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Old 08-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter?

Apparently not...

Dems still want to reserve the right to call him a racist if need be...

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/paul-r...rlfriend-matter

She (the author of this piece) even invokes the specter of Strom Thurmond as an example...funny...no mention of Robert Byrd? Oh that's right, he was a Democrat...

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Research has shown that those who hold stereotypes about a particular group of people are unlikely to have those stereotypes altered merely by encountering someone who defies that stereotype. Instead, they are likely to view the individual defying said stereotype as an exception. In other words, it is possible to have a black friend, Asian friend, Hispanic friend or Muslim friend or wife and still exhibit prejudice toward that group. The friend or wife is simply viewed as the exception who is not like the others.
So there you have it...he STILL could be racist...

By the way, is there ANY evidence AT ALL that Paul Ryan could possibly be a racist? Why was this article even written? To tell us HE STILL COULD BE, even with the ex-black girlfriend...

Holy Mother of God is this insanity...

(PS. For another stellar example of journalism from the same author regarding Ryan, take a gander at the following: http://www.theroot.com/blogs/barack...ut-black-voters )

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Being called a racist nowadays is an honor.
It means you are on the right path.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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Was it before 1978?

Does Mitt know?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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Was it before 1978?

Does Mitt know?
Good to see you're still tilting at that windmill.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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Good to see you're still tilting at that windmill.


My pleasure. Everyone's got to have a hobby.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:41 AM   #6
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Next week find this black female blogger, blogGing about the white women BO dated.

Hold yer breath. You dead.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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I don't think Ryan is a racist.

But I also think you can be prejudiced against a group of people, and still date (or be friends with) a member of that group. I don't think the paragraph that was highlighted is incorrect at all.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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Was his black girlfriend even a story before this nobody made it one?

It was nice of her to cast him in such a positive, accepting, hip light for those of us that couldn't find a reason to bring race into the VP selection.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
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But I also think you can be prejudiced against a group of people, and still date (or be friends with) a member of that group.

(Somebody get a drum roll ready)

Define prejudiced against a group of people?

They recognize the differences in cultural upbringing, they hate them, what?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #10
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"Hands Up!"

Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter?

Who in all honesty on this board would want to be held accountable for who they went out with as "girl friends"(?) whatever color of the rainbow?

Let's see a show of hands.
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I don't think Ryan is a racist.

But I also think you can be prejudiced against a group of people, and still date (or be friends with) a member of that group. I don't think the paragraph that was highlighted is incorrect at all.
I don't think the paragraph is incorrect either. But that wasn't the reason I highlighted it. I highlighted it to show the depths some will go to in order to draw blood from a stone.

"Let's see, he had at least one black girlfriend, so people are going to see this as evidence of him not being a racist, so lemme see if I can somehow plant a seed of doubt to keep the dream alive..."
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Who in all honesty on this board would want to be held accountable for who they went out with as "girl friends"(?) whatever color of the rainbow?


Once, I thought I'd be held accountable...

But the rabbit died.
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Who hasn't dated a black girl?
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Who hasn't dated a black girl?


So, you're from Nigeria then?
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I wonder if similar research exists which shows you're not necessarily a racist even if you were once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, like now dead DEMOCRAT and (seemingly lifelong) Senator Robert Byrd, who, upon his death, was praised by other high ranking Democrats like Harry Reid, Joe Biden, Obama, Bill Clinton, etc. To be fair, lots of high ranking Republicans also had praise and kind words for the former klansman upon his death...I just wonder if Ms. Goff ever had anything to write about "The White Wonder" Robert Byrd and his amazing transformation.

I guess he would be kind of like the opposite of Paul Ryan in Goff's world. A guy you had to just KNOW was racist to the core in the beginning, but somehow was able to shake those long held and ingrained beliefs. Such as that is, it only demonstrates that there is hope for Paul Ryan after all, even if it's eventually proven he's a full-blown racist son-of-a-bitch.

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