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Racist Obama subtly attacks "old white people" and "your lily white ass". Where's the outrage?

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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

You know I agree with everything you said. That thing about the racist thing in college- that made me hate Obama even more. Really why can't everbody just refer to your anecdotes in order to form complicated opinions on culture and race? It's a clear sign of the leftist globalist marxist socialist communist society that we live in today.




posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: grandmakdw
I was pointing out the hypocrisy of the left.


Really? You have a problem with the left? I wouldn't have thought that.


And, no. You fabricated a scenario and then infused some emotion. Sorry, that doesn't play with people that deal in logic.


I did not lie!

That really happened.

I will not say it again because I have yet to find a left leaning person who believes me. They can't believe one of their own would do such a thing. But they did and it happened, no matter how much you make fun of me or try to deny it.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: Pinke
a reply to: abe froman
Michael Richards losing poop is below. It's night and day compared to what Obama did. Watch at your peril.



I love how people bring this up. Is Michael Richards really in the wrong for saying those words, or is it in the people for reacting the way they did? Nigger is a word, nothing more, nothing less. It is amoral, it has no negative or positive meaning until the listener or reader gives it one. Michael Richards' rage was fueled by hypocrisy, the hypocrisy of a world where an audience full of black Americans can scoff at the use of the word "cracker" but become uneasy at an archaic word that has little [known] meaning in today's society. As an entertainer you work off of the energy that the audience gives you. If the crowd was more loose he could have calmly uttered "nigga" and no one would think the wiser. His performance was a stunt out to prove that racism has not been abolished in our society, that it is boiling under the surface.

Personally, I am ashamed that no one saw the real issue at hand in that audience. If someone would have just calmed the black fellow down and showed him that the word really means nothing to the rest of them, that Michael Richards was just being a sensational asshole, then the story would have been much different. But no, the white people in the crowd were complacent in watching him go. The crowd is the real offender. Until the lot of you understand that, don't come here arguing about racism.
edit on 27-4-2015 by pianoasis because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw That event is always on the same night. The news media was a lil weird about it, but I am sure Obama was briefed and whoever he needed to communicate with was communicated with. The mayor did not get the help when she needed it. I saw that. But that doesn't mean because a dinner was going on that nothing was being done.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: TheCaliphsFate




Yep.

That won't stop the faux outrage and vapid generalisations abound.



You're right, it won't. Figured I'd give it the old college try though



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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Not sure who is more embarrassed by this Obama performance.






posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Not sure who is more embarrassed by this Obama performance.







Seems like no one is embarrassed. Those making an issue out of a non-issue though, I can't speak to that.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

I see a lot of people in the audience looking with disgust!



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: reldra




It was funny. Obama makes an awesome straight man in the skit, perfectly looking like he was just pausing during a normal speech. It was hysterical and priceless.


To each his/her own I guess. I don't own a television and never have, so I have zero idea of who these Key/Peele comics are supposed to be. I appreciate the attempt at humor, just didn't make me laugh; but most things others find hilarious, I find to be silly. It was very obviously a skit, his timing was way off...it wanted to be funny. It just fell short.

My point was, it didn't seem in any way as if he was throwing racial slurs and I can't fathom why everyone is so offended. I think people who deliberately stir the sh*t pot should be made to lick the spoon. This thread is nothing more than that, just another opportunity to keep people at odds with one another.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: xuenchen
Not sure who is more embarrassed by this Obama performance.







Seems like no one is embarrassed. Those making an issue out of a non-issue though, I can't speak to that.


The audience.

The audience.

The faces in the crowd !!!




posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: pianoasis

To pretend that word has no meaning other than what one assigns it is intentionally and dishonestly ignorant. Perhaps you assign no meaning to it. If so, good for you. It is widely and commonly accepted to have an offensive intent behind the word. If you're unsure as to the history of the meaning of the word, there's any number of websites that can enlighten you. Much the same as "colored" is no longer an appropriate word to address a black person, neither is "that word."

I know several black men who are just as likely to "strenuously disagree" with another black person calling them that as they would be any other race.

Then again, you're ashamed on behalf of other people. Unless you were part of the crowd at Richards' show I guess. Even then, you're still ashamed on behalf of others. So I don't expect any of this to resonate all the way up to the top of the ivory tower.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: xuenchen
Not sure who is more embarrassed by this Obama performance.







Seems like no one is embarrassed. Those making an issue out of a non-issue though, I can't speak to that.


The audience.

The audience.

The faces in the crowd !!!



Were laughing their asses off. If you saw something different I don't know what to tell you.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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We or at least, I am not going to 'get over it' as long as the blacks riot over resisting arrest. Don't commit crimes then whine about getting your ass kicked when you resist arrest. a reply to: Sremmos80



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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every president makes "offensive" jokes at these stupid dinners.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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love obama for this. he is a cool brotha. and you guys just hate that right?



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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I guess there's no outrage because people are starting to see that it doesn't matter what colour your skin is, it only matters who you are as a person. For people that only see skin colour and get so upset about people saying negative things about it, I feel sorry for them.

I don't care about a persons colour, sex, race, religion, etc. Every one of them will give me a reason to dislike them or like them on a personal level.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: hearows
a reply to: grandmakdw

I really fail to see what you're enraged about. It sounds like you're bummed that it wouldn't be OK for a white comedian to say "hold onto your black butts"... Which I'm fairly certain nobody's concerned about

But if you think it should be OK for folks to express homophobic, racist or creedist stuff, it already is legal, and was pretty normal for most of US history, people can do it on the news. Seriously, fox news is still in business. But it's never gonna be socially " acceptable" to voice opinions which were the cause of real, systematic violence for a large portion of history. There's clearly a reason for that which I'm assuming you're remaining willfully ignorant of. Hitler... Slavery? Folks don't really wanna hear anyone rallying to deny folks their civil rights.

Seriously, it's OK for a news outlet to encourage folks to "kill all Muslims", or a potential president to spout homophobic crap, on the news, in public, and you're gonna gripe because there's a bunch of backlash for that?

There are folks picketing for their civil rights while packs of counter protesters scream hate speech at them, or someone goes to an abortion clinic to be berated by protesters, and it's all legal.

The choices are to grow a thicker skin, or hope that the social climate changes. But demanding that bigots aren't discriminated against is pretty ridiculous.


That's about it in a nutshell or more

I saw no international uproar when the late Steve Bridges said, "Screw you" to 'those' international politicos in his skit as, and with G.W. in the same dinner night in 2006, same thing as here BTW. The dinner is to a bunch of hardened White House correspondents who would probably sell their children to their grannies, as 'long as they look after them', and then sell the story on. The same fecking shower laughed their legs off at another annual dinner when G.W. himself decided to be comedic and joke about where the WMD's were, "they're not under the table..blah blah.." when troops were dying in Iraq, while innocent Iraqi's were dying from the troops, and run over or shot by gung ho Blackwater and Co. It's all fecking pretty sick isn't it?



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: pianoasis

Spot on piano... Richards lost the audience.
Richards always was an edgy comedian. He skirted many social issues with his very sharp wit and biting sarcasm. Way before Seinfeld, Richards was on a Friday night sketch comedy for a season. ABC was trying to catch some of the SNL crowd.
Richards always played characters who were unstable, but his physical abilities and split second timing served him well.
To me, he never really did achieve the fame his talents deserved. Kramer was only a flickering shadow of his true abilities.

I think that he blew it. I think he reached for the edge in order to get the heckler to back down. Attacking hecklers is often sufficient to embarrass them enough to quiet them. Here though, his ability to walk the edge of comedy and insult failed him and he was left hanging. Sadly for all of us. He was one of the funniest.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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Great skit. For those who watch Key & Peele and know the history of that particular skit, I'm sure you wished this would really happen as I had since the 1st time they did that skit on their show. Well it really happened and it was nothing short of great! Nothing offensive at all, just pure comedic genius and I'm glad to see President Obama showed a lighter, more human side that all Presidents should from time to time. Good times!



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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You know, it's a shame that Obama can do something as great as disclosure(not even that big a deal honestly) and get his name marked in the "Annals of the Galaxy," and instead, he chooses to go down as just another president.




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