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Is racism the reason why the TEA movement opposes Obama?

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    The TEA Parties are not going away, are those attending racists?

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They don't oppose Obama, they oppose his policies.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no, although there might be a few racists sprinkled in there somewhere.

    3. Broker-Trade profile image76
      Broker-Tradeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The African American HubNewsbites70
      By Broker-Trade



      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.

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        First Jimmy Carter couldn't spot a racist at Robert Byrds birthday party! Second, Illinois has nothing to do with TEA parties or the attendees! If Illinois wants the Black candidate they will vote for him!

  2. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    huh?

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      TEA

      Taxed Enough Already!

      Are they racists? If yes, why?

      1. nicomp profile image70
        nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's just too easy to play the race card than consider their arguments.

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL What prompted you? I would say yes and no, racists are everywhere, but I doubt they constitute a majority anywhere. smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    No..just misguided big_smile

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, they should embrace higher taxes.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Yes, lots of middle class people fighting so that the rich can have tax cuts...

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That misguided middle class is just too silly to make its' own way.

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      annvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL lol

  6. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Then why the personal attacks? If it is about his policies and not him.

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Source, please.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why the personal attacks against Reagan Bush1 Clinton Bush2?

      We like to criticize our Presidents!

      1. nicomp profile image70
        nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We criticized them because they were white?

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I guess we are equal opportunity racists

          1. nicomp profile image70
            nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm an equal opportunity libertarian

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And shoot them

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Did not hear of any shot down Australian president. but then what i know about Aussies? lol

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I wasn't born when two were shot and I have an alibi for the last one!

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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 wink

            Lol@ alibi ,well all ya really need is a good lawyer as I understand thats the American way wink

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              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

  7. Tom Cornett profile image78
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    NASCAR fans....they're all Race...ists!  smile

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They never get misguided. They just go in circles!

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      annvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh me, I am still laughin

  8. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I know what TEA is

  9. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    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)

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same People, different issue!

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And if that is the case, I don't understand.

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ok, try it like this, taxes are the concern, health care reform in the form Obama is proposing is nothing more than new taxes.

          1. nicomp profile image70
            nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Wrong. BHO wishes to impose a reduction in personal freedom and an unconstitutional system.

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Fine Nicomp, you are right!

              1. nicomp profile image70
                nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I'm savin' this.

                1. Colebabie profile image60
                  Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Print it out, fold it up, put it in your pocket, and keep it with you always smile

                  1. nicomp profile image70
                    nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    This is too fun to last. Surely a progressive is lurking.

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                  A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I was just trying to associate with taxes because that is also a concern, not the only one!

                  1. nicomp profile image70
                    nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I know you were. I was just using the opening you provided. I have faith in you.

      2. nicomp profile image70
        nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  10. DennisBarker profile image58
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    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)

  11. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On both sides, yes. But that doesn't diminish the significance of the issue or the truth, wherever it lies.

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        But one could argue that as well.

  12. nicomp profile image70
    nicompposted 8 years ago
  13. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Well I am off to study at the bar on campus wink Ya'll have fun.

  14. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Not fun without you sad

  15. SparklingJewel profile image77
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    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.

  16. BJC profile image68
    BJCposted 8 years ago

    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.

  17. tdarby profile image61
    tdarbyposted 8 years ago

    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.

  18. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I'm back! Kinda, I'm in the computer lab
    Where'd everybody go? sad

  19. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I just came smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Maybe people like Tea better than President Obama?

  21. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Not a bagged tea for sure tongue

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Dunno Misha Im not Australian wink

  23. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Hey, looking from here does not make a big difference if this is New Zealand either tongue

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever , but yea we dont shoot them either

  24. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    May be you should? wink

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nah I dont like messes smile

  25. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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...

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        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ummm....huh? Make it simple, Misha. My poor blonde brain is having a tough night.

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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. smile

          1. lrohner profile image81
            lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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.

          2. SparklingJewel profile image77
            SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            well, life is a learning process, the soul has to evolve some how, and political life does the trick...big_smile

  26. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I know. Hence the only way left is revolution. sad

  27. jiberish profile image73
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    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????

    1. nicomp profile image70
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So much for the vaunted Canadian Health Care system.

 
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