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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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Basherte
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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I don't know. I've never thought of it like that. 

I was raised in a house where names weren't used. The slur names I mean. I was raised to not notice things like that about people. 

Now, of course, if I am describing someone, it will come up. Especially, if I'm describing them to the police. < it's happened on a couple of occasions. 

To me though: color of skin doesn't matter at all. 

There is only one race. I just wish people would start using that. Instead of it being a race thing. We are all human beings. One race. 

We are just born in different areas. 

If a lot more people would look at it like this: How many people go to tanning salons, or spend hours outside in the sun to get our 'white' skin darker? I just don't understand how anyone who spends time trying to get their skin darker can really do anything but maybe envy and be jealous of people that already have darker skin. 

There was a movie a really long time ago. I don't remember much about the movie. All I remember is this: it was about slavery. There was a white boy, helping a black man escape from slavery. The little boy and the man were on the river bank. The boy picked up a handful of lighter colored dirt and said "god made me out of this... " then took a handful of darker dirt, just a few inches away from the lighter dirt and said, "God made you out of this. We are made from the same things by the same god. We aren't really all that different."

^it stuck with me. I'm also paraphrasing because I don't remember exact wording. I wasn't even a teen when I saw this. 

I don't believe in god, but the message is basically the same. 

If a person has the right qualifications for the job, that is all that should matter. 

Quoting Denisethedaring:

 I don't know if we ever will be.  We should be; I personally make a continuous and concerted effort to be, but I know even in spite of that--even in spite of the fact that I'm a quarter non-white and I've always known I was--I still have knee-jerk racist reflexes.  :(  I don't want them and I don't act on them but I know they're there.  I think part of it's evolutionary--the fear of the "different" and the "unknown," the feeling that those things are a threat to the "us," is definitely ingrained, culturally if not actually biologically.  I tend to think that the greatest hope for the end of racism is the end of race--maybe 500 years from now America will be so racially homogeneous we'll have to come up with something else to fear about each other.


Quoting Basherte:

When will we all become color blind?

I can not wait for this revelation. I'm serious. 

It shouldn't matter what color our skin is, or what color our hair, eyes are. It shouldn't even matter if we are male, female, or anything else. What should matter is how we treat others, how we treat ourselves. How we live our lives. 




sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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 More cry baby losers

No one ever said you're a racist if you disagree with the President.

Wah wah someone call the conservatives a WAMBULANCE...

Birthers are racist

Tea party idiots calling the POTUS a Muslim, Kenyan, Socialist, Fascist, etc...they are ALSO racist.

A tea party member not agreeing with President Obama's policy, not a racist

republican that disagrees with President Obama's plans, not a racist

republican who thinks the President is porposely destroying America because he's a secret Muslim and or terrorist IS a racist

I hope this helps all the stupid people out there...

Quit whining, it's so pathetic to watch

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

 Please show one example of this

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."?????

 


 

 

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

 Please provide a link or video of you being called a racist by a public figure

When you were called a racist, what were the circumstances?

Quoting SallyMJ:

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?

 

 

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Has your BIL seen him in his mom jeans or on his girl bike?

Plow the fields is simply crazy talk.

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."?????


 

JustCJ
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM

What your (bil) said is detestable. I hope you told him so. THAT is racism , sorry your children had to hear that shit.

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."?????









Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM

 


Quoting deepthinker:

No it's not racist to disagree with the presidents policies, but let's be honest here.  The vast majority of issues with Obama has little to do with his policies. Before he even became president, folks were out taking oaths and making proclamations that he will only be a one term president if he won, he isn't American, he's a Muslim, etc.  Not to mention that quite a few of the groups who are against Obama are white supremacist groups or funded by them. People making claims that white house isn't white anymore and he will turn into a ghetto, calling him the Kenyan, demanding things from him that no other president in history ever had to produce before. 

People wanted him to be a one term President - because we knew he would be horrible, and the proof is in the pudding, if one opens their eyes.

Let us not forget the a large portion of the media and social outlets are very clear in why they dislike him, because the racism is obvious.

99% of the media are fawning all over him, He himself called out Fox and Rush as the only entities stopping him from having 100% media compliance with his agenda. Google and Face-book work very closely with this President.

 I don't think everyone who doesn't agree with the president is a racist, but a good number of them are.  That also includes those who are black, who say he isn't doing anything for black people, as if he is the president of black people only.  He is the president of all people and not just black people, so no we should not receive any special treatment because we share the same color skin. So I view those people as racist as well, because they believe that their skin color should afford them some special treatment or advantage. If you take race  into account before you even think of what his policies can or can't do for you, then you are most likely racist.

 Congrats, that is a wise paragraph.


 

mikiemom
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 

She is a racist, she just doesn't understand that. I have come to realize that folks who come from certain backgrounds can be racist and not realize that they are.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Please provide a link or video of you being called a racist by a public figure

When you were called a racist, what were the circumstances?

Quoting SallyMJ:

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?

 

 

 

 

 


 

mikiemom
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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 But Mr. Billiejeens would not call himself a racist but he is.


Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Has your BIL seen him in his mom jeans or on his girl bike?

Plow the fields is simply crazy talk.

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."?????

 

 


 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

 

So you don't think it's crazy talk?

Quoting mikiemom:

 But Mr. Billiejeens would not call himself a racist but he is.

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Has your BIL seen him in his mom jeans or on his girl bike?

Plow the fields is simply crazy talk.

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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