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    IndependentThinker Guest

    The Race Card

    I'm hearing people being called racist if they don't support Obama much too much. There are plenty of sound reasons for not supporting many of his programs. His ethnicity has nothing to do with it.

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    soloman Guest

    Re: The Race Card

    Quote Originally Posted by IndependentThinker View Post
    I'm hearing people being called racist if they don't support Obama much too much. There are plenty of sound reasons for not supporting many of his programs. His ethnicity has nothing to do with it.
    I don't agree. Ethnicity has everything to do with it as it seems to create a preference for subjects and views associated with one's background; it is inevitable and has nothing to do with racism.

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    IndependentThinker Guest

    Re: The Race Card

    I don't agree. Ethnicity has everything to do with it as it seems to create a preference for subjects and views associated with one's background; it is inevitable and has nothing to do with racism.
    In the sense that you are talking about ethnicity, you're right. Ethnicity does have everything to do with it.

    In the sense that people who disagree with him are being called racist, his ethnicity or race is usually not a factor. The people who disagree with him and his policies would disagree no matter what his ethnicity or race is. I believe many of those who are calling it racism know that it's not, and are simply playing the race card for their own purposes.





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    Re: The Race Card

    I have found that the race card is used as a political tool to close down arguments, Obama has been greatly weakened since his election and his supporters are using all weapons at their disposal to both limit response to his policies and to shift some of the cause of his weakness to reaction by racists. But we don't need to look too far from home for the use of similar tactics, until it became political vogue in the run up to the last election if you had the temerity to want to discuss immigration in Britain you were pretty much guaranteed to have the accusation of racist levelled at you
    Just because i'm paranoid, doesn't mean their not after me!!!

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    Midas Guest

    Re: The Race Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    I have found that the race card is used as a political tool to close down arguments, Obama has been greatly weakened since his election and his supporters are using all weapons at their disposal to both limit response to his policies and to shift some of the cause of his weakness to reaction by racists. But we don't need to look too far from home for the use of similar tactics, until it became political vogue in the run up to the last election if you had the temerity to want to discuss immigration in Britain you were pretty much guaranteed to have the accusation of racist levelled at you
    And of course it's something which has been seized upon by the largely left wing politically correct brigade to try to silence growing opposition to ethnic minorities and their support for them for what's been little more than cynical and politically inspired vote-catching reasons!

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