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After Calling Obamacare Critics Racist, LA Legislator Says 'I Didn't Call Anyone a Racist'
weeklystandard.com ^ | 10:09 AM, May 31, 2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 06/02/2013 7:50:29 PM PDT by massmike

"It isn’t about the administration, and members, it shouldn’t be about this administration at the state level nor should it be about the federal administration when it comes to Obamacare, but in fact it is," Peterson declared on the floor of the state senate. "And why is that? Why is that? I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready for what it comes down to? It is not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it is not about that. You ready? It is about race. I know nobody wants to talk about that. It is about the race of this African-American president.”

Now, Peterson, the chair of the state party, is denying she called anyone racist. "I didn't call anyone a racist," she told a TV news outlet.

"I'm not stepping away from anything that I said on the floor. I didn't call anyone a racist. I referenced some of the conversations that I'd had with colleagues that, you know, shared with me that one of the factors, it's not always the factor. I didn't say that everybody's decision was based on that. But certainly one of the factors was politics around it and race, the issue of race. So, that has kind of stirred up some folks that are not, I guess, accustomed to having that conversation openly but I think that it's time that we not ignore the issue," said Peterson.

Peterson has refused to apologize for her comments, according to a local news affiliate:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; baldfacedliar; deathpanels; demagogicparty; demagogue; democrats; islamicdoubletalk; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; racecard; racist; racistdemagogue; zerocare

1 posted on 06/02/2013 7:50:29 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Peterson is just another two-bit ‘RAT liar.


2 posted on 06/02/2013 7:51:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: massmike

RATs don’t apologize. RATs stick to their lies til their dying day.


3 posted on 06/02/2013 7:52:35 PM PDT by uncitizen (Brown skin is not a get away with treason free card!)
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To: massmike

What’s so amazing about a liberal changing reality, history or facts? It’s just their way.


4 posted on 06/02/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: massmike

Yes. I totally believe members of Congress walked up to you and said “you know... I just might support that Obamacare, the President is just so...black “


5 posted on 06/02/2013 7:57:46 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Resign or be removed.

Thanks massmike.


6 posted on 06/02/2013 7:58:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: massmike

Here’s an opportunity to listen to some common sense for a change . . .Ben Carson in person October 4, Midwest Conference Center in Northlake, IL

http://illinoisfamily.org/ifi-events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=36&name_of_event=IFI%20Fall%20Banquet%20with%20Dr.%20Ben%20Carson


7 posted on 06/02/2013 8:01:12 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: massmike
some folks that are not, I guess, accustomed to having that conversation openly

The conversation -- I get to yell insults and call white people names. They have to sit down and shut up and take it. That's the conversation.

8 posted on 06/02/2013 8:03:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: massmike

She’s been called out on it — by at least one fellow Democrat (also black), Governor Jindal, and she’s running away from news reporters here in the state who are asking for her to talk about what she said.... I think she knows full well she stepped in it and now doesn’t want to face the music.


9 posted on 06/02/2013 8:04:04 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

What she said was so much worse than what Todd Akin did! This woman INTENDED to say EXACTLY what she said! He merely flubbed a question..badly!


10 posted on 06/02/2013 8:05:44 PM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike
nor should it be about the federal administration when it comes to Obamacare, but in fact it is

She called it Obamacare.

LOL!

/johnny

11 posted on 06/02/2013 8:05:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JLLH

Here’s the link showing some of the blowback she’s getting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vPuFZo-8ZQE


12 posted on 06/02/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: massmike

She’s a racist and her colors are showing. Glad she’s getting called on it. Clearly she’s running from accountability - as shown in the video.


13 posted on 06/02/2013 8:11:05 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: massmike

“Are you ready?”

“Are you ready?

“Are you ready?”

Jumping jacks on a pogo stick lady, spit it out already!

“Newt Gingrich support a similar bill to Obamacare”

Yeah, and that bill was terrible legislation, too.

What a twit.


14 posted on 06/02/2013 8:16:46 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: massmike

If this woman loves Obamacare so much, I want to see HER be covered by it, and her family, and her children..oh yeah I forgot, they are exempt gee I wonder why


15 posted on 06/02/2013 8:17:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: massmike
What a back-tracking, back-pedaling, feebly obfuscating liberal POS.

She said it, and doesn't have the stones to just stand up and say either "Yeah, I said it and meant it " or "It was a mistake. Sorry."

What a spineless jellyfish.


16 posted on 06/02/2013 8:23:24 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: uncitizen

We have a bunch of teenagers running our country at every level from the president and his thugs on down to the lowest county official. They do bad things, get caught and deny.


17 posted on 06/02/2013 8:25:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: massmike

She’s got alzheimers then and that reason right there for her being removed from office.


18 posted on 06/02/2013 8:37:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: massmike

Brain does not connect with reality.


19 posted on 06/02/2013 8:43:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: massmike

facts are no longer facts with htese freakin creeps- all they have to say is “Nuh uh- I did not” OR “I can’t recall” and the msm treats them as though they are saints who can’t lie even if they wrre forced to lie


20 posted on 06/02/2013 8:56:26 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: massmike

This woman shoudl be asked “Did you or did you not say it?” and if here answer is no then the answer to her shoyuld be “Since you can’t recall sayign somethign you said which was caught on tape, and plain enough for everyone to hear, you are no logner qualified to hold a govenrment position since you mind is so shot- Go seek treatment- fidn out if you have senility or whatever it take,s but leave your post immediately, so that we can put someoen who’s competent enoguh to remember what they said a day ago- Thanks- don’t let the door hit you on the way out”


21 posted on 06/02/2013 8:59:46 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: JLLH

She’s been called out on it — by at least one fellow Democrat (also black), Governor Jindal, ...
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I hope you meant to state your thoughts differently.

Jindal is a Republican and is not black; his parents immigrated from India.


22 posted on 06/03/2013 12:14:53 AM PDT by octex
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If this woman loves Obamacare so much, I want to see HER be covered by it, and her family, and her children..oh yeah I forgot, they are exempt gee I wonder why
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The woman is the head of the Dem Party in LA and serves in the LA legislature. She’s not in the US Congress.


23 posted on 06/03/2013 12:23:01 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex

She’s a Dem, therefore she will be exempt from Obamacare


24 posted on 06/03/2013 12:26:05 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: massmike

Deny - deny - deny, even if your pants are wrapped around your ankles. It worked for Clinton and Weiner.


25 posted on 06/03/2013 12:31:11 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (America has a two Party system, the Tea Party and the Communist Party.)
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To: octex

Notice the commas. I’m fully aware of my governor’s race, thanks.


26 posted on 06/03/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Should read “I’m fully aware of both my governor’s race and his party affiliation, thanks.”


27 posted on 06/03/2013 4:55:55 AM PDT by JLLH
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