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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...
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.
She is a racist!! the Skank Hates White people.
We don’t like his white half either.
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.
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.
The more often these commies play the race card, the better.
The effectiveness of the race card is slowly fading away, IMO.
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.
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!
“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.
Libs are the first to whine about prejudice and stereotypes, yet they have no problem stereotyping conservatives as racists.
Croakie Roberts, nee Boggs, is Hale Boggs' daughter.
For the benefit of those who may not remember, Hale was a Louisiana Rat who served as Majority Whip and Majority Leader of the House during the Johnson and Nixon administrations.
He was a committed, unabashed Libtard who never met a social program that didn't need to be enacted.
He is also an Illegal alien from Indonesia.
Funny, I always thought it was because he was shifty lying, didn’t ever do anything important in his life, and is dangerous.
Just like a muslim imam...(very small “m” intended).
And I’ll match the bimbo Roberts intellectually any time she’d like.
Wow! Very effective photo.
Another liberal who is wrong about everything. She is simply wrong about why people feel they do about Obama. Yet here she is with an audience of millions. Which is too bad, because for a society to work well, its prominent people really need to be right about stuff, not wrong about stuff. Especially important stuff.
Always deep, Cokie.
I think Frank Marshall Davis’ religion was Pedophilia.
To openly accuse Others of hateful thought,
Of hateful intent and purpose, without meaningful proof,
in open channel, Broadcast to Millions, is Horrible
Does this speak to the prejudices of the Speaker,
not those who are being spoken about?
All Persons have Biases, Prejudices, and Limited Vision
It is the Human condition that this is so
But Ms. Roberts has
profoundly Condemned Herself
By demonstrating unequivocally that
she cannot command herself to
look at her own biases and hates
and Censor Herself
This segment demonstrates her
Biases, Intents, Hatred for others, and Incontinence
That said, it would be well that I look to my own
Biases, Intents, Hatred for other, and Incontinence
To Censor Myself
When we see men of a contrary character,
we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.