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  •  IMO, the attacks at the Town Hall meetings (0+ / 0-)

    are 100% racially motivated.  In the long run, they have nothing to do with health care.  These people are just enraged that our President is black.  When, in fact, he is bi-racial.  But, they conveniently leave out the fact that his mother was white.

    Indict, convict, imprison. "Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

    by incognita on Mon Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31:32 PM PDT

    •  Many on the right (0+ / 0-)

      like Rush Limbaugh deny that the president is black. Limbaugh claims Obama isn't black or African American, but Arab. I've encountered many right-wingers who argue that Obama is a "fake" black man who pretends to be black even though he's biracial. These arguments are all rooted in denial and rationalization; they're trying to claim he isn't black so as to ward off the charge that their attacks on him reflect a contempt for black people in general. It's similar to the way some anti-Semites act like Jews aren't Jews, claiming that Jews are really Khazars, and that other peoples are the "true" Israelites.

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