The End of A Great American Hope?

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  1. Lumpy 1
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    To most Americans, the election of Barrack Obama to the President of The United States represented a great hope that finally this country could get past the racial divide that has plagued the country.
    With some Democrats, the liberal media, Jimmy Carter and even members of the Democratic House and Senate pulling out and pushing the race card that great hope is diminished!

    To Obama's credit, his Press Secretary said,

    "The president does not believe that the criticism comes based on the color of his skin," Gibbs said.
     
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    As it regards his comment about Wilson being racially motivated?

    That's very likely true given Wilsons history.

    But Carter stepped into it because he cannot prove what motivated Wilson.
     
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    The reality is that the Left continues to play the race card predominantly to score political points and people are getting tired of it.
     
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    Are all right wing conservatives racists and chauvinists? Seems so. Remember when Hillary brought forth a plan for healthcare, you would have thought the Devil reappeared on earth in the form of this woman. Deja vu all over again. Now a half black man brings healthcare forth and guess what? Lunacy reigns again. Deep somewhere buried in many, maybe most people, is a fear and a hatred for the other. Our primitive minds still contain the caveman's fears. One wishes for a parallel universe in which we could substitute a white man who wants healthcare reform. Would the nuttiness be the same?

    "The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolina’s state Capitol and denounced as a “smear” the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the ’48 segregationist candidate for president. Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber."

    ImmigrationProf Blog: Is Joe Wilson a Racist?
     
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    Are all leftwinger Democrats morons? Seems so. I just click on "find all posts by Midcan5" then judge each and every lefwinger by them.

    Really ... :cuckoo:
     
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    using the same logic I assume all liberals hate white men ?
     
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    No, Obama was elected because we needed someone to clean up Bush and Republican messes. He was the most likely candidate. Unfortunately, he still has belief that you can work with (I hope he fails) Republicans. Obviously, he can't. Why? Because they have issues.
     
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    No, but using the same logic you might be able to make the case that some specific Democrat with a history of expressing his hatred for woman might hate women.

    That's how parallelist arguments actually work, you see?
     
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    Umm, SO? Are you trying to draw a correlation between a heritage goup and racism? Please tell me you are not THAT stupid?
     
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    I have to credit Jimmy Carter and the Democrats for their "brilliance." The harsh reality is that the American public does not want Obamacare. I believe that a majority of Americans truly want affordable health care, they want something that will enable to deal with catastrophic care, and they want a reasonable form of restitution when victimized by incompetent medical care. None of this means that they want Obamacare. It only means that there are a lot of good, hard-hitting questions being asked, and the Democrats can't answer them. The debate was being conducted and it was making Congress squirm.

    Along comes Joe Wilson and his poorly-timed statement, and the Democrats seize the opportunity to divert attention away from the issues by throwing down the race card. Doesn't matter whether or not race has anything to do with it. In fact, they KNOW it doesn't, and they KNOW the American people KNOW it doesn't. But what it DOES is take attention away from the nuts and bolts of the health care debate.

    Carter only helps derail the debate a little further, and the White House is only too happy to step in and refute the claim that race had anything to do with it.
     

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