Another Racist, Crazy Conservative Attack on Obama: Health Reform as Reparations
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An article proudly featured in the top spot of Fox Nation today pulls off the impressive feat of combining two seemingly unrelated Conservative pastimes -- battling the creation of a viable health care system and screeching about "reverse-racism" -- into one totally absurd, bizarre and racist attack on Obama.
"Reparations by way of health care reform?" asks the headline accusingly. A large picture of Obama, brow furrowed as he thoughtfully considers more ways to destroy Freedom and oppress white men, accompanies the headline.
Often Fox Nation writes headlines completely unrelated to the pieces they link to, in order to rile up their commenters and get clicks. But in this case, the piece really is as batshit insane as the headline suggests:
Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It's affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color.
President Obama is on the record as being officially opposed to reparations for slavery. But as with other issues, you have to sift through his eloquent rhetoric and go beyond the teleprompter to get at what he really means.
The piece goes on to reveal the shocking information that Obama opposes reperations because they don't go far enough. Gasp! Not, only that, but the First Black President's ploy to sneakily usher in something worse than reparations is to rig the new health care system to privilege African-Americans.