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I've been loath to admit that the frantic efforts to paint our first black president as the Other, a foreigner, socialist, fascist, Marxist, racist, Commie, Nazi; a cad who would snuff old people; a snake who would indoctrinate kids - had to do with race.

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Pamylle G (461)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 5:07 am
Good read - thanks, Tom !

mary f (202)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 5:08 am
thanks tom its frightening the amount of racism that still goes on in 20009

Brad C (40)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 9:35 am
Thanks Tom, this shows the downward spiral of the people we elect to represent us in Washington.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 9:44 am
People should be very sure of their information before using the term racism.

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 12:08 pm
These Idiots will pay big time for the hate that runs thru their veins people are so hateful because we have a President that is going to work for this Country and being black only proves that the KKK has never stopped working with the skin heads and Rush Limbaugh "Oh what a relief it is" I'm not worried are you?
If we give any publicity to these small minded freaks they go with it..Move forward and ignore there gestures of Hide in seek under mamas sheets

Mary Grace D (40)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 1:15 pm
Great column by Maureen Dowd!

Nails the Beckian extremists right on their dittoheads!

No Way (0)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 1:41 pm
Maureen Dowd is offensive!

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 2:14 pm
Love this woman to the max! Bravo Tom-

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 3:25 pm
Thanks Tom for spreading this article to a wider audience/group of readers.

The great thing about this article is that it publicises many people's thoughts.

We should not let Congress's peculiar behaviour distract us from calm debate about possible needed changes to Obama's Healthcare Bill.

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 5:18 pm
Tks Tom, scary how much racism is still going on.

Laura H (964)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 9:12 pm
GREAT article!
Thanks for posting Tom!

Tom M (814)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 9:44 pm
Thanks for your comments everyone! I don't always agree with Maureen Dowd, but I think she nailed it this time! Cal posted another interesting story on this topic, Racism Behind Anger Toward Obama: Carter that I think is worth reading.

JennyLynn W (246)
Thursday September 17, 2009, 4:24 am
Arrrgh. And people are supposed to be the ones with the big brains and the advanced reasoning skills. Sometimes I actually go back and check the cognitive research to remind me of that. Good grief.

rose s (239)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 7:47 pm
What is troubling is people like Maureen Dowd who would 'use the race card' to stimulate her own 'self interest with the Nyt( btw is having serious financial problems - so a little 'sensational' might help sell news. .If the prez screw in anything and people criticise him - they would be most likely be labelled as a racist.Please check out the down spiral of the Prez approval rating.Is that racism as well?
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