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The Race Card Canard
The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 03/22/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT by Abakumov

The most despicable smear to come out of weekend rallies in Washington were unsubstantiated charges that Obamacare protesters shouted racial slurs at black members of Congress walking from the Cannon House Office Building to the Capitol. No evidence backs this up.

This story was first peddled by Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, who seemed "almost giddy" telling the tale to the press, according to a Washington Times reporter who was there. Many news organizations reported these charges uncritically even though the people making the claims were the primary political beneficiaries of the tales.

No such epithets can be heard on video posted by Kerry Picket on The Washington Times Water Cooler Blog, which shows the representatives in question during their walk....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; healthcare; nword; racecard; racism; slur; teaparty
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1 posted on 03/22/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

He told the LIE the MSM wanted to hear and now the facts don’t matter.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 4:44:14 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: Abakumov

Liberals school of Alinsky plants liberals at conservative functions to insight radicalism if there is any racial overtness or homophobia displayed during rallies involving Conservatives you can bet money its liberals doing it.

Liberals using the race charge to shut down political dissent that in itself is more dispicable and more anti-American then any racist could be.


3 posted on 03/22/2010 4:45:24 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Americans understand Oppressive Big Government is modern day Slavery.)
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To: Abakumov

Ironically, the overriding agenda of the Ubanga administration is reparations, through the back door.


4 posted on 03/22/2010 4:46:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TigerBait

they never have truth on their side so they have to lie....thats what they do for a living.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 4:46:53 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Abakumov

Ya know.........one side of me thinks this: To hell with ‘em. They’re going to say this s**t anyway, so unload. Just go for it.....say ANYTHING you wish to this scum. Go ahead and let it ALL fly.

Truth no longer matters, so we may as well start playing by the new rules on the table.


6 posted on 03/22/2010 4:48:24 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline

I heard they called Barney Franks a Homo.


7 posted on 03/22/2010 4:52:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Abakumov
From Wikipedia, Carson got his professional start as a law enforcement officer, serving as an investigator for the Indiana State Excise Police for nine years. He later joined the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and was detailed to an Intelligence Fusion Center, supervising an anti-terrorism unit.

I guess Mr. Carson would have a pretty good idea as to how to discredit a large group of people.

8 posted on 03/22/2010 5:06:58 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Venturer

Well if the tutu fits.........


9 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:58 PM PDT by Nekman (One Big Ass Mistake America...How's that Hope/Change thingy working out?)
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To: Venturer

They called him the “banking queen” (remember that parody song that Rush played about him last summer?).


10 posted on 03/22/2010 5:22:45 PM PDT by livius
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To: Abakumov

Imported SEIU goons have been known to act as agents provacateurs on special occasions!


11 posted on 03/22/2010 5:24:13 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Abakumov
Shrug. The day we as conservatives stop giving 2 excrements about this kind of BS is the day these allegations have ZERO power over us.

And as I said earlier, we pay these clowns, if they cannot take a few verbal taunts, they can quit.

12 posted on 03/22/2010 5:25:27 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Abakumov

“unsubstantiated charges that Obamacare protesters shouted racial slurs”

Yet the rino-king Steele was on Shep Smith saying they did happen and was apologizing for such behavior. What an arse.


13 posted on 03/22/2010 5:25:44 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Venturer

Franks is a homosexual. What’s the problem?


14 posted on 03/22/2010 5:26:53 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a neo-McCarthyite ... Obama is a Communist.)
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To: icwhatudo

Steele really said this on FoxNews?

REALLY? Please tell me no...


15 posted on 03/22/2010 5:27:59 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a neo-McCarthyite ... Obama is a Communist.)
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To: icwhatudo

Who is Steele to apologize for anything that patriots do?

The people there were there on behalf of all of us, not the GOP.

Michael Steele needs to go—he is such a tool.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 5:30:58 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Abakumov

O’Reilly is discussing this story right now on Fox. Let’s see if he accepts the Carson/MSM story uncritically.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 5:31:01 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Abakumov

Did anyone see the report of what the pro-obamacare folks did to the Dick Cheney effigy?


18 posted on 03/22/2010 5:34:39 PM PDT by Dacula (Critical thinking Conservative American who believes in our Constitution.)
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To: Carling

Yes he did. In addition he said the GOP should not alienate people in the immigration debate but should welcome new arrivals.

sigh...


19 posted on 03/22/2010 5:35:19 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Lancey Howard
But he said, "Reparations are not enough."

What does he want, my oldest son?

20 posted on 03/22/2010 5:35:45 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Abakumov
The term "racism" was invented by communists. Leon Trotsky was one of the first to use it. When Whites engage in favoritism toward other Whites (and therefore discrimination against non-whites), it’s called “racism”. When other groups engage in favoritism, it’s called “ethnic solidarity”. When you buy into these word games, it’s called being a useful idiot.
21 posted on 03/22/2010 5:36:17 PM PDT by Starchoice
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To: Mr. Mojo
Of course the POS O’Reilly takes his word over the fact that no arrests were made and n othing on tape.
22 posted on 03/22/2010 5:37:24 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: livius

I love that song. My other favorite is “In a Yugo”. I think it was an Elvis song, “In the Ghetto”.


23 posted on 03/22/2010 5:39:18 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: Abakumov

Remember, in the view of the Press, it is not up to the members of Congress to provide proof they were insulted, it’s up to the crowd to prove they weren’t.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 5:39:31 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: mimaw

BOR just said that the “right wing” is waaaay too worked up over HusseinCare’s passage.


25 posted on 03/22/2010 5:42:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: oyez
"Sticks and Stones can break my Bones but Words will.....make a major MSM news story which we'll all talk about for a week, even if it didn't happen!"


26 posted on 03/22/2010 5:45:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Abakumov

The only “racism” that exists is that to bully whites.


27 posted on 03/22/2010 5:50:07 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Abakumov
“Go balloons race cards, go race cards! Go race cards! I don't see anything happening. Go race cards! Go race cards! Go race cards! Standby confetti. Keep coming, race cards. More race cards. Bring it- race cards, race cards, race cards! We want race cards, tons of them. Bring them down. Let them all come. No confetti. No confetti yet.

“No confetti. All right, go race cards, go race cards. We need more race cards. All race cards! All race cards! Keep going! Come on, guys, lets move it. Jesus! We need more race cards. I want all race cards to go, goddammit. Go confetti. Go confetti. More confetti. I want more race cards. What's happening to the race cards? We need more race cards.

“We need all of them coming down. Go race cards- race cards? What's happening race cards? There's not enough coming down! All race cards, what the hell! There's nothing falling! What the f*** are you guys doing up there? We want more race cards coming down, more race cards. More race cards. More race cards”

28 posted on 03/22/2010 5:51:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Shut it down" Rush Limbaugh, 3/3/10)
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To: Venturer

Well.....he is. He crows about it.


29 posted on 03/22/2010 5:56:02 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: TigerBait

Exactly and well written.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 6:02:30 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Abakumov

Carson is in the House of Representatives because his late grandmother used to occupy the seat. He also called tea party folks “rent-a-protesters”.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe we should demand reparations from the welfare recipients and their descendants to ours


32 posted on 03/22/2010 6:04:50 PM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: Venturer

Is that not a true statement though?


33 posted on 03/22/2010 6:06:16 PM PDT by bergmeid (Gas up the truck and pedal to the metal!)
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To: Abakumov

Democrats are the ultimate race mongers. They whip up racist impulses among their constituents against their enemies and then claim racism when there’s any amount racial tension that results.


34 posted on 03/22/2010 6:07:35 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Abakumov

Never happened


35 posted on 03/22/2010 6:14:14 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Abakumov

When you crackers going to stop using racial slurs?

/sarc


36 posted on 03/22/2010 6:35:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Abakumov

first peddled by Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, who seemed “almost giddy” telling the tale to the press, according to a Washington Times ......

Ok so...Carson and the Washington Times are going to hear from me!!!!


37 posted on 03/22/2010 6:37:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: Abakumov

These democrats are themselves the advocates of racism, racism and hatred of all kinds.

Alinsky coached the Klan to show up at Republican functions, to perpetrate false smears. This is what Carson, Cleaver and the rest are doing. They advance racism and racist groups by fueling the groups and sparking their hatred.

People like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are advocates for the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis.


38 posted on 03/22/2010 6:39:32 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Hey you noble leftists. You can't be honest about your agenda because you're not confident in it.)
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To: caww

The Times is reporting that it appears to be a lie. Read the paragraph and article carefully before writing a letter of complaint.


39 posted on 03/22/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Abakumov

He was “almost giddy” like the kid that can’t keep a straight face while lying his little butt off


40 posted on 03/22/2010 6:56:39 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Venturer

Barney Frank IS a homo-!!


41 posted on 03/22/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Abakumov

We can bet they plan for it. They do this again and again. They are desperate and we are even gaining the attention of many African Americans and Hispanics who have previously voted Democrat.

They will lie and lie and lie again. That is Marxism — deceit. That is their “native language” in that Satanic ideology.


42 posted on 03/22/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: Abakumov

I think the knee grow allusion is just about worn out.

Love and compassion is not bound by skin color, nor is tyranny.

I don’t give a shite what color a politician’s skin is. It he is a nationalist socialist tyrant, then the race card is not even a subliminal defence IMHO.


43 posted on 03/22/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: Abakumov
Many news organizations reported these charges uncritically even though the people making the claims were the primary political beneficiaries of the tales.

This includes Fox News.

44 posted on 03/22/2010 7:13:14 PM PDT by TankerKC (I think P. T. Barnum had his time off by about 59 seconds.)
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To: Dacula
Did anyone see the report of what the pro-obamacare folks did to the Dick Cheney effigy?

No. Can you direct me to the story? Thanks in advance.

45 posted on 03/22/2010 7:15:17 PM PDT by TankerKC (I think P. T. Barnum had his time off by about 59 seconds.)
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To: icwhatudo

That SOB has to go.


46 posted on 03/22/2010 7:18:43 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: icwhatudo

This AH Steele is living proof the GOP is being, has been infiltrated as I have been posting for years by the Leftists. RINO’s are agents of the Left “H” bent upon taking over the Republican Party as they did the Democrat Party.

This is why I keep insisting the RINO’s are extremely important to be rid of in the upcoming election along with all incumbent Democrats.

The Socialist/Democrats, and their RINO associates must fail.


47 posted on 03/22/2010 7:27:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: pnh102

Exactly the reason I changed my tagline a few months back!!!


48 posted on 03/22/2010 7:29:56 PM PDT by LTC.Ret (I know I am a racist, but . . . . I didn't spend 31 years in the Army to see my USA turn socialist!)
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To: TN4Liberty; caww; All

It was the Washington Post that reported this lie as fact....as well as CNN,MSNBC, the New York times and all of the usual suspects.

I would like to encourage everyone to write the Washington TIMES at the comments link to this thread and thank them for printing this editorial. We all need to take the time to thank any media that reports the truth in this country or at least questions the Obama media’s reporting.


49 posted on 03/22/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: TN4Liberty

If I understand this right, the rep. carson reported this to a washington reporter. Though it never happened. The fact is he seems to have made an issue where there wasn’t one, I for one will call people out for using the race card or creating a situation.

I’m so sick of them keeping the issue alive...they create racism when they do this. But thank you for the heads up. One of those great things about the people here on FR. :)


50 posted on 03/22/2010 7:40:46 PM PDT by caww
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