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#21 Matt Foley

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:17 PM

Not taking anything away from Mr. Keyes... it does sound like he really had struggle, deeply emotional and deeply painful, for sure.


Alan Keyes is "chocolate face" from Borat.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

Not taking anything away from Mr. Keyes... it does sound like he really had struggle, deeply emotional and deeply painful, for sure.


So he's an uppity Uncle Tom and not African American?

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:23 PM

So he's an uppity Uncle Tom and not African American?


Who said that? Not me.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:27 PM

Who said that? Not me.


well DO tell what you were implying with your sarcastic response after the part of Keys' biography.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

well DO tell what you were implying with your sarcastic response after the part of Keys' biography.


Any sarcasm in my post does not equate to Mr. Keyes being an "Uncle Tom," whatever that means. I was only pointing out that the history of his upbringing hardly points out one of struggle. Though far be it for me to say how his life growing up truly was.

I do, however, question the motivation behind this Republican African American would-be Senator questioning President Obama's validity at being a "true" African American

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Any sarcasm in my post does not equate to Mr. Keyes being an "Uncle Tom," whatever that means. I was only pointing out that the history of his upbringing hardly points out one of struggle. Though far be it for me to say how his life growing up truly was.

I do, however, question the motivation behind this Republican African American would-be Senator questioning President Obama's validity at being a "true" African American


That's fair enough I suppose.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

Of his early childhood, Obama has recalled, "That my father looked nothing like the people around me — that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk — barely registered in my mind." In his 1995 memoir, he described his struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage. He wrote that he used alcohol, marijuana and cocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of my mind." At the 2008 Civil Forum on the Presidency, Obama identified his high-school drug use as his "greatest moral failure."


Now that, to me, seems more indicative of a life that may have been one of struggle, deeply emotional and deeply painful.

But what do I know?

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

You know one is a Republican and one is a Democrat.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:57 PM

You know one is a Republican and one is a Democrat.


Exactly.

So, one is willing to admit his failures in the past and gain constituents, while the other will not (whether they're there or not, I have no idea) and gain constituents.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

Exactly.

So, one is willing to admit his failures in the past and gain constituents, while the other will not (whether they're there or not, I have no idea) and gain constituents.


run that by me again...