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How low can you go? Jimmy Carter (not that anyone gives a toss about him), has come out with the statement that anyone who opposes Obama is just a racist who thinks a black man shouldn't be running the country.

Americans think a "socialist" shouldn't be running the country, not a black man. I think it's absurd for Carter to come out with such nonsese.

The Obama crowd must be getting very desparate now if they've dropped to the lows of pulling the race card on any opposition. No talk of his policy, simply anyone who opposes them is racist. As a result of his policies, the livies of many Americans are going to change drastically - and not for the better. As a result of his policies American taxpayers and their children and their children's children are going to be paying it back for generations to come.

Rediculous.
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Nearly as ridiculous as spelling ridiculous with an e. Ridiculous.

edit: And the reason race is mentioned so frequently is because the opposition is rarely civil. Racist comments are racist. Who knew?
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No, just stupid.




(I kid, I kid, but I couldn't resist.)
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(Original post by burninginme)
How low can you go? Jimmy Carter (not that anyone gives a toss about him), has come out with the statement that anyone who opposes Obama is just a racist who thinks a black man shouldn't be running the country.

Americans think a "socialist" shouldn't be running the country, not a black man. I think it's absurd for Carter to come out with such nonsese.

The Obama crowd must be getting very desparate now if they've dropped to the lows of pulling the race card on any opposition. No talk of his policy, simply anyone who opposes them is racist. As a result of his policies, the livies of many Americans are going to change drastically - and not for the better. As a result of his policies American taxpayers and their children and their children's children are going to be paying it back for generations to come.

Rediculous.

but then everybody in the country will be able to recieve free healthcare and thats a good thing no?
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Almost definately.
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Yes they sure are.
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that it stupid
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America can not afford an NHS style system, it will be a disasterous thing for the American people, and barack obama is crazy to try and do this in a time of recession and when america has over a trillion dollars in debt. Also barack obama is a racist.
The richest, most powerful nation on the planet cannot afford to give its citizens free healthcare? :rofl: What good is being the richest nation on the planet if you cannot afford basic things such as that. You can bail out banks, car makers, and plough **** loads into defence budgets but when it comes to curing disease: sorry, no insurance?
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(Original post by Baz1990)
America can not afford an NHS style system, it will be a disasterous thing for the American people, and barack obama is crazy to try and do this in a time of recession and when america has over a trillion dollars in debt. Also barack obama is a racist.
... what? We manage it just fine. Why can't you?
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Indeed.
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(Original post by Baz1990)
they have a massive trade defecit and are the most in debt country in the world. free health care in america would cost at least 500 billion dollars and america does have this kind of money to spare
Yes, except here's the thing: if America fails, we all do (well possibly not China). Besides, America has never had a better time to have universal healthcare: do you thing the ever-increasing American unemployed deserve to go without healthcare?

Apparently money is all people on the Right care about.
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but then everybody in the country will be able to recieve free healthcare and thats a good thing no?
lol
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(Original post by Baz1990)
they have a massive trade defecit and are the most in debt country in the world. free health care in america would cost at least 500 billion dollars and america does have this kind of money to spare
Have you seen how much the current healthcare system is costing the US? They are spending far, far more than any other country on healthcare and yet still have a substandard system compared to other western nations.

It's hard to see how changing it could make US healthcare any more expensive than it already is.
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(Original post by Baz1990)
America can not afford an NHS style system, it will be a disasterous thing for the American people, and barack obama is crazy to try and do this in a time of recession and when america has over a trillion dollars in debt. Also barack obama is a racist.
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I don't know about racist but I do feel a lot of opposition to Obama is based on emotional instinct. Much of this is fear over "socialism" but I also feel that in some individuals race will be playing a significant factor.

However it is easy to over-state the race factor - Americans have been subjected to decades of capitalist propaganda and Obama is taking on the fundamental ideas that permeate American society head on. I just find it astonishing the hatred Americans have for socialism, a nation of people who would rather the poor had their teeth rot and are wasted by infections and poor health just so they can carry on with "I'm alright Jack".

What I honestly don't understand is how the socialist haters are the same ones that support a big army. I can't think of anything more socialist then spending more money on government employees armed to the teeth then the next 20 countries combined.
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there would be gigantic tax increases for everyone, would be very bad for the economy.
Rubbish. There would be tax increases, yes, but not GIGANTIC ones.
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I'm sorry, but I have to say, that given some of the slogans that people had on their placards/banners during the march, whilst not everyone who opposes Obama is racist, there are clearly plenty who are.

Sad, pathetic people.
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President Carter is absolutely correct, the main beneficiaries of socialised medicine are the poorest in America and Black communities suffer greater levels of poverty than any other. On a widespread scale, the objections people hold to socialised medicine are indeed racist.
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(Original post by Baz1990)
Gigantic tax increases because of health care costs and gigantic tax increases because of an out of control government debt. if you researched the topic you would understand.
You're scaremongering here. And if you're so clued up, why don't you provide the facts and figures behind your positions? It's a common enough realisation amongst most commentators that actually nationalised healthcare in the US would reduce costs. And you know, the tax increases are more than likely less than the current expenditure by private individuals and companies for healthcare plans. It's not as if private healthcare insurance will continue to be a lucrative business if everybody in the US gets it for free...
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I think Carter chose his words well. There are, unfortunately, a lot of racists in America. That's hardly a shock, we're only a generation away from Jim Crow.

The problem isn't Carter, it's ideologues, often in the media but also mindless Democrats generally, who go from "much opposition to Obama is racist" to "all opposition to Obama is racist". Again, hardly a shock, unfortunately. The natural response of the fool to a good argument is an attempt to tar the debater with bigotry; just look at any attempt to argue against Israel or Islam. There isn't really much that can be done, though, except ignore the idiots, because trying to convince an ideologue is the definition of arguing with a brick wall.
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