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Senate Democrats Accuse GOP of Racism

by Keith Koffler on May 18, 2012, 6:49 pm

Senate Democrats are accusing Republicans of racism, saying a proposed plan by an outside Super Pac to tie President Obama to Rev. Jeremiah Wright amounted to “race-baiting” and “coded racism” for which Republicans are responsible.

The outside group’s proposed campaign, described Thursday in the New York Times, called for linking Obama to incendiary comments by Wright, a black preacher who was Obama’s Chicago church leader and who married the Obamas. The PAC said after the story appeared that it would not be running the campaign.

In an email sent Friday afternoon, Guy Cecil, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive – the Senate Democrats’ political arm – made the charges of racism and invited recipients to sign a “petition” objecting to the plan

Here is the text of the email:

friend,

Yesterday, The New York Times exposed a massive Republican campaign full of race-baiting, fear-mongering, and outright lying against President Obama.

It’s disgusting, vile and a few other words I can’t print. I’m itching to fight back, hard.

Republicans have to learn that coded racism is out of bounds. Stand with us to show they can’t get away with it.

Tell the Republicans to stop – and take a stand against despicable race-baiting. Click here to add your name.

Republicans think they can cower us into submission and that we won’t fight back.

I know you’ll never back down. Stand with President Obama right away.

Guy Cecil

The email suggests that Democrats will throw charges of racism at any effort to bring Wright’s name into the campaign. Wright has made many inflammatory comments, including suggestions that the United States deserved to be attacked on 9/11. Democrats were greatly concerned in 2008 that Obama’s ties to Wright could derail his campaign.

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Sadie May 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I went back in the time machine and Captain Midnight and the Secret Squadron said, “we had to drink Ovaltine” to get our “secret decoder ring”.

Obvioiusly, the DNC and the NYT opted for a pitcher of Kool Aid.

Stephen C. May 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

The ass symbol of the Libiots is fitting, [end]

Stephen C. May 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Try again.
The ass symbol of the LIBIDIOTS is fitting. [end]

srdem65 May 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

A bi-racial man who becomes the POTUS attends a Black church for 20 years led by a bi-racial minister whose message might be considered anti-American but any public connection made by the Repubs to these facts are considered “racist” and must be challenged.
I fail to see the “racist” connection here. If it’s now “racist” to link someone who attends a place of worship that is led by a person of the same race, then we’re all “racists”.

The race card is beyond frayed and means absolutely nothing to the general public. We’ve been call racists for 4 years if we simply don’t approve of massive debts or bailouts or takeover of our healthsystem or just any dang thing at all. Give it up Dems, give it a rest; it’s not working anymore.

Mrs Compton May 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

I don’t see a problem.

Susan May 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Romney didn’t help the situation by falling right into the leftist trap. He repudiated a commercial his super PAC never released. Isn’t he the same guy who told Gingrich to suck it up because he can’t influence PACs? Knew he wouldn’t be as tough on Obama as he was on his fellow Republicans.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/05/18/romney_repudiates_nonexistent_super_pac_ad_on_reverend_wright

Sadie May 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

I’ve listened to both sides of the arguement. Romeny can either ignore the “shiny object” {racism} or stay focused on what’s real {no jobs, lousy numbers in employment and housing}. The crap that’s being flung is no more than flying banana peels, hoping Romney will slip up. OTOH, Romney does not appear to be a very demonstrative guy. I say “appear” only because he certainly had to be quite the opposite to succeed in business. In the long months ahead and when we get to the “debates” he’ll be clear, purposeful and targeted. We’ve already voted, in our minds – it’s the 15% that are the target audience.

I haven’t met one of the 15%. Has anyone?

Kemba May 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

Not sure I agree here – Romney is taking the high road which will win over independents who he needs to win in Nov.

Susan May 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

I don’t expect Romney to personally attack Obama on his relationships with his cadre of marxists, socialists, and communist pals. I expect him to let the super PACs do what he can’t or won’t do. During the primary he kept hands off all the viscous attacks on his conservative opponents by using the excuse that legally he can’t tell his PAC what to do. Now that it looks like he’s got the nomination sewn up he discovers he can tell the PACs what to do. He should just stay on his high road and let the rest of us fight in trenches.

In my opinion these elusive independents that are constantly being chased by the Republicans are a figment of the establishment’s imagination. I’m with Sadie, I’ve never met one of the 15% either.

Stephen C. May 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Well hell yeah the Republicans are racists. Me included. Republicans didn’t vote for Obama in 2008, I didn’t and we won’t vote for him in 2012. If that makes us racists, (Democrats own words), then so be it.[end]

Wigglesworth May 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

65 lies/broken promises by Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMhPSPdEcnM

Nina Murphy May 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I would call that e-mail more or less a direct invitation to join in a race riot to those who might be so inclined. Who, then, is the racist?

srdem65 May 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

OT: I trudged through about 250 of the comments on the AZ issue and was surprised by the mostly thoughtful and reasonable comments. While most of the comments I read were not believers in MrO’s Hawaiian birthplace, a few understood that he might have been conducting a scam to get into college with a foreign student placement.

All in all, there are a lot of people who are well-informed about the issue and know a lot more about MrO’s past than the MSM suspects.

Susan May 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Agree srdem. MSM thinks most conservatives are all wild-eyed conspiracy nuts. They’re in for a rude awakening…

DeniseVB May 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

And, many of us are former liberals who know how the game is played ;)

Sadie May 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

srdem – You’re in good company. If the link below doesn’t pop up. Read the article @ http://www.bookwormroom.com/ she (attorney) takes the same view with historical content.

Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a 1978 case rejecting academic racial quotas, the smoking gun behind Obama’s Kenyan identity? *UPDATED*

Maurice June 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm

To me it just sound like people can’t get over the fact that we have an Afican American Democratic president and are still trying to find dirt on him whitch they won’t I dont know if its the African American thing or him as a Demacrat, but come on guys give it a break the man has done a lot for this country not to mention he had a hell of a mess to clean up when he got in office the first thing he had to do was go around the word and apologize to various countries. here is a list of thing he had done.

1. Got Osama bin laden…check 2.unemployment rate 8.5%…check. 3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help…check 4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help…check 5. Ended war in Iraq …check 6. DADT repeal…check 7.not one tax hike in 3 years….check 8.Brought out of racism in the Gop…check 9.Still carry 80% of the black vote…check 10.Same wife for 15 years wi………………th no extra marital affairs…check 11. Save auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.. check 12.Assisted in ousting Khaddafi…check 13.Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office. 14. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their home. 15. STILL fighting for middle class families. 16.reform Affordable healthcare…. check Despite what the GOP would have you believe, the President has been doing these things and more by himself.

Girly1 May 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Looks like McRomney is not going to lay a mitt on the Racist-in-Chief! Wake me up when it’s over – I can’t bear to watch it!

OneOpinion May 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

It has long been the objective of Obama supporters to keep any competition on the defensive. If that can be done, then his supporters will not have to answer any embarrassing questions or defend their dismal records.

Let them say or write or cry about whatever they want. Keep using Obama’s & Michelle’s words to keep them on the defensive. An example is when MO said that Rev. Wright was a “distraction” to get back to the issues which were the economy & healthcare. She said this in a video about the Clintons. fair enough, their constant whining and diversions are “distractions”. Let’s get back to the issues : economy – healthcare – national security — ever increasing deficit — loss of American freedom — jobs —- unions and government workers getting more and more money and America getting less —- ever increasing welfare rolls — less healthcare coverage than before Obamacare was signed into law — Chicago politics that favor “special deals” and on and on.

OneOpinion May 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Romney does not need to play into the hands of Axelrod, Debbie WS, Rahm, Holder, or any of them. Super PACs will do what they will do. Romney doesn’t need to apologize — Obama never has.

Make this administration answer for everything that has been done or not done since Obama became president.

CAR May 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

I agree. Don’t apologize! Don’t pull a McCain! I like saying nothing but “Let’s get back to the issues” and then pick one or more….

Romney shoulda said “I’m not going to comment on ads prepared and paid for by others. So let’s get back to the issues: economy, unemployment, etc.”

Girly1 May 19, 2012 at 12:22 am

This morning on Morning Joe (which I rarely watch for obvious reasons), an aide for Joe Ricketts spent 15 minutes groveling at the feet of Mika B – denying all rumors of a SuperPac attack on Obama/Wright. I thought Mika was going to execute him on the spot! Why are these cowards so afraid of the first black racist ‘president’??? And why go in front of the ‘firing squad’ to apologize??? Embarrassing beyond belief.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76481.html

SpeakingOut May 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

Am going to be politically incorrect. Just Sayin’ Be forewarned.

Because no one wants to be labelled a “racist”, which is ironic. After all the centuries of fighting to be equals, we now have have “ethnic” American. Instead of the KKK, we have NAACP, BET, Ebony, Apollo theater, Black caucus, Black Commerce, Black Entertainment Awards, ad nauseum. After almost four years of dividing, cursing, denigrating, castigating anyone who disagrees with the current administration, they want to tell the opposing side to play nice (even though they don’t).
The president and his wife are the personification of hypocrisy. (Trayvon Martin — yes George Zimmerman — no) — (Limbaugh — No Maher — yes) (Occupiers — yes Tea party — no) (Rosen — yes Mrs Romney — no) (Cuts to military — yes cuts to federal employees – no) (Oil & coal companies — no GE -Google — yes) and the list could go on for pages and pages.

langley spook May 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

Pres. Wilson (an awful President…) had a good saying;

“Any man who carries a hyphen about him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.”

Susan May 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

We can’t let the establishment Republicans define the conservative movement. I don’t care what Romney’s milquetoast advisers do with their advertising money. They can spend their days groveling to the MSM that has no use for freedom-loving Americans, but they’re not shutting me up. The establishment doesn’t control me or my voice and I’m going to keep using every outlet possible to spread the truth far and wide. Unlike most of the political class, I don’t expect to get paid to spread my conservative beliefs. Besides we have Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and all the Breitbarts on our side. We are stronger and have a bigger voice than them and we will prevail…even if we have to drag the establishment along with us.

DeniseVB May 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

Also, we’re now BIRTHERS if we DON’T believe Obama was born in Kenya. I can’t keep up with all the labels …

Signed,
A Racist Cracker Birther Teabagger

:D

creeper May 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

Reps ought to beat Obama senseless with Wright.

Tom Poole May 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

I understand Romneys’ reluctance, its a “lose-lose” if done by the Campaign. But if Mr. Ricketts does it its a ‘freebie’. and is certainly within his first amendment rights. I can see him changing his mind simply due to the investigations that would have been started. But they will be anyway, he posed a “threat” to the One.
So anyh way you jump is bad, in which case…GO FOR IT….the more heat put on the more the frog will jump.

Girly1 May 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

The Obama surrogates on the Obama channel (MSNBC) are already viciously attacking Romney’s Mormonism. Ed Shultz needs a rabies shot!

DeniseVB May 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

As seen on Facebook:

I’d rather vote Mormon than Moron :D

Susan May 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

One of my twitter friends just tweeted a graphic of a similar slogan…

http://twitpic.com/9mi6ad

Sadie May 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Loved it! Cut, pasted and sent to friends.

Just2old May 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Awesome!

Sadie May 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Too late. Nevertheless, he should be quarantined for six months.

rulierose May 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

we should all be thoroughly used to being called racists by now. I say let’s keep demanding the truth, the race card be damned.

Justavet May 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

This is getting so tiresome, it almost it comedic. Who exactly are they trying to persuade that Republicans are racist? The black vote is already in Obams’s pocket, the libs think that anyway and the independents aren’t falling for it.

Since I am not a racist, I think that I will just call those that propagate this rhetoric as stupid. Yep, that it is you are a Democrat and you are all stupid. Makes as much sense.

Girly1 May 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Tomney and/or his PACS do not need to get mean and nasty about Wright – but they cannot ignore him. He was an integral part of Obama’s life for 20 years. They were joined at the hip.

1.) Wright performed the marriage ceremony and baptized the kids.

2.) Obama said he would never abandon Wright anymore than his white grandmother.

3.) Obama referred to Wright as his spiritual mentor and father figure.

4.) Wright was scheduled to give the Invocation at the Inauguration and would have been Obama’s personal spiritual advisor at the WH.

After the meltdown, Obama repeatedly swore on a stack of Bibles that one of the first thiing he would do after arriving in DC was find a place of wors hip for himself and his family. He stressed, ad nauseum, how important religion was to him. We all know how that turned out!

Ironically, one of his other promises re the family was to get a dog for Sasha and Malia. He kept that promise!

Girly1 May 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

…Yikes! It’s Romney – not ‘Tomney’ – sorry – typing too fast.