Push back

PelosiIn Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain wrote about a black lawyer from the free state of Illinois, well dressed and riding a horse. Pa Finn was outraged; how could a black man have a horse when he didn’t?

Did President Obama, a careful, competent President raise the same feelings of outrage in some of us? Did a black man as President make the election of a white supremacist possible, even inevitable?

What about a President who is a woman, would her administration, however well run, be followed inevitably by a misogynist?

 

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4 Responses to Push back

  1. josephurban says:

    Obama’s presidency brought out the racism that has always existed in these people. As long a black folks “knew their place” and didn’t get “uppity” the world was in balance. But a black man who is not only smarter than all the GOP supporters and KNOWS he is smarter. That they could not tolerate. Too uppity. And Trump took advantage of the hatred for backs and combined it with a hatred of (successful) women. Playboy bunnies are ok, but not competent females.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    So if we disagree with the policies of the Democrats in Congress and some of the policies of Democrat Presidents we are labeled “racists” ! How can you compete with that !?!?

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  3. whungerford says:

    Will Trump be succeeded by a much different person as President, or will foreign conspirators be able to counter pushback to break that pattern?

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  4. josephurban says:

    Disagreeing with policies is fine. But the president telling women of color who are in Congress to “go back to where you came from” is RACIST. To call Mexicans “rapists” is racist. Trump gained traction with his racist “Obama is not an American” claims. Policy differences are fine, racism must be called out.

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