Okay, let's see pictures of those guys in confederate flag t-shirts with that sign. Because you and your ilk keep claiming that the tea partiers are comprised of those kinds of guys, and have never, ever provided evidence of it. Let's see a link, because I can tell you that I've been called a racist for opposing Obamacare, deficits and the like.
Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei
Wacky nerds in a basement?
Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Apparently, a former US president, members of congress (including a caucus chair) and columnists for the NY Times, Time Magazine, and even Obama himself, consider his opposition to be motivated by racism. Who would have thought that all of those influential politicians and media personalities were wacky nerds who wrote from their basements?
Jimmy Carter, former (thank God!) president
“As far as African-Americans are concerned, we think most of it is, and we think it’s very unfortunate. We as African-American people of course are very sensitive to it.”
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), when asked in an interview in between sessions how much of the more extreme anger at Obama is based upon his race. “
“There’s a very angry, small group of folks that just didn’t like the fact that Barack Obama won the presidency. With some, I think it is [about race].
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
"Some people just can't believe a black man is President and will never accept it."
Maureen Dowd, NY Times columnist.
Yes, some of the Republican opposition to Obama is racist. So what?
John McWhorter, writing in the New Republic
“The conjunction of a black President and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play.”
Frank Rich, NY Times columnist.
A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to “take back” their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn’t dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a “subterranean agenda” in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.
Yes, It's Racism...but it's Complicated
--Joe Klein, writing in Time Magazine. http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009...#ixzz1HRj3D7pM
In that sense, Barack Obama is the apotheosis of all they fear. He is a child of what used to be called miscegenation--a mixed marriage. His father was a Muslim, his mother was sort of a hippy. She raised him in Hawaii, which is just barely American and in Indonesia (which is very suspicious). He is a liberal (even if a prohibitively moderate one). Worse, he's a completely urban sort. There is nothing resembling a log cabin in his background. We've had elite Presidents--the Roosevelts, the Bushes--but we have never really had an urban one. (New York Governor Al Smith, Tammany Hall's finest, was trounced in 1928--the last pure urban candidate.) This sort of populist paranoia is disgraceful, but as American as apple pie.
--Joe Klein, writing in Time Magazine.