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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:32 PM

When you say the quiet racist part out loud

Josh Marshall @joshtpm
Cuccinelli: That statue of liberty poem was about "people coming from Europe."





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Reply When you say the quiet racist part out loud (Original post)
bigtree Tuesday OP
Wounded Bear Tuesday #1
Atticus Tuesday #3
Baitball Blogger Tuesday #11
uponit7771 Tuesday #15
Baitball Blogger Tuesday #18
Maru Kitteh Tuesday #16
malaise Tuesday #2
2naSalit Tuesday #5
malaise Tuesday #7
2naSalit Tuesday #9
uponit7771 Tuesday #14
Claritie Pixie Tuesday #6
tblue37 Tuesday #4
misanthrope Tuesday #10
tblue37 Tuesday #17
tclambert Wednesday #22
Skittles Tuesday #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Tuesday #12
uponit7771 Tuesday #13
TeamPooka Tuesday #19
Aussie105 Wednesday #20
Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #23
muriel_volestrangler Wednesday #25
tclambert Wednesday #21
912gdm Wednesday #24
BHDem53 Wednesday #26
Rhiannon12866 Thursday #27

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:34 PM

1. The soul of the Repub party has been laid bare...

and it's pretty dark.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:39 PM

3. What is this "soul of the Republican party" of which you speak? nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:18 PM

11. I think those of us who, back in the nineties, were scorched with

social disapproval for insisting that racism still existed are owed an apology.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:42 PM

15. +1, not only existed but was prevalent and dangerous and still is.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:42 PM

18. +1

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:05 PM

16. On the contrary, I'd say it's rather nauseatingly white.

Like pressed sheets and pointy hats white

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:36 PM

2. You see once all are equal

White males can no longer be entitled pricks

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:41 PM

5. That makes sense.

I used to say that the military was afraid to accept gays because men were afraid of being sexually harassed themselves and that was something sacred which they reserved to foist upon the ladies.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:42 PM

7. Profound

We can do it to others but it must never be done to us

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:47 PM

9. And when equality becomes a norm

the supremacists get violent and threaten everyone and everything.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:41 PM

14. +1, "supremacist" are inherently violence to enforce their supremacy. The KGOP is the party of white

... supremacist and Cucinelli proves such

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:41 PM

6. Truth. Thank you.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:40 PM

4. My grandparents came from Sicily. Italians were not considered "white" and were discriminated

against back then. My dad anglicized his first and middle names when he joined the Air Force to avoid prejudice, especially since we were at war with Italy at the time.

He was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed it.

This Cuccinelli is an idiot.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. Just another bit of evidence showing how nebulous and fluid the concept of "race" actually is

It's an arbitrary definition dictated by sentiment more than science.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:17 PM

17. Yep. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:56 AM

22. Donald Trump's grandfather told people he was Swedish and changed his name from Drumpf

to Trump, in order to avoid anti-German prejudice.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:46 PM

8. my ancestors came from Norway

they did not have any money

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

12. Same with mine.

During the 19th century and before, it was kind of a shithole country where most people were either subsistence farmers on land that was mostly vertical, or fishermen. There was a lot of poverty, which is why so many people (a lot of younger sons who didn't inherit part of those poor little farms) emigrated to the U.S. Since most of those immigrants were poor and uneducated, they were also discriminated against. Now that Norway is a wealthy country because of their North Sea oil (and its people are mostly white and educated), even Cuccinelli would probably accept immigrants from there - if they even wanted to come here, which they don't.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:39 PM

13. Why didn't Erin say something?! Do they just ask questions and ignore the answers!? Get on my damn

... nerves.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:47 PM

19. The first "English only language " movement was caused by a whole bunch of German

immigrants who moved here. Happened around 1903.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:23 AM

20. Oh, I see!

Last edited Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:35 AM - Edit history (3)

"Give me your tired EUROPEANS, your poor EUROPEANS, your huddled EUROPEAN masses yearning to breathe free."

Provided they are white skinned, of course. Blonde and blue eyes preferred. So basically, northern Europeans.

Makes sense, I think.

It's called 'rewriting the past to suit your present day agenda.' Somewhat racist, methinks.

EDIT:
The whole poem:

The New Colossus
By Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Mother of Exiles, the Statue of Liberty. Is she crying yet?

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:12 AM

23. exiles? poor? wretched? homeless? you must be a Democrat!

Seems GOPers are finally admitting that the only immigrants they want are rich, white, and ready to vote Republican.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:28 AM

25. "World-wide welcome", you say? No, the acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services

knows that's a lie. It should read

"Glows whites-only welcome".

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:50 AM

21. But we don't want the Irish!

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Response to tclambert (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:17 AM

24. Shhhhhhhh!

You'll destroy a narrative.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:55 PM

26. Spain is in Europe, cucci-cucci no clue.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:10 PM

27. Twitter reply:

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