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Posted on 08/18/2009 6:24:50 AM PDT by flowerplough
Why the town hall meetings have everything to do with race and very little to do with health care.
Media outlets have gingerly approached the question of whether the virulent and over-the-top town hall meetings over health care are thinly disguised venting sessions in which right-wing whites express their frustration and sense of dislocation over the election of the first black president. Following quickly on the heels of the out-in-left-field, birther conspiracy theorists, the rage-filled, inconsolable opponents of the current health care reform bill certainly seem to be more concerned with the legitimacy of the messenger rather than the message about President Barack Obamas need for comprehensive health care reform.
Pictures of town hall attendees carrying gross, racist and distorted images of President Obama, the spray-painting of a swastika outside the office of a black U.S. representative, coupled with the open and brazen calls for the death of the president and his family, clearly demonstrate that some of these events have become cozy havens for virulent racists. It is certainly not alland maybe not even a majorityof the protesters who share these views. But the fact that attendees brandishing these images and sentiments are not loudly denounced, or otherwise vilified, by the other participants in the meetings speaks volumes...
Its no surprise that elected officials have been cautious about pointing to the racial dynamics at play in the town hall meetings. Its incendiary stuff. This is not to paint all or even most of the town hall participants as racistirrational perhaps, but not racist. And its not to credit virulent racists with power. The attention that cable news stations are giving to these antics may only embolden the protesters. But its certainly understandable that many blacks do regard the conduct of the protesters as racially threatening.
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The race card isn’t working this time.
This is a Reverend Manning youtube called “Racism: A Black Fortune 500 Company.”
That's as far as I care to go.
As a matter of fact, you are correct.
Right down to the last penny of her paycheck.
Professor of Law
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Professor Ifill is nationally recognized as an advocate in the areas of civil rights, voting rights, judicial diversity and judicial decision-making. She teaches Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, and a seminar on Reparations, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice. Professor Ifill has also taught Constitutional Law, Environmental Justice, Complex Litigation, as well as seminars on Voting Rights, Equal Protection, and Judicial Decisionmaking. Professor Ifill co-founded with Professor Michael Pinard the Reentry of Ex-Offenders Clinic.
Classic bottom feeder...
Then fight back! Kill the racist Whitey old farts who are making such a fuss over rationing their health care !
It’s because the SOB is a FREAKING COMMUNIST and is transforming America into a turd world hellhole where the misery is shared by all (except, of course, the ruling elite).
Whites are getting tired of it - and lots of blacks make it on merit and don't need the "pity" of the angry dependent.
Race card days are numbered. Bye-bye poverty pimps.
Henry must get up angry every morning.
Bingo ! It's not his color that's wrong, it's his politics. But the race baiters like Ms. Ifil have to play their favorite card.
What a lead. All the innuendo in one shovelful. Media outlets are not doing ANYTHING gingerly - they are playing the race card full-on.
If the meetings are over-the-top it's because there is passion and genuine concern and opposition to socialism in any form. Extremism in the defense of liberty etc.
While these fools continue to focus on their favorite subject (doesn't it get tiresome?) they either don't want to admit or don't see that it's all about policy. What happened to the MSM moaning about an uninterested electorate?
URRRGH. Just lost my morning coffee.
One can only imagine the poison and fairy tales spun in a Reparations class.