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Friday, December 08, 2017

Marc Fisher in Jackson, Mississippi, Washington Post: The president is coming to America's poorest, blackest state to open a civil rights museum on Saturday, and people in the neighborhoods surrounding that gleaming tribute to the past would rather have Donald Trump visit their present. "It's hostile now, more hostile than in a long, long time," said Pete McElroy, who employs three men at the auto repair shop that has been his family's business for three generations. "People almost boast about it: 'We got our man in the White House, and this is the way the ball's going to roll now.' "

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"What do you have to lose?" Trump asked, making a quixotic and ultimately failed bid for black votes to a nearly all-white crowd.

"We're losing a lot," McElroy said here this week. "Losing Obamacare. Where are people going to go? Losing money. He's making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Mostly, we're losing respect. No way you can evade that. The way he speaks, the racists feel like they can say anything they want to us."

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when is Mississippi changing its flag?

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-08 08:39 PM | Reply

You really don't have to go that far to see that.

#2 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-12-08 08:44 PM | Reply

Trump had Mississippi locked up without the racist vote.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-08 08:55 PM | Reply

Mississippi has another kind???

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-08 08:57 PM | Reply

Trump had Mississippi locked up without the racist vote.

#3 | Posted by eberly

Without the racist vote, mississippi would be a blue state.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 09:47 PM | Reply

It's called the southern strategy. It's how evil billionaires keep themselves in charge. By getting dumb racists to vote for politicians who will screw them over, as long as those politicians seem to hate the same races they do.

en.wikipedia.org

"In American politics, the southern strategy was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3] As the Civil Rights Movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South to the Republican Party that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party.[4] It also helped push the Republican Party much more to the right.[4]"

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 09:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The hoods are off. Republicans legitimized racists and Nazis... the alt-right... when they nominated Trump.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-08 10:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

One word about Mississippi: Meridian. Capital city of racism in America. BTW, Philadelphia, where reagan kicked off his 1980 campaign and Trump also held a rally in a city with probably less than 500 residents? Oh, and why is Philadelphia, MS notable? That's where they found the bodies of the three civil rights workers who were murdered by racists back in the 60's.
Nothing else of importance ever happened there until Ronald Reagan decided that the first stop on his 1980 campaign after gaining the nomination should be held in Philadelphia, MS. The DEmocrats supported slavery then Jim Crow after the Civil War right up until Harry Truman was President and he desegregated the military. We had a few SC decisions and a few other decision made in Congress but when the Demoratic Party came out for equal rights for African Americans it was too much for some Democrats and the bolted from the Party and became the Dixiecrats. That is history but it affects us to this day because too many of those who became Dixiecrats later, when the Dixiecrat Party went away, became Republicans and they invented the southern strategy to take advantage of angry white people to secure votes for a candidate who didn't support civil rights and said civil rights was actually a reduction in state's rights. That was Ronald REagan.
This country is still afflicted with the disease of racism and Donald Trump was smart enough to recognize that and capitalized on it. I actually doubt Trump is nearly the bigot he plays on TV.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-08 11:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Danni, if you can force yourself to read a www.redstate.com article debunking your last post, please feel free. I don't claim that it isn't slanted, but it does provide sufficient citations and links that you can determine the veracity of its claims for yourself.

1. Reagan did not kick off his 1980 campaign in Mississippi. Unlike today, candidates in Reagan's time tended to jump into the presidential race with a formal announcement of their candidacy. Reagan, befitting his skill with television, made his formal announcement with a tape recorded 24-minute speech from a study in New York City on November 13, 1979

#9 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-09 01:58 PM | Reply

Reagan did not kick off his 1980 campaign in Mississippi. Unlike today, candidates in Reagan's time tended to jump into the presidential race with a formal announcement of their candidacy. Reagan, befitting his skill with television, made his formal announcement with a tape recorded 24-minute speech from a study in New York City on November 13, 1979

#9 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

True, there is some confusion about that. Although it wasn't where he announced his candidacy, it is where he kicked off his general election campaign following the Republican Convention. That is at least equally offensive.

#10 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-09 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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