Monday, August 10, 2009

Two Witch Doctors.

Thanks to a recent teaching moment, we learn that it is perfectly within your rights as an American citizen to raise your voice and scream at a police officer.

However, according to a recent op/ed piece in USAToday - written by speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and House Majority leader, Steny Hoyer - if you raise your voice in protest to a US congressman at a town hall meeting, you are, quite simply, un- American:

"These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades."

If you are opposed to the president's health care reform health insurance reform not only are you un-American but, according to Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman you are.....are you ready......racist.

A recent story -Conservative Activist Forwards Racist Pic Showing Obama As Witch Doctor- does seem to back up this notion of racism.

I do have to ask the does the photo of George Bush as a witchdoctor fit into this "protesters are racists" scenario ?


Al said...

I have come to the conclusion that anyone that says anything negative about Obama will be called racist, not because it is, but because those who don't want any criticism will use that to try & silence their opponants.

Those of us who oppose Obama's stands & use satire don't see him as black, just the president. & if it was OK for a past preident, it is OK for this 1.

The only ones who see & judge Obama by the color of his skin are those on the left trying to silence us.

Robert said...

You are exactly right, Al.
I realize that there are some who oppose Obama because of his race....those folks, I believe are not in the majority.
For the most part, the accusation of racism is an attempt by the left to shut down all criticism of Obama.