Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mike Huckabee on Jeremiah Wright

Here is part of what Mike Huckabee said concerning the manufactured controversy surrounding Jeremiah Wright on MSNBC's Morning Joe:

As easy as it is for those of us who are white, to look back and say "That's a terrible statement!"...I grew up in a very segregated south. And I think that you have to cut some slack -- and I'm gonna be probably the only Conservative in America who's gonna say something like this, but I'm just tellin' you -- we've gotta cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told "you have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus..." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.

(h/t: Daily Kos and Political Base.)

4 comments:

Winghunter said...

Manufactured!?!?

You've lost whatever common sense you should have been born with!

The Huckster was NEVER a conservative which has absolutely NOTHING to do with a rascist bigot preaching hate disguised as a minister of God...yet, disguising oneself in a false cloak of religion The Huckster knows ALL about.

Mike "The Huckster" Huckabee
http://mikeyhuckabee.blogspot.com/

Tom said...
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Tom said...

Winghunter,

Is this an argument? I'm not sure what you are trying to communicate here other than your own prejudices. Personal attacks in all caps are no way to make any point. It is easy to drop a big bomb on a blog when your profile is not viewable. You might as well be dropping comment bombs as anonymous. Please read the rules before you speak. It will save everyone the hassle of comment moderation, which no one wants.

If you would like to provide any content regarding how "The Huckster was NEVER a conservative", etc. please do so. But if you want to shout ignorance and personal attacks please find another forum. There is no place for that here.

Brian said...

Tom,

I strongly suspect "winghunter" will never return here. (If he does, I will be surprised.) "winghunter" strikes me as one of an emerging class of semiprofessional trolls who search the blogosphere looking for as many blog posts that contain his or her hobbyhorse of the day and then posting cut-and-paste comments that are sort of on topic and always contain a link to another site. "A Christian Prophet" is another one I've noticed recently who has sprung up during the Wright controversy.

As such, comments like this in my view deserve to be treated as just barely one rung above comment spam. Ignore, ignore.