One of the most unfortunate results of the race card being played is the fact that the players seldom have to live with the messes they make. For purely political reasons, blacks and whites have been intentionally polarized, starting way back when David Axelrod led Deval Patrick to the governorship of Massachusetts, and now with the troubled presidency of Barack Obama. The administration has long since deployed the now well-known liberal tactic: opposition is racism.
Behind closed doors, this White House must be laughing their asses off at how easily the liberal media and activists can be manipulated to save their agenda.
Starting with the winning campaign of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick through the victorious campaign of President Barack Obama (both helmed by David Axelrod), the strategy was clear: create an atmosphere where whites who don’t vote for these men will be called one of the most damaging names in America today: racist.
It even got to the point where white liberals were given license to use racial epithets against blacks who weren’t in support of Obama. After all, this was all about their being a part of history. Never mind we heard nary a peep out of them when Republicans Colin Powell was appointed the first black Secretary of State and Condoleezza Rice the first black National Security Advisor. How many white liberals celebrated Rice later becoming the first black female to be Secretary of State?
I know few, if any.
The celebration of black appointments to positions of high office was only to be authorizedby the left. By white guilters being able to point to their participation in the election of the first black president, they felt it gave them the street cred to not only dictate who is racist and who is not, but the ability to use racist verbiage with impunity under the guise of parody and/or humor.
It also gave the white left the street cred to define any opposition to an Obama/Democrat policy as racist, thus the action line that the Tea Party is the racist arm of the Republican Party. Leaving out the basic math that roughly five percent of blacks vote Republican and would thus participate in a Tea Party, the white guilt left freely calls the Tea Party racist purely due to the small number of blacks in attendance.
Do white liberals realize they’re being used to perpetuate power they don’t share? Maybe.
Do white liberals realize they’ll later be hurt by many of Obama’s policies, some involving reverse discrimination? Maybe.
But this administration knows their base. They know they’re driven by guilt and their belief that blind loyalty to a black president will forever buy them immunity from the charge of racism: “I’m not a racist, I voted for Obama!” But when his policies come crashing down on them, what will they be saying behind closed doors…?
Even though he hadn’t even been elected yet, Barack Obama instantly became the most qualified person in America to talk about the issue of race and lectured the nation accordingly.
In the end, then, what is called for is nothing more, and nothing less, than what all the world’s great religions demand — that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Let us be our brother’s keeper, Scripture tells us. Let us be our sister’s keeper. Let us find that common stake we all have in one another, and let our politics reflect that spirit as well.
For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism. We can tackle race only as spectacle — as we did in the OJ trial — or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina — or as fodder for the nightly news.
— Senator Barack Obama, 3/18/08
It was a year later that his attorney general (Eric Holder) looked down his nose and called America a “nation of cowards.” It’s quite ironic that in the following months (when issues of race would come up) the administration would pick and choose which to comment or take action on, at times prematurely, most definitely intentionally.
Seconds after admitting he knew few details of the case, President Obama sided with belligerent Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and accused the Cambridge, Mass., who detained him as “acting stupidly.” It culminated in the taxpayers flying both the professor and the arresting officer more than 400 miles down to the White House to have a couple of beers and a feel-good photo-op.
Obviously the election of Barack Obama didn’t result in the perceived eradication of race in America, and if black America expected “Obama money,” race allegations are best the distraction from an empty wallet (that will ultimately be blamed on whites).
The Tea Party has been called racist because of their opposition to ObamaCare, as well as the Democrats’ other big government, budget-busting policies. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are unreliable loose cannons, and the NAACP has been proven a repeatedly incompetent ally in a verbal race war.
Calling millions of Americans racist couldn’t stick by itself. Obama and the Democrats needed help. Which brings us to the media…
Liberal Media Suckers
We now know, from their own words, that liberal media types have been working in concert to publicly label opposition to Obama as race-driven.
According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Is it any wonder why America is a nation of cowards? No one knows when they’ll be called a racist, hater, Uncle Tom, or sellout. Now, it seems, we’ll never know why one person can lose a job over the use of a racial slur while others can use them often under the guise of its being a “joke.”
Americans are quite capable of living in a general harmony. Two strangers of different races can sit side-by-side at a ballgame and when a run or touchdown is scored, these two people (rooting for the same team) can give each other high fives and race never entered the mix. But between an administration that picks and chooses whom to racially vilify or defend, a “Just Us” Department that picks and chooses whom to racially vilify or defend, liberal activists who pick and choose whom to racially vilify or defend, and a media that picks and chooses whom to racially vilify or defend, it’s as plain as day why America is knee deep in a race quagmire.
The cowards are the very elites — political and media — who pit one group against the other before retreating to their gated communities. It’s the rest of us that have to live with the hell those elites have raised. “By any means necessary” also involves collateral damage, and as much as liberals point the finger elsewhere, should it all go down, cowards are always the first to be found.