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Old 09-15-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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I see, like these people right?

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That's sickening.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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The majority of people involved in this movement are white, Christian, and living in suburban and rural areas.

And you get your facts from where...the Daily Kooks..the Scruffington Post. Were you there on Saturday??????
I think the poster made that statement based on what he has seen in the news and not in real life. If that is the case, then he should have stated that it was his assumption.

Since you were at the tea party, would you let us know first hand about this? I know that you can't speak to the faith of the people there. And I expect many in big cities could attend one in their own area, rather than travel to DC.

But was it a diverse crowd, color-wise?
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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The majority of people involved in this movement are white, Christian, and living in suburban and rural areas.

And you get your facts from where...the Daily Kooks..the Scruffington Post. Were you there on Saturday??????
If you understand the most basic premise of American politics, you know that electorates break down along pretty predictable lines.

Urban people either realized long ago the necessity of regulation and support when millions of individuals are living in close proximity or they exist in an oppressed minority.

Rural and suburban people tend to have established foundations of financial and familial support without any need for interaction with others, so they tend to fight to protect the resources that are theirs.

When protests emerge, you tend to get an element from either end of the political spectrum that takes these general geographic/ideological political values and exacerbates them.

In this case, it is a predominantly suburban / rural, white base, as evidenced by the individuals interviewed and the signs they displayed, as well as news accounts that estimated the crowd to be almost entirely white. However, NPR did find one black woman to interview who claimed that she would be outraged no matter the color of the president's skin. So, again, we're not talking about "everyone" - simply the majority.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Your vitriolic slogans play right into their hands.

What slogans...my slogans...I didn't realize I had slogans..please enlighten me...
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: On Top
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That's sickening.
Yep and there's lots more like those idgits...LOTS
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I see, like these people right?

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Love it...especially the road kill..hysterical...
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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If you understand the most basic premise of American politics, you know that electorates break down along pretty predictable lines.

Urban people either realized long ago the necessity of regulation and support when millions of individuals are living in close proximity or they exist in an oppressed minority.

Rural and suburban people tend to have established foundations of financial and familial support without any need for interaction with others, so they tend to fight to protect the resources that are theirs.

When protests emerge, you tend to get an element from either end of the political spectrum that takes these general geographic/ideological political values and exacerbates them.

In this case, it is a predominantly suburban / rural, white base, as evidenced by the individuals interviewed and the signs they displayed, as well as news accounts that estimated the crowd to be almost entirely white. However, NPR did find one black woman to interview who claimed that she would be outraged no matter the color of the president's skin. So, again, we're not talking about "everyone" - simply the majority.
Who cares...
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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btw - the whole point of this thread was a racist / religiously bigoted statement made by the organizer of this movement.

Let's not succumb to thread drift.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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Who cares...
Actually, you asked so I answered. If you didn't care, then why did you ask?

I have yet to see an intelligent response from you to any of my posts or any others. You seem to dwell in a realm of emotion and one-line childish insults rather than reasoned, intelligent debate.

So, having given you ample opportunity to prove your case that racism is not the motivating factor of these protests, you have instead only reinforced my position.

I bid you a fond farewell and wish you well in your journey to enlightenment.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I never said everyone of anything. The majority of people involved in this movement are white, Christian, and living in suburban and rural areas. That is simply a fact of demographics and politics (just like most liberal protests are filled with urban people from various races and young people who hold onto their idealism).

Btw - I've lived in rural areas and find it offensive that you use the phrase "country bumpkin" to describe individuals living there. You should spend some time before judging. A lot of enlightened, brilliant people you're dismissing with that phrase.

Yeah...that's because the mojority of the USA is the same.
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