Skip to comments.Cokie Roberts: People Call Obama Muslim Because They Can't Say 'I Don't Like Him Cause He's Black'
Posted on 04/24/2011 9:31:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Cokie Roberts: People Call Obama Muslim Because They Can't Say 'I Don't Like Him Cause He's Black' By Noel Sheppard Created 04/24/2011 - 12:06pm
By Noel Sheppard | April 24, 2011 | 12:06 Noel Sheppard's picture
ABC devoted its entire "This Week" on Easter Sunday to "God and Government," and not surprisingly the question of President Obama's faith prominently entered the discussion.
When it did, Cokie Roberts said, "The bad part about this is that it's acceptable to say that he's a Muslim because the same people won't say, 'I don't like him cause he's black'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
STEVE ROBERTS: The word Muslim is a code word, and it's a metaphor. It's a metaphor for racism. It's a metaphor for he's different from us, he's not like us, he's got this funny name, which he says all the time. And it is - and he's an alien on some level. But this goes back to our earlier discussion, that there has always been a strain of America that wants to exclude the other. Exclude someone who's different...
COKIE ROBERTS: But - but - but the bad part about this...
ROBERTS, S.: But in the long run, the forces of...
ROBERTS, C.: Right. But - but...
RICHARD LAND, SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION: Forty seven percent of white people voted for him.
Actually, it's 43 percent, but still a spectacular point by Land that most on the panel missed and most in the country ignore. They also forget that shortly after his inauguration, Obama's favorability rating was around 75 percent. That includes a lot of white people as well.
What the media just can't get their hands around is that disapproval of Obama today isn't because he's black - it's because of his policies. Or do the 70 percent of the country that now believe the nation is on the wrong track also feel this way because the President is black?
ROBERTS, C.: But - but the bad part about this is that he - that - that it's acceptable to say that he's a Muslim...
EBOO PATEL, INTERFAITH YOUTH CORE: That's right.
ROBERTS, C.: ...because the same people won't - won't say, "I don't like him cause he's black." So it's - it's - and - and the fact that it's acceptable to dislike him because he's a Muslim is the problem that you were talking about.
Calling Americans racist, despite there being an African-American in the White House, is acceptable on Easter Sunday.
I doubt I'm the only one that felt this was highly inappropriate on such a holy day.
I am getting more than a little tired of these lefty witches calling me a racist because I dont like communists muslim terrorist suporters...
Not working any more due to massive destruction of our country and threat to our freedom.
Cokie would be wise to give it up. This BS ain’t flying any more.
Does this vapid little creature even know a black person? Does she even live within 10 miles of one?
Libs are God-hating atheistic subhumans, anyway. It’s the way they roll.
*I* don’t like Lord 0bamao because he’s a Socialist POS.
That he’s half black makes no difference. He’s still a Commie Rat.
He’s Muslim because his dad was. If he becomes an apostate later (like by converting to Christianity) he’s called a “murtad fitri”, one who was a Muslim by birth and is now an apostate.
I guess we all call Colin Powell, Tiger Woods, Alan Keyes and Michael Steele Muslims, too?
he’s muslim because his father was muslim. that’s how it works. the ignorance of the left will not change that fact.
Whatt makes me think this whole race-baiting, class warfare thing is going to end very badly?
I too am sick and tired of being called a racist! I do not like him because he is destroying America.
Hey, she agrees with Jimmy Carter. Remember when Jimmy lectured us that so much opposition to Obama was based on race? Well, if Jimmy has spoken, that’s good enough for me. (sarcasm)
We don't like Obama because he's a Marxist Chicago crook.
But if it makes you feel better to attribute our dislike of your god to silly, make-believe liberal-feel-good reasons, then you go right on ahead.
It's not like you're all that relevant or any of us really care what you think, after all.
He doesn’t have a funny name.
He has a Muslim name.
All of the other speculation is irrelevant.
Of course! Cokie's known black people since she was a little girl!
According to Muslim doctrine, Zer0 is a muzzie ‘cause his alleged Dad was one too.
If you are white and oppose Obama you are a racist. What are the 95% of Blacks who support Obama?
I don’t like Cokie Roberts because she has a stupid name.
On yeah he corrected himself /sarcasm