"It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House"

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    "It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House"

    Conservatives bristle at the characterization of the GOP as being a safe haven for racists, and will often times point out that many Democrats including some very senior and influencial Democrats such as Robert Byrd were themselves racists.  Meanwhile Democrats and progressives grumble about what seems to be an obvious observation to them:  that the GOP opposes Obama policies reflexively because a good part of their motivation is to undermine the first minority president of the country simply because he is black

    And then GOPer just comes out and says it:

    "Doctors from across the state gathered in Columbia today to collectively lobby legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

    White Coat Day was organized by the South Carolina Hospital Association and aimed to equip doctors to engage with their representatives and push for the state to accept federal money and expand the health program for lower income people.

    About 75 doctors from across the state attended a meeting at the Statehouse.

    Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also an emergency room doctor, supports the expansion but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a block against the Medicaid expansion.

    “The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.

    He encouraged the doctors to advocate the use of the budget to accomplish expansion of Medicaid, rather than passing additional laws."

    http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/46590-s-c-doctors-urge-lawmakers-to-expand-medicaid-eligibility

     
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    Its worth pointing out that Rep Crawford supported expansion of Medicare into South Carolina but despite his statement when the bill came up for a vote he sided with the GOP members of the chamber who all voted no on the bill, dooming it to failure.

    The second thing I would point out is his solution to the issue is to try and expand the SC budget to accomplish the same thing as Medicare expansion.  In other words, don't support Obama's law (and be seen as siding with the black guy) but do the same thing via other means that won't tie directly back to the black guy.

    Absurd. 

     
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    Too bad they didn't elect a black pope, Dennis Rodman all but guaranteed it.

    A black pope and a black president and a black homerun king ( whether you credit Bonds or not, you have to credit Hammerin' Hank) may have been too much for some people to handle.

    I don't doubt there are rascists among Democrats. Some people just can't get around the fact that skin color does not make people superior or inferior.

    Myself , I am just glad that we have a diverse culture here in the U.S. Something near and dear to my existence would be lacking if not for African Americans....Rock 'N Roll. We would have basically, Neil Sedaka and Paul Anka....and other artists with no soul....which would make music very boring. I won't even mention how awful sports would be without diversity.

     
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     "Democrats and progressives grumble about what seems to be an obvious observation to them:  that the GOP opposes Obama policies reflexively because a good part of their motivation is to undermine the first minority president of the country simply because he is black. "

    And progressives spend a good part of their time parsing statements to uncover "silent dog whistles" and other hidden codes which proves all opposition to the Leftist in the White House is racist. Wow, didnt even need Chris Matthews to uncover this one: a Republican saying "black guy" ....

    ALERT: some Republican doctor in SC said, "black guy"....RACE CARD ALERT.

    Tough to tell what this clueless doctor really meant to say; that he thought opposition to Obama policies by his fellow Republicans was race based 

    Or, more likely, he may have been trying some sarcasm.....not too bright. 

    Either way, progressives now have looked into the recesses of his evil soul ;  the doctor is a RACIST, spilling out the deep dark secret of all Republicans.... He obviously must wear overalls, spit chewing tobacco, attend KKK meetings, and look like a 1950s Southern Democrat.

     
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    "And then GOPer just comes out and says it:

    "It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party”


    If you or any other liberal made that statement, would you be racist? No, it is what you believe...maybe this doctor believes it too, hard to say.

    Just like some blacks can say the "N" word, they get the free pass.

    Hard to know what this doctor may have meant to say, exactly.
    Probably just sarcasm that was off kilter. Sorry,  I dont necessarily assume he is a member of the KKK.
    But the endless progressive search to uncover the silent dog whistles of Republican racism goes on, either way....

     
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    Someone has a rather inflated opinion of themselves...

     
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    It's apparently lost on some people that a person can say something racist and not actually BE a racist.

    While some don't have to say anything at all.

    GOPers are not inherently racist, however, they do have a pattern among their members of saying highly inappropriately race-based remarks.

    By any standard, people are much less racist - in word and deed - than they were even 50 years ago.  But that 50 years is a blip in an otherwise racially driven, ancient history of humanity.

     

     
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    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    Conservatives bristle at the characterization of the GOP as being a safe haven for racists, and will often times point out that many Democrats including some very senior and influencial Democrats such as Robert Byrd were themselves racists.  Meanwhile Democrats and progressives grumble about what seems to be an obvious observation to them:  that the GOP opposes Obama policies reflexively because a good part of their motivation is to undermine the first minority president of the country simply because he is black

    And then GOPer just comes out and says it:

    "Doctors from across the state gathered in Columbia today to collectively lobby legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

    White Coat Day was organized by the South Carolina Hospital Association and aimed to equip doctors to engage with their representatives and push for the state to accept federal money and expand the health program for lower income people.

    About 75 doctors from across the state attended a meeting at the Statehouse.

    Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also an emergency room doctor, supports the expansion but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a block against the Medicaid expansion.

    “The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.

    He encouraged the doctors to advocate the use of the budget to accomplish expansion of Medicaid, rather than passing additional laws."

    http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/46590-s-c-doctors-urge-lawmakers-to-expand-medicaid-eligibility



    The GOP appears as though they don't want to win another presidential election for the next 50 years. They are content with the "racist" label.

     
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    "It's apparently lost on some people that a person can say something racist and not actually BE a racist." "While some don't have to say anything at all."

    That's right, Chris Matthews.... nothing need be said...only the discerning progressive can read the evil mind of Republicans.; and when one dares say something and criticize the President, the "silent dog whistle" will surely find racism as well..

    "But that 50 years is a blip in an otherwise racially driven, ancient history of humanity"

    Liberal guilt, much? We are all evil and the Benevolent Almighty Government must restrain us from our racism, then......

     
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    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    Conservatives bristle at the characterization of the GOP as being a safe haven for racists, and will often times point out that many Democrats including some very senior and influencial Democrats such as Robert Byrd were themselves racists.  Meanwhile Democrats and progressives grumble about what seems to be an obvious observation to them:  that the GOP opposes Obama policies reflexively because a good part of their motivation is to undermine the first minority president of the country simply because he is black

    And then GOPer just comes out and says it:

    "Doctors from across the state gathered in Columbia today to collectively lobby legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

    White Coat Day was organized by the South Carolina Hospital Association and aimed to equip doctors to engage with their representatives and push for the state to accept federal money and expand the health program for lower income people.

    About 75 doctors from across the state attended a meeting at the Statehouse.

    Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican from Florence and also an emergency room doctor, supports the expansion but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a block against the Medicaid expansion.

    “The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party,” Crawford said.

    He encouraged the doctors to advocate the use of the budget to accomplish expansion of Medicaid, rather than passing additional laws."

    http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/46590-s-c-doctors-urge-lawmakers-to-expand-medicaid-eligibility




    But, apparently, it is better politics to oppose the white rich mormon guy.

     

    I've never seen such a bunch of sore winners.

     
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    It's apparently lost on some people that a person can say something racist and not actually BE a racist.

    While some don't have to say anything at all.

    GOPers are not inherently racist, however, they do have a pattern among their members of saying highly inappropriately race-based remarks.

    By any standard, people are much less racist - in word and deed - than they were even 50 years ago.  But that 50 years is a blip in an otherwise racially driven, ancient history of humanity.

     



    Do you really beleive what you just wrote?  my Lord, if so, you are just insane.

     
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    I should point out, I don't think the guy who made the statement was being racist.  I think he had a very frank and candid assessment of the situation and in his eyes he feels like "opposing the black guy" is good for the business of his GOP mates.  He works with these people and would have plenty of opportunity to know how they feel.

     
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    In response to skeeter

     

     

     




     

     

     

    I've never seen such a bunch of sore winners.

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    Yada Yada Yada Yada

     
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    I should point out, I don't think the guy who made the statement was being racist.  I think he had a very frank and candid assessment of the situation and in his eyes he feels like "opposing the black guy" is good for the business of his GOP mates.  He works with these people and would have plenty of opportunity to know how they feel.

     



    By definition he is racist even if it is his assessment of the politics, his assumption that others are racist is, well, racist.

     

     

     
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    It's apparently lost on some people that a person can say something racist and not actually BE a racist.

    While some don't have to say anything at all.

    GOPers are not inherently racist, however, they do have a pattern among their members of saying highly inappropriately race-based remarks.

    By any standard, people are much less racist - in word and deed - than they were even 50 years ago.  But that 50 years is a blip in an otherwise racially driven, ancient history of humanity.

     

     



    Do you really beleive what you just wrote?  my Lord, if so, you are just insane.

     



    Coming from you, that's a compliment.

    So, what's your point...?

     

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from DamainAllen. Show DamainAllen's posts

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    I should point out, I don't think the guy who made the statement was being racist.  I think he had a very frank and candid assessment of the situation and in his eyes he feels like "opposing the black guy" is good for the business of his GOP mates.  He works with these people and would have plenty of opportunity to know how they feel.

     



    By definition he is racistha even if it is his assessment of the politics, his assumption that others are racist is, we'll, racist.

     

     




    Observing that a bigot makes decisions based on his or her bigotry is not in and of itself also bigoted.  Calling a racist a racist is not itself racist.  You logic is circular and it makes no sense whatsoever.  By your reasoning all of the people who call Obama a socialist must also be socialists themselves.  This guy works with these people on a daily basis and because he is a politician he understand the balance between doing what is right and doing what will get you reelected.  His point is fairly simple.  People are working against the black guy because it is in their interest to do so, but they are doing it because he is black. 

     
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    It's apparently lost on some people that a person can say something racist and not actually BE a racist.

    While some don't have to say anything at all.

    GOPers are not inherently racist, however, they do have a pattern among their members of saying highly inappropriately race-based remarks.

    By any standard, people are much less racist - in word and deed - than they were even 50 years ago.  But that 50 years is a blip in an otherwise racially driven, ancient history of humanity.

     

     



    Do you really beleive what you just wrote?  my Lord, if so, you are just insane.

     

     



    Coming from you, that's a compliment.

     

    So, what's your point...?

     

     



    That your grasp on reality centers on two concepts: chasing pipe dreams and calling republicans racists.

     

    you need to get out more and ride your bike a few miles away from Cambridge.

     
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    Someone has a rather inflated opinion of themselves...

     



    Oh the irony pinkeye, oh the irony.

     

    Notice I avoided your puerile hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    hahahahahahahaha!

    Did that on purpose so you cant use it against me.

    ^ahem^

     
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