At the 2004 Democrat Party convention, a fresh-faced, albeit slightly goofy looking, state senator from Illinois made a speech that not only inspired the first in a series of thrills up Chris Matthews’ leg, but also began the myth of Barack Obama, the product of an “improbable love” between a brilliant Kenyan grad student, and a real-life Dorothy, a lily-white girl from Kansas, whose happy little family lived blissfully in Hawaii until his father’s insatiable thirst for knowledge made Harvard irresistible. His oft-noted penchant for “soaring rhetoric” started there, as did the collective schoolgirl crush by 99 per cent of the Jurassic media, who encouraged emotionally-driven, low-information voters to believe that this man was the walking embodiment of a post-racial America. Flash forward to today when we realize that we were had by a very skillful con. There was no happy family. There may have not even been a legal marriage since Barack Sr. was already married in his native Kenya, a fact that didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for a tropical playboy lifestyle. The bastard son of a Kenyan Marxist and a beatnik misfit, who was himself steeped in radical leftist ideology then schooled in Chicago-style politics wasn’t exactly what most Americans thought they were voting for. President Obama’s reaction to racially-charged incidents like the Skip Gates arrest and the Trayvon Martin shooting reveal that far from being post-racial, the 20-year member of Rev. Jeremiah “U.S.A. of KKK” Wright’s church, is race-obsessed. Not only does he share Wright’s ideology, he no doubt he realizes that but for his bi-racial heritage, he would never have been elected to the U.S. Senate, and certainly not to the Presidency.
Like many affirmative-action beneficiaries, Barack Obama is not up to the job. As it turns out, there’s more to being president than passable TelePrompTer reading skills and well-creased pants, and as more and more voters catch on, and more panic sets in, his campaign is returning to the most reliable, and ugliest, card in the deck, the one that got him to the White House in the first place, the race card.
As the Washington Examiner reported earlier this week, “[i]n Virginia alone, 200,000 more black voters went to the polls in 2008 than turned out in 2004 for Democrat John Kerry, for a jump of nearly 44 percent that made Obama the first Democratic presidential contender to win Virginia in nearly 50 years,” and concludes “A National Urban League study released last week shows that if turnout by black voters drops back to 2004 levels this fall, Obama would lose several crucial swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio, seriously endangering his hopes for re-election.”
Desperation ain’t pretty, a fact illustrated by the Obama’s campaign’s recent sub rosa race-baiting, which is only going to escalate as the election approaches. Consider these two stories.
On Tuesday morning, a member of Barack Obama’s “Truth Team,” and an official Obama surrogate, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas appeared on the John Fredericks Morning Show, and made the following comments:
SENATOR LUCAS: What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a White man in a White House or any other elected position.
Let’s be real clear about it… let’s be real clear Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like Barack Obama in any elected or leadership position. We know what’s going on here and some people may be afraid to say it but I am not. I am not afraid to say it.
He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody other than a white person in a leadership position. Senator Miller said it before she died and I agreed with her. They don’t want President Barack Obama in office as President and for all the reasons that you and I and alot of other people understand.
HOST: Do you really believe now that this all about race?
LUCAS: I absolutely believe it’s all about race and for the first time I’ve convinced my children finally that racism is alive and well.
HOST: Even in Virginia?
LUCAS: In Virginia how about all across this nation. And especially in Virginia!
Fantastic work, Sen. Lucas! If there’s any better parenting strategy than convincing your children that they have no future owing to racism, I’d like to hear it!
Then there’s this story from the Politico, just breaking this morning, entitled “White House tailors minority health care pitch.”
But his administration has a far more specific pitch to black and Hispanic audiences.
The message: Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining access to free preventive care and other services that will help reduce existing health care disparities. The sustained outreach from the White House aims to make voters eligible for new benefits aware of them and how to get them.
Obama’s staff has invited groups of black journalists and publishers to the White House for health care briefings with senior officials and conducted traveling policy road shows in black and Hispanic neighborhoods across the country. On the day the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health law, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett held an on-background conference call for black reporters.
Obama rarely emphasized specific benefits for blacks and Hispanics as he pushed his law through Congress, focusing instead on its benefits for the general populace.
Wait, I thought the “Affordable Care Act” was all about reducing health care costs and improving care for everyone. Actually, I didn’t think that. I’ve been telling you for years that this disgusting health care scheme was all about redressing the “unfairness” that results when those who work in a traditional jobs and receive private insurance as part of their compensation have better access to medical care than Medicaid recipients. It’s the key to Obama’s plot to “remake” (read “destroy”) America as we know it.
It’s not uncommon for America’s enemies to deceive us by reciting sanitized scripts for public consumption, while telling a different story behind closed doors. In fact, it’s standard operating procedure. Think of the inflammatory and vicious rhetoric spewed by Islamic fanatics in the Arabic media compared with their reasoned, moderate tone to Western audiences. And as everyone knows, there is no enemy more dangerous than the enemy within.
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