The facts say something different. Obama's personal history is not one of interracial brotherhood. Start with his twenty year membership in Reverend Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church. The Reverend is a vicious racist and anti-Semite. Obama sat in the pews. He referred to the man as spiritual advisor to him and his family. This is a church that openly aligns itself with the bigoted loon Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Obama didn't notice that? Defend him all you want, but Obama gave a dozen explanations for his relationship with Reverend Wright during the course of last year's campaign. The answers seemed to change daily for a while. It is hard to know the actual truth, but with so many contradictory versions it was obvious BHO was lying. There is no way he didn't know he was part of a racist church.
Obama's first book, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, provides the author's pre-occupation with race in the title. The book returns again and again to themes of race with Obama repeatedly blanketing Whites with accusations of various wrongdoing. This book sounded the ramblings of an angry Black man, not a man trying to shape a post-racial world.
Of course, Obama's obsession with race is also linked to being a Liberal-Leftist-Progressive-Socialist-Democrat. These people reject the existence of the individual. There are only group identities. Obama never ceases playing one group of Americans off against another on the basis of some demographic characteristic. He is filled with the double-whammy of racial angst (though his life experience is not that of the civil rights movement) and Leftist identity politics which requires that all life is a fight between competing demographic groups.
Joan Walsh is a great example of the hateful Leftist who projects her own vile worldview on others. If you didn't click onto her editorial attack on Conservatives, click here. This maven of Marxism seems to be shooting for the record of liberal cliches and phony assertions.
A few lonely Republican leaders are belatedly trying to clean up the party's mess of crazy, from the racially tinged character attacks on Sonia Sotomayor...
Can Ms. Walsh cite one mainstream Conservative who attacked Sotomayor on her ethnic heritage? She cannot. However, Sotomayor is Hispanic AND a Leftist so any attack on her is racist. Did Ms. Walsh accuse Democrats of racism when they filibustered Miguel Estrada to keep him off a federal circuit court? She did not, even though in internal memos Democrats cited his ethnicity as a reason to keep him off the court. Sotomayor's belief that federal courts are legitimate policy makers and that she does not feel constrained by the Constitution were the reasons her nomination was challenged.
Still, Limbaugh and Beck continue to ratchet up their alarming and increasingly racist hatred for the president.
This is Lib speak for: "if you oppose the President's policies, you are racist." Its a very convenient tactic, but outside of Salon's typical readership most Americans are too smart for this nonsense. Identity politics plus a Black President equals four years of unabated manipulation of white guilt in the eyes of soulless Socialists.
Limbaugh's been on this beat for a long time, but the complicated Gates case inspired him to a whole new level of fiction. "Here you have a black president trying to destroy a white policeman," the radio bully told his audience last Friday, the day Obama expressed regret over his quick judgment in the matter and invited Skip Gates and Officer James Crowley to the White House for a beer.
What "beat" is Joan speaking of? Well, dear reader, you are supposed to assume he has been attacking Obama as a Black man. The only people who claim Limbaugh is a racist are the Leftist thugs who do not listen to him, but claim to be experts on every word he utters. As for Rush's words about BHO's attack on Officer Crowley, what did he get wrong? The President of the United States, the most powerful individual in the world, used his bully pulpit to decide the right-and-wrong of the situation for the American people. Does any reasonable person believe race was NOT the primary factor in him doing that? As is his usual schtick, Obama did not apologize for what he said, but for how people may have heard it. A non-apology apology. When the heat is turned on him, he invites them to the White House for a photo-op. His instinct was racial division, but his political survival skills say play the peacemaker. Smooth.
And the piece de resistance:
There's a psychological term for this kind of unhinged behavior, and it's called "projection." These two racists are projecting their own racial feelings onto Obama. Increasingly, the ranks of the racially blinkered (and I include MSNBC's Pat Buchanan here) are playing victim, insisting Obama's modest moves -- appointing a Latina justice, using the Gates case to speak out against racial profiling -- are reversing the racial order wholesale, and putting white men on the bottom of the pile.
"Projection?" Ms. Pot meet Madame Kettle. Notice she just calls Beck and Limbaugh "racists" with no reference to any statement or action. You see, they are Conservatives therefore it is an article of faith in the Church of Liberalism that they are racists. Obama's words cannot be held up as improper because he is Black AND a Statist. But, notice Joanie's own words: Obama's modest moves -- appointing a Latina justice, using the Gates case to speak out against racial profiling. Ask yourself this question: how many times have you heard Democrats defending specific aspects of Sonia Sotomayor's qualifications and how many times have they trotted out her ethnicity? You see, Sotomayor is not to be evaluated on her decisions, her speeches, or her judical philosophy. She is a "Latina justice" and that is all that matters. Opposition equals racism. As for the Gates blowup, it had nothing to do with racial profiling. I'm assuming Joanie Walsh isn't stupid, so she should know the definition of racial profiling. Obama is playing CYA because he openly played the race card and knew he was caught. But, again, Obama is above criticism. We must accept his ridiculous rationalizations lest we be the collective reincarnations of Bull Conner.
It's time for more decent Republicans to take a stand against the vicious anti-Obama racism of the party fringe and their broadcast fuhrers. On Monday Ohio Sen. George Voinovich blasted the dominance of his party's Southern fringe, and its outdated Southern Strategy with its emphasis on racial division.
Ahhhh, projection. Conservatives do not give a whit about race. The only people who claim otherwise are Leftwing hacks who do not listen to the talk shows they criticize or read the columnists or authors they slander. Ms. Walsh, the operative color in the Obama backlash is red not black. He is a Marxist. The federal government is shredding the Constitution and promising to destroy even more liberty. That is what is being challenged by the "broadcast fuhrers." The obligatory Nazi reference demonstrates the historical ignorance of the modern Liberal. The National German Socialist Workers Party was a LEFTIST movement. It is NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Salon, The New York Times, etc., who refuse to treat people as individuals and foment racial identity politics. Conservatives will lambast anti-liberty, socialistic, fascistic public policy all day long. Leftists do not want to engage in an honest debate so they invoke the racist, sexist, homophobic tags. Who is divisive, Ms. Walsh?
Kweisi Mfume appeared with Joan Walsh on "Hardball" and both managed to attack "divisive" conservatives with a straight face. Mfume has made a living off calling political opponents racists. Did he profess outrage when House Democrats accused Republicans of racism for wanting to investigate Fannie Mae? Did he defend the falsely accused Duke lacrosse players? Mfume is a phony and his mock-outrage is pathetic.
Walsh uttered this classic on "Hardball": "He loves white people. Obama got to where he is, in my opinion, largely because he makes white people feel like he knows we're all trying really hard and we really like it when black people make us feel that way." What condescending drivel! Obama is where he is because he played to divisive stereotypes cultivated by the Left over the years. Obama is an individual as am I. His mixed race heritage and my whiteness are irrelevant. He doesn't need me for validation nor do I need him. He doesn't make me feel good. He makes me feel like Vladimir Lenin and Norman Thomas were right about how the U.S. would embrace socialism gradually and without realizing what is going on. What this airhead saw as an "up with people" clincher was really added proof that she and her Leftist lemmings see everything in terms of identity politics.
Personally, I am sick and tired of political positions being viewed through a filter of race. It is not the conservative end of the spectrum that does this. They do not need to do so because Conservatives can stand on facts and win the argument. As is clear in Joan Walsh's psychotic ramblings, the Left sees demographics not individuals. Their world view does not allow for the singular citizen. It is time that Democrats take ownership of their radical socialism and be honest about who they are. They won't do that because they know they must pretend to uphold American values in order to win elections. That is why they must "project" their insipid hatred on the thinking population. They can't be honest AND win.