House Democrats received training to use race to defend government programs

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    May 12, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
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    The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.

    [...] As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Of Gingrich's famous comment about President Obama, her distributed remarks note, "Calling a Black man 'the food stamp president' is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism."

    But the threshold for what constitutes racially charged messaging is not always so high. One of Santorum's cited comments was: "Give them more food stamps, give them more Medicaid is the administration's approach, rather than creating jobs." She also cited this comment from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., about raising taxes to fund government programs: "I've never believed that you go raise taxes on those that are paying in, taking from them, so that you just hand out and give them to someone else."

    Wiley, who did not respond to the Examiner's inquiries yesterday, offered this warning to Democrats about talking to "someone [who] opposes racial justice" but could support Democratic policies: "Don't make the mistake of telling them they're in the problem. It's emotional connection, not rational connection that we need."

    To that end, Wiley proposed the use of "race explicit" anecdotes to illustrate problems like the economic crisis. "Explain how each racial group is affected (recognize the unique pain of each group), but start with people who are White," she wrote in her distributed remarks. "Then raise racial disparities." For example, she offered the line: "Homeownership is the American Dream. It hurts the same to lose your home if you're White, Asian, Latino or Black."

    Wiley urged Democrats to appeal to "white swing voters while building support among voters of color." She explained that Democratic outreach to white voters needs to communicate that "people of color are in pain and it's the same pain I, as a White person, would or do feel. It's [about] humanizing people of color."
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    May 12, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    Yup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...
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    May 12, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.
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    May 12, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.
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    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.
    And the repubs are using gays and religion for political gain..

    and your point is?

    No point.. as usual.
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    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.


    Yeah you try to convince yourself of that. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 12, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.


    Yeah you try to convince yourself of that. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Don't need to. It's a fact.

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    May 12, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.


    Yeah you try to convince yourself of that. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Don't need to. It's a fact.



    Um - sure if you say so. Which explains where you and the doomsdayalpaca get it from. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 12, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.


    Yeah you try to convince yourself of that. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Don't need to. It's a fact.



    Um - sure if you say so. Which explains where you and the doomsdayalpaca get it from. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Just to calibrate what you're dealing with, Christian tried a response to the points in my thread about Obama and Hollande. He made probably the best points he could have made given the truth is overwhelming and not in his favor. After I countered, he reverted back to calling me a racist because he had nothing else left. http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2350545
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    May 12, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYup. It's called a political campaign. Nothing untoward happening...


    It just reinforces the fact Democrats are race baiting and using minorities for political gain.


    No. It reinforces the fact that the Democrats are running against a Party with a racist ideology and they're figuring out how to talk about that to their base and people open to that message.


    Yeah you try to convince yourself of that. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Don't need to. It's a fact.



    Um - sure if you say so. Which explains where you and the doomsdayalpaca get it from. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Just to calibrate what you're dealing with, Christian tried a response to the points in my thread about Obama and Hollande. He made probably the best points he could have made given the truth is overwhelming and not in his favor. After I countered, he reverted back to calling me a racist because he had nothing else left. http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2350545


    Yeah - it's their overused and now weakest argument.