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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Link: 15 Moronic Things That Are Called Racist - We`ve become quite lame
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    You`re racist for posting this, Andrew155. </snark>
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    "Racial Profiling" is called racist.
    It`s statistically correct fact. So yeah, it`s "racist"

    NOT
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    "We must give equal scrutiny to Asian grandmas that we give to young men, it`s only fair.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    14-15 are true for SOME people. Are there legitimate reasons to not want Obama? YES. TONS of them. But I don`t see how you can`t admit that SOME of the instant hate, vitriol, and opposition before he had done ANYTHING were racially motivated. The tea party ramped up full force against Obama mere months after him taking office when he hadn`t done anything different than the previous administration. That to me was a clear sign that SOME were using the tea party as a way to drum up support against Obama based off of SOME people`s racism. Otherwise the tea party would have been marching on Washington a year beforehand because the POLICIES were the same. The only difference were the party and the skin color.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    1-8 are bulls.hit. (i.e. NOT racist)

    9 is KINDA racist. It isn`t about race directly. It is about power. Republicans don`t want poor people to vote because they vote democrat. It just so happens a lot of poor people are black. It isn`t them trying specifically to stop black people from voting, they don`t want white people voting democrat either.

    10 is indirectly racist too. I want my country back refers to a longing for the "good ole days" and a country that was more white, less culturally diverse, and not the best place for a woman, homosexual, or minority. Wanting things to be like they were in the 50s is kinda offensive to a lot of people.

    11-13 bulls.hit again.
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    sabat22 Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    I`m a liberal and I don`t call any of that racist.
    Granted, probably some liberal, somewhere, once said each of those things.

    I`m sure some Republican, somewhere, once said the Earth is 4000 years old and humans used to play with dinosaurs. But I don`t believe most Republicans think that.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    How can anyone deny the basic premise of the article. It is so easy to scream racist!...that the majority of people screaming it are not the same people that racism affects.

    Like a broke record...
    People like to pretend to be offended. Some how pretending to be offended makes them feel like a victim. Feeling like a victim makes them feel justified.

    If I were to call someone (let`s just say chalket, for the sake of argument) a fag. There would be no shortage of IABers bitching and yelling.

    While most gay IABers would realize that people from my generation have grown up using that word...and it had zero reference to homosexuals.

    I am not saying it`s o.k. or justified...It`s not o.k.
    I am just saying that most of the complaints aren`t from those who have any good reason to complain. Some people just want to feel like the victim, while those who are truly victimized, don`t complain as much.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    Whats getting your lefty panties in a twist? These are all QUOTES, they were actually SAID. It`s not "Vast right wing conspiracy" propaganda.

    Shills on parade.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    turdburg, my generation likes to be offended. Being offended and being a victim gives you cred. People actually like to brag about whose ancestors had it worse, it`s like a game. A race to the bottom of oppression. Worst yet, your opinion actually matters more the more victim cred you have.


    Sabat - these are actual quotes from the top media pundits and even a former president. They are hilarious. Criticizing the IRS is racist.....LOL.
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    sabat22 Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    The problem is that the article strongly implies that these quotes are representative of the beliefs of most liberals.

    We could just as easily take quotes from the nut jobs that make up a portion of the republican party and claim the quotes represent mainstream republican thinking.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Dang andrew155, are you being sarcastic? I figured you were one of the brighter ones from your age group.
    When I make a comment about an entire generation, I figure that most realize that I`m speaking in general, and there are always exceptions. There is no rule that speaks for all people in a group.
    I will assume you agree. If you don`t, I will assume you are part of the group who like to feel offended.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Pointing to bad behavior to justify bad behavior is dumb. I have no intention of defending LIbertarians who think Chemtrails are real, or Aiken and rape, or anything like that.

    And really, it`s pretty mainstream to call most of these things racist. Trust me. I actually even remember the 2008 primary, Hillary v Obama. Hillary and Bill were basically called racist. It`s a card that is routinely pulled out by the race Hustlers.

    Race card on Bill Clinton. This is how they operate, and I can guarantee he still doesn`t like Obama.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    No, I`m being truthful about what my generation thinks. I don`t agree with it if that`s the problem you have with it. I am just telling you what I have observed from my peers. I`m confirming what you seem to be implying that we like to be victims. The answer is yes, my generation is full of wimpy victims.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Calling someone a racist is the liberal`s way of declaring intellectual bankruptcy. When they do that, you`ve won the argument; just don`t expect them to have the intellectual honesty to admit it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    @Andrew155 I have no intention of defending LIbertarians who think Chemtrails are real...
    I must say, I have never in my life heard a libertarian say that. Can you name one?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    I can`t name an actual Libertarian who believes in Chemtrails, just some internet Libertarians. I just used it as an example of people who share some of my beliefs who should easily be shunned.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    We could just as easily take quotes from the nut jobs that make up a portion of the republican party and claim the quotes represent mainstream republican thinking.
    @sabat22: you mean like CNN? NBC? ABC? CBS? La Times? New York Times? The New Yorker... I could go on, but I hope you`ve figured it out by now!

    9 is KINDA racist. It isn`t about race directly.
    @Stephen (HolyGod) So: Nearly EVERY other nation on Earth is RACIST? Because they almost all require PROPER ID to vote?

    Glad you`re finally starting to admit what`s true IS true! As opposed to... whatever it was you were doing before... :-/
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    Doesn`t ol`Canada up there have voter ID? I know progressive Americans are always whining about how bigoted Canada is....lololol

    I know Holland has it, firsthand. And I would assume pretty much every developed nation has it.

    The fact that they think black people can`t get a piece of free plastic from the government would seem to show they have some contempt for black people to get literally anything done. They`re not autistic children, you know. They have years to prepare to vote. If they can`t get the free government plastic, how can they do anything? How can they register to vote in the first place?

    If they are so oppressed and so victimized that they can`t get free government plastic, then there is literally ZERO hope for them. They can`t help themselves.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    August 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    But again-What is wrong with the ameracn niggra?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Andrew155 -

    It`s almost funny. The ones who scream "racist" are the ones that haven`t been a victim of racism. It`s almost like we`re taught to react, like a knee jerk reaction, because of the distant past.

    My generation was fed the same garbage (false guilt). Political correctness has become a political tool. Politicians use emotions as a tool.


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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 31, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    turdburglar

    "because of the distant past."

    It isn`t all that distant. Ollie and Gerry were alive when black people couldn`t drink from the same fountains or go to the same schools.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm
    It`s a shame that the Democrats did create separate water fountains, but that WAS quite a long time ago, I don`t know if you are aware. I was born in 1990 and since then it has been 1000 times more difficult to be racist than to be black. Their being alive is irrelevant, my grandma was alive and physically in Poland for both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. But that was a long time ago. My grandpa used an outhouse and lived in a small house with 8 siblings. It was a long clucking time ago.


    By the way, the Poles are some of the most oppressed people on the planet. Their country routinely partitioned out of existence, 25% of their population being executed, being dominated by Commies for 40 years, and so forth. But they never complain. That`s how you know.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    I went with my father to pick up a copy of his birth certificate in Dallas, Texas and he pointed to the two water fountains against the wall.

    "Right there," he told me, "is where I was first introduced to racism.

    "I came here with Ninni, and was thirsty so I went over to the water fountains. I took a drink from this one" he indicated the shorter water fountain, "and she scolded me."

    I asked him why, just as he had asked his grandmother.

    "`Because that one is for... the blacks` she told me."

    Last time I was there, they still had the "Whites Only" sign, but they had another sign under it. "To remember where we we were, and how much we have grown."

    That moment was burned in my father`s memory, and his story was burned into mine. That was the moment racism became real to me, hearing my father`s story of when racism became real to him.

    When I hear or read quot
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    When I hear or read quotations like that, all I can think is that "we`ve won."

    If we have to stretch words meanings so much, something is definitely screwy.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 11:39 pm
    I can`t name an actual Libertarian who believes in Chemtrails, just some internet Libertarians.
    Those people aren`t libertarians; they`re f***tards who call themselves libertarians, but don`t have a clue what a libertarian actually believes beyond legalizing drugs. If they knew we wanted to eliminate all forms of federal welfare, and eliminate the departments of Education, Labor, Energy, HHS, HUD, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Agriculture, as well as the AFT, EPA, ICC, and most of the rest of the federal alphabet soup, they`d $#!+ themselves and crawl back down to their moms` basements crying.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    But again-What is wrong with the ameracn niggra?
    Would you like for us to send you a few million of them so you can find out for yourself?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 31, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    HG, your post requires a slight correction. It should read:

    "It isn`t all that distant. Ollie and Gerry were alive when Democrats wouldn`t let black people drink from the same fountains or go to the same schools."

    There, I fixed it.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 1:16 am
    HolyGod "9 is KINDA racist."

    No it isn`t. It is not racist at all. It has nothing to do with race

    "Republicans don`t want poor people to vote because they vote democrat"

    BS. Voter ID doesn`t stop eligible people voting, although it does stop some Democrat supporters voting twice or more. Lack of such laws makes their legitimate votes count for less. That is probably why such laws correlate with increases in voting.

    "10 is indirectly racist too"

    BS again. It was about specific ideas, none racist. Context.

    "SOME of the instant hate, vitriol, and opposition before he had done ANYTHING "


    Hahahaha, so there is no legitimate reason for disliking the idea of a druggie socialist who you admit had never done anything. That was part of the point: he had never achieved anything in his life to that point. He is pathetic.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:12 am
    I`m sorry, but 9 and 10 are racist. Period. You can claim whatever you want, but there`s no way around it. The rest, fine, but 9 and 10. Sorry. If you can even pretend those aren`t racist sentiments when stated by the folks who say `em, then there`s no point in even having a conversation on it. Sometimes racism really *is* racism.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:23 am
    #9 is racist because Voter ID Laws affect only one very specific demographic *and* they`re entirely unnecessary as there has been no voter fraud proven that these laws would address. It`s not really the Voter ID part that`s the issue, it`s the cost for the IDs, the elimination of early voting, of transfer registration, etc. The laws are designed for one purpose, even though the claim is that they do something else.

    #10: take it back from WHOM, exactly? Actual citizens of the US? Actual tax payers? Veterans? Police officers? Or, those of us who voted for a black man? Take it back to what? A non-existent fantasy about the 1950s that were riddled with mommy drugs, spousal abuse, racial oppression, back alley abortions, Jim Crow laws, anti-communism black listing and white male Christian power over everything? No, not racist at all.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:24 am
    HG: "Republicans don`t want poor people to vote because they vote democrat."

    Total BS, I`m probably one of the poorest people here at IAB and vote Republican. I know that sticks in your craw, because of the rhetoric that YOU believe. Voter ID laws don`t scare me away one bit. What would scare me away is an armed Black Panther leader "guarding" a polling place.

    "Wanting things to be like they were in the 50s is kinda offensive to a lot of people."

    Wanting our culture, minus the segregation and racism, to go back to a more wholesome time is racist? So, you`d rather have the twerking, gangbangin`, thug lyfe, drug dealing, perverted, single mother, urban decay that we have now?

    Sorry but if you do, you`re really f*cked up in the head.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:30 am
    Smagboy: "...there has been no voter fraud proven that these laws would address."

    Mega Bullsh|t Sir. There are many examples of "community organizers" committing voter fraud nationwide.

    I`m betting you`re one of the people that decried that Bush "stole" both elections too. You would think that you`d be FOR voter ID in order to protect the integrity of elections. instead, because the fraud has helped your side the last two elections, you turn a blind eye and say it doesn`t exist.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 4:44 am
    CJ, voter fraud is not the same as registration fraud. People getting paid to sign up voters is silly. That`s how Mickey Mouse becomes a registered voter. But, that doesn`t lead to fraudulent votes. At all. Actual fraudulent votes are so statistically insignificant as to be non-existent. Yet "fiscally-responsible" Republicans spend millions on this type of legislation. As I say, it`s not for the fraud, it`s for the other parts of the laws, like elimination of early voting, etc.

    As for Bush, the first election was questionable, but I don`t "blame" Bush for that, and I`m not saying Gore would have won had it been handled better! It came down to one state and some really messed up circumstances--unprecedented, even! I`m just saying, dang, that was a messed up situation. I have no problem with his second election. He won walking away.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 7:02 am
    SmagBoy1-"#9 is racist because Voter ID Laws affect only one very specific demographic"

    I must have missed the legislation making it harder for one demographic to get any form of ID. Please cite it.

    SmagBoy1-"take it back from WHOM, exactly?"

    People who say that are talking about liberals, socialists, progressives, etc who they feel are changing the country for the worst. The statement has NOTHING to do with race.

    But don`t worry, we`ve come to expect that any time our arguments are logical, fact-based and compelling, you`ll be the first to show up and yell `racists`.


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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 7:16 am
    From the website townhall.com
    Yup, looks like a credible source! </sarcasm>
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 7:45 am
    HolyGod:
    " I don`t see how you can`t admit that SOME of the instant hate, vitriol, and opposition before he had done ANYTHING were racially motivated. The tea party ramped up full force against Obama mere months after him taking office when he hadn`t done anything different than the previous administration. That to me was a clear sign that SOME were using the tea party as a way to drum up support against Obama based off of SOME people`s racism. Otherwise the tea party would have been marching on Washington a year beforehand because the POLICIES were the same. The only difference were the party and the skin color."
    -------

    This.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 7:59 am
    There`s a reason it`s only republicans who are pushing more restrictive voter laws. All the laws they are pushing DISPROPORTIONATELY make it harder for people who tend to vote democratic. The GOP knows that democratic voters like to do early and weekend/after hrs voting so they restrict that. They know that poor people TEND (see the word "tend" Crakr??) to be democratic and minority and urban so they push to require forms of ID these people probably won`t have rather than the forms of ID they`ve been using all these years. The elderly who can`t find their birth certificates to get gov ID. The rural people who have a hard time getting to an ID place. They make it harder for college kids to vote on campus because they tend to be more liberal. The GOP knows exactly what they are doing and it has nothing to do with the NON-EXISTANT fraud problem. The GOP can`t win elections fairly anymore so they`ll cheat this way.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 8:48 am
    Smagboy: "But, that doesn`t lead to fraudulent votes. At all."

    Bzzzt. Wrong again!

    To date, 46 states have prosecuted or convicted cases of voter fraud.
    More than 24 million voter registrations are invalid, yet remain on the rolls nation-wide.
    There are over 1.8 million dead voters still eligible on the rolls across the country.
    More than 2.75 million Americans are registered to vote in more than one state.

    That is just the tip of the iceberg and IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Wow, okay, AJ, that`s convincing! Me, I prefer actual data. Like this or this composite of many, which is older but still valid. Or, this.

    All valid studies from legit sites.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2013 at 9:23 am
    lauriloo, you must have real contempt for that group of people if you think they are so helpless and incompetent that they cannot get free government plastic. And they still have weeks to early vote, so I don`t know what issue is there.

    All the situations you are describing are just portraying black people as autistic children who can`t help themselves. If they have no birth certificate or another of the many documents that can also be used, then they can`t do anything in life. Request a new certificate, you can do that, you know.

    `Rural people who have a hard time getting to places` - that would be mostly white people, btw. And they`d get the free gov`t plastic and probably not vote Democrat.

    I`ve been to college. It`s not hard for those kids to vote. They have more time to vote than anyone in the country.

    Now - are Canada and Holland racist for having the same laws?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2013 at 9:26 am
    SmagMan - how would you prosecute any voter fraud? It`s untraceable. There are no names, no IDs, or anything. No paper trail. That`s the whole point.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 10:34 am
    Andrew155 and Crakr

    "Now - are Canada and Holland racist for having the same laws?"

    Did canada and holland rush to do it as close as possible to an election where the opposing guy was black? If so, then, probably.

    Voter ID "problems" have always existed right? So explain to me why all the people who were suddenly SO concerned with it in 2012 weren`t trying to do anything about it in 2004 when two white guys were running....

    If voter ID is a problem tackle it RIGHT NOW, give people some time. But no, they only wanted it done for the 2012 election. They could be working on it right now to be ready for 2016. Do you think they are?
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 10:36 am
    randomxmp

    "there is no legitimate reason for disliking the idea of a druggie socialist who you admit had never done anything. That was part of the point: he had never achieved anything in his life to that point."

    OF COURSE THERE IS.

    However then I would imagine you would dislike the guy before, who we all know was a coke fiend and raging alcoholic, that caused the national debt and welfare spending to skyrocket and put more people on food stamps than ever before.

    BUT, they, you, didn`t have a problem till it was a black guy doing?

    Do you understand?

    I`m not saying there aren`t / weren`t legitimate reasons to be against Obama. However almost all of them were things Bush also did and people just didn`t seem to have that much of a problem with it.

    "he had never achieved anything in his life to that point."

    The same people who say this were ready to make sara palin queen of the world. So bulls.hit.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Getting a proposed voter ID is NOT FREE and many offices to get those IDs have very limited operating hours. The people we are talking about are mostly working people who have trouble taking time off to get these ids JUST to be able to vote so they will just skip it. That`s what the GOP counts on. Never said anyone was too stupid to get the ID, those are YOUR words. It`s just a hurdle many people won`t go out of their way to take (unless the are finally so fed up with the GOP to do it out of spite). And yes, most rural people are white, duh, but they are included in this GOP scheme along with a vast number of minorities. It`s not a racist policy in general but it conveniently affects many minorities in a negative way so it feels racist to them.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 10:57 am
    AND, considering the absurdly long lines of people waiting to vote in the 2012 election in states like Florida, saying cutting the number of early voting days is no big deal is ludicrous. People have DAYS to early vote, not weeks and the GOP is taking them away in blue states that need all of them, if not more.
    GOP cutting voting days
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 11:18 am
    Analysis of alleged voter fraud

    Basically, most allegations are a result of clerical error (legit addresses not matching up because of typos) and, for example, people dying after they vote so their vote was legit but gets called fraud. It`s all BS. The GOP desperately wants a reason they lose elections so they cling to vote fraud rather than look at their policies and attitudes.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 11:46 am
    lauriloo

    "The GOP desperately wants a reason they lose elections so they cling to vote fraud rather than look at their policies and attitudes."

    Which is why they need to gerrymander to steal the house. Otherwise we`d have a unified process right now and things could probably get accomplished.

    tinyurl.com/arhfb29
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    With ollie in mind.

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    bex753 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    8 Despicable Right-Wing Statements From This Last Week Alone

    http://tinyurl.com/ptheh4u
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    And speaking of this pervasive Rep need to reach back over a *century and a half* to find any beacon at all on the right side of history, there`s also this Stone Cold Badass:



    Who these folks would naturally know, of course, and they would also know what made him such a mighty Stone Cold Badass for the ages.

    I can tell Reps are just falling over themselves to tell me who this is, so I`ll await their answers with bated breath.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    It`s Tommy Lee Jones!!! :-)

    Queen Zira, you`re a bad ass! I`ve found it interesting, too, how Republicans want credit for all amount of racial justice and being such nono-racists, yet not even a single (R) showed up at the event. Of course, that doesn`t make any of them racists, but it sure doesn`t paint any in a positive light. Although, I guess that march on D.C. 50 years ago, and that man, Dr. King, weren`t really all that important to our history, eh?
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    Aww thanks Smagboy ;-) I *loved* Jone`s portrayal of this guy too, modern Reps are not worthy of carrying his jockstrap. I hope to make a pilgrimage to his tomb someday.

    And yeah, it`s like the past 50 yrs of American history don`t really matter, because to them it just may as well never happened at all.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    lauriloo-"There`s a reason it`s only republicans who are pushing more restrictive voter laws."

    You could just as easily say `There`s a reason it`s only democrats who are pushing loser and more lax voter laws, thus enabling more voter fraud.`.

    I`m still waiting on that cite of which particular law, regulation or legislation that makes it harder for one demographic to get a valid ID.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Reps admit it`s voter suppression aimed at Dem constituencies.


    Look at the studies therein too. I will let the amazing Hunter speak for me here:

    "If your new law just happens to affect some voters more than others, your law is prejudicial. If your law just happens to put a new burden on voting that some voters will be able to ignore, but others will not, your law is discriminatory. If your law just happens to leave so much as one godd@mn legit voter without their iron clad Constitutional rights come election day, you have committed a c
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    (cont) crime against them."

    That mysterious man in the photo below would weep to see what his party has become in the 21st century...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    ...yet not even a single (R) showed up at the event.

    @QueenZira & @SmagBoy1: This is a flat out lie!

    #1 Few were even asked to participate. A member of the Black National Congress ASKED to speak and was rejected. A Republican, of course.

    #2 Plenty of Repubs attended, spoke or otherwise supported this event.

    But continue to WALLOW in your ignorance! Since facts are something you cannot tolerate...
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    5cats, they were all invited, none were blocked from participating in an event that holds so much significance for all Americans. Eric cantor was another prominent R invited and he declined because reasons....or something.

    The real reason no R (not even former R presidents) came to the event was because it would look bad to the average base voter back home, the average old white rural Southern voter back home...
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    QueenZira-"The real reason no R (not even former R presidents) came to the event was because it would look bad to the average base voter back home.."

    Or maybe they had a good idea of the bu||sh|t politics that would be pulled out at the Mall, and didn`t want to be associated with it, you know, like talking about how MLK marched for healthcare, abortion rights, same-sex marriage and Michelle`s `starve the children` school lunch program. (and where Billy Boy made such asanine statements as `A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon`
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    "A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon."

    Bro, if you think there`s something wrong with the above statement I don`t know what to tell you. I may not agree with pasty Bible thumping southerners but I`m not gonna cheat them out of their right to the democratic process.

    If you didn`t care for the general ambiance at the commemoration I understand, but then it was never your wedding anyway. People petitioning the Federal government to intervene in states that were grievously, violently, trying to prevent Civil Rights proponents and legislation from taking effect tends not to be a conservative`s cuppa tea...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    @QueenZira: Another Lie!
    #1: Once AGAIN the actual FACTS say it`s easier in 50 of the 57 States to VOTE! Only 7 (currently) is it easier to buy a gun.

    #2: ALL OVER THE WORLD including Canada you MUST HAVE some sort of ID to vote! It just makes sense! Or purple ink that doesn`t wash off for 4 days, take your pick!

    #3 This is BILL Clinton we`re talking about, eh? The one who doesn`t know what "is" "inhale" or "sexual relations" means...

    But go on! Don`t let facts impede you!

    It`s not like MLK Himself was a Republican supporter...
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    5cats, I`m not really interested in arguing a rhetorical flourish here but King was not a republican. File that s#it under Stupid Things White Conservatives Like to Tell Themselves.

    History, you can`t f$%^ with it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 1:38 am
    QueenZira: MLK Jr. was well aware that Jim Crow was a democrat ideal, and it is certain that his ideals of "content of character" and integration are part of the Republican party platform.

    Compare that with the last minute invitation of a few republicans to the 50 yr. anniversary and the "never ending cause of social justice" rhetoric of the left and you might get a peek of whom is really being racist these days.

    "social justice" is another term for "identity politics", meaning that anyone that`s not black, or a very contrite white liberal, is basically evil. The "never ending" part is self-explanatory, no amount of apologies or affirmative action will ever be enough to atone for slavery.

    Not being able to forgive and making one`s politics dependent upon skin color, is no different than the KKK. It`s black supremacist racism.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 6:56 am
    QueenZira-"Bro, if you think there`s something wrong with the above statement"

    The fact that you think it`s a true statement shows you`re either blinded by bias or an idiot.

    Just to inform you:

    Currently, the following is required to buy an assault weapon:
    You must have a valid ID (or twelve).
    You must be 21 (18 for rifles) and must purchase from a federally licenses dealer.
    You must pass a background check. There are many reasons you can be denied purchasing an assault weapon.
    Sale must be documented by federal form 4473, which include personal info on you, the make/model/serial # of gun.
    Shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
    Many times, you will have a mandatory waiting period.

    Now, Clinton`s statement saying that a Week(s)-long, very expensive, very paperwork intensive process is somehow `easier` than obtaining an ID in order to vote is OBVIOUSLY an asanine, and missleading statement.
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    beefser25 Male 30-39
    6 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 7:20 am
    Article is whining complaining drivel. Doesn`t educate, doesn`t even try to solve any problems that have to do with real racism in this country. Just laments the fact that old white men don`t get to do and say anything they want anymore without consequence. Is that the real "conservative" message? Don`t make solutions, don`t create and don`t educate. Lets just have a big ole circle jerk about how dumb "liberals" are. That`ll really change things for the better. Boo hoo.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 7:28 am
    beefser25-"Article is whining complaining drivel. Doesn`t educate"

    Well, some people are beyond educating. It does a good job of demonstrrating the hoops liberals will jump through to claim something that is not the least bit racist, racist.

    It also demonstrates that liberals have taken it upon themselves to be able to define what is `racists` and what is not. So if they can`t FIND racism, they just claim conservatives are using `Code words` for racism..thus ANYthing can be `racist` to them.

    Examples:
    Several people have been fired or disciplined for using the workd `niggardly`. It derives from the Norse word `nigla` and has nothing to do with race. But it SOUND racist so liberals get to CALL it racist.
    A city councilman got into hot water by stateing that city hall `was a bureaucratic black-hole`. A black councilman demanded an apology and ask why he didn`t say `white hole`.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    Why the hell wasn`t Bobby Jindal asked to speak at the MLK 50 year anniversary? Shouldn`t he be the best example the success that has occurred? I mean, we have an Indian-American Republican governor in a state where David Duke won 40% of the vote not so long ago.

    But no, he wasn`t invited.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    By the way, Republicans have both more blacks and hispanics in the senate. And they reached office in statewide races, not minority-gerrymandered districts. (In case of Tim Scott, appointed by Indian-American governor, and elected as congressman in majority white district). Interesting.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    Hey? Why wasn`t that government secret agent who was "on the balcony" when MLK got killed, invited?

    huh?

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