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Old 10-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #901
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Michelle Malkin can't be racist since she is brown skinned girl, herself.
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Michelle Malkin can't be racist since she is brown skinned girl, herself.
You still believe there are NFL teams that just happen to look like monkeys?
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Guys, I heard Obama met someone and shook their hand and stuff. What will that crazy Obama do next, in the slow destruction of our glorious Republic?
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Michelle Malkin can't be racist since she is brown skinned girl, herself.


exactly. there are many teabaggers who have met black people before and didn't have any problems whatsoever.
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You still believe there are NFL teams that just happen to look like monkeys?
WTF are you talking about?
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exactly. there are many teabaggers who have met black people before and didn't have any problems whatsoever.

You don't say?
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Guys, I heard Obama met someone and shook their hand and stuff. What will that crazy Obama do next, in the slow destruction of our glorious Republic?
He probably had Swine Flu virus on his hands. I wouldn't put it past him.
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WTF are you talking about?
Forget it, reference to an OLD thread.
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You don't say?


this proves that there's nothing racist motivating anyone at the tea bagger conventions.

likewise, people who interact with black people on a regular basis cannot be racist! so it's far, far worse to "play the race card" like Michelle Obama they always do, and complain, like Michelle Obama they always do, and feel like the world owes Michelle Obama them something, and that the source of every complain is due to race, like Michelle Obama they do.
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Video: Tea Partiers Advise G20 Protesters | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
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I think the G20 protesters could learn a little from the tea parties. There have been zero arrests made at the tea parties, versus probably a few dozen at least at the G20. Not to mention the tea parties don't exactly go around causing destruction, which the Daily Show failed to highlight.
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Does Obama use God's name in vain?
By: Gary Bauer
October 5, 2009 04:49 AM EST

American presidents have long invoked religious faith to bolster arguments for favored policies. Barack Obama is no exception and has made God talk a staple of his public appearances since he burst onto the national political scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, declaring, “We worship an awesome God in the blue states!” As a recent POLITICO story noted, the president has discussed faith more often than did President George W. Bush.

But whereas most liberal politicians are content to confine their religious references to public statements about things like caring for the poor expressed through government funding for welfare programs or through minimum-wage increases, Obama goes much further. He often invokes God at what seem the unlikeliest moments — in support of policies condemned by the Bible and most major religions. Obama gets away with it only because he benefits from a curious double standard.

Whereas Bush was excoriated by the left whenever he cited God, Obama’s religious imagery receives silence from both sides of the aisle. The left won’t criticize him, while the right ignores any politician invoking the Almighty. But it’s how he invokes the Lord’s name, so to speak, that’s unprecedented.

For example, Obama has referenced the Sermon on the Mount in support of special rights for homosexuals, despite the Scriptures’ clear support of marriage between one man and one woman and its admonitions to celebrate sex inside the married relationship only.

While the Bible details that human beings are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that life is a gift from God, Obama uses Scripture to support a mentality in support of abortion rights. Explaining his decision to lift an executive ban on federal funding of embryo-destructive stem cell research, Obama said, “As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research — and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly.”

At the University of Notre Dame, he told graduates, “Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions.”

Obama has played the faith card during the health care debate, too. When prospects for passing Obamacare started to go south, Obama framed the debate as “an ethical and moral obligation.” “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death,” he told rabbis during a conference call to sell his reform proposals.

Life and death issues became the spark igniting the public backlash against Obama’s plans. They arose from concerns over possible death sentences for the ill and elderly should care be rationed and from concerns about tax-payer funded abortions, to name a few. Obama wrapped himself in Scripture to combat opposition to his plans. At one point, he alleged that Obamacare opponents were not just mistaken but also immoral and “bearing false witness” for worrying about taxpayer funding of abortion under his plan.

Obama also has tried to quell faith-based outrage at his liberal policies on human life by deploying prominent Catholics like Nicholas Cafardi and Doug Kmiec to argue on his behalf and by appointing evangelical and embryonic stem cell research proponent Dr. Francis Collins to run the National Institutes of Health.

I don’t mean to question the sincerity of Obama’s faith. This is a discussion of language. Increasingly, it seems as though the president’s deepest belief is in his own ability to disregard his critics’ moral objections by touting abstract religious principles and embracing empty religious symbolism. Obama seems to think that Americans will accept his out-of-the-mainstream views on moral issues as long as he claims those views arise in part from his religious beliefs.

No doubt Obama’s God talk is a smart political move. While polls show the United States has more professed atheists than at any time in the past few decades (and Obama shrewdly mentions them whenever possible), America is still a profoundly religious nation. There is only one professed atheist in Congress, and polls show most Americans would not vote for an atheist for president.

Moreover, a 2008 Pew poll found that 72 percent of Americans polled believe the president should have “strong religious beliefs,” an increase since 2004. And just 29 percent think there is “too much” religious expression by politicians.

Obama’s God talk also combats two durable perceptions: that Democrats are unfriendly to religion (only 38 percent of respondents believe Democrats are friendly to religion, according to Pew) and that Obama is not a Christian (53 percent, according to an Pew poll in April).

Obama has long recognized the value of reaching out to faith communities. As a young, unknown politician with an exotic background, Obama needed a home in a black church to gain credibility with less-affluent constituents in Chicago’s black neighborhoods. That realization prompted him to join the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ.

In “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama writes that “it’s bad politics” for “progressives ... to avoid joining a serious debate about how to reconcile faith with our modern, pluralistic society.” He continues, “There are a whole lot of religious people in America, including the majority of Democrats.” He also insists that if progressives don’t talk about faith, “others will fill the vacuum.”

For the record, I believe elected officials should talk about faith. Our founders believed the moral principles of faith were indispensable to our nation’s survival. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times. And faith has been a source of many of America’s most important social movements, from abolition and civil rights to the right to life.

But in using faith to advocate positions that are contrary to the teachings of Scripture, Obama undercuts his credibility. As Obama writes in “The Audacity of Hope”: “Nothing is more transparent than inauthentic expressions of faith, ... such as the politician who ... sprinkles in a few biblical citations to spice up a thoroughly dry policy speech.” Obama should heed his own advice.

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer is president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families.
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Not to mention the tea parties don't exactly go around causing destruction,
I guess they get points for doing SOMETHING right.
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I think the G20 protesters could learn a little from the tea parties. There have been zero arrests made at the tea parties, versus probably a few dozen at least at the G20. Not to mention the tea parties don't exactly go around causing destruction, which the Daily Show failed to highlight.


i think this is true. i would attribute much of it to differences in age -- the G20 protesters tend to be very young, while the teabaggers trend old.

i would also say that the G20 protesters are much further to the left than your given teabagger and are not representative at all of the mainstream left wing, whereas it seems, and based upon what the teabaggers are telling us, they are indeed the republican right wing mainstream.
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