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Just How Racist Is the
'Obama Phone' Video?

Atlantic Wire, by Elspeth Reeve

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Posted By:kennedylaw, 9/28/2012 11:55:06 AM

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.
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It is not possible to criticize Obama or any of his supporters for any reason whatsoever without some liberal calling you a racist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 9/28/2012 11:57:44 AM     (No. 8896066)

Bob is a Racist - http://youtu.be/AbULBAjstBA

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 10ftOverhead, 9/28/2012 11:59:30 AM     (No. 8896072)

I could see that video turned into an incredible ad. No voice over needed. Just let it play and at the end, "I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message." Landslide.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 9/28/2012 11:59:50 AM     (No. 8896073)

I think that the writer concluded that simply recording the words of this person on a video is a racist action. I wonder if that means it is a hate crime?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 9/28/2012 12:00:35 PM     (No. 8896076)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calico Al, 9/28/2012 12:01:09 PM     (No. 8896078)

That woman sounds like Gearldine( The Devil Made me do it) from the Flip Wilson show.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KingBubo, 9/28/2012 12:07:08 PM     (No. 8896091)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 9/28/2012 12:07:09 PM     (No. 8896093)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/28/2012 12:08:05 PM     (No. 8896095)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 9/28/2012 12:08:14 PM     (No. 8896096)

First it was the dog eating Obama.
Then it becomes the Obama give-away phone.
To notice the absurdity of Obama is just racist.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: slickbgone, 9/28/2012 12:09:03 PM     (No. 8896099)

She's a perfect representation of failed liberal policies. Period.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ribicon, 9/28/2012 12:13:21 PM     (No. 8896109)

These are W Phones, not Obama Phones. Common misperception; the program rolled out in 2008, but as usual, the Republicans get no credit for their progressive programs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 9/28/2012 12:13:55 PM     (No. 8896111)

She's a typical Obama-supporter, exposed.

Showing liberalism's true face (that is, being leeches on the productive) is apparently racism.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 9/28/2012 12:16:41 PM     (No. 8896114)

If the same video had shown a white Obama supporter then it would have been deemed racist for claiming that the only whites who support Obama are complete idiots.

Again, it is not possible to criticize Obama or any of his supporters for any reason whatsoever without some liberal calling you a racist.

Of course, this is all Bush's fault.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 9/28/2012 12:17:12 PM     (No. 8896116)

I am so tired of this tactic ...

... it may be racist, but above all else, it is a true representation of the situation.

If the woman wasn't a crackhead wino ...

... she would be a productive citizen and not a problem.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimS, 9/28/2012 12:20:02 PM     (No. 8896123)

And I suppose it isn't racist for Samuel L. Jackson to tell his fellow black people to "Wake the F*** UP!" and get out and vote for the black guy?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jond, 9/28/2012 12:21:51 PM     (No. 8896127)

The "Its from Obama" message might be delivered along with the phone, either in writing or verbally during the application process.

And the category of "racial" as opposed to "racist" is a good one, in the same way that "sexual" is usually more apt than, "sexist".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dwa, 9/28/2012 12:22:14 PM     (No. 8896128)

Talk about twisted logic to get a conclusion this idiot writer wanted


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Reply 18 - Posted by: QRP, 9/28/2012 12:42:07 PM     (No. 8896170)

To sign up for the ObamaPhone - go to www.Obamaphone.net
The 47% is a government statistic.
Where are the videos of the Romney supporters that are less than MENSA material?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 6angels, 9/28/2012 12:47:15 PM     (No. 8896184)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rama41, 9/28/2012 12:50:21 PM     (No. 8896193)

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.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/28/2012 12:54:32 PM     (No. 8896200)

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.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/28/2012 1:02:50 PM     (No. 8896223)

That woman would vote for Obama whether she received a `free` phone or not.

It that sounds racist too bad...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: strike3, 9/28/2012 1:12:24 PM     (No. 8896249)

Well, she IS black. Not too many women of other races make complete fools of themselves in public over a phone.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/28/2012 1:25:06 PM     (No. 8896281)

Everything that reveals the truth is racist.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sapphire, 9/28/2012 1:25:57 PM     (No. 8896285)

#21, superb!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Sapphire, 9/28/2012 1:33:28 PM     (No. 8896302)

#25,hear, hear!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 9/28/2012 2:04:35 PM     (No. 8896390)

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.....

How tragic and How Pitiful..... NOT HOW RACIST.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/28/2012 2:06:23 PM     (No. 8896398)

That woman is the face of the 'rat party. Use her for your logo, not the donkey.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/28/2012 2:10:17 PM     (No. 8896409)

What that video shows is the black CULTURE as planned by Lyndon Baines Johnson.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/28/2012 2:11:35 PM     (No. 8896413)

It appears that this darling sweet talker is one of the protesters paid by the S.E.I.U ($11 an hr.) to attend this Mitt Romney event in Cleveland.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: Kurto, 9/28/2012 2:13:37 PM     (No. 8896415)

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.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Malia2012, 9/28/2012 2:16:11 PM     (No. 8896422)

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!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: PageTurner, 9/28/2012 2:23:37 PM     (No. 8896440)

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.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 9/28/2012 2:37:32 PM     (No. 8896487)

#21, Of course she embellished the story. This is the same Elspeth Reeve who fact checked her husband Scott Beauchamp's work for her then employer, the New Republic.

How far the level of talent at the Atlantic has fallen.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: disasterman, 9/28/2012 3:16:10 PM     (No. 8896578)

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?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: a2zed, 9/30/2012 6:10:21 PM     (No. 8900790)

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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Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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