How many people are like me……sick and tired of the ‘race’ card being played constantly when people disagree with O.
Heather McGhee, vice president of policy and outreach at the progressive think tank Demos.org, said this weekend on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” that white seniors distrust Obama on Medicare because of race and “familiarity,” Mediaite reported Sunday.
“There is an inability for white seniors to trust Barack Obama on Medicare,” she said, “and it doesn’t have anything to do with the policies that he’s put out. It has to do with the demographics –”
“I like the way you’re using the word ‘demographics,’” Hayes said. “You mean race.”
“Well, yes, I’m sorry. By no means am I afraid to use the word ‘race,’” she answered. “It has to do with race, and it has to do with familiarity and has to do with the fact that, in 2010, the Republican Tea Party ran on cuts to Medicare that were in the ACA.”
“It also has do with demographics in the generational sense,” Hayes said. “The big hustle of the Ryan plan is, ‘Look, seniors of America, we’re not coming for you. If you’re over 55, you’re fine. We don’t touch anything.’”
Jim Hoft wrote at the Gateway Pundit that 49 percent of seniors who voted supported Obama.
In 2008, the UK Daily Mail reported that “51% of over- 65′s voted for McCain – including veterans – and made up 16% of the entire electorate. They were therefore not dissimilar in influence to the under- 30′s on the overall result.”
This is not the first time that seniors have been charged with racism.