Barack Obama couldn’t believe it when a top Republican gave him the worst news possible

Barack Obama may be the worst president in history.

Despite this, he continues trying to remain relevant in the political discussion.

So Obama couldn’t believe it when a top Republican gave him the worst news possible.

A major issue for the Democrat Party is reparations.

They believe people who were not involved in slavery should be forced to give money to people who were never slaves.

Democrats are trying to make it seem as though it is a common sense issue.

And in trying to do that, they went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations, over his great-great-grandfathers owning slaves.

But instead of falling for their guilt-tripping plan, McConnell simply pointed out the fact that former President Barack Obama is also a descendent of slave owners, along with the fact they both oppose reparations.

The Daily Caller reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday responded to a question about his great-great grandfathers owning slaves, and if that would change his mind on reparations.

When asked if he would change his stance on reparations, McConnell responded to the question on Capitol Hill, saying, “I find myself in the same position as President Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”

This comes as NBC News published an article which said McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves and his mentioned his stance on reparations.

It is true that Obama has slave owners in his lineage.

So if they are going to target McConnell with a question about his ancestors, it is very hypocritical considering they would be very unlikely to do the same with Obama.

After all, Obama did speak out against reparations while in office.

“I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for that — first of all, it’d be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate,” he told journalists. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president.”

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67 Responses

  1. Neal Martin says:

    If you want to talk to me about reparation for slavery, first you must show me the marks left by your shackles on your ankles and then the marks left on your back from the masters whip. After I see those, I will politely tell you to go to hell as I caused neither of them.

  2. Ken Marx says:

    Why reparations for slaves and not reparations for native Americans or Japanese citizens who were interred during WWII? Some of the latter may still be alive. Reparations are just a dumb idea. This is just a radical issue put on the table like all the rest of Democrats radical issues.

  3. clifford green says:

    dumbest is being to kind to those assholes

  4. CLIFF says:

    DEMORATS MUST BE THE DUMBEST BASTARDS ON EARTH.

  5. Mary Johnson says:

    They keep forgetting it was a black man that sold them into slavery in the first place and there were more white salvers than black.

  6. Mary Johnson says:

    Listening to Obama is letting a foreign entity interfere with an American election and the way of American life as a whole.

  7. Stevo says:

    The fact are in, and we have already paid for it in full, with all the Blood from those whom fought in the war to Free the Black. The Civil War.

    • Daniel says:

      Lets not forget welfare, free education, the Civil Rights Act, and Affirmative Action. How much more do we owe ?????

  8. Grampa says:

    as I read these posts my conclusion is that few are informed the rest? not so much. while the left has much to gain from an America divided, both parties stand to gain. if we lose what little freedoms we have left it will be from our own ignorance——-Grampa

  9. Wayne says:

    The forgot to mention a Presidential candidate that is also a descendant to a slave Own . Lets not forget Kamala Harris

  10. bagster53 says:

    well the south is where slaves were owned , and the rich in the south were democrats, so maybe democrats should pay the reparations

  11. Vito Corleone says:

    “At the PEAK of slavery in 1860, only 1.4% of Americans owned slaves. What your history books (don’t) tell you is that 3,000 blacks owned a total of 20,000 slaves.

  12. It’s odd to me that liberals & SJW’s want to take down certain statues and leave out certain things from history in the classroom. Basically trying to change history but when some of them may profit from that same history they don’t seem to mind everyone talking about it!

    • Three Gowdys says:

      This Paul’s essay which has some truths but mostly lies is a diatribe in an attempt to blame slavery on blacks as much as whites. Slavery was instituted by whites, the North even had slavery in the `1700’s.
      He mentions nothing about the horrors, politics, the Civil War, and the Jim Crow era that still survives since slavery ended in 1865. He can quote these crazy right wing books, there are many revisionists of history, especially on the right. There were black slave owners and traders but the numbers here are totally exaggerated but notice the lack of compassion and responsibility of it on a nation that also practiced genocide on the Native Americans. He quotes Robert E Lee, the general of the South, as saying slavery was evil but justifies it by saying blacks were better off as slaves that being free in Africa. He couldn’t ascertain that, he was never in Africa, visiting the countless societies.

  13. Paul says:

    DIXIE’S CENSORED SUBJECT
    BLACK SLAVEOWNERS
    By Robert M. Grooms
    © 1997
    (THIS ARTICLE IS COPYRIGHTED AND IS PROVIDED HERE COURTESY OF THE BARNES REVIEW)
    In an 1856 letter to his wife Mary Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee called slavery “a moral and political evil.” Yet he concluded that black slaves were immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially and physically.
    The fact is large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states.
    The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves (1). Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves).
    In the rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is acknowledged in the history books, justification centers on the claim that black slave masters were simply individuals who purchased the freedom of a spouse or child from a white slaveholder and had been unable to legally manumit them. Although this did indeed happen at times, it is a misrepresentation of the majority of instances, one which is debunked by records of the period on blacks who owned slaves. These include individuals such as Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry, of Colleton District, South Carolina, who each owned 84 slaves in 1830. In fact, in 1830 a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more (2).
    According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
    To return to the census figures quoted above, this 28 percent is certainly impressive when compared to less than 1.4 percent of all American whites and less than 4.8 percent of southern whites. The statistics show that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters.
    The majority of slaveholders, white and black, owned only one to five slaves. More often than not, and contrary to a century and a half of bullwhips-on-tortured-backs propaganda, black and white masters worked and ate alongside their charges; be it in house, field or workshop. The few individuals who owned 50 or more slaves were confined to the top one percent, and have been defined as slave magnates.
    In 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation. Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000 (3). That year, the mean wealth of southern white men was $3,978 (4).
    In Charleston, South Carolina in 1860 125 free Negroes owned slaves; six of them owning 10 or more. Of the $1.5 million in taxable property owned by free Negroes in Charleston, more than $300,000 represented slave holdings (5). In North Carolina 69 free Negroes were slave owners (6).
    In 1860 William Ellison was South Carolina’s largest Negro slaveowner. In Black Masters. A Free Family of Color in the Old South, authors Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roak write a sympathetic account of Ellison’s life. From Ellison’s birth as a slave to his death at 71, the authors attempt to provide justification, based on their own speculation, as to why a former slave would become a magnate slave master.
    At birth he was given the name April. A common practice among slaves of the period was to name a child after the day or month of his or her birth. Between 1800 and 1802 April was purchased by a white slave-owner named William Ellison. Apprenticed at 12, he was taught the trades of carpentry, blacksmithing and machining, as well as how to read, write, cipher and do basic bookkeeping.
    On June 8, 1816, William Ellison appeared before a magistrate (with five local freeholders as supporting witnesses) to gain permission to free April, now 26 years of age. In 1800 the South Carolina legislature had set out in detail the procedures for manumission. To end the practice of freeing unruly slaves of “bad or depraved” character and those who “from age or infirmity” were incapacitated, the state required that an owner testify under oath to the good character of the slave he sought to free. Also required was evidence of the slave’s “ability to gain a livelihood in an honest way.”
    Although lawmakers of the time could not envision the incredibly vast public welfare structures of a later age, these stipulations became law in order to prevent slaveholders from freeing individuals who would become a burden on the general public.
    Interestingly, considering today’s accounts of life under slavery, authors Johnson and Roak report instances where free Negroes petitioned to be allowed to become slaves; this because they were unable to support themselves.
    Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia (University Press of Virginia-1995) was written by Ervin L. Jordan Jr., an African-American and assistant professor and associate curator of the Special Collections Department, University of Virginia library. He wrote: “One of the more curious aspects of the free black existence in Virginia was their ownership of slaves. Black slave masters owned members of their family and freed them in their wills. Free blacks were encouraged to sell themselves into slavery and had the right to choose their owner through a lengthy court procedure.”
    In 1816, shortly after his manumission, April moved to Stateburg. Initially he hired slave workers from local owners. When in 1817 he built a gin for Judge Thomas Watries, he credited the judge nine dollars “for hire of carpenter George for 12 days.” By 1820 he had purchased two adult males to work in his shop (7). In fewer than four years after being freed, April demonstrated that he had no problem perpetuating an institution he had been released from. He also achieved greater monetary success than most white people of the period.
    On June 20, 1820, April appeared in the Sumter District courthouse in Sumterville. Described in court papers submitted by his attorney as a “freed yellow man of about 29 years of age,” he requested a name change because it “would yet greatly advance his interest as a tradesman.” A new name would also “save him and his children from degradation and contempt which the minds of some do and will attach to the name April.” Because “of the kindness” of his former master and as a “Mark of gratitude and respect for him” April asked that his name be changed to William Ellison. His request was granted.
    In time the black Ellison family joined the predominantly white Episcopalian church. On August 6, 1824 he was allowed to put a family bench on the first floor, among those of the wealthy white families. Other blacks, free and slave, and poor whites sat in the balcony. Another wealthy Negro family would later join the first floor worshippers.
    Between 1822 and the mid-1840s, Ellison gradually built a small empire, acquiring slaves in increasing numbers. He became one of South Carolina’s major cotton gin manufacturers, selling his machines as far away as Mississippi. From February 1817 until the War Between the States commenced, his business advertisements appeared regularly in newspapers across the state. These included the Camden Gazette, the Sumter Southern Whig and the Black River Watchman.
    Ellison was so successful, due to his utilization of cheap slave labor, that many white competitors went out of business. Such situations discredit impressions that whites dealt only with other whites. Where money was involved, it was apparent that neither Ellison’s race or former status were considerations.
    In his book, Ervin L. Jordan Jr. writes that, as the great conflagration of 1861-1865 approached: “Free Afro-Virginians were a nascent black middle class under siege, but several acquired property before and during the war. Approximately 169 free blacks owned 145,976 acres in the counties of Amelia, Amherst, Isle of Wight, Nansemond, Prince William and Surry, averaging 870 acres each. Twenty-rune Petersburg blacks each owned property worth $1,000 and continued to purchase more despite the war.”
    Jordan offers an example: “Gilbert Hunt, a Richmond ex-slave blacksmith, owned two slaves, a house valued at $1,376, and $500 in other properties at his death in 1863.” Jordan wrote that “some free black residents of Hampton and Norfolk owned property of considerable value; 17 black Hamptonians possessed property worth a total of $15,000. Thirty-six black men paid taxes as heads of families in Elizabeth City County and were employed as blacksmiths, bricklayers, fishermen, oystermen and day laborers. In three Norfolk County parishes 160 blacks owned a total of $41,158 in real estate and personal property.
    The general practice of the period was that plantation owners would buy seed and equip~ ment on credit and settle their outstanding accounts when the annual cotton crop was sold. Ellison, like all free Negroes, could resort to the courts for enforcement of the terms of contract agreements. Several times Ellison successfully sued white men for money owed him.
    In 1838 Ellison purchased on time 54.5 acres adjoining his original acreage from one Stephen D. Miller. He moved into a large home on the property. What made the acquisition notable was that Miller had served in the South Carolina legislature, both in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and while a resident of Stateburg had been governor of the state. Ellison’s next door neighbor was Dr. W.W. Anderson, master of “Borough House, a magnificent 18th Century mansion. Anderson’s son would win fame in the War Between the States as General “Fighting Dick” Anderson.
    By 1847 Ellison owned over 350 acres, and more than 900 by 1860. He raised mostly cotton, with a small acreage set aside for cultivating foodstuffs to feed his family and slaves. In 1840 he owned 30 slaves, and by 1860 he owned 63. His sons, who lived in homes on the property, owned an additional nine slaves. They were trained as gin makers by their father (8). They had spent time in Canada, where many wealthy American Negroes of the period sent their children for advanced formal education. Ellison’s sons and daughters married mulattos from Charleston, bringing them to the Ellison plantation to live.
    In 1860 Ellison greatly underestimated his worth to tax assessors at $65,000. Even using this falsely stated figure, this man who had been a slave 44 years earlier had achieved great financial success. His wealth outdistanced 90 percent of his white neighbors in Sumter District. In the entire state, only five percent owned as much real estate as Ellison. His wealth was 15 times greater than that of the state’s average for whites. And Ellison owned more slaves than 99 percent of the South’s slaveholders.
    Although a successful businessman and cotton farmer, Ellison’s major source of income derived from being a “slave breeder.” Slave breeding was looked upon with disgust throughout the South, and the laws of most southern states forbade the sale of slaves under the age of 12. In several states it was illegal to sell inherited slaves (9). Nevertheless, in 1840 Ellison secretly began slave breeding.
    While there was subsequent investment return in raising and keeping young males, females were not productive workers in his factory or his cotton fields. As a result, except for a few females he raised to become “breeders,” Ellison sold the female and many of the male children born to his female slaves at an average price of $400. Ellison had a reputation as a harsh master. His slaves were said to be the district’s worst fed and clothed. On his property was located a small, windowless building where he would chain his problem slaves.
    As with the slaves of his white counterparts, occasionally Ellison’s slaves ran away. The historians of Sumter District reported that from time to time Ellison advertised for the return of his runaways. On at least one occasion Ellison hired the services of a slave catcher. According to an account by Robert N. Andrews, a white man who had purchased a small hotel in Stateburg in the 1820s, Ellison hired him to run down “a valuable slave. Andrews caught the slave in Belleville, Virginia. He stated: “I was paid on returning home $77.50 and $74 for expenses.
    William Ellison died December 5, 1861. His will stated that his estate should pass into the joint hands of his free daughter and his two surviving sons. He bequeathed $500 to the slave daughter he had sold.
    Following in their father’s footsteps, the Ellison family actively supported the Confederacy throughout the war. They converted nearly their entire plantation to the production of corn, fodder, bacon, corn shucks and cotton for the Confederate armies. They paid $5,000 in taxes during the war. They also invested more than $9,000 in Confederate bonds, treasury notes and certificates in addition to the Confederate currency they held. At the end, all this valuable paper became worthless.
    The younger Ellisons contributed more than farm produce, labor and money to the Confederate cause. On March 27, 1863 John Wilson Buckner, William Ellison’s oldest grandson, enlisted in the 1st South Carolina Artillery. Buckner served in the company of Captains P.P. Galliard and A.H. Boykin, local white men who knew that Buckner was a Negro. Although it was illegal at the time for a Negro to formally join the Confederate forces, the Ellison family’s prestige nullified the law in the minds of Buckner’s comrades. Buckner was wounded in action on July 12, 1863. At his funeral in Stateburg in August, 1895 he was praised by his former Confederate officers as being a “faithful soldier.”
    Following the war the Ellison family fortune quickly dwindled. But many former Negro slave magnates quickly took advantage of circumstances and benefited by virtue of their race. For example Antoine Dubuclet, the previously mentioned New Orleans plantation owner who held more than 100 slaves, became Louisiana state treasurer during Reconstruction, a post he held from 1868 to 1877 (10).
    A truer picture of the Old South, one never presented by the nation’s mind molders, emerges from this account. The American South had been undergoing structural evolutionary changes far, far greater than generations of Americans have been led to believe. In time, within a relatively short time, the obsolete and economically nonviable institution of slavery would have disappeared. The nation would have been spared awesome traumas from which it would never fully recover.

    NOTES
    1. The American Negro, Raymond Logan and Irving Cohen New York: Houghton and Mifflin, 1970), p.72.
    2. Black Masters. A Family of Color in the Old South, Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roak New York: Norton, 1984), p.64.
    3. The Forgotten People, Gary Mills (Baton Rouge, 1977); Black Masters, p.128.
    4. Men and Wealth in the US., 1850-1870, Lee Soltow (New Haven, 1975), p.85.
    5. Black Masters, Appendix, Table 7; p.280.
    6. Black Masters, p. 62.
    7. Information on the Ellison family was obtained from Black Masters; the number of slaves they owned was gained from U.S. Census Reports.
    8. In 1860 South Carolina had only 21 gin makers; Ellison, his three sons and a grandson account for five of the total.
    9. Neither Black Nor White: Slaveiy and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States, Carl N. Degler (New York, Macmillan, 1971), p.39; Negro Slavery in Louisiana, Joe Gray Taylor (Baton Rouge, 1963), pp. 4041.
    10. Reconstruction, 1863-1877, Eric Foner (New York; Harper & Row, 1988), p. 47; pp. 353-355.

  14. Tj says:

    This is just one more tactic that the Democratic party can try & use to keep America divided, to keep from dealing with the issues of today, they try to do everything in their power to keep America from uniting, I say if they feel that way lets see just how many would be willing to give up part of their (over paid) paychecks for their ancestors who im sure owned slaves. No one can change the past, no matter what someone does at this time is going to help the people who were held as slaves years ago. Dems just need to do the jobs that we are paying them for & focus on the problems facing Americans today, and quit being so anal about common sense issues. Work with the President no matter who it may be & by the way Trump I may say is the best President we have had in a long time. Oh well, if he says straight out what most of America is thinking , we at least now have a President that is his own man , but is very disrespected by all the government & media. Its disgraceful to America. Just start working on a better tomorrow & our future as a country & leave the past in the past , not saying to forget about the past , but you can’t look to the future if your always looking in the past. TERM LIMITS IS A MUST. for All.

    • Ornery Sudna says:

      Trump is a mobster an serial sexual assaulter, and every historian ranks at the bottom at virtually every criterion.

      • Mary Johnson says:

        Ornery Sudna what does this have to do with the topic and beside has been proven that none of the sexual assaults had occurred. In order for him to be a serial sexual assaulter as you put it, it would had to have been there and was not.

        • Ornery Sudna says:

          He has bragged about it, you must have heard the tape many times with Billy Bush. 22 women are waiting to tell their story as well, not counting the ones he paid off or kept quiet because of wrong placed shame or perhaps killed themselves.

  15. Mike says:

    Obama is neither black or American he is half White and borne in Africa.

  16. Kathy says:

    My ancestors did not own slaves so why should we pay for past issues?

    • B.A. Briggs says:

      YOU’RE RIGHT, Kathy…

      HOWEVER, MORAL-JUSTICE CALLS FOR THE ACTUAL MALEFACTOR TO SUFFER THE PUNISHMENT OF HIS/HER CRIMINAL/AMORAL-DEEDS!!!

      FURTHERMORE, LEGAL DOCTRINE SAYS THAT CRIMES DONE BY PARENT[S] IS NOT SUBJECT TO INHERITANCE – SUCH THAT INHERITOR{S} CANNOT BE PUNISHED FOR THE CRIMES/SINS OF THEIR PARENT[S] / ANCESTOR[S}!

      FINALLY, WHY SHOULD THIS CURRENT-GENERATION OF AMERICAN-CITIZENS PAY TO RECOMPENSE THE GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF FORMER SLAVES WHEN THE GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS OF THIS CURRENT-GENERATION OF AMERICAN-CITIZENS WERE… EITHER THOSE AMERICANS WHO FOUGHT-AND-DIED TO EMANCIPATE SLAVERY WHILE PUNISHING-IN-THE-FIELDS-OF BLOODY-BATTLES THOSE SLAVE-OWNING AMERICAS??? OR… THEIR ANCESTORS MIGRATED INTO THE U.S.A. AFTER THE U.S. CIVIL WAR – AND THEREFORE HAVE ABSOLUTELY-NOTHING TO DO WITH SLAVERY IN THIS COUNTRY???

  17. Jeanine says:

    This is one of the stupidest thing they have come up with, this is called history. Get over it. Nobody has been a slave for a long time, so move on. Leave the past alone. Try doing the job you are way over paid for. Like health ins, and prescription drugs, you know things that most of deal with on a daily basis.

  18. Gary Hall says:

    I was raised by a black woman as a child and to this day thankful. The Demos are simply playing toe two sides against each other. If anything in this country needs to be gotten rid of it is the DEMO party. Time for a third party not made up of criminals and 40 term members of congress and the senate. Term limits are now necessary.
    Just an addition to this is simple. The border is there to protect us. The demos seem to feel it is ok for anyone to come into this great nation but they do not want them in their community???? Hummm

  19. mike hornbaker says:

    oh yeah, after these reperations, the native Amwerican In dians await……..

  20. mike hornbaker says:

    One BIG question. Who was responsible for whatever caused those that became slaves to ever come to be made available to be on a slave ship? In short, whats the history of the homelands of the eventual slaves, in that time period?? Who REALLY did stuff?

    • KATH says:

      IT WAS THE DEMOCRACTS THAT DID THE SLAVERY IN OUR COUNTRY. AND NOW THESE DEMOCRACTS ARE DIVIDING OUR COUNTRY. I AGREE MIKE THIS PARTY NEEDS TO DISAPPEAR. AND AS FOR THE MEDIA WAKE UP AND PRINT THE TRUTH INSTEAD OF HATING PRESIDENT TRUMP.GET OVER IT TRUMP WON. MOVE ON.

  21. Dwight,
    The blacks owe those who brought them out of the jungles of Africa into the greatest nation on earth — they should pay.
    They owe the US north that spent money and lives to free them — they should pay.
    They owe the south for breeding them so they have superior physique — they should pay.
    Because of this they excel in some sports — they should pay.
    A greater percentage of their culture than the percentage of other cultures has caused increased expense for law enforcement officials, detention facilities, room and board — they should pay.
    They owe hard working Americans who pay for their entitlement checks– they should pay

    The majority of US do not have are not descents of slave owners, for in the south slave owner were a small minority and even smaller in the north

  22. John Decker says:

    HEY! How come nobody ever listens to me. I want reparations too. My family never owned any slaves, so we missed out on all the profits the slave masters got. I want my money, after all I’m ENTITLED TO IT! GIMME, GIMME, GIMME! And if you don’t gimme, I’ll fart at every American flag I see. You’ll see! I’ll be a spokesMAN for a sneaker company and make millions! That’s because I’m too sorry to be a second rate football player. Or a hockey goalie, or whatever the hell that blue haired ninny that disses the flag was in the Olympics. Somebody should put her trophy where the sun don’t shine.

    • Bruce Chastain says:

      Amen,bro l am on the same sarcastic plane as you,well put!

    • KATH says:

      AGREE. SHE IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL. SHE SAYS SHE WONT GO TO THE F—K WHITE HOUSE. WELL GIRLFRIEND WE OWN THE WHITE HOUSE WE DONT WANT YOU IN OUR HOUSE. GO TO HELL.YOU CALL YOURSELVE AN AMERICAN? BS YOUR AS UGLY AS HELL.GO KISS ROSIEY BEHIND.

  23. Not it says:

    If I have to pay I better be getting slaves. I don’t pay for others mistakes

  24. Rob jones says:

    Reparations and any who support such are in a word foolish, and un-American. End of subject.

  25. Mama says:

    The only ones that may need to deal with atonement is the democrat party. Something funny. My daughter in law was talking about this and I said nobody alive today was born into slavery. She actually said. Idk people are living longer these days. 😲yep these are the future “leaders”?

  26. Frank says:

    Should have picked our own cotton.

  27. General Bull Krapper says:

    How about today’s generation of blacks pay reparations to all those families (both white & black) that lost ancestors fighting for their freedom during The Civil War?

    STAY WELL, SAFE, FREE & BRAVE!

    PS: Is there are worse oxymoron than “Civil War?

    • William J.Hall says:

      Yes! Political Correctness!

    • B.A. Briggs says:

      You’re right on the reverse-reparations proposition, Bullcrapper!

      In re: the famous oxymoron ‘Civil War’, Slick-Willy Clinton would likely retort: ” Depends on how you define the word ‘civil’ is! Which to my misfortune, I would concur with that serial-womanizer (who could be a serial-rapist, too) mutedly to minimize my embarrassment! LOL

  28. I went to Fla State Univ …the only University to fly the battle flag of the Confederacy. I am and was proud to be an alumni of a bunch of students who fought the party of Lincoln for states rights. Since when am I going to pay reparations to folks who were never slaves and are not entitled to a free meal never mind thousands of dollars for just being black. Keep it up Demo-rats and you will never put the cheese on the cracker!

  29. White people were not the only ones who owned slaves, look up your history and you will find that black people owned slaves too, so why are the democrats demanding whites pay for the idea that we owe the decedents of slaves money, they were given land, a mule and implements in order to support themselves

  30. Ray Blowers says:

    When your a democrap and don’t have anything else to run on always fall back on reparations

  31. Some of my relatives came from Ireland and Scotland as lifetime indentured servants. Should I get reparations also? My wife’s ancestry came from Ireland and owned 2 slaves. Does she pay me reparations? Some of my ancestry were the children of indentured servants and owned slaves of their own. So…do I pay reparations to myself? What about the immigrants who came well after slavery, do they get reparations because of their skin tone? How do we prove that these who want reparations are the issue of slaves. When their children grow up will we pay them reparations, too. Where does it stop? This whole thing is just too ridiculous for reality. Whose responsibility is this farce? How ridiculously stupid can we be? This is an idea that should have been aborted and a baby could have been saved.

  32. Cindy says:

    I refuse to pay reparations to people who never were slaves, and I’ve never owned slaves, well I do make my kids do chores. Builds their character. Let the democrats who were the slave owners pay reparations out of their own money. Not us tax payers who had nothing to do with it!! It would be great if you democrats would address the crisis at the border, America citizens and military people who are struggling with homelessness, hunger and medical treatment benefits before something like reparations!! Get your liberal head out of your asses and work for the people you swore an oath to support and protect!!damnit!! It’s like talking to children about what the right thing that needs to be done for our own!!

  33. Ingrid Serina says:

    My parents were LEGAL Immigrants in 1930…They weren’t even here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. John says:

    You know, there are two slavers(obtain and sell) in Congress. The study of history and the manifests of slave ships show slaves were bought from Muslims in Africa and transported here. As a matter of fact there are slave auctions held daily in Libya. Look under enough burka’s and you will find blondes and red heads gagged and restrained.

    • Bruce Chastain says:

      The main slavers back in the 1700’s were there own people! One black race enslaving their own brothers,for money of course,same old story ,they should be the main ones paying reperations

  35. Katman says:

    The blacks got a free ride across the Atlantic, then food & shelter.
    STOP the belly aching!

  36. Del says:

    Reparations should have to be paid to ALL Senior Retirees that are effected by the Social Security Offset..

    We are being Discriminated against and Abused after we Earned Full Social Security Benefits ..

    • Ray Swearingen says:

      Were you a slave? Well, I definitely doubt it unless you’re 175 years old. The democratic party is who had slaves and wanted it. If you want reparations, look to that party line. IF you were a slave, or your parents (assuming they’re alive) then yes, WHOEVER was a slave, definitely deserves them. However, no one in my family owned any, so don’t look to me to be paying anytime soon….

  37. Del says:

    Reparations should have to bpaid to ALL Senior Retirees that are effected by the Social Security Offset..

    We are being Discriminated against and Abused after we Earned Full Social Security Benefits ..

  38. Vasu Murti says:

    “A major issue for the Democratic Party is reparations.” I’m uncomfortable with the liberals’ plan to “Make Reparations… for the damages done by white-supremacist and an obsessive-type of Euro-centric mentality” to people of color. We can’t undo the past. I came to this realization a long time ago, with regards to animal rights.

    I agree with Reverend V.A. Holmes-Gore, author of Those We Have Not Loved, that vegetarianism is “absolutely necessary for the redemption of the planet. Indeed we cannot hope to rid the world of war, disease and a hundred other evils until we learn to show compassion to the creatures and refrain from taking their lives for food, clothing or pleasure.”

    But embracing vegetarianism will not create a new Eden or any other kind of Utopia! We’ve decimated rainforests, depleted topsoil, and driven countless species into extinction. We can’t go back to Eden any more than we can return California to Mexico, or give the United States back to the Native Americans. But we can prevent further destruction of our planet from taking place. I stand for the rights of the unborn alongside the rights of blacks, women, LGBTs, children, animals and the environment, but… I’m sorry, reparations are a bad idea.

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  39. Carl says:

    Reparations for slavery is one big giant farce.

    • Pat says:

      The Dems are pandering to the blacks for their votes. I choose to believe that the majority of blacks won’t fall for these lies. The Dems won’t give them one damned dime if they win the White House. Do you notice they say they “believe” reparations should be paid. NOT that they will pay them to blacks if they win.

      • Moses says:

        You right wingers cry that Democrats give blacks everything and many others like you say they won’t give them a dime. Democrats want to give all people opportunity unilke Republicans that just give the super wealthy everything and cater to the racism to keep black down, especially in the many redneck states.

  40. Gail Arneman says:

    John Brown was my ancestor. Do I get anything for that?

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