Friday, September 18, 2009

It's not racially motivated

Listen...Joe Wilson comes from my state, and his comment was totally out of order (though I thought he was brave to stand up for his feelings) during President Obama's speech. But why, oh WHY did someone have to pull the race card out of those 2 words: YOU LIE.

YOU. LIE.

huh. Don't see any racial epithet there. No "n" word...no reference to color, creed, nationality. hmmmm...

Gee. I tell my kids that all the time. You LIE. Does that mean I'm making subliminal racial remarks?

Why would people automatically say that it was a racist remark..that it was motivated by race? Because they (these people who brought it up) have NO recourse...no defense. They can not deny that it is entirely plausible that Obama lied during his comment. They can not, without definite proof, accept that there will be illegal immigrants who DO get free health care coverage (they get it now, at emergency rooms all over this country).

Joe Wilson made a poor choice in voicing his opinion. Not that he voiced it, but rather, WHEN he voiced it. And he apologized. TO THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. And in the graciousness of his office, Mr. Obama ACCEPTED it.

And President Obama doesn't think it was racially motivated:

WASHINGTON - The White House said yesterday that President Obama did not believe he was being criticized because of his race.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said that Obama did not think that criticism of his policies was "based on the color of his skin."

Gibbs said, rather, that some people had disagreements with some of Obama's decisions

So...if Mr. President thinks so, then THAT should be good enough for everyone.

Jimmy Carter, though he is a former president, should STOP stirring the racial pot. This country spoke overwhelmingly that they did NOT see race as an issue, by electing a BLACK president. So get over it all ready. Stop pulling out that race card every time something goes against the president. It's NOT about his race...it's about his POLITICS.

6 comments:

saintseester said...

Well said. Did you read the Maureen Dowd piece last week where she wrote that she heard the unspoken word boy at the end? "You lie, (boy)." Such irresponsible journalism to put imaginary words in someone's mouth.

Here's the link to her op-ed piece in the NY Times website.

Berry Patch said...

AMEN!

SB said...

but Linda, ANY criticism of President BO is racial....don't you KNOW that???

egads.....

Christy said...

I'm about to vomit listening to all these liberals screaming at the top of their lungs about this being a Racial thing. Funny though, we didn't hear anything other than on FOX news about when the Democrats Boo'd President Bush during one of his addresses, when talking about how if something didn't change Social Security was going to go bankrupt....hmmmm where exactly ARE their priorities?

I'm sure they'd call me a racists too since I call Obama a liar pretty well daily! (Although it has nothing to dow with his skin color and everything to do with his policies!)

Kim said...

I couldn't have said it better myself, Linda. :)

The Mrs. said...

why cant carter just stick to building houses... with his mouth closed.

I hate how everything gets boiled down to race these days.