Tuskegee Airman to be invited to Obama inauguration

James Goodwin, a Tuskegee Airman and longtime Marin resident, will be a guest of honor at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. Sen. Read more
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joe moskowitz

San Francisco, CA

#1 Dec 11, 2008
interesting... will white airmen also be invited or is obama only honoring by color?

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#2 Dec 11, 2008
Great idea. Finally.

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#3 Dec 11, 2008
joe moskowitz wrote:
interesting... will white airmen also be invited or is obama only honoring by color?
Yeah...And why not Rabbits as well?
Truth

United States

#4 Dec 11, 2008
I would think this would be an insult not only to the Tuskegee Airman, but all veterans no matter what color they are...If Obama wasn't elected because of his color, then why are they "coloring" inauguration day?
Little Lies

Ashburn, VA

#5 Dec 11, 2008
The Tuskegee Airmen were a good group of pilots. They stretched their record when they stated they never lost a plane they were escorting.
Actually, they lost several planes and had to restate their claim to say that they never lost a plane during a short span while flying in Italy.
Sort of like obama when he keeps changing his story.
alfa wolf

San Rafael, CA

#6 Dec 11, 2008
Me thinks I smell some racism from the President Elect.
Denny

Tampa, FL

#7 Dec 11, 2008
Good for him... the afro-americans should take care of other afro-americans. Black Africans sold their brothers and opposing tribesmen into slavery to the white traders many years ago. The slaughter still goes on in Africa. Do your homework.
alfa wolf

San Rafael, CA

#8 Dec 11, 2008
Denny wrote:
Good for him... the afro-americans should take care of other afro-americans. Black Africans sold their brothers and opposing tribesmen into slavery to the white traders many years ago. The slaughter still goes on in Africa. Do your homework.
Blah, blah and Blah.
VoteVets org

Shirley, NY

#9 Dec 11, 2008
No tears for Reagan
June 8, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/558r6l
Excuse me if I don’t shed any tears over the passing of former President Ronald Reagan. While the news of the 40th president’s death brought on a flood of sentimentality over the nation’s media this past weekend, I could not help but recall what the Reagan presidency really meant for Black Americans. Similar to what occurred upon the death of Richard Nixon, amnesia has set upon journalists as they recall Reagan’s era; choosing to indulge in idol worship rather than serious reflection on the former president’s policies.
http://www.blackamericatoday.com/article.cfm...

Ronald Reagan: The Great White Redeemer
http://tinyurl.com/6jljhm / June 10 2004
Only 12 years elapsed between the glorious military victory over the Confederate Slave States in 1865 and the definitive defeat of Reconstruction in 1877. In many important respects, the Reconstruction period was even briefer than that. By 1870, when the last of the southern states ratified the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, Tennessee had already rejected biracial democracy and installed an all-white “Redeemer” government.“Redemption” then swept through Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
http://www.blackcommentator.com/94/94_cover_r...

Reagan's heart of darkness
June 9, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/28ytj
PRESIDENT Bush proclaimed: "Ronald Reagan believed that God takes the side of justice and that America has a special calling to oppose tyranny and defend freedom." In the first three days of news reports on the death of the former president, not a single major American newspaper, television station, or politician has dared to exhume this counterpoint to the Reagan's legacy: "Immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian."
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_op...
VoteVets org

Shirley, NY

#10 Dec 11, 2008
Reagan, White As Snow
http://tinyurl.com/6lujee
Last week, as we’ve heard, the Republican presidential candidates praised the name and heritage of Ronald Reagan 40 times during the televised Show and Tell at the Reagan Presidential Library. That none of them mentioned Reagan’s legacy of white supremacy and support for apartheid is a little like invoking Jefferson Davis and not mentioning treason or slavery. Actually, a lot like it.
Ronald Reagan was a white supremacist to his very core, and left enough traces over his lengthy political career so that it’s evident for anyone who cares to look—which apparently few do.
Domestically, he opposed every legislative remedy for African Americans, betraying a meanness of spirit and an open racism. As Sidney Blumenthal wrote in The Guardian in 2003:/ http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/05/08/r...

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Trent Lott, Ronald Reagan and Republican Racism
Dec. 14, 2002 / http://tinyurl.com/d9w75
Southern Strategy: The race question has haunted Reagan and the GOP for decades
The same could be said, of course, about such Republican heroes as, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon or George Bush the elder, all of whom used coded racial messages to lure disaffected blue collar and Southern white voters away from the Democrats. Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...

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#11 Dec 11, 2008
Truth wrote:
I would think this would be an insult not only to the Tuskegee Airman, but all veterans no matter what color they are...If Obama wasn't elected because of his color, then why are they "coloring" inauguration day?
To give long overdue thanks to this fighting contingent, who fought to protect even the bigots of their country.

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#12 Dec 11, 2008
alfa wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Blah, blah and Blah.
Very intelligent, birdbrain.
Denny

Tampa, FL

#13 Dec 11, 2008
Blah from some homo calling himself Alfa Wolf? Hahahahhhhhhaaaa.
Denny

Tampa, FL

#14 Dec 11, 2008
f.a.g..h.o.m.o... In case you didn't get my point wolf.
alfa wolf

San Rafael, CA

#16 Dec 11, 2008
I got the point. I don't go that way.
Truth

United States

#17 Dec 12, 2008
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>To give long overdue thanks to this fighting contingent, who fought to protect even the bigots of their country.
So what you're saying is they never received thanks? ALL veterans "who fought to protect even the bigots of their country" deserve to be thanked, it shouldn't be contingent upon the color of their skin...

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#18 Dec 12, 2008
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
So what you're saying is they never received thanks? ALL veterans "who fought to protect even the bigots of their country" deserve to be thanked, it shouldn't be contingent upon the color of their skin...
I remind you that of all the people invited to the inauguration, most are white.
Pony Power

Hayward, CA

#19 Dec 12, 2008
I'm shocked at the comments here. I figured a story like this would have comments that say "bravo" to the Tuskegee Airmen. Instead, it's a bunch of racist trash. Amazing.
Walter In FL

Apollo Beach, FL

#20 Dec 12, 2008
joe moskowitz wrote:
interesting... will white airmen also be invited or is obama only honoring by color?
Joe
Why would someone even ask that question?

What differance does it make?

Look pass race for once Joe..........

I honor all men and women that served in the military for this country.

So, again what differance does it make, Joe?
Walter In FL

Apollo Beach, FL

#21 Dec 12, 2008
joe moskowitz wrote:
interesting... will white airmen also be invited or is obama only honoring by color?
Joe

Did you serve in any branch of U.S. Military?

If not, why not?

I served 4-years in the U.S. Air Force 1966-1970.

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