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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...

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; blackpresident; dnctalkingpoints; fearcampaign; goebbelswouldbeproud; johnfarmer; nakedmarxist; obama; playtheracecard; racism; romney; smearcampaign; stalinisttactics; thebiglie; whites; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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Hey Mr. Farmer,

IMO, calling Obummer a black man is racist. To do so is to ignore his mother was lily white. He is, in fact, BI-RACIAL, regardless of what the media tells us.


51 posted on 07/25/2012 3:30:50 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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Hey Mr. Farmer,

IMO, calling Obummer a black man is racist. To do so is to ignore his mother was lily white. He is, in fact, BI-RACIAL, regardless of what the media tells us.


52 posted on 07/25/2012 3:31:14 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John Farmer is a big Socialist who writes for NJs largest state-wide fish wrapper. The biggest contribution of the Ledger is as material for a recycling center!


53 posted on 07/25/2012 3:38:21 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So why is such a stretch to liberals to assume that Obama is a Muslim?

Some facts:

1. His father was a Muslim.

2. His first name: Barack. It means: Mubarak (Arabic: مبارك‎, Mubārak) is an Arabic given name, which has the meaning "blessed one". A variant form is Baraka or Barack (Arabic: بارك‎, Bārak), not to be confused with the unrelated Hebrew name Barak). Mubarak and Barack are thus the Arabic equivalent in meaning of the Latinate "Benedict" (from Latin Benedictus "blessed").

3. His middle name: Hussein. It means: Hussein (also spelled Husein, Husain, Hussain, Husayin, Hussayin, Huseyin, Husseyin, Huseyn, Hossain, Hossein, or Husseyn) (Arabic: حسین‎, Ḥusayn), is an Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". It is commonly given as a male given name, particularly among Shias[1], in honor of Hussein ibn Ali. In some Persian sources the forms Ḥosayn, Hosayn, or Hossein is used.[2] On the Subcontinent or South Asia, the form used is "Hussain" or "Hossain" in the Bengal region.

4. He grew up in Indonesia, a predominately Muslim country.

5. His stepfather was a Muslim.

So we're not a bunch of dumb racist rednecks just making things up. The facts all point to him being Muslim. Now Obama says he's a Christian, and I'll accept that because now it's up to God to determine; not me.

However, the bottom line is, assuming he is a Muslim is in no way far-fetched.

54 posted on 07/25/2012 3:39:35 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (A is for Altura...)
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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?

Wrong question. Let's fix it:

After nearly 4 years of Obama, is America uneasy with a homosexual marxist buffoon in the White House?

55 posted on 07/25/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yup, the first thought was “who writes this crap”?


56 posted on 07/25/2012 3:44:32 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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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?

You mean Rev 'G Damn America' Wright's friend? Or how about Eric 'my people' Holder's boss?

57 posted on 07/25/2012 4:02:20 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: goat granny; All

http://youtu.be/0-rUtTCf7Xk


58 posted on 07/25/2012 4:16:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are so many reasons to get rid of Obama as expressed in these posts, that to blame racism is like drawing one card from a deck and claiming the deck is all about that one card.
59 posted on 07/25/2012 4:20:38 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this author is a lying snake. No one is upset about skin color. However, people are upset that the guy is illegally occupying the office of President because it shows he puts ambition over honor, himself over everyone else, is a liar and will do anything to grasp power.

The author is trying to boil it down to racism, which is typical of Obama’s supporters. Believe me, no one gives a flying flip about skin color. It is about character, honor, truth. Obama doesn’t exhibit those qualities.


60 posted on 07/25/2012 4:53:23 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope. It is the Reds in the White House that enrage us.


61 posted on 07/25/2012 5:12:20 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's ironic that a liberal "journalist" would write a piece like this, considering that Barack Obama's historical poll numbers tell a very interesting story. Once he was inaugurated, his approval rating was consistently above 50% right up until mid-July of 2009. That was when the Henry Louis Gates incident in Cambridge, MA occurred ... and Obama took it upon himself to play his own race card by suggesting that the police "acted stupidly." His approval rating has been below 50% almost constantly in the three years since then.

Mr. Farmer is preparing himself for an election campaign in which many, many white Americans cast their votes based on their view of Barack Hussein Obama as a strange, surly black man. There's nothing "racial" about it from the voter's perspective, since this is the way Obama has decided to define himself.

62 posted on 07/25/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: All

63 posted on 07/25/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Assuming there is an election (/sig) and BO loses, it’ll be becuase of 1) race, 2) race and 3) race.


64 posted on 07/25/2012 6:42:00 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: G Larry
I thought he was Mulatto?
65 posted on 07/25/2012 6:43:56 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: pallis

No, but we are uncomfortable with an incompetent, lazy, communist in the white house!


66 posted on 07/25/2012 7:09:02 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another dinner party this time in the suburbs of DC

A diverse group meets for their 3 hour lunch to be expensed to one of the member’s non-profit social welfare group.

As the group assembled for lunch and after the first two rounds of the latest drink for the “in” crowd the talk turns as it always does to politics.

The white reporter asks “Does anyone find it hard supporting Obama this time?”

A hush fell over the group. You could almost hear the debit clock ticking upward. Each one turned to check they were not being overheard. This was not a conversation to be shared openly.

The reporter continued,” When I was correcting all the errors in the White House press release this morning all the guys in the newsroom agreed that Obama would sweep the election this November. But then I spoke to our African American janitor and he questioned why Obama hasn’t done anything for the brothers. He said his son has been out of college for two years off a scholarship and can’t find a job. I patiently explained to him Obama needs to take care of the people that helped him first, and then when he is reelected he will have more latitude. I don’t think he understood “latitude” since he walked away still despondent. You know how they are.”

The white assistant vice principal administrator in the DC public schools said its funny you should mention it.” I have heard rumblings of the same type from the minority teachers at my school. Don’t they realize without us helping them they would still be on welfare. Some people are so ungrateful. She helpfully added next week’s lunch is on the DC school system.”

The white director of the office of minority affairs for a well known Federal Agency chimed in “ 2008 was so different, I had no trouble meeting my bundling goals for Obama and my promotion to director. This year a lot of my biggest donors are claiming poverty with the Bush recession. I think they are just hording their money. They don’t realize the work still to do. Who do they think they are closing their wallets when those Republican Pac’s are running all those ads lying about Obama. If they knew how much my job depends on their money they wouldn’t be so stingy.”

Lastly the white business rep for the local hotel workers union said “Tony and the rest of the leadership are fully behind Obama but our members aren’t happy about the piles of cash we send to the party. Don’t they know he is our only hope for change? If it wasn’t for us they would be mowing laws or still living in Mexico on $5 a day. They hardly understand English much less the hard work we do to make sure they get a living wage. They even were talking about leadership change in the local, like that would ever happen.”

Finally they came to an agreement. I was harder this year than 2008 since business contributed so much money to the election process the voters are responding to the racial codes hidden inside every Republican ad, since Obama has done so much for them and their friends how you could not want him back in office unless you were racists. They agreed racists are hidden in every walk of life and sometimes they don’t even know it.


67 posted on 07/25/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: goat granny

During the primary Romney called those who supported Newt and others “Crackers” ...

Was it an insult ???

No doubt...


68 posted on 07/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frankly, I am and that is because, I do not feel black leaders are yet capable of getting beyond the color of their own skin. They lead with an attitude of retribution against whites and use their power to enact laws that benefit their own, which is a small minority. Barack Obama with his Muslim sympathies, his socialist agenda and his skin color add dynamics that make him the perfect storm.


69 posted on 07/25/2012 8:12:56 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blacks had a great deal to do with putting Obama in office...Both Obama’s are racist. Well crafted propaganda helped put Obama in office. Propaganda is working hard again to keep Obama in the WH...this man complains about his job at length, blames his failures at capitalism on his predecessor...he has never quit whining and his apologists, the MSM, pundits and others on the left, always have an answer for Obama’s failures to lead...it is always someone else’s fault. Obama is a composite of his culture both race and Communism. There us no real Obama....please don’t vote for this illusion, America deserves better.


70 posted on 07/25/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Gaffer

Too convenient, too obviously fabricated, too many DNC talking points. Yep, I’d say it’s a phony story for sure.


71 posted on 07/25/2012 10:21:57 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82
There is a difference between an illustrative homily (while not religious in nature here, but still following the same formate) and actual journalistically recounted fact.

While most here would likely agree the story isn't true, the article by this author DID NOT [that I could see] provide a disclaimer to that effect. He left it to the gullible among us to think that nearly all white people don't like Obama because he is black. And this 'story' is no better than the fake stories concocted by Stephen Glass or Jayson Blair, both PROVEN story fabricators posing as 'journalists'.

The author should have quit before the obligatory recount of the woman "now-a-racist because she actually said she had reservations about his being black" who came to him asking/begging the author to believe she wasn't really racist. Patently self-serving sophomoric and abuse of literary license if you ask me. He should be FIRED!

72 posted on 07/25/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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