“Racist” dissenters. Kneejerk liberalism. The Baucus option. Plus more.
RACISM FOR LOVE
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s The Absurdity Meter Blow Up:
If Carter had even a smidgen of character much less class he would have retreated to a monastery long ago to live out his pitiful life in penance but alas he does not as demonstrated by his latest outburst. His pathetic four years as President will no doubt never be equaled for it failures and disgraces. My secretary and I in the years leading up to the last election would engage in some good natured and serious at times bantering re Obama, her candidate, and mine, Mitt Romney. She was and is a Black lady and at one point she did say that those shacks around Carter’s peanut farm looked awfully like pictures of plantation slave quarters she had seen in history books and motion pictures.
Perhaps if there is any racism here Carter should look into the
mirror and, of course, his anti-Semitism has been well documented
by his recent writings and words. But I have a solution to put an
end to this racism talk. My first but not favored one is to have
Obama, who becomes figuratively smaller speech after speech and
who is a committed man of the left, resign and the Congress
should by pass good old Joe and name Nancy Pelosi President of
the US and we would see that the country would oppose her hard
left proposals just as it has Obama’s. See, no racism there. But
my chosen solution is to have Obama resign and return to the
gutters of Chicago politics and the Congress should by
acclimation name Dr. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Walter Williams
co-presidents. With this master stroke the country would be
guided by two award winning economists and writers both who just
happen to be Black Americans and charges of racism would go away
wouldn’t they? Probably not, but they sure would lose potency. We
will have to face Dr. William’s history of discrimination. He is
on record numerous times stating that when looking for a wife his
first rule was no ugly women need apply. I believe we can handle
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
“There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president,” said this smug little malcontent (Jimmy Carter).”
I guess that would include the 2 million Democrats who voted for George Wallace in the 1976 Democratic primaries. Be grateful to Jimmy Carter for taking 6 million votes in that campaign!
But no thanks to President Carter for his insult to millions of authentic African-Americans. Calling President Obama an African-American is like calling Teresa Heinz Kerry an African-American.
President Obama is not a product of the legacy of 260 years of African slavery in America. He is a Kenyan-American, and the product of lily-white liberalism.
I understand that the slaving history of east Africa was an Arab Muslim affair, centered in Zanzibar. This slave trade was ended by the white cultural imperialists of the British empire, who forcibly imposed their moral values via the British fleet. If President Obama had any ancestral connection to slavery (as do genuine African-Americans), it would necessarily be on the sinister side of the slave trade.
President Obama does have a distracting affectation at the end of
his sentences, and it is reminiscent of the African-American
preaching style. It was like the rhythm of music in Reverend E.V.
Hill’s sermons, but it is discordant coming from our President.
Maybe he picked it up as a youth in Indonesia. Or as an adult in
— Dan Martin
Racism as the answer for every difficulty The Obama encounters?
Interesting to note that he personally has backed away from that — but it’s too late now. The True Believers are in full cry. Racism for breakfast, for lunch and dinner. Racism to explain every skinned knee, every flat tire, crop failure and lunar eclipse. Racism to silence any hint of opposition or questioning. Racism when you’re feelin’ blue, Racism to say “I love you.”
Bring it on! As Comrade Lenin once remarked: the worse, the better. The more the term is over-used, the less meaning it will have. Look at what happened to the terms “fascist” and “genocide”— today more comic than cosmic, precisely because they were used to stuff every window and wipe up every stain on the coffeehouse carpet. Soon the charge of Racism will cease to attract any attention, and the PC Gestapo will have to substitute ” homophobe” or ” anti-diversity” as the all purpose putdown (not quite the same, is it?).
But one thing remains beyond reach, in a class by
itself: Only Jimmy Carter could manage to feel sorry for
himself on someone else’s behalf.
— Martin Owens
LOSING ITS MEANING
Re: Andrew Cline’s Criticism Is Racism:
“The right response is to challenge the accusers to back up their claims.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online