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

    The question is pretty straight forward.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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

    I would just like to point out that you are a racist for asking this question.

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

    I know I miss the days when I could criticize Bill Clinton and not have someone tell me that the only reason I was criticizing him was because of his skin color.
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    IŽd argue it has been relativised and overused as a beating stick for disgusting political purposes.

    Especialy by frauds like Sharpton.

    And because of that, actual racism is being ignored.

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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
    I know I miss the days when I could criticize Bill Clinton and not have someone tell me that the only reason I was criticizing him was because of his skin color.
    And I miss the days when I could post opinions without people claiming I called racism when I had not. Most people, the very mass majority of people do not accuse people of criticizing Obama because he is black. And yet people like to make it out as happening every single ****ing time some one criticizes Obama. In fact, your post is a good example of using race as a bludgeon.
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And I miss the days when I could post opinions without people claiming I called racism when I had not. Most people, the very mass majority of people do not accuse people of criticizing Obama because he is black. And yet people like to make it out as happening every single ****ing time some one criticizes Obama. In fact, your post is a good example of using race as a bludgeon.
    Maybe you should read all of the accusations in this thread about people not liking Obama because of his race - and there were more than a few of them - before you decide what I use as a bludgeon.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...s-w-222-a.html
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And I miss the days when I could post opinions without people claiming I called racism when I had not. Most people, the very mass majority of people do not accuse people of criticizing Obama because he is black. And yet people like to make it out as happening every single ****ing time some one criticizes Obama. In fact, your post is a good example of using race as a bludgeon.
    Meh. Your side does it. It's stupid, so we make fun of it.

    Think about the times someone on the left laughs about getting called socialists, or the birthers.

    But I haven't seen the trend of being honestly accused of playing the race card by conservatives when one actually hasn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Meh. Your side does it. It's stupid, so we make fun of it.

    Think about the times someone on the left laughs about getting called socialists, or the birthers.

    But I haven't seen the trend of being honestly accused of playing the race card by conservatives when one actually hasn't.
    I registerd on this forum 2 months ago:

    US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

    It doesnt have the strikt language rules this forum has and the result is that almoust all right wingers on this forum rant about how:

    "The American Negro problem must be solved by arming whites"

    "Seperate white only memorials should be built"

    "Negros are ethnicaly cleansing white communities"

    "You can have a child with a negro woman as long as you dont keep it."


    And even worse.

    And I bet that you people would be posting the same stuff here if it werent for the rules.

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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
    Maybe you should read all of the accusations in this thread about people not liking Obama because of his race - and there were more than a few of them - before you decide what I use as a bludgeon.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...s-w-222-a.html
    You are missing the point. Should I hold you responsible for birthers for example? You want to broadly generalize what a few do. In this case it involves race, and you are using it to downplay all defense of anything Obama does.
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    Re: Has "racism" been overplayed as a bludgeon to use on political opponents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are missing the point. Should I hold you responsible for birthers for example? You want to broadly generalize what a few do. In this case it involves race, and you are using it to downplay all defense of anything Obama does.
    Can you please let me know in my first post what "broad generalization" I made? I made a statement that answered the OP, and it was a reflection on how I answered the OP. And it was a true statement. I criticized Clinton a lot. I criticized Bush a lot too. I never had anyone decide that I didn't like either one of them because of their race.
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