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    Default Trump’s appeals to white anxiety are not ‘dog whistles’ – they’re racism

    When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history – on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a “racist dog whistle.” That suggests that white nationalists would view the timing as an overture, while others would miss the date’s racism. Journalists have also referred to Trump calling COVID-19 “the China virus” as a dog whistle.

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    When Bush said during his 2003 State of the Union address that the American people had a “wonder-working power,” it probably sounded like a nice turn of phrase to most Americans. But evangelical Christians heard a line from the hymn “Power in the Blood” and understood that the president was one of them.

    In a 2004 presidential debate, Bush said he wouldn’t nominate a Supreme Court justice who agreed with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which ruled that a formerly enslaved man had no right to citizenship. Dred Scott is broadly viewed as a travesty of racial justice.

    But Christian conservatives see in the decision parallels with Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that protects abortion rights – because in their view, both reflect judicial overreach and human rights violations. So what evangelicals heard in Bush’s Dred Scott comment was that he, like them, opposed Roe v. Wade.

    True dog whistles rely on there being an “outgroup” that can’t hear the politician’s coded message. They are so specifically targeted that there’s no need to deny their coded meaning because no one outside the intended audience even hears them.


    When Trump talks about “rapists” from Mexico, “shithole countries” in Africa and white supremacists as “very fine people,” the racial connotation isn’t hidden – it is obvious.

    “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists,” said Sen. Kamala Harris in a tweet about Trump’s planned Tulsa rally. “[H]e’s throwing them a welcome home party.”

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-a...-racism-146070
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    Let's see. Who wants to replace Ginsberg immediately:

    a. White Supremacists.
    b. Jesus Freaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history – on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a “racist dog whistle.” That suggests that white nationalists would view the timing as an overture, while others would miss the date’s racism. Journalists have also referred to Trump calling COVID-19 “the China virus” as a dog whistle.

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    When Bush said during his 2003 State of the Union address that the American people had a “wonder-working power,” it probably sounded like a nice turn of phrase to most Americans. But evangelical Christians heard a line from the hymn “Power in the Blood” and understood that the president was one of them.

    In a 2004 presidential debate, Bush said he wouldn’t nominate a Supreme Court justice who agreed with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which ruled that a formerly enslaved man had no right to citizenship. Dred Scott is broadly viewed as a travesty of racial justice.

    But Christian conservatives see in the decision parallels with Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that protects abortion rights – because in their view, both reflect judicial overreach and human rights violations. So what evangelicals heard in Bush’s Dred Scott comment was that he, like them, opposed Roe v. Wade.

    True dog whistles rely on there being an “outgroup” that can’t hear the politician’s coded message. They are so specifically targeted that there’s no need to deny their coded meaning because no one outside the intended audience even hears them.


    When Trump talks about “rapists” from Mexico, “shithole countries” in Africa and white supremacists as “very fine people,” the racial connotation isn’t hidden – it is obvious.

    “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists,” said Sen. Kamala Harris in a tweet about Trump’s planned Tulsa rally. “[H]e’s throwing them a welcome home party.”

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-a...-racism-146070
    Stop your fucking whining

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    Corporate America is the lobbying arm of the CCP and Wall Street is the investor relations department

    Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people - does not even pretend to try, instead, he tries to divide us

    We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership Mattis

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history – on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a “racist dog whistle.” That suggests that white nationalists would view the timing as an overture, while others would miss the date’s racism. Journalists have also referred to Trump calling COVID-19 “the China virus” as a dog whistle.

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    When Bush said during his 2003 State of the Union address that the American people had a “wonder-working power,” it probably sounded like a nice turn of phrase to most Americans. But evangelical Christians heard a line from the hymn “Power in the Blood” and understood that the president was one of them.

    In a 2004 presidential debate, Bush said he wouldn’t nominate a Supreme Court justice who agreed with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which ruled that a formerly enslaved man had no right to citizenship. Dred Scott is broadly viewed as a travesty of racial justice.

    But Christian conservatives see in the decision parallels with Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that protects abortion rights – because in their view, both reflect judicial overreach and human rights violations. So what evangelicals heard in Bush’s Dred Scott comment was that he, like them, opposed Roe v. Wade.

    True dog whistles rely on there being an “outgroup” that can’t hear the politician’s coded message. They are so specifically targeted that there’s no need to deny their coded meaning because no one outside the intended audience even hears them.


    When Trump talks about “rapists” from Mexico, “shithole countries” in Africa and white supremacists as “very fine people,” the racial connotation isn’t hidden – it is obvious.

    “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists,” said Sen. Kamala Harris in a tweet about Trump’s planned Tulsa rally. “[H]e’s throwing them a welcome home party.”

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-a...-racism-146070
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    "White anxiety?" WTF is that?

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    I don't know who is worse, the people who say Orange Man Bad of the insufferable twats who use 20,000 words to say Orange Man Bad.
    Why Trump? Because Fuck You that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history – on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a “racist dog whistle.” That suggests that white nationalists would view the timing as an overture, while others would miss the date’s racism. Journalists have also referred to Trump calling COVID-19 “the China virus” as a dog whistle.

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    When Bush said during his 2003 State of the Union address that the American people had a “wonder-working power,” it probably sounded like a nice turn of phrase to most Americans. But evangelical Christians heard a line from the hymn “Power in the Blood” and understood that the president was one of them.

    In a 2004 presidential debate, Bush said he wouldn’t nominate a Supreme Court justice who agreed with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which ruled that a formerly enslaved man had no right to citizenship. Dred Scott is broadly viewed as a travesty of racial justice.

    But Christian conservatives see in the decision parallels with Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that protects abortion rights – because in their view, both reflect judicial overreach and human rights violations. So what evangelicals heard in Bush’s Dred Scott comment was that he, like them, opposed Roe v. Wade.

    True dog whistles rely on there being an “outgroup” that can’t hear the politician’s coded message. They are so specifically targeted that there’s no need to deny their coded meaning because no one outside the intended audience even hears them.


    When Trump talks about “rapists” from Mexico, “shithole countries” in Africa and white supremacists as “very fine people,” the racial connotation isn’t hidden – it is obvious.

    “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists,” said Sen. Kamala Harris in a tweet about Trump’s planned Tulsa rally. “[H]e’s throwing them a welcome home party.”

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-a...-racism-146070
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    "White anxiety?" WTF is that?
    Fear of illegals. Fear of blacks overrunning the white neighborhood. Etc., etc.
    Don't confuse Donald Trump's arrogance for strength, or his false bravado for accomplishment, or his superficial interest in you for charisma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Panetta View Post
    Fear of illegals. Fear of blacks overrunning the white neighborhood. Etc., etc.
    You support the BLM "movement", don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history – on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a “racist dog whistle.” That suggests that white nationalists would view the timing as an overture, while others would miss the date’s racism. Journalists have also referred to Trump calling COVID-19 “the China virus” as a dog whistle.

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    When Bush said during his 2003 State of the Union address that the American people had a “wonder-working power,” it probably sounded like a nice turn of phrase to most Americans. But evangelical Christians heard a line from the hymn “Power in the Blood” and understood that the president was one of them.

    In a 2004 presidential debate, Bush said he wouldn’t nominate a Supreme Court justice who agreed with the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which ruled that a formerly enslaved man had no right to citizenship. Dred Scott is broadly viewed as a travesty of racial justice.

    But Christian conservatives see in the decision parallels with Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that protects abortion rights – because in their view, both reflect judicial overreach and human rights violations. So what evangelicals heard in Bush’s Dred Scott comment was that he, like them, opposed Roe v. Wade.

    True dog whistles rely on there being an “outgroup” that can’t hear the politician’s coded message. They are so specifically targeted that there’s no need to deny their coded meaning because no one outside the intended audience even hears them.


    When Trump talks about “rapists” from Mexico, “shithole countries” in Africa and white supremacists as “very fine people,” the racial connotation isn’t hidden – it is obvious.

    “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists,” said Sen. Kamala Harris in a tweet about Trump’s planned Tulsa rally. “[H]e’s throwing them a welcome home party.”

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-a...-racism-146070
    The topic of you post is idiotic.

    Before this year, I had never heard of Juneteenth. In googling it, I get a "1984" kind of a feeling. Maybe a "Wag the Dog" kind of a feeling.

    The idea of a coded message is tripe.

    The entire sentence about trump, the countries and the fine people are out of context, actual "dog whistles" that either represent your own ignorance or you attempt to play on the ignorance of others.

    Kamala harris sees a racist in every old white man. She blatantly said that Biden was a racist.

    Harris on Biden:

    “I also believe — and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.

    And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing,” Harris said.

    “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school everyday.

    And that little girl was me.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP View Post
    You support the BLM "movement", don't you?
    Aw look. The whore4Trump wants attention. Here you go, creepy twatmuffin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Panetta View Post
    Fear of illegals. Fear of blacks overrunning the white neighborhood. Etc., etc.
    That's exactly what it is. It's also fear of a POC getting that desired promotion instead of you, fear of having your kids go to a school where they may become a minority, fear of you and your kids being exposed to atheists and/or non-Xtians. Fear of change, fear of difference = the core of conservatives' real beliefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    "White anxiety?" WTF is that?
    It's not even a thing unless you support the BLM "movement"... But if you are, they'll fill you in and give you directions on what you need to be "doing"
    For all of you who support the BLM "movementm some tips from the BLM "leaders"
    https://parade.com/1045096/jessicasa...-anti-racist/;)
    https://goodmenproject.com/featured-...ves-matter-dg/
    https://granitegrok.com/blog/2020/06...st-in-response
    https://medium.com/equality-includes...e-f2d18b0e0234
    https://www.truah.org/resources/10-r...tter-movement/
    https://thinkamericana.com/blm-relea...-white-people/
    https://www.afsc.org/blogs/acting-in...atter-protests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Panetta View Post
    Fear of illegals. Fear of blacks overrunning the white neighborhood. Etc., etc.
    So, a litany of racial stereotyping against Whites. Got it.

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