Barack Obama campaigned as George Washington, calming and unifying. Elected, he governs like George McGovern. Tens of millions of Americans feel deceived. They should, since they were.
Obama’s revised 10-year deficit now tops $9 trillion. A $410 billion bailout, $787 billion stimulus, and $1 trillion health care mock his pledge of moderation. As bad, having vowed a post-racial Presidency, he often resembles the head of La Raza or the NAACP.
Last year, hoping to “move beyond race,” many resisted connecting Obama’s dots. Few resist now, the last straw a man of whom White House aide Valerie Jarrett fawned “We have watched his career for years.” Self-avowed Communist and now-ex-”Green Czar” Van Jones hailed slavery reparations, felt 9/11 a U.S. plot, and believed “white polluters … poison” black America — still does.
Obama said not a peep, even when Jones called Republicans “a__holes.” Ibid, the national media, which would have howled had he trashed gypsies, tramps, or thieves, not white America, the GOP, and each 9/11 corpse. Only Fox TV’s Glenn Beck even noted Jones’ racism, sparking last month’s resignation. Instead of a color-blind Presidency, Obama let race demonize and divide.
Connect the dots. In 2008, Obama smeared 60 million overwhelmingly white rural and small-town voters as “bitter … clinging to guns and religion.” At the same time, he denied spending 20 years in church hearing Jeremiah Wright assault their country. Eager to bury race, many of us ignored evidence that should have shocked and awed: Looking, we would not see.
Soon Obama, citing “seances,” insulted the wife of Ronald Reagan of Tampico and Dixon, Illinois. Next, he downgraded the Anglo-Saxon U.S.-U.K. “special relationship,” then incredibly named his foreign crises harder than “Roosevelt and Churchill with a brandy” in World War II. Obama thinks them colonialists. History says they saved the English-speaking world.
Wright “God d__[ed] America.” Obama’s America is Sonia Sotomayor’s, endorsing reverse discrimination against white firefighter Frank Ricci. Backing her, the NAACP head told his annual convention, “An attack of one of us [minority] is an attack on all of us.” A real President would have opposed such toxic solidarity. Instead, next night, speaking, the more blind than color-blind Obama said not a word.
Dots connect. Despite overwhelming evidence, the Justice Department refuses to prosecute Black Panthers for voter intimidation. Obama’s FCC suggests giving $250 million from any radio station found guilty of insufficient liberalism to minority or public broadcasting, where liberalism rules. OmamaCare would favor medical schools that disproportionately admit minority doctors: affirmative action. A patient on the operating table is more worried about affirming life.
This summer black Harvard professor Henry Gates was famously arrested by white sergeant James Crowley for disorderly conduct. Admitting “I don’t know the facts,” Obama charged “racial profiling” and that “The Police acted stupidly” — a term he might avoid, given his bungling as President. Like town hall rage, Obama conceded “surprise” at the controversy. Unsurprising is how his wife is said to be even angrier at Crowley, having labeled hubby’s candidacy the first time she had been proud of America. Dots connect.
Like “bitter,” Obama’s ire belied his “post-racial” mask. It also fueled the usual left-wing thugs: Maureen Dowd’s “the white man’s last stand”; Frank Rich’s “whites are a dying order”; Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, invoking “every black man’s nightmare”: as phony as Duke faculty accusing white lacrosse players of nonexistent rape. Obama again said nothing. Most people detest bigotry against any group. This President enables bigotry against some.
Scoring prejudice against blacks, browns, gays, and Muslims, Obama is quiet as a church mouse about those calling evangelism — the faith of Ronald Reagan and Billy Graham, indeed, 45 percent of all America — “Jesus freaks … intolerant … religious zealots.” In particular, Mormons blamed for Proposition 8’s loss in California are blacklisted, boycotted, fired, and called “Mormon Scum” — all by media-enamored gays.
“Change We Can Believe In” was too busy protecting Jones to comment, preferring hypocrisy we should abhor: a U.S. President refusing to condemn an America-hating, white-bashing, 9/11-twisting Communist. Just another comrade at Obama Inc.
Decent people would feel ashamed. Instead, an intellectually dishonest media deceives, like its hero. P.J. O’Rouke wrote Parliament of Whores. Likening the press to Parliament unjustly defames the latter.
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