August 13th, 2009
11:02 AM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. ruki - Sri-Lanka

    There's no place for racism in the United States!!!

    August 14, 2009 at 1:37 am |
  2. Ratna, New York, NY

    Hi Anderson,

    Just dropping a line to say hi! I am quiet overwhelmed by this development in America after Obama took office, especially health-care. I am considering moving to Canada.

    By the way, your Mom is a very talented writer and it really takes a lot of talent and guts to write an erotic novel. She really cuts through the stereotypes about seniors.

    You can still find me between 1-3pm around the ABC area for the next six months.

    Woof! 😀

    August 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  3. Ruby Coria LA., CA.

    What a shock the whiteman wants the so call "power" back, yes there are all kinds of groups, let's not forget the Asian & so on.. the fear comes from `whites, thinking that we "La Raza (Viva) & the new Black Panters" are going to some how give you the same treatment, you gave us in the past & still in today..don't fear our cultures are cool, we don't need to dominate. It goes to show you, that it took 2042 years to get this American back to it's roots.

    August 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  4. Diane N.

    Ooops!! my other comment, wrong thread. Sowry!!

    August 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  5. Diane N.

    It seems that no one is asking key questions. They are telling opinions. Nor are the hosts able to give enough information to make this effort palpable. Are having to be referees. The fact that all the shouters and yellers have an agenda that goes beyond the point of the meetings is just making it all an unproductive spectacle. The people that are doing all the shouting are so wrapped up in their own politics that they are forgetting there are millions of people out there who have no health care and are suffering. Can we not forget this is about health*care not health scare and we've got to work together for a solution because someone you care about may be suffering. Can we please leave the personal politics out of this, it's transparent and embarrassing...really.

    August 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  6. Joe G. (Illinois)

    Many want to be mean, bad, and ugly. Be the self righteous venerated kings of hell.. Fact is that when some people look at Obama they see their long awaited hero, others …!!! Personally I suggest nobody to fallow Obama but to Fear God instead.. About the militias.. People seem to forget that just because Obama was elected President of the United States.. That all that doesn’t mean that he has any authority over it. We ought not to forget that for Obama as for the rest of us just the simple act of taking a breath is a gift allowed/permitted by God. Obama has no power or authority over the economy or anything else in America or anywhere else in the world for that matter. People give to Obama willingly, whether it be their votes, support, and veneration. Who do you fear?

    August 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
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    August 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  8. Mike in NYC

    Like I needed to watch that to know who Anderson was interviewing.

    Note Potok's sleazy segue from militias to town hall protesters. Apparently the SPLC gets to define whose discourse is "poisonous." Black Panthers and La Raza do not, of course, qualify.

    Truth be told, 2042 will be the first time in history that a once dominant ethnic/racial group will be expected to peacefully embrace minority status in the country their forebears created. Bloody revolutions have been fought over less.

    August 13, 2009 at 11:34 am |