If you oppose the stimulus bill you are a RACIST!

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
February 19, 2009 9:50pm CST
These racist accusations just keep on coming. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/19/clyburn-stimulus-opponents-are-insulting-african-americans/ Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking black American in congress, is now saying that those who oppose the stimulus bill are giving African Americans a "slap in the face" Is anyone else getting sick of people playing the race card? Can people even disagree on a spending bill anymore without being called racists?
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• United States
20 Feb 09
Let's face it, the country is headed in a new direction. What that direction is, I'm not really sure but I know we are headed there. Racism is real, but I have a question, wasn't this bill headed by a white woman, Nancy Pelosi? Now why would I be considered a racist because I don't like a bill that was directed by a white woman? Seems a little stupid to me.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
Your right!
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• Denmark
21 Feb 09
amen! thx
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I'm very disappointed that someone would bring race into play in a discussion on the stimulus bill. I don't pretend to know what the answers are to the current economic predicament that we find ourselves in but committing our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren to a payback of this magnitude is not only worthy of discussion but we have a moral imperative to not only discuss it but to challenge it.
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@jayyerex (224)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
The thing to keep in mind here is that his opponents will use everything in their power to make him look bad. They will stoop to any level to cause him and his reputation harm. The good thing about all of this is that Obama is a VERY intelligent man. He has a really good sense of what is important and he will overcome the bigots. If anyone has the strength and the ability to silence these idiots it is you commander in chief. He will prove them all wrong by doing what is right and no matter what people say about him, HE is the one with the power and HE will do what he feels is right. Do not give power to the bigots of the world by giving them enough credit to warrant any kind of angry response. It is what they want. They are trying to bring us down to their level and only we can stop them from doing that. Who coined the phrase "kill them with kindness"? The had it right!
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Did you not realize that this was an Obama SUPPORTER making these accusations of racism? His attorney general doesn't mind making racial attacks either. The bigots are allies in his own party.
• Canada
20 Feb 09
What's with people? It seems that if anyone opposes anything that Obama does they will be accused of being a racist. If Hillary had gotten in, then people would say that anyone who did not agree with her would be accused of being sexist. You either agree with someone's politics or you don't.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I agree with everything except about Clinton. This guy is playing the race card because he's one of those people who think that black people have the monopoly on poverty. Anything that doesn't help poor people is racist is the mantra of people like him. Women's groups really don't have that card to play unless it's a maternity or abortion issue.
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@rljj812 (10)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I am ashamed to say that I am from South Carolina much like the esteemed Mr Clyburn. I cringe every time I hear he has opened his mouth. He much like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Obama have used race in ways that make you wonder who actually believes what they are saying. If you truly belive the venom these guys spew then you need prayers. As far as the stimulus bill as someone already pointed out how can a bill wrote by Nazi Pelosi be considered a racist if you oppose it.
@Scagie (49)
• United States
21 Feb 09
lolwut
• United States
21 Feb 09
Not really, lol.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Taskr, There are no words to express how repulsed I am at the tenor of this article! I'm afraid, no, I'm certain that we will be getting a steady diet of this type for at least the next four years. This even goes as high as the presidents cabinate members such as the attorney general calling Americans cowards for not intermingling with different races during our free time! How patently racial is that? Most of my free time is spent with family and friends and even though I have many friends of different races, I would never presume to call them cowards because they don't spend any of their precious free time with me! Ludicrous!!
• United States
20 Feb 09
Wow. You are right. I am tired of them playing the race card everytime someone disagrees with the government or anything it does. But they are using it and they will continue to use it if it works and gets people to be silent about what they diagree with the gov. about. It is a bully tatic.
• United States
20 Feb 09
When opposing deficit spending that ruins the future of country makes one a racist, then it will become an honorable thing to become a racist.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
20 Feb 09
If it weren't for the race card, some politicians wouldn't have a card to play. Why is it a slap in the face to African Americans, I wonder? I thought this bill was for everyone, not just black Americans.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Don't you know by now that ANY white person who opposes ANYTHING King Obama says is a racist? Or at least, that is what every one seems to say when someone who is white speaks out against him...
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I think that this is all getting blown out of porportion just because the new president is not like all other presidents of old. I hate to say this, but it will get much worse before it gets better. Why does everyone automatically cry racism when a person has an opinion about things that involve someone other than a white person? Give me a break, it doesn't matter what color a person's skin is, we are all going to have an opinion on issues that have to do with this country! Were we being rcist because we didn't agree with Bill Clinton having extra-marital affairs in the Oval Office? Were we being racist because of the views we have on any other president?