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2012-09-10 12:30:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 12:30:52 PM  
FTFA: Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said.

Why? Do all black people have the same opinion? Did they elect him their representative?
 
2012-09-10 12:43:10 PM  

minoridiot: Why? Do all black people have the same opinion? Did they elect him their representative?


You just made the list.
 
2012-09-10 12:59:43 PM  
That's Ovaltine!
 
2012-09-10 01:10:37 PM  

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 553x257]


I briefly wondered just why an air raid siren would have a MILF RANGE. Then I thought that, perhaps, I should re-read that.
 
2012-09-10 01:36:45 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 553x257]

I briefly wondered just why an air raid siren would have a MILF RANGE. Then I thought that, perhaps, I should re-read that.


The 7 is obscured. Really an amazing piece of technology, look it up on youtube!
 
2012-09-10 01:37:54 PM  
Dink more ovaltine....son of a biatch!!!!
 
2012-09-10 01:38:34 PM  
I'll be out back, dropping the old work requirement for welfare, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-09-10 01:38:36 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: minoridiot: Why? Do all black people have the same opinion? Did they elect him their representative?

You just made the list.


Got about half way through and couldn't finish. That author is quite full of himself.

I'm probably on the list now.
 
2012-09-10 01:41:55 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: That author is quite full of himself.


His name is Touré and he wrote a book titled Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

Truly, we are living in enlightened times.
 
2012-09-10 01:42:22 PM  
"Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said."

What job is this? Is there an official position for "African-American Speaker Uper"?

Honstly hard to take something too serious that being with "As a self-desgnated champion of the downtrodden coloered folk..."
 
2012-09-10 01:42:51 PM  
John has a long moustache.
 
2012-09-10 01:43:08 PM  
Can we go back to saying "Monday" again?
 
2012-09-10 01:45:26 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: "Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said."

What job is this? Is there an official position for "African-American Speaker Uper"?


I thought it was the official title was "African-American Speaker Uppity", but I could be wrong.
 
2012-09-10 01:45:41 PM  

wotthefark: Dink more ovaltine....son of a biatch!!!!



farm2.static.flickr.com

Rich chocolate and milk, you say?

conservativefirefighters.com

Ovalteam, 2012
 
2012-09-10 01:46:37 PM  
This guy is a farking idiot. That was some of the hardest to read drivel I've come across in awhile.

www.webeengone.com
 
2012-09-10 01:46:52 PM  

utsagrad123: BojanglesPaladin: "Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said."

What job is this? Is there an official position for "African-American Speaker Uper"?


I thought it was the official title was "African-American Speaker Uppity", but I could be wrong.


proofreading is hard
/FTFM
 
2012-09-10 01:47:22 PM  
JusticeandIndependence:
Dancin_In_Anson: minoridiot: Why? Do all black people have the same opinion? Did they elect him their representative?

You just made the list.

Got about half way through and couldn't finish. That author is quite full of himself.

I'm probably on the list now.


Oh you're on the list, right under Isabella Rossellini *wink*
 
2012-09-10 01:47:25 PM  
My experience is that anyone that starts a sentence with "I'm not a bigot, but.." is in fact a bigot.
 
2012-09-10 01:47:32 PM  
A crummy commercial? Son of a biatch..
 
2012-09-10 01:48:10 PM  
There was nothing in that article that wasn't commonly known weeks ago. I didn't even have to touch my decoder ring.
 
2012-09-10 01:48:12 PM  

Amos Quito: wotthefark: Dink more ovaltine....son of a biatch!!!!


[farm2.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Rich chocolate and milk, you say?

[conservativefirefighters.com image 300x169]

Ovalteam, 2012


It's not an oval, it's round. They should call it Roundteam.
 
2012-09-10 01:48:19 PM  
That had the potential to be an interesting article, but it was mostly just really a guy talking about how special he is.
 
2012-09-10 01:50:02 PM  
FTFA: Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said.

I don't recall voting him in as spokesperson. Somebody needs to tell him that black spokesmen can only be appointed by white Farkers. Que the Al Sharp...oh, I see it's already been done.


/Color me shocked
 
2012-09-10 01:52:13 PM  
Governor William J. Le Petomane: Have you gone berserk? Can't you see that man is a ni...
 
2012-09-10 01:53:32 PM  
Bally Mitty pranged his campaign right in the how's your father?
 
2012-09-10 01:55:11 PM  
I like the comments. This is the first time I've seen someone actually just flat out deny that the Southern Strategy and the D/R political realignment around civil rights ever happened.
 
2012-09-10 01:57:00 PM  
Obama "dropping the work requirement from welfare" - ads which are still running even though the claim has been thoroughly debunked

Integrity is dead.
 
2012-09-10 01:58:29 PM  
Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said.

Ehh. He's free to see that as his personal responsibility. Minorities have often suffered a history where no one was looking out for them but themselves, and he wouldn't be wrong to think that those times haven't completely passed.

Saying it's his job is pushing it. But he's an author, so the requirements of his job are somewhat up to him.

Just doesn't sound quite right, of course.
 
2012-09-10 01:58:34 PM  

Silly Jesus: This guy is a farking idiot. That was some of the hardest to read drivel I've come across in awhile.

[www.webeengone.com image 333x486]


Are those two separate thoughts? Because those are two different people. Or do they all look alike to you?

/ducks
 
2012-09-10 01:58:51 PM  
There is one angle that article made me think about that for some reason had not crossed my mind until now. If the GOP is 90% white (and has been for years) it's clear they enact policies favored to white people. As a white 30-something male myself, I should be supportive of what the GOP does as it should benefit me being a whitey. For a brief second when I do that I feel like I am supporting the wrong guy when I distill it all down to my race and make that part of the equation. The moment I remove race from it, there is no way I could ever vote for a republican and live with myself. The GOP is truly a disgusting political party. There is zero doubt the hatred toward our president is racially driven.
 
2012-09-10 01:59:28 PM  
OK, the fark filter changing Ni.... to "attractive and successful African-American" is hilarious.
 
2012-09-10 01:59:43 PM  
 
2012-09-10 02:00:17 PM  
More of toure's syndrome.... No, but really, I like the author. Hes so articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.....
 
2012-09-10 02:00:32 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: minoridiot: Why? Do all black people have the same opinion? Did they elect him their representative?

You just made the list.


Lighten up, Francis.
 
2012-09-10 02:02:24 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: "Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said."

What job is this? Is there an official position for "African-American Speaker Uper"?

Honstly hard to take something too serious that being with "As a self-desgnated champion of the downtrodden coloered folk..."


i.imgur.com

"... That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing me, you saw it didn't you?"
 
2012-09-10 02:03:20 PM  
since obama's election, it's clear racism and racial animosity is officially ovah

thus, it would be inconceivable for republicans to use racially coded attacks like they have in the past
 
2012-09-10 02:03:58 PM  

Pincy: Amos Quito: wotthefark: Dink more ovaltine....son of a biatch!!!!


[farm2.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

Rich chocolate and milk, you say?

[conservativefirefighters.com image 300x169]

Ovalteam, 2012

It's not an oval, it's round. They should call it Roundteam.


gold
 
2012-09-10 02:04:06 PM  
My code word in all of this is "McGovern."

As in Romney 2012 = McGovern 1972.

Same type of desperate process, same outcome.
 
2012-09-10 02:05:45 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: I like the comments. This is the first time I've seen someone actually just flat out deny that the Southern Strategy and the D/R political realignment around civil rights ever happened.


You don't hang around the Politics tab much, do you?
 
2012-09-10 02:08:27 PM  
Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said.

Well...that was arrogant.

/And I know Arrogance when I see it.
//English
 
2012-09-10 02:11:10 PM  
Wow. That author seems to have quite a Youissue.

/and by YouI mean him, not you.
 
2012-09-10 02:11:59 PM  
The WaPo Poll he sites has got to be the worst thing I've ever seen:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voters-explain-why-blacks-pick - democratic/2012/08/29/2d85f792-f238-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_graphic.htm l

Let's leave out the most common answer, let's (apparently) give different choices depending on your voting habits, etc.

Family Feud conducted better polling than that!
 
2012-09-10 02:14:10 PM  
The suspect is hatless. Repeat... hatless.
These aren't the droids you're looking for.
The only guilty man in Shawshank.
Charlie don't surf.
Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about... you want me to have an abortion.
 
2012-09-10 02:14:52 PM  
The problem is, once "welfare" becomes a dogwhistle, how is a politician supposed to talk about it? If a Republican says "we want to make sure that the benefits offered by the safety net don't become easier to get and keep indefinitely than a job", and actually means that he doesn't want unlimited benefits to be extended indefinitely (which is something no one's proposing...), what then?

If a Republican (state-level - the national ones are too derpy) takes up a sensical position, it can certainly be spun to appear nonsensical. The danger lies in assuming its always the sinister meaning. Let's not throw Republican babies out with the derpwater.

Also, just who in the hell decides when it's a dogwhistle, and not just the GOP not caring (in this case, about poor people)? I'd say it's pretty clear they don't care about poor people of any color, and the fact that it disproportionately affects black folks is not necessarily an indicator of racism, just the sociopathy we've come to expect from the GOP. I feel like some of the more esoteric dogwhistles ("welfare" being chief among them) are basically just post hoc, ergo propter hoc - Republicans have shown themselves to be racially uncaring at best, and outright racist at worst in the past, ergo anything they do now, viewed through the lens of racism, looks racist. (I may be using the wrong fallacy name.)

// when in actuality, they're just bad people who legislatively don't care about anyone
 
2012-09-10 02:16:14 PM  

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 553x257]


Hmm. Would've expected fatter dogs.
 
2012-09-10 02:19:03 PM  
These statements:

When a recent Washington Post poll asked "Why do most black voters so consistently support Democrats?" the second reason given by Republicans was "black voters are dependent on government or seeking a government handout" while for Democrats it was that "their party addresses issues of poverty."

and

Do Democrats use racial code? No. "

Do not entirely add up. The GOP said black voters are dependent on government, while Democrats said their party addresses poverty. Isn't that really just two views about the same thing, government assistance?

For example, yes a large portion of blacks do live below the poverty line (27%) and while this number is close to double that of the population as a whole (15%). But then the majority, 73%, do live above the poverty line. So it can't just be because of poverty that they are voting against the GOP.

Republicans are certainly more prone to use racial code, but let's be honest, Democrats do it too.

Interestingly, there are now more hispanics in poverty than blacks. About 16% of the population is latino (vs about 13% for blacks) and 28% of them are below the poverty threshold. Also interesting, about 39% of whites and 40% of blacks are on welfare, while only 16% of latinos are on welfare. So while more hispanics live in poverty than any other demographic, they take welfare at a rate 2.5 times lower than blacks. And for whites, they are even less likely to take welfare.
 
2012-09-10 02:22:37 PM  

bdub77: These statements:

When a recent Washington Post poll asked "Why do most black voters so consistently support Democrats?" the second reason given by Republicans was "black voters are dependent on government or seeking a government handout" while for Democrats it was that "their party addresses issues of poverty."

and

Do Democrats use racial code? No. "

Do not entirely add up. The GOP said black voters are dependent on government, while Democrats said their party addresses poverty. Isn't that really just two views about the same thing, government assistance?

For example, yes a large portion of blacks do live below the poverty line (27%) and while this number is close to double that of the population as a whole (15%). But then the majority, 73%, do live above the poverty line. So it can't just be because of poverty that they are voting against the GOP.

Republicans are certainly more prone to use racial code, but let's be honest, Democrats do it too.

Interestingly, there are now more hispanics in poverty than blacks. About 16% of the population is latino (vs about 13% for blacks) and 28% of them are below the poverty threshold. Also interesting, about 39% of whites and 40% of blacks are on welfare, while only 16% of latinos are on welfare. So while more hispanics live in poverty than any other demographic, they take welfare at a rate 2.5 times lower than blacks. And for whites, they are even less likely to take welfare.



[Citation]

Oh, and I wonder what could cause poor Hispanics to stay away from the social services office? Any ideas?
 
2012-09-10 02:23:11 PM  
Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said.

I stopped reading at this point. Who in the world designated this asshat as a spokesperson for Black Americans? This is a mjaor problem in our media, especially from the left-instituting talking heads to treat minorities like stupid children who cant think on their own, let alone speak for themselves.

Go Fark Yourself.
 
2012-09-10 02:24:02 PM  
I can see from this thread that the concepts in this article have sailed right over the heads of many. I can also see from some of the guys posting, it has hit a little too close to home. Carry on.
 
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