Skip to comments.Obama dismisses claims of racial slur on ‘slippers’ - Not stereotyping, White House says
Posted on 09/30/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT by Libloather
Obama dismisses claims of racial slur on slippers
Not stereotyping, White House says
By Dave Boyer
The Washington Times
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Facing an uproar from President Obamas most loyal base of supporters, the White House on Thursday rejected claims that Mr. Obama stereotyped blacks when he told them to take off your bedroom slippers and work for his re-election.
I have heard him make similar comments to all sorts of different groups, said presidential press secretary Jay Carney, who fielded nearly a dozen questions from the White House press corps about Mr. Obamas comments and his relationship with black supporters. Hes certainly used vivid language, similarly vivid language, before a variety of audiences.
But a search of Mr. Obamas speeches dating back to mid-May shows that he has used the quip about bedroom slippers only one other time on Sept. 14 at North Carolina State University, while promoting his jobs bill. About 8 percent of students at N.C. State are black.
The president stirred up the issue when he urged the predominantly black audience at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington on Saturday to stop criticizing him and get to work on his re-election.
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What if Bush had said that in front of the Congressional Black Caucasians?
Either that is a slip, or it was intentional. In either case, it is hilarious.
I wasn’t aware slippers had anything to do with racial slurs.
Every day I find I’m much more ignorant than I ever thought I was.
In fact, Obama’s own ancestors owned some of the ancestors of those typical black Americans because they were slave owners.
I disagree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush said that Obama talks “honky” when he's talking to white Americans.
The truth is, that is Obama’s true dialect. He is NOT of the black American culture that speaks black American dialect. Obama is (if he really was born here) the descendant of a very recent immigrant.
Obama speaks black American only when he's talking to black Americans. That's where he's fake.
Bottom line, Obama was indeed stereotyping a group of people - a group he's never been a part of, grew up or lived in.
The insinuation that most black people are unemployed, on welfare, and thus lounge around their houses in bedroom slippers all day is about as racist as it gets. At least that's what we would all be told if a Republican ever uttered those words.
Clearly you’ve never been to Selma before like Obama had.
Same if Palin had said it to a large group of women gardeners. Nothing would have been made of the comment.
Thin-skinned is getting old..
When I heard that line, I was immediately reminded of Aretha Franklin, in her role in the movie..”The Blues Brothers”. She wore scuffs, a type of bedroom slipper, in her luncheonette. In the movie it was cute...but to an audience of black professionals, students and workers, it was demeaning. My jaw dropped when I heard it.
Fixed it fer ya.
I’m with you....I think I’d half to bend over backwards twice over to think this was racist. Obama stinks (uh oh, racist??), but this is just silly.
Who Is This Guy?
Barack Obama is definitely not who you think he is, whatever that is. Despite his “poor-boy” myth, Obama is:
a privileged African-American, educated at the finest schools, who has not shared the black American experience
by birth, blood and training, a Muslim, who later became a member of a Marxist, Black-African church
a socialist whose politics are rooted in Marx and whose tactics were conceived by the communist, Alinsky
a master at shaping his own mythology
completely unqualified to be Commander in Chief
and, he is not now, nor ever has been, a “natural born citizen”
Best Obama site on the net.
All the sordid facts.
Herman Cain has more blackness in his pinky finger than Obama has in his whole useless body.
Knowing how Obama operates, look for him to slip quips about bedroom slippers into his next 20 public appearances. "See, I always talk about bedroom slippers. What's all this fuss about, anyway?"
That's pretty much how he handled the furor over bowing to the Saudi king - after that, you saw him bow to everyone from emperors to shoeshine guys. "See, I always bow to everyone. What's all this fuss about, anyway?"
I love it when the Carney Barker steps into the fray. He can twist anything from being merely stupid to laughably ignorant. The Carney Barker hits me the same way Bagdad Bob did.
What do the slippers have to say about all of this? Are the slippers on peoples feet because they don’t have work?
THE maternal ancestors of Barack Obama once owned slaves, genealogists have revealed.
According to the genealogists, George Washington Overall, Obamas great-great-great-great grandfather, owned two slaves, a 15-year-old girl and 25-year-old man, who were listed in the 1850 Kentucky census. Another maternal ancestor owned two older slaves.
As you also stated they traded slaves, I have read that also. Perhaps also on his mom's side or perhaps on his father's side.
Apparently, anything can be a racial slur. If you don’t know why it’s a slur - then you must be a racist. I guess.
Personally, I don’t make the connection. I guess I’m a racist, too.
We’ve all been slaves at some point in our ancestral past.
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