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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: Is Birtherism ‘Just Another Form Of Racism?’
Mediaite ^ | May 22, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 05/22/2012 9:19:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On his show Tuesday night, Ed Schultz took on birthers — specifically those in Iowa and Arizona who have brought President Barack Obama‘s eligibility for office back into headlines recently. He asked, isn’t this just racism?

The Iowa GOP chairman, Don Racheter, and Arizona’s secretary of state, Ken Bennett, have recently questioned Obama’s natural-born citizenship (though Bennett said he’s not a birther, he sought verification of Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii, saying it’s possible he’d take Obama off the ballot otherwise).

Schultz asked his guest, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson, “Is this just another form of racism being played out in a different form?” Dyson replied, “What else are we to conclude?” — citing that Obama has shown every form of documentation to confirm his U.S. birth.

At the heart of this is the fact that they “just don’t like this man,” Dyson said. “You’re disrespectful toward him, you’re condescending toward him. [...] Respect the office, of course, also respect the man.” He added, “I don’t think it’s anything but a racist assault” on Obama.

People like Sarah Palin and Joe Arpaio lack serious credentials, he said. To Bennett, Dyson’s response was, “Be ashamed of yourself.” Apparently, he said, only white men and white women fit the bill — and “we have to fight this.”

Take a look, via MSNBC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Arizona; Iowa; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; hawaii; indonesia; kenya; naturalborncitizen; obama; palin; specialedschultz
Asking anything about Dear Leader is obvious racism. Everybody knows that!
1 posted on 05/22/2012 9:19:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Special Ed is the gift that keeps on giving. He and his party would be better off if he just shut up and stopped embarrassing himself.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE: the original long form birth certificate

All we are saying♩♪♫
is give release a chance♩♪♫

(My birth was recorded several weeks late. I was not born in a hospital.. but I still have a long form b.c. stamped DELAY. If gotta show it time and time again why can't the arrogant spoiled brat in the White House release his?)

3 posted on 05/22/2012 9:26:18 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TBP

Distraction. Next.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 9:28:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder who ties his shows in the morning; obviously he is to stupid to do it on his own.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 9:32:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, racism is not checking out a foreigners eligibility because he’s black. Almost 4 years in office and still nobody knows who this guy is.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 9:33:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: doc1019

shows = shoes ... guess I’m not much brighter then he is. LOL!


7 posted on 05/22/2012 9:37:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wouldn’t it be easier for him to say what isn’t racism?

Pray for America


8 posted on 05/22/2012 9:54:44 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Up is down and left is....wrong!


9 posted on 05/22/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do those idiots think it was racist of those who questioned McCains eligibility to the point of non binding Senate resolution 511? Or, what about all the others who have had their eligibility questioned for the office they sought or held. Eisenhower, George Romney, Chester Arthur...and on and on. What morons. Barry isn’t the first the be questioned...and wont be the last. Idiots.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 10:03:10 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to call the FBI and inform them that Ed Schultz is an escaped lab rat released from a 20th Century Soviet experiment designed to see how long an animal can continue to communicate without a living brain.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 10:10:14 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? Do they honestly think if during the ‘04 election legitimate doubts had been widely circulating that John Kerry was not a Natural Born Citizen, we conservatives would have turned a blind eye, just because we would have been happy to at least have a white guy running?!

No way! We would have torn into Kerry over this just the same. They must know that.

Almost everything in American political debate has been reduced empty rhetoric and sideshow trickery.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 10:16:15 PM PDT by ecinkc (ugh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ed Schultz:
“Sarah Palin and Joe Arpaio lack serious credentials”

Let's take a look at Schultz’ “serious credentials”...

- Graduated from High School in 1972
- Played football at Minn St Univ Moorehead
- Dropped out of school to play football in 1977 (yes, that's right...five years at Moorhead without a diploma)
- Bounded around the NFL for a few months and failed
- Tried Canadian Football League and failed
- Tried sportscasting in Fargo ND and failed (probably a lot of competition for the high paying job of “voice of the Bisons” in Fargo...)
- Had a high-vis career as the “play by play” man for the Univ of North Dakota “Fighting Sioux” (Schultz probably pronounced that “sucks”)
- Tried out for a sportscasting position with the Minnesota Vikings and failed
- In the late 90s and up to 2004 Schultz had a local talk radio station, frequently broadcasting from a 34' camper (nice)...I'll bet that really lured the groupies in... - In 2005 Schultz, at the age of 51, Schultz finally got a job where the graffiti on the bathroom walls wasn't enough of a resume, when he managed to jump into syndicated talk radio...licking up in the bootprints of Rush Limbaugh, who created the industry.
- In 2009, MSNBC, repository of the nation's worst media bottom-dwellers, picked up Schults as a host. His ratings speak for themselves.

Impressive...most impressive...

13 posted on 05/22/2012 10:33:52 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Ed Schitz an idiot?


14 posted on 05/22/2012 11:09:13 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: RavenATB

Ed Schultz:
“Sarah Palin and Joe Arpaio lack serious credentials”

Let’s take a look at Schultz’ “serious credentials”...

- Graduated from High School in 1972
- Played football at Minn St Univ Moorehead
- Dropped out of school to play football in 1977 (yes, that’s right...five years at Moorhead without a diploma)
- Bounded around the NFL for a few months and failed
- Tried Canadian Football League and failed
- Tried sportscasting in Fargo ND and failed (probably a lot of competition for the high paying job of “voice of the Bisons” in Fargo...)
- Had a high-vis career as the “play by play” man for the Univ of North Dakota “Fighting Sioux” (Schultz probably pronounced that “sucks”)
- Tried out for a sportscasting position with the Minnesota Vikings and failed
- In the late 90s and up to 2004 Schultz had a local talk radio station, frequently broadcasting from a 34’ camper (nice)...I’ll bet that really lured the groupies in... - In 2005 Schultz, at the age of 51, Schultz finally got a job where the graffiti on the bathroom walls wasn’t enough of a resume, when he managed to jump into syndicated talk radio...licking up in the bootprints of Rush Limbaugh, who created the industry.
- In 2009, MSNBC, repository of the nation’s worst media bottom-dwellers, picked up Schults as a host. His ratings speak for themselves.

Impressive...most impressive... ]

The real irony here is that we know more about Ed Shultz’s history than we know about Barak Obama’s history.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 11:18:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Birtherism ‘Just Another Form Of Racism?’

Only if the questioner believes that a white person has a legit claim to citizenship to the United States of America and feels it is not necessary to show any forms of IDs and that it should be only non-whites that have to show it.

Alan Keyes is a birther so I say the answer is “no”


16 posted on 05/22/2012 11:34:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the neo-communists decided years ago that everything is because of race or gender. They must destroy white men, the United States, Christianity and capitalism. They don’t have any idea yet what to replace it with though.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 2:34:54 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: GraceG

So bottom line is Special Ed is “another form of” stupidity


18 posted on 05/23/2012 3:26:24 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barrak Obama, the first “Birther” is a raceist.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Birtherism ‘Just Another Form Of Racism?’

No, but asking such a question is.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
If Ed had 4 aces he couldn't win the hand.

He is so stupid.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 4:16:01 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not Vetting a black man like you would a white man is racism. It isn't treating the black man with the same worthy respect of a good background vetting as a white man because you don't think the poor black man can hold up to the same scrutiny.

It is condescending.

22 posted on 05/23/2012 1:03:17 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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