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Funny how the radical right can't seem to help themselves from making all kinds of racial Obama remarks, like that the GOP needs "a great white hope" to defeat him, or buying "Obama tags" to go hunting. WTF? Seriously? Disagree with his policies, fine, but this outright racism is just disgusting.

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neuronautica
Aug. 28th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
I could HUG YOU, right now. THANK YOU.

...And did you hear about the "home-town militias"? Just another excuse to be racist and buy a freaking gun. D
esprix
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
I can't remember any other president having GUNS brought to his speeches, can you?
neuronautica
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Not currently. And we all know how differently things would have went down if a Muslim man had come to a convention with a gun. Yeah.
joeyhemlock
Aug. 28th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I actually don't think the "great white hope" comment is that terrible. Yes, it started out being a very racist thing (looking for a white boxer who could beat Jack Johnson) but for years and years it's been used in a totally non-racial manner to indicate something to beat the invincible foe. I don't think that the congresswoman in question really meant anything racial by it.
jkusters
Aug. 29th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
She may not have meant anything racial about it, but she should have known it would have had racial overtones, given that she was a vocal supporter of a bill urging the President to issue a pardon for Jack Johnson, the big black threat that prompted a search for said "Great White Hope", and she is on record for having made remarks about it.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/28/773716/-SHE-LIED:-Rep.-Jenkins-Knows-All-About-the-Great-White-Hope

Either she was aware of the racial overtones of her remark and thought they would be appropriate for her audience, and is now playing dumb, or she really *is* dumb and is a discredit to her party and the House.
esprix
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
You presume ignorance where none can possibly exist, IMHO, especially considering the Neocon source.
jkusters
Aug. 28th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
The one that's turning my stomach today, though while not racial, is stone dead cold. Huckabee, that likeable oaf of a Republican presidential candidate today said that if Ted Kennedy was under ObamaCare, he'd be asked to die earlier than he did. Not only does that show an intentional act to completely distort the truth of the Health Care Reform legislation under consideration, but it also shows an incredibly insensitivity to the Kennedy family and all of those Americans who looked up to the august Lion of the Senate.

Grrrr....
darrelx
Aug. 29th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Anyone who believes that "End-of-life counseling" wasn't intended to improve actuaries by writing off seniors should look up who WROTE that piece of legislation.

You see... our lawmakers don't write most of the stuff that goes into our bills. Lobbyists do. Heck... the lawmakers don't even READ most of the bills they vote on, that's been proven!

The particular lobbyists who wrote section 1233 of HR3200 are a group known as "Compassion & Choices", formerly known as "the Hemlock Society". Outspoken proponents of euthanasia.

Look it up if you don't believe me. The End-of-life counseling that was written IN DETAIL into the house bill was intended to convince seniors that their life is less valuable, and influence them to off themselves. It may not spell it out that way now, but it certainly was written by people who have that as their long-term goal.

So... how distorted is the truth now that you know the part that MSNBC won't spoonfeed you?
jkusters
Aug. 29th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Nice shilling there, Darrel.
esprix
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
OK, Darrel, here it is:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:1:./temp/~c111RezlP5:e513253:

I read it. There's a whole hell of a lot of talk about giving the patient a lot of information so they can make an informed choice about their end of life care (and "end of life care" does not, as some scare mongers would want people to believe, mean "ways to kill yourself"). I could not find one single reference to "death panels" or "assisted suicide" or anything other than giving ME the choice about MY healthcare options, and making sure I understand all the ramifications thereof, BEFORE I become incapacitated and can't make those decisions for myself.
esprix
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
I skipped reading Michael Savage's thoughts for similar reasons - nothing good could come of it.
suba_al_hadid
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Oh please. The Liberals say things just as obnoxious about the Conservatives. Seriously. Really offensive stuff, and somehow it's all 'okay' because it's about "them".
esprix
Aug. 30th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree - the really radical left scares me, too. But racial comments? You don't those coming out of the left.
suba_al_hadid
Aug. 30th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
No? Not "the white man be keepin' us down"? That's not racist?

I'm being devil's advocate merely because I've heard both sides and they're both ugly.
esprix
Aug. 30th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'll play devil's advocate back and ponder that the majority has, historically, kept the minority down. Is that intrinsically racist, or a socio-economical reaction to oppression?
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