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Posted by on Mar 30, 2009 in Arts & Entertainment, Politics | 5 comments

The Silent Cries Of Racism! Huh? I Can’t Hear Anything.

Can someone help me out here? Where is this growing throng of people calling criticizers of President Obama the dreaded R-word: racists? Can someone point this out to me? Because actress Angie Harmon feels she must present her “I’m not a racist if I criticize President Obama” card:

Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend herself from being deemed a racist.

“Here’s my problem with this, I’m just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you’re called a racist,” Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. “But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he’s doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I’m still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we’ve got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that’s the thing I really don’t appreciate. If I’m going to disagree with my President, that doesn’t make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn’t make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.”

Predictably, the good folks at Townhall.com have to add their 2.74928375892713 cents worth:

Increasingly, as Barack Obama’s policies continue to be a failure and sends the stock market plunging downward while moving America more and more towards socialism, there is a underlying motive on some to say any criticism is akin to racism. Actress Angie Harmon rightfully disagrees with this growing sentiment.

Methinks that many of we grown-ups are smoking way too many rotten eggplants which is leading to cases of hallucinations of the visual and audio kind. President Obama is getting knocked around from the Left and the Right. And guess what? I don’t see or hear growing cries of racism for criticizing the President. On black urban radio, black folks are starting to criticize President Obama on some issues and there are no cries of racism.

Ms. Harmon, if Hollywood liberals are giving you a hard time (y’all all seem the same to me but I digress), just throw a party. You stars and starlets always like a good shindig and all will be forgiven.

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  • AustinRoth

    I have to admit I haven’t heard ANYTHING on the other right-oriented sites I visit about criticism of Obama being called racist, and I haven’t experienced it myself despite my criticism of him.

  • elrod

    Of course Fox News would love to believe that “those who dare to criticize Obama” are being racist. It’s part of the bizarro victim culture in right-wing land.

  • skylights

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

  • Leonidas

    Most of those attacks came to an end with the election results, there were plenty flying before that though in the media. Still, there is quite a bit of it brewing under the radar, I’v seen some of it in the public school system, but not so much in the headlines anymore.

    I have a way with dealing with anyone who would call me a racist for opposing an Obama policy. I ask the person if they support affirmative action, if they answer yes, as many Obama supporters do, I them ask them why they think minorities cannot make it on their own without preferential treatment, and then tell them to look in the mirror next time they wish to utter a cry of racism.

  • HemmD

    Maybe racist charges are made when the criticisms are racist.

    Barack the magic negro, Obama bucks festooned with Watermelon, and images like those linked below kind of require a charge of racism.

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ei=gRnSSamnAdKEtwe2p7DqBg&resnum=0&q=barack+obama+monkey&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=hRnSSd_8FeLJtgfMhbieBw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

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