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Is it Racist to Disagree or is it your Obligation?
August 30, 2009 | MosesKnows

Posted on 08/30/2009 3:24:11 PM PDT by MosesKnows

Why is it Racist to Disagree?


Was a black person considered racist for expressing opposition to President Bush because he was white?

Why is a white person considered racist for expressing opposition to President Obama because he is black?


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These questions weigh on my mind. Are there others who juxtapose the two questions and wonder?
1 posted on 08/30/2009 3:24:12 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows

Its not racist, however, to them, psychologically, the fact that he’s losing more and more support among white voters at the same time he proposes things they agree with and benefits them (or at least they feel it would benefit them) makes it seem racist. It’s not that they’re arbitrarily saying its racist knowing its not, its that they truly believe it is racist, despite the fact it isn’t.


2 posted on 08/30/2009 3:27:18 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: MosesKnows
Why would it weigh on your mind? The answer is NO, who the hell cares what color he claims to be. Disagreement is NOT racist.
3 posted on 08/30/2009 3:27:24 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: MosesKnows

They’ve got nothing else.

That’s why it’s “racist”


4 posted on 08/30/2009 3:28:33 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MosesKnows
The massive hypocrisy of the left.
5 posted on 08/30/2009 3:28:46 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: MosesKnows

I don’t disagree with the color of his skin; I disagree with the color of his Commie RED policies and agenda. :)


6 posted on 08/30/2009 3:28:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MosesKnows

Because too many white people have voted to euthanize their race.

It has become, defacto, shameful to be white in the U.S.A.


7 posted on 08/30/2009 3:29:12 PM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: MosesKnows

If Blacks that oppose Obama are “uncle toms”
then whites that opposed Bush are?

Answer: Patriots!

/sarcasm


8 posted on 08/30/2009 3:29:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MosesKnows

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sEazE79b5-4/SpjlCTqupaI/AAAAAAAAAFY/86QW1XdBWTg/s320/cartoon-framing-the-debate-600.jpg


9 posted on 08/30/2009 3:32:12 PM PDT by American Silver Eagle
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To: MosesKnows

It is your DUTY to oppose evil no matter what shape or form it takes.


10 posted on 08/30/2009 3:35:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: MosesKnows

The answer is because you’ll back down if you’re called a racist and a black won’t.


11 posted on 08/30/2009 3:35:40 PM PDT by HIDEK6 (T.")
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To: MosesKnows

For the same reason that:

The NAACP is not racist, but a NAAWP would be.

The United Negro College Fund is not racist, but a he United Whitey College Fund would be.

It would be racist to give preference to white people when hiring, but not to give preference to black people through affirmative action.

The TV channel BET is not racist, but a channel called WET would be.

It’s racist to use the word “ni**er” if you’re white, but not if you’re black.

A black conservative is an Uncle Tom, but a white liberal is enlightened.

A white person that voted for McCain last year was racist, but a black person voting for Obama wasn’t.


12 posted on 08/30/2009 3:36:27 PM PDT by birdsman (NAAWP)
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To: MosesKnows

It’s the double standard.

As long as we continue living under the fascist PC Double Standard set up by the libtards, there will be no true advancement toward a “post-racial” society.

The heinous crimes committed in Knoxville that resulted in the first conviction last week unfortunately were not covered by the MSM because it was a horrific black on white crime. If the races had been reversed, it would have been wall to wall coverage. One AP article I read (the only national news org who said anything about the trial) mentioned that “some conservative bloggers and white supremacist groups” were upset with the lack of coverage.

Unfortunately, the first defendant got life without parole and the jury (which by the way was about half black) did not decide to impose the death penalty, although they could have.

Were the racial roles reversed, I have no doubt there’d be riots and violence, but the white families of the victims expressed their “disappointment” with the no death penalty decision.


13 posted on 08/30/2009 3:37:48 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: American Silver Eagle

14 posted on 08/30/2009 3:38:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

WELL SAID!


15 posted on 08/30/2009 3:39:23 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: MosesKnows
Liberals would love for you to believe that an objection to Obama is a racists act. Sorry - but it's just not true. If Obama was white ( and he's just as "white" as he is "black" so that complicates it further) you would feel the same way about him going after the CIA and spending every dime we, our children and our grandchildren will ever have...

If you don't accept liberals' definitions of reality - they can't foist lies on you. Or on to us, either.

It's time to stand up to the race baiters - the professional "chip on the shoulder" guys, the "guilt trippers" and the bullshi--ers.

16 posted on 08/30/2009 3:40:43 PM PDT by GOPJ (Socialism : "Envy" gussied up as a political cause...... David Horowitz)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Remember when Jesse, Al and other race-baiters at first said the 0 wasn’t black enough? Your post leads to:

He isn’t too white, he isn’t too black, he’s too RED.


17 posted on 08/30/2009 3:41:53 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: MosesKnows
Here's the truth... the word "racism" has been misused so much that even those that bandy that word all the time aren't exactly sure of the meaning...

I suspect some folks just wake up in the morning and WANT to be a victim... sadly, it is a way for them to validate their existence...

18 posted on 08/30/2009 3:41:57 PM PDT by John123 (If Teddy was the lion of the senate... then we were the prey.)
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To: MosesKnows
Remember the beginning...
19 posted on 08/30/2009 3:43:26 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: MosesKnows
No, I don't wonder about it at all ~ beyond thinking about taking a Louisville Slugger to the thin skull of the idiot who came up with the idea that criticizing Obama's stupidities is racism.

You have to admit, Obama is about the stupidest man in history to serve as President. It's the dope ~ jellied his brains.

Does that every single time.

20 posted on 08/30/2009 3:43:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: birdsman
A white person that voted for McCain last year was racist, but a black person voting for Obama wasn’t.

Racism here, you make the call:

Exit polls - how Obama won

The Illinois senator won 43 percent of white voters, 4 percentage points below Carter’s performance in 1976 and equal to what Bill Clinton won in the three-man race of 1996. Republican John McCain won 55 percent of the white vote.


Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.

21 posted on 08/30/2009 3:43:43 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MosesKnows

Because Democrats are the racists. They race bait, and they put their boy in there so that they could race bait, every time someone speaks out against his policies, it makes zero, in their minds, untouchable and they can slip their entire agenda right in using that plan.

Understand, if like most Americans, the whole of America were to become truly colored blind, the Dems would be history forever. Racism holds them together, gives them their power.


22 posted on 08/30/2009 3:43:48 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: GOPJ
Yup. And 90% of those slinging around the "racist" accusation know damn well they are slinging it falsely in order to intimidate and silence dissent. It would be a little bit easier to swallow if they actually believed what they are saying, but they are flat-out deliberately sliming and bullying innocent people.
23 posted on 08/30/2009 3:45:16 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: MosesKnows

I don’t care what they say. I, you and everyone else has the right and responsibility to do what we feel is right.....regardless of color. Ignore their comments concerning race, it’s just used to divide. Won’t work this time around.


24 posted on 08/30/2009 3:46:22 PM PDT by RC2
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To: svcw
This is one of the few times I agree with Hillary. She was just one administration off.
25 posted on 08/30/2009 3:46:23 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: MosesKnows

It is racist to oppose collectivism.

It is sexist to oppose collectivism.

It’s bad for the environment to oppose collectivism.

It is selfish and materialistic to oppose collectivism.

It is isolationist and/or unilateralist to oppose collectivism.

It is stodgy, old-fashioned, and uncool to oppose collectivism.

It is stupid to oppose collectivism. Ignorant too.

It is unscientific to oppose collectivism.

It is fascistic to oppose collectivism.

It is wrong and in fact evil to oppose collectivism.

Etc.


26 posted on 08/30/2009 3:46:30 PM PDT by rogue yam
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I could care less about his skin color. Hell for that matter I have as much disgust for Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, Diane Fienstein, etc,etc,etc.

So...I guess that makes me a feminist hating, homophobic, white American gun toting male. Deal with it.

27 posted on 08/30/2009 3:47:10 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: MosesKnows

“As long as we continue living under the fascist PC Double Standard…”

The actual term is “POLITICALLY CORRUPT” when someone else can dictate what you can think, say and do; overriding free thinking, lawful behavior and your First Amendment freedoms.


28 posted on 08/30/2009 3:48:22 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: benjibrowder
they truly believe it is racist, despite the fact it isn’t.

When a person puts EVERYTHING in terms of race, then that person becomes racist by definition IMHO.

For this reason, the racists are the ones calling racism. For most white people, it isn't about race at all (in fact he is half white). It's about ideology, and two different directions for the USA.

29 posted on 08/30/2009 3:50:24 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: HIDEK6

Yesterday at work a black gal said that we were opposing him because he was black. I told her that her statement was racist. She never said another word.


30 posted on 08/30/2009 3:50:56 PM PDT by postal patty
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To: MosesKnows

we are in a racial war. The President is a partizen racist.

It is life or death.


31 posted on 08/30/2009 3:52:33 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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32 posted on 08/30/2009 3:54:37 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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“President Obama because he is black?”

Ummm, he is half white, so he is therefore considered white. (He is just a rich white kid from Hawaii.)
So if someone is considered “white”; they could not possibly be racist if the oppose Senator Obama’s radical left wing policies.

(What does it mean to “white after all?

The only people I have seen with truly white skin are mimes such as Marcel Marceau; and Michael Jackson.

Most humans have different shades of tan, peach and darker colors.)

33 posted on 08/30/2009 3:58:31 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: MosesKnows

Well, let me put it to you this way ...

I had lunch with a coworker recently whom I consider to be an intelligent person with good analytical skills. He is also a black man. I’ve never seen or heard him give any indication that he feels regularly discriminated against. He doesn’t carry a chip on his shoulder. He doesn’t have an “attitude.”

The waiter served water to another table before ours. This coworker decided that the waiter was a racist who was avoiding serving a thirsty black man. I didn’t know one could be racist in waiting tables. The incident changed my opinion of that coworker and not in a good way.

The moral of the story is that a formerly reasonable man suddenly sees racism in the smallest of circumstances. Welcome to post-racial Amerika.


34 posted on 08/30/2009 4:01:01 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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There has been a successful 35+ years war against White males...now the battle moves to destroy the middle-class and specifically the White middle-class.

In this video see how it is okay and agreed (publically) that White males should be discriminated against, these are members of the US government using my tax dollars to deprive people like me of equal opportunity and liberty.

No White Male Construction Workers

And, these SON-OF A-BITCHES wonder why I'm buying guns and ammo?

35 posted on 08/30/2009 4:03:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: MosesKnows

It is my duty as an American citizen...though I haven’t had to do too much disagreeing in public yet. Easier said than done.


36 posted on 08/30/2009 4:05:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
That deserves a repeat and a nomination for best post of the year!

I don't disagree with the color of his skin; I disagree with the color of his Commie RED policies and agenda.

37 posted on 08/30/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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There's a guy where I work, who is first generation Mexican-American. We are always talking politics and he and I are total conservatives. Most every time we talk, he feels sorry for me cuz I'm white and being white, I can't nothing to anyone without getting called a racist. This guy, gets harassed by friends and family members because he is conservative. They are all democrat and believe in milking the system for all they can get. Him, he works his ass off and supports, not only his immediate family, wife two kids, but he also supports his wife's parents and her brother, his parents and three siblings and about 5 other distant relatives. All of which are worthless stay at home screw the government out of all the money they can get POS. Also, half are still illegal, which just kills this guy.
Now to answer the question, no matter what a white conservative is wrong, but it also goes to other races of people that believe in hard work and becoming Americans.
38 posted on 08/30/2009 4:08:29 PM PDT by antiunion person (PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012)
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Obama had a black father and a white mother. He is not black and he is not white. He is both. That is not being racist. My father was Italian my mother German therefore, we were not Italian or German...we were both.. Ther racist card is getting old and people are getting tired of it. I criticized Dubya a lot...it was NOT racist. it was my right to do so as an American citizen.


39 posted on 08/30/2009 4:12:31 PM PDT by cubreporter
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F*** Obama. Thats what I think. Whatever you think makes no difference to me.


40 posted on 08/30/2009 4:21:22 PM PDT by scoobysnak71 (Just a National Security Threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: cubreporter

Without perceived white racism, and slimy liberal politicians, many minorities would have to GO BLACK TO WORK!


41 posted on 08/30/2009 4:26:04 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: MosesKnows

Never...repeat never...accept the left’s premise. If you do you have already lost your argument. Make them prove their premise first. They CANNOT! and thereby hangs the tale.


42 posted on 08/30/2009 4:28:43 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Canedawg
"...there will be no true advancement toward a “post-racial” society."

Where's the profit in that?

43 posted on 08/30/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: MosesKnows

44 posted on 08/30/2009 4:34:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: svcw

This has nothing to do with racism. It’s all about freedom and the destruction of our country by arrogant, in-your-face corrupt politicians out to steal our freedom. They were elected to represent the American people. They, are, in fact, representing their own self-interests. Neuter them in 2010; vote the rest out in 2012.

Sacramento Tea Party 8/28/98

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zhPA6XkCYE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8-9cnu_qU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfoGo1a6QA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9pluLWZFe8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bBDNCaKV_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v48nSNsG6RM


45 posted on 08/30/2009 4:35:05 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MosesKnows
Was a black person considered racist for expressing opposition to President Bush because he was white?

To avoid violating such a silly definition of racism is quite tricky for someone who is not white. It requires politically schizophrenic support for Bush (43), Clinton, Bush (41), Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, and the rest of them.

46 posted on 08/30/2009 4:35:16 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: MosesKnows

The real question is whether opposition is do to policies or skin color.

Were black people opposed to Bush because of his skin color or his policies?

Are white people opposed to ZerO due to his policies or his skin color?

With DumBO, he is half white, so, racism can be only half of it. The perception that only white people oppose ObozO is because so few blacks do. I have been to tea parties and town halls where the best arguments against ZerOcare were made by blacks and democrats.


47 posted on 08/30/2009 4:41:27 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Idiotcracy has arrived 400 years early.)
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It is only racist to disagree with Black people, like Obama or Holder. Disagreeing with white liberals, like Biden or SECSTATE Clinton, only makes you “reactionary.” Is that clear?
48 posted on 08/30/2009 4:45:01 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: masadaman; Diana in Wisconsin
He isn’t too white, he isn’t too black, he’s too RED.

Is this the "Michael Jaxson burn in he!! thread"?

I'm SO confused... :-)

49 posted on 08/30/2009 5:02:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred (NEGROMANCER!!!! Run for your LIVES!!!)
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To: rogue yam

50 posted on 08/30/2009 5:40:04 PM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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