Page 6 of 90 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 893

Thread: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

  1. #51
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,277

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Very few dismiss anyone who disagrees with Obama as racist. I have a few things I disagree with him about too....but....It's also dangerous to not consider racism is the cause of some of the anti-Obama rhetoric since he is our first black President & no one seriously thinks racism is all in the past in this country,
    What exactly is dangerous about it? People throwing around this word 'dangerous' as though some emminent evil will strike. What bull****! Assuming everyone is racist is in the character of the left, they always are the first to bring this up. Call it reflection, call it bull****; either way it's telling.
    Last edited by American; 09-16-09 at 10:18 AM.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  2. #52
    Sage
    mpg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Milford, CT
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,769

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Carter and Kanye should be buddies.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

  3. #53
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,277

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Who cares what that communist-loving Carter says?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  4. #54
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Masschusetts
    Last Seen
    03-01-14 @ 10:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    3,512

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post

    I look at from a different point of view. Racism is a serious charge and is considered to be one of the most dispicable things a person can be. It should only be raised when the case is clear.
    That's why there are debate forums!
    It would be pretty boring if all we ever said to each other was "I agree with you!"

    I disagree with your point of view. My view is that, as you say......"Racism is a serious charge and is considered to be one of the most dispicable things a person can be. "......& therefore when a U.S. Congressman rudely shouts at the first black President in this country's history....on the floor of the Congress....when the President is addressing a Joint Session.........To not even consider the possibility that the outburst was racially motivated is wrong. All factors in making this determination should be considered: Mr. Wilson's past remarks, his associations, his voting record...everything.

    It is doubtful that a true racist would ever admit such a thing...publicly..... so voters will have to decide for themselves what his motives were & judge him at the polls.
    Last edited by Devil505; 09-16-09 at 10:31 AM.

  5. #55
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,277

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    That's why there are debate forums!
    It would be pretty boring if all we ever said to each other was "I agree with you!"

    I disagree with your point of view. My view is that, as you say......"Racism is a serious charge and is considered to be one of the most dispicable things a person can be. "......& therefore when a U.S. Congressman rudely shouts at the first black President in this country's history....on the floor of the Congress....when the President is addressing a Joint Session.........To not even consider the possibility that the outburst was racially motivated is wrong. All factors in making this determination should be considered: Mr. Wilson's past remarks, his associations, his voting record...everything.

    It is doubtful that a true racist would ever admit such a thing...publicly, so voters will have to decide for themselves what his motives were.
    To automatically assume racism was intended, is racist.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  6. #56
    Banned Coolguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    01-26-10 @ 03:40 AM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    846

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    To not even consider the possibility that the outburst was racially motivated is wrong.
    Incorrect.

    What matters is if what he said is true.
    In this case it is.
    Obama does lie.

  7. #57
    pirate lover
    liblady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Thomas, VI
    Last Seen
    03-14-16 @ 03:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    16,165
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act 'based on racism' and rooted in fears of a black president."

    "'I think it's based on racism,' Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. 'There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.'"

    I am failing to see how Wilson's outburst was in any way a racist one. Every comment made against an ethnic minority is not racist, there should be real reason to believe it is before making the accusation. Otherwise, it just makes the issue worse by adding more situations it can used in, even though there is no justification to do so.

    What exactly was racist about it? Are people going to get tired of being accused of racism with it eventually backfiring on people like Carter who use it to explain something it is not related to?

    Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism' - Yahoo! News
    here i agree. wilson made an ass of himself, certainly, but who can say if he is a a racist?

    although i think carter is correct in one respect, there IS a feeling among many that an african amercian ought not to be president. that can't be denied.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


  8. #58
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    the party of van jones is in no position to call anyone else racist

  9. #59
    pirate lover
    liblady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Thomas, VI
    Last Seen
    03-14-16 @ 03:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    16,165
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    the party of van jones is in no position to call anyone else racist
    uh-huh. are you denying that racism exists?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


  10. #60
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    van jones proves the existence of racism

Page 6 of 90 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •