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 Post subject: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:42 pm 
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He "apologizes" about 30 seconds later, by saying that Jews are good businessmen. http://heebmagazine.com/jewing-down-the ... ouse/44601


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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Holy hell, how do these people get elected (not just him, but the jackass who referred to women as 'vaginas' and the guy who seemingly thought 'wetback' was a socially acceptable way to refer to Latino people...)

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:29 pm 
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I don't get why this keeps happening. Even if you're a raging bigot, it seems like it shouldn't be that hard to just not make offensive remarks in public.

On the plus side, these incidents shine light on the fact that bigotry is still an issue and that we do not, in fact, live in a "post-racial America."

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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They get elected because their electorate either uses the same terminology or doesn't care.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Seriously?

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Maybe YOU guys are the bigots for considering "Jew me down" an insult.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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I read an interesting essay a few years back on how we should avoid saying, essentially, that people should be better at hiding their racism. I wish I could find it now! But I feel like that's relevant here. All too often we attack people for saying racist things rather than thinking racist thoughts. It wouldn't be OK for a lawmaker to be a closeted anti-Semite either.


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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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IsaChandra wrote:
Maybe YOU guys are the bigots for considering "Jew me down" an insult.


Mat -Edited to remove some stuff that shouldn't really have been said.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Actually, that was kind of tasteless even for late at night when I should know better.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Actually, that was kind of tasteless even for late at night when I should know better.

Tasteless? Which part? The Jewish girls part or the barb against your wife that quite frankly sends up half a dozen red flags for this anti-violence worker?

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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j-dub wrote:
solipsistnation wrote:
Actually, that was kind of tasteless even for late at night when I should know better.

Tasteless? Which part? The Jewish girls part or the barb against your wife that quite frankly sends up half a dozen red flags for this anti-violence worker?


Pretty much all of it, but I came back too late to edit it.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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solipsistnation wrote:
They get elected because their electorate either uses the same terminology or doesn't care.


Actually, http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/20 ... servatism/

Quote:
across both issues we examine, conservative politicians appear to overestimate support for conservative policy views among their constituents by over 20 percentage points on average…

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
solipsistnation wrote:
They get elected because their electorate either uses the same terminology or doesn't care.


Actually, http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/20 ... servatism/

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across both issues we examine, conservative politicians appear to overestimate support for conservative policy views among their constituents by over 20 percentage points on average…


I don't think anti-semitism is a "conservative policy view." Liberals are just as likely to be anti-semitic in my experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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welcome to my world (Oklahoma). this *is* how it is here.... and why I hate it here...

being both Vegan & pacifist, I get called 'insane' all the time. really?! I'm insane? I feel like I live in a world of psychopaths. read all my anti-gun, anti-violence posts... you'll get the picture of what it's really like here.

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 Post subject: Re: Oklahoma state representative: "Jew me down."
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IsaChandra wrote:
Maybe YOU guys are the bigots for considering "Jew me down" an insult.


You're right. The representative did explain that it was actually a compliment based upon Jewish people's business acumen. I apologize for my insensitivity.

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