GOP Opposition To Obama On Supreme Court Racist Or Something

You knew this was coming, right? The appearance of the raaaaacism card was such a sure thing that Vegas wouldn’t set a line. First up, we have Hillary (via Twitchy)

Nice bit of racism from the woman whose campaign started the Birther issue in 2008. And, of course, the NY Times chimes in

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Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor

As he left Martha Lou’s Kitchen, a soul food institution here on Wednesday, Edward Gadsden expressed irritation about the Republican determination to block President Obama from selecting Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court.

“They’ve been fighting that man since he’s been there,” Mr. Gadsden, who is African-American, said of Mr. Obama, before pointing at his forearm to explain what he said was driving the Republican opposition: “The color of his skin, that’s all, the color of his skin.” (snip)

After years of watching political opponents question the president’s birthplace and his faith, and hearing a member of Congress shout “You lie!” at him from the House floor, some African-Americans saw the move by Senate Republicans as another attempt to deny the legitimacy of the country’s first black president. And they call it increasingly infuriating after Mr. Obama has spent seven years in the White House and won two resounding election victories.

“Our president, the president of the United States, has been disrespected from Day 1,” Carol Richardson, 61, said on Wednesday as she colored a customer’s hair at Ultra Beauty Salon in Hollywood, S.C., a mostly black town near Charleston. “The words that have been said, the things the Republicans have done they’d have never have done to another president. Let’s talk like it is, it’s because of his skin color.”

Or, it could be, well, it is, opposition to Obama’s uber-leftist, America destroying, enemy loving, economy killing policies and beliefs. Of course, when you have a political Party that has been pushing raaaaacism for decades, trying to keep Blacks voting for them after over a century of being the party of Jim Crow, segregation, lynchings, forced sterilization, and the KKK, you get an atmosphere where everything is seen in terms of raaaaacism. Surprisingly, most see no racism in the Democratic policies which lead to Black on Black violence, low graduation rates, lower than other races earnings, higher incarceration, and so forth, especially in Democratic Party run cities.

“It’s more than a political motive — it has a smell of racism,” said Representative G. K. Butterfield, Democrat of North Carolina, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“I can tick instance after instance over the last seven years where Republicans have purposely tried to diminish the president’s authority,” Mr. Butterfield said. “This is just really extreme, and leads me to the conclusion that if this was any other president who was not African-American, it would not have been handled this way.”

He sees raaaaacism, we see an out of control authoritarian Progressive. Oh, and hey, did you know opposition to not just this SCOTUS fight, but Obamacare, was racist? So says Solomon Jones at philly.com

THE SUDDEN DEATH of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has again revealed America’s racial divide on the powers of the Presidency.

We initially saw that racial schism during the battle over Obamacare. Though Obama’s landmark legislation was gleaned from a Republican idea that had worked successfully in Massachusetts, the white-male-dominated GOP declared Obama’s signature health-care law a failure before it went into effect. We saw the racial animus again with the fierce resistance to president Obama’s executive orders on immigration – orders that looked very much like those previously implemented by Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

He is right, at least in terms of his opening sentence: we do see the racial divide. We see people on one side who are opposed to Obama on policy, and on the other we see people who will place the race card for everything. Which is not surprising during a time period where the president has used his bully pulpit to divide along racial lines rather than the healing he promised.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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