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Jim Morin

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    When a majority of voters elected this clown they knew he was black.
    His arrogance amidst constant failures is the reason he’s so unpopular now.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    I think Morin is referring to those who’ve been hating on Obama since day one. While I think there may be some racial bias at least at a sub-conscious level (my brother-in-law is a prime example), I still believe that most of the vitriol displayed against Obama is based on partisan politics.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    How about we make it mandatory that all NFL players publicly announce their sexual preferences and orientation? After all, why just make a big deal over one choice when there are so many others that go unmentioned? It seems that is not “fair and equal” to me….
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    As for the cartoon it is just an example of how bigoted the Left is in general…

  4. jaxcat

    jaxcat said, 11 months ago

    Obama emasculates the GOP every time (2nd term, Obamacare, ‘clean’ debt ceiling) and all they do is whimper in defense.

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 11 months ago

    Dog whistles.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 11 months ago

    @russ5419

    Not the same thing at all.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    @ Skipcarlsen & Enoki – I was exposed to racism by living in Southern Mississippi in the 1960s in the summers while living in Navy housing during the school year. The schools, churches, and neighborhood playgrounds I spent nine months of each year were full of whites, blacks, Asians, and Latinos and everyone got along fine. Then I would go to stay with my grandparents for the summer where I saw the other side of the coin.
    It’s interesting how adults will talk around kids as if they’re not even there. In the diners and stores where few blacks went despite laws saying they could, I heard people who sound much like you do in your comments here. They felt they were not prejudiced, it was those “other people” getting blacks all riled up and forgetting how things have always been. People just forget their ‘place’.
    Mr. Carlsen, I regret to inform you that there are many of your fellow conservatives who truly want Mr. Obama to fail because of his race. They fear a successful black president will lead to more blacks winning higher office and that will bring about the demise of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant way of life. And the millions to which you refer are declining in number each year, with a few additions coming from the divisiveness ripping our nation apart and competition for too few jobs, jobs that the white leaders of congress said would be the laser focus of the 2010 and 2012 sessions. That focus has been changed to protecting moderate Republicans from attacks from people running for those Republican seats from the Right much mores than from the left.
    As far as homosexuality goes, I find any public display of sexuality distasteful. My Bible tells me to worry about the beam in my eye before I get involved in the lives of others. I cannot support agendas that punish individuals for wanting to live in a loving and committed relationship. I don’t even object to polygamy between consenting adults. Why should I care how many husbands a woman has? ;)
    The point is, as individuals, we have a hard enough time practicing the kind of civility, respect and compassion Jesus and others encourage us to display.
    I wish I could agree with you and others that racism was no longer an issue, but sadly, racism, sexism, elitism, classism, and too many other isms are destroying our society much worse than gay marriage and football players.
    Enoki, there is probably as much ‘isms’ on the left as there is the right, but it seems the right is caught on video saying things that hurt your cause while the left tends to be accused of being an “ist” when they point out or focus on what the conservative caught on tape said or did.
    “He” wasn’t a racist for talking proudly about how new state laws would keep blacks from the voting booth, it was the liberals who were racist for talking about him doing so.
    There is no party or side that doesn’t have mud and/or blood on its hands, but isn’t it time we wash our hands of these prejudices and begin a clean start as friends and neighbors?
    Sincerely,
    C.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    There is no doubt that Americans in particular have a lot of unconscious racism built into the culture. I’m not offering an opinion, I’m referring to research with things like the Implicit Association Test being used out of Harvard. (Try it here: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/).
    One reason we are supposed to have a rule of law is to override our unconscious biases as far as is possible.
    The hostility to Obama — who has generally shown himself to be an ordinary, corporate-friendly centrist, hardly the wild-eyed Marxist some claim; in many ways he’s to the right of Nixon — almost certainly has a racist component. This is exacerbated by the infamous “Southern Strategy,” and anyone who thinks this is not for real has not been paying attention, reading history, or reading the racist messages from many GOP “leaders,” especially when running for office.
    I think some of the hostility has also been due to political polarization, which some sociologists say has reached levels not seen since just before the Civil War.
    It’s perfectly legitimate to object to a president’s stands; it’s the levels of vitriol, venom, and bile that indicate something beyond an intellectual objection. Evidence: the Secret Service has gotten stretched because death threats to Obama went up 400% over George W. Bush’s — and it’s not like Bush was a hugely popular president, either! (That’s 30 a day, incidentally.)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/5967942/Barack-Obama-faces-30-death-threats-a-day-stretching-US-Secret-Service.html

  9. phredturner

    phredturner said, 11 months ago

    Why must people “Come Out”?
    Who cares where they stick their thingy?
    Keep their privacy for god’s sake.

  10. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 11 months ago

    @Jase99

    When Obama was on the campaign trail, I began raising questions about his tax policies and his tendency to “blunder” whenever he didn’t have a teleprompter in front of him.
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    It was my conclusion that he wasn’t quite ready for prime-time, and so would have benefited from completing his term in the Senate due to the additional experience that he would have received.
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    I was called all sorts of horrible things by his supporters for that, with many of them presuming that I was racist for even daring to ask questions about him.

  11. UM5

    UM5 said, 11 months ago

    he is as white as he is black, the best derogatory category would be as a halfbreed. However he also is all human.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, 11 months ago

    @phredturner

    “Who cares where they stick their thingy?”

    Quite a few people care, and seem to care quite a bit.
    To pretend otherwise is denial, the behavior against male relationships is not subtle.

    But I do agree, no person should have to “come out” in regards to their private lives.
    Bigotry sure does complicate what should be simple living.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @phredturner

    In Virginia, we have passed a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage, and to legally ignore any such arrangement made in a different state, including civil unions. To my knowledge this is the first and only time a constitution was used to RESTRICT rights, rather than to grant them.

    So, “who cares where they stick their thingy”? Way too many Virginians, for a start.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    While it is true that many who disapprove of Mr. Obama are not racist, we must all agree that every racist in the country disapproves of Mr. Obama, and many of them are better armed than they are educated. As Respectful Troll points out, this hurts us in the pocketbook because of the need for more Secret Service protection.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @Darren Blair

    “When Obama was on the campaign trail, I began raising questions about his tax policies and his tendency to “blunder” whenever he didn’t have a teleprompter in front of him.”

    And you didn’t have the same concerns about Mr. McCain’s policies and/or the monumental blunder that is Sarah Palin?

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