I take them at their word when far right commentators say that ideology, and not race, is why they oppose the policies of President Obama. It makes you a bit skeptical when folks claim that health reform ideas originating from the Reagan and Nixon White Houses are suddenly Socialist plots to destroy America. And one would have to be painfully ignorant of our nation’s fractious racial history to not understand why carrying a sign portraying Obama as a clown is problematic.
It all just makes one wonder. Then there is this.
A Minnesota based organization is coming into states around the country to fight the implementation of health reform. The nonprofit’s name is the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom. Citizens’ Councils, of course, spread quickly in the 1950s in a desperate attempt to fight against racial integration.
version namesake of the white supremacist group is battling the creation of health benefit exchanges in the states. But, again, I’m sure the names are just a coincidence. None of this has anything to do with race.