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Not “Racist” To Disagree With Obama

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Angie Harmon


Actress Angie Harmon has caused liberals to whine by standing up her politically-correct peers in Hollywood and declaring that it is not “racist” to disagree with the policies of Barack Obama.

“Here’s my problem with this, I’m just going to come out and say it,” Harmon told reporters at a recent event. “If I have anything to say against Obama it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you’re called a racist.”

“But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he’s doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I’m still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we’ve got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that’s the thing I really don’t appreciate. If I’m going to disagree with my President, that doesn’t make me a racist. If I was to disagree with Bush or Clinton, that doesn’t make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.”

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM
My brother in law (BIL) said those words, referring to Obama, at the Thanksgiving dinner table in front of my kids. Does that count as being racist?

Quoting SallyMJ:

Huh?


Quoting Erinelizz:

Is it okay for me to call my BIL a racist when he says "I'm not listening to a thing that n****r says, he should be plowing my fields."?????




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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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Yes, absolutely. He said racist things. (Sorry, didn't know what BIL was. I have a brother named Bill.) :)

Very different from disagreeing with Obama's ideas - who are most of the people this "racist" epithet is being falsely hurled at.

I believe  with you in calling a racist a racist. Just not people who are not.

Quoting Erinelizz:

My brother in law (BIL) said those words, referring to Obama, at the Thanksgiving dinner table in front of my kids. Does that count as being racist?

Quoting SallyMJ:

Huh?


Quoting Erinelizz:

Is it okay for me to call my BIL a racist when he says "I'm not listening to a thing that n****r says, he should be plowing my fields."?????






rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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I never said opposition is racist. I said some people in this country are racist. I even said you can support his policies and still be racist.

In what way do perceive some racism towards the Pres? There was, I think it was a 400% increase in death threats to this Pres. over what was experienced by Bush. Bush was not well liked by the opposite side either, but he did not incur as many assasination threats. Some threats are from White Supremest Groups. I betcha they take issue with more than his policies. I've heard comments that we need to get a white man back in the White House. Even though persons disagree with the Pres. they can't leave it at a simple disagreement in policy, but suddenly this Pres is plotting to destroy this country. This Pres is not a "real" American. This Pres. does not understand America. That is more subtle, but I think if some of these people really looked into their hearts, they would find just a touch of racism going on in there. This is not to say that you can't think that his policies are destructive, but to say it is his intention to destroy America is a different thing.

Now, not everyone espousing those things about the Pres. out to destroy America are racist. Some of them are clever people willing to exploit the latent racism in this country. Some of them may simply be ignorant people easily carried away by hyperbole, but when this Pres. started his term and I heard that some of the opposition was partly motivated by racism, I highly doubted it. I don't anymore.  

Quoting SallyMJ:

In what way?

This is the whole point. Obama and supporters claim that disagreement with him by the opposite party = racism. It doesn't. You even admit that. How can you say then that you think it is racist? Those are opposite positions.

Quoting rccmom:

Of course it doesn't, and agreeing with him doesn't mean you are not a racist. However, seeing how this Preseident has been commented on and treated has let me realize the are still quite a few racist people out there. 

 

 


 

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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No disagreement does not equal racism. I don't know any liberals who claim such nonsense. I do believe I heard Rush Limbaugh claim that all liberals believe such but he is not known for truth telling.

Denisethedaring
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:18 PM

 I think to get any meaningful answer to this at all, you are going to (a) have to find a liberal who has (b) called someone racist solely and only because that someone disagreed with something Barack Obama said or did.  Good luck with that. :)  Actually, if you do find this creature, do share because I want to know who it is. (Should be noted that I am not a liberal nor have I ever called anyone racist solely and only because he or she disagreed with Obama, so it's no good asking me.)


Quoting SallyMJ:

I have always been very curious that liberals accuse people of racism for:

- Disagreeing with Obama

- Disagreeing with anyone who is black, who is a liberal / progressive

- Agreeing with anyone who is a black conservative

- Supporting small government and a balanced budget

- Being conservative - no matter my ethnicity

- Using the following words and phrases: Chicago, small government, cut spending, decrease taxes, liberty, the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, structural reform of entitlements, welfare requiring able bodied citizens to return to work in 5 years, church, religion, Christian, black market, black hole, black mark, blackout, staying in the black, black box, blacksmith, black licorice, little black book, blackstrap molasses, fade to black. (well maybe not those last six ones).  :)

But, seriously, liberals / progressives say it is impossible for them to be racist, for blacks and other minorities to be racist, that using these "dog whistle" words above are OK for them and not for us, and even the N word and the other N word are OK for them to use about black conservatives. It's crazy!

Libs - Why the discrepancy? Why the double standard? Aren't we all subject to the same laws, the same expectations? Don't we all have freedom of speech and the right to have our own opinion? Is it "Do as I say, and not as I do"? This is so confusing and infuriating and ironic. The people who claim to be the most tolerant and openminded of all turn out in actuality to be the most intolerant and bigoted of all. Why is that?


 

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:19 PM
Sorry for the confusion.

And no, I definitely don't think that disagreeing with the president's policies makes someone a racist. I know what my brother in law said was clearly racist, and very different from what the writer of the article was talking about. I just had to get it off my chest; It's been bugging me for a while! It's sad to know racism still exists, especially that close to home.


Quoting SallyMJ:

Yes, absolutely. He said racist things. (Sorry, didn't know what BIL was. I have a brother named Bill.) :)

Very different from disagreeing with Obama's ideas - who are most of the people this "racist" epithet is being falsely hurled at.

I believe  with you in calling a racist a racist. Just not people who are not.


Quoting Erinelizz:

My brother in law (BIL) said those words, referring to Obama, at the Thanksgiving dinner table in front of my kids. Does that count as being racist?



Quoting SallyMJ:

Huh?



Quoting Erinelizz:

Is it okay for me to call my BIL a racist when he says "I'm not listening to a thing that n****r says, he should be plowing my fields."?????








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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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Do you listen to or read the news? It's been ubiquitous for 5 years. If you've missed it, maybe you've been busy and haven't paid attention, probably because it was not directed at you. But - as you know - we need to be aware of the evil some of our fellow citizens are doing to some of our other fellow citizens in order to call it out.

About half the country and I have personally been called a racist many times in the past 5 years, personally and by public figures - simply because I disagree with Obama. Many public figures have made these false statements. Unfairly and falsely.

That is the point of this post. So what do you say about what some of your fellow citizens are falsely saying about others? I call out the crazies in my own party. Do you? Or do you agree with them?

Quoting Denisethedaring:

 I think to get any meaningful answer to this at all, you are going to (a) have to find a liberal who has (b) called someone racist solely and only because that someone disagreed with something Barack Obama said or did.  Good luck with that. :)  Actually, if you do find this creature, do share because I want to know who it is. (Should be noted that I am not a liberal nor have I ever called anyone racist solely and only because he or she disagreed with Obama, so it's no good asking me.)


Quoting SallyMJ:

I have always been very curious that liberals accuse people of racism for:

- Disagreeing with Obama

- Disagreeing with anyone who is black, who is a liberal / progressive

- Agreeing with anyone who is a black conservative

- Supporting small government and a balanced budget

- Being conservative - no matter my ethnicity

- Using the following words and phrases: Chicago, small government, cut spending, decrease taxes, liberty, the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, structural reform of entitlements, welfare requiring able bodied citizens to return to work in 5 years, church, religion, Christian, black market, black hole, black mark, blackout, staying in the black, black box, blacksmith, black licorice, little black book, blackstrap molasses, fade to black. (well maybe not those last six ones).  :)

But, seriously, liberals / progressives say it is impossible for them to be racist, for blacks and other minorities to be racist, that using these "dog whistle" words above are OK for them and not for us, and even the N word and the other N word are OK for them to use about black conservatives. It's crazy!

Libs - Why the discrepancy? Why the double standard? Aren't we all subject to the same laws, the same expectations? Don't we all have freedom of speech and the right to have our own opinion? Is it "Do as I say, and not as I do"? This is so confusing and infuriating and ironic. The people who claim to be the most tolerant and openminded of all turn out in actuality to be the most intolerant and bigoted of all. Why is that?





Friday
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM


Quoting SallyMJ:

I agree.

Except it ain't Friday yet!  :)

Quoting Friday:

I agree with her. Just like it wasn't treason to disagree with Dubya.



I'm always Friday and please don't call me 'it'.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Intolerance in any form pisses me off. If someone in my family said that, I would want to punch them. Verbally.

Quoting Erinelizz:

Sorry for the confusion.

And no, I definitely don't think that disagreeing with the president's policies makes someone a racist. I know what my brother in law said was clearly racist, and very different from what the writer of the article was talking about. I just had to get it off my chest; It's been bugging me for a while! It's sad to know racism still exists, especially that close to home.


Quoting SallyMJ:

Yes, absolutely. He said racist things. (Sorry, didn't know what BIL was. I have a brother named Bill.) :)

Very different from disagreeing with Obama's ideas - who are most of the people this "racist" epithet is being falsely hurled at.

I believe  with you in calling a racist a racist. Just not people who are not.


Quoting Erinelizz:

My brother in law (BIL) said those words, referring to Obama, at the Thanksgiving dinner table in front of my kids. Does that count as being racist?



Quoting SallyMJ:

Huh?



Quoting Erinelizz:

Is it okay for me to call my BIL a racist when he says "I'm not listening to a thing that n****r says, he should be plowing my fields."?????










SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Sorry! Is that your real name? I assumed it was a user name. :)

So you really are a Girl (Woman) Friday?

Quoting Friday:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I agree.

Except it ain't Friday yet!  :)

Quoting Friday:

I agree with her. Just like it wasn't treason to disagree with Dubya.



I'm always Friday and please don't call me 'it'.



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