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EDITORIAL: Obama's white-flight problem
The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | EDITORIAL

Posted on 03/29/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT by topfile

Desperate Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media are busy trying to whip up a race war.

"The health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been. It's merely a handy excuse," Frank Rich wrote in a recent New York Times column. Their line is that all those opposed to the president's radical agenda are racists who resent having a black man as president. It is a moldy, old smear, but as approval ratings for Mr. Obama sink below 50 percent, it is being revisited with increasing fervor.

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Race plays a much stronger role in the liberal mindset than for most of America. Mr. Obama and many liberals of his generation grew up being taught that America is at root a deeply flawed country, and it is their mission to "fix" it. Those pushing the "racism" argument to explain the strong opposition to Mr. Obama's policies do so because they can't escape looking at issues through a racial prism. As America has become post-racial, they are intellectually and emotionally stuck in the 1960s. So they recycle images half-a-century old and wait, forlornly, for a random lynching to justify their worldview.

There is much to dislike about Mr. Obama's America: high unemployment, monstrous record debt, economic sluggishness, a terrible health care law, higher taxes, a rigged census, fast-tracking illegal aliens to the franchise, growing government at home and increasing weakness abroad. It is not mean-spirited racism to take a stand against the daily destruction of the American dream; it is simple common sense.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; bho44; blackvote; dncstrategy; racewar; whitevote
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Those looney leftist just can't see it any other way....
1 posted on 03/29/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT by topfile
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To: topfile

Obama is Black? I thought he was Bi? Biracial that is. ;-)


2 posted on 03/29/2010 7:40:55 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: topfile

This is their campaign strategy. They know they can’t run on their accomplishments, so they have to try to scare their base into coming out; it’s all they have now.


3 posted on 03/29/2010 7:41:19 PM PDT by jpl
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To: topfile

This tactic will backfire big time in November. The one thing most middle of the road whites will abide the least is the implication that if they don’t support Obama, they are racists. I know many people who voted for Obama and who generally support him but are really starting to get pissed off by the way the race card is being played. Between that and the tax bites set to take effect, many of my liberal friends are starting to really have second thoughts/


4 posted on 03/29/2010 7:42:32 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: topfile

Liberals are more racist than conservatives. As many liberals see their wealth go down the tubes they might become much more vocally racist. Gee. what a fun place liberals are turning my once great nation into.


5 posted on 03/29/2010 7:42:55 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: jpl

They know they can’t run on their accomplishments, so they have to try to scare their base into coming out; it’s all they have now.
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Without “demons”, they cannot progress. Like you say, they cannot win a fight straight up and honest. They lose any battle of ideas and critical thinking. They are useless to America, and only exist for their own empowerment and control over America.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 7:43:34 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: topfile

Funny...~I~ see a wife whose beloved man just had triple bypass, is -forced- to have Medicare and the terrifying possibility of being denied [God forbid] future treatment.

Where’s the “race” in that?

I’d detest this fascist bastard just as much if he were an ultra-conservative -albino- tyrant ramming intrusive, unconstitutional legislation down our throats.


7 posted on 03/29/2010 7:44:29 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: topfile

This is so preposterous as to be laughable.

It was the whites that elected him!!!


8 posted on 03/29/2010 7:44:56 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Blue Jays
Now that's just plain absurd.
I only dislike his socialist white side.
9 posted on 03/29/2010 7:44:59 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Kartographer

Are you referring to Obama being Bi-Sexual? Some say he’s more Homo than Bi, as Michelle whether willingly or unwillingly is his beard.

What we know is he is the first man to say he is POTUS who has had sexual relations with another man. No other President prior to the current occupant has had sexual relations with men. We’ve had President’s who cheated on their spouses with women, but never before Obama have we had a man cheat on his wife with other men.


10 posted on 03/29/2010 7:45:46 PM PDT by howkn
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To: topfile

Frank Rich is a moronic putz. He and the NYT are perfect for each other.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 7:45:53 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: topfile
Obama,That's Racist!,thats racist

12 posted on 03/29/2010 7:46:00 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Kartographer
Hes a halfrican.

His whore mother however, was a big racist, and only slept with black muslims.

13 posted on 03/29/2010 7:46:00 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: milwguy

“many of my liberal friends are starting to really have second thoughts”

If only they’d had their *first* thought in 2008....:)


14 posted on 03/29/2010 7:46:38 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: jpl

Their campaign strategy needs to let Obama come out of the closet already. Ricky Martin finally did, now it’s Obama’s turn. What’s the big deal? If he’s had a homosexual past, no one would get down on him for it. Just like Ellen. She’s gay and continues to remain popular. If Ricky Martin can come out of the closet, surely Obama can.


15 posted on 03/29/2010 7:48:07 PM PDT by howkn
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To: topfile

It is not mean-spirited racism to take a stand against the daily destruction of the American dream; it is simple common sense.
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The author has it right.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 7:49:00 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: topfile

I don’t take them as loony. They know exactly that this is a way to demonize the opposition. This is Alinsky 101.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:11 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: topfile

Well people HATE ObamaCare in Florida.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/poll-florida-voters-dislike-health-care-law/1083324

Only 34 percent of Florida voters support the new law while 54 percent are against it, according to the poll. Opposition is significantly strong among two crucial blocs: those older than 65 and voters with no party affiliation. Seniors disfavor the bill by a 65-25 percent margin, while independents oppose the law 62-34.

This is a real poll from Mason Dixon not that fake poll CNN is spewing all over.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:43 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: topfile

“Those pushing the “racism” argument to explain the strong opposition to Mr. Obama’s policies do so because they can’t escape looking at issues through a racial prism.”

This is excessively generous to the race-baiters. I think they are cynical demagogues who know exactly how phony their claims are.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:56 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Salamander

Unfortunately I was unable to convince them even McCain was better for the country than Obama. I worked the polls for Bush and repubs, but could not get any enthusiam generated for McCain. I just pray the country is not destroyed before November.


20 posted on 03/29/2010 7:52:07 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: topfile
Race plays a much stronger role in the liberal mindset than for most of America.

I was just educating a liberal on another board to this fact.

21 posted on 03/29/2010 7:52:15 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: milwguy
"The one thing most middle of the road whites will abide the least is the implication that if they don’t support Obama, they are racists."

The new definition of a racist is "anyone who doesn't agree with a liberal"... And I'm a racist...

22 posted on 03/29/2010 7:52:39 PM PDT by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Oceander

That is GOOD!


23 posted on 03/29/2010 7:52:47 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: LUV W

Thanks!


24 posted on 03/29/2010 7:54:19 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: milwguy
This tactic will backfire big time in November

Fraid So! It even turned off folks in Massachusetts. He is alienating vast numbers of voters with it. It is really petty and disgusting and the press only propagate it in an attempt to save their sorry hides. The only trouble is that we see right through it for what it is; an attempt to manipulate us rather than to persuade us.

The press has no clue on this matter either. They are hemorrhaging readers and viewers constantly with no clue at all.

25 posted on 03/29/2010 7:54:58 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: topfile
As America has become post-racial, they are intellectually and emotionally stuck in the 1960s. So they recycle images half-a-century old and wait, forlornly, for a random lynching to justify their worldview.

The left's fantasies about the right never require validation by external reality. Facts that don't fit the template are simply discarded.

26 posted on 03/29/2010 7:55:13 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Kartographer
Obama is Black?

I don't think so; he certainly looks white in this picture...


27 posted on 03/29/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: topfile

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Among people who attend church weekly, Mr. Obama’s support has dropped from a high of 60 percent in January 2009 to 41 percent, and affinity for Mr. Obama has fallen in double digits among religious denominations across the board. An exception is the “None/Atheist/Agnostic” category, in which Mr. Obama enjoys 67 percent support. He is also highly supported by those with graduate degrees, young people, single people, poor people and blacks.

(yes, the godless stil love Obama!)

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There is much to dislike about Mr. Obama’s America: high unemployment, monstrous record debt, economic sluggishness, a terrible health care law, higher taxes, a rigged census, fast-tracking illegal aliens to the franchise, growing government at home and increasing weakness abroad. It is not mean-spirited racism to take a stand against the daily destruction of the American dream; it is simple common sense.

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Yes, it is NOT a RACE ISSUE as they will try and make this out to be.


28 posted on 03/29/2010 7:57:31 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: topfile

The only black people I don’t like are the ones that bitch about racism all the time. And even then it is because they are so damned bitchy than because they are black.


29 posted on 03/29/2010 7:58:51 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: topfile

It’s because they can’t see any flaw in their political opinions and theories. This is a narcissistic attack at the root because there surely can’t be anything wrong with their IDEAS. It MUST be because the people who disagree with them are _______! (racist, homophobic, etc...)


30 posted on 03/29/2010 8:01:07 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: milwguy

I never really understood how conservatives can have liberal friends. I guess that some other commonalities transcend political philosophy. But, I prefer to spend my free time with other conservatives as opposed to liberals as I don’t have to tolerate their phoney indignation when I say something that both I and they know is true. (Political incorrect as they would define)


31 posted on 03/29/2010 8:01:25 PM PDT by Entropic
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To: aquila48
"It was the whites that elected him!!!"

Obama knows that he tricked many of the people who voted for him and that it was only a matter of time before he was revealed as the thuggish, commie low-life POS that he is.

32 posted on 03/29/2010 8:04:15 PM PDT by blam
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To: topfile

I’ve written several times that the swing vote that gave Obama the win was the white guilt vote, those guilt-ridden white folks among the large group in the middle that move back and forth between the two parties’ presidential candidates. Now that those independent or moderate white voters are realizing what Obama really intends, their guilt is lifting and Obama’s support is dwindling.

This trend needs to continue and grow even more.


33 posted on 03/29/2010 8:05:18 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Anti-Bubba182
They know exactly that this is a way to demonize

I can't disagree, but I'll recognize that some of the libs blinded by their elitism see things only through the prism of race. Therefore they are the very thing they profess to detest.

34 posted on 03/29/2010 8:06:46 PM PDT by topfile
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To: milwguy

Amen to that.

I, too, begrudgingly voted for Juan as the lesser of two evils.

I can understand but can not excuse their “lack of enthusiasm”.

This is *America* we’re talking about; not American Idol.

“Lack of enthusiasm” isn’t worth diddly-squat when your country is being slowly and surely strangled to death.


35 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:21 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: Entropic

I never really understood how conservatives can have liberal friends

You can pick your nise, but you can not pick your familly.

Many people know liberals as family members/friends,but not might otherwise associate


36 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:27 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: topfile

Obama and his ilk are doing their best to divide us into groups so they can pit us against one another: black vs white, rich vs poor, those with health care vs those without it. The more groups and classifications they can create the more strife and the more reason for them to step in and “fix it.” Divide and conquer, plain and simple.


37 posted on 03/29/2010 8:09:48 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Entropic

my wife works in an envirnoment populated by leftists and we naturally hang out with some of them. It has been interesting to watch their view change from unabashed enthusiam for Obama’s election, to a grudging realization that they may have way overestimated his centrist campaign promises. Liberals are a funny buch, they are all for equality until it starts to bite their pocketbook in the way of higher taxes.

When I saw a couple of them last week I made sure to remind them that next year Obama’s flex plan limits go into effect. Next year the max is $2500 and no prescription medications can be purchased with flex money. They asked me where I heard that and I told em I would forward the section of the health care plan to them via email. I have not heard from either of them since I sent them the info.


38 posted on 03/29/2010 8:11:53 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: topfile

It’s not a matter of black or white but of gray - gray matter, that is. And I do not like what goes on in the gray matter between President Obama’s ears. Just like I did not like the gray matter of John Kerry, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, et al.


39 posted on 03/29/2010 8:11:59 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Nailbiter

I was not refering to family. The prior post specifically stated “liberal friends”. The distinction is critical.

Although, I do feel sorry for those conservatives married to liberals. (Truely mixed marriage)


40 posted on 03/29/2010 8:16:35 PM PDT by Entropic
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To: topfile
If it has floppy ears and a long, ropey tail, it is not a Thoroughbred. It is a jackass no matter its coat color may be.
41 posted on 03/29/2010 8:20:50 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: topfile

The charge of “racism” hurled at dissent is a sign of intellectual exhaustion. It means the accuser has nothing left but bile and spit.


42 posted on 03/29/2010 8:23:44 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Salamander; milwguy
“many of my liberal friends are starting to really have second thoughts”

If only they’d had their *first* thought in 2008....:)

I'm with Salamander. My liberal friends don't think. They parrot. If they could form their own, original thoughts, they wouldn't be liberals.

43 posted on 03/29/2010 8:23:51 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entropic

I like pushing buttons. Liberal friends are fun.


44 posted on 03/29/2010 8:23:57 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: milwguy

I know that are certain things that you have to do when you are married, but associating with Obama voters is beyond my abilities. Fortunately, we live in a part of the country where they are scarce.


45 posted on 03/29/2010 8:26:14 PM PDT by Entropic
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To: libs_kma

The new definition of a racist is “anyone who doesn’t agree with a liberal”... And I’m a racist..
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Yep, that’s what I’ve gathered, too.


46 posted on 03/29/2010 8:27:37 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: topfile

These maniacs are the only ones that see dark colors...because they all have their heads up their asses


47 posted on 03/29/2010 8:28:14 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: topfile

I don’t despise Obama because of the color of his skin.

I despise him because of the content of his character.


48 posted on 03/29/2010 8:32:45 PM PDT by Maven
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To: topfile
Good article. Definitely explains the craziness of he last few days.
49 posted on 03/29/2010 8:38:52 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: When do we get liberated?

Do think that most liberals are phonies? In other words, do you think that the primary motivation for their views is make themselves feel more virtuous?


50 posted on 03/29/2010 8:40:13 PM PDT by Entropic
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