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Thomas Lucente: If opposing Obama makes me a racist, then I am a racist
The Lima News ^ | Sunday, May 26, 2013 | Thomas J. Lucente Jr.

Posted on 05/26/2013 6:10:25 AM PDT by Deadeye Division

Thomas Lucente: If opposing Obama makes me a racist, then I am a racist

Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am

By THOMAS J. LUCENTE Jr. tlucente@limanews.com 419-993-2095

The audacity of the left never ceases to amaze me. No matter what kind of wrongdoing is involved, the vast majority of leftists continue to support their politicians and they come up with some of the flimsiest excuses ever.

The most bizarre is to point to other politicians and say with credulity that they either did the same thing or they did worse. I don’t know about you, by my mom always told me two wrongs do not make a right. In other words, I don’t care how bad of a president George W. Bush or Bill Clinton was (and they were bad) that does not give President Barack Obama a pass for being bad. If you give me that argument, you have no credibility.

While that argument is stupid, the one I want to address is the race card. Because I value liberty and true equality, I am often labeled a racist by leftists who think equality is akin to special treatment.

These accusations have grown tenfold since Obama has entered the scene. This is because the left is truly bereft of ideas and when they lose the argument, as they usually do, they pull out the old race card.

But that is fine. It does not deter me. I know right from wrong even if the leftists do not.

If it is racist to believe that the president selling guns to Mexican drug cartels who then use those very same weapons to murder U.S. Border Patrol agents is wrong, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to be angered by a president who ordered the military to stand down while an American embassy was being attacked, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to want hearings to understand the entire scope of a president covering up that same attack by knowingly trying to blame an obscure Internet video and knowingly lying to the American people about it, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to be outraged that the president and his administration used the power of the IRS to prevent tea party and other conservative groups from participating in the 2012 election, which might have changed the outcome, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to be disgusted by the Obama administration crushing the First Amendment under a jackboot by wiretapping reporters’ and editors’ telephones, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to speak out against Obama killing at least four American citizens with drones without a trial and other due process, then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to oppose socialistic policies that redistribute wealth through the use of force by taking from the makers and giving it to the takers — in other words to believe that a free person has the right to keep what he or she produces — then, yes, I am a racist.

If it is racist to point out the irresponsible and reckless spending of this administration and the crushing debt Obama is piling on top of the next generation to finance his utopian (which is actually dystopian) view of a world run by huge governments where everyone is subservient to the state, then, yes, I am a racist.

So, yes, if opposing Obama and his dangerous administration is racist, then, by all means I am a racist. However, we all know that the term is simply being used because the left has no argument when faced with facts so they act in a racist manner by accusing others of racist behavior.

It matters not because I know, as do all thinking individuals, that the biggest threat to American liberty — as it always has been — is government. The bigger the beast, the greater the danger. And there is no bigger advocate of big government than Barack Obama. His views would make Karl Marx proud.

So if opposing big government and defending human liberty — which is the same thing — means I have to be labeled a racist by those who support Obama and his attempt to grow the Leviathan of big government to its logical conclusion — tyranny and enslavement — then I am a racist.

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Thomas J. Lucente Jr. is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio. He is a veteran of the Iraq war, has a bachelor’s degree in history and a law degree from the University of Toledo. He has been published in newspapers, magazines and websites across the country. He can be heard on “Talk with Ron Williams” on WCIT-AM at 3 p.m. Thursdays (listen at http://940wcit.com). Readers may write to him at The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807-1538, or e-mail him at tlucente@limanews.com. His telephone number is 800-686-9924, ext. 2095, or 419-993-2095. Visit his blog at http://www.lucente.org. Follow him on Twitter at http://tho.lu/twitter, Google Plus at http://tho.lu/google, and Facebook at http://tho.lu/facebook.


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1 posted on 05/26/2013 6:10:25 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division

biracial raised by the white side with no slave blood


2 posted on 05/26/2013 6:15:21 AM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: Deadeye Division
Nice article.

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. is welcome in my bunker anytime

3 posted on 05/26/2013 6:16:01 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Deadeye Division
You know that you are a racist or an Oreo if . . . .

Be proud because that is the true test of intelligence. You passed.

4 posted on 05/26/2013 6:18:13 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Deadeye Division

So if the leftards are insisting that opposing the Zero makes me a racist then, yes, I am proud to be a racist.


5 posted on 05/26/2013 6:21:03 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: Deadeye Division

Thomas Thomas Thomas, yes, I see your point but this article is definitely fodder that could be used against you for your destruction. I appreciate your courage, but you have to be more careful with your words, which are weapons, especially with you being a lawyer.

Here is the fact: liberals, when cornered by the lack of logic in their specious arguments, always turn the debate from political discourse to personal attack.


6 posted on 05/26/2013 6:21:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Deadeye Division

Great article. I say let’s really drive the 0bama zombie sycophants crazy. Why not take a page from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter and go about our business wearing a giant red “R” around our necks? Besides to those who use the race card, my “knee jerk” reaction is simply to reply, “I know you are but what am I?” Show me a liberal and I’ll show you a true racist.


7 posted on 05/26/2013 6:25:49 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Deadeye Division

I had a Freeper call me a racist, Didn’t bother me a bit.

If opposing Obama is Racist, count me in.

I will say this in my defense. I wasn’t raised racist. Life experiences and watching race used against whites time and time again have earned me the title.

I expect blacks to call anyone not black a racist, but I have had a bellyful of white guilt idiots tossing the title around.


8 posted on 05/26/2013 6:29:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Deadeye Division

BEAUTIFUL and courageous.

And TRUE.


9 posted on 05/26/2013 6:30:59 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Deadeye Division
It is not quite like you say.

But if the state pushes me into the corner so they can label me a racist and/or racial groups threaten me enough, THEN and probably ONLY THEN do I become a racist.

The same goes for Islamophobia. I want to live and let live but push me to the point where my way of life is threatened and the game changes.

Sadly, the same goes for homosexuality. Many of my clients are in committed relationships. They are fine people one and all. But there is now a Gay Manifesto (here on FR) that begins with the threat to sodomize my sons.

Ahem. Keep that up and I will feel compelled to take action to protect and defend.

So what is the point? Live and let me live in peace and freedom that respects others ... Because Americans once angered could become the kind of "problem solvers" we had to be to overcome totalitarianism in the past.

10 posted on 05/26/2013 6:31:53 AM PDT by Rapscallion (In Benghazi they died; Obama, Clinton and Rice lied. God may forgive. I do not.)
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To: Deadeye Division

11 posted on 05/26/2013 6:35:53 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Deadeye Division

I hate Obama. People can call me a racist all they want. I DON’T CARE!

When enough people decide to ignore these labels, they will lose their effectiveness, and the Left will lose its power to control it’s opposition.


12 posted on 05/26/2013 6:43:32 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It is not racist to oppose a racist


13 posted on 05/26/2013 6:49:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Deadeye Division

Bump


14 posted on 05/26/2013 7:04:28 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Deadeye Division

“I don’t know about you, by my mom always told me two wrongs do not make a right.”

....”by my mom”?


15 posted on 05/26/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Cowboy Bob
You said....
“When enough people decide to ignore these labels, they will lose their effectiveness, and the Left will lose its power to control it’s opposition.’

That's what you saw with the TEA Party movement. They were labeled as racists and they ignored the label. That confused and flustered the left. Usually, they are used to the GOP and the media bending over backwards to prove they are not. That may be why the IRS was used by the Democrats to attempt to silent any real opposition to BHO. Unable to really debate their positions, and with the old fall back of the race card not working, the left had to find an alternative means to silence opposition

16 posted on 05/26/2013 7:21:00 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Deadeye Division

Obama - making “racism” acceptable again - nationwide.

Somebody need to Obama and his apologists that their race cards are maxed out.


17 posted on 05/26/2013 7:34:40 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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To: Deadeye Division
I know right from wrong even if the leftists do not.

Thomas, while I agree wholeheartedly with the point of your essay I believe my pull-quote betrays naivete on your part. Leftists of the Obama/Ayers/Axelrod/Jarret variety do not see the world in terms of right and wrong. They are interested in one thing only: power. Their motto is "by any means necessary." The race card is just one of many in their underhanded cheater's deck.

18 posted on 05/26/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Deadeye Division

Hear,hear,Mr. Lucente!I’m AGAINST him even before he opens his yap because I know that whatever SOCIALIST DRIVEL he spews forth,I’m AGAINST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 05/26/2013 7:45:30 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Deadeye Division

EXCELLENT Article!!!


20 posted on 05/26/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: bandleader

....with Obama, my MUTE is either in my hand or no more than arm’s reach away...................


21 posted on 05/26/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Deadeye Division

It’s not racist to make friends and enemies based on character and conduct, disregarding pigmentation.


22 posted on 05/26/2013 8:24:29 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Deadeye Division

“The most bizarre is to point to other politicians and say with credulity that they either did the same thing or they did worse.”

Sounds like the perfect description of Jamie Dupree—that “reporter” always sounds like a dem apologist.


23 posted on 05/26/2013 8:54:35 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Deadeye Division

My rhetorical question to those like Chris Matthews and other
libtards who hand out racism charges like Halloween candy is
“How can I express my philosophic disagreements with the
Obama administration without being a racist?”. Of course
the absurd reply is that simply by disagreeing with Obama one
demonstrates that they are racist. To that I say hollow charges
of racism mean nothing when the future of Americans and
America is at stake.


24 posted on 05/26/2013 9:12:09 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Deadeye Division

It’s good to be a racist.


25 posted on 05/26/2013 9:14:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Deadeye Division

Ich bin eine rassist....


26 posted on 05/26/2013 9:40:02 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: hecht
biracial raised by the white side with no slave blood

No Western Hemisphere slave blood, but he probably has plenty of ancestors who were enslaved by Arab Muslims. Of course that doesn't really count in the victimhood hierarchy.

27 posted on 05/26/2013 10:03:32 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Deadeye Division
Re the ad hominem 'racist' meme :


             


A traitor is still a traitor, regardless how loudly the enablers may scream.

                   



28 posted on 05/26/2013 10:07:29 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cen-Tejas

Bump


29 posted on 05/26/2013 5:57:07 PM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division

Why isn’t the converse true? If Obama opposes me, HE is the racist.


30 posted on 05/26/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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