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Old June 3rd, 2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Barack Obama 'exacerbated racism'

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Rick Santorum says Barack Obama 'exacerbated racism' in the U.S.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said former President Barack Obama had the power to bring the nation together but wound up increasing racism in part by the way he handled police shootings.

Santorum, a conservative political commentator for CNN, made the accusation during a heated “State of the Union” panel discussion Sunday about racism in the United States.

Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a political action committee that raises money for progressive politicians, said it was “pretty horrific” to see voters sway toward Donald Trump’s campaign after electing the first African-American president.

“There was an uproar. You saw the Tea Party. You saw obstruction by Republicans time and time again,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is kind of problematic. It says a lot about this country, and Donald Trump tapped into it.”

Jean-Pierre, who worked on both of Obama’s presidential election campaigns and served in his administration, said it’s important to remember that Trump’s political career started in earnest by promoting birtherism, the false conspiracy theory that Obama wasn’t born in the United States and was therefore ineligible for the presidency. She also criticized Trump for saying “you also had some very fine people on both sides” after white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Va.

Santorum, who was seated beside Jean-Pierre, appeared eager to speak after she said Trump “tapped into that racism” that’s been seen in the United States since 2008 — when Obama was elected.

“What’s being ignored here is the role that Barack Obama played in all this,” Santorum said. “You can’t just go from ‘well, we elected out first black president’ and ‘all of a sudden we get Donald Trump.’ There was something in between those two things.”


According to Santorum, “many, many, many people” saw Obama being racist himself and “doing more to exacerbate racism” in the United States.

“Every time there was a controversy with someone of color involved, he took the side, many times, against the police,” Santorum said. “He did it over and over and over again. President Obama was to many people out there someone who could’ve brought this country together.”

Jean-Pierre expressed disbelief at what she was hearing and said that in those instances Obama was standing up for people who had been unjustifiably treated. She asked if Santorum was referring to the times Obama addressed the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012, but the panel’s time was running out so the conversation came to an abrupt end.

“This president could’ve [brought us] together. He didn’t,” Santorum said. “He divided us.”

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Absolutely true. Every chance he got Obama poured gasoline on incidents, like Ferguson.
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Absolutely true. Every chance he got Obama poured gasoline on incidents, like Ferguson.
He totally did. This is why things are worse between races. Obama could have deflated Ferguson and instead ratcheted up the black community. Like when he said the bit about if he had a Son he would look like Trayvon.
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Rick Santorum isn't any go-to guy.

Trump has emboldened racists to the point that I'm watching white people acting the way they did toward black people in the late-50s and 60s.

I saw just such an incident two days ago, an older white dude not from my town giving shit to a black cashier. He rattled him to the point that the young man's hands were trembling. When the white asshole walked past me he had a big grin on his stupid face. I told the young man that I'd seen it, but that I didn't want to start a scene by confronting him. The young guy's eyes mellowed big time, he agreed that confronting the guy in that situation probably wasn't a good idea, and he thanked me for noticing.

I said, you black guys must get that kind of shit all the time. He just nodded.

Racism never died in this country. It went dormant. Trump is the rain racists have been waiting for.
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Rick Santorum isn't any go-to guy.

Trump has emboldened racists to the point that I'm watching white people acting the way they did toward black people in the late-50s and 60s.

I saw just such an incident two days ago, an older white dude not from my town giving shit to a black cashier. He rattled him to the point that the young man's hands were trembling. I told the young man that I'd seen it, but that I didn't want to start a scene by confronting him. The young guy's eyes mellowed big time, he agreed that confronting the guin that situation probably wasn't a good idea, and he thanked me for noticing.

I said, you black guys must get that kind of shit all the time. He just nodded.

Racism never died in this country. It went dormant. Trump is the rain racists have been waiting for.
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this is a thread about Obama.
"Rick Santorum says Barack Obama 'exacerbated racism' in the U.S."

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It's true. And sad.
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He totally did. This is why things are worse between races. Obama could have deflated Ferguson and instead ratcheted up the black community. Like when he said the bit about if he had a Son he would look like Trayvon.
Do you think other races feel the same way?
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How did Obama exacerbate racism ?
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