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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    16 Apr '10 18:21
    I've been pleasantly surprised at the low levels of racial comments made about Obama. Has anyone noticed much use of the race card by Obama, his supporters or his opponents?
  2. 16 Apr '10 18:25
    It seems like you do occasionally hear someone complaining that the Tea Partiers are mostly a bunch of racists who oppose Obama and his policies because he's black.
  3. 16 Apr '10 18:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I've been pleasantly surprised at the low levels of racial comments made about Obama. Has anyone noticed much use of the race card by Obama, his supporters or his opponents?
    pleasantly low levels?

    what about Reid's comment on obama's lack of negro dialects and his light skin color?

    or perhaps this:
    http://dancleary.typepad.com/dan_cleary/2010/04/dont-call-barack-obama-an-athlete-norah-odonnell-will-think-you-are-a-racist.html
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    16 Apr '10 18:48
    There was the "Magic Negro" thing too now that I think about it.
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    16 Apr '10 18:53
    Rush Limbaugh.

    A man who can justify any terrorist attack by his sole existence.
  6. 16 Apr '10 19:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    There was the "Magic Negro" thing too now that I think about it.
    I also remember Beck's comment on Obama's "hatred of the white culture".
  7. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    16 Apr '10 20:02
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    It seems like you do occasionally hear someone complaining that the Tea Partiers are mostly a bunch of racists who oppose Obama and his policies because he's black.
    Could be this outfit: Crashtheparty.org

    "Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them,"

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/14/crashing-the-tea-party/

    Typical left-whingers, can't handle the criticism by those standing against the bureauRatic juggernaut.
  8. 17 Apr '10 04:32
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    There was the "Magic Negro" thing too now that I think about it.
    wasn't that a liberal author?
  9. 17 Apr '10 04:33
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Obama

    You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

    * Statement at a San Francisco fundraiser (6 April 2008)
  10. 17 Apr '10 04:41
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    There was the "Magic Negro" thing too now that I think about it.
    it was the L.A. Times!

    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/mar/19/opinion/oe-ehrenstein19

    the author:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ehrenstein

    David Ehrenstein (born February 18, 1947) is an American critic who focuses primarily on issues of homosexuality in cinema.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    17 Apr '10 04:46
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Obama
    You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

    A startling example of astute and honest political insight. A few of these here and there have saved him from being dismissable as a complete stuffed shirt.
  12. 17 Apr '10 05:22
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Could be this outfit: Crashtheparty.org

    "Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them,"

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/14/cras ...[text shortened]... t-whingers, can't handle the criticism by those standing against the bureauRatic juggernaut.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/15/oregon-probes-teacher-determined-demolish-tea-party/

    Updated April 15, 2010

    Oregon Teacher Panel Probes Educator Determined to 'Demolish' Tea Party

    By Jana Winter

    A middle school teacher in Oregon who announced his intention "to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party" on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site is under investigation by his state's Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.

    ...
  13. 17 Apr '10 16:48
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I've been pleasantly surprised at the low levels of racial comments made about Obama. Has anyone noticed much use of the race card by Obama, his supporters or his opponents?
    I have not heard anything since Harry Reid called him a like skinned negro.
  14. 20 Apr '10 12:31
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    It seems like you do occasionally hear someone complaining that the Tea Partiers are mostly a bunch of racists who oppose Obama and his policies because he's black.
    Black? Looks coffee coloured to me.
  15. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    20 Apr '10 14:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    There was the "Magic Negro" thing too now that I think about it.
    That parody song was not really about Obama. The target of that song was Al Sharpton.