Skip to comments.Louisiana Democratic Party chief says ObamaCare critics motivated by race
Posted on 05/30/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by tobyhill
The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party said on the floor of the state Senate this week that opponents of the federal health care overhaul are motivated by President Obama's race -- a remark that drew the scorn of state Republicans who now want her to apologize.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, who is also chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, repeatedly invoked race as she railed against ObamaCare critics.
"I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready? What it comes down to? It's not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it's not about that. You ready? It's about race," she said. "I know nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president.
She tried to argue that because former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- who is white -- offered a "similar" overhaul in the past, the criticism this time "comes down to the race of the president of the United States which causes people to disconnect and step away from the substance of the bill."
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That would be the race
to preserve life
and the integrity
of the American people.
Conservatives are racists . . . blah, blah, blah . . .
same old crap from the Dems
I’d be willing to bet I’m less concerned about race than Obama is by far.
..she looks like a black Rosie O’Donut
The black woman who made the statement is a racist.
I guess that means the labor unions must be turning racist
It’s tough to argue with an idiot, they tend to be totally incoherent. I think it’s best to just ignore them and continue talking to rational people while avoiding the moron.
You ready Ms Peterson? If I am opposed to obamacare just because Obama is black - are you for it just because he is black?
Don’t worry the IRS will be handling your healthcare.
” Sir, you have donated money to conservative causes, were very sorry but there are no lungs available for you at this time “ . “ Please resubmit your request when you come to your senses and donate money to progressive causes, thank you” .
This is not sarcasm!
Yea the Race to find enough cash to make this program workable to the average citizen!
Another Obama plot to break the middle class of any economic funds, choke em till they die!
I’m sure she is.
This kind of a statement is so bogus. I supported Herman Cain. Why did I do that if I don’t like Blacks based on skin color?
These people are throw-backs to some of the beliefs of the KKK. I’m sure she can’t comprehend that.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson: motivated by idiocy.
Now the desire for effective affordable health insurance and health care is racist. I doth think though protest too much!
That’s so 2008...
Here we go again...sigh
Peterson lives in New Orleans Warehouse District. She is married to Dana Peterson, a political consultant. The couple has no children. She appears in Spike Lee’s documentary about Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke.
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