Post # 1
People filling out secession petitions! 150 years after a war has to be fought over this issue and right when the country is remembering all Veterans who have served their country.
This country is so divided over race, sexual orientation, economic status, religion etc, etc. I can’t help to think that this wouldn’t be happening if the the President was not Black! YES, I said it.
Post # 3
Our president being black had no effect on how I voted. It also has nothing to do with how I feel about gay marriage, reproductive rights, or religion. I didn’t care who was what religion for this election.
While I think a lot of people are upset about race, I don’t think it’s all because our president happens to be a different race than the previous ones. (of course, maybe I’m just naive and optimistic!)
Post # 4
Theres another topic on this too:
I think it would probably still be happening no matter what his race. It’s a party divide more than a race divide.
I think a lot of people are acting like adult children who didn’t get their way so they are stomping their feet trying to be heard.
Post # 5
Believe it or not, there are people in this world who do not like the President for his policies. Just freaking insulting that you would infer anything else. I have said it before and I will say it again, there are racists on both sides of the aisle. Go and look at my twitter feed, or Michelle Malkins, or Kira Davis’ and you will see the vile racist hate thrown at all of us.
I didn’t like Clinton, I despise Pelosi and Reid, and I find many many Hill Dems utterly intolerable. It is about policy and that is true for most Cons.
The country is not more divided than ever. If you go back and look at some of the news articles after Goldwater lost, you will see almost the same headlines. Same was true after Nixon lost to Kennedy.
You will often see things that pop up like this after major elections, it is the emotionality of it. I have worked in both Lib and Con campaigns at all levels and have seen this many times. The press will always play to the emotionality about it and try to come out with the most sensational story they can.
Post # 6
Last time I heard about this was 150 years ago.
LBJ and Vietnam caused public outcry and protests. Nixon’s watergate scandal… he resigned. Clinton’s policies or affair he gets impeached. People disagree with Obama … they want to leave the nation.
I by no means think that everyone who is not a Democrat is a racist. I myself cannot wrap my head around the thought that someone’s race carries such a heavy weight in this day and age. I’m talking about what I’ve heard and what I’ve read. Someone callign the President the N word and wishing for his assasination, people calling him a muslim (like that’s a crime), a communist etc. etc. I have not seen this happening with any other president and I think the presidentsto face strongest oppostion were LBJ and Nixon but obviously he left office.
I really think that we should be thinking more aobut working together and focus on reforms that benefit the great majority not just a few.
Post # 7
@amoret11: People say those kinds of things all the time. Individuals on both sides of the aisle have said, on this very board, “If so and so wins I am leaving the country”. I myself handed Baldwin a plane ticket out of the country, he swore he would leave if Bush won. Well, he is still here.
There are a whole bunch of policies that I will not go into, that are terrifying to many Americans, I am one of them. So I understand the frustration of the people signing such things, even though I don’t agree with the way they are going about it. What this article missed, is there is also a petition from California that was not started by Conservatives.
If you were to go to twitchy.com and look through some of the past posts, you will see just as many people threatening to kill Romney, calling him all sorts of names, and using “Mormon” as an insult. There was even a thread on here about being “Mormon” that was just one of the most aweful things I have ever read on here. There are just stupid, bigoted, racist, sexist fools on both sides of the aisle.
This is the whole reason that I an gleefully watching the demise of the Main Stream Media. The are so busy reporting on just one side of things, and ignore the other. They are no longer journalists who just give you the facts and nothing but the facts, they are now about being the story and being pundits.
“Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.” –Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801.
Post # 8
OMG really? I understand people are upset but if they really want things to change in their community how about they volunteer and make sure they vote. They’re not helping our country be any less divided. We need to start finding a middle ground between all political parties and try to see other’s points of view. But I guess people will do what they feel they must do.