McCain and George Wallace? Huh?

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  1. ajg1959

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    John McCain is no George Wallace. Congressman Lewis' comments went too far, in my opinion.
     
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    I agree. I heard Wallace speak in person in 1973 I think. McCain does not deserve to be compared to that man. A little known fact is Wallace was beaten in his first run for elective office because his opponent was harsher on the blacks. Wallace responded that he was never going to be out-ni----ed again in a political race. He wasn't.
     
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    I believe John Lewis did what one might describe as playing the race card.l
     
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    He may of played the card but on whose behalf?

    He doesn't speak for the Obama Biden ticket and they have denounced his comments as do I.

    In Wallace day he was cheered and elected into office for his views on social equality. His standing in the door of Old Miss and position of "over my cold, dead body" was shared by thousands of supporters. The fact that we collectively find Wallace and Lewis deplorable speaks volumes to how far we've come as a nation. :thumbs:

    This helps me understand why Michelle said, "I am finally proud of my country"... I share her sentiment and am this day, proud of America.
     
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    Yup. Despite the best efforts by democrats like Wallace, & Byrd, America gave civil rights to everyone.
     
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    What a low blow... :thumbs: :laugh:

    However it was a Democrat named Johnson that put through Kennedy's civil rights bill.
     
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    I guess the conservatives have their Lewis...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/12/AR2008101201956.html

     
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    And it is interesting how, in the South, the Democrats and Republicans have switched positions. It is the Republicians who have played the race card very effectively in the old "Solid South."
     
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    That's a caricature.

    A county Dem chair here stated he was not voting for Obama because he was not voting for some "N----er Muslim"

    He was the county chair for Hillary in the primary, btw.
     
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    John Lewis is just plain stupid. And his skin color has nothing to do with his stupidity just in case I am labeled a racist.
     
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    In his defense, he was part of the civil rights struggle back when Wallace and other like him were in the hay day. Not saying it's an excuse but it does appear he still holds some bitterness from that era.
     
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    Well, maybe he needs to get over it.
     
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    The liberals will never allow white & back people to be measured by the same standards.
     
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    Him and the guy who called Obama the N word...
     
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    Excuse me, how does one relate to the other?

    Seems to me Obama is being held to a higher standard.
     

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