• on a comment on My Problem with Hillary over 7 years ago

    Liberals tend to forget that this isn't really a liberal nation.

    Neither is it a conservative one. The people you talk about not being able to unite with are the fringe elements, just as there are fringe elements in any party.

    The writer makes a good point that none of the clinton people have ever been able to fully answer to my liking. Hillary has baggage and will not be a uniting force in this country. She may be able to unite some democrats, but not the country as a whole and to take the stance that the country doesn't want to be united because they won't be united under clinton is nonsense...

  • You obviously have another agenda here and it is expressed in your comments, so what I am about to say won't change that. In America symbolism has been elevated to the point of substance. We elect presidents, we buy toothpaste, and we choose mates by it, so for you to try to minimize its relevancy shows that this isn't the real issue.

    What Mr. Obama was stating to those with the wisdom and experiences to hear is that just the fact that a Black man could be elected president and have his family living in the white house would say as much as all the other "important" milestones that you hint at. It would say that yes we have reached the point that a Black man can have the most powerful job in the free world in a country where blacks were formerly enslaved and routinely oppressed. That would be a very powerful symbol and one worthy of taking notice of...

    You should be honest and state what your real points of contention are and express your true agenda, instead of using this weak smokescreen...

  • on a comment on Richardson's Gaffe Problem over 7 years ago

    I'm sorry I hate to interrupt, but when does a person giving their honest opinion a "gaffe". The man obviously believes that it is a choice. Now, if that flies in the face of what many of you believe then so be it, but don't say he made a mistake.

    The last I heard no one can prove definitively what the correct answer is...

    This is the problem with the progressive movement and why we don't win, every group does it's one trick pony routine and if someone doesn't agree exactly with their position then their a loser. People who participate in homosexuality are a minority in this country and always will be, get over yourselves. There are plenty of other issues that need to be addressed as well. It's funny how progressives get on the conservatives about having only a few issues and look at the progressives...

  • comment on a post Civil Disorder over 7 years ago

    I use to think that blogs were the virtual town squares were we could all show up and discuss and debate our issues, I'm not so sure it is worthy of that position...

  • If he started casting votes against or criticizing Israel they would.

  • Obviously you don't live in any major urban center or interact with many black folks, because this conversation is not among a small group of people. Do a Google on it and see for yourself. I got 1,310,000 hits, that doesn't seem like some isolated conversation to me...

  • comment on a post If Barack Isn't "Black Enough" Then Neither Am I over 7 years ago

    Hooray for affirmative action!

  • I think for the most part it is due to his number one being a mixed race person and number two that he doesn't share the horror of slavery. I am only guessing since I don't share those feelings, but I have been party to those conversations. I put a link in my first post entitled "Prove It" you may want to check it out for more information on this phenomenon. Here is the link again. Prove It

  • Unfortunately Lori I must disagree. There is a conversation going on in this country among "ordinary" Black Americans concerning this very issue. Do not be fooled there are many in the black community who buy into this philosophy. It's not just old, poor Blacks, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have fed into this as well.

    Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves.  - Author Unknown

    The Disputed Truth

  • comment on a post If Barack Isn't "Black Enough" Then Neither Am I over 7 years ago

    While I understand your sentiment, I do take umbrage with some of your comments. These are "your" feelings and I respect them even if I don't share them.

    Concerning whether you or Mr. Obama are black enough I would like to direct you to a post I wrote entitled Prove It that may provide you with some solace. I am not sure why we as blacks have to prove our blackness. It is the type of thing I only hear with people who feel marginalized. Each minority feels that they have to maintain a certain level of culture to remain true to that culture. Hence, Native Americans have the term "apple", Hispanics have the term "coco", and Asians have the term "twinkie".

    As if ethnicity is defined by one's choices, no one can choose what race they are, but they can choose what type of person they are. Its funny how we equate certain traits with certain races, so anyone that displays those traits are automatically accused of imitating that group. Human nature what can you do?

  • comment on a post The Best Government Money Can Buy over 7 years ago

    I must apologize, the quote that I attributed to Lincoln cannot be verified to have come from Lincoln. It appears that many reference books and writers have been taken in by this forgery. My apologies...

  • We've already played that game, that's why we are where we are today...

  • on a comment on More Than Black over 7 years ago

    Imagine how offensive it is to be seen and thought of in that light. When you were around these people did you speak out against their views or did you remain silent, that is the true offense...

  • on a comment on More Than Black over 7 years ago

    It appears that for many if all else fails, this is their hold card. I may be poor, uneducated, and stupid but atleast I got this "white" thing working for me. Not realizing that the powers that be could care less about them and so they perpetuate this myth to keep us divided...

  • on a comment on More Than Black over 7 years ago

    Thats really not the point I was making. The point that I was making is that no matter what status a Black man achieves in this country he will always be just another ni**er to a lot of whites...

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