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November 24, 2013

A letter which appeared in November 17th's edition ("A Response") was a collective response to numerous recent letters....

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ArtFold

Nov-24-13 3:40 AM

Nice letter, Mr. Robertson.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 4:32 AM

Very good letter Mr. Robertson. This should get Shaman's knickers in a knot seeing how he is the resident race baiter.

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GoBB62

Nov-24-13 5:00 AM

Can't wait to see how many biased sources sham uses for this one.

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Ritty77

Nov-24-13 5:15 AM

Excellent letter, Ken.

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mikekerstetter

Nov-24-13 5:32 AM

Yet more of those inconvenient truths. Good letter.

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spike2

Nov-24-13 6:14 AM

Here is the problem with this LTE. None of those mentioned were President. This is a first. Frankly, Carson is irrelevant as well as Cain. Carson is an intelligent man, Cain was a joke even to the GOP itself. Condoleeza Rice is the closest. Again, not the President. Her decisions were never made without heavy influence from Cheney and gang. I don't think you can equate these folks to Obama simply because they are minorities.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 6:39 AM

Spike, it shouldn't matter if it's the President or just your average Joe. Disagreeing with someone of another race does NOT make you a racist. What you seem to be implying is that because he is the President, then any disagreement with him constitutes racism.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 7:26 AM

Look, if the first black president was a Republican, liberals would not refrain from criticizing him/her.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 7:29 AM

If one wants to see how liberals treat a minority, one only has to look at the treatment of Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz.

But, despite the ranting of Ed Shultz, Martin Bashir, Harry Reid, etc., you do not hear conservatives say liberals are anti-woman or anti-Hispanic.

You see, conservatives are not cowards who hide behind accusations of racism.

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enigma

Nov-24-13 7:36 AM

Is this guy just the biggest racist or what, saying that you don't have to be racist to disagree with the President? But seriously, come on Ken, if you take that away from them, they have nothing. When there is no reasonable argument in favor of the President's actions, which is most of the time, call the opposition racist, case closed. Without that, they lose every time. It may be a gigantic lie, but it works in the minds of the sheeple class and that's the real Democrat base. Don't look for them to drop the race baiting just because it's wrong and stupid, it's all they've got.

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spike2

Nov-24-13 7:53 AM

Sarah Palin isn't a minority, being female does not make you the same. Sarah Palin was attacked because she is not particularly bright. Selling yourself politically and intelligence are not one in the same, correct? Cruz is fringe. I think a better choice for a Hispanic example would be Rubio. Rubio is not attacked for his status nor is Castro from Texas on the other side. FYI, using words like sheeple really shows you are only adapting to buzzwords of others. These comments are much more interesting when we all drop the coined phrases to describe other side. This goes to both sides. tea baggers, sheeple, kool-aid are redundant and contribute nothing to a discussion.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:01 AM

"Can anyone please explain to me how disagreement with President Obama's policies constitutes racism?"

Again Mr. Robertson is not the disagreement about policies it is how one makes their disagreement. If there is too much playing the race card from the left then maybe the right should also quit playing it.

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NEPA92

Nov-24-13 8:02 AM

When a person is ignorant, it is a shame. When a person is purposefully ignorant, it is pathetic.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:05 AM

Gee Erik in you post you as conservative just did call liberals anti-woman and anti-Hispanic. As a matter a fact all of posts call out liberals as hypocrites on everything. You are always pulling the it is not us it is them.

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gavinf56

Nov-24-13 8:10 AM

I disagree with many of President Obama's policies. If that now makes me a racist, so be it(shrugs shoulders).

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 8:30 AM

Again Mr. Robertson is not the disagreement about policies it is how one makes their disagreement. -Chuck

Chuck, I have never heard anyone here make anything close to racist remarks towards Obama when voicing their disagreement. Are we sometimes harsh in our disagreement. Definitely. But let's not forget the same sediments and worse directed towards Bush, Clinton and many presidents in the past. I believe there is just a lot more visibility to it because of the age of modern media. But regardless, to paint disagreements of Obama's policies as racism when race doesn't enter those disagreements, is baseless. I sill remember the hundreds of protesters carrying caricatures of Bush hanging from a noose outside the White House. How would you label that Chuck?

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:40 AM

You never heard or read anyone from the right calling him by his middle name which shows he is Muslim and African. Mr. Robertson in his letter states that there are people who do disagree with Obama because of his race. His agreement along with several others here is that because they don't and people they know don't it doesn't happen at all. There is also the argument that by playing the race card we are also playing the victim card. Yet the right and the Tea party are telling us they are the victims of liberals playing the race card.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:42 AM

It also amazes me how much the right and the Tea party see themselves as individuals and should be judge that way as individuals. But they see all from the left as same and should be judge that way by them .

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 8:45 AM

Mr. Reeder said:

"As a matter a fact all of posts call out liberals as hypocrites on everything. You are always pulling the it is not us it is them."

That's right.

It is liberals who muddy the debate by injection race, gender or something totally unrelated to the issue at hand.

It is liberals who claim they protect women while calling Sarah Palin stupid and praising Hillary Clinton despite her multiple failures in intelligence.

It is liberals who defend President Obama's lies with charges of racism while attacking Allen West and Clarence Thomas.

Yes, it is liberals who are typically the hypocrites.

Do we have some on our side? Yes.

But most of those are Republicans, not conservatives.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 8:54 AM

Mr. Robertson in his letter states that there are people who do disagree with Obama because of his race. His agreement along with several others here is that because they don't and people they know don't it doesn't happen at all. -Chuck

Chuck, I never said it doesn't happen. I'm not that naive. But what I did say is that many liberals, including some on these very boards, paint those that disagree with Obama with a very broad brush of racism. And to say that it's the right that brings up race is ludicrous. It is constantly being used by the left in defense of Obama. And IMO they are not doing the president any favors because baseless claims like racism when it doesn't even apply, is nothing more than a sign of weakness. Argue your convictions on the facts and reframe from all the excuses.

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gavinf56

Nov-24-13 9:40 AM

The political pundits on MSDNC and many of the posters on here from the left do not say "some". Their usual rhetoric is saying "Tea Party" or "Conservatives" and then describing any or all opposition from these 2 groups to the Presidents policies as racist based.

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BornHere

Nov-24-13 11:36 AM

A Harvard University study done in June 2012 reveals what may be the most racist states in the country.

1. West Virginia

2. Louisiana

3. Pennsylvania

4. Mississippi

5. Kentucky

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USABorn

Nov-24-13 11:39 AM

CMReeder - 8:40 AM

"You never heard or read anyone from the right calling him by his middle name which shows he is Muslim and African."

The word Muslim indicates ONLY that you are an adherent of islam. Using a middle name to indicate that one is a muslim is racist how?

We have people of various colors in this world and a person of any one of those colors can be a muslim. Therefore, Reeder equating muslim with African is RACIST. But that's what we've come to expect from liberals.

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BornHere

Nov-24-13 12:06 PM

Sorry had to answer my door, here is the rest of the list.

6. Michigan

7. Ohio

8. South Carolina

9. Alabama

10. New Jersey

The least racist state Utah.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 12:44 PM

Bornhere, that study is questionable because he basis his theory strictly on online searches that people perform. He has no idea why these searches were made or how many were made by one individual. To come to a conclusion that these states are the most racist based solely on online searches is extremely misleading. Trust me, I spent a lot of years in the south and to leave out states like North Carolina, Georgia and Florida automatically makes this study suspect.

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