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Senator Rockefeller Implies Racism Plays Role in Obamacare Opposition
WSAZ ^ | May 22, 2014 | Andrew Colegrove

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:00:32 PM PDT by mdittmar

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Senator Jay Rockefeller implied race is part of the reason many oppose President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

As he chaired a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday, Rockefeller suggested opposition feels Obama is “of the wrong color.”

“It's not something you're meant to talk about in public, but it's something I'm talking about in public because that is very true," Rockefeller said.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin said it was offensive Rockefeller would play the race card.

"That you would say that opposition to Obamacare necessarily must stream from some inherent racism? Very offensive,” Johnson said at the hearing. “Listen, my opposition to health care has nothing to do with the race of President Obama."

We asked some people in Huntington whether they agree with Rockefeller.

"I can't say all over the country, but I know here in West Virginia it's probably the case," Larry Peters said.

A woman who works at a local hospital who wanted to remain anonymous said she believes Obamacare is doing more harm than good, and race is not a factor.

"So many doctors won't accept it because they limit billing on how much they can bill for a procedure and exams, so doctors just don't want to accept it," she said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; jayrockefeller; racism
Senator Jay Rockefeller
Jun 28 2010
Floor Statement in Honor of Robert C. Byrd

"To me, he was a reliable friend, a walking example of the kind of America I believe in, and a living testament to the values that made West Virginia my own forever home. It has been my greatest privilege to serve with Robert C. Byrd in the United States Senate. I looked up to him, I fought next to him, and I am deeply saddened that he is gone."

"a walking example of the kind of America I believe in"?

Hmm,wasn't Senator Byrd a member of the KKK?

It's not something you're meant to talk about in public, but it's something I'm talking about in public because that is very true.

1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:00:32 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Millionaires and Billionaires are screwing America.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:02:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

“That’s retarded, sir.” /S


3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:02:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

The entire legacy of the Democratic Party is shrouded in racism and race baiting politics. Racism and the Democratic Party are joined at the hip.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:03:49 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: mdittmar

“So many doctors won’t accept it because they limit billing on how much they can bill for a procedure and exams, so doctors just don’t want to accept it,” she said.

Yea, that whole making a profit and staying in business thing is just so.......racist.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 4:05:48 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Paladin2

Indeed. Let’s not forget all those six figure income trial lawyers who find their way into black robes and political offices.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 4:06:11 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: mdittmar

It has been the “r” word, be it a football team or on Obamacare being played up all day long! The Dems are starting to get desperate!


7 posted on 05/22/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: mdittmar
Rockefeller would play the race card

It's like Old Maid. You try to slip the race card into somebody's hand.

8 posted on 05/22/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mdittmar

On Medicare & Medicare Advantage, we will end up paying just over $14,000 more this year than last. Yet it is racist for me to complain about less coverage for more expense that is directly attributable to Obamacare.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 4:08:38 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: mdittmar

I want to go out with a smile on my face like Jay’s Uncle Rocky, not screaming, crying and gasping for breath like Megan Marshack.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 4:08:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: mdittmar

Extortion and propaganda.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 4:09:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RichInOC

But not like his cousin Michael, who got eaten by headhunters in the South Seas.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 4:10:27 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mdittmar

Of course a racist like Jay is going to think that. People relate to what they can identify with.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT by pallis
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To: mdittmar

For liberals, using the race card is always a good backup when they have no rebuttal.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 4:12:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mdittmar

Jay is a perfect disgrace for a representative of the great state of West “By God” Virginia. Spoiled rich kid, named John D Rockefeller IV. Adopted the cool mountain names of “Jay” and buys a seat where he has mis-represented the Mountaineers for lo these many 30 years! What a total ba$turd.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 4:16:28 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: mdittmar; All

Regarding his pulling of the racism card, please consider the following. Sen. Rockerfeller evidently needs to read the Constitution that he swore to protect and defend. Not only will he notice that Congress’s constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers say nothing about public healthcare, but also that the 10th Amendment clearly indicates that powers not expressly delegated to the feds via the Constitution are reserved uniquely to the states.

In fact, given that Sen. Rockerfeller is so concerned about public healthcare, he should have gotten himself elected to his state legislature where he’d at least have the 10th Amendment-protect state power to establish RockerfellerCare.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 4:21:06 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Paladin2

Correction: Marxist Millionaires and Billionaires are ruining America.

Rockefeller is one of the most useless politicians in modern American history. Bought himself a state and acted like its king along with KKK leader Robert Byrd.

Marxists/Democrats - the same. Traitors.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Amendment10

Senator Rockerfeller was Governor of West Virginia for two terms....I had a family member (deceased) who worked for him in 1980s/1990s.

David Rockerfeller his Uncle heads up the think tank at CFR, or did a few years ago, and David is a self proclaimed communist in his memoirs.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

If you’re so worried about racism why don’t you give all your money away, paint your face black and move to the ghetto. Otherwise, shut your trap.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 4:33:04 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: mdittmar

Gee, no.

My meds have skyrocketed under Obamacare.

I really hate the rich in politics who don’t have to worry about their payments or their insurance and use the convenient cover of racebaiting to cover their complete and utter disdain for everyone suffering under this incompetent feckless POS.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 4:44:28 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Paladin2

The computers that crashed on healthcare.gov, making Obama look bad, we’re all racist, too. D#%^ racist computers.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 4:59:28 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: dowcaet

“The entire legacy of the Democratic Party is shrouded in racism and race baiting politics. Racism and the Democratic Party are joined at the hip.”

You’re right; people who truly hate blacks would love Obama for playing such a role in the abortion industry that targets them. With his message about babies being a burden and his horrible economic program, he has a hand in the piles of dead black babies in our abortuaries.

The fact is white libs want him there to do just that; where’s the hate?


22 posted on 05/22/2014 5:15:53 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mdittmar

Just another Rockefeller scum demonrat thief and liar from a family of white collar thieves and liars.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 5:22:33 PM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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To: Paladin2

This is the product of a millionaire grandfather who’s grandosn never amounted to anything yet he is intelligent beyond anyones imagination.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

senator rockefeller is a wealthy ignorant ass.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 5:49:47 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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26 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mdittmar

I say again.. There is no black in Commie pink fag.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: MUDDOG

Oh, absolutely.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 6:18:04 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: spawn44

To Spawn 44. What the heck are you talking about? I’ve been around both politics and the news business since 1969, and I’ve seen a heck of a lot that the average person NOT in DC will ever see.

Perhaps your post went to the wrong person. Am I worried about racism? Yes. Don’t like it. Been called a “damned Jew” and worse but I’m still here and those who tried to insult me are probably in jail or dead from their stupidity.

As for giving away all my money. What money? If you’d like to contribute to paying for my skin cancer operations, feel Rockefeller-free to donate - cash, check or Money Order. I don’t discriminate.

I’ve lived in ghettoes (No. Phila, worked in East Baltimore). They are mental and physical death traps for those stuck in them. If I were a racist I would want to keep people there. I don’t. Give them a safe place to live, to go to school, and to play, and you’ll stop the racism that the Democrats have put on many black and hispanic people. It’s the old Plantation system of Robert Byrd updated as the Great Society, Welfare addiction, Free Cheese, and piss-poor schools and public housing.

Keeps a person down as effectively as a ball and chain. A ball and chain can keep down the body, but not the spirit. The Democrats aim to kill the spirit of self-reliance, dignity through work, and productive educational programs.

Look at who is behind Common Core? Leftover reds from the 60’s, by their own admissions. American children deserve better but under the Democrats, what have they got to show for decades of welfare paternalism and Big government deciding how they should live?

I guess you can call me a racist but how do you explain my trusting my life to brown and yellow people who guarded me in So. Vietnam and Cambodia during the war?

Meanwhile, I’ve got better things to write about such as the Red in the White House, the Fools in Congress, and RINOS who would sell out their principles for a congressional seat.

Haven’t got any time for racism. Way down on my list of things to do. Way high up on my list of things not to do.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mdittmar

Of course race is the reason Obama is so disliked.

They said that about the dislike of Nixon and Bush also./s

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30 posted on 05/22/2014 7:13:54 PM PDT by Mears
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To: mdittmar

Watch the video of Sen. Ron Johnson’s response to Sen Jay Rockhead’s slur:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/05/22/video-jay-rockfeller-ron-johnson-clash-over-accusation-that-racism-is-driving-opposition-to-obamacare/


31 posted on 05/22/2014 7:19:04 PM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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To: mdittmar
The essence of the Democrap Party is practicing the politics of FEAR, DIVISION, and HATRED!
32 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:09 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: dowcaet

They must be desperate, they are over using that word.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 8:08:31 PM PDT by ully2
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To: mdittmar

Couldn’t you all see sh*t like this coming the minute he announced he was running for pres?


34 posted on 05/22/2014 8:10:42 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: mdittmar

The man responsible for this trust fund baby was considered to be a racist. Johnson should have pointed that out to him.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Winthrop did the same thing in Arkansas. He bought the governorship. But he moved to Arkansas because he wanted to be a farmer. So he had 2000 acres of top soil hauled to the top of Petit Jean Mountain.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 8:23:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I was addressing Rockefeller


37 posted on 05/27/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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