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Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama
The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taylor Gordon

Posted on 08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Lee Daniels didn’t hold back during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obama’s term in office has revealed America’s “true colors” and it is still a racist and “angry” country.

Daniels wasn’t directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point.

Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of “The Butler” to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn.

“I think that people are angry that he’s president and I think that they are showing their true colors,” he said.

He tied his response in with the message he was hoping to send through his new movie and added that although he tried to inject some hope in “The Butler,” it wasn’t enough to cover up the truth about the current state of the country.

He said that in the movie, the characters are living in a time period where a black man could be killed by a white person at any given moment and no one would be punished for it. Shortly after finishing the editing of the film, the nation was rocked by the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

According to Daniels that’s when he realized that “sadly” we are far from reaching dreams of equality.

While he did admit that the country has certainly made some progress, “The Butler” cast member Cuba Gooding Jr. pointed out that there is a major “disconnect with the civil rights movement and the history of it.”

There is more than enough evidence to suggest that some Americans are angered by Obama’s election and are willing to do whatever it takes to paint him as a terrorist, Fascist or even the anti-Christ.

However, Obama’s administration hasn’t been substantially different from that of many other presidents who came before him – except that he is black. According to Daniels, that’s exactly why America is so angry with him.

Daniels is hoping that although his movie won’t give anyone the answers and solutions they’re looking for when it comes to racism, it might provoke the type of dialogue that is necessary for more progress to be made.

The movie has certainly sparked a national conversation about civil rights and race issues as each of the cast members in “The Butler” revealed their own encounters with racism.

Daniels has said that he has to send his white secretary to catch him a cab because taxi drivers won’t stop for him. Earlier this year, Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in a deli after being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.

The movie also comes along with tons of debate regarding the N-word, which initially stemmed from the Paula Deen controversy.

Although nobody could have predicted what national events would take place as “The Butler” hit theaters, the timing couldn’t have been any more flawless.

In the midst of the Deen controversy; American discontent with their African-American president; the not-guilty verdict for Zimmerman; and tons of other racially charged national debates, now is certainly the time that America needs to engage in a powerful conversation that is necessary for the advancement of the country.


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FULD. Still planning on going to this movie so you can put money in his pocket, along with Orca?
1 posted on 08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“However, Obama’s administration hasn’t been substantially different from that of many other presidents who came before him – except that he is black.”

The Big Lie.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 4:39:51 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wasn’t this the same POS who said he wanted to cater to movie viewers in Nebraska to watch his racist movie?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 4:41:13 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Save us the drama LD!


4 posted on 08/20/2013 4:42:14 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Orca staged her “racial event” to push the movie. I fear sometimes that America won’t be able to recover from the damage inflicted by the left..


5 posted on 08/20/2013 4:43:25 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The GOP, the ultimate battered wife? Or willing co-conspirators?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 08/20/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...are willing to do whatever it takes to paint him as a terrorist, Fascist or even the anti-Christ.

He's already done all that himself; we're just trying to point it out.

The Ministry of Truth, on the other hand, is doing everything it can to obscure those facts.

7 posted on 08/20/2013 4:43:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid, stupid liberal AH, we despise 0bumma because:
1. he’s a communist and hates America
2. he clearly hates whites
3. he clearly is trying successfully to ruin America and bankrupt us
4. he clearly is successfully fomenting hate between blacks to whites, not visa versa but clearly black hatred of whites; that REALLY pisses me off since as a biracial man (pansy) he could have unified this country

That’s why you piss poor AH


8 posted on 08/20/2013 4:44:46 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Morgan is known for asking the tough questions

Piers Morgan, asking the tough questions?

LOL, times a hundred.

It's much more accurate to say that Morgan is known for asking leftist, politically correct mush questions.

9 posted on 08/20/2013 4:45:02 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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I wonder how he explains the white support for Herman Cain?

I’ll admit there’s racism in America. I’ll also say it’s gotten worse since Obama was elected because he and Sharpton and Jackson and the rest WANTED it to get worse.

I’ll finish by saying people who go to see movies like this are white people who, for some reason, feel guilty. Maybe it’s because deep inside they know they’re racists.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: PhiloBedo
However, Obama’s administration hasn’t been substantially different from that of many other presidents who came before him

Some administrations are incompetent. Some administrations are corrupt. Odumbo's administration is different in that it is both incompetent and corrupt.

11 posted on 08/20/2013 4:46:24 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess those Germans who didn’t like Hitler rising to power because they saw where he was heading, were just bigoted because Hitler was Austrian.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 4:48:40 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The racism excuse is so 1970s, get over it. Maybe the genius should stop taking a vacation every other week, maybe he should stop being on the wrong side of justice, MAYBE he should try being an AMERICAN for once in his sorry life.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“there is a major ‘disconnect with the civil rights movement and the history of it.’”

Truer words have never been spoken:

Take the Test:

BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY
NOTE: All answers are “b.”

1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?

[ ] a. Democratic Party

[ ] b. Republican Party

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?

[ ] a. Democratic Party

[ ] b. Republican Party

http://www.nbra.info/DYK-HistoryTest

The ENTIRE cast of “The Butler” will FAIL IT as will most of America. Test brought to YOU by...BLACK REPUBLICANS!


14 posted on 08/20/2013 4:51:15 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can anyone imagine where this country would be today if Obama had been a leader? A real leader? He and his wife had the opportunity of a lifetime but they not only blew that opportunity they squat above it and crapped all over it and most of the country with their pure racism.

I don’t hate Obama for his skin color. I hate what he has done to this country.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 4:52:14 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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The halfbreed bit is tangential

The maggøt is a communist muzi, an indelible stain on this nation's legacy

16 posted on 08/20/2013 4:52:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you think Americans hate a semi-black communist more than a plain white crazy a$$ed cracker communist?


17 posted on 08/20/2013 4:55:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The times were right for a black president. It’s a shame he’s a socialist black president.

The fact that Obama is partially black is the perfect cop-out for them...you don’t like the man’s policies?? You are racist!! Yes, that’s it.

They think they have us between a rock and a hard place and they really won’t have it any other way.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 4:55:43 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: VerySadAmerican
Maybe it’s because deep inside they know they’re racists   pussies.


better    /.02

19 posted on 08/20/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has shown his true colors...he hates America and is an angry racist!


20 posted on 08/20/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another reason why I wont watch his garbage movie..by the way, in my opinion the movie bombed..yeah it was #1 with 25 million, but you compare it with other so called good movies and you can see that amount is actually quite small


21 posted on 08/20/2013 4:57:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dissent ceased to be patriotic after Boosh left office.

Commies are so predictable.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 5:00:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People who thought Obama wouldn’t get the normal objections and criticisms of his policies because the opposition would fear the dreaded racist charge are shocked and dismayed. We despise Obama anyway. Be damned the race hustlers.

What Trayvon has taught much of America is that no amount of truth will give the race hustlers pause in their promotion of of the racist lie. More white people have discovered that American blacks have an overwhelming number of violent criminals in their ranks, and ignoring the problem isn’t making things better. The rest of America is beginning to fight back.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 5:01:06 PM PDT by pallis
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To: babyfreep

Wait until Hitlery runs- if you don’t like her policies, you’re a misogynist and a sexist bully! /s;)


25 posted on 08/20/2013 5:01:17 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It’ll get Oscar nominations. And it’ll get shown in schools (probably in February every year).


26 posted on 08/20/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tomkat

I stand corrected.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 5:01:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Man be keepin’ poor Lee down...


28 posted on 08/20/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

49 Trillion dollar debt? RACISM! Check!
Worst Real Unemployment ever, including the Great Depression? RACISM! Check!
Kids for the first time in American history feel they cannot do better than their parents? RACISM! Check!
Fiat money destroys banking interest rates and wipes out lifetime savings? RACISM! Check!
USA distrusted and laughed at worldwide? RACISM! Check!
Worst international policy ever? RACISM! Check!
Dictatorial “Executive Orders” in complete violation of the Constitution? RACISM! Check!
Selective prosecution against white people? RACISM! Check! (OK, well that one is Racism — FROM THE ADMINISTRATION)

Yep, the case is made. We are all racists.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (US Military's anti-Christianity: Moral slavery is slavery nonetheless)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to Daniels that’s when he realized that “sadly” we are far from reaching dreams of equality.

Just what *is* your definition of "equality", Mr. Daniels? And tell us, please, how far "we" are from it. What should "we" do that's different than what "we" are already doing?

/snarkiness off

30 posted on 08/20/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: a fool in paradise

It will probably win a bunch of Oscars..just like with the HBO movie trashing Sarah Palin, that got award after award..just because it trashed a Conservative..with this movie..you can bet that Commie a-hole Jane Fonda will get an Oscar nomination for portraying Nancy Reagan, just to spit in the eye of the Reagan family


31 posted on 08/20/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: VerySadAmerican
.. we'll let it go this time    d;^)
32 posted on 08/20/2013 5:12:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: VerySadAmerican
I’ll admit there’s racism in America.

I can admit that. It is something that will never, ever go away as long as humans walk the earth. But I would bet money that - overall - there's far less of it in America than in the rest of the world.
I agree, too, that it's gotten worse since Obama has taken the office of President and that's what they want. It gives them an excuse.

33 posted on 08/20/2013 5:13:30 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be gay used to mean that you were happy; not anymore.
I guess that being a racist now means that you oppose big government.
It’s time conservatives turn the tables on the Left and nullify their charged rhetoric.
We’re all racists now.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Frank_2001

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a conservative woman running against her? ;-)


35 posted on 08/20/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Daniels has said that he has to send his white secretary to catch him a cab because taxi drivers won’t stop for him.

I'm not so sure I believe that, but even so, #1, It may have something to do with the way he was dressed. #2, The biggest reason why this might happen is that a good portion of the cab drivers in large cities are from other countries where intense racism against black people is very prevalent.

Earlier this year, Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in a deli after being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.

Yeah, well, that happens to white people, too.

36 posted on 08/20/2013 5:28:24 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: VerySadAmerican

Oh and they explain the support for Herman Cain by calling him an “uncle tom”....actually deflecting, once again, from the issues.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by babyfreep
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DEFEAT TYRANNY!
START HERE.
Please Contribute Today!

38 posted on 08/20/2013 5:41:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those colors are red white and blue.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 6:05:42 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Mortrey

In 1964/65 a much higher percentage of republicans than democrats in both houses of congress voted for the civil rights act. If republicans had voted in the same percentage as democrats, the bill would never have passed.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 6:10:16 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Lee Daniels is just another racist demagogue.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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“However, Obama’s administration hasn’t been substantially different from that of many other presidents who came before him – except that he is black. According to Daniels, that’s exactly why America is so angry with him. “

Another delusional liberal reveling in histrionics.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: tomkat

Tell us what you REALLY think! LOL!


43 posted on 08/20/2013 6:12:02 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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Impeach Benghazi Barry!


44 posted on 08/20/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Daniels has said that he has to send his white secretary to catch him a cab because taxi drivers won’t stop for him. “

Utter bullshit for affect.


45 posted on 08/20/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: All

this guy just guaranteed himself a few awards this spring...


46 posted on 08/20/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, if America is ‘racist’ does that mean Obama got elected via massive vote fraud?


47 posted on 08/20/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: AmericanInTokyo
i've adapted to accomodate the visceral hatred
48 posted on 08/20/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This clown in as insecure as Tyler Perry...has to put his name in front of the movie to show how accomplished he is...just like 'Zack Snyder's Man of Steel' or 'Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises'...oh, wait...

In any event, Daniels...quit whining. We're sick of it.

49 posted on 08/20/2013 6:32:08 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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According to Daniels that’s when he realized that “sadly” we are far from reaching dreams of equality.

I'm all FOR equality. So get rid of affirmative action. Get rid of set-asides, minority preferences on contracts, quotas, and any organization strictly for the advancement of one group of Americans over another--oh, and ditch all that hyphenated stuff.

Stand on your merits, the content of your character, and expect to work if you want the same sort of stuff I have worked long and hard for--under laws applied exactly the same way to you and yours as me and mine. Don't expect to get a free pass because of an accident of genetics--because none of us chose our parents.

Anything short of that, and you don't want equality, you want a gimmie, you want a medal just for playing, not because you worked hard and won.

It all boils down to what you expect from equality, whether that is an equal opportunity to work hard and excel, or whether you expect to have the same (or better) stuff just for showing up.

50 posted on 08/20/2013 6:36:05 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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