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Old 11-15-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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This guy is not gonna go anywhere. At least Sarah Palin can still have some hispanic votes(cuban/colombian) and she was not known for making racist remarks against blacks, just dumb remarks during interviews. This guy will never get the Cuban or the black vote.

His political career is over, nobody will dare to sponsor him after the cotton remarks. He can work for fox or continue his radio show, but politically he has no future, he could support someone else, someone younger and more eloquent.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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A common phrase when someone asks what you're doing is "Not a cotton pickin' thing." There is no racial intent in the phrase.

As for 'redneck,' it originally meant a farmer, due to the fact that the backs of their necks were red from working in the sun all day. It wasn't a derogatory term until some started using it to describe people they considered 'beneath' them. Most recently it's been used against people to insinuate that they're racist.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This guy is not gonna go anywhere. At least Sarah Palin can still have some hispanic votes(cuban/colombian) and she was not known for making racist remarks against blacks, just dumb remarks during interviews. This guy will never get the Cuban or the black vote.

His political career is over, nobody will dare to sponsor him after the cotton remarks. He can work for fox or continue his radio show, but politically he has no future, he could support someone else, someone younger and more eloquent.
Please share some of the racist remarks he made against blacks. Apparently I missed them. And, please don’t include this inane “cotton pickin” on the list. I have used the phrase myself on occasion, and it means nothing. It’s similar to using the word “damn” as in, “I’m not going to do a cotton pickin thing for that ingrate.” You pro-illegals try to make everything an issue of racism.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If calling a black person "cotton picking" anything isn't racist, I don't what is in 2009.

Seriously?

Your ignorance of the meaning when said, is amazing.
You really are not American, are you?
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:48 AM
 
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This guy is not gonna go anywhere. At least Sarah Palin can still have some hispanic votes(cuban/colombian) and she was not known for making racist remarks against blacks, just dumb remarks during interviews. This guy will never get the Cuban or the black vote.

His political career is over, nobody will dare to sponsor him after the cotton remarks. He can work for fox or continue his radio show, but politically he has no future, he could support someone else, someone younger and more eloquent.
I agree with you. With the kind of racist history that he made for himself, there is no way, no chance he will get elected into office.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:01 AM
 
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Please share some of the racist remarks he made against blacks. Apparently I missed them. And, please don’t include this inane “cotton pickin” on the list. I have used the phrase myself on occasion, and it means nothing. It’s similar to using the word “damn” as in, “I’m not going to do a cotton pickin thing for that ingrate.” You pro-illegals try to make everything an issue of racism.
I cant speak for every Black person but I can tell you that in my circle of friends it was discussed and they feel strongly against those words. It could be one of those words where people of the same ethnicity are divided like I know Latinos have some as well.

One of my friends said to me that,
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in order to understand "a cotton picking mind", you would need to dig deeper into the history and roots of Blacks in America.
I dont think we can equate for example, the origins of the word "picnic" whos definition has evolved with the phrase "cotton picking" that is a more direct insult... a euphemism, imo.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I cant speak for every Black person but I can tell you that in my circle of friends it was discussed and they feel strongly against those words. It could be one of those words where people of the same ethnicity are divided like I know Latinos have some as well.

One of my friends said to me that,


I dont think we can equate for example, the origins of the word "picnic" whos definition has evolved with the phrase "cotton picking" that is a more direct insult... a euphemism, imo.
The word “picnic” did not originate from cotton picking. It originated from the practice of lynching blacks. They would “pick” a “nig” to lynch, and all of the local folks would bring food and gather to enjoy the festivities. The black men hanging from trees created the ideal ambiance for a Saturday afternoon filled with food, and family “fun.” I would post a photo of such festivities, but for obvious reasons, it is much too painful to view.

For this reason, I prefer the term “cookout.” However, I realize the word picnic no longer has the same connotation. As such, when I am invited to a picnic by a white person, I am not offended.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I cant speak for every Black person but I can tell you that in my circle of friends it was discussed and they feel strongly against those words. It could be one of those words where people of the same ethnicity are divided like I know Latinos have some as well.

One of my friends said to me that,


I dont think we can equate for example, the origins of the word "picnic" whos definition has evolved with the phrase "cotton picking" that is a more direct insult... a euphemism, imo.
FYI: Benicar is Black herself.

And in all fairness; I have heard several 'Mexican' Americans use wet back to describe illegal aliens-----------in a non joking way.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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This guy is not gonna go anywhere. At least Sarah Palin can still have some hispanic votes(cuban/colombian) and she was not known for making racist remarks against blacks, just dumb remarks during interviews. This guy will never get the Cuban or the black vote.

His political career is over, nobody will dare to sponsor him after the cotton remarks. He can work for fox or continue his radio show, but politically he has no future, he could support someone else, someone younger and more eloquent.
How many cotton picking times do the "cotton picking" remarks have to be explained to you before you get it? If you watched the video you would know there was no racial intent!

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:01 AM
 
Location: NY
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If he runs for an office that I can vote on, he's got my vote hands down!
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