Everyone's racist now

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Until recent years, I thought a “racist” was someone who believed that one race of people was genetically superior to other races. I also knew that far too many people confuse racism with bigotry. But now I know better.

According to liberal politicians and pundits, I’ve been all wrong.

I know that of the steps needed to implement socialism or communism in a society, none is more important than taking control of people’s health.

That is why I oppose the so-called Affordable Care Act, or as the president calls it, Obamacare. But time and time again, we’ve been told if you oppose Obamacare, you’re a racist. Most recently, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said it’s “because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort.”

I believe the Second Amendment is a good thing, as it allows people to protect themselves. But some British and Australian psychologists determined I have these beliefs because I’m a racist.

I believe schools set up by Christian organizations are a good thing, but President Obama said “if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs – if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division.”

I oppose the president’s call to increase the minimum wage. While it would initially be helpful to some people, the net effect would be a loss of entry level jobs and it would raise living costs, rendering those raises ineffective. But Ed Schultz of MSNBC recently said “I think not raising the minimum wage is a racist policy.”

There are tons of examples and almost daily someone is saying that I’m a racist because of my American beliefs; because I oppose unnecessary government intrusion into my private life; because I believe in the tenet of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Apparently, by these new definitions, being a racist is something we can be proud of. So, whether you’re black, white, red or yellow, if you’re a racist too – hold your head up!

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deestafford
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deestafford 05/28/14 - 12:17 am
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The biggest canard the left has is in the use of...

The biggest canard of the left is in the use of the word "racist". As pointed out by David it has lost its original meaning and what would have correctly been referred to as "racial" is not "racist".

Let us not think this is by accident. The left has known for a long time that the world "racist" conjures up imagines of police dogs attack blacks and repression during segregation--which went on in the north by the way. Emotions, not thought, guide liberal reactions.

I think it was George Orwell, if not it was someone else, who said that one way to control and manipulate the people is to change the meanings of words to fit your goals. In essence to detach people from reality and critical thinking. The latter being completely foreign to the left.

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corgimom 05/28/14 - 04:44 am
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"I know that of the steps

"I know that of the steps needed to implement socialism or communism in a society, none is more important than taking control of people’s health."

Um, ok.

Honestly, where do people come up with this stuff?

carcraft
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carcraft 05/28/14 - 05:35 am
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Well we have been repeatedly

Well we have been repeatedly lied to and manipulated by this administration, regulations and laws are put in effect that violate the bill of rights and Obama has at every point done what he can to divide us. Our health care is now complete government driven. Know what. I want the whole stupid thing ended!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 05/28/14 - 05:51 am
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"Honestly, where do people
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"Honestly, where do people come up with this stuff?"

Have you ever heard of Adolph Hitler, or Joseph Stalin? Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/28/14 - 05:53 am
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Corgimom

"Honestly, where do people come up with this stuff?"

It's called HISTORY and if you don't learn from it, you're doomed to repeat it!!

A Country doesn't become facist, socialist or communist over night!! They slowly and methodically chip away at individual rights, giving the government more power; until the people just wake up one day and wonder how they got here!!

myfather15
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myfather15 05/28/14 - 05:55 am
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By the way!! If they raise

By the way!! If they raise the minimum wage and fast food workers are paid the $15.00/hr they are demanding, if I don't get a raise, Burger King will be getting my application!!

There is absolutely NO WAY, flipping burgers is as stressful as my job!!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/28/14 - 05:57 am
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but keep black kids uneducated

and you're not racist
create a system where not a single black kid is capable
of passing an AP exam
and you're not racist
create a system that can take the place of a father
thus ending the black family
and you're not racist
put all the poor black kids in one big housing complex
and you're not racist
create a system where black kids do not have the skills
to get a good job, then raise the price of those jobs
and you're not racist
make every black baby feel like the victim of every white baby
and you're not a racist
liberals- goodness... they're the best racists ever!

carcraft
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carcraft 05/28/14 - 06:07 am
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Some people think it is OK to

Some people think it is OK to lie, manipulate, distort and obsfuscate the truth. Used to be that people that resorted to that type of behavior were labeled sociopaths!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/28/14 - 06:57 am
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Now they're just the GOP.

Now they're just the GOP.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/28/14 - 07:10 am
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Having just read several dozen Jokes against WHITES.

I must admit I caught myself giggling at the white culture and the stereotypes other cultures have of them.

Stereotypes, cultural differences and etc. have been with humanity since the start.

But all this talk of Racism is to be expected its an election year, and it is all the Democrats have to run on this year.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 05/28/14 - 07:37 am
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Dang good letter!!!

Government needs to get the H*ll out of my life. I pay my taxes and they use that money to spy on me JUST TO MAKE SURE I'm not a terrorist.
Let me tell you something. If the government pushes us too far WE WILL PUSH BACK.
You see we're Americans and we don't take crap off of anybody!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 05/28/14 - 07:50 am
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Bodhistechfan...what on Earth
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Bodhistechfan...what on Earth are you talking about? Are you insinuating that there are no racists in the Democrat party? I'm sure, as always, you won't be able to back up that accusation with any facts.

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deestafford 05/28/14 - 08:07 am
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One of the things that saddens me is...

One of the things that saddens me is how unhappy many people in America are.

Too many Americans understand the standard of living we have is beyond anything our parents and grandparents could have dreamed. The standard of living of our "poor" would be the envy of 90% of the world.

This ignorance and unhappiness could be traced in part to a lack of historical perspective and lack of world travel.

Obama, his wife, the AG, and many others in his administration have been a significant source of this unhappiness by balkanizing the country by telling people the "racists'' and the "typical white people" are out to keep them down. Also, the blacks and poor are where they are because the white man stole their "stuff" from them when they weren't looking and became wealthy on this thief.

When the people a group idolizes tells them something over and over they tend to believe the propaganda to be the truth and respond as the idol had intended---"follow me and give me power over your lives" is the goal.

Obama believes without racial conflict he will be found to be an empty suit with no substance other than a leftist, anti-American ideology in which he has been immersed since birth.

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edcushman 05/28/14 - 08:13 am
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"By the way!! If they raise
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"By the way!! If they raise the minimum wage and fast food workers are paid the $15.00/hr they are demanding, if I don't get a raise, Burger King will be getting my application!!"
myfather, what most of the dummies that are screaming for $15/hr do not know is most of them would no longer have a job. The smarter folks with better work ethics would soon take their jobs but then there is a reason they are flipping hamburgers ain't it.

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john 05/28/14 - 08:15 am
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here is the "conversation on race" the left wants to have.

If you are white and breathe oxygen, you are a racist. If you disagree you are racist. Any questions? Glad we cleared that up.

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freeradical 05/28/14 - 08:15 am
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"typical white " racists

It is essential to understand as Obama explained that just like his own :

" typical white " grandmother

You can only be racist if you are a typical white .

edcushman
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edcushman 05/28/14 - 08:21 am
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"Obama, his wife, the AG, and
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"Obama, his wife, the AG, and many others in his administration have been a significant source of this unhappiness by balkanizing the country by telling people the "racists'' and the "typical white people" are out to keep them down. Also, the blacks and poor are where they are because the white man stole their "stuff" from them when they weren't looking and became wealthy on this thief."
Obama's 'Dream From My Father' was the hatred of white men. His father was a communist who hated England with a passion. One of the 1st thing the lying racist thug in the WH did was send Churchill's bust back to England.

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RMSHEFF 05/28/14 - 08:28 am
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edcushman

You are correct. I can flip a "mean" hamburger and I was by far the best on the fry machine when I worked at Dairy Queen in the late 1960's....all for $1.25 an hour.

Free at last 2015
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Free at last 2015 05/28/14 - 08:40 am
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America has created an

America has created an unrealistically high bar for proving racism - so high that most such complaints rarely succeed,and complainants are marginalized and ridiculed for irrationally " playing the race card." America condemns racism only on irrefutable proof of the Duck Dynasty variety, today's symbolic equivalent of white cops unleashing dogs on black children. In its most obvious forms, it might be. But racism does not always come in the form of hateful epithet or a Jim Crow - like statute. And so we must continue to take account of racial inequality,especially in its less obvious forms, and actively discuss ways to combat it. Herein lies the strange dichotomy of what Ta - Nehisi Coates calls elegant racism in the so called post racial, colorblind age : There is very little daylight between the vantage point of John Roberts, Mark Cuban,Donald Sterling, and Cliven Bundy. Each of them abides on a wealthy plantation of white privilege and the ignorance that it affords.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/28/14 - 09:10 am
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"Each of them abides on a
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"Each of them abides on a wealthy plantation of white privilege and the ignorance that it affords."
Free, I'm not so sure you are really 'Free'. Racism, hatred of whites, has been spread among blacks by the liberals, democrats and black leaders even in black churches for the last 40 yrs. It is very obvious that racist hatred has turned many blacks against whites. No good will come of this in the future.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/28/14 - 09:10 am
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free at last, goodness

you are not free
you just chose different chains...

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/28/14 - 09:39 am
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The word "RACIST"
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"Racist" has been over used to the extent that it holds little validity anymore. Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban, now labeled a racist, was guilty of nothing more than stating the truth...that we ALL hold a certain amount of prejudice. This is true of whites, blacks(sorry, African-Americans), Latinos, Asians...EVERYONE! As for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, I refer to Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich, a liberal who publicly touts raising the MW but privately admits when it happens, he'll replace cashiers in his restaurants with automated cash registers to reduce costs. Guess what liberals...THIS WILL HAPPEN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Don't believe me? Check the CBO, who said raising the MW to $15 an hour will cost half a MILLION jobs!

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Bizkit 05/28/14 - 09:52 am
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It is obvious who the real

It is obvious who the real racist are-its the Dems who are preoccupied with it and always talking about it and accusing others of the very behavior they exhibit, and the clincher they believe the president is a "black man" which is just an ignorant racist statement. Notice how always the Dems are accusing anyone who disagrees with Obama as racist yet they are the ones who believe he is a "black man" and preoccupied he is a "blackman" and will remind you he is a "black man". That is like saying Ghandi is a "black man"=how retarded. I guess all the racist independents who elected the president finally realized gosh the Dems are right he is a black man and we can't have that and have now turned on the prez. silly isn't it.

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rmwhitley 05/28/14 - 09:58 am
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I'm a
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racist bigot and wish to give ALL of the credit to the democratic party, aclu, black panthers, inner city dwellers and the naacp. Thank you! Have a nice day!

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justthefacts 05/28/14 - 10:10 am
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Crying Wolf

"America has created an unrealistically high bar for proving racism - so high that most such complaints rarely succeed,and complainants are marginalized and ridiculed for irrationally " playing the race card." And who's fault is that? You can start with Jesse and end with Al.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 05/28/14 - 10:13 am
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I thought being racist meant

I thought being racist meant you are white. I've been mislead all these years into believing that it's not possible for anyone other than Caucasians to be racists or bigots.

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deestafford 05/28/14 - 10:14 am
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To get an idea of how our "educators" are being....

To get an idea of how our "educators" are being indoctrinated on "racism" and "white privilege" please read Dr. Walter Williams column on today's ACES page. It concerns a "white privilege" conference held in Madison, WI that was attended by over 2500 of our ''educators". It is really eye opening and amazing of what the speakers had to say.

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SGT49 05/28/14 - 10:17 am
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FAL - What a bunch of tripe.

FAL - What a bunch of tripe. Liberals have created such a low bar to calling anyone who disagrees with them racist, because they lose the argument every time facts or logic enters into the discussion. Don't you just love that phrase, "wealthy plantation of white privilege". Don't tell Jordan, Woods, O'Neil, Winfrey, Beyonce, Jay-Z, etc. about this.

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countyman 05/28/14 - 10:46 am
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''Why is it that 90% of armed

''Why is it that 90% of armed robberies, murders, and other crimes are COMMITTED BY BLACKS?''

'In 2006, 61% of all robbery arrestees were under twenty-five years of age. Of those, 90% were males. Blacks accounted for 54% of the total robbery arrests, whites for 44%, and all other races make up the remainder'

The media chooses the stories they wish to report... Our local media doesn't report the crime in Columbia County unless it's a stolen credit card, but they'll report any violent crime in the inner city, South Augusta, etc..

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/28/14 - 11:14 am
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Blacks are seven times more

"Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison, Hispanics three times, and the reason is clear, because from 1980 to 2003 the US incarceration rate has tripled, and so proves that Justice is not only hard won, but well served. "

All these data indicate that one ethnicity has a major problem that is impacting all other ethnicities. Seems crazy, given these data, that progressives portray this one ethnicity as the victims rather than the statistical reality of likely perpetrator.

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