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March 03, 2011

Obama: Tea Partiers Are Racist

Ace was the first to blog about this earlier in the week and now the US News report is available online.

Ladies and gentlemen, your post-racial president:

But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn't helping them nearly enough, he said.

A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

Yes, he's exactly who we thought he was.

Added Thought [DrewM.] So if you want to "take back" America you're a racist? Well then, what do you call someone who give a speech at conference called "Take Back America"? You might want to ask Barack Obama who spoke at this conference at least two times.

The group that organized these conferences that hosted Obama even have a music video with a song called...Take Back America.

Oh wait, that's ok because they are "progressives".

Thanks to Gabe for letting me add this.


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 09:18 AM

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