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Obama: Racism Is Not The ‘Main Issue’

From the race baiters at the Agence France-Pressee:

A White House photo of President Barack Obama during an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC This Week in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Obama: racism not ‘main issue’ in health debate

by Alex Ogle

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama does not think racism is "the overriding issue" in the fierce debate on health care but said in interviews to be aired Sunday that tempers were rising over the proper role of government.

"Are there people out there who don’t like me because of race? I’m sure there are. That’s not the overriding issue here," Obama insisted in an excerpt of an interview to be broadcast on the CNN show "State of the Union." …

Obama has been forced to weigh in on the controversial issue of race after former president Jimmy Carter claimed racism was driving demonstrations and rhetoric on the president’s health care reform plans and spending policy.

The "overwhelming part" of the American population is much more concerned with how health care reform will affect them, Obama stressed, according to an interview excerpt released by ABC News’ "This Week" program…

"Even though we’re having a passionate disagreement here, we can be civil with each other, and we can try to express ourselves acknowledging that we’re all patriots, we’re all Americans, and not assume the absolute worst in people’s motives." …

Since Obama swept to victory in elections last November there have been several incidents that have seized on Obama’s race.

In December, a politician campaigning to be chairman of the Republican National Committee distributed a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro," sparking furious debate about race in American politics and the soul of the Republican party in the wake of its White House defeat.

To say that racism is not the “main issue” or the “overriding issue” is still to say that it is an issue.

And it is not.

Since Obama swept to victory in elections last November there have been several incidents that have seized on Obama’s race.

In December, a politician campaigning to be chairman of the Republican National Committee distributed a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro," sparking furious debate about race in American politics and the soul of the Republican party in the wake of its White House defeat.

Even the AFP can’t produce an example. The Magic Negro parody was based upon an article from a liberal writing in the LA Times about a popular concept in Hollywood.

But our media will use any lie to further their race-mongering.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Obama: Racism Is Not The ‘Main Issue’”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    1) It is extremely doubtful that any tea party signs last Saturday had any racially biased slogans, etc.
    2) Leave it to the media to play devil’s advocate for keeping the fires burning on race hatred.
    3) The white house has already distanced itself from the Carter remark…wisely.
    4) It is not, as Steve pointed out, even an issue. The issue is over socialist policies and government control and wild spending, among other things also not race-related.

  2. katmeredith

    Obama has been unable to resist commenting on anything that has nothing to do with his office and has managed to completely avoid commenting on anything that does. IE All the speeches on heath care, which is not a power given to the Federal government and DEFINITELY not the Executive branch. Ditto anything to do with public or private finances (Congress/private citizens), cap & trade (Congress, if at all), GM, et al.

  3. Right of the People

    I only people I see having problems with race in this whole mess are the libtards. I don’t care what color this ass clown is, what I do care that he IS an ass clown and trying to ruin my country. Race has nothing to do with being an America hating socialist bastard.

  4. proreason

    “Even though we’re having a passionate disagreement here, we can be civil with each other, and we can try to express ourselves acknowledging that we’re all patriots, we’re all Americans, and not assume the absolute worst in people’s motives.”

    Except of course, when he is calling Sarah Palin a liar, or when he is slandering America around the world, or when he is slandering the Tea Party protestors, or except when he is “hitting back with twice the force”, or “not wanting to hear what the people who caused the problem have to say, or assuming the worst in a white policeman’s motives.

    Other than that and a few hundred other things that he has done or will do, sure.

    The end game is one of two things: either he will go down as the most disgraced and humiliated national figure of all time, or the American people will become serfs.

  5. Melly

    Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.

    Society has good reason to fear the Radical. Every shaking advance of mankind toward equality and justice has come from the Radical. He hits, he hurts, he is dangerous. Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.

    Saul Alinsky

    • Petronius

      What a sweetie. Not exactly Mr. Rogers is he? “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor . . . .”

      Wonder what it was like for the Two Punishments, growing up in Chicago, every night listening to Mummy and Daddy tell their favorite bedtime stories from Saul Alinsky, Karl Marx, Bill Ayres, and Vlad the Impaler?

      “Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.” Reminds me of that old saw, “A communist is just a Liberal with guts.”

  6. The Redneck

    It’s the same pattern as before–same as he did with Palin–except for the ‘lipstick on a pig’ comment–same as he did with Bristol Palin, same as he did with Joe the Plumber, same as he did with Jack Ryan and whoever his Democrat opponent was in IL.

    He’ll stand back and act prim while the media does his slandering for him. It’s like watching a mob boss go “Hey, son, I don’t mean you no harm, but Vinny and Claude, here, they get violent sometimes–and if you don’t do what I want, I don’t know that I can stop ‘em.”

  7. Actually, the Magic Negro was started by David Ehrenstein, reporter for the LA Times. Surprise! HE’S BLACK AND A LIBERAL.

    This is information the Left Wing Media does NOT want people to remember. So any time someone pops off about “Barack the Magic Negro” please direct them to Mr. Ehrenstein. It was from his article that Paul Shanklin was inspired to write his song.

  8. robertson89

    Hi there…is this a White Supremacist blog ? Just asking…

    • I am here to help you guy. I am sure that your supremacist friends will appreciate you capitalizing their name out of respect that is usually reserved for the word God. Here’s how to find that supremacist blog you seek:

      In the little window at the top of your screen carefully type F L A G @ W H I T E H O U S E. G O V and hit the [ENTER] Key ( hint: that is the big key on the side of the key board) (extra hint: It may have a picture of Freddy the frog on it). Wait for your email program to open up. Carefully type in the words I A M A W H I T E S U P R E M A C I S T on the subject line. In the big space underneath type the words M Y D O G S A Y S O B A M A B A D. Then hit the [SEND] button at the top of the screen.

      Good luck to you on your search.

      You are welcome in advance.

    • Liberals Demise

      NO!!

      As a matter of fact…….we are taking out the trash right now.

    • proreason

      Hi there robertson89…do you follow political debate in the country or are you a Race Baiter? Just asking…

  9. canary

    The song was written by a liberal to make fun of Al Sharpton, I thought. It was cute. Unlike Obama’s life long friends calling white people crackers.

    • canary

      edit button hasn’t been on. The only racism is coming from Obama’s company. Their acting uppity, threatening, name calling, race baiting,
      it’s an insult, as we watch America go bankrupt, be taken over by
      bit government, wanting socialism, taking away our constitutional rights.
      Trying to destroy what America stands for. Czars appointed by Senators?

  10. ThreeBus

    I actually feel sorry for all black people in America.
    He is their representation of the first ehemmm…. black
    president. He is allegidly Muslim. He allegidly hates
    America and it’s freedoms and his own people.
    I wonder what it would be like to have a real black man
    as president. One with a black mom and dad that loved their
    country and fellow man. Again I say I feel sorry for blacks
    having this man represent them. For shame.

  11. BBFmail

    Was Jimmy “Ethnic Purity” Carter a Racist??????

    Monday, Apr. 19, 1976

    THE CAMPAIGN: Candidate Carter: 1 Apologize’

    Slamming a fist against his desk, Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson last week postponed plans to endorse Jimmy Carter and angrily exclaimed: “Is there no white politician I can trust?” Jesse Jackson, director of Chicago’s Operation PUSH, called Carter’s views “a throwback to Hitlerian racism.” Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind., declared: “We’ve created a Frankenstein’s monster with a Southern drawl, a more cultured version of the old Confederate at the schoolhouse door.” Added Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin of New York: “He is only giving ammunition to those who would divide America. [He has] a big smile with no heart.”

    What outraged the black leaders was Carter’s ill-considered remarks last week about neighborhood integration.

    One of his phrases, “ethnic purity,” particularly offended many blacks and whites. The episode had overnight become the cause celebre of the campaign and sent the Carter camp reeling. Was this one of those fatal slips that can destroy a candidate? For the first time in what had been a near faultless campaign to reach the White House, the candidate had stumbled badly. He had confidently fielded highly complex issues, from abortion to defense spending, yet he ignited a brushfire over race—just as white liberals were beginning to swing behind him and his broad support among blacks was being widely noted (TIME, April 5).

    (SNIP)

    Contrite Retreat. Finally, Carter bowed to the pressure and backed down. At a press conference in Philadelphia, he contritely retreated from his language —but not his stand on public housing. Said he: “I was careless in the words I used, and I apologize for it. It was a very serious mistake.” He took a further step toward working his way out of trouble with black voters. He announced that he no longer regards the Humphrey-Hawkins full-employment bill as too costly because it has been significantly amended, and now supports it. The measure would require the Government to reduce adult unemployment to less than 3%—a plan that is strongly endorsed by most black leaders.

  12. BBFmail

    The furor began when Carter was asked in Indianapolis to explain his recent statement that there was “nothing wrong with ethnic purity being maintained” in neighborhoods. Carter replied that he wholeheartedly supports open-housing laws that make it a crime to refuse to sell or rent a house or apartment on the grounds of race, color or creed. But he opposes Government programs “to inject black families into a white neighborhood just to create some sort of integration.” Said he: “I have nothing against a community that is made up of people who are Polish, or who are Czechoslovakians, or who are French Canadians or who are blacks trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods. This is a natural inclination.”

  13. VMAN

    And why has Dr Martin Luther King Jr been so marginalized by the left in recent year? They used to idolize the man but in recent he has been nonexistent. I think it is because he had a different view that these Marxists today have. I also believe with all my heart (I have no proof though) that his own people had him killed. That’s is just my opinion. You can’t read the “I Have A Dream” speech and not see that the dream was realized. Again I say “was”. The problem is that the left is tearing it down. It’s kind of like the difference between curing a disease and treating a disease. One (curing) puts it in the past and the other (treating) maintains it for as long as necessary.

  14. canary

    Three Bus, I agree. While, I new if Obama won the election was bad, I prayed that Obama’s heart would change. He had a chance to be a role model, but instead he’s uppity, star crazed, and arrogant. With Obama it’s all about him. He truly believes he is above everyone, no matter what race, religion, or values. He is vindictive and a control freak. He has ODD, like my Obomie neighbor.


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