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Cokie Roberts: People Call Obama Muslim Because They Can't Say 'I Don't Like Him Cause He's Black'
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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...

(CROSSTALK)

COKIE ROBERTS: But - but - but the bad part about this...

(CROSSTALK)

ROBERTS, S.: But in the long run, the forces of...

(CROSSTALK)

ROBERTS, C.: Right. But - but...

(CROSSTALK)

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bho44; blackpresident; husseinobama; obamaonreligion; pravdamedia; proislamist; racecard
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1 posted on 04/24/2011 9:31:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I am getting more than a little tired of these lefty witches calling me a racist because I dont like communists muslim terrorist suporters...


2 posted on 04/24/2011 9:33:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 04/24/2011 9:34:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this vapid little creature even know a black person? Does she even live within 10 miles of one?


4 posted on 04/24/2011 9:35:09 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 04/24/2011 9:35:23 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Sub-Driver
The shapers have given us brain dead puppet masters.

WOW....................

7 posted on 04/24/2011 9:35:59 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess we all call Colin Powell, Tiger Woods, Alan Keyes and Michael Steele Muslims, too?


8 posted on 04/24/2011 9:36:07 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Sub-Driver

he’s muslim because his father was muslim. that’s how it works. the ignorance of the left will not change that fact.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatt makes me think this whole race-baiting, class warfare thing is going to end very badly?


10 posted on 04/24/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Sub-Driver

I too am sick and tired of being called a racist! I do not like him because he is destroying America.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Clock King

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)


12 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver
Cokie, you've always been an idiot.

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.

13 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He doesn’t have a funny name.

He has a Muslim name.


14 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:06 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Sub-Driver
All of Obama’s actions and policies are those of a “humanist”.
More importantly they are anti-American.

All of the other speculation is irrelevant.

15 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:23 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Clock King
Does this vapid little creature even know a black person? Does she even live within 10 miles of one?

Of course! Cokie's known black people since she was a little girl!


16 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Sub-Driver

According to Muslim doctrine, Zer0 is a muzzie ‘cause his alleged Dad was one too.


17 posted on 04/24/2011 9:39:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

If you are white and oppose Obama you are a racist. What are the 95% of Blacks who support Obama?


18 posted on 04/24/2011 9:39:24 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t like Cokie Roberts because she has a stupid name.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 9:39:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Chuck Schumer: You are a rude, pompous ass!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey During an interview he told Snugglepuss he was Muslim !

On yeah he corrected himself /sarcasm

20 posted on 04/24/2011 9:39:53 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Sub-Driver

“it’s because of his policies...” and the results of those misguided policies.


21 posted on 04/24/2011 9:40:05 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Sub-Driver

Cokie, I don’t like you because you’re an idiot.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 9:40:39 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer - George S. Patton)
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To: Sub-Driver

How stupid is Cokie?

No one doesn’t like someone because he has/doesn’t have a tan.

They don’t like him because he has shown himself to be a poor excuse for a leader of the free world.


23 posted on 04/24/2011 9:40:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

Most of the people who think that BHO is Muslim are Muslim themselves. Really.


24 posted on 04/24/2011 9:41:16 AM PDT by Poincare
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t like him cause he’s red — as in commie red.


25 posted on 04/24/2011 9:42:02 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver
Let me get this straight.

1. I do not like Obama and that makes me a racist?

2. It is politically incorrect to be a racist but it is okay to be anti Muslim so I call him a Muslim?

3. If I am a racist, why do I like Herman Cain and Allen West and the intellectual giant Thomas Sowell.

4. If I am anti Muslim why did I work in the Middle East for several years and my closest friend at work is a Palestinian Muslim.

I wonder if Cookie Roberts really believes that crap she is spouting.

26 posted on 04/24/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As others pointed out his father was a moslem. Or at least the guy he identifies as his father was a moslem. So Obama (or whatever his name actually really is) is a moslem.

But most importantly, his father was not an American. So Obama never was and is not qualified to run for or become president of the United States.


27 posted on 04/24/2011 9:42:15 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe is Cookie Roberts who doesn’t like Obama because he is black...

lots of white people like Allen West.... and we like him because Allen West is genuine, intelligent and he loves this country: USA


28 posted on 04/24/2011 9:42:33 AM PDT by poinciana
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To: sten
"he’s muslim because his father was muslim. that’s how it works. the ignorance of the left will not change that fact."

What religion was Frank Marshall Davis?

29 posted on 04/24/2011 9:42:42 AM PDT by research99
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To: Sub-Driver
Cookie is a mere turd on her best days.

I Dislike the one because he is communist pig.

30 posted on 04/24/2011 9:43:11 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Sub-Driver
You know what is liberating Cokie?

Not caring if some politically correct washington liberal, thinks I'm racist for just calling a spade a spade..............or muslim, if need be.

31 posted on 04/24/2011 9:43:20 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’ve got nothing.

They cannot defend Obama’s abysmal track record with the economy and foreign policy, his anti-American wealth-redistributionist behavior, his endless vacations, his arrogance and oh-so-mysterious background...so they resort to the Race Card, and the magnetic strip on the back of that is so worn out it doesn’t get read anymore.

They’ve got nothing. And it shows, Cokie! Now go pull the wings off butterflies or whatever it is you miserable libs do on a lonely Sunday afternoon.


32 posted on 04/24/2011 9:43:32 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw

so...Obama’s a racist?


33 posted on 04/24/2011 9:43:41 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver

Cokie seems to forget that a majority of voters voted for Obama and could clearly see for themselves that he was black. The Race Card is not going to work here. Obama’s popularity is in the toilet, not because he is black, but because he’s a an incompetent socialist who really doesn’t like the United States.


34 posted on 04/24/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Steve Roberts was making me ill. He made a statement making an equivalence between tithing and paying taxes. There is no equivalence. I’m not a religion expert, but charity is based on “free will”. If one does not tithe, the church does not put them in jail. If you don’t pay your taxes, the governemnt will.


35 posted on 04/24/2011 9:44:27 AM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: COBOL2Java
Of course! Cokie's (OWNED) black people since she was a little girl!

There, fixed it.

36 posted on 04/24/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s black? Hs mama was white. I don’t like him because he’s a commie-dictator-wanna-be/.


37 posted on 04/24/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Sub-Driver

Maobama is almost as white as that idiot Cokie Roberts. I despise Maobama, and absolutely love Congressman Allan West. Go ahead call me a racist!


38 posted on 04/24/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Clock King

>Does this vapid little creature even know a black person? Does she even live within 10 miles of one?<

BINGO!

They voted for buttcrack Obama because they can finally hypnotize themselves they followed the “ I voted for Obama, ergo I am not racist” logic.

Stupid liberals and their stupid liberal white guilt.


39 posted on 04/24/2011 9:45:21 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Artemis Webb
Middle class white people elected Obama. The more they throw out this race baiting crap the more middle class white people will not vote for Obama.

Talk about yer self fulfilling prophecies?!

40 posted on 04/24/2011 9:46:33 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

She is a racist!! the Skank Hates White people.


41 posted on 04/24/2011 9:47:12 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We don’t like his white half either.


42 posted on 04/24/2011 9:48:21 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: max americana
You just described the entire state of Wisconsin, excluding Milwaukee

They voted for buttcrack Obama because they can finally hypnotize themselves they followed the “ I voted for Obama, ergo I am not racist” logic. Stupid liberals and their stupid liberal white guilt.

43 posted on 04/24/2011 9:48:35 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sub-Driver

Normally, to hear the kind of erudite commentary that Cokie has given us, you’d have to be listening to a drunk in a bar on skidrow, but bless her little heart, here she is giving us the benefit of her 12 years in college on a Sunday morning.


44 posted on 04/24/2011 9:49:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver
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45 posted on 04/24/2011 9:49:24 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

The more often these commies play the race card, the better.

The effectiveness of the race card is slowly fading away, IMO.


46 posted on 04/24/2011 9:49:43 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t like him because he’s pink, and I don’t think he’s a Muslim. I don’t think he has any religion. He’s a man without a country. A man without parents. A man without a background. A man without truth. A man without a religion.


47 posted on 04/24/2011 9:50:46 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Sub-Driver

NO Cokie Head,The racist’s of the Earth are the destructive, Non Productive Black Democrats,one look at their section of town and the crap hole where they came from would be a CLUE!


48 posted on 04/24/2011 9:51:08 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: blackdog

“You just described the entire state of Wisconsin, excluding Milwaukee”

I also described where I live/work: Hollywood CA. The liberal whites ONLY talk to latinos, Asians, blacks when they order food and they live in white enclaves.

The worst ones are the gay whites. They look at everyone as the enemy.


49 posted on 04/24/2011 9:52:52 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: wolfcreek
These things generally end in unpleasant manner.
50 posted on 04/24/2011 9:54:02 AM PDT by mmercier (stupid and contagious)
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