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After nearly 4 years of Obama, is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?
The Star-Ledger ^ | July 22, 2012 | John Farmer

Posted on 07/24/2012 10:22:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This is the story of a dinner party.

It occurred in a suburban middle-class community — maybe slightly upscale middle class, but not much — just outside one of our big cities. Pretty typical place.

The guests all knew each other. They were neighbors or friends or acquaintances who’d been to these parties many times. They were white, every one, mostly businessmen and their wives, and some engineers who work or once worked in the nearby defense industries.

The postdinner conversation was the usual stuff — who’s moving in, who’s moving out. Anybody heard from Ralph since he moved to Wisconsin? Nobody had. No surprise. Ralph wouldn’t tell you if your coat was on fire.

It was about at that point, as the conversation edged warily toward the touchy subject of politics, that one fellow — a bit of a curmudgeon — asked if anybody thought President Obama had not been born in America.

You could have heard a cocktail napkin drop.

For a moment, no one said a thing. People looked at one another. Then a lady who had moved to the area from Virginia raised her hand. “I do,” she said. One by one other hands were raised until it was clear most of guests thought Obama had not been born here.

Nobody said anything. Nobody had to. The verdict was clear. But apparently not entirely clear to the questioner. He pressed on. “Does anyone think Obama’s a Muslim?” he asked.

By now it was evident the questions made some guests uncomfortable. This guy was casting a pall over our good time. But he wouldn’t quit. “Anybody think Obama’s a Muslim?” he asked. And again most of those present raised their hands.

The president, they were convinced, or said they were, is indeed a Muslim...

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; blackpresident; dnctalkingpoints; fearcampaign; goebbelswouldbeproud; johnfarmer; nakedmarxist; obama; playtheracecard; racism; romney; smearcampaign; stalinisttactics; thebiglie; whites; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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Then how did Barack Obama get elected to the position in the first place? Blacks didn't put him in that office.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 10:22:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No.

Marxist - yes.

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2 posted on 07/24/2012 10:27:25 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good point, it was a boatload of white, gun-totin’, bible-thumpin’ racists that voted for the empty suit that stood between the fake greek columns and read stuff about hope-an-change off the teleprompter.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 10:28:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've always lived by the MLK adage of judging people by character. I also thought that someday a truly talented and patriotic black leader would emerge to bring unity to the country. (I always admired the strong character role played by Dennis Haysbert as President in the first "24" season)

What I didn't like about Obama once I sensed his insincerity was that he would cause racial strife and possibly set us back as far as being able to respect a qualified black candidate. It seems I may have been right.

I also hoped that a conservative black would have the ability to make a greater percentage of the black population realize how they have been mislead by liberal political marketing and come to believe in their own self worth rather than government reliance. It now looks like that outcome will be a long time coming.

4 posted on 07/24/2012 10:31:05 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!
ALL Americans are uneasy with an America hating COMMUNIST in the White House!


5 posted on 07/24/2012 10:31:25 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems the author has written a piece of fiction to make a point. Obviously he can’t find real people to quote to make his point.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 10:34:10 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?
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Hell no; never was. But, we’ve been very uneasy over is having a Marxist Muslim in the White House.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 10:35:31 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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don't discount white guilt...

that showed us how many racists still exist (among Dems), yet want redemption

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8 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:02 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

owebama is a halfrican. He is NOT a black American. We really don’t know who he is or where he came from. We do know WHAT he is, and that is the problem.

Heerman Cain, Allen West, Thomas Sowell - those guys are black AMERICANS. I’d vote for any of them because, most importantly, the are Americans first and black second. I’d NEVER vote for owebama.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:18 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the last effing time, we aren’t comfortable with a SOCIALIST in the white house.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

11 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I thought so as well.....another ‘STORY’.

I too have a story. About a p-resident who sealed his records the day after the inauguration and signed an executive order, just for good measure, in addition to protection from a private law firm to boot.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 10:37:09 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could not care less what color, except for Red. Don’t send us any more communists.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 10:41:21 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

its his cracker 1/2 that bothers me and his 1/4 arab...


15 posted on 07/24/2012 10:47:46 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This “white guy” is more than a little uneasy with a statist/collectivist in the White House.

How about Allen West? Oh wait...he can’t be black, he’s a conservative!


16 posted on 07/24/2012 10:47:51 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Until the yellow journalist author of this hit piece names names, I will cast him as worse than the worst "excesses" of McCarthyism.

It is a fear tactic and a smear tactic. Play the race card. It's all the stooge has.

17 posted on 07/24/2012 10:49:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I like the way David Limbaugh put it in a recent column:

"One advantage of defeating Barack Obama in November, apart from saving the country from financial ruin and the rest, is that conservatives will presumably be able to criticize liberal policies without automatically being accused of racism."

18 posted on 07/24/2012 10:51:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Cowboy Bob

Lying about racism is a moral failing on par with racism.

Same as false claims of rape.

Goebbels would be proud. History needs to mark this ugly period in our history. McCarthy was tarred and feathered for less.

For a man who claimed he’d unite this country, he has done nothing to reach across the aisle and govern from the center. He has strictly demonized those who oppose him.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 10:53:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

My guess is that America white, brown, black, pink, and chartreuse is uneasy with an incompetent in the WH who happens to be half black.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 10:57:21 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am uncomfortable with THIS “black” man being president because he is an incompetent, anti-American, Leftist boob.

1) why not ask if we are “uncomfortable” with a Black man being on the Supreme Court?

2) note how the “birthers” are those who do not believe The Disaster was born in the US rather than if he is a Natural Born Citizen.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 10:59:03 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After nearly 4 years of Obama, is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?

Let's all vote for Allen West and find out.

22 posted on 07/24/2012 11:08:37 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Robwin

Church going black voters are upset with Obama. Their ministers swore to them he was not liberal on abortion and homosexuality.

They’ve seen adamant support for Planned Parenthood (and more PP clinics moving into black neighborhoods) and the gaying of our military, Presidential championing of “Gay Pride Month”, etc.

They will support a brother but don’t want to go to Hell for one or bring damnation upon this nation.

They “cling to religion” too. It’s the entire reason he joined a “Christian” church in the first place.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 11:09:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I voted for Alan Keyes in the 2008 primary. I rejected Huckabee, Romney, and McCain to cast my vote for Mr. Keyes (who was still on the ballot by the Texas primary).


24 posted on 07/24/2012 11:11:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After nearly 4 years of Obama, is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?

I actually know the answer to that question, but I can't answer it until I stop beating my wife.

25 posted on 07/24/2012 11:19:23 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. We’re uneasy with an America hating idiot in the White House!


26 posted on 07/24/2012 11:24:59 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remain uneasy about having Marxist thugs in the White House, to hell with the race of the Punk. Bob


27 posted on 07/24/2012 11:26:42 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: a fool in paradise

I also voted for Alan Keyes in the ‘00 and ‘04 primaries. And the disastrous last term of Bush vindicated my judgment. My best recollection is that Keyes’ skin is a shade or two darker than mine. *cough*


28 posted on 07/24/2012 11:30:59 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t have a problem with a Black Conservative in the White House. I Just have a problem with a Socialist in the White House and it don’t matter what Color the Socialist is!


29 posted on 07/24/2012 11:48:03 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Race Card again? No, no, no, stop this nonsense. If any normal person is opposed to BHO it is due to his utter lack of experience and incompetence plus his political views only. Please drop this racial BS. The current POTUS is incapable and unable to lead the country or the free world for that matter.
30 posted on 07/24/2012 11:56:11 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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31 posted on 07/24/2012 11:58:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The race card is all they have to play.


32 posted on 07/25/2012 12:00:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: goat granny
He isn't "Cracker".

Do some research, being of Cracker stock is nothing to be ashamed of. They were tough, resourceful, and very much a part of America's history.

33 posted on 07/25/2012 12:04:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Cyber Ninja

Obama is as much white as he is black. In fact he’s got no African American (slave) roots at all. Barack Husein Obama is also Moslem...


34 posted on 07/25/2012 12:15:18 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Baynative

Many try, like K JAckson or Thomas


35 posted on 07/25/2012 12:15:57 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?

Not at all. Clarence Thomas, Allen West, or Herman Cain would be great. This has nothing to do with being a foreign born, illegal alien, communist grifter.

36 posted on 07/25/2012 12:16:44 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

The problem isn’t that Barack 0bama is Black. The problem is that he is RED.
Redder than Red.
If America would have read- or been exposed to, the things he wrote in his books, especially concerning his racism (*his* racism, not ours) & known about Frank Marshall Davis; who he was, who his mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) was, & who his grandparents were, would we have, still, elected him?
I don’t know the statistics regarding the Baby Boomer population vs the number of those who are young enough not to know about communism (What were they taught, if anything?), but I’m betting the answer to that would be No!


37 posted on 07/25/2012 12:32:23 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: a fool in paradise; Carry_Okie

and I was (and am) a Cain supporter — not because he’s a black guy, but because I think he’s a good guy and would be a great President.


38 posted on 07/25/2012 12:35:48 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is obviously fiction. Democrat journalists feign the “first person accounts” that never happened to hang the “racist” tag on anyone who objects to the Chicago thug being in office and ruining the country.


39 posted on 07/25/2012 12:39:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First off Obama is not any blacker than he is white..
Half-white blacks are mostly ALL playing a scam...
An Affirmative Action scam..

Obama has been scamming everybody from the git go... even as a child..
He is not ALONE... many half-blacks do the same..
Whether you are indeed black or half-black or a quarter black.. the scam is the same..

Affirmative Action is PURE racism...


40 posted on 07/25/2012 12:40:02 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I throw that term back at those blacks that call whites crackers as an insult.... I can make a joke out of it at their expense.... I don’t research something that doesn’t interest me to begin with. And that doesn’t interest me. I come from *pig in the parlour Irish* and don’t find that offensive. Hard working Irish that had to endure a potato famine that killed thousands..


41 posted on 07/25/2012 1:19:27 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zer0’s blackness is just a cover-up for his whiteness as the son of a white mother. Combined, he is a cover-up for the Marxist efforts to destroy America.


42 posted on 07/25/2012 1:31:28 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Mr Farmer went to the Stephen Glas/Jayson Blair Journolism School. I dont believe this story. It is too pat, too appropriate to his thesis. Sounds like a liberal version of a “teaching moment.”

PROVE this actually happened, Mr Farmer.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 2:06:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A rather idiotic premise. It`s not a white vs. black issue, and it never was, though the libs would love to frame it that way. The real question is, “Is America comfortable with having a marxist, pro-muslim, anti-capitalist, anti-American homo lover in the White House?”


44 posted on 07/25/2012 2:11:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This is the story of a dinner party.”

And why do I suspect it’s just that? A fantastical story.


45 posted on 07/25/2012 2:35:16 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The story is an utter invention. John Farmer is a liar. The only conclusion is that the story is a fake or John Farmer’s friends are.


46 posted on 07/25/2012 3:07:44 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: laweeks

I wish we had 8 more on SCOTUS just like Thomas. As for his skin color or hair type, it isn’t relevant.

Those that obsess on race have an intellectual maturity problem.


47 posted on 07/25/2012 3:13:30 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: a fool in paradise

“It is a fear tactic and a smear tactic. Play the race card. It’s all the stooge has.”

You’re right; it is all he has, and it worked once. We no longer have the luxury of voting for an affirmative-action novelty; can you see how black America has responded to the election of the first “black” president?


48 posted on 07/25/2012 3:23:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you forget the “barf alert” tag?


49 posted on 07/25/2012 3:23:26 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s politics, policies and incompetence can’t hide behind his black anymore. Maybe he should try a different color.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 3:27:38 AM PDT by pallis
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