Skip to comments.White Resentment, Obama, and Appalachia (Racist Crackers in KY and AR)
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:
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.
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.
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Which part of 0bama is the racist half? Black or White?
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.
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.
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!
Another cheapshot from a flippin’, commie lib foreigner telling Americans how bad we all are. Nice.
Obama is destroying the economy.
Is that racism too?
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.
/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/
“...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!
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.
The currency of the New Order will be Skittles.
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?
Keep in mind that these are Democrats voting. They have always been the party of racism.
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.
Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty about it.
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.
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.
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.
Kinda reminds me of Bluto “popping that zit” (mouthful of mashed potatoes) all over everyone, in “Animal House”. LOL.
Instead folks will stop subscriptions... And for Democrats? Vote 'em out.
Which part of 0bama is the racist half? Black or White?
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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.
I guess the Firesign Theater had it right; "...We're all Racists on this Bus".
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.
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.
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