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On MLK’s Birthday, Sarah Palin Accuses Obama Of ‘Playing The Race Card’

by David Badash on January 20, 2014

in News

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Sarah Palin‘s modus operandi has regressed from speaking out from a cloud of ignorance on issues of great national importance, to issuing statements on Facebook, often on national holidays. Take these recent comments from the former GOP Vice Presidential nominee and half-term Republican Governor.

President Barack Obama is having “a gay old time” on vacation.

I love the commercialization of Christmas.”

That war on Christmas is the tip of the spear that really translates into a war on religious freedom.”

On Facebook today, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the fifth anniversary of the nation’s first Black president first swearing-in, Sarah Palin took the opportunity not to congratulate President Obama, nor to celebrate the late civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments, not to mourn his assassination, but to politicize this hard-won national holiday by attacking the leader of the free world:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.

Yes, on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Sarah Palin accused the President of “playing the race card.”

The National Memo’s Jason Sattler reports that the “star of a new show on the Sportsman Channel is referencing an outrage that exists only in the right-wing blog world over the president pointing out — as he has several times — that some people do not like him because he is black.”

“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” he said, according to The New Yorker‘s David Remnick.

Of course, right wingers fail to point out the second part of the president’s point. You see, to them, race is a subject that should not be discussed, but only hinted at as a means of destroying the social safety net.

Groundhog Day is February 2. Will Palin have an anti-Obama diatribe posted to Facebook that day too?

Wait and see, wait and see…


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User2post January 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I guess Sarah and the rest of the teabaggers think that being black and talking about being black is all it takes to be
"playing the race card".

labman57 January 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Sarah Snarkmeister insults the memory of ML King and every other progressively-thinking leader in America's history every time she utters a banal comment, posts her puerile prattle on Facebook, or types a trite tweet.

weshlovrcm January 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm

What a sad, miserable quitter she is flailing around desperately seeking relevance and attention.

James_M_Martin January 20, 2014 at 11:38 pm

This is it. This is the last time I bother to read ANYTHING about Palin. Much less read it and comment on it. Not worth the waste of breath, or as the case might be, finger exertion on keyboard. Nothing she could do would surprise me, much less anything she could say. If you told me she had murdered Bill O'Reilly I would not bother to read it (though desperate to do so, as it would signal doing away with two shits with one fart). Nothing is below Palin's stoopabiliity. The less attention we pay to her, the more likely she will slide back under that rock in Alaska.

BJLincoln January 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

Who honestly care what she thinks? She is a media whore thanks to the GOP thinking a women would help their case when up against Obama. She has all the timing of the anti-gay crowd by turning every holiday/event a reason to make snide remarks and all the class of Ann Coulter.
There is nothing wrong with the President pointing out he is black. He is. If you try to ignore the fact, then you are ignoring why it is important for history and our nation. I don't see where he playing "the race card" unless a black President should not mention it on the National Holiday celebrating a black hero.
Maybe if we stop paying attention to her stupidity, she will dry up and go away.

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