Palin and the race card

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Flaylo, Nov 19, 2010.

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    Flayglo, I doubt anyone in the US dislikes Palin more than I do, but her comments about the First Lady are not indefensible if your reading of the quote in question is as strained as Palin's apparently is. Like it or not, the future First Lady was in error/chose her words badly when she said "And let me tell you something -- for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."

    Palin exploited this obvious speech error by suggesting that the First Lady is not patriotic, which BTW is not a racially charged POV.

    You need to read from sources other than HuffPo, Flayglo....they ain't been doing a great job lately.

    Try the Cleveland Plain Dealer.......

    Sarah Palin quotes Ronald Reagan a lot; she should study him more: an op-ed | cleveland.com
     
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    :lol: You really think it was an error of words on her part? Her speech was pre written, shes college educated surely you aren't suggesting that a college educated person make such a stupid comment as that, unless they actually meant it.
     
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    Well I feel African Americans have a right to that opinion even if we take Palin's interpretation of Michelle Obama's quote, African Americans were treated as less than second class citizens for years, so if it makes some of us finally have some pride to have a black President so be it, if we were treated as equals the entire time we were in this country that would be a different story. What she said was not unpatriotic if viewed in a historical context to African Americans, on the contrary, we've been the most patriotic people in America, when the black separatists and white supremacists said go back to Africa or separate the overwhelming majority of African Americans stayed in America and fought for their rights as Americans and asserted that they were US citizens, when we were forced to live under racist segregation and to ride in the backs of buses and deprived of equality in our own country we served our country in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, so don't dare even think Michelle Obama or any other black is somehow unpatriotic for finally "feeling proud" of their country.


    EDIT: My response wasn't directed at you, it was directed at that monkey who replied after you.
     
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    Read my response monkey, Michelle Obama was not being unpatriotic, look at how blacks have been treated in America, you should be shocked to find patriotic blacks.
     
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    can i get a shine, please?
     
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    Michelle was being unpatriotic. She sure has hell as a lot to be thankful for about her country.
     
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    Do you contradict yourself often or is that an African American cultural thing?

    Victim. :rolleyes:
     
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    As much as I disagree with you on almost everything else I have to give you props for this, except the the edit.
     
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    Jesus, Flylow and Bassboy are beginning to sound lik TDM.

    They see racists under every bush, tree and shrub in the US.
     
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