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TIME MAG- Racism is Fun? Why Rick Perry's flirtation with birtherism is racist
TIME ^ | 10-27-11 | Touré

Posted on 10/27/2011 9:01:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Earlier this week, Rick Perry said, “It’s fun to poke at [Obama] a little bit and say, “Hey, let’s see your grades and your birth certificate.”” And why shouldn’t he find birtherism fun?

Racism is supposed to be fun for white people who choose to engage in it. I mean, it’s gotta be fun to be powerful and dominant and flaunt white privilege. Right?

In a country where lynchings once doubled an occasion for barbeques — the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic — why shouldn’t racism be fun for white people?

Birtherism is absolutely racism. It’s a clever, coded, politically-correct way to remind people Obama’s Black and untrustworthy and not one of us. It’s otherization: making him into an other makes him easier to demonize. For a candidate to say, “Obama’s Black, don’t vote for him,” would be too naked, impolite, and distasteful. But that same message is activated by the suggestion that he’s not like us because he’s not from this country.

See, racism seeks to put Blacks in a second-class position and to say we’re lesser than: lesser intelligence, value and/or humanity. We’re not one of the real Americans. Birtherism subtly says to the audience, “Obama’s not really one of us Americans. We can’t be sure he’s really from here. Is he a full-fledged American? We just can’t be certain.”

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Oh boy.. HERE WE GO AGAIN!! Another ignorant racer speaks!

WHY are idiots like taken seriously, by anybody?

1 posted on 10/27/2011 9:01:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

I’ve been to a lot of southern picnics. Not once have I seen a lynching. And by the way, there are plenty of “black” southern picnics. Great food!


2 posted on 10/27/2011 9:05:42 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: tcrlaf

Gov. Perry GOES UP with his speaking out about this.

AMERICANS WANT THE REAL BC or an impeachment
(or an arrest of Congress for THEIR misprision of felony).


3 posted on 10/27/2011 9:08:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tcrlaf

If Herman Cain calls Barrack HUSSEIN 0bamao’s ancestry into question, will they call him a racist, too?

Cain is a descendant of African slaves who pulled himself up by the bootstraps and became a successful business man, helping to create and KEEP jobs. A REAL American.

0bamao is the descendant of African slave-TRADERS, mentored by communists and anti-Americanists all his life, never worked a real job, and has put MILLIONS out of work with his stupid central-planning, time-proven-failure Marxist policies.

Who ya gonna trust?


4 posted on 10/27/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: tcrlaf

Any critcism of Obama is by definition ‘racism’ according to dim bulb Toure’. Question his corrupt dealings with the likes of Rezko? Racist...Question his membership in Rev Wright’s church? Most definately racist!....Ask him about ‘that guy in the neighborhood, Bill Ayers? Racist again...Question the gov’t for spending $80k to buy Barry’s books? That’s racist!

Toure’ is just gearing up for the 2012 campaign, where the likes of him will be the protectors of the OBama, claiming any criticism of him is racist.

The NYSlimes is out today with another attack piece on Herman Cain. Barry and his minions have to destroy Cain or their whole 2012 strategy will blow up. They have already tried to play the race card on Cain and found it is not so easy to do. Cain is an authentic black man from the south who overcame real racism. Barry was raised in Hawaii and overseas in a much different environment than the average black person.


5 posted on 10/27/2011 9:11:07 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: tcrlaf
Is he a full-fledged American? We just can’t be certain

Yeah, we can. He's not. Based not on his color, his birthplace, or his parentage. Based on his contempt and hatred for America, her people, and what they stand for.

6 posted on 10/27/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: tcrlaf
They wore the racism card out in 2008 and during Obamacare fight. It only reflects desperation back at Obama camp.

The eligibility issue sure hits a nerve, they want this squashed before election time.

7 posted on 10/27/2011 9:16:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: tcrlaf

“Birtherism is absolutely racism.”

That statement is absolutely racism.

FU, chump. You jerks have burned me out. From now on, I don’t even care if people think I’m racist. FT.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: tcrlaf

I saw this guy on MSNBC several times. He NEVER talks about anything without injecting racism into it. This guy is another elite trying to incite. He doesnt seem to understand that the white people presently in the U.S. do not own slaves, neither did our parents or grand parents. The question is, why have they worked so hard to keep this issue alive 150 years after it was resolved? What peoples have been enslaved at some point in history by another people? Pretty much all of them. What previously enslaved peoples have moved on? All but one.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: tcrlaf

This article may be the definition of `fatuous’ and embarrassing, even to lefties, in its shameless kowtowing to liberal cant, but take it easy on the guy—he can’t seem to hold a job and can only afford one name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour%C3%A9


10 posted on 10/27/2011 9:19:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: tcrlaf

Time once again illustrates why its circulation is shrinking.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 9:22:24 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: marstegreg
He doesnt seem to understand that the white people presently in the U.S. do not own slaves, neither did our parents or grand parents.

Or great grandparents or great-great grandparents. It's been 150 years right?
12 posted on 10/27/2011 9:23:50 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: tcrlaf
WHY are idiots like taken seriously, by anybody?
 
They're not. They are as common as the boy who cried wolf. Daily we are saturated with these racists calling ANYONE who disagrees with Obama a racist.
 
I say - let them alone. They are useful idiots doing themselves more harm than good.

13 posted on 10/27/2011 9:24:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: tcrlaf
One of my favorite local colimnists wrote this recently.
 

 False racism charges reach ridiculous level


14 posted on 10/27/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: tcrlaf

“In a country where lynchings once doubled an occasion for barbeques — the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic — why shouldn’t racism be fun for white people?”

Do you have any idea how many white people were lynched? Of course you don’t, you ignorant, racist, bigoted moron.

Funny, isn’t it: when ranchers catch rustlers and string them up from the nearest tree, that’s the romantic Old West.

The difference, of course, is that every black ever lynched was completely innocent of everything. Saints, every last one of them.

The white people who were lynched, though, were demons: guilty, guilty, guilty.

This article is blood libel.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: tcrlaf

“In a country where lynchings once doubled an occasion for barbeques — the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic — why shouldn’t racism be fun for white people?”

Do you have any idea how many white people were lynched? Of course you don’t, you ignorant, racist, bigoted moron.

Funny, isn’t it: when ranchers catch rustlers and string them up from the nearest tree, that’s the romantic Old West.

The difference, of course, is that every black ever lynched was completely innocent of everything. Saints, every last one of them.

The white people who were lynched, though, were demons: guilty, guilty, guilty.

This article is blood libel.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: tcrlaf

“WHY are idiots like taken seriously, by anybody?”

Hey, it worked for (previously unknown) song-shouter Kanye West!
Not to go off-subject but as a matter of morals—like our immigration policy (`salutary negelct’)—Toure is an example of what happens when you reward bad behavior.

He should be spanked and sent to bed without his tofu and bean sprouts, but instead he will be invited to cocktail parties where he will expound upon his courage in holding opinions which are shared by every other person in the room.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 9:38:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: tcrlaf
the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic ...

The word "bigot" is too gentle for the pseudo-journalist that wrote this bit of dreck.

18 posted on 10/27/2011 9:46:35 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: dsc
In a country where lynchings once doubled an occasion for barbeques — the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic — why shouldn’t racism be fun for white people?

I bet this moron couldn't back this statement up with even one single historical example. Can a country sue a guy for libel?
19 posted on 10/27/2011 9:50:08 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: tcrlaf

Having a white man run against a black President is racist. Yes, Mr Cain is black but he is not “authentically black” according to the left-O-meter (runs on magic unicorn farts)


20 posted on 10/27/2011 9:52:02 AM PDT by Leep
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To: tcrlaf

“”correct way to remind people Obama’s Black””

That’s funny! HE’S NOT BLACK!


21 posted on 10/27/2011 9:53:58 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: tumblindice

This dude look gayer than a three dollar bill. This is the same idiot that said female slaves seduced their ‘massas’ to RAPE them to gain their freedom...even though it ‘didn’t always work’.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 9:59:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Thank You Rush

If only common sense came as an IV these folks could be helped. Till then, lets just answer them and laugh.


23 posted on 10/27/2011 10:03:40 AM PDT by AZFolks (uet)
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To: tcrlaf
In a country where lynchings once doubled an occasion for barbeques — the strangling and perhaps burning of a Black body as the central performance act at a pleasant Southern picnic

And how many slave ancestors does Barack Hussein Obama have?

ZERO

24 posted on 10/27/2011 10:06:51 AM PDT by montag813
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To: tcrlaf
How Orwellian! A faked Birth Certificate is Racism? I would not have thought twice about Obama’s legimitacy until he put up two different faked certificates.
25 posted on 10/27/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Westbrook
Absolutamento. We do not know where 0bama was born. We do know that his father was a British/Kenyan citizen and his mother was not old enough to confer her US citizenship upon Obama. 0bmama's accomplishments are unimpressive and dubious at best. All his records are secreted. He has no bona fides. Herman Cain is a true American of African origin, and proud of it, with 'Roots' going back centuries in American history. He worked his way out of poverty and has a record of academic success, proven success in management and success in economics. There are no shadowy secrets in his past. His attitude is open and positive. I will vote and vote Republican, and I would/will be proud to vote for him.
26 posted on 10/27/2011 10:11:42 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: tcrlaf

This is how liberals think, without having to think. Always begin with a false presupposition, and illogically progress from that. In the case of Obama’s eligibility, liberals begin with the presupposition that his eligibility and citizenship are questioned because he is black. This is ignorance, on the part of those who believe it, and subterfuge on the part of those who use it to dissuade people from scrutinizing Obama’s scam, but as liberal logic goes, it is enlightenment. ...Go ahead and poke fun at Obama and liberal kooks. It’s the truthful thing to do.


27 posted on 10/27/2011 10:14:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: tcrlaf

The more the american people learn about obama’s socialist/commie agenda for this country the more his pole numbers go right in the tank. You socialist frauds in the MSM have no answer for this decline, so out comes the race card. We are not only going to vote obama’s commie rear end out of office in 2012 we are going to vote all the white socialist frauds out as well. Cause, something is happening that you don’t really understand, do you Mr. Jones.


28 posted on 10/27/2011 10:25:16 AM PDT by spawn44
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To: dsc
"...From now on, I don’t even care if people think I’m racist...".

Have you posted this on FR before? Because I've read it once before and it stuck with me. If you're the one, I read it when you posted it and thought, "You know, that's EXACTLY the attitude I'm starting to adopt".

I've actually quoted you on several occasions.

After all, they're gonna call us racist anyway, right?

Good stuff.

29 posted on 10/27/2011 10:43:00 AM PDT by Chasaway
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To: tcrlaf
Surprise. Here is the racist, prick.


30 posted on 10/27/2011 10:49:59 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: tcrlaf

Maybe Perry’s just trying to deflect attention away
from his own, exceptionally mediocre, grade point.

Somewhere between 1.9 and 2.0:

http://race42012.com/2011/08/05/perry-graduated-from-am-with-a-1-9-gpa/

It’s not like he’s been coming off as a genius in
any of his debate performances.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT by MoJoWork_n (We don't know what it is we don't know)
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To: Westbrook

Which race? The half he was raised as or the half he pretends to be?


32 posted on 10/27/2011 12:34:08 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Chasaway

“Have you posted this on FR before?”

Ya know, I don’t really remember. I’m sure it couldn’t be an original thought.


33 posted on 10/27/2011 5:14:46 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

LOL!


34 posted on 10/27/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by Chasaway
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