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Old 08-14-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Senator George Felix Allen exposes himself as a racist

This is disgusting. If it doesn't at least cost him the senate race in November it better destroy his '08 chances. What a bastard.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...081400589.html


What's even more disgusting is how some people are actually trying to defend what he said.
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It says he didn't know what the term "Macaca" meant.


Frankly, I've never heard the term either.
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Aren't we past open bigotry and rascism? This is bad enough for an average person to act this way but for a congressman. Shameful.
If you feel this way just stay quiet or at least be drunk like Mel Gibson when you say it.
Just awful.
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It says he didn't know what the term "Macaca" meant.


Frankly, I've never heard the term either.
Do you SERIOUSLY believe him?? It's obvious he knew what it meant, he used it in the correct context calling out the one dark skinned person in the crowd with that term. He's a racist, he's had problems with this in the past. I am ashamed that he is my senator.
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I love how he welcomed him to America.

Classic.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:37 PM   #6
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Do you SERIOUSLY believe him?? It's obvious he knew what it meant, he used it in the correct context calling out the one dark skinned person in the crowd with that term. He's a racist, he's had problems with this in the past. I am ashamed that he is my senator.
I was speaking only from the context of the article.
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Re: Senator George Felix Allen exposes himself as a racist

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What's even more disgusting is how some people are actually trying to defend what he said.
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"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking."
--Joe Biden 2006

Hillary Clinton introduced a quote from Gandhi by saying, "He ran a gas station down in St. Louis."
--Hillary Clinton 2004

When someone slips and utters a racial slur in the act of ad-libbing a joke it doesn't necessarily make them a racist...unless, apparently, he or she is a Republican.

Attempting to label Senator Allen as a racist can only mean one thing...he's winning.
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When someone slips and utters a racial slur in the act of ad-libbing a joke it doesn't necessarily make them a racist...unless, apparently, he or she is a Republican.

Attempting to label Senator Allen as a racist can only mean one thing...he's winning.
It's more than a racial slur, it was the fact that he treated the guy like he wasn't human. The action and intention here was worse than the words.
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I read about that yesterday

I agree, it is the treatment combined with the words. And I am sick to death of people trying to hide and disguise their racism/sexism/homophobia et al as a "joke". Grow up, and stop being ignorant and prejudiced.

I would never defend those comments from Hillary and Biden either. It has nothing to do with party affiliation for me.
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It says he didn't know what the term "Macaca" meant.


Frankly, I've never heard the term either.
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"Not many people in southwest Virginia would think it is derogatory," Griffith said. "I didn't have a clue what it meant, and I doubt Allen did, either."
Actually his supporter just "guessed" he didn't know. Even if he didn't, why do we need more politicians who use words they don't know, especially while publically humiliating someone?

Worthless.
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Mitt Romney used the term "tar baby" recently and claimed he didn't know it had a racist meaning. I have to wonder what kind of rock some of these people live under. Why would he just randomly use a world like Macaca? It's hardly an everyday usage term.

Allen video, he comes across so well doesn't he?

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Try reading the article again.

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Asked what macaca means, Allen said: "I don't know what it means."
Not just a "guess" of a supporter.
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Try reading the article again.



Not just a "guess" of a supporter.
Ok, I reread and saw this part, but then I also saw this:
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Reached Monday evening, Allen said that the word had no derogatory meaning for him and that he was sorry.
Now he seems to be stepping all over himself...

So he's using a word, that he doesn't know the meaning of, yet it doesn't have a derogatory meaning for him?
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I've never heard that word before, but it seems like if you know the word, then you know what it means.
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