Racism Outweighs Love of Country with Republicans

by on March 10th, 2015
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This question comes to mind because of the intense disrespect the Republican /Tea Party has so lavishly poured on President Obama. If anyone has ever been subjected to racism, it is so ugly you cannot mistake it when you see it. Here is what I discovered as I began to examine the premise to look at it objectively. Has the country’s history of racism overwhelmed the ability of Congress to act responsibility for the middle class and minorities because the President is Black and they won’t listen to him?

One of our former presidents, who comes from the Deep South, would also be able to identify racism when he saw it. Former President Jimmy Carter says racism is driving the wave of anger against this Black president. The now, 84 year-old former president said this.

“I think that an overwhelming proportion of the intensely-demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, he’s African-American.”

President Carter gave this analysis after the heckling of a Republican lawmaker, who shouted out “You lie” during President Obama’s speech to Congress. He went on to say that from his own background in the south, he knows that racism still exists and it exists not only in the south but other parts of the country. Many white people across the country do not believe that an African American is qualified to lead this great country. President Carter also said this.

“It is an abominable circumstance and grieves me and concerns me deeply.”

It should grieve all of us. The world is looking at us to see just how hypocritical we are. We are bigger than this narrow and hateful spewing of racist rhetoric.

A survey by the Democracy Corps gives additional perspective. Groups comprised of older, white, non-college independents demonstrated a different worldview from Republican based voter. Regardless of their personal feelings toward Obama, they wanted to see him succeed because they live in the country and want the country to succeed. You can check out “Why Republican Leaders will have Trouble Speaking to the Rest of America.”

President Obama has taken a lot of flack from Democrats because he has leaned over backwards trying to work with the Republican Party; he has made so many concessions it has made him appear weak. Now he is carrying his job’s bill to the people. Here is how it is being received. In an article written by CNN Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quoted as saying this.

“Anything that is akin to the stimulus bill is not going to be acceptable to the American people.”

He went on to say this.

“The fact is we don’t have the money and we’ve got to prioritize and right now it’s about getting people back to work.”

Are they really concerned with putting people back to work or putting President Obama out of office?

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has vowed to put the President out of office-is this at the expense of the American people who put “him” -in office? Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Minority Leader, refuses to back off his comment that the Republicans’ top political priority is to hold President Obama to one term. In a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, McConnell said preventing Obama’s re-election is the only way to get past presidential vetoes.

“Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Minority Leader, refuses to back off his comment that the Republicans’ top political priority is to hold President Obama to one term.”

You can check this quote out on November 5, 2010 article.

It may be more than racism because at the Republican’s two debates, we heard people cheer approval of remarks made by Governor Perry concerning the death penalty in his state. People should be punished for wrongdoing-but saying he was confident that all that had been sent to death were guilty. The other thing surrounded comments about allowing a man in a coma to die if he did not have health insurance. This showed no compassion. We all should have some serious reservation about people who “Lack” any compassion for another human being. For people who say this is a Christian nation-who talks about Christian ideals more than Republicans; they act as if they invented morality.

Is this anger? What happened to team work to resolve our problems? There are 46 million people in the United States living in poverty- this was reported on the CNN news. This is the highest level since 1993. United means we stand together for the good of the whole nation and we do it -under God but if hate rules-we will all lose.


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