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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jay Rockefeller makes Salient, Cogent, and Thoughtful Points on Why Critics Don't Like Obamacare: They're Racists

Guys, it's getting beyond comical.

Via HotAir:
Two noteworthy details here. One: Rockefeller couldn’t be more casual in lobbing his grenade. He’s not out at a fundraiser with a drink in his hand, mindlessly babbling to some reporter with his guard down. He’s at an actual Senate hearing with a Republican senator sitting right in front of him, and yet it’s bombs away — and not for the first time. Congressional rules of decorum forbid swearing and personal insults, but if you want to charge the other side with racism for questioning Obama’s pet boondoggle, fire away. Two: Unlike most instances where this accusation is made, the target was present and eager to respond. Watch the very beginning and then the last few minutes of the second clip to see Johnson hit back. I would have walked out if I were him, but admittedly, his approach is smarter.
He says "It's not something you're meant to talk about in public." Really? It seems like you guys can't wait to talk about it ad nauseum. Second, the failure of Obamacare is documented. The broken promise of "you can keep your health care" is well known. So. We criticize a law that's unsuccessful and that's racism. So should we have assumed failure? Is expecting success racist by their measure? So it's racist to assume competence from a black man? That expecting failure and incompetence is somehow not racist? Then who are the real racists?

Sorry Senator Byrd. How could I believe that dems are the real racists? That's just crazy.

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