July 28, 2019

Remember when you were a child and you thought it would work to announce the "I'm rubber, you're glue" rule?

Apparently, it's not too late to recapture the joys of childmind:



(Joe Lockhart was Bill Clinton's Press Secretary.)

ADDED: Why doesn't Lockhart know that you don't show your talking points outright? This is like when George H.W. Bush said "Message: I care."

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Psota said...

That is desperation in a tweet

n.n said...

A rabid color judgment. Show me the principles.

madAsHell said...

You show me someone screaming about racism. I'll show you a racist.

Fernandinande said...

Stick with rubber cement, so to speak.

Francisco D said...

The more they beat the "racism" drum, the more they show how scared they are that Trump will get an unusual high percentage of the Black vote (for a Republican).

Derek Kite said...

Lockhart by his own logic is a rapist. If I'm generous I'll call him a rape apologist.

Lyle said...

Democrats screwed themselves with identity politics. 70% of the country, maybe higher among voters, racially identify as white.

Wince said...

Vote for @realDonaldTrump and you are a racist. Don’t hide it like a coward. Wear that racist badge proudly and see how it feels.

Someone remind Joe Lockhart that the last time people were told to wear a badge it didn't work out so well.

John Borell said...

When everything is racist, nothing is racist.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

If everyone is a racist, no one is a racist.

The word racist is devoid of any meaning at this point other than - the word leftists use to get you to shut up.

JPS said...

"Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves."

I collect examples of Begging the Question. Thanks, Joe!

rhhardin said...

Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves.

Everybody is a racist, by transitivity.

rcocean said...

anyone who calls someone a racist is themselves a racist.

donald said...

I’d like to see a $100,000,000.00 ad campaign pounding this home.

rcocean said...

The Center-right always suffers from a lack of brains. The way to counter-act false charges of "racism" is to think a word similar to "McCarthyism" and then call the person making the charge that. So, we could call a Lockhart a "racial McCarthyite"

I'm Full of Soup said...

More importantly, can Lockhart explain why the allegedly brilliant Bill Clinton never even noticed that the American worker was getting screwed by our trade deals?

And wasn't one of Clinton's idols a racist US senator from Arkansas?

David Begley said...

If this reasoning is valid, then anyone who votes for Biden is a plagiarizing idiot.

rcocean said...

I'm rubber, you're glue,
Everything you say,
bounces off me.
and sticks to you.

Heartless Aztec said...

Went to his twitter feed. He's being rhetorically disemboweled as I type. To many classic responses to list go there now and regale yourself...

mccullough said...

The Shrieks of a Failed Strategy

Lockhart was The Spokesman for the NFL. A league that lies and cheats and steals. Exploits Black Men.

Joe is the fucking racist. Making millions off the Exploitation of the Black Man.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

So, we could call a Lockhart a "racial McCarthyite"

OK.

Done.

Lockhart IS a racial McCarthyite.

Bay Area Guy said...

Under Trump, black unemployment is at 5.9% - a record low..

Which means, under Trump, many more blacks are working and earning money to provide for themselves and their families.

Which means, under Trump, blacks are generally better off, than under the previous administration.

Which means it would be racist to vote against Trump - what kinda racist would seek to thwart this economic progress in the black community?

Bob Boyd said...

That's why we hold elections. The founders recognized the need for citizens to be able to prove they meet the moral standards of their betters, right? I mean, why else give people a vote?

AllenS said...

Anyone who votes for Elijah Cummings (D-Shit Hole) is a rat lover.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't want to vote for a politician because that would make me a politician.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Orkin confirms that Baltimore is indeed very rat infested.

Trump - you liar! You obstructionist Russian spy raicst liar! Impeach!

Temujin said...

Nothing like our political class. Nothing like it.

I cannot imagine that we won't have a house cleaning in this country at some point.

Leland said...

I can't be surprised that 150 years after the Civil War; Democrats are still running on race.

Phil 314 said...

I said over and over after the 2016 election that condescension is a corrosive attitude and eventually the recipients of the condescension in Flyover country will push back. It appears that those on the Left, instead of using a bit of introspection, have decided to ratchet up the rancor and move on to anger/hatred.

And now they’re getting it back in spades (pun intended).

For those in the middle, the question in 2020 will be “Which angry crowd do I want to join? Or should I just run away?”

Bob Boyd said...

Joe says, If you won't lift your skirt and show me you're wearing a chastity belt, then you're a slut.

Michael K said...

"I am so old that I remember when most racists were white."
Thomas Sowell

Bay Area Guy said...

Oliver Wendell Holmes told us it was wrong to falsely yell "Fire" in a crowded theater.

Now, we have false claims of racism in a crowded Twitter.

Birkel said...

I'm not racist.
I hate all Leftist Collectivists equally.

Free people.
Free markets.

wendybar said...

What's sad, is that this actually happened to me by a long time friend. We do NOT talk politics when we go out at all, as we both know we won't agree, but have many other things in common. I just got told via FB post from her that because I voted for TRump she has NO ROOM in her heart or in her life for a racist like me. If I vote for him, I must be just like him. I replied.."Wow...so sorry to hear that. I love you anyways." She replied "He’s a racist, a wannabe dictator, a womanizer, a kidnapper... Anyone who is ok with this is not someone I can or want to relate to." To which I replied "Peach and Love" The last words written on this friendship were " Peace and love to you, Wendy, but if you’re a supporter of trump, I have real news for you, that is NOT what he stands for!!!" She had all kinds of friends commenting after about how brave she is, and how woke she is. How wonderful it feels to get rid of family and friends like me....and that she should have done it long ago. I am just happy that I will NEVER be or VOTE for another Democrat in my life since they are so angry and hateful. I'm a live and let live person....

wendybar said...

Today I stand as a PROUD RACIST.....at least I'm not a liberal Progressive. THAT would suck.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Is this racist?

The hack-D press are re-writing what she said. Clues.

wendybar said...

I'm still trying to figure out who Trump kidnapped!! haha!!

Sebastian said...

"Vote for @realDonaldTrump and you are a racist. Don’t hide it like a coward. Wear that racist badge proudly and see how it feels."

Sure, the condescension of the racial McCarthyite is stupid. Sure, if everything is racist, nothing is. Sure, progs have as little basis for their racism claims as they do for their collusion claims.

But is it counterproductive? The Universal Theory of Progressive Instrumentalism says that anything progs claim or do is a tool. Racism is just another tool. Does the tool do its job? It's nice and all of Althouse to note the insult glue, but the question is if the Althouses of America will be scared into voting against Trump for fear of being tarred as racist. Althouse herself may vote for Trump out of sheer contrarianness, but I am not so sure about her sisters.

Still, here's hoping that the prog escalation in the culture war will turn off moderate liberals and the few remaining swing voters.

h said...

I realize earnestness doesn't play well on the internet. But I have lived my life acting respectfully and charitably to people of other races. And I deeply resent being told by someone who doesn't know me that I am a racist because I don't agree with their political positions.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Our corrupt hack-D press re-writes Trumps tweets and they re-write Omar's tweets - to make sure the context is re-written to communicate to the hiveminders what the hack-D press prefers to convey.

Gahrie said...

I can't be surprised that 150 years after the Civil War; Democrats are still running on race.

They've just switched on which race they want to subjugate.

Mattman26 said...

What’s “a moment or reckoning?”

Press secretaries should proofread their work.

Scott said...

Tribalism.

Clyde said...

Joe Lockbrain is more like it. Like all of the rest of the Democrats, he can FOAD.

Bob Boyd said...

We're the Democrats
Vote for us or we'll call you not nice names.

hstad said...

Joe Lockhart tweet on "racism" proves that the Democrats are 'Insane'.They simultaneously declare impeachment proceedings must begin now because “no one, not even the President, is above the law,” without offering evidence of a crime beyond existing wrong in their eyes. They also do it while advising illegal aliens on how to thwart our immigration laws and avoid consequences. It seems some people are, in fact, above the law.

PB said...

The racist dog whistle that only Joe can hear.

Shouting Thomas said...

Na-Na-Na-Na-Na!

policraticus said...

I guess the time for that frank, open, and honest national discussion about race is finally over, huh?

traditionalguy said...

Christianity is not racist . The Holy Spirit loves all people of all races and ethnic cultures. They are all precious in His sight.
And Presbyterians like Donald Trump are 100% Christian.

Limited blogger said...

He's talking about all the democrats that will be voting for Trump this time around, right?

hstad said...

7/28/19, 9:56 AM
Blogger Bay Area Guy said - "....what kinda racist would seek to thwart this economic progress in the black community.....?

I present you a name and you take it from there - Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Greg Hlatky said...

Anyone who worked for a rapist is a rapist, Joe.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

I'm Rubber and you're a Tarbaby

Gunner said...

Bay Area Guy: Joe and his ilk would say those jobs are shit and low paying. When Clinton was President, blacks were all bank managers or something.

FrankiM said...

“And Presbyterians like Donald Trump are 100% Christian.”

Presbyterians are known for their outreach in poor communities. I doubt that they would take Trump’s cue and call the areas in which they serve a “rat infested mess” and that “no human beings would live there”. Who does he thinks live there? Does he not consider them human beings? This may not be racist, but it’s ugly rhetoric that lowers the Office of the Presidency.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Blogger Bay Area Guy said - "....what kinda racist would seek to thwart this economic progress in the black community.....?

a niggard

Shouting Thomas said...
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The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

I think people are taking Lockhart too seriously. Even he must realize that to make such a sweeping condemnation renders the basis of the charge meaningless. He basically just called all Trump voters doodyheads. It’s more a measure of his impotent frustration than anything serious.

Unknown said...

Memo for Joe Lockhart:

Okay, Mr. White Virtue Signaling Guy, walk through any of these neighborhoods. Alone. On a Saturday night.

https://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the-10-worst-chicago-neighborhoods/

And if you don't...you're a racist.

Quaestor said...

No one — absolutely no one among the MSM will denounce Lockhart's tweet, even though they all know that this is even more damaging to their cause (whatever the hell that this) than Hillary Clinton's basket of deplorables gaff.

Shouting Thomas said...

Presbyterians are known for their outreach in poor communities.

Trump's outreach is called record low unemployment... jobs for everybody who wants one.

Quaestor said...

Methinks FrankiM doesn't know the meaning of would.

Craig said...

Headline: "Clinton Democrat encourages Americans to be proud of racism"

I am so sick of the Democrats' hatred and divisiveness.

Kevin said...

This was always going to be the message, but it came out too early.

It was supposed to come out right before the election.

That way, people would have to act out of emotion because there wasn't enough time to think it through.

n.n said...

a “rat infested mess” and that “no human beings would live there”

Perhaps it is "should not" live there. Would, as in people, even in the poorest neighborhoods, will make an effort to develop their space, tend their gardens, as it were.

Trump's outreach is called record low unemployment... jobs for everybody who wants one.

Productivity is the most sustainable form of personal outreach, which mitigates the progress of corruption, dysfunction, and spoiled child syndrome. Men, in particular, as complementary to mothers, do not fare well with idle hands.

Kevin said...

Trump is dividing the country.

Chuck Todd was just on TV telling us so.

William said...

Trump used to live and flourish in Celebrity World. He went to their parties, their weddings. He hosted SNL on multiple occasions. Surely if he were such a flaming sexist, racist pig,they would have shunned his company. He would have been an outcast in Celebrity World, but he was an honored member.....I used to advance this argument, but given the durable success in Celebrity World of Weinstein, Polanski, and Epstein, I'm not so sure it holds water....I just wish the media would show the same amount of tolerance and forbearance towards Trump that Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos showed toward Epstein. I know that for political reasons they will not lavish him with the kind of fulsome praise they extended towards Clinton, Conyers, various members of the Kennedy family, but surely it is not asking too much to treat him with the same respect they extended towards Jeffrey Epstein AFTER his conviction.

Michael K said...

it’s ugly rhetoric that lowers the Office of the Presidency.

Yes, Hillary would have used such nice rhetoric.

rcocean said...

"Christianity is not racist"

Its neither racist nor anti-racist. Oh wait, I just discovered the Zero Commandment in the my Bible. Here it is:

"Thou shalt not be racist. Unless you're black, Hispanic, or Asian".

I knew it was in there somewhere. God moves in mysterious ways.

n.n said...

I have observed well and poorly tended gardens (e.g. family, homes) within a neighborhood. The state of the community reflects its individuals' character. Democrats are making a grievous mistake to reduce this issue to a color judgment. People aren't so naturally diverse without aid.

rcocean said...

If you're constantly hearing racist dog-whistles, they're being directed at you.

n.n said...

Christianity does not have principles of diversity. So, no, it does not indulge in color judgments (e.g. racism). It does have principles of character, which tends to harsh some people's mellow.

rcocean said...

Trump actually posted a picture, which was pretty bad. What is Cummings doing to help the people in his district? That's Cummings' job.

n.n said...

Trump wants men to "man up", women to "woman up", and to tend their gardens for "the People", "our Posterity", and to promote the general Welfare. He wants the same for the international community, thus the pursuit of emigration reform to mitigate the progress of immigration reform and sustainable "shit shows" (h/t Obama). Some Democrats apparently think that contains diversity undertones.

Jeff Brokaw said...

They’ll wear this one out too, just like “Trump is Hitler”, and then they’ll move on to something else as soon as they receive their marching orders on what to think.

Don’t be a sheeple!

Francisco D said...

I guess the time for that frank, open, and honest national discussion about race is finally over, huh?

We have never been able to have a discussion that criticizes both Blacks and Whites.

gypsy rose said...

Wendybar: Live and let live is becoming a lost art with the rise of screamers from different sides. I'm sorry your friend lost sight of you in all that noise.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Yes, Hillary would have used such nice rhetoric.

...like "Super-Predator" !

Pianoman said...

Has anyone else noticed that the resident Althouse leftists have slunk away?

Inga, Freder, Readering, Chuck -- even Ritmo! They seem to have completely given up.

I used to count on Inga swooping in with the latest copy/paste talking points of the day. I guess I'll need to start visiting leftist blogs in order to figure out what the Left is currently enraged about.

LA_Bob said...

h said, "I realize earnestness doesn't play well on the internet. But I have lived my life acting respectfully and charitably to people of other races. And I deeply resent being told by someone who doesn't know me that I am a racist because I don't agree with their political positions. "

Mostly agree with this. I just don't "deeply resent being told by someone...that I am a racist..." I don't respect said someone enough to resent them or their speech. They're just too stupid to respect.

Now, if said someone is in a position of influence or power, I deeply resent that.

walter said...

Rat lives matter

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Dems be like:
"Poverty is an important part of their cultural identity--
who does he think he is, trying to take that from them?
What a racisss !!"

without addicts, drug dealers are out of bidness.
without the Poor, Dems are out of power.

wendybar said...

gypsy rose said...
Wendybar: Live and let live is becoming a lost art with the rise of screamers from different sides. I'm sorry your friend lost sight of you in all that noise.
7/28/19, 11:52 AM

Yeah, it's pretty sad. We have been friends for about 20 years seeing each other often. The husbands are still friends. So at least there's that!! I still don't hate her....I will just stay back and let her hate.....

buwaya said...

There is no "lowering" possible. You are already at the bottom, with open and relentless, merciless, tribal war.

Nor is there anything left of your old civic culture. Not even your K-12 schools teach it anymore. They too live only for tribalism.

Anyone still thinking that "tone" matters is living in the past, substituting rosy nostalgia for grim reality. The only use of tone-arguments is in the disingenuous exploitation of these vulnerable people who are not au courant.

Those poor fools imagine the world of 1976, refusing to acknowledge the reality of the present, which is the year zero. And those that exploit these deluded types are all liars.

AlbertAnonymous said...

African American unemployment is at its lowest point ever.

Black Livelihoods Matter (TM)

Lawrence Person said...

Notice that he's a former Comms director for the Clinton White House, and yet somehow gets to be a "Political Analyst" for CNN.

buwaya said...

Even Trump still pretends to value your old values. Or to assume that they carry some weight, anyway. He implies that someone somewhere still has a sense of shame. I don't think such a creature exists, anymore. Every last thing is, at bottom, a matter of interests, not ideals.

He is in no way as grim as reality demands. He too, being an old man, may be living in the past, or perhaps this too is just for effect. Disingenuous rhetoric fighting disingenuous rhetoric.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Albert A

Good one!, you...you ...racissss!

but Santa Claus will beat "Mr. Employer",
and welfare and reparations are an easier sell

Lewis Wetzel said...

Who are not racists?
White progressives who choose to live in places where a black & brown sub class does their dirty work.

LA_Bob said...

Lockhart's tweet reminds me of a Jacob Weisberg article in Slate eleven years ago. I thought it was appalling at the time. An "older white male" (which I was then and still am now) couldn't possibly dislike Obama for his politics. Or dislike him for his inexperience. Or dislike him for the hype surrounding his candidacy. No, no, it had to be because the "older white male" is too racist to vote for the black-skinned one.

It was appalling then and of course still is. I just deeply resent the "soapbox privilege" gifted to clowns like Lockhart and Weisberg.

walter said...

Lawrence Person said...
Notice that he's a former Comms director for the Clinton White House, and yet somehow gets to be a "Political Analyst" for CNN.
--
George Snufflelapogous grins..

Kevin said...

I guess I'll need to start visiting leftist blogs in order to figure out what the Left is currently enraged about.

The point of their rage is to make you too scared to continue doing what enrages them.

You need not go out of your way to look for it.

They're doing everything they can to deliver the message to your home and place of business.

buwaya said...

Every last thing in public discourse, and much in private discourse, is instrumental.
There is a reason for it beyond the simple expression of personal ideas.

The specific purpose of anything in particular may not be apparent, but it is safe to assume there is some calculation behind it, however erroneous or counterproductive it may prove to be.

Michael K said...

Yeah, it's pretty sad. We have been friends for about 20 years seeing each other often. The husbands are still friends. So at least there's that!! I still don't hate her....I will just stay back and let her hate.....

A couple of my kids are leftists although they seem to be mellowing. My older son, a trial lawyer with a crazy left wife, does not say much anymore. He used to ridicule Orange County as too conservative. Now that he has two kids, he wants to move back there. His brother says that his leftism is mostly reaction to me as conservative (actually libertarian) and says the only way his brother would turn conservative is if I announced that I was a communist. So much of this stuff is personal and not even ideology,

wildswan said...

The "race card" is a magic "E-rase" card which wipes out all your own defects and bounces them back onto your accuser. For instance, if you have never worked to lower levels of rat infestation in the neighborhoods of your poorer constituents you can wipe all that out by playing the "E-rase" card and magically your neglect becomes racism in the person who pointed out the rats. And the rats stay. Since number of rats correlates with number of bureaucrats which is as the cube of the number of socialists, this is good. Or, at any rate, inevitable. See ten rattiest cities and correlate with socialists, bureaucrats, rats and the use of the "E-rase" card.

10 rattiest cities in 2017 all run by veiled socialist, i.e. Dem, politicians and openly socialist bureaucrats for years
Chicago
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco – Oakland
Washington, DC
Philadelphia
Detroit
Baltimore
Seattle – Tacoma
Dallas – Ft. Worth

Kevin said...

Trump's plan seems to be turning the left's hate meter to 11.

Then he'll run on Love Trumps Hate.

Which will cause the left to implode.

buwaya said...

The only way to even begin to assume sincerity in any public expression, is if it risks "lives, fortunes and sacred honor". And even then one has to inquire whether this risk is real.

After all, "The Blaze" asserts this, without mentioning who subsidizes them.

404 Page Not Found said...

Every Democrat thinks in rhetorical fallacies, and generally not even the more creative ones. It's how they sustain their world view.

Michael K said...

We have never been able to have a discussion that criticizes both Blacks and Whites.

I have had a few such discussions with black physicians I have known. One, a fellow surgery resident, told me that he was elected Student Body President at UCLA just because he was black. He was a great guy, sadly died in freak accident. Another, who I worked with at the recruit center in LA. I gave him a copy of "The3 10,000 mYear Explosion," which is about evolution. He told me he bought copies for his two daughters. I told him Farrakhan was right about whites being "Ice People" because, as human left Africa and went north, they suffered from Vitamin D deficiency and their skin lightened to absorb more vitamin D. All humans evolved lighter skin the further north they lived.

We did not talk about IQ but these were all people on the right tail of the distribution and knew it,

n.n said...

Then he'll run on Love Trumps Hate. Which will cause the left to implode.

#HateLovesAbortion

narciso said...

Lockhart I believe is a senior executive at Oracle, which btw is dark magic conjured up on mount doom as concerning payroll.

M Jordan said...

What’s amazing, to me, in Lockhart’s reasoning is how it really isn’t reasoning at all, it’s name-calling. This is the Left’s only argument today. I am not exaggerating. They have one card to play and it sure isn’t arising from human reason.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Yes, M Jordan, look at the editorial page of your local paper, take out the name calling, and there isn't much left. I don't know if it is the same on the pro-Trump side as it is on the anti-Trump side, because my local paper has never printed a pro-Trump editorial. It's sole "conservative" columnist is George Will, who opposes Trump with name calling. The local paper occasionally carries "moderate" Kathleen Parker's column, and she also opposes Trump by name calling.

dbp said...

The assumption Joe seems to be making here is that there exists even a single Republican who accepts Joe's opinion or moral authority on any subject whatsoever.

In actuality, Joe is just signaling to other Democrats that they are morally superior.

Sad.

BUMBLE BEE said...

We have an ENORMOUS Black Conservative congregation south of here. They're not shy about their conservatism either. It has been my life experience that Christian religion/work ethic is the seed of conservative people of color. I would have to say that the Mulatto Messiah was what the dems/MSM rolled out for the blacks and he was an epic failure. Kept the lot of 'em on welfare, with no chance of gettin over. Took the Orange man to give em a shot at the brass ring. The Soetoro kid climbed over their bodies into the white guy's pocketbook. This is not unnoticed. Will be an interesting election indeed. Lets get ready to rumble!

Rusty said...

Wendy, she wasn't much of a friend then, was she? Shake the dust off your coat and march on.

gadfly said...

There is more than one way to skin a cat.

M Jordan said...

Lewis Wetzel .... same with my local paper of a town of 35,000 which voted for Trump. But libs run the town.

Limited Perspective said...

I look forward to the first President when told that Black unemployment is down, or Hispanic graduation rates are up, or more women died in combat, say's "don't care." How many Americans are unemployed? How many Americans are graduating? How many Americans are dying in combat? That's what matters.

I'm looking forward to the first President who says to hell with identity politics. We need a guy who decides what's good for Americans in economic, education, immigration, and foreign policy.

Rabel said...

Here's Lockhart (on the left) and Ben Shapiro (I think) discussing the Joe's latest tweet.

wendybar said...

Rusty said...
Wendy, she wasn't much of a friend then, was she? Shake the dust off your coat and march on.
7/28/19, 1:22 PM

Sadly, no. I have and I am marching on. I just don't get people. How do you turn on and off your friendships just because you don't like the way somebody voted. That to me is just whacked, but what do I know. The older I get, the more I want to spend my time with my pets!! haha!!!

Gk1 said...

Hilarious. The last time I heard from Joe Lockhart he had just been fired by the NFL for helping craft the kneeling policy and recommending to the NFL commissioner to clap back at Trump. How did that work out for the NFL? Joe was fired immediately after the 2017 season if memory serves me. Perhaps Joe is nursing a wound over that?

Fandor said...

rcocean said...
The Center-right always suffers from a lack of brains. The way to counter-act false charges of "racism" is to think a word similar to "McCarthyism" and then call the person making the charge that. So, we could call a Lockhart a "racial McCarthyite"
Going with rcocean's idea, I've come up with something, a word that may work and is easy to remember.

ALINSKYITE.

A definition might be, one who is ALINSKYISED, by means of education, propaganda, the MSM, political correctness, the politics of meaning, the crowd, aka the street mob (ANTIFA, OCCUPY WALL STREET, ect) is a person who lies, defames. threatens another with personalized negative buzz words in order to shout down and deny free speech to an opposing political view not in lock step with their own.

All of your commentors are so much better at this than I am, and probably can come up with a more succinct definition for an
ALISKYITE.

Jim at said...

Fine. I'm a racist.
What else you got?

Jim at said...

This may not be racist, but it’s ugly rhetoric that lowers the Office of the Presidency.

Yeah. Maybe Trump should've called them deplorable. Or bitter clingers.
Maybe he should've told us to punch back twice as hard. Or get in their faces. Bring a gun if they bring a knife. Or, wait. Maybe he could be rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies.

Those things would certainly raise the Office of the Presidency, no?

Don't like ugly rhetoric from a Republican? Tough.

rcocean said...

ALINSKYIT is a good one.

cubanbob said...

The party of anti-Semitism is calling Trump supporters racist. Marvelous (said with a Billy Crystal voice).

Jeff said...

I just don't get people. How do you turn on and off your friendships just because you don't like the way somebody voted. That to me is just whacked, but what do I know.
The Left has been saying for years that "The personal is political." They mean it. The Left wants a government that is so large and so intrusive into every sphere of life that there is no place left where you can be a private person.
Think of it. How you raise your children, how you relate to your husband or wife, when, where and how you work, whether you worship or not and what you're allowed to worship, .... All of this is, to a Leftist, grist for the political mill. Your entire life, even your thoughts, are belong to them. It's tyranny on a scale undreamed of even by the most fervent Nazi or Stalinist.
Not every leftist understands where the policies he or she advocates inevitably lead. But that does not make them any less dangerous. What does help is that, due to their poor understanding of human nature, leftists usually aren't very good at implementing their grandiose plans, and the political structures they erect to run things usually devolve into corruption and rent-seeking pretty quickly.

gadfly said...

"Apparently, it's not too late to recapture the joys of childmind:"

As in - "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." ~Donald Trump

"Aye,aye", I say - but isn't obvious lying a childish trait as well?

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

I'd be ashamed if they didn't call me a racist.

bagoh20 said...

"Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves."

Can't really argue with that, but who is the racist, and what is the racists strategy? I just need some specifics, you know, some facts - the stuff intelligent adults use.

bagoh20 said...

If they don't call you a racist, you're just furniture, background, scenery.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

This Lockhart stuff is dangerous. My fear is that the Left is going to be very violent in the next year, and their targets will take it for some time but will ultimately have to fight back to protect themselves. The Big Media will side with the Left, the pattern will repeat and the whole thing will spiral out of control. Scary to think about.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Anyone who voted for Hillary is a pantsuit-and-Depends-wearing war criminal who can't stand on "their" own two feet, is too frail to be awakened at 3:00 a.m., and doesn't understand how the Electoral College works.

Lewis Wetzel said...

"bagoh20 said...
. . . and what is the racists strategy?"
I think that a racist strategy would be say to voters, "You need to consider how you racially identify yourself and then vote for (or against) this slate of candidates."

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I suspect this is another one of Trump’s Sunday tweets that sends the Big Media into a frenzy. By the time the dust settles late Monday (definitely by Tuesday) people will start to look at Elijah Cummings. We’ll start looking at his grandstanding with the border chaos, the condition of his district, his love of BLM, etc. And then people will start to say “Huh, that’s interesting...” just like they did with The Squad.

EsoxLucius said...

If I had a nickel for every white person that claimed that they're not racist, I'd be rich. Just as I'd go to a podiatrist if I had a foot problem, I'd ask my African-American friends if I feared encroaching on their feelings or my girls if I thought that I was being sexist. I don't know if Trump is racist, I've never met the man, but it looks like he's counting on the inhabitants of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to be in 2020. Now it's on them to prove he's wrong.

Comanche Voter said...

Well golleee! Who gives a flying flip what Joe Lockhart (or any other proud progressive) tweets or says?

As for "racist" all that means these days is that someone disagrees with you.

Rory said...

Racism is just a subset of bigotry.

EsoxLucius said...

The best medical teaching school, Johns Hopkins, is in Elijah Cummings district, and his constituents make $10K above the median wage. Maybe the chito in chief is confusing them for the $0.5M in slums his daddy gave him.

Robert Cook said...

"The party of anti-Semitism is calling Trump supporters racist. Marvelous (said with a Billy Crystal voice)."

The Democrats may be just as objectionable as the Republicans, but how are they anti-semitic?

buwaya said...

Esox -
You simply don’t ask these things.
You lead, if you will, by leading.
Or you seduce by seducing.
Asking about offenses and feelings is weak.
This just invites whining.

narciso said...

cummings was equally dismissive of romney seven years ago, recall they already had his taxes, but harry reid proceded to lie about them anyways, and biden said African americans would be in chains if romney won, homicide and the wire, depicted Baltimore with the detail of a monet,

buwaya said...

Johns Hopkins was in Cummings district long before it was Cummings district, in any sense.
Much like USC was in its neighborhood long before it turned into THAT neighborhood.

buwaya said...

The proper approach is to assume we, each of us, is a mass of sins.
We are all racists, inherently by some definition or other, and if we have any worth we will remain so.
Anyone that can be certified as non racist, or non-anything, is inherently worthless through the lack of a spine.
Jellyfish-men.

Robert Cook said...

"ALINSKYITE."

Ha! No one will know what that means, as no one (other than those on the right who have focused on him for some reason) pays any attention to Saul Alinksy today, and few remember him. I'd never even heard of him until the rightists on this blog started harping on him.

effinayright said...

Robert Cook said...
"ALINSKYITE."

Ha! No one will know what that means, as no one (other than those on the right who have focused on him for some reason) pays any attention to Saul Alinksy today, and few remember him. I'd never even heard of him until the rightists on this blog started harping on him.
*************

Funny. Barack Obama certainly knew who he was.

http://www.military-money-matters.com/obama-and-alinsky.html#axzz5v0LinxPX

"Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."

L. David Alinksy (Saul's son, in a 2008 letter to the Boston Glob)



narciso said...

it's how he got Citibank to loan to those customers who were likely able to pay the subprime scam. that david eigen noticed a decade later, (the model for mark baum in the 'big short'

roesch/voltaire said...

Odd isn't it how many folks recognize Trump as a racist, some have even left the Republican Party over it.

Fandor said...

Robert Cook...Anyone familiar with the tatics of Obama and Hillary Clinton, the DNC, "the squad" and ANTIFA, just to mention a few, has had exposure to Saul Alinksy. Anyone who has followed any political discourse over the past 45 years, since the counter culture started to infiltrate our education system and rewrite the history of the United States, such as Howard Zinn, has had more than a passing acquaintance to Alinksy. How fortunate for you that you've learned something "new" about tactics that have been applied to undermine our constitutional republic by using our own freedoms to undermine the United States.
We are all learning so many new things everyday, here at Althouse and on the internet.
"Inquiring minds want to know", to borrow a phrase.
Just because a name doesn't ring a bell presently, doesen't mean it won't go viral in the future.

walter said...

Boom! You go Joe!

Joe Lockhart
‏Verified account @joelockhart
22h22 hours ago
Joe Lockhart Retweeted Donald J. Trump
For the love of god, please go play golf
Joe Lockhart added,


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

We gave Nadler and his Trump hating Dems the complete Mueller Report (we didn’t have to), and even Mueller himself, but now that both were a total BUST, they say it wasn’t good enough. Nothing will ever be good enough for them. Witch Hunt!
2:55 PM - 27 Jul 2019

Michael K said...

some have even left the Republican Party over it.

Some of your best friends, black no doubt.

Michael K said...

. Maybe the chito in chief is confusing them for the $0.5M in slums his daddy gave him.

Another new troll! They are in bloom since Meulkler flopped,.

buwaya said...

By those standards used against Trump every last reader of Althouse is just as racist. Or more so.
Indeed, this definition covers just about every citizen of the US no matter their politics. Or every human being.
Granted, many of these people are not curious enough to examine their own minds with sufficient brutality to learn the truth about themselves. Indeed, most of us have many more sins, in thought if not deed, and much worse ones, than ordinary racism.

A good exercise for an afternoon - sit down in some quiet spot and ask why you are such a shit.
Spend a few hours on the question.
This is something everyone needs to do with some regularity.

Not Sure said...

I had no idea that Elijah Cummings was responsible for JHU having a med school. Impressive!

Michael K said...

That last troll has a whiff of Ritmo about him.

I'll bet Cookie has never heard of Gramsci, either,

narciso said...




clearly trump took issue, with cummings management of Baltimore, in the long instance e has been in office,

https://www.quodverum.com/2019/07/201/the-swamp-meister-.html

where the minefield begins,

narciso said...

too passive aggressive for the brasilian performer,

Seeing Red said...

Apparently, it's not too late to recapture the joys of childmind:"

As in - "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." ~Donald Trump

"Aye,aye", I say - but isn't obvious lying a childish trait as well?

It’s a good thing last week the court ruled in favor of using $2.5 billion in defense funds for that purpose.

jaydub said...

EsoxLuciius: "If I had a nickel for every white person that claimed that they're not racist, I'd be rich."

Naw, you'd still be a self-righteous poser. Social Justice Warriors like EsoxL are completely unnerved by the possibility that someone, somewhere, may be independent, secure in his moral compass and not needful of a second opinion regarding his virtue. I'm one of those people. I personally have no one in my circle of friends who I consider to be racist, and, being pure of heart, I will volunteer to passoxL judgement as to whether he is, in fact, a racial bigot and/or a sexist. He can quit annoying his AA acquaintances and his daughters, who I am sure give his queries the deserved eye roll. My initial thoughts are he's probably both because he seems overly fixated on convincing others that he's one woke MFer.

rehajm said...

The stale politics that comes out of anything Clinton. He could have as easily gone with We Polked you in '44, We shall Pierce you in '52.

pious agnostic said...

A good exercise for an afternoon - sit down in some quiet spot and ask why you are such a shit.
Spend a few hours on the question.
This is something everyone needs to do with some regularity.


And then, confess your sins to God with an open heart and with an earnest desire to change through the intersession of His Son Jesus Christ. That which is loosed upon Earth will be loosed in Heaven.

It's amazing how this works.

Matt said...

If it was a cracka congressman that represented a shithole district filled with coloreds and Trump called him out, would that still be raycisss? I cant keep up with the bullshit anymore.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

roesch/voltaire can always be counted on to add his vapid and utterly uninteresting two cents worth.

buwaya said...

Gramsci did not invent the theory of cultural hegemony nor that of “the long march” (which he didn’t name either), though he described both.
His work was not published until both processes, in terms of leftist ideology becoming the intellectual-institutional norm, were well advanced.
He did however create the frame with which this stuff was seen in retrospect, by both the left and right.

Cultural hegemony became quite a popular trope on the intellectual left for a couple of decades. It’s since become somewhat passĂ©, possibly because of the effects of the “long march”. It’s hard to complain about hegemony when you are the hegemon.

Not Sure said...

It’s not racist to blame Elijah Cummings for conditions in his district, but it is kind of sexist. Give ex-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake her due for her ability to boost the murder rate in Bodymore way above what it was in the days of The Wire.

Fandor said...

buwaya said...A good exercise for an afternoon - sit down in some quiet spot and ask why you are such a shit.
Spend a few hours on the question.
This is something everyone needs to do with some regularity.

I couldn't agree with the wise buwaya more.
Self-examination is essential if we are to "take the plank out of our own eye" in regard to our own individual life.

Still, I don't like being pushed around by bullies in masks, or ignorant people elected to public office by an ignorant electorate.
If anything, President Trump and Althouse has helped to educate with tweets and a blog.

Push back against the ALINSKYITES.

Let's brand them with a name that represents a reprehensible mob.

buwaya said...

A latter-day development of Gramsci (and others) can be seen in Hardt&Negri, “Empire”
It was almost definitional of the leftist position post-Soviet collapse.
It was quite popular in its time, nearly two decades back.

It is perhaps more interesting now, that so much has changed.
Worth a read.

bagoh20 said...

""If I had a nickel for every white person that claimed that they're not racist, I'd be rich."

Yea, funny how that happens if go around calling every one you meet a "racist". You get the same kind of denial if you call them "Shirley". I wonder why you never considered that. Is it racist bigotry that's got you blinded?

narciso said...

No Lenin, figured after the failure of direct action on the part of the social revolutionaries, while he was in exile in Switzerland, he tired of the debating societies that the socialist factions had become, likewise Gramsci pondered while he was imprisoned in Mussolini's prisons, Ignazio Silone by contrast, their orwell, isn't spoken nearly enough,

walter said...

Meanwhile, Ratcliffe nom to head DNI..

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Nancy gives a shout-out to her fellow deity from the top of a five star restaurant in Italy.

You racists.

narciso said...

I would have thought fleitz was better, ratcliffe is better at cabal busting,

Narayanan said...

@Buwaya et Al ... by your comments I wonder Have you read?

The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out by Leonard Peikof

Fandor said...
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Automatic_Wing said...

It's perfectly normal to be racist - that is, to prefer your own group to other groups. Everyone in the world shows this preference, to one degree or another.

FrankiM said...

“And then, confess your sins to God with an open heart and with an earnest desire to change through the intersession of His Son Jesus Christ. That which is loosed upon Earth will be loosed in Heaven.”

What if you’re Jewish?

narciso said...

indeed negri, a member of the collective, if not an actual member of the brigatte, empire is it, was the handbook for the black bloc, which now labels itself occupy or Antifa,

Fandor said...


Has anyone here ever seen Saul Alinsky, listened to him talk, read his book?
He was a very pursuasive thug, a Tony Soprono type character of his time.
His book, RULES FOR RADICALS has the following dedication:
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama used and promoted Saul Alinsky methods.
His road is the one to perdition.
I'm not going down that one.

Like they use to say each week before the radio show, INFORMATON PLEASE with Clifton Fadiman,
"WAKE UP, AMERICA!"

Birkel said...

roesch/voltaire

Did you see Trump is polling in the 20s with blacks?
And 50% with self-identified Latinos?

Tell me how that makes you feel.

Annie C. said...

Well, well, well. Trump just announced Dan Coats it out at National Intelligence, and he has named my congressman, John Ratcliffe as his successor.

Maybe I should run for his seat...

Annie C. said...

Nah, never mind. Politics has too many people, something I've been doing my best to stay away from in my later years.

Birkel said...

Annie C.,
Despite my smoldering grudge against you from the other day, I would send your campaign $25.

Drago said...

roesch/voltaire: "Odd isn't it how many folks recognize Trump as a racist, some have even left the Republican Party over it."

LOL

History began this morning for our leftists....again.

Every republican in the last 70 years has been called a Hitler and/or a racist.

For good measure Truman called Dewey a Hitler AND a Stalin!!

Drago said...

Birkel: "Did you see Trump is polling in the 20s with blacks?
And 50% with self-identified Latinos?

Tell me how that makes you feel."

R/V will respond as all white democrat plantation owners respond: those aren't "real" hispanics and blacks.

Paco Wové said...

Can't think of any more racist strategy than the one the Democrats are pursuing.

Qwinn said...

Hillary did her college thesis on Saul Alinsky. She is on record that she considered him her inspiration.

That thesis is locked up tighter than Obama's college records. One wonders why that is, if Alinsky doesn't matter.

MadTownGuy said...

Fandor said...
"rcocean said...
The Center-right always suffers from a lack of brains. The way to counter-act false charges of "racism" is to think a word similar to "McCarthyism" and then call the person making the charge that. So, we could call a Lockhart a "racial McCarthyite"

Going with rcocean's idea, I've come up with something, a word that may work and is easy to remember.

ALINSKYITE.

A definition might be, one who is ALINSKYISED, by means of education, propaganda, the MSM, political correctness, the politics of meaning, the crowd, aka the street mob (ANTIFA, OCCUPY WALL STREET, ect) is a person who lies, defames. threatens another with personalized negative buzz words in order to shout down and deny free speech to an opposing political view not in lock step with their own.

All of your commentors are so much better at this than I am, and probably can come up with a more succinct definition for an
ALI(N)SKYITE.
"

Shorter definition: Bigot.

PluralThumb said...

Please keep the hippies and the commies off the Texas ranch.
Liberals can stay in New York.
Thanks.

Spiros said...

His tweet is extremely critical and angry. It's an ALL CAPS sort of thing. He really should chill out. Maybe he has a borderline personality or something...

AND this guy also stated that Jeffrey Epstein was not part of Bill Clinton's "inner circle"! REALLY???!!!

rcocean said...

This failure to counter-attack when falsely charged with Racism, lets the Left get away with Murder. That's why the liberal/Left NEVER allows themselves to put in defensive situations. They were soft on communism, but hey don't call them that! Because if you do, that's McCarthyism or Red-baiting which is even WORSE then loving Comrade Stalin!

Meanwhile, the Center-right when called "racist" keeps saying stuff like "Hey, no one hates racism more than me" Or "Ha,ha, look at my track record I'm totally not racist" or "MY best friends are black" Or 'Here's my 42 page memorandum proving in great detail and with Aristotelian logic why I"m not a racist".

And all the Left does is...say "No, you're a racist". Meanwhile they keep expanding the definition of what is "racist". It never ends. Because you need to counter-attack - like Trump, not play defense.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Lifted from Insty:

"I appeared on CNN Monday night to discuss the firestorm over the president’s caustic tweets last weekend criticizing the four most progressive members of the House of Representatives. I deemed the tweets illogical and shrill, and said so on Twitter and on Anderson Cooper’s show. I also pointed out that the overreaction from Democratic politicians and their media allies revealed a hysterical attempt to castigate the president as prejudiced. I cited the incredibly incendiary accusation of my CNN colleague Wajahat Ali who retweeted an article and its headline: “Trump is a racist. If you still support him, so are you.”

Such an immense and broad condemnation of tens of millions of Americans represents, itself, an intensely bigoted tactic. After all, utterly dismissing wide swaths of our society just because they do not share prescribed political preferences represents a wholesale effort to delegitimize and dehumanize; it’s a classic tactic to “otherize,” to borrow a term from the left. Paradoxically, liberals like Ali unveil their own inherent and systemic bigotry by belittling their fellow citizens, merely on the grounds of policy differences. Rather than engage and debate and persuade, the intolerant left chooses the politics of vilification. Their rash judgment deems the “unwashed rabble” of our America First movement as deplorables and racists, simpletons unworthy of real consideration.

When I pointed out this clear chasm between their professed tolerance and real-world bigotry, Mr. Ali admonished me, stating that white Trump supporters “will never love you … no matter how hard you try to be the Latin face of Trump, they will never love you.” This CNN commentator and New York Times writer shamelessly employed an old racist trope, essentially calling me an “Uncle Tom” for daring to be brown and pro-America First. His demeaning comment attempted to remove me of my agency and castigate me as some supplicant intent on pleasing my white betters.

In actuality, I do not view all politics, as Ali does, through the narrow prism of race, and I regard myself as an American citizen and a grown man with his own thoughts. Despite Ali’s disparagement, I am not a caricature seeking the ratification of whites. In fact, I care very little about anyone’s skin color and instead aggressively argue for a new American nationalism that rejects tribalism and instead focuses on citizenship and rejects globalism."


sing it.

chuck said...

Russia, Russia, Russia! Eh, what? OK. Racist, racist, racist. The Dems have got nothing, and if they lose in 2020 the party will probable split into progressive and traditional wings.

pacwest said...

"I'd ask my African-American friends"

I believe that is called a 'tell'. Something only a racist would say.

PluralThumb said...

I'm not a chemist but isn't some sort of rubber is made from some sort of glue. Someone dear to my heart would say; stop the higher than thou. I never understood that statement until the glue to rubber anology. If someone called me glue or rubber, I'd reply; it takes one to know one. Unless you pay steak, I ignore you. If I have steak to share, join me as a friend. No harm done. Sorry steak.

stan said...

Joe Lockhart is a nasty, vicious, hate-filled asshole. I.e. he's a Democrat.

pious agnostic said...

FrankiM said...
What if you’re Jewish?
7/28/19, 4:19 PM


I am equally interested in the answer to this question.

Jupiter said...

"Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves."

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

steve uhr said...

“If everyone is a racist, no one is a racist”

This doesn’t make any sense. If everyone is a racist, then everyone is a racist.

Jupiter said...

pious agnostic said...
FrankiM said...
What if you’re Jewish?

"I am equally interested in the answer to this question."

Well, that's simple enough. Anyone who supports a Christian or a Christian strategy is a Christian themselves.

steve uhr said...

“Anyone who calls someone a racist is themselves a racist”

This also makes no sense. I call Hitler a racist. That makes me a racist?

Francisco D said...

This doesn’t make any sense. If everyone is a racist, then everyone is a racist.

You don't get it Steve. Have you ever worked in the business world?

When I was a consultant, I often told executives that if everything was a priority, then nothing was a priority.

Capische?

pious agnostic said...

Blogger Jupiter said...

Well, that's simple enough. Anyone who supports a Christian or a Christian strategy is a Christian themselves.

7/28/19, 7:14 PM


Well played, Planet V

narciso said...

Ali is cairs terrier no surprise there, which is an appendage of al Jazeera, who temporarily incited turmoil when they bought out current.

steve uhr said...

Francisco D. I agree with your example. How about this one — if everyone is over 6 ft. Then nobody is over 6 ft ...

Capichi ?

M said...

What are you when you base your entire argument against people and policies being racist but they are not? JUST AS AN ACADEMIC EXCERCISE I would like to see any Democrat argue against Trump’s policies based on anything other than RAAACISM. If say they had to argue it favor of mass illegal immigration for people from Ireland and Poland. That I’d like to see.

n.n said...

Or the perennial favorite: I know you are, but what am I?

Racism is a class of color (i.e. low information attribute) judgment or diversity, which generally falls under the Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent ("=") quasi-religion or ethical code.

n.n said...

Anyone who supports a Christian or a Christian strategy is a Christian themselves.

Not Christian, per se, but a principled alignment.

wildswan said...

Part of Cummings district is rich and part is poor and Cummings is ignoring the poor areas. Is that hard to understand? And some of the poor areas are right around Johns Hopkins. And there's so much crime coming from the area right around Johns Hopkins that they want their own armed police force although they already have 1100 security guards. And where there's poverty and crime there's rats.

"Between 2014 and 2017, aggravated assaults – including non-fatal shootings – jumped 350 percent, and robberies increased 250 percent within the university’s Clery Act area boundaries for all three campuses, the report states.

The most dramatic increase occurred on the East Baltimore campus, which saw a 1,000 percent increase in aggravated assaults between 2014 and 2017, with 33 incidents within that campus’ Clery Act boundaries the last year, the report states.
...
The rise in violent crime has occurred at the same time Hopkins has increased the number of full-time unarmed security offers to more than 1,100...
Hopkins Report Promoting Campus Police Force Paints Bleak Picture of Baltimore Crime Jan 2, 2019
https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/01/02/hopkins-report-promoting-campus-police-force-paints-bleak-picture-of-baltimore-crime/


Here's a story from Wapo itself reporting on rats near Johns Hopkins.
Oh, rats. There’s one aspect of Baltimore she can’t get used to
By Karen Houppert June 19, 2013

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/oh-rats-theres-one-aspect-of-baltimore-she-cant-get-used-to/2013/06/19/96cd18ca-c96f-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html?utm_term=.f2c4d5173ccc

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