Democrats just can’t help themselves from playing the race card when they get in trouble. If you have a disagreement with them aboot everything ever, since they’re closed mind and intolerant of anyone who thinks different than they do, it’s one of their three standards – along with “it’s all Fox News fault” and “you’re too stupid to know any better.”
It’s also a sign they’re losing the argument. Maybe it’s just me, but have you heard any of them actually defending the specifics of ObamaCare as opposed to just attacking anyone who disagrees with them (talk show hosts, lobbyist x, etc.)?
I think the question is how weak of a leader do Obama supports think that he is that they need to smear anyone who disagrees with him on anything as being inherently racist? RNC Chairman Michael Steele took issue with it, specifically recent comments by Jimmy Carter. And Steele is uniquely qualified to talk aboot race, you know, what with him having a mustache and all…
President Carter is flat out wrong. This isn’t about race. It is about policy.
This is a pathetic distraction by Democrats to shift attention away from the president’s wildly unpopular government-run health care plan that the American people simply oppose. Injecting race into the debate over critical issues facing American families doesn’t create jobs, reform our health care system or reduce the growing deficit. It only divides Americans rather than uniting us to find solutions to challenges facing our nation. Characterizing Americans’ disapproval of President Obama’s policies as being based on race is an outrage and a troubling sign about the lengths Democrats will go to disparage all who disagree with them. Playing the race card shows that Democrats are willing to deal from the bottom of the deck. Our political system has no place for this type of rhetoric.
As the leader of the Democratic Party President Obama should flatly reject efforts by those in his Party, including Jimmy Carter and Tim Kaine, to inject race into our civil discourse in ways that divide, not unite, Americans.
He also appeared on CNN and, while I admit the bowtie with a pinstripe suit was a regrettable fashion choice, he brought up this point…
You know, I’m looking at cities around the country where black folk live. Now, you showed me the Congress with all these wonderful black Democrats and white Democrats- but I go to black neighborhoods that are run by those same Democrats, and you tell me where racism really exists. Is it in the words of a congressman who says ‘you lie,’ or is it how we strip education funding through opportunity scholarships, or is it how we cut money for our HBCU [historically black colleges and universities] around the country, or is it the fact that so many African-Americans still live in neighborhoods that are burnt out and run down, and those same Democrats that are in that hall and that are running those cities aren’t investing capital, time, interest in that community- and instead, just giving the typical 40-year lip service out of the Great Society, that- trust us, we’re better, and if you don’t, the Republicans- the Republicans are going to come in a white hood. I’m sick of that.
And when it comes to playing the race card in politics, Michael Steele knows a thing or two aboot it. Just google the words “Sambo” and “Huffington Post” to see how open minded and tolerant liberal progressives were when he ran for Maryland Senate back in 2004.