shoshin wrote:> ok, John, I know you will make some snarky comment about my being
> an unwitting dupe of the radical left-wing conspiracy, but this
> pursuit of Obama is all about race. And, no, anyone who disagrees
> with Obama is not automatically labelled a racist. But hounding
> him about his birth certificate is just another way to make him
> out to be "the other." You grew up in Chicago, where I'm sure
> there was plenty of racism, but I grew up in the South, where we
> literally swam in it. And it hasn't gone away, it's still there,
> wherever white people resent the achievements of black
> people. Whether it's the evils of affirmative action or the evils
> of inter-racial marriage, it's always there. And Obama is almost
> worse than a black man - he's the son of black man and a white
> woman(gasp!). And he has actually appointed black people to
> cabinet positions and high executive offices! What is he
> I see racism pretty clearly, and it's not in those who disagree
> with Obama's politics or policies. It's in the relentless, cloaked
> hounding of his personhood.
shoshin wrote:> oh, John, snark, snark, snark....first, I never said that it was
> Republicans that are racist bigots, behind the Birther agenda,
> it's an equal opportunity collection of zealots...and the South
> was (in my childhood and adolescence an exclusively Democratic
> stronghold, replete with racist demagogues....they've only turned
> Republican in the last 20 years or so....and as I recall, it was
> Anita Hill who impugned Clarence Thomas, but I guess she was just
> a front for the Democratic, liberal, left-wing conspiracy...as for
> Condoleeza Rice, I believe Don Rumsfeld made fun of her, not me...
> As for Hilary Clinton, well, I'm sure she was urged to portray
> Obama as 'the other" during her campaign, and there were racist
> impulses behind that, and she was trying to get the Presidency,
> which she no doubt perceived as rightfully hers. Why do you want
> set me up as a straw man, and give the impression that I said
> things I never did? Don't you think xenophobia is a natural
> expression in humans? Rather than denying it, we should recognize
> that we are all subject tp those fears.
Democrats called George Bush an illegimate president from the day he took office, and they vitriolically mocked his Texas accent and Texas hat. His reelection only made them angrier, and they even released a movie, "The Death of a President (2006)," that described Bush's assassination.
We take no sides in any political battles (such as Republicans vs Democrats) ... If we have any bias at all, it's that we're pro-American.
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