Louisiana Dem Chief Says Obamacare Opponents Motivated by Race

Republicans demand apology for idiotic statement


The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party said on the floor of the state Senate this week that opponents of the federal health care overhaul are motivated by President Obama's race—a remark that drew the scorn of state Republicans who now want her to apologize. 

State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, who is also chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, repeatedly invoked race as she railed against ObamaCare critics. 

"I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready? What it comes down to? It's not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it's not about that. You ready? It's about race," she said. "I know nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president.

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  1. You know which other Louisiana Dems were motivated by race?

    1. Trying to Godwin the thread out of the gate?

  2. Oops….they appear to be fresh out of arguments!


  3. i agree, it absolutely is about race, and we’ve known this from day one. it’s about race sen. peterson and many other liberals out there who are blinded by the color of the presidents skin. the is some real racism out there, and we don’t have time for this crap lady.

  4. Things I Love About Democrats, Part 3,947: They say the most worn-out, conventional things…….yet act like they’re saying something totally fresh and it’s gonna BLOW YOUR MIND. Really, “you ready” three times? Like I need to brace myself for the standard Obama defense his supporters have been using since day one?

    1. “They say the most worn-out, conventional things…….yet act like they’re saying something totally fresh and it’s gonna BLOW YOUR MIND.”
      Once the ultimate goal collapsed in 1989, it’s been look-back ever since.
      Progessive? You mean like progress to 1917? That sort of progress?

    2. ^^This^^
      It’s like a Hollywood movie painting all business people as evil greedy goons and union workers as oppressed, noble ‘everymen’ being greeted as Courageous and speaking the truth to power…blah…blah…blech!

      1. “If I see a movie where computers threaten our liberties, I will know that you stole my idea!”

  5. Hey, why want you accept all of these nice, free presents I’m giving you? Is it . . because I’m black? Oh, because I’m black you assume that they were stolen and not a result of my own sense of generosity.

    That’s not the point whether or not they actually were stolen, you assumed so!

  6. I have trouble believing these people really believe the shit they say. I think its like playing a role or something. Because nobody could really be that fucking stupid, right?


  8. Wow. Republicans want her to apologize? She’s black isn’t she? Doesn’t that make a demand for apologies kinda…y’know…?

  9. For some it is about race and to deny that fact is asinine

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