The Left’s Obsession with Race and ‘Disrespect’ for Obama

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But the claim that racism drives much of the opposition to Obama does not confine itself to cable. Former President Jimmy Carter also blames racism for much of Obama opposition: “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American. Racism … still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.” Proof? None required.

Lack of respect for the office of the presidency? In the interest of time, we provide but a few reminders from the distant past:

“George W. Bush is our Bull Connor,” said Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., comparing Bush to the Southern lawman who turned dogs and water hoses on civil rights marchers during the ’60s.

“Bush is an incompetent leader,” said then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “In fact, he’s not a leader. He’s a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon.”

Sen. (then-candidate) Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.: After Hurricane Katrina, President Bush “let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.”

“I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington,” said then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, referring to the dimwitted icon of Mad magazine. She even used Neuman’s catchphrase, “What, me worry?” to describe how Bush handled tough issues.

Democratic Sen. (and then-Minority Leader) Harry Reid of Nevada called Bush a “loser” and a “liar.” Reid apologized for the “loser” comment, but “liar” stood.

Etc., etc.

Former ABC White House reporter Sam Donaldson, who called Munro’s interruption “wrong and unusual,” wrote: “Many on the political right believe this President ought not to be there — they oppose him not for his polices and political view, but for who he is, an African American.”

“Many”? As many as those who support and defend Obama — because he is black? Or is it rude — and racist — to ask such a question?

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  • Rifleman

    McCaskill thinks the senate passed a budget, so I guess absurdity is her home base. Donaldson commenting on someone else being rude is exceptionally rich, for those of us who remember him from the 80s.

  • Amused

    Indeed , how soon "we forget " , not to worry though , Republicans have more than caught up with the same . How does it go ? "two wrongs dont make a right " ? OR "two rights dont make a wrong " ?

    Sorry to inform you truss bridge , but you aint seen nothin' yet .It's gonna get worse before it get worse .No matter who wins in November , we'll just have another , even more contentious DO NOTHING Congress .

    Republicans are Republican and Democrats are Democrat , BEFORE they are AMERICANS .And they will continue to prove that , in the next four yrars.

    • Wideband

      You've practically made a cottage industry out of missing the point, haven't you? The articles point is not that two wrongs make a right, but that the left never recognizes their own rudeness, disrespect, and bias as wrong AT ALL, but will howl like OWSer forced to clean up his mess when their ox is gored.
      As for a “do nothing” congress, BRING IT ON! We have enough laws already that are escorting our freedoms right down the crapper. Let’s see an “un-do a bunch of things” congress. The only thing I want to see them “do” is find the testicular fortitude to stop the imperial Obama from ruling by fiat.

    • tagalog

      A do-nothing Congress is a GOOD thing. If God is merciful, He will make it impossible tor them to make any laws for a while. Leave us alone!

    • Atlas_Collins

      "Republicans are Republican and Democrats are Democrat , BEFORE they are AMERICANS … "

      Is that kinda like how jews are jews BEFORE they are Americans?

  • StephenD

    I had this very conversation just yesterday with an associate. This person said to me, straight faced, that "people say they don't like Obama's policies but really they're racist." I couldn't believe this educated, middle aged and successful adult would speak so ignorantly. I asked then, “If so many people are racist how on earth did Obama get elected in the first place? Also, when I say I am against certain of his Policies does that mean I am racist too?” I even gave a "for instance" and sited the waivers Obama granted to 4 countries to use children as soldiers. 3 of the 4 are black African in their make-up. I said if anyone is against black people it would be someone who sanctioned the kidnapping and induction into an Army of its youth. (Continued)

  • StephenD

    This person said they doubt this is true (which it is) so I challenged the claim. "If you look into this and find it is true, will you still support Obama?" I asked. Believe it or not, all I got in return was an unsure shrug of the shoulders. Who is the racist here? I think the one that would vote for him simply because he IS Black, regardless of his policies. So when I hear such claims of racism, all I want to say is "Blow it out your A**."

    • Spider

      Well said Stephen – Obama was the ultimate candidate for the Com-mi Left to get elected president for this very reason. He was a dream come true because when people became disgusted with his policies any criticism of him would automatically be framed as "racist" and then easily discredited. This would shut down all debate and resistenace to the "transformation" i.e.destruction of our country. This was the plan all along.

    • bkopicz

      You hit the nail right on the head: a racist is someone who will vote for some one or against some one based solely on their race, any convoluted counter is BS.

  • Marty

    The obama administration is the most racist and anti-semitic in history. Instead of assuming responsibility for its own incompetence, the administration's lackeys continue to blame Bush for everything that has gone wrong. Anyone suggesting that the administration accept its role in bankrupting the country is immediately called a racist. Anyone who suggests that palestinians are terrorists and religious fanatics as well as a political fiction is referred to as a pro-Israel lobbyist. Hopefully, the American electorate will see through this bigotry and ineptness in November and, also hopefully, the current administration will stop violating the Constitution and leave office voluntarily.

  • SoCalMike

    I finally realized that in an imperfect world stupid and lying are givens.
    And it dawned on me while republicans are stupid democrats are liars.
    That's why the Left invariably accuses and projects onto others exactly what they themselves are either doing or feeling, i.e. lying or hating or racism.
    It's an effective tactic because republicans usually back pedal when they should be attacking or counter-attacking.
    "But I'm not a racist" "but I don't hate people."
    Republicans are stupid but Democrats are liars so driven by their own purity and hate for traditional America they will say anything they have to in order to wield power because without power, they have nothing but their own cannibalistic idiocy.
    Free people reject the Left when they are informed but thanks to the Leftist media the information well spring is extremely polluted.
    Save a whale, harpoon a leftist.

  • Iratus Vulgas

    If you criticize Obama, yet don't acknowledge that he"s black, is that racist too? What if you're black, yet are opposed to the president's policies, where does racism figure into that? The liberal race card belongs in a kid's magic trick kit. Intelligent people can't possibly buy into something so lame.

    • Mike Giles

      You know I wouldn't be so foolish as to believe that every single racist has disappeared from the soil of the United States – but you know, they might as well have. After the Obama administration, if someone is walking down the street in his bed linen, if will be difficult to use the word "racist". The Obambots will have made it meaningless. By conflating differences of political opinion with race hatred, they will have "legitimized" in a manner of speaking that race hatred.

  • BLJ

    Comrade Obama deserves zero respect. He has disgraced the Office of the President and he hates America to boot. He can go to hell and if that makes me a racist then I gladly accept.

  • Russ P.

    As Larry suggested, the people who voted for O primarily *because* he is black are the real racists. And look what they've done. They elected an incompetent, unqualified president, then they cowardly label anyone who say so a racist. I can't help but wonder what, in these people's muddled minds, could possibly qualify as non-racist criticism of Obama?

  • Schlomotion

    I think it's funny that after every four FPM articles that are anti-black race baiting in tone, they always follow up with Larry Elder or Thomas Sowell saying something about The Left’s Obsession with Race. The race baiting slakes Mr. Horowitz' perpetual anger over Betty Van Patter and the Zionist hatred of Black Nationalism. It also keeps the neo-confederates interested in the website. All this anti-black race baiting is like a junk-food supplement to replace the hatred of Jews that normally glues the hillbilly Christian readership together.

    • Ghostwriter

      I just got a phone call from a village somewhere,Schlockmotion. They're looking for an idiot and I suggested that you take the job. The caller said he'd consider it.

    • Ghostwriter

      It's funny,a Jew hater concerned about blacks. From what I know,you don't like either race a whole lot.

  • Vic Kelley

    Republicans have had to work hard against the double standard for a long time. If John McCain had worked harder against it he would have been elected over the colored token candidate Obama. It is foolish to deny all of the black privilege Obama has benefited from and I hope Mr. Romney will not give Obama any preferential treatment or any deference in this campaign.

    All week colored representatives in the U.S. Congress have made outrageous claims against Rep. Issa and others who demand that Attorney General Holder follow the law. It is the coloreds who continue to bring up racism. It is their crutch. It is their destiny to need a crutch.

  • ebonystone

    The next time you criticize Obama, and someone calls you a racist, just ask him: "Since when is socialism a race?"

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