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Obama: We have to be able to agree to disagree
Great, then where are the racists, Mr. Obama? We don't see you embracing too many of them in the name of learning to agree to disagree. Or does your desire to create a new "atmosphere," and reach out to our enemies, stop when it's your own people, your own children, you'd be betraying? Funny how you only reach across the aisle when it's someone else's family, gay families in particular, getting the shaft.

John -- if I may call you John -- you ask "Where are the racists?" And I think I have the answer for you!

They're with you right now! Under the bus! Warm and comfy, isn't it? Because there are so many of us, we can huddle together and use our body heat to ward off the chill!

Yep, you're where you thought you'd never, never end up; with all the Hillary supporters you and the rest of the OFB smeared as racists, back when you were snorting the Kool-Aid dry. Life's little ironies, eh?

Double shot? Cinnamon with that, sir?

NOTE Via (Angry Bear (Avedon)).

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vastleft's picture
Submitted by vastleft on

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/18...

Most working- and middle-class white Americans don't feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race. Their experience is the immigrant experience - as far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything, they've built it from scratch. They've worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor. They are anxious about their futures, and feel their dreams slipping away; in an era of stagnant wages and global competition, opportunity comes to be seen as a zero sum game, in which your dreams come at my expense. So when they are told to bus their children to a school across town; when they hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed; when they're told that their fears about crime in urban neighborhoods are somehow prejudiced, resentment builds over time.

Submitted by lambert on

Just a little frayed insulation up there in the neurons.

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Submitted by Davidson on

Obama has openly accepted misogynistic hate, whether it was to advance his career or just for fun (see: the past two years, most recently by appointing the economic failure that is Summers, refusing to even punish Favreau, and inviting Warren to the inauguration). Being complicit in any form of bigotry is a damaging to your children, but it's all the more appalling when you accept such hate directed right at them. Worse when you seem to revel in it.

True, as daughters of Barack Obama, they'll likely be spared most of the hate (especially since they're young), but one must remember that the girls' status as people is totally dependent on the status of their father and that no First Daughter has ever been immune from anti-female bigotry. If at any time, his status drops, the girls will again be incredibly vulnerable to misogyny (with a strong dose of racism). I'm guessing Obama, like most bigoted fathers, just assumes his girls will be exempted as long as they aren't "provocative."

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Submitted by badger on

Don't you think?

A little too ironic ... and yeah, I really do think ...

It's like rain - on your wedding day.
It's the free ride - when you've already paid.
It's the good advice - that you just didn't take.

And who would've thought?
It figures.

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Submitted by Nadai on

should just get over it.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

It describes his behavior during the primaries. There was ugly, and there was AmericaBlog ugly. That should never, ever be forgotten without proper penance.