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The chasm of liberalism

May 12, 2013

What does it say about the state of race relations in a supposedly post-racial America when the visit of a white conservative U.S....

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eriklatranyi

May-12-13 7:02 AM

If Mr. Reeder had a newspaper column, it would mirror the hatred and racism of Leonard Pitts, Jr.

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CMReeder

May-12-13 7:07 AM

You would not read it Erik and then make up crap about it just like this letter writer did.

I suggest that you do read Pitts column to the Christian Science Monitor interview with Rand Paul on how his visit to Howard went in Paul's view.

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spike2

May-12-13 7:22 AM

Forget Rand Paul. Not viable. Not electable. Howard is not the only university that rejects the dialogue of Paul. Indoctrination, no. Afraid younger people don't share in your repressive belief system, yes.

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msgjsheets

May-12-13 7:42 AM

Liberals don't like to listen to conservative policy because they know deep down that liberalism doesn't work. They continue to believe them because it makes them "feel" good!!

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USABorn

May-12-13 7:43 AM

Leonard Pitts,Jr., is just another mentally impaired liberal! Remember the old TV ads for not wasting minds? Just think of the millions of minds being wasted on liberal claptrap!

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 8:08 AM

I think it's highly likely that Lincoln would be turning over in his grave if he were to witness the fractious party that is modern conservatism. The party's modern standard bearer, Ronald Reagan, could not have secured the parties nomination given the current membership.

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gavinf56

May-12-13 8:15 AM

Nor would JFK be able to secure the nomination of the Democrat Party in today's world.

Just sayin'.

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GoBB62

May-12-13 8:17 AM

"Forget Rand Paul. Not viable. Not electable."

Funny, he was elected by a margin of 56% to 44%. Which is a larger margin than Obama won re-election by.

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JohnZook

May-12-13 8:42 AM

This letter rocks of truth. A little research and this writer demolishes the liberal plantation. But unfortunately, the liberals have been brainwashing minorities since '65.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-12-13 8:47 AM

LBJ criticizes Rand Paul for going to Howard University and he would have criticized Rand Paul if he turned the offer down.

Of course, in the end, he is just a writer and entertainer; he writes to appease his market, and generate an income.

Maybe he could learn to Love God and Love People (LGLP).

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 8:53 AM

Hmm.. interesting contention, Gavin.. I know why Reagan would have fallen short, it's the whole grover norquist thing, but please explain about JFK..

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gavinf56

May-12-13 9:26 AM

Well first I do not buy the whole Grover Norquist contention, Reagan would have been just as popular with republicans today as he was 30 years ago with his smaller Government message. Reagan possessed leadership skills (wiki - “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task"), something severely lacking with today's POTUS.

When we look back and say this politician or that politician wouldn't be electable by the party they represented, we also need to consider that many of their opinions were a product of their times.

Having said that, JFK's views are more closely aligned with an Evan Bayh, Jim Webb, or Harold Ford than they are to the Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, or Elizabeth Warren. JFK would be a moderate Democrat, and a moderate Democrat could never win the primary in today's Democrat Party.

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 9:45 AM

Well, Gavin, like many things republican, their rhetoric typically doesn't match the reality.. just a few examples, the idea that republicans are fiscally responsible was likely forever destroyed by gw.. and, before you say it, also by the current inhabitants of Congress. When tea party republicans platform on this notion, then quietly lobby and earmark funds for rural, underserved airports in their districts, then credibility is lost, largely because they attempt to do so in secret. Same for various conservative tax policies.. but, nonetheless, thanks for the reply.. hope you and yours enjoy mothers day, I'm about to make my better half an omelette with spinach, mushrooms and feta..

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Premier

May-12-13 9:58 AM

To throw bombs at a party you don't agree with and then align them with your parties core beliefs because of political views is irrational and unethical not to mention down right silly.

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eriklatranyi

May-12-13 10:04 AM

Leonard Pitts, Jr is welcomed by liberals, providing he remains on the liberal plantation.

If he deviates, like Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, or Ben Carson, then they must be destroyed or that 100% voting margin in certain districts is jeopardized.

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JerryfromRI

May-12-13 10:42 AM

"Forget Rand Paul. Not viable. Not electable."

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I disagree.

2016 will be the year of the Libertarian.

If the ticket is Christie/Paul it's a GOP slam dunk.

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 11:24 AM

I'd be curious to know what percentage mitt the twit won in various Salt Lake City suburbs.. I'd imagine it's quite high.. but I suppose, 'that's different'..

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Ritty77

May-12-13 11:40 AM

"mitt the twit"

I'll bet Mitt Romney wouldn't have denied help to our ambassador and his staff when they were under attack. I'll bet Mitt Romney wouldn't have removed the truth from CIA reports and replaced them with lies.

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gavinf56

May-12-13 11:44 AM

"I'd be curious to know what percentage mitt the twit won in various Salt Lake City suburbs.. I'd imagine it's quite high" - Bufftrev1

Probably by the same amount that President Obama won large metropolitan inner city areas.

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 12:06 PM

Yep, that's likely so, gavin.. as you probably know, my comment was in response to Erik the twits 1004 post..

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Bufftrev1

May-12-13 12:13 PM

Hi ritty... I guess we'll never know, will we? Thank god..

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gavinf56

May-12-13 12:13 PM

Gotcha.

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Ritty77

May-12-13 12:34 PM

Mitt could run again. We honestly need someone in there who's good with finance and economics. Plus, he's only a year older than HRC, and he's four years younger than Joe Biden (who would be a good and formidable Presidential candidate, in my opinion).

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JerryfromRI

May-12-13 12:54 PM

There is a zero percentage chance either Biden or Romney get their party's nomination.

Zero, with a capital "Z".

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rmiller

May-12-13 1:00 PM

Liberals double standard.

Well written letter.

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