Skip to comments.Does racism drive anti-Obama protests?
Posted on 09/15/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) A southern conservative lawmaker breaks decorum and hollers "You Lie," at the president in Congress. Protesters display guns at venues where the president is speaking. And a movement arises alleging that the president's birth certificate is forged.
To some, it is clear that the burgeoning opposition to President Barack Obama is rooted in racism, driven by whites' discomfort with the fact that the United States is now led by an African-American president.
A series of Democratic lawmakers and political columnists have pointed to the trends -- the heckling, the gun-toting, the preachers leading congregations in prayers that Obama will die -- and warned of the danger therein.
To New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, the South Carolina Republican's cry of "You lie!" showed that Obama is "at the center of a period of racial turbulence sparked by his ascension," she wrote.
"This president is the ultimate civil rights figure -- a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."
Searching for the root of angry outbursts by white, middle-aged to elderly Americans at lawmakers' town hall meetings on health care reform over the summer, Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel also pointed to racism.
"Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'How did this happen?'" said Rangel earlier this month. Other black Democratic lawmakers have concurred.
But to Obama opponents, whenever a Democrat cries "racist," it is nothing more than a political ploy to muffle dissent.
"It is an intimidation tactic. When you make that attack and call someone racist or homophobic it is a way to kind of silence them," said Brendan Steinhauser, grassroots coordinator for FreedomWorks which organized the first large-scale protest against Obama in Washington over the weekend.
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darn, forgot the Barf alert.
Dissent is Patriotic!
Racism charges are the only thing the left wing has left to fight us with since they are complete failures in every other aspect of ideology.
And they are hanging over a cliff on a shoestring with the racism crapola.
The race card, as played by Democrat’s was supposed to shield Obama from criticism by declaring all criticism racist.
The problem developed when Obama has proved to be nothing but an empty teleprompter.
Racism drives me to wear pants every day
Racism is the reason I drink coffee
Racism is why I live in a house
Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, ‘How did this happen?’” said Rangel earlier this month. Other black Democratic lawmakers have concurred.
Charlie goes to sleep wondering how much more he may have to report on amended disclosure forms.
I know that Joe Wilson would not have cried out “You Lie” if that was Bill Clinton up there telling those lies./s
I could care less what color Obama is. The thing that bothers me (and probably 99% of his opposition) is that he is a radical socialist, and has been sold by the dinosaur media as a mere liberal Democrat.
Complaining about incompetence is Racism Now?
I guess it is to these dipwads.
Someone should tell this writer, and all the other liberals...that Obama is half-white.
I guess those who protest against Obama would also hate Whitey, too....
They don’t get it! We don’t want any color of socialist.
And since no one but G-d can do that, labeling someone a racist without evidence is itself "racist".
As it turns out, we got Jimmy Carter Jr.
And Kanye West shoved a white girl aside because he thought he had a right to the microphone. Where is the cry of racism there? Where is the oh-so-sensitive outrage there? Not just racist, but misogynist!
Someday soon we’re going to grow weary of holding our tempers while people accuse of the very ignorance they are displaying.
It will be ugly.
It ain't the melanin content... it is the marxist- destructionist ideology, stupid.
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