There was a video leading the Drudge Report on Thursday afternoon of a poor black woman with messed-up teeth saying she's voting for President Obama because he gave her a free phone, and perhaps you have some questions about it. Questions like: Is this video racist? Is Obama really giving away phones? Is anyone really bothered by these Obama Phones? And, come on, this is just blatant racism, right? We'll try to answer them. Info corrected by staff
Comments: It is not possible to criticize Obama or any of his supporters for any reason whatsoever without some liberal calling you a racist.
The good news is that is a term is over-used, people begin ignoring it. When I watch such a video, I think of Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams and it keeps it all in perspective. Mia Love is proof the Black gene pool is not totally depleted.
It may be sterotypical, bbut not racist. The ad spekas for itself, there is no editing, no doctoring of the video. Maybe some racists will enjoy the video too much, some black people will cringe. but the video is not racist, but indicative of some failures in society.
OMG #5! I said the same thing to my dad last night when I heard it. I asked him if Flip Wilson had been resurrected (may Flip RIP). "Tha's righ' hunny." Seriously, was Flip being racist when he did it? I thought it was hilarious.
FTA: Strictly speaking, it's not a government-funded program: the telephone companies make payments to a fund administered by a non-profit called the Universal Service Administrative Company, but anyone with a phone bill chips in through a surcharge on their service.
What a crock. It's paid for by consumers via Congressional legislation.
FTA: Is this video racist? Let's start by saying it's racial.
Right. It's "racial" because: a) she happens to be black, apparently "poor" (though how is that proven?). She's also pretty stupid, IMO - since SHE obviously thinks the phones are "Obama phones".
But that's the whole issue - Obama DEPENDS on people like this woman. But to call this racist - or "racial" as the too-clever-by-half author calls it - is pathetic at best, and a blatant lie at the worst.
I know a bunch of people who get the phones along with their food stamps, by & large mostly low class trash, the result of years on welfare. Lots of white ones in the bunch. No, its not a racist thing.
I was wondering about the provenance of the cellular phone services so elegantly articulated by that fetching young lady on YouTube yesterday. Elspeth covered that, but seems to have embellished the story somewhat.
Obama has set back the inner city blacks back 30 years. The fact that they still want to vote for him on the basis of his skin color shows how irrelevant and hopelessly lost they really are becoming. People like this will always be a blight on society.
My first thought when I saw the article, [not the video] ..... was..... How Sad! ........ Selling your self to the D Party for a lousy Cell Phone.!!!!!
Is that racist? and if so ....how?
What is sad ...... is that so many people are for sell to the Ds for so little .......
Do they think so poorly of themselves that they put S-O-O-O low a value on Themselves and their Freedom!!!!!!!
And if so ...... WHO put them in that position?
Not the 300,000 Union troops who died to free them ........ nor the R. Congressmen who passed the 1950s Civil Rights........ legislation....
Maybe it was ..... and continues to be the D. politicians who after the C W disenfranchised them in the South ......... and who have for over a hundred years in the North ...... buought them and their votes for crumbs and small gifts .... phones and $10 bills each election.....
What's the big deal? She doesn't look much more ridiculous than most of what went on at the DNC. 0bama gives his supporters 'free stuff' and the recipients of 'free stuff' support 0bama. Look at all of the cronyism that has been exposed, so far. 0's buddies at solindra got millions, this woman got a free phone. Same principle. She just happens to be on video, excited about her handouts. Meanwhile, the fat demoRats hide with the big handouts.
Actually, the free-phone program began in 1984 under President Reagan. It was NOT caused by "progressive Republicans" but by a 40 year demonrat controlled Congress. President Reagan didn't supply the LANDLINES, anymore than obama does. TAXPAYERS pay for them...obama just greatly expanded the program and added Cell Phones, which weren't a necessity (sarcasm) in the 1980's..If the Ms.Reeve really wants to investigate "racism" she need look no further than at the face of the woman screaming about Mitt Romney and how much he "sucks". Good Grief!
Elspeth is the wife or shackup of Scott Beauchamp, the maggot who made up stories about war atrocities for the New Republic to smear the U.S. military. Why anything that Elspeth says now has any credibility whatsoever makes zero sense to me.
I'll bet it takes the total taxes of more than a few wage earners to support this woman and her brood. The shame of it all is that her vote (If she votes only once) cancels out mine. Uh, does that make me racist?
Um, Rush has a radio show. How would anyone know that the woman was African-American? He didn't say she was. Gee, I am confused. I think someone is embarrased by what this woman said and rather than attempting to defend it they accuse the people who play or post it of being evil racists.
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