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I feel like Alice in Jesusland.

Posted on 2010.18.01 at 18:01

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peacey at 2010-01-20 19:24 (UTC) ()
Well, my response WAS emotional--the written equivalent of beating my head against a brick wall.

But you can't base an accusation like racism on any form of emotion. Such an inflammatory thing must be rooted in cold, unemotional facts lest it prove to be either a play to inflame or a signal of confusion and frustration at an inability to comprehend where the truth lies.

And usually the squeaky wheel theory is true--the people who yell the loudest get responses faster.

Such is certainly the case if that person yells "RACIST!" at the majority of the American people.

I'd bet real money that they're growing in number,

If this is true, it's by proportion because those that are dissatisfied with Obama's leadership and direction are growing. This is due to several factors, primarily anger against fiscal irresponsibility (propagated by both parties) set to a staggering pace by the current administration, and the refusal of said administration to even acknowledge the will of the people they serve, let alone bend to it (according to an NBC/WSJ poll out this week, "only 33 percent say that Obama's health care plan is a good idea, compared with 46 percent who believe it's a bad one. That result is essentially unchanged from last month's poll. However, the number saying that Obama's health plan is a bad idea has increased 20 percentage points since April, when the public supported the reform effort by a 33 percent to 26 percent margin. Moreover, 48 percent consider the health care legislation to be a step backward if it becomes law, versus 42 percent who say it would be a step forward" And still the Democrats shove it forward.

...non-politically inclined people tend to listen to who yells loudest.

Such may get their attention, but if the yell-ers seem unhinged, the vast majority (ie: sane people) will dismiss them as the lunatic fringe that they are.
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primroseburrows at 2010-01-20 23:52 (UTC) ()
Such is certainly the case if that person yells "RACIST!" at the majority of the American people.

Which is one reason why I railed against the idea for a long time. Also, I don't think the majority of people are knowingly racist. However, a culture of white privilege has been in place forever, and it's hard to see out of the box. So what I'm saying is that it's altogether possible to be racist and not even know it (me included--I'm sure I do and say plenty of things that are rooted in my whiteness).

"only 33 percent say that Obama's health care plan is a good idea, compared with 46 percent who believe it's a bad one. That result is essentially unchanged from last month's poll. However, the number saying that Obama's health plan is a bad idea has increased 20 percentage points since April, when the public supported the reform effort by a 33 percent to 26 percent margin

And one of those disapproving people is me. The griping isn't just coming from the right about healthcare. Progressives hate it just as much as conservatives, only from opposite dirctions. And anyway, even if healthcare dried up and blew away, there's got to be a reason why everything needs a supermajority to get passed. It's not just healthcare.

Such may get their attention, but if the yell-ers seem unhinged, the vast majority (ie: sane people) will dismiss them as the lunatic fringe that they are.

Gah. I hope so.
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