Obama: The Most-Racial President

Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He focuses on the politics of popular culture.


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His plea has fallen on deaf ears. Townhall columnist Rachel Alexander points out several ways in which, despite ballot initiatives spearheaded by Connerly passing in various states banning affirmative action, the Obama administration moves full steam ahead with policies of racial preference. Obamacare legislation contains race-based preferences, and hospitals and healthcare providers have been given notice to come up with affirmative action plans or risk being audited and fined. Contractors who train individuals from underrepresented minority groups will receive preferences when applying for contracts from the Department of Health and Human Services. The federal stimulus funds also included preferences. The Department of Justice is selectively enforcing voting rights and also intends to use the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to favor minorities when redistricting Congressional districts, even though there’s no longer any evidence of real discrimination. The administration has intervened in high-profile lawsuits defending affirmative action. Don’t forget Obama’s appointment to the Supreme Court of “wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor because apparently she can come to better judicial conclusions than a white male. As Rachel Alexander puts it,

Obama is implementing his own unofficial form of affirmative action by appointing minorities and women who support race and gender preferences to top posts in his administration, ensuring its perpetuation.

Affirmative action isn’t the only aspect of Obama’s detrimental impact on race in America. “My view on race has always been that it’s complicated,” Obama told Rolling Stone. “It’s about interactions.” If so, then his interactions as President have definitely complicated matters. He may have ridden the wave of an historic promise (however illusory) into the White House, but since then he has heated race relations to the boiling point. He has empowered and emboldened race-profiteering demagogues like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Jr., violent race radicals like the New Black Panthers, and blacks in political power like Attorney General Eric Holder and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who have embraced this opportunity for racial payback while hypocritically dismissing Obama’s critics as racist.

From insulting the white police officer who properly arrested Obama’s black academic buddy Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to ramping up racial tensions over the killing of black Trayvon Martin by a “white Hispanic” (both of which were mere criminal incidents that a President should not have lowered himself to comment upon), our first (half-)black President has done more to set back race relations in this country than anyone since O.J. Simpson.

On the heels of Obama’s election in 2008, in an article titled “Obama’s Post-Racial Promise,” Shelby Steele wrote that “There is nothing to suggest that Obama will lead America into true post-racialism,” and that “culturally and racially, he is likely to leave America pretty much where he found her.” Three and a half years later, it seems Steele was right about the former statement, but unfortunately very wrong about the latter. Leaving America where Obama had found her culturally and racially would be immeasurably better than the brink he has led her to thus far.

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  • David

    Obama is no better than those two race hustlers Sharpton and Jackson.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Yes, and he's half white so he has a level of self hate the other two don't have.

    • riddler01

      He is"Cut By The Same Cloth"!When a caller would say to El Rushbo that(were Obama elected),"Racism"would vanish??Well????????????????????????????????

  • anonymous

    Of course Obama had no intention of changing America’s racial divide for the better! That would mean that people would be held accountable for their own actions instead of just waving the race card and bellowing at the top of their lungs.

  • CALLEEGIRL

    What is so sad is that 98% of black America is still voting for BHO even though he NEVER speaks about th Never goes around ANY of reg. black people! Unless you are JZ etc. and live the millionaire lifestyle he is ALWAYS condoning! Everything about this administration and His MSM which literally at this point should just be called ONO( O’Bamas News Org.)! But want to ask any attorney out there..Is it true that Michelle O’Bama was Court Ordered to give up her law license in 1993? You would think that instead of worry about what Romney did at 16 some news org. would look into this! And by the way mDM BHO went to the best PRIVATE SCHOOL in Hawaii!!!

    • Beth

      I agree with your statement…but wanted to add to the last part

      "And by the way mDM BHO went to the best PRIVATE SCHOOL in Hawaii!!!"

      As a child…..it has been reported that obama studied the koran in Indonesia" and if true (of which I believe it is) that would explain some of his statements:

      “I never bought into the notion that by electing me, somehow we were entering into a post-racial period.”

      “My view on race has always been that it’s complicated,” Obama told Rolling Stone. “It’s about interactions.”

      "Diversity" is a preaching that comes from Islam…..but only to their enemies.

      Diversity is an enemy to any national unity. And national unity is an enemy to the U.N. of which the OIC has far too much influence. Obama has been following their orders and trashing the U.S. Constitution – Brazenly. Weather or not enough members of the U.S. government see what's going on or not (and understand who and what's behind it) remains to be seen.

    • Jon_Adams

      Obama was disbarred as well as Michelle. How come this is never discussed.
      For those who think his papers are in order, why do you think he was disbarred?

  • CALLEEGIRL

    So Sorry Everyone for ALL the mistakes! This 52 year old did not have on my glasses! I meant to say the MSM and BHO are SO VERY Hypocritical! I really am embarrassed about the mistakes! Will always use my glasses from now on!!

  • StephenD

    How do you beat a larger adversary…you divide and conquer. This is what he has done and will do. It is so obvious. He wants to expose and make raw old wounds and create new ones. From Race, to Gender. From Wealthy Americans to Entitlement Recipients, from Young to Old; every way you can divide, he is doing it. Why would so many people bite for the bait?
    In the end it isn't about any of those groups but rather about his garnering more power. That's all it has ever been about. I remind you of his little chat with the Russian President…"Just wait until after the election and then I'll have more flexibility." This doesn't sound like his concern was for equality or wealth or any of the other false "causes" he purports to champion. It's all about him and his power.

    • sneed5

      This upcoming election won't be different if we don't get out and campaign! Vote! Go door to door! Ask people to vote! Ask if they are registered to vote! Register them yourself! Donate! We can't just sit at our internet! It can't be done with the click of a mouse! We may not have it much longer if we get a Deja Vu!!! Let's garner more power for our side!!

      If we don't quit straightening the deck chairs while the ship is sinking, I'm afraid our nation is sick to death!!

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    Obama clearly cleaves to the teachings of Islam that he learned as a young man.
    His rage and surpressed hatred and fury fuel this "victim" menality.
    His hatred leads to his personality disorder called" pathological narcissism."

    Obama leading 50,000 muslim men in prayer (Sept 2009) where they prayed for "The Soul of America."
    (a freemasonic rite of surrender to Islam) that determines "the future destiny of America".

    As Bill Clinton said, "Obama needs four more years to complete his agenda."

    That agenda is the Islamic agenda and it is very clear that he needs to destroy our economic system,
    and create a divide between the races (with the aid of Islamic funds and ideology).

    He does of course place the "blame" on Judeo/Christian ethics and values and law.

    • Looking4Sanity

      "Obama clearly cleaves to the teachings of Islam that he learned as a young man. "

      Proverbs 22: 6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

      And…on a related note…here's the cure!

      Proverbs 22:10: Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

  • pierce

    Racist, all one has to see is his denouncing of his mentor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He learned more from Wright than meets the eye. It is a real shame that America did not see this coming.
    Now look at his endorsement of SAME SEX MARRIAGES, if that was not a political ploy, I don't know what is. He is just about as superficial and transparent as any one can possibly be.

  • mrbean

    Obama's hating writey mindset is a Jeremiah Wright inspired phenomenon. Lest we forget, Jeremiah Wright bestowed the lifetime service award from his church on Louis Farrakhan. Barack Obama seems to have soaked up a whole lot more from Wright and Farrakhan than he did ever from his grandparents who raise him. The president is stoking the resurgence of racial hatred, and the best example was turning the recent Trayvon Martin justifiable homicide case into white witch hunt.

  • http://jeremayakovka.typepad.com Jeremiah Duboff

    As Hungarian socialist Panait Istrati said about the USSR:
    "All right, I can see the broken eggs. Where's this omelette of yours?"

  • Vermont Yid

    Before I give my opinion of "affirmative action," I'll tell you this: I'm a 68 year old white Jew who is happily married to a black (Jamaican), christian woman. Now, having said that, here goes.

    Affirmative action is a lot of bullzhit! American blacks DO NOT WANT affirmative action. What they DO WANT is SELECTIVE affirmative action. Given that approximately 13% of Americans are black, it's only reasonable (according to affirmative action) that 13% of cops, firemen, doctors, lawyers, college professors, etc., etc. would also be black. Oops. I forgot to include NFL players, NBA players, boxers, getto drug dealers and pimps, etc.

    If I should ever need to have heart surgery, I don't want a surgeon who got the job due to a quota system. I want the smartest and most talented surgeon available.

  • Ghostwriter

    When Mr. Obama was elected President,this country hoped for something better. I doubt that this is what those who voted for him had in mind.

  • Coach

    Only the white leftists bought into this post-racial garbage. Many of them will buy it hook-line-sinker again. Obama could get caught in bed with a live boy (the Left would love this because it is diverse homosexual stuff) and a dead woman, and black would vote for him 95-plus %. Diversity/multiculturalism will be the death of this country. When America's epitaph is written, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will feature prominently because this was when the country began to favor diversity over quality.

  • H&R_ Barack

    RE: "Obama: The Most-Racial President…

    OBAMA is ALL BLACK, – HALF da time!

  • H&R_ Barack

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    QUESTION:
    What is RED & BLACK, – RED & BLACK, – RED & BLACK, – RED & BLACK,……?

    ANSWER: President Obama rolling down Capitol Hill into the Potomac River, November 2012!!!

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama is doing exactly what he set out to do!!!! Destroy this country!!!! He is a homosexual dope addict terrorist muslim plant!!!!

  • What_Shiite

    If you ever noted that his pastor was a Black Liberation Marxist……YOU are RACIST!

  • cjk

    Agree with everything except for the O.J. comment. O.J. is guilty of murder, but the race dividing was done by the late Johnny Cochran and Black America itself when it gleefully celebrated the pardoning of a vicious murderer solely on account of RACE to the disgust of every justice minded man Black or White.

  • kafirman

    Obama is using blacks as fuel for the fire of socialism. Obama has more blacks on the plantation of fear of freedom, fear of capitalism and the ever present white racist boogie monster. Obama has destroyed black self-confidence and replaced it with rage against whitey.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I do not like racial profiling anyone, the person should always be looked on as and individual,
    that being said, Obama, what a cracker………….seems he has found the caviar………..William

  • sneed5

    All of our posts are well and good, but do they contribute to keep Obama from being re-elected?

    Things after this upcoming election won't be different if we don't get out and campaign! Vote! Go door to door! Ask people to vote! Ask if they are registered to vote! Register them yourself! Donate! We can't just sit at our internet! It can't be done with the click of a mouse! We may not have it much longer if we get a Deja Vu!!!

  • H&R_ Barack

    RE: …."former University of California Regent Ward Connerly is the founder of the American Civil Rights Institute,….

    California's higher education mould was broken,
    …….. after Samuel Ichiye (S. I.) Hayakawa, and Ward Connerly.

  • sneed5

    "Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Jon_Adams

    Certainly not post-racial but post-Constitutional yes.
    Shouting from the pulpit Jeremiah Wright said – "Not God bless America, GD America".
    Well Obama is just following the recommendation of his pastor. He is doing everything
    in his power to weaken, bankrupt and otherwise damn America. And the neutered congress
    is powerless to do anything about it. As they say don't be caught with a live boy or a dead
    woman. Well even with these scenarios he would likely be given a pass. Blatant identity fraud,
    at least 2 felonies of counterfeit documents and virtual silence from the press, republicans and
    so called "conservatives" . What can't this dangerous fraud get away with?

  • michaelle

    When will the blacks learn that obama isn't for them? Obama's deeds from Hades.

    Jailbird gets 42% of the votes than owe-bama. At least a jailbird isn't trying to directly take our freedoms away like marxists do. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM

    the european marxists used the term forward in their speeches like obama does for his campaign slogan http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politihttp://reviesramblings.blogtownhall.com/2012/05/0http://www.marklevinshow.com/goout.asp?u=http://w
    http://www.gingpac.org/meet-president-barack-loki

    russia and obama http://frontpagemag.com/2012/05/11/russia-wants-o…?