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@eivo,see above: "I Have spent some significant time in the rural southland of this great country in the past several years I can confidently tell you that there are a great many who will - if asked- pull no punches and tell you that their hatred of Obama is based exclusively on his color and not knowing his place. It's very sad, I just nod and walk away."
I have heard "jokes" or comments about Obama's failures being due to being of Kenyan descent, the suggestion that blacks are inherently intellectually challenged, that.....
Admittedly, the frequency of these "comments" are much less in NE Ohio (thankfully), but they do exist there in our community.
Generally where I have witnessed this are in bars or golf course club rooms or the like, and where the speakers are relatively confident that their mates (usually guys) are already of the same thinking.
And yes, I heard disparaging remarks about George W. Bush but it never was about race.
March 16, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.
@76Ytown,Hits - interesting. When I searched Bing w/o quotes for bush dictator it matched your original 1.32 million.
Tried it again (just now) with quotes and still only got 45. So I tried the phrase (with quotes) on other engines:Search.com 17,100yahoo 17,700Google 3,540Bing 45AOL 3,350
No point, just a interesting comparison, can't explain why your Bing is 17,100 and mine is 45.
Otherwise, ".....NOTHING to do with race", were your words. I'm taking the position that things are hardly ever that absolute.
Maybe it's the "moderate" in me.
March 15, 2014 at 11:33 p.m.
You do realize that the 1,320,000 hits that you got on bush dictator also includes articles when he met with, or criticized etc a dictator.
Search by phase "bush dictator" yields 46 hits.
I agree with your taking offense to the racial references of lajoci. Totally provocative.
On your last comment, about disagreement not being racially based; I will accept that YOUR disagreement is founded without regard to race.
Have spent some significant time in the rural southland of this great country in the past several years I can confidently tell you that there are a great many who will - if asked- pull no punches and tell you that their hatred of Obama is based exclusively on his color and not knowing his place. It's very sad, I just nod and walk away.
March 15, 2014 at 8:19 p.m.
In Miami Florida in 1987 Isaac Woginak died before his wedding ceremony. On application of his fiancee, the County Clerk was ordered (by court) to sign his marriage license.
Florida has never been the same since they stepped on that slippery slope.
February 23, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.
All knowing, all seeing, able to tell us what other people are thinking......NOT!
Though he learned a lesson when he was trying to tell us what veterans thoughts were. Guess not.
February 21, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.
eivo your side has been squealing "like a stuck pig" for the past 5 years.
Lest you forget, Bush had to "modify-on-the-fly" (without congressional approval) Medicare Part D.
Lest you forget, Bush actually signed more executive orders than Obama. (Maybe what Obama learned about the power of the presidential pen he learned from the Bush administration - just sayin')
Lest you forget - it took both sides to modify the filibuster rules. (they have not been eliminated as you claim).
February 18, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.
So eivo you were only wrong by a factor of 2.6?
What a relief !
February 17, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.
evio,Exactly right, almost a year.
A year ago the "top republicans were saying no need for special investigator"
Now, some, like Cruz, have switched gears.
What has happened in the past year?
Issa and his committee have been able to find nothing !
February 10, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.
“Rep. Gowdy: CONGRESS Must Appoint Special Prosecutor to Investigate IRS Scandal” - Fox News May 22 2013
“Top GOP Lawmakers: NO NEED for Special Prosecutor in IRS Scandal” Republican leaders in Congress are currently against appointing an independent special prosecutor to investigate the IRS controversy.. House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, and House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and House Ways and Means members Dave Camp and Charles Boustany, are in agreement. – NewsMax - May 24 2013
Is Bill Johnson calling for a special prosecutor?
February 10, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.
"to allow people to choose what ever health insurance they desire without any minimum standards"
You are joking right?
How about this plan: 1,000,000 deductible, 20,000,000 out of pocket max, patient pays 100% co-insurance on all services, policy revocable without notice, Premium 10 dollars per year.
January 9, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.