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David Scott on a racial undertone in the debate over health care reform
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; davidscott; racecard; townhalls

1 posted on 08/10/2009 11:23:54 PM PDT by Chet 99
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So I guess it is racist to oppose socialized medicine.


2 posted on 08/10/2009 11:24:30 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

You know the dems have lost when they play the race card. I’m just surprised it’s taken them so long.


3 posted on 08/10/2009 11:25:24 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Chet 99
I watched that video, and felt the racial undertones myself. The rep was snarling at a white guy, saying that the meeting was for "his constituents"--any reason he assumed that the white guy was not a constituent? Turned out, he was, and had attempted to contact Scott several times previous with questions.
4 posted on 08/10/2009 11:26:54 PM PDT by Mamzelle (bring your cameras to all political gatherings--video if you can)
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To: Chet 99

5 posted on 08/10/2009 11:28:14 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Chet 99
this character is crooked....the stupid people of ATlanta had a stunning, intelligent,remarkable and honest Pub candidate to vote for ....who is also black.....who is a woman....who is a doctor.....and this is the heap of crap they end up with....

suffer the fools.....

6 posted on 08/10/2009 11:28:17 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Chet 99

And don’t forget the conservative black dude who was beaten up by SEIU thugs. Did the media report that? Nah...


7 posted on 08/10/2009 11:32:59 PM PDT by nralife (Sarah doesn't know it's a damn show! She thinks it's a damn fight!)
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To: cherry; Hildy

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!


8 posted on 08/10/2009 11:33:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle (bring your cameras to all political gatherings--video if you can)
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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.


9 posted on 08/10/2009 11:44:03 PM PDT by Godwin1 (E)
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To: Chet 99

Just set them down for a beer.

That will fix anything, right?


10 posted on 08/10/2009 11:44:15 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Chet 99

This is just the NEW TALKING POINT! It won’t stick.


11 posted on 08/10/2009 11:45:23 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM
pussies . After years of bushhitler , nazi troops an on and on , a group of old timers have them crapping themselves. The race pimps are old news .
12 posted on 08/10/2009 11:52:37 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

No kidding. The AARP meeting was classic.


13 posted on 08/10/2009 11:54:28 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: Chet 99
I wonder if there would have to be affirmative action guidelines on health care? Is there any way to measure the absurdity of letting bureaucrats and politicians run health care.

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!

Incredible.

14 posted on 08/11/2009 12:13:55 AM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: Chet 99
The racial overtones are this: Under a Liberal administration, blacks get the aspirin that falls on the floor. Just look at the nice housing Democrats have given blacks for 60 years! If I were black, I'd be really concerned about the euthanasia and abortion thangs...
15 posted on 08/11/2009 12:22:27 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Chet 99
So I guess it is racist to oppose socialized medicine.

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.

Gee whiz.

16 posted on 08/11/2009 12:30:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Chet 99

..that explains why he said ‘call my office if you want a meeting’ and then blew off people who called him (rolling eyes)


17 posted on 08/11/2009 12:35:19 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Chet 99

How quickly the race card is pulled.

Hussein could serve us all beers.


18 posted on 08/11/2009 1:58:02 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Mamzelle
The rep was snarling at a white guy, saying that the meeting was for "his constituents"--any reason he assumed that the white guy was not a constituent? Turned out, he was, and had attempted to contact Scott several times previous with questions.

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.

19 posted on 08/11/2009 2:10:12 AM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“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.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 2:26:17 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: cherry

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.


21 posted on 08/11/2009 2:30:47 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (The Kenyan is friendly only to the enemies of my culture.)
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To: Chet 99

I was against “Hillarycare” too. I guess that makes me a sexist as well.


22 posted on 08/11/2009 3:20:16 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Chet 99

Mr. Scott is confusing racism with socialism.


23 posted on 08/11/2009 3:33:28 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Chet 99

It is all those non diverse constituents I would imagine.


24 posted on 08/11/2009 3:36:26 AM PDT by doodad
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To: freeangel

Revenge,Redistribution and Reparations!


25 posted on 08/11/2009 3:44:11 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Chet 99

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.


26 posted on 08/11/2009 3:45:59 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Jaxter
... and ageist, and sizeist, and quite possibly homophobic.

Now, aren't you ashamed, lol?

27 posted on 08/11/2009 3:48:31 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Chet 99

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!”


28 posted on 08/11/2009 4:26:50 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: Chet 99

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?


29 posted on 08/11/2009 4:34:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: freeangel
Notice the similarity between this encounter and the recent hullabaloo over the professor and the cop. They cry racism, and sure enough when you investigate the event properly it turns out to be pure racism, but in the reverse of what they would have you believe! It's black on white racism, and it's getting more and more common every day. My grandson who lives with us and is dependent on me for transportation works for a local Radio Shack store. The store he works at is in a predominantly black area of town. Often I will be pulling into the parking area from the busy street and a person or persons will be crossing my path. I always stop, smile and wave them across. I know it sounds paranoid, but I swear you can feel the hatred in their attitude. The look, the failure to even acknowledge you're there, let alone you've given them the right-of-way and the very slow pace they use in getting across. Maybe I'm projecting or something, but I know when someone does that for me at my local shopping spot I always smile and thank them, and them make an obvious effort to step it up and get across.

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.

30 posted on 08/11/2009 4:43:30 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Mamzelle

Saying something as factual and true as, “0bama’s people,” can provoke cries of racism. But the truth is they are 0bama’s 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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2312371/posts?page=37#37


31 posted on 08/11/2009 4:50:28 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: cupcake
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.

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".

32 posted on 08/11/2009 4:54:36 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Mamzelle
Scott ran against Deborah Honeycutt - a medical doctor, FairTax supporter, Pro Lifer, pro-border enforcement advocate, who also happens to have dark skin.

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%.

33 posted on 08/11/2009 5:01:14 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Altura Ct.
OMG! Ok I am going to be late for work, but I've got to post this thought.

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.

Later!

34 posted on 08/11/2009 5:06:16 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: jwparkerjr
"... the very slow pace they use in getting across..."

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".

35 posted on 08/11/2009 5:49:05 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: I Buried My Guns

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!


36 posted on 08/11/2009 7:03:04 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Chet 99

The race card on absoulutly everything is getting really old.


37 posted on 08/11/2009 8:26:57 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Chet 99

The race card on absoulutly everything is getting really old.


38 posted on 08/11/2009 8:27:03 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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