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Read my lips: "Keep them out"

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    I watched this video.  From what I can tell the right wing media ia spinning this.  I may have missed someone addressing this.  The right wingers say the crowd is chanting USA to protest the libertarians  treated badly.  If you watch the video when  Puerto Rico is announced and they show the TX delegation they are chanting  to protest immigration and their hatred of hispanics.  At one point a man's face is shown and you can easily read his lips.  He is saying "Keep them out"  and he is not talking about libertarians.  This is flat out racism.  Puerto Ricans are treated with such a lack of respect.  Read this it is good.  Am looking for video of  Ms. Fonalledas'  speech.  The tea party disgusts me.

    At the Republican Convention: Racism the Main Stream Media Won't Report
    August 29, 2012 12:20 AM EDT

    As hurrican Isaac headed toward New Orleans, a storm of a different kind was brewing at the Republican Convention this afternoon. Around 4pm Tampa time, Puerto Rican Republican party functionary Zoraida Fonalledas took the stage to give her report. The floor was already a bit lively, with the energy of southern racists and nativists chomping at the bit for something (or someone) to rail against.

    When Ms. Fonalledas began to speak, her Spanish accent prompted simultaneous chants to burst forth of "USA, USA!" and then, "Get them out!" Some of the biggest offenders were those in the Texas delegation. It was obvious from the Lone Star button-down shirts and straw cowboy hats the Hank Williams Jr. wannabes sported. They shouted her down vigorously for nearly a full minute as she stood in shocked silence. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus had to come to the microphone and scold the offending delegates.

    He asked the floor to give Ms. Fonalledas the respect she deserved as the Puerto Rican delegate to give her report while she stood behind him looking confused, saddened, and angry all at once. She maintained her composure in the face of blatant racism, and it's a wonder that she and her fellow Republicans can continue to support a party platform that is so filled to the brim with people who show their disdain for anyone non-white.

    It doesn't matter that the GOP trotted out Mia Love, Artur Davis, Nikky Haley, Marco Rubio, and other minority politicians during the televised event. The fact remains that a group of thuggish jackasses thought it would be fun to taunt and shout down a Republican delegate representative from Puerto Rico because she talked with a Spanish accent.

    This is what the Republican party is, folks. It isn't about taking back the country from some horrible secret Muslim/socialist/communist dictator. Nope. It's about taking the country back 100 years to a time when immigrants had no rights, when women were still stuck in the kitchen with a baby on the hip and one in the belly. They've already gotten a head start on pregnancy out in Arizona, where Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law stating that pregnancy begins two weeks before conception, making it even more difficult for a woman to obtain abortion, if necessary.

    The GOP, as much as it wants you to believe, doesn't give a damn about jobs. The president offered a comprehensive jobs bill which was firmly shot down in Congress. And yet, they're blaming him for high unemployment.

    It doesn't matter that Rick Santorum's daddy came over from Italy on a ship named "Providence." It doesn't matter that Mia Love, an African-American from Utah, skewed Martin Luther King Jr.'s words to fit an anti-woman, anti-minority, anti-working class platform. It doesn't matter that Artur Davis decided to switch from the Democratic party to the Republican party. None of that matters.

    What matters is the fact that in one minute at the Republican Convention, the GOP's adherents showed their true colors, and it wasn't a pretty sight.

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    This should came as no surprise. The Republicans are only making a token effort to woo the Hispanic vote. Anything more than that would tick off the base.
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    Talk about jumping to conclusions DemNow.  Your post was laden with prejudice against the mainstream GOP.
    Stereotyping because of a few extremist remains the staple of the Democrat playbook.  Does the lying, 
    exaggerating, and hate ever get tiring?  I realize Democrats are getting desperate as the election nears, but
    please try to contain yourself.

    However, since you are so obsessed with thuggery and true colors, look no further than the President you so
    admire.  The President for whom you are willing to fall on a sword.  The President whom you probably strolled
    to the polls and help vote into power four years ago, acting much like a naive lamb on the way to the slaughter.

    True Colors?  Obama is the dude who flapped his jaws prematurely against the Cambridge Police in the Gates
    arrest.  He's the guy who sat in the pew during Wright's condemning sermons.   Your President is the possessor
    of a character association with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.  So do not lecture anyone about thuggery until you
    admit that the President himself has practiced bigotry on a grand scale.

    The History of the United States is littered, unfortunately, with slavery and white supremacy.  But to act as if no progress
    has been made, and continues to be made, is an outrage.  As a nation we have come so far, that hate mongering such
    as yours threatens to set us back 100 years.  Think before writing.  

    Marco Rubio is coming on, I've gotta go.

    LLAGERDOG 

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    fact....the GOP ended salvery (good old Abe) and championed and passed the civil rights bill in the 60’s……as an Independent I have a problem with the way the democrats coddle black Americans….one would think with Pres. Obama there would be a strong push from black parents to push their children to excel in school and value an education….yet I see very little parental involvement  (when there is two parents as 80% of black kids grow up without a father FACT). Why do you liberals not hold blacks accountable more often for their actions? Social economic conditions you say??? It does not take a rich person to pick up a paint brush or a broom does it? Take care of where they live…..follow the laws.

    Here’s a big FACT……50% of all murders are committed by blacks…..and 9 of 10 of those murders are black on black. And you all don’t care?????
    Help out here on this without calling me names and all that dumb stuff....this is an honest question.

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    hubcapboy Wrote: fact....the GOP ended salvery (good old Abe) and championed and passed the civil rights bill in the 60’s……as an Independent I have a problem with the way the democrats coddle black Americans….one would think with Pres. Obama there would be a strong push from black parents to push their children to excel in school and value an education….yet I see very little parental involvement  (when there is two parents as 80% of black kids grow up without a father FACT). Why do you liberals not hold blacks accountable more often for their actions? Social economic conditions you say??? It does not take a rich person to pick up a paint brush or a broom does it? Take care of where they live…..follow the laws.

    Here’s a big FACT……50% of all murders are committed by blacks…..and 9 of 10 of those murders are black on black. And you all don’t care?????
    Help out here on this without calling me names and all that dumb stuff....this is an honest question.



    In 1965 the parties flipped. And you know that, don't you? And you are doomed to be banned from this site.
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    WovenGems Wrote:
    hubcapboy Wrote: fact....the GOP ended salvery (good old Abe) and <font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">championed and passed the civil rights bill in the 60’s……as an Independent I have a problem with the way the democrats coddle black Americans….one would think with Pres. Obama there would be a strong push from black parents to push their children to excel in school and value an education….yet I see very little parental involvement <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>(when there is two parents as 80% of black kids grow up without a father FACT). Why do you liberals not hold blacks accountable more often for their actions? Social economic conditions you say??? It does not take a rich person to pick up a paint brush or a broom does it? Take care of where they live…..follow the laws. <o:p></o:p></font></font></font> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">Here’s a big FACT……50% of all murders are committed by blacks…..and 9 of 10 of those murders are black on black. And you all don’t care?????<br /> Help out here on this without calling me names and all that dumb stuff....this is an honest question. </font></font></font></p>
    <br /> <br /> In 1965 the parties flipped. And you know that, don't you? And you are doomed to be banned from this site.
    WovenGems Wrote:
    hubcapboy Wrote: fact....the GOP ended salvery (good old Abe) and championed and passed the civil rights bill in the 60’s……as an Independent I have a problem with the way the democrats coddle black Americans….one would think with Pres. Obama there would be a strong push from black parents to push their children to excel in school and value an education….yet I see very little parental involvement  (when there is two parents as 80% of black kids grow up without a father FACT). Why do you liberals not hold blacks accountable more often for their actions? Social economic conditions you say??? It does not take a rich person to pick up a paint brush or a broom does it? Take care of where they live…..follow the laws.

    Here’s a big FACT……50% of all murders are committed by blacks…..and 9 of 10 of those murders are black on black. And you all don’t care?????
    Help out here on this without calling me names and all that dumb stuff....this is an honest question.



    In 1965 the parties flipped. And you know that, don't you? And you are doomed to be banned from this site.
    then "dommed I am" sorry about the tough question, maybe that's why you all are losing Independents like me....but I care about our black American citizens and think that facts like there have been more black on black murders in Chicago than deaths in the same time period in Afghanistan are a disgrace. I asked a fair question.....and your running from it.
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    Oh, Hubcap. Economics plays such a huge role. So does hope. If we make the jobs go sky high in poor areas and crime doesn't go down then your racism may point to something . Until then you asking questions about blacks says nothing about them but oodles about you.
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    I see, so the best approach is to ignore those issues then? I love how quickly you pulled the race card and it’s funny how dismissive you are of any chance of helping black Americans is viewed as racist. I think any rational person would look at what you are saying and conclude you have no answers and are afraid to tackle these pressing issues because you don’t care how many black Americans get murdered. You know the first step in overcoming a problem is realizing there is a problem….. the Latinos in this country have been hurt by this economic down turn far worse the black Americans…..why then are they not killing themselves in record numbers if your theory is true?     

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    Jefferson Davis was a Democrat, now maybe the republican states will want to seceed
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    hubcapboy Wrote:

    I see, so the best approach is to ignore those issues then? I love how quickly you pulled the race card and it’s funny how dismissive you are of any chance of helping black Americans is viewed as racist. I think any rational person would look at what you are saying and conclude you have no answers and are afraid to tackle these pressing issues because you don’t care how many black Americans get murdered. You know the first step in overcoming a problem is realizing there is a problem….. the Latinos in this country have been hurt by this economic down turn far worse the black Americans…..why then are they not killing themselves in record numbers if your theory is true?     



    You bring up important and valid questions here. I have to ask you, although you may not care to answer, "Are you black?"

    There is no simple solution to this problem(s). A huge part is played by so called "Hip-Hop" entertainers who actually do more harm to the blacks than many others do by glorifing crime, poverty & anger. There is also no doubt that "black" churches have done them a huge disservice by segregating them from the rest of the population with their overly conservative and narrow interpretation of what religion is as well.  It's also a fact that black men have been put down and made to feel inferior to every other race in this country from the beginning. I don't believe many Latinos were forced into slavery (at least in the USA) and that is a major distinction even today, almost 400 years later.

    Latinos also are able to "blend in" to mainstream US society, if they please. While many blacks have as many white genes as black the black almost always tends to predominate and mark them as "black". You never hear Obama referred to as "Half-white", he is always the first "Black" president when in fact, he is as white as he is black.
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    thanks for the response....no, I am not black, but I live in an area that is affected by these unfortunate truth's (as most of us do) so I do care. It affects me and my family. I understand your explanation about slavery and the black males……if all these facts are right out in front of us and we can see them plain as day…..why wont the black community leaders come together to help get them in the right direction? My kids go to high school and they hear the black kids make fun of other black kids who excel…they say they are “acting white”. That’s pretty sad….and needs to change. Education is the ticket out and up of poverty….lets not be afraid to have these conversations....and all you chowder heads out there, please stop with the racsist labels unless it truly is the case.....

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    I just love it when people point out that Lincoln ended slavery...which makes the GOP the 'good' party.  Class, please open your history books and turn to the section about Barry Goldwater and the southern stratagem.  Until LBJ (and the Civil Rights Act) the south was mainly dem...because no self respecting southerner would ever think of joining the party of Lincoln.  (Trust me on this...my entire family was still cussing Lincoln in the 60's...the 1960's)   After Goldwater presented the GOP as the "new" party of southern dems, there was a rush to change parties.  If you will look closely at the new southern repubs, you will see George Wallace...they are wearing better suits (I will give 'em that) but they are the same group that cursed Lincoln for 100 years.  As a lonely mod-to-dem voice in almost completely repub Alabama, I see and hear the truth of my statement daily.
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    hubcapboy Wrote: fact....the GOP ended salvery (good old Abe) and <font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">championed and passed the civil rights bill in the 60’s……as an Independent I have a problem with the way the democrats coddle black Americans….one would think with Pres. Obama there would be a strong push from black parents to push their children to excel in school and value an education….yet I see very little parental involvement <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>(when there is two parents as 80% of black kids grow up without a father FACT). Why do you liberals not hold blacks accountable more often for their actions? Social economic conditions you say??? It does not take a rich person to pick up a paint brush or a broom does it? Take care of where they live…..follow the laws. <o:p></o:p></font></font></font> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">Here’s a big FACT……50% of all murders are committed by blacks…..and 9 of 10 of those murders are black on black. And you all don’t care?????<br /> Help out here on this without calling me names and all that dumb stuff....this is an honest question. </font></font></font></p>




    If Lincoln were alive today he would be a democrat. The GOP did not champion and pass the civil rights bill, and to this day many say they would NOT have voted for it and would vote to over turn it. When the Civil Rights Act passed, the Southern Dems who opposed it jumped ship and became republicans...the GOP welcomed them with open arms. Barry Goldwater and his racist 'Southern Strategy' made the GOP into what it is today, a bunch of bigoted, greedy old white men. And what is your obsession with 'Blacks'? This seems to be a republican trait. Obsess over women's issues and the right to choose, obsess over minorities and what you can do to rid America of them, especially Hispanics, obsess over gays and lesbians and do everything in your power to make their lives miserable by denying them their civil rights and equal protection under the law. So please give it up with 'We are the party that ended slavery!' because the GOP has done NOTHING for African Americans, nothing for women, nothing for minorities as a whole, and certainly NOTHING for the LGBT community.
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    The crime rate among blacks, and non blacks has gone up since the fifties, along with the closing of SHIPYARDS across the country.  NONE of our polititans wish to address this problem. Along the eastern seaboard there have been more than thirty shipyards large and small shut down since the end off ww2,  this amounts to over 40 million jobs lost across the country (machinists, tool and die makers)  associated in skilled crafts lost in the shipping industry
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    yazcad7 Wrote: The crime rate among blacks, and non blacks has gone up since the fifties, along with the closing of SHIPYARDS across the country.  NONE of our polititans wish to address this problem. Along the eastern seaboard there have been more than thirty shipyards large and small shut down since the end off ww2,  this amounts to over 40 million jobs lost across the country (machinists, tool and die makers)  associated in skilled crafts lost in the shipping industry


    There is an old saying "idle hands are the Devils workshop" and it's true. So those who have strove to put people out of work are clearly worshipers of the horned one. Ehhh?