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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."

The comments came after an NBC reporter asked the senator why Obama has such low approval ratings in Louisiana. Landrieu's first response was that the president's energy policies are deeply disliked by residents of the oil and gas-rich state.

She then added, "I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader."

Landrieu is locked in a tight re-election battle with Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and is targeted by Republicans nationally in their efforts to retake control of the Senate. Republican and tea-party favorite Rob Maness is polling in a distant third place.

State Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere issued a statement late Thursday calling Landrieu's remarks "insulting to me and to every other Louisianian."

"Louisiana deserves better than a senator who denigrates her own people by questioning and projecting insidious motives on the very people she claims to represent," he said. "Senator Landrieu and President Obama are unpopular for no other reason than the fact the policies they advance are wrong for Louisiana and wrong for America."

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement calling Landrieu's comments "remarkably divisive" and Maness issued a statement calling on the senator to apologize.

Landrieu's campaign declined to comment Thursday night.

http://news.yahoo.com/sen-landrieus-remarks-race-anger-republicans-023829358--election.html

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This is funny. When someone talks about black issues that stem from within, it's called being truthful and some folks all start high-fiving each other, no matter how vile or disgusting it is. When someone brings up issues that stem from racism, that's a problem.


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."

The comments came after an NBC reporter asked the senator why Obama has such low approval ratings in Louisiana. Landrieu's first response was that the president's energy policies are deeply disliked by residents of the oil and gas-rich state.

She then added, "I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader."

Landrieu is locked in a tight re-election battle with Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and is targeted by Republicans nationally in their efforts to retake control of the Senate. Republican and tea-party favorite Rob Maness is polling in a distant third place.

State Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere issued a statement late Thursday calling Landrieu's remarks "insulting to me and to every other Louisianian."

"Louisiana deserves better than a senator who denigrates her own people by questioning and projecting insidious motives on the very people she claims to represent," he said. "Senator Landrieu and President Obama are unpopular for no other reason than the fact the policies they advance are wrong for Louisiana and wrong for America."

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement calling Landrieu's comments "remarkably divisive" and Maness issued a statement calling on the senator to apologize.

Landrieu's campaign declined to comment Thursday night.

http://news.yahoo.com/sen-landrieus-remarks-race-anger-republicans-023829358--election.html

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No every black person knows we don't like Obama becuse he is half black. If he was white he would have a 80% popularity rating.

What a dumb thing to say. Not only she should apologize she should resign. Imagine a white senator saying something like that. the world would stop

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No every black person knows we don't like Obama becuse he is half black. If he was white he would have a 80% popularity rating.

What a dumb thing to say. Not only she should apologize she should resign. Imagine a white senator saying something like that. the world would stop

It says she partially implied, not fully.

"she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race."

So you think she should apologize because she said race is "part" of the problem, not fully?

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It says she partially implied, not fully.

"she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race."

So you think she should apologize because she said race is "part" of the problem, not fully?

Probably not, but I think it infuriates me that if we dislike Oboma, it must be because of race. I can think of a lot of Black men that would make a fine President , he just ain't among them

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Should she apologize for speaking the truth?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."

The comments came after an NBC reporter asked the senator why Obama has such low approval ratings in Louisiana. Landrieu's first response was that the president's energy policies are deeply disliked by residents of the oil and gas-rich state.

She then added, "I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader."

Landrieu is locked in a tight re-election battle with Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and is targeted by Republicans nationally in their efforts to retake control of the Senate. Republican and tea-party favorite Rob Maness is polling in a distant third place.

State Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere issued a statement late Thursday calling Landrieu's remarks "insulting to me and to every other Louisianian."

"Louisiana deserves better than a senator who denigrates her own people by questioning and projecting insidious motives on the very people she claims to represent," he said. "Senator Landrieu and President Obama are unpopular for no other reason than the fact the policies they advance are wrong for Louisiana and wrong for America."

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement calling Landrieu's comments "remarkably divisive" and Maness issued a statement calling on the senator to apologize.

Landrieu's campaign declined to comment Thursday night.

http://news.yahoo.com/sen-landrieus-remarks-race-anger-republicans-023829358--election.html

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Should she apologize for speaking the truth?

No.

It's quite a measured statement without hyperbole or invective.

It's funny how a person can recognise the fact that the south IS known for it's racial intolerance and what people apparently hear is "the south is full of effing scumbag racists".

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Probably not, but I think it infuriates me that if we dislike Oboma, it must be because of race. I can think of a lot of Black men that would make a fine President , he just ain't among them

I think the not liking Obama because he is black is for people who truly don't like him because he is black. This doesn't count for people with valid reasons.

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The biggest problem for those who are genuinely victims of prejudice, is that those who are prejudice do not always recognize what they are evaluating is a dislike of the person because of their physical attributes and not a proper evaluation of the person themselves or the opinions they hold. There are people who search for an excuses to pin their dislike on, scouring news media for stories that demonstrate how awful the president is. that's pretty prejudiced in my opinion. I don't go around looking for reasons to hate certain people. It's seems a bit insane to me.

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The biggest problem for those who are genuinely victims of prejudice, is that those who are prejudice do not always recognize what they are evaluating is a dislike of the person because of their physical attributes and not a proper evaluation of the person themselves or the opinions they hold. There are people who search for an excuses to pin their dislike on, scouring news media for stories that demonstrate how awful the president is. that's pretty prejudiced in my opinion. I don't go around looking for reasons to hate certain people. It's seems a bit insane to me.

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Precisely. She spoke what is in the mind of every American, and many around the world. It's really no secret except for those who can't see past their bigotry and utter unawareness.

No.

It's quite a measured statement without hyperbole or invective.

It's funny how a person can recognise the fact that the south IS known for it's racial intolerance and what people apparently hear is "the south is full of effing scumbag racists".


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In some parts of our country it is part of the psyche or the local culture. Hatred is self serving and fueled by unmitigated ignorance.

The biggest problem for those who are genuinely victims of prejudice, is that those who are prejudice do not always recognize what they are evaluating is a dislike of the person because of their physical attributes and not a proper evaluation of the person themselves or the opinions they hold. There are people who search for an excuses to pin their dislike on, scouring news media for stories that demonstrate how awful the president is. that's pretty prejudiced in my opinion. I don't go around looking for reasons to hate certain people. It's seems a bit insane to me.

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This might hold more weight if the site wasn't "conservative".


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Mouth breather Landrieu believes her constituents are so stupid that they would actually believe her BS. But wait, they're the very progs and dems who believe any disparaging remark when it's launched from a position of weakness; that means, I'm losing so, what the hell, play the damned race card.


1. "The South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."

2. "I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader."
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This might hold more weight if the site wasn't "conservative".

Mr. Big dog is that you.

Do all you Libs do that. Can't figure out what to say, so you just attack the source.?

With all due respect of course

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