OUR PASSIVE PRESIDENT PARALYZING US WITH THE POLITICS OF PIGMENTATION
May 23, 2014
If there is one thing for sure, America was less racist six years ago than it is today. Another thing is for sure, to quote African-American Economist Walter Williams, the "black community was a whole lot less concerned about race before Barack Obama announced he was running for President."
Since Obama assumed office, the growing cry of racism has heightened to a peak, pitch and fervor that any opposition to the President on any matter, no matter how trivial, is deemed racist by over ninety percent of black Americans....so says African-American GOP Senator Tim Scott (SC).
On Bill O'Reilly's "Factor", several of his guests and commentators from both sides of the political spectrum have agreed that the President is "disengaged" or "uninterested" in managing the country. His passive leadership in the light of the Benghazi massacre, the IRS scandal and now the VA debacle is running paramount.
Very much unnoticed by the media, FOX included, is how Barack Obama fails to speak out on racial issues. This is usually left to his minions in the Senate, the Congressional Black Caucus, Eric Holder and the First Lady. No one, except black conservative commentators like Thomas Sowell and Allen West, calls on the President to calm the racial divide which is being promoted by Progressives in the media, Hollywood and Washington.
Thursday, retiring West Virginia Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller said he was able to dig up e-mails from constituents who would like to make the Affordable Care Act not look good-especially from people "who made up their mind that they don’t want it to work because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort."
Monday, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. was recently asked if his Republican colleagues were racist. Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism." "Not all" implies one or more is "animated by racism." He never bothered to name names, let alone what "animated" the racist(s). The host did not ask.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, recently said that "a big reason" he switched parties was because of the way "some" people in his former party -- Republican -- treated Obama: "I couldn't be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president."
Feminist attorney Gloria Allred, Democrat, said that after the election of George W. Bush in 2000, Colin Powell and Condi Rice, formerly with the Reagan administration, were considered likely to join the new administration. Allred, who then hosted a Los Angeles radio show, referred to them (not by name) as "Uncle Tom types."
For these and the countless thousands of video, audio and printed texts from those on the left who brand Republicans, conservatives and Tea Partiers as racists, we hear not a peep from Obama. Say, wasn't he heralded on election night 2008 as "the Uniter" and the one who would end racism in America?
President Obama's silence on the matter is deafening. More than that, it is consensual.
The Republicans-hate-blacks narrative remains crucial to maintaining the monolithic 95 percent Democratic black vote, without which the Democratic Party cannot succeed. Economist Thomas Sowell writes, "If Republicans can get just a fourth or a fifth of the black vote nationwide, that can shift the balance of power decisively in their favor." As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in the presidential election.
The next time a Democrat or member of media speaks darkly about these anonymous Republican "racists," ask this question: Don't Israel and Rockefeller, currently in office, have a duty to "out" these racists? Why allow known bigots to remain in government? Doesn't morality require Crist, running as a Democrat for his old job as governor of Florida, to identify and help remove these racist elected officials? Aren't these Republican "racists" -- whose IDs are being protected by their Democratic colleagues -- detrimental to the interests of the nation and serving in violation of their oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution? Doesn't this oath mean protecting and defending the rights of all constituents irrespective of race -- and exposing the "racists" who refuse to do so?
Why protect them? Why conceal their identities? Out the SOBs! Obama won't do it. Consenting to these race baiters and race card players is tantamount to being a racist.
What? Did I just call our beloved President a racist? You decide.
The inescapable truth is that Obama jealously guards against the disciplining of anyone in his administration, his party or his sycophants because it could reflect badly on him. More importantly, he simply doesn't want to be bothered with the nitty-gritty of governing.
We've known it for years, but now more are starting to notice: He wants the glory and the credit for successes that happen to occur under his watch — if you can call them successes.
He is great at barking orders on big issues. But he is annoyed if he has to spend his valuable recreation time getting his hands dirty doing his job.
Obama's alter ego, Valerie Jarrett, famously observed that the duties of the office of the presidency are beneath the President. They bore him. He is superior. He needs greater challenges.
Obama is bored, all right. But his boredom isn't from any towering intellect. It's from lack of interest beyond the big-ticket items. Isn't it a challenge to unite the country by toning down the race-baiters?
Obama's boredom makes him passive. His not standing up to the voices of those who loathe conservatives and who call them racists is paralyzing society. Combined, these things make his presidency all about pigmentation rather than policy. Unless, of course, his policy is for more topic-changers like "income inequality," climate change and the eternal struggle against the unknown "racist" obstructionists who disagree with his communist agenda.
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