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The widening racial divide of the Obama era
American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2011 | Ed Lasky and John James

Posted on 07/08/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT by Kim Dylan

Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conflict; obama; obsession; race

1 posted on 07/08/2011 7:08:00 AM PDT by Kim Dylan
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To: Kim Dylan

Posting this is racist. /s


2 posted on 07/08/2011 7:09:25 AM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Kim Dylan
When two or more groups are divided, no rabid member of either group should be the referee to try and put them together...obama is a rabid racist.

FREEDOM ACT
3 posted on 07/08/2011 7:15:21 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Kim Dylan

And Obama will use the race and ethnicity card in the 2012 election in ways that have never been seen in this nation. It will deeply divide and Balkanize the country for many years to come.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 7:15:25 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Kim Dylan

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have been elated over having hussein as the new torch bearer in carrying on the progrom against whitey.


5 posted on 07/08/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Kim Dylan

Rush predicted this even before Obama’s immaculation.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 7:21:30 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Kim Dylan

At the time, I said he would set back race relations 50 years.

I underestimated.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 7:21:30 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Kim Dylan
Blacks continue to support Barack Obama by overwhelming numbers because it is in their own economic interests to do so. Conversely, perhaps there may be valid reasons why Obama is losing support among whites.

Disagree with the author's conclusions. Blacks support Obama because he is a black Democrat. Blacks have the highest unemployment rates, 16.2% U-3 rates and much higher using U-6 rates. Inner city unemployment is approaching 50%. The rates were much lower under Bush. If the author deems economic interests to be just welfare payments, then he might have a case. I still believe most people prefer a job.

8 posted on 07/08/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT by kabar
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To: FrankR

Superb graphic. Should be posted in every workplace in America.


9 posted on 07/08/2011 7:24:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kabar

I thought so too until Colonel Allen West came on the scene.
I said to myself there is NO WAY i’d vote for a black guy for dog catcher after watching this marxist fool.
Colonel West would be a fantastic V.P. or Sec. of Def.and eventually President with a little more experience.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 7:24:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Kim Dylan
The American Thinker article references a piece by Seth Forman in National Review that makes the valid point that Obama's policies have been aimed at benefiting the 'underclass' with a focus on blacks, while the white, middle class pays for them - if they still have a job. Forman concludes that this has generated racial resentments and that whites are feeling discriminated against by their government while their jobs and businesses are being threatened by Obama's redistribution policies. It's an around-about way of saying that Obama's policies are being viewed as racist by whites...the folks who pay the bills in America.

If this analysis is anywhere close to accurate, and I believe it is, Obama is toast in 2012, no matter who the Republican nominee turns out to be. That's something I've believed for some time and why I'm convinced that nominating a conservative Republican candidate for president, one that will govern as a conservative and not immediately be co-opted by the Washington leftist establishment, is crucial. It is why I will support Sarah Palin as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, if she chooses to run, as I hope she will. We need a real conservative in the White House, not another RINO. The time is now.

11 posted on 07/08/2011 7:25:41 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Kim Dylan

It’s not his election that caused any racial divide, it’s Obama’s attitude and that of his followers since the election.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 7:27:01 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Joe Boucher

I love West. He is who America needs. I have followed him for awhile now and am very impressed.


13 posted on 07/08/2011 7:29:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kim Dylan
Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.

No one on the right believed that Obama would "heal the racial divide," and Obama's far-left constituency knew it wouldn't because they don't want it healed. They want it exacerbated and widened because it is the source of their power.

The only people who believed this were liberal thumb-suckers and magic thinkers, which catagory includes pretty much every liberal in fantasy world of the main-stream media.

14 posted on 07/08/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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15 posted on 07/08/2011 7:32:19 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: kabar

If the author deems economic interests to be just welfare payments, then he might have a case. I still believe most people prefer a job. ..................................................... Can you imagine SEIU trying to organize welfare recipients into a Union and then demand higher payments? There are people out there who make a living out of welfare, its their own private family business and they got it down pat.


16 posted on 07/08/2011 7:32:43 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
“At the time, I said he would set back race relations 50 years.

I underestimated.”


I had a completely different view but it turns out you were WAY more correct than I was.

Even though, as a staunch believer in the Founder's wisdom, I found bHo to be a Marxist and a destroyer of the Founders vision, I thought at least the bridge between the races could change from a narrow toll bridge (tolls being reparations) to a strong bridge showing the way that ANYONE of ANY race can reach the top in this country.

I could not have been more wrong on ALL counts other than he is a Marxist. It was based upon Hope and as we have seen, anyone including myself who bought into to that UNDEFINED HOPE was hoodwinked.

This entire administration has not only given the excuse merchants more excuses but given certain minorities cover and in many high profile cases has shown a complete disregard towards any white person in our judicial system.

Now that minorities have discovered the muslime in chief will give them a pass, they have come out of the shadows and fully exposed themselves as the REAL racists in this decade.

While I did not vote for this vile hater of America, I give my full Mea Culpa regarding the prospects of better race relations.

17 posted on 07/08/2011 7:37:47 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Joe Boucher

I don’t quite understand your comment as it relates to my post. Alan West and Tim Scott are great black conservatives. They are exceptions when it comes to the overall black population that voted 95% for Obama. In order for Obama to get reelected he must turn out the black vote in large numers and with the same percentages of the vote. He will also try to energize the Hispanic vote that went 65-35 for him. Obama will try to make the 2012 elections about minorities versus the rich, white man dominated GOP.


18 posted on 07/08/2011 7:58:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Welfare is an existence, not a living.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 7:59:53 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ilovesarah2012

I support Saracuda for president. If not then either her or COlonel West for Sec. of State. It would be such a change to have an avidly proAmerican there to cheer for our side for a change. Not to mention clean house of oh so many antiAmerican scum in that Dept.


20 posted on 07/08/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

I simply meant I didn’t think I’d ever support any black ever for anything after this clown. Thus making me racist,
Guess a guy of true character proves me wrong.


21 posted on 07/08/2011 8:12:57 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: kabar

I simply meant I didn’t think I’d ever support any black ever for anything after this clown. Thus making me racist,
Guess a guy of true character proves me wrong.


22 posted on 07/08/2011 8:13:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

Absolutely!


23 posted on 07/08/2011 8:22:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kim Dylan

This really is not rocket science. The United States elected a racist, quasi, Marxist, narcistic, vindictive man filled with hate for the United States. What the hell did the United States expect to get from this man?


24 posted on 07/08/2011 8:28:08 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Kim Dylan

Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.
That’s his plan why else would he have so many red friends they want a race war,Van Jones smiles.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 8:40:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: FrankR

FrankR.. one of your best!


26 posted on 07/08/2011 8:47:00 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: kabar

West and Scott are authentic black Americans with real slave blood.
Obama was raised by his white momma and has slaveowner blood


27 posted on 07/08/2011 8:50:59 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Joe Boucher
I agree. They showed us their best (Obama) and I am so unimpressed that I despise and detest what they stand for and what they want. Col. West is an exception but I've otherwise been forced into the racist category.
28 posted on 07/08/2011 9:35:08 AM PDT by mcshot ("...of the people, by the people, for the people..." but we aren't "his people".)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
At the time, I said he would set back race relations 50 years. I underestimated.

More like 100 years. Or worse. Do not be surprised at post-Reconstruction-type attitudes forming, if the flash-mob violence becomes more common.

29 posted on 07/08/2011 10:06:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: kabar

Welfare is an existence, not a living. ........................................... I’ll take in 3 kids at $1200+ ea. a month or $43,200 a year plus medical. That’s not a living? I had someone in my family who raised 5 kids on welfare. Unfortunately she passed on the technique to her kids.


30 posted on 07/08/2011 11:24:19 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (ea. a month)
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