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Sadly, this Nation remains divided but we must unite AGAINST racism!

Thankfully, Racism No Longer Exists
President Barack Obama:

  • Pat Buchanan responded to Al Sharpton's comment regarding tax cuts:  Buchanan said, “Please don’t throw me
    under the briar patch!”  The term Briar Patch, is a saying typically meant to indicate reverse psychology that
    happens to come from “Uncle Remus and Legends of the Old Plantation” fable that gave us the term “tar baby”.  
    (The terms “Br’er Rabbi” and "tar baby" seem to be more common now that Barack Obama is leading this Nation.)
  • Pat Buchannan refers to President Obama as "boy." (August 2011)
  • Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) said dealing with President Obama in the debt ceiling negotiations was "like
    touching a tar baby". (August 2011)
  • As Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" reflected on Obama State of the Union
    address, he dropped the line, "I forgot he was black for an hour," while discussing the apparent lack of racial
    overtones during the speech.  Later, Matthews tried to clarify his comments on "The Rachel Maddow Show" by
    explaining that he was delighted to see race had no place in the State of the Union address after growing up in a
    country divided by race. "It wasn't even in the room tonight," he said. (January 2010)
  • Newt Gingrich has reported several times that Obama is pretending to be "normal" but actually seems to be engaged
    in "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior". "Following a Kenyan, anti-colonial worldview."  Gingrich has also asked, "What if
    [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can
    you begin to piece together [his actions]?"  Another quote from Gingrich about President Obama, "This is a
    person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a
    wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president."  He goes on to say, "I think he worked very hard at
    being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating -- none of
    which was true," Gingrich continues. "In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the person he needed to be in
    order to achieve the position he needed to achieve . . . He was authentically dishonest."
  • During the healthcare reform debates, the Tea Party and Republicans accused President Obama of "stealing white
    Americans’ money to pay for his homies health insurance."
  • When President Obama instructed the DEA to back off medical marijuana users, the chatter was that he was
    repaying the “bros in the ghetto for their votes”.

  • One of several high-profile politicians to merit a mention in the controversial book "Game Change," Harry Reid, a
    Democrat and longtime Obama ally, was cited in the book for describing the president before his election as a "'light-
    skinned' African American, 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'"  (January 2010)
  • Mike Parry, then a GOP Senate candidate, was found to have scrubbed several tweets from his Twitter account,
    including one that described Obama as a "power hungry arrogant black man."  Neither Parry nor his campaign
    manager returned calls or e-mail seeking comment, but later said, "My opinion is that our president is arrogant
    and angry. The fact is that he is a black man." (January 2010)
  • Former President Bill Clinton was one of many politicians called out in Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's new
    book "Game Change." In the book, they said Clinton caught flak from Obama's campaign for reportedly telling the
    late Senator Ted Kennedy of Obama, "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."
  • During the presidential campaign, former president Bill Clinton also called Obama's run for the White House as "the
    biggest fairy tale I've ever seen." (2008)
  • Settling down to watch the annual showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Mayor Russ Wiseman (Arlington,
    Tenn.) was irked to find the Christmas favorite had been pre-empted by Obama's speech announcing efforts to send
    more troops to Afghanistan. He took to Facebook, lashing out at Obama for being a "Muslim president."  "Try to
    convince me that wasn't done on purpose," Wiseman posted, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.  
    "Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute dissertation
    (sic) about it .w.hen the answer should simply be 'yes.'"  (December 2009)
  • U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, (R-Kan.) congresswoman raised eyebrows when she told a public forum "Republicans are
    struggling right now to find the great white hope." (August 2009)
  • Dr. David McKalip, a Florida neurosurgeon and healthcare reform opponent sent out an e-mail containing an image
    of Obama as an African witch doctor, dressed in a loin cloth and with a bone through his nose. Underneath the
    picture were the words "Obama Care: Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You." (July 2009)
  • Glenn Beck, former host of "Fox and Friends" said the president was racist.  While discussing the arrest of Black
    Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Beck said Obama had repeatedly shown that he is "a guy who has a
    deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don't know what it is."  When it was noted that
    Obama's administration was largely white, Beck continued, "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm
    saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."  (July 2009)
  • The Merced Sun-Star newspaper revealed that Atwater, California Councilman Gary Frago sent several racist e-
    mails, including a comparison between Barack Obama and O.J. Simpson and a crack about Michelle Obama posing
    in National Geographic. (July 2009)
  • Rusty DePass, the longtime South Carolina GOP activist responded to a Facebook post about an escaped gorilla at
    the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia when he wrote, "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors – probably
    harmless."  He later confirmed that he was referring to First Lady Michelle Obama. "I am as sorry as I can be if I
    offended anyone," he said. "The comment was clearly in jest." (June 2009)
  • Tennessee State GOP Staffer Sherri Goforth, the legislative aid for Republican State Senator Diane Black was
    reprimanded for forwarding an e-mail image showing all the presidential portraits, with Barack Obama appearing only
    as a set of white eyes on a black background. She later told the online publication that she
    only felt bad about sending it to the wrong list of people. (June 2009)
  • Marilyn Davenport, an elected official in the Republican Party of Orange County, California, circulated an email
    depicting Obama and his parents as chimps, she initially defended the image as "political satire." (2009)
  • GOP activist Mike Green, the South Carolina businessman, whose communications company worked on the
    gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett, was caught by the Indigo Journal tweeting, "I just heard
    Obama was going to impose a 40% tax on aspirin because it's white and it works."  (June 2009)
  • Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host has been cited for a series of remarks that liberal Media Matters for
    America has concluded are racially charged statements. Among them, are Limbaugh saying in June Obama that was
    "behaving like an African colonial despot" and calling Obama an "angry black guy" a month later.  Early on in
    Obama's White House bid, Limbaugh was flamed for playing "Barack, the Magic Negro" to the tune of "Puff the
    Magic Dragon" on his show. (June 2009)
  • Texas GOP Leader Diann Jones and vice president of the Collin County Republican Party in Texas, forwarded an e-
    mail to area Republican clubs calling a state-sponsored firearm tax "another terrific idea from the black house
    and its minions."  (May 2009)
  • Sean Delonas, the cartoonist caused a firestorm after his cartoon appeared in the New York Post depicting two
    police officers, one with a smoking gun, standing over a dead chimpanzee with the words, "They'll have to find
    someone else to write the next stimulus bill."  The cartoonist was inspired by the mauling of a Connecticut woman
    by a pet chimp which was shot and killed by police officers. (February 2009)
  • Buck Burnette, the Texas Longhorn lineman was booted from the university's football team after posting as his
    Facebook status, as quoted by NCAA Football Fanhouse, "all the hunters gather up, we have a #$%&er in the
    whitehouse." (November 2008)
  • Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, a California women's GOP group, put out a newsletter with an
    image of "Obama Bucks" – food stamps with Obama's head on a donkey surrounded by fried chicken, watermelon
    and ribs. (October 2008)
  • Former Florida GOP Leader and former chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party, David Storck
    forwarded an e-mai written by GOP volunteer Ron Whitley that said, "I see carloads of black Obama supporters
    coming from the inner city to cast their votes for Obama. This is their chance to get a black president and
    they seem to care little that he is at minimum, socialist, and probably Marxist in his core beliefs. After all, he
    is black — no experience or accomplishments — but he is black." (October 2008)
  • Virginia GOP Leader Bobby May, then treasurer of the Buchanan County Republican Party, wrote a column for the
    Virginia Voice shortly before Obama's election questioning whether Obama would change the American flag to
    include the Islamic symbol or divert more aid to Africa so "the Obama family there can skim enough to allow
    them to free their goats and live the American Dream."  (October 2008)
  • As Obama's presidential bid heated up in April 2008, U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Kentucky) said, "That boy's finger
    does not need to be on the button,".  Aaccording to a blog in the Lexington Herald-Leader, he was referring to the
    country's nuclear arsenal.  (April 2008)
  • The one-time Democratic vice presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro made headlines while working on Hillary
    Clinton's presidential bid for saying Obama's candidacy would not have been so successful if he were not Black.  "If
    Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," Ferraro told reporters.  She left the Clinton campaign
    shortly after. (March 2008)
Racism is endemic in these divided states to the point where some feel as though they must "tolerate"
another's race. I do not believe there is a simple solution in solving racism within these divided states,
but a good start would be if we seriously looked into making equality normal and not something to
legislate or force on anyone. No one - including the government or schools - can teach tolerance
when the law does not treat every american equally.

Without a doubt, racism is a major sore for Obama’s Presidency, as the disrespect towards this
president is unlike any I have seen in my lifetime.  The contempt is rapid:
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was seen wagging her finger at Obama while on a Phoenix airport
    tarmac during his visit there.  (2012)
  • In 2010, Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said first lady Michelle Obama "has a large
    posterior," a comment critics called racist and sexist.
  • During the summer 2010 Tea Party rallies, there was a plethora of derogatory and racially
    tinged signs.
  • In 2009, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson yelled, "you lie" during the State of the
    Union address.
  • Within a day of the president taking office, Mitch McConnell stated that Republicans highest
    priority was making President Obama a one term president.

We cannot teach our children to "tolerate" another and play nice, when our own government officials
have shown they have lost their morals:
    June 2012, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said that a
    recent voter ID law passed in his State "would allow Governor Romney
    to win Pennsylvania."
    He included this statement in a list of his party's accomplishments, which
    critics of the legislation—including a Pennsylvania state senator—say
    unintentionally revealed the true intentions behind the law.  "Pro-Second
    Amendment?  The Castle Doctrine, it's done. First pro-life legislation
    -- abortion facility regulations - in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is
    gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania,
    done."  Yes, "done" to keep a Black man from a second term.

Am I playing the race card?  It seems obvious to me what is going on:  They will do anything and
everything to
Block The Vote.  

The more President Obama accomplishes, the more opposition he receives from the Republican
Party.  I honesty believe he would have achieved more than what he already has had it not been for
the consistent buffeting.  From the very beginning of his Presidency, the Republicans said "their goal"
was to make him a "one-term President"; they win while the rest of the Nation suffers.  The more
President Obama accomplishes, the more opposition he receives from the Republican Party.

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