Confirmation of what we already knew

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Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP, As 'Full Of Racists' Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP, As 'Full Of Racists'
Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists."Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson made the comment in response to Mitt Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu's suggestion on Thursday that Powell's endorsement of President Barack Obama's re-election was motivated by race. Wilkerson, who served as Powell's chief of staff when the general was secretary of state during the first George W. Bush term, told Schultz that he respected Sununu "as a Republican, as a member of my party," but did not "have any respect for the integrity of the position that [Sununu] seemed to codify." When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Wilkerson said:
My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable .​
The retired colonel also said that "to say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Theresa worked for profit."
/ Well, there you have it, from Colin Powell's former "chief of staff", words out of his own mouth, stating a truth. But we already knew, didn't we? - Aaronssongs



 
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Let;s bump this up, I think the the comment is fair and with a new AP poll more relevant then ever.
Oh, this is garlic and holy water to vampires. They won't touch it, unless they think they can try to invalidate Lawrence Wilkerson, which, given his stature (and race) would be impossible to do. What are they going to call him? Race traitor? Uncle Tom? N-word lover? Panderer? Let them try. I'll decimate them, from here.
 
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Oh, this is garlic and holy water to vampires. They won't touch it, unless they think they can try to invalidate Lawrence Wilkerson, which, given his stature (and race) would be impossible to do. What are they going to call him? Race traitor? Uncle Tom? N-word lover? Panderer? Let them try. I'll decimate them, from here.
I did see his comments last night, can't remember which program. Because of the AP poll, I now feel comfortable in stating that exploiting ignorance and racism has been a campaign strategy of the Repbulicans since before Obama's inauguration in 2009. They have spent millions and forced the country to suffer horribly in the recession due to this party policy.
 

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Someone I know has a boss who's like that - he's constantly sending really racist emails, ect. People like to think the average Republican isn't racist, and maybe they aren't, but there's a hell of a lot that are and people on the right just don't want to admit it.

I figure that for every person voting for Romney due to race, there's one on the other side doing the same for Obama so it probably balances out as long as everyone is able to vote.
 
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Oh, this is garlic and holy water to vampires. They won't touch it, unless they think they can try to invalidate Lawrence Wilkerson, which, given his stature (and race) would be impossible to do. What are they going to call him? Race traitor? Uncle Tom? N-word lover? Panderer? Let them try. I'll decimate them, from here.

I only know of one poster who seems to use many of those words such as "race traitor" "uncle tom" and the like, often....


I don't get why one man's opinion would be taken as fact. What am I missing?
 
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Let;s bump this up, I think the the comment is fair and with a new AP poll more relevant then ever.

Did a link to that "new AP poll" ever show up on the forum? Did a quick search on the web and didn't find it (although i could have probably tried harder ....)
 
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I only know of one poster who seems to use many of those words such as "race traitor" "uncle tom" and the like, often....


I don't get why one man's opinion would be taken as fact. What am I missing?
In goddamy reference to whom? My own. Hardly racist. You can't use those terms in reference to black people without being racist. And therein lies the rub, doesn't it?
 
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In goddamy reference to whom? My own. Hardly racist. You can't use those terms in reference to black people without being racist. And therein lies the rub, doesn't it?


So only black people can use racist terms, and when they do it's not racist? is that your argument? really?