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    Ex-Trump adviser tells black Fox News guest he's out of his 'cotton-picking mind'.




    President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, told a black Democratic strategist appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that he’s out of his "cotton-picking mind.”

    Bossie and strategist Joel Payne got into a heated exchange about the rhetoric used in debating immigration and other issues during a discussion moderated by Fox News host Ed Henry.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/39...n-picking-mind

    "cotton picking mind"? Is that a thing? Cuz, it's kinda hard to keep up with modern day lexicon since Trump took office. What was once out of bounds and seen as racist is now perfectly acceptable. That's why I ask. Is telling a black man he's "out of his 'cotton picking mind' " racist? He apologized. David Bossie apologized. Ok, maybe he just misspoke. Maybe he regretted it the second it came out of his mouth. It's good he apologized. But , the clip has gone viral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post



    President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, told a black Democratic strategist appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that he’s out of his "cotton-picking mind.”

    Bossie and strategist Joel Payne got into a heated exchange about the rhetoric used in debating immigration and other issues during a discussion moderated by Fox News host Ed Henry.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/39...n-picking-mind

    "cotton picking mind"? Is that a thing? Cuz, it's kinda hard to keep up with modern day lexicon since Trump took office. What was once out of bounds and seen as racist is now perfectly acceptable. That's why I ask. Is telling a black man he's "out of his 'cotton picking mind' " racist? He apologized. David Bossie apologized. Ok, maybe he just misspoke. Maybe he regretted it the second it came out of his mouth. It's good he apologized. But , the clip has gone viral.
    At least Bossie's apology seems legit, but we'll keep an eye on the bastard nonetheless.
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    President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, told a black Democratic strategist appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that he’s out of his "cotton-picking mind.”

    Bossie and strategist Joel Payne got into a heated exchange about the rhetoric used in debating immigration and other issues during a discussion moderated by Fox News host Ed Henry.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/39...n-picking-mind

    "cotton picking mind"? Is that a thing? Cuz, it's kinda hard to keep up with modern day lexicon since Trump took office. What was once out of bounds and seen as racist is now perfectly acceptable. That's why I ask. Is telling a black man he's "out of his 'cotton picking mind' " racist? He apologized. David Bossie apologized. Ok, maybe he just misspoke. Maybe he regretted it the second it came out of his mouth. It's good he apologized. But , the clip has gone viral.
    Yes, "cotton picking mind" is a saying I have heard all my life.

    Usually said like "are you crazy?".

    Out here in middle America, it may not be a common saying anymore, but not unusual and not racial.

    Maybe it's an agricultural thing.

    Much of the country, mostly the south still grows cotton.
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    Also familiar with the common term. Have certainly used it myself but no time recently comes to mind. No idea where the phrase originated but never associated it to race.


    With that said. That racist bastard on Fox News needs to be fired. I am fucking outraged...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Also familiar with the common term. Have certainly used it myself but no time recently comes to mind. No idea where the phrase originated but never associated it to race.


    With that said. That racist bastard on Fox News needs to be fired. I am fucking outraged...
    there's a clear historical context between picking cotton and slavery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Yes, "cotton picking mind" is a saying I have heard all my life.

    Usually said like "are you crazy?".

    Out here in middle America, it may not be a common saying anymore, but not unusual and not racial.

    Maybe it's an agricultural thing.

    Much of the country, mostly the south still grows cotton.
    is it a southern phrase or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    is it a southern phrase or something?
    I would expect it to have originated in 'them cotton fields back home'.

    Mostly the south, yes.

    Phrase probably started dying when people stopped picking cotton by hand.

    And that's been quite a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    is it a southern phrase or something?
    Probably started that way.

    I was listening to some swamp people today whose livelihood has almost disappeared. The pipe line went though it. He voted for Trump and they are waiting for Trump to fix it. He just knew if Trump came down and saw it he would fix things.

    The Reporter told him that Scott Pruitt,who was in charge of the EPA worked for the oil companies and was spending money all over.

    The Reporter then asked him if he would ever vote for a Democrat. His answer? “ Well, we used to have the Southern Democrat Party!”

    A few of Trump supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    is it a southern phrase or something?
    I heard it quite a bit growing up. Not so much lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    I heard it quite a bit growing up. Not so much lately.
    I used to hear it occasionally growing up. Never associated it with racism, though it never did make much sense to me to begin with (which is why I have never used it).
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