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Old 06-12-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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For the record, I don't believe that McCain is some kind of bigot. But I do think that he was negligent in dismissing the importance of an MLK holiday. His negligence, however, made it appear that he shared the same mindset of some of the Dixiecrat Republicans of the 1980's.

He'd be well served by just acknowledging that he was ignorant of the significance; wrong for voting against the holiday; and move forward.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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For the record, I don't believe that McCain is some kind of bigot. But I do think that he was negligent in dismissing the importance of an MLK holiday. His negligence, however, made it appear that he shared the same mindset of some of the Dixiecrat Republicans of the 1980's.

He'd be well served by just acknowledging that he was ignorant of the significance; wrong for voting against the holiday; and move forward.
Well said.

I don't think he's a bigot either, but its something he should have addressed already...
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Good grief ... the way some people talks about MLK you would think the guy had magical powers and could fly.

So what if McCain opposed MLK day. MLK day was an excuse for blacks to not have to work that day. Not exactly good for the economy.

On a side note: MLK would have been an abject failure if he didn't have help from whites.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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Why should one group of people get the day off?

If everyone got the day off on MLK it would hurt the economy.

It's simple economics.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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federal holidays we have for people.
george washington
MLK
christopher columbus
jesus

a couple of those don't belong, and if they wanted a black man to have a federal holiday for, they could have done a lot better than MLK. I'd take frederick douglass any day.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Many people find it insulting that MLK is the only American with his own holiday.

Has he done more for this country than anyone else? I'm sorry, but no.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: 44.9800 N, 93.2636 W
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Why should one group of people get the day off?

If everyone got the day off on MLK it would hurt the economy.

It's simple economics.
uhhhhhh they dont.

Good point on the day off thought though, lets cancel Christmas.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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federal holidays we have for people.
george washington
MLK
christopher columbus
jesus

a couple of those don't belong, and if they wanted a black man to have a federal holiday for, they could have done a lot better than MLK. I'd take frederick douglass any day.
Washington no longer has his own holiday. Washington's & Lincoln's birthdays have become "President's Day". As if all Presidents have had the same degree of success, and should be celebrated equally....

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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So um since when is MLK day only for black people?
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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So um since when is MLK day only for black people?
they might be referring to federal employees.
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