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Rockefeller Defends His Race Baiting

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is refusing to back off comments he made Wednesday suggesting that there exists “a lot of” opposition to Obamacare that is based on racism.

Jay RockefellerWhat a scam, and what a shame. After electing – twice – the nation’s first black president, and at a time when race relations are probably better than ever in the United States, the Democrats are making race a major issue in this campaign.

And how Orwellian. The Democrats, with the blessing and past participation of the White House, are blaming Republicans for something – racism – they’ve injected into the political debate for their own political gain.

It’s the most shameful, cynical thing I’ve seen in politics. And it will divide us.

And we’re playing with matches here. Because of Socialism-induced hopelessness in the inner cities, it may not take much to bring people into the streets rioting against Democrat-created illusions of racial oppression.

Here’s initial statement by Rockefeller Wednesday:

I’ll be able to dig up some emails that make part of the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t look good-especially from people who made up their mind that they don’t want it to work because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort. I’ve seen a lot of that and I know a lot of that to be true.

It’s not something you’re meant to talk about in public but it’s something I’m talking about in public because that is very true.

Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, justifiably furious, was on hand to rebut Rockefeller:

Thursday, Rockefeller was standing by his accusation that members of Congress oppose Obama because they are racists.

People oppose things for a variety of reasons. That’s all you’re going to get from me. It’s a part of life. And it is a part of American life and world life and it’s a part, just a part, of why they oppose absolutely everything that this president does. It’s basically for political reasons, they do that. But at some point you can’t exclude other factors … as they say, everything is on the table.

I’m wondering if Rockefeller plans to look up some of the families whose businesses were squashed under his great grandfather’s monopoly and give them their money back. I mean, if he’s so concerned with justice.

Obama should disavow Rockefeller. He won’t, though. Not only because doing so fails to serve his political ends, but because he agrees with him.

33 Responses to Rockefeller Defends His Race Baiting

  1. Good crack on Rockefeller paying reparations! I saw him say that and my reaction was he seemed so stupid for a rich guy who obviously had a good education and presumable some thinking skills.

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  2. It is sad that not only does Obama agree so does his AG Holder. They are doing all they can to blame everything the administration has failed at on racial issues.

  3. If anyone should know about racism, eliteism, and every other -ism, it would be the privileged heir to the Rockerfeller name.
    These charges of racism are supposed to fan the embers of what was once a real racist act: voting for someone because of their skin color so as to “prove” one’s non-racial attitude.
    The Dems know that if the President is tanked in the polls, then so are they, but all that’s left is a juvenile call to support someone for what they look like.
    The plea to prove you’re not racist and support Obamacare is cynical and harmful to everyone who proposes it.

    • It’s also the greatest deterrent to impeachment. The ‘troops’ are primed and ready to riot at the mere mention of the “I” word. It’s diabolical and reprehensible.
      The Obamas will continue to fan the flames long after they leave our WH. They are both pure evil.

  4. I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side . Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.

    -Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1946
    “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”

    – Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard, 1946/47

    Now, read Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s Floor Statement honoring Sen. Robert C. Byrd – June 28, 2010. HYPOCRITE!!

    (H/T Hot Air)

  5. You can’t win on merits so let a breakout the race card. There are so many bad things about ACA that one does not have because of the color of the skin of it’s namesake.

    If Rockefeller knows who the racists are then he should go ahead and disclose. Because, he said in committee does he get the same liability protection as if he was on the Senate Floor? Like Reid does when he claimed Romney did not pat taxes for 10 years and the Koch Brothers are satan ?

    How much money did the great Rockefellers steal and control from the beginning of Standard Oil? Weren’t they the ones who founded the Federal Reserve and Chase Manhattan? Please……….Just another Democrat hypocrite.

  6. If Rockerfeller is not an old privileged white guy, then who is? A classic example of Democratic hypocrisy. Racism is probably the last reason people oppose Obamacare.

    • There you go again, AFVet, as Ronald Reagan used to say! You don’t have to apologize, and now I’m going there to read it.

    • Nice, and he did take risks. Leslie Howard, the British actor, was shot down and killed, and American singer Jane Froman was seriously injured in an airplane accident. There are probably others, but these are two I just happen to think of, and they all took their lives in their hands.

    • Everyone at home watched the entire show. He not only put a smile on the face of our fine soldiers, he put a smile on everyone’s face back home.
      As far as Rockefeller, he is evidently not one of the heros I have been waiting for, that had the guts to stand up to everyone who have agreed with everything this admini. done.

  7. …At this point I just dont care…

    ~I oppose ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ (some empty suit that the “media” never looked into…) on SO, SO, SO many issues & policies that he and these Neo-Socialist/Democrats want to force on the “United States of America” I just dont care anymore if I am called a “racist” by Obama sycophants OR “anti-American” by Reid/Pelosi/MSM “media”
    ~I am a US Veteran (US Navy), Patriot and Conservative (CPAC 2014 :-) a History-Political Science student, who reads books & knows about current events…
    So I guess that makes me an igorant, right-wing, racist :-(

  8. OT, but Marco Rubio and others are trying to get asylum granted for Meriam, the young Christian mother in Sudan condemned to death for her faith.

  9. Most of the people who oppose Obamacare are informed enough to know it was written by white people and pushed through Congress primarily by white people.

    If Rockefeller thinks there are people who don’t know it, maybe he should make a point of telling everyone — because we would be perfectly happy about having our functioning health insurance stolen from us and the quality of care degraded if only we knew it’s being done by white people!

  10. I heard Rockefeller’s moronic comments on the Mark Levin radio show. Levin points out that Rockefeller must be a racist too, since he voted against Clarence Thomas’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

    or to put it another way, “many don’t like Justice Thomas. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort. I’ve seen a lot of that and I know a lot of that to be true.”

  11. Jay, I put you in the same class as Rev. Jeremiah Wright. You are a divider, you are a user of people, you could care less if Americans unite. Keeping a division secures your job? Right?

  12. If you’re paying close attention to race relations, you know most blacks believe everything is about race. Rockefeller and the Democrats are just piling on. If the Democrats are are such a good thing for blacks, why are they always so angry? The only thing Democrats are doing for blacks is keeping them angry at Republicans. And with their group think attitude, that’s not hard to do. Anybody ever thought about improving race relations, working towards racial unity, striving for racial harmony so we may achieve a color kind America?

  13. It ‘s interesting how the Democrats choose to ignore the fact that The vast majority of Americans who oppose Obamacare ALSO opposed Hillarycare. America does not trust our government with our healthcare. As the VA scandal is proving, our government CANNOT be trusted.

  14. I confess I’ll never understand how a one=percenter from New York and one of the richest men ever to put on pants in this or any other century, one of America’s richest families and way up there with elitist snobs, ever managed to become a tenured senator from one of the most down-to-earth, up-by-the-bootstraps, hard-working states in the entire USofA. How dare this rich fool point fingers at others for alleged racism, when he served alongside one of the biggest of all racist, KKK Robert Byrd, the late senator from WVA.