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aricart
01-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Who's racist now?

jake
01-10-2008, 08:55 PM
unbelievable that he didn't get booed for that

anewvoice
01-10-2008, 08:56 PM
+1

Zulf
01-10-2008, 08:56 PM
That was very offensive. The man is showing his true colors. We can't have a xenophobe like that for Prez.

kushaze
01-10-2008, 08:57 PM
I hope the liberal media picked up on those racist comments.

hawkeyenick
01-10-2008, 09:03 PM
wow, everyone watching with me was like "uh, what?!"

JDouglasFisher
01-10-2008, 09:04 PM
As an American, I find that very disgusting...

MayTheRonBeWithYou
01-10-2008, 09:04 PM
That was the LAMEST line ever, and Ron handed him his ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yongrel
01-10-2008, 09:04 PM
that was the single worst thing I've ever heard a politician say. And that says something.

PaultheSaint
01-10-2008, 09:05 PM
Burkas are terrorist duh


beat drum, beat drum, beat drum.

btwilli1
01-10-2008, 09:06 PM
I don't get it. Could somebody please educate me? Wikipedia just says it some sort of dress.

slantedview
01-10-2008, 09:08 PM
hopefully the media will pick up on this. incredibly racist.

if anyone knows any media, feel free to point this comment out.

JenaS62
01-10-2008, 09:14 PM
I don't get it. Could somebody please educate me? Wikipedia just says it some sort of dress.



A burka is something some muslim women wear that covers their entire body and often their face as well. Women in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule - were forced to wear them.

Devil_rules_in_extremes
01-10-2008, 09:17 PM
Can't be racist against a religion.

He has a point too.

Yea it was.

It was stereotypical racism.

PaultheSaint
01-10-2008, 09:19 PM
We need one of those quick clips that have McCain saying this, the reverses, then plays, over and over..., then he says it again with some crazy war music in the background. Wish I had some talent to do these things lol

Independent Operator
01-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Who's racist now?

that was soooooooooooooooo racist!!!!!

Zulf
01-10-2008, 09:27 PM
Can't be racist against a religion.

He has a point too.

have you heard of Anti-Semitism

Racism in society today is alright if it's toward Arabs/Muslims.

Independent Operator
01-10-2008, 09:32 PM
I think you need a dictionary, unless you believe "Islamic" is a race now.

it doesn't matter what a dictionary says. it matters what was in his heart - what HE meant.

that was a racist comment because HE is the one who confuses islam, with arabs. it was meant to demean arabs.

HE IS A RACIST!!!

but then, i guess it all depends on what "is" is.

slantedview
01-10-2008, 09:33 PM
this comment NEEDS to be spread!!!!!

Menthol Patch
01-10-2008, 09:35 PM
That was a VERY racist remark!

slantedview
01-10-2008, 09:38 PM
can we get the exact text of what he said and make this viral? a youtube video perhaps?

we HAVE TO capitalize on this.

DrRP08
01-10-2008, 09:42 PM
unbelievable that he didn't get booed for that

He did, but it wasn't very overwhelming. Probably only the Ron Paul supporters booed him.

Energy
01-10-2008, 09:45 PM
'Dean-Scream' this racist, culturally insensitive comment.

RPSignbomb
01-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Think we need to be careful considering the "Ron Paul Newsletter"

dw1345
01-10-2008, 09:47 PM
McCain butchered himself with that comment. I hope the media picks up on it.

mconder
01-10-2008, 09:51 PM
If anything should be the death nail to McCain it's this blatently antagonistic attitude toward the Muslim world. This is just reckless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wxflyguy
01-10-2008, 09:52 PM
Wow...I'm glad I wasn't the only one who picked up on that one.

He certainly didn't get any applause from the South Carolina crowd though....I don't know if you noticed, but there was almost a slight hush/whispering in the crowd actually. I'm sure it won't go unnoticed - besides Faux News who didn't even ask him about that on the spin afterwards.

TattooTom
01-10-2008, 09:56 PM
As someone intelligently pointed out, Islam is not a race and al qaida and the taliban would absolutely prefer every woman, whether Islamic or not, to be cloaked in an oppressive burkha.

Another fact that some may not be aware of, is that men and women of Arabic countries do not make up the mass of Islam. Asian people make up the majority of those that follow the faith of Islam.

Be careful in trying some of these techniques. People of ALL races, including men and women from around the world (black, white, asian, european and other descents) practice the faith of Islam. Without knowledge, this can quickly backfire. Be informed and know what you are saying, so that it doesn't make us look bad.

adpierce
01-10-2008, 09:57 PM
McCain just lost every single Arab in Michigan haha.

As if he ever had them in the first place... what an idiot... he uses the same lines about a million times (ugggh!!!) and he wants to say in Iraq 100 years. Idiot... this ain't Europe we're talking about. You occupy a middle eastern nation that's seen as an affront to the Muslim people's beliefs.

ItsTime
01-10-2008, 09:59 PM
That was one of the most racist things I have heard in a long time

Zulf
01-10-2008, 10:01 PM
As someone intelligently pointed out, Islam is not a race and al qaida and the taliban would absolutely prefer every woman, whether Islamic or not, to be cloaked in an oppressive burkha.

Another fact that some may not be aware of, is that men and women of Arabic countries do not make up the mass of Islam. Asian people make up the majority of those that follow the faith of Islam.

Be careful in trying some of these techniques. People of ALL races, including men and women from around the world (black, white, asian, european and other descents) practice the faith of Islam. Without knowledge, this can quickly backfire. Be informed and know what you are saying, so that it doesn't make us look bad.
You have missed the point. Ron Paul was not talking about the Taliban specifically. He was talking about the MidEast. What McCain responded with was a bigoted, xenohphobic comment, implying that the entire MidEast is the Taliban and they all want women to wear burkhas. Moreover, the Taliban isn't even IN the Middle East. Afghanistan is not considered a part of the ME.

We are arguing over semantics. Racist, bigot, xenophobe, same thing. The point is what he said was totally uncallled for and should be dealt with just like when African-Americans or Jews are verbally abused.

wealeat
01-10-2008, 10:03 PM
We need a youtube of this immediately.

warmth of the sun
01-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Seriously McCain... and you wonder why they attack us.

scholarpreneur
01-10-2008, 10:05 PM
That and Thompson's "virgins in heaven" comment was totally ridiculous. Those men are bigots plain and simple.

cien750hp
01-10-2008, 10:06 PM
paul called him out directly on wanting us in iraq for 100 years too
"how can you possibly commit five more of our young generation to iraq?!"

mccain is just a power hungry war loving guy.

Zulf
01-10-2008, 10:07 PM
That and Thompson's "virgins in heaven" comment was totally ridiculous. Those men are bigots plain and simple.
And they are clueless. It's extremely dangerous to have men like them being involved in foreign policy.

Nailhead
01-10-2008, 10:08 PM
And I thought when he said "gook" in 2000 it was just a slip up due in part to the traumatic experience he went through in vietnam...but...i guess hes just plain racist

oh yeah and "PEEEEYAAAWWHHH!!!!" you know what i mean

MayTheRonBeWithYou
01-10-2008, 10:10 PM
His joke totally fell flat. Youtube will NOT be kind to him. Ron spanked his ass on this exchange!

DAFTEK
01-10-2008, 10:18 PM
The GERBIL SAID WHAT? We have the power of the net we need to destroy him with that remark!

chipvogel
01-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Its not the first racist thing McCain has said

http://www.digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_under_fire_for_racial_slur

hopeful
01-10-2008, 10:21 PM
McCain just lost every single Arab in Michigan haha.

I heard on the news today that Michigan has a high Arab population

slantedview
01-10-2008, 10:21 PM
anyone have a youtube of this yet? we need a youtube video specifically made to point out the racism inherant in the remark.

Swmorgan77
01-10-2008, 10:23 PM
unbelievable that he didn't get booed for that

The funny part is Dr. Paul was talking about trading with Isreal AND Arab nations as opposed to funding them all.

Swmorgan77
01-10-2008, 10:25 PM
anyone have a youtube of this yet? we need a youtube video specifically made to point out the racism inherant in the remark.

We should make a youtube video compiling all of the Arab stereotypes interwoven into the other candidates' answers.

Combine the McCain clip with Romney's "Sayed Q-Tip" remark from the other debate (ABC).

It is disgusting not only that these guys would say this, but they obviously understand it will score them points with their audience to use these sort of epiphets. Its a sad commentary.

noztnac
01-11-2008, 02:06 AM
He doesn't want to trade with them but wants troops there for 100 years. How in the hell is that not imperialism?

AlbemarleNC0003
01-11-2008, 02:09 AM
We should make a youtube video compiling all of the Arab stereotypes interwoven into the other candidates' answers.

Combine the McCain clip with Romney's "Sayed Q-Tip" remark from the other debate (ABC).

It is disgusting not only that these guys would say this, but they obviously understand it will score them points with their audience to use these sort of epiphets. Its a sad commentary.

I want the Huckabee response about the gates of hell and sand in their faces.

Georgia Agrarian
01-11-2008, 02:18 AM
it doesn't matter what a dictionary says. it matters what was in his heart - what HE meant.

that was a racist comment because HE is the one who confuses islam, with arabs. it was meant to demean arabs.

HE IS A RACIST!!!

but then, i guess it all depends on what "is" is.

Well, he sure does love those illigal aliens from Mexico. By the way, are Arabs a race of peoples? I know their skin colors seem to span the spectrum. My wife is an Arab (Lebanese) and any time she has to signify her race she marks the "white" box.

Frankly, I think you are too PC for your own good. Ya know, the term "racist" was dreamed up by the neo con god, Leon Trotsky, about 110 years ago as a propaganda tool to advance communism. Think about that.

thisisgiparti
01-11-2008, 02:19 AM
unbelievable that he didn't get booed for that

people were stunned into silence. you could feel the collective guilt.

thisisgiparti
01-11-2008, 02:21 AM
sorry. happy fingers tonight. :)

davidhperry
01-11-2008, 02:23 AM
Who's racist now?

It's certainly not going to help him in Michigan - heavy Muslim population there.

krott5333
01-11-2008, 02:24 AM
I love how he says they'll only trade burkas, but somehow theyre advanced enough to "come fight on our soil if we dont fight on theirs"

RonPaulCult
01-11-2008, 02:26 AM
that was the most disgusting thing I've ever heard in a debate. I wish Paul had called him a racist right then and there but the response was still pretty good

AceNZ
01-11-2008, 02:27 AM
can we get the exact text of what he said and make this viral?

"I'm not interested in trading with al Qaeda, all they want to trade is burkas. I don't want to travel with them, they like one-way tickets." -- McCain