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Rep. Walsh: Obama Only President Because He’s Black

Rep. Walsh: Obama Only President Because He’s Black

When Joe Biden called then candidate Barack Obama “articulate, bright and clean,” the outrage over what was seen by many as a racist statement was enough to tank Biden’s own presidential ambitions.

But now that a Republican politician has used mostly the same words, but added that Obama wouldn’t be president today if he weren’t black, hardly anyone has made a peep.

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, in an interview with David Weigel at Slate, proclaimed:

“Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this. It is what it is. If he had been a dynamic, white, state senator elected to Congress he wouldn’t have gotten in the game this fast. This is what made him different. That, combined with the fact that your profession” — another friendly tap of the bumper sticker — “not you, but your profession, was just absolutely compliant. They made up their minds early that they were in love with him. They were in love with him because they thought he was a good liberal guy and they were in love with him because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that.”

The general reaction of the public?  Oh, it’s Joe Walsh, he’ll say pretty much anything.

Walsh is known as one of the candidates who ran on the platform that “government” health care is a horrible thing to have, and there is no way he would accept it when he was elected.

Of course, then he did.  He called it a financial necessity.

Mildly racist and hypocritical?  Why yes, he is a “tea party” Congressman.

 

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7:31PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

I voted Obama because he stood for the things i agreed with as well as the reasons Biden mentioned. Sure i noticed he was black, and people made a point to point that out, but i didnt care.

11:02AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

How can this election be kept "clean" when
it is obvious Obama's election was rigged,
a set up to win from the very beginning!!!!!!!

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Trees are the lungs of the earth.

10:47AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

President Obama was the best candidate to be the job. He was the ONLY qualify candidate!!!! People talk allot of stuff.....because they are afraid of the truth! Beside JFK Obama is the lastest refresh President that the USA had in many, many years! STOP judging a book by it's cover! Look into the book.....do some reading....before you point the finger!

These RUDE, LOUD MOUTH CANDIDATES are only blowing smoke!!! They cannot tell the TRUTH if the TRUTH BIT THEM IN THE BOTTOCKS!!!

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE A CLEAN EFFECTIVE POLITICAL RACE....ONE THAT THE USA CAN BE PROUD OF!!!

KEEP IT CLEAN "BOYS" KEEP IT CLEAN!!!

10:26PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Joe Walsh isn't just a loud-mouthed bully, he's an ignorant bigot with a huge chip on his shoulder. He should not be holding a position that requires that he have any contact with the public. He's downright embarrassing...

12:08AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

~Not surprising at all~Just as democrats do at times, he certainly put his foot in his mouth!!~

5:08PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

William Y. wrote:
"@ Bette M. If a Native American, was nominated for president, i would vote for him/her if he/she was the best candidate, if not i would not vote for him/her. The fact that the candidate is a Native American wouldn't sway my vote one way or the other. Fact stated I am Part Native American."

I'm sure you realize every black in this country voted for Obama just because he is partly black & black enough for them to vote for. People do vote for people they readily relate to or identify with. You agree?
I doubt many could relate to or have faith in a person who was so called elected/rigged into the Oval Office such as Obama.

Obama passed over John Echohawk for the Supreme Court in favor of his long time friend......That woman who I can not think of her name.
But, I do believe Cain will change all of that considering cloud of sexual allegations that have dogged him recently. In other words Cain is not an Obama......At least Obama does not have the same kind of dirty baggage Cain has & Obama is ten times smarter.

Cain should deflate his ego & quietly drop out of the race & go back to making pizzas.

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3:40PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

@ Bette M. If a Native American, was nominated for president, i would vote for him/her if he/she was the best candidate, if not i would not vote for him/her. The fact that the candidate is a Native American wouldn't sway my vote one way or the other. Fact stated I am Part Native American.

7:58AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Wlliam Y wrote:
" Race, color, creed, sexual orientation or gender should not have anything to do with the capabilities of the individual."

It certainly should not have anything to do with all you stated.
But, human nature being what it is it has everything to do with
doing what is morally right.
China has a small black population, do you think China would
elect much less nominate a black just because they are there????
So, the small minded political bigshots made it there business to
appease the rioting blacks by looking for the bightest black they
could find & then rig the whole thing so he would win with certainty!!
This land did belong to Native American indians. We conned &
stole it from them!!
And is the time to do the honorable by appointng & electing a Native
American indian to recognize them on a grande scale as being
part of America one & for all!
It is time Native American indian be brought out of the shadows
and show America they are humans & not cattle hidden away
on reservations. And the indians have not acted out rioting, killing,
burning & looting as blacks have.
The era of slavery is long gone & blacks need to get on with it
and the indian need their turn to rule with recognition at last.....At last!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the erth.

4:56AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Bette M. asks, "Why hasn't there ever been an all American Native indian
at least been nominated for president long before any black?"

When has there been any all black nominated? Obama is half white. How many previous presidents or presidential candidate have been at least some Native American, And what does it matter what race a person is anyway? Race, color, creed, sexual orientation or gender should not have anything to do with the capabilities of the individual.




4:44AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

@ KARLOLINA G. I can't think of a reason other than lack of common sense.

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