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You Knew the Race Card was Coming

20 Jan

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You Knew it was coming we just didn’t know when ! well it just hit yes for the shame of it all Obama used the Race Card! and what did Obama use it for ? his falling poll numbers of all things.

So let’s all give him a pity party! Man-up Mr.Obama life is not always going to be on your side.What an example you are too young black men not to be Strong if things don’t go way just throw a pity party and a few race cards out.You claim to be black so be black but for goodness sake be a good example for black youth.

This not only shames black people but the rest of us as well knock off the pity, I don’t care what color you are do your job or get the hell out-of-the-way so others can

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in politics

 

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5 responses to “You Knew the Race Card was Coming

  1. Miss Lou

    January 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    That’s one way of looking at his statements.

    The other is to report wholistically all of what he said, keep it in context and note than he has delivered factual statements.

    The race card – not in my view, though do acknowledge that others, may have a different view.

     
    • rockwellh

      January 21, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Miss Lou thank you for stopping by.
      I do however disagree with you on this when Obama said in an interview with The New Yorker published over the weekend that “there’s no doubt” some people truly dislike him because he’s black. I do believe this is a race card statement.If Obama had just went with the statement people dislike him that would have been fine. I dislike the man and his policy’s but It has noting to do with the color of his skin

       
      • Miss Lou

        January 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

        Thanks for the very respectful reply rockwellh 🙂

        The reasoning for my views is based on the following.

        It appears you have referred to comments quoted in the New Yorker article written by David Remnick. (please correct me if I am mistaken)

        If you return to the original source of the article – which appears to be here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all

        Here is that paragraph presented EXACTLY as written;

        Obama’s election was one of the great markers in the black freedom struggle. In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history. The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama’s drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters. “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. “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.” The latter group has been less in evidence of late.’

        You will note there is no reference to the context or even the QUESTION that was posed, resulting in the statements quoted as belonging to Barrack Obama.

        Secondly, whatever context those comments were made in (if made by Obama) would that make them any less factual?

        ““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,”
        – Sounds like a response to leading question, though we don’t know because it is not provided, None-the-less, the statement is a fact. I’ve encountered people who have stated exactly that.

        “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.”
        – I’ve also encountered people who have stated exactly that. Once again, the statement is a factual one.

        FACT: For ‘some’ people RACE was,is and has been a factor when they consider their personal vote and ongoing support/Lack thereof.

        People applying a contemptuous stereotype to the acknowledgement of that fact does not make it any less true. Surely this has been a known fact throughout the entire presidency, including the lead up to the election?

        My point is the context is not clear when you read the article, nor is it new news. I do not consider the statements to be playing the race card, particularly when we do not even know what the statement provided was in relative to (i.e) the question.

         
      • rockwellh

        January 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

        I think Miss lou we can agree to disagree , but you are always welcome to stop by and leave comments

         
      • Miss Lou

        January 21, 2014 at 8:55 am

        Thanks so much 🙂 I will be by to visit more and appreciate the welcome very much 🙂

        Miss Lou
        🙂

         

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