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Title: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Valigarmander on April 16, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Let's give the white men a chance for once! (http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/15/politics/nra-wayne-lapierre-obama-demographically-symbolic/)
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Washington (CNN)National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre this weekend dismissed President Barack Obama as a "demographically-symbolic president" — and doesn't want Hillary Clinton as another.

LaPierre warned a crowd of gun enthusiasts at last Friday's annual NRA meeting that "there's no telling how far Obama will go to...reshape America" into an unrecognizable country before he leaves office.

"And when he's finished, he intends to go out with the coronation of Hillary Rodham Clinton," LaPierre continued, to boos. "Yeah, I have to tell you eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."

LaPierre spoke a day after more than a half dozen would-be Republican 2016 presidential contenders addressed the crowd, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Clinton announced her long-awaited presidential bid on Sunday and looks poised to make a historic bid, as the possible first female president of the U.S., a central part of her pitch to voters.

The comments drew favorable hoots and applause from the crowd, but immediately sparked backlash throughout the progressive blogosphere, with DailyKos calling him outright racist.

"Plus, what the f--- is that supposed to make Hilary Clinton if she were to become President? A demographically symbolic public representative of the majority demographic in our country?" blogger Walter Einenkel asked.

"The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart also took note of the comments on Monday night.

"Wow, I guess your dog-whistle wasn't working, and you just went with a regular whistle," Stewart joked.

LaPierre promised the NRA would work to keep Clinton from being elected on Saturday, and warned of the dire consequences if they failed.

"Hillary Rodham Clinton will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair forced upon the American people to endure," he said.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on April 16, 2015, 02:52:07 PM
Hey, maybe the nra will nominate Eddy Haskel from Leave it to Beaver for president.. Just look at his qualifications.. White, male,  a neighborhood asswipe.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Solitary on April 16, 2015, 02:52:59 PM
And what was mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and our war hero McCain?  :wall: Solitary
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Hydra009 on April 16, 2015, 03:21:55 PM
"Look guys, I'm not sexist or racist or anything, but we can't let a woman be president.  It's bad enough that we just had a black guy as prez..."
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: SGOS on April 16, 2015, 03:24:33 PM
I'm pretty sure the NRAs real gripe with Hillary is that she isn't a Republican.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Solitary on April 16, 2015, 04:05:43 PM
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"Look guys, I'm not sexist or racist or anything, but we can't let a woman be president.  It's bad enough that we just had a black guy as prez..."
It could be worse, he could be a tranny homosexual Republican Mormon or Muslim.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Munch on April 16, 2015, 04:19:04 PM
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It could be worse, he could be a tranny homosexual Republican Mormon or Muslim.

ho ho ho, those don't exist ^^

(http://i.imgur.com/LXGtCTY.jpg)
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Hydra009 on April 16, 2015, 04:23:48 PM
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I'm pretty sure the NRAs real gripe with Hillary is that she isn't a Republican.
Pretty much.  And it's been so long without a Republican in charge.  The Right might go ballistic (perhaps literally) if they don't get their guy in office this time around.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: stromboli on April 16, 2015, 04:36:20 PM
I'm pretty sure that if Hilary came out wearin' a gol dang stetson and packin' a set of shootin' irons he'd change his tune.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: doorknob on April 16, 2015, 04:54:06 PM
this has me saying what the fuck all the way around! Unbelievable! I hope there's a huge backlash for this!
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Hydra009 on April 16, 2015, 06:50:41 PM
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this has me saying what the fuck all the way around! Unbelievable! I hope there's a huge backlash for this!
Only if it's a white male backlash.  We just had a black backlash, so we're all tapped out on that for a while.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: trdsf on April 16, 2015, 07:28:31 PM
Is this really the best they have?  "Okay, we let someone who wasn't a white male be president, time to give it back."

In any other Western democracy, LaPierre would be dismissed as a crank, not put in charge of an organization of a couple million weapon enthusiasts.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: stromboli on April 16, 2015, 08:15:12 PM
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Is this really the best they have?  "Okay, we let someone who wasn't a white male be president, time to give it back."

In any other Western democracy, LaPierre would be dismissed as a crank, not put in charge of an organization of a couple million weapon enthusiasts.

Wayne LaPierre in my mind is the standard bearer of backwood stupid in this nation. He is a shill of the gun manufacturers and is so blatant about it that I literally groan every time I read one of his comments. Back when the NRA used to be nothing but a bunch of hunters. This guy is Ken Ham and P.T. Barnum all rolled into one.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Shiranu on April 16, 2015, 11:47:34 PM
So, about that Latino Marco Rubio fellow, bulldogs in lipstick like Palin and your token black-men like Cain...
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: GSOgymrat on April 16, 2015, 11:59:46 PM
I suppose Wayne LaPierre doesn't want Ben Carson as president either. "LaPierre"... sounds suspiciously un-American to me.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: SGOS on April 17, 2015, 09:42:34 AM
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Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough.

Unless he/she is a Republican; In which case, the argument would become null and void.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Draconic Aiur on April 17, 2015, 08:19:36 PM
So much hate and which blocks the current president from doing anything.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Mermaid on April 18, 2015, 09:18:32 AM
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So much hate and which blocks the current president from doing anything.
Exactly. This much polarization is a boil on the ass of progress no matter what side of the fence the administration is on.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Solitary on April 18, 2015, 11:31:00 PM
This is because money talks and BS walks. It has always been like this, different people but same players with our lives in their hands.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on April 19, 2015, 09:56:57 AM
"Okay, enough with the token nigger, let's get back to the days of Simon LeGree."
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Atheon on April 19, 2015, 03:18:29 PM
I know someone who keeps denying that the Republicans are the party of racism. I never run out of material to show him.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Solitary on April 20, 2015, 12:28:19 AM
And yet people will vote for them, or vote for the democrats when it is so repugnant to most people how bad racism and bigotry are, and then the propaganda has worked to get their man or woman in office that protects the rich and super rich just like they want, as more wars are fought by the military complex that made them rich, and the working man still gets screwed. Good luck to all and good night. Solitary
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: drunkenshoe on April 21, 2015, 01:34:11 PM
Whoa. Aahhah. Butthurt piece of racist shit.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Savior2006 on April 21, 2015, 10:28:22 PM
It's like the birthers and Cruz. They'll say something stupid about race when the closet Muslim from Kenya is in charge with his "angry black wife," an sayd a stupid thing about women on the subject of Clinton but then cry and scream about how Palin or Carson is made fun of.

I don't know if its pure prejudice as much as it is pure stupidity.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: Hydra009 on April 21, 2015, 11:12:09 PM
Probably just good ol' fashioned double standards.  Sure, Obama is a Kenyan antichrist and in league with ISIS and the nazis and the commies, but if Dems take (comparatively mild) shots at their guys, it's liberal hate speech.
Title: Re: "Eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough."
Post by: drunkenshoe on April 22, 2015, 03:37:51 AM
Come on guys, how is this not racism? He directly expressed entitlement. Entitlement. The root of all the same bullshit that prevents us from going forward an inch. Racism = Religion, nationalism = Racism.  It's an another way to say, he was an ornament, a PR, nothing functional. American people elected this man to be their president. He was chosen by the MAJORITY. Demographically-symbolic? What bullshit. He is basically saying, it is not just Obama that doesn't count, but also the election and the votes you cast do not count, because America voted for a black man. 

There is no way to spin that in a politicaly correct way. Prejudice, double standards...sure these words could be used to describe the situation partially in context. However, prejudice is also something we all have against another without racial difference; double standards also exist without racism behind it. And are you telling me these people have not intentionally attacked Obama and his past because of his race? They didn't just attack him because he is from the other team, they declared him the adversary. Yeah it is absurd and funny, but it is also 'real' -as in perception management- for a big amount of people and they vote. They kept attacking that man and everything he did, because he is not white. The question of wether he was a good or a bad president is irrelevant at this point.

Why the word racism/racist is such a taboo? We all, yes almost ALL, are already racists in this way or another. And I don't just mean instinctive tribalism or choosing/focusing the one resembles your own. We are almost all, including nonewhites, are shaped to be racist against nonewhites. You think my expression is hyperbolic? Take the Harvard test. Be honest and instinctive. It has an ingenious design. Educated nonewhite people with a good standing in society cannot pass that test as not racist against nonewhites. Because that's human culture. Doesn't matter how elegantly you express, how politically correct you define it. Human culture is racist and it is predominantly racist against nonewhites.