Is Affirmative Action To Blame for Obama Disaster?

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Great minds think alike. We have frequently noted that Barack Obama is our first affirmative action president: here, here, and here, as well as on The Teri O’Brien Show, and A is for “Affirmative Action in my latest e-book, The ABC’s of Barack Obama: Understanding God’s Greatest Gift to America.)

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Whether or not it was intended, Barack Hussein Obama is our affirmative action President.

We Americans have been living with the nightmare of affirmative action since President John F. Kennedy used the words in Executive Order 10925 on March 6, 1961, to promote actions that were intended to achieve non-discrimination.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who followed JFK, issued Executive Order 11246 in 1965, which required government employers to take “affirmative action” to “hire without regard to race, religion and national origin”.  (Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action)

Affirmative action is intended to promote the opportunities of defined minority groups within a society to give them equal access to that of the privileged majority population.

Many believe affirmative action has been a plague upon the nation ever since JFK and LBJ saddled us — or “yoked” us — with it.

One of the chief complaints has been, from day one, that persons unqualified for jobs were given preference for those jobs over applicants who were far more qualified through training, experience, education, etc. than the person who wound up with the job due solely to his/her race.

Somehow, we muddled along until 2008 when America made it’s worse affirmative action mistake of them all.  America hired an unqualified person to be President of the United States — based on his race.

Within four years the US had sunk to third-world status with an international visage indistinguishable from that of a banana republic.”

In 2012 the loyal opposition from the Right offered up a moderate candidate to oppose Obama and the conservative wing, the base of the loyal opposition, stayed home — in droves — and the affirmative action hire was re-hired for another four years.

And we wonder why the country is in such bad shape.

In an article at wnd.com, famous journalist Nat Hentoff  ” …  also pointed out that Obama was the only editor of the Harvard Law Review to never publish an article, something that went virtually unnoticed when voters considered his qualifications.

“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”

Hentoff mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” once personally lectured him that “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”

And, referring to Obama’s presidency, the journalist said, “That’s what that kind of affirmative-action did for us.”

We have opined many times over what we believe is Mr. Obama’s abuse of power, especially his abuse of executive orders.  He has made a fine art of circumventing Congress and governing by fiat, or by decree, much as a king, or a dictator.

Just recently the President said:

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”  

The American legislative system, the Congress, was intended, indeed, it was designed to be slow and ponderous.  Making laws SHOULD be slow, arduous, and ponderous.  Citizen’s freedom is at stake. 

 

Obama is simply ignoring the constitution and, pretty much, doing as he pleases — and NOBODY IS CALLING HIM ON IT!

Where is the spine, the intestinal fortitude, the cajones, the GUTS to say to the President: “Sir, you are way out of bounds.  You are acting outside the boundaries set by the constitution on the office of President of the United States?”  Is it not the duty of the co-equal branch of the government to represent the people, especially when the people are pleading for them to confront the President and stop his dictatorial machinations while they still can? 

What are they afraid of? WHO are they afraid of?  The inaction of the Congress, especially the  GOP controlled House of Representatives, certainly does not instill confidence in the people of the country that the Republicans can take the necessary bold steps to right the nation if placed in charge of the House and Senate in November. 

Mr. Obama cannot be allowed to continue his reign as America’s first dictator.  Understanding that the impeachment process will get no farther than the US Senate, the House of Representatives has a duty to bring impeachment proceedings against the President regardless.

But — it’s not going to happen.  The House is not going to start impeachment proceedings against President Obama, at all.  They’re scared.  That’s right.  The Republican controlled House of Representatives is scared that such a maneuver would look “political.”  So?  Aren’t they politicians?  Isn’t this what they do … political stuff, I mean?  Of course it is.  It’s just another lame excuse from a spineless bunch of limp-wristed RINO’s who form the hierarchy of the Republican Party today.

I would remind the GOP that nothing is guaranteed.  The Mid-Term Election, looks good for the Republicans — right NOWBut ten months can be an eternity in politics and the tables can quickly turn. 

Just a few short decades ago, America’s horizon was unlimited. America was the land of dreams and opportunity.  In the past five years, just half a decade, we have seen those horizons drawn in until they have begun to suffocate us and smother freedom and liberty with a thick blanket of rules, regulations, and laws many of which do not pass the constitutionality test, let alone the smell test.

One house of our bicameral Congress is controlled by Socialists/Marxists, our President is a Marxist and a would-be dictator, Our Supreme Court is, many believe, compromised by the political Left, while our electorate is consumed by ignorance and apathy.

With all this considered, to simply say that turning America around will be difficult, may be the understatement of the century!

But — lest we forget … we are AMERICANS!  Facing and overcoming adversity is what we do. It is the American character.

As a nation, we made a huge error, a mistake, in 2008 and then we compounded the error in 2012. We got ourselves into this mess — now we have to get ourselves out of it.

Whether, or not, Obama is an affirmative action president is an open question.  What we do know is this:  It WILL take affirmative action — by the men and women who are supposed to lead this country — to remove him.

Their inaction to date is inexcusable.

J. D. Longstreet

Judson Phillips Nails It: The Obamas Are Perfect Socialists

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From The Washington Times:

Michelle Obama is staying at the Hawaii home of Oprah Winfrey for a few days without her husband and children. This is not simply the vacation of a private citizen. Because she is the First Lady of the United States — FLOTUS — her vacations cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. Because she is a queen, she considers that cost her just due.

In Hawaii, security zones have been set up around the Winfrey estate. Residents and business owners are being inconvenienced to an exceptional degree. Security checkpoints have kept customers and vendors away from businesses, effectively shutting them down. But the people who are hurt are little people, nobodies. Who cares what happens to them as long as Michelle Antoinette gets her vacation?

After describing some of the security costs, Mr. Judson continues:

And then there is Michelle’s triumphal return to Washington to celebrate her birthday, to which this vacation is but the first act. President Obama will send an Air Force plane for her. It will probably be a C-32A. The C-32 is the Air Force version of a 757. The “ownership” cost per flight hour is reported by the Air Force as $42,936, though the operating cost per hour is estimated at only $7,000. Given that the flight to and from Hawaii is 10 to 12 hours each way, the flight time alone will cost the taxpayers over $150,000.

The Obamas are the perfect socialists. Socialists are the same everywhere. They talk about how much they want to help the poor, then when they get into power, they live like royalty at the expense of the taxpayers.

Millions of Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. For millions of Americans, the family vacation is an almost forgotten dream. For millions, the American dream is now keeping a roof over their heads and their car on the road.

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Remember, reparations have to start somewhere, and why shouldn’t Michelle receive some compensation for having to live in this “mean” country, where even with pathetic, mediocre grades and a bad attitude, she attended Ivy League schools and got several six-figure gigs?

Black skin privilege is a beautiful thing, no? Welcome to Obama’s America. Long live Her Royal Wideness.

How “Far” We’ve Come: From Rosa Parks to Oprah and From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Later today, our Sham WOW (Walks on Water) current occupant of the Oval Office will continue his endless summer of surfing on the mother of all waves of white guilt to try to distract everyone from the retched economy and the disastrous consequences of his “lead from behind” policies in the Middle East, including an imminent military strike on Syria. Since I know that everyone agrees with Eric Holder. We don’t talk enough about race in this country, so let’s take the occasion of this anniversary to broach a subject that is almost never mentioned.

As I watch all the TV talking heads babbling on about the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington,” something has been bothering me, but I couldn’t figure out exactly what that was, other than my usual irritation at the vapid commentary that these supposedly knowledgeable, pompous windbags pump out non-stop. Now I realize why these commemorations ring not only hollow, but are quite annoying.

It is because race baiters from Barack Obama and Eric Holder to Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and all the thousands of lower-tier practitioners of this despicable, destructive trade, pay lip service to Dr. King’s call to judge people by the content of their character, not  the color of their skin, when in fact what they really mean is that only white people need to heed that call because white people are apparently inherently and forever guilty of racism. There is no other explanation for what so many of these people say and do. Racism on the part of blacks must be ignored, or if noted, justified by some historical actions that happened decades or even centuries ago. Blacks vote for black candidates specifically because they are black, proudly so, and no one dares suggest that it’s racist for them to do so. If 96 percent of white people had voted for John McCain in 2008, we would still be hearing the Lame Stream Media “experts” squealing like scalded hogs about the disgrace that is “racist” Amerika. In fact, though 96% of black voters cast their ballots for Sen. Barack Obama and 43% of whites did so. Nothing to see here. Michelle Obama writes a semi-literate college thesis in which she proclaims

“Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost. My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant. This realization has presently, made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the Black community more desirable.”

Yeah, Mooch, I hear you. Affirmative action admission will do that to you, you know (as you would say), make you feel like a visitor. Clearly, if this thesis is the sort of work that you were capable of producing, you didn’t belong at an elite college. Leaving the sub-standard level of her writing and scholarship aside, to celebrate today’s big anniversary, let’s do a little thought experiment. What if Cindy McCain or Anne Romney had written a college thesis in which she “made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the White community more desirable”? Exactly. Barack Obama attends a church led by a screeching racist that proudly touts its “Black Value System” for 20 years, and no one bats an eye. Try a similar thought experiment. Could any white person be elected to even a local office if it were learned that he attended a church that had a “White Value System?” And of course, we recently learned, that unlike all 43 presidents before him, Barack Obama is above criticism, because any criticism of anything he does, even the ridiculous antics of a rodeo clown, is inherently “racist.”

Recently, we have endured disgusting comparisons of the racist murder of Emmett Till in 1955 with the justifiable killing of drug using, burglar and would-be MMA fighter Trayvon Martin. The suggestion that there is moral equivalency between these two cases is breathtaking in its stupidity, and yet, allegedly intelligent people have been making it incessantly for the last several weeks, including the air-headed Oprah Winfrey. She is the walking embodiment of the greatness of America, a country in which a woman incapable of reasoning her way out of a paper bag can amass a fortune larger than the combined wealth of several nations.

In another recent cringe-inducing incident, the Oprah tried to portray herself as the new Rosa Parks because she was allegedly treated rudely in a fancy European boutique while trying to purchase a $38,000 purse. Who better to lecture us about racism in America?

So, today we will have the bizarre spectacle of people like the Oprah and Barack Obama, who but for their race would not be where they are, pretending to celebrate a speech that implored everyone to work for a color-blind society, which happens to be their worst nightmare.

Community Organizer in Chief in Full Alinsky Mode Disgraces His Office Again

The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. The use of the adjective “controversial” to qualify the word “issue” is a meaningless redundancy. There can be no such thing as a “non-controversial” issue. When there is agreement there is no issue; issues only arise when there is disagreement or controversy. An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent; provide a channel into which the people can angrily pour their frustrations.

-Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals

As we discussed on yesterday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, Barack Obama’s “surprise” visit to the White House press room last Friday was a disgusting politically-motivated stunt designed to manipulate one of his most important mascot groups, blacks, who are demanding additional persecution of an innocent man, George Zimmerman, even though everyone involved in the case, including the prosecutors, declared that the case had nothing to do with race, and even though Barack Obama himself said that the trial was conducted fairly. It is nauseating to watch this pathetic, narcissistic empty suit, who has had everything handed to him his entire life because of his black skin privilege, and who has done almost nothing to try to solve the problems in the black community, pander to worst impulses in human nature; specifically, envy, resentment and racism.

Thinking that Barack Obama and Eric Holder, and their ideological dopplegangers, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, want racism to end is like thinking that the R. Randall Rollins, chairman of Rollins, Inc., the parent company of Orkin, wants insect infestations to magically disappear. That would be very bad for business, and the end of racism, or even a diminution in the endless conversation about racial discrimination would be very bad for Barack Obama, whose family business is race baiting. He surfed into the U.S. Senate on a wave of white guilt, then rode a tsunami of that same white guilt into the Oval Office. That’s why he wants to talk about little else. Certainly not the levels of unemployment in his stagnant economy, especially not in the African-American community.

Careful observers watching last Friday’s bizarre spectacle would be reasonable to ask what Barack Obama being followed in a department store or Eric Holder being stopped trying to catch a movie has to do with a criminal case in which one guy was using “ground and pound” MMA tactics to beat the crap out of another guy. Nothing, other than trying to connect this criminal case with the victimhood of blacks in racist Amerika, to “rub raw the resentments of the people of the community.”

How much better it would have been last Friday if Barack Obama had addressed the real problems in the black community, the illegitimacy rate, the school drop out rate, and the resulting disproportionate number of crimes committed by young black men. Instead, he said that they are “disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system.” Then, right after saying “It’s not to make excuses for that fact,” he proceeded to excuse it, as being part of “a historical context. We understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history.”  Wrong. It can be traced to the factors I mentioned above; specifically, the destruction of the black family, featuring out-of-wedlock births, the federal government in the role of provider for the family, adolescent males growing up without the example and the guidance of a father in the home, poor performance in school, often resulting in semi-literacy and the inability to be a contributing member of society.

If Barack Obama wants to talk about “historical context” for the problems in the black community, he might want to start with (so-called) “Great Society” programs of the 1960′s. We have thrown trillions down this social welfare rathole, and the worst part isn’t all the money that we’ve wasted. It’s that we spent all that treasure to raze the black family, along with the potential of millions of human beings.

Zimmerman Defense to Jury: Tell The State “Don’t Ever Come Back to Us with a Case Like This”

George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, is absolutely killing it in his closing argument, providing a point by point explanation of what happened the night that Trayvon Martin was killed, and highlighting the endless number of ways that the jury must find a reasonable doubt. The state’s case is ridiculous, which you would expect since it should not have been brought in the first place and would not have been brought if it weren’t for race hucksters, including it’s disgusting to say, our so-called President.

Having said that, I am not predicting an acquittal. An acquittal would be what the evidence and justice demands. A conviction would be a victory for race-based justice, the gutlessness of public official in the face of a mob inflamed by the race industry in the person of Al Sharpton and friends, helpfully enabled by Eric Holder’s racialist Department of “Justice” that is on the record as believing that only certain people’s civil rights deserve enforcing, and of course by the current occupant squatting in the Oval Office by virtue of affirmative action.

A couple of weeks ago on the show, our guest Taleeb Starkes, author of the book whose title I wouldn’t say, predicted that Mr. Zimmerman would be sacrificed because black people burn things when they don’t like jury verdicts, and we know that the local authorities fear just that.

In my experience, juries take their responsibilities very seriously, and we can only hope that will be the case here.

Obamas to Door of No Return. Does Michelle Ever Feel Guilty?

As in “if only when they were enjoying their $100 million taxpayer funded boondoggle they would decide not to come back.” I wonder if Mooch ever feels guilty over the fact that it’s only because her slave ancestors suffered, giving her the black skin privilege that she’s been able to use her entire life to get affirmative-action admissions, no-show six figure gigs and, now a ridiculously luxurious lifestyle.

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Beach Bum Barry Bests GOP-Today on the Teri O’Brien Show, 1/6/13

This week, as we prepare for the beginning of the 113th Congress, we face a looming showdown over increasing the federal government’s debt ceiling. It seems like only yesterday that our courageous Dear Reader, Barack “I Won’t Play That Game” Obama was battling with his mean-spirited opposition over their unwillingness to send more cash from productive citizens to him to spend on his many worthy projects. Oh wait, it was just yesterday. Well, actually it was last week, during that whole “fiscal cliff” thing, a complete victory for the One. Will Sen. McConnell have the spine to get anything meaningful on spending decreases in the next round, or will he wave the white flag again? As usual, David Gregory, who interviewed Sen. McConnell today on “Meet the Press,” did an excellent job of presenting the White House perspective. I was very distracted, though, wondering “where is the perp walk for Mr. Gregory?”

Barack probably had a lot of time to fantasize about how he will vanquish McConnell, Boehner and friends again, and continue his ideologically-driven plans to “remake” America into his Euro-socialist vision driven by “fairness,” during his recent Hawaiian vacation, the latest in a long series of ridiculously extravagant holidays for our first affirmative-action assisted First Couple. Just how much have we spent on these presidential vacations? Are the President’s supporters correct that it’s horribly unfair to criticize Barack Obama for taking luxurious trips while many Americans are living hand to mouth?

Speaking of that 113th Congress, a couple of days ago, ABC’s Diane “Recycling!” Sawyer nearly wet her panties interviewing the incoming class of female senators, including another Diane, Sen. Feinstein of California. As you know, she has vowed to revive her infamous 1994 “assault weapons” ban, this time with a more muscular, even more freedom destroying version. What’s in the proposed bill? We’ll give you the depressing details.

Whoopsie File-Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s Department of [In]Justice must reimburse one of the state’s it decided to persecute, while allegedly enforcing civil rights laws, to the tune of $3.5 million, which is only slightly less than the reported cost of the Obama’s latest boondoggle to Hawaii.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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