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EZExit

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 10:47:53 PM

<<<"When Jim DeMint left the U.S. Senate last year to run the Heritage Foundation, Gov. Nikki Haley tapped Rep. Tim Scott to replace him as the senator from South Carolina. It was a brilliant choice, one the state’s voters are likely to endorse in a November special election. All reputable political analysts expect Mr. Scott to maintain his position as the first black senator from the South since Blanche Bruce, a Republican, represented Mississippi in 1881.

Rather than embrace this advancement in racial harmony, the head of the neighboring North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People grew vicious. The Rev. William Barber II called Mr. Scott a ventriloquist’s dummy, incapable of thinking or speaking for himself. That’s the sort of invective more commonly found at a Ku Klux Klan rally. Liberals like Mr. Barber show their true colors when they meet a conservative who happens to be black.

The NAACP endorsed the hateful remarks: “In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.” Mr. Scott, displaying class and intelligence, replied in soft and dignified language. “I will honor the memory of Dr. King,” he said, “by being proactive in holding the door for others and serving my fellow man, and Rev. Barber will remind me and others of what not to do.">>>

"The Real Dummies"

--How does the NAACP expect to remain relevant when they become part of the racial strife? The NAACP has now become nothing more than another arm of the democratic party.

[Edited by: EZExit at 2/17/2014 10:51:59 PM EST]
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NickHammer
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>>--The statement: <<<"In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.">>> is not mentioned or attributed to anyone at all, let alone Mr Barber in your link, the only place I see this quote is in the OP link I originally posted as attributed to the NAACP.<<

Maybe you're just not looking hard enough, EZ. Is it that exact sentence? No, of course not. The right wing blog that originally mis-attributed the quote to the NAACP (so that their lies could be repeated by every other right-wing blog and right-wing newspaper) removed the middle clauses of the sentence, either because they don't want their readers to see what was contained in the rest of the sentence, they want to fool their readers, or don't think their readers are smart enough to understand big sentences.

So go on, look a little harder. It is both "mentioned" and "attributed" to William Barber.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 2:08:11 AM

" I haven't seen one person on these boards or heard anyone in the media support Mr. Nugent's viewpoint."


Maybe you're just not looking hard enough:


""I'll take a Ted Nugent over any liberal PC wannabe any day of the week...at least he's got the cajones to speak his mind without the PC BS.""
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 1:51:14 AM

"And the responses from the left are predictable.

I'll take a Ted Nugent over any liberal PC wannabe any day of the week...at least he's got the cajones to speak his mind without the PC BS."

EZ, as to your your claim about not seeing or heard of one person on these boards supporting Nugent, the above quote is from KansasGunman in my Ted Nugent topic.

It is good to see you agree using the term "subhuman mongrel" is wrong.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 10:32:01 PM

Marty: <<<"I notice you haven't called out Nugent on his remarks, even though "subhuman mongrel" is far more venomous than "ventriloquist's dummy." An apology from Nugent would be worth as much as the pants he crapped in to avoid the draft.">>>

--Mr. Nugent is a nobody, just because he is a commonly known singer does not give him any standing. He doesn't make or dictate policy, he is not a politician, he is simply a blow hard entertainer. But in any case, I noted your hypocrisy, Barber venom OK, Nugent venom not OK.

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Nick: <<<"It sure is, EZ. But before resorting to ridicule instead of an actual argument, perhaps you can explain to us all how quoting William Barber counts as "the NAACP endors[ing]" William Barber's comment.">>>

--The statement: <<<"In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.">>> is not mentioned or attributed to anyone at all, let alone Mr Barber in your link, the only place I see this quote is in the OP link I originally posted as attributed to the NAACP.

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Jay: <<<"That would show me the true character of the individual. Thinking it is ok to use the term 'subhuman mongrel" on anyone is disgusting. That term was used to defend the killing of millions of innocents during WWII. Anyone who thinks it is ok to use that term is, well, disgusting.

btw, subhuman was used to describes blacks as well during the early days of this country. That was as wrong then as it is now.">>>

--I was not alive during that time frame, and not familiar with either of those uses of the derogatory term, but in any case, referring to someone and attacking them on a personal level is wrong, that is exactly the issue I have with Mr. Barber! Obama screws up enough, as well as has an ideology, that provides plenty to criticize. I haven't seen one person on these boards or heard anyone in the media support Mr. Nugent's viewpoint. In any case, my "food for thought" was not comprehended by Marty (as if I am surprised).

[Edited by: EZExit at 2/21/2014 10:33:07 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 6:30:31 PM

"If someone was to call Obama something like a "subhuman mongrel" would that be not particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology? Food for thought."

That would show me the true character of the individual. Thinking it is ok to use the term 'subhuman mongrel" on anyone is disgusting. That term was used to defend the killing of millions of innocents during WWII. Anyone who thinks it is ok to use that term is, well, disgusting.

btw, subhuman was used to describes blacks as well during the early days of this country. That was as wrong then as it is now.

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 2/21/2014 6:35:24 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 3:17:01 PM

The left saves its most potent vitriol of all for an African-American who dares to be a conservative. That is heresy of the first order and any African-American who dares to commit such an act must be personally and professionally destroyed at all costs.


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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 3:11:10 PM

Good catch, Nick.
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NickHammer
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 2:58:10 PM

>>Marty: <<<"The article is silent concerning whether Mr. Jealous admonished or didn't admonish Mr. Barber. To proffer any opinion one way or the other is most unwise.">>>

From the article: <<<"The NAACP endorsed the hateful remarks: “In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.">>>

--Reading is truly fundamental.<<

It sure is, EZ. But before resorting to ridicule instead of an actual argument, perhaps you can explain to us all how quoting William Barber counts as "the NAACP endors[ing]" William Barber's comment.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 7:26:55 AM

"It is fascinating that you find personal attacks by the NAACP on the character of the senator acceptable."

Again, a comment made by the head of one chapter is conflated into "personal attacks made by the NAACP." Keep trippin'.




"If someone was to call Obama something like a "subhuman mongrel" would that be not particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology? Food for thought."

I notice you haven't called out Nugent on his remarks, even though "subhuman mongrel" is far more venomous than "ventriloquist's dummy." An apology from Nugent would be worth as much as the pants he crapped in to avoid the draft.




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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 1:00:36 AM

"If someone was to call Obama something like a "subhuman mongrel" would that be not particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology? Food for thought."


Yet VERY FEW conservatives are calling Nutty Ted Nugent out for that remark, and scant few think he should apologize.

Telling indeed.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:28:11 PM

Marty: <<<"Yes I saw that. What I didn't see is which NAACP it speaks of; the National or the NC chapter.">>>

--There is only one NAACP organization, how many do YOU think there are? LOL! Furthermore, I am not familiar with many instances where it is newsworthy to write that a person endorses their own comments. Usually, endorsements are done by others that are higher up in the chain of command than the originator of the statement.

It is fascinating that you find personal attacks by the NAACP on the character of the senator acceptable. As far as race goes, isn't that the crux of the NAACP? To promote racial harmony and equality? Or is it to call non-liberal successful black people a "dummy" and "unable to think for himself"? If someone was to call Obama something like a "subhuman mongrel" would that be not particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology? Food for thought.


[Edited by: EZExit at 2/20/2014 11:33:20 PM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:02:05 PM

From the article: <<<"The NAACP endorsed the hateful remarks: “In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.">>>

Yes I saw that. What I didn't see is which NAACP it speaks of; the National or the NC chapter.

Nevertheless: I do not see Mr. Barber's comments as particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology. I think perhaps you are surprised that Mr. Sharp's comments were not automatically embraced by Mr. Barber (and by extension the NAACP) simply on the basis of skin color.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 10:39:11 PM

Marty: <<<"The article is silent concerning whether Mr. Jealous admonished or didn't admonish Mr. Barber. To proffer any opinion one way or the other is most unwise.">>>

From the article: <<<"The NAACP endorsed the hateful remarks: “In a state such as South Carolina, politicians, whether they be black or white, should not be echoing the position of the far right.">>>

--Reading is truly fundamental.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 9:14:07 PM

The article is silent concerning whether Mr. Jealous admonished or didn't admonish Mr. Barber. To proffer any opinion one way or the other is most unwise.

I do not see Mr. Barber's comments as particularly venomous, not at all hateful, and certainly not worthy of an apology. I think perhaps you are surprised that Mr. Sharp's comments were not automatically embraced by Mr. Barber (and by extension the NAACP) simply on the basis of skin color. Pity.

The only one tripping here is you.




[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 2/20/2014 9:15:24 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 8:57:36 PM

Marty: <<<"It's also pretty typical of conservatives to quote text and then claim it says something it clearly doesn't say.">>>

--You indicated that I was broad brushing the poor performance of the North Carolina NAACP chapter president into the behavior of the entire NAACP organization, holding them accountable. You were correct, I am not going to argue that point, there is only one NAACP with many chapters, not 50 NAACPs nationwide. There is a head dude with the NAACP, a Mr. Benjamin Todd Jealous, and he did not admonish his subordinate, Mr. Barber, nor did he speak out against the spitets of venom from Mr. Barber, or even apologize. He is passively supporting Mr. Barber's actions.

My judgement of the NAACP only looking out for liberal blacks, and treating the non-liberal blacks with disdain (the same behavior they espouse to eradicate), and my observation of hypocrisy on their part, is indeed a broad brush on the entire organization.

Yes, Marty, as a conservative I hold the organization accountable, even when you find yourself tripping over your words.
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"IF???

They go by several names:

Klu Klux Klan

Aryan Nation

Stormfront.org.Funny how you guys deny the truth right in front of you...

LOL, SMH"

Well RNorm, at least you were brave enough to put the NAACP in the category where they belong.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:30:42 AM

>>Hey, I just call 'em as I see 'em, Nick.<<

As you actually "see 'em", Tim, or as you want to see 'em? Again, no one here claimed that the "one looney fund manager" "represent[s] EVERY conservative in the US" or even most, as you claimed. If you can prove me wrong (thus showing that your argument wasn't a strawman), feel free to do so. Here are the two threads discussing that topic - one and two. Have at it.

 
>>I will admit to growing more conservative as I've aged.<<

There is nothing wrong with changing your views as you get older or having different opinions than others. But if you rely on generalizations and making up stuff as the basis of your arguments, then your conclusions are baseless.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 9:15:50 AM

"Yes, holding an organization accountable for their actions (or lack thereof), is quite typical of conservatives indeed."

It's also pretty typical of conservatives to quote text and then claim it says something it clearly doesn't say.

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"You will see that most people are for lower taxes, spending restraint (just don't cut their pet spending projects!), less intrusive government, better accountability on how government money is spent. Those are all no-brainers, and the general public supports them generally. Those are basic Tea party tenets, yet we get vilified for holding them."

No-brainers... perhaps a new moniker for the Tea Party. You must admit it's better than teabaggers.

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 8:52:18 AM

Worry said "If the T party is centrist why are so many main stream moderate Republicans concerned they are tearing the party up?"

The answer is, "so many mainstream moderate Republicans" are none of the above. Most of the McConnell/McCain/McBoehners are career politicians who would rather go along to get along, will not stand on their stated principles, are really big-government progressives, and are only "mainstream" because of how the media treats them and presents them to the gullible public.

Many of us, Tea Party types, see right through the charade, and want to hold them accountable to their base, to their standards, to common sense. The Tea party is the center, as I posted earlier, and you can see it every day.
Check out some of the public opinion polling on general type questions. You will see that most people are for lower taxes, spending restraint (just don't cut their pet spending projects!), less intrusive government, better accountability on how government money is spent. Those are all no-brainers, and the general public supports them generally. Those are basic Tea party tenets, yet we get vilified for holding them. Such criticism is therefore unfounded and we dismiss it as such.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 8:22:05 AM

silly me I always though NAACP.

Was the national association for the advancement conservative principles.
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"Gee, now if there was a "NAAWP, I wonder how long it would take for pukes the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Waters and the liberal media to bird dog the organization, screaming racism at the top of their lungs."


IF???

They go by several names:

Klu Klux Klan

Aryan Nation

Stormfront.org.


Funny how you guys deny the truth right in front of you...

LOL, SMH
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 12:43:37 AM

If the T party is centrist why are so many main stream moderate Republicans concerned they are tearing the party up?

There are plenty of individual Republicans who have said stupid, hateful, racist things. (see genius right wing comments). That does not mean all Republicans are as stupid as these folks.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 12:03:18 AM

Several liberal posters implied/said "conservatives" do this or that, but then those blue tinted glasses are one-way mirrors as well.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 11:44:02 PM

Marty: <<<"So you're willing to paint the entire national organization with the brush you use to paint the head of one chapter. That's rather typical of conservatives, I'm afraid.">>>

--Yes, holding an organization accountable for their actions (or lack thereof), is quite typical of conservatives indeed.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 4:06:18 PM

Actually, one chapter of the NAACP didn't say that, it was one man who said it. The looney fund manager seems to have quite a Greek chorus of followers.

A generalization coupled with a strawman... two, two, two fallacies in one.

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Hey, I just call 'em as I see 'em, Nick. Besides, it's not always as anti-Democrat as you might think. I was in Young Democrats in college and registered Democrat until the last election, but I also ran businesses before I decided to switch to teaching, so I've seen the other side as well. My wife is an officer in a multinational company and has experience with taxes and fees, etc. all over the world.

I will admit to growing more conservative as I've aged.

I though it was interesting last night to get a call from MSEA opposing O'Malley's implementation of Common Core using student test scores to evaluate teachers. This next gubernatorial election could get really interesting.

[Edited by: teacher_tim at 2/19/2014 3:13:10 PM EST]
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>>Oh my bad, if one chapter of the NAACP says it and it is not immediately corrected by the national headquarters, then that's TOTALLY DIFFERENT than one looney fund manager saying the rich should get more votes as a comment on TV representing EVERY conservative in the US.

Still working on liberal logic...<<

How is that "liberal logic", Tim? No one here claimed that this guy "represent[s] EVERY conservative in the US" or even most. You just made that up - it's a generalization based on a strawman. Maybe you should be more concerned with YOUR logic instead of letting your zeal for liberal bashing get the better of you.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 1:25:29 PM

"Topic: NAACP: The National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People"

.....

Gee, now if there was a "NAAWP, I wonder how long it would take for pukes the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Waters and the liberal media to bird dog the organization, screaming racism at the top of their lungs.

Or...a Congressional White caucus...hmmmmm.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 2/19/2014 1:26:05 PM EST]
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Oh my bad, if one chapter of the NAACP says it and it is not immediately corrected by the national headquarters, then that's TOTALLY DIFFERENT than one looney fund manager saying the rich should get more votes as a comment on TV representing EVERY conservative in the US.

Still working on liberal logic..., but I think I may get it before I understand women, lol.

Reminds me of an old joke:
A guy does God a favor and God says he can have anything he wants. The man says he always wanted to visit Hawaii but was afraid of planes and boats; could God build him a bridge from California to Hawaii so he could drive there? God explains that the bridge would use all the resources available for the entire planet for the next 100 years, so the man asks for the ability to understand what women think and why. God looks at the man for a long minute and asks, "Two-lane or four-lane?"
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:48:33 AM

"The NAACP used to be a great organization, perhaps it is the same as unions go, they have lost their compass and became part of the problem instead of being part of the solution."

So you're willing to paint the entire national organization with the brush you use to paint the head of one chapter. That's rather typical of conservatives, I'm afraid.

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:50:54 PM

Marty: <<<"The NAACP is a national organization, but your OP doesn't talk about the national organization. It speaks of the head of the neighboring North Carolina chapter.">>>

--Correct, the state head of a chapter of the NAACP lashes out against a respectable black man because he doesn't carry the water for the democratic party, and subsequently sitting on their hands, indicates a swing of the NAACP towards hypocrisy, or a complete change in their function which had been previously to promote the advancement of black people in our society. It's the same with the attacks on Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Ben Carson, etc., their silence is deafening. If I was the head of the NAACP, I would chastise the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter for behaving in a way that runs counter to the organization.

<<<"I'm pleased you're concerned about the image of the NAACP though.">>>

--The NAACP used to be a great organization, perhaps it is the same as unions go, they have lost their compass and became part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
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"So everything to the right of extreme left is extreme right? Nice try, but...uh...no."

No, you are correct and obviously I didn't say that.

What I question is I75's laughable claim that Sen. Scott or the tea party are centrists when they so obviously are not.

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 5:34:22 PM

Zim,
So everything to the right of extreme left is extreme right? Nice try, but...uh...no.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 5:23:45 PM

"Rather than embrace this advancement in racial harmony, the head of the neighboring North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People grew vicious....Liberals like Mr. Barber show their true colors when they meet a conservative who happens to be black."

Pretty uppity of that liberal black man not to accept our conservative black man. Can't he see that he's black?

"The Rev. William Barber II called Mr. Scott a ventriloquist’s dummy, incapable of thinking or speaking for himself."

This statement is racist how?

"That’s the sort of invective more commonly found at a Ku Klux Klan rally."

I've heard some recordings of KKK rallies. Calling someone a ventriloquist’s dummy doesn't even come close.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 3:44:05 PM

"We hold the center."

Not from where I see it. It may be the center for the far right, but it is certainly not the center of any political spectrum in this country.

But good speech. Bully.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 2:53:45 PM

Zim, I gladly accept the challenge to "redefine" the true centrist nature of ...of.....of the other party than is in power now. I am an unhappy registered republican. I was a democrat for my first fourteen years as a registered voter. From reading in this forum, I find many others who were democrats in the past. Far from a tea-totalling, top-button-fastening, authoritarian/disciplinarian, country-club member rich fat cat, I am just a thinking working guy who wants an even break and is sick of seeing many people abuse our system and seeing my tax money wasted. I am a registered republican so I can vote in primaries. If there were enough minor party candidates to get into a primary, I would vote there.
The nature of the republican party has changed, but the Mitch McConnells of the nation haven't realized it yet. For forty years the republicans were the placid minority, making a few speeches against government overspending, voting against spending bills, collecting their paychecks and campaign donations, and going home. Or on vacation. The new member republicans expect more from those who have been sent to Washington. We will not sit idly by and watch while the same-old same-old stuff gets done. Another budget? Huge deficit? Just pass it. Another debt-ceiling hike? Just vote for it. Those of us who expect more are the centrists, ready to push out the lackluster old guard "leadership" republicans who are actually the Social-Democrats' enablers.
There are more of us then you know. We hold the center. We vote. (At least, I hope we have some candidates we can stomach a vote for....)


[Edited by: I75at7AM at 2/18/2014 2:55:44 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 2:42:34 PM

TT, I am extremely excited. This man is one of the smartest men in our country.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 2:03:18 PM

The NAACP is a national organization, but your OP doesn't talk about the national organization. It speaks of the head of the neighboring North Carolina chapter.

I'm pleased you're concerned about the image of the NAACP though.

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:59:18 PM

AFSNCO,
I have known Dr. Ben Carson for years. {He was my son's doctor} I have had several class trips to hear his motivational presentations and he is an excellent speaker. It is indeed a treat to hear him speak. Unfortunately, the last time we met was at the funeral of one of my former students who was also a Carson Scholar. He left Baltimore after a late surgery to drive thirty miles to speak at her funeral. He is a truly caring and committed person.



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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:14:06 PM

Marty: <<<"Beats me why this matters to anyone outside of South Carolina.">>>

--I'm sorry, I assumed that it would be common knowledge that the NAACP was a nationwide organization, and failed to indicate this in the OP.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:58:01 AM

Beats me why this matters to anyone outside of South Carolina.
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Zimcity
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:50:40 AM

"Okay, so I see Tea Party people as centrists. We are."

By what stretch of your imagination can you possibly believe this. Just because you don't want to be seen as the extreme wing of the Republican party doesn't make it so.

I guess if you consider Centrist to be anyone politically closer to Ted Cruz than John McCain or John Boehner, then you have won the redefining award for the day.
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AFSNCO
Champion Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:49:09 AM

"Yes AFC, one is a lot better than the GOPers normal zero."

Keep telling yourself that...or better yet keep reading that liberal press that has you brainwashed to think that. Sad and we wonder why there is a divide in this country...thinking just like that causes the majority of it.
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Cliffisher
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:36:35 AM

Yes AFC, one is a lot better than the GOPers normal zero.
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I75at7AM
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:24:18 AM

No comedy here:
Senator Tim Scott
" Scott, a fiscal and cultural conservative, ran for Congress on a platform of reducing federal spending and taxes. He was endorsed by Tea Party groups. Scott is running in a special election in 2014 for the final two years of DeMint's second term.

A graduate of Charleston Southern University, Scott owns an insurance agency and has worked as a financial advisor.He served one term in the South Carolina General Assembly (2009–2011) and 13 years on the Charleston County Council (1996–2008)."

Okay, so I see Tea Party people as centrists. We are.

"Scott attended Presbyterian College from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship, and graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B.S. in Political Science.
In addition to his political career, Scott owns an insurance agency, and works as a financial advisor."

"Taxes and spending – Scott believes that federal spending and taxes should be reduced,[8] with a Balanced Budget Amendment and the FairTax respectively being implemented for spending and taxes."

Right on, Tim !!!!!

"Health care – Scott believes the 2010 health care reform law should be repealed......Scott supports an alternative to the health care bill that he says keeps these benefits while controlling costs by reforming the medical tort system by having a limit on non-economic damages and by reforming Medicare."

"Earmarks - Scott opposes earmarks."
"Economic development – He supports infrastructure development and public works for his district. He opposes restrictions on deepwater oil drilling."

"Social issues – Scott describes himself as pro-life. Scott supports adult and cord blood stem cell research"

"Immigration – Scott supports federal legislation that is similar to the Arizona law, Arizona SB 1070. He supports strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. He also promotes cultural assimilation by making English the official language in the government, and by requiring new immigrants to learn English."

"Labor – Scott introduced a bill which would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike." Yup, strikers can use their strike pay provided by their unions to buy groceries. At WalMart.

"Foreign Policy – Scott advocates a continued military presence in Afghanistan and believes an early withdrawal will benefit Al-Qaeda. He also views Iran as the world's most dangerous country and believes that the US should aid pro-democracy groups there."

His views are clearly mainstream and shared by many, if not a majority, of Americans.
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AFSNCO
Champion Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:11:38 AM

Next he will call me a racist for being excited to go see Dr. Ben Carson in October!
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AFSNCO
Champion Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:10:39 AM

Ironic that cliff would call it a race hate from the extreme right when we are supporting the black Senator. Hmm...interesting indeed.
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teacher_tim
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 10:23:57 AM

NAALCP is more accurate. They have become less and less relevant as it bocomes more and more apparent that they've totally bought in to the Rev's race hate diatribes. You saw it coming when they moved their headquarters out of Baltimore for political reasons.
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AFSNCO
Champion Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 10:22:28 AM

Cliff, so you think it is OK for an organization which claims to support the advancement of colored people to pick and choose which colored people they support advancing? What if the next black president is a Republican?
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