Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3587 times:
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for "acting like he's white" in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles' arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.
If the comment "acting like he's white" is not a raciest comment I don't know what is.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3448 times:
Stop being facetious and your failed attempts of looking for reverse discrimination. Are you relying on the same intelligence that claimed Saddamn Hussien had WMD?
None of us here can write off Senator Obama at this point & time. Given the amount of attention you have given to him, it seems as though you cannot wait to write off his political obituary. Can you at least wait until the primary elections? Given the amount of money pouring in to his campaign, he is still viable and the voters can surprise you.
One thing you need to take in to account is whom the criticism is coming from. Jessie Jackson failed to get the Democratic Party nomination twice and that was before he had high negatives.
In addition, you need to stop inserting his middle name every time you mention him. Even your link does not mention his middle name.
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3345 times:
Quoting Queso (Reply 15): And what is wrong with using Barack Hussein Obama's middle name? Is there some kind of embarrassment attached to it? If he doesn't like it why doesn't he change it?
Or is it you and other Democrats that are overly-sensitive to it? Afraid it attaches some kind of negative stigma to him? Why would that be?
Now who's racist?
I suppose you also routinely refer to Fred Dalton Thompson, John Reid Edwards or Rudolf William Louis Giuliani? Mitt Romney doesn't count since he goes by his middle name.
No. The Barack Hussein Obama b.s. is a deliberate attempt to play on voter's xenophobia by affiliating him with those Muslim "others" (or more specifically, Saddam Hussein) that are threatening our freedom. If his middle name is "Hussein", he MUST be an Islamist terrorist/sympathizer, just as everyone named Joseph is a murdering communist.
Clearly, it's working. You've obviously bought into it.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Quoting Queso (Reply 15): And what is wrong with using Barack Hussein Obama's middle name?
Well, until I see people routinely referring to the other candidates as Fred Dalton Thompson or George Walker Bush or Willard Mitt Romney, I don't know why you have to mention Barack Obama's middle name...unless, you're trying to be inflammatory. Because, let's face it, no terrorists or ruthless dictators have ever had the middle name "Dalton". Though there was John Walker Lindh...so I guess it's not completely out of the question.
If anything, don't insult our intelligence in acting that there's no ulterior motive than mentioning his middle name to remind people that he has Muslim background.
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STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9682 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
congratulations, Superfly, you're the only one that obviously gets it. but of course i'm the "racist" one and yet my comment made sense, whereas point in use of the word "Hussein" was ... ?
you know, Supy, a few weeks ago you made a comment about how "if we were to meet these people in person, we'd see that they are a lot 'better' in person." you would have been more correct had you gone the exact opposite.
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