Absurd talking points: "Every time you disagree with a liberal you're labled a racist".

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Of course it's silly. I mean, I had my disagreements with President Obama. I thought he let Congress have too much say in the design of the stimulus program (ARRA) for example, and I criticized him for drawing a 'red line' in Syria. And I criticized him quite a bit for not taking the recommendations of the Simpson/Bowles Commission on the National Debt more seriously. No one ever accused me of being a racist for ANY of that, because I never put my criticisms in racial terms. Duh. It's not rocket science.
Here is the thing about Obama, he was really just a copy of a moderate Republican from the 70s and 80s. The anger and hatred he engendered on the right was not based on reason or policy as much as it was about who he represented and who they thought he favored. He was the perfect black man in the perfect black family with the perfect family and resume and yet they hated him for it. Now one can say that it was due to policy but when the guy is doing nothing more then promoting once standard Republican policies you have to ask yourself where is the source for all this anger, hate and vitriol. In America there are only two things that have historically generated this type of reaction, race and religion. Obama was attacked for both hence it is pretty easy to conclude that they were the source of his opposition within the rank and file.
 
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Not every time, just a lot of times when no racism is present.
Oh, and it's "labeled".
Agreed. The problem isn't labeling racists racist, but labeling people who disagree with Left Wing ideas as "racist" such as the aforementioned reparations thread. Count how many times the racist label was thrown around there. Conversely, RWers tend to label anyone who suggests a social program like expanding Medicare as "socialist" or "Marxist". The main problem is misuse and overuse of such labels to the point they are meaningless. Calling someone a Nazi used to mean something. Now it's just standard LW rhetoric which has been watered down by overuse just like the racism label has been.

Yes, there are racists, bigots, Nazis and Socialists, but labeling as such simply for disagreeing waters down the meaning of those labels.
 

the watchman

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Agreed. The problem isn't labeling racists racist, but labeling people who disagree with Left Wing ideas as "racist" such as the aforementioned reparations thread. Count how many times the racist label was thrown around there. Conversely, RWers tend to label anyone who suggests a social program like expanding Medicare as "socialist" or "Marxist". The main problem is misuse and overuse of such labels to the point they are meaningless. Calling someone a Nazi used to mean something. Now it's just standard LW rhetoric which has been watered down by overuse just like the racism label has been.

Yes, there are racists, bigots, Nazis and Socialists, but labeling as such simply for disagreeing waters down the meaning of those labels.
More like right-wingers are claiming that's the reason racism is called out.
 
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The word "racist" is used haphazardly by some in the media, democrats and members of this forum. It's used to paint an ugly picture of someone they disagree with politically.

The fact is a very, very few are actually racist.
I agree. I've been called a racist on this forum and I am not. I don't have a problem with anyone's race. We are all children of God.

I do think there are racists, but there are not nearly the number of racists that the left would have us believe. And, I don't know anyone who voted for Trump to be a racist.

If you look at Trump's achievements, with low unemployment among blacks, for example, if he were a racists he would establish policies that harm, not help, blacks.
 

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