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14,635 hits 2.7 (9 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 8 years ago by Electric

Are all "birthers" racist?


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8 yrs ago - Monday 9/10/12 - 10:38:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would say yes, at least deep down.

They may claim it's because he wasn't raised in the USA enough, making them xenophobic more than racist, but it's all the same sort of people.
8 yrs ago - Monday 9/10/12 - 10:40:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
not necessarily
they might just be colossally stupid / impressionable and happen to be around racists
8 yrs ago - Monday 9/10/12 - 10:57:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
The ones who are serious about it, I think there's at least a grain of racism in there, but I think it's more a symbolic thing all the way around. It's the basics of "I like things that are like me, and things that aren't like me I don't trust."

So where it's not about the color of Barack Obama's skin per se, it is about identifying his ideas as "foreign" not necessarily from any place, but just as "not ours". It's more about saying "look, there's this guy from this strange place with these strange ideas who wants to tell us what to do and I don't like that!" Than it is the racism we all know and love, which is more hate based.

It's funny, because this rumor was believed to be started by Hillary supporters during the primary, which I think says interesting things about the demographic that was most supportive of her.
8 yrs ago - Monday 9/10/12 - 10:57:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think a large part of it stems from a racist viewpoint
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 5:14:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
All? One exception and the answer becomes "No," but by and large, yeah, birthers are racist. More verbosely, what kepi said, but w/o the stupid grammatical errors or that Hillary stuff.
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 7:34:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think that the claims are racially motivated at all. Obama had spent lots of time overseas as a child and had a foreign born parent. It was a fairly easy straw to grasp in an ongoing attempt to disqualify Obama as president/candidate for president.
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 12:23:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. The birthers never raised a fuss about John McCain running for president. Unlike Obama, McCain actually wasn't born in the US, but seeing as he's really, really white...
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 1:45:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, they're just stupid.
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:51:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 12:23:08 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
Yes. The birthers never raised a fuss about John McCain running for president. Unlike Obama, McCain actually wasn't born in the US, but seeing as he's really, really white...
WTF?! That ticks me off DX what heck is all this BS in the system?!
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:54:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 12:23:08 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
Yes. The birthers never raised a fuss about John McCain running for president. Unlike Obama, McCain actually wasn't born in the US, but seeing as he's really, really white...
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:51:35 PM VampireSRush wrote:
WTF?! That ticks me off DX what heck is all this BS in the system?!

Was he disqualified to run or was he still considered to be voted for? What a joke... screw politics...
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:54:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 12:23:08 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
Yes. The birthers never raised a fuss about John McCain running for president. Unlike Obama, McCain actually wasn't born in the US, but seeing as he's really, really white...
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:51:35 PM VampireSRush wrote:
WTF?! That ticks me off DX what heck is all this BS in the system?!
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 3:54:06 PM VampireSRush wrote:
Was he disqualified to run or was he still considered to be voted for? What a joke... screw politics...


Are you sure you aren't 12? Don't you remember this? It was less than 4 years ago.
8 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/11/12 - 7:25:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 5:14:16 AM IRLIteach wrote:
All? One exception and the answer becomes "No," but by and large, yeah, birthers are racist. More verbosely, what kepi said, but w/o the stupid grammatical errors or that Hillary stuff.


Uhhhmmm, the first known instances of the birther ideas came from anonymous emails sent and released by the Hillary campaign. That's just facts.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:23:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
What in the flying f*ck is a birther?
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:30:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:23:50 AM Socio wrote:
What in the flying f*ck is a birther?


It's those cxnts that think Obama isn't a US citizen.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:41:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:23:50 AM Socio wrote:
What in the flying f*ck is a birther?
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:30:04 AM Kepi wrote:
It's those cxnts that think Obama isn't a US citizen.

Why call them birthers? why not call them "c*nts who don't think obama is a citizen"
Why go to the trouble of giving them a fancy name?
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:49:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
not all of them, it's not like they'd do the same if another minority ran for office. obama just spent a lot of his childhood not in the US, so some people cried conspiracy and assumed he was born in kenya as a result of his father being kenyan.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:59:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:23:50 AM Socio wrote:
What in the flying f*ck is a birther?
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:30:04 AM Kepi wrote:
It's those cxnts that think Obama isn't a US citizen.
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 2:41:22 AM Socio wrote:
Why call them birthers? why not call them "c*nts who don't think obama is a citizen" Why go to the trouble of giving them a fancy name?


Because, even though there are a relative few of them, this topic is all they talk about (like, seriously, I know one, and he only knows two things: classic lit and birther nonsense), so it comes up a lot. It's quicker to say birther.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 3:37:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/12 - 12:23:08 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
Yes. The birthers never raised a fuss about John McCain running for president. Unlike Obama, McCain actually wasn't born in the US, but seeing as he's really, really white...

A military base is, so you must hate white people.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 3:39:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you question anything Obama does, well you must hate n*ggers.
The left is so retarded sometimes. Lololol
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 3:47:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dude, there's a difference between not like Obama's policies and refusing to acknowledge he's a US citizen. You know this, stop trolling.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 3:51:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
People on the left accused McCain of not being a citizen, also because they were retarded, but what did it have to do with race?
Am I saying there are no racist birthers? I'm sure there are, but to accuse someone of being racist, for raising a question that has little or nothing to do with him being black, is retarded to the umpteenth degree.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 3:58:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
See my initial response. I'm not saying it's a hood wearing, cross burning racism, but a much more basic "I like people who look like me and don't really get people who don't." It amplifies the level of intensity that people are rejecting the president.

The people who said McCain wasn't a citizen... If people actually believed that, they're insane, but also I would say it was probably anti-military in nature (which is not good) with much the same sort of factor. It's not the sole reason, but it'd up the ante.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 4:04:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
I did read yours. Like I said, are some people against Obama, simple because he's half black? I'm sure. All I'm saying is to say ALL people who are, in this particular case, is pretty irrational.
It pains me to see people I generally consider to be level headed jump to a low like throwing the racist card around that casually.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 4:20:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
But here's the key distinction, birthers are a subset of people who oppose Obama. Plenty of rational people oppose Obama's policies, that's totally reasonable. Raisinbranning is just retarded.

But this birther shxt? It's insane. There is zero rational thought behind it at this point, and yet it persists. I don't think it's out of line looking for motivations for people who believe something that has been clearly factually disproven repeatedly.
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/12/12 - 4:58:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 9/12/12 - 4:20:01 AM Kepi wrote:
Raisinbranning is just retarded.

dratING LOL!
Does he know that he has become a "thing"?

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