Last Gasp? Threaten a Race War! The Racist ticket

About: Fatimah Ali: Race war in America

Intimidation?  Accuse others as racist? Fatimah Ali's previous article (opinion) is here.
The woman has this mindset (separate from O's campaign?); but it is a mindset of a supporter who apparently has very racist views.
And O's fearless attack-dog Joe "Hairplugs" Biden pulls more racism into the picture in South Carolina pandering to the large black vote with:
source: ... 
 Biden said the policies of running mate Barack Obama make his presidency even more urgent and declared this to be the most important election that any living person has seen in their lifetime. But he particularly singled out the meaning of electing someone who is black.

"That will be a transformative event in American politics and internationally," Biden said. "That all by itself will be significant."

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Tags

  1. race war
  2. racism
  3. anti obama
  4. extreme spin

Comments


Seth says
M 2008-09-18 11:59:03 10494
seth 2008-09-18 11:06:20 10494
Why do you keep bringing up race?  Do you think it should be a factor in people's decision?  If not, then please stop bringing it up, it is unimportant here.
Your VP nominee brought it up, hoping to pander to the Carolinians. Ask them!

Sorry it's too much of a stretch for me to get from "That will be a transformative event in American politics and internationally ... that all by itself will be significant" to "Last Gasp? Threaten a Race War! The Racist ticket".  Don't forget,  "spin is essentially lying".

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 11:06:20 10494
Why do you keep bringing up race?  Do you think it should be a factor in people's decision?  If not, then please stop bringing it up, it is unimportant here.
Your VP nominee brought it up, hoping to pander to the Carolinians. Ask them!


Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 11:06:20 10494
Why do you keep bringing up race?  Do you think it should be a factor in people's decision?  If not, then please stop bringing it up, it is unimportant here.
Mostly partisans on the Democrat side of the aisle have mentioned race.  Look carefully for Conservatives saying anything at all about race except to expose the race-mindedness on the liberal side.

Seth says
Hopefully you opinion that Biden is racist is based upon more than that one quote. 

My thought now is that this all came from Rush ... probably from this show that some blogger spun as threatening Obama's life.  Now me, i won't go that far ... i won't spin a threat against Obama's life from ... "There are people in this country who will pay whatever price is necessary to hold on to their freedom and their individual liberty, even if the enemy that seeks to take it away is people like you."   But i am curious ... honestly now .... really honestly .... (1) did your posting of this item come after you listened to that show?  (2) what did you see or hear that sent you looking for the materials that you linked to?  Honestly. 

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 13:54:41 10494
M 2008-09-18 13:37:24 10494
All it takes is removing your head from the sand.  Biden & Ali's statements are both about race but not the same moment. Ali is a supporter & Biden is your VP candidate. Both are racists in their remarks by my definition.
For one thing, Fatimah did not threaten a race war, as you spun in your titel, she predicted one. She is a commentator for an obscure daily newspaper.  To tie her to the ticket in any way and say her rediculous remarks have anything to do with Biden's remarks and the attitude of ticket is disengenuous in the extreme.  You pulled this one out of your ass.  You should stick it back up in there.
They are both racist supporters of Obama. You really are dense & insulting. Maybe your blood sugar is getting low, try one of these:


Seth says
source: ...
Apparently you are repealing your "Amen to that !" comment on my [item 714] defining racism.
... not entirely. 
source: Marks definition reads

Anyone who uses the distinctions of race to argue, judge, excuse, blame, criticize, politicize, incite, agitate, allocate, study, educate, etc. is a racist !
You have put so many things in your list and are now using this to mean that if someone mentions race in any context that they are racist.  That is absurd.   Race exists and we must be able to draw distinctions of race for practical purposes.  Take those things out of the list for which we can (and in some cases must) distinguish between the races.  So when i said amen to your definition i was thinking more of the following:
source: Seth's revised definition
Anyone who uses  race to  excuse, blame, criticize, politicize, incite, or agitate is a racist.
There may be other behaviors to put into that list.  But just drawing the distinction of race is not racism.  Perhaps some day the distinction will be not more important than eye color - but you cannot apply that to today's world.




Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 14:21:38 10494
M 2008-09-18 14:14:37 10494
The Biden quote I got from Drudge & the link to Ali as well. Drudge got it from the post linked before Rush ever mentioned it.  Too bad you can't focus on the content rather than the messenger.  Increase dosage on your meds, please!
 
You still didn't justify your claim of racism against Biden.  

If you say this didn't come from Rush i will have to take your word for it.  My opinion is that stirring up race riots is not something that either Fatima or Rush or you should get involved in.  It is not something that i would amplify by repeating.  But you do what you want, bro. 
Biden is simple. He was campaigning in a state which has a large population of black voters & "But he particularly singled out the meaning of electing someone who is black. "That will be a transformative event in American politics and internationally," Biden said. Let me translate that for you he's telling black voters to vote for a black candidate because he is black.

Seth says
M 2008-09-18 14:37:23 10494
seth 2008-09-18 14:21:38 10494
M 2008-09-18 14:14:37 10494
The Biden quote I got from Drudge & the link to Ali as well. Drudge got it from the post linked before Rush ever mentioned it.  Too bad you can't focus on the content rather than the messenger.  Increase dosage on your meds, please!
 
You still didn't justify your claim of racism against Biden.  

If you say this didn't come from Rush i will have to take your word for it.  My opinion is that stirring up race riots is not something that either Fatima or Rush or you should get involved in.  It is not something that i would amplify by repeating.  But you do what you want, bro. 
Biden is simple. He was campaigning in a state which has a large population of black voters & "But he particularly singled out the meaning of electing someone who is black. "That will be a transformative event in American politics and internationally," Biden said. Let me translate that for you he's telling black voters to vote for a black candidate because he is black.
You are totally stretching it.   For one thing, to be honest and straight forward about this, you do not need to tell black voters to vote for Obama because he is black.   No candidate would be foolish enough to say or even mean such a proposition.  Obama election will be a transformative  event in American politics, not because he is black, but because he stands for the people rather than the corrupt wall street mentality.  It will be a transormative event internationally because he will reject the Bush doctrine and be more like Teddy Rosevelt, speak softly and carry a big stick (his choice of words not mine) instead of the sqaggering bravado of a McBush. 

You cannot pin racism on Biden because of that quote and where he said it.   I suggest you make this entire item go dark.  It represents just about the worst kind of spin that i have seen in this campaign ... and i have seen some doozies.

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 14:50:15 10494
-snip-   For one thing, to be honest and straight forward about this, you do not need to tell black voters to vote for Obama because he is black.   No candidate would be foolish enough to say or even mean such a proposition. 
But that is what the article said he did!

source : ...
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, campaigning in North Carolina where black votes could help swing the state to the Democrats, said today that electing a black person to the White House would be transformative.
... why mention his race if that wasn't what was important?  You may eventually want to acknowledge that Joe "Hairplugs" Biden is a loose cannon. By definition of racism still says that if you use the distinctions of race to explain, urge, excuse or manipulate the people you are a racist - pure & simple!  In this blog I have violated it mostly to expose racism in the press & liberals in general. Biden's stock for being replaced increased recently:


Mark de LA says
Therefore using the race demographics of a candidate is "politicizing" race & is racist!
Q.E.D

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-09-18 15:23:54 10494
To justify that, you would need the actual transcript or a recording.  Here is what the article did say:
source: citizens-times.com

Biden said the policies of running mate Barack Obama make his presidency even more urgent and declared this to be the most important election that any living person has seen in their lifetime. But he particularly singled out the meaning of electing someone who is black.


"That will be a transformative event in American politics and internationally," Biden said. "That all by itself will be significant."

Note what is in quotes and what is outside of quotes.  But even if he actually did mention that he is black (which i still doubt), what he said was true, and it does not make him a racist, your simplistic definition of racism notwistanding.
Apparently you are repealing your "Amen to that !" comment on my 714 defining racism.  It is hard to live a truly racist-free life in body,soul & spirit.  It is even harder to live one if one has close ties to the race industry or is a partisan. I commend those who actually do. I think Obama only pretends; his biography Dreams from My Father - a story of race & inheritance has many overtones beginning with the title page.  Essentially to live a raceless life one has to get over being a member of a race against the tide, slings & arrows that continually bring him back. I'm sure that O would love to drive a raceless campaign, but he can't quite give up the benefits there are in the demographics of race. He is clever enough to leave most of it to his surrogates.


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