Wealthy, white and privileged
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
April 15, 2013 10:29 AM | 1253 views | 15 15 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Progressives are afraid of black conservatives? No, we just feel sorry for them.
 
You see, conservatism has never been very kind to African-Americans, or pretty much anyone else who isn't wealthy, white and privileged.
 
Folks like Dr. Ben Carson, Allen West, and Clarence Thomas seem either oblivious or indifferent to the long, sad history of how conservatism has sought to keep African-Americans, along the Hispanics and Latinos, women, gays and pretty much anyone who isn't wealthy, white and privileged at the back of the metaphorical bus.
 
And, if they had their way, some conservatives would return America to the bad old days of segregation, "colored" water fountains, and Jim Crow. Why, no less than the wealthy, white and privileged Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party darling, says the 1964 Civil Right Act was a bad idea.
 
"I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant—but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership," said Paul last year. In other words, business owners should be free to discriminate against black people.
 
This sort of twisted conservative "logic" that explains why more than 90 percent of African-Americans rejected wealthy, white and privileged Mitt Romney when they flocked to Barack Obama in 2012.
 
Romney, of course, expressed his real views about anyone who isn't wealthy, white and privileged when he made his now-infamous "47 percent" comments at a fund raising dinner attended by his wealthy, white and privileged backers.
 
After his crushing loss, Romney demonstrated he'd learned nothing, blaming blacks and other minorities who he claimed voted for Obama because they would get "free stuff," a racist characterization if ever there was one.
 
Another MDJ blogger pointed out that, "black Americans are, by and large, becoming too intelligent to fall for (the progressive) line..." But progressives believe black people have always been intelligent. That's not a new phenomenon as the writer suggests.
 
So, black conservatives like Carson, West and Thomas can think as they wish. That's what America is all about. It's just that, well, black conservatives are in the minority when it comes to how most African-Americans regard conservatism.
 
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misterbill
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April 25, 2013
Foley whatever you are--to yourself, you are not to me. You are a progressive who does not begin to understand the positions you espouse.

However , to the question-"where you been?" I usually do not read your column anymore. I find it hard to understand why a person of letters and education can get so confused about the purpose of a republic.

Shame on me for responding to the likes of you. That's it, until another racist, class agitating articel by you makes me feel the need to address the raw hatred of another of your articles.
Kevin Foley
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April 21, 2013
Misterbill (whoever you are) - where you been? Haven't heard much from you since about November 7. Gee, I wonder why?

misterbill
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April 18, 2013
Nettie and CobbCoGuy,

You should be ashamed. Your posts were logical, practical and di expose Foley for the pot stirring Alinsky tactics he tried to use. Thank you for your efforts to expose the hate and class warfare that Foley spews and his, I believe, alter ego, but, possibly , acolyte, Lib In Cobb.

Well done folks.
CobbCoGuy
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April 18, 2013
Not only are the Dems struggling with issues these days, things are not going well for the environmental-climate change-the sky is falling crowd.

The Economist, which is no conservative rag, recently published an article discussing what appears to be a mismatch between RISING greenhouse emissions, and NOT RISING temperatures.

Oh, yeah, sorry. It's redundant, isn't it?

Democrat = Climate Change Alarmist
CobbCoGuy
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April 18, 2013
Speaking of Ben Carson, looks like he's coming to Atlanta - April 25 at the Westin Buckhead.

Mr. Foley, you gonna be there?
CobbCoGuy
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April 18, 2013
Mr. Foley, I have an idea for a real topic relating to current issues.

Taggants.

Folks, search that word along with "Lawrence O'Donnell." Then come back; we'll chat.
CobbCoGuy
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April 18, 2013
More distractions.

Howzabout some current topics?

Yesterday, Obama pouted and threw a tiny tantrum outside the Rose Garden because the Senate defeated the gun control reforms.

Why the long face, Barry?

Because if it had passed the Senate, it would certainly have been defeated in the House, and that would provide another opportunity to demonize the Republicans and impact the 2014 mid-terms in his favor.

I don't recall such anger over Benghazi. Or Aurora.

'splain it to me, Progressive friends.

Obamacare - Max Baucus (D-MT) was a key architect. Got that, folks? Baucus, and others, own Obamacare. Yet, in a recent hearing with HHS Secretary Sebelius, he stated, "I just see a huge train wreck coming down." Google it.
Fr. Guido Sarducci
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April 18, 2013
@ Kevin. Way to go , Kevin, You get a gold star for the phrase "Wealthy, white and privileged." It keeps the pot stirred on the fictional class warfare as invented by Obama and his idiots, as well as the racial divide, for which so many strive in order to maintain their jobs and their prominence.

Thanks for being part of the problem, instead of part of the solution. Let's keep the people divided and at each other's throats.

After all, it makes good fodder for no talent, clueless, hack writers and cut and paste journalists such as yourself.

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CobbCoGuy
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April 17, 2013
You feel sorry for them? Gotta admit; never heard that one.

It's no secret that Democrats mercilessly savage any black conservative who dares to speak his or her mind. If that's not fear, then what?
Nettie Helen Stemm
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April 17, 2013
Kevin, I seriously doubt you wil ever see anything, as long as you keep the attitude that you are the authority on whatever you write about.

That's a shame. So much talent and so little intelligence.

Lib in Cobb
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April 17, 2013
"Wealthy, white and privileged"

Christian and hetero can be added.

Oh, I can hear the MDJ Whistle Nut responses all ready. "Why, some of my best friends are -------".

@Nettie: Like Mittens you have failed to grasp the notion that your guy and party was beaten badly twice.

A liberal black man with a Muslim name dared to become president. That is what is really bothering you, isn't it? Our country is and has changed, and you can't stand it. Many years ago, I was told, "love it or leave it". I now pass along that sentiment to you.

The GOP is much like the idea "too big to fail". Guess what, the GOP has failed. The GOP alienated the women, the Latino population, the Afican-Americans, the poor, the elderly, the middle class, the uninsured, the unions, the LGBT, and you expected them to win. The GOP was ready to and attempted to remove voter's rights and you expected them to win. The best you can now do is the concept that president Obama won because of "free stuff". You are pathetic, just pathetic.
Kevin Foley
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April 16, 2013
@ Nettie - I think we all know what you and Borden "relly" mean.
Nettie Helen Stemm
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April 16, 2013
Kevin, as usual you try to twist people's words to mean something other than what they relly mean.

Neither Romeny, Borden nor I said any such thing. It is common knowledge that many people, black and white were attracted to Obama simply because of what he promised to give them. He was not the best candidate, except to the people who don't want to produce,and those like you who are too enamored of him to see what his socialistic policies are doing to this country.

Don't be so naive. Everybody's vote is bought one way or another. Many for what he promised to give them. After all, Romney promied them jobs. Obama promised them a free ride on the coattails of the evil rich." Those who are in the lower income bracket were particularly susceptible to that, white and black. Unfortunately due to many factors, including sins of our fathers, and the socialist drive to keep them dependent on the government, a disproportionate number of black people fall into that categroy. Others sold their vote because they truly believed he was good for the country. (I pray for those people, They need a lot of help.)Others, black and white, sold their vote because Obama looks black. That is equally as prejudiced as those who voted against him for the same reason.

The problem with your writing and your logic is that it based on labelling, assorting and categorizing everybody. You believe two of the biggest lies perpetrated on the American people. First, if you agree with somebody on something, then you must agree with him one everything. And second, if you disgaree with someone's lifestyle, then you must either fear them or hate them.

Both are fallacious and have no place in the writing of a real journalist.

Nice try on the dodge about the southern Democrats. Right out of the Democratic Socialists play book. "When confronted with the fact that our party was responsible for the Jim Crow laws and continued segregation in the south, protest that they were just using the Democrat name, but really were not."

Lastly, do not try to lecture me on southern politics, Kevin. Franjly, you are not qualified. I am 81 years old and have lived in the south (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia) all my life. what you call history,I call the "old days." I saw most of it happen.

For the record, the Dixiecrat movement lasted less than a year, and itsa only real and lasting accomplishment was the splintering of the Democratic party in the south. A little real history for you,

Rave on, Kevin. One of these days you will win a ddebate, but, today ain't the day.

Kevin Foley
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April 15, 2013
@Nettie - I see. Black people didn't vote for Obama because he was clearly the better candidate, especially when their other choice was Mitt Romney. They voted for Obama because, according to you, Romney and Borden, they can be "bought," i.e., black people are predisposed to corruption.

You've got you history wrong. The Dixiecrats were social conservatives, not social progressives. The only reason they weren't Republicans was because that was the party of Lincoln.

Nettie Helen Stemm
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April 15, 2013
Sorry, Kevin, but being white and wealthy does not equate to “privileged” or “prejudiced”. Nor does being conservative equate to being prejudiced. In spite of how much you wish otherwise and how many ways you distort ideas to draw “non sequitur” conclusions, the fact is that racial prejudice is not a partisan fault. Also, you fail to note the number of white wealthy liberals. How do you factor them into your manufactured world?

The fact is that Obama and the progressive liberals bought most of the black vote, as Borden says, with their “free ice cream and cell phones” promises. Black Americans are beginning to see what his promises are really worth. Zilch!

BTW, where was Obama’s father drinking while Romney’s father was marching with Dr. King? And lets us not forget that it was socialist Democrats who were responsible for the Jim Crow laws, and it was socialist Democrats who held the southern black people down for almost a century after the end of the Civil War. The Ku Klux Klan was a “died in the wool” product of the Democratic south.

It took a Republican President to defy the Democratic stranglehold on the blacks in the South. Eisenhower sent federal troops to assure the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, in 1957, in defiance of Governor Orval Faubus, who had Arkansas National Guard Troops preventing black children from entering. Eisenhower was also responsible for Plans for Progress, the forerunner of the Civil Rights Act.

When you try to blame racial problems on conservatives, you are way short on facts and up to your neck in fantasy. But that is the lie that you and the liberal media are currently peddling to the black people. When they finally realize how you have been misleading them and laughing at them, there will be a backlash such as you have never seen.

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