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(Buzzfeed)   Today's minority outreach by the GOP, brought to you by Ted Cruz's dad: "Let me tell you what the average black does not understand"   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 206
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2014-09-02 10:07:29 PM
Whitesplaining?
 
2014-09-02 10:14:42 PM
Keep talking, Daddy, just keep talking
 
2014-09-02 10:16:57 PM
Oh man. I cannot wait until the press asks Ted about his Dad's comments. The squirming will be epic.
 
2014-09-02 10:19:35 PM
Let me tell you about the negro...
 
2014-09-02 10:22:52 PM
They don't understand Ted Cruz's dad, just like the rest of the average people on the earth.
 
2014-09-02 10:37:13 PM

kxs401: Let me tell you about the negro...


Came here for this.
 
2014-09-02 10:38:17 PM
I notice that he didn't mention to that black pastor that all those southern Democrats that voted against civil rights are now Republicans.
 
2014-09-02 10:38:33 PM
"I said, as a matter of fact, 'Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,'" Cruz said. "'Oh, I didn't know that.' And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."

Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be.  It takes the focus off how they are.
 
2014-09-02 11:13:21 PM
I can't wait until his generation is extinct.
 
2014-09-02 11:16:42 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be. It takes the focus off how they are.


img.fark.net
 
2014-09-02 11:18:15 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I can't wait until his generation is extinct.


Hatred and bigotry never go extinct

/they just find new hosts
 
2014-09-02 11:56:38 PM
FTFA: "I am going to try to encourage everybody I can to buy a book written by a black journalist. His name is Jason Riley. He wrote a book called  Please Stop Helping Us, talking about how all the handouts to blacks have kept blacks in the poorhouse. And I'll tell you what, I am going to make it my task to buy 15 to 20 copies of that book and hand it out to some black leaders to read."

So.... you're going to help them... by handing it out... ?

You're killing me.  There's no way you were clever enough to script this out so that you're saying it ironically.
 
2014-09-03 12:10:24 AM
I can google your quote on Margaret Sanger?  Okay then...

*google*

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University says that "No serious scholar and none of the dozens of black leaders who supported Sanger's work have ever suggested that she tried to reduce the black population or set up black abortion mills, the implication in much of the extremist anti-choice material."

So, my google search says you're full of shiat, old man.
 
2014-09-03 12:10:44 AM
I am going to try to encourage everybody I can to buy a book written by a black journalist. His name is Jason Riley. He wrote a book called Please Stop Helping Us, talking about how all the handouts to blacks have kept blacks in the poorhouse.

Meanwhile handouts to everyone else in the form of college subsidies, farm subsidies, tax credits for owning a house, having a kid or various corporate loopholes are working out just fine. As long as you're giving someone money to buy food with, it's a horrible sin, but giving someone money for whatever they want and it's no longer a evil handout.

Also I really can't stand the concept that one black person speaks for all black people or one woman standing up for rapists makes it all ok. Being a member of a group doesn't make you an expert on that group. See Clayton Bigsby.
 
2014-09-03 12:18:22 AM

abb3w: Whitesplaining?


Hey man, we're not involved in this one.  He's Cuban.
 
2014-09-03 12:38:14 AM
Ironically, "Cruz cited a book  Please Stop Helping Us."
 
2014-09-03 12:38:19 AM

moothemagiccow: Meanwhile handouts to everyone else in the form of college subsidies, farm subsidies, tax credits for owning a house, having a kid or various corporate loopholes are working out just fine. As long as you're giving someone money to buy food with, it's a horrible sin, but giving someone money for whatever they want and it's no longer a evil handout.


I think it's a case of making fun of someone's nose when you're hoping no one will notice how large your own is.
 
2014-09-03 12:39:21 AM
And of course he reminds everyone of a time when Southern Democrats, who are now Southern Republicans, were racist d!ckheads.

Oh, did I say "were"?
 
2014-09-03 12:39:25 AM
I love being responsible for things that my dad says.

Oh well, he's my dad, so it must be the way that I feel too. This kind of thing is genetic, after all. I really should hate Jews, tattoos, and Italians more... I wonder what happened there.
 
2014-09-03 12:39:35 AM

Mentat: abb3w: Whitesplaining?

Hey man, we're not involved in this one.  He's Cuban.


There's no single Cuban skin color. Even Castro has European roots.

That doesn't change the fact that using the suffix "-splaining" makes one sound like a class A moron.
 
2014-09-03 01:40:07 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Ironically, "Cruz cited a book  Please Stop Helping Us."


I think it's time for the U.S.to stop giving Cuban immigrants preferential treatment.
 
2014-09-03 01:43:52 AM
Still trying to figure out why ANYONE cares about the thoughts of a junior senator's father. Seriously. Why book him to speak at your event? Why cover said event?

I mean, I'm seriously, you guys ...
 
2014-09-03 02:12:21 AM

HawgWild: Still trying to figure out why ANYONE cares about the thoughts of a junior senator's father. Seriously. Why book him to speak at your event? Why cover said event?

I mean, I'm seriously, you guys ...


Oh I dont know. I seem to remember the parentage of another junior senator with presidential aspirations was of interest to some folks.
 
2014-09-03 02:15:16 AM
If you work 40 hours per week in this country, you deserve to be able to support yourself and be able to afford things like a place to live, food, clothing, and transportation for yourself and your kids. People shouldn't have to work 2, 3, or 4 jobs just to make it. Just think how much less taxpayers would be paying into the welfare system if the minimum wage were risen to a living wage. We may have to pay a nominal amount more for goods, but we would be saving money in terms of welfare.

If you buy into the bullshiat that the minimum wage should be abolished or not raised, you should be ashamed of yourself. I don't know how you can even look at yourself in the mirror. "Screw you, I got mine" is the epitome of being without a moral compass. Yes, you have no morals of you're against a living wage. There. I said and I mean it.

Also, don't think that will never be you. It doesn't matter how old you are, what your current job is, or how educated you may be. Nobody, outside of the top earners, is immune to tough times where they might have to become part of the working poor.

I'm so disgusted with this country and the way it treats labor.
 
2014-09-03 03:40:38 AM
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2014-09-03 05:18:28 AM
Let me tell you what the average Republican does not understand...
 
2014-09-03 05:52:30 AM
Take the average black man. When asked, he said, "she gotta pack much back"
 
2014-09-03 06:51:09 AM

gilgigamesh: Oh man. I cannot wait until the press asks Ted about his Dad's comments. The squirming will be epic.


Senator Cruz, are your fathers comments about the political affiliations of the KKK and the history of Civil Rights simply misinformed, or is he willfully trying to deceive?

/Well, that's what a real press corp would ask anyway
 
2014-09-03 06:53:06 AM

Lionel Mandrake: "I said, as a matter of fact, 'Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,'" Cruz said. "'Oh, I didn't know that.' And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."

Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be.  It takes the focus off how they are.


Crazy how one of the right's defenders here actually used this arguement. 'Forget what the right has done or is doing now and vote republican as they might be better in the future.'

They really are insane.
 
2014-09-03 06:53:41 AM
It's classic that republicans never acknowledge that the democrats and republicans basically switched ideologies a while ago and so they take credit for being progressive while in the same breath use "progressive" as a slur. The cognitive dissonance is astounding.
 
2014-09-03 07:00:17 AM

gilgigamesh: Oh man. I cannot wait until the press asks Ted about his Dad's comments. The squirming will be epic.


No it won't.  He just says that he won't talk about it.  And the same "liberal" media that went apeshiat over Rev Wright will let him slide on it.
 
2014-09-03 07:03:06 AM
This is part of the problem with conservatives, minorities, and the failure of conservative minority outreach. Conservatives do not listen or have empathy towards them. Rather conservatives tell minorities what their problems are which usually consist of ignorant generalizations and racist stereotypes, and then accuse those who disagree with them as "race baiters" and the "real racists". Of course the irony escapes conservatives that if someone tried defining them with generalizations based on the worse examples of the conservative movement as "outreach", they would reject those doing it also because it is demeaning ans insulting.
 
2014-09-03 07:03:23 AM
Pointing out that Dems used to be the party of the KKK and segregation is like pointing out that Teddy Cruz Sr. used to fight for Castro.  Whatever was true then isn't true now, and both have completely sworn off their past ideologies.  The fact that Ted Sr. is the one pointing out the Dem's past makes it doubly crazy.
 
2014-09-03 07:11:49 AM

NeverDrunk23: Lionel Mandrake: "I said, as a matter of fact, 'Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,'" Cruz said. "'Oh, I didn't know that.' And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."

Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be.  It takes the focus off how they are.

Crazy how one of the right's defenders here actually used this arguement. 'Forget what the right has done or is doing now and vote republican as they might be better in the future.'

They really are insane.


I would like to see someone basically ask "what happened"? Why did the Democratic party evolved to reject bigotry and support the oppressed, while the Republican party devolved to supporting institutionalized bigotry and empowering the oppressor? (voter suppression laws, marriage discrimination, etc.)
 
2014-09-03 07:14:52 AM

Mentat: abb3w: Whitesplaining?

Hey man, we're not involved in this one.  He's Cuban.


Have you eaten Cuban food? It's too good to not let them into Whitey-world.

/pinkish hue...window seat
 
2014-09-03 07:20:38 AM
I've never understood the propensity to phrase it like that. "Blacks" as opposed to "black people". Like someone's entire identity is wrapped up in a trait that doesn't actually define who they are, as opposed to being a subset of "people". Maybe it's the mentality that wants to separate a group as the "other". It just sounds really odd, I mean, I could be described as "a white person" but I can't ever imagine myself as "a white". O_o
 
2014-09-03 07:22:04 AM

Lionel Mandrake: "I said, as a matter of fact, 'Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,'" Cruz said. "'Oh, I didn't know that.' And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."

Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be.  It takes the focus off how they are.


They're the party of Lincoln, but they really farking hate Lincoln.
 
2014-09-03 07:26:36 AM
Doesn't Cruz actually campaign with his father, as in has him make speeches at his campaign events?  Seems like he should be answering questions for people he has actively asked to be part of his campaigns.
 
2014-09-03 07:32:17 AM

HawgWild: Still trying to figure out why ANYONE cares about the thoughts of a junior senator's father. Seriously. Why book him to speak at your event? Why cover said event?

I mean, I'm seriously, you guys ...


Because Ted Cruz's crazy dad is always good for some outrageous quote or two every time he opens his ignorant yap.

Also the guy, like his son, is a hero to the teahaddists and watching the difference in between how the MSM treats him versus Reverend Wright is very telling indeed.

I especially love the fact that he apparently thinks because he derived some of his derp from a crazy black conservative writer it made his remarks totally okay here.
 
2014-09-03 07:33:44 AM

timujin: I can google your quote on Margaret Sanger?  Okay then...

*google*

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University says that "No serious scholar and none of the dozens of black leaders who supported Sanger's work have ever suggested that she tried to reduce the black population or set up black abortion mills, the implication in much of the extremist anti-choice material."

So, my google search says you're full of shiat, old man.


Call him a liar. He's a liar. Don't try to wash the stink off it. "Full of shiat" is too long and reduces the impact of the single, accurate word.
 
2014-09-03 07:34:17 AM
'The average black'?  I googled to find where most (most is not average, but anyway) people of a certain color live.  Why is he talking about African and Australians?  Of course they don't know about the USA's minimum wages.  Who is he talking about?

webspace.ship.edu
 
2014-09-03 07:35:27 AM
The GOP is a guy standing on a street corner punching himself in the crotch, screaming "It'll work if I just hit harder!"
 
2014-09-03 07:38:32 AM

Lionel Mandrake: "I said, as a matter of fact, 'Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,'" Cruz said. "'Oh, I didn't know that.' And then I said, 'Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?' 'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated."

Republicans just love to talk about how Republicans used to be.  It takes the focus off how they are.


And they can't even be entirely honest about that.  The CRA was called for by a Democratic president, drafted by a Democratic senator, and passed by a huge bipartisan supermajority, including a supermajority of the Democrats and a supermajority of the Republicans, before finally being signed by a Democratic president.  Meanwhile, the filibuster he speaks of?  It was initiated by the entire southern Senate contingent, which consisted of 18 Democrats and one Republican.

Civil rights was never a "Republican vs. Democrat" issue, not back then.  It was a "North vs. South" issue.  It so happens that, at the time, the Democrats were big in the South, as it was still seething with resentment over Lincoln.  The new resentment caused by the passage of the CRA changed that, and the Republicans took advantage by appealing to every vile racist in the South, and went on to shift the South to be solidly Republican.  And it has stayed that way ever since, with cracks in the armor appearing only recently.
 
2014-09-03 07:38:37 AM
"Jason Riley said in an interview, Did you know before we had minimum wage laws black unemployment and white unemployment were the same? If we increase the minimum wage, black unemployment will skyrocket. See, he understands it, but the average black does not."


This is nonsense on every possible level.
 
2014-09-03 07:38:42 AM
Another out of touch old man telling people how they ought to think. Despite never having been anywhere near the same circumstances.

This, of course, is the same man who thinks Christians are under attack, that thinks that politics and religion must be intertwined, and that gay marriage is a government conspiracy.

Go yell at clouds somewhere else. YOU are the problem with this country.
 
2014-09-03 07:40:08 AM

Laobaojun: The GOP is a guy standing on a street corner punching himself in the crotch, screaming "It'll work if I just hit harder!"


For 27% of the population, it DOES work. And 100% of that 27% votes in every single election. Let me tell you about the pathetic turnout for everyone else in the primaries where I live, and how it's going to fark my region...
 
2014-09-03 07:41:29 AM
See, once again, I need my American friends to help me out on this.  Just so I can make sure I'm not screwing any of this up.

A Canadian-born US senator who was principally responsible for shutting down the American government, and his father (a former Cuban revolutionary) has gone on record with blatantly racist complaints about "blacks" and his solution to "blacks" being reliant on "handouts" is to "hand out" books about why "blacks" shouldn't be reliant on "handouts".

And enough of the voting public takes these people seriously that one of them holds elected office and has his eyes on the presidency (despite having citizenship in a foreign country)?

America-splain it to me, if you would.
 
2014-09-03 07:42:20 AM

NotTooLittleRichard: See, once again, I need my American friends to help me out on this.  Just so I can make sure I'm not screwing any of this up.

A Canadian-born US senator who was principally responsible for shutting down the American government, and his father (a former Cuban revolutionary) has gone on record with blatantly racist complaints about "blacks" and his solution to "blacks" being reliant on "handouts" is to "hand out" books about why "blacks" shouldn't be reliant on "handouts".

And enough of the voting public takes these people seriously that one of them holds elected office and has his eyes on the presidency (despite having citizenship in a foreign country)?

America-splain it to me, if you would.


You see, we have a lot of stupid people here.
 
2014-09-03 07:42:33 AM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Laobaojun: The GOP is a guy standing on a street corner punching himself in the crotch, screaming "It'll work if I just hit harder!"

For 27% of the population, it DOES work. And 100% of that 27% votes in every single election. Let me tell you about the pathetic turnout for everyone else in the primaries where I live, and how it's going to fark my region...


You are making me question the validity and legitimacy of democracy.
 
2014-09-03 07:43:34 AM
I have two words: Strom Thurmond.

He raped the family maid, a 16-year old black girl, and impregnated her.  Then went on to make an entire career off of advocating the most virulent kind of racist segregation.
 
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