Today’s Racist Post
So, yea, Bob swung by last night to call me a racist for questioning Michelle Obama’s incredible fitness, while carefully tiptoeing around the TOP post demonstrating the lily-whiteness of the Neetroots. Some things never change, and one of them being that a conservative can be called a racist for nothing.
Which brings us to the next election, when all those racist, bible and gun-clingers are going to the height of racism and attempt to kick Obama out of office. Seth A. Forman lays it out:
Platitudes about the civic utopia that would spring forth from the election of Barack Obama have vanished. Thomas Friedman’s claim that “the American Civil War ended, as a black man . . . became president of the United States,” has now been replaced by PBS host Tavis Smiley’s prediction that the 2012 presidential election is “going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic.” E. J. Dionne’s trope that “it is time to hope again. Time to hope that the era of racial backlash and wedge politics is over,” has given way to the statement by CBS’s Bob Schieffer that recent criticism of Obama represents “an ugly strain of racism that’s running through this whole thing.” Paul Krugman, who wrote in 2008 that “Racial polarization used to be a dominating force in our politics, but we’re now a different, and better, country,” has taken to equating the anti-Obama Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan.
Of course, I’m a member of the KKK for saying Michelle doesn’t have a toned finger.
The election of Obama was historic. The first black man. But that black man isn’t separate from his politics, something which Krugman and Smiley and Dionne refuse to accept. And Obama’s politics are imbibed with a racial component.
Obama is and always has been a hardened, bare-knuckled veteran of the culture wars, who not only pursues racial divisions among Americans for political gain but personifies the stark differences in political attitudes between whites and blacks. It was as obvious in 2008 as it is now that electing a man who describes a sermon containing the passage “white people’s greed runs a world in need” as the formative moment in his spiritual life would guarantee a period of unusual social bitterness and resentment.
But most of the criticism of Obama has nothing to do with that. It’s the economy stupid. And his agenda.
Specifically, Obama’s efforts to broaden the role of the federal government through health-care reform, carbon capping, transfer payments, and profligate spending has amounted, in the words of Charles Krauthammer, to a redrawing of the American social compact, a recasting of “the relationship between government and citizen,” a sharp shift in power toward Washington, away from individuals and the free market.
Do. Not. Want. It has nothing to do with the color of the skin of the man signing the documents. But, apparently, blacks are much more comfortable with the redistribution of wealth. With the idea that the government is here to help and will oversee their everyday lives. With the creed that social justice, in the form of government intervention and guidance, is a good thing.
Not surprisingly, given the factors outlined above, blacks are far more comfortable with Obama’s revised social compact than whites. Another Pew poll, in May of 2010, found that blacks were nearly twice as likely as whites to call U.S. economic conditions “excellent” or “good” (25 percent to 13 percent). They were also significantly less likely than whites to say that the American economy was still in recession (45 percent to 57 percent). Ellis Cose has even reemerged, 17 years after decrying the “rage of a privileged class,” to declare “the end of anger.” “In many ways,” Cose writes, “African-Americans today have more faith in this country than their white counterparts.”
And now we see a “white flight” – from the democrat party:
But Obama’s aggressive agenda for changing the vital structure of American life to reflect the more collectivist, less individualistic creed of the far Left has already triggered “white flight” from the Democratic party. In the 2010 mid-term elections Republicans carried the white vote by a 23-percentage-point margin (60 to 37 percent). Democrats performed worse with whites than in any other congressional election since the Second World War. Black voters remained at 89 percent for Democrats.
The irony, of course, is that blacks were doing much better under Bush. Cities run by Democrats (and led by black mayors) are on the brink of societal collapse.
Of course, I’m racist for pointing this out.