Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quote Of The Week

"He did not help the cause of diversity and tolerance with his remarks -- if I were a betting man I would say it instigated more racist sentiment,"..."And so I guess we'll probably have folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside intimidating people. ... That's the logical conclusion if this kind of attitude is not rebuked, and Congressman Wilson represents it. He's the face of it."

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga, member of Congressional Black Caucus

"Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it."

Maureen Dowd

“The fact that Joe Wilson is from South strikes a lot of people as awfully close to the idea that maybe there was some sort of racist or bigoted element there.”

David Shuster, MSNBC

"Do you think this is a race thing...I mean was it a racial thing on the part of Wilson? Was he expressing contempt for Barack Obama because of his heritage?"

Chris Matthews, MSNBC

“some of the right-wingers are always dropping subliminally racist messages.”

Bill Maher

"Rep. Wilson's remarks were racist, disrespectful, and a disingenuous violation -- not only of President Obama -- but to the institution of the presidency..."

Danny J Bakewell Sr, Chairman, National Newspaper Publishers Association

"I think it's based on racism,"..."There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

Jimmy Carter

This all just in the last week or so. We have now reached a point in which anything negative said about Obama, irregardless of how far from race it is about, is called racist. I have said for a year now, and believe it more than ever, that Obama and his supporters are going to damage race relations in the US.


shoprat said...

The cries of "Racism" or "Sexism" or "Homophobia" are the last refuges of modern scoundrels.

Brooke said...

The left screams racism when they have no other argument, pure and simple.

Leslie said...

If only people would look and see out of whose mouth the race issue comes...every time.

This issue burns me up.

Victimhood. Is that what this president wants to portray? He is a victim? Well then, get out of office. If every statement of dissent toward his beliefs or actions must be turned into "racism" where Obama is a victim,obviously he does not have the backbone to be the leader of the United States of America, the Commander in Chief, or anything other than a corrupt community organizer.


Chuck said...

I go back to the old stand by:

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

Peter Brimelow

Shoprat and Brooke, see above

Leslie, the best is Carter. An anti-semite crying racism

Leslie said...

I agree.

Carter is doing everything he can to gain popularity and cover his own failed presidency; this requires him to side with the libs on issues, but this should be no surprise: Carter never was on the right side of anything...

Perhaps that is why he is sidling up to Obama on everything...he sees it as his chance of losing the title of Worst President in U.S. history.

But you see, Carter was ONLY (sarcasm here) an anti-semite...he doesn't have a problem with any other people group; only Jews and Conservatives and Republicans and...

Chuck said...

Leslie, he's likely cheering for Obama to take that "worst Presidency" mantel from him

Miss T.C. Shore said...

Actually, I think the quote of the week should be "Liar" -- Joe Wilson.

I guess it's a week late for that one, though.

Z said...

It's just more to make all conservatives EVIL, Chuck.
Racist, homophobic, xenophobic, too religious, oppressive, stupid......

That Brimelow quote's perfect

Randy said...

By declaring "racism", foes have not argument. There's nothing those of us on the other side can say to counteract. Everything we say seems to fan the flames.

MK said...

Let them keep at it. You and the rest of us know, he's a liar and a fraud, but the people out there don't know it yet, but as they see more and more that life ain't getting much better and whenever they dare to voice any opposition, they're labeled racist; people will get pissed off and they will wake up to obama.

Give lefties enough rope and they will hang themselves.

Chuck said...

Miss TC, I did that last week actually, it was an obvious choice

Z, I have used the quote before but it seems to be getting more and more relevant all of the time

Randy, agreed. Z did a post awhile back along the lines of how do you prove your not a racist. To me the obvious answer was I don't have to but in reality the correct answer is you cannot prove a negative. It is difficult to "prove" you are not something. This is why they keep using the argument, it is tried and true. Problem for them is, it's also worn out and people aren't buying it anymore.

MK, agreed, give them all of the rope they need

cube said...

Brimelow's quote is spot on.

Chuck said...

Cube, agreed. I was actually thinking earlier of adding it to my page, seems relevant right about now.