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Does racism drive anti-Obama protests?
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/09 | Kerry Sheridan

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiobama; dissent; drive; protests; racism; racist

1 posted on 09/15/2009 1:07:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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darn, forgot the Barf alert.


2 posted on 09/15/2009 1:08:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh brother(sigh)


3 posted on 09/15/2009 1:08:16 PM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


4 posted on 09/15/2009 1:08:38 PM PDT by avacado
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To: NormsRevenge

OBVIOUSLY


5 posted on 09/15/2009 1:09:38 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dissent is Patriotic!


6 posted on 09/15/2009 1:09:59 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: NormsRevenge
No.
7 posted on 09/15/2009 1:10:00 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It's A Girl!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


8 posted on 09/15/2009 1:11:01 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


9 posted on 09/15/2009 1:11:15 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep.

Racism drives me to wear pants every day

Racism is the reason I drink coffee

Racism is why I live in a house


10 posted on 09/15/2009 1:11:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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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.


11 posted on 09/15/2009 1:12:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: OpusatFR

I know that Joe Wilson would not have cried out “You Lie” if that was Bill Clinton up there telling those lies./s


12 posted on 09/15/2009 1:12:21 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: NormsRevenge
"But to Obama opponents, whenever a Democrat cries "racist," it is nothing more than a political ploy to muffle dissent. "

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.

13 posted on 09/15/2009 1:12:31 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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To: NormsRevenge

Complaining about incompetence is Racism Now?

I guess it is to these dipwads.


14 posted on 09/15/2009 1:12:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

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....


15 posted on 09/15/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (America is still great....no matter what Globalists, Communists, Anti-Birthers, Terrorists think)
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To: Tarpon

They don’t get it! We don’t want any color of socialist.


16 posted on 09/15/2009 1:13:34 PM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: NormsRevenge
Unless anything that has been said or done by the protesters is overtly racist--and I haven't heard any statement that is--one would have to look into the hearts of the protesters to determine their true intent.

And since no one but G-d can do that, labeling someone a racist without evidence is itself "racist".

17 posted on 09/15/2009 1:13:54 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: NormsRevenge
Yes, it is all about race. I thought we elected the first black POTUS (not that I voted for him).

As it turns out, we got Jimmy Carter Jr.

18 posted on 09/15/2009 1:14:49 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


19 posted on 09/15/2009 1:15:04 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'll bet the author and all the other retards that are spouting this that 99.5% of the people that are protesting 0bama would NOT be protesting were Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams or even JC Watts (who all happen to be more'black' than 0bama) were President.

It ain't the melanin content... it is the marxist- destructionist ideology, stupid.

20 posted on 09/15/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: NormsRevenge

The only blackness I dislike about Obama, is the severe dark state of his soul ...


21 posted on 09/15/2009 1:16:33 PM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: NormsRevenge
There was one preacher who said he prayed for Obamas's death. In any large group there are bound to be at least one card-carrying nut in each group. Maureen Dowd is a skank who writes with venom, but without facts -- sort of like this writer.

Obama is a one-trick pony. He speaks well; that is the end of his list of skills. He does not have a good education. Like his now-departed buddy, Van Jones, Obama got the degrees from apparently good institutions without the education the degrees apparently stood for.

But Obama's one trick comes from the white side of his background. It is not racist for me to point out that Obama's white half is not fit to be a dog catcher in Dover, Deleware, now is it?

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "A Million People Prove that NPR Doesn't Count"

"Ben Franklin was in D.C."

22 posted on 09/15/2009 1:17:03 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Tom Paine and the future of America: www.TheseAreTheTimes.us)
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To: NormsRevenge
Protesters display guns at venues where the president is speaking.

Uhhhhh, the black guy in Arizona is a racist who doesn't like 0boner's skin color?

23 posted on 09/15/2009 1:17:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good grief, this isn’t any race card, it’s a snare drum that the liberal media are tattooing. Parrots aren’t embarrassed at echoing everything everyone else says, but journalists ought to be.


24 posted on 09/15/2009 1:19:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge
Does racism drive anti-Obama protests?

Let's see.

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Only if these people are racists.


and this woman.

I could go on, but why? It's clear race ain't what its about.

25 posted on 09/15/2009 1:20:13 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"But to Obama opponents, whenever a Democrat cries "racist," it is nothing more than a political ploy to muffle dissent."

And, y'know...

IT'S NOT WORKING!!


26 posted on 09/15/2009 1:23:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: SlowBoat407

>>Not just racist, but misogynist!<<

As the Lewinsky affair taught us, there is no misogyny if the perpetrator is on the Left (which is certainly all cRappers).


27 posted on 09/15/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NormsRevenge

next time the left picks a race-card candidate maybe they should find someone not raised by his white momma, and has slave blood


28 posted on 09/15/2009 1:25:41 PM PDT by moopie1
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To: NormsRevenge

If they haven’;t figured it out yet, they are quicklywaearing ou the race card. I don’t care what adjective you call me, I hate Obama’s policies! They are bad for America. I don’t care what color he is, his politics are red! The sooner he is out f officve the better for our economy!


29 posted on 09/15/2009 1:26:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge

If they haven’;t figured it out yet, they are quickly wearing out the race card. I don’t care what adjective you call me, I hate Obama’s policies! They are bad for America. I don’t care what color he is, his politics are red! The sooner he is out of office the better for our economy!


30 posted on 09/15/2009 1:27:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge
Quoting Maureen Dowdy:
"This president is the ultimate civil rights figure -- a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."

What does she call that column? Here's a suggestion: "Hot Flash: Maureen's reflection on all things around her")

Anyway, she called me a lunatic as well as a racist, which is hurtful. Besides, what's wrong with crazy people? Maureen , don't throw stones in a glass asylum.

Final question: When is somebody going to bring a lawsuit for defamation and slander? One good case could stop this sh!t, or at least set a legal standard.

31 posted on 09/15/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: NormsRevenge
Quoting Maureen Dowdy:
"This president is the ultimate civil rights figure -- a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."

What does she call that column? Here's a suggestion: "Hot Flash: Maureen's reflection on all things around her")

Anyway, she called me a lunatic as well as a racist, which is hurtful. Besides, what's wrong with crazy people? Maureen , don't throw stones in a glass asylum.

Final question: When is somebody going to bring a lawsuit for defamation and slander? One good case could stop this sh!t, or at least set a legal standard.

32 posted on 09/15/2009 1:39:15 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: NormsRevenge
Quoting Maureen Dowdy:
"This president is the ultimate civil rights figure -- a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."

What does she call that column? Here's a suggestion: "Hot Flash: Maureen's reflection on all things around her")

Anyway, she called me a lunatic as well as a racist, which is hurtful. Besides, what's wrong with crazy people? Maureen , don't throw stones in a glass asylum.

Final question: When is somebody going to bring a lawsuit for defamation and slander? One good case could stop this sh!t, or at least set a legal standard.

33 posted on 09/15/2009 1:39:19 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: NormsRevenge
'To some of the race baiting leftist idiots, 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.'

Fixed it.

34 posted on 09/15/2009 1:44:05 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Independents and Repubs both dislike health care, so they must all be racists, too. We just have 60% racists in the country now.


35 posted on 09/15/2009 1:46:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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Funny thing, it was a well-known black columnist who published an editorial just before O-loser's last speech. The author was Thomas Sowell and the headline was "Listening to a Liar."

Also, would it be anti-Semitism to point out Rahm Emanuel's thuggish Chicago-style politics that truly set the tone of the current regime?

These factors have nothing to do with patriotic protest except in the twisted "minds" of progressive apologists who, btw, like to point out the skin color and age of those same patriots while hurling other choice stereotypical epithets.

Who is trying to use intimidation here?

36 posted on 09/15/2009 1:48:46 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Thank God for giving you what you need, rather than what you want.)
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To: NormsRevenge

37 posted on 09/15/2009 1:49:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: NormsRevenge

They never bothered to learn that COMMUNISM fueled the so called antiwar movement.

Just as it lead the protests against the US in the Vietnam War and against the US entering the war against Nazi Germany.


38 posted on 09/15/2009 1:51:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: La Enchiladita

......would it be anti-Semitism to point out Rahm Emanuel’s thuggish Chicago-style politics......

It might be ok to point out the brothers might be the reason for the next holocaust


39 posted on 09/15/2009 1:51:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Quotes of the century: 2001 "Lets Roll"..... 2009 "You Lie")
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that Agence France (get those Jews) Press? Does racism drive allowing Muslims to beat up Jews in France so that they need to give credence to such baloney to distract us? Has AFP done any stories on the black racism behind the One’s annointing and takeover tactics?


40 posted on 09/15/2009 1:52:09 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: NormsRevenge

If I have to wait in a line or am not served first in a cafe or can’t find a parking place or the check-out takes someone in front of me at the grocery store or my mail gets lost......I just say, must be racism...(or Bush’s fault).


41 posted on 09/15/2009 1:59:44 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: NormsRevenge


42 posted on 09/15/2009 2:12:32 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yet another leftist gets the message that this is “racism week”, so they should all call conservatives and Republicans “racists”. This is so disgustingly cynical that it would be worth doing a Lexus-Nexus search, so that every one of these “commentators” could be put on a big list of “biased political tools”.

They shouldn’t mind any perceived loss of credibility. They kissed off any credibility they had when they sold themselves into slavery.


43 posted on 09/15/2009 2:31:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NormsRevenge
I don't respond to ad hominems and other red herrings.

Why don't we let the Hussein idiots hurl labels and epithets, and we'll discuss the arrogant criminal behaviors of czars, ACORN and the criminal Congress... of all colors?

44 posted on 09/15/2009 2:36:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Obama Garden Club: Nothing but plants.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s picture is on my dart board in my rec room and I’ve yet to hear any racist remark when my friends are over & playing darts. All I ever hear are cheers and celebration of throwing accuracy when someone hits the high score section. Now how is that racist. What should they do when they throw a high score, cry?


45 posted on 09/15/2009 7:12:18 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (bigger government = smaller people)
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To: NormsRevenge

We are all racists now!


46 posted on 09/15/2009 8:02:22 PM PDT by Daniel II (I'm Jim Thompson, this is my brother Jimmy, and this is my other brother Jimmy)
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