Comments: Desperation has reached the pinnacle now

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I like when liberals call us racists: it means we've won the argument on the facts.

Posted by Paul Smith at September 16, 2009 06:24 PM

Carter's wrong. Joe Wilson's just an ass. There's nothing to indicate he's a racist.

But I think it's difficult to argue with the broader notion that the anger out there on the far right is being fueled by, and is exacerbating, the usual hatred.

I ask you, can you look at Tea Party signs that read "Homey Don't Play Dat," or signs that refer to Obama as "Hey, Bro," or "Obama bin Lyin'," or "You Kenyan," and believe that this is the same, run-of-the-mill fringe rhetoric we'd see toward a white liberal President?

Posted by Rohn at September 17, 2009 03:55 PM

CORRECTION:........second sentence should read "is being fueled by, and exacerbated by, Obama's race."

Posted by Rohn at September 17, 2009 03:56 PM

Paul Smith: We feel the same when you folks call us liberals "socialists." Especially those of us who own small (profit-seeking) businesses.

Posted by Rohn at September 17, 2009 04:09 PM

Rohn: You're making a big mistake if you think the "anger" is merely among the far right. And so what if it's exacerbating what real racists feel? Does that mean people should stop protesting their legitimate political beefs?

And I can say that YES -- you'd see similar signs directed at a white liberal president, especially if he had the same agenda as Obama. And please don't try to make us on the right feel bad about some questionable signs directed towards the president after the what we saw the last years. I mean, play me a [very] small violin!

Posted by Hube at September 17, 2009 05:56 PM

And Rohn: Your average conservative doesn't believe that all -- or even most -- liberals are actual socialists. OTOH, your average liberal believes that most conservatives are racist. Witness: The present political discourse!

Posted by Hube at September 17, 2009 05:58 PM