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Race Card Losing its Effectiveness (updated)
American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2009 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 09/16/2009 10:58:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway

In the past the race card was in fact a potent play for the left. I wonder if it hasn't been played so often that it's now thin enough for people to see through.

The latest Rasmussen poll suggests that is the case:

Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama's health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure.[snip] Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view.

I expect that 12% are diehard Democrats who still think they elected the Messiah.

Update from Rosslyn Smith

With eighty-eight percent of Republicans and 78% of Independents rejecting the position that opposition to Obamacare is based on racial animosity, the left would do better to find another line of argument to promote their agenda. Claiming those in opposition are merely in denial over America's election of Barack Obama to the presidency seems to be a monumental loser. Of course, like many an emotional crutch, yelling racist at one's opponents can be a hard habit to break.

A mid the detail at Rasmussen comes this tidbit about the composition of that 12%. Among Obama's strongest supporters, those who Strongly Approve of his job performance, 35% say most opponents are racists, 32% disagree and 33% are not sure.

Among African-American voters, 27% say most opponents are racist, 25% disagree, and 48% are not sure.

That 48% is interesting. I was surprised at how high it was. It suggests that while many black voters are not completely trusting of whites, they are also very cautious about attributing racial motives to others.

What makes the 48% number particularly significant is that many elected blacks show no such caution in attributing opposition to their agenda to racism. Could a segment of black voters be feeling as alienated from the likes of Congressmen Charles Rangel, Jim Clyburn and Hank Johnson as many of those who attended the Tea Parties are with their own Congressmen and women? With unemployment running very high among urban blacks, especially young black men, the tolerance for all this posturing by black Congressman may be wearing thin.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; politics; racecard; racism

1 posted on 09/16/2009 10:58:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
There's a new grand kleagle in town.

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2 posted on 09/16/2009 11:01:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: nickcarraway
Race Card Losing its Effectiveness (updated)

Not a good sign. Coercion is usually followed by force.

3 posted on 09/16/2009 11:01:50 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: nickcarraway

The NeoComs throw out the race card to kowtow people with shame. If 0’s opponents were really racist, the race card wouldn’t work.


4 posted on 09/16/2009 11:02:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: nickcarraway

Are there any photos of the 9/12 March showing how all the Blacks were at the rear of the march?

How about the “Blacks Only” zone set up for the speeches?

The cooler of bottled-water labeled, “Whites Only”?

And, of course, the anecdotes of how the back of all the 45,000 busses were forceably populated by Blacks?


5 posted on 09/16/2009 11:04:10 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: nickcarraway

check out my new tagline


6 posted on 09/16/2009 11:04:28 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am racist, hear me roar....I don't give a crap anymore....)
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To: nickcarraway

Among African-American voters, 27% say most opponents are racist, 25% disagree, and 48% are not sure.
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The libs have beaten the race-baiting to death. The above shows it. Things are finally moving in the right direction (no pun intended) -— even the kool-aid drinking deaf-and-blind libs are finally catching on. I always figured it would take a radical fanatic like O to wake these dregs up.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 11:05:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: nickcarraway
When I was in grad school we had a debate that centered on racial quotas in college admittance and I said that I thought that they should be abolished. I said that I thought student applications shouldn't have any reference to race on them and be evaluated solely on their accomplishments. I was called a racist by several class members.
8 posted on 09/16/2009 11:06:59 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: nickcarraway

Dang! I was going to apply for one of those! They’ve got some really great incentives like frequent bitching miles, perpetual victim status and it’s accepted in most places no one wants to be anyway.


9 posted on 09/16/2009 11:07:36 AM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Born and bred in the briar patch. Liberalism is the sickness, the Democratic party is the asylum.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not a good sign - get it over with. Aka bring it on.

I will take full on conflict over living under tyranny. Sadly many sheep prefer to be slaves and watch their ball games on TV.


10 posted on 09/16/2009 11:07:44 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: pallis

When everybody is a racist, nobody is a racist.


11 posted on 09/16/2009 11:08:15 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Frantzie
watch their ball games on TV.

I prefer to listen to games on the radio.

I was never big on TV. Or slavery.

12 posted on 09/16/2009 11:08:54 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: nickcarraway

The libs/Dems have played it nearly every day for the last 6 months.

Of course, it is overused.

And it has lost its former impact.

But they will continue to use it, because it does still work some, especially with politicians and media personalities.

[I heard a comment on a local radio this morning. They didn’t go into detail, but they said that ‘racist/racism’ is being raised in the Kanya West-Taylor Swift incident.]


13 posted on 09/16/2009 11:13:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: the invisib1e hand
Not a good sign. Coercion is usually followed by force.

That is why breaking up ACORN and SEIU at the start is imperative for a peaceful resolution of the Obama mess. Obama cannot resort to force if he has no forces. The military's long traditions will make it very hard for them to take sides in politics, and virtually impossible to attack Americans who are only protesting. Obama needed organized shock troops, who where loyal to him, not the constitution, to break up the conservatives. ACORN, SEIU and AFL-CIO were to provide these stormtroopers. But now ACORN is being hammered, the SEIU is looking like crooks and thugs and AFL-CIO has always had questionable ethics. Trying to arm these groups now, as part of his Civilian Defense Force equal in strength to the US army, would almost certainly set off a Civil War.

An armed mob is not an army. In order to use force Obama needs a group that (1) is loyal to him alone, (2) has an existing command and control structure, (3) can be armed, organized and transported without causing the exact sort of disruption he is trying to put down. ACORN was his best bet, but thanks to Glen Beck and those brave enough to show them for what they are, arming ACORN would no longer be possible without a fuss.
14 posted on 09/16/2009 11:14:32 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is the Congressional Black Caucus racist??


15 posted on 09/16/2009 11:16:22 AM PDT by woofer2425 (You will all be using Macs within 5 years)
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To: TomGuy

Its bad enough we have blacks running around slapping down the race card, now we have white liberals doing it for em.


16 posted on 09/16/2009 11:18:43 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: nickcarraway
Stealing this from a fellow Freeper earlier:

You are a coward and imbicile....oh, and your race card expired Nov 09.

17 posted on 09/16/2009 11:21:26 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: nickcarraway
Dude...I meant to add the sentence: In response to anyone using the word racism, my reply is:

You are a coward and imbicile....oh, and your race card expired Nov 09. (Stolen from another Freeper)

Sorry Nick.....not implicating, nor insulting you in ANYWAY buddy!

CHeers!

18 posted on 09/16/2009 11:22:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: woofer2425
The Congressional Black Caucus is ANTI ASIAN ~ virulently so.

They are, to say the least, racist.

19 posted on 09/16/2009 11:32:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Americanexpat

“Racers” - use the term, spread it.


20 posted on 09/16/2009 11:34:23 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: nickcarraway

The lefties have cried “racism” so often that they’ve become like the little boy that cried “wolf.” They’ve used that word so often that folks are just plain tired of hearing it. Like the little boy that cried “wolf” too often, one day, the wolf really came and everyone ignored him. Sadly, there might one day be an instance of a genuine and ugly instance of racism, and because the lefties have so overdone and abused that word, most people won’t pay them any attention.


21 posted on 09/16/2009 11:34:24 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies - C.S. Lewis)
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To: the invisib1e hand

But the use of force would be a tipping of the hand - and would be like the 1776 colonists finally seeing the British marching in to confiscate their arms.

Basically, if they use force, “it’s on”.


22 posted on 09/16/2009 11:35:32 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: GonzoGOP

If Obama resorts to force with an armed thug group (Civilian Defense Force) it would set off a civil war and the military would take sides and overthrow the government.


23 posted on 09/16/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: DCBryan1
oh, and your race card expired Nov 09.

So it is still valid!

24 posted on 09/16/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: the invisib1e hand
Coercion is usually followed by force.

First, they ignore you.
Then, they mock you.
Then, they fight you.
Then, you win.

Ghandi

25 posted on 09/16/2009 11:44:05 AM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: nickcarraway

crying wolf all the time will condemn you to being eated by a wolf when no one bothers to come to help after all the past crying.


26 posted on 09/16/2009 11:44:18 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: DarthVader
If Obama resorts to force with an armed thug group (Civilian Defense Force) it would set off a civil war and the military would take sides and overthrow the government.

I think the military would take sides, but it wouldn't overthrow the government.

I think you would see various states activate their National Guard and take control of the situation, and await Congressional resolution of the issue.

Some states might not, and they will suffer terribly for it. But, the rest of the country will be intact.

27 posted on 09/16/2009 11:45:23 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: MrB

Racers have played the race card so often they now have nothing but jokers left in the deck. Thanks for the laughs Jimmah Carter.


28 posted on 09/16/2009 11:55:25 AM PDT by csmusaret (Joe Wilson--Speaking truth to power)
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29 posted on 09/16/2009 11:56:59 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: justlurking

...but it wouldn’t overthrow the government.

If Congress does the right thing and uphold the law not a political party. If they did support party over Constitution down they would go too.


30 posted on 09/16/2009 11:57:47 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: All

If someone were to say:
“I think bringing African slaves to this country was the biggest mistake America ever made” would that make them a racist or someone who feels bad about slavery?
Cool how that race-card thing is so damned flexible....


31 posted on 09/16/2009 12:00:10 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: nickcarraway

It is RACISM to say RACISM is not as effective as it once was. How RACIST!


32 posted on 09/16/2009 12:08:28 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: nickcarraway

The left have stacked the deck with the Joker and the Race Card.


33 posted on 09/16/2009 12:08:39 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nickcarraway
You call someone racist now and all they do is snort and say "Yeah...whatever."

Nobody cares anymore, they are sick to death of it.

When people claimed that electing Obama would usher in a post racial era, I don't think this is what most had in mind.

34 posted on 09/16/2009 12:17:35 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: nickcarraway

in college we would drink unreasonable amounts of alcohol and play a game we called logical thought equations. they were only logical in a very strange way. one i remember most was:
if God is love, and love is blind then ray charles is God.
(i did mention alcohol was involved, kay?)
now a normal, unpoluted person would agree with the following “thought” equation:
i hate obama’s policies and agenda, his agenda is socialism, therefore i hate socialism.
makes perfect sense right?
but NOOOOOOOO! to the liberal this equation REALLY is:
i hate his agenda, his agenda is socialist, therefore i hate him because he is black and i am a racist.
that does not make any sense whatsoever, even if you are drinking. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?


35 posted on 09/16/2009 12:28:08 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: GonzoGOP
In order to use force Obama needs a group that (1) is loyal to him alone, (2) has an existing command and control structure, (3) can be armed, organized and transported without causing the exact sort of disruption he is trying to put down. ACORN was his best bet, but thanks to Glen Beck and those brave enough to show them for what they are, arming ACORN would no longer be possible without a fuss.

A civilian volunteer service corp would do nicely.

But anyway, there are degrees of force. The abuse of the legal system is the first stop.

36 posted on 09/16/2009 12:53:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s a thought on overuse of the “Race Card”:

If the “Race Card” was a drinking game, how many times did you pass out over the last week?


37 posted on 09/16/2009 1:00:14 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: GonzoGOP

Interesting post, but ACORN could have been an organized armed force? In every picture I see of the staff of these ACORN offices, they’re staffed with mostly overweight black women.


38 posted on 09/16/2009 1:23:21 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave
Interesting post, but ACORN could have been an organized armed force? In every picture I see of the staff of these ACORN offices, they’re staffed with mostly overweight black women.

ACORN was for money transfer and logistics. SEIU was the rent-a-thug organization.
39 posted on 09/16/2009 1:30:55 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: cripplecreek

How easily they forget it was DUmocrats throwing oreos at Micheal Steel, it was DUmocrats who slandered black republicans such as Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice and Gollum Powell (untill he showed his true colors and jumped on the Obamatron express).

Most DUmocrats weren’t voting for DUh-bama because he was black...they voted for him for the empty promises of “free” gimmies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

The Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender.


40 posted on 09/16/2009 1:41:15 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.historycooperative.org/btw/Vol.1/html/430.html


41 posted on 09/16/2009 4:15:34 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: nickcarraway

Just keep crying “Wolf!” and soon no one will believe you when the wolf actually arrives.


42 posted on 09/16/2009 4:36:42 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: mbynack
The only place that excellence is taught in schools is on the athletic fields.
43 posted on 09/16/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: cripplecreek

SEIU is the new Ku Klux Klan.


44 posted on 09/16/2009 6:25:50 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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