Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: So much for the 'post-racial' candidate
Posted on 03/22/2008 4:22:37 AM PDT by Laverne
"I'm sure," said Barack Obama in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound, "many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed." Well, yes. But not many of us have heard remarks from our pastors, priests or rabbis that are stark, staring, out-of-his-tree, flown-the-coop nuts. ...snip...
It is Barack Obama's choice to entrust his daughters to the spiritual care of such a man for their entire lives, but in Philadelphia the senator attempted to universalize his peculiar judgment to claim that, given America's history, it would be unreasonable to expect black men of Jeremiah Wright's generation not to peddle hateful and damaging lunacies. Isn't that what's the word? racist? So much for the post-racial candidate.
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.
He is toast.
Although I abhor his politics, I too was deeply disappointed to discover that, rather than being the post-racial candidate, Obama on this point was the same old crapola, even down to pulling out the list of handouts to be demanded and trumpeting that “everybody else” needs to do more in the face of one community’s institutionalized lack of personal responsibility.
What the Rats have wrought with their gleeful facilitation of extreme identity politics over the years has come back to bite them on the butt.
They have no good way out of this mess now.
And, once again, they have harmed the nation as a whole and blacks in particular.
The way the media has circled its wagons around Obama/Wright is simply unbelievable. A year ago I would have said that the MSM would have been afraid to demonstate such open bias...but here it is.
There’s not even a pretense of objectivity in the mainstream press anymore, the big networks, the NYTs, WaPo, and CNN are carrying water for the Obama campaign.
This is a new low.
“...in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound...”
I love it! Obama: The Fast Food Mentality Candidate. :)
Obama is done. And I’d be willing to bet so is Hillary. I wonder how the party is going to boot these two and for whom? There is very little doubt in my mind that that is EXACTLY what will happen in the fullness of time.
I hope you are right. There will be civil war in the Democrat party and Hillary will destroy herself politically. I wouldn’t be surprised if she not only loses the Presidential race, but eventually her Senate seat.
Thanks for posting this.
Ping for the Mark Steyn list?
Theres not even a pretense of objectivity in the mainstream press anymore, the big networks, the NYTs, WaPo, and CNN are carrying water for the Obama campaign.
This is a new low.
Sorry, kjo, but this is the same-old same-old... The MSM has been this way for YEARS -- just this year it's gotten a bit more complicated. Between Billery and Obama it's like Solomon's baby all over again: and it looks like they're going to slice this baby in half. Maybe this will mark the start of the media taking a good hard look at itself and recognizing how over-the-top they've become.
To quote a recent newsmaker: "Mainstream Media: your chickens have come home to roost!"
This is the payback for the hundreds of thousand killed in the Civil War, deaths of the Abolitionists (John Brown's body etc.), the martyrs of Civil Rights struggle both black and white, the many Americans who lost life opportunities to Affirmative Action in the name of social peace. Americans have paid in blood and gold, and don't deserve such a payback.
It is time now to rethink the 40 year old policies of LBJ's Great Society. Maybe cutting people loose will help them find the strength to stand on their own feet and take pride in their own efforts.
Yes, the MSM is definitely feeling a thrill run up its collective leg. This is a mass hallucination which may work in our favor. Their Obama-love is totally unconditional and totally blind, as evidenced by their treatment of Wright as no big deal (so what if our nominee’s major influence is a deranged racist crackpot.) They are also totally out of touch with mainstream voters and if sanity ultimately prevails, they will be in deep shock upon hearing the election results in November.
So is Denver, Washington, DC, Chicago and Atlanta when he doesn't get the nomination.
What I heard in Obama’s speech was that we should not judge his good reverand by the content of his character but by the color of his skin. He turned MLK’s dream speech on its head; and yet, the media swoons over his delivery and ignores the content of his speeches.
The democrats have made this a race about race and are trying to blame the republicans on being racist. Steyn is absolutely correct — but then again, when is he not?
“... even down to pulling out the list of handouts to be demanded and trumpeting that everybody else needs to do more in the face of one communitys institutionalized lack of personal responsibility.”
Very well said.
There’s been a lot written on this subject, but Steyn hits the home run.
This article should be required reading in every high school, college and university in America.
Please read the whole thing, not just the excerpt.
I only wish you were right but from the looks of their collective balance sheets they are perfectly willing to go down the tubes rather than get fair and balanced. They are all in for the left, do or die.
Looks like Oblama could get away with yelling change, change, change for only so long before someone started looking at who the changeor really is. And when they do most people are disgusted with who they discover.
Nah, she'll be the new Teddy in the Senate. New Yorkers obviously don't care who they elect. Just look at their track record over the past 30 some odd years.....it's almost as bad as Massachusetts or California.....
Great column! Thanks for posting it.
Bingo. This is Larry Elder's thesis in "Stupid Black Men": those who believe the nonsense are only holding themselves back, while sensible people get jobs, get married, and succeed in life.
The downside is..? I am sorry to sound cold but just as cross-over voting in primaries became a issue only when the Rats started feeling the pinch so will violence against Campaigns become a issue when the Rats own headquarters are invaded and staffers are harassed, pushed around and shot at.
Well, not till he burns in Hell, along with the Clintons.
The entire essence of the Democrats is coming to boil in a pot of their own making.
They have spent the last 50 years pandering to blacks and women, and it was all baseless.
Now it is coming home to roost. Let them eat cake.
But there should be some reflection, and then consequences now that we have seen the hate spewing forth from the black churches. As one 60's Freedom Rider put it, "I didn't do it for this". And Obama makes clear that Rev. Wright is not untypical. This opens the issue of whether current policies are doing more harm than good.
Of course, Steyn is a treasure!
Stein is brilliant as always.a black candidate instead of a man for all seasons and races, he distanced himself from huge numbers of voters and ultimately sealed his fate.
You are absolutely correct.
Big media’s failure to see any problem with the Obama life choices - to become a Chicago politician and work for “diversity” and against “discrimination” after his magna cum laude from Harvard law - has led to today’s situation when he has “suddenly” been exposed.
DNC Media’s chickens have come home to roost.
Steyn nails it ... again.
There is something profoundly wrong about a man that will twist the words of his own flesh and blood for political gain, will equate a racist pastor’s 20 years worth of insanity with grandma’s single incident all for the sake of some political gain.
It says much about B. Hussein Obama’s character—but then he is a dhimmicrat and character doesn’t count for them.
Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill....
I have posted and believed that statement in the past.
I am now unsure it applies to Hillary. The Richardson defection is huge and alters that perception. The super delegates smell a dead carcass and are bending in the Obama wind.
I feel bad that I’m watching the lead-in to the Denver convention with such glee.
The MSM can spin all it wants. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. The true verdict will be rendered on April 22 in PA and IN. If Obama suffers a sharp drop at the polls, panic will set in at the DNC and the MSM along with the Obama camp.
Steyn nails it!! Whatever actual beliefs about race and America exist in Obama’s empty soul, the FACT is that he has entrusted this deranged racist hack of a “minister” with his family’s spiritual care. To be the “post-racial” candidate Obama had to pretend to be the man to heal racial divides etc. Now the country can see that his background is steeped in the most one-sided kind of bitter hateful racism which he still can’t renounce.
If Shrillary’s minions don’t pull off an upset with the Superdelegates then Obambi is toast in the fall. The 527 ads just make themselves with the rants of this nutty minister. Although the MSM will desperately try to inoculate Obama by calling for a moratorium on all references to race, there is no way a majority of Americans are going to vote for this charlatan.
“Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.
He is toast.”
Sure hope you are correct. If you are indeed correct, this will virtually blow up the Democrat Party - yeaa. And, will virtually ensure MacCain’s election to POTUS, yeaa again...
Well said Jag.
They entire Dem party backs one or the other. I think you are thinking of a Dem party of years gone by.
Re: Test scores.
I can tell you the exact reason why test scores are so low. Black students are afraid to look “too smart” because you’re going to be accused of “acting white” so they dumb themselves down. It’s amazing that some VERY smart blacks in this country have made it through despite that stupid self-defeating attitude that keeps many black people poor, ignorant and violent.
I’ve lived in black schools. I’ve faced the self-imposed stereotypes that were supposed to be placed on me. I do agree with you, it’s time to start cutting back the money and try to encourage a majority of people to start educating themselves and get themselves out of their hellholes they’ve made for themselves with their self-imposed intellectual and behavioral crippling.
Well said my friend . I’m in agreement with you %100
if sanity ultimately prevails, ....
Don’t count on it !
Out of wedlock births at 68% and failing urban schools have something to do with lower test scores as well.
Classic Steyn. That's gonna leave a mark.
So my question to Obama is this: Is Jeremiah Wright a typical black person?
No black man who chooses to be a member of the UnAmerican Democrat Party could be anything but a racist poverty pimp.
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