with TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. "On the other side of the room there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there's a difference in color."

To Obama, the divide symbolized the failure of Congress to truly resemble the nation it serves.

"We should be working actively to mix it up so we're getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress," Obama said.

"I look at that and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don't trust politics," she said, adding that diversity is also an issue in companies across the country. "We're not even noticing what these rooms look like."

Obama isn't wrong. The 115th Congress is the most racially diverse in history, but it's still 81 percent white, according to the Pew Research Center. There are 50 black lawmakers in the chambers, alongside 39 Hispanic members, 15 Asians and 2 Native American politicians.

Congress is also 81 percent male—only 104 women are in the House and Senate. The nation, by comparison, is roughly 50-50 split by gender.

Top businesses aren't doing much better. In the 16 Fortune 500 companies that make their demographic data public, 72 percent of high-ranking officials are white men.



Nice to see the left is more worried about Affirmative Action than having qualified individuals in Congress. Explains how Maxine Waters has a job.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:10 PM   #31
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Look, I know it's convenient for scheming commentators and other lazy folks to ignore....but words matter. Especially when you start tossing around a slanderous invective like racist.

Prejudice is one thing, and nearly all of us have prejudices to varying degrees. Not all who hold prejudices act on them though. If one acts on racial prejudices suggesting that one race as superior to another, that is much more hateful and odious than mere prejudice that is not acted upon.

Conflating the two serves political demagogues well, but purposefully substituting one for the other is a contrived and nefarious attempt to manipulate and manufacture public opinion through lies.

There are plenty of folks on both sides who engage in it, but repeating a lie over-and-over does not make it true.
So you agree she's a wookie?
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:13 PM   #32
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So you agree she's a wookie?
No, but I must admit it's a pretty humorous caricature...and if it weren't for the racist overtones, I think late night would have ran with it.

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Old 10-04-2017, 04:18 PM   #33
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Look, I know it's convenient for scheming commentators and other lazy folks to ignore....but words matter. Especially when you start tossing around a slanderous invective like racist.

Prejudice is one thing, and nearly all of us have prejudices to varying degrees. Not all who hold prejudices act on them though. If one acts on racial prejudices suggesting that one race as superior to another, that is much more hateful and odious than mere prejudice that is not acted upon.

Conflating the two serves political demagogues well, but purposefully substituting one for the other is a contrived and nefarious attempt to manipulate and manufacture public opinion through lies.

There are plenty of folks on both sides who engage in it, but repeating a lie over-and-over does not make it true.
Call either Obama what you want to (or need to), but our country is much better off having their prejudiced/racist presence out of the White House. BO and his ilk have blood on their hands for the innocent cops killed in the past few years and it's refreshing not to hear our President (all his issues aside) calling for a war on law enforcement. Very glad to not have to look at the nasty face of Michelle, who, in her own words, disliked the USA. Great, not good riddance to them.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:35 PM   #34
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Look, I know it's convenient for scheming commentators and other lazy folks to ignore....but words matter. Especially when you start tossing around a slanderous invective like racist.

Prejudice is one thing, and nearly all of us have prejudices to varying degrees. Not all who hold prejudices act on them though. If one acts on racial prejudices suggesting that one race as superior to another, that is much more hateful and odious than mere prejudice that is not acted upon.

Conflating the two serves political demagogues well, but purposefully substituting one for the other is a contrived and nefarious attempt to manipulate and manufacture public opinion through lies.

There are plenty of folks on both sides who engage in it, but repeating a lie over-and-over does not make it true.
Please. Your rebuke would come across as more sincere if it had been aimed at someone on the left where expanding the defacto definition of racism is practically a religious sacrament. If you want to be taken seriously, don't be such a partisan troll.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:39 PM   #35
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And Judge Roy Moore. And Brownback.
Those are nowhere near the level of dumb, radical and insane as Mad Maxine.
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No, but I must admit it's a pretty humorous caricature...and if it weren't for the racist overtones, I think late night would have ran with it.

Racist overtones, huh? How does that fit with your strict definition? There's no superiority indicated. It's a non-qualitative reference to appearance. Your definition seems kind of fluid.
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Please. Your rebuke would come across as more sincere if it had been aimed at someone on the left where expanding the defacto definition of racism is practically a religious sacrament. If you want to be taken seriously, don't be such a partisan troll.
Tap-out acknowledged....
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Tap-out acknowledged....
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I love how Kotter just vomits pablum all over the place while accusing others of repeating talking points.

The lack of self awareness is comedic. Pathetic, too. But mostly comedic. It borders on parody.
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Has there ever been a first lady with less class, or who liked America less?
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Has there ever been a first lady with less class, or who liked America less?
Hillary?
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Racist overtones, huh? How does that fit with your strict definition? There's no superiority indicated. It's a non-qualitative reference to appearance. Your definition seems kind of fluid.
Your grasp of the English language seems to be deteriorating--hope it's not a chronic condition. If so, my condolences.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:05 PM   #44
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I'll put you down for the "too lazy to think for himself/prefers to have their preferred RWNJ demagogue think for them" column...
oh I know the definitions of the terms, the difference between you and I is that I don't apply them differently depending on color or political affiliation.
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Hillary?
Hillary was a piteous creature for sure, but she was easy to see through. She was motivated only by a lust for power. But even she would articulate a modicum of respect for the country and its historic institutions, as guileful as she always was in her motivations for anything she said.

Michelle on the other hand affects nothing but bile, holds no brief for the United States - its history or anything it's currently or has ever been about. She seems even more consumed by animus for her country today than when she was proud of it "for the first time in [her] adult life" after it elected her husband to lead it. Even after the life of privilege she's taken from this country she still hates it.
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