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Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:46:59 AM »
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Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
by Noah Rothman | 8:01 am, September 25th, 2013

On Wednesday, the hosts and guests of Morning Joe tackled new polls which showed President Barack Obama suffering in public job approval polls. They noted that the Republican Party, too, is not popular with the public. Contributor NPR Cokie Roberts attributed at least some of Obama’s falling polls to the GOP’s animus towards him which, she said, is motivated in part by racism.

Digging into recent polling data and Hillary Clinton’s political prospects ahead of the 2016 presidential contest, Roberts dismissed some of the disapproval of Obama and said that it would disappear when the Democrats next ran a white candidate.

“I also think, you know, just calling it, that some of this tea party anger is racist,” she said, “and that having a non-black person on the ticket will diffuse it to some degree.”

Joe Scarborough disagreed. He said that the anger directed at Bill Clinton in the 1990s in conservative circles was just as irrational as some of the anger directed at Obama.

Bloomberg columnist Al Hunt agreed with Roberts, saying that the shift towards the GOP among Appalachian voters in the last 15 years is indicative of a latent racial animus. Furthermore, he said, the fact that Clinton could be competitive in a state like West Virginia is its own indictment.

“Having grown up in the Deep South I’m always aware of those words that are there that are just different when you’re talking about someone of a different race,” Roberts added.

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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 10:01:38 AM »
Just shut up................ALL of you.
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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 10:01:48 AM »
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Bloomberg columnist Al Hunt agreed with Roberts, saying that the shift towards the GOP among Appalachian voters in the last 15 years is indicative of a latent racial animus. Furthermore, he said, the fact that Clinton could be competitive in a state like West Virginia is its own indictment
What? West Virginia - where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by at least 2:1- went for G. W. Bush, and his opponents were lily white.
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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 02:39:20 PM »
I guess then that all of my Tea Party Friends didn't know Herman Cain was a black man. Because until the debates I think just about every one of them I knew sported Herman Cain bumper stickers, including myself.
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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 02:43:03 PM »
I guess then that all of my Tea Party Friends didn't know Herman Cain was a black man. Because until the debates I think just about every one of them I knew sported Herman Cain bumper stickers, including myself.

Same here. Cain everywhere.

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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 02:47:45 PM »
Same here. Cain everywhere.


Liked the guy, - still do.   But his 9-9-9 plan brought up during the debates went over like a lead baloon.
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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 02:52:11 PM »
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“Having grown up in the Deep South I’m always aware of those words that are there that are just different when you’re talking about someone of a different race,” Roberts added.

Said the racist without realizing that her assessment applied equally to her own racism...


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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 03:30:49 PM »
Liberals routinely employ ad hominem attacks (false accusations of evil character or motivation) so that they may avoid discussing the weakness of their own arguments.

They get away with it to the extent that few are willing to publicly name them as liars for doing so.


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Re: Cokie Roberts: ‘Some of This Tea Party Anger is Racist’
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 03:33:11 PM »
Of course Cokie would never admit that 93% of blacks voting for Obama was racist. **nononono*
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