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In Obama's Own Words


What Obama really thinks of white folks  (09:53)

Don't Sully Me Bro
Anna Dunham's parents weren't happy with her marriage to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., but Hussein Onyango Obama, Barack Sr.'s father was furious.

He wrote the Dunhams "this long, nasty letter saying that he didn't approve of the marriage," Obama recounted his mother telling him in "Dreams."  "He didn't want the Obama blood sullied by a white woman."
Not White
Obama would write in "Dreams...," -- "I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

Abandoned by his father and shipped off by his mother to his white grandparents, Barry Soetoro is enrolled in the
Punahou School, begins the search for his "blackness," and becomes Barack Hussein Obama.
But Black
Obama wanted a race to belong to, a team whose accomplishments would reflect well upon him.  Of course, it was unthinkable in his liberal white family to take pride in the achievements of his mother’s race, so Obama gloried in being part of his absent father’s race.

From his early teens onward, Obama desperately wants to be black.  In "Dreams," he writes, "I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant."  Honolulu’s paucity of African-Americans means he has to learn to be black from the media: "TV, movies, the radio; those were places to start.  Pop culture was color-coded, after all, an arcade of images from which you could cop a walk, a talk, a step, a style."

"...never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own.  It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."

Obama even describes his grandparents, the people who would raise and nourish him, as "white folk."
When his grandmother wants a ride to work because the day before, while awaiting the bus, she was threatened by a black panhandler, he is outraged -- at his grandmother.

Obama consulted his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, about this incident for advice.  Davis responded to Obama, "What I'm trying to tell you is, your grandmother has every right to be scared. ... She understands that black people have a reason to hate.  That's just how it is.  For your sake, I wish it were otherwise.  But it's not.  So you might as well get used to it."

Later, when he moves to the South Side of Chicago in 1984, he eventually discovers that, like his grandmother, he’s sometimes scared of black males on the street, too.
Slippin' In To Darkness
Even through high school, he continued to vacillate between the twin strands of his racial identity.  As a teenager, Obama sought out gatherings on military bases or at the University of Hawaii that were mostly attended by blacks.

"I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds," he wrote in "Dreams."  "One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves.  They were more than satisfied; they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."

Obama wrote that in high school, he and a black friend would sometimes speak disparagingly "about white folks this or white folks that, and I would suddenly remember my mother's smile, and the words that I spoke would seem awkward and false."

As a result, he concluded that "certain whites could be excluded from the general category of our distrust."

Obama enters Occidental College in California, and was the period when Obama stopped using the nickname "Barry" in favor of his full name.

n his college days, it was the autobiography of militant Malcolm X that grabbed his attention more than any other black writer.  "Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different," Obama wrote.  "His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will."

He added: "Malcolm’s discovery toward the end of his life, that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam, seemed to offer some hope of eventual reconciliation."

Some whites? -- if they are Muslims? -- all whites have to do is to submit to Islam? -- this guy still thinks like a Muslim.

In his first memoir, "Dreams," Obama included a description of black student life at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

"There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs," he wrote.  "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

He added: "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully.  The more politically active black students.  The foreign students.  The Chicanos.  The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

Obama said he and other blacks were careful not to second-guess their own racial identity in front of whites.

"To admit our doubt and confusion to whites, to open up our psyches to general examination by those who had caused so much of the damage in the first place, seemed ludicrous, itself an expression of self-hatred," he wrote.

He ridiculed his Occidental black classmate for having a Caucasian girlfriend, writing:

Tim was not a conscious brother.  Tim wore argyle sweaters and pressed jeans and talked like Beaver Cleaver.  He planned to major in business.  His white girlfriend was probably waiting for him up in his room, listening to country music. ..."Tim's a trip, ain't he," I said, shaking my head. "Should change his name from Tim to Tom [presumably a reference to Uncle Tom]."

"Dreams From My Father," pages 101-102 (paperback edition)
Slippin' In To Darkness II
Occidental College in Los Angeles, which then had a black mayor, Tom Bradley, wasn’t black enough, so in search of a community to belong to, he transfers to Harlem … well, to be precise, to that prestigious university on the edge of Harlem, Columbia. (A recurrent theme in Obama’s career is Power to the People gestures and Ivy League results).

He majors in political science with a specialization in international relations.  No one -- absolutely no one -- remembers Obama at Columbia.

At Columbia, Obama disapproved of what he called "half-breeds" who gravitated toward whites instead of blacks.  And yet after college, he once fell in love with a white woman, only to push her away when he concluded he would have to assimilate into her world, not the other way around.

New York

Obama graduates from Columbia College, and after spending a year working in New York, moves to Chicago where he finally finding a home where at least some whites reciprocated his antagonism.

Didn't See That Comin'
When he’s working on Wall Street, he’s creeped-out by his visiting mother’s insistence on seeing her favorite film, the 1959 Brazilian art-house classic "Black Orpheus."  He belatedly realizes that his very fair-skinned mother is sexually attracted to dark men.  He pompously intones, "The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves.  Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart."

In the period from high school in Hawaii, to Columbia University and then to the streets of Chicago as a community organizer, Obama is the classic angry young black man, describing his world thusly:

"We were always playing on the white man's court -- by the white man's rules.  If the principal, or the coach, or a teacher wanted to spit in your face, he could, because he had the power and you didn't.  The only thing you could choose was withdrawal into a smaller and smaller coil of rage."

Obama once described the white race as "that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams."

"That hate hadn't gone away," he wrote, blaming "white people -- some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives."

After graduating from college, Obama eventually went to Chicago to interview for a job as a community organizer.  His racial attitudes came into play as he sized up the man who would become his boss.

"There was something about him that made me wary," Obama wrote. "A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white."

"I would occasionally pick up the paper [Louis Farrakhan’s 'The Final Call'] from these unfailingly polite men, in part out of sympathy to their heavy suits in the summer, their thin coats in winter; or sometimes because my attention was caught by the sensational, tabloid-style headlines (CAUCASIAN WOMAN ADMITS: WHITES ARE THE DEVIL).  Inside the front cover, one found reprints of the minister’s [Farrakhan’s] speeches, as well as stories that could have been picked straight off the AP news wire were it not for certain editorial embellishments (”Jewish Senator Metzenbaum announced today…”).

Dreams From My Father, p. 201
Black Nationalism
When he was a community organizer (age 22 prior to going to law school) he happily cooperated with Rafiq, a former gangster turned Nation of Islam.  He even believed that Black Nationalism was a "good therapy" for Blacks.  That was also the reason he supported Wright ("Dreams...," p. 190-200).  For he shares Michelle's sentiments of alienation, came to believe that race should trump everything and it should be anti-white:

"all the black people who, it turned out, shared with me a voice that whispered inside them -- You don't really belong here."

"In a sense, then, Rafiq was right when he insisted that, deep down, all blacks were potential Nationalists.  The anger was there, bottled up and often turned inward.  And . . . I wondered whether, for now at least, Rafiq wasn't also right in preferring that that anger be redirected; whether a black politics that suppressed rage towards white generally, or one that failed to elevate race loyally above all else, was a politics inadequate to the task."

"It was a painful thought to consider, as painful now as it has been years ago.  It contradicted the morality my mother had taught me, a morality of subtle distinctions -- between individuals of goodwill and those who wished me ill, between active malice and ignorance of indifference.  I have a personal stake in that moral framework; I'd discovered that I couldn't escape it if I tried.  And yet perhaps it was a framework that blacks in this country could no longer afford; perhaps it weakened black resolve, encouraged confusion within the ranks.  Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate.  If (black) nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, of the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence."

"If nationalism could deliver.  As it turned out, questions of effectiveness, and not sentiment, cause most of my quarrels with Rafiq."

In other words, Barack was willing to sacrifice his mother and his typical white grandparents on the alter of black nationalism.  His sentiments were in line with those of Rafiq, the Nation of Islam activist.  That is the reason he chose a black nationalist church run by Reverend Wright, who explained to him during their very first meeting ("Dreams...," p.284):

"Life's not safe for a black man in this country, Barack.  Never has been.  Probably never will be."
Face It, He Hates You

Barack Obama 1990 Interview : Harvard student tackles racism at it's core

Gateway Pundit has the key excerpt:

“There’s certainly racism here. There are certain burdens that are placed, more emotionally at this point than concretely,” Obama said.

“Professors may treat black students differently, sometimes by being, sort of, more dismissive, sometimes by being more, sort of, careful because they think, you know, they think that somehow we can’t cope in the classroom,” he said.

Obama sees the inner cities as the front lines of racism.

“It’s critical at this stage for people who want to see genuine change to focus locally. And it is crucial that we figure out how to rebuild the core of leadership and institutions in these communities,” he said.

For five years before law school, Obama took on that task in Chicago. As the director of a program that tried to bring South Side churches, unions and block associations together on projects, Obama was not trying to solve local problems, he said. Instead he sought to construct something more lasting — a forum for the community, “I’m interested in organizations, not movements, because movements dissipate and organizations don’t,” Obama said.

America suffered when the movements of the 1960s dissipated, he said. Those movements succeeded in raising doubts about harmful traditions of sexism and racism, but failed to offer a viable alternative.

“Hopefully, more and more people will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous,” Obama said.

By Any Another Name




At age 33, Obama publishes a 442 page book about his pursuit of a racial identity.

There's not a word about him pursuing a non-racial, specifically American identity in "Dreams from My Father,
A Story of Race and Inheritance."

Obama’s book is primarily about his rejection of his supportive white maternal extended family in favor of his unknown black paternal extended family.

In "Dreams...," Obama meditates, "If [black] nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence."

Oxydol Moment
Also in his memoir, Obama writes of one of the watershed moments of his racial awareness -- time and again in remarkable detail.  It is a story about a Life magazine article  that influenced him.  The report was about a black man who tried to bleach his skin white.  When Obama was told no such article could be found in Life, he says "it might have been Ebony.

He is 9 years old, living in Indonesia, where he and his mother moved with her new husband, Lolo Soetoro, a few years earlier.  One day while visiting his mother, who was working at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Obama passed time by looking through several issues of Life magazine.  He came across an article that he later would describe as feeling like an "ambush attack."

The article included photos of a black man who had destroyed his skin with powerful chemical lighteners that promised to make him white.  Instead, the chemicals had peeled off much of his skin, leaving him sad and scarred, Obama recalled.

"I imagine other black children, then and now, undergoing similar moments of revelation," Obama wrote of the magazine photos in "Dreams."

Yet no such photo exists, according to historians at the magazine.  No such photos, no such article.  When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in a recent interview, "It might have been an Ebony or it might have been ... who knows what it was?"  (At the request of the Tribune, archivists at Ebony searched their catalogue of past articles, none of which matched what Obama recalled.)

In fact, it is surprising, based on interviews with more than two dozen people who knew Obama during his nearly four years in Indonesia, that it would take a photograph in a magazine to make him conscious of the fact that some people might treat him differently in part because of the color of his skin.
In October, Obama publishes "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," which details his views of politics and his vision for the future of the U.S. government and its people.

“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different,” Obama wrote.  "His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will."

He added: "Malcolm’s discovery toward the end of his life, that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam, seemed to offer some hope of eventual reconciliation."

This is the thinking of a Muslim.
As another example, consider Obama's stirring tale for the Selma audience about how he had been conceived by his parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, because they had been inspired by the fervor following the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights demonstration that was commemorated March 4.  "There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama," he said, "because some folks are willing to march across a bridge.  So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.  So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama.  Don't tell me I'm not coming home to Selma, Alabama"

Obama was born in 1961, and the Selma march occurred four years later, in 1965.  The New York Times reported that when the senator was asked about the discrepancy later that day, he clarified: "I meant the whole civil rights movement."
Cornell West
Cornel West was on fire.  Bobbing in his chair, his hands sweeping across the stage, the brilliant and bombastic scholar was lambasting Barack Obama's campaign.  Before a black audience, at an event outside Atlanta called the State of the Black Union, West was questioning why Obama was 600 miles away, announcing his bid for the White House in Springfield, Ill.  Did he really care about black voters?  What did that say about his willingness to stand up for what he believes?

"He's got large numbers of white brothers and sisters who have fears and anxieties and concerns, and he's got to speak to them in such a way that he holds us at arm's length," West said, pushing his hand out for emphasis.  "So he's walking this tightrope."  West challenged the candidate to answer a stark set of questions: "I want to know how deep is your love for the people, what kind of courage have you manifested in the stances that you have and what are you willing to sacrifice for.  That's the fundamental question.  I don't care what color you are.  You see, you can't take black people for granted just 'cause you're black."

A few days later, West was sitting in his Princeton office after class when the phone rang.  It was Barack Obama.  "I want to clarify some things," the candidate calmly told the professor of religion and African-American studies.  Over the next two hours, Obama explained his Illinois state Senate record on criminal justice and affordable health care.  West asked Obama how he understood the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and interrogated him about a single phrase in Obama's 2004 Democratic-convention speech: that America was "a magical place" for his Kenyan father.  "That's a Christopher Columbus experience," West said.  "It's hard for someone who came out of slavery and Jim Crow to call it a magical place.  You have to be true to yourself, but I have to be true to myself as well."  A few weeks later, the two men met in a downtown Washington, D.C., hotel to chat about Obama's campaign staff.

Just a month after ripping into him onstage, West endorsed Obama and signed up as an unpaid adviser.

If you don't know who and what Cornell West is, please see this video.

What did Obama promise the radical Cornell West to gain his support?

La Raza
Sunday, 07/22, Obama was in South Florida to address the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation's largest Hispanic so-called civil rights group.

La Raza is Spanish for "the race," although NCLR claims it means "community" on their website.  La Raza supports legislation such as the Civil Liberties Restoration Act, which would roll back policies adopted after Sept. 11 designed to protect national security.  It supports the "DREAM Act," which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens -- thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states.

The group opposes the "Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2003" and the "Homeland Security Enhancement Act" would give state and local police officers the authority to enforce federal immigration laws.

"While the safety and security of our communities and our country are of the utmost importance, new policies that would allow local police departments to enforce federal civil immigration law will hinder terrorist and other criminal investigations, and have a serious negative impact on Latino communities," La Raza explains.

The group also supports legislation to ensure illegal immigrants' ability to obtain driver's licenses.

La Raza continues to lobby the Senate for virtual open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

La Raza's motto is, "Por La Raza todo.  Fuera de La Raza nada," which translates to ""For The Race everything.  Outside The Race, nothing."

The La Raza movement teaches that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as "Aztlan" -- a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America.  As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA.  These are all areas America should surrender to "La Raza" once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles.  The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.

This plan is what is referred to as the "Reconquista" or the re-conquest, of the western United States.

But it won't end with territorial occupation and secession.  The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent from  "Aztlan."

No surprise here -- a Marxist addressing Marxists.
Da Rev
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) sits with race-baiter, Rev. Al Sharpton, during a campaign stop at Sylvia's restaurant in New York, November 29, 2007.


Earlier, Obama raised $750,000 at the Apollo Theater, where he made the comment, "I'm not running because I'm trying to fulfill some long-held plan."

At the Apollo Theater fundraiser, Obama was introduced by the radical Marxist professor and self-styled rapper, Cornell West, as "my comrade."

What does this tell you about Obama, when he chooses to be introduced by one of the most radical Marxists in America as, "my comrade?"

Watch this video --  Cornell doesn't trust Obama -- Why the change in attitude?

What promises did Obama make to cause this 180?

Why isn't Barack Obama's speech, which he touts on his presidential website, being used as exhibit A, not only for using words that reach out to his community, but also as an example of how he's using race whenever he can and when it suits his needs and benefits his candidacy?

As the South Carolina primary campaign built to a climax, Obama addressed a largely African-American audience in Sumter.

In this video, Obama drops his eloquent Harvard accent, and says,  "They're trying to bamboozle you.  It's the same old okie-dokie. --  Y'all know about okie dokie, right? -- They try to bamboozle you. -- Hoodwink ya.  Try to hoodwink ya.  Alright. -- I'm having too much fun here. ... "

This speech had been borrowed from one of Obama's heroes, Malcolm X, who said, "You've been hoodwinked. You've been had. You've been took.  You've been led astray, led amok.  You’ve been bamboozled."

It is strange that a candidate, who belongs to an "Afrocentric" church, that bestows awards on Louis Farrakhan, would borrow from Malcolm X, who was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam,  right before complaining about e-mails claiming he is Muslim.
We'll March
On March 6th, Bill O’Reilly asked Al Sharpton the $64,000 question -- what happens if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination even if Barack Obama comes into Denver leading in pledged delegates?  After the losses in Texas and Ohio, the new meme has the super-delegates wondering whether Obama can win a general election.  If Hillary can make it closer by the time the convention rolls around, say to within 70 or so pledged delegates, the super-delegates will throw their support to the most competitive candidate.

After hesitating a bit, Sharpton makes it clear that he and his supporters won’t accept a brokered outcome, saying:

"Superdelegates are not Supermen.  The party can’t say it represents the concept of one-man, one-vote democracy and then make backroom deals that ignore the popular vote and the will of the electorate.  They will march in the street to protest a Hillary nomination if she comes into Denver trailing Obama."

Sharpton’s threat gives Obama potent leverage to keep from accepting a convention demotion.  If his supporters start talking about third-party movements, the Democrats are finished up and down the ticket -- and they know it.
On March 12th, former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who is stepping down from Hillary Clinton’s finance team after telling a California newspaper that Barack Obama has been aided politically by his race, said Wednesday evening that the remarks were nothing more than a "statement of fact."

"Somebody must have seen this (article) and said, 'Wow, this is really something -- we go after Ferraro, we go after Clinton,'" Ferraro said in an interview Wednesday night on FOX News' "Hannity & Colmes."  "They made this a divisive issue, not me."

Former Maryland Lieutenant Gov. Michael Steele, who is black, said that Ferraro’s comments are true, and the fact she can’t speak them "goes to the heart and ugliness of racism."  He said Obama's candidacy is not diminished by her words, but an oversensitivity is harming debate in America.

That Obama won 92% of the black vote in Mississippi adds credence to Ferraro's and Steele's allegations.
Reverend Wrong
Fox just posted a big story about Obama's mentor, Jeremiah Wright, and the video is pretty gripping, and deeply racially confrontational.  He begins by describing the Romans, who crucified Jesus, as Italians, and thus white, and more or less goes from there.


"Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people," Wright says.

"Hillary ain't never been called a nigger," he says at the climax.

Obama and his wife Michelle have been sitting at this guy's feet and listening to this crap for 20 years -- is it any wonder they have the views that they do?

He Said What?
Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday repudiated what he called "inflammatory and appalling remarks" made by his Chicago pastor.

Obama said he had not been present during the sermons in question.

Obama told MSNBC, "Had I heard them in church I would have expressed that concern directly to Rev. Wright."

Please note, he says that he would have expressed concern, not repudiate, the words

Yet, in this video, "the Rev" places Obama in the congregation, by saying, "There is a man here, who can take this country in a new direction" and he points at him.

In the next clip, during Wright's 2007 Christmas services, Wright rails, "Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a process that is controlled by rich white men, Hillary can never know that, Hillary ain't ever been called a nigger!"

While Wright rails, "Bill did us like he did Monica Lewinsky," Wright's successor, Otis Moss III, jumps into the picture frame, attempting to high-five "the Rev."

Barack was in Chicago for Christmas 2007 and Wright is addressing him from the pulpit.  Will Barack say me didn't attend Christmas services? 

When Obama said, "Had I heard them in church ..." Obama lied.  He listened to Wright's sermons for 20 years. 

These two men, Obama and Wright, are two peas in the same pod.

And, please notice the congregation in that video.  They are going nuts during Wright's preaching.  All of them believe this "evil white man" crap and eat it up.

The whole bunch of them are the worst kinds of hateful racists -- and remember, Wright's congregation is composed of successful, educated African-Americans.
White Folks' Greed
Obama's own first book suggests that some elements of Wright's style that are now controversial -- particularly on race -- aren't really new.

On Page 293 of my edition of "Dreams for My Father," Obama recounts Wright's "The Audacity of Hope" sermon.  (I linked a version of this earlier today.)

Obama quotes this passage:

"It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world!  On which hope sits!"
White Folks' Greed -- The Video

White Folk's Greed Runs a World In Need (00:33)

Black Panthers
Obama also has the endorsement of the New Black Panther Party.

"Barack Obama represents 'Positive Change' for all of America.  Obama will stir the 'Melting Pot' into a better "Molten America.'"
Read The New Black Panther Party 10 Point Platform from the anti-white and virulently anti-Semitic black supremacist party that has endorsed Obama on the presidential candidate's own website.

Following criticism earlier this month of an online endorsement from the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), Obama's campaign removed the controversial organization from the presidential candidate's official website.  The NBPP had been a registered team member and blogger on Obama's "MyObama" campaign site.

But the NBPP endorsement was reposted on Obama's official website today.

"Obama is capable of stirring the 'melting pot' into a better 'molten America,'" states the NBPP endorsement posted on Obama's site.

The NBPP is a controversial black extremist party whose leaders are notorious for their racist statements and for leading anti-white activism.

Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP national chairman, who has given scores of speeches condemning "white men" and Jews, confirmed his organization's endorsement of Obama in a recent interview with WND.

"I think the way Obama responded to the attack on him and the attempt to sabotage his campaign shows true leadership and character.  He had a chance to denounce his pastor and he didn't fall for the bait.  He stood up and addressed real issues of racial discord," stated Shabazz.

Shabazz boasted he met Obama last March when the politician attended the 42nd anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala.

"I have nothing but respect for Obama and for his pastor," said Shabazz, referring to Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor of nearly 20 years.

It is Wright's racially charged and anti-Israel remarks that were widely circulated this month, landing the presidential candidate in hot water and prompting Obama to deliver a major race speech in which he condemned Wright's comments but not the pastor himself.

Speaking to WND, Shabazz referred to Obama as a man with a "Muslim background, a man of color."

Shabazz's NBPP's official platform states "white man has kept us deaf, dumb and blind," refers to the "white racist government of America," demands black people be exempt from military service and uses the word "Jew" repeatedly in quotation marks.

Shabazz has led racially divisive protests and conferences, such as the 1998 Million Youth March in which a few thousand Harlem youths reportedly were called upon to scuffle with police officers and speakers demanded the extermination of whites in South Africa.

The NBPP chairman was quoted at a May 2007 protest against the 400-year celebration of the settlement of Jamestown, Va., stating, "When the white man came here, you should have left him to die."

He claimed Jews engaged in an "African holocaust," and he has promoted the anti-Semitic urban legend that 4,000 Israelis fled the World Trade Center just prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

When Shabazz was denied entry to Canada last May while trying to speak at a black action event, he blamed Jewish groups and claimed Canada "is run from Israel."

Canadian officials justified the action stating he has an "anti-Semitic" and "anti-police" record, but some reports blamed what was termed a minor criminal history for the decision to deny him entry.

He similarly blamed Jews for then-New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani's initial decision, later rescinded, against granting a permit for the Million Youth March.

The NBPP's deceased chairman, Khallid Abdul Muhammad, a former Nation of Islam leader who was once considered Louis Farrakhan's most trusted adviser, gave speeches referring to the "white man" as the "devil" and claiming that "there is a little bit of Hitler in all white people."

In a 1993 speech condemned by the U.S. Congress and Senate, Muhammad, lionized on the NBPP site, referred to Jews as "bloodsuckers," labeled the pope a "no-good cracker" and advocated the murder of white South Africans who would not leave the nation subsequent to a 24-hour warning.

All NBPP members must memorize the group's rules, such as that no party member "can have a weapon in his possession while drunk or loaded off narcotics or weed," and no member "will commit any crimes against other party members or black people at all."

The NBPP endorses Obama on its own page of the presidential candidate's official site that allows registered users to post their own blogs.

The group labels itself on Obama's site as representing "Freedom, Justice, and Peace for all of Mankind."  It links to the official NBPP website, which contains what can be arguably regarded as hate material.

The NBPP previously endorsed Obama on the presidential candidate's site, but following publicity of that endorsement, the Obama campaign removed the NBPP posting.

"It's our policy [to remove] any content generated by a group that advocates violence," explained Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor to FoxNews.com.

Before the campaign removed the party's page, Obama spokeswoman Tiffany Edwards told FoxNews.com the NBPP endorsement on Obama's website "has nothing to do with us."

"People can form their own groups," she said. "It's not something that the campaign -- it's not something that we've done."

While it appears anyone can initially sign up as a registered supporter on Obama's site, it isn't clear whether the campaign monitors the site or approves users.  There is a link on each blog page for users to report any abusers, such as those who post controversial entries, to the administrator.

Shabbazz chalked up the Obama campaign's initial removal of his NBPP endorsement from the website to "the game of politics."

"The Obama camp's move to remove our blog doesn't mean much because I understand politics.  We still completely support Obama as the best candidate."

Obama 'less biased' on Israel

Shabazz said that aside from promoting black rights, he also supports Obama because he may take what he called a "less biased" policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"I have hopes he will change the U.S. government's position toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because our position has been unwarranted bias.  Time and time again the U.S. vetoed resolutions in the U.N. Security Council condemning [Israeli] human rights violations. ... I hope he shifts policy," Shabazz said.

But he added he doesn't believe Obama could change America's policy regarding Israel very much since, he said, "other, powerful lobbies" control U.S. foreign policy.

More White People
On April 7th, 2008, only a week after her husband drew throngs to Soldiers and Sailors, Michelle Obama wooed a small crowd at Skibo Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Skibo’s risers were packed with community members and students from many of Pittsburgh’s universities. The rally was staffed by volunteers from a number of Carnegie Mellon student organizations, including Carnegie Mellon Students for Barack Obama, Student Senate, AB Political Speakers, and College Democrats.

While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama.  The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, "Get me more white people, we need more white people."  To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, "We’re moving you, sorry.  It’s going to look so pretty, though."

"I didn’t know they would say, 'We need a white person here,'" said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama.  "I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright."

Mrs. Obama was introduced by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of former Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry (D–Mass.).
Go Figure?
The Elector of Saxony said it best in an earlier post:

The more I learn about Obama, the more there is to dislike.  When you read the description of Barack's home life, it is hard to square his background with someone who views America as a racist, oppressive society.

Here is a half-black man, abandoned by his black father and placed in the care of his white salesman grandfather and bank VP grandmother. From these obviously humble, ordinary beginnings, America has provided him the opportunity to attend the finest universities in the land, become a multimillionaire, and made him one of the 102 most powerful people in the entire nation.

You would think that such a man would view America as Ronald Reagan did, or at least as JFK did.  After all of the riches, power, and accolades bestowed upon him, he and his family still see America through the eyes of Kruschev, Castro, and Ahmedinijad.

Isn't that the most alarming thing about the man?  He a walking, breathing exemplar of what is great about America, and yet he believes ( or pretends to) that it is a cruel, unfair, and racist nation and fosters this notion in the minds of others.  I might understand his attitude and that of those around him if because of his skin, his interracial family, the origin of his father, or his lack of privilege in childhood he had ended up bussing tables or working as a night janitor.  The truly awful thing is that here is a man who KNOWS for a fact the truth about America, knows it is THE land of opportunity, knows that it is the fairest society on earth, the most generous society to the outsider, the abandoned child, the mixed-race boy of meager means, and yet he misleads those who have not come as far as he has.  Surely he is smart enough to know the reason that some make it in America and some do not and that even those who do not are allowed to grow fat on the backs of the American People.

The putrid venom that he and his campaign are vending demoralizes those who would seek to follow in his own footsteps, widens the divisions between us, and pays back the kindness, equity, and generosity shown to him, with a billy-club to the head.

I ask you all what will happen if such a man becomes the most powerful man on Earth?  I cannot imagine any good will come of it.
That's Right!

More shocking Obama Audio/Video has surfaced.

You think the media will question Obama about this?  He says we need to discuss race.  I’d love to hear him discuss this.  Perhaps I’m just a "typical white person," but I think the takeaway quote here is:

"That’s Just How White Folks Will Do You." -- B. H. Obama


"Any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.  We were always playing on the white man’s court…by the white man’s rules." -- B. H. Obama

Bitter Bunch
"Barack Obama hangs around people who are bitter to the core.  His entire inner circle -- his wife -- his pastor -- is filled with almost insane rage.  Barack Obama has been attracted to extreme radical elements his entire life."
Senator Obama is one of key leaders in a campaign to make Juneteeth Day a National Holiday in the United States.  Juneteeth Day occurs on every June 19th, the anniversary of General Granger announcing the emancipation of slaves in the South West.  The Holiday would be celebrated on the third Friday in June.  Here's what the NYT wrote about it on 2004:

"Most gatherings are decidedly upbeat, but the sobering reason for the holiday has also been part of Juneteenth's growth.  Dr. Ronald Myers, the leader of a movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday, says June 19 should be an annual remembrance of the horrors of slavery"

We never got our apology, so we need this holiday to remind us that we must not forget," said Dr. Myers, who spoke yesterday at a Juneteenth event at the Capitol led by Representative Danny K. Davis, Democrat of Illinois." New York Times, 6/19/04

According to the latest press release below from the organization leading the campaign, a victory for Obama will likely lead to the introduction of this holiday.  Another example of the kind of "uniting" we can expect from the Senator who appears to be becoming a lightning rod for creating racial disharmony in the USA.

Senator Barack Obama has been a key sponsor of Juneteenth legislation in the Senate and keynote speaker at the annual Juneteenth congressional reception.

Advocates say, Juneteenth is as deserving of recognition as Independence Day.  "We may have gotten there in different ways and at different times," says Meyers of blacks and whites, "but you can't really celebrate freedom in America by just going with the Fourth of July."
That's Racist!
At CNN, an article from Ruben Navarrette Jr. that explicitly spells it out: Not voting for Barack Obama is racism.
Probe It!
A special U.N. human rights investigator will visit the United States this month to probe racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The United Nations said Doudou Diene would meet federal and local officials, as well as lawmakers and judicial authorities during the May 19-June 6 visit.

"The special rapporteur will...gather first-hand information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance," a U.N. statement said on Friday.

Doudou is a citizen of Senegal, an African republic spawned by France.  Muslims comprise 94% of the population.

Update -- 5/23/08:  "Islamophobia" will be "high on the agenda" of the UN’s visiting human rights investigator, said Kareem Shora, national executive director of the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC).

Doudou Diene, a UN special envoy, began his three-week investigation on Monday.  He will assess "racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance" in the United States during meetings with officials, lawmakers and campaigners.  The Senegalese lawyer, who has served in the independent position since 2002, routinely visits countries to assess racism and will report his findings to the UN Human Rights Council next year.

Diène, a Muslim, is from Senegal, a predominantly (94%) Muslim country, which is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation.

Trafficking within the country is more prevalent than trans-border trafficking.  Boys who are students (talibe) at Koranic schools are trafficked within the country for forced begging by their religious teachers (marabouts), and women and girls are trafficked for domestic servitude.  Girls, and possibly adult women, are also trafficked internally for sexual exploitation.  Trans-nationally, boys are trafficked to Senegal from Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea for forced begging by religious teachers.  Senegalese women and girls are trafficked to neighboring countries, the Middle East, and Europe for domestic servitude and possibly for sexual exploitation.  Reports over the last year of large numbers of Senegalese and neighboring country nationals being transported from Senegal to Spain appear to be cases of smuggling and illegal migration rather than trafficking. -- U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2007

Looks like an expert on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to me.

What is the probability this guy finds examples of racism -- 101% -- 102% -- more?

And the odds that he will find "Islamophobia" are off the charts.

Holy Hate
More hate at Obama's Trinity United Christian(?) Church.

Father Michael Pfleger, a fiery liberal social activist and a white reverend at the African-American, St. Sabina’s Catholic Church on the South Side of Chicago, is a longtime friend and associate of Obama.  Pfleger has known him since the presidential hopeful was a community activist.

This video shows the guest-bigot delivering an amazingly hateful anti-Hillary, anti-white tirade -- the sort of rhetoric for which he’s famous.

When the video became public, Pfleger feigned contrition -- "I regret the words I chose on Sunday.  These words are inconsistent with Senator Obama's life and message, and I am deeply sorry if they offended Senator Clinton or anyone else who saw them."

The real shocker here, as in all of these Trinity videos, is that the congregation goes wild -- they love this hateful rhetoric and eat it up.

Of course, the Obamessiah is shocked and surprised!

Doing his best Sgt. Schultz imitation, Obama feigned ignorance of Pfleger's views and said, "I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric."

Pfleger is a close friend of Louis Farrakhan, has donated to Obama's state senate and presidential campaigns, and sat on a "Catholics for Obama" committee until a few weeks ago.

Pfleger's history of hate never stopped Obama from landing $225,000 in grants for outreach programs run by Pfleger's church when he was in the state legislature.

David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist and MoveOn.org founder, said that Father Pfleger was "remaking the face" of Chicago's South Side and that all of Mr. Obama’s earmarks went to worthy programs like his.
Affirmative Action
Obama says, "Affirmative action is an appropriate response to the history of discrimination in this country."

What else would you expect an affirmative action candidate to say?
Not So Subtle
Can you smell it?  There's a faint whiff of anarchy in the air.  Nothing to get alarmed about.  Not yet, anyway.  Just a barely discernible unarticulated threat, a mere suggestion of a threat. But nonetheless it is there.

The voices are just whispers now, soft and faraway, but they are angry and determined: It is our time now, they are saying.  You have had your time and you have used it to oppress us, to keep us down.  But it is our time now.  And you had better not interfere.  For generations we have waited for this moment and we will not be deprived.  It is our time now, and if you know what's good for you, you'd better step aside.

Of course, no one has actually come right out and said it quite this way, but there have been hints, there is something in the air.  If Obama is not elected in November . . .

On his Fox News radio show, Tom Sullivan predicted that African-Americans would be rioting in the streets similar to what happened after the O.J. trial in the 1990s.

"Let me put it to you a different way.  What if Barack Obama is not -- does not win the Democratic nomination, or he does win it, and loses in the presidential race against John McCain?  Is black America going to throw their hands up and say, 'Man, you know, I thought we were getting somewhere in this country, but this is just a bunch of racial bigots in this country and they still hate blacks and, I mean, if Barack Obama can't get elected, then we're never gonna have anybody that's a black that's gonna be elected president.'  And will there be riots in the streets?  I think the answer to that is yes and yes."

And these comments, all the way from India:

"If Obama is not elected, it would destroy America because this time the blacks think that America has the best possible candidate that it has got the opportunity to elect as its president."

"If Obama is not elected, the blacks would feel being cheated and would rightfully think that a great candidate has not been chosen just because of his skin colour and would be antagonised permanently."

Evidently "white guilt" isn't sufficient -- the campaign that promises to "heal America" isn't above using subliminal threats and intimidation to do it.
That's Racist!
Chicago Sun-Times: Now Greeley Says It's Racist Not to Vote Obama.

Apparently, the Chicago media have decided that the meme for the 2008 general election is going to be that anyone who doesn't vote for Barack Obama is a racist because this is the second editorial (that I've seen, anyway) in Chicago stating such a theory.  Last week the Daily Herald voiced the assumption and this week it's the Sun-Times with the volatile Andrew Greeley taking up the cause of ridding the world of racism one Obama vote at a time.
Ward Connerly, writing in the Wall Street Journal, observes, "Obama Is No 'Post-Racial' Candidate."

With all my heart -- and for the betterment of my country -- I desperately wanted to believe that Sen. Barack Obama was not one of the same tired voices who peddle arguments about "institutional racism."

I have heard him say that America is not about "black and white."  I was inspired when his supporters chanted at his rally on the night of his victory in South Carolina that "race doesn't matter."  I thought his March 18th speech about race had the potential to become a defining moment in our endless struggle to confront and conquer this issue.  I was encouraged by his perceptive acknowledgment that affirmative action breeds resentment and hostility.  As millions of whites cast their votes for him in predominantly white states, I held out hope that, perhaps, he truly was a transformative leader.

But a June 10th article in USA Today by DeWayne Wickham dashed my hopes for Mr. Obama.

Mr. Wickham, who had interviewed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wrote that "Obama believes America can keep its promise to women and blacks without dashing the hopes of working-class whites.  He doesn't think opportunity guarantees made to one group must come at the expense of another."  Then he went on to quote Obama campaign spokeswoman Candice Toliver, who said that "Senator Obama believes in a country in which opportunity is available to all Americans, regardless of race, gender or economic status.  That's why he opposes these ballot initiatives, which would roll back opportunity for millions of Americans and cripple efforts to break down historic barriers to the progress of qualified women and minorities."

Translation: Mr. Obama supports race preferences.
All in! -- Obama plays the race card
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said on Friday he expects Republicans to highlight the fact that he is black as part of an effort to make voters afraid of him.

"They're going to try to make you afraid of me.  He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name.  And did I mention he's black?"

All true, of course -- but he's the one talking about it, not the Republicans.

He said he was also set for Republicans to say "he's got a feisty wife," in trying to attack his wife Michelle.

Feisty isn't the word I'd use.

Considering the fact that Obama wrote, in his first book, "I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites," -- The Republicans ought to scare the Obamalytes by telling them that Obama is secretly white.
Obama says Republicans will use race to stoke fear.

"It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy," Obama told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida. "We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid.

"They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?"

He said he was also set for Republicans to say "he's got a feisty wife," in trying to attack his wife Michelle.

"We know the strategy because they've already shown their cards. Ultimately I think the American people recognize that old stuff hasn't moved us forward. That old stuff just divides us," he said.

Who keeps bringing up race?  Why Obama and all his friendly reverends.  I thought he was supposed to be the racial healer.  He's just another Al Sharpton and Jess Jackson -- just a little more eloquent -- but the content is the same.
I'm A Monkey
File under -- "There's no standard like a double standard."

A Japanese cell phone company has pulled one of its television ads that used a monkey that appears to portray Sen. Barack Obama. (video at link)

The commercial opens with a crowd rallying behind a well-dressed monkey speaking from a podium.  The supporters are cheering and waving signs that say "Change."  In the ad, the monkey was encouraging users to change providers.

The company behind the ad, eMobile Ltd., insists it had no idea of any racial undertones and says the ad was just a nod at Obama’s worldwide popularity.

Eric Gan, president of eMobile, points out that their company’s mascot is a monkey -- an animal revered in Japan -- and has been used in previous ads.

"When we saw the idea for the first time, it was 'Hey, you're copying the idea from the presidential election in the U.S."  Yes, but, you know, that's how you make a presentation.  How you make an impact.  We thought it quite was interesting," he said.

Leftwing bloggers and Obamalytes immediately voiced their disapproval of the ad and accused the company of being racist.

But, the same people that are shocked by this racist image, believe this is a hoot:

Google returns 491,000 Results for a search on -- "George W. Bush" chimp -- not a single, mistaken instance, but 491,000 purposeful instances -- the left has no problem with that, however -- that's OK!

Just like the attacks on John McCain, The Washington Posts attack on conservative bloggers, the "leave my wife alone" stuff, and the ever-ready race card, Obama, and his campaign, are all about intimidation.
The Orwellian doublespeak that Obama spews in portraying himself as "a uniter" and someone who "will bring this country together" is the polar opposite of everything this man has said and done and would be laughable if it were not so deadly serious.

Read more here . . .
More Bamboozlin'
Obama says John McCain and his Republican allies will try to scare them by saying Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

McCain and his campaign have studiously avoided race and certainly didn't make the "dollar bill" crack.


But, Obama brings race into the conversation every time he opens his mouth.  Whether directly or indirectly, he's always talking about race -- and he gets to attack McCain for free while doing it.

Obama's "little joke" was a variation on the line he used in Berlin: "I know that I don’t look like the other Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city."

And, it's not the first time.  Remember, last month when Obama tarred the McCain Campaign with this smear: "We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run.  They’re going to try to make you afraid."

"They’re going to try to make you afraid of me.  He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name.  And did I mention he’s black?"

Everything is about race with Obama -- all the time -- 24/7/365 -- the race card has become a permanent part of Obama's hand, a wild card to be played whenever the spirit, or the circumstances, so moves him.

After denying the obvious for two days, Obama's chief strategist conceded that the Democratic presidential candidate was referring to his race when he said Republicans were trying to scare voters by suggesting Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

Obama campaign officials, lacking any example of McCain ever pointing directly or indirectly at Obama’s race as an issue in the campaign, have backpedaled rapidly away from any suggestion that their Republican opponent is using the very tactics Obama suggested on Wednesday.

Campaign manager David Plouffe was pressed hard during a conference call on Thursday for examples and could not point to any.  An inquiry to the Obama campaign later in the day produced no immediate response and later no answer to a direct question asking for evidence to buttress Obama’s suggestion that McCain would try to scare people into not voting for Obama because he’s black.

In other words, the Obama campaign, including the candidate himself, has engaged in smear tactics.

Race Card Redux
Obama whines and plays the race card again.

"I know that I’m not your typical presidential candidate," Obama told executives and employees of the Schott glass company Friday afternoon, "and I just want to be honest with you.  I know that."

"And I know that the temptation is to say, 'You know what?  The guy hasn’t been there that long in Washington.'  You know, 'he’s got funny name.'  You know, 'we’re not sure about him.'" Obama continued.  "And that’s what the Republicans, when they say, 'This isn’t about issues.  It’s about personalities.'  What they’re really saying is, 'We’re going to try to scare people about Barack.  So we’re going to say that you know, maybe he’s got Muslim connections or we’re going to say that, you know, he hangs out with radicals or he’s not patriotic.'

I'm curious to know when this guy is going to start acting like a man?  For the last 8 years, the left has savaged George Bush, but Bush bore those attacks like a man -- he just ignored them and took care of business.

Obama needs to go back to teaching.  I bet he's good at that.
Getting Back
Asked to explain this totally weird comparison -- 20 years of hearing his pastor’s racist rants vs. his grandmother’s one-time confession -- Obama replied that his grandmother was a "typical white person."

Conclusion: Obama defends the indefensible, embraces those who say the indefensible, and trashes the people who love him.

Why?  Because the indefensible crowd speaks for him!  It is not in Obama’s nature to be aggressive and confrontational, insulting or hurtful, vicious or adversarial.  But all of these traits are clearly in his heart and soul and psyche!  Why else would he defend them?

Obama is a typical passive-aggressive personality who pretends to be a nice guy by using fuzzy language and a let’s-all-get-together mantra to seduce his acolytes, but who relies on his surrogates -- wifey, minister, terrorist endorsements, et al -- to express his real agenda, i.e., getting back!  But getting back at whom?

My theory is that Obama wants to "get back" at all those evil capitalists and racist entities that robbed his Marxist mother, father, and stepfather of the respect he thought they deserved.  According to the writer Spengler in a riveting L.A. Times article, both his wife and mother "reveal his secret: he hates America."
McCain Voters Are Racists
Monday afternoon, Ohio state representatives, Bob Hagan of Youngstown and Tom Letson of Warren, met with reporters.


They argue many voters who call themselves "Democrats" or "Independents", but won't vote for Obama, have only one excuse, with Letson saying, "I would say that a lot of it is they're not going to vote for 'the black guy'."

Hagan called the issue "unpatriotic," adding those not willing to vote for Obama need "to face that fact.  That that's not acceptable in America."

Both men say they will work to convince those "swing voters" to change their minds between now and election day.

The logic of Obama Democrats -- if you don't vote for Obama you're unpatriotic.

It is as evil to vote FOR someone because of their race as it is to vote AGAINST someone because of their race.

"This Is A Brown Country"
Carlos thought he’d be long gone by now.  The young, college-educated New Yorker has been an illegal immigrant most his life.  By last winter, a future with few options beyond washing dishes or working a factory assembly line had become too much for the gifted 24-year old to bear.  Returning to his native Guatemala, he says, was not an option: "I have nothing there.  I cannot go and adapt to that culture."

Staying also gave him the chance to be part of the presidential election, which he considers the most important event of his life.  "If I was in Australia right now," he says, "I’d feel like I’d left in the middle of the battle."

For Carlos, that battle -- the election -- was personal.  Some of his relatives, like many other Latinos he knows, did not want to vote for a black man.  A natural community organizer, Carlos worked with dozens of other young illegal immigrants, hatching a plan to shift support in the Latino community towards Obama.

"I wasn’t able to vote in this election," Carlos says.  "But I know for sure that 27 of my relatives went to vote, and that made it bigger than any vote I could have cast on my own."

Obama’s election has given Carlos hope for a multi-cultural nation that has a place for immigrants like him.

"Suddenly I am the norm," Carlos says.  "I’m no longer the brown person living in the white country.  Now the world knows this is a brown country."

There's more . . .
Too Few Loans To Blacks
Obama was a key player behind the mortgage crisis.
Sources point to Obama as a possible starting point to the domino affect that lead to the housing crises we are now facing.  Check the provided links and judge for yourself.

In a 1995 case known as Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank, Obama and his fellow attorneys charged that Citibank was making too few loans to black applicants and won the case.  As one commentator noted in May 2008, legal "successes" such as this were probably responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2007 AND 2008.  That is, banks were not loaning to blacks whose credit was poor. When the law forced them to lend money anyway, the inevitable collapse occurred."

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank
A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon we're talking about real money

Obama was a key player in the lawsuit that started the government on a course of forcing lenders to give more loans to those who had poor credit.  Lending companies were forced to come up with imaginative ways of fulfilling the quotas that were required.  Sub-prime lending was born as a result.  The mortgage crises was forecast by many who were able to look beyond the quota.
A Black Seat
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago said today during Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s press conference that one of the reasons former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris, an advocate of reparations, should be appointed to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s U. S. Senate seat, is because Burris is black.

Rush went on to say that it was a matter of national importance that an African-American replace Obama in the Senate.

"Let me just remind you that there presently is no African-American in the Senate...this is just not a state of Illinois matter," he said. "I would ask you to not hang or lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer.  Roland Burris is worthy."
So Much For Racial Healing
Thank God for and congratulations to Barak Obama.  America has gone to the extreme to prove that racism does not exist and that everything is racially equal and Blacks have no more reason to complain, speak of slavery, or cry discrimination.  However, their desperate attempt to make themselves and the world believe this is true, will never work.

The mere suggestion of current headlines, articles, and newscasters that everything is alright is embarrassing because no one in their right mind is stupid enough to believe that.  We have NOT reached the promise land, King's dream has NOT been fulfilled, and everything is NOT ok.

The original purpose of Afromerica was to expose the racism that plaques this country and how it hinders Black growth in every area of social life including, economics, education, politics, health, justice, domestically, culturally and even psychologically.  Over the past 6 years our plan has revealed that racism is alive and well and will continue, even if there is a Black president.

Obama was not elected because he is Black, he was elected because people were tired of the good ole' boy network that has ruled America for centuries.  All during the campaign, many wondered if white America would vote for a Black man even in these desperate times, and now we know, they will.  That is a good thing and says that the majority of whites in America do not have a real problem with race.

We must recognize however, that there were just as many whites who did not vote for Obama as those that did.  So what does that say about that faction of whites who did not?  It says either they did not understand what was at stake or out of sheer spite and race pride they were more willing to risk the county's future than vote for a Black man.
More Racial Healing
Rapper, Young Jeezy proves, once and for all, that Obama's election is truly a positive moment for race relations. In this video, he he says, "I know you all are thanking a lot of people right now, the people of Barack Obama campaign. Just everybody who did everything, on the street getting votes and all that and sh*t. I wanna thank two people, I wanna thank the mother f**ker overseas that threw two shoes at George Bush and I wanna thank-and listen, listen-and I wanna thank the mother f**kers who helped dem move their sh*t up out of the White House. Keep it moving bitch because my president is mother f**king black, nigga!

The racist Rev. Joseph Lowery claims that White people have yet to do the right thing (he's waiting for the White Man to "embrace what is right").  Apparently those of us with White skin are all wrongdoers, in his worldview.  And in Obama's too, since he invited him and since his camp likely vetted this BS beforehand.

Tavis Smiley told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the inauguration of Obama as President is "only the down payment" on what America owes Black people.

Writing about the stimulus on his blog, the diminutive Robert Reich argues for government sponsored racism -- "But if there aren't enough skilled professionals to do the jobs involving new technologies, the stimulus will just increase the wages of the professionals who already have the right skills rather than generate many new jobs in these fields.  And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most -- women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed -- will be shut out." (video)
Blacks Say Race Relations No Better
African-Americans really like Obama, but more and more feel that race relations have not gotten better since he took office, a new national poll found.

Ninety-six percent of African-Americans approve of how Obama is handling his presidency, according to a CNN/Essence Magazine/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Thursday.

During the 2008 election, 38 percent of blacks surveyed thought racial discrimination was a serious problem. In the new survey, 55 percent of blacks surveyed believed it was a serious problem, which is about the same level as it was in 2000.

The poll was conducted May 16-18, in telephone interviews with 505 African-Americans and 501 whites.

Grass is green.  The sky is blue.
Capitalism Versus Racism
The political atmosphere crackles with charges of racism.  Obama’s functionaries and allies make dark insinuations about the racial motives behind all opposition to his agenda.  Tea party protests against Big Government are portrayed as thinly veiled Klan rallies.  The boycott of Glenn Beck’s TV show is based on the idea that calling a black liberal Democrat racist is, itself, an act of indefensible racism.  The hilariously incompetent and biased MSNBC network was so desperate to portray town hall protesters as racists that it framed the image of a black man holding a rifle to obscure his face, then tried to pass him off as an armed white supremacist.

It’s not surprising to see desperate Democrats throw gasoline on America’s simmering racial fires, in a last-ditch effort to reverse their political fortunes.  The Left believes debates are won when the other side is silenced, not when those listening to the debate are persuaded.  Charges of racism would not be one of their preferred weapons, if a climate of tension didn’t exist to make them effective.  Racism consistently ranks near the top of issues Americans say they are concerned about.  Reducing racial tensions will require building a society that is the exact opposite of the one Barack Obama favors.  No system of politics and economics is more hostile to racism than classical liberalism combined with free-market capitalism… and none provides a more fertile breeding ground for tension between races, sexes, religions, and other groups than big-government socialism.

In a capitalist society, racism is both morally offensive and stupid.  People might harbor some prejudices in their minds -- and really, how many of us can say we go through our whole lives without having a single racist thought?  However, overt expressions of racism are foolish, because they are detrimental to the success of both individuals and companies.  It makes no sense to deprive your company of skilled employees by discriminating against their skin color, or drive off large numbers of prospective customers by insulting them.  It’s equally stupid for an individual to pass up career opportunities, or forfeit the ability to collaborate with talented peers, due to blind prejudice.  Over time, those who persist in such foolishness will inevitably fall behind those who rise above it.

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Once again, we see the political Left accusing anyone that disagrees with them as "racists," but really, who are the real racists.

Tavis Smiley
told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the inauguration of Obama is "only the down payment" on what America owes black people.

Rev. Joseph Lowery
claims that white people have yet to do the right thing (he's waiting for the White Man to "embrace what is right").  Apparently those of us with White skin are all wrongdoers, in his worldview.  And in Obama's too, since he invited him and since his camp likely vetted this BS beforehand.

Writing about the stimulus on his blog, the diminutive Robert Reich
argues, "But if there aren't enough skilled professionals to do the jobs involving new technologies, the stimulus will just increase the wages of the professionals who already have the right skills rather than generate many new jobs in these fields.  And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most -- women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed -- will be shut out."

Rapper, Young Jeezy proves, once and for all, that Obama's election is truly a positive moment for race relations.  In
this video, he he says, "I know you all are thanking a lot of people right now, the people of Barack Obama campaign.  Just everybody who did everything, on the street getting votes and all that and sh*t.  I wanna thank two people, I wanna thank the mother f**ker overseas that threw two shoes at George Bush and I wanna thank-and listen, listen-and I wanna thank the mother f**kers who helped dem move their sh*t up out of the White House.  Keep it moving bitch because my president is mother f**king black, nigga!
Every Critic A Racist
John Stossel writes that during the presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s supporters promised that his election would allow America to "transcend race." Among the headlines:

The Boston Globe: "Obama shows an ability to transcend race"

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Obama's success suggests we can transcend race"

But of course that hasn’t happened. Jonah Goldberg writes:

It was Obama’s supporters who hinted, teased, promised, and prophesied that Obama would help America "transcend race."  But now, it is they who shrink from their own promised land…

From Day 1, Obama’s supporters have tirelessly cultivated the idea that anything inconvenient for the first black president just might be terribly, terribly racist.

Goldberg has plenty of examples:

For instance, actress Janeane Garofalo summed up the tea parties thusly:  "This is about hating a black man in the White House.  This is racism straight up."

In an ABC News story, with video, about how racist white militias are somehow connected to town-hall protests, Mark Potok of the dismayingly left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center insists Obama has "triggered fears among fairly large numbers of white people in this country that they are somehow losing their country."

Come on.  Every president eventually is criticized by the media -- even one as "transcendent" as Obama.  Obama’s supporters should engage his critics with facts, not charges of racism.
Obama Is Losing The ObamaCare Argument So The Progressives Cry Racism
A quick Google News search on -- Obama race racist racism -- returned 1,719 results.  Here's just a few:

Jimmy Carter -- "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack
Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American."

Maureen Dowd -- "Joe Wilson yelled 'You lie! at a president who didn’t.  But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken
word in the air:  You lie, boy!"

Time's Joe Klein -- "...they oppose and fear him because he is black."

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-GA -- "I guess we'll probably have folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and
riding through the countryside, intimidating people."

Rep. Diane Watson, D-CA -- "They are spreading fear and they're trying to see that the first president who looks like me

Rep. David Scott, D-GA -- "We've got to realize racism is playing a role here."

Bill Maher -- "To heckle a President, to shout in the middle of a speech, would he have done that if it was a white
President?  I don't think so.  I think this is a southern guy who thinks, 'I can do whatever I want when it's a black guy

The Left's purpose in using the "R" word is to end the ObamaCare argument.  The reason they want to end the argument is that they are losing the argument -- and they know it.

So they are resorting to the most evil tactic imaginable -- tarring their political opponents as racists.

It's really ironic, if you think about it.  The only reason Obama sits in the Oval Office is his skin color.  I guess you can have it both ways -- if you're a hypocrite.
NPR:  Minorities Can't Help Being Criminals
Monnbattery reports that National Public Radio, the state-run media outlet that uses taxpayer money to finance propaganda for the left wing, has an explanation for the bad behavior of ACORN employees:  Poor people from the inner cities are just naturally inclined toward criminal behavior.

It's also important to keep in mind that ACORN's workers are coming from the same low-income neighborhoods the organization serves, with all that entails -- poor schools, high crime and the sorts of social problems that have been documented for decades.

So the flaws conservatives are pointing out about ACORN are not so much problems associated with that organization per se but more about the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.

Question:  Doesn't this kind of talk constitute racial profiling?  If Joe Wilson or Sarah Palin had said, "The reason ACORN can't help being involved with tax evasion, immigration fraud, and facilitating child prostitution is because most of its employees are poor minorities," liberal heads would be exploding from coast to coast?
Farrakhan Attacks "White Right"
Fox News is reporting that Obama's neighbor and Nation of Islam (NoI) Minister, Louis Farrakhan, boasting of his divine stature, predicted trouble ahead for Barack Obama and urged him to do more to improve the lives of blacks and the downtrodden.

The 76-year-old racist said the "white right" was conspiring to make Obama a one-termer, and pointed to his stalled efforts to introduce health care legislation as proof.  He said those opponents and lobbyists were trapping him into a future war with Iran that could lead to mass destruction.
Farrakhan has vigorously supported Obama for years, and that was even as Obama distanced himself from NoI for Farrakhan's past comments that many considered anti-Semitic -- supporters say Farrakhan's words are often taken out of context.

Farrakhan continued his praise of Obama, and said the he was manipulated into disavowing Farrakhan.

He would not say if he and Obama had ever met on the issue of ObamaCare, saying, "They all want to know did I ever meet with him and what did I say or what he say," Farrakhan said in the speech.  "I ain't going there."
Liberals Have Weaponized Racism
In America, liberals have weaponized racism, just as they once weaponized cultural and economic inequities.  By weaponizing racism, they have turned it into a double edged sword, exploiting it on the one hand to attack their political enemies and on the other to attack members of minority groups with those same same racist stereotypes when they step out of line.  This is how liberals routinely used racist attacks against Bush nominees, deriding them as tokens while treating their own minority nominees as victories for multiculturalism.  So Condoleeza Rice was a "house slave" while Sotomayor was a "wise latina."  To liberals there is no inconsistency, because by weaponizing racism, they also define racism in relation to their own political ideology.  Thus a liberal can never truly be racist, because at the core they define racism not by discrimination or slurs used toward a group or race, but by resistance to the progressive force of liberalism -- which of course is inherently racist.

It is not about race, like everything else on the left, it is about politics.  Culture and race are only vehicles for political agendas.  Multiculturalism represents the weaponization of cultures and ethnicities for the political power of the left.  They are not in fact interested in traditions, unless those traditions can be interpreted or adapted to suit their agendas.  If not, they will manufacture traditions and overlay them across the existing traditions.  When the left wishes to use them as agents of disruption, it will create havoc.  When it wants to climb to power on their backs, it will turn them into marginalized voting bases.  But it is never about accepting a multiplicity of cultures, but of enforcing a single idea.  Their idea.  Their way.  And when seen correctly, all those facades of multiple cultures and beliefs recede into one.

These are the last two paragraphs of Daniel Greenfield's essay.  Read the whole thing here . . .
Farrakan On Obama

"Obama was selected, not elected"  (03:32)
The New Zeal blog identifies several key figures on the black left and Louis Farrakan of the Nation of Islam, gathered Saturday, March 20, 2010 for the "We Count!  The Black Agenda is the American Agenda," Conference in Chicago.

The conversation was moderated by Tavis Smiley.  Invited panelists included former Obama adviser Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson, both of Democratic Socialists of America, current senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, leftist Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, far left California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Tom Burrell, Marc Morial, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and the ever controversial Al Sharpton.
Obama's White-Flight Problem
The Washington Times editorializes: "Hostility to the president's policies is not a race issue."

Desperate Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media are busy trying to whip up a race war.

"The health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been.  It's merely a handy excuse," Frank Rich wrote in a recent New York Times column.  Their line is that all those opposed to Obama's radical agenda are racists who resent having a black man in the Oval Office.  It is a moldy, old smear, but as approval ratings for Obama sink below 50 percent, it is being revisited with increasing fervor.

According to the latest Gallup weekly data, only 38 percent of whites approve of Obama's performance, down from 63 percent when he took office.  Of course, if these people were racists, they never would have given Obama their support to begin with, but the liberal howls of "white flight" are resistant to elementary logic.

Critics focus on racial data because they want to make race the center of the argument.  This is a way to avoid the inconvenient truth that vast segments of the electorate are becoming disenchanted with Obama's broken promises.  The American middle class is deserting him in droves.

According to Gallup, Obama is losing ground among people earning between $24,000 and $60,000 per year (currently at 50 percent approval -- even lower at higher income levels); college graduates (48 percent approval); political independents (43 percent approval); older Americans, especially senior citizens (40 percent approval); and married couples (40 percent approval).  These are the bedrock middle-class demographics, and represent people who increasingly recognize the existential threat Obama poses to their pocketbooks and to American core values.

Among people who attend church weekly, Obama's support has dropped from a high of 60 percent in January 2009 to 41 percent, and affinity for Obama has fallen in double digits among religious denominations across the board.  An exception is the "None/Atheist/Agnostic" category, in which Obama enjoys 67 percent support.  He is also highly supported by those with graduate degrees, young people, single people, poor people and blacks.

Perhaps Obama's defenders believe, as many liberals do, that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation.  As Obama said during the 2008 campaign trail, "It's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."  This contemptuous assessment of the American middle class accurately reflects the liberal worldview.  When they say "red state," they mean "redneck."

Race plays a much stronger role in the liberal mindset than for most of America.  Obama and many liberals of his generation grew up being taught that America is at root a deeply flawed country, and it is their mission to "fix" it.  Those pushing the "racism" argument to explain the strong opposition to Obama's policies do so because they can't escape looking at issues through a racial prism.  As America has become post-racial, they are intellectually and emotionally stuck in the 1960s.  So they recycle images half-a-century old and wait, forlornly, for a random lynching to justify their worldview.

There is much to dislike about Obama's America: high unemployment, monstrous record debt, economic sluggishness, a terrible health care law, higher taxes, a rigged census, fast-tracking illegal aliens to the franchise, growing government at home and increasing weakness abroad.  It is not mean-spirited racism to take a stand against the daily destruction of the American dream; it is simple common sense.
A Radical Transfer Of Power
Aaron Klein says Obama's reported pick to run Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, has argued for a "radical transfer of power" in the health industry and claimed patients' quality of care in the U.S. medical system is currently measured by the "color of their skin."

The Financial Times and other news organizations yesterday quoted an administration official stating Obama intends to nominate Berwick to take the helm of the largest medical payer in the nation -- the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The news emerged as the White House announced it had sidestepped Senate confirmations by appointing 15 nominees to administration positions, including a controversial top lawyer for two U.S. labor unions.

Berwick, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been widely recognized as one of the most sought-after experts on health-care quality. In 2005, Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication, named Berwick the third most powerful person in American medicine.

The blog points out Berwick noted, "There's a myth that American healthcare is the best in the world."

"It's not," he continued. "It's not even close."

"It's thought to be the best because we have the most health care," Berwick stated. However, he said, "40 percent of the care that Americans actually need is not received. ... Cost is the barrier.

"Here is a question I often ask my students," added Berwick. "When you meet a new patient, what is the one test that you could do that would tell you how long that patient is likely to live?

"Typically, students answer: 'Ask them if they smoke,' or 'Test their blood sugar.'

"No," Berwick said. "Just look at the color of their skin."

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The Obots are playing with a deck that has 52 race cards.  Whenever they sense they are losing, they play the race card, but it's all over the web today.  What follows is several more examples of this despicable tactic.
Liberal Apartheid Shuns Black Tea Partiers Into Silence
Flopping Aces says that the real racism is being directed at black conservatives.

When Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) went on radio recently calling the Tea Partiers a "clone of George Wallace" comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan without the "robes and hoods," he was actually describing the Democrat practice of intimidating, even lynching black conservatives who dare to speak out against Obama.


I suppose we should be thankful that Democrats aren’t donning white sheets and hoods and burning crosses in the lawns of black conservative as they did in the old days when they targeted blacks and Republicans in the South.  But now they have their union goons in purple SEIU shirts beating a black conservative outside a town hall and actually using the "n" word.  And for that event we actually have video proof!

And just as liberals feign outrage over phony charges that Tea Partiers shouted the "n" word at black Congressman before the vote on health care, these same people were silent when Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, Michael Steele and any number of black Republicans and conservatives have been called every racial epithet in the book and more.


So, when the lovers of tolerance and diversity started calling the Tea Partiers a whites only bunch of racists it was just par for the course.


The Gallup poll and a number of other polling organizations debunked the whites only myth and showed that the Tea Parties represent a true cross section of American life with young and old, white, black, Hispanic, male and female members.


Even news network CNN couldn’t find any sign of racism when they embedded a news crew in the Tea Party Express tour.

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No Whites Need Apply
Jennifer Rubin says this video tells us a lot about where Obama stands politically and the degree to which he has frittered away the promise of his candidacy:

The Democratic National Committee this morning released this clip of the president rallying the troops, if rather coolly, for 2010. Obama’s express goal: "reconnecting" with the voters who voted for the first time in 2008, but who may not plan to vote in the lower-profile Congressional elections this year.

Obama speaks with unusual demographic frankness about his coalition in his appeal to "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."

Several things are noteworthy.  First, so much for the post-racial presidency.  We are back to naked pleas for racial solidarity.  This comes from a man who told us that there were no Blue States or Red States, and that we should stop carving up the electorate into ethnic and racial groups.  It was moving and appropriate and now it’s inoperative.

Second, this also suggests that just about everyone else in the electorate is a lost cause -- whites, men, independents, and older voters.  The Obama coalition has fractured -- a little later than Hillary Clinton predicted, but it has.  It seems he is reduced to the core left, not a recipe for successful governance or re-election.

And finally, the Democrats are in big, big trouble if they are banking on casual voters, especially young people, to turn out in large numbers in a midterm election.  I’ll go out on a limb (I really don’t have to, because you can look at the turnout in New Jersey and Virginia) -- the electorate in 2010 is not going to resemble the 2008 electorate.  It will be older and more conservative.  In other words, the Democrats are throwing a Hail Mary.
And when Obama refers to women, he's not referring to conservative and independent women, but the harpies and harridans of the left.  Beyond that, Obama's call for support is racist, sexist and ageist.
 Is Obama Fomenting A Race War?
Jeffrey T. Kuhner says Obama is inciting racial division.  He rightly fears that the Democrats will suffer huge losses in November's midterm congressional elections.  Republicans are within reach of retaking control of the House of Representatives.  Even the Senate may be in play.  His party's grip on power is threatened -- and with it, Obama's radical socialist agenda.

Fear breeds desperation.  Hence, Obama is resorting to the worst kind of demagoguery: playing the race card.  In a video to Democrats, Obama embraced identity politics; black, Hispanic and female voters are to be courted at the expense of white middle-class America.

"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008, stand together once again," he said.

Obama conveniently ignored the large chunk of white voters -- suburbanites, latte-sipping professionals, environmentalists, labor union members -- who voted for him in huge numbers.  For Obama in the 2010 election, whites no longer matter -- especially white Christian males.

In recent memory, no president has so deliberately and publicly sought to pit racial and gender groups against each other.  Obama is not simply the titular head of a party or the leader of government.  He is the head of state and embodies the collective will of the American people.  He is the president of all Americans -- not just certain segments of his electoral coalition.  Obama's rhetoric is reckless.  It is fostering civil strife and racial animosity.

Imagine the media uproar had President George W. Bush, for example, in 2006 called for "whites, Southerners, Christians and veterans" to vote for the Republican Party.  Mr. Bush would have been excoriated (rightly) for racist and sectarian pandering.

Obama is fracturing America.  He is calling on the primacy of race and gender in order to perpetuate his national socialist revolution.  He is championing a revanchist tribalism -- the politics of grievance and racial victimology that undermines our common national identity.  Just like his old pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama is an anti-American, virulent race-baiter.

Instead of seeing Americans, he classifies people according to their race and gender.  Modern liberal identity politics is rooted in fascist doctrine.  The most influential philosopher of the 20th century was Martin Heidegger.  His 1927 classic work, "Being and Time," is widely acknowledged as profoundly influencing Western thought -- especially the academic left and its embrace of postmodernism.  It's the very culture from which Obama -- by his own admission -- comes.

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Obama's Race-Baiting
The Washington Times says Obama has been denouncing Republicans who purportedly "exploited for political purposes" the issue of illegal immigration.  He also has denigrated Arizona's new illegal-alien law for threatening "to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans."  All this overheated rhetoric exposes Obama as the one who is cynically manipulating racial tensions for political purposes.

Obama's Wednesday address in Ottumwa, Iowa, showed how he is fanning the flames of ethnic discord.  "This law that just passed in Arizona ... you can try to make it really tough on people who look like they 'might be illegal immigrants,' " Obama thundered.  "One of the things that the law says is local officials are allowed to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers.  But you can imagine, if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona -- your great-grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state.  But now, suddenly, if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed."

Obama's claims are as dangerous as they are dishonest.  People won't "be harassed" when taking their children out for ice cream because of what they "look like."  The law specifically bans picking up someone just for being Hispanic or originally from another country.  Instead, anyone arrested for a crime must have his immigration status determined before being released.  It thus is not only Hispanics who will be required to provide evidence of citizenship, but everyone -- whites, blacks and Asians included -- who have done something wrong.

Police can't simply "ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers."  Two conditions have to be met.  First, police must have "lawful contact," meaning officers must already have detained an individual for violating some other law.  Even then, authorities must have "reasonable suspicion" that someone is an illegal alien.  This is a standard from the 1960s that police already deal with every day.  In a border state such as Arizona, with half a million illegals, the vast majority of undocumented immigrants are going to be Hispanic, but the reasonableness standard used by Arizona specifically requires circumstances aside from race or national origin.

All the hyperbole about "papers" undermines the difficult work of Arizona police by comparing the thin blue line to communist East German border guards during the Cold War.  The truth is, the new Arizona law doesn't even require anyone to carry an ID; it simply stipulates that "a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person."

Obama is playing with fire by misleading the nation to stir up racial tensions.  He's a lawyer who knows what terms such as "lawful contact" and "reasonable suspicion" really mean.  If blood is shed over this imbroglio, it will be on Obama's hands.
Obama the Anti-American, "Post-Racial" Globalist
Feed Your ADHD blog says Obama, the Anti-American, "Post-racial" Globalist, is revealed in a 1995 Interview.

We're wrong to criticize the Obama for being anti-American and calling patriots fighting against him "teabaggers."  We're wrong to accuse the Obama for being a globalist who seeks to undermine America's sovereignty and the Constitution.  We're wrong to fear that the Obamat is forcefully using government to take over our everyday personal lives.  We're wrong to suggest that Obama is using racial politics to his advantage.

We're wrong to say such terrible things -- unless you read what the liar in chief himself said 15 years ago during a magazine interview unearthed by Doug Ross.

CRISIS:  Having lived abroad, in Indonesia, how do you think that helped shape your views on race?

OBAMA:  It made me realize that racism was an extension of other abuses of power.  Living there you learned people can find excuses other than race to oppress each other.

CRISIS:  Will race relations get better?

OBAMA:  Not in the short term.  We're moving out of a period of American preeminence on the world economic stage.  Global competition means increasing economic uncertainty for the majority of Americans, black and white.  Unfortunately, politicians in this country find it convenient to define these problems in racial terms -- affirmative action, immigration and so on.  It's always easier to organize people around tribe than around principle.

Go here to read the entire interview for yourself . . .
Obama’s Campaign To Divide America By Race And Class Not Working
Flopping Aces says the Democrats turnout for last Tuesday’s primaries was a record low.

The primary reason Obama and the Democrats have been shouting "RACISM" at every opportunity and making transparently false connections between the Tea Parties and potential violence was to gin up anger among the liberal base and encourage them to vote in big numbers like they did in 2008. But it’s not working.

If you needed further proof that after elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts that the pendulum had swung hard in the other direction away from Democrats you got confirmation with the latest round of primary voting.

Hotline on Call reports that turnout among Dem voters dropped precipitously in 3 statewide primaries on Tuesday, giving the party more evidence that their voters lack enthusiasm ahead of midterm elections.

In primaries in NC, IN and OH, Democrats turned out at far lower rates than they have in previous comparable elections.

Just 663K OH voters cast ballots in the competitive primary between LG Lee Fisher (D) and Sec/State Jennifer Brunner (D).  That number is lower than the 872K voters who turned out in '06, when neither Gov. Ted Strickland (D) nor Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) faced serious primary opponents.

Only 425K voters turned out to pick a nominee against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).  The 14.4% turnout was smaller than the 444K voters -- or 18% of all registered Democrat voters -- who turned out in '04, when Gov. Mike Easley (D) faced only a gadfly candidate in his bid to be renominated for a second term.

And in IN, just 204K Hoosiers voted for Dem House candidates, far fewer than the 357K who turned out in '02 and the 304K who turned out in '06.

By contrast, GOP turnout was up almost across the board. 373K people voted in Burr’s uncompetitive primary, nearly 9% higher than the 343K who voted in the equally non-competitive primary in '04.  Turnout in House races in IN rose 14.6% from '06, fueled by the competitive Senate primary, which attracted 550K voters.  And 728K voters cast ballots for a GOP Sec/State nominee in Ohio, the highest-ranking statewide election with a primary; in '06, just 444K voters cast ballots in that race.

Top Dem strategists have promised to spend millions to get their voters to cast ballots, and polls show they will need to succeed in order to avoid an electoral beating.  The latest weekly Gallup tracking survey shows 43% of GOPers are "very enthusiastic" about voting, while just 33% of Dems feel the same way.

Whatever happened to hope and change euphoria that sent Obama into office?  It’s withering in the light of reality showing exactly who and what Obama and his progressive Democrat cohorts truly are.

The American people won’t be fooled a second time!

RelatedDespicable progressive Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn, claims that the Tea Party anger against record spending, debt and unemployment is really all about Obama’s race.  (video)

Because, of course, if you oppose Barack Obama’s radical socialist plans for America -- you’re a racist.
Obama’s Risky Southern Strategy II
Bob Parks says that with the latest crisis that can’t go to waste, the Obama Administration is now using the Arizona immigration law to codify the Latino vote against Republicans in an attempt to save the Democrat majority.  I guess one could say it’s ironic that the same party that excused its own segregationist past by revising the intent of the "Southern Strategy," has now implemented its own.  It does so at its own peril.

Blacks are not impressed by the law-breaking, self-inflicted adversity suffered by illegal aliens, in fact some are downright hostile.  All one need to and look at the make up of South Central Los Angeles, formerly the black community.

It is brown and the Latinos there have been quite public with their intent to drive blacks out.  Peacefully by breeding, violent if necessary.

In South Central Los Angeles, only one of the many areas and regions (Washington Times reporter Steve) Miller surveyed, the predominant feeling among those few blacks who remain in the neighborhood is that "They took our homes and our schools," as one black resident complained.  "They," of course are the Hispanics who have largely displaced the blacks in the area that was the center of the 1992 "Rodney King" riots.

But it’s not just South Central that’s a war zone as a result of mass immigration.  The war zone seems to extend all over the country, especially where blacks and Hispanics confront each other.

David Cortez, a 22-year-old immigrant who spent two years in jail for shooting a black, told Mr. Miller, "Just give us three or four years, and we’ll take over.  There will be more of us."  Blacks at least, if not the Open Borders lobby, know he’s on to something.

As for blacks, they see no reason to welcome a population that takes their jobs for lower wages and competes with them for political favors from largely white politicians.  "Why should we be in coalition with some group that wants to outnumber us?" asks Shannon Frank Reeves, head of the Oakland, Calif., NAACP.

As I’ve been arguing for years, this is what happens when blacks blindly give their support to party that has to be reminded every two years not to take it for granted.  Obama Democrats, too, believe they have the black vote locked and now can devote the rest of their time using the usual race-baiting tactics aimed at illegal Latinos.

Today, the question is what will blacks do?

Obviously, the Republican position closely mirrors theirs on principle (and self-preservation grounds), but after decades of using race to slander them for political gain, it’s going to be very hard to now have to side with them.  They will need to.

For the most part, white, privileged activist Latinos in academia and entertainment have chosen sides and made Arizona Ground Zero for coordinated immigration reform (amnesty) organizing with the help of Washington, D.C. Democrats.

As with everything else they’ve done since Election '08, the left has overreached again.  Earlier overreaches have spawned the Tea Party and Democrats have mostly incurred the wrath of the voters ever since.  Losing even a small portion of the black vote may be devastating but live by the race card, die by it.
Police To Release Review Of Gates Arrest
The Daily Caller reports police just outside Boston are expected to release results of an independent review of last year’s arrest of black Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. by a white sergeant.

Commissioner Robert Haas and review panel Chairman Chuck Wexler have scheduled a Wednesday news conference to discuss the report’s conclusions and recommendations.  The report was compiled by a 12-member panel put together in September.

Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley arrested Gates on a disorderly conduct charge at his home July 16 while investigating a possible burglary.  Gates alleged he was a victim of racial profiling, and the charge was dropped. 

The incident sparked a national debate on race relations when Obama jumped to the false conclusion that, "police acted stupidly."  Barack Obama invited both men to the White House for a photo op over beers.
Kill The Crakkas
The Washington Times says the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People put forward a resolution yesterday formally accusing the Tea Party movement of racism.  That's ironic coming from an organization whose mission is to promote the fortunes of one particular racial group.

Post-racial America has yet to arrive for many black leaders.  Obama has shown little interest in leading the national dialogue on race he once proposed, and civil rights groups are unwilling or unable to reach beyond their usual tired rhetoric.  Saying the Tea Party movement contains "racist elements that are a threat to democracy" is a shameful slap at the millions of Americans untainted by bigotry who oppose Obama's radical leftist policies regardless of his color.

The Rev. C.L. Bryant, a black Tea Party activist who used to be an NAACP chapter president in Texas, said charges of racism are lies intended to further a liberal political agenda.  ABC News quoted him as saying the NAACP wants to "create a climate where they can say that those on the right are in fact racist and those on the left are their saviors.  This is very much what the liberal agenda is about."  Blacks who show any signs of independent thinking do so at their peril.  In August, Kenneth Gladney, a black Tea Partier from Missouri, was severely beaten by two thugs from the Service Employees International Union.  The NAACP started a campaign to defend Mr. Gladney's assailants, saying the victim was an "Uncle Tom" who was "not black enough" to protect.

Last week, the Project 21 black leadership network asked Obama for the second time to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department's failure to prosecute New Black Panther Party members for blatant, race-based voter intimidation in Philadelphia in 2008.  Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie wrote that "the problem has festered to a point where perceptions of racial bias within your Justice Department cannot be ignored."  The perceptions were reinforced July 6 when former Justice Department official J. Christian Adams, who resigned to protest the handling of the case, testified to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that Justice Department attorneys in the Civil Rights Division were instructed to ignore cases that involved black defendants and white victims.  Justice apparently is not colorblind.

Black Panther Minister King Samir Shabazz, otherwise known as Maurice Heath, was one of the people engaging in voter intimidation.  He also was featured in a January 2009 video proclaiming to a black audience, "You want freedom?  You're gonna have to kill some crackers!  You're gonna have to kill some of their babies!"  Mr. Shabazz added, "I hate white people -- all of them!  Every last iota of a cracker,  I hate 'em."  The Washington Times' Kerry Picket reported last summer on Jerry Jackson, another accused Black Panther and an elected member of Philadelphia's 14th Ward Democratic Party committee.  His interests, according to his MySpace page, are: "BLACK POWER, BLACK LOVE, BLACK UNITY, BLACK MINDS, KILLIN CRAKKKAS."  These are the kind of violent black extremists that Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department is coddling.

No such comparable hateful language has come out of the Tea Party movement.  The NAACP's tired racial rhetoric is simply the product of a time long gone.  It has been almost half a century since the Civil Rights Act was passed.  The United States elected a black president.  American society has closed the racial divide.  However, those who benefit politically from keeping the racial wound fresh continue to wave the bloody shirt and smear those who disagree with their hard-left political agenda.  It will take more than a beer summit to heal the racial wounds these black leaders are inflicting on the country.
On Being Labeled A Racist
Politico says a clear pattern of behavior has emerged over the last 16 months.  According to liberals, if you disagree with their thinking, and if you disagree with the Obama administration, you are not only wrong, you are a "racist."

The latest strike by the left comes from the NAACP, which has resolved that the tea party movement is inherently "racist."  At its most simple, this is a direct attack on the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans.

The NAACP has long history of liberalism and racism.

If you are a conservative -- including a conservative African-American -- there is no room for you at the NAACP.  If you have opinions that differ from the NAACP and the liberal establishment, and if you are African-American, you are an "Uncle Tom," a "negro," "not black enough" and "against our people."

In other words, the NAACP fancies itself the thought police for millions of black Americans.  Disagree with them and you will be ostracized and attacked.  You will be subjected to public humiliation and racist commentary from NAACP leadership.  The message is clear: Tow the line or pay the price.

But the NAACP does not stand alone in this regard.  The left has a long history of using the race card.  It has been pulled on people across the political spectrum.

President Bill Clinton was smeared as a racist by the Obama campaign when Hillary Clinton was running for president.  It seems that anyone who disagrees with the far left, socialist policies of Barack Obama and the current administration is subject to the heavy hand of the race card.

This card is generally played when all else has failed.  It was inevitable that it would eventually be used aggressively against the tea party movement.

First, members of the tea party movement were called disgruntled voters, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said our movement was nothing more than "astroturf," and laughed us off as a flash in the pan that would disappear overnight.

Next the Democratic National Committee released an ad calling us an "angry mob."  Now, we’re being called racist.

All these attacks have failed because they are untrue and the American people know it.

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Obama:  Al Qaeda Is Racist
Hot Air is commenting on ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper's report that Obama gave an interview yesterday to the South African Broadcasting Corporation.  In it, Obama expressed his distaste for al Qaeda’s inhumane practices, which he further vilified as "racist."

So finally Obama has gotten around to taking al Qaeda to task for its long history of anti-semitism and its undisguised loathing for the Jewish people, eh?

Well, no actually.  It wasn’t the terrorists’ mistreatment of the "Zionist entity" that Obama was all wee-weed up about.  It was their recent bombing of civilians in Uganda and some of the comments that al Shabaab, the al Qaeda wannabe, made.

"What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself.  They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains."

No one disputes that these bombings were savage and inhumane acts.  Yet, the systematic lobbing of bombs into Israel by the terrorist organization Hamas has been a daily occurrence during Obama's occupation of the Oval Office, but I defy any reader to find a single comment Obama has made condemning these equally savage and unspeakable acts.

Hamas’s sole raison d’être is to "wipe Israel off the map."  This mission is drummed into the skull of children of Hamas members beginning in kindergarten, where the tykes are shown puppet shows of soldiers murdering Jewish "infidels."  Yet, neither these indisputable facts nor the daily self-avowed acts of aggression against Israel has elicited a peep from Obama, never mind claims of racism.  In fact, Obama has taken precisely the opposite tack, legitimizing Hamas as a "political entity" as recently as June 20 of this year.

To Obama, everything is racist -- except the New Black Panthers.

Obama's Dumb Race Card Play Will Be His Undoing
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann say that the very basis of Barack Obama’s entire political career has been the assertion that he is one of the first examples of a post-racial politician.  He consciously eschewed the notion that his presidency was notable for the triumph of a black politician and focused, instead, on what it said about the irrelevance of race to the political process.  When the Clintons sought to inject race into the election by harping on the polarization of black support for Obama and likening his triumph in the South Carolina primary to that of Jesse Jackson, the Obama supporters cried foul and accused the former first couple of injecting race into the contest.

Now, Obama is letting his supporters strip away his image of a post-racial president by their increasingly racial rhetoric and his support for radical black activists.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers so obviously guilty of racial intimidation at the Philadelphia polling places in 2008 is of a piece with the NAACP’s loud denunciation of the Tea Party movement as racists, likening it to the White Citizens Councils of the segregationist past.  And the Obama Administration’s decision to sue to overturn the Arizona immigration law -- despite the fact that Americans approve of the statute, and disapprove of the lawsuit to void it, by 59-28 -- is an attempt to foundation his appeal to Latino voters in racial terms.

In a bid to increase enthusiasm and, therefore, turnout among minority voters, Barack Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.

Already, the results of this disastrous strategy are apparent.  The latest Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey shows that his job approval among Democrats has fallen from 84% two weeks ago to a mere 76% today.  This fall has led to a drop in his overall approval from 47% at the end of June to 43% in the middle of July.

But the political implications of Obama’s lurch to the left and his efforts to polarize his Administration racially are only part of the problem.  Obama, as president of the United States, is increasingly taking sides in the old racial debates, reigniting them and lending new fuel to their flames.  He is no more the president of all the people, but is retreating into the racial cocoon of a supportive minority vote.

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Barack Obama is a Black Marxist.  He has always been a Black Marxist.  He will always be a Black Marxist.  It is who he is.
Racial Politics In The Age Of Obama

Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, is a despicable human being.
Obama Calls African-Americans A "Mongrel People"
Prison Planet is reporting that Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are "sort of a mongrel people."

Obama appeared on ABC’s morning talk show "The View" Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."

"I mean we’re all kinds of mixed up," Obama said.  "That’s actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
D.C.’s Race Quota Job Boom
Tait Trussell says, while millions of jobless Americans struggle in the rough-edged recession, Washington employment is booming, driven partly by new racial and gender quotas.

The swollen federal government under Obama has guaranteed a robust job market for regulators, policy wonks, contractors, Washington elitists, and plenty of under-qualified job-holders.  Helping Washington’s job boom is a provision of the new financial regulation law requiring race and gender employment ratios in private financial institutions that do business with the government.  A new diversity overseer, with staff, will take office in each of the many federal financial regulatory agencies, including new ones created by the new law.  At least 20 "Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion" will be thrust into agencies and offices ranging from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the 12 regional banks of the Federal Reserve System.  They will be among the 264,000 government regulators (as calculated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

The federal government now has moved "from outlawing discrimination to setting up a system of quotas," wrote Diana Furchtgott-Roth in RealClearMarkets.  She is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute.  The inclusion rule would apply "not just to the agency’s workforce but also to the workforce of its contractors and subcontractors.  The mission of this troupe of monitors is to assure "fair inclusion," a definition as wide open as the mouth of the Grand Canyon.  Governmental Inclusion entities also would include the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Credit Union Administration, Controller of the Currency, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The result, says Ms. Furchtgott-Roth: "redundant hiring and wasteful expansion of payroll overhead."

The law also dictated that recruiting for the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion should be at historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and women’s colleges, at job fairs in urban communities, and at inter-city high schools with mainly minority pupils.  Recruiting ads are to be placed in newspapers and magazines oriented toward minorities and women, Fox News radio detailed.

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We Shall All Become Slaves On Obama's Plantation
Penny Starr says Alan Keyes claims that under Obama we shall all become slaves on the government’s plantation.

The conservative activist and former diplomat, said Barack Obama and liberals in Congress are promoting a dependence on government that mirrors slavery.

Keyes appeared with more than a dozen other black conservative leaders at a gathering in Washington to condemn accusations by the NAACP that the Tea Party movement has a racist faction.  Keyes said real racism occurs when race is connected to ideology -- as was the case, he said, when Barack Obama was campaigning for president.

"The notion that you owe some allegiance or vote to an individual simply because of the color of their skin" is racist, Keyes said.  He said such a notion was "constantly pushed at me by the American media" during the Obama campaign, when black Americans were expected to "feel proud" of Obama.

"Why should I feel proud of someone who wants to destroy the unalienable rights of unborn children?"  Keyes said Wednesday during the event at the National Press Club.  "Why should I be proud of someone who, in fact, wants to return this entire country to the condition in which my ancestors sadly found themselves?"

Keyes compared the institution of slavery with liberalism and socialism.

"What did it mean to be a slave?"  Keyes asked.  "It meant that you actually had guaranteed shelter, guaranteed clothing.  Your master guaranteed your food, your clothing, your shelter and a job.  "Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?" he said.  "That’s exactly what the Obama faction and the leftists and the socialists and the so-called 'liberals' want to pretend is what all Americans should aspire to."

Keyes said he grew up wrestling with the heritage of slavery and understanding its true meaning.  As a result, he said, "I have seen through that phony promise of socialism, that government-dominated largesse.  It simply means that we shall all become slaves on the government’s plantation."

Keyes said Tea Party activists advocate government by consent of the people and that black liberals are using the "moral capital" earned by those who fought for civil rights as a political tool.

"That moral capital is now being wielded as an instrument of political war by those who are seeking to pretend that somehow or other there is an ideological definition of what it means to be a black American.  I don’t know whether people realize how racist that assumption is."

Keyes added: "The notion that somehow or another -- the fact that you take a different point of view about political issues, about economic approaches, about fundamental issues of human character and decency; that that somehow means that you’re a traitor to your race is patently racist."
Fox News Is Not Lying, The Left Is Just Failing
Bill O'Reilly says David Letterman is a liberal kind of guy, and like many on the left, old Dave is kind of frustrated these days.  A new Gallup poll has Obama's job approval rating at just 41 percent, with 53 percent disapproving.  Those are the lowest numbers Gallup has posted since Obama was inaugurated more than a year and a half ago.

So Dave is seeking answers to Obama's diminishing popularity, and that kind of conversation usually involves the Fox News Channel, which is considered by the left to be all anti-Obama, all the time.  Since I work at FNC, I dispute that perception, but there is no doubt that Fox News is the most skeptical TV news organization when it comes to analyzing Obama.

Consider this: If Obama was being worked over the way President Bush was by the establishment media, his job approval rating would probably be in the 20 percent range.  Remember the brutal media beating Bush took?  Today, the mainstream press is largely positive on Obama, even as most Americans are having doubts about him.

But let's get back to Letterman.  Speaking with far-left MSNBC News commentator Rachel Maddow on his program, Dave listened as she put forth the preposterous theory that Fox News wants to frighten white Americans by reporting negatively about black Americans.

"Scaring white people is good politics on the conservative side of the spectrum, and it always has been. The idea is that you sort of rile up the white base to be afraid of an other, to be afraid of scary immigrants or scary black people..."

In the past, paranoid, dishonest rants like that would have been dismissed as fringe speak, but not anymore.

Without a shred of evidence, a guest on Letterman's "Late Show" (which by the way gets trounced in the ratings by FNC every night) defines an entire news organization as a racist enterprise.  And Letterman goes along with the program, adding:

"These people are continuing to fan this flame and ... that is cancer."


The only people Fox News is scaring are far-left loons who see their shining city on the hill on fire.  For 18 months, the United States has been governed from the left, and things are not going well.  I'm sorry if this analysis frightens some folks, but when you spend a half-trillion dollars trying to stimulate the economy and you create just 600,000 jobs, well, people are going to notice (I thought we've lost jobs -- I'm checking).

When the war in Afghanistan turns chaotic, Americans are not going to be pleased.  When the nation's debt is increased by more than a trillion dollars a year because of record spending, folks are going to get a bit nervous.  So, in order to counter those realities, the far left must divert attention from them.  Thus, the scary black people deal.

In reply, here's a Top 1 list for Letterman and his uber-liberal guest: The American people don't need to be "riled" up by phony race baiting.  They are already riled up by reality, and the polls prove it.
Your Race Card Has Been Declined
Dear Liberals,

Please be advised that your Race Card account has been closed.  This decision was based on your account history of excessive over-limit spending.  Please destroy your card immediately as it will no longer be honored.

Sincerely, The American People

No president in history came to office with more political capital than Barack Obama.  He squandered it like a lottery winner within a few months.  If liberals had any sense of irony, they would appreciate the inanity of braying about racism right after America elected a black president.  Obama’s entire life has been devoted to fomenting racial animus.

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The Obama Deck
Miguel A. Guanipa says Obama apparently saw nothing wrong with publicly charging all Latinos and blacks with the solemn duty to come out in support of his congressional colleagues seeking reelection.  During midterm elections he appeared not too concerned that such brazenly racist summonses are not only unbecoming of the office he holds, but very inappropriate.  And why should he?  The sword of today's tolerance movement cuts only one way, and that is against conservatives or perceived deserters of the liberal cause.  If you doubt that, just ask Juan Williams, formerly of NPR.

Unfortunately, this has always been the norm for Obama.

I am Hispanic, as you may have been able to tell by the peculiar way in which I despoil my adjectives.  But I would not vote for Obama if he had been born and raised in the heart of Venezuela.  I would have voted for him if he believed in limited government intervention in the lives of citizens, the defense of the unborn, and the self-correcting tendency of a capitalism-based economy.  In other words, if he shared the same values as I do -- or at least some.  That is the point of choosing a representative government.

Suffice it to say that in my mind, Obama's blackness in no way diminishes the fact that he stands diametrically opposed to these principles.  And for Obama to suggest that it is my duty to vote for any candidate, including him, simply because of the color of his skin is not only the height of arrogance, but a supreme insult to my intelligence.

This vulgar clarion call to people of color to support his party's candidates as they supported him in the last presidential election also shows a few other things about the way Obama, and many of his democratic colleagues, really think.

Firstly, it suggests that a candidate who is not black or Hispanic would endorse policies that run contrary to the interests of people of color.  This means, conversely, that he would work for the benefit only of people who share his genetically transmitted physical traits, namely race.  And it also suggests that without the support from people of his own race, a black or Hispanic candidate would have no chance of being elected.  These are the assumptions Obama makes when he calls the opposition "enemies" and urges blacks and Hispanics to ignore the record and simply cast their votes based on the color of the candidate's skin.  And if you thought our current commander in chief would never stoop that low, you thought wrong.

But the cold, hard truth is that Obama, the great "Uniter," is well aware of the fact that the overriding criteria many African-American voters employ when casting a vote are the candidate's skin color first and his or her real qualifications second.  Ah, but who would dare say it out loud and risk being labeled a racist, instead of a good observer of political trends, which can be easily confirmed by simply looking at the overwhelming statistical data on voter behavior?  Indeed, Obama himself is a product of this verifiable trend.

Thus, this appeal to his supporters also serves as an unintended indictment of those who actually do vote in a manner that betrays an unwillingness to take their civic duty seriously, not to mention a blissful ignorance of what is truly at stake when the wrong leader is given the reins of power, albeit temporarily.

But what is even worse, it reveals that Obama thinks blacks and Hispanics can be very easily manipulated.

This is why I can't help but think that Obama interprets the fact that I am Hispanic to also mean that I am naïve, because that sure is what he sounds like when he implies that I am obligated, strictly by virtue of my race, to vote for him.  Consequently, I find it very strange that it is always the other side that gets accused of racism.

Consider for a moment what would happen if the following scenario became a reality.  Picture Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, for example, speaking to an audience of supporters and uttering the following words: "I want all of you white folk who voted for me in the last election to come out in force on voting day and support my colleagues.  Remember that all those other folk are counting on you staying home on Election Day.  You need to go out and show our enemies that we are going to punish them, and that we reward our friends."

Everyone knows that even in an alternate universe where there are no liberals, Mrs. Palin would never say anything like that.  She is a little smarter than people think -- and in most cases, a lot smarter.  But assuming that she would, for how many weeks do you think that story would grace the front pages of virtually every single major media outlet in the country?  And how long before either politician's career is over, due to a poor choice of words?

And yet Obama continues to operate in this manner with impunity.  The only difference is the demographic groups he has targeted.

So it seems to me that Obama doesn't have just one race card to play; apparently he owns the entire deck.

It is as evil to vote FOR someone because of their race, as it is to vote AGAINST them because of their race.
CBS And AP Photoshop Racist Picture Of Obama
Noel Sheppard says as one can see, the darker Obama is on the left with the Democrats, and the lighter Obama is on the right with the Republicans.

Are CBS and AP not so subtly implying the GOP are all white?  As Matthew Archbold pointed out at CMR:

How could anyone think that changing Obama's skin tone like this would be a good idea?  This has got to be either one of the most racially insensitive and just plain ol' stupid photoshops a major news organization has done since Time Magazine blackened OJ Simpson's face.  The idiocy of this is only heightened by the fact that Obama's heritage is mixed.

Indeed.  Seems like someone at AP and CBS has some splainin' to do.

Obama settled this question himself.  he wrote in "Dreams...," -- "I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

Got that?  "...to whites."

Obama wanted a race to belong to, a team whose accomplishments would reflect well upon him.  Of course, it was unthinkable in his liberal white family to take pride in the achievements of his mother’s race, so Obama gloried in being part of his absent father’s race.

From his early teens onward, Obama desperately wants to be black.  In "Dreams," he writes, "I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant."  Honolulu’s paucity of African-Americans means he has to learn to be black from the media: "TV, movies, the radio; those were places to start.  Pop culture was color-coded, after all, an arcade of images from which you could cop a walk, a talk, a step, a style."

"...never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own.  It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."

Obama even describes his grandparents, the people who would raise and nourish him, as "white folk."

Even through high school, he continued to vacillate between the twin strands of his racial identity.  As a teenager, Obama sought out gatherings on military bases or at the University of Hawaii that were mostly attended by blacks.

"I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds," he wrote in "Dreams."  "One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves.  They were more than satisfied; they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."

"Malcolm’s [Malcolm X] discovery toward the end of his life, that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam, seemed to offer some hope of eventual reconciliation."

Some whites? -- if they are Muslims? -- all whites have to do is to submit to Islam? -- this guy still thinks like a Muslim.

Obama is so racially focused that he denies his own DNA.
Obama's Slave Ship
Robin of Berkeley says:  When I was young and living in Manhattan, I saw an Off-Off-Broadway play called Slave Ship.  It was an experience I'll never forget.

Unbeknownst to me, the performance was conducted in total darkness.  The audience was subjected for one very long hour to the harrowing sounds of slavery.  There were blood-curdling screams, whippings, and more.

Given that we were trapped in pitch blackness, the audience was held captive like the slaves, compelled to experience the same terror, helplessness, and despair.  This was undoubtedly the intention of the play.

Memories of that ghastly night at the theater sauntered back into my mind's eye upon hearing some of Obama's recent utterances.  To an audience of blacks, he invokes the language of slavery, fashioning himself an abolitionist freeing them from bondage.

Using racially charged language, Obama relegates Republicans to the back of the bus.  In a speech to Latinos, he directs the audience to align with him against the "enemy."  But Obama doesn't mean the Mexican Cartel, who are holding sections of Mexico and the United States hostage.  He's referring to conservatives.

Recent photos of Obama have been alarming; they depict a man boiling over with rage.  Have we ever witnessed a U.S. president so pugnacious, so incensed and inflamed by his own people?

But to Obama, we are not his people; this is everything you need to know about Barack Obama in a nutshell.  Although Obama was marketed as the post-racial, biracial uniter, this is not the man behind the mask.

And the world according to Obama does not resemble the place in which most of us live.  His is a threatening, foreboding universe.  It has always been this way and will always be, regardless of the power he amasses.  As he writes in Dreams from My Father, "The world was violent, I was learning, unpredictable and often cruel."

This is the world Obama was thrust into, born to a teenage white mother and a Kenyan father.  The young child lived with his parents (maybe), and then his mother, and next was carted off to a foreign land, Indonesia, with a new daddy.

In Indonesia, Obama began to cultivate his lifelong identity as the outsider.  There he was a black/white boy in a Muslim country.  His mother reinforced and celebrated their misfit status.  She scoffed at socializing with other Americans because, "[t]hey are not my people." (If they weren't her people, then who were?)

Obama's mom, the oddly named Stanley Ann, taught Barry to view the world as she did -- in black and white terms.  There are villains and there are victims, with no trustworthy people to whom to attach.  Stanley Ann's behavior itself exemplified the faithlessness of others.

A young mom, just 18 when Barry was born, she carted him around like a piece of luggage.  She spirited him off to Indonesia to start a new life there.  After her marriage dissolved, she returned to the U.S. with the little boy in tow.

When Stanley Ann made plans to haul him back to Indonesia, Barry refused and moved in with his grandparents in Hawaii, where there was no love lost.  He has described them as "strangers," and his grandma as belonging to "typical white people."

Obama learned how to be a black man through the tutelage of Frank Marshall Davis, purportedly a Communist, pedophile, and bisexual.  Davis imparted such lessons as "never trust the white man."

Barry had to endure his grandfather and Davis, in a boozy state, telling dirty jokes in front of the discomforted boy.  The small, vulnerable child just didn't exist.

When a child grows up with no strong arms to protect him and no sense of home, he can evolve in several different ways.  He may become a dependent person who clings to others like a life raft.

Or he can go another way entirely and become the consummate loner.  He will depend only upon himself; it's him against the world.

Continue reading here -- this is pretty good . . .
Obama Spiritual Advisor Throws Race Bomb
Brittany Pounders says "Reverend" Jim Wallis, also known as Obama’s spiritual advisor, goes on air and makes several drastic and dreadful remarks.  None too surprising as most people surrounding Obama love to constantly drag race into the equation and blame bigotry and racism for any and all political disagreements.

He says, "FOX News has been the assassin of Obama’s religion…"  He goes on in an idiotic and ignorant manner to attempt and rationalize that statement.  And then he says, "And to be blunt, there wouldn’t be a Tea Party if there wasn’t a black man in the White House."

No, Mr. Wallis, there would be no Tea Party if there wasn’t a radical Socialist in the White House.  Let’s be clear on that.

It’s also worth mentioned that Jim Wallis has accepted money from George Soros for his Sojournes magazine and "Christian ministry" located in DC.
Obama: Race A "Key Component" In Conservative Opposition
Aurelius says that from the outset, let me say that I am a ethnically varied male with mostly a European heritage.  And let me say as well, I do not care that Barack Obama is an African American man.  I simply cannot care less.  If he were a Native American, that's fine.  If he was Caucasian, that's fine.  If he was a woman, or handicapped, or old, or young, that's fine too.

That said, I do not support that much of his agenda. It is not because of race but because how I want the country to move and how it should be done.  Now that I said that, here is the main part of the article:

In a new book, Barack Obama is quoted as having stated that race is a "key component" both in the Tea Party's rise and conservative opposition as a whole.

In Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, journalist Kenneth T. Walsh recounts a candid conversation with Obama.  It starts off normal, with Obama stating:

"Americans, since the victories of the civil rights movement, I think, have broadly come to accept the notion that everybody has to be treated equally; everybody has to be treated fairly."

But as soon as one might believe that the conversation is run of the mill, Obama begins veering into different regions.  For example, Walsh writes (emphasis mine):

In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country.

And just as bad:

A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement -- a racially biased one -- that was unfortunate.

Sigh!  What can I say?  Can I say that Tea Partiers are simply upset that their government is not only spending money faster than it can print it, but that they fear the government's growth?  Can I say that, if you believe in limited government and are against abortion, that you are not automatically a racist?

That Obama could believe such things truly shows how out of touch he is.  It makes me wonder what else he doesn't understand.

Obama has always been obsessed by race.  It defines who he is.  Just click the link in the right column, and browse through a few of his written and spoken quotes.
Running On The "Race" Track
Jay Homnick says, I can tell that I must be getting old from all the people telling me how young I look.  At fifty-two I may look like forty-seven but I certainly don't look like twenty-seven.  The compliment does not help me very much, other than to reassure me that I'm wearing my fifty-two-ness lightly.  But their need to say it serves as an ominous reminder of the clock ticking merrily away towards oblivion.

This in a way disturbs me about Barack Obama more than anything else.  We hear so much about what a new breed of politician he is that it drives home the reality of his dreary oldness.  Beneath the dashing façade, the insouciant wink, the casual wave, beats the heart of the dreariest old political hack imaginable.  He is a card-carrying member of the cliché clique, the bromide brigade, the platitude attitude and the banal cabal.  Uggh!

Case in point, his latest contribution to the national conversation, quoted in a new book by Kenneth Walsh, Obama says that the TEA Party movement is inspired by race, by a sense that minorities are getting all these goodies from Washington.  They are motivated, Obama believes, by "a subterranean agenda."

This is such a piece of hackery and flackery, of puffery and guffery, of foolery and fakery.  Politics at its rankest masquerading as analysis at its frankest.  There is so much dirty laundry being aired here that I simply had to make a list.  Every trick in the old, old playbook is on display.

  1.  ZERO PROOF -- There is no evidence to support such a contention, nor is any offered.  The most powerful man in the country picks on a bunch of little people who put their lives aside at great personal cost to make a political statement and he accuses them of base motives without proof.

  2.  WHY NOW? -- If the issue is that these people feel shortchanged by all the government largesse to minorities, this is hardly the time to organize.  None of the new laws, like ObamaCare or the wall Street reforms, are designed to help minorities in particular.  Believe me, if there was a stat showing that blacks were more likely to be uninsured than whites, we would have heard it repeated ad nauseam.

  3.  WHY NOT BELIEVE THEIR WORDS? -- The TEA Party is a movement with very definite ideas, expressed in a spate of books and articles.  This is not a group of conspiracy thinkers or Trekkies.  They offer a straightforward "terranean" explanation for their positions.  These positions are certainly defensible at the very least; nothing contrived or suspicious about them.  In fact, the TEA Party gave up the best shot at Republican Senate seats in Nevada and Connecticut to be true to their ideology.

  4.  WHY IMPUTE AN EVIL IDEAL? -- It is one thing to observe that people are abandoning ideals in favor of self-interest.  It is certainly arguable that TEA Party commitment to fiscal conservatism is a case of liking their money better than they like the wonderful improvements in society wrought by activist government.  But to say that they care more about an anti-minority evil ideology than about their own pocketbook -- to skip selfishness as an easy motive and choose malevolence instead -- is gratuitously offensive.

  5.  WHY NOT ASSUME NORMALCY? -- It would be very classy for Obama to say he has no doubt the opponents of his legislation only want what's best for the country.  He understands their concerns about massive shifts in lifestyle.  He empathizes with their fears.  He realizes the pressures felt by ordinary citizens during tough economic times.  But he is confident they will look back later when things are more settled and they will see it his way.  Why treat them as creeps?

  6.  WHY NOT PRAISE THEM? -- It would be even more classy to laud folks for getting involved and learning more about the political process.  Imagine if he made a surprise visit to a TEA Party rally in Washington and asked to speak.  Keep up the good citizenship, he would say, but keep an open mind and promise me that if things turn out well you will be receptive to change.  His poll numbers would jump ten points in five minutes, and he would lose nothing.

Instead, we get this garbage about the TEA Party being prejudiced against coffee and trying to keep the leaves at the bottom of the cup.

What a shame!  They offer hope and change, but what we get is bad faith and ill will and mean spirit.  When it comes to subterranean agendas, all I see is Obama calling the kettle black.
Racism To Blame For Obama's Problems
James Rosen is reporting that House Assistant Democratic Leader, Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, blamed most of Barack Obama's political problems on racism.

Clyburn, who's from South Carolina and is a close ally of Obama, offered his views in response to a question about his re-election prospects next year.

"I think they're improving every day," Clyburn said.  "I think the president has been a good president, a great commander in chief."

Clyburn, who met his wife at a 1960 court hearing after spending a night in jail for having engaged in a civil rights protest in Orangeburg, S.C., then brought up Obama's race as the first black president.

"You know, I'm 70 years old," he said.  "And I can tell you; people don't like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president's problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin."

Clyburn noted that he himself got hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes on a regular basis.  Asked how that relates to Obama, Clyburn retorted: "We have the same skin color; that's how it relates to him."

Clyburn described a recent racist image of Obama that received widespread news coverage.

"When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee's body; do you think he didn't see that?" Clyburn said.  "And I suspect they send the same faxes to his office they send to mine."

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Same old, same old.

And about that chimp thing . . .
Obama -- Race Baiter

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