Skip to comments.It's Not Racism, Mr. President
Posted on 07/02/2012 6:07:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
Repeat something and it becomes heard. Repeat something often and it becomes accepted fact. Repeat a lie and people believe it even if it defies logic. But if youre a prominent person and you repeat something that has no factual basis, you truly are a disgusting individual.
One of the accusations that the supporters and allies of President Obama have continued to assert is that challenges to Obama are based on something other than disagreement with his governing policies or philosophies. Unwilling to listen to opposing arguments, theyre convinced that every difference of opinion has to be based on distaste for black people.
The latest to make this ridiculous claim is Sam Donaldson. Some of you may not even know who Sam Donaldson is so his making a pronouncement about the President may seem as important as your Aunt Lucy making one. Donaldson was a former White House Correspondent and has been an employee of ABC since 1967. Donaldson, who is considered one of the senior newsmen of Washington, stated that "Many on the political right believe this president ought not to be there they oppose him not for his polices and political view but for who he is, an African American!" Donaldson was prodded to make his comment after reporter Neil Munro jumped in to ask the President a question about his new immigration mandate. This is not a defense of Neil Munro, but what does this have to do with racism?
Donaldson, of course, has a history of aggressive behavior, having similarly asked untimely questions of both Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush, but that is just a matter of degree. Those were Republican presidents, and, according to the MSM playbook, dont merit any respect. But throughout all the coverage of Donaldsons comments, not one person asked the man on what he based his assertion. Someone in a senior position for ABC News shouldnt be able to spout ludicrous statements like this without any basis in fact, or without being questioned.
Hes not the first prominent individual to make this preposterous claim. The Presidents buddy and Attorney General said it himself. On the topic of criticism of himself and President Obama, Eric Holder told the New York Times that This is a way to get at the President because of the way I can be identified with him. Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know the fact that were both African-American.
Not having any proof of this, I decided to do my own research. It just might be shocking to the race-baiters, but I can find lots of people who gravely dislike Obamas policies, but could care less about the color of his skin. The Leftist retort to that is of course, they are not going to admit their racism to you. That is something that remains under the radar, lurking in the shadows. Those who truly believe this will never listen to reality or reason. They are, in fact, unredeemable.
But heres a story for you. I recently went to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves, and found myself sitting next to a couple of good ol boys from Georgia. I dont often get to meet folks like this; theyre rather difficult to find around the West Side of Los Angeles. I informed them that I was visiting #1 son, who is in Boston working for Governor Romney. My neighbor replied that he was very unhappy with the performance of the current president, and would be voting for Mr. Romney in November. Now keep in mind that this man was the epitome of a southern white boy. He spoke and reeked old south. He even had some chew under his lip. Picture Larry the Cable Guy.
I leaned over and quietly asked him if his distaste for President Obama had anything to do with his race. He said Hell, no. That stuff has been over long ago. Then he said the most fascinating thing. You know who I wish you Republicans would put up for President? I waited, fully expecting to hear names like Jim DeMint or Chris Christie. He blurted out Condi Rice. That woman is smart and classy. The best thing President Bush did was make her Secretary of State. Now that is someone who would make a great President.
Theres no science behind what I did, but at least I tried to find out some facts. I have asked the same question to hundreds of people who do not support the President, and have always received a similar response. That doesnt mean that somewhere there might be people who will base their vote on racial animus, but I havent spoken to any of them and neither has Sam Donaldson, Eric Holder, or any of their supporters. They have offered no evidence for their position.
To accuse those who do not support this president of racism is disgusting. To accuse all Republicans of racism is disgusting. To use a position of prominence to assert that someone that disagrees with you is a racist is despicable. And to assert that people are racists with no basis for that assertion is as low as you can get as a human being.
Now you know what I think of you Mr. Donaldson, Mr. Holder, and anyone who agrees with you.
Those who accuse us are “projecting” themselves to us.
Sam Donaldson is a liberal lacky brought out to make these statements that prove yet again exactly what the author’s point is, If you say enough times it becomes the truth...
I could care less about skin color, but I care a whole h3ll of alot about my future employment - my kids future - and the downward spiral that this administration has set in for the Republic of the US...
Just one more attempt to label those of us some sort of racist - where racism has no place -— then again - he threw it out there as a factor to get elected -— so who’s the one that is really racist?
Repeat a lie and people believe it even if it defies logic.
One trick dog Obama prove it.
I would respectfully submit two questions to Mr. Donaldson, whom I remember well.
1. In light of the fact that Mr. Obama has stated repeatedly that he was a British subject at birth (the place of his birth being immaterial), and that he renounced his Kenyan citizenship at the age of twenty-one, how, exactly, does Mr. Obama qualify as a “natural-born” citizen, as the constitution requires? Do you think that the Founders threw extra verbiage into the document to get up to a certain word count? Or do you think they were worred that some future president might be delivered into the world by other than natural means?
2. As you don’t know me personally, it’s not in your power to say whether I am, or I am not, a racist. But let’s humor you and say that I’m the most vicious racist who ever lived. Would you be kind enough to point out what bearing that would have on the legal issue of Mr. Obama’s constitutional ineligibility to hold office?
Gee, and I thought all those people shouting "racist" at us and others were supposedly all about acceptance, celebrating diversity, etc. not about labelling. But boy, the moment you disagree with them and their world-view, watch how "accepting" they are of you. That's when words like "bigot" and "racist" and "sexist" and other various accusations of being closed-minded. The irony and hypocrisy are lost on them.
They’ve over used this term “racist” so much, no one pays attention to it.
Its the new “boy who cried wolf” story.
I really though Sam Donaldson had passed on to the happy reporting ground. Don’t watch MSM.
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Our family recites lines from this hilariously funny movie too frequently!!
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