Racist accusations grossly misapplied

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According to Democrats and the American left, anybody who opposes or questions President Obama's policies is labeled racist. I must be a racist since I oppose government takeover of our American health-care system, automotive industry, financial system and the forceful taking of one's wealth and giving it to others.

In the early months of the health-care debate during the Clinton administration, we were as adamantly opposed to Hillary Care as we are to Obama Care. Were we racist then? If my memory serves me right, there were no claims of racism -- probably because, as far as I can tell, the Clintons are white.

So what has changed? In both cases, we oppose the same draconian power grab by the administration in power. The real racists are the American left. It's the left that constantly tell the minority community that they cannot make it on their own. Why not? In my humble opinion, the liberals cannot defend their policies on merit. With old media's help, they were able to cow their opponents simply by labeling them/us racists.

I, for one, am sick of it. Does anybody think government takeover of the American health-care system will improve it? Did you ever deal with the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the DMV or any other government-run bureaucracy? It is a maddening experience. At least their inefficiencies won't kill you; relinquishing our health-care system to a bunch of bureaucrats who answer to whims of politicians probably will.

Ye Sun Wiltse

Evans

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 09/25/09 - 02:12 am
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President Clinton said it

President Clinton said it best to all of those who continually play the race card.....The majority of hard working american tax payers didn't support health care take over under the Clinton Administration nor did they support many of his policies to grow the government and he didn't spend 1/2 as much as Obama already has spent. They were verbally against it under a white president and they are against it under a black president because rational educated americans know it has nothing to do with race but everything to do with limited government that does not enable its citizens to become dependent on the government for everything. Putting the label of racist on someone who oposes President Obama's polices does nothing positive for our President and needs to end. Former President Carter, although well intentioned doesn't have a clue and just wants to push for bigger government any way possible.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/25/09 - 03:09 am
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Facts, not iinflammatory

Facts, not iinflammatory rhetoric, must be the currency of any rational debate about improvements- positive changes- in the manner in which medical care is rationed and financed in our nation.

TechLover
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TechLover 09/25/09 - 06:06 am
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To say that all opposition to

To say that all opposition to Obama is based on race is just as foolish as saying that none of it is.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 06:06 am
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Joe Wilson utters 2 words and

Joe Wilson utters 2 words and is accused of being racist.....not one word had anything to do with race, but the accusations came just the same. Opposing socialized healthcare brought accusations of racism from Jimmy Carter....the irrational accusations just keep coming when they can't come up with a legitimate argument.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 06:10 am
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And to say that support for

And to say that support for Obama is based on race is just as foolish as saying that none of it is........wouldn't you agree, Techlover?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 06:11 am
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Making the racism accusation

Making the racism accusation with no evidence is what is foolish.....When someone presents an argument, present a counter argument based on facts....you don't have to just cry racism.

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carcraft 09/25/09 - 06:22 am
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Now the Democratic Senators

Now the Democratic Senators are refusing to allow Americans to see the Health care bill before it is voted on..Why?....To prevent more racism !

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/25/09 - 06:29 am
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Ye Sun Wiltse, very funny.

Ye Sun Wiltse, very funny. The use of the word "Obama Care" reveals more than anything else in your letter. The old Clinton, Biden, Kennedy were white men is bogus. Prior to Obama they were all " White men".

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 06:34 am
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Ye Sun Wiltse, very funny.

Ye Sun Wiltse, very funny. The use of the word "Obama Care" reveals more than anything else in your letter. The old Clinton, Biden, Kennedy were white men is bogus. Prior to Obama they were all " White men".
Posted by ispy4u on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:29 AM ------------------------------ huh?

dashiel
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dashiel 09/25/09 - 06:47 am
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Yeah, Ye Sun, you tell 'em.

Yeah, Ye Sun, you tell 'em. Latinos have no race, only black and white people. We don't want no unAmericans messin' with our wealthcare, and we certainly don't want no redistribution of health! --Yo Moon.

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jackfruitpaper833 09/25/09 - 06:50 am
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Then Ye Sun Wiltse, you may

Then Ye Sun Wiltse, you may not be but what about the others let alone these local posters. Surely you don't think everyone in this white run tea bag crap is NOT racist... are you Asian? The American left GET REAL most hate filled racist are white and are on the right. I've never paid party lines any attention until this YEAR or should I say since Obama was selected then sworn in. You fooling yourself if you think the American left, and what is American left? is the most racist side, FALLS OUT LAUGHING.

TechLover
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TechLover 09/25/09 - 06:54 am
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tigger: Just ask 55-F-100,

tigger: Just ask 55-F-100, Hoodedknight, and a few other posters on here. No, no racism whatsoever.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 09/25/09 - 06:55 am
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car craft you are right . the

car craft you are right . the reason why all bills passed and worked on are never read is to prevent racism. but they are not even read by their sponsers or supporters in congress let alone us poor citizens. this is to insure that racism wont creep into the democratic party. you know the ones who see different groups of citizens not americans. the ones who were against voting rights etc in the sixities. . or it might also be that they just dont understand the bills they pass and a possibility that rep. conyers suggested weeks ago. and he is one of the dims leaders. or we are right it is a power grab to cripple political dissent in this country. so either way we who oppose it are screwed we will be called racist / or against mentally challenged congressmen.

TechLover
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TechLover 09/25/09 - 06:58 am
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tigger, yes I would agree, to

tigger, yes I would agree, to say that all support of Obama is based on his race is just as foolish as to say none of it is

way2goAUG
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way2goAUG 09/25/09 - 07:05 am
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You can oppose liberal

You can oppose liberal policies if you're conservative, I have no problem with that. However, you can't ignore the blatant racism that is exhibited by a few conservative nuts. I frequently read the comments that are left and there is no way anyone can deny that race plays a major role in the thought process of some residents here in Augusta. My caution to all is a reminder that we are no longer living in the 60's and there is no way African Americans will tolerate the treatment of the past. Once my racist friends realize that we might all be better off.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 07:09 am
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TechLover....I never said

TechLover....I never said there was no racism.....but when it is thrown at me for merely disagreeing, I have to question the motive.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 07:11 am
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And don't forget to list

And don't forget to list Justus4 in your list of racists.

Lobosolo
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Lobosolo 09/25/09 - 07:12 am
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I've figured it out, and it

I've figured it out, and it is just too simple. You bubbas -tigger, 55F100, convertedsoutherner, WhitlessPost (did you used to be pettythomas), etc. etc., ad naseum - are just too plain stupid to recognize your own strongest traits. I've got news for you ignorant pinheads. The way y'all wear your racism on your sleeve is like the cartoon of someone with a target on their back. It's really, really big, Bubbas. Everyone can see it but yourselves. You're not blind, you just don't want to see. Why are y'all so ashamed of your racism? You do it so well.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 09/25/09 - 07:35 am
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The racist card is the left's

The racist card is the left's way of saying their actions and policies have no merit. This obvious ruse was pointed out before Obama won the election. Obama himself made it clear that all that "...don't look like him" would be labeled racist. Now it's happening. Only the uninformed and willingly blind are surprised.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 09/25/09 - 07:39 am
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TechLover, your list (6:54)

TechLover, your list (6:54) seemed to miss RCR, Lobosolo, jackfruit, justus, R2, and often times, yourself. Isn't that another racist act?

ripjones
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ripjones 09/25/09 - 07:51 am
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Excellent letter. You are

Excellent letter. You are correct.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 09/25/09 - 07:51 am
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lobosolo why is it that the

lobosolo why is it that the nutty left always has to mention race? you call all those who disagree with you bubbas this is a pretty racist statement too. a few are going to be racist you cant help it and to be honest we all probably harbor some feeling of comfort at being around our own kind. but this may be more culture that skin color. anyhow the true bigots are the ones who use race in any and all arguements and if the shoe fits. well you know...

AWyld1
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AWyld1 09/25/09 - 08:01 am
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Well tech just ask jackfruit,

Well tech just ask jackfruit, justus or a few other posters on here what color a racist is...there are idiots on both sides.

concernednative
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concernednative 09/25/09 - 08:01 am
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What techlover said at

What techlover said at 6:06am.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/25/09 - 08:05 am
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lobo... Please tell me where

lobo... Please tell me where I have ever said anything racist. You continue to play the racist card and then accuse others. You can put yourself into that racist list.

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soldout 09/25/09 - 08:30 am
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Since a a well known

Since a a well known publication issued a report of a recent study saying before babies are six months old they are racist we have a different situation. Since folks are born that way and can't help it then they need special protection just like the gays who claim to be born that way. If fact everyone needs sensitivity training so they don't say bad things about those who are racist. In fact if they are born that way they need to be celebrated and have parades etc. Surely the liberal media can't be wrong on anything can they? We can't have it both ways; either people can control their actions including gays or they cannot, including those who are racist. This could be the dumbest generation to have ever lived on this earth.

jb5365
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jb5365 09/25/09 - 08:31 am
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The opposition to healthcare

The opposition to healthcare is racist. Just look at who it helps most, blacks (African American= BS, you are either African or American!), poor, browns, immigrants...None of these apply to the enraged Right...

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 09/25/09 - 08:32 am
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Lobosolo..........give ONE

Lobosolo..........give ONE example of a single racist thing I have EVER said. You are going very far to prove the point of this letter.

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bdittle 09/25/09 - 08:35 am
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Correction: According to Fox

Correction: According to Fox News, Democrats feel that anyone who opposes or questions President Obama's policies is labeled racist. The truth is Democrats have their own individual feelings about this. Carter suspects racism plays a part. Obama and Clinton do not. Your broad brush, Ye Sun, is what is misguided.

R2
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R2 09/25/09 - 08:38 am
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Both CS and Tig are racist

Both CS and Tig are racist because they can never state a FACT without using a racial slur when referring to the president. I have NEvER seen either one simply give us a fact and leave it alone. I think they think they are being witty, but it just looks racist and very childish. It is NOT your opposition to an issue, it's how you respond. I know it and so do you.

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