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6/22/11

Not saying Nigger - A Guide For Republican Candidates


From Wikipedia: "The vast majority of Kenyans are Christian with 45% regarding themselves as Protestant and 33% as Roman Catholic." [as if facts matter to this guy; nice sign though; how many hours did that take you, Sparky?]

In polite society you can't call African-Americans niggers any more, and that's a shame. It used to be a surefire way to identify racists.

Of course not being able to use that word isn't a problem for most of us who never used it anyway. But it can be a problem for Republican politicians who have to convince a small but politically powerful segment of their base that they share their concern that whites—who control virtually everything in America—are being marginalized and have had their country stolen out from under them. Hence the Tea Party battle cry: "We've come to take our country back."

Back? Back from whom? From the democratically-elected representatives in Washington? We seem to recall that the Constitution proscribes a less drastic measure than going to D.C. and taking it back by force. Something that is characteristic of—in fact defines—democracy.

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