One of the things the Czarand probably a few of youfinds quite frustrating about Barack Obama is not his ridiculously inept progressivism, his shoddy work ethic, and his lazy understanding of politics and history. Rather, it is how he has set back race relations in this country to the 1960s.
His little racial potshots began when he was a lowly politician in Illinois and attending the fulsome church of Jeremiah Wright, but first got national attention when he was running for President in 2008. In March of that year, he dismissed his grandmothers irrational fear of black males as exemplary of a typical white person.
He got a pass because he was a new candidate and maybe he misspoke. But midway through July 2009, when acquaintance of his was arrested by Cambridge police for violently trying to force his way into his own home, he immediately accused the police of acting stupidlyspecifically, for assuming a casually dressed black man was guilty of smashing a door open in a high-rent neighborhood, and not because he was simply a casually dressed man who was guilty of smashing a door open in a high-rent neighborhood.
When the circumstances were reviewed at all levels, it became clear that the police acted appropriately and that race was never a factor in the arrest. However, the President most curiously said “The fact that [the arrest] has garnered so much attention, I think, is testimony to the fact that these are issues that are still very sensitive here in America.”
Says who? It was the President who seems to have the over-sensitive personality. Is it not equally prejudicial to assume that a typical white person must conclude a black male is a criminal no matter what he is doing? That sounds warped even phrasing it, but heythis is sort of what the President was trying to sell us.
In 2010, he made a crack that Republicans can join him for a ride with his supporters, but that they had to sit in the back, like Rosa Parks. Cute? Clever? Imagine a white president saying thatno one gets away with an ugly remark like that. It reveals its basic psychology that the President wants to reverse historical oppression and punish whites…as indeed, he used that very verb to a Hispanic group weeks earlier.
Throughout the 2011 and 2012 re-election effort, he made numerous references to whites continuing to oppress blacks, and encouraged his friends and allies to do the same. Invariably, it seems, any criticism became a matter of racism.
You obviously know how the President openly maintains fictionalized accounts of racism in the George Zimmerman trial.
The point is that America had a pretty good thing going on improved race relations since the mid-90s: enough so that in 2008, a black man was elected President. Since then, though, we seem to be living in some bizarre historical hell where everything seems intended to rile up black Americans like it was 1960. And it all seems to be coming from the same source: the Left. According to them, race relations are so bad that there is no way Obama could even have been elected in 2008.
Every year that this poll is conducted, in whatever form, the results are consistent: Obama is not helping race relations in this country.
Maybe we were wrong to dismiss him as a community organizer; he seems to be more of a community agitator.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.