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palani

Honolulu, HI

#21 Sep 17, 2009
RE: Columnist right to blame racism

If Mr. Yasuhara made the effort to follow other than the left-leaning mainstream media, he might realize that most Americans, not just "Caucasians", oppose this healthcare "reform" disaster in the making. Check out Michelle Malkin sometime. While he's at it, he should also try visiting the mainland, where 80% of Americans are "Caucasian". Of course you're going to see a lot of white faces. The left is resorting to its usual silly response to reasoned opposition by throwing out the race card.
Works Both Ways

Waimea, HI

#22 Sep 17, 2009
kaimukirich wrote:
<quoted text>
so where was this worldy wisdom and questioning attitude when bush authorized a war with iraq, based on...well, nothing?
True, it appeared that the anti-white racists were silent at that time. But they sure came out in full force towards the end of Bush's term.
Blue Eyed White Devil

Hauula, HI

#23 Sep 17, 2009
I think the race card is being used as an excuse for gross incompetance. Is there racism out there? Sure, and as long as 12% of the population is overrepresented by the likes of Kanye West there will be more rascists.
In your Face

United States

#24 Sep 17, 2009
kamaaina expatriate wrote:
Dave, to deny that racists are not out in FULL FORCE against this President, and his administration is to be completely ignorant and delusional. Nobody is saying that EVERY Conservative or Republican is a racists. However, to ignore as FACT that the massive overwhelming majority of racist behavior being perpetrated against our President is coming from the Right is delusional. You claim that you know "many Republicans" that actually gave the President a chance and truly wanted him to succeed. I challenge you to present more than two! I am currently living in Texas, much of which is a conservative bible-thumping hell-hole of brain dead racists and rednecks. I don't know even ONE Republican here who supported this President in any way, not even one, and I work with hundreds of them. Let's just get real about this issue, ok?
The fact is that the Tea-Baggers are just white racist scum...
90 % of Blacks voted for Odumba BECAUSE he WAS Black ! THAT'S RACIST !

He is as we all know in Hawaii a Hapa Haole ! Half Black and Half White.
In your Face

United States

#25 Sep 17, 2009
kamaaina expatriate wrote:
Dave, to deny that racists are not out in FULL FORCE against this President, and his administration is to be completely ignorant and delusional. Nobody is saying that EVERY Conservative or Republican is a racists. However, to ignore as FACT that the massive overwhelming majority of racist behavior being perpetrated against our President is coming from the Right is delusional. You claim that you know "many Republicans" that actually gave the President a chance and truly wanted him to succeed. I challenge you to present more than two! I am currently living in Texas, much of which is a conservative bible-thumping hell-hole of brain dead racists and rednecks. I don't know even ONE Republican here who supported this President in any way, not even one, and I work with hundreds of them. Let's just get real about this issue, ok?
The fact is that the Tea-Baggers are just white racist scum...
Then MOVE ( To CUBA )! That will be one less Brain Dead Liberal in Texas ! ;)
Madam Botox

Hilo, HI

#26 Sep 17, 2009
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes.“This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made."

Madam Botox ! May I remind you that the PHYSICAL VIOLENCE in the 70's was from RADICAL LIBERAL COMMUNIST CRAZIES !

Madam Botox ! You are a HYPOCRITE !
Pau

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Sep 17, 2009
In your Face wrote:
<quoted text>
90 % of Blacks voted for Odumba BECAUSE he WAS Black ! THAT'S RACIST !
He is as we all know in Hawaii a Hapa Haole ! Half Black and Half White.
Well, in the Gore vs. Bush election, Gore got 90% of the black vote.

You seem to be the genius in the crowd. What percentage of registered black voters are Democrats?
djazz

Providence, RI

#28 Sep 17, 2009
kamaaina expat wrote:
Lefty, now that is a fair question. It's nice to see that an actual debatable question can still be posed in this hostile environment.
I thought that we had transcended racism too, but clearly that is not the case. I don't agree with everything Obama does either, but the color of his skin, or mine, or yours, doesn't come to mind when I think of, or debate, his policies.
However, judging by the clearly insane reactions from the right, their beef has absolutely nothing to do with policy.
I don't think it's insane not wanting to quickly pass a bill that has yet to be read or thoroughly examined that will completely overhaul the health care system in the United States.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#29 Sep 18, 2009
Aloha:

I read Michelle Malkin's column once and I can see where she would back the racists, defending the South Carolina Congressman and others of his ilk. She's a Rush "wannabe" who is occasionally a guest on FOX with Hannity, O`Reilly, Beck and other racists. And she is very dishonest.

I guess it proves you don't have to be white to be racist, or to hate a brilliant American President who happens to be Black.

Ms. Malkin is rabid, rightwing, Republican, and often just as sophomoric as Sean Hannity.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Pelosi Hypocrisy

Waimea, HI

#30 Sep 18, 2009
Madam Botox wrote:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes.“This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made."
Madam Botox ! May I remind you that the PHYSICAL VIOLENCE in the 70's was from RADICAL LIBERAL COMMUNIST CRAZIES !
Madam Botox ! You are a HYPOCRITE !
Not only that. Pelosi herself stated that she was "a fan of disrupters." But I guess that only applies when they "disrupt" in favor of what she believes in.

http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2009/08/...
HRC in2012

Waukesha, WI

#31 Sep 18, 2009
The transcript from the Captain Rhoades case reveals the judge based his decision on the following:
1-The complainant stated she would deploy if Bush was still president as she had no doubts about his eligibility. Therefore if the ruling was in the captain's favor many other servicemembers would seek to avoid deployment thereby undermining "military operations".
2-The Kenyan Birth Certificates in question were produced "for profit" so they could be fake (like Obama's COLB isn't).
3-"For the public good" since the 2008 election had such a large turnout and Obama had the most "expensive campaign" in history.
A news report interpretted this as "frivolous" and the judge on the California supreme court warned "never to waste the court's time" with another suit alleging Obama's ineligibility. At least he didn't call her a racist.
It saddens me so many don't even want to know the truth & ridicule those who do
Glen

AOL

#32 Sep 18, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
I read Michelle Malkin's column once and I can see where she would back the racists, defending the South Carolina Congressman and others of his ilk. She's a Rush "wannabe" who is occasionally a guest on FOX with Hannity, O`Reilly, Beck and other racists. And she is very dishonest.
I guess it proves you don't have to be white to be racist, or to hate a brilliant American President who happens to be Black.
Ms. Malkin is rabid, rightwing, Republican, and often just as sophomoric as Sean Hannity.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
There you go again, spewing your hate and lies.
Michelle Malkin is highly educated and a very thorough investigator. She knows her crap.
You said you read her column once and you came to all these conlusions.
We get it, you hate anyone from the right. Your ship is sinking, so you are lashing out at those that are exposing your side. Great play, if it was football, a strong offense to protect your defense.
Well, hang on, since there is a lot more going to be exposed and I don't care if you are Dem. Rep. or Independent, it should really upset you, which way this WH is taking the country.
Tell us some things she lied about. I bet you can't find one that is worthy. Come on, back up your accusations. Remember, it can all be verified.
FYI, people from the right are not racist, just because we choose to differ from your thoughts, it makes you feel justified to call names.
Last I heard, it is very responsible to question your President and his office, to not do so is irresponsible. We are the checks and balances the country needs. The American people have questioned their leaders since the beginning of time.
Lefty

Honolulu, HI

#33 Sep 18, 2009
kamaaina expat wrote:
Lefty, now that is a fair question. It's nice to see that an actual debatable question can still be posed in this hostile environment.
I thought that we had transcended racism too, but clearly that is not the case. I don't agree with everything Obama does either, but the color of his skin, or mine, or yours, doesn't come to mind when I think of, or debate, his policies.
However, judging by the clearly insane reactions from the right, their beef has absolutely nothing to do with policy.
Well, I couldn't disagree more. Sure, there are some nut jobs out there on the fringes of both sides of the argument, but most conservative objections to Obama's socialist policies are based on valid arguments. Its been said that if Obama were as conservative as Ronald Reagan, then the Democrats would be the ones holding tea parties and raising objections. That doesn't make them any more racist that those currently on the right. Harry Reid calling George W. Bush a liar isn't any more racist as Rep Wilson calling Obama one.
Lefty

Honolulu, HI

#34 Sep 18, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
I read Michelle Malkin's column once and I can see where she would back the racists, defending the South Carolina Congressman and others of his ilk. She's a Rush "wannabe" who is occasionally a guest on FOX with Hannity, O`Reilly, Beck and other racists. And she is very dishonest.
I guess it proves you don't have to be white to be racist, or to hate a brilliant American President who happens to be Black.
Ms. Malkin is rabid, rightwing, Republican, and often just as sophomoric as Sean Hannity.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Give her hell, Keith. All that name calling really makes a good counterpoint. If she were here in person you could really show her- and give her the stink eye.
Atta Boy Keith

Waimea, HI

#35 Sep 19, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
I read Michelle Malkin's column once and I can see where she would back the racists, defending the South Carolina Congressman and others of his ilk. She's a Rush "wannabe" who is occasionally a guest on FOX with Hannity, O`Reilly, Beck and other racists. And she is very dishonest.
I guess it proves you don't have to be white to be racist, or to hate a brilliant American President who happens to be Black.
Ms. Malkin is rabid, rightwing, Republican, and often just as sophomoric as Sean Hannity.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Atta boy, Keith, keep it up! Nothing raises people's ire more than being wrongfully accused of something. And when the false charge is that they're a "racist" - look out.

You're successfully stirring up even more negativity and contempt towards Obama and the Democrats that has nothing to do with racism. Imagine how you would feel if someone accused you of that. Not only would you be extremely offended - possibly enraged - but it would also make you question the character and intelligence of the people who are wrongfully accusing you.

People like you will do much more damage to Obama and the Left than the birthers did to the Republicans. Keep it up, and mahalo for your help (you fool)!!
Lefty

Honolulu, HI

#36 Sep 19, 2009
Atta Boy Keith wrote:
<quoted text>Atta boy, Keith, keep it up! Nothing raises people's ire more than being wrongfully accused of something. And when the false charge is that they're a "racist" - look out.
You're successfully stirring up even more negativity and contempt towards Obama and the Democrats that has nothing to do with racism. Imagine how you would feel if someone accused you of that. Not only would you be extremely offended - possibly enraged - but it would also make you question the character and intelligence of the people who are wrongfully accusing you.
People like you will do much more damage to Obama and the Left than the birthers did to the Republicans. Keep it up, and mahalo for your help (you fool)!!
Mr Haugen's rants pretty much reflect the democratic party line of the day. Before it was everything was Bush's fault. Later it was whomever disagreed with Obama was a right wingnut. Now, the term 'racist' is in vogue and Mr Haugen is slinging that term all over, or at least until the next democratic party line comes along. Essentially, he has no ideas of his own, just whatever the prevailing Pelosi-ism of the day happens to be.
Yeah

Vancouver, Canada

#37 Sep 19, 2009
Lefty wrote:
<quoted text> Mr Haugen's rants pretty much reflect the democratic party line of the day. Before it was everything was Bush's fault. Later it was whomever disagreed with Obama was a right wingnut. Now, the term 'racist' is in vogue and Mr Haugen is slinging that term all over, or at least until the next democratic party line comes along. Essentially, he has no ideas of his own, just whatever the prevailing Pelosi-ism of the day happens to be.
Well, "birthers" is just a new name for an old GOP ailment. Same story different title.

The same as these townhall shouters keep demanding for "their America back." If this isn't "their" America, they can move to "their" America anytime.
Farewell to Liberals

Waimea, HI

#38 Sep 19, 2009
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well, "birthers" is just a new name for an old GOP ailment. Same story different title.
The same as these townhall shouters keep demanding for "their America back." If this isn't "their" America, they can move to "their" America anytime.
I think Michael Medved recently wrote a thought-provoking piece about the fundamental difference between Conservative and Liberals - it is how they feel about America. I thought that the difference was well-noted by following statement in his article:

"(W)hat liberals mostly see when they look at this country is injustice and oppression of every kind economic, social and political. By sharp contrast, conservatives see a nation shaped by a complex of traditions, principles and institutions that has afforded more freedom and, even factoring in periodic economic downturns, more prosperity to more of its citizens than in any society in human history. It follows that what liberals believe needs to be changed or discarded and apologized for to other nations is precisely what conservative are dedicating to preserving, reinvigorating and proudly defending against attack."

Medved also notes that "the left stresses Americas failures, shortcomings, hypocrisies, and embarrassments while the right trumpets the nations achievements, blessings, and distinctive advantages."

http://townhall.com/columnists/MichaelMedved/...

I agree with Medved. Conservatives seek first to preserve all the best of America, and improve on those areas where we need it. On the other hand, Liberals seek to change America into something that it's not - IMO, to "Europeanize" it. I'd therefore suggest that if anyone should be moving, it is you Liberals. You'd find everything you're looking for in Europe.
Yeah

Vancouver, Canada

#39 Sep 20, 2009
Farewell to Liberals wrote:
<quoted text>I think Michael Medved recently wrote a thought-provoking piece about the fundamental difference between Conservative and Liberals - it is how they feel about America. I thought that the difference was well-noted by following statement in his article:
"(W)hat liberals mostly see when they look at this country is injustice and oppression of every kind economic, social and political. By sharp contrast, conservatives see a nation shaped by a complex of traditions, principles and institutions that has afforded more freedom and, even factoring in periodic economic downturns, more prosperity to more of its citizens than in any society in human history. It follows that what liberals believe needs to be changed or discarded and apologized for to other nations is precisely what conservative are dedicating to preserving, reinvigorating and proudly defending against attack."
Medved also notes that "the left stresses Americas failures, shortcomings, hypocrisies, and embarrassments while the right trumpets the nations achievements, blessings, and distinctive advantages."
http://townhall.com/columnists/MichaelMedved/...
I agree with Medved. Conservatives seek first to preserve all the best of America, and improve on those areas where we need it. On the other hand, Liberals seek to change America into something that it's not - IMO, to "Europeanize" it. I'd therefore suggest that if anyone should be moving, it is you Liberals. You'd find everything you're looking for in Europe.
lol! Ok, in that case you should have history on your side. Exactly how does George Bush support this supposition you've just proposed? Because if you you claim is true, I would bote republican all the time regardless of who's running. But it seems to me the GOP currently has an identity crisis and a tug of war on where it should go.

From what see, there's turmoil and a rudderless ship in the water.
Farewell to Liberals

Waimea, HI

#40 Sep 20, 2009
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Ok, in that case you should have history on your side. Exactly how does George Bush support this supposition you've just proposed? Because if you you claim is true, I would bote republican all the time regardless of who's running. But it seems to me the GOP currently has an identity crisis and a tug of war on where it should go.
From what see, there's turmoil and a rudderless ship in the water.
That ship you see is actually the Democratic Party ship of fools - being led by Obama on a voyage to find the fabled land of Socialisma, but actually on course to hit Reality Reef. If the ship looks empty, it's because survival minded Dems are quietly slipping overboard and furiously dog-paddling for shore. Some - like you - are drifting aimlessly, clinging to "blame Bush" flotsam that was rightfully discarded long ago... while others stretch in desperation for the shattered pieces of the race card that float by amidst the muck and scum.

Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come. A huge wave of American Freedom & Liberty is bearing down on all of you, ready to swamp you even as you cling to in desperation to sinking hopes and the bitter chill of disillusionment. And as you meet your end, you'll realize that Socialisma was nothing but the deluded fantasy of you and the others on your ship of fools.

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