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Who's a Racist?
Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 10/30/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT by Kaslin

On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin ... that's despicable."

Wilkerson's allegation followed his former boss's endorsement of President Obama for a second term. The history of racism has certainly stained both parties and there are racist Democrats and racist Republicans, but when the race card is played this close to the election, I suspect the pro-Obama forces are sensing trouble.

We've come a long way in four years, from a transracial candidate who didn't see a white or black America, but one America, to one in which if a white person votes for Mitt Romney that is evidence the voter is a racist. Suppose that white person voted for Obama four years ago and thinks the president doesn't deserve a second term because he's done a poor job? Was the person not a racist in 2008, but morphed into one in 2012?

When white liberals voted against the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas (including then-Senator Joe Biden) were they racist? Many white liberal Democrats are working overtime to defeat Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican. Are they racist?

Let's reverse the polarity. According to a recent NBC/WSJ poll, 90 percent of African-Americans are expected to vote for the president. For those who will do so solely to demonstrate racial solidarity, does this qualify them to be inducted into the racist hall of shame? And what about conservative blacks who are voting for Romney? They're called disparaging names by some blacks. Is that racism?

Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, is running for Congress. She is an African-American woman and a Republican. If white Democrats oppose her, are they guilty of a twofer: racism and sexism?

While I didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008 (and won't this time) because of his extreme liberalism, not his skin color, I was still proud of my country for electing the first African-American president. If a qualified conservative African-American had been running, I would have voted for him (or her). That fulfills the wish of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that all people be judged on their character, not their skin color.

I endorsed the nonviolent protests of Dr. King to advance civil rights, but opposed the incendiary rhetoric of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panther Party and other black revolutionaries of the 1960s. Was I not a racist when I supported Dr. King, but racist when I opposed black radicals? How does one judge such things? Where's the racist detector and who gets to operate it?

A Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll concluded that "The 2012 election is shaping up to be more polarized along racial lines than any presidential contest since 1988, with President Obama experiencing a steep drop in support among white voters from four years ago."

The Post-ABC News pollsters, who appear to see so much through racially-colored glasses, might have asked some of those white voters who supported President Obama four years ago why they are supporting Mitt Romney now. I would be willing to wager most, if not all, would say the president's performance has not lived up to their expectations or his hype about hope and change.

For supporters of President Obama, including Republican-in-name-only Lawrence Wilkerson, to suggest that Republicans want him out of the White House simply because he's black, is a desperate attempt by a faltering campaign to change the subject from the president's record and lack of vision for the future.

That isn't racist. That's fact.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; colinpowell; edschultz; lawrencewilkerson; pmsnbc
The author points out who the real racists are
1 posted on 10/30/2012 7:21:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Wilkerson dosn’t sound much like a Republican to me. More like a suck butt.

I would love to vote for Allan West, does that make me a racist?

It would have been great if Obama had lived up to his promises and made racism a thing of the past. Unfortunately he did the exact opposite and set back racial relations by 2 decades. His divide and conquer policies are in themselves racist.

If Obama wants to see a racist he has no further to go than to look in his mirror.

Is Wilkerson trying to say that only whites are racist?? If so then he is an idiot as well as a fool.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 7:27:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

“The Racist History of the Democratic Party”
http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/3554.html


3 posted on 10/30/2012 7:28:06 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Kaslin

the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, “My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin ... that’s despicable.”

No, Colonel - YOU are despicable and a disgrace.

Colonel, USAFR


4 posted on 10/30/2012 7:29:43 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Kaslin

Why would these guys endorse an obvious far left-leaning friend of Bill Ayers, et al, and especially after Bengazhi, an incompetent “CIC” who’s policies and party have been much more anti-military . . . who seeks to suppress the military vote . . .

If it wasn’t about race?


5 posted on 10/30/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Kaslin

Look at Allen West, Mia Love, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, Herman Cain, just to name a few. I want conservatives - don’t care what color they are or where their parents are from. And I want all people to succeed.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 7:31:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Wilkerson . . . move to Allen West’s distinct, run against him, get Powell’s endorsement (provided he doesn’t break for West LOL)

Then let’s see the post-election demographics voting breakdown . . .care to bet on what it will show?


7 posted on 10/30/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Kaslin

What is with the ignorantie of the left with their statements that Republicans are anti science? I have been seeing this more and more. Does anyone know the probable source?


8 posted on 10/30/2012 7:37:02 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Colon Powell, a major success story of military affirmative action, is a “moderate” Republican who knows about all those racists in the party. I suspect that he discussed this matter when he was partying with Reverend Farakhan. http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1187&bih=534&q=powell+farakhan&oq=powell+farakhan&gs_l=img.12...4017.10936.0.12835.15.10.0.5.1.0.131.1141.1j9.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.j6H3s4h2UkU


9 posted on 10/30/2012 7:37:22 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Kaslin

I don’t know COL Wilkerson’s race and it really doesn’t matter but I’d say since he made it to O-6, he figured out what PC line he was expected to toe and espouse in order to advance to that rank.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 7:41:05 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin

"My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable," Wilkerson said. Huffington Post

11 posted on 10/30/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: W. W. SMITH

It’s become a common meme on the left.
My benchmark lib, a libinlaw, has been using it for a while.

Funny thing, in reading “Intellectuals”, I found out that this was one of Marx’s common “arguments”. His ideology was “scientific”, and anyone who opposed it was “unscientific”.

What we need to do in refuting this claim, especially in a couple of areas they use it in (evolution and global warming), is that the definition of the scientific method precludes their conclusions on these issues.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 7:44:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

racist:
anyone winning an argument with a liberal


13 posted on 10/30/2012 7:47:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Who cares what C. Powell thinks? I only hope “Don’t Get Stuck on Stupid,”General Honore(probably misspelled) who led the clean-up after Katrina is a conservative.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 7:52:37 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Kaslin
"Where's the racist detector and who gets to operate it?"
15 posted on 10/30/2012 7:53:33 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Kaslin

Wilkerson was responsible for a review of information from the Central Intelligence Agency that was used to prepare Powell for his February 2003 presentation to the United Nations Security Council.

Wilkerson claimed that Powell was misled by Cheney and the CIA’s director of central intelligence, George Tenet, before giving his key address on Iraq to the United Nations, during the run-up to the war.

“He (Cheney) wanted desperately to be president of the United States … he knew the Texas governor (Bush) was not steeped in anything but baseball, so he knew he was going to be president and I think he got his dream. He was president for all practical purposes for the first term of the Bush administration.”

Wilkerson, who left government with Powell in January 2005, worked for Powell for 16 years. He said shortly after leaving office that he was somewhat estranged from his former boss.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44337958/ns/us_news-security/t/ex-powell-aide-dick-cheney-fears-prosecution-war-crimes/


16 posted on 10/30/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jagusafr
No, Colonel - YOU are despicable and a disgrace.

It seems Col. Wilkerson has been a practicing traitor to his country for a LONG time -- getting in the way of his own forces, and divulging classified information whenever his sensibilities were offended.

He's no Republican, either. His supported-candidates list includes the likes of Wesley Clark and Jim Webb. Also Anthony Zinni, another dodgy ex-flag-officer that was floated as a VP candidate for none other than Barack Obama.

Lawrence Wilkerson is a LIAR as well as a traitor and a disgrace to his uniform.

17 posted on 10/30/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Venturer

The Colonel is a false flag operative. Why would someone remain a member of a party “full of racists”?


18 posted on 10/30/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: Venturer

The Colonel is a false flag operative. Why would someone remain a member of a party “full of racists”?


19 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: Kaslin
I would say 95% of Blacks are racist for not considering a White Man for President in 2012.

The White Man wasn't racist in 2008 and helped elect a Black Man President.

So, what did this Black Man do to make those White Voters racist today?

20 posted on 10/30/2012 8:02:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

Colin Powell is full of $h1+, and I don’t care if he is pink with green polka-dots.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT by RatRipper (RE Obama: Romney just can't beat the lying, commie SOB bad enough to suit me. . . .)
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To: kcvl

“My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people — not all of them, but most of them — who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that’s despicable,” Wilkerson said. Huffington Post

Have at Wilkerson, here’s his email: lbwilk@wm.edu


22 posted on 10/30/2012 8:15:26 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Brownie63

Amen.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Bunch of crap! Four years ago, a plurality of WHITE people in this country elected Obama. Four years later, they want rid of him because he is a clown. He shoved the Health Insurance Bill down our throats. It’s not forgotten. He has refused to enforce Federal Laws he doesn’t like because they would lose him voters. He has done much more which the electorate will remember November 6th. None of it has to do with him being black. None!


24 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:17 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Kaslin

Colon is telling the truth. His Democratic party is filled with racists.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Kaslin

Another blowhard race policeman. How impressive. So if Obama were 100% white, he would be winning?


26 posted on 10/30/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Kaslin

Another blowhard race policeman. How impressive. So if Obama were 100% white, he would be winning?


27 posted on 10/30/2012 9:07:32 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Kaslin
There is only one party that classifies. rates and judges everyone by race.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: W. W. SMITH

“Does anyone know the probable source?”

I really think it is associated with global warming, as they use junk science and outright lies to promote the idea. In my discussions with lefties over global warming, their only comeback is usually Republicans are anti-science.


29 posted on 10/30/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: Kaslin
Col. Wilkerson really sullied his hands with that remark. How does the claim that Colin Powell endorsed Obama because he's black differ from the claim that Mark Catholic endorsed John F. Kennedy because he's Catholic?

Hmm...methinks that there's some sort of undertone that I'm deef to.

30 posted on 10/30/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by danielmryan
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