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Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

When she was just a little girl, she asked her mother what will I be

Will I be pretty, will I be rich, here's what she said to Shirley

Hey Sherrod Sherrod

Don't speak to the NAACP

Your future depends you see

on Brietbart and FOX TV

Hey Sherrod Sherrod

When Shirley was young she got a job

Helping poor farmers to keep their hogs

Her boss was Vilsacker, till he heard bout the cracker

here's what he said to she

hey Sherrod sherrod

You need to resign ASAP

Your future is gone you see

This is from the white house, not me

hey sherrod sherrod

Now Shirley talks to Obama daily and she ask him

what will my future be

Will I be famous should I write a book

Here what he said to Shirley

hey Sherrod sherrod

Thank you for a job well done

Ole Brietbart and FOX are gone

And soon to follow Amendment 1

hey sherrod sherrod

sung to the tune of que sera sera

as written by Midwest

bruce MN
Veteran Advisor

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

Peggy is a pretty big time conservative icon. Not so funny that all that you've recieved up til now is a poem that needs an interpretor.


Look back at the immediate responses form earlier in the week on this topic. I'm seeing it as a bit more that coincidental that after reading Noonan that I and but a couple fof others here should also be feeling somewhat redeemed.

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Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

Bruce just because a few (on this site) jumped on a band wagon of zealotry don't paint with such a big brush.  I didn't say anything about this and I am embarresed by those who complain that they are always takin out of context would be so willing to do it to this lady. 

Theres some real bottom feeders on both sides.  I oppose ideologies not skin color or station. JR

Goes to show our problem is us.

bruce MN
Veteran Advisor

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

Wasn't naming names. The record of the early responses stands for itself. 


Just that the usual suspects went on a feeding frenzy.

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

Hi Bruce and JR,


First off, I imagine that most here don't know or care who Peggy Noonan is. They know what they know.


Peggy has stayed pretty close to the party line over the years but she has always maintained a fair degree of decency.


JR, with all due respect, the moment for being Rodney King and saying "why can't we all just get along" has passed. The toxic influence of 40 years of low frequency dog whistling- whereby the GOP captured well nigh 100% of the white identity vote- has now come home to roost.


The interests that need their help are now letting it blow well into the audible range. They don't care- "interests" don't have a conscience- they have a job to do and will do what it takes to get it done. That is until a majority is ready to line up behind someone of great moral authority who says "Sir, have you no decency?"  At present I see neither the figure with moral authority or anything close to a consensus.


And unlike Senator McCarthy, this monster doesn't have a face.


I suppose you saw Jim Webb's recent comments?


At the heart of it is a flasehood. White workers, by and large, have not been marginalized by black workers.


At the lower end by wage pressure from immigrant workers? Yes, but lower middle class and above have probably been net beneficiaries of that.


From globalization, technological change, cultural resistance to education? Most definitely.


From diversion of cash flows to managment, banking and finance interests- absolutely.


Gotta run, later, h


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Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

Noxie I find it interesting that you point to the "interests" and say that this is the GOP's high frequency dog whistle and then quote from a story about a Democrats desire to remove marganilizing diversity programs.  So where is the gop's newest push for the end of these rules?

And no we can't all get along. sometimes we have to agree to disagree and sometimes ignorance has to be defeated regardless of the party it hides behind. 

And by the way I am for ending diversitry programs as well. I think your skin or disability shouldn't preclude any one from an opportunity nor should it give them greater access. JR

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

My point being that diversity programs have not "marginalized white workers" to any great degree.


Globalization, CEO salaries 500X workers, Wall street rakeoffs have done much more.


The folks who benefit from line B don't exactly hate the idea that the finger is getting pointed at Line A.

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

I think the larger issue in the United states is "class" and not race.

Re: Peggy Noonan in WSJ on Sherrod

I think you're exactly right.


And many people are in fact not racist per se.


It is just that they perceive people of color as belonging to a lower class.