I admit, I’m surprised: Romney campaign stirs the racial pot

I wish I didn’t have to write this, but apparently I do:

In his ambition to become president, Mitt Romney is trotting out the race card, calling upon and reinforcing old resentments and racial stereotypes to generate votes and support.

I had resisted that notion for months, despite evidence otherwise. I had given Romney a lot more credit than that, both as a person of decent instincts and as a leader. I honestly did not think that he would stoop to the likes of a Newt Gingrich, for example, with his description of Obama as “the food-stamp president” pursuing “Kenyan” values.

In addition, I think conservatives often have a valid point about the “race card” being played too quickly, based on too little evidence. I consider it a serious accusation that should only be made reluctantly, and only with sufficient proof to make it stick.

Unfortunately, the accumulating evidence against Romney has grown too powerful to deny.

Some of you perhaps came to this conclusion a while ago. Some of you no doubt reject it altogether and will continue to do so vehemently. That’s fine, because I’m only speaking for myself. And personally, the straw that broke the camel’s back came in a new interview with USA Today in which Romney charged that Obama was gutting the work requirement in welfare law in order to “shore up his base.”

Because as everyone knows, Obama’s true base can be found among those shiftless Americans too lazy to work and eager to collect welfare bucks for doing nothing, right Mitt? (And if you doubt the power of that narrative among an alarmingly large number of Americans, come back in an hour and read the comments that are sure to follow this post).

In hindsight, the claim that Obama was trying to gut the work requirement — and the prominent play that the Romney camp has given the claim — should have been enough to confirm his shameful intentions. In one ad, for example, Romney claims that “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and you wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.”

Every independent observer to study the claim has confirmed that it is false. Not just slightly false, totally false. Politifact calls it a pants-on-fire lie. The Washington Post gives it Four Pinocchios. FactCheck.org also concluded the charge is false.

The reality is that several state governments, including Republican administrations in Utah and Nevada, sought flexibility in how to administer the law. That’s a conservative idea, right? Give states flexibility in figuring out how best to do things? When Obama took office, just 29 percent of welfare recipients were actually working or taking job training, so the idea of trying something new seemed attractive.

As Gary Herbert, the Republican governor of Utah, wrote in a letter last month defending the waiver request, “Some of these participation requirements are difficult and costly to verify, while other participation requirements do not lead to meaningful employment outcomes and are overly prescriptive.” Utah has no intention whatsoever of weakening work requirements, Herbert wrote.

But when the administration acceded to such requests, it was immediately accused of wanting to give taxpayer money away to welfare bums.

But again, the falsity of the charge is not what gives it away. What gives it away is the Romney campaign’s insistence on taking a very minor bureaucratic change and trying to elevate it into a major issue in the campaign. There is only one possible explanation for pushing the welfare claim so hard, and for hinting that the change is being implemented to “shore up (Obama’s) base.”

And that is an appeal to racism.

– Jay Bookman

1,111 comments Add your comment

Welcome to the Occupation

August 27th, 2012
5:19 pm

josef: Okay, then, still…why Mississippi and not Indiana…?

Because comparatively speaking race has been decoupled from political identity in a place like Indiana to a greater extent than in Mississippi or Louisiana.

George Washington Carver

August 27th, 2012
5:20 pm

@Steve Shamrock….Let’s debate the debt or unemployment tomorrow. Good times.
Sounds like a bunch of fun..So tell me, how far back you like to begin?

td

August 27th, 2012
5:21 pm

“Low skills are the most common barrier to employment reported by welfare recipients. In Personal and Family Challenges to the Successful Transition from Welfare to Work, 90% of welfare recipients analyzed from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth experience barriers that limited their employment. Barriers noted in the report, in rank order, were:

low basic skills,
substance abuse,
a health limitation,
depression, and
a child with chronic medical condition or disability.”

http://www.utexas.edu/depts/ic2/et/learner/general.html

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:21 pm

“LOL…not just blacks are overlooked for these jobs, but woman as well.(B & W) Something that you and GOP should know a lot about..”–GDub

GDub, quit complaining and get off your lazy duff. I know you possess the skills to go out into the world and be successful.
QUit waiting for a hand out and go get a job or MAKE your own job. Please do yourself a favor and go see 2016 Obama’s America. The “brown skinned” author came from India with little or no money and is a highly successful person WITHOUT crying racism. You can do it! :-)

George Washington Carver

August 27th, 2012
5:24 pm

@TD..What about the other 10%??

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
5:24 pm

lynnie gal

August 27th, 2012
5:24 pm

Robme is just using that old formula of telling a lie so often that people begin to think it’s true. He’s got so much secret money from millionaires and billionaires that he thinks he can just push one lying ad after another and convince low information voters to believe him.That’s his strategy to win the White House.

independent thinker

August 27th, 2012
5:24 pm

Oh and one more thing- I do want to see Mitt’s birth certificate . The joke is on him.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:25 pm

“Yes, you cons proved you are racists.”–getalife

What a great argument. Everyone is RACIST! LOL!

Let’s not talk about the REAL issues….

Caesar Obama is a disaster!

Road Scholar

August 27th, 2012
5:25 pm

But, but , but,…there are no white people on welfare!?! While some may think it’s racial, it definitely was class warfare! And weren’t the repubs just accusing the Dems of that very thing!

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:26 pm

Kayer tossed out the race card first lol.

James

August 27th, 2012
5:26 pm

That’s strange Jay. You don’t ever mention the “race card” when it’s played by the other side, over and over again. Hypocrite!!

Real Scootter

August 27th, 2012
5:27 pm

You must not have looked at the headline again Doggone.

The word racism is between the words “the” and “pot”.

getalife

August 27th, 2012
5:27 pm

steve starts with the election of President Obama.

The w collapse lost 750,00 jobs that day and a total of 9 million lost jobs.

Yeah, steve talk about the collapse you radical cons ignore.

td

August 27th, 2012
5:28 pm

The only thing being called a “racist” means today is that the person in not a Democrat and does not toe the Democratic line. All other previous meaning are absolutely irrelevant now because the Dems have turned the word into a political phrase.

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
5:29 pm

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:30 pm

WELCOME

Has it? I doubt it. The difference, as I see it, is that in states such as Mississippi and Louisiana the matter is more up front and isn’t hidden behind the ever-present code words for…I’m not defending it, mind you, but you don’t have to go second guessing it, either…

On the other hand, and I apologize here for not having the link, are you aware that these two states are leaders in the number of offices held by blacks in predominantly white electoral districts? The prime example of what you term ” race has been decoupled from political identity” would be, of all places, Philadelphia, Mississippi (you know, “burning”) a predominantly white town which elected a black mayor…

Welcome to the Occupation

August 27th, 2012
5:31 pm

td: “All other previous meaning are absolutely irrelevant now because the Dems have turned the word into a political phrase.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

All previous meanings of the word racists are now altered – if not irrelevant – precisely BECAUSE the Democrats made the word political.

The Civil Rights era was a POLITICAL movement par excellence.

George Washington Carver

August 27th, 2012
5:31 pm

@USMC…Thats GDubya…Thank you very much!!!
People of color don’t scream racism unless right wingers push it in their faces.

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August 27th, 2012
5:32 pm

td @ 5:08

Jay prefers charts.

DannyX

August 27th, 2012
5:34 pm

“The w collapse lost 750,00 jobs that day and a total of 9 million lost jobs.”

After we talk about the job market collapse how about we talk about the debt Paul Ryan supported by voting YES on the unfunded “socialist” Medicare Part D program, the unfunded Dept of Homeland Security, the 2 unfunded wars all washed down with huge tax cuts.

Lets give Ryan a promotion!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 27th, 2012
5:35 pm

Meanwhile…

Obama gives one-on-one to Glamour

From you linkee

Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive flew to Portland, Ore., last month to sit down with the president for an interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue. It is not the first time Obama has sat down with Glamour — he did so in 2008, along with John McCain — but it is his first time as a sitting president. …

Glamour pitched them on a big audience, said Washington editor Linda Kramer Jenning. “There’s a lot of attention being paid to young, women voters,” Jenning said. “That’s the calling card that opens the door.” It took five months to lock down some face time.

Jenning said Leive asked the president about women’s health care, among other topics, even though the interview took place before the recent uproar over the antediluvian comments about rape by Missouri Rep. Todd Akin.

A politician sitting down with the editor of a primarily women’s magazine is pretty smart politics seeing as how at least half of our population is women — and John McCain agreed as well.

Do you ever read the stories that you link here, or do you figure that since they are drudgey spam they automatically adhere to your message?

:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :razz: :razz: :eek: :cool:

td

August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

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August 27th, 2012
5:32 pm

td @ 5:08

Jay prefers charts.

I found some great charts but this blogs formats will not allow the pasting of images from the bloggers. I appears Jay has that ability so the charts make him look smarter then the bloggers. lol

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August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

“Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”

Alveda King

DannyX

August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

“All other previous meaning are absolutely irrelevant now because the Dems have turned the word into a political phrase.”

Right td, because everyone knows there is not a single solitary Republican racist out there. They are now extinct.

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August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

td:

I hear you !

getalife

August 27th, 2012
5:37 pm

Once again, the main issue is jobs and the gop are talking about welfare.

Still out of touch with sane Americans.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:38 pm

“People of color don’t scream racism unless right wingers push it in their faces.”–GDUB

If you walk through life with RACIAL eye specs on( Like Jay et al), you will see racism in everyone and everything you come across.
“Don’t believe the hype it’s a sequel”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQaVIoEjOM

Thulsa Doom

August 27th, 2012
5:38 pm

“He’s got so much secret money from millionaires and billionaires that he thinks he can just push one lying ad after another and convince low information voters to believe him.”

Lynnie Gal do like her gobbledeegook she do.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 27th, 2012
5:38 pm

“Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.’ Wouldn’t they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism.”

Newt Gingrich

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
5:39 pm

josef/Bro

What’s the new code word for STOOPID?

:-)

Pizzaman

August 27th, 2012
5:39 pm

Willard just wants us to concentrate on anything but his draft record. Why? He doesn’t have one. He’s a draft dodger.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 27th, 2012
5:39 pm

USMC:

“First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle.”

Evan Sayet

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:40 pm

GW CARVER

“People of color don’t scream racism unless right wingers push it in their faces.”

Some do, some don’t.

Thulsa Doom

August 27th, 2012
5:40 pm

“Right td, because everyone knows there is not a single solitary Republican racist out there. They are now extinct.”

They are about as extinct as kook left racists and race baiters.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:40 pm

Uhoh Getalife…. It looks like LSU just lost a player to academic ineligibility… your running back…Michael Ford… :-)

Geaux Dawgs!

td

August 27th, 2012
5:40 pm

DannyX

August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

“All other previous meaning are absolutely irrelevant now because the Dems have turned the word into a political phrase.”

Right td, because everyone knows there is not a single solitary Republican racist out there. They are now extinct.

There are Racist still out in society but because the word is now used so regularly to explain someones opposition then the Democratic party line they get away with it because now more then half the American people just ignore the charges and do not believe them.

DannyX

August 27th, 2012
5:41 pm

“I appears Jay has that ability so the charts make him look smarter then the bloggers. lol”

“I appears” to me that Jay doesn’t need a single chart to appear smarter than td. In fact Jay could leave out all of the a’s in his writing and he would still appear to be smarter than td.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 27th, 2012
5:42 pm

“The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’ ”

Thomas Sowell

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:42 pm

COMMON SENSE

Scr*w the code word, let’s just stick with Stoopid! :-)

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:42 pm

“First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle.”

Yeah, that hatemonger/extremist Chris Matthews is drooling over RACISM. LOL!
The guy is delusional, he sees “white people” everywhere! :-)

jazzye

August 27th, 2012
5:43 pm

You repubs never cease to amaze me for years you guys have call the president everything but a child of god and now this administration has stood up and give back as much as you have given and you guys are crying foul, there is a democrate in the white house who just so happen to be black and will proberly be re-elected get over it.

Thulsa Doom

August 27th, 2012
5:44 pm

USMC,

That just means Bama is gonna have to hurt their 3 other tailbacks. Ford was their fastest back. But they still have 3 good ones left though.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:45 pm

“Willard just wants us to concentrate on anything but his draft record. Why? He doesn’t have one. He’s a draft dodger.”–Pizza Delivery boy

Funny, we didn’t hear you whining about that when BILL CLINTON was running for President???
Hypocrite much? :-)

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
5:45 pm

And just because Republicans walk like ducks and quack like ducks, doesn’t mean they’re ducks either. Okay, I’ll give them that one. They’re just funny walking quacks.

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:47 pm

USMC

“Funny, we didn’t hear you whining about that when BILL CLINTON was running for President???”

Then you weren’t listening real closely…

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
5:47 pm

Jay

Looks like that Big Tent thingy isn’t that BIG LOL

http://www.theroot.com/views/gops-rainbow-coalition

:-)

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:49 pm

Sons of the Confederate Veterans, anyone? :-)

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:50 pm

James

August 27th, 2012
5:26 pm

That’s strange Jay. You don’t ever mention the “race card” when it’s played by the other side, over and over again. Hypocrite!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I realize you can’t read but I’ll post his quote FROM THIS ARTICLE anyway:

In addition, I think conservatives often have a valid point about the “race card” being played too quickly, based on too little evidence.

While Jay will allow you erroneously to call HIM a hypocrite, unfortunately he won’t allow me to call you, righteously, a freaking moron. But I would if I could…………

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:51 pm

hey josef, let’s talk about the Battle of Atlanta and that murdering arsonist………

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
5:52 pm

Josef

why say it when a pictures worth a thousand words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bJeXb6×3eU

Joseph

August 27th, 2012
5:52 pm

I guess when your guy is so iept you really have nothing left but to play the race card Jay. All the other tripe that you libs try and throw out just don’t seem to stick. Romney killed a guys wife. Romney slander Oblama by joking about his birth certificate. The exact same thing Oblama did at the correspondence dinner. Romney is a felon.. Something that did receive a pants on fire…. I could go on and on….. Poor Bookman… That’s all you got…

Real Scootter

August 27th, 2012
5:52 pm

Sons of the Confederate Veterans, anyone?

I’ll go for that josef!!! Otherwise there is going to be a race riot on the blog. :lol:

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August 27th, 2012
5:52 pm

The President Without A Country:

“We’re no longer a Christian nation.” – President Barack Obama, June 2009

” America has been arrogant.” – President Barack Obama

“After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her ideals.”- President Barack Obama

“Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of president, I keep wondering what country he believes he’s president of.

It seems increasingly and painfully obvious that you are more influenced by your upbringing and questionable education than most suspected. If you consider yourself the president of a people who are “no longer Christian,” who have “failed to live up to our ideals,” who “have been arrogant,” ………………… you are president of a country most Americans don’t recognize.

Could it be you are a president without a country?”

Pat Boone

getalife

August 27th, 2012
5:53 pm

“Uhoh Getalife…. It looks like LSU just lost a player to academic ineligibility… your running back…Michael Ford…”

Yes, Miles wants them to graduate.

We have standards.

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August 27th, 2012
5:54 pm

josef @ 5:49

Sorry, the last one in Georgia died this week.

GT

August 27th, 2012
5:55 pm

All you have to do for about 30% of the state of Georgia is lay out a dog whistle of unspoken words that alerts the others you are in their camp on the race thing and that vote is yours. Obviously after the Deal ethics hearing in Congress and his later election as governor this kind of thing does not worry our locals as much as race.

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:55 pm

Georgia women turns 116……. (she was born in Tennesee). has there been another century with more technological advances than the one she has lived through?

http://www.ajc.com/news/happy-116th-worlds-oldest-1507641.html

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:56 pm

“While Jay will allow you erroneously to call HIM a hypocrite, unfortunately he won’t allow me to call you, righteously, a freaking moron. But I would if I could…………”

This Letwing extremely delusional Kook merely regurgitates everything he hears from Rachel Maddow and CHris Matthews and Keith Olbermann and the HATE talk radio nutjobs. He doesn’t know how to think for himself like the rest of us Independents.
He is Jay’s little pet who brings Jay an apple every day. Get off the knob buddy! LOL! :-)

DannyX

August 27th, 2012
5:57 pm

“Could it be you are a president without a country?”

Yes, because everyone knows a real Christian President should hate the poor, worship the rich and cheer Shock and Awe.

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:58 pm

Hey USMC, how they hanging lol? I wish for you everyday what I had today: A colonoscopy…………….

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
5:59 pm

DannyX: Let’s not forget torture and murder as well. You know the GOOD Christian American values…….

josef

August 27th, 2012
5:59 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
6:00 pm

DannyX
Yes, because everyone knows a real Christian President should hate the poor, worship the rich and cheer Shock and Awe

——————————————

:-)

getalife

August 27th, 2012
6:00 pm

Why are they still trying to shore up their con base with the welfare lie?

Why are they still attacking women:

“SENATE CANDIDATE: RAPE PREGNANCY ‘SIMILAR’ TO OUT-OF-WEDLOCK BIRTH” Aol.

I thought it was the economy stupid but I guess they cede this point to our President because the economy collapsed under their watch.

Desperately slinging poo now is their strategy.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 27th, 2012
6:01 pm

“When SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS! are outlawed, only outlaws will have SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS!
– Thomas Jefferson

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August 27th, 2012
6:01 pm

DannyX:

“Could it be you are a president without a country?”

Stay tuned ………….. November is coming.

josef

August 27th, 2012
6:02 pm

Beginning with:

“I admit, I’m surprised: Romney campaign stirs the racial pot”

and ending with…

“And that is an appeal to racism.”

I guess what came in between had nothing to do with that…

BRW

August 27th, 2012
6:03 pm

I can just hear USMC and Joseph now when the President does right by the states in the path of the hurricane, “Good job Brownie!”

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:04 pm

“Hey USMC, how they hanging lol? I wish for you everyday what I had today: A colonoscopy…………….”

Darn it Fred, you never fall for it. I’m doing great. I hope your colonoscopy went well. I was ragging on my brother yesterday to go and get one. They sure clean you out the day before don’t they? :-)

bez

August 27th, 2012
6:04 pm

I have never listened to talk radio of any type. I’ve known people exactly like Sandra’s brother (3:51 pm) all of my life — none are my family members. I’m aware of many white people who are on welfare and/or get food stamps. (I live in rural North Georgia but did not grow up here — did grow up in Georgia.) Still believe that many in the GOP are racist because I’ve heard them through the years.

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August 27th, 2012
6:05 pm

josef @ 6:02

This was in between:

“The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’ ”

Thomas Sowell

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:06 pm

“I can just hear USMC and Joseph now when the President does right by the states in the path of the hurricane, “Good job Brownie!””–BRW

I think BRW just had another brownie… hash type… one each. :-)

bman

August 27th, 2012
6:07 pm

Comments are piling up fast on this one. At first glance, I really thought Romney had said something about “chains”, or at least something damaging.

This is reaching

BRW

August 27th, 2012
6:07 pm

Betty Crocker at her very best!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 27th, 2012
6:07 pm

If I ever needed a deluxe edition Ayn Rand blow-up doll, I’ll call little Tommy Sowell.

josef

August 27th, 2012
6:08 pm

FRED

Neat “I mind my own business and don’t eat junk food.”

So, how’d it go with your ass turned to the breeze today?

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
6:08 pm

Racial attitudes are a crucial predictor of whites’ views on welfare. Romney’s line of attack plays well with those who have a negative view of African Americans, Brown University political scientist Michael Tesler found when he analyzed data of those who saw Romney’s ad. He found that it primed views on “racial resentment” but not other attitudes such as “party or ideological self-identification.”

a realist

August 27th, 2012
6:10 pm

this is really what the election should be about……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aO9tA5DWJM

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:10 pm

“Betty Crocker at her very best!”

Well at least you have good taste BRW! :-)

F. Sinkwich

August 27th, 2012
6:11 pm

“What gives it away is the Romney campaign’s insistence on taking a very minor bureaucratic change and trying to elevate it into a major issue in the campaign.”

Gee, and here I thought that “legitimate rape” was the major issue…

Face it, Jay, lib ilks like you represent the party of the “free lunch.” Free lunchers comprise the majority of the Dem base. No dog whistle here.

Facts are inconvenient things, I guess.

Ahem

August 27th, 2012
6:11 pm

Biden was overheard commenting: “If only the conservatives had allowed us more funding of Planned Parenthood…”

CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — The Democratic National Committee is taking flak from women’s groups for the lack of child care that is being provided at the convention.

The Charlotte Observer reports that children will not be allowed access on the floor of the Democratic National Convention and that daycare will not be provided for delegates who bring their kids.

Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem and several National Organization of Women chapters have called out the DNC for the “discrimination against mothers with young children.”

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/08/27/womens-groups-upset-dem-convention-banning-kids-from-floor/

bman

August 27th, 2012
6:11 pm

Taxpayer .. .. You’re all linked-up today, aren’t you?

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
6:15 pm

Race coding. It’s the Republican way, of getting those poor southern whites to vote for them without using a single offensive word. Still, every once in a while, someone like Westmoreland will let an “uppity” slip out. Habits are a hard thing to break.

Soothsayer

August 27th, 2012
6:15 pm

kayaker 71

August 27th, 2012
6:15 pm

How is it possible for anyone to wonder how a group of taxpayers might resent paying someone elses bills? This has nothing to do with race besides the fact that a lot of those who think that someone else should pay their bills are black. A lot of them are also white. I have equal disdain for both.

Real Scootter

August 27th, 2012
6:15 pm

bez

August 27th, 2012
6:04 pm

Racist folks are everywhere bez,not just the GOP. (in case that’s what you are thinking)

a realist

August 27th, 2012
6:16 pm

DebbieDoRight - The Only Thing Wrong With Capitalism is Capitalists..

August 27th, 2012
6:16 pm

New racism is no better than old racism.” Newt Gingrich

Old Newt should know.

Common: What’s the new code word for STOOPID?

Either of these: Scout, Numbers, Doom and USMC.

We can say, “Dude you are Doomed”

or

“Dude, the scout got ya huh?”

or

“Dude — how’s the usmc”?

or

“Dude, heard you were numbered.”

Either one would be sufficient to convey untold tons of stupidity.

F. Sinkwich

August 27th, 2012
6:16 pm

“Brown University political scientist Michael Tesler…”

Yo, Tax, if you had done even a minimal amount of research on this “scientist,” you’d discover that he is a leftist who has never voted for a Republican, and claims that O’bozo must emulate Hugo Chavez.

Try again.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:17 pm

“I walked by a white boy the other day and I could tell that he wanted to call me the n word. When u grow up black, all white people are racist until they prove otherwise”

This is true racism, but at least you are honest.

“I could tell he wanted to call me the n word??”

“paranoia will detroy ya” –The Kinks

Brosephus™

August 27th, 2012
6:18 pm

Personally, I think it’s an attention getting ploy.

I don’t disagree at all. However, it’s way past getting old with me. I’d be more open to someone just posting “I’m an attention whore” and I want to talk about ******, as opposed to the current tactic, but that’s just me.

DebbieDoRight - The Only Thing Wrong With Capitalism is Capitalists..

August 27th, 2012
6:18 pm

I guess when your guy is so iept you really have nothing left but to play the race card

Yep – Romney sure fits that picture.

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
6:19 pm

USMC: I should have posted first thing this morning, for once I wouldn’t have been full of crap.

josef: The doctor said I had a pretty colon. Do you think he was hitting on me?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
6:19 pm

DDR

Hi beautiful. When you gonna dump the husband for forgetting your b’day?

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
6:20 pm

kayaker 71

August 27th, 2012
6:15 pm

How is it possible for anyone to wonder how a group of taxpayers might resent paying someone elses bills?
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SO does that mean we can quit paying your medicare? You’ll just quit using it and pay all YOUR medical expenses out of YOU pocket?

TaxPayer

August 27th, 2012
6:20 pm

Yo, Sink, provide your own links to published papers refuting his analysis if you don’t like what he has to say.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:20 pm

The Democrats segregate themselves by race, gender, national origin, sexual preference and yet the Repuglicons are the RACISTS… LOL! :-)

The congressional BLACK caucus, The congressional Hispanic Caucus, NAACP, La RAZA (the race), etc.

Fred ™

August 27th, 2012
6:22 pm

When a white person can use the N-word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPDetBACaU0

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 27th, 2012
6:22 pm

Fred ™

josef: The doctor said I had a pretty colon. Do you think he was hitting on me?

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After that invasion he should have bought you dinner and wine :-)