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January 20th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Sarah Palin to President Obama: "No more playing the race card"

Sarah Palin has a message for President Obama on this Martin Luther King Day: stop playing the race card.

After quoting from Martin Luther King's historic "I have a dream speech," Palin wrote on Facebook, "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card."

Palin slams Obama in MLK post

Now Palin didn't give a specific example of the president playing the "race card," but her comments follow an interview the President did with The New Yorker, in which he said:

"There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President."

OutFront: Republican strategist and radio talk show host Alice Stewart and CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill.


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  1. kareen

    Are you kidding me! no one has played the race card more than people like you!!
    400 hundred years of slavery, racism,discrimination,in the work place!!
    and on and on and on!
    Why don't you tell your people to stop playing the race Card!!
    You have a lot of never

    January 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  2. Ralph_Indy

    Palin is posting stuff to get media exposure so that she can get money for being important. She can up her speech rate and get on tv. It about money and nothing else. If she cared about causes or anything she would have stayed Gov or she would have run for President.

    January 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  3. Keaka Pea

    Too bad, he just couldn't help himself. M.L. Hill was coming close to winning the debate, but he, like Obama, is "born to lie" and was unable to resist stating "not one time has he stated that". A bold-faced lie if ever there was one. (..,"he's black.")

    January 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  4. Ric King

    I can not believe Sarah Palin ever got to public office, or even went to Elementary School. Lincoln would throw up if he could see the pottage this stupid politician attempts to strewn upon the pubic Conscience. Obama has run a cleaner administration than any President since Harry Truman, and he plays by the rules. There are those in the radical fringes of the "Repugnants" read republican party, who will stop at nothing to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. In Europe the wealthy pay a far larger burden of the public taxes. Still they are making greater gains in economic development. than the USA, You idiots in the Red party don't get it, spend more for quality education so the work force can compete with China and the Third world... or we will become a third world country. R.F.King Special Education instructor

    January 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  5. Keaka Pea

    I've no idea who Alice Stewart is, but I certainly recognize the other name- M.L. Hill, the Left's premier racist, second only to Bary Mulatto Obama. Yes, Keenan, it was a joke, but it was one on you.

    January 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  6. Normin CT

    Hahahahahah...Palin thinks her opinion matters and that and someone actually cares

    January 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  7. bushpoverty

    "There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President."

    He's right, this is a more than accurate statement. The "race card" is an excuse one uses for a wrong doing, white racist Republicans, like Palin and many other white Republicans who actually have jobs in Washington, unlike her, who have refused to co-operate with the President simply because he is black and because they do not want blacks to be successful. That is the real racist thing going on these last 6 years since President Obama became our first black President. The real answer to this problem is to vote the Republicans all out of office so that they can no longer obstruct progress and continue to vote against new policy and laws that will further advance America, based on their racial hatred for the black man in the white house..

    January 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  8. nita

    who is she she need to shut her mouth he not think about that ex gov

    January 21, 2014 at 11:04 am | Reply
  9. Drew

    So, let me get this straight. A black man comments on what he believes to be the case with some folks, white or black and he is playing the race card? I fail to see it. The facts are the facts. There are people that don't like people because of their skin color, white, brown or black. How does being the president eliminate that? Of course once you are a president you are not supposed to speak of such things. Wow!

    January 21, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
  10. LYNN

    To Sarah...you are not only ignored but you are such a sad individual and you fail to represent women - you are just in the dark and such a racist.

    Enjoy your white life and remain in the dark.

    January 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | Reply
  11. Catholic_Lady

    Denigration has been a skill taught and practiced by the Democratic Party as a means for revenge ever since they lost their battle for slavery against President Lincoln. Martin Luther King stepped away from that mentality when he spoke about people of every race joining hands shouting "Free at last!"

    Inequality is not only a White racist problem, and those who play the race card for profit and use fallacious arguments to dupe others into supporting Blacks because of their race are NOT MLK's anti-racist followers.

    January 21, 2014 at 3:44 am | Reply
  12. garyspuppy

    She made a complete fool of herself in the interview. She didn't do anything but skirt around the questions asked of her and try to refocus them toward her own talking points and agenda. And then at the same time she speaks about the failure to unite parties when she did everything in her power to keep the interview on the topic disjointed.

    January 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  13. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Keenan Thompson: "Simply put, it has NOT been a good month for The President: a bumpy rollout for Obamacare & an NSA wiretapping scandal that won't go away... The question is: Has there been a time in the past month where you would've wished that you had voted for Mitt Romney?"

    ((silence... followed by unbridled, hysterical laughter by no less than 47% of Americans))

    Keenan: "Hahaahhahaha... Oh, I'm sorry, I always like to start with a joke."

    (SNL, "How's He Doing?")

    January 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Reply

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