Like the boy who cried wolf this is the black-american who cried racist. So when real racism occurs, many wont even take it seriously.
I feel kind of sorry for Obama. Not angry at him, like many here.They guy with great Hopes isnt even fulfilling Democrats goals, not to mention national and foreign policy goals.
When President Bush was in office, I remember the argument being that although you might disagree with his politics ... and many did ... that you should always respect the office he held. Not that you should consider him or any other President a saint with a halo, you understand, but that he should be accorded a modicum of dignity from everyone simply because he was President, Head of State & Commander of the Armed Forces.
Many Democrats went along with that. And they were reminded constantly of that obligation by the Right.
But it seems to me that, with Obama, that convention has fallen by the wayside.
Whether it's because of Obama's race, the poor economy & dire prospects for so many people ... or simply the fact that he sets such a poor example on the international stage, honestly I don't know.
But it is noticeable to me how rough handled Americans treat Obama. I've never seen that before with a US President.
The one thing you can't deny is that it's happening.edit on FridayAmerica/Chicagob201311b15091010 by LeBombDiggity because: typo
They must be getting needy if they're playing the race card again.
I'm curious to know who "they" are that are getting needy.
As a matter of fact, all this race talk from everyone here on ATS and abroad is kind of ummmm...well, lame!!! It's insignificant, regardless of who says what or what their status in society is.
Oprah, on the other hand is a "media mogul", with her own "OWN", TV Network, so I would personally take any comment made by her with a grain of salt, especially since she assisted Pres Obama, in his elections.
I guess the only relevant comment I intend, is to say "does it really matter what a celebrity says"?
The racial rhetoric does need to cease IMO. Just have "your opinion" because in the end, it's the only one that matters.
Remember ATS, I am entitled to my opinion just as the rest of you are.