It was repulsive to watch the democrats and the “fringe media” throwing out race cards last week like a blackjack dealer at a full table. The redundant rebukes from both the democrats and the media became more distinct shortly after the most recent Tea Party rally in Washington D.C. and the brief disruption from Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) when he barked “you lied” during Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress.
The shout out from Rep. Wilson was the breaking point as the liberals from the House, as well as some from the media, began crowing to the world that the majority of Americans who opposed any of Obama’s agendas were nothing more than racists. Such brainless criticisms are further from the truth. The grim reality is the very people who cried out such absurd overtones are, in a sense, racists themselves. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. And I have the proof. But first, let’s look at some foolish remarks made by some very foolish people:
“I guess we’ll probably have folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside, intimidating people.”
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
“Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, ‘How did this happen?'”
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
“The balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance. … I have some concerns about some of the language being used, because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco; this kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate where violence took place. I wish that we could all curb our enthusiasm in the statements that we make and understand that some of the ears that it’s falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
“I think people who are guilty of that kind of personal attack against Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African American.”
“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.”
Former President Jimmy Carter
“Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it. Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — 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! “
Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
“Now we have a black president, which means, on its most basic level, that a black man has more power than any single white citizen in this country. Whether people want to admit it or not, I suspect the Tea Party crowd believes that the currency of whiteness has been devalued.”
Spelman College history professor William Jelani Cobb
“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 speaking.’”
Talk show host and comedian Bill Maher
“. . . racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.”
Comedian Bill Cosby
All of these people have missed the point. As most Americans attended these rallies, the president’s skin color was the farthest thing on their minds. All nationalities of all races came to these tea parties with a battle cry that was heard around the world – STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY! No mock lynching of a black man took place; no one held signs saying “Whites Only.” And believe it or not, saying “you lied” like Rep. Wilson did is not a racial slur. If it was, then we are all a reflection of racism since we have said those exact words at one time or another.
Obama’s approval rating has tanked at an all-time low. His rating began in January at 70 percent. Now it is at 45 percent. I am sure the Democratic Party and the fringe media will tell you that the 55 percent of the American people who disapprove of Obama’s performance are racists. Or better yet, the 25 percent that was satisfied with Obama’s job performance in January were kidnapped and brainwashed by the 30 percent of the racists who were dissatisfied.
No, the real racists here are the very one’s spewing false notions that anyone disagreeing with Obama’s principles must be against him because he is black. Strange how the left extremists and the fringe media doesn’t realize that they are the ONLY ones who cannot look beyond his skin color. This must give the president a grave picture of the people who side with him.
If these so call experts on racism have already forgotten, the majority of white Americans voted for Obama. They voted for him because he promised change for an already war and economic stricken populace.
They also forgotten the heckling our former president received during his time in office:
In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus of Boos” during Bush’s State of the Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act.
Written in the Washington Times
In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted “No!” when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: “Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice.”
According to the National Journal
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called President Bush “a loser” during a civics discussion with a group of teenagers at a high school on Friday.
News report on CBS News
“The situation in Iraq and the reckless economic policies in the United States speak to one issue for me, and that is the competence of our leader.”
Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters at the capitol
Not once did the Republican Party howl for apologies on the floor, unlike the democrats’ action last week when they passed a resolution to put Rep. Wilson’s action on his permanent record. However, the remarks about Bush must be justifiable to the democrats and the media since he is white. I have one word for all of this – hypocrisy.
As one rally protestor said, “Fifty-six million people didn’t vote for Obama. It doesn’t mean we’re racist.”
In a recent interview, Obama was asked if the tea parties were associated with racism. I cringed when I heard the question. Then, Obama responded with a firm “No” and for a split second, I saw a glimmer of our America. Although we are opposed to his issues, Obama fully understands our opposition. To that I have to say, thank you.
No matter how insensitive these elitists, no matter how callous the fringe media tries to maliciously pervert the image of most Americans, more and more people who once teetered on the fence of uncertainty are now opening their eyes, wanting no part of these naive insults from the far left. The more pompous the far left becomes, the more these people defect to the side of the majority.
And the high-and-mighty attitudes from the left only makes the “awakened giant” more resilient. Their use of the race card is their last line of defense. Although we must stay vigilant, the light to victory is near regardless how our elected officials will vote on the very issues we rejected and struggled against. Soon the humility of defeat will set in for these liberal elitists. They will have only two options – stop spending our hard earned dollars or get “the boot,” right out of office. And in 2010, I predict a major shift will happen in both the House and the Senate.
There is an easy way and a hard way to all of this. And right now it seems like the liberals and fringe media wants to learn it the hard way. So be it.