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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 02:34 PM

I Only Protested the Affordable Care Act Because the President Was Black.Please Don't Take it Away

By DAVID BRADLEY ISENBERG


Back in 2009, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress, I was fuming with anger. How could I, a fiscal conservative, support a program that would drive down my insurance costs and cover my childís preexisting condition? It clearly was a flawed bill that would ruin small businesses.

I nearly boiled over for eight years, and rightly so. But now that President Obama has finally left office, and the Republicans want to take away my health insurance options and increase my premiums, I just want to be up front about something.


It was never about the taxes. It was always about the presidentís Blackness. It was super related to his race. Arguably, completely and wholly tied to race, alright? And now that the president is normal again, Iíd be very grateful to be able to enjoy this health insurance and all these patient protections that have saved my small business and my childís life. So please, donít repeal the Affordable Care Act.

I was one of the early activists within what became known as the Tea Party, sending my senator hundreds of envelopes filled with nothing but tea bags. Contrary to popular belief, the black tea bags were not to symbolize the famous Boston Tea Party protesting tea taxes from the British. Rather, my black tea bags symbolized the Blackness of our president.

more satire close to the truth:

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-only-protested-the-affordable-care-act-because-the-president-was-black-please-dont-take-away-my-health-insurance

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metroins Jul 2017 #1
Solomon Jul 2017 #3
Hekate Jul 2017 #4
saidsimplesimon Jul 2017 #2
madokie Jul 2017 #5

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 02:39 PM

1. I think it's more misinformation than about race.

The Republicans had a better strategy at marketing hate all things Democrat.

The Right Wing Nut Jobs hate all Democrats regardless of race.

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Response to metroins (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 02:52 PM

3. Sigh. Always rush in to deny

the obvious. De Nile.

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Response to metroins (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 04:44 PM

4. Wasn't it LBJ who pointed out that if you tell the lowliest poor white man that he is better than...

...the most accomplished black man, that white man will pull out his wallet in a flash to give money to the politician who tells him that?

It was true then, and it certainly appears to be true now. Trump supporters have been lied to, it is true. But those lies fell on fertile ground. Trump and the GOP that swore to oppose every single thing Obama proposed to do as POTUS are now hastening to undo every single thing the black man accomplished in his 8 years in the White House.

Women who support Hillary can tell you misogyny works very much like racism does.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 02:48 PM

2. Spot on doc, as always

It is truth. Far too many opposed President Obama because of his color, not his party.

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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 04:47 PM

5. All of it

every single bit of it was due to his Blackness. I despise the racist asshole who are guilty too

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