Vile NY Times op-ed tries to link white supremacists to veterans

How low will liberal progressives go to attack our nation’s veterans? It seems to be a bottomless pit.

In a vile and despicable opinion piece in the New York Times (of course), writer Kathleen Belew attempts to link white supremacists and their hate groups to veterans.

Ms. Belew asserts, “When Frazier Glenn Miller shot and killed three people in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday, he did so as a soldier of the white power movement: a groundswell that united Klansmen, neo-Nazis and other fringe elements after the Vietnam War, crested with the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, and remains a diminished but potent threat today.”

If Ms. Belew, as part of the progressive agenda, wants to link veterans returning home from combat to fringe hate groups, to what does she link the New Black Panthers?

In a blatant attack specifically against our Vietnam-era veterans (of which my older brother is one), Belew states, “The number of Vietnam veterans in that [white power] movement was small — a tiny proportion of those who served — but Vietnam veterans forged the first links between Klansmen and Nazis since World War II. They were central in leading Klan and neo-Nazi groups past the anti-civil rights backlash of the 1960s and toward paramilitary violence.

Yes, a tiny proportion, but why should that stop Belew from making a connection?

She then tries to connect Miller’s service and his actions, saying “before his 1979 discharge for distributing racist literature, Mr. Miller served for 20 years in the Army, including two tours in Vietnam and service as a Green Beret.”

And of course Belew draws attention to former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s 2009 report detailing the threat of domestic terrorism by the white power movement. This short document outlined no specific threats, but rather a set of historical factors that had predicted white-supremacist activity in the past. The report singled out one factor that has fueled every surge in Ku Klux Klan membership in American history, from the 1860s to the present: war.

The return of veterans from combat appears to correlate more closely with Klan membership than any other historical factor. “Military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists carrying out violent attacks,” the report warned. And naturally, Belew invoked the liberal progressive Left’s favorite “domestic terrorist” whipping boy, Timothy McVeigh, as anecdotal evidence.

Of course, Belew fails to mention (does she even know?) the KKK, white supremacy, Jim Crow laws, and segregationist policies are all associated with the Democrat party.

However, it is her closing paragraph which is most disturbing, “That Mr. Miller was able to carry out an act of domestic terror at two locations despite his history of violent behavior should alarm anyone concerned about public safety. Would he have received greater scrutiny had he been a Muslim, a foreigner, not white, not a veteran? The answer is clear, and alarming.”

Belew is a sick, delusional leftist who, along with those on the Left, has been waiting for some demented, white American male military veteran to shoot someone. I’m amazed she didn’t write the same piece after Jared Loughner shot former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords — oh yeah, he didn’t perfectly fit their agenda profile.

Hate to tell Ms. Belew but New York City’s beloved socialist Mayor de Blasio has canceled the program allowing scrutiny of Muslims. And Nidal Hasan was a jihadist who had all the warning signs but because he was a Muslim those signs were dismissed — and his terrorist attack is still classified as “workplace violence” by the Obama administration.

Belew and her liberal Left elitist ilk got the gift they’d been waiting for, and now they want to disparage the honor of American combat veterans. I find her op-ed offensive, politically-driven, and disrespectful to the legacy of service, sacrifice, and commitment of those brave men and women who have provided and protected her right to free speech in order for her to expose her ignorance.

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Rafael X
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So in the same article Col. West defends military veterans because a tiny portions end-up white supremacist. And then condemn the city of New-York for not investigating all Muslims as potential terrorists. I guess stereotypes matter only when the grievance group being stereotyped is the one you are part of.

Phil Millard
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Had you read and comprehended the article, Col West said that Nidal Hasan had “all the warning signs” of being a terrorist, NOT that all Muslims are terrorists. But then reading comprehension doesn’t fit the liberal agenda, does it?

Rafael X
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“Hate to tell Ms. Belew but New York City’s beloved socialist Mayor de Blasio has canceled the program allowing scrutiny of Muslims.” Why would Muslim need to be scrutinized and not veterans? To me it means it’s ok to profile Muslims but not veterans.

Paul Deckelman
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Sorry to upset your moral equivalence equilibrium, but U.S. veterans did NOT fly jetliners loaded with innocent people into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and possibly (until thwarted by a passenger uprising) into the White House or the Capitol building. They did NOT bomb the World Trade Center in 1993, did not attempt to bring down jetliners using bombs hidden in their shoes or their underwear, did not leave a sizzling carload of explosives in Times Square, ready to go off until a nearby vendor discovered it and sounded the alarm, did not bomb the Boston Marathon, did not… Read more »
Big_Jake
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One would think you’d love being ‘profiled’, seeing as how you never let up on painting yourself as a hapless victim.

Rafael X
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One would think you would shut-up without anything to say.

The_Patriot
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One would think you never had an education with the way you comprehend what you read

Big_Jake
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That was absolutely brilliant.

coltom
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You missed the point Rafael but nice try anyway

Rafael X
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The point seem very clear. It’s vile and despicable to profile veterans but totally ok to profile Muslims.

The_Patriot
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veterans don’t run around bombing marathons, veterans do not go around [email protected] little 9 year old girls.
Veterans do not screw goats. Veterans don’t threaten lives because they do not worship the same Pedophile

HighInformationVoter
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Yup. Profiling=statistical analysis. This b:tch is grasping at straws.

Rafael X
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LOL statiscal analysis where did you see any statistics in that piece?

Rena
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Thats the point Raf, there is no statistical evidence that proves White veterans become White Supremacists. The point is the author of the NY Times piece is taking a small teeny tiny portion of the Vietnam Vets and trying to make some kind of claim that this is what we are producing in our military amongst the white population. The point is, if you really pay attention Raf.. is that White Veterans are no more apt to becoming White Supremacist than a Black joining the NBPP or a Hispanic joining the M13… get it now? The article written by this… Read more »
Rafael X
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I read the NYT piece and the author goes to great length to say it’s a tiny minority and make sure not to implicate other soldiers. Actually the story seemed to be only about the guy who did the shooting and detailed HIS 30 year involvement with white supremacists.

The_Patriot
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WELL said Rena

HighInformationVoter
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Dear Lord, you are too dumb for words.

Rafael X
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Was that a statistic?

The_Patriot
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It is known that you cannot argue logically with illogical people

Immyowngrandpa
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We can always rely on some libtard half-wit reading a post and interjecting their own delusional spin on the subject! Case in point, Rafael X!!

Rafael X
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And we can always rely on some inbred conservative moron reading a post to reply with insults rather then arguments. Case in point: he’s is own granpa.

Mark Talmont
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In fact most conservatives know who both their own parents are. Meanwhile South Central LA is a dangerous place to be on Father’s Day. Too confusing.

Rafael X
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I would ask you what your point was if I cared.

HighInformationVoter
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*than. You should have paid attention in your govt school. I am also amused how you fail to see the irony of trying to insult someone in a post condemning… Wait for it… Insulting people! You libs and your logic- you so crazy!

Rafael X
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I’m surpised you see the Irony.

Mark D. Sawyer
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Belew is simply another mindless minion of the Cult of the Progressive Liberal Democrat. They will say or write anything, regardless of fact or logic, to advance their agenda. Their only moral compass is based in self preservation and self enrichment. Their ultimate objective is to have the entire population slaves to the government just as the Cult of Islam wants to enslave the world to the dogma of the psychopath mohammed.

HighInformationVoter
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THAT explains why military personnel can’t stand Obama. This whole time I thought it was because he was a horribly inept CIC. Hmmm…

Jim Weezer Kelley
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And I bet you that The murderer Bill Ares is you idol! To say this about the military is disgusting!

Babylonandon
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Freakin’ amazing. The witch demagogue’s WHITE vets for being in the klan and white power groups. Bad enough she hates vets, but, notice its only the white ones. Not second does she spend with the slightest commentary of hint about percentages of vets involved with hate groups verses the population as a whole. AND OF COURSE not a second does she mention how many vets have been involved with ISLAMIC HATE – the DC sniper, anyone? Vets in Al Qaeda or fighting for other Islamist terror groups in Africa? Not a mention how many vets are now working for Mexican… Read more »
Mark Talmont
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Someone named Mohammed Pedro Whittaker was just arrested in the freeway sniper case that has been going on around Kansas City for the last several weeks. The national news break radio report from ABC that I get in my area mentioned it once. The AP national and AP breaking news pages have already removed the item, though there is a story on the LA Times site with a mugshot included. No other site has a picture though. Guess Mohammed’s ethnicity.

Babylonandon
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dave pitts
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Actually I think you are confusing ethnicity with race. Here is the definition of ethnicity – sharing cultural characteristics: sharing distinctive cultural traits as a group in society. With a name like Mohammed it is doubtful he was raised in a culture that was anything but Muslim.

Babylonandon
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Not necessarily true or even important to the issue.

Mohommed.
Pedro.
Whittaker.

Could he be a Muslim on Jihad? Sure.
Might just be a wannabe drug runner trying to earn his way in.
Could also just be a nutcase.

I wouldn’t assume until we know more.

dave pitts
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Naming your child Mohammed, or changing your name to Mohammed, like Cassius Clay, is almost exclusively found in the Muslim religion. But I suppose you are right, there is a 0.000000000001% chance he could be something else.

Babylonandon
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When it comes out that he was an Islamist I want it to be STONE COLD BUSTED. No way anyone can say people saying its because we are racists we think this.

The only way we are going to win the war with Islam is for non-Muslims to get angry enough to realize that we have to restart the bloody Crusades with the goal of smashing them so badly that Islam will undergo the same sort of societal reevaluation that Japan and Germany did after WWII.

dave pitts
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You may be on to something, but unfortunately I do not think people will reach that level of realization until a western country gets nuked.

Babylonandon
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Yeah … it took Pearl Harbor in 1941. The only reason 911 didn’t result in this sort of response was thanks to that SOB Bush – who pretty much got on his knees and collectively fellated the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi’s.

Rena
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I went to the NY Times article and read some of the comments from the readers, it seems that the damage is already done because once it’s said or written it is forever on the minds of the weak who can’t think for themselves. There is no telling them to look further into it as they take anything the lib has as gospel. It disgusts me that they go so low as to pin anyone who is white as racist and now our vets who put their lives on the line to protect this country and our rights…

bikerdogred1
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NYT commie scum, just doing there thing,nothing more.

Mark Talmont
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Where is this white supremacist “movement”? The doddering old fool who did the shooting last week had no followers, having run for state office in Missouri receiving 7 votes. And did the “news” media tell you that the way he got out of serving a much longer jail sentence was by informing on and testifying against others? More great judgment from our Department of Justice. The premise that there was some “cresting wave” of white power that culminated with the OKC bombing is a figment of the imagination of fanatical Marxists. The only thing that crested was the frenzied media… Read more »
davewoo
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Wow, a 32 year old who has never done a thing for her Country but whine. While the veterans have proudly served their Country and gave her the freedom to be an ass.

dave pitts
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This is funny. The administration is supporting Nazis in the Ukraine and somehow they keep labeling conservatives as Nazis. Look in the mirror Liberals.

The_Patriot
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and the Nazis in Palestine

dave pitts
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Who are ??? I was being literal with my comment. Not sure if you are, or if you are implying Jews are similar to Nazis

The_Patriot
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If you watch videos of Palestinians, They literally Goose step and point with hands and arms exactly like Hitler’s Soldiers.

dave pitts
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Gotcha! Yeah, I have seen that in a few of the Middle Eastern militaries.

The_Patriot
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“Never let a good a good crisis go to waste” Emmanuel
So here we are at the tail end of a new crisis and the liberal media propaganda machine is at work. Blowing imaginary links out of proportion. Ignoring truths to make their narratives and agendas work for them.
It doesn’t matter that this guy went off the reservation and wasn’t taking his meds for months, they ignore the facts that the past mass murderers were Liberals not conservatives.
Just more of the same whitewashing of truths. If you could punish people for lying the MSM would be in prison

Reba
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Hello my Friend.

The_Patriot
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there you are, how are you?

Reba
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Hanging in. How are you doing?
Hell, I thought the KKK was history, because you never hear anything about them anymore.

The_Patriot
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They are still around , but keep a low profile

NuthaDog
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Must be because they aren’t as stupid or shameless as the left?

Reba
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It must be a real low profile for me to think that. My understanding is that he was a member, but had no contact for many years.

The_Patriot
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don’t know. Your friend and mine/sarc PP is at it again, so we had our confrontation again at:
New study says pot affects brains. Guess that explains Obama’s performance.

Reba
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I’ll go out and look, because I haven’t been on that one. Maybe a little, I think he knows exactly what he is doing.

The_Patriot
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well it got a bit nasty, with her smart ass comments and my not putting up with her crap

Reba
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I missed that one! I only disagreed with one statement you made. Darn, where is she tonight?

The_Patriot
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what do you mean you disagreed with me How dare you! lmao

The_Patriot
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she posted this as if it really bothered me lmao

Good bye loser. I’m going home early . Unlike you i have a job, not like you who ask mommy for money. I ‘ going out with friends. Oh I’ my sorry I know the only friends you have are stuffed and live on your twin bed. I hate to tell you, but their smiles are phony.

Reba
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Ha ha! Only on the statement, lower minimum wage. I saw that and was going to make a comment back to her. You should know by now, how she tries to get your goat when she responds back.

The_Patriot
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yes, but I never take the bait

Reba
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You do, when you get pissed off. 🙂

The_Patriot
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It is her stupidity that tweaks me, she lies about everything that has to do with her and I call her on it knowing she lies

Reba
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Ah, but we don’t know that she is lying. Sometimes I think she is just being a smartass to get you riled up. Kind of like Rafael.

The_Patriot
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Reba
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That’s a list of articles.

The_Patriot
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I have caught her in conflicting facts, she claims she was in the army later on she claims she was in the navy,
A friend of mine’s son joined the army got hurt and the gave him a discharge. You have to be fairly literate to be admitted. You have to pass tests.
With the way she writes there is no way that she could pass any of the tests to get in.
She butchers the english language something terrible. So she either didn’t make it past 7th grade or she is a foreigner.

NuthaDog
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The ASVAB required a score of 25 when I joined the Navy in 1990 to get into the Army. The army’s requirements were the easiest to meet. You have to be almost completely illiterate, I think, to not score at least a 25. I could have scored that high, I am reasonably certain, in the 5th grade, maybe earlier.

The_Patriot
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NuthaDog thank you for your service, If you would read PP’s posts you will see, she is very illiterate.

Reba
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Well, when you were working with her, she did a lot better? I think, she just takes short cuts when she is typing; like when people text. I have seen several people post that way.

The_Patriot
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she uses words that do not exist

The_Patriot
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she is here btw

Reba
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LOL! Now I’m going out to read your post. 🙂

Recon5
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And when a Muslim attacked and slaughtered service members under his care at Ft. Hood, it was linked to “workplace violence” instead of terrorism or “extremism” by the spineless liar currently occupying the Oval Office. These are terms he seems to most often use in connection with Republicans. Apparently this is a key tactic in the War on Contingencies, or whatever the hell he’s calling it.
I’m sure Ms. Bigelow was 100% on board with that.

Rafael X
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What was said the second time there was a shooting at Fort-Hood?

aemoreira81
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That actually was workplace violence by a disgruntled Specialist.

Timothy-Allen Albertson
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Timothy-Allen Albertson

it wasnt a raghead yelling allah akhbar

The_Patriot
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don’t forget the Boston marathon bombings the Tsarnevs where coached by the mosque near Boston

Reba
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I’m curious Rafael, as to why you have a problem with Muslims being scrutinized. Have you forgotten what has happened here in the United States? A few of the crimes committed by Muslims, 9/11, Fort Hood, Terrorists being arrested, some of the Mosques supporting Terrorist and Muslims killing their own wives and children here in the United States? If there is an Active Duty Military or Vet that has done something or is involved in something he should not be, then he is no different than a Muslim or Civilian that has done wrong and should be watched. Why is… Read more »
Rafael X
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I am grateful for every man, woman, LGBT and even every dog that are put to the service of our Great Nation. My point was exactly that everyone that is a potential terrorist deserves the same kind of scrutiny.

Rafael X
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Nice deflection, the only thing that was said after the second Fort-Hood shooting is the soldiers should have been armed.

SouthTexasFrac
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Reba, let’s not leave out the Kansas City Highway Shooter that was arrested today. Yup, another Muslim.

Rena
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Because liberals cant comprehend who is keeping them safe. He believes it’s our politicians who keep us safe by catering to the Muslims. Rafael seems to forget that the reason many people speculated it was another Muslim attack is because of the first one. But God forbid after all that we have already been through at the hands of the “Religion of Peace” not be suspected… Raf can only see that White Christian Conservatives are evil…

Rafael X
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I don’t think White Christian Conservatives are evil or are racist never said anything like that. Actually people like you and The Patriot are very thoughtful and smart people. The only thing I’m saying is terrorism is terrorism. Whether it was done by Muslim or Christian fanatics it still ends in mass-murder.

Rena
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So whats the problem then? You always come back with Muslim this and that, but the point of this discussion is that this author of this NY Times article is insinuating that our white military vets are linked to white supremacy groups which is very far from the truth. What is happening with this article is in its title, it lays the ground she is trying to make a link here, although the readers may have read that the statistics show that its only a very very small group that has done this, the seed has already been planted that… Read more »
Rafael X
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I personally choose not to put much stock in any comment thread I wasn’t part of. That’s just me. That being said, my big problem is that Col. West does in this piece the same thing he describes as “vile and despicable” from the NYT articles. He condemns veterans being profiled and stereotyped and then proceed to do exactly that to Muslims. I don’t think we are being taken over by Sharia law because that’s exactly they type of thing the 1st amendement was designed to protect us from.

Rena
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Since when does Obama adhere to the Constitution? He has been going against it at every whim, so its not hard to imagine that Sharia law would be put in place is he continues to be in office or his ilk… It’s already allowed in many western countries, so not long before it will be allowed here as well…

usmadgirl
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Excellent comment Rena!!!

Carol Davenport
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She’s to immature to remember that Vietnam’s army was conscripted. Even then, the majority were men of honor.

marylou
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No one ever said she had a brain or….ever used it.. for anything but disgusting liberal propaganda! She’s a cipher an a tool spewing the line!

JW
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1969 all over as per Kerry and Fonda

SouthTexasFrac
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Good point JW. I was thinking that is just about the year (in race relations) that this country has been pushed back to under the OblamerHolder administration.

JW
Guest

Sad but true. Politics of divide and conquer.

Toodumtu
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Kathleen Belew=Super Jackass!!

Michael Gnoth
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Where does the Nation of Islam and Farrakhan fit in all this?

jimmyv65
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That mus be Reid the 3rd one in

Timothy-Allen Albertson
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Timothy-Allen Albertson

Colonel, has she fitted you for your Kluxer robes yet?

SFTOBEY
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Why not send this [email protected]#*! in to fight? Yeah. Afghanistan sounds like just the right place for this libtard. BTW, is it any wonder that the New York Slimes is losing readership hand over fist? I’m surprised they are still in operation.

palehorse58
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When is Allen West going to run for office again. God we need more people like him.

Philanthropussy
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He’s going to have to go in front of the NAACP. Romney had the gusts to speak in front of them. He was booed, but continued. Rand Paul spoke before young progressive liberals at Berkeley. Please HBO- match up West vs. Sharpton. 2 enter, 1 comes out!!!!!

grainbirds
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What an interesting match-up. A self-serving man vs a man who serves others.

Philanthropussy
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Grudge match !!!!!

FRENCHIE1369
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WHY DOES THE LEFT HATE US VETERANS SO MUCH ? WHAT DID WE EVER DO TO THEM ? WELL, EXCEPT FOR PROTECT & DEFEND THEIR RIGHT TO SPEW SUCH HATEFUL RHETORIC AGAINST US, THAT IS. BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY ???

Philanthropussy
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You know there are a plenty of liberal servicemembers buried in military cemeteries who gave up their lives to allow YOU to spew hateful speech . You may want to ask their families why the hatful left would want to go that ?

oldgoatee
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Made them look like the lazy cowards they are?

FRENCHIE1369
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MAYBE…..MY DAD ALWAYS SAID – “SON, IT’S NOT THE TRUTH THAT HURTS, IT’S HOW YOU PUT IT”. STILL DON’T KNOW IF THAT WAS ADVISE OR INSTRUCTION, BUT ANYHOW…………….

oldgoatee
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I don’t care if I offend any leftists. I do know that soldiers and vets do bring up the manhood (personhood?) deficiency in the courage-challenged.

Kurt Blankenship
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the bastard says ‘Klans have patrolled voting booths’…yet, I find very little while researching the net. And the couple that I did find, the individuals were arrested & tried. Unlike the New Black Panther members…

And while I mention the New Black Panthers, i noticed that there was nothing mentioned about them or la Raza – Pot, meet Kettle.

Philanthropussy
Guest

You know there is no evidence of the black panthers anywhere near a voting booth. Where’s the calls from officials at polling stations to cops about intimation or unlawful loitering ? Surveillance tapes. No TV crews interviews of witnesses. No cel photo pics. If the cops were called, they would have followed the panthers around and stopped them to ask ” if they were lost” . NOTHING
Another example of right wing media scare tactics .

Kurt Blankenship
Guest

yes, there is…I could post you a couple videos – but, it occurred to me, after a quick review of your profile, is that you’re a troll.

You’re engulfed on liberal rhetoric and ideologies and will completely ignore any facts.

Philanthropussy
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No by all means, send them to me. If I’m wrong I will be the first to apologize . If not, just another right wing smoke screen

Kurt Blankenship
Guest

In Philly in 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU

this is a follow up to that
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX4dcvIYk9A

In Philly in 2012 – this is just a report…no pics confirming it.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/6/problems-black-panthers-surface-pa-polling-places/?page=all

Also, Pennsylvania is a state that does not release 911 calls – as are a few others.

The individuals in the 2008 were detained by police & charges were levied against the NBP, but were dropped by the DOJ. It was surmised that the current Administration & DOJ don’t want to prosecute minorities (hearsay? possibly – but, it would account why the DOJ has not prosecuted any cases involving minorities only.[I don’t have all facts & figures on this]).

nam_vet6869
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NBP were arrested and found guilty, Holder and Obama took over the case and applied the harshest penalty they could live with. NBP was not allowed to intimidate voters again until the next presidential election.

Kurt Blankenship
Guest

actually, nothing was done to NBP members – all charges levied on them were dismissed by Eric Holder & the DOJ.

aemoreira81
Guest

Within NYC, the Daily News (I didn’t buy the Post because it’s overpriced and priced above the Daily News, and the Post charges for access to its online app, while the Daily News does not) blasted the Times’ editorial on its own editorial page. That piece was bad, and the author of the editorial should feel bad.

Philanthropussy
Guest
West, since you expertly tied in the evil racist southern demos to this story, I have some questions I’m hoping you’d answer. First, why didn’t any republican president do anything about the Jim Crow laws in the South? There were at least 11 between the end of the civil war and 1960’s. All republican presidents let the south continue restricting blacks. When Kennedy wanted to integrate AL schools and the gov refused, Kennedy sent in the national guard. Why couldn’t a republican president force the South to change? Secondly, why didn’t the blacks leave the south when they saw their… Read more »
Bob Compton
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President Eisenhower sent the troops in to integrate Mississippi, and threatened to do so in Alabama. Research the New York City lynchings if you want to see hate for Blacks gone wild. It was said that in certain neighborhoods, there were Blacks hanging at every corner. The pictures are horrific. Having grown up in small towns in Georgia until the early 60’s, then moving to Chicago during the race riots in the West and the North, and the sit-ins in the South. I had a bit of first-hand perspective. One, there were race riots only in the West and North,… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Yes, unfortunately I know that too , but the people on this site and other conservatives don’t. Thanks for bringing that up.

grainbirds
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Your research is non-existent. But your hate is evident. Really great post.

Philanthropussy
Guest

You know, it would be more productive if you gave me examples of what you found questionable .

grainbirds
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Fine. Your lack of balanced research is evident in your claims that only Democrats JFK and LBJ acted to oppose segregation and other racist policies, along with your highly dishonest implication that pre civil rights era Republicans promoted Jim Crow laws and similar actions when in fact it was pre CRA Democrats. Which has nothing to do with today’s Democrats. Your manner of doing this and the fact that you do it in the first place shows your hatred for those with whom you disagree politically. That’s as much time as I’m going to spend on this, feel free to… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I thought I had some valid points which you never came close to answering.

thinkingabovemypaygrade
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thinkingabovemypaygrade

My comment to “Philanthro…” is slightly off topic. How about a better comment name??? One that isn’t vulgur???

Philanthropussy
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My name comes from an old joke I heard about crazy rich people who leave money to their pets in their wills. What do you call a cat that doesn’t charity work? A PHILANTHROPUSSY !!!! The vulgarity is in your head.

RIDGERUNNER29
Guest

Personally,I thought Pussy Galore was a great moniker in the Bond film.

Philanthropussy
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I would appreciate if you not mention her name again. She stole my boyfriend Dick Johnson.

tnetcenter
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“Valid” points need to be backed up with facts not your desire to distort history.

Philanthropussy
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I back it up with common sense . Ending slavery was one of the reason for the civil war . Looks like the republicans had no endgame for people who’s only skill was picking cotton and no experience in real life . Did you know that? When blacks saw things were n’t safe (lynching) and the rights were gone ( unfair voting restrictions),why not leave.? Immigrants to America from the sane situation in Europe, Amer people living in the mid West left during the dust Bowl, gold rush, but blacks stayed?

aemoreira81
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Three words: Little Rock 9! Need I say more?

RIDGERUNNER29
Guest

what league do they play in?AA or AAA

nam_vet6869
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Ever hear of Dwight Eisenhower? Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas? You as all leftest like to try to pain the Republican Party as the racist in history, but you only succeed in showing your own ignorance. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. 1954 President Eisenhower was a Republican President 1953-1961. The Civil Rights Act of 1957, Pub.L. 85–315, 71 Stat. 634, enacted September 9, 1957 Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an ardent segregationist, sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep the bill from becoming law. His one-man filibuster lasted 24… Read more »
RIDGERUNNER29
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Guess the lefties forget Lincoln was a Republican and the Southern Democrats,after the Civil War,led by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest,founded the Klu Klux Klan.

aemoreira81
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Not agreeing with @philanthropussy:disqus – but some things could really have been fixed just by enforcing the law. Not everything, but some things.

Philanthropussy
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All that was was outing out fires. Still Jm Crow laws, still no segregation in schools, still violence and lynchings, separate but equal, second class citizen status, even after 2 world wars. Why did it take JFK and LBJ to start the civil rights bill ?

Annie Oakley
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Perhaps you could explain why Democrats, even in the North, were so virulently opposed to desegregation of public schools? Massive rioting took place in Boston and lasted for weeks! The city of Chicago was the last large city in the nation to desegregate their schools! Chicago avoided it for decades by laying low, hoping the rest of the nation wouldn’t notice that their schools were still every bit as segregated as any school in the South ever was. Whenever the rest of the country would start to question the state of Chicago’s schools, the DEMOCRATS running that city (with an… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I see you are putting your employment to good use. That’s an awfully long and well researched piece of dribble, I could see how a job might get in the way. I really don’t know where to start…You are right about the democratic party. I can not deny it. But the reps started losing the blacks around 1929, during the depression. Pres Roosevelt (D) started the New Deal to get the US working. Most of the projects were building roads and highways and it got poor blacks working. SHIFT. Pres Truman (D) signed an executive order desegregation the military. SHIFT… Read more »
nam_vet6869
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Read my post, research history and stop spouting liberal BS. Ever hear of Dwight Eisenhower? Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas? You as all leftest like to try to pain the Republican Party as the racist in history, but you only succeed in showing your own ignorance. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. 1954 President Eisenhower was a Republican President 1953-1961. The Civil Rights Act of 1957, Pub.L. 85–315, 71 Stat. 634, enacted September 9, 1957 Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an ardent segregationist, sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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When this country goes to war with other countries , we send billions rebuilding what our bomb blew up. After the civil war, this country couldn’t ‘t get it together to help the very people they fought a war over ? You need to check your history don, bec NAACP enrolled the 9 blk students in Little Rock high and took it to the Supreme Crt. Only 4 schools were desegregated in AR and AR gov sent 3 years to stop it. When he didn’t ‘t get his way , he simply shut down 4 schools. He called it ”… Read more »
grainbirds
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How very cheap and dishonest to pretend that because racists from six decades ago used the concept of states rights for evil purposes, that automatically means that states rights = racism.

Philanthropussy
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He was saying his state had to right to do what they wanted. AK knew what wS best for AK. The gov shouldn’t tell states what to do.

nam_vet6869
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Ever hear of Dwight Eisenhower? Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas? You as all leftest like to try to pain the Republican Party as the racist in history, but you only succeed in showing your own ignorance. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. 1954 President Eisenhower was a Republican President 1953-1961. The Civil Rights Act of 1957, Pub.L. 85–315, 71 Stat. 634, enacted September 9, 1957 Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an ardent segregationist, sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep the bill from becoming law. His one-man filibuster lasted 24… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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The Civil war was over 80 years before all that, why wasn’t school segregation taken care of them? All Lincoln did was free salves. Blacks only had rights in the south during the 14 yrs of the Reconstruction Era. After the north left, they let the racist demos take over. The reps knew what was going on and did NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 republican presidents after civil war to 1960 did nothing.

Bill_S
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There were multiple Civil Rights Bills long before JFK and LBJ. Back to the Civil War era. ALL of them passed by Republicans over Democrat objection. Check out 1866; 1870, 1871 and 1875, just for a few. Section 1981 of the 1866 act was the first major anti-discrimination employment statute. It prohibited employment discrimination based on race and color. The 1964 CRA, was passed with Senate 61% Democrats and 80% Republicans voting YES House 63% Democrats and 80% Republicans voting YES Seems to me the Re[publicans are the ones who got the great Kennedy/Johnson CRA passed. Check it out.
Philanthropussy
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You do know we are talking about people , right? Basic rights?
Also, please stop rewriting history . The rep party had no problems giving LBJ and Kennedy all the credit. Who was in the background at the bill signing? Who made speeches afterwards? Did Nixon use the civil rights bill on his campaign platform ?????? No he was too busy recruiting racist southern whites

grainbirds
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“You do know we are talking about people , right? Basic rights?”

Keep pushing the simplistic Left are all angels vs Right are all demons Narratives, but fewer and fewer people buy them. With the internet at our fingertips, who but the choir would simply swallow claims such as yours?

Philanthropussy
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Yes, real simple ” basic human rights. One group setting up laws on how another group should live. We aren’t talking about animals or how talk your tree should be. The south couldn ‘to wait for the north to leave them alone so they could undo all the rights that the black were given. Remove all the blacks legislators voted in by other blacks.

grainbirds
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You are not realistic, and again, you refuse to research. I’m not speaking into this ill-informed bigotry anymore. Have a nice day.

Philanthropussy
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Promise or a threat ?

smknnjoe
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There is a reason that that supposed news rag is refered to as the New York SLIME.

nam_vet6869
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I see more and more examples of the media drawing a picture of the
returning Veteran as a murder and one step away from being a mass
murder. It won’t be long before Kerry will want to have more “Winter
Soldier” hearings so he can bring in “veterans” (who never left the
states or were never in the military) to tell of the atrocities they
and their “fellow killers” committed. As a Vietnam Veteran I can tell
you, we must start now to fight and point out these misreported stories
loud and clear before the media is emboldened to get worse.

Frank W Brown
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Hey IDIOT, why don’t you move to n korea?, they will LOVE you there!

062014
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You yourself point out that this was true for a “tiny portion”. Yet one writer creates this article and you blame all liberals. You are responsible for writing another “hate” article.

Sapperboy
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Well Ms Belew you are equipped to be a whore; but you’re not are you?

grainbirds
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From Northwestern’s Dept. of History: {Belew’s} first book, “Bring the War Home: Vigilantism, Race, and Violence from Vietnam to Oklahoma City” (under contract, Harvard University Press) will trace the circulation of violence from the Vietnam War, to Central America, to the United States, following a small but influential group of veterans who became mercenary soldiers and then joined racist right groups at home. Their movement united Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, proponents of Christian Identity, and more; declared war on the government in 1983; and reshaped itself as the purportedly nonracist militia movement in the 1990s. Belew examines the relationship between veterans… Read more »
RIDGERUNNER29
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so,how does she justify the Obama’s terrorist buddies,Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn fitting into the scenario?Since Obama declared his race for the Illinois State Senate in Ayers living room,does this make him a terrorist,a fellow member of the SDS,Students for a Democratic Society,a Weatherman,both of which Ayres/Dohrn belonged to killing cops and blowing up Federal Buildings?Personally,being a Veteran from Viet Nam,I’d say Obama is more dangerous than I am.

grainbirds
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I’m sure she’d never see it that way. She sounds like another mass produced Leftist off the academic assembly line, which makes her and O out of the same mould. She makes sure to note that the vets she writes of are a “small group,” while at the same time claiming they are “influential.” So she gets to imply there are many returning vets who become the right-wing hater boogeymen she imagines, while actually saying they are a small group. So sneaky and sleazy. Thank you for your service.

grainbirds
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Kathleen Belew: “Racist right violence is a nexus of several social factors: a burgeoning prison population that produces racist gangs, mainstream hate rhetoric about undocumented immigration, and the availability of guns and weapons like the modified AK-47…” Belew is the antithesis of a real academic, motivated by hatred rather than a love of truth, and stitching scattered data together which supports her arguments, while never showing another side or alternate data. An America for Brisenia Flores by Kathleen Belew “In the aftermath of the Tucson shootings, many have focused on the death of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Born on 9/11 and… Read more »
grainbirds
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Ari Berman: “The states of the Old Confederacy will return to the pre-1965 playbook, passing new voting restrictions that can only be challenged, after years of lengthy litigation, in often-hostile Southern courts…” Belew is a fellow at Northwestern University, but not the only hater to bring glory to the university by promoting slander against those opposed to Leftist goals and policies via one-sided articles. Northwestern school of journalism graduate Ari Berman conflates the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act with racist poll taxes from over one hundred years ago and the Supremes’ decision on the Citizens United case… Read more »
Lester
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Grainbirds, You could be describing a lot of the so called journalists that put out this kind of crap on a regular basis. I am 82 years old, a Korea and Vietnam veteran and a white American, I have never thought of joining the KKK, a white supremacist or any faction that would destroy my country. This woman evidently does not know that the majority of Klu Klux Klan members were DemocRATs, like Sen. Byrd (a Grand Wizard no less) and some others from that era. The white supremacist movement is a threat to America and most any sane American… Read more »
fistdeyuma
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One thing Liberals love to do is rewrite history to fit their narrow hate filled world. As Gorge Will just wrote, they debate with the tactics of a 6 year old. I was in total shock the first time I saw Obama using smear tactics. Now I’ve become numb to them as he giggles his way from lie to lie. If you look at the three Democrat leaders and those backing them, you have to wonder if there is an honest Democrat hiding in that mob if liars.

javanaut
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Shame on her – she fits in with the “New York Slimes”

thinkingabovemypaygrade
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thinkingabovemypaygrade

She (or perhaps her college profs.who molded her ideas…)

come from the 1960s student mentality…

“Hate the Establishment….Hate the Military” mindset.

RIDGERUNNER29
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No problem.We need to pass a Constitutional Amendment that only veterans have the right to vote.Actually,in the past,only property owners were allowed to vote,back in the early 1800’s.In some ancient societies,they really did only allow Soldiers/Veterans the right to vote.

Morgan Samson
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How ironic that Allen West has linked HIMSELF to white supremacist groups by posting and advocating links to American Renaissance, a white supremacist website that purports to “prove” the superiority of whites over blacks.
http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/12/quite-possibly-racist-article-will-ever-read/