Racism is alive and well...

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Racism is alive and well...
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Sat, 05-07-2011 - 10:41am

While in some ways having a black president overcame some barriers, Obama in office has exposed prejudices that have been hidden below the surface for decades now. Not all who oppose him are bigoted, but I suspected a sizeable percentage are, given what we see in the way of attacks, 'humour', etc.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 8:50am

Dexter, racist gatherings at liberal events? Like you said, do provide links.

Oh, you asked about what I said on TPers and DADT... right here:

Tea Party Leader: We'll Take The Debt Ceiling Hike If You Put Gay Troops Back In The Closet

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 8:56am

anthony, I will gladly play the race card, because it is a major factor in the opposition to Obama, just as homophobia is at the root of opposition to same sex marriage and repeal of DADT. See how those on the right reacted to the Day of Silence?

Outline for me why you dislike Obama. Tell me what he has done that makes you virulent in your opposition.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-05-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:54am
Maybe it's the drugs in this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=E3ctO7fdrcc&feature=player_embedded

Maybe it's because unions are so very very very important and that makes it okay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUi---PGxyY

Maybe they are just stupid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBrHkxqNT7s&feature=related

Maybe liberals are just violent .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71gsnLfsbbM

The point is, if you can equate one person as representative of all conservatives /tea partiers then these people represent all liberals.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:05am

anthony, I will gladly play the race card, because it is a major factor in the opposition to Obama, just as homophobia is at the root of opposition to same sex marriage and repeal of DADT. See how those on the right reacted to the Day of Silence?

Now that's two irresponsible statements, at least in my view.

Outline for me why you dislike Obama. Tell me what he has done that makes you virulent in your opposition.

I don't dislike him personally, for all I know, he could be someone I would like.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:27am
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You'd have a point if someone equated one person as representative of all conservatives. However, no one did that.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 1:58pm

And when they can't find a Tea Party person making a racist remark, the left will just lie and say they did.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:10pm

*** There's nothing irresponsible with that statement. Some on the right absolutely refuse to see any racism, but that doesn't mean it's not there.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:30pm

I certainly understand that there are plenty of conservatives who do not subscribe to the Tea Party mantra, and with those folks I can have a decent interaction on issues.

Looking at some polling numbers from a few months ago, it seems Independents are more inclined to trust Obama on the deficit than the Tea Partyers. Since that is the TPers main issue, it would seem they are headed for a fade away. After the next election, maybe then we'll see the Lugar type Republicans start moving into the forefront of the Republican Party.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:31pm

anthony, quite frankly, I'm honoured.

On Obama, I meant issues. What issues do you disagree with him on, and why?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:57pm
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Nope. Only those who actually make racist statements.

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Yep, people with their eyes open recognize the racism. "No actual history..." LOL!

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