The TEA Parties are not going away, are those attending racists?
They don't oppose Obama, they oppose his policies.
no, although there might be a few racists sprinkled in there somewhere.
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Former President Jimmy Carter Exposes the Ugly Face of White Racism in America
Former President Jimmy Carter's remarks yesterday in the Carter Center in Atlanta puts a real face on the Illinois Democratic Primary race for governor. Just as Jimmy Carter points out, the racism that many white Americans harbor towards President Barak Obama, is evidenced by the behavior, demonstrated daily, in Illinois main media i.e. the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Chicago television and radio stations, towards William "Dock' Walls in his bid for the nomination to lead Illinois' Democrats for governor. The Illinois media does not feel that a Black man who graduated from Chicago's public schools is qualified to lead the state. They can only project a governor's race between two Irish leaders, Pat Quinn and Dan Hynes; even though fifty percent of Illinois Democratic vote comes out of Cook County and the city of Chicago. That Democratic vote is majority Black, but every article written in the Sun-Times, every article written in the Tribune, footage viewed on television or broadcast on the radio consistently fails to mention William Walls as a candidate for governor. Be it tax policy, Burr Oaks Cemetery or labor relations, it's all done with a Quinn/Hynes spin, which fails to even mention William Walls. Walls, a former top aid to Chicago's first Black mayor, Harold Washington, is a Tuskegee graduate and native Chicagoan. Walls is also a graduate of the Kent College of Law and a leading progressive advocate of reform politics. Obviously, all these salient attributes are being disregarded, simply because William Walls is a Black man, and the media is fearful of informing Illinois Democrats (particularly Cook County Democrats) that a progressive Black candidate is in the race. In this post Blagojevich era, the media is fearful of informing an Illinois Black Democratic electorate that there is an alternative to the Irish dominated Democratic machine, which has mislead the State of Illinois for the past eight years. The Chicago media was never truly comfortable with Harold Washington (the reformer) as Mayor of Chicago and did everything in its power to split and confuse the electorate following his untimely death. While editorializing for campaign reform, ethics reform and tax reform, the Chicago media really only wants reform if it's tied to white leadership. The media was willing to accept Blagojevich; who, while not Irish, represented white ethnics from Chicago's north-side; until he pissed off the south-side Irish block of the Democratic party. It was this south side Irish Democratic block, lead by Democratic Speaker of the House, Micheal Madigan, that orchestrated Blagojevich's removal as governor and replaced him with their choice of Pat Quinn (a north-side Irishman), who now is dressed up by the south-side Irish as their man for governor. This was made evident by the Cook County Democratic Party's recent endorsement of Pat Quinn for governor.
Real reform in Illinois has to come from a real reformer. William Walls is a real reformer. William Walls constantly challenges Daley's corrupt policies. He has challenged them in the courts. He has challenged them in the elections and he has all of the characteristics of a governor that's going to take on the Illinois status-quo. This includes the lobbyists, the corporations and the unions in the pocket of the corrupt Democratic machine. William Walls represents the only true change for Illinois state government, but the media has no respect for a Black man. The media does not think a Black man is qualified to run the State of Illinois. I hope soon that we see a change in this racist attitude by the media. Until then, I urge Bill Walls to keep talking to the people of Illinois - keep talking change to the people. Don't count on nor trust the media. The media is only trying to find a way to confuse the people again. Maybe, after they come up with their plan of confusion, they will begin to mention William Walls as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Illinois.
LOL What prompted you? I would say yes and no, racists are everywhere, but I doubt they constitute a majority anywhere.
Yes, lots of middle class people fighting so that the rich can have tax cuts...
Then why the personal attacks? If it is about his policies and not him.
Why the personal attacks against Reagan Bush1 Clinton Bush2?
We like to criticize our Presidents!
Did not hear of any shot down Australian president. but then what i know about Aussies?
I wasn't born when two were shot and I have an alibi for the last one!
Sorry just was bein a little smart arse ,cuz I couldnt resist adding too your comment above...used to be a kind of a joke (and not a very good one I might add, back home ),that whenever a Politician was being dodgy , someone would say ..Well least we dont shoot our leaders
Lol@ alibi ,well all ya really need is a good lawyer as I understand thats the American way
Hard for me to believe that other Countries haven't shot any leaders, so I decided to see. Its happened in France Poland Korea (before the split) Hell, check it out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:A … s_of_state
Point being that not everyone separates the two like nicomp said. With the TEA movement there is more of a sway toward fighting and battling the issue rather than the man. (Healthcare a different story)
And if that is the case, I don't understand.
Ok, try it like this, taxes are the concern, health care reform in the form Obama is proposing is nothing more than new taxes.
Wrong. BHO wishes to impose a reduction in personal freedom and an unconstitutional system.
Print it out, fold it up, put it in your pocket, and keep it with you always
I was just trying to associate with taxes because that is also a concern, not the only one!
I know you were. I was just using the opening you provided. I have faith in you.
Not excusing it, but some issues bring out more heat than others. Health care is motivated by anecdotal evidence on the liberal side, and suspicion of tyranny on the conservative side.
I dare say there are some racists around, I meet them every day of the week so a gathering with another reason for the get together probably appeals to them. The world is full of potential nazis in my experience, some of whom are prepared to voice their concerns on other topics and some of whom will mouth off at any possible opportunity to have an opinion about moslems or blacks,homosexuals, women or jews.
Life is way too short to focus on them or their vacuous nonsense, focus on making the world a better place to live in, rather than the kind of prejudice that can make it a planet you want to escape from.The next generation will have one percent less potwntial nazis if we all focus on something positive ( with the option of chanting om)
True nicomp. In one case they are opposing the level of something. In the other case they are opposing the complete change of a system. However, a lot has been done, and said that was uncalled for.
Well I am off to study at the bar on campus Ya'll have fun.
a very samll, even miniscule number of TEA partiers are racists from what I have seen and heard...that is just another distraction excuse to genuinely look at the issues and try to understand where someone is coming from.
It just amazes me how they can not talk about the issues of the issues (that the TEA partiers don't want bigger government, or more government run anything).
Why can't the democrats just address that those two issues? instead of continuing to ignore that those are the main problems.
Star Parker, Walter Williams, and Thomas Sowell columnists, and Kimberly Daniels, speaker are all successful black people who oppose Obama's policies like the rest of us who oppose them.
Condaleeza Rice (pretty sure that is not the correct spelling) and Colin Powell are two conservative, successful and black individuals.
No, it's not his race (he's half white) it's his agenda!
The first time I ever heard him speak before I'd even heard abut him I was impressed with his eloquence. His color was not even on my mind!! THEN, I learned more about him and decided, as did a large majority of Amerians, that he is not someone I would want in the white house.
It is sad that people keep trying to say, whenever someone disagrees with Mr. Obama, that they are most likely a racist. Isn't that reverse racism. I don't agree with much that our current President is proposing to do with our country--but I am quite sure that if it was Mrs. Clinton there instead of him I would still oppose most of what she would want to do also. Does this make me a misogynist? No. It only means I disagree with the right methods to make our country successful for the long term. In fact, I think Carter's comments today about why Joe Wilson said what he did were outrageous and have done more to cause hurt and anger than did the original comments by Mr. Wilson. This type of ridiculous comment is what keeps racism alive. Really, Mr. Carter, I would have expected more from you. Wilson disagrees vehemently with what Obama is proposing to do--that doesn't make him racist. It means he has a different political stance. By the way, I think what Wilson did was disgraceful just because it was disrespectful to the office.
The Tea Parties are concerned about how much money our government is spending without even having the actual cash to spend in the first place. They are angry about taxation without representation. Ultimately this is what is going on in our country as each party tries to spend the money that isn't there on their own constituents and special interest groups. We are taxing our children--who aren't represented. We need to quit spending money we don't have. The only debate in Washington seems to be who we spend money on. It should be focused on should we even be spending in the first place.
I'm back! Kinda, I'm in the computer lab
Where'd everybody go?
Hey, looking from here does not make a big difference if this is New Zealand either
No. But I do believe that we had a really bad pool of candidates, and what we had to do was choose the best of the worst. And Obama, IMHO, won because he was black. Hands down. Full stop.
Which I was screaming on the every corner was not a valid choice. If you the people did not show up for the elections so they became invalid, this would have made an impact. The other way was/is revolution...
Ummm....huh? Make it simple, Misha. My poor blonde brain is having a tough night.
LOL If enough people would not show up for elections, they would have been invalid. This would have been a clear message to your political elite that people want REAL change.
True. But our whole culture here is based on the premise that we get to "choose" our elected officials. Not "don't choose". I think that concept is pretty foreign to the masses.
well, life is a learning process, the soul has to evolve some how, and political life does the trick...
The Canadian government sent body bags to some remote Indian reserves as it prepared for the winter flu season, sending a jarring message at odds with its promise that it's ready for the H1N1 flu.
HUmm...some would say prejudice, some would say ignorant, some will say racist????
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