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White Resentment, Obama, and Appalachia (Racist Crackers in KY and AR)
The Atlantic ^ | May 23, 2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Posted on 05/23/2012 3:42:39 PM PDT by C19fan

Steve Kornacki tries to do the math on Obama's unpopularity throughout Appalachia:

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I think that "Chalking this up only to race" is a strawman, and its one that I often see writers invoke when talking about white resentment and Obama.

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It is wrong to believe Barack Obama shouldn't be president because he's black. That you have other reasons along with those--even ones that rank higher--doesn't make it excusable. Likely those other reasons are themselves tied to Obama being black.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: obama; race
I hope the GOP is gathering up all these articles from Leftists that people from KY and AR are racist because they did not vote for Obama and use them against every Democratic candidate in this and future elections. So if I understand Mr. Coates correctly the 48% of people who did not vote for Obama in 2008 are overt or covert racists? The fact that I believe he is a Frankfurt School Marxist does not matter because that belief comes from Obama being black?
1 posted on 05/23/2012 3:42:51 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Which part of 0bama is the racist half? Black or White?


2 posted on 05/23/2012 3:45:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: C19fan

The racist bubble (AKA the war on whites) is so completely distended and overinflated, that at this point, the only thing that can happen is that it pops.

That’s a sure thing, I just hope that is spews its ugly mess all over the arrogant black racists, and their cowardly, self-hating, neurotic white allies.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: C19fan

Some of these same people voted FOR his Marxist fascist butt in 08...They weren’t “wacist” then....

More pant loads from the looney left.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 3:51:24 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: C19fan

The last line sums up the author’s thesis (and gainsays his feeble attempt at being “even handed”):

“Likely those other reasons are themselves tied to Obama being black.”

Vote against obozo and you are racist. SURPRISE!


5 posted on 05/23/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: C19fan

Another cheapshot from a flippin’, commie lib foreigner telling Americans how bad we all are. Nice.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 3:54:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: C19fan

Obama is destroying the economy.

Is that racism too?


7 posted on 05/23/2012 3:58:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: C19fan

When Obama sues us all at the EEOC this guy would make a great witness for him.
The idea of ‘white resentment’ is a common basis of EEOC complaints I believe.

Colleges apparently teach that it is fundamental: any problem between a negro and a cucasian is caused by it- or some other fault with the caucasian.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GeronL

/src on/Yes it is racist to oppose Obama’s economic program because he is destroying an economy built on racism and sexism. After he destroyed the racist old order he will build a new one based on justice and equality./src off/


9 posted on 05/23/2012 4:01:24 PM PDT by C19fan
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“...people from KY and AR are racist because they did not vote for Obama...”

Let’s be clear. These liars are saying that DEMOCRAT primary voters are racist!


10 posted on 05/23/2012 4:03:38 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: mrsmith
Colleges apparently teach that it is fundamental: any problem between a negro and a cucasian is caused by it- or some other fault with the caucasian.

Back when I was at a university from 1986 to 1996 yes that is the prevailing ideology. Blacks can never be racist even when they act like racists because they don't have any power. Whites are ipso facto racist because they have benefited from racism and have unconsciously absorbed racist attitudes so they might not be racist overtly but subconsciously they are racist.

11 posted on 05/23/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The currency of the New Order will be Skittles.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: C19fan

it is the height of hypocrisy to grumble about how someone else voted. We vote how we vote and is how democracy works. Do they wish to do away with voting or just voting against Obama?


13 posted on 05/23/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Note: Whoever stole my copy of MS Office, I will track you down. You have my Word.)
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To: C19fan

Keep in mind that these are Democrats voting. They have always been the party of racism.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 4:10:41 PM PDT by Toskrin
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To: C19fan

We always hear about an epidemic of white racism has been greatly hurting the black population for a long time. Seriously now...think of the most racist white people that you know. I’m sure we all know some that have said horrible things that can make you sick. Yet, when I think of those white racists, I don’t think any have beaten up a person because of his race or have done much that could have kept millions of black Americans disadvantaged in any way.

Most of the time, the racism is passive like “look at those @#$@’s.” It’s never active or conspiratorial like “let’s try to figure out a way to keep the black man down.” I’m afraid that many black American’s give themselves too much credit for being on the thoughts and motivations for the behaviors of whites.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 4:14:52 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: C19fan

Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty about it.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 4:16:05 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: C19fan

When the Trayvon Martin riots start after August when the judge throws out the case against Zimmerman, there will probably be some real white resentment that won’t bode well for O in November.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 4:27:13 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: C19fan

The folks in KY and AR do not seem to suffer of the white man’s guilt complex like so many did in the 2008 elections.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: C19fan

It’s funny that this charge comes from the party (Dimocrats) where, in the 2008 Dim primaries Billary won a proportional mix of Dim voters while the “black” Dim vote went 90+ % for Obama, but THAT wasn’t called ‘racist’. Without that lopsided ‘racist’ vote, Billary would have won the primaries.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 4:31:26 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: EyeGuy

Kinda reminds me of Bluto “popping that zit” (mouthful of mashed potatoes) all over everyone, in “Animal House”. LOL.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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Americans are getting tired of being called racists... Poverty Pimps and their big bully brothers in the MSM want a race war... they're NOT going to get it.

Instead folks will stop subscriptions... And for Democrats? Vote 'em out.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 4:36:04 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: combat_boots

Which part of 0bama is the racist half? Black or White?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
His White half doesn’t like Blacks and his Black half doesn’t like Whites.

Kind of like being bisexual, sort of guaranteed a date on any given night.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 5:05:50 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: C19fan
Does this idiot realize that his same hallucination would apply to the lefts response to Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, J.C. Watts...West...Keyes...oh, yeah, and my dislike of Colin Powell.

I guess the Firesign Theater had it right; "...We're all Racists on this Bus".

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Think_We're_All_Bozos_on_This_Bus)

23 posted on 05/23/2012 5:16:42 PM PDT by norton (I miss the days when that album was funny and not prescient)
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Here I am in western Appalachia aka Central Kentucky. 60% of all the families in my county are on some type of welfare. SIXTY percent! Think of that... Amazing isn’t it, and the County budget... Well I heard on the Radio that it was RAISED to... Wait for it... Five and one half million dollars. Population for the county is around 1500 or so people.

All of the major industries left years ago. The last ones are Gate manufacturing and Metal recycling. So what do we do here for the most part. Agriculture, many are Amish the rest are old mom and pops. The kids want to stay, but work is hard to come by and only the ones who start or in a few cases inherit a small business can do so.

So is it any wonder that the democrats here voted against Obama and his worthless policies that destroy small business and family farms.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 5:23:38 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: freedumb2003
Herman Cain is a racist because he doesn't think Obama should be re-elected. Alan Keyes was a racist when he tried to stop Obama from becoming a US Senator.

How are they going to convince these white Democrats that they have to vote for Obama to prove they aren't racist? Some of them don't take The New York Times, The Atlantic, or The Nation. Some of them don't even listen to NPR.

25 posted on 05/23/2012 8:14:32 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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