Skip to comments.CBC staff: Opposition to Obama is racist
Posted on 06/11/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by kingattax
Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
"This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime," Rye said during CSPAN's Q&A yesterday. "I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he's black. You know, whether it's questioning his intellect or whether or not he's Ivy League. It's always either he's not educated enough or he's too educated; or he's too black or he's not black enough; he's too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful."
She said that "a lot" of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word "cool" in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS superPAC.
"There's an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there's this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses," Rye said. "And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren't asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that's the number one person they'd love to have a beer with. So, if that's not cool I dont know what is.
She added that "even 'cool,' the term 'cool,' could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance]."
Rye said "I don't know" when asked if black enthusiasm for Obama might be lower than in 2008, but added that the Democrats have to explain how voter ID laws are racist to help motivate black voters.
"I think that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to educate people on the issues with voting rights this time," she told CSPAN. "A lot of our members feel that the voting rights bills that have been passed on voter ID . . . is going to create a barrier whether there's an enthusiasm gap or not. You have a situation where it's a modern-day poll tax."
MSNBC's Ed Schultz argued last year that "break" is a Southern racist term that should also never be applied to President Obama
They’re whipping the racial fervor to a peak here, folks. The whole CBC is labeling Conservatism as racist, and they’re fomenting racial hatred.
This is going to come to a head VERY quickly.
CBC - redefining racism to fit its agenda! Does anyone pay attention to this garbage?
I don’t like his white half, either.
"CBC staff: Opposition to Obama-The-Racist"
There; fixed it.
OK. I won’t call him cool any more. He is Kool, just like his cigarettes.
The very name “Congressional Black Caucus” screams politically-correct racism.
The CBC ignores the truth about Obama, and is using The Race Card, to cover up the crimes of Obama.
So someone should start an investigation against the CBC
I watched about 10 minutes of this SNOT-NOSED FEMALE DOG of a BLACK “Persuasion”. I was wondering when Brian Lamb was gonna reach up and BITCH-SLAP her?!
I see. So if he were white I’d agree with him?
The CBC can kiss my white ass!!!
Yeah, President Bush was hardly criticized at all! Was this individual in a cave from 2000 to 2009?
Oh noes!!! It’s the first time I have ever been called rayciss.
Can I get therapy through Obamacare? /s
Why do the Professional Black Racists need an “Executive Director” anyway?
When is the CBC going to speak out on the INCREASED black on white crime in this country? Ever since that boy Martin was shot in Florida, it seems as though whitey is a nationwide target of black yuts. OK CBC, speak out against that racism.
"Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having ones opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."Mary Francis Berry has the credentials within the black community to make her statement definitive as to why they use the epithet -- Professor of American Social Thought and History, U. Penn. Former Chair of the Civil Right Commission, co-founder of the "Free South Africa Movement," winner of the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award.
Obama is the cyst.
Is there any way to criticize President Obama without being racist? This kind of comment degrades the discussion by portraying racism as a thought crime - if they think it is racist, then it is! Play the victim trump card first so that you emasculate the opposition.
STUOID is as STUPID does!
How can you say that?
Didn't you learn ANYTHING during Black History Month?/sarc
Durn fat finger keying!
STUOID is as STUPID does! => STUPID is as STUPID does!
“This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime,” Rye said “
Yep, to liberals history re-sets whenever a new Democrat is elected POTUS.
When the foundation of one's world view and its basic first premises are determinism and collectivism, then everything one believes,and the standard of all of one's value judgments will be based on whether or not something is racist. That is not the path to objective knowledge, truth, concepts, and values.
Obviously the black conservatives oppose the white half of him and the white conservatives oppose the black half of him.
Wow, I really love the “post-racial” president.
This is what I love about the racists that have fallen all over themselves since '08 to make this idiotic claim. It isn't possible, within the limited confines of their pointed little heads, to oppose zero on policy points, it has to be racism!!
Well, I guess I'm a racist, then, because I oppose his policies, his political philosophy and his obvious goal to destroy the America that I grew up in, served and love.
I think I must have missed all the reports of Obama being "too Christian". /s
Nah, he’s not cool, he’s cold. Cold like a calculating thief. Cold as a cold blooded killer. Obama is one of those guys you just can’t trust.
I would compare him to a snake but I like snakes. I can’t say the same for Obama.
Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus......by definition, a racist organization, run by and for racists.