published Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

A shocking racist sign

Raw racism may never be vanquished, but nowadays it generally travels in private paths or public codas. But not always. Consider the sign boldly printed in white paint on the back of a camper top on a pickup truck seen Monday morning on Highway 127 by Signal Mountain's shopping plaza. It read: "Name one government successfully run by a Negro in the history of the world."

The bottom line's bookends were an NRA logo and a bumper sticker that read, "Fear the government that fears your gun." The truck had a Tennessee tag.

The driver's sign, odious as it is, is protected by our free-speech rights. Still, it's a useful object lesson: it confirms, as if more proof were needed, that the blatant racism long directed at President Obama's administration remains fiercely deep-seated.

Newt Gingrich's racist taunts provide another example. He has accused Obama of "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior," mixing the African heritage of Obama's father with that of an insurrectionist in what can only be construed as a concocted racial smear.

He also has repeatedly referred to President Obama as "the greatest food-stamp president in history." That's both an errant and irrelevant claim. The number of food-stamp recipients rose more under George W. Bush, and food-stamp eligibility is based on income, not presidential whim. But never mind. Gingrich's point is to evoke racial stereotypes.

His reckless rhetoric hardly stands alone among the GOP's right wing. Tea party leaders have consistently railed about their wish to "take their country back," as if it's been abducted and sabotaged by unworthy leaders. They've also chanted about the "tree of liberty" being replenished by blood.

Such inflammatory rhetoric dangerously evokes an American history of racial and political violence. That was made plain when rancorous GOP objections to health care reform, of all things, became so virulent that gun rights advocates took to openly brandishing rifles at political town hall meetings over the issue in 2009.

More recently, Rick Santorum has raised the conspiracy temperature by suggesting that the medieval Crusades could be analogous to a defense against "the American left who hates Christendom." Among others, he's also suggested that global warming is merely a pretext for "a beautifully concocted scheme" by Democratic leftists to create "an excuse for more government control of your life."

Ron Paul claimed in his early newsletters that both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Act were blunders. Virtually all of the Republican presidential aspirants, among other GOP leaders, have harped on Obama for "apologizing" for American actions abroad, a gross distortion of his actual remarks.

The drumbeat against Obama ignores hard-earned, humane achievements -- in economic recovery, health care reform, exiting Iraq, helping Libya's rebellion, healing foreign relations. Racism and demonizing rhetoric are blind to facts, but they are too dangerous to ignore.

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hotdiggity said...

The GOP understands that if the middle class can be distracted by their racists taunts then they will overlook the fact that the GOP cares nothing about anyone than the rich and big business. How the middle class can support these candidates is beyond me.

February 28, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.
joneses said...

Actually the dummycratic party is the party of racism as they use the blacks for one thing and that is to get their vote. The dummycratic party is the party of George Wallace, Robert, KKK, Byrd, the KKK, Lester Maddux, voting against the civil rights act. It is pathetic how the dummycrats use the blacks by promising them everything and delivering nothing. I do not like or dislike Obama as I do not know him. I plainly do not agree with him thinking America is great because of our government. I think America is great because of our people. By the way the vehicle on Signal Mountain does not represent all that are against Obama's policies like you would like it to be. This is a race baiting pathetic article. By the way the race card only works for fools. So therefore your article must be directed at fools.

February 28, 2012 at 5:54 a.m.
joneses said...

Representative Dick Gephardt, D-MO: Gephardt, the former Democrat Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, gave several speeches to a St. Louis area hate group during his early years as a representative. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gephardt spoke before the Metro South Citizens Council, a now defunct white supremacist organization, during his early years as a congressman. further reported that Gephardt had openly asked the group for an endorsement of his candidacy during one of his many visits with the organization. Gephardt has long avoided questions about his past affiliation with this group.

Andrew Cuomo: Cuomo, Bill Clinton's former Housing Secretary and a prominent Democrat political player in New York, was tape recorded using racially inflamatory rhetoric to build opposition to a potential Democrat primary opponent while speaking to a Democrat group. Cuomo stated that voting for his rival for the New York Democrat gubernatorial nomination Carl McCall, who is black, would create a "racial contract" between Black and Hispanic Democrats "and that can't happen." Upon initial reports, Cuomo denied the statement but later a tape recording surfaced. Cuomo later dropped out of the race for governor (source).

February 28, 2012 at 6:04 a.m.
joneses said...

Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is either they were well aware the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people. History reveals that every piece of racist legislation that was ever passed and every racist terrorist attack that was ever inflicted on African Americans, was initiated by the members of the Democratic Party. From the formation of the Democratic Party in 1792 to the Civil Rights movement of 1960's, Congressional records show the Democrat Party passed no specific laws to help Blacks, every law that they introduced into Congress was designed to hurt blacks in 1894 Repeal Act. The chronicles of history shows that during the past 160 years the Democratic Party legislated Jim Crows laws, Black Codes and a multitude of other laws at the state and federal level to deny African Americans their rights as citizens.

February 28, 2012 at 6:07 a.m.
joneses said...

In all the lies and accusations of racism by the radical left wing, the truth becomes distorted about the Democrats who make these accusations themselves. For instance, you may or may not have heard Democrat Senator Robert Byrd's outburst of racist bigoted slurs, more specifically the "n-word," on national television in March of 2001. Amazingly, this incident of blatant racism on national television drew barely a peep from the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Mary Frances Berry, or any of the other ambulance chasers who purport themselves to be the leaders of the civil rights movement. In contrast, the main source of well deserved criticism for Byrd's racist outburst came not from any of the so called leaders of the civil rights movement but from from Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey (source). The race hustlers Jackson, Mfume et al turned a blind eye towards this act of racism by one of their own party, at most issuing an unpublicized slap on the wrist, or, as was more often the case, making not a peep. But where the race hustlers turn a blind eye and spew their lies, it is up to conservatives to set the record straight with the truth. In response to the growing practice of racial McCarthyism by prominent left wing Democrats, it is necessary to expose the truth about the Democrat Party's record on Civil Rights: Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV: Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and is currently the only national elected official with a history in the Klan (source) townhall.oom Senator Ernest Hollings, D-SC: Hollings is liberal Democrat Senator from South Carolina who is also notorious for his use of racial slurs.(source) New York Times *Jesse Jackson: Jackson was the featured prime time speaker at the 2000 Democrat Convention. Jackson has a history of using anti-Semitic slurs and derogatorily calling New York City “Hymietown.” Jackson, a prominent self proclaimed "civil rights leader," is himself guilty of the same bigotry he dishonestly purports to oppose. Democrats Opposition of Civil Rights The complete list of the 21 Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes Senators: - Hill and Sparkman of Alabama - Fulbright and McClellan of Arkansas - Holland and Smathers of Florida - Russell and Talmadge of Georgia - Ellender and Long of Louisiana - Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi - Ervin and Jordan of North Carolina - Johnston and Thurmond of South Carolina - Gore Sr. and Walters of Tennessee - H. Byrd and Robertson of Virginia - R. Byrd of West Virginia In summary the list is endless and histoy is full of the hypocracy- of the Democrats- this will only lead to division and violence

February 28, 2012 at 6:19 a.m.
timbo said...

It is obvious that Harry and his liberal co-conspirators in the media have to drum up voter turn out somehow. As usual, it is the race card. Black racism is rampant. BET, Black Miss America, Image Awards, etc. etc. are indications that blacks still want to set themselves apart. Just the fact that they don't just want to be refereed to as "American" instead of African-American is a subtle form of racism. How about Americans of African descent? Americans of Irish decent?

Neil Cavuto noticed something the other day that I have noticed in media for years. In every commercial and television program the white guy is made out to be stupid. He can't even buy the right laundry detergent without being talked down to by his wife. Time after time, program after program, the white guy business man is always the evil, selfish, target of ridicule by the blacks and women who are just trying to straighten us out. Well guess what? Most political movements, economic trends, and scientific discoveries are by a few white guys. I think we could possibly pick out laundry detergent.

This is blatant race baiting using one...count'em...on guys truck as an example of wide-spread racism. Austin thinks that the pubic is so stupid they can't see his attempt at manipulation. How this dishonest writer can keep his job I will never know.

The guy driving that truck is a racist, but so is Harry Austin.

February 28, 2012 at 7:48 a.m.
conservative said...

He forgot to mention all the black churches burning and that Republicans wear coats and ties

February 28, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.

The race card again? ZZZzzzzzzzz. It has been overplayed. It isn't working anymore.

February 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

Unlike the real "Dirty Harry," the Times' Dirty Harry uses a water gun. That's because he's a little squirt.

February 28, 2012 at 9:33 a.m.

A few weeks ago, the Whitehouse manufactured stories to whip-up support from the angry vagina vote. Now they are throwing out the well-worn race card to whip-up support from the angry black vote. In a few weeks, it'll be another manufactured story to gin-up the the angry Hispanic vote.

Divide and conquer has replaced Hope and Change.

February 28, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.
John_Proctor said...

Someone needs to tell Fred Skillern where his truck is parked.

February 28, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

bookieturnersghost said... A few weeks ago, the Whitehouse manufactured stories to whip-up support from the angry vagina vote.

Follow the money bookie. That didn't come from the White House. Trace it back. It came from Alec and The Heritage Foundation, Sharon Slater stuff. You are right about one thing; It has become the angry vagina vote. We are not going to take this and "Every Sperm is Sacred" is only the beginning. You guys hate to go shopping for the feminine pad, I hope you will like shopping for the male pad. We have to catch every single one of those little wigglers. Our eggs, fertialized or not, only drop out at certain times of the month, you guys lose your sperm constantly, so a pad will need to be worn continually. Will you be wanting wings with that, or maybe that old fastening belt that pinches. I dont think the sticky backing is going to work in your boxers.

Since you are so set against going against the Christian Bible in defining life as breath, then we can define life at the cell level, thus, EVERY SPERM IS SACRED!

"However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child."

February 28, 2012 at 10:57 a.m.

It's funny how the Conservatives complain about one thing, but never see their own guilt.

You're playing the "You're playing the Race Card" Card. It's part of your bag.

How dare anybody claim RACE is an issue in this country! It just offends you.

Oh wait, you're using that offense to get support.

February 28, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.
librul said...

Yeah, Happy. Republicans are just offensive all the way around. And yet, they think it lends credence to what they say - go figure.

February 28, 2012 at 11:59 a.m.
jjmez said...

America has become the laughging stock and scorn around the world because for its hypocrisy of claims of being a diverse and secular nation. If nothing, else, the repubs have actually proved and expose America for "which it really stands." A nation filled with racist, intolerant bigots hiding behind false Christianvalues.

February 28, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
timbo said...

happywithnewboobs.....Yea, race is an issue. I, for one, won't be intimidated by you black apologists or the black poverty pimps who use racism as their industry.

A few racist myths: White men can't jump...How many blacks have every had the high jump record? None. White men can't dance.....Tell that too all the ballet dancers that dominate that endeavor. White men have smaller penises.....another myth according to every article. White men can't pick laundry detergent....They might not be able to pick it but they DID invent it.

We as a society have spent trillions in the war on poverty of which a large percentage went to blacks. I don't owe them anything except the same respect that anyone else deserves.

When I am being critisized by the very people that trillions of my tax money went to help, with numerous cultural problems like elevated drug use rates, 85% out of wedlock births, and about 50% of the prison population from 15% of the total population it bothers me just a little bit. They need to look in the mirror and criticize the person they are looking at instead of me.

So if you liberals feel sorry for blacks you can write them a check instead of using any more of my tax money to subsidize their bad behavior.

This is about culture, not race. Some cultures are superior to other cultures. Would you say that our culture is superior in the way we treat women versus Muslims?

The negative cultural problems in the black community don't need to by sugar-coated if they will be solved. The only reason democrats ACT like they care is to get the black vote. If I told you that 97% of a certain race voted for someone of their own race you would call that racisim if the person were white. When it was Obama, which about 40% of whites voted for, it is just ok that blacks voted in mass for him. The absolutely bizarre part of this is that you liberals are so brainwashed you can't even see the racism in that voting pattern.

February 28, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.

And I won't do anything but laugh at your attempts at reverse-victimization. You think others are brainwashed? Try looking at yourself. You've been indoctrinated to think that you're superior, that anti-discrimination is racist, and probably that tolerance is intolerant.

Especially since you think paying money somehow entitles you to immunity to criticism. That's like the guys who scream to the cops that their tax dollars pay for their salaries.

But I wouldn't say we're part of the same culture, no, not at all. For one thing, you're worried about being better than somebody else, as opposed to whether or not you're doing a good job at all.

That's not how my culture does things.

BTW, if you're so worried about welfare, why don't you get some white people off of it?

February 28, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
timbo said...

happywithnewboots.....You still don't get it. I am not saying I am a victim, I am comparing the way one group is treated by another group that accuses the first group of the very behavior that they don't want the other group to do.

Got it.

February 28, 2012 at 2:09 p.m.

Your protests come across as complaints as towards how it has impacted you, so that means you are saying you are victim.

But ok, let's say you don't worry about that, you're still trying to reverse the perception of the situation to take advantage of it.

It's transparently obvious that you're just trying to exploit people's passions through such methods.

February 28, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

Good posts...timbo and joneses...

The democtates have not done any favors for the black community...they constantly lie about their actions/polices/stands....they cannot be trusted. I used to be a Democrate until I realized they were lying to us I vote Republican...and make NO apologies to anyone anymore. I'm NOT saying the GOP has done the best job but I feel they do more of what I want to see in the government.

I personally feel that it ALL started with the LIBERAL and massive SPENDING polices of Bill Clinton. I really feel HE is to blame for our problems now...Bush couldn't stop it and neither can Obama.

I'm hoping the next GOP president can.

February 28, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.

Wait, you're complaining about Democrats lying to us, and you went with the Republicans?

Then you follow up with a complaint that Bill Clinton's massive liberal spending policies that caused our problems now? Which Bush couldn't do anything about??

So basically, Bill Clinton caused George W. Bush to fail for 8 years? Except for the two wars he started? And those massive tax cuts?

What exactly do you want to see in government? Utter failure and incompetence?

February 28, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

eastridge8 said... I'm hoping the next GOP president can.

Hold your breath. It is going to be a while!

February 28, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.
mtngrl said...

If I told you that 97% of a certain race voted for someone of their own race you would call that racisim if the person were white.

Up until 2008, 100% of white people voted for a person of their own race in presidential general elections.

February 28, 2012 at 3:50 p.m.
mtngrl said...

"Name one government successfully run by a Negro in the history of the world."

Answer: the USA of course!

February 28, 2012 at 3:51 p.m.
328Kwebsite said...

This sounds similar to the "Gore Free Tennessee" campaign that seemed to coincide with voting districts where the Klan was strong. We haven't forgotten.

February 28, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.
tipper said...

Statement: "Name one government successfully run by a negro in the history of the world." Answer's an easy one: The "United" States of America.

February 28, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.

Successfully run into the ground maybe... But he is only half-black. I am just as white as Obama is. Does that make me a minority? So if we express any disagreement with his views or actions, we are only disagreeing with his black half? That would make us only half-racist. If you want to see true racism, you should look at affirmative action. It in essence says that if you aren't white, you can't make it without a leg up. I am only half white. Do I only need half a leg up? So I am only half as smart as a full white? I have never been as insulted by any other program as I am by affirmative action. I don't need a leg up. I am no less-able than any full-white person around. Get your racist charity out of my face.

Let us not forget the democrats voted against everything MLK was working for. They are the original party of racism and the KKK. They are trying to rewrite history while keeping the slaves on the government plantation dancing for the master so they don't get kicked out.

February 28, 2012 at 4:32 p.m.

Oh no, what affirmative action is actually saying is "we aren't going to lie to ourselves and think that situations or opportunities are equal, but are going to proactively seek to amend an undesirable situation" which is a great improvement over the attitudes of "let's Pretend nothing is going on here, and insist that willful indifference works" even when reality shows it does not. Especially since there's nothing stopping the people who do still engage in bigotry from acting on their negative prejudices.

But um, remember, those were the conservative Southern Democrats, they are now in another Party. Which one? Republicans. You're trying to rewrite the present and the past.


As usual.

Please confine your revisions to changing the future.

February 28, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.
timbo said...

Hey, Harry Austin.....I wonder how many blacks work at the times free press . I'm not talking about janitors. I'm talking . about management or reporters. Does anyone recall any blacks ? I can't think of even one . Just like the rest of the liberal media the almighty tfp is lily white . l guess it's just don't do as I do, do as I say. The times free press and the rest of the elite media are just a buncha of racial hypocrites .

February 28, 2012 at 4:58 p.m.

Southern democrats are now republicans... So you are saying that the republicans of olde are now democrats? Pray tell, how did this miracle occur? Or are you instead saying that both parties are now democrats? That would explain why both of them are working to destroy the country...

I have experienced no racism beyond what I experienced in 3rd grade. It seems when people grow up, the color of your skin no longer matters. Your straw man premise doesn't stand up so well in a majority of cases in this day and age. Get with the present. Affirmative action is racist, the vast majority of americans are not.

February 28, 2012 at 4:59 p.m.
timbo said...

I know, let's have affirmative action at the timesfreepress. We can replace Clay Bennett and Harry Austin with a black editorial writer and a black cartoonist . They should be more ben happy to give up their jobs voluntarily to right this wrong. Don't be hypocrites ,lead by example .
I won't hold my breath .

February 28, 2012 at 5:11 p.m.

No, FPSE, A then B, does not mean that B becomes A.

That's sloppy syllogism.

If you truly haven't experienced racism, I'd invite you to go visit some people, but if you're truly innocent, you can stay that way.

Plus I'm ashamed to admit, I'm related to some. How about this, you call the local police and public works departments, ask them how many 88 signs they've had to paint over.

And no, they aren't Dale Jr. Fans.

timbo, better yet, let's start at the top, with Congress. Let's mandate racial, gender, and religious representation in Congress.

February 28, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.
timbo said...

happywithanewbutts......stated like a true liberal socialist . I did not know pavlov's dog could type. If what you suggested happened , there would be total chaos . Again, it would be a monkey having sex what up football .

You liberals get nuttier by the minute .

February 28, 2012 at 5:32 p.m.
tipper said...

The Democrats to which most of you refer were the "Dixiecrats." They were southern most likely like the individiual who wrote his or her thesis on the back of a car window. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and into the Reagan-era, the Dixiecrats and Democrats began switching to the Republican Party. Their ant-black sentiments were born in their geographic location, not by party. And no doubt it can be found in other regions of the country as well. I can agree that the Democrats (Dixiecrats) of the 1950s-60s were racist in many instances. I or many others are not proud of that as some ultra-conservatives and present Republican candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich seem to be. You can talk about history all you want, but we live in the year 2012. If you wish to compare your prejudices to 50 or 60 years ago, fine. But I don't think what happened in the past allows anyone to condone or defend the type of blatant, devisive racism exhibited by ignorants regardless of their politcal bents. The type of statements written on that back window or anywhere else in public may be allowed as a constitutional right but it is purely hate-speak pure and simple.

February 28, 2012 at 5:57 p.m.

timbo: Wow timbo, you're impervious to levity, aren't you? Is that because you have your head so stuck up your rectum that you can't laugh when somebody proposes a preposterous idea to meet your own?

At least Pavlov's dog didn't eat his own poop by mistake.

tipper: Don't underestimate the power of conservatives to defend whatever conduct they want.

Romney and Santorum are tying themselves in knots over the Michigan open Primary.

February 28, 2012 at 6:09 p.m.
timbo said...

happywithanewbust.........There is nothing worse than when you tell a joke, nobody gets it .

February 28, 2012 at 6:34 p.m.

Doesn't bother me, sometimes the audience isn't right for the material.

Like that joke Jon Stewart told about Elijah Wood.

February 28, 2012 at 7:17 p.m.
01centare said...

timbo said... A few racist myths: White men can't jump...

So you're hatin' on all blacks because someone allegedly said white men can't jump? Can't you come up with something better? Wasn't that a comedy movie or something?

White men can't dance.....Tell that too all the ballet dancers that dominate that endeavor.

If you weren't so serious we could all have a very good laugh.

White men have smaller penises.....

That observation came from white women, not black men. ;)

White men can't pick laundry detergent...

Besides being so filled with hatred, you obviously have some serious mental issues

So you're telling us all those lynch mobs and posse groups formed because someone insulted the white man's ego over some silly sh@t! such as white men can't jump. white men can't dance. white men have small penises. white men can't pick laundry detergent? Somebody please tell us this person isn't serious! LOL!

February 28, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.
sage1 said...

Is voting for Obama "because he's black" not motivated by racism? How about it, Samual L Jackson? I'm sure there were many more that did the same thing. AIN'T a "WHITE THANG"! It's observed by all races.

February 29, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.
joneses said...

If it is fact it is not racism. The message on this bumper sticker on this car is not a proven fact and any idiot would know that so why give it credibility?. The intention of this bumper sticker is only known by the owner. Did the race baiting pimp author of this article interview the owner of this bumper sticker? If I were to tell you that blacks make up 13% of the population in this country and are responsible for 50% of the murders you disgusting racist liberal dummycrats would call that racist even though it is fact. So basically your goal is to hide fact about a race that might, in your opinion, give that race a bad image disregarding any effort to help remedy the problem. That is racism pure and simple. Here is another fact. The black race in this country has put themselves in a horrible position. The dummycrats and black leaders promise them everything and do nothing for them as they are sure to get their votes. Regardless of what the Republicans do for the blacks they will never vote for them because of the false promises given to them by the racist dummycrats and the ability the dummycrats have to persuade the blacks to blindly follow them. Their despicable black leaders such as Farrakhan, jackson, Sharpton and Obama's Minister Jeramiah Wright and the rest of dummycrsts are constantly convincing the black race are victims and the whites are responsible for all their woes. This is another disgusting lie and you liberals should be ashamed of yourselves for hiding behind your racism. Go to this website.

February 29, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.
joneses said...

"I'll have those n@#$%rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years."

-- Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler's Book, "Inside The White House"

Another example of the disgusting black lie by the dummycrats.

February 29, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.
joneses said...

Another "Shocking Racist Sign" from the racist liberals.

Math tests could be racist if they're required for a job that isn't math-based, according to a recently settled class-action lawsuit filed against Cook's Pest Control, the nation's eighth-largest pest control company.

According to plaintiff Marion Waters' complaint, Waters and other job applicants took a written math and geometry test as part of the job screening process for many types of jobs at the company.

But administering a math test "disproportionately excludes African-Americans as candidates for jobs, and the test is not a valid predictor of success in the various jobs," plaintiffs' attorney Campbell Law PC wrote in a 2010 news release.

So now the racist left is saying the blacks cannot do math as well as whites? Please tell me is this racist or fact liberals?

February 29, 2012 at 5:46 a.m.
timbo said...

01centare......You are and other pavlov's dog . Typical black racist response . Being called a racist by a racist doesn't sting too badly . racial sociopaths are incapable of empathy 4 anyone but themselves. Yelling racism when 1 person had 1 sign , on the back of his truck making a major deal out of it is race baiting get a 10th degree. Austin is just using blacks to get what he wants . Your votes. I could quote you rap song after rap song demeaning women and white men that you liberals just ignore . If you ask me ,this looks like selective outrage .

February 29, 2012 at 8:18 a.m.
timbo said...

Mtngirl and ripper.......So you really think that this has been a successful country since obama was elected? Lets see....gas prices doubled, real unemployment is over 12 percent , apologize to every country in the world about imagined grievances , he still in afghanistan , almost ruined healthcare , he can only sing 1 song (she really messed up sweet home chicago ), he has no experience in the real a economy , more environmental global warming stupidity, advocating cap and trade , et cetera et cetera et cetera . you call that a success .

February 29, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

timbo said... ......So you really think that this has been a successful country since obama was elected? Lets see....gas prices doubled

I am not mtn girl, but I think the president has been EXTREMELY successful. You can go to many lists of accomplishments. Things he said he would do, and did. You blaming the president for everything only shows you don't have a clue. Maybe your memory was erased because we still haven't reached some of the high fuel prices we had under Bush. I don't know what kind of government you think we have, but our president doesn't hold the power a dictator would have to allow him to set pricing.

"But there's another reason for the wild rise in gas prices. The culprit is Wall Street. Speculators are raking in profits by gambling in the loosely regulated commodity markets for gas and oil."

I would suggest you and those like you that don't bother to check out what is said and just want to spin garbage, get an education, ask someone smarter than you, read some facts, you know basically know what you are talking about. LOL

February 29, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
sangaree said...

sage1 said... Is voting for Obama "because he's black" not motivated by racism? How about it, Samual L Jackson? I'm sure there were many more that did the same thing. AIN'T a "WHITE THANG"! It's observed by all races

Samuel L. Jackson is one black person and is entitled to his own beliefs, no matter if those beliefs are stupid. However, just as Santorum, Gingrich, Palin, KKK, Aryan Nation do not reflect the beliefs of all whites, neither does Jackson reflect or define the beliefs of all blacks.

BTW-Most blacks voted for Obama because he ran on a Democratic platform. Most blacks much preferred Hillary Clinton over Obama. They knew it was not a good time for a black man to be elected with all the mess the prior administration had created both in America and worldwide. They knew a black man would be used as a scapegoat for all the ills, missteps and screwups the last administration created.

If you honestly think a majority of black people voted for Obama just because he's black and not because he ran as a Democrat, you can put it to a test. Put Cain back on the ticket for the Republican president and say, Santorum, Gingrich, Romney on the Democratic ticket in place of Obama and see if majority blacks won't still vote Democrat.

February 29, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

joneses, Sorry, but that alleged quote is apocryphal, and you know what Johnson was also claimed to say:

"I know the risks are great and we might lose the South, but those sorts of states may be lost anyway."

And let's try this line:

You start out in 1954 by saying, "N*r, nr, n*r." By 1968 you can't say "nr"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.

And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N*r, n*r"

But keep up with that reality distortion field. Just like Timbo's.

Instead of admitting he might be a racist, his logic dictates that his opponent must be a racist.

February 29, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.

JOW, Obama has been extremely successful at fundamentally transforming this country just like he said he would. He also said while on the campaign trail that energy costs would necessarily skyrocket. His energy secretary Stephen Chu said that the target price for gasoline is $8 a gallon like in europe. He is still keeping his promises.

(From the campaign trail, then Senator Obama spoke of increased electricity prices as a means for advancing his agenda, noting that costs would "necessarily skyrocket." Energy Secretary Stephen Chu was equally blunt. "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe [currently $8 a gallon]," Mr. Chu announced. Last year, President Obama declared that America must be the nation that leads the "clean energy economy.")

This is part of the planned decline of the US. It really isn't due in a large part to speculators. It is due to monetary easing. The monetization of our debt by printing lots and lots of money and injecting it into the economy through bailouts and economic shenanigans. Have you seen the price of peanut butter, milk, meat, eggs, etc.....? EVERYTHING is going up. Everyone who holds dollars is being robbed, some without even knowing it.

February 29, 2012 at 10:21 a.m.

· First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

· First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

· First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

· First President to violate the War Powers Act. .

· First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

· First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

· First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

· First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.

· First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

· First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat. .

· First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

· First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

· First President to terminate America ’s ability to put a man in space.

· First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

· First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

· First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

· First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

· First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

· First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

· First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

· First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. .

· First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.

· First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

· First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

· First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.

· First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.

· First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

· First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

· First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

· First President to take a 17 day vacation.

February 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

There are some wonderful accomplishments by BHO.

February 29, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.

FPSE, I see at least 5 inaccuracies in your list, that you posted them does not discredit Obama.

They discredit you.

And I'm not even bothering to sort through the rest.

Fortunately, somebody else has:

February 29, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.

I see several inaccuracies in the list on the site you posted. Does that mean you too are now discredited?

Obama has been thoroughly discredited by his own actions. He doesn't need the help of any lists.

February 29, 2012 at 11:19 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Sangaree: To say that Black people did not vote for Obama because of his blackness is laughable. Hell, I don't blame them. But the next Black president will (HOPEFULLY) be elected for the right reasons.

February 29, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.

FPSE, then why did you post one full of falsehoods?

Now you've challenged a site that offered refutations to your lists, but not offered any specific challenges to them. They did specifically challenge YOUR list, and shown the lies in it.

That you make use of such dishonesty shows your criticisms are vapid. If you were truly interested in genuine criticism, you'd denounce the false ones even more thoroughly instead of trying to keep them alive.

But you're not. You're rather post the lies.

February 29, 2012 at 12:01 p.m.
timbo said...

The problem with you liberals is that if Obama was caught live in front of 100 preachers having sex with a people would say that those weren't preachers, that wasn't Obama, and that was Hillary Clinton, not a goat... You can't be objective about his piss poor performance.

Let's have a little me one thing Obama has done wrong that wasn't more liberal then he is.

February 29, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
sangaree said...

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner- Fiction! This rumor originated from an April Fools Joke in 2009 featuring an alleged Associated Press story that said that Barack Obama received a grant from the "Fulbright Foundation" when he attended Occidental College in California. There is no "Fulbright Foundation" but there is a Fulbright program that is sponsored by the US Department of State and does award scholarship grants to students working towards higher degrees who already have a Bachelor of Arts degree. Click for our Findings

.First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in- Fiction! Rumors about Obama's Social Security Number began circulating in 2010 alleging that the number belonged to a deceased man who immigrated to the U.S. from France and resided in Hawaii. That proved to be fiction. This sparked additional inquires as to why the President's Social Security Number began with 042, the three digit classification for Connecticut. According to the Social Security Administration, "The Area Number is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be the State where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office."

Well, FPSE, Happy once again prove you're a liar! Maybe you should take that age old advice. It's best to remain silent and be thought a fool than to put your fingers to the keyboard and remove all doubt.

February 29, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.
sangaree said...

FPSE said... Let us not forget the democrats voted against everything MLK was working for. They are the original party of racism and the KKK.

That was the southern democrats which later switch to the Republican Party.

Clue: Every Republican didn't agree with Lincoln's stand on slavery. In fact, a great majority of them didn't. Many supported actually supporterd slavery. dah! Party affiliation doesn't define each and every individual's belief system within that party.

February 29, 2012 at 1:51 p.m.
sangaree said...

Jack_Dennis said... Sangaree: To say that Black people did not vote for Obama because of his blackness is laughable. Hell, I don't blame them. But the next Black president will (HOPEFULLY) be elected for the right reasons.

Actually, I said, Samuel Jackson is entitled to his beliefs. That his beliefs does not represent all blacks. Since you obviously feel that every black person who voted for Obama did so because he's black, then how do you explain all those decades blacks have overwhelmingly voted for a white democratic president?

If Hillary had won the Democratic Primaries and the Republicans had a black candidate for president, blacks would have still heavily voted for Hillary Clinton as president, because she's Democrat. Not white and not female. In fact, much larger portion of the black population actually did vote for Hillary Clinton in the primaries than for Obama. You forget many whites overwhelming voted for Obama. Why leave out that facts? The majority of blacks vote Democrat. Since Obama is a Democrat they voted for him for that reason. Why did you think former Mayor Nagin(a black guy), Louisiana, switched to democrat to get voted to office then admitted to being a Republican? Even black folks know how black folks are going to vote. He knew he'd lose to a white Democratic candidate, although he, Nagin, is blacks.

excerpt from Former City Majors: Nagin had actually been a registered Republican for most of his adult life, switching to the Democrats shortly before seeking office, for which his candidacy was branded as opportunistic in the solidly Democrat city. Nagin was, at that time, a known Bush supporter, having contributed to the president’s campaign

February 29, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.

Timbo, probably because you've cried wolf enough times. Talk about a lack of objectivity.

But if you want to discuss criticism of Obama, could you rephrase that last sentence. Are you asking for mistakes by Obama that were liberal or conservative in aspect?

February 29, 2012 at 3:05 p.m.

JonRoss, maybe it's because instead of genuine stories, you focus on the lies about goats.

You really have yourself to blame for crying wolf.

February 29, 2012 at 6:36 p.m.
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