Boehner Claims 90 - 120% of Blacks Are Unemployed

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    I think it was just a gaffe but what he said afterward was even worse...

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    Maybe he meant unemployable ?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQnSeHiq_uk]LAR LOCS "REAL NIGGA" RAP STATUS - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    120% unemployed means 20% employed.
    Sounds about right.
     
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    from your link

    outfuckingstanding :clap2:
     
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    Boehner said no such thing. The article is one big joke. The rest of the article contained these words:

    "When asked about the Latino vote Boehner was only slightly more optimistic. Well the advantage they have over the blacks is that the Mexican Community is known to be hard-working. Also foods like tacos and nachos seem to be more popular than ever, whereas fried chicken actually seems be less popular than it once was."

    If Boehner really said this, it would have appeared in every newspaper and on every television station in the country. However I monitor the news regularly and I heard nothing about it. In fact, I did an Internet search on the article in question and the words did not appear anywhere but in the publication you quoted (Las Vegas Times). The fact that it appeared nowhere else is sufficient proof that the article is one big spoof.

    Do you really think that any politician, especially a Republican, could utter these words without causing a nationwide media frenzy? Democrats and their allies in the MSM would drool at the mere prospect of such an event and if it really happened they would exploit it any way they could for as long as they could. Hell, if Boehner really said this, there would be an immediate move for his impeachment. The Las Vegas Times, whoever they are, is obviously not a reliable source of information.

    My advice: take it for the joke it was meant to be, have a good laugh and move on.

    I will give others the last word. For obvious reasons, I am through with this thread.
     
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    Where we have Santorum running around suggesting that pregnant rape victims should look on the bright side, that didn' seem so far fetched, especially as out of touch Mittens is.

    But you're correct, on closer inspection this seems like "The Onion" for Vegas. :redface:

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    Did you see the ads on the "Politics" page, just above the article "Profile in Courage & Patriotism: Rush Limbaugh" ?
    Oh and the ad for Movado, just below the presidential approval ratings (which seem to have some creative math)?

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    Yea, was going to say it sounded like a good spoof from the Onion. But we hear some really stupid things for politicians, so you just never know.
     
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    Politicians say stupid things? Whodathunkit?
     
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    Yeah, but when you find yourself doing a double take, you gotta check. Surely, he's no that stupid.

    There was one Congressman that complained about half of students having a below average reading ability, something that cannot be allowed to continue. And that was real. (By definition, half of anything is below average. It's the definition of average.) But we know what he was trying to get across...don't we?
     

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