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bringstheeagle December 24th, 2016 10:35pm

What are your Thoughts about Donald Trump Backer Carl Paladino's remarks calling for President Obama’s Death and Michelle Obama’s ‘Return’ to Africa

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
12/26/16 7:46 pm

Indefensible and horrible. Anyone that said it's not racist must not have read the article.

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spicysteve M14D SBS
12/25/16 7:53 pm

Paladino has long been a nutcase and he's really an embarrassment to the Republican Party of this state

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dawl adulting
12/24/16 11:32 pm

This is the third time recently I've heard this kind of garbage from the party of family values 🙄
The Obamas are scandal free and I think hateful people can't stand it. All the class, dignity and common sense are leaving the White House ✌️

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MrsCrayonWax
12/24/16 9:48 pm

Racist and this isn't the first time he's said things of this nature. He needs to be removed from the trump circle.

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TerryQuinn Stardust
12/24/16 9:40 pm

Disgusting but not surprising.

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ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
12/24/16 9:22 pm

Totally irrelevant to mention he's a "Donald Trump supporter"....

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MrsCrayonWax
12/24/16 9:50 pm

It irrelevant. He's one of Trump's guys and is considering another gubernatorial run. He's unhinged.

MrsCrayonWax
12/24/16 9:52 pm

Isn't irrelevant.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/25/16 12:27 am

Would you have preferred "Republican politician Carl Paladino"? Or does that also trigger you?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/25/16 12:30 am

(This is of course is using the term "politician" very broadly to include even those who's biggest claim to fame is losing by one of the largest margins in gubernatorial election history)

ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
12/25/16 12:35 am

I love how you try and spin that word around and use it against me, but I'm not triggered at all. Donald Trump won and the GOP controls every aspect of government. I enjoy seeing liberals cling to their "racist bigot" narrative long after it's proven detrimental to their cause. Merry Christmas.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/25/16 12:36 am

If you weren't actually triggered, why did your comment suggest you were? Also, answer the question.

ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
12/25/16 12:38 am

I was pointing out the fact that it this guy's opinion on who should be president had nothing to do with the comments he made. Not sure why you're so bothered-or should I say triggered- by that.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/25/16 12:40 am

I see, you're attempting to distance blatant racism from the Trump administration. Good luck with that.

MrsCrayonWax
12/25/16 4:32 am

CA, it's no narrative. He's a racist. Do some research on him. I live here. It's common knowledge. And I'm a conservative so your narrative argument holds no water.

xxxceo Nationalist
12/24/16 8:51 pm

What a fuckin idiot.

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suppressedID keep Summer safe
12/24/16 8:48 pm

WTF?

Aren't we living in the 21st century?!?

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xzach next door to you
12/24/16 8:08 pm

Hmm, calling for the assassination of a sitting president is just wrong. Also, is Michelle Obama from Africa? I thought she was from Chicago.

People just need to stop making excuses for "Racist".

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think4yourself Not a safe space
12/24/16 6:52 pm

“It has nothing to do with race,” Paladino said. “It’s about 2 progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years.”

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suppressedID keep Summer safe
12/24/16 8:49 pm

That's a lot of Bu11s#it to come out of one mouth.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/24/16 8:59 pm

I know. How do you do it?

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/24/16 5:51 pm

After I watched Mr. Paladino's comments to the press on YouTube, I found his comments not to be racists. He wanted to get the attention of the press so he could talk about other issues, like the problems in the inner cities that Obama did nothing about.

The man made a lot of sense.

If you haven't watched the video, don't make a decision until you do.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/24/16 9:50 pm

I live here and I can assure you those comments were racist. He's done other things of that nature too.

TJMacks3 Evolutionary Socialist
12/24/16 4:57 pm

The second comment is enough to qualify as racist.

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DonWichita Kansas
12/24/16 5:18 pm

I agree with TJM.

DonWichita Kansas
12/24/16 5:46 pm

The first qualifies him for jail.

ctskapski x
12/24/16 3:41 pm

Okay, they seem racist.

But I read them as a joke, before I had more context, and what he was saying was so incredibly rediculous I found it hilarious in an "oh, wow, how absurd" sense.

The guys creative, though.

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bringstheeagle Colorado
12/24/16 3:48 pm

I try to reframe from calling anyone racist as people see it as over used. Nevertheless, neither do I see his remarks as funny and I'd say in or out of context he might as well be racist as this kinda talk and nonsense about anyone as part of the public discourse shouldn't happen. One man's view.

ctskapski x
12/24/16 6:30 pm

Maybe it shouldn't be a part of public discourse, but I'd never censor someone unless they were directly calling for, or threatening violence.
I refrain from labeling someone racist for many reasons, one is the social severity of the charge, another is that it seems more and more that there is no need in actually founding such an accusation in fact. If one is accused, one is racist, and I find this deeply disturbing for many reasons.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/24/16 7:40 pm

Note that I didn't label anyone racist here.

ctskapski x
12/24/16 9:26 pm

Right, was agreeing.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
12/26/16 8:05 pm

It wasn't funny, it was disgusting. He was suggesting that they go to Africa and have relations with animals.

ctskapski x
12/26/16 8:46 pm

"It wasn't funny."
You either don't know that humor is subjective, or don't know the word "funny" itself.

One cannot declare something definitively funny or unfunny, only that it was or was not funny to them.

The comments were absurd, and I found their absurdity funny. You don't have to agree.