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Obama: Race a "Key Component" in Conservative Opposition
Pundit Press ^ | 3/2/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 03/02/2011 9:09:22 PM PST by therightliveswithus

In a new book, President Barack Obama is quoted as having stated that race is a "key component" both in the Tea Party's rise and conservative opposition as a whole...

But as soon as one might believe that the conversation is run of the mill, the President begins veering into different regions. For example, Walsh writes (emphasis mine):

"In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country."

And just as bad:

"A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate..."

That President Obama could believe such things truly shows how out of touch he is. It makes me wonder what else he doesn't understand.

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: maobama; monkey; obama; obowelmovement; race; racecard; rayciss; teaparty; tnb

1 posted on 03/02/2011 9:09:26 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus
"In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country."

The Great Unifier is once again on a divide and conquer binge.

2 posted on 03/02/2011 9:11:39 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: therightliveswithus

So sayeth the Race Pimp in Chief.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 9:13:07 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: mlocher

Dang — can’t play that Race Card fast enough. I think he has paper cuts on his fingers from grabbing that out of the deck!


4 posted on 03/02/2011 9:14:59 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Being happy is not a matter of destinty. It is a matter of options. /Dali Lama)
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To: therightliveswithus

That is just pathetic. Any excuse will do.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 9:16:20 PM PST by pankot
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To: therightliveswithus
He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement

LOL! Well of course there is.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET RID OF THIS BLACK HOLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

6 posted on 03/02/2011 9:17:24 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: freedumb2003
Dang — can’t play that Race Card fast enough.

Obama paid attention in church. Playing the race card is used as a tactic in Liberation Theology.

7 posted on 03/02/2011 9:18:50 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: therightliveswithus
Racists always see racism everywhere.
8 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: therightliveswithus

he doesn’t believe that. It’s just the way liberals attempt to marginalize their opponents.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:56 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: therightliveswithus
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10 posted on 03/02/2011 9:30:19 PM PST by csense
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To: therightliveswithus

This is why Sarah needs to run. She’s the only one who will call Obama out on all of this crap. All the others (I’m talking about the ones above 2 percent of the vote) will wilt like McCain did in 2008.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 9:33:54 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: therightliveswithus
It makes me wonder what else he doesn't understand.

America

12 posted on 03/02/2011 9:34:17 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: therightliveswithus
Very unseemly and weak.

Not Presidential at all, it breads disrespect.

13 posted on 03/02/2011 9:40:38 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: therightliveswithus
Wow, the race card...I'm freakin’ shocked. /S...as if I need it.
14 posted on 03/02/2011 9:41:43 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Race only matters to racists.
We hear about Christians in other countries who are killed for professing their faith in Jesus Christ. They aren’t ashamed of Christ and they aren’t bullied into denying Christ, even at the risk of losing their life!
How many professing Christians in our country voted for Obama despite his belief in abortion at any time for any reason along with each American’s need to separate church and state.
Christ had a message for people who were ashamed of him in this life. He also spoke of people who were “luke warm” about their faith.

I always remind Christian Obama followers that they chose Obama over their Christian values and beliefs.
The discussion usually stops there or I’m told not to judge.
When I look at the Democratic Party platform it occurs to me that Satan would use the same platform if he ran using his real name!


15 posted on 03/02/2011 9:43:50 PM PST by The Brush
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To: therightliveswithus

Race only matters to racists.
We hear about Christians in other countries who are killed for professing their faith in Jesus Christ. They aren’t ashamed of Christ and they aren’t bullied into denying Christ, even at the risk of losing their life!
How many professing Christians in our country voted for Obama despite his belief in abortion at any time for any reason along with each American’s need to separate church and state.
Christ had a message for people who were ashamed of him in this life. He also spoke of people who were “luke warm” about their faith.

I always remind Christian Obama followers that they chose Obama over their Christian values and beliefs.
The discussion usually stops there or I’m told not to judge.
When I look at the Democratic Party platform it occurs to me that Satan would use the same platform if he ran using his real name!


16 posted on 03/02/2011 9:43:56 PM PST by The Brush
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To: therightliveswithus

May the great Usurper keep to this line!
Happy are we who are not racist, but who support the Constitution and rational thought!
The Would-Be-Uniter lacks both affinities!
Liberal, self-righteous, self-important people will love it, but most rational Americans see right through this crap!


17 posted on 03/02/2011 9:44:46 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: freedumb2003

All the cards in the deck are race cards.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 9:46:48 PM PST by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: therightliveswithus

NTSA... Someone please post the Not this Sh!t again guy...


19 posted on 03/02/2011 9:53:24 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: therightliveswithus

Well, if there’s a race of people with their Marxist heads up their @sses, then maybe so, since that would be the Libtard race - can’t stand ‘em.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 10:06:17 PM PST by MCH
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To: therightliveswithus

anytime someone says the equivalent of ‘they’re just jealous of me’ red flags go up as to the mental stability of the person making that accusation.

There are a lot of whites that voted for Zero. He just slapped them all in the face.


21 posted on 03/02/2011 10:07:55 PM PST by blueplum
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To: mlocher
My complaint is not that he is black, but that he is red...............

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22 posted on 03/02/2011 10:18:05 PM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: roses of sharon
Not Presidential at all, it breads disrespect.

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The foreign occupier is a menace to our nation and damn near everyone living here.

Constitution and the Devil-3sm

23 posted on 03/02/2011 10:22:30 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: AwesomePossum
but that he is red

That, and the budget he produces has a lot of red ink in it.

24 posted on 03/02/2011 10:24:16 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: therightliveswithus

Its not the color of your skin that bothers conservatives, Barry. Its the color of your politics.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 10:32:25 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: therightliveswithus

Barry is half white, half black, so how does he know if it’s his “whiteness” or “blackness” that people don’t like? But seriously, what he’s saying is that conservative whites would vote, for example, for Joe Biden over Alan Keyes, just because Biden is white. That is an idiotic notion and insulting and demeaning to the white race, which, whether he likes it or not, he is a member of.


26 posted on 03/02/2011 10:50:06 PM PST by decisis
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To: therightliveswithus

What, white people don’t like living in a bankrupt country? We don’t look at the world as a big Rent-A-Center? That we don’t expect others to foot the bill for us?

Tell me Barry, just exactly what racist comment you mean by that?


27 posted on 03/02/2011 11:03:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Race is now just a tool for those who’s arguments cannot stand on the facts.

When Rush said he hoped Obama failed - only those who ARE racists took his statement as racist. All decent and thinking people knew EXACTLY what Rush was saying - and it was exactly what anyone with a brain also was hoping.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 11:18:13 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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29 posted on 03/02/2011 11:20:27 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: therightliveswithus

He can believe that if he wants, and yes he is hopelessly out of touch. All the more reason to kick his a** out on 2012!


30 posted on 03/02/2011 11:32:35 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Walkingfeather

31 posted on 03/02/2011 11:43:06 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: therightliveswithus

I couldn’t care less if he were green with purple polka dots (or whiter than me), his socialism is what bothers me.


32 posted on 03/02/2011 11:59:54 PM PST by Bob
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To: therightliveswithus

The race racketeering Muslim still trying to play the tired old card..


33 posted on 03/03/2011 12:13:06 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: mlocher
Obama paid attention in church. Playing the race card is used as a tactic in Liberation Theology.

Oh wow -- that is a great observation!

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34 posted on 03/03/2011 12:16:22 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Being happy is not a matter of destinty. It is a matter of options. /Dali Lama)
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To: Walkingfeather; Rummyfan
I love a Picard facepalm, but I suspect this is probably a little closer to the intent..


35 posted on 03/03/2011 12:21:36 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Being happy is not a matter of destinty. It is a matter of options. /Dali Lama)
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To: therightliveswithus
Obama: Race a "Key Component" in Conservative Opposition

Captain opposite strikes again, I see.

"Race" was one component where many Americans actually held onto a slight thread of hope when Obama was elected. There was a moment, however brief, right up until Obama screwed up the "oath of office" on inauguration, that maybe he wouldn't be an incompetent traitorous boob we all knew him to be.

After all, America has just elected a man who could be called the first black man to POTUS. We hoped he could rise above race and be a truly competent leader. It was and still is a historical moment.

One that Obama continually insists, through one destructive policy after another, will be considered the worst moment in American history in the minds of thinking Americans now and for generations to come.

Race? Nah, only an idiot thinks it's about race.

36 posted on 03/03/2011 4:44:01 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: freedumb2003

thank you,I like to think of that pict as a giant rubber stamp that nullifies all that it covers.


37 posted on 03/03/2011 4:52:18 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: therightliveswithus
Although the usual comments from people on this forum hit the nail on the head, I wonder if we're not dealing with a kind of denseness that's thicker than the earth's crust. Obama is not the first leftist bewildered by the fact that millions of Americans do not like the idea of the lib/leftist agenda they support.

Instead of going issue by issue with libs/leftists as many conservative talk show hosts do, I'd like to see them argue philosophy with the lib morons. I've never actually seen or heard a discussion on basic core principles between conservatives and liberals. The problem I think is lib/leftists like Obama and the like are basically ignorant. Most likely they've probably have never read Friedman, Hayek, Sowell, and the like. They need an education.

38 posted on 03/03/2011 7:46:20 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: therightliveswithus

F*ck him!


39 posted on 03/03/2011 10:00:20 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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