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Republican Candidate Defends 'Buckwheat' Comment (Unmentioned in story, he's black too)
cbs 4 ^ | Mar 24, 2010 | Jorge Estevez

Posted on 03/25/2010 6:35:55 AM PDT by tlb

MIAMI (CBS4) ;

A local Republican running for office in November is already involved in controversy. Corey Poitier, who is running for a congressional seat, is taking heat for comments he made that have been interpreted as racist against President Barack Obama.

"They are portraying me in the media as I should have a white hood on," said Poitier, to CBS4's Jorge Estevez at a coffee shop in Miami-Dade.

Poitier is accused of racism for comments made surrounding President Obama's new health care plan.

"Since it started in the Senate, to me, it is unconstitutional," said Poitier, referring to the Health Care Reform law. "Therefore, I believe it is illegal. Then I said these words, which were mine, 'Listen up Buckwheat, you did it wrong.'"

Critics thought Poitier was comparing President Obama, who stood behind the bill, to the character made famous on the Little Rascals TV show, and then immortalized by Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live.

"Can you understand how people would think that you called President Obama, Buckwheat?" asked CBS4's Jorge Estevez.

"I can understand that because I am a rational man, but to me it is such a stretch. I never said President Obama in the same breath as I was saying Buckwheat," said Poitier. He said the comment had nothing to do with the President.

"It means dummy or silly. To me that was it. There was no racism, involved," said Poitier.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs4.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: buckwheat; florida; hitpiece; obama
Video is included on the web page. If you view it, you see the man being called a racist is blacker then Obama. But that's the only way you would learn this intersting fact.
1 posted on 03/25/2010 6:35:56 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

For a minute there, I thought Robert Byrd had switched parties.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 6:37:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: tlb

Thanks for posting the truth, that the media is hiding on purpose!

The MSM ‘race card’ crap is getting old.


3 posted on 03/25/2010 6:38:55 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: tlb

Should I take offense when someone says the word “Alfalfa”?


4 posted on 03/25/2010 6:39:18 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: tlb

Nice. I like this guy already.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 6:39:23 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: tlb

One day, the only nonracist person in America will be Obama. To even remotely disagree with Obama, seems to mean to a lot of his goosestepping followers as racist.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: tlb

Obama says this man is a racist ?

7 posted on 03/25/2010 6:39:57 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: tlb
Republican Candidate Defends 'Buckwheat' Comment (Unmentioned in story, he's black too)

This is over the top.

He should apologize....

... for disparaging Buckwheat.

8 posted on 03/25/2010 6:40:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: tlb

Poitier is equivocating, and mealymouthing. Of course he meant the great zero, and he was 100% accurate.


9 posted on 03/25/2010 6:40:39 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: tlb

Doesn’t everybody know the white hood folks were Democrats?


10 posted on 03/25/2010 6:40:40 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: tlb

Photoshoppers working frantically... racing to post the first 0buckwheat pic. LOL!!


11 posted on 03/25/2010 6:41:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: ScottinVA
Buckwheat is overdone.

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12 posted on 03/25/2010 6:43:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tlb

Has Dan Rather got “the buckwheats” over this story?

Here’s the media spin. Man, even a brother is now a rasist if he against health takeover
http://www.kitv.com/politics/22926449/detail.html


13 posted on 03/25/2010 6:44:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: tlb

His answer should be a resounding, “so what if I likened Obama to Buckwheat? What’s the big deal?”


14 posted on 03/25/2010 6:44:52 AM PDT by doodad
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To: doodad

No more apologies. Free speech means I can be offensive if I want to. Just say it. The whole PC thing was a communist tool and I’m done with it. Communism and Black ghetto culture have ruined this country.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 6:47:54 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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To: tlb

Can a black man call a half black man “buckwheat”?


16 posted on 03/25/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: tlb

Of course its unmentioned in the story, if they mentioned his being black, then there would be no story.

This is “journalism” don’t you know.


17 posted on 03/25/2010 6:49:04 AM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: tlb

Baruckwheat


18 posted on 03/25/2010 6:50:35 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (The Obama Doctrine in 6 words - Embolden Enemies, Abandon Allies, WEAKEN AMERICA.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Poitier is equivocating, and mealymouthing. Of course he meant the great zero, and he was 100% accurate.

Actually, as I read his comment in its context, I would have concluded that the "Buckwheat" comment was directed toward the Senate in general rather than toward Zero.

19 posted on 03/25/2010 6:52:04 AM PDT by VRWCmember (RepealHCRin11)
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To: tlb

Stop with the damn apologies already! You are enabling and empowering the media as alot of commissars!


20 posted on 03/25/2010 6:52:20 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: tlb

He can’t be racist, he’s black. Only whites can be racist.

Al Sharpton call your office.


21 posted on 03/25/2010 6:52:39 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: ClearCase_guy
No more apologies.

"I can understand that because I am a rational man, but to me it is such a stretch. I never said President Obama in the same breath as I was saying Buckwheat,"
Where is the apology? Sounds to me like he is saying that all these media-whores trying to cast a racist angle to his comments are a bunch of idiots.
22 posted on 03/25/2010 6:55:17 AM PDT by VRWCmember (RepealHCRin11)
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To: squarebarb
Stop with the damn apologies already! You are enabling and empowering the media as alot of commissars!

"I can understand that because I am a rational man, but to me it is such a stretch. I never said President Obama in the same breath as I was saying Buckwheat,"
Where is the apology? Sounds to me like he is saying that all these media-whores trying to cast a racist angle to his comments are a bunch of idiots.
23 posted on 03/25/2010 6:56:20 AM PDT by VRWCmember (RepealHCRin11)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't think that 0's a Buckwheat Kinda Guy.

With that stupid grin the azzhole's always got on his face, I see him more as a...

Kinda guy!

24 posted on 03/25/2010 6:56:28 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: VRWCmember

Sorry I wasn’t clear. This guy did it right. He didn’t apologize. But there are a lot of people out there who continue to walk on eggshells and apologize for anything related to race. My feeling is that Leftists lose the game as soon as they play the race card. It’s time to mock them for it, not apologize in response.


25 posted on 03/25/2010 6:57:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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To: tlb

I regularly refer to egregious US Representative Alcee (Impeached-and-Removed-Federal-Judge) Hastings as “Buckwheat.”


26 posted on 03/25/2010 6:58:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r (I love my country. I hate...HATE!!...my government.)
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To: tlb

Just keep repeating to yourself “The left is not insane”.

After all, if you repeat a lie enough times it eventually becomes true.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 6:59:26 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: tlb

Come on “unmentioned” in the story?

Why would they mention black when there’s a picture of Poitier accompanying the article, and the TV report (which is embedded in the article) interviews Poitier. Obviously he’s black... there’s no need to mention it in article.

I’m all for exposing journalistic bias, but c’mon...


28 posted on 03/25/2010 7:07:29 AM PDT by gallandro
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To: tlb

The wrong type of black
29 posted on 03/25/2010 7:34:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: tlb
I don’t understand why the name “Buckwheat” is so offensive to some Blacks. He was a member of The Little Rascals. I never saw any racism in any of the shows. Race didn’t even enter into it.

I have a friend who was called Buckwheat, Buck for short. I knew he hated to be called that so I didn’t.

30 posted on 03/25/2010 7:46:26 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: tlb

Now you guys are telling me that when a black man says Buckwheat, that means white men are racist?


31 posted on 03/25/2010 7:50:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm My favorite pancakes!


32 posted on 03/25/2010 7:59:25 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: skimbell

Kareem of Wheat?


33 posted on 03/25/2010 8:05:40 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: skimbell

“Cream of Wheat weather, we repeat
So gurad your family with hot Cream of Wheat!”


34 posted on 03/25/2010 8:08:23 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: outhousepatrol

I thought Buckwheat was a cereal or flour ;-)


35 posted on 03/25/2010 9:11:44 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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