There are racist remarks on both sides

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  1. sag38

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    In a recent thread Crabby posted a Republican representative was taken to task for using the term, "Great White Hope."

    Unfortunately, the same thing is going on both sides of the aisle. First it was New York's governor blaming his problems on the fact that he was African American. And, now a Democratic representative is suggesting that resistance to President Obama is race based.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/la-rep-obam...to-destroy-first-president-who-looks-like-me/

    Let the condemnation begin.
     
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    the true racists are the ones who call us racist when we disagree with obamas polictics
     
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    Funny, how when the governor of New York was spewing his clearly racist accusations there was silence from the resident liberals on this board. But, let a woman use the term "great white hope" and it's terrible. I honestly don't think the woman was using that term in a racist way. She was stupid for using it but she was not using it in it's past context. However, this particular representative were clearly playing the race card. And, again the resident liberals are silent.
     
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    Using the race card may or may not indicate racism. Our political climate seems to be based on the idea of "shoot first or get shot". Parties don't matter. Issues don't matter. Slinging mud is all that matters. Both sides are guilty.

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    Racism knows no political, geographic or cultural bounds. It exists to one degree or another in all political parties, all geographic areas and in all cultures. Some cultures realize there is racism within their culture and some do not, or will not admit it exists in their culture.
     
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    "Using the race card may or may not indicate racism." Tim, are you serious? I guess it depends on what color you are. Pure and t disgusting.
     
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    First, I'm not sure what you were trying to say in your last sentence.

    It seems to me that playing the race card is an attempt to make the other party seem racist whether they are or not. It is a first strike that puts them on the defensive. Maybe they are racist, but I don't think that that is the point of playing the card. It is similar to playing the liberal card as happens so much here on the BB. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing why you disagree.

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    Pure T Disgusting means "IT'S DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! and no doubt about it." But, I wouldn't expect you to understand.
     
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    I suppose I must remain unenlightened.

    Tim Reynolds
     

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