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Not racist in any meaningful sense by Vested Id 07/22/2019, 7:50pm PDT
laudablepuss wrote:

Vested Id wrote:

I know this is what people are saying, I don't know you can squeeze much more out of it than "he knows this could provoke racial animus and either wants that or doesn't care". She deserves the criticism, shame things are so bad it takes the Commander-In-Chief to do it.


Weird that it was instantly recognized as grotesquely racist by GOP lawmakers and the White House but yet your opinion is identical to their post-hoc rationalizations, even including the absurd lie that he made any attempt to stop that chant.


Weird that I read the tweets myself and they were not only fine but welcome to a degree, because Cortez and especially Omar are assholes protected by the media. And I never said he stopped the chants, just that he indicated displeasure and moved on without joining in.

But here's an interesting point:





No idea how the EEOC relates to the presidency, if at all, but Trump is violating their anti-bias guidelines almost to the letter. The chant was preceded by an anti-Omar rant read off the Teleprompter, so you can maybe reasonably accuse him of making calculated appeals to racism on that basis.

But who is post author Eric Sparkes?







The lesson is: you can try and protect against overt expressions of racism with a wide no-go zone and still end up with profoundly dysfunctional racial politics. People were pretty good at distinguishing real from fake racism until the years before Trump became the Republican nominee. That's why I don't have a problem with his criticisms. They have merit, and when you allow everything to be called racist, you corrupt the planet.
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"Send her back" way to go, racists NT by Ulrachi 07/19/2019, 9:21pm PDT
    Not racist and he didn't like that one, clearly by Vested Id 07/19/2019, 10:04pm PDT
        "Send her back" is not racist .. haha wow by Ulrachi 07/20/2019, 12:16pm PDT NEW
            It's rude, it crosses a line I think, but you idiots use "racist" for everything by Vested Id 07/20/2019, 1:54pm PDT NEW
                Re: It's rude, it crosses a line I think, but you idiots use "racist" by Ulrachi 07/20/2019, 2:21pm PDT NEW
                    10 things I think I think by Peter King 07/20/2019, 2:27pm PDT NEW
            Now that I've read your post by Vested Id 07/20/2019, 2:28pm PDT NEW
                Re: Now that I've read your post by Ulrachi 07/20/2019, 2:42pm PDT NEW
                    Re: Now that I've read your post by Vested Id 07/20/2019, 2:57pm PDT NEW
                        Re: Now that I've read your post by Ulrachi 07/20/2019, 3:09pm PDT NEW
                            Well it can't be both NT by Right? 07/20/2019, 3:30pm PDT NEW
                                Haha, yeah, better bow out of this one by Do we need to post the video of 07/22/2019, 9:49am PDT NEW
                                    In which the author describes slo-mo as "CGI" NT by Vested Id 07/22/2019, 7:59pm PDT NEW
                                        I meant "fast-forward", sorry, wrong video NT by Vested Id 07/22/2019, 8:01pm PDT NEW
                                            Can't keep which doctored video was which straight, can you? by You're having a rough week 07/23/2019, 6:18am PDT NEW
                                                Drop the arms Peter Pan, I made the same joke NT by Vested Id 07/23/2019, 8:29am PDT NEW
                I didn't EVEN read your post bro NT by 16 year old Redditor 07/20/2019, 2:47pm PDT NEW
        Re: Not racist and he didn't like that one, clearly by laudablepuss 07/21/2019, 4:05pm PDT NEW
            I think racist is too far by Vested Id 07/21/2019, 4:32pm PDT NEW
                Of course she doesn't deserve that treatment. by Mysterio Prime 07/21/2019, 5:43pm PDT NEW
                Re: I think racist is too far by laudablepuss 07/22/2019, 7:10am PDT NEW
                    gotta grab em by the laudablepussy NT by Donald Trump 07/22/2019, 4:23pm PDT NEW
                    Not racist in any meaningful sense by Vested Id 07/22/2019, 7:50pm PDT NEW
                        I made a mistake here too by Vested Id 07/22/2019, 8:15pm PDT NEW
                        You absolutely said he stopped the chants. by You're having a rough week 07/23/2019, 6:20am PDT NEW
    Not really controversial to call Ilhan Omar an grateful bitch who needs to be NT by gangfucked by Al-Shabab 07/19/2019, 10:10pm PDT
        I don't know why Jonsey wanted this one to not be the one the forum lead with NT by Ulrachi 07/20/2019, 12:17pm PDT NEW
            Taking the moral high ground in between telling people to kill themselves NT by faaaaaaaaaaaaag 07/20/2019, 2:28pm PDT NEW
        Can you provide four examples of why an American citizen deserves to be gang rap NT by Horus Truthteller 07/20/2019, 12:36pm PDT NEW
            Woman brown democrat brown NT by Right's intellectuals 07/21/2019, 8:36am PDT NEW
                "You cannot want brown women to be raped w/o being racist," typical NT by Vested Id 07/21/2019, 3:20pm PDT NEW
 
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