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Look no further than the repubs banding together when Obama was elected. They would oppose and impede any legislation that Obama would present, and they did exactly that. Racist, and showing their true colors...white is right...no, sometimes white is just stupid. Make sure that they don’t do anything good for the general populace. But let’s make sure that we support the 

“poor” wealthy. What a sad bunch the repubs are. 

 

Vote them out. Shout it out!

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

I hope I live long enough to see how it's judged in the history books.  It won't be pretty.


It will also depend very much upon whether the history book was written in the South by a Southerner with roots that go back to confederate ancestors who fought in the Civil War - and is one who sadly still believes in the "honor" of "the lost cause" - and whether it is edited and published by a company that is "conservatively oriented"...

 

The veiled but nevertheless present racist apologetics in Texas textbooks is unmistakably evident...

How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us | by Gail Collins | The New York Review of Books

 

Opinion | How Texas Teaches History - The New York Times

 

 

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I hope I live long enought to see how it's judged in the history books.  It won't be pretty.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/just-say-its-racist/561962/

 

Just Say It’s Racist

 

The American press is caught between describing Trumpism accurately and avoiding the wrath of the president and his supporters.

 

It was a framing that might have worked with any other two presidents. On Friday, The New York Times published a comparison of how Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, approached controversies over racism. “Obama offered balm. Trump drops verbal bombs. But both were accused, in a polarized country, of making racial tensions worse,” the paper tweeted. That bland equivalence between the first black president and his white successor, who rode to the White House on a racist conspiracy theory denying Obama was born in the United States, provoked a firestorm of criticism on social media.

 

That fact alone shows how impossible it is to approach the Trump presidency the way the media might approach any other administration—indeed, bafflingly, the article briefly references birtherism without acknowledging Trump’s embrace of the conspiracy theory, and how it affected his political fortunes. The relationship between Trump and Obama is historically unique in that the former was elected by a racial backlash to the latter, another point the piece declines to acknowledge, whether to refute or affirm.

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