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NOTColonelWest March 15th, 2015 6:42pm

I was just reading a story on HuffPo about the open letter to Iran, when the author made a remark about the Senate only doing this because Obama is black. I closed the article. Have you ever tuned someone out because of unfounded racial claims?

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smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 11:48 am

How is that unfounded? There is a racial element to some not liking him. Do you just ignore things you don't like or do you try to understand the perspective?

NOTColonelWest
03/15/15 12:38 pm

The senate did NOT write an open letter to Iran because our president is not a stereotypical white male. They wrote it because they don't believe concessions will work, and to infer or imply a racial aspect is idiotic

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 1:20 pm

With that statement, I don't disagree, but the reason behind the hate of him for some is racism. That lead to the letter situation...

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 4:51 pm

So the fact that some people are racist lead to the letter? That's preposterous.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 4:56 pm

There are tons of examples of republican racism against Obama and in general. Why would you say something like preposterous? Can you show republican tolerance towards him?

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 5:00 pm

Can you show any of those "tons" of examples of Republican racism against BO? Lack of tolerance for one of the weakest Presidents in history is not racism.

NOTColonelWest
03/15/15 5:27 pm

Calling republicans racist is like calling blacks criminal. The majority of racists ARE republican, I'll admit, but the majority of criminals happen to be black. Does that mean that blacks are generally criminals?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 6:06 pm

Remember this?

gawker.com/5792843/another-gop-official-caught-forwarding-racist-obama-email

There are so many examples of republican racism, it's almost funny you're asking for some. Think confederate flag at republican meetings.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 6:06 pm

@colonel - I said some, not most and not all. Some is accurate. I'm not generalizing when I say that.

NOTColonelWest
03/15/15 6:09 pm

A party official for a single county. Not exactly a United States senator. That example, nor any others, change the premise of my poll. The HuffPo author inferred and implied racism where there was none

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 6:13 pm

It's silly to think the racism you yourself admit is in the party doesn't impact policy and decision making....

NOTColonelWest
03/15/15 6:16 pm

I believe racism affects the policy of the Republican Party the same way flushing your toilet effects ocean currents. Basically not at all, and if you see it, you spend why too much time studying a very small subject

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 6:41 pm

So it was racist when Democrats compared Bush to a chimp? Try again. I can one on one you all night for each racist Republican statement I'll give you a Democrat one but it still won't make your statement less preposterous.

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 6:51 pm

Remember when Hillary said she was not giving up her bid for the nomination against BO because he might be assassinated like Robert Kennedy in 1968? Was that racism? You have a very selective memory.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 7:04 pm

How would you define racism? Bush and Kennedy are / were white...

NOTColonelWest
03/15/15 7:05 pm

We, like rational people, define racism as any generalization of a person due to skin color

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 7:08 pm

Soooo... How is comparing a white guy to a monkey racist? You do know historically blacks were compared to monkeys as a means of saying they were sub human, less intelligent, etc...

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 7:09 pm

How is comparing a black guy to a white guy? I sure the reference was more a tie to transformational politics than race...

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 7:10 pm

Yes Hillary is white and suggested that her black opponent might be assassinated so she would stay in the race a while longer.

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 7:11 pm

If you can't see the racism there you aren't looking.