What are your Thoughts about Donald Trump Backer Carl Paladino's remarks calling for President Obama’s Death and Michelle Obama’s ‘Return’ to Africa
Indefensible and horrible. Anyone that said it's not racist must not have read the article.
Paladino has long been a nutcase and he's really an embarrassment to the Republican Party of this state
This is the third time recently I've heard this kind of garbage from the party of family values 🙄
The Obamas are scandal free and I think hateful people can't stand it. All the class, dignity and common sense are leaving the White House ✌️
Racist and this isn't the first time he's said things of this nature. He needs to be removed from the trump circle.
Disgusting but not surprising.
Totally irrelevant to mention he's a "Donald Trump supporter"....
It irrelevant. He's one of Trump's guys and is considering another gubernatorial run. He's unhinged.
Would you have preferred "Republican politician Carl Paladino"? Or does that also trigger you?
(This is of course is using the term "politician" very broadly to include even those who's biggest claim to fame is losing by one of the largest margins in gubernatorial election history)
I love how you try and spin that word around and use it against me, but I'm not triggered at all. Donald Trump won and the GOP controls every aspect of government. I enjoy seeing liberals cling to their "racist bigot" narrative long after it's proven detrimental to their cause. Merry Christmas.
If you weren't actually triggered, why did your comment suggest you were? Also, answer the question.
I was pointing out the fact that it this guy's opinion on who should be president had nothing to do with the comments he made. Not sure why you're so bothered-or should I say triggered- by that.
I see, you're attempting to distance blatant racism from the Trump administration. Good luck with that.
CA, it's no narrative. He's a racist. Do some research on him. I live here. It's common knowledge. And I'm a conservative so your narrative argument holds no water.
What a fuckin idiot.
Aren't we living in the 21st century?!?
Hmm, calling for the assassination of a sitting president is just wrong. Also, is Michelle Obama from Africa? I thought she was from Chicago.
People just need to stop making excuses for "Racist".
“It has nothing to do with race,” Paladino said. “It’s about 2 progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years.”
That's a lot of Bu11s#it to come out of one mouth.
I know. How do you do it?
After I watched Mr. Paladino's comments to the press on YouTube, I found his comments not to be racists. He wanted to get the attention of the press so he could talk about other issues, like the problems in the inner cities that Obama did nothing about.
The man made a lot of sense.
If you haven't watched the video, don't make a decision until you do.
I live here and I can assure you those comments were racist. He's done other things of that nature too.
The second comment is enough to qualify as racist.
I agree with TJM.
The first qualifies him for jail.
Okay, they seem racist.
But I read them as a joke, before I had more context, and what he was saying was so incredibly rediculous I found it hilarious in an "oh, wow, how absurd" sense.
The guys creative, though.
I try to reframe from calling anyone racist as people see it as over used. Nevertheless, neither do I see his remarks as funny and I'd say in or out of context he might as well be racist as this kinda talk and nonsense about anyone as part of the public discourse shouldn't happen. One man's view.
Maybe it shouldn't be a part of public discourse, but I'd never censor someone unless they were directly calling for, or threatening violence.
I refrain from labeling someone racist for many reasons, one is the social severity of the charge, another is that it seems more and more that there is no need in actually founding such an accusation in fact. If one is accused, one is racist, and I find this deeply disturbing for many reasons.
Note that I didn't label anyone racist here.
Right, was agreeing.
It wasn't funny, it was disgusting. He was suggesting that they go to Africa and have relations with animals.
"It wasn't funny."
You either don't know that humor is subjective, or don't know the word "funny" itself.
One cannot declare something definitively funny or unfunny, only that it was or was not funny to them.
The comments were absurd, and I found their absurdity funny. You don't have to agree.