Ronald Reagan Makes Racist Comment To Richard Nixon

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  1. rcfoolinca288

    rcfoolinca288 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Righties calling the left marxists/socialists/commies ok with you? I certainly haven't seen you calling them out.
     
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    Ninety percent of Americans today have a couple strands of DNA marked "bigot." I got 'em and you got 'em too. I don't like mine but they're there anyway. In the Nixon era, the bigot strands were in 99% of Americans. Most (90%) of the global community has four or five strands of "Bigot" DNA. And they don't care. So what to do about it?

    I don't know about you (I really don't) but I choke mine off and make sure they don't do damage to myself or others. It's not perfect but it allows me to live and let live. I view my two strands of DNA as my dark side. PS, these DNA strands believe in equal opportunity, they live in all colors and sizes.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry. Did you accidentally walk into a conversation about how racism was treated in the past and decided to post something that you thought was relevant?
     
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    Yes, but lots of conservatives have no problem with them. They don't see them as "dark" and sometimes not even as not very nice.. And an increasing number regard them as all that DNA is
     
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    Ya its racist by todays standards. But Lincoln was a million times worse, yet still lauded as an epic hero for equality.

    Regan oversaw an unprecedented expansion and centralization of our govt, and by no appearances was it in spite of his opposition (much like Lincoln, actually... hmm). That has far more of an effect on my opinion of him than anything he muttered in private.
     
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    As part conservative but progressive on social issues I try not to judge people of the past with today's social standards. The people of his time should have judged him already. He was president in the 80's close to 40 years ago. Most Americans were not alive at the time he was elected and even a smaller percent were old enough to vote for him. During the 80s they had main stream movies where rape was acceptable and funny. As long as people don't embrace these ideals today I accept it was part of the past and move on.
     
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    Where the heck did you live?
     
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    In the 70's? I lived in a Democrat controlled city, so of course there was rampant racism, in the North no less. That's just how Democrats roll...
     
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    How dare you paint racists with a broad stroke
     
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    Just because you are a bigot (your own admission), you should not assume everyone feels the same as you do. (Although projection like this seems to be common among liberals, for some reason.)
     
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    It has to do with truthiness!

    Sub Sahara nations are run little better than a clan of monkeys.
    The Alpha Male profits.




    BTW Asians also compare Sub Sahara Africans to monkeys.
    why do you suppose that is? Learned from "the West"?

    "Not Hardly", John Wayne.
    Japan required social education not to sell Obama monkey dolls.

    Why do you suppose the monkey idea is so cross cultural? :hmm:

    Oh even the concept is so, NOT PC
    regardless of truthiness.


    Damned the Political Correctness

    Full Thinking Ahead.
    you can quote Moi :oldman: on that
     
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    I'm sorry. Did you not get my relevant gist? Did Reagan say it for all to hear? Did he consistently vomit racial verbiage every time he was criticized by a person of color?
     
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    Reagan certainly said many things in public that would be considered as being racist today. Maybe even more than Trump has.
     
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    :) I believe the pot and the kettle had a similar exchange! :)
     
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    Don't think so
     
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    Is there video of the ‘monkeys’ dancing?
     
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    Tut tut.
     
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    I see almost no direct commentary by Johnson, only assertions that such and such happened.

    But, I did find this: "With the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the segregationists would go to their graves knowing the cause they’d given their lives to had been betrayed, Frank Underwood style, by a man they believed to be one of their own."

    Compared to Goldwater, Nixon, and Reagan, LBJ was a saint.
     
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    All you have shown is that racism exists in all cultures, and admittedly, Reagan had a racist streak.
     
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    impeach the mofo!

    welp, thats what i heard a leftie say when she knee jerked herself...
     
  25. Moi621

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    Nothing ancient Egypt about it.
    Apparently they got along better with Nubia.
    When not conquered and ruled by them ;)
     
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