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“If...we will take that first step into a thousand years of darkness."

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Fill in the missing words.


    Give up?


    The missing words are "If Mike Espy and the liberal Democrats gain the Senate..."

    Mike Espy is black, and if elected he will be Mississippi's first black representative in Congress. The above words were spoken by Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi. Instead, Bryant wants people to vote for safely-white Cindy Hyde-Smith who said that she would "be in the front row of a public hanging".. Given the "Mississippi Goddamn" and "Strange Fruit" background of Mississippi, one wonders if that state has ever left the 1940s?
     
  2. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    It hasn't, and the rest of the country don't much care given the response to the destruction of New Orleans a few years ago.
     
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  4. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    In THE CONTEXT USED (i.e. the potential election of a black representative), choosing that particular Reagan quote has the most unfortunate of connotations.
     
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  5. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Occasional commenter

    If that's what Bryant said, it was an senseless and untrue thing to say. Espy is widely respected. I'd vote for him. (And yes, I do follow US politics closely, for several reasons. But I certainly hadn't spotted that quote.)
     

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