Race to the Bottom: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show, 5/6/12

It wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I realized that, like George Zimmerman, because of my heritage, I might actually be a “white Hispanic,” which is interesting, since after the election of the transformational, historic Barack Obama, we were supposed be living in that long-awaited post-racial paradise. Is it my imagination, or is the issue of race more divisive and destructive than any time in the last 50 years?  MMM …could it be that the reason the realization of a color-blind society is so difficult is that so many benefit from convincing black Americans that they are victims who need to be rescued by a benevolent government?

We’ll ask our special guest is Harry Stein, author of How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: (and Found Inner Peace). He has a new book, No Matter What…They’ll Call This Book Racist: How our Fear of Talking Honestly About Race Hurts Us All.

As many of you know, I was recently called a “birther” and an “idiot” who “misreads” the Constitution, and not by a liberal, but rather by a supposed fellow conservative (but not a fellow attorney), as you can see if you go to the referenced thread) for raising the question of whether Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley are eligible to run for president because they are not Article II “Natural Born Citizens.” No worries. I’ve been called worse than that, and Alinskyite name-calling won’t stop me from defending the Constitution. And, you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. In addition to our good friend and repeating guest Van Irion of Liberty Legal Foundation, who has filed challenges to Obama’s eligibility in Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona, all of which are still pending at various levels. New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has been pursuing the issue of the One’s eligibility in his state courts. He’ll be our guest today, and he’ll tell us about the stunning, and frankly inexplicable, recent ruling in his litigation, and tell us where it goes from here.

With exactly 6 months until election day, Barack Obama officially “shifted into campaign mode,” as one unintentionally hilarious headline put it, yesterday with rallies in Columbus, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the latest in a series of ineffective slogans, “Forward,” they’ve recycled their “fired up and ready to go” mantra from 2008. Unfortunately for the Obama campaign, it’s no longer 2008 and it seems that even they are beginning to realize it. If yesterday’s speeches are any indication of what the next six months hold for us, he intends to continue criss-crossing the country at taxpayer expense, with his repellant wife in tow, whipping audiences of naive youngsters into an emotional frenzy. As for “ready to go,” these performances left some, like this observer, ready to go, go deaf, that is. Demagogues, unable to persuade their audiences with reasoned arguments, screech, sloganeer and slander those who challenge them.


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