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Dutchess_lll's avatar

Why would Mitch McConnell claim Obama (I assume Barack) was descended from slave owners?

Asked by Dutchess_lll (5263points) 1 week ago

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Barack was not descended either from slaves nor slave owners. Michelle was descended from both however.
Why would McConnell say that? Is he mindlessly racist or just dumb?

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kritiper's avatar

What difference would it make? I am descended from slave owners, as are many. McConnell is a dweeb…

Dutchess_lll's avatar

WHY would he automatically assume Obama was descended from slaves?

“Dweeb” is kind.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Because he’s a piece of shit, that’s why. So what if Obama did have some slave owners in his ancestry? What of it. Many of us do, probably more of us than want to admit (or are even aware). “Cocaine Mitch” probably does too.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

But he doesn’t. Unless it’s on his mom’s side.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Dutchess_lll

I didn’t claim that Obama did. He may have, he may not have. I don’t know and I don’t think it’s relevant either way.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Are you not hearing me? His father was African, not an African American. The only way he could have slaves in his ancestory it would be on his Mom’s side and I’m 100% sure that is not what Dweeb McConnell was alluding to.

So what was he thinking?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It was Michelle Obama and notice it is PBS, And the Dweeb Mitch gets it all wrong, he keeps listening to the orange haired king of dwweebs

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I know Michelle’s history (I watched a program that showed she carried the genes of the white owner of her great great great great grand people) but he specifically referred to “Obama,” and it is not common to refer to women only by their last name, only men. That is why I asked why he’d make such an assumption about Barack.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

McConnell, is more out of touch with the real world than Trump is, if that’s possible.
This idiot thinks poverty is the poor peoples fault.
Thinks the debt isn’t a problem it’s those damn entitlement programs, medicaid, and social security that is the reason your country is so in debt.
Trump is an out of touch rich idiot.
McConnell is an out of touch EVIL idiot.

stanleybmanly's avatar

McConnell merely made the mistake common to most of us. It is a reasonable mistake considering the assumption would be valid for in excess of 95% of black Americans.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

You would expect our leaders to be better informed than the average 10 year old. You would expect them to be well read. You would expect them to be aware of the historyof our presidents.
I guess I expect wrong.

stanleybmanly's avatar

You truly are an optimist at heart. Is that what any of us expect any longer?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I shall stay optimistic and I won’t vote for obvious idiots.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Now that most have aired opinions, I will call all of you uneducated in the matter.
Slaves were owned in Africa long before any Africans were brought to North America.

Has anybody here checked Barack Obama’s history back enough centuries to be certain none of his ancestors were slaves, or human owners?

I’m unfollowing this Q the moment I post this, so snarking back at me for pointing out your oversight will be assumed but unseen by me.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@Patty_Melt now explain how that bit of already known information factors into McConnell’s comment.
We’ll breathlessly wait to be educated by your amazing wisdom some more.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Patty_Melt WTF
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Oh you had a hissy fit and went home.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Draw fire. Run for cover.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Give up @Dutchess_lll she may read this but isn’t going to reply.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I just read the last half of her comment where she basically said “I just made a really arrogant and ignorant post” so she shall now stick her fingers in her ears and run away yelling ‘I can’t HEARRRRR YOU!”

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Yeah,that’s pretty much it, no hate there.
Just right wing love.
After all they are all about love when separating children from parents,withdrawing food stamps,trying to get rid of affordable health care, not giving a shit about the environment, yup a party all about love and caring, especially about the less fortunate .

Dutchess_lll's avatar

It’s the Christian way Squeekster.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Oh but they will fire back with some dumb statistic showing conservatives donate more to charities than Lib/tards and that will show the world they care so much.
Wonder if they couldn’t use it as a tax deduction how much would they use it then?

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Dutchess_lll

If you will notice, I said nothing of Barack Obama’s father’s side. If you are going to accuse me of “not hearing you” then at least do me the courtesy of arguing again what I’ve actually said (though what you would find objectionable to my posts in this thread is beyond me, unless you’re merely looking for something to quarrel over), instead of what you, apparently, imagine I’ve said.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Well if @Patty_Melt isn’t willing to stick around and stand by her statements then they can be dismissed out-of-hand.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I was only asking about McConnells logic @Darth, not yours. I was also simply pointing out my own logic, again not questioning yours.

Darth_Algar's avatar

And I only responded to that question, so I’m not sure why you’re arguing over it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Okay this party is so over !

Now that the the party-giver has thrown a turd in the punch bowl and left the building.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I didn’t throw a turd in the punch bowel and that’s just gross @Tropical_Willie!!

chyna's avatar

Do you all need a time out?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I guess so!

Who the hell put a turd in the punch bowl???

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Maybe the missing member? ? ?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I am not missing any members, are you?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

One grilled cheese sammich is missing !

She thought IT was her party.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Don’t drink the punch…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup don’t drink “Grilled Cheese Sammiches” – - – - Kool-Aid !

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Gawd. I haven’t had Kool Aid since I was a kid.
Did anyone else mix the dry Kool Aid with sugar and dip a wet finger into it and eat it that way?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Grilled Cheese Sammiches Kool Aid

stanleybmanly's avatar

Kool Aid was the absolutely indispensable staple of every kid’s Summer vacation in my grade school years.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Yep. And you were the height of fashion if you had the Kool Aid pitcher!

stanleybmanly's avatar

We have one now!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Really? I want it!!!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Wait. When you say Kool Aid pitcher, are you talking about the clear glass pitcher, or must the face be included? Ours is the exact classic pitcher but minus the face. I think they are easy to come by.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Have to have the face, man, or it’s just a run of the mill pitcher.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Oh. That’s what I was afraid of. You know, when I bought that pitcher back when I left home, I was all excited about it. And come to think of it, (predictably), it was only the guys who spotted it who would react “HEY—the Kool aid pitcher!”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Fill the pitcher with ice and Kool-Aid, Grape looks fine. Wait for condensation to form make your FACE – - – - – - – (;>) !

stanleybmanly's avatar

Great solution. But I want a pitcher like the one on tv which magically appears always frosty and FULL of icy Kool Aid. Did you ever fill the ice cube trays with over sweetened Kool Aid? It drove my parents crazy.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Tell me that you grew up with a pitcher of that shape in your household.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Of course I did! WITH the face!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Do you still have it? I never thought about it, but it makes sense that they MUST be available commercially. I’m going to look into it immediately. If I find em, I’ll get you one too!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

No I don’t still have it. Check eBay.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The glass ones are disappointing. The one which looks authentic is in disgusting red plastic. Was yours this abomination?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

No. It was clear.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I don’t remember. I think plastic.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Kool-Aid? Meh. I prefer Flavor Aid for my suicide pacts.

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