The 2008 election was only about race for the Left. Obama’s ethnicity became one more tool in his arsenal with which to bludgeon the other side. Choosing the leader of the free world based on skin color is more absurd than going to your local car dealer and insisting on buying a blue car with no concern for mileage or mechanical condition. It’s preposterous and offensive for the media to tell us we elected Obama based exclusively on his blackness. Or more accurately, half blackness.
What we did do is allow the Left, as represented by the mainstream press, to lead us around by the collective nose on the issue of race, elevating a non-issue to the status of the issue on which an entire election had to turn. Justifiable criticism of Obama’s policies or worrisome associations was invariably met with strident accusations of racism.
Adolf Hitler was certainly a proponent of what we now call identity politics, a destructive process by which liberals dissect the population into groups. Thus, we have a gay community, an African American community, a Hispanic community, and various and sundry other labels, limited only by the liberal imagination. Note that liberals never talk about an American community. Dividing the country into artificial groups allows the liberal Left to create imaginary victims and oppressors. This is what liberals call multiculturalism. Barack Obama got quite a boost from these liberal fictions; by the power of liberal guilt, Obama was, by definition, the superior candidate by virtue of his race.
Most conservatives recall Dr. Martin Luther King’s appeal to judge a man by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. We said okay. It is liberals who think racial color blindness is a form of racism. In point of fact, there are so few conservative racists that liberals have had to invent pretend code words and then try to catch conservatives using them in their tireless effort to keep grievances alive. Like all tyrants, liberals govern through fear. It is almost farcical to note that Hitler accused other parties of being “divisive” along sectarian lines and insisted he only wanted to focus on the economy. (Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism).
Like a compulsive gambler or shopaholic, liberals will have a tough time giving up the Race Card. It’s been remarkably effective in the past; but only because we enable them to get away with it. No reasonable American wants to be thought of as a racist. It’s an allegation that packs a colossal wallop. Fortunately, it’s an accusation that is rarely credible.
Uber liberal Obama bootlicker, Chris Matthews of MSNBC finally owned up to the left’s obsession about race when he announced that he had “forgotten” the president’s race for an entire hour during his first State of the Union speech:
“I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. He’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country and past so much history in just a year or two. I mean it’s something we don’t even think about.
“I was watching and I said, wait a minute, he’s an African-American guy in front of a bunch of other white people and there he is, President of the United States, and we’ve completely forgotten that tonight — completely forgotten it.”
Hey, Chris. Normal people never were fixated on race.
Obama’s entire life has been devoted to fomenting racial animus. All of his mentors, from the rancid racist and surrogate father, Frank Marshall Davis, to Fan of Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, have been rabid, whitey despising racists.
In his fictional “autobiography”, Obama is consumed by bigotry. He can find ersatz discrimination in nearly any situation. Even his white mother was preoccupied with race.
Toddlers and liberals lack the capacity to modulate their behavior. In his latest outburst, Matthews confirms that racism belongs to the left. It’s worth noting that Democrats have always been on the wrong side of civil rights. The Ku Klux Klan was the creation of southern Democrats. Some of us are growing weary of being charged with racism by the party that has a former Klansman serving in the senate.
The useful idiots on the Left rely on divide and conquer. Inciting racial antagonism contaminates the culture and destabilizes the country. Racial harmony provides no advantage to liberals and Misery Merchants.
Joy Tiz, Joytiz.com, has been quoted by Ann Coulter, as heard on Lou Dobbs radio, The Rusty Humphries Show, Bill Cunningham, KSFO in San Francisco, WOR in New York, Premiere Radio Networks, Air America and other major shows.
Joy was born in Chicago, long enough ago to remember when many democrats were actually normal people who were just wrong about everything. Joy holds a M.Sc. in psychology and a JD in law. Joy hosts The Joy Tiz Show Wednesdays at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern.
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