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Crying Wolf

The seemingly never ending use of race to distort true disagreement marches on, as Representative and Obama lackey James Clyburn (D-Mars) unleashed the following verbal belch while discussing the spending package and opposition from certain Governors:

"The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor's represent states that are in the proverbial black belt. I was insulted by that," Clyburn said. "All of this was a slap in the face of African-Americans. It had nothing to do with Governor Sanford."

The "slap in the face to African-Americans" is Mr. Clyburn's suggestion that the "black belt" is in more need of this money than other races. Does he deem all black people in these states as dead beats who are looking for nothing more than a hand out? I believe all of these governors were elected by at least some of these black people he insists are being treated with malfeasance.

This on the heels of Reverend Al's protest of the New York Post, for the now infamous chimp cartoon.

And the new Attorney General, Eric Holder, who is black, claims we are a "nation of cowards" when it comes to issues of race.

Do these people realize that a black man was just elected President of the United States? Do they not realize that white people actually voted for him over a white man?

The only time race is politically made an issue is when it will advance the agenda of liberals. It is the "last refuge of a liberal" when they have nothing else to use in their bag of demagoguery and rhetoric.

Speak out against Obama's policies? You're a racist. Ask him about his association with Reverend Wright? You're a racist. Draw a cartoon suggesting a chimp could have done a better job than Congress of writing the spending package? You're a racist.

How many times have we seen or heard the terms "fascist" or "Hitler" used to describe George W. Bush. How many times have we seen the swastika painted on signs to disparage that man?

Using those symbols and words so flippantly took a little bit away from the terrible, historical meaning of those references, diluting the true nature from where they came and what was done in their name.

The recent use of the term "racist" and the inference of "racism" will eventually deplete the meaning and history implicated by these terms, as well, dumbing them down to where they will not have the same effect when true racism occurs.

I've said it before: I believe Obama is wrong on so many levels that I don't want him to succeed.

If that's the new "racism", than so be it.


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I'm waiting for Burris to d... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm waiting for Burris to drop the race card next. After all, that senate seat he's in is a BLACK senate seat. And if you don't agree, it's because you're RACIST!

I don't know. Maybe I'm ju... (Below threshold)
Sue:

I don't know. Maybe I'm just less "sensitive" than other people.

I'm already cynical and expect that everything I read about "racism" is political posturing, false accusations and for political advantage. We've seen so much of it that the content of those three is much larger than true racism.

To simply say, as a conservative, that you are not racist-or that you have friends and aquaintances who are of other races and you don't think twice about it is PROOF. PROOF, to the liberals, that you ARE RACIST.

Don't get me wrong. I know there's racism out there. Liberals though are more concerned about how it can help them than exposing true racism. Yes, it's like crying wolf. After awhile you don't believe it-even if it happens to be there.

No doubt there is racism ou... (Below threshold)
JC Hammer:

No doubt there is racism out there. But the American from African decedents don't want it to quit. Why else would they call themselves African American? How many white people go around saying they are European Americans?

Like its said, the squeaking wheel gets the grease. So therefore some people squeak.

Maybe this bill is really r... (Below threshold)
kathie:

Maybe this bill is really reparations disguised as stimulus. Clyburn is so angry because some might not get any. Just a thought.

Clyburn's revealing/admitti... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Clyburn's revealing/admitting, then, that the "Stimulus" (so-called) "Package" is reparations based upon race? Specifically, that the Stimulus is money taken from "other than Blacks" and redirected to Blacks (African/Americans, Negroids, people who have some ancestry in the continent of Africa, etc.) who are in the U.S.?

That is the only logical point he's making.

Now, let me see if I have m... (Below threshold)
pgg:

Now, let me see if I have my logic correct.

According to Obama's SecState Hillary Clinton,

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM.

(Or at least, it was as recently as January 29, 2009)

On February 19, 2009, I learned from Congressman James Clyburn that

DISSENT IS RACISM.

Do I remember my transitive property correctly?

IF A = B and A = C then B = C?

So what we now know, thanks to the Democrats and their unassailable logic, is that

RACISM IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM

...


...


...


well,


...


if you say so.

It's simple politics. The D... (Below threshold)
Ken Hahn:

It's simple politics. The Democrats need 90+% of the black vote, so every Democrat will search endlessly for something that might by some stretch of wildest imagination be describe as racism. If nothing is available, they will make it up.

A Democrat yelling racism is the equivalent of a three year old screaming "meanie!". And usually as self serving and meaningless. But they NEED those votes.

Ken HahnYou couldn... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Ken Hahn

You couldn't have proven your ignorance better than with your comment. I'm not accusing you of anything but ignorance so don't say I'm accusing you of being a racist. I don't know that from your comment, only that it is incredibly ignorant and insulting to "the black vote."

Can you support your statement with any facts? In other words, show us the data which says that blacks vote democratic for no other reason, or principally or even nominally because of Democrats "yelling racism..."

Also where do you get your facts that Democrats "need 90+% of the black vote"?

Shawn:RE: "I belie... (Below threshold)
kevino:

Shawn:

RE: "I believe Obama is wrong on so many levels that I don't want him to succeed."

That's where we don't agree. I know that President Obama is wrong, and so I know that his policies will fail. I actually hope that I'm wrong, because I want the country to do well. However, I don't think that I'm (we're) wrong at all. I know how this is going to play out, and it isn't going to be pretty.

"...show us the data which ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...show us the data which says that blacks vote democratic for no other reason, or principally or even nominally because of Democrats "yelling racism..."

Isn't that what Democrats have been accusing Republicans of for years? Isn't Democratic ideology based on victimization? (Prime example: John Edwards and his 2 America's)?

As for Clyburn believing his people aren't getting their cut of the stimulus pork, perhaps he needs to speak to Nancy. She got 1,702 pork projects just for the city of San Francisco. Just goes to show some animals are more equal than others.

Let me express some "courag... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Let me express some "courage".

Congressman Clyburn, you are a race-baiting thug.

There, someone needed to say it.

JFO - "You couldn't hav... (Below threshold)
Marc:

JFO - "You couldn't have proven your ignorance better than with your comment. I'm not accusing you of anything but ignorance so don't say I'm accusing you of being a racist."

I suspect that was offered as an opinion vice fact. I also suspect you came to the same conclusion and jumped at the chance to bash someone.

That said, here's a question for you that may provide some anecdotal evidence.

All the demographic studies of the election placed the number of blacks voting for "The O" between 93 and 96 percent.

Is it your claim that ALL those black voters did so because of agreement on his policy and vision of the future?

If so you're as blind as a bat with broken echo-ranging.

The definition of racism is... (Below threshold)
Alan:

The definition of racism is talking about race or making race an issue. Racism goes both ways -- one who says "you're racist!" is just as guilty of racism as the one they accuse.

When we get to the point where race is no longer a necessary part of the conversation, then we will have put it behind us.

(Having grown up in Africa I speak from experience on the other side of the fence, so to speak.)

JFO and most the democratic... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

JFO and most the democratic party members are racists. They constantly count color. If you do not have a substantial amount of african americans in your group, according to the left, you automatically are racist. It is a perverse and sick way of looking at a complex issue. ww

"lawyer" marcYour ... (Below threshold)
JFO:

"lawyer" marc

Your asshat hypocrisy is amazing. You, the jagoff who regularly demands "facts"from folks like me to support an opinion rushes to the defense of a wingnut idiot who makes a sweeping generalization with no facts

Quit huffing those exhaust fumes fool.

Willie - you're a buffoon.<... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Willie - you're a buffoon.




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