Posts Tagged ‘racism’
As a conservative, picking out things you don’t like about Barack Obama is kind of like pointing to the wettest part of the ocean. It also goes beyond politics. Not only is Barack Obama wrong politically, he’s not a good guy, “cool,” or even moderately likable. To the contrary, he’s one of the nastiest, least admirable people in politics and he gets by based on a phony persona he created when he ran for President in 2008 — along with the help of press corps liberals that work to protect him like they’re on his payroll. Based on his performance and his personality, Barack Obama deserves to be the least popular man ever to sit in the White House.
1) Nobody but an ass would say, “It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person.”
2) He’s a former (maybe, who really knows?) coke-snorting pothead who governs with all the care and due diligence you’d expect from a coke-snorting pothead.
3) Barack Obama actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.” Given that the private sector has never at any point been doing fine since he became President, he’d have to be dumb, dishonest or delusional to say something like that.
4) He is a bigger liar than Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter put together. There’s nothing the man says you can count on his meaning unless he’s saying something nice about himself.
5) He’s made racist comments about white people. Just to name one example, . . .
Read more by John Hawkins at TownHall.com
--SNIP-- Imagine if a Republican like Bush were President, would the media quote the 7.7 percent rate but ignore the underlying numbers of 13.8 percent unemployment among black Americans or 25.1 percent among teens?
Imagine if a white Republican President were presiding over 13.8 percent black unemployment versus 6.8 percent white unemployment, what would Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, (U.S. Senator) Barack Obama and other black leaders be screaming? Would they be leading a “million man march” on Washington, D.C.? Of course they would. Would black leaders blame this all on racism and in particular a racist white Republican President? Of course they would. Would they blame it all on conservative economic policies? Of course they would. Yet with a black President following big-tax, big-spend, big-entitlement, big-government policies, we hear not a word of anger or blame — and, of course, no mention of racism.
Read more at PersonalLiberty.com
The Republicans have only won the popular vote since Ronald Reagan’s presidency on two occasions: 1988 and 2004. In both instances, even the patrician Bushes were able to paint their liberal opponents as out-of-touch Massachusetts magnificoes. Lee Atwater turned Michael Dukakis, the helmeted tank driver, into a bumbling Harvard Square naïf. Karl Rove reminded the country that John Kerry, the wind surfer, was a spandex-wearing, wetsuit-outfitted yuppie who lived in several of his rich wife’s mansions, as he jetted around in her plane and sailed on her boat.
Otherwise, it was the Republicans who always ended up reduced to plutocratic grandees. Since 1960, and with the exception of Barack Obama, the Democrats always lost when they ran northern liberals — George McGovern, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, and John Kerry — so great is the American distrust of both old money aristocrats and Northern tsk-tsk scolds. Apparently southern accents — LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore — were necessary fides to win the popular vote, a sort of implicit reminder to voters that liberal Democrats could be just folks rather social engineers and redistributionists. Wealth apparently is not the key as much as an impression of familiarity with the working classes. Liberals laughed at Reagan riding horses, chopping wood, and chainsawing on his ranch, but voters liked what they saw. Neither party apparently can nominate a Massachusetts governor or senator and expect to win. Mitt Romney is a good man who would have made a very good president, but by June he was no longer a good Mitt Romney. Instead, millions of dollars in hit ads and free media assaults reduced him to a hideous caricature of a greedy, heartless Scrooge.
2. Barack Obama Was a Special Case
Read more by Victor Davis Hanson at PJmedia.com
Long owning the default position, the pure, tolerant Democrats easily assume a morally superior attitude while labeling those who differ from their point of view as morally deficient, quickly dousing dissenters with the 2008-2012 election buzz word–racist.
Uh, uh; I know better and so do you and so does Charlie Martin of PJ Tatler, factually exposing the Democrats as the real racists. Long term, pervasive racists at that, but no surprise there.
A few examples:
* It was Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat, who founded the Ku Klux Klan.
* Woodrow Wilson segregated Federal Buildings and jobs after 50 years of integration under largely Republican administrations.
* It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted Jim Crow Laws.
* It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted “separate but equal”.
* It was the Democrat Party in the South that supported the Ku Klux Klan.
Read more by Ethel C. Fenig at American Thinker
In the summer of 2007, his campaign for the White House well under way, Senator Barack Obama waded into the minefield of racial politics and accused President George W. Bush of sitting idly by as a “quiet riot” simmered in black communities.
–SNIP– Then the speech largely faded away — until last month, when someone calling himself “Sore Throwt” started e-mailing conservative activists and news media outlets claiming to have a bombshell video that would jolt the presidential election.
–SNIP– And its report brought to the forefront a wave of questions that have long been favorite topics in conservative circles: about Mr. Obama’s views on race; his associations with his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.; and whether the mainstream media was willfully ignoring embarrassing episodes from Mr. Obama’s past.
Read more By JEREMY W. PETERS and JIM RUTENBERG at NYTimes.com
Thumper the Rabbit’s parents always taught him, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” If the left’s self-appointed Omniscient Diviners of True Meaning have their way, conservatives in the public square won’t be left with anything at all to say. Ever.
It’s a treacherous business exercising your freedom of speech in the age of Obama. As a public service, I present to you: “The 2012 Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words.” Decoder rings, activate!
–Angry. On the campaign trail this summer, President Obama has become — in the words of the mainstream Associated Press — more “aggressive.” But don’t you dare call him “angry.” According to MSNBC host Toure, that’s racist!
Read more by Michelle Malkin at Townhall.com
Personal responsibility has become about as rare as a lion’s dinner. There once was a time in which people did self-assessments, following unfavorable occurrences or outcomes. People had no problem looking at themselves in the mirror, and accepting some blame where it was due. Prior generations actually TOOK PRIDE in owning up to shortcomings, while striving to correct such self-caused problems. But this concept has been gone longer than Karrine Steffans’ virginity. We now live in a society that takes solace in the idea that they can place responsibility (for THEIR actions) on society as a whole. You can live without consequence, since we have a system in place which allows you to pass the buck like generous exotic dancers sharing with one another. You do not have to fess up to any contributions you made to your own mess, financial or otherwise. You can simply say that OTHERS are responsible. Especially the government.
Posted by Marquis “Motionn” Campbell at KiraDavis.net
To fuel their false “GOP is racist” argument, MSNBC conveniently cut every speech given by a minority from their RNC coverage tonight. Francesca Chambers at Red Alert has the evidence:
–SNIP– MSNBC doesn’t have the evidence to back up their claims that the GOP is racist, so what do they do? They manufacture it based on lies and false coverage.
Read more by Katie Pavlich at Townhall
Sunday’s mass murder of six Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikhs by white supremacist Wade Michael Page is unfortunately not the first mass killing to take place in the state’s recent history.
On Nov. 21, 2004, 35-year-old Hmong immigrant Chai Soua Vang shot eight people, killing six, while hunting in northern Wisconsin. Vang blamed racist remarks made by the victims for inciting the violence in this incident.
And, while not the first race-related shooting in the state, the Oak Creek shooting is also not the first Wisconsin shooting to take place in a house of worship. Seven people were killed, and four were injured on March 12, 2005 when 44-year-old computer technician Terry Michael Ratzmann entered a Living Church of God service at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield and opened fire.
Read more by Amanda Webster at Gather.com
Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock are among the offenders.
It shouldn’t matter that I, an author with the audacity to select such a title, am black. The arguments presented should stand or fall on their objective merit. Nevertheless, I declare my racial identity at the outset to defuse any prejudice readers may bring regarding the motivation behind this piece. Indeed, it is in part because I am black that the following must be said.
All things considered, blacks and the civil rights culture surrounding them are the most open and prolific purveyors of racism in America. This is an ironic travesty which spits upon the graves of history’s abolitionists and offends all who are committed to a dream of equality under the law and goodwill among men.
Surely, such a claim is provocative. Unfortunately, it is also demonstrable.
Read more by Walter Hudson at PJ Media
Obama’s not black enough for this guy.
The Obama Record: The most frightening aspect of this president may not be his radical ideology but his rank dishonesty in selling that ideology. Now he’s been caught lying about family racism.
In “Dreams from My Father,” his 1995 memoir, Obama used the story of his paternal grandfather’s imprisonment and torture at the hands of British colonists in Kenya as an example of white cruelty. He claimed Hussein Onyango Obama was unjustly detained for six months before being released a crippled, lice-ridden “old man.”
In fact, none of it is true, according to Washington Post editor and biographer David Maraniss, who traveled to Kenya to investigate the tale. His grandfather was not detained or beaten by his “white rulers,” as Obama, writing as a 34-year-old lawyer, claimed.
This is only the latest example of a growing body of fabrications, embellishments and outright lies told by this president, who has a real and possibly pathological problem with the truth.
Stacked up, his whoppers would make even Bill Clinton blush. Here’s a sampling:
Read more at Investor’s Business Daily
In a 1200 word feature piece titled “Race Issues Return with Rev. Wright,” written by Jonathan Martin and James Hohamann, MSNBC’s unofficial web-partners at Politico go into excruciating detail charting the return of Obama’s former pastor and 20-year mentor. Naturally, the article is all about race-race-race and racism-racism-racism, and how by some unholy act of MSM witchcraft Wright is a bigger problem for Romney than for the man who spent two decades at his knee.
What Politico glaringly chose to leave out of its in-depth and oh-so detailed reporting, though, is the primary reason Reverend Wright is back in the news, but one inconvenient to President Obama’s re-election chances:
Read more by John Nolte at Breitbart.com
House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.
The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.
Read more by Joel Gehrke at The Washington Examiner
The verdict is in: The mainstream media believes that Derrick Bell is not a story. They believe it so deeply that they’ve had members of the Breitbart.com team on national television repeatedly; they’ve spent thousands of words covering it; and they’ve mentioned it on radio and the Internet incessantly. All to say that there’s nothing to see here.
Unfortunately, for President Obama, there’s something to see here.
Back when President Obama was a 28-year-old student at Harvard Law, he gave a speech in support of controversial racialist Professor Derrick Bell. The raw tape of that video was parceled out in bits and pieces over the subsequent years — much of it is still apparently missing — but last week, the most relevant section was released. It showed Obama telling a crowd, “Open your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.” He then gives Bell a bear hug.
The full video was only found after Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree, an Obama campaign advisor, showed it in one of his classes. He proceeded to inform the audience that “we hid this throughout the 2008 campaign,” but that he didn’t care if people found out about it now.
So what’s the relevance? The relevance is that Derrick Bell was a massive racial radical.
Read more by Ben Shapiro at Townhall.com