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OFB keeps playing the racism card like it's all they've got

And maybe it is.

NOTE Via The Obama 527 Formerly Known As Daily Kos.

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basement angel's picture
Submitted by basement angel on

"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."

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Submitted by MoveThatBus on

are the only ones even considering what color Obama is. The rest of us are looking at policy. But, they thought it worked during the campaigns.

The only thing their claims serve to do is create permanent divisions between the old and New Dems.

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Submitted by kerril on

ass-kissing in that thread I had to stop. Why oh why did I break my vow never to read the comments on Daily Kos? I blame myself. And Lambert.

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Submitted by SashaCA on

This is the same moron who claimed a little while back that if Bill Clinton or any white Dem was doing the things Obama is doing, we'd all be dancing in the streets. See, I think it's exactly the reverse. There's no way we'd see comments like this one if Obama was white:

We are amazingly lucky and blessed to have him as our President. I don't believe our country appreciates what we have, nor do I believe we deserve this highly evolved man to lead us.

Assuming that the commenter is a liberal or progressive, I think it's safe to say that they'd be singing a very different tune if Obama was white. If there's anyone treating Obama differently because of his race, it's the Daily Kos fanboys and fangirls.

Also gotta love comments like this one:

I am a white female...I could never imagine going through some of the things you speak of.

What are these things that a white woman couldn't even imagine having to go through? Being concerned about one's safety, concerned about being ignored, and concerned about equal access to jobs, housing, and rights. Nah, as a woman who was raped and tortured because I'm a woman, I couldn't possibly imagine what it's like to be concerned about my safety. Never mind that I live in a culture that tells me that if I refuse to live my life as a virtual prisoner, if I engage in some of the activities that men take for granted (e.g., walking alone after dark, having a few drinks too many after a rough day at work, accepting a ride from a friend or colleague, etc.), and I'm attacked, I have only myself to blame. Not to mention the levels of sexual harassment (on the street, on public transportation, in the workplace, in parks, etc.) that so many women are subjected to on a daily basis and the prevalence of domestic violence; clearly women have no idea what it's like to be concerned about our safety. As for being ignored or treated as "less than," that's pretty much the female experience. Not only is popular culture saturated with sexism and misogyny, but this type of bigotry is acceptable in a way few other forms of prejudice are. And we all know (or perhaps not, judging from some of the DK comments) that women are still paid less than men and are less likely to be mentored and promoted. As for legal rights, while most gender discrimination is now against the law (as is most racial discrimination), enforcement is another issue (as it is with racial discrimination). Take marital rape, for instance. While it's no longer legal for a husband to rape his wife, it's exceedingly rare for such a case to be prosecuted. Some of the DK commenters really seem to be living in an alternate reality.

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Submitted by MoveThatBus on

nor do I believe we deserve this highly evolved man to lead us.

Must have missed the part when Obama was picking his nose during the summit.

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Submitted by ElizabethF on

Sounds like someone lacks even an ounce of self esteem and and has a lot of self loathing.

I feel sorry for him/her.

basement angel's picture
Submitted by basement angel on

Obama is an enlightened president and he attracts enlightened supporters and the proof of that is that he's enlightened and so are his suporters. What else?

This is just reads like a narcissist who has been robbed of their ability to feel superior for supporting Obama by Obama's actions as president. They're still clinging to the idea that their support for him makes them superior to the callow racists who supported other candidates.

Narcissists are always tragic.