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Monday, September 06, 2021

The Black conservative radio host argued that slavery was legal and slave owners deserve compensation.

Conservative radio host and politician Larry Elder said during a July 18 appearance on Prager University's "The Candace Owens Show," that an argument could be made in favor of reparations for slave owners whose legal "property" was taken from them after the Civil War.

Elder argued that enslaved individuals were legally deemed "property" at the time. He noted that slave owners and their estates are owed compensation for the human property they lost following the end of the Civil War.

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He's always been a stupid clown.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-06 05:26 PM | Reply

"an argument could be made in favor of reparations for slave owners whose legal "property" was taken from them after the Civil War."

Who took their property?
Is it owned by someone else now?
I guess those people could pay reparations.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-06 06:07 PM | Reply

They have to BUY their freedom and civil rights?

This from a black man running for governor of California.

Strange days indeed.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-09-06 08:55 PM | Reply

I think Britain bought the slaves they freed.

However the south surrendered so no reparations are due to losers.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-06 10:55 PM | Reply

Confederate vets got reparations of sorts they were meager AF but they existed.

WTF should the people who got the south into that mess be owed money?

Elder is just an attention junkie if he actually wanted to help the south he'd specify something needs to be done to help po whites same as po blacks.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-06 11:33 PM | Reply

Larry Elder's class clown, village idiot act is pitch-perfect for the GQP.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-07 06:46 AM | Reply

Had the South not fought a battle to keep slaves, slave holders could have made the point that they should have been compensated for their property losses. When they fought and lost, they forfeited their claim for restitution.

#7 | Posted by Fedupwithpols at 2021-09-07 09:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

People who could "prove" they had been loyal to the union during the war did get money after the conflict.

But if even woodrow wilson didn't talk about compensating slave owners its for a good reason.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-07 11:33 AM | Reply

#3 This from a conservative Black man running for governor of California.

FTFY

BTW he has less credibility with the Black community than Candice Owens.

Both are persona non grata.

But they are big time with Whites.

#9 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-09-07 07:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Call this guy whatever you want.

But, if 50% of Californians doesn't vote "no" by next Wednesday. He will be California's next Governor.

The state has a surplus budget he will burn through and Diane Feinstein is at deaths door. She'll have to RBG it.

I don't see people being motivated to go vote. Most this state is in hibernation.

This nation's Democratic Party has rolled over and died.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-07 07:44 PM | Reply

CLOWNY -

I can relate to that perspective. But this was written today and gives me hope:

Around 28% of ballots have already been returned ahead of the Sept. 14 recall election
www.mercurynews.com

Read the whole thing, it might pick you up a bit.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-07 07:54 PM | Reply

FTA in #11:

According to Political Data Inc., which tracks voter turnout in the Golden State, around 6.1 million Californians " or about 28% of registered voters " have sent in their recall election ballots as of Tuesday afternoon.

Surprisingly, that's not too far behind turnout during the historic 2020 general election, which was largely conducted by mail, and which brought out more voters than ever before. In 2020, 6.4 million people, or 29%, had voted with about 10 days left before the election, said company Vice President Paul Mitchell, in a weekend email update. ...

As of Tuesday, Political Data Inc.'s tracker showed that about 32% of Democrats, 28% of Republicans and 21% of independent and other party voters had cast their ballots.

Overall, Democrats account for 53% of the returned ballots, while Republicans account for about 24%.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-07 07:57 PM | Reply

Here's hoping, Rsty.

Perhaps this week another 25% of voters will send their ballots and secure Newsom's Governorship.

But I also remember a week before the 2020 election, you could feel election energy everywhere.

Currently. Everything Seems quiet. That may not be a bad things. Just my observation.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-07 08:03 PM | Reply

Why not? Just make sure to pay them in confederate bills.

#14 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-08 12:34 PM | Reply

Posted 20 hours ago:

Robert Reich
@RBReich

76% of California recall ballots haven't been returned.

CA voters: It's essential that you vote against the recall - and mail in your ballots by Sept 14.

Needless to say, if Republicans take power, it would have devastating consequences for California and beyond.

(See: Texas)


This is what Republicans are hoping for.

Voter apathy.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-08 12:56 PM | Reply

Damn I wouldn't go this far. I get where he's going with this, but it's not a good argument.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2021-09-08 01:45 PM | Reply

hat an argument could be made in favor of reparations for slave owners whose legal "property" was taken from them after the Civil War.

Then I'd say these same owners would owe reparations to these slaves families who had their children stolen from them by the white slave owners.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-08 02:03 PM | Reply

This really is goofy garbage.

Part of Woodrow Wilson's childhood was spent in a makeshift field hospital filled with mangled confederate soldiers and though it clearly traumatized him for life he never called for slave owners to be compensated for "their losses".

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-08 05:30 PM | Reply

Are we going to compensate Nazis for their loses in WWII?

Some of them got to live, that is compensation enough for slavers.

#19 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-08 06:29 PM | Reply

Some how I missed meeting slaves here. I don't know anyone that was a slave.

Likewise, I've never met a slave owner. Nor do I know anyone that has ever been a slave owner.

I suggest we get the slave owners to pay that bill to the slaves themselves.

#20 | Posted by BBQ at 2021-09-09 12:44 AM | Reply

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