Saturday, September 19, 2009

Obama Tells the Left to Shut Up About Racism

Well, not directly, but he does emphatically reject their ridiculous notion that almost all criticism of his administration is based on racism. And he directly refuted that claim by Jimmy "America's Worst ex-President" Carter. Here are a couple of excerpts from the New York Times (which for some reason buried the story on the "health" tab of their "Money & Policy" section).
“Are there people out there who don’t like me because of race? I’m sure there are,” Mr. Obama told CNN. “That’s not the overriding issue here.”
Obama understands that race isn't the main issue.
he did not believe his race was the cause of fierce criticism aimed at his administration in the contentious national debate over health care, but rather that the cause was a sense of suspicion and distrust many Americans have in their government.

Unlike most of his clueless left-wing supporters, Obama apparently understands that his policies would be under major attack if he were the whitest white person in America. The president may be naive and weak on foreign policy, and ignorant of economics, but he knows a political loser when he sees one. The left-wing screams of racism have been so constant, and so ridiculous, that most of America can't possibly take them seriously. No doubt Obama also understands that massive overuse of the race card not only diminishes its effectiveness as a weapon, but also raises racial tensions and makes it more likely that real instances of racism will be downplayed.

Ever since Obama was elected, it seems that whenever I criticize him for some action,  he turns right around and does something I have to praise him for -- and vice versa. The president deserves serious credit for speaking out on this issue and repudiating the poisonous nonsense of his race-obsessed followers.


  1. It's becoming clear that the one thing Obama is consistently very good at is politics.

  2. Why is so much hatred being hurled toward President Obama? That's a no-brainer!

    He's a Kenyan born Arab terrorist who wants to bring DEATH PANELS to this grand and glorious land of ours so he can pull the plugs on Granny and Gramps.

    HE'S A LEFT WING SOCIALIST whose education was funded by the American Communist Party, MoveOn.Org, Barbara Streisand and Ed Asner.

    He named his daughters Sasha and Malia - YO! WHAT'S UP WITH THAT???

    He would prefer to have dinner with Mahatma Gandhi over Ronald Reagan. RONALD REAGAN!!!

    He wants to start a TROTSKY FOR TOTS program for our children.

    He's just an evil person!

    EVIL, I SAY!


    My fellow Americans, heed my warning.

    The Big, Black, Bolshevik Bogeyman is gonna git'cha!

    It has not a thing to do with race.

    I am a white person. I would not lie to you.

    But seriously, folks....

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  3. Kelly,

    True, and it could just be Obama being a good politician. But I give him the benefit of the doubt. All things considered, I think he himself has been pretty reluctant to use the race card -- certainly compared to other Democrats.


    Unfortunately that's a reasonably good description of the nut-wing of the right and how they see Obama. However, I would argue that even for most of them those views are much more about ideology than race.