Skip to comments.As Race Debate Grows, Obama Steers Clear of It (NYT)
Posted on 09/17/2009 5:28:38 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
WASHINGTON President Obama has long suggested that he would like to move beyond race. The question now is whether the country will let him.
He woke up on Wednesday to a rapidly intensifying debate about how his race factors into the broader discussion of civility in politics, a question prompted in part by former President Jimmy Carters assertion Tuesday that racism was behind a Republican lawmakers outburst against Mr. Obama last week as the president addressed a joint session of Congress.
Even before that, several conservatives had accused their liberal counterparts of unfairly tainting them as racists for engaging in legitimate criticism of the White House.
Mr. Obamas response to all this, aides say, has been to tell his staff not to be distracted by the charges and to focus on health care and the rest of his policy agenda.
He could probably give a very powerful speech on race, just as he did in the course of the campaign, said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama. But right now his top domestic priority is health care reform. Its difficult, challenging and complicated. And if he leads by example, our country will be far better off.
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He could give a speech, Throw Grandma under the bus... It worked the last time!
Darn Auto Format
Took away all my line breaks...
Destroyed the Haiku...
‘Bam is the victim
Of the out of control Donks
Who call us racists...
He could give a speech,
Throw Grandma under the bus...
It worked the last time!
The dynamite blew up in their face so here comes the white flag.
racist jimmy strikes again
Don’t believe for a second that Obama isn’t behind all this racism crap. He has his minions (Carter and others) do the dirty work and he sits back and pretends to be the uniter.
I challenge anybody to remember any line from his “very powerful speech on race”... (Aside from when he threw Grandma under the bus, which does stick in the mind!)
By staying quiet OBOZO is providing his tacit approval of the race baiting.
OBOZO is just like his mentors (incl rev wrong): a communist, racist, anti-semite, pro-moooooslum who hates America and our Constitution.
Absolutely the polling didn’t pan out so now it’s time to blame everyone but zero.
“The dynamite blew up in their face so here comes the white flag.”
Bingo. The Kenyan’s polling going to be negative on the race card.
Not to mention, there’s no escalation after calling half the country racists. What are they going to call us next? Illegal aliens?
two days to the weekend, what to do, where to go.
As Steyn wrote, “Dissent is the highest form of racism”.
Just a reminder on “race hate”....Reverend Wright”...
If opposing Obama’s policies is racist, then I will wear the label proudly.
Amazingly the reporters don’t mention that their own MoDo started it all with her “boy” column.
BHO, 12/10/06 (NH)
I hate the guy because he is RED, not 50% Black.
(and not the good Red, like the red states)
Is there any phrase in the English language more condescending than "Teachable Moment"? Those two little words sum up all the patronizing superiority that is at the core of Obama and the Donks.
Of course, the lesson of the "Teachable Moment" here is that Democrats are race-baiting jerks. Maybe that is a lesson that Obama does not want us to learn...
I remember a line. It went something like this, “I can no more disavow Reverend Wright than I could disavow my own grandmother.” (Something like that.) Of course, he later came back and through Reverend Wright under the bus.
“...President Obama has long suggested that he would like to move beyond race...”
This should read, “After pandering to African-Americans, and sixties era leftists, President Obama’s chickens have come home to............ROOST!”
|LOL - As Charles Krauthammer said last night on the FoxNews round table, Jimmy Carter MUST be working for the GOP!
Thank you, peanut boy. Instead of inducing remorse or guilt among white people who YOU THINK disagree with Obama because he's black, you've ACTUALLY induced indignation and outrage with ALL people who's only REAL disagreement with Obama is with his radical and destructive policies.
Jimmy Carter - the gift to the GOP that just keeps on braying!
On my best day, I could not be half as good as Mark Steyn on his worst day. That's just beautiful...
The Peanut Farmer’s
Jackassery knows no bounds...
Must be ‘Pubbie plant!
Of course he does. You can’t self-impose the race card for it will morph into the ‘victim card,’ which garners no sympathy in modern American culture. You must have others impose the race card and you must ignore it - this shows you have the “power” to transcend race.
“(and not the good Red, like the red states)”
I was reflecting this morning on the Democrats serving up the Commie associated color Red to us years ago, and taking the color blue for their own identity.
We sat back and accepted once again their cunning and deliberate projection.
I don’t recall any protests. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I think the word he used was “disown,” which is quite stronger than “disaow,” IMO.
Please be advised that your Race Card account has been closed. This decision was based on your account history of excessive over-limit spending. Please destroy your card immediately as it will no longer be honored.
Sincerely, The American People
(saw this on Free Republic yesterday)
Thatnks for the correction.
Who would have thought that objecting to the color of money is racist?
It’s the Economy, Stupid!
It’s the color Green, Stupid!
“Good cop, bad cop” “Dog & pony show” “Bad whitie, good blackie” - call it what you will.
All Palin has to do is run on:
Elect me. Criticize me. All you want.
Elect him. Criticize him. You’ll be called a racist.
NYT joins the ranks of “Racers”
That’s because his “historic speech on race” was the same old recycled blame-America, blame-whitey crap.
No prob. But, yes, B.O. is a flaming hypocrite.
The media flipped the colors because assigning “red” to the democRats was a little to true and uncomfortable for them.
Blue has historically been used for the incumbent, red for the challenger.
That changed after 2000.
A bit of a surprising article from the New York Times—I thought they would write a typical lib article saying that it was obviously racism that led to the attacks on Hussein, but instead they quoted Rush, Gingrich, Colin Powell and “former Bush officials” explaining why it was not. Not what I expected from the NYT. Wonder what’s going on?
Exactly. That was a fair article. They even pointed out the hypocrisy of the left noting how Bush was hung in effigy etc.
IMO, they are scared shite. They know this is backfiring based on the Raz poll of 12% thinking its racist to criticize Zero.
Why should he get in the middle of this???
When he has everyone else battling it out for him...He doesn’t need to say much about this at all...Thats what typical liberal statists do...They let others fight the battle, knock themselves out doing so, and he’ll come out of it smelling like a rose with a minimal statement that will convince most mush-minds that he is above the fracus...
Brilliant Alinsky playbook call...
(or something like that)
He may be a hypocrite, but he is absolutely brilliant in getting others to be hypocritical for him...
It is a win-win situation for him...
What needs to happen is someone needs to take the wind out of his sails, and put the issue dead in the water...
There are ways to do that, but talking about it here doesn’t get it to those that need to make it happen...
He’s a jackass, triangulating his way toward oblivion.
This is Obama’s MO totally.
He is not man enough to be a real leader, he has to “appear” to be a leader “above the fray”.
What a sock puppet.
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