Skip to comments.GOP war on Obama: Lighting the fire of racism in America
Posted on 05/19/2012 11:02:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It has been suggested that the Republican war against President Obama is not being waged because of political ideological differences, but instead, is a thinly veiled disguise for racism against the first black president of the United States.
If this is true, no one should expect anyone on the Republican side of the aisle to actually admit it. But actions do speak louder than words.
There has been a rebellious trend in government since Obama took office that has brought both governing and Americans' view of Congress to historic lows.
Compromise has surrendered to hardline conservative views and deliberate Republican threats and acts have been so profound, they have actually harmed the entire county. Evidence of this can be found in the 2011 debt ceiling battle. Why would any governing body take their own nation to the brink of economic disaster with the threat of credit default, when money was available to pay the country's bills with what has historically been a routine vote?
More than dirty politics
On Thursday, the New York Times uncovered a 2012 Republican campaign strategy designed to inflame American voters and promote hatred against the sitting Democratic president. It was called, "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama."
The $10 million dollar advertising blitz was to include negative images and inferences to a decades-old relationship between the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and President Obama, who formerly attended his church in Chicago.
Funded by billionaire and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, the "Plan to End His Spending for Good," quickly became a political hot potato no one wanted to touch, since the implications of such an advertising campaign contained racial overtones that were hard to escape.
The "Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama" plan that was under consideration by Ricketts, included references to "race-bating" and "black liberation theology." It also suggested hiring an extremely literate conservative African-American, as its spokesperson, "who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a "metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.
Truth vs. Fiction
How President Obama has actually governed during the past three years often has little or nothing to do with the claims that are being made against him by Republicans. He has in fact, been fiscally far more conservative since taking office than his Republican predecessors, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
So why do charges of over-spending persist?
One reason for a variety of the exaggerated or false claims by Republicans against President Obama, lie in the effectiveness of scare tactics on the public. Obama has been often compared to Adolf Hitler by his conservative critics. Yet there is a striking similarity to Nazi Germany and Republican anti-Obama propaganda.
Both used fear and misrepresentation to stimulate public support for their causes.
Then there is the "Birther" movement which has been resurrected in recent days. It attempts to place doubt in voters' minds as to the nationality of President Obama with claims that his birth certificate is fake and he is not an American.
However, this still does not answer the question of why the Republicans have been fueling division and refusing to govern since Obama took office. But this does; Republicans have admitted that their main goal has been to keep Obama from being a successful president and to defeat him in a second term at all costs.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
What makes Barack Obama such a target for Republicans, when they have never so openly admitted their adversarial position against other Democratic presidents?
Changing the rules
More evidence of the Republican war on Obama is surfacing in legislation that has been passed by Republican governors since the last election. New laws, some of which have been declared illegal, have been focused on disenfranchising minority voters, and stripping unions of their strength. Both are aimed at keeping money and voters away from Obama.
There have also been suggestions for a return to segregation by some Republicans, like Kentucky's Rand Paul.
"Paul explained that he backed the portion of the Civil Rights Act banning discrimination in public places and institutions, but that he thinks private businesses should be permitted to discriminate by race," according to Politico . Racism still exists in America in the 21st century. But until Barack Obama became president, few politicians would so openly advocate the promotion of segregation.
Beyond the political undertones for a revival of racism, there have been openly inflammatory, race-based images and remarks made about President Obama that show a diminished respect for the Oval Office. During his State of the Union Address, the President of the United States was called a "liar" by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson.
Would Wilson have said that to Obama if he were white? Conservative bloggers have made no secret of the fact that they are using the color of Obama's skin to arouse and incite the far right fringe of the Republican base. Perhaps the most disturbing element of this segregationist revival is the way it has morphed entire Republican Party into a radical movement driven by big money corporate interests, who seem determined to turn America into a separatist nation that caters only to wealthy white people, and their quest for domination of all political and social behavior with far fewer "united" states.
“Would Wilson have said that to Obama if he were white?”
YES! Only the Obummer and the Hilder-Kraut stir race, along with their enablers, the two non-rev race baiters.
And thank you for posting...it is good that we see this kind of crap from the left so we can better understand how to either leave it alone or attack it.
It’s good to see them playing the race card this early in the contest.
Means they are otherwise out of bullets.
Thanks for the laugh!
I would think if a writer feels the need to remind readers of your professionalism, there maybe self doubt.
Re: “.....the first black president of the United States.”
Four years later and I still don’t get this.
His mother was white.
Is the author claiming that Black DNA overpowers white DNA?
Is the author claiming that male DNA overpowers female DNA?
Does this piss off any other veterans here who have fought and bleed for America? Commie ho.
Criminally stupid, and a complete liar. A very deeply disturbed and disordered woman.
And here I thought that we were suppose to judge a man by his character! Well, I did and his Marxist/Socialist policies have taken us into greater debt, destroyed the work initiative, and his DOJ has been complacent in black justice decisions (ie. partisan discriminatory outcomes).
If there ever has been a government that has NOT been for America for but a racial group of Americans, this is it!
Please, this affirmative action crap has gone on long too far! You have disgraced all of the ideals of Marten Luther King. You have set back race relations several decades at best.
The woman, if it is a woman is insane.
“How President Obama has actually governed during the past three years often has little or nothing to do with the claims that are being made against him by Republicans. He has in fact, been fiscally far more conservative since taking office than his Republican predecessors, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.”
This woman is nuts-does she not know what debt Obama has added?
Race should not be used as an excuse to suppress political criticism and debate. A republic cannot afford to have a chief executive who cannot be criticized because of his race and/or that of his critics, or where such criticism is deemed invalid for that reason.
She is also a former jockey and rescues abused animals on her farm.
Really need to explain that to the Media! They seem to think that any conversation about race is out of bounds!
“Professional Journalist” - Just what does that really mean these days?
Does that mean that she is a leftist promoting her views or does that mean that she is old enough that she writes truthful articles? Who knows these days of Liberal journalism.
You read it and report back please.
I don’t have either the time or the inclination to read this horseshit.
Wow! Just Wow! You have been brainwashed by the MSM without actually looking at the results. I guess you are one the those that actually believe what he says. No problem, there are way too many just like you that will continue to vote for him...geez! We are doomed!
How does one “compromise” with a pile of unadulterated crap?