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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:29 PM
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Now Bill Cosby weighs in on Carter's side of race issue Comedi
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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 19:45 EDT

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 19:45 EDT
Now Bill Cosby weighs in on Carter's side of race issue

Comedian Bill Cosby has gotten a lot of praise on the right for his fairly conservative take on race and racial relations in the U.S. recently. And he hasn't been afraid to take on President Obama on those issues, either; after Obama said police had acted "stupidly" in arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cosby said he was "shocked.

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I agree with President Carter that racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama. During President Obamas speech on the status of health care reform, some members of congress engaged in a public display of disrespect. While one Representative hurled the now infamous you lie insult at the President, others made their lack of interest known by exhibiting rude behavior such as deliberately yawning and sending text messages ....

Various polls prior to the election indicated that between five and ten percent of Americans would never vote for an African American president. That number, of course, only includes those who actually admitted to their prejudice. How many others harbored such feelings but did not respond honestly when asked the question? And how many people oppose Obamas plan because the President is African American?

In "Birth of a Nation," D.W. Griffith used white actors in black face to portray black legislators as having low intelligence and acting like fools. Today, we have a band of real life congressional fools seemingly bent on blocking any meaningful reform of the health care system. But if we allow even one American to die simply because he or she cannot afford treatment, we are creating a shameful scenario that could aptly be called Death of a Nation.



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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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1. Excellent, Dr. Cosby... excellent.
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:38 PM
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2. He seems like a pretty smart and level guy to me.
I pay attention to what Bill Cosby says, because he is probably right.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:59 PM
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3. I find him too preachy and conservative
I liked the Fat Albert Cosby way better.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 12:50 PM
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4. yes
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