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  • What if Bundy Ranch Were Owned by a Bunch of Black People?

    04/16/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-16-2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    For 20 years the federal government has fined Cliven Bundy for grazing his cattle on protected land. And for 20 years Bundy has refused to pay. Last month this dance came to an end when the Bureau of Land Management sent Bundy a letter informing him that it intended to “impound his trespass cattle” that have been roaming on federal property. It closed off hundreds of thousands of acres, and moved to round up Bundy’s cows. Protesters challenged the BLM, and Bundy’s son was arrested for “refusing to disperse” from the area in question. Bundy’s cause caught fire on right-wing...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Democratic leader: GOP base ‘animated by racism’

    04/14/2014 4:09:51 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | By S.A. Miller
    Democratic leader: GOP base ‘animated by racism’ By S.A. Miller WASHINGTON – A prominent House Democratic leader showed his contempt for Republican voters Sunday, accusing a large portion of them of being racists. “To a significant extent the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate,” said Long Island Rep. Steve Israel said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Israel, who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was only slightly less insulting to his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill. Asked if they were racists, Israel responded: “Not all of them, of course not.”...
  • Eric Holder and the Race Card: The issue the media can't resist

    04/14/2014 3:47:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/14/2014 | Howard Kurtz
    When Eric Holder became attorney general in 2009, he declared that when it comes to discussing race, we have become “a nation of cowards.” Now there’s plenty of discussion of race, some of it swirling around Holder himself. In recent days, conservative critics have accused Holder of playing the race card to deflect criticism—while his liberal allies believe some of that criticism is racially motivated. It reflects a classic cultural divide in this country and in the media establishment. Just days ago, I was questioning whether New York Magazine went too far in proclaiming that everything about the Obama presidency...
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/13/2014 5:11:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/13/2014 | DAN RIEHL
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist.Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."
  • George Will: The Obama Administration’s Constant Claims of Racism Are Becoming a Joke

    04/13/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Apr 2014
    On "Fox News Sunday," Washington Post columnist George Will criticized Attorney General Eric Holder who claim racism is behind his political adversaries' attacks: “Liberalism has a kind of Tourette Syndrome these days," Will said. "It's constantly saying the words racism and racist. There’s an old saying, 'If you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table.' This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s, except Obamacare, and the...
  • Turnout in Mind, Obama Cites Voting Rights "Threat"

    04/12/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 12, 2014 | By Alexis Simendinger
    Among the many political messages that resonate in the African-American community, President Obama knows that calls to protect voting rights will rouse many of his most loyal supporters. In an election year in which fairness and equity are Democratic themes, and motivating the party’s base is essential by November, Obama on Friday expressed alarm about rights threatened and justice denied, stirring 1,600 people packed inside a New York City ballroom to stand and cheer.
  • Washington Post's Milbank: GOP Won't Go After Sebelius Because She's White

    04/11/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.11.2014 | Elisha Krauss
    Milbank implied to Al Sharpton that the GOP has not politically targeted HHS Secretary Sebelius because she is white During a segment on Thursday's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, frequent guest Dana Milbank insinuated that the GOP only has issues with Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama because the GOP is racist. During a segment with Sharpton and MSNBC's Karen Finney about Kathleen Sebelius resigning, Milbank wondered why the Republicans on the Hill do not target her more considering she was the one who implemented Obamacare. Milbank stated, “ ... so let's compare Holder to Kathleen Sebelius, who...
  • Hank Aaron Compares Obama Opponents to KKK: They Wear 'Neckties & Starched Shirts' Instead of Hoods

    04/09/2014 11:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 8, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the 40th anniversary of his momentous 715th home run that broke Babe Ruth's MLB home run record, which is the most meaningful in all of sports, Hank Aaron equated Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's policies to the KKK. Aaron implied that conservatives are racists who now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of hoods. In an interview with USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday, "Hammerin' Hank" lamented that the country has not progressed far enough on race relations, saying that though the nation has a black president, "President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud...
  • Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

    04/09/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by cornelis · 59 replies
    "I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, you look at the way ...forget about me... forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House...
  • Carney Spends Nearly 5 Mins Struggling to Explain its Use of Misleading Gender Gap Stats

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJUYfwKegA If that isn't bad enough the little twerp took a page from race hustlers, like Sharpton and Jackson, saying republicans are racist for not supporting equal pay! This pay gap farce is just another ploy by the divide, destroy and conquer regime. The pay gap between mean and women is not 77 cents its 93 cents depending on how it's calculated. I will bet there is a good explanation as to why there is a difference in pay in many cases. No one makes the same amount of money in most cases because some people take a salary while others get paid...
  • MSNBC Plays Race Card with Army Hairstyle Regulation

    04/02/2014 1:18:15 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    MSNBC loves to find a racial controversy in the most unexpected of places and on Wednesday’s NewsNation, anchor Tamron Hall seized a golden opportunity to do just that. Hall brought on Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs, a soldier who started a White House petition asking the president to force the U.S. Army to reconsider its updated appearance and grooming regulations. [T]he U.S. Army just released its updated appearance and grooming regulations and it's drawing sharp criticism for rules many say unfairly target African-American women's hair... [O]ne of the rules which only applies to women is a ban on twists, dreadlocks, and multiple...
  • US Army's new grooming standards called racially biased

    03/29/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 54 replies
    http://america.aljazeera.com ^ | March 28 2014 | The Stream Team
    The U.S. Army is coming under fire for changes to its appearance and grooming standards, which some say discriminates against black women who wear their hair natural...Within and outside of the Army, women of color have been calling the guidelines racially biased. A White House petition has amassed more than 3,000 signatures to date requesting that the Army reconsider...Unauthorized hairstyles now include twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids that are more than a quarter-inch thick – styles commonly worn by many African-American women...Army veteran "Tonya" [name has been changed to protect identity], who has dreadlocks...
  • District Attorney Williams blasts attorney general in sting case (Race Card Backfires!)

    03/23/2014 11:30:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis
    In unusually barbed criticism of a fellow prosecutor and fellow Democrat, Philadelphia's district attorney rebuked state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Friday, saying she had needlessly killed a solid corruption investigation - and besmirched the prosecutors who built the case. --SNIP-- As for Kane's suggestion that the sting investigation may have been tainted by racism, Williams wrote: "I am offended. I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn't it." Of Thomas, Williams said, "Like me, he is a black man.. . . He has absolutely, unequivocally denied that he was asked to, or agreed to,...
  • Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats

    03/17/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 3-17-2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    March 17, 2014 Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats Dr. Eowyn This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials on tape accepting money. All five corrupt officials not only are Democrats, they’re also black.Yet no one was charged with a crime.Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down,...
  • Crist: GOP Career Ended When I Hugged ‘Not Just a Democrat, [But] an African American’

    02/18/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2014 - 3:21 PM | Barbara Boland
    Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida (now running for the position as a Democrat), was asked on “The Colbert Report” about his 2009 hug with President Barack Obama and Crist said the blowback he received for the hug was due to Obama being “not just a Democrat, [but] an African-American.” Crist appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” to discuss his book, “The Party’s Over.” As the summary on Comedy Central states, Crist was there to explain “how the rise of the Tea Party drove him to become a Democrat.” …
  • Sinking, Obama plays the race card

    01/20/2014 11:52:24 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-20-14 | DrJohn
    You had to know this was coming. Obama has been flailing around for all of 2013 in what has been called the worst year of his Presidency. As he sinks in the polls, Obama whips out the race card and he is no stranger to this. Ralph Nader accused Obama of that in 2008. "He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically, he's coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it's corporate or whether it's simply...
  • MSNBC: Jim Crow TV

    02/06/2014 4:36:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord, former Reagan WH political director
    What were you expecting? We refer here to that dustup last week over an official MSNBC pre-Super Bowl tweet about a Cheerios commercial that featured a bi-racial family. The tweet read: Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus picked up the phone and protested directly to MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Griffin apologized, the tweet was deleted and the employee fired. Nothing to see here, folks, move on. Not so fast. Again, what were you expecting? What else could possibly make some MSNBC employee...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's Blunt Take on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

    02/05/2014 12:14:13 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Dave Nemetz
    According to Jerry Seinfeld, comedy and political correctness don't mix. The "Seinfeld" star had some surprisingly blunt things to say about the perceived lack of diversity on his shows in a chat with BuzzFeed and CBS News. In the clip above, the host brings up the fact that most of the guests Seinfeld has had on his Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," have been white males. Seinfeld is clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning, muttering, "Oh, this really pisses me off." He continues, "People think it's the census or something? Does this [have to] represent the actual...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry brags about her sixth sense for knowing when stuff is racist

    01/31/2014 2:58:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2014 | Robby Soave
    At a recent forum at the University of Michigan, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry explained to her audience that white people will never understand why things are racist, because they lack an innate “racial trigger,” that instantly tells them when to be outraged. Harris-Perry, on the other hand, has a very finely-tuned racial trigger. “I know that this moment is racist because it trips my racial trigger, because it makes me feel nauseous,” she said, according to The Michigan Daily. “I’m not generally angry, but you just made me mad.” While lamenting that her ‘white allies’ would never be fully able...
  • MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus

    01/30/2014 2:09:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    January 30, 2014, 04:23 pm MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus By Mario Trujillo MSNBC President Phil Griffin on Thursday apologized for the network’s offensive tweet aimed at the GOP and said he had fired the staffer responsible. A tweet sent from MSNBC's official Twitter account on Wednesday night said the right wing might hate a new Cheerios ad that features a biracial family, but the rest of the country would love it. Griffin said he personally apologized to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after the chairman threatened a boycott of the network until he received an apology. “The tweet...
  • How Sarah Palin Exploits Right-Wing Racism (They're fuming over her MLK-day message to Barry)

    01/22/2014 2:02:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jamie Chandler
    Once again, the curmudgeonly Sarah Palin didn't let a holiday pass without reminding us that she has Facebook page. On Martin Luther King Day, she posted a response to President Obama's New Yorker interview where she called on him to honor MLK by not playing the race card. The president had said that his approval rating suffers because some people don't like the idea of having a black president. Now her post doesn't rival some of her other holiday harangues, such as her book "Good Tidings and Great Joys," a how-to-guide to fighting back against the War on Christmas, or...
  • AWFUL! Rev. Jeremiah Wright at MLK Breakfast: Tea Party Is “2.0 Upgrade of Lynch Mobs” (Video)

    01/21/2014 5:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, gave a speech to a largely black crowd in Delaware on MLK Day. The vile Chicago pastor said the Tea Party is “a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.” Reverend Wright spewed his toxic nonsense in Delaware yesterday at the 30th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Breakfast in Wilmington, Delaware. Rather than rejecting his hate speech the crowd gave him a standing ovation.: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The crowd loved it and gave him a standing ovation. Delaware Online reported, via The Last Tradition: The controversial Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright told a crowd celebrating Martin...
  • What Sarah Palin gets totally wrong about MLK Day and the 'race card' (Must've hit a nerve)

    01/21/2014 12:55:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | January 21, 2014 | Peter Weber, senior editor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) caused a small kerfuffle on Monday by requesting of President Obama, on her Facebook page: "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card." Nobody seems quite sure what prompted the request, though USA Today and Talking Points Memo, among others, suggest it was a new Obama profile in The New Yorker, in which the president famously says that marijuana is no worse for people than cigarettes and alcohol. In the germane passage regarding race, Obama tells interviewer David...
  • Palin slams Obama in MLK post

    01/20/2014 2:13:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | January 20, 2014 | Ashley Killough and Sara Fischer
    <p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reposted a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech on Monday–and took a swipe against President Barack Obama at the same time.</p> <p>"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," she said in a Facebook post Monday, a holiday that marks the civil rights icon's birthday.</p>
  • Obama: Some People Dislike Me Because They Don't Like That I'm Black

    01/20/2014 5:12:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 143 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/19/14
    On Sunday, The New Yorker released an interview with President Barack Obama in which the president stated that his approval ratings had been suppressed due to racism. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama stated. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.” Obama’s current approval rating is down to 39 percent according to Gallup; his approval...
  • President Obama: I don't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol

    01/19/2014 8:56:32 PM PST · by EinNYC · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | JANUARY 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WALSH
    In a profile published on The New Yorker's website, the President admits he smoked marijuana when he was younger and is pretty sure a lot of other politicians did, too, but that some demographics are more harshly punished for the offense. He says if it is legalized, it could lead to a slippery slope, with supporters possibly wanting to legalize recreational use of other drugs, such as meth or cocaine. President Obama thinks marijuana is no more dangerous than booze — and even less harmful "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." "As has been well-documented, I smoked...
  • Horrible! Obama Blames Racism For His Lower Approval Ratings

    01/19/2014 12:54:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 189 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama blamed his sinking popularity on racism in his latest interview with the >New Yorker. It couldn’t possibly be his failed economic policies, the fact that he lied to Americans for years about Obamacare or his destructive foreign policy. No, it’s racism. Bloomberg reported: President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said...
  • The Florida State Seminoles: The Champions of Racist Mascots

    01/08/2014 5:49:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Zirin
    It’s easy to oppose the name of the Washington Redskins and call for owner Dan Snyder to change his beloved bigoted brand. After all, it’s a dictionary-defined slur bestowed on the NFL franchise by their arch-segregationist, minstrel-loving founder. When you have Native American organizations, leading sportswriters, Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress and even the president say the time has come to change the name, it is not exactly difficult to get on board. But what about the Florida State Seminoles, whose football team on Monday night won the Vizio/Dow Chemical/Blackwater/Vivid Video BCS National Championship Game? The NCAA, since...
  • Smartest Nerd in the Room: Why Melissa Harris-Perry is America's foremost public intellectual...

    01/06/2014 9:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor
    On Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry apologized on air for segment that made light of the Romney clan's adoption of a young black boy. On Sunday, Mitt Romney accepted Harris-Perry's "heartfelt" apology, noting, "I've made plenty of mistakes myself." I've watched the offending segment several times now. I can see how a white parent who'd adopted a black child (or vice versa) would find the segment flip and offensive. It would not have surprised me if those concerned about adoption, equality, and racism voiced some protest about the segment. Instead what we got was week of invective driven mostly by a...
  • CNN Analyst: It’s Okay to Make Racist Jokes about Romney’s Black Grandkid ‘Because Romney’s White’

    12/31/2013 8:49:56 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/31/13 | Aurelius
    Speaking with Don Lemon over MSNBC’s mockery of Mitt Romney for having an adopted black grandchild, Marc Lamont Hill defended Melissa Harris-Perry’s racist jokes by explaining that it’s okay because the Romneys are white. Lemon and Hill began talking about why Hill believes it’s okay to make fun of Romney for having an African American grandchild, and if it would be racist for white people to make fun of black people. According to Hill, it’s not okay for whites to make fun of African Americans, but it’s okay for Harris-Perry to make fun of Romney hand his grandchild. Why? Romney...
  • Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson ‘More Offensive’ Than Rosa Parks Bus Driver.

    12/26/2013 6:12:40 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/25/2013 | Michael Rothman
    esse Jackson has decided to weigh in on the inflammatory comments that Phil Robertson made to GQ about gays and African Americans. In an interview with Drew Magary, the “Duck Dynasty” star said the Nazis needed Jesus, that he never saw the mistreatment of African Americans while growing up in Louisiana before the civil rights era and that homosexuality was a sin. A&E has already suspended Robertson, but Reverend Jackson, his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and GLAAD are demanding to meet with network execs, along with Cracker Barrel’s CEO, to discuss the future of all “Duck Dynasty” memorabilia or content.
  • Jesus Denounced as Symbol of White Supremacy on CNN

    12/22/2013 8:42:50 PM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 12/22/2013 | Dave Blount
    Jesus must be banned so as to become an unperson like Phil Robertson. If you don’t agree, then you are an advocate of the ultimate evil — white supremacism. Tim Wise explains: “The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.” CNN does not hesitate to pour this toxic slime into people’s heads. Wise has publicly encouraged the unhinged cretins who listen to him to murder...
  • Ron Christie to MSNBC Guest Claiming Tea Party Is 'Racial':

    12/15/2013 5:29:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Democratic strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye picked the wrong panel Sunday to accuse the Tea Party of being "racial." When he heard this during his appearance on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Republican strategist Ron Christie strongly objected saying, "Racial! I will not sit here and allow you to say that!” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Ron Christie to MSNBC Guest Claiming Tea Party Is 'Racial': 'I Will Not Sit Here and Allow You to Say That' During a lengthy political discussion with Christie as the lone conservative against four extreme liberals...
  • MSNBC host equates ‘Obamacare’ with N-word

    12/08/2013 3:48:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/08/13
    **SNIP** HARRIS-PERRY: “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it’s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and diminish his accomplishments. “President Obama has been labelled with this word by his opponents, and...
  • Bad dog, Sunny! The moment Obama's new pup knocked over a little girl...

    12/04/2013 6:41:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 December 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    <p>The Obama's younger dog is still getting used to the spotlight as it made a major faux pas during a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>Sunny Obama jumped up on a toddler who was a guest at the unveiling of the official Christmas decorations, pushing the little girl to the ground.</p>
  • Gerber: Were mugshots the worst decision?

    11/24/2013 3:42:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | November 24th, 2013 | Alison Gerber
    On Nov. 5, the Times Free Press published a front-page story about the arrests of 32 men charged with gun and drug crimes after a four-year local and federal investigation. Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd called the suspects the "worst of the worst" in Chattanooga's criminals. We heard no reaction from readers. Not a peep. On Nov. 17, the newspaper published a second front-page story about the suspects and their criminal histories. This time, we were barraged with feedback. Some of the words used to describe the report: irresponsible, distasteful, racist. The difference? The second story included the mugshots of...
  • 'Black Pete' Makes Some See Red ... Racism Controversy Dampens Holland's Sinterklaas Tradition

    11/22/2013 11:39:38 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rebecca Farivar
    • Racism controversy dampens Holland's Sinterklaas tradition Children across Europe eagerly await the arrival of St. Nicholas on December 6. But in Holland, the tradition has racist implications that the Dutch aren't quite willing to give up. For the Dutch, Sinterklaasavond (St. Nicholas Eve) on December 5 is the biggest celebration of the year - bigger than Christmas. That evening, families gather and exchange presents, and children leave out their shoes in the hopes that Sinterklaas will have fill them with candy by the next morning. What seems like a harmless holiday devoted to gifts, candy, and children, has a...
  • Schultz: 'No Doubt' African-American Would Be Jailed For Radel's Misdemeanor

    11/20/2013 2:57:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ed Schultz knows nothing about misdemeanor sentencing guidelines . . . Playing the race card over the arrest and conviction of Republican congressman Trey Radel for cocaine possession, Ed Schultz has claimed there is "no doubt" that an African-American who committed the same crime "would be facing jail time." Really? Radel's crime was a misdemeanor, and he was a first-time offender. It would be highly unusual for anyone pleading guilty under such circumstances to be sentenced to jail time. DC jails could not possibly hold all the low-level misdemeanor drug offenders. View the video here.
  • The Morning Plum: On Obamacare, a stark racial divide (Here it comes!)

    11/20/2013 1:59:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | November 20, 2013 | Greg Sargent
    The current battle over Obamacare — particularly its focus on those losing plans or seeing higher premiums — goes right to the heart of a political problem the law’s proponents have had since the beginning: Many perceive the law as an expansion of the safety net for other people, i.e,, poor people, not something that will help them or the middle class. A new National Journal poll illustrates that this dynamic is very much alive — but it also explains why Democrats are still better off sticking with the law, and even why the GOP position of full repeal may...
  • MSNBC Guest Tucker: GOP 'Pandered to' 'Bigots,' 'Racists', 'Homophobes'

    11/19/2013 6:38:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/19/2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Monday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker charged that Republicans "pandered" to "bigot" and "homophobes" in the 2004 presidential election, and later threw in the word "racists" as well, as she and host Al Sharpton responded to Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney's dispute with sister Mary over the same-sex marriage issue. Tucker began: But let me also say I don't blame Mary Cheney at all for going public with her hurt and her disagreement. Because, you know, Reverend Al, gay Republicans for years have stayed hidden in the closet, as it were. Given...
  • Oprah Plays Obama-Race-Card (Oprah Who?)

    11/16/2013 5:56:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    As President Obama stumbles and fumbles his way through his second term, his mistakes are impossible to overlook. From his handling of the turmoil in the Middle East to his failed economic policies to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, it has been a year of train wrecks for the President. Opponents of President Obama have plenty of ammunition to use as they criticize his second term agenda. Almost all of these critics have focused their attention on Obama’s policies, not his race. Despite the facts, the President’s defenders continually use the race card to invalidate criticism from his opponents. The...
  • Oprah Winfrey: President Barack Obama is disrespected because he’s black

    11/16/2013 9:23:30 AM PST · by chessplayer · 94 replies
    "There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he's African American," she said. "There's no question about that. And it's the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody's thinking it."
  • The Five Hits Oprah’s Race Remarks: Way More ‘Wackos’ on the Left Than the Right

    11/15/2013 4:27:21 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 17 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 15th, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Which political party has the greater share of “wackos”? If you ask Fox News’ The Five, that honor belongs to the Democrats. The show turned to recent comments from Oprah Winfrey and Oliver Stone in an attempt to show how liberal Hollywood has made it impossible for the right to criticize President Barack Obama without being called “racist.” Beginning with Winfrey’s comments about the “disrespect” Obama received because he’s an African-American, Andrea Tantaros said, “I’d love to ask her this question. If somebody like President Obama was working at her company Harpo, and had done something the equivalent of Obamacare...
  • Oprah: Many Americans hate Obama because he’s black

    11/15/2013 4:39:36 PM PST · by mandaladon · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    The tattered race-card is once again deployed because Americans are criticizing their President and he happens to be black. This time it was waved around by Oprah Winfrey while in the UK shilling for her new film: Oprah Winfrey has been a prominent supporter of Barack Obama. She thinks that both he and the Office of President have been treated with contempt because of the colour of his skin. “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and...
  • Oprah: President Obama disrespected because he's African-American

    11/15/2013 8:44:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    WLS ^ | 11/15/13
    In a recent interview with BBC News, Oprah Winfrey said that President Obama is disrespected because he is an African-American. "There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African-American," Winfrey said. "There’s no question about that, and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it." Speaking with the BBC's Will Gompertz in the UK to promote "The Butler," Winfrey also spoke to the global issue of racism. "It's gotten better. Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the...
  • [VIDEO] Oprah Winfrey tells BBC many Americans hate Obama because he’s BLACK

    11/15/2013 8:19:19 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 86 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 11/14/13 | therightscoop
    [VIDEO] Oprah Winfrey tells BBC many Americans hate Obama because he’s BLACK Oprah Winfrey is going around the world telling everyone that Americans are racist while she promotes her new film: Oprah Winfrey has been a prominent supporter of Barack Obama. She thinks that both he and the Office of President have been treated with contempt because of the colour of his skin. “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody...
  • STUDY: White Racists More Likely To Be Gun Owners

    11/07/2013 6:45:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    The Washington Times) ^ | Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    White racists more likely to be gun owners: study Are gun ownership and racism linked? Researchers have found that the more racist beliefs held by a white person, the more likely the person is to own a gun — conclusions that have rankled gun rights advocates. A team led by Kerry O'Brien, of Monash University in Australia and The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, examined white Americans’ negative perceptions about blacks and compared the rates of both gun ownership and opposition to gun control to discover the correlations. Researchers based their conclusions on the results of a multiple-choice...
  • Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say (Here we go again)

    11/01/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | October 31, 2013 | Lauren Loricchio
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington County, who earnestly urges them to vote in the upcoming state elections. “One thing we know is that elections have consequences and what we’re seeing at a national level is that Barack Obama has a total different worldview than we do here in this room,” Parrott said before the group of nearly 60 attendees of a Hagerstown T.E.A. Party meeting. “He wants Obamacare - socialism. This is part of his new America,” Parrott said to the group,...
  • Three Card Stupid, Liberals like to play cards,the race card, the hate card and the all card

    10/23/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Barracuda Brigade ^ | 10/22/13 | Wild Bill
    video at link