Race is the base, the rich are the hitch: Obama and the Party of the Klan go Latino.
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Here, for example, is the Reverend Al Sharpton making a racial pitch to blacks by insisting that the upcoming House contempt citation for Eric Holder is all about…you guessed it…race. (This, by the way, from the same Al Sharpton whose Bilbo-esque use of race is captured here.) This would be, by the way, the same Attorney General Holder who refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for standing outside a Philadelphia polling place with nightsticks.
Sharpton also used his Holder “it’s all about race” press conference to attack Texas Senator John Cornyn for calling on Holder to resign not just over Fast and Furious but for using the Justice Department to block states fighting against voter fraud. Voter fraud that, according to Sharpton, “does not exist.”
No less than Sharpton’s fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews took to his own Hardball show on July 20, 2011 to say the opposite:
I know all about it in North Philly. It’s what went on. And I believe it still goes on.
For those not from Pennsylvania, “North Philly” — North Philadelphia, has a heavy concentration of African-Americans and Puerto Ricans, aka “Latinos.” So on the one hand Matthews is saying there is voter fraud going on in a heavily populated black and Puerto Rican section of Philadelphia — and Al Sharpton is insisting voter fraud isn’t happening.
Yet mysteriously, as we noted yesterday, Matthews jumped on the Pennsylvania State House Majority Leader — Republican Mike Turzai of Pittsburgh — for publicly saying the passage of a Pennsylvania voter ID law would enable Governor Romney to win Pennsylvania. After all, we can’t be having fraud-free elections in Pennsylvania, can we?
This is the same Matthews, by the way, who blurted a Bilbo-esque admission on air a while back while watching President Obama. What did he say? Oh yes….Matthews said that he “forgot he [the President] was black.”
One can be certain that Theodore Bilbo wouldn’t have forgotten either.
Thus goes the game of identity politics and appealing to Americans by race.
The commercial is a lovely example of racial Marxism. Recall that it was Marx who came up with the idea that all thought was the result of the class of the thinkers. There was no such thing as objective truth. Every concept that exists, went the line, was the result of an “ideological superstructure” imposed by class.
Racial Marxism, as vividly displayed in the “white privilege” commercial, is designed to convince that whites think differently than blacks (and presumably anyone else “of color”) for no other reason than their color. The Ku Klux Klan — filled with all those long ago progressives — could not have said it better.
In fact, this was exactly what Theodore Bilbo believed. Not only did the progressive Bilbo agree with the University of Minnesota progressives and those from the NAACP that there was white privilege, he argued that it must be preserved at all costs. Writing in his infamous book Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, Bilbo made a literary appeal to the white race based entirely on the views he had been using to win votes for decades.
Last but not least in all of this is the venerable leftist magazine Mother Jones, which featured the kind of June cover on identity politics that both Bilbo and Obama would surely admire. Titled “WTF, GOP?” it lists a Bilbo and Obama favorite “People who hate banks” as number two in a list of groups MJ believes the GOP has offended. Not for Mother Jones (why aren’t they named Mother Group?) the idea that Americans are individuals and that conservatives appeal to people in a color-blind, gender blind fashion. No sireee. The list of groups in addition to “people who hate banks” that are supposedly offended by the GOP include “Latinos” (but of course) and the Bilbo-esque “The 99%”. There was also people who like sex (!!?), old people, gays, vets, gay vets, old people, sick people, scientists…etc. yada yada yada.
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online