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"Community Organizer" Code Word For "Black"

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  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    McCain Campaign Fumes Over Paterson's Racism Claim

    N.Y. Governor Says Palin's Repeated Use Of 'Community Organizer' Is Another Way Of Saying 'Black'
    Reporting
    Don Dahler

    ALBANY (CBS) ― On Monday, Gov. David Paterson angered some state lawmakers by comparing them to vampires, calling them a bunch of "blood suckers." On Tuesday, he raised eyebrows again, and tempers, by accusing the John McCain campaign of veiled racism.

    At the Crain's Business Forum this morning, Paterson drew attention to a phrase used numerous times by speakers at the Republican National Convention to describe Barack Obama's leadership experience: community organizer.

    "I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black' in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing," he said.

    Paterson referred to McCain's running mate Sarah Palin who compared her work experience to Obama's.

    "So I suppose a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities," she said at the convention.

    Paterson sees the repeated use of the words "community organizer" as Republican code for "black".

    "I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people's progress with a subtle reference to their race," he said.

    But the McCain/Palin campaign quickly fired back in a statement, saying: "It is disappointing that Governor Paterson would launch accusations of racism. … Governor Palin's remarks about Barack Obama's work as a community organizer was in response to the Obama campaign's belittling of her executive experience."

    The statement goes on to point out Sarah Palin's own experience of civic involvement and says Paterson's comments are "a sure sign of a flailing campaign that is bordering on desperation".

    Paterson raises the question of whether the Presidential race has become desperate or devious.

    "At this point, Americans wouldn't tolerate a racial appeal. What I'm saying is that there are sneaky ways to try to hurt someone," he said.

    Paterson does say he's not certain that's happening.

    But what disturbed him was what seemed like derisive laughter on the part of the Republicans at Obama's choice of helping his community rather than getting rich on Wall Street.

    Paterson is New York state's first black governor.



    Cajun's comments:
    This is why these bafoons are gong to loose. Well this and most everyone hates their policies. Race, Change, Sexism, Change. Nam calling, Change. Yeah right!
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I'm a "Community Organizer" for my neighborhood.

    I will leave it at that.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Would I be wrong to laugh at what he said?
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Don't believe you Hos. You don't have the right credential's. You need to be Black to be one. Didn't you read this well thought out article regarding the brilliant Gov. from NY? :D
  5. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Not only would you be correct in doing so, but I think the humor factor requires it.

    On a side note, WTH does " Peep the swag on me" mean? I know I'm not cool enough to understand but I want to give it a shot. :eek::
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Slang for "See how good I look."

    It's ripped from a lyric in a rap song that I KNOW you have never heard. :D
  7. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to make you mad but according to the artical then you are a "black" for your neighborhood. ???

    I mow the yards of two older couples that live on my block, and I chase off loud drunk teenagers at night. Does that count? Probably not, because I'm white.
  8. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Hey! I'm down with Vanilla Ice! Just cuz I'm White I can get down. The problem is I'm over 40 and can't get back up afterwards. :mad:



    BTW, thanks for the info. Not sure how but I plan on squeezing into a conversation sometime today.:cool:
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I am part Black, so maybe that's where I get my qualifications. (Tongue in cheek people, relax.)
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Are you the guy who told that pickup truck owner he couldn't park in his own driveway?
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    No, but I was the guy ripping the Parking ticket guy a new rear end. The same guy recently gave my landscaper a ticket for parking on my property. Pissed me off.
  12. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    So then, is PTA member code for White Soccer Mom? :laugh2:

    It's hard to imagine how these people can not see how rediculous they sound but I guess they don't.
  14. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Which part?
    And keep it clean, this is a family oriented board. ;)
  15. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    not if you found it funny. : )
  16. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i tell people i'm black from the waist down, but i'm pretty sure they know i'm kidding. : )
  17. bbgun

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    One man's "community organizer" is another man's "outside agitator."
  18. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    :lmao2:

    That's kind of what I was fishing for... but you beat him to it.
  19. bbgun

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  20. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    My great grandmother on my father's side part.

    My butt. :D

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