Posts Tagged ‘racism’

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ACORN Plays the Race Card

September 17, 2009

With serious heat and light now shining on ACORN, Bertha Lewis, the group’s CEO told ABC News that all the negative attention is a “modern day form of McCarthyism” and said ACORN’s efforts help make sure “poor people, young people, minorities are participating in this democracy.” She went on to say that “There is an undertone of racism here. I think they’re basically saying these people shouldn’t be trusted, how could they be trusted? You know, they’re all poor black and brown people.”

Meanwhile FBI Director Robert Mueller said yesterday that he had only recently heard about the ACORN videos but that given the preliminary information, it is the type of thing that the FBI and Justice Department “would look at.”

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Racism?? — Jimmy gores the wrong ox!

September 16, 2009

Over the past few days I have seen three or four articles on how the opposition to President Obama’s legislative agenda is rooted in racism.  I think that those playing the race card have it 97% wrong.

Obama was not around for the bank bailout. It was Bush.  He did not write the Healthcare legislation.  Pelosi and the House Democrats did.

To forget that opposition to a perceived government takeover of health care was even stronger in the Clinton administration, is to fall back into the old ways of looking at life.  Blaming racism is a convenient way to dismiss the conflict over substance and to divert attention from the real problem facing America today: Enormous deficits. Read the rest of this entry ?