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Jay Rockefeller: Some Obama foes think he’s the ‘wrong color’
The Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | Kathryn A. Wolfe, deputy transportation editor

Posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama’s presidency “because he’s the wrong color.”

Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who will retire at the end of the year, made his comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on transportation funding, saying he’s confounded by the “lack of will to keep ourselves from dropping into rivers and rolling over bridges that are no longer there.”

“It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he added. “I understand part of it. It has to do with — for some, it’s just we don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color.”

Rockefeller’s tirade was sparked by the long-running dilemma over funding the trust fund that covers most of America’s federal transportation spending. Many lawmakers have ruled out a hike to its primary funding mechanism: the tax on gasoline....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; democrats; jayrockefeller; kathrynwolfe; memebuilding; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pinkos; politico; racism; rockefeller; westvirginia
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The scion of an ill-gotten oil fortune, who bought himself a senate seat with a bit of the proceeds, and I'm supposed to sit here and listen to him preach to me?
1 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, he's the wrong color.

He's a freaking commie red bastard.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/06/2014 6:49:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being half-white?


3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:03 PM PDT by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
let em call... and harangue..... Charlie Crist!


4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are so obsessed with race...


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:41 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By the way, isn’t Clarence Thomas the ‘wrong color’ as well?


6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:35 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Be sympathetic to these fools. It’s the only card they have to play.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:52:07 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just more of the same old crap ... if you don’t like Obama’s policies you must be a raciest. BS


8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:01 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is the wrong color.
He’s RED.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:02 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissingerhaha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t notice...is he Orange too?


10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only people still playing the race card are from the left, and have a vested interest in maintaining the politics of victimization as a springboard to advance their socialist pogroms.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:45 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Jay Jay. Color doesn’t mean Jack to me. It’s his Muslim, Marxist and Communist policies that I have a problem with. And if you were a middle class American, you’d feel the same way, maggot.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:54:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: fhayek

Apparently he is not black enough.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:19 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, because (we) were so gentle with Clinton.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL - would some of “those”, Senator Rockefeller, be Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Tim Scott, by chance?


15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:27 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: fhayek

Also of the “Wrong Color,” Condi Rice, at least in the Racist opinion of THE SILVER KNIGHTS OF THE KKK at Rutgers University.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes! He is the wrong color - commie red.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 6:56:34 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A##hat spoiled rich “white” guy trying to suckup to the blacks race.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 6:57:14 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Red with a yellow stripe down his back.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:58:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jay Rockefeller?

Go home and count the silver Jay. They’re all gone.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT by stanne
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To: JRandomFreeper

They are complaining about that funny orange?


21 posted on 05/06/2014 7:01:27 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s the wrong nationality.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep! He’s communist Red.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:04:39 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His grandfather stole billions from the common folks by enforcing a monopoly on kerosene, then oil, at sky-high monopoly prices. If you didn’t cooperate (the trains that carried the oil), he’d knock you out of business. While John D did some good things (unlike this great-grandson) such as funding Williamsburg, he, like the green barons of today, made much of his money illegitimately.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:06:17 PM PDT by laconic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the race card is played for the gazillionth time.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:06:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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26 posted on 05/06/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s with this coordinate “Obama’s political foes are racists” agenda that has suddenly cropped up? First I read that Crist (former gov of FL) said it, now Rockefeller. It’s clearly coordinated talking point, possibly due of fear from recent polling. It’s just too facile to cry racism. Republicans generally don’t like the policies of Democrats and vice-versa. It’s that simple. To inject racism into it is cheap, unhealthy and unnecessarily divisive for the country. It will just harden hearts on both sides and increase resentment. I’m appalled by the leadership in this country. Only concerned for themselves.


27 posted on 05/06/2014 7:13:16 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Finalapproach29er

EXACTLY! It’s not about race. It’s about policy. It’s about beliefs about the best way to govern the country.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 7:15:55 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine

Suddenly? The Big Government GOPe and the Dems are in bed together, and they have been pushing this meme since before Obama was elected the first time.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

True, but this isn’t coming from some lacky on a political talk show. This is the second news story I’ve read today quoting a prominent politician. First Crist and now Rockefeller. Clearly there is a renewed agenda by Democratic leadership to push this line (again).


30 posted on 05/06/2014 7:23:47 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wish one - just one - Publican would speak up when this crap is spewed and ask the question "tell me which policy I would agree with if he were white".

Just One......

31 posted on 05/06/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: fhayek

The old fart is just projecting his own feelings into his white guilt tirade for public sympathy and attention. Otherwise why else would he have said it in the first place. Sorry Mr. Rockefeller his race has nothing to do with how we feel about him. I could compile at least 10 pages of lies and deceptive tactics he’s used to overreach and infringe on constitutional rights, his poor leadership qualities, his very questionable past and the fact that he had his records sealed before he became president, the fake birth certificate, people that had dirt on him that are now dead, his claiming to be Christian to get elected and then we find out he’s a Muslim who’s hired Muslim Brotherhood to work in his administration then sent financial aid and weapons to terrorists that really aren’t allies, trying to grant illegals amnesty in exchange for votes, voter fraud, etc...i could go on for hours maybe days....

Race, Mr. Rockefeller? Seriously?


32 posted on 05/06/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lying scumbag


33 posted on 05/06/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t give a damn about him being half black, or half white for that matter, but I do care about him being all red.............that’s the color that bugs me.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:05 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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You know something. This pretense that all disagreement with Obama is racism is already wearing thin.

I don’t think anyone buys it except the hard core low-information morons.

It’s already lost any sting.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 7:34:24 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems every leftist politician and some celebrities have taken up the theme that people only critize Obama or oppose his policies because of his color. Even The Oprah was hand wringing and whining about this a few weeks back.

They can’t defend Obama’s failed policies so this is what they have to work with, and it’s also the first instinct of many of them to play the race card at any opportunity.


36 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:20 PM PDT by Will88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jay Rockefeller,

Hussein butt-wiper since 2008.

I am so glad you have decided to make sure Rockefeller is synonymous with socialism and racism.


37 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can tell when they start to worry about the truth coming out.....

The first thing they do is whip out the old Race Card


38 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Lakeshark
I don’t give a damn about him being half black, or half white for that matter, but I do care about him being all red.............that’s the color that bugs me.

Remember the old riddle:

Q - What's black and white and read all over?
A - A newspaper

Now it's:

Q - What's black and white and red all over?
A - Barack Obama


39 posted on 05/06/2014 7:41:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All youse guys quit picking on this senile old guy Jay Rockefeller.

Is it his fault that he's nearly 77, and ain't got a social filter no more?

Plus, his scuzin Mike got et by cannibals. Think that wouldn't unbalance ya a bit?

40 posted on 05/06/2014 7:44:24 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KOCH BROTHERS,KOCH BROTHERS,KOCH BROTHERS,KOCH BROTHERS


41 posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I don’t care for the red at all. And no, Elizabeth, I’m not talking about Indians.


42 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know that Obama’s race influenced my vote back in 2004. That’s why I voted for Alan Keyes.


43 posted on 05/06/2014 7:56:22 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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"What’s with this coordinate “Obama’s political foes are racists” agenda that has suddenly cropped up?'p> Total pre-emption and inoculation against what the Benghazi committee might find. Before this time next week, there will be subtle, and not so subtle allusions to the fact that Gowdy is from the state that led the secession, and we'll have a full accounting of Gowdy's ancestry and especially any who may have worn the confederate uniform.
44 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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45 posted on 05/06/2014 8:00:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people are afraid of being called racist.


46 posted on 05/06/2014 8:02:06 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could give a flip what color he is, Jay. It’s the content of his character that has me furious.


47 posted on 05/06/2014 8:02:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Dallas59

LOL!


48 posted on 05/06/2014 8:03:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John D. Rockefeller, IV. Proof that you can inherit money, but you can’t inherit brains.


49 posted on 05/06/2014 8:08:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If Jay pulled his head from his ass he would see the colossal failure of every obama policy that passed. I'm sure his global warming policies will put a few million more Americans out of work and make our energy prices go up. What about amnesty? Let's add tens of millions of unskilled and uneducated illegal immigrants to the already bankrupt welfare system. Those are only good ideas if you are a rich scumbag with a big inheritance.
50 posted on 05/06/2014 8:09:03 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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