US senator under fire for health care kamikaze jibe

Mar 17, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Raw Story

A Japanese-American lawmaker on Wednesday said he was hurt after Republican Senator Lindsey Graham likened the Democrats' drive on health care to a Japanese suicide attack in World War II.

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Raoul Thibideaux

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Mar 18, 2010
 
Since when is it racist to describe an attack on the American people? Kamikasi or whatever, this is government control over our lives.
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Mar 18, 2010
 

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So how many democratic senators and congressmen/women called average everyday Americans Nazi's because we protested against this healthcare bill?

“The enemy is in our camp.”

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Mar 18, 2010
 
Oh for God's sake...forget political correctness. It is what it is...he used a word...BFD. Graham is right. It has been like a bulldozer in a china shop that smooshed the bull.
Vivek Golikeri

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Aug 4, 2011
 
I too would have been seething mad if Lindsey Graham had attacked or ridiculed AMERICAN Japanese. But the Empire of Japan back then was our mortal enemy. If Senator Graham uses the kamikaze metaphor, what is so racist about that?

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Feb 10, 2012
 
it's not "racist", it's offensive.
Vivek Golikeri

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Apr 22, 2013
 
TheJazuma wrote:
it's not "racist", it's offensive.
As a writer and a sometime journalist, I know that no matter what you do, you are bound to offend some touchy people. The only sure-fire way to avoid it altogether would be to remain totally silent --------- which I have no intention of doing.

This "sensitivity" garbage has gone too far. Say what you think, and damn the complaints.

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