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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    How timely

    President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney's concession call in the 2012 presidential election—and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod.

    Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over," Axelrod writes.

    The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote.

    "'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,'" Obama said, paraphrasing Romney. "That's what he thinks this was all about."
    Obama 'irritated' by Romney's 2012 concession: David Axelrod - NY Daily News

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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Interesting. I didn't know when you're talking about people in Cleveland and Milwaukee, you're only talking about black people. No white people live there?

    I wonder if Obama was pissed at this:

    The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.

    “African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/us...erms.html?_r=0

    Did he call up Cornell Belcher and get irritated with him for suggesting the black vote helped him in 2012?
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Interesting. I didn't know when you're talking about people in Cleveland and Milwaukee, you're only talking about black people. No white people live there?

    I wonder if Obama was pissed at this:

    The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.

    “African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1.
    “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/us...erms.html?_r=0

    Did he call up Cornell Belcher and get irritated with him for suggesting the black vote helped him in 2012?

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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Being a pink Irish-American I am in no way qualified to answer the question. The answer would best come from racial minorities, innit.










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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Being a pink Irish-American I am in no way qualified to answer the question. The answer would best come from racial minorities, innit.
    Irish americans suffered racism historically but were also some of the biggest racists in the usa with an open powerful conservative lean. Bill o'reilly, McCarthyism, And that guy Boyle who had union leader Joseph Yablonski assasinated, you have some real rotters from the irish american community. I wouldnt trust an irishman not to stab me in the back and steal my wallet.

    W. A. Boyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Many of the neo nazis in alabama even look irish, like with irish countenances. I was watching a documentary about neo nazis in the usa and it touched on a big group doing parades in alabama. Most of em were irish it seems. I dont care for them. You can see how they messed up the northeast so that in some parts of new england they think its exotic if you have a german name.

    Like i lived in new england for a while and my name is german, and people treated me like i was a weirdo for not having an irish, french, or english name. And everyone was "all irish". Up there you at least have to have a french name.
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    The question is pretty straight forward.
    Absolutely, both in terms of accusing people/groups of racism when there's little to no direct evidence of such and in terms of people falsely crying about being called racists when it has not actually occured. "Racism" in general in political discourse from both sides has became amazingly devalued and made many desensitized because of it's gross over use and the victim mentality exaggerated reaction to that over use.

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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Unlike them, we actualy learned from history.



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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    The question is pretty straight forward.
    Yes it has and a very unfortunate push back has be demonizing legitimate cries of racism where almost ANY discussion of racism is automatically labeled "using the race card." I call it "using the race card card." Imagine any injustice, I can think of some, where the victim or her supporters can never complain about it without automatically being accused of being a liar who's crying wolf due to an intrenched culture of political correctness that is biased toward denying that sort of thing happens. I think that's where we are today with respect to legitimate claims of racism. I think its rooted in people being jaded over the bogus claims.
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

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