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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    We have never seen any evidence presented Cotts. Just some comments he supposedly made, but no one has posted those comments. Or any proof that he said anything that was "racist". AS RK said... were waiting... that's whats weak... branding someone racist with no evidence. An old, tired tactic of the left.
    Does his support of a blatantly, avowed racist organization make him a racist or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    Sorry to keep you in suspense.

    I never used the word “horrific” to describe his comments. They were not. But, comments don’t have to be horrific to support racism. His praised the White Citizens Council for their role in the integration of Yazoo City schools, as if they had been a force of good during the civil rights struggle. When asked why Yazoo City was perhaps the only municipality in Mississippi that managed to integrate the schools without violence. Barbour said:

    “Because the business community wouldn’t stand for it,” he said. “You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City they passed a resolution that said anybody who started a chapter of the Klan would get their ass run out of town. If you had a job, you’d lose it. If you had a store, they’d see nobody shopped there. We didn’t have a problem with the Klan in Yazoo City.”

    What he continently omitted was they did the same to anyone, black or white that signed the petition for integrating schools in Yazoo City. Council members fired signers of the petition, or prevailed upon other white employers to fire them. Of course they denied using any economic force or physical intimidation. All they did was “provide information” (a full-page ad in the local paper listing the “offenders”); spontaneous public feeling did the rest. As a result, 51 of 53 blacks who had signed the original integration petition withdrew their names and/or were run out of town, had businesses boycotted, and insurance policies cancelled. One member of the Yazoo City Citizens Council, explained, “if a man works for you, and you believe in something, and that man is working against it and undermining it, why you don’t want him working for you—of course you don’t.”

    The White Citizens Council also established a private, segregated, white only academy which still exists today, so their white kids would not have to go to public schools with black kids.

    Now, this same organization of “community leaders” did go on record opposing the Klan by saying, “your Citizens Council was formed to preserve the separation of the races, and believes that it can best serve the county where it is the only organization operating in this field.” Sounds like a swell bunch of guys. Is it any wonder Barbour admires them so much?

    Then, there was the picture of Barbour that appeared on the website of the Council for Conservative Citizens (successor organization to the White Citizens Council). The website also contained such articles as “In defense of racism.” The picture was taken at one of the group’s fundraising barbeques. When there was media uproar over it, Barbour denied any knowledge of CCC’s racist activities. But, he also refused to ask them to remove of his photo from the site.

    Then, early last year, there was his response to the uproar over how the history of slavery was conspicuously omitted from Virginia’s Confederate History Month. Barbour’s comment was, “To me, it's a sort of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not a—it's trying to make a big deal out of something doesn't amount to diddly". I wonder if it didn’t amount to “diddly” to those who were enslaved?

    Based on this, how could I vote for Haley Barbour? In my place, would you? Do you think he would help me, or help those that would hurt me?
    Based on this, your main issue is with what he DIDN'T say???

    All righty then.......


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    Well, Barbour as President is moot. Like I said, he is too chubby and reminds folks in the south of the comedian, Jerry Clower, also from Yazoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    Does his support of a blatantly, avowed racist organization make him a racist or not?
    Not necessarily, no. I believe even the quotes you posted of his were his recollections.....do we know what his recollections were based on? Not from anything posted here. Perhaps he was sheltered from the more nefarious actions/beliefs of this organization. I don't know, and neither do you. So to label him a racist based on what you have provided is nothing better than "guilt by association." The guy was born in 1947, so at the height of the Civil Rights activity in MS (1963-1964) the guy was 16. I'm willing to cut him a little slack for what he may or may not have really been exposed to.

    Not saying there may not be more there, but I think people are WAY too fast to label someone a racist based on what they think they know about that person.

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    what's the big deal? the guy is telling the truth. what was going on in those days wasn't so bad.....as long as you were white.

    besides, there are no racist politicians out there, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Well, Barbour as President is moot. Like I said, he is too chubby and reminds folks in the south of the comedian, Jerry Clower, also from Yazoo.
    Probably right on this Franco, he looks too much like the majority of us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Based on this, your main issue is with what he DIDN'T say???

    All righty then.......


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    No, it's not about what he didn't say. My main issue is with who he supports, and and the fact they are racists that were, and probably still are, intent on doing harm to people that look like me. It speaks to his character, his beliefs, and probably his intent. I guess you're missing my point. The man supports racism! Is that better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    Does his support of a blatantly, avowed racist organization make him a racist or not?
    I do not think Haley barbour is a racist.

    Do you think Obama's minister Rev. Wright is a racist? he said an awful lot of hateful stuff for a long time...still does. For that matter does Obama's support of his church make Obama a racist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Well, Barbour as President is moot. Like I said, he is too chubby and reminds folks in the south of the comedian, Jerry Clower, also from Yazoo.
    If Jerry Clower were alive, I would vote for HIM for president!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    No, it's not about what he didn't say. My main issue is with who he supports, and and the fact they are racists that were, and probably still are, intent on doing harm to people that look like me. It speaks to his character, his beliefs, and probably his intent. I guess you're missing my point. The man supports racism! Is that better?
    You are pulling this right out of your rear. At least come up with something to back up your accusations. You are starting to sound like a mini Al Sharpton...and that is no compliment.
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