Race is the base, the rich are the hitch: Obama and the Party of the Klan go Latino.
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The other day MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry stood up to do her Bilbo impression, applying a little Bilbo-esque racial thinking to the American (read: George W. Bush) response to 9/11.
Said the MSNBC host — to the “Take Back the Dream” conference (a veritable cornucopia of skincolor judging/capitalist hating leftists who surely would have thrilled to hear from Theodore Bilbo):
The other thing that happens in that moment, I don’t want to miss this, is that a new version of what America typically needs emerges — and that is a racial enemy. Americans, in part, identify who we are and who deserves what through our notion of whiteness and who are our racial enemies that are the non-whites.
The new racial enemy became not so much Reagan’s “welfare queen,” who was imaginary, but instead this imagined other that is somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else.
Ms. Harris-Perry may have no idea who Theodore Bilbo was. But like Barack Obama, she made her own version of exactly the kind of pitch that Theodore Bilbo used to fuel his entire career. Just as Theodore Bilbo needed racial enemies, so too, apparently, does Melissa Harris-Perry. Not to mention MSNBC.
Why? Because race is the base. And, although Harris-Perry didn’t play the rich are the hitch card at this lovely gathering, an Occupy Wall Street-style hate fest about the woes of the “99%” was on the agenda.
Which brings us back to where we started. With this quote from the man himself, Theodore Bilbo:
I intend raising hell with the money lords, the privileged few, the men who hold 90 per cent of the wealth of the nation.
A lifetime member of the Ku Klux Klan, a politician who got himself elected playing the race card over and over and over again — a man who has been dead lo these past 65 years — was once upon a time saying the very same progressive things as Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, and the conference agenda that hosted Melissa Harris-Perry.
Will racism ever end? Will envy ever end? Not if the Left has anything to say about it.
Because there are too many political and media careers that can be made profitable politically and financially by keeping racism and envy alive and well.
If he were here, you could ask Bilbo the Builder. But since he isn’t… try Jay Carney.
Or Eric Holder.
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