Friday, October 9, 2009

"Principled" opposition to health reform

It's pretty obvious that at least some of the opposition to the President's health care agenda is racially motivated.
When you walk into the Georgia Peach Oyster Bar in Paulding County, you feel like you've walked into a different era.

Behind the pool tables stands a mannequin in a Klu Klux Klan costume, but it's what's outside of the Patrick Lanzo's restaurant that has some people angry.

Lanzo put up a sign that reads "Obama's plan for health-care: N*&%*r rig it."

4 comments:

Roch101 said...

"Despite the sign, Lanzo said he's not a racist."

So, back off, Dave.

Pino said...

Not sure if you are just being light hearted and pointing out some dumba$$ or if you are trying top make a point that main stream conservative objection to health care is somehow motivated by this.

Dave Ribar said...

Pino:

I'm actually heavy-hearted that people think that these kinds of statements are acceptable.

I've also heavy-hearted that too many "main stream" conservatives (present company excluded) wink at these folks.

For the record, I purposedly used the words "at least some." I don't think that this racism describes "most" of the opposition.

Pino said...

To link racism with the opposition is as silly as linking it to the supporters. Each can be either.