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(MSNBC) Wolffe: Opposition To Obama Speech Possibly Based On Skin Color
RCP ^ | 8-31-11 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 09/01/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf

"The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President? Why do Republicans think this president is unpresidential and should dare to request this kind of thing?

It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008 or it could be, let's face it, the color of his skin. This is an extraordinary reaction to a normal sequence of events,"

MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe said on "The Last Word."

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It COULDN'T be that Obama is an anti-American POS who has been disasterous for the nation, IT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE A RACIST!!!

Between this and the Black Caucus, you are seeing the seeds of how Dems think they will gin up the base to show up and vote.

1 posted on 09/01/2011 10:24:32 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Blah, blah, blah....Racist! Blah, blah, blah...Racist!

These people are very odd.

Do these meatheads think that, if Obama were white, we’d agree with him?

Dolts.


2 posted on 09/01/2011 10:26:40 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: tcrlaf

ROFLMAO!!! That’s all the dem’s have left is to play the tiresome, worn out race card! Nevermind that our policies are making your lives worse, the Republicans and Tea Party are nothing but racists. The only one’s that will buy into that game are their brainwashed supporters, so it won’t work from my POV.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: tcrlaf
So MSNBC is courting the black viewer.

"Stay tuned for more of this and other racist attitudes, we'll be witchya after dis break." - The HNIC @ MSNBC

4 posted on 09/01/2011 10:29:46 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: tcrlaf
"Must vote for Obama, because he is after all black". How many times I heard a version of this during the 2008 election, sometimes just inferred.

I have talked to a couple of my hard core left friends lately and they have changed their tune. Had one tell me last Saturday that he is going to vote for someone with some kind of experience this election.

5 posted on 09/01/2011 10:30:05 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: tcrlaf

Didn’t MSNBC already fire this little commie sissy once?


6 posted on 09/01/2011 10:30:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: tcrlaf

OMG...I am so sick and tired of this race thing...I guess it really is all the left has to play with.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 10:30:55 AM PDT by NC Angeleyes
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To: tcrlaf

lol

selective memory.

Someone post some pictures of Bush as a monkey, or post a video of the democrats booing bush during his speeches.


8 posted on 09/01/2011 10:31:38 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: w1andsodidwe

“It’s the content of his character, stupid!” (Bumper sticker)


9 posted on 09/01/2011 10:31:56 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, that’s it. All of us whites are racists.

That’s why we voted against algore and John F’n Kerry, too.


10 posted on 09/01/2011 10:34:04 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: tcrlaf

The Brits have turned racist overnight, so we’re not alone.

‘There ARE too many immigrants in the UK’, say seven in 10 Britons

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2022432/There-ARE-immigrants-UK-say-seven-10-Britons.html#ixzz1WitstBUV


11 posted on 09/01/2011 10:34:33 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: tcrlaf
msnbc:

"Is there anything they can't base on race?"

12 posted on 09/01/2011 10:34:44 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tcrlaf

This idiot is typical of the leftist anti-american socialist democrats that have their head so far up their rear end they can’t tell if they are coming or going. These morons take on life is so warped there brains must actually be cross wired, or they regularly OD on meds on a daily basis.


13 posted on 09/01/2011 10:37:19 AM PDT by spawn44 (spawn44)
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To: Liberty Valance

Only a matter of time before they declare the economy racist for not improving.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 10:40:03 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: tcrlaf

These leftist idiots have so overplayed their hand. Just for the record, we conservatives didn’t like Clinton (who is WHITE) much, either. At least Clinton, for all his faults, knew what to do when the people turned against him and his awful wife- he learned to work with the republicans (a little) and rejected Hillarycare.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: tcrlaf

richard@richardwolffe.com


16 posted on 09/01/2011 10:44:38 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: tcrlaf

I agree with Dennis Miller. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin, it has to do with the thinness of it.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 10:45:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tcrlaf

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2771879/posts

Already posted this morning.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 10:46:42 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: tcrlaf
"The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?

Stupidity, calculated cynicism, or complete moral blindness. Those are the only ways anyone could make this statement after the 8 years of unremitting denigration and vitriol that was heaped upon President George W. Bush.

19 posted on 09/01/2011 10:48:27 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: RexBeach
...it could be, let's face it, the color of his skin.

When all other excuses fail, by all means use the RACE CARD.

I hope they continue to use it because the more they use it the sooner it'll wear out.

20 posted on 09/01/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: icanhasbailout
Only a matter of time before they declare the economy racist for not improving.

I heard that the economy was making over $250,000 a year. Nobody needs that much money. Obama told me so.

Obama's just making sure that people don't feel jealous, looking at that mean old economy making too much profit.

21 posted on 09/01/2011 10:50:44 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: tcrlaf

middle aged white guys w/ the race card make those of us who aren't white laugh

22 posted on 09/01/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: tcrlaf

The Kenyan lizard is the most divisive, partisan president ever. The MSM never seems to note that.


23 posted on 09/01/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by y6162
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To: tcrlaf

Wow.

Hoiw quickly it’s turned (Yet again) ito a race thing.

Don’t these clowns get that genetically, he’s way more white then black?

Sheesh.


24 posted on 09/01/2011 10:57:08 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: tcrlaf

Yep — because he’s black!

That’s why I dislike Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, John Kerry, Heath Shuler, Andrew Cuomo, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, David Axelrod, Dianne Feinstein, Luis Gutierrez, Al Gore, Charles Schumer, Bev Purdue, Rahm Emanuel, Hilary Clinton, Al Franken, John Edwards, Barbara Mikulski, Rod Blagojevich, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Kay Hagan, Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Stark.

Because they’re black.


25 posted on 09/01/2011 10:58:01 AM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: tcrlaf; P-Marlowe; sam_paine; tarheelswamprat; xzins; wmfights; Jim Robinson

The president calls Congress together for a crisis, an emergency, an attack...at least that’s how it’s been in the past.

It could be that his sitting on his tush on vacation sipping shirley temples and playing putt putt in richie rich lala land for the past fortnight that makes me think his speech before congress is not some kind of “fast developing emergency” that requires us all to get out our rifles and shotguns to protect the homeland.

It could be his announcement last month that he’ll get around to this jobs speech a month or so down the line that makes me think this is not some kind of emergency.

It could be that his preview yesterday of his jobs ideas makes me think this is another of his endlessly boring speeches and that this is really a campaign address, and that, too, makes me think this is not a national emergency.

And it could just be his using such a setting in the recent past to attack Paul Ryan in public so Totus could score political points is what makes me think this is not some kind of national emergency speech that must happen now.

And, simply, if this is a “national emergency” requiring him to address congress immediately, why wait? Why not tonight?


26 posted on 09/01/2011 10:58:42 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: BradtotheBone
all the dem’s have left is to play the tiresome, worn out race card!

I wish it was worn-out! It seems to work, over and over again.

27 posted on 09/01/2011 10:59:29 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: NC Angeleyes

.I am so sick and tired of this race thing..... AHHHH, my FRiend. The race war has started already, and you won’t believe what’s next on their agenda.


28 posted on 09/01/2011 11:00:43 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: tcrlaf
Between this and the Black Caucus, you are seeing the seeds of how Dems think they will gin up the base to show up and vote.

I think you are absolutely correct.

But in the process, they are chasing away white independents who voted for Obama last time thinking he was a racial healer (boy, were they ever wrong). And this continual use of the race card has pretty much exhausted any supply of white guilt that was so important to Obama in 2008.

Furthermore, by Obama's exposure of how some black Americans REALLY hate whitey (Jeremiah Wright and Eric Holder and his people in NBP's come to mind), there is a new form of racism burgeoning in America...a racism not based on color but as a reaction toward racism expressed by Obama's people against whitey.

I have had more than one friend tell me recently that while they like black people and have black friends, Obama has certainly increased their level of suspicion of them (even of their friends...sad thing, that).

I am sure Obama knows full well what he is doing, but he is driving a wedge between the races that didn't previously exist (at least not to this great degree). And it will be "his people" who will suffer most from this wedge because he is destroying the goodwill those in productive society had toward them.

29 posted on 09/01/2011 11:02:04 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Bernard Marx

I wish it was worn-out! It seems to work, over and over again.

Only to their BRAINDEAD CONSTITUENTS. Most don’t buy that BS anymore.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 11:02:06 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: tcrlaf
What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?

Boy I wonder. Maybe it's this:

Or this:

Or this.

Or this.

31 posted on 09/01/2011 11:02:16 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: tcrlaf

I detest all those black folks like John Kerry, Barney Franks, Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emmanuel and the whole Kennedy clan. Obviously a racist.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 11:05:19 AM PDT by all the best
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To: tcrlaf

Could just one of these apologists acknowledge how B.S. it was/is to try to pre empt the debates for something that could be done at any time. If it is so critical why not do it immediately. Why wait to block your opponents and try to steel their news cycle. The only thing that reeks more is the complete lack of intellectual integrity by all the leftists in discussing this.


33 posted on 09/01/2011 11:06:00 AM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: RexBeach

I wonder if these people in their heart of hearts really believe the drivel they put out over and over again?


34 posted on 09/01/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by animal172 (Why can't we ban progressives?)
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To: Safetgiver

I am sure you are right...and I do hope I am ready for whatever it is....


35 posted on 09/01/2011 11:09:02 AM PDT by NC Angeleyes
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To: RexBeach

Get used to this type of moronic statements, mac. the crybaby liar, daddy allows this because he has nothing to run on other than massive unemployment, massive debt, no plans and accepts no responsibility for anything that goes wrong but will not delay accepting praise for anything that goes right.

I must give him credit where credit is due like his ability to lie with a straight face, spend the tax payers money like a drunk sailor and when asked what he thinks he says “PRESENT”.


36 posted on 09/01/2011 11:13:05 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: tcrlaf

Oh, for Pete’s sake. This is getting beyond ridiculous.


37 posted on 09/01/2011 11:14:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: tcrlaf

A vast white skin conspiracy.


38 posted on 09/01/2011 11:16:54 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: tcrlaf
What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?

Sorry, no sale. We all remember the "respect" the DNC Media accorded to the previous occupant of the White House.

39 posted on 09/01/2011 11:17:19 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: tcrlaf
"Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."
-- Mary Frances Berry Professor of American Social Thought and History, U. Penn. Former chair of the Civil Right Commission, co-founder of the "Free South Africa Movement," winner of the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award.

"Nuff said.
40 posted on 09/01/2011 11:20:46 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

They might one day figure out that incompetence is color blind. baraq has been given a three year pass by this same media. Baraq’s media has become racists themselves by covering for an outright imcompetant because of the color of his skin.


41 posted on 09/01/2011 11:22:22 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: tcrlaf

Once upon a time in Africa, roosters ruled cats. The cats worked hard all day and at night they had to bring all they had gathered for the roosters. The king of the roosters would take all the food for himself and for the other roosters. The roosters loved to eat ants. Thus, every cat had a purse hung round its neck, which it filled with ants for the king of the roosters. The cats did not like the situation. They wanted to rid themselves of the king so that the food they gathered through hard work and great difficulty would be their own. But they were afraid of the roosters. The roosters had told the cats that rooster’s combs were made out of fire and that the fire of their combs would burn anyone who disobeyed them!

The cats believed them and therefore worked from early morning until night for the roosters. One night, the fire on the house of Mrs. Cat went out. She told her kitten, Fluffy, to bring some fire from Mr. Rooster’s house. When Fluffy went into the house of the rooster, she saw that Mr. Rooster was fast asleep, his stomach swollen with the ants he had eaten. The kitten was afraid to wake the rooster, so she returned home empty handed and told her mother what had happened.
Mrs. Cat said, “Now that the rooster is asleep, gather some dry twigs and place them near his comb. As soon as the twigs catch fire, bring them home.” Fluffy gathered some dry twigs and took them to the rooster’s house. He was still asleep. Fluffy fearfully put the dry twigs near the rooster’s comb but it was no use, the twigs did not catch fire. Fluffy rubbed the twigs against the rooster’s comb again but it was no use they would not catch fire. Fluffy returned home without any fire and told her mother, “The roost’s comb does not set twigs on fire.” Mrs. Cat answered “Why can’t you do anything right! Come with me I’ll show you how to make fire with the rooster’s comb.” So together they went to the house of Mr. Rooster. He was still asleep. Mrs. Cat put the twigs as near to the rooster’s comb as she could. But the twigs did not catch fire. Then, shaking with fear, she put her paw near the rooster’s comb and gently touched it. To her surprise, the comb was not hot, it was very cold, and it was just red colored. As soon as Mrs. Cat realized that the roosters had lied to the cats about their combs, she joyfully went out and told the other cats about the rooster’s tricks.

From that day on, the cats no longer worked for the roosters. At first, the king of the roosters became very angry and said to the cats; “I will burn all of your houses if you do not work for me!” But the cats said, “Your comb is not made of fire. It is just the color of fire. We touched it when you were sleep. You lied to us. When the king of the roosters found out that the cats knew that he had lied to them, he ran away. Now, whenever roosters see a cat, they scurry away, because to this very day they are afraid of cats.


42 posted on 09/01/2011 11:22:56 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Wait and see — white guilt runs deep.


43 posted on 09/01/2011 11:25:19 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: tcrlaf

>>What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?<<

Short answer, the Child Molesting Party (CMB)’s treatment of GWB.


44 posted on 09/01/2011 11:26:33 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: tcrlaf

>>What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?<<

Short answer, the Child Molesting Party (CMB)’s treatment of GWB.


45 posted on 09/01/2011 11:26:36 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: tcrlaf

>>What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President?<<

Short answer, the Child Molesting Party (CMB)’s treatment of GWB.


46 posted on 09/01/2011 11:26:45 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: tcrlaf
Possibly Based On Skin Color......

...which one, the white one or the black one?....

...Zer0 is both, don't you know.....

47 posted on 09/01/2011 11:35:49 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: tcrlaf

All Obama has left, and all that he’s ever had, is the color of his skin, and people like Allen West prove that skin color has nothing to do with it.


48 posted on 09/01/2011 11:36:58 AM PDT by Spok
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Wolffe: Opposition To Obama Speech Possibly Based On Skin Color

No, he's a lying, marxist, anti-business, anti-American, smirking scumbag with delusions of grandeur.

That's the ONLY reason for opposition to his speech.

That he happens to be half-rican means nothing in the final assessment.
49 posted on 09/01/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Bernard Marx

We need to goad them into overcharging the limit on the race card.

I doubt that 50 to 60 percent of Americans really like being called racists.


50 posted on 09/01/2011 11:43:51 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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