Wow. What a statement from Romney. Is it that the shock of the form of the "new" America so stunning that such statements are made rather than true, wide-reaching analysis? The comment-sphere may seem to think so. Why would anyone speak so divisively regarding his own fellow citizens? (as Govenor Bobby Jindal - Republican - pointed out) Ya know, Frederick Douglass has said that racism is both a cause and consequence of slavery. Perhaps at the very core, though, the issue is about control - losing it, gaining it. It is said that from a sociological perspective, slaveholders conducted themselves as they did because of their ingrained assumptions. Could a version of this be applied to today? And when one does not fulfill his/her role as the powerless, what kinds of turbulence does that create. Ah, that is when it gets interesting. Fasten your seatbelts, this could get bumpy.
During a conference call with some of his top supporters and donors this week, former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney blamed Obama's catering to certain groups of supporters for his loss. The Republican governor said his campaign did not anticipate a loss but that in retrospect they really had no chance because of the Obama administration's 'gifts' to Hispanics, Blacks, and young voters. The gifts came in the form of Obamacare, The Dream Act which provides amnesty for children of immigrants, and partial forgiveness of student loan interest. These three big gifts specifically targeted social interest groups. He, however, did not cite any of his own actions or those of his campaign for his loss. Well, if Obama is the new Santa, where do I wait in line??....
[Romney] seems like he is having a nervous breakdown [because] all the women, students, people of color and the middle class. Thank the Lord and voters who didn't let this freaky person become president of the greatest country in the world.
Yikes. Talk about this one bringing out some raw sentiment in the comment soup! That's the cool thing about satire. It always helps to bring up additional feelings, like how many Caucasians seem to quite sensitive to a slow but steady shift in long-standing power games in this country; and the confusion and uncertainty behind it. That's all part of the SmartPower era of change. As Harvard's Google Voter Racism study showed, Obama lost 3.5%-5% of the popular vote in 2008 due to negative feelings about his race by certain Caucasians as demonstrated by results from algorithms tracking racial epithets toward him. Anyone want to place any bets on how those percentages will look for 2012????
The music mastermind behind such films as "Toy Story" and "The Princess and the Frog" recently wrote a satirical song in which he says he wishes for a white president just like all presidents until Barack Obama. The track's name is "I'm Dreaming." It includes the line "a real live white man, who knows the score/ how to handle money or start a war.” Newman is known to be a supporter of Obama. Funny or not?
Getting quite sick of all the liberal race baiting. ... To see ... true racism is in this country, look no further than the statistic of what percentage of African Americans say that they will vote for Obama. ...
... I spent all those years growing up getting ready to assume my role as an adult white American male and all that once implied...only to arrive at a time when the American white male is in decline. ... This November damn near all my friends will line up to stand up for the whitest of all living white men, Mitt Romney! ... We will reject the affection of the black man who says he likes all of us and hold up the banner of the white man who tells people we're no good. ... Mitt Romney loves us despite his words.
The sad part of this is that the poor white trash will still vote Romney, even as he is putting them on the street, taking away their health care. They think their not part of the 47%, even though the red states get more government assistance than all the other states. ...
Well-respected political scientist at Harvard the late Samuel P. Huntington wrote that as we moved deeper into the 21st Century, we would start to define ourselves more and more by what we are not and from whom we are different. However, he said nothing about other people trying to define groups. This is usually a big no-no and is quite telling that, if these were the exact statements made, that Romney might not be on the same page as many people and the commenters below. Such actions continue to bring up race in the wrongfully termed "post-racial" era, no?
During his trip to Israel, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told Jewish donors that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians. The comments outraged Palestinian leaders who said this was a racist statement. They added Romney was of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney's campaign later said his remarks were mis-characterized.
It just amazes me how anyone … can actually say they will vote for Mitt Romney. He will clearly say ANYTHING to get elected. He will pander to the lowest common denominator all the time and I've actually heard him switch positions on a topic several times … It is truly mind boggling that a Party that produced such great men as Abraham Lincoln … can just let this guy run rampant saying such stupidity.
Romney is showing everyone that the referendum is actually on him and the GOP. Voting for Obama may very well be stimulated as a way to keep Romney out of the White House. … Romney would get us into more wars, increase the gap between the wealthy and the poor. …
This certainly does sound racist … so much aid given over decades. ….Israel probably does look more “Advanced” … But this provides no indication of the two culture’s levels of “Advancement” at all—(would GNP, be a better indication instead ?)
(click "View" above for more) Well, how can we actually say what is ever inside of someone's mind, definitively? This is the danger of living in today's times where race is being examined like never before. As one of the comments puts it best, it's about "balance." And in this era, those who represent balance will be those who actually win. But here's what inquiring minds want to know: how long is Williams' suspension?
According to Joe Williams, an African-American White House correspondent for Politico.com, Mitt Romney is more “comfortable” around white people. Williams discussed on MSNBC his thoughts on how Romney acts and appears differently on outlets and talks, such as being at ease on Fox News Channel with other "....white folks...." in comparison with seemingly still and awkward in town hall settings around people who "...not like him." So, what do people think about the recently suspended Williams and his comment?
…Williams’s statement is a proven fact: most people are comfortable being around people like themselves. That's why we have "ethnic" neighborhoods…remember Hillary Clinton a few years ago attempting to speak with a Southern drawl when addressing her constituents down South during her Presidential campaign? Joe Williams could have ‘balanced’ his remark by also stating the majority percentage of Black people that voted for Obama…Williams shouldn’t have been suspended.