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The $11,976,279,000,000 in U.S. government debt held by the public on Sept. 30, 2013 was $5,668,968,000,000 more than the $6,307,311,000,000 in debt held by the public on Obama’s first inauguration day.
That is an increase of 89.879 percent—or approximately 90 percent. Source
Everyone's racist to some degree. We all have prejudices against people that are not identical to us to some varying degree. Conscious or unconscious, we judge and treat each person different than the next.
Lots of people would say, "I'm not a racist!" -- well, hate to break it to ya, but unless someone is just like you -- yes, yes you are (on some level). This is why the "race" card is so effective.
Is it right of Oprah to use it in this instance? Maybe not, but I think white people are more racist against Obama than they want to believe.
reply to post by FlyersFan
Thats not the case at all, people are hating Obama because he is taking apart the country bit by bit.
republican governors are attempting to ban 40 year old legislation on abortion...republican governors are trying to make it harder to vote, not easier....republican governors do not want their people to have affordable healthcare...republican governors do not want to raise the minimum wage...republican majority in the supreme court made corporations human beings protected by the bill of rights...a republican majority in the supreme court struck down the key enforcement mechanism in the 50-year-old civil rights act. the republican congress cut funding to the CDC, and the NIH who work to control disease outbreaks, biological weapons, and testing for drug safety...the republican congress has twice in 2 years tried to bankrupt the U.S. by not paying its bills...the republicans voted to shutdown the government, and then blamed the president for closing war memorials because of that shutdown...the republicans in congress refuse to work on immigration bills, job bills, infrastructure bills...they have cut funding to oversite and regulatory agencies that monitor clean water, safe food, wall street, banking, environment, the oil industry....
but.............people are hating Obama, because he is taking apart the country bit by bit.......edit on 15-11-2013 by jimmyx because: syntax
More people like him just because he's black. It's the only thing he's got going for him
How does she define all the blacks that currently hate Obama?
93% of black voters in the USA voted for him (2012). (so obviously race was an issue for a lot of them) Once they have been screwed over by Obamacare, I'm thinking a lot of the black voters who voted based on race are going to be rather conflicted. Will they be glad they voted for the black guy ... or will they be ticked off because the black guy didn't deliver, and even worse, is costing them money they don't have?
edit on 11/15/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard.
Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes
Read more: newsbusters.org...
With Obama's approval numbers in a free fall (39% at this time), Oprah pulled the race card out and told the overseas press (BBC) that both Obama and the Office of President have been treated with contempt because Obama is black. Now while I have no doubt that SOME people hate Obama because he's black, I'd say the vast majority of people hate Obama and/or his administration because of his policies, corruption, lies, broken promises, and general STUPIDITY.
Oprah failed to say exactly what this so called 'contempt' toward Obama was. (she gave one example of a senator saying 'you lie' ... but that's really about it) My guess of what her version of contempt toward Obama is ... people expressing their disapproval of Obama's policies and actions. Guess what Oprah ... every politician faces vetting like that. All of them.
BTW ... she said nothing of Obama's contempt toward the SCOTUS when he got up in front of everyone on Capitol Hill (with SCOTUS present) and dis'd SCOTUS ... what about his 'contempt' for SCOTUS ?? Comeon Oprah ... that was a whole lot bigger than one senator saying 'you lie' when Obama was giving a speech. What about Obama's contempt for SCOTUS ... and for Republican Americans whom he called 'The enemy' ... and for gun owners ... and for people who 'cling' to their religion .. etc etc etc
BBC Interview Video
Oprahs Quote to the BBC Interview
“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
Obama started out with an approval rating of 77%. That was in his honeymoon period before he actually did anything. People were high on hope-ium and thought real 'hope and change' were coming. Chants of 'yes we can' filled the air. Now that Obama has tried to get us in yet another war in Syria; has destroyed the health care system for tens of millions of Americans; bombed more countries than Bush43; spent spent spent with no results; presided over Benghazi-gate, and Fast and Furious, and waiver-gate, and a white house full of lobbiests even after he said 'no lobbiest will find a job in my White House' .... etc etc ... his approval rate has slid to 39%. That isn't due to his skin color. That's due to his own ineptitude and corruption.
(and frankly, I don't know how on earth he still has even a 39% approval )
BBC News - Full Video of Oprah Interview
American broadcaster and actress Oprah Winfrey said there was a whole generation of racist people who were "born and bred and marinated" in racism who would never change their ways, but that would die out.
She didn't say 'that would die out' ... she said 'THEY JUST HAVE TO DIE' I guess she's talking about nonblack folks ... but what about black anti-white racists? From what I see, those folks are still running strong. Does she think that all the anti-white black folks who live in the cities and deep south should 'just have to die' as well? She didn't include them in her 'they just have to die' talk ...
Anyways .. always a hot topic at ATS ... Obama, race, playing the race card, etc....
The boards were kinda boring today, so this should spice things up.