A black and white situation

July 23, 2011 by barbara

barbara writes

I am a white, Scandinavian-heritaged, quasi-Protestant female. I was a Republican decades ago. I got over it.

Today, there is foremost on my mind something that has lurked for months and was not allowed outlet. Others have suggested this, and until this week, I've been reluctant to buy in.

Today, I'm in, and I must speak of it.

I believe that if Barack Obama were white, there is no way on creation's green earth that Boehner, Cantor, et al would treat him with such massive contempt and complete disrespect as they've displayed recently. Would. Not. Walking out of an extremely urgent negotiation meeting about the nation's future. Refusing to return phone calls. Spewing angry bile. That kind of thing.

Here's what I think. To the radical right, to Tea Party radicals, Barack Obama is not one of their good ol' boys. He's just "boy." And Republican icon Abraham Lincoln groans in his grave.

Summary: Racism is an integral and radical part of the radical right's radical agenda. (Oh, did I say "radical" out loud?)

To this, the radical right likely will say, "Oh, there she goes, playing the race card." Damn straight. Benefit of the doubt just expired.

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Barb (not verified) | July 23, 2011 - 9:08pm

Another Civil War on the horizon.

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retone (not verified) | August 3, 2011 - 3:00pm

I believe McConnell when he says his main objective is to make Obama a one term President.
He, and some other republicans would rather see this country go down the toilet than "help" him get re-elected.

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