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Sinking, Obama plays the race card
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-20-14 | DrJohn

Posted on 01/20/2014 11:52:24 AM PST by Starman417

obama race card

You had to know this was coming. Obama has been flailing around for all of 2013 in what has been called the worst year of his Presidency. As he sinks in the polls, Obama whips out the race card and he is no stranger to this.

Ralph Nader accused Obama of that in 2008.

"He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically, he's coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it's corporate or whether it's simply oligarchic. And they love it. Whites just eat it up."

Obama did it in 2008:

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” Mr. McCain’s campaign

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, charged in a statement with which Mr. McCain later said he agreed. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

In leveling the charge, Mr. Davis was referring to comments that Mr. Obama made Wednesday in Missouri when he reacted to the increasingly negative tone and negative advertisements from the McCain campaign, including one that likens Mr. Obama’s celebrity status to that of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

“So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Mr. Obama said in Springfield, Mo., echoing earlier remarks. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making.”

Even Bill Clinton felt it.

He did it at a fund raiser in 2012:

Everything we fought for during the last election is at stake in this election. The very core of what this country stands for is on the line — the basic promise that no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, this is a place where you could make it if you try. The notion that we’re all in this together, that we look out for one another — that’s at stake in this election. Don’t take my word for it. Watch some of these debates that have been going on up in New Hampshire.

The phrase “no matter what you look like” is a clear reference to race. Obama is indicating that if he loses the election, opportunity for those who are a certain color or ethnicity will be denied. He completes the thought by pointing to the debates in New Hampshire, associating the Republican candidates with the possibility of racial or ethnic discrimination.

Also from 2012:

CNSNews.com reports that Obama said,

"While speaking in Cincinnati on Monday [September 17], Obama said, "The only thing they [Republicans] can do is keep trying to bluff their way through until November, and hope that you won't call them on it. But understand Cincinnati, look, I want to work with them to reduce the deficit. I've said if the Republicans need more love, if they want me to walk the dog or wash their car, I'm happy to do it."

This language is reminiscent of a reported conversation between Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy back before the 2008 election as recalled in the September 10, 2012 edition of The New Yorker magazine.

"Bill Clinton's attacks hurt Hillary as much as they did Obama. The [New York] Times denounced Clinton's fairy-tale comment as a "bizarre and rambling attack" and as exemplifying a campaign that was "perilously close to injecting racial tension" into the conversation. At a press conference in South Carolina the morning after Obama won the state, Bill Clinton seemed to dismiss the victory as a fluke of local demography. "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88," he said. "Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here." Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags." Clinton's role in the campaign rattled Obama. He told ABC News in an interview that Clinton "has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling."

2013:

Watching President Barack Obama play the race card late last week in the matter of the Zimmerman trial reminded me that the guy from Chicago has truly amazing powers.

He stood in the White House briefing room, and through the magic of his own silky rhetoric and skill with metaphor, he was able animate the body of a slain African-American teenager, Trayvon Martin.

Obama pronounced the killing as racially motivated, though he didn't use the words. He didn't have to, such is his prowess. It was so smooth that few noticed. He put the killing in a racial context, and that was enough.

"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago," Obama told reporters at the White House on Friday, addressing last weekend's acquittal of Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman.

Could Obama have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago?

Perhaps. If so, then any of us could have been Trayvon Martin. And I could have been Trayvon Martin. Racial motives weren't established at trial. And reportedly, the FBI still hasn't found racial motives in George Zimmerman, who is Hispanic.

Race was established by the president of the United States, and by other political and media actors. It's a cynical business, about money and power, about keeping divisions between American tribes. There are the black tribes that see Martin in the context of the old civil rights struggles and leverage, and white tribes that see Martin being used to pummel them with racial guilt.

And now that the USS Obama is taking on water the race card comes out once again as the life preserver:

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: black; mulatto; obama; race; racecard; racism

1 posted on 01/20/2014 11:52:24 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...

Why excerpt?

2 posted on 01/20/2014 11:54:53 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Starman417

& Sarah P called him out on it today on a Facebook post.
The left is freaking out over it because as usual, Sarah tells it like it is.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 11:55:23 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: All
“There’s no doubt some folks really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said.

As a 2008 candidate salivating after the highest office in the land, he tried to convince voters his blackness was of no consequence.

He made dam sure voters knew he was half-white---photographs with his white grandparents popped up allover.

The Obama agit/prop campaign team blanketed the media w/ this pic.

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Obama found his "inner Caucasian" at the Mandela Memorial.

This is race war---all caught on camera.

4 posted on 01/20/2014 11:59:14 AM PST by Liz
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To: Starman417
thanks, for the post.. the most wrenched of us (human race) all, either uses
race or tribalism to achieving their ends.. think WJC/BHO/LBJ

5 posted on 01/20/2014 12:01:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Starman417

He’s not sinking in the polls...shouldn’t give people hope where there is none to be found. He’s not going anywhere.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 12:01:20 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Liz

Michelle doesn’t look too happy in that photo...: )


7 posted on 01/20/2014 12:03:32 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: who knows what evil?

Obama has used race all his life.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 12:08:39 PM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has given AFGE Gov employees unpre)
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To: Starman417

The problem is, he a mulatto, or a “high yaller” as some of my black friends called those of mixed blood who held themselves above the 100% blacks.

Remember when the Left was criticizing Bush’s appointment of Gen. Powell because “he wasn’t black enough” (NBE)? Secy. Rice also caught flak for a similar reason. Any black appointed by Republicans is either an Uncle Tom or NBE.

Now that a mixed blood had become president, suddenly he’s “black enough”. In fact, he’s SO black, that he suffers the prejudice against the real blacks that still linger in some areas and therefore deserve some slack.

The Left has become so predictable.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 12:14:17 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: FReepers

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10 posted on 01/20/2014 12:27:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Starman417

He is part of the race kabal “by any means necessary”


11 posted on 01/20/2014 12:29:12 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Starman417

Lord_Mithras

Discussion on Bloomberg

Obama Says Racial Animus May Soften Support, New Yorker Reports

Lord_Mithras • 11 minutes ago

it is sanctioned by racist white people who need to learn their place, and be quiet until spoken to.

Lord_Mithras • 13 minutes ago

It’s true, and you don’t have to look any further than the toothless, Christian hillbillies statements below to understand the truth of what the President says. Guess what, crackas, 2 termz, that’s right, 2 termz bltches, and until you learn some respect, the knockout games will continue, no justice no peace.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-19/obama-says-racial-animus-may-soften-support-new-yorker-reports.html


12 posted on 01/20/2014 12:33:58 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Lumper20

” 8/16ths White, 7/16ths Arab, 1/16 Black. “

Is this correct?


13 posted on 01/20/2014 12:41:03 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Sounds about right.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 12:49:52 PM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has given AFGE Gov employees unpre)
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, it makes me smile too, it does.

:^)


15 posted on 01/20/2014 12:55:09 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Liz

That first pic is one of the worst PhotoShops I’ve ever seen.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 12:56:07 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Starman417

I’m sorry but I don’t accept the race card here. I also don’t take Discover.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 1:13:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lumper20

“Obama has used race all his life”

Prolly about time for another false flag.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 1:18:44 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Starman417

There is no black in Commie pink fag.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 1:20:38 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Liz
The hand behind Berry's head doesn't belong to the old white guy on the bench with him.
20 posted on 01/20/2014 1:23:09 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Starman417

Earth to the ignorant, jug-eared moron... you’re as much white as your are black, dumba$$.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 1:32:52 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Liz

Photoshop is so evident - a downward facing shoulder of gramps but with a “magical hand” on obamatollah’s shoulder.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 2:07:24 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: peeps36

I think it’s his hand, but it was on her shoulder and they were much closer together. Obastard is the misplaced artifact.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 2:33:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
I also noticed that the two elderly people are looking to their left while Berry is looking straight ahead. When I enlarge the picture I can see the grandmother's eyes looking in the same direction as the grandfather. The legs on the bench look off to me too.
24 posted on 01/20/2014 2:54:47 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

He is a very sick person with narcissistic personality disorder to include delusions of grandeur, add his SSN belongs to a dead man. He refuses to allow anyone to confirm whether he attended college as a foreign student in CA, and those in the Columbia graduating class he claims held a reunion. Not a single person present recalled Barry. Again only a lone commie professor claims he recalls him.


25 posted on 01/20/2014 8:02:01 PM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has given AFGE Gov employees unpre)
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To: Starman417
"It is because they marched that I stand before you here today...

There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama.
" ~~ Barack Hussein 0bama, March 4, 2007

On March 15, 1965, Stanley Ann Dunham 0bama married Lolo Soetoro and a few days later, Martin Luther King led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
26 posted on 01/20/2014 10:12:59 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Lumper20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BfgAQOWvs


27 posted on 01/20/2014 10:25:26 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

On March 15, 1965, Stanley Ann Dunham 0bama married Lolo Soetoro and a few days later, Martin Luther King led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.


They are Liberals.
IF a REMF from CT can claim to be a combat Marine and get elected to the Senate. No problem.
IF a faux Indian from MA can make outlandish claims and get elected to the Senate. No problem.
IF a Senator from NY by way of IL, AR, claim to be named for a person that was nothing but a pharmacist when she was born. No problem.
IF BO were to claim that MLK died in his arms. No Problem.
You have to pass it to read it. No Problem.

If a Conservative says he had French Toast for breakfast this morning some wag will investigate and claim he had scrambled eggs and move to impeach him for lying....then tell the person to prove what he had....

Go figure...


28 posted on 01/20/2014 10:43:11 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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