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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The post-racial iPOTUS? Not so much

Post Racial?           h/t Theo
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“Among people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, those who are likely to be most disappointed are those who thought that they were voting for a new post-racial era. There was absolutely nothing in Obama's past to lead to any such expectation, and much to suggest the exact opposite. But the man's rhetoric and demeanor during the election campaign enabled this and many other illusions to flourish. […] Racial issues are more of the same. You want a government where all citizens are treated alike, regardless of race or ethnicity? Obama will say that. Then he will advocate appointing judges with "empathy" for particular segments of the population, such as racial minorities. "Empathy" is just a pretty word for the ugly reality of bias. […] Obama's injecting himself into a local police matter in Massachusetts, despite admitting that he didn't know the facts, to say that a white policeman was in the wrong in arresting a black professor who was a friend of Obama, was more of the same. So is Obama's Justice Department overlooking blatant voter intimidation by thugs who happen to be black. There is not now, nor has there ever been, anything post-racial about Barack Obama, except for the people who voted for him in the mistaken belief that he shared their desire to be post-racial. When he leaves office, especially if it is after one term, he will leave this country more racially polarized than before.”
— Thomas Sowell, 7-20-2010 (Townhall)
Obama the Post-racial iPOTUS (PriPOTUS)? In a pig's eye (even if it's wearing lipstick). Of course it has been so asserted by his tingle-berry supporters, and implied by The Won's own rhetoric. But the proof is in the pudding, as it were. If it talks like a duck, but acts like a bigot, it's a bigot.

The only things authentic about Obama are his actions. And in case you have just returned from extended leave on planet Pluto, some of His actions are recapped by Thomas Sowell, in the above referenced post.

What I consider even more egregious than His actions, however, is His blatant disregard for how His actions are perceived by those Americans who do not worship the ground He hovers over. His arrogance in the knowledge that His enormous posse of Kool-Aid drinkers will make excuses for any and all of His transgressions is contemptible.

Never before in my six decades of life in America, prior to the election of Obama, have I felt such palpable racial tension as I have felt in the past 18 months, and continue to feel now.

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“Everyone – the White House, the Agriculture Department, the anonymous editor, the website – has political dirt and racial guilt all over their hands. The little guy, Shirley Sherrod, was just "collateral damage" in a political war. The usual race-baiters, the Al Sharptons and David Dukes, must be smiling. But somehow Shirley Sherrod got the true story out because tapes exist of the full speech. Now the White House has apologized to Sherrod. And now the Agriculture Department has now offered Sherrod a new position. But what has been revealed, once again, is the pattern of race-baiting and racial lies that is used by left and right when they convince themselves they have larger, more righteous political goals to reach.”
— By Juan Williams | Published: 07/22/2010 (TheDC)
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1 comment:

  1. Never before in my six decades of life in America, prior to the election of Obama, have I felt such palpable racial tension as I have felt in the past 18 months, and continue to feel now.

    Nor I, in my 54 years. Nor have I ever seen such political polarization. And it's getting worse, not better.