Skip to comments.David Scott on a racial undertone in the debate over health care reform
Posted on 08/10/2009 11:23:53 PM PDT by Chet 99
Just got off the phone a few minutes ago with U.S. Rep. David Scott of metro Atlanta, who underlined what he said are some worrisome racial undertones in the current health care debate.
As noted this morning, Scott was the topic of a WXIA TV report over the weekend, which detailed an Aug. 1 confrontation with opponents of health care reform at a town hall meeting in Douglasville.
Scott angrily accused protestors of attempting to hijack the meeting.
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So I guess it is racist to oppose socialized medicine.
You know the dems have lost when they play the race card. I’m just surprised it’s taken them so long.
suffer the fools.....
And don’t forget the conservative black dude who was beaten up by SEIU thugs. Did the media report that? Nah...
Wait, is this the guy she (name like Huckstable, or Huckabee, escapes me right now) she was running against? I actually donated a little bit to her campaign!
This is the default approach. When losing the argument, change the subject. Racism, the Old Reliable. I’m sick of it. I bet I am not alone.
Just set them down for a beer.
That will fix anything, right?
This is just the NEW TALKING POINT! It won’t stick.
No kidding. The AARP meeting was classic.
Oh, wait how about looking at other countries? I take greedy Corporations competing for customers any day.
Next time a Lib tells you how great it will be to have government run healthcare ask them if they will trust the Republican party to run it when they gain back the power again.
Liberals are the most shortsighted people!
It's all in how you cook the boo...Um, look at the numbers.
If there are seven times as many white people as there are black people, and exactly the same amount is spent on medical interventions that save each person's life exactly once, then....
...seven times as many white people were saved at a cost seven times that which was spent on blacks.
See, if you just put half of your brain to sleep and don't use the other half, it's easy to think like a race-baiting liberal.
..that explains why he said ‘call my office if you want a meeting’ and then blew off people who called him (rolling eyes)
How quickly the race card is pulled.
Hussein could serve us all beers.
I've noticed a trend in demoRats responses to the town hall confrontations. They seem to be redefining "constituent" to mean someone who voted for them, not someone who lives in their district.
This follows closely to Marx's response to a question about anyone who didn't want to be a part of the socialist revolution, where he said to disenfranchise them, confiscate their property and don't allow them to buy or sell.
“how quickly the race card is pulled”
And Scott looked like the REAL racist this time. He basically accused the white questioner of not being one of his constituents (because he wasn’t black) Of course, the AJC fails to mention that this man did, indeed, live in Scotts district. Scott is an unapologetic racist who owes this man an apology.
Without black support there would not be a viable democratic party.
The blacks vote en masse without regard for the socialist stances of their reps.
They are a special interest group and very racist.
I was against “Hillarycare” too. I guess that makes me a sexist as well.
Mr. Scott is confusing racism with socialism.
It is all those non diverse constituents I would imagine.
Revenge,Redistribution and Reparations!
No, he angrily accused a WHITE man of not being in his district, and of hijacking his town hall meeting with HIS constituents.
IOW, he considered the Doctor a WHITE INTERLOPER.
The racist is Congressman Scott.
Now, aren't you ashamed, lol?
The color of my tax money is green.
When my taxes become an unfair burden to me personally, because the government has decided that I and people like me can afford to pay for the entire country, that’s a green issue.
You’ve lost the argument when you scream, “RACIST!”
Hmmm? “racial overtones” You mean like from the NAACP, LaRaza, the Hispanic caucus, the black caucus et al? Those “racial overtones”? Is that the bulls*** you are talking about?
I don't think we've even begun to understand the hatred and distrust that a lot of blacks harbor against the rest of us. To a degree they are like Arabs in that they are raised from day one to hate and to blame their problems on someone else.
Please don't misunderstand this, I work with and go to church with and party with blacks and have for years. The vast majority of them haven't a racist bone in their body. But there is that minority that is just the opposite. Even the overall number is quite small they are going to be a force to be reckoned with as the economy continues to slide and government has a harder and harder time keeping its commitments.
This is a difficult thing for me to express and put in words. I try my best to subscribe to the “content of character not, the color of the skin” outlook on life and treating those I encounter.
Saying something as factual and true as, 0bamas people, can provoke cries of racism. But the truth is they are 0bamas people.
The April day the DHS security issued that memo identifying characteristics of extremists, terrorists etc. We ceased being constituents of the President, the Administration, or Congress. Whether we fully realized it at the time or not, we had been classified as enemies of the state.
So today we are a people without representation, without recourse, and in many ways without a country. I am sure there will be fervent cries of foul regarding my statement, but when one finally comes to terms with the fact the people who control our country are: Oathbreakers, have no intention of following our laws, nor being held accountable to our laws, one will realize our country fails to exist except for what is in our hearts.
No doubt just as with anything related to humans nothing but death perhaps applies to us all but I think you are projecting her. I also think that many who have grown up believing the Marxist crap taught in our public schools i.e. "not color of skin but content of character", MLK is a hero etc are in for a rude surprise. Black Liberation theology, Rev Wright et al are not anomalies. Take away affirmative action, the black caucus and all the race based crap and let us see just how many of them "haven't a racist bone in their body".
I was very happy to vote for her, but thanks to the gerrymandering of this district, she lost to the race-card-wielding dirtbag 69% - 31%.
The tactic they are seeking to employ is a race war. Even as we stand in opposition to policy, the scream racist at us. Why?
If it is a race war it give them the ability to rally their fragmented parts.
If it is a policy war they can't rally sufficiently the fragments.
I've seen and experienced this hundreds of times, and this dynamic has been written about and described by folks way more articulate than me.
It has been theorized that the "slow crossing" behavior is a way for people who feel disenfranchised to assert some type of power or influence over those who they feel are their oppressors.
It's a sociological behavior, but to me it screams "ghetto hatred".
Yes, I’m sure that’s what it is, just a sort of passive aggression to let us know that they can have some control over us. I don’t know that I wouldn’t have the same attitude if our roles were reversed. It’s poor form to criticize or judge when you one hasn’t walked a mile in their shoes, as the old saying goes.
I am seeing it traffic, too. The light changes and they just stay there, and when they move it’s very slowly. Almost like they’re hoping to get a rise out of you.
It used to frustrate me, but then I realized I wouldn’t change places with them and if that gives them some feeling of control over their lives it’s no big deal to me.
I wish I knew the answer!
The race card on absoulutly everything is getting really old.
The race card on absoulutly everything is getting really old.