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'Trump is a racist': Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host... as liberals desert reality show
The Daily Mail. UK ^ | April 29, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 04/29/2011 3:07:37 AM PDT by Scanian

A senior CBS news anchor today labelled Donald Trump's campaign to raise doubts about President Obama's school grades as an 'ugly strain of racism'. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer made the comments in the wake of Mr Trump's calls yesterday for Mr Obama to release college transcripts 'proving' he had the grades to enter Columbia and Harvard. The attack came as new research suggested viewers for Celebrity Apprentice - some of the most liberal for any TV show - were deserting the program due to Mr Trump's outspoken rants against Mr Obama.

The furore came soon after the President released his full birth certificate - finally putting the question of his citizenship beyond reasonable doubt. Yesterday Mr Trump called on the President to release his college transcripts.

Reacting to the call, Mr Schieffer said: 'That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black. 'This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing.' Earlier in the day Mr Trump had hinted that the President did not earn the grades at his first college Occidental to allow him to enter the two prestigious Ivy league schools. He said: 'I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard.

'We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our President.' In a separate interview given moments after Mr Obama released the birth certificate, Trump said: 'I'd like to know how does he get into Harvard, how does he get into Columbia if he isn't a very good student. 'If he wants to release it that's fine,if he doesn't want to release it that's fine too. But the word is he wasn't a very good student.'

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; cbsnews; eligibility; facethenation; schieffer; trump
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Article is full of misunderstanding about presidential eligibilty rules, i.e. the Constitution, but the main issue is cheap-shotting by Schieffer and CBS News.
1 posted on 04/29/2011 3:07:45 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Trump seems quite committed. There’s little doubt in my mind that he’s gonna go for it.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 3:22:47 AM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: Scanian
I've got my grades, my degrees. If I run you can all see them. You can also see my entire medical history. I've never smoked, much less smoked crack. No STDs. Broken collarbone from high school wrestling. Broken left hand playing baseball. Married twice. 5 daughters. Never been arrested. Never been sued. I can probably dredge up 50 to 100 girls I dated. A few probably think the world moved. Some probably think I was NOT the right guy. No homosexual experiences. No addictions. Never asked someone to take a test for me, never asked for favoritism to get in a school. Ran my own business. Taught. Worked for the state of Alaska. Hard core Conservative. Believe in the 2nd Amendment. Capital punishment. Am openly anti-Muslism because of its inherent violence and inhuman treatment of women. Pro-life. Pro-military. Pro-capitalism. Anti-union. Anti-big government. Believe in an original Constitution. Heros areGeorge Washington, Abraham Lincoln.

Oh yeah, I'm not a candidate.

3 posted on 04/29/2011 3:24:45 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Scanian

It's called projection, Bob.

4 posted on 04/29/2011 3:25:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Scanian

Trump’s disturbed the hornets nest :)


5 posted on 04/29/2011 3:25:18 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Trust But Verify makes President Reagan the original birther.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You’ve got it.

Bob seems to have had the same “conversion experience” that Lyndon Johnson had in the ‘60’s when his old “seg” ways weren’t politically palatable anymore.

Liberal phoney baloney.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 3:27:27 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

FUBS


7 posted on 04/29/2011 3:28:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Scanian

Yep, O’Reilly and his guest yesterday talked Trump making a factual observation of the past-time activity of basketball being racist, the Democrats are getting desperate, and basketball draft picks while committing America to war in Libya, this activity is supposed to be taken seriously?


8 posted on 04/29/2011 3:28:28 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Scanian

I’m shocked. So now it’s not just Cokie Roberts that’s a whore. Bob Shieffer joins her.


9 posted on 04/29/2011 3:35:29 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Scanian
Article is full of misunderstanding about presidential eligibilty rules, i.e. the Constitution, but the main issue is cheap-shotting by Schieffer and CBS News.

Yup, some leadership we have in DC, huh?

Today may be the day I decide to only vote for the Presidency. I've lost faith in our government. And that's a first time for me

Next will go our right to own guns. We can't be selective on what's valid and what's not in the Constitution.

I have a feeling Allen West is going to tag Trump out and take over the issue for a while. Alan Keyes has been wanting to get on TV and make his demands but the media's too busy trying to make this a racist issue so they're keeping Alan Keyes out.

10 posted on 04/29/2011 3:36:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Trust But Verify makes President Reagan the original birther.)
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“Trump seems quite committed. There’s little doubt in my mind that he’s gonna go for it.”

I don’t know whether he’ll run or not, but he certainly seems to kn ow the field is open to anyone interested. As with the 2008 race, the challenger will almost certainly win.

This accusation is a serious setback for Trump; for decades now, it is “racist” to wonder why unqualified blacks are admitted to schools or jobs; we are just supposed to look the other way. He broke the cardinal rule of Race Relations 101 - he was honest.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 3:39:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

I think America is ready for that kind of honesty. Hopefully enough of America to win a general election.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 3:46:12 AM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: Scanian
'We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our President.'

Trump is correct.

Schieffer's a DNC puppet.

13 posted on 04/29/2011 3:51:23 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Scanian
I guess that a lot liberal moral posturing is due to their own inability to come to grasp with their own feelings. Most of the white liberals I encounter seem to act as if they felt that blacks were inferior or incapable of taking care of themselves and are a little afraid of them. So they adopt palliatives that they hope will ward off rage. Schieffer, who as far as I know, is not a bad guy, seems to be afraid of stirring up anger among blacks, whom he obviously fears far more than conservatives. (He does, after all, work at CBS.) This kind of rationalization leads to all kinds of mental gymnastics to deal with the ensuing inconsistencies. As a black man said, "A lot of people mistake confusion in their own minds for complexity in the real world."
14 posted on 04/29/2011 3:52:20 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: RC one

I think so, too. Doesn’t make sense to even start the ball rolling otherwise.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 3:56:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RC one

“I think America is ready for that kind of honesty. Hopefully enough of America to win a general election.”

America has always been ready for that honesty; it has just been pushed behind closed doors/out of the public sphere. The voters won’t have a problem with the message; the media that influences the voters does. They will do what they can to sink whoever opposes the Sultan.


16 posted on 04/29/2011 3:57:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Scanian

I’ll tell you what’s really racist. If Soetoro were perceived as white, he would have been given the boot during the primaries.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 4:01:07 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Scanian

Bob, Bob.....trying to make a name for yourself this late in the game?


18 posted on 04/29/2011 4:02:13 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: csvset

I don’t think ANYBODY understands how far left VIRTUALLY ALL of our ‘news providers’ and their staffs really are.

It is only it times like these that we get even a HINT.

We have to learn to deal with all these bogus charges of racism. If ANYBODY checked—by whatever method or statistics used—you would see racism in the USA as a one-way street. All blacks hate all whites. Hispanics and blacks hate each other about equally. The both hate jews.
Whites are left to contend with virtually universal employment discrimination.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 4:03:17 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Scanian

Almost half the contestants on his show were black this year. This is B.S. I hope he sues CBS and the old fool for defamation.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 4:05:25 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Scanian
(one more time)

Nathan Bedford's first maxim of American politics:

All politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.

21 posted on 04/29/2011 4:06:56 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’m not going to judge Schieffer. He is an old Texas Dem and surely has had to “adjust” with the times just to stay “relevant.”

The thing is, my experience matches yours. Liberals in general are the most color-struck people I’ve ever met.
Most are absolutely OBSESSED with race. And those same people run in essentially all-white yuppie circles, have minimal experience with minorities but know it all because, well, liberals are the “smart people” with all the answers.

Five will get you ten that Bob is projecting, as a previous poster stated.


22 posted on 04/29/2011 4:09:32 AM PDT by Scanian
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You would think that Bob could ask Obama to show his academic records to put this topic to rest.

How about it Bob?

Not up to the test, eh?

Schieffer, you're fired! Schieffer, you get an F !

C'mon Bob, it's Barry's school records, what could possibly be in there?

Bob, you're supposed to be journalist, do your job.

Obama wouldn't turn down a request from a guy like you would he?

A simple request to make the records public, how about it Bob?

23 posted on 04/29/2011 4:17:22 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Scanian

If you are not personally insulted and called a racist by CBS news and the rest of the MSM then you are probably not telling the truth.

We have reached a point in our society that anyone who tells the truth about almost anything is labeled a racist by the Democrats and the MSM.


24 posted on 04/29/2011 4:17:58 AM PDT by detective
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To: Scanian

Obama has more important thing to do than show his Birth Certificate.

He has to get on OUR plane and fly off to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.


25 posted on 04/29/2011 4:31:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Maybe he is just pissed that they didn’t invite him and the Wookie to London so he had to do something really freaky to draw attention to himself.

I’m not a narcissist so understanding Hussein is a real challenge.


26 posted on 04/29/2011 4:34:38 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: jimfree

Let’s not leave out Steve.

What a gasbag.


27 posted on 04/29/2011 4:40:34 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Race card.

Drink.

28 posted on 04/29/2011 4:44:11 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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“Reacting to the call, Mr Schieffer said: ‘That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he’s black”

Well duh.. there’s no doubt that the Kenyan was an Affirmative Action beneficiary. The First Wookie as well.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 4:47:34 AM PDT by y6162
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Bob, I know you can't get in, but Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago was the first Private Club in Palm Beach that Allowed Blacks and Jews in a private Club there however I doubt you could get in, Bob.

Kinda your actions not asking for grades.

Bob you ever see his World of Trump Golf show?

I bet almost half of his guests are black.

30 posted on 04/29/2011 4:50:32 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Scanian

Every dim alive is a racist... never met one that was not... they are responsible for keeping the black race down... while the black race worships them. evilcrats... do not doubt me.

LLS


31 posted on 04/29/2011 4:57:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Scanian

David Letterman last night was suggesting Trump was a racist for those same comments. The DNC talking points have been distributed.


32 posted on 04/29/2011 4:59:52 AM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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That playbook is getting very, very raggedy.

The only people who pay attention to it are the ones who would vote for Obama anyway, no matter what.

So, are they afraid of losing their loony left base?


33 posted on 04/29/2011 5:03:12 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Son House

Did O’Reilly mention the Won appearing on ESPN doing BASKETBALL brackets and oh by the way, make a donation to the tsunami victims.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 5:06:29 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: RC one

My America would be ready for Steve Forbes to be president.

A businessman, a family man, and a committed patriot. Pro life and showing honor and integrity.


35 posted on 04/29/2011 5:07:47 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: Scanian

I think we’re watching the last gasp of liberalism.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 5:08:07 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: RC one

He’s like a pit bull ;) And seems to love a real challenge. I hope he’s as committed as he seems. It ain’t easy being conservative, the left is ugly and noisy like a two year old having a tantrum.


37 posted on 04/29/2011 5:11:39 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Scanian

Are these the same Hollywood-liberal types that condemn conservatives of “censorship” if they threaten to boycott their movies after making anti-American statements?

Just curious.


38 posted on 04/29/2011 5:13:45 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: RC one

Why does Trump not run as a Democrat? He would get more attention if he were challenging a sitting Pres__ent. He may even win.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 5:13:45 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: Scanian
emptysuit
40 posted on 04/29/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Scanian
Funny, Trump wasn't considered a racist until he confronted 'He who is not to be confronted'.
41 posted on 04/29/2011 5:20:12 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Doc Savage

Since we live on exactly opposite ends of the states in geography and since my background parallels yours, I will gladly run with you!

Vince in Northern Florida


42 posted on 04/29/2011 5:20:38 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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He has to get on OUR plane and fly off to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

So.... did Oprah give each audience member a CITY of their own as a prize? I mean, it was a very special show, and a very special audience, don't you think?

Heck, they got cars once, and who was the guest then?

43 posted on 04/29/2011 5:23:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I agree. Scratch a lot of liberals, and you will undoubtedly find a racist not far below the surface. Why else spend so much time and effort being concerned with skin color?

If living one's life judging others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character is racist, fine, I'll join Dr. King on that bench.

By the way, if you are interested in reading a book by and about a black man who has refused to be pigeonholed by his race and about the evolution of his world view, A Personal Odyssey by Dr. Sowell is a good read (anything he wrote is a good read IMHO).

As for Donald Trump, I'm not a huge fan but do I believe he is racist? Please!

Just as race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. are not grounds for discrimination, neither are they automatic grounds for sainthood, and should not be a magic shield for any individual to hide behind. If you are unwilling for everything there is to be known about you to be revealed, then stay out of public life.

44 posted on 04/29/2011 5:25:57 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: RC one
Saw this Clown give the Commencement speech at the Citadel last year. Of course he played himself as the Down Country Homeboy from humble beginnings, I wasn't fooled.
45 posted on 04/29/2011 5:29:51 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Scanian

Bob Schieffer is 100% correct. Affirmative Action IS an ugly strain of racism...


46 posted on 04/29/2011 5:29:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Scanian
Schieffer has been a Democrat apologist for decades.
47 posted on 04/29/2011 5:33:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Scanian

Frankly, I didn’t know Bob Schieffer was still alive. So he is, but why the hell should anyone care what he says or thinks?


48 posted on 04/29/2011 5:34:07 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Scanian

Schieffer is a liberal hack and an incontinent old fool.


49 posted on 04/29/2011 5:35:13 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Mouton; Doc Savage

Well, you guys can have MY vote in 2012 over Obama/Biden, and I do not even know who you are...


50 posted on 04/29/2011 5:35:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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