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Posted on 04/19/2010 11:05:21 PM PDT by neverdem
When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, I experienced ambivalence about a national election result for the first time in my life. In every other presidential election that ran counter to my vote, I felt that the winner didn't represent any advantage for the future of the country. When Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford, I braced myself for the liberal climate about to descend on us. When Clinton beat Bush 1, it meant that the country was willing to overlook the man's well-documented history of immoral conduct, which inevitably led to national disgrace. For me, neither of these victors provided anything salubrious for the country's future.
Although I voted for John McCain, and I believed that he was the better leader for our country, seeing the first African-American become the nation's chief executive gave me the feeling that we had finally crossed a threshold in race relations. After all, with blacks representing only about 12 percent of the population, a huge non-black turnout was needed for a black candidate to be elected. Winning by a comfortable margin seemed to make it clear that Obama's victory could result in less vitriol from race-baiters who had enriched their bank accounts by fulminating about the country's history of bigotry. Finally, we would no longer be urged to view everything through a prism of pigmentation. Hence, my ambivalence was an example of finding something good about being on the losing side of a national plebiscite.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:13:54 PM by American Dream 246
I disagree. We conservatives have, for the past 30 years, been forced to "prove" that we are not racists. In my opinion, when being accused of being such, our response should be "Prove it", and pay no attention. We get suckered into this trap all too frequently.
I voted for the black guy in the primary.
My black guy was Alan Keyes.
He told me everything I needed to know about BO, just from the BAIPA narrative. Everything else we have learned about the wretch is merey supplemental information.
I am with you. I had zero warm and fuzzies after the election, just a need to vomit.
I ain’t shuttin’ up now matter what violence the hate-left commies incite. I will not obey communism.
That is so shallow.
However, it felt good to know that we had proven to the world that we are truly a melting pot.
That is really really shallow.
Not at all. Considering the nation's history of racial problems, I don't see a problem with this. Deny it all you want, racial problems were and are an issue in this country, and seeing someone from a minority ethnicity--an ethnicity that was once considered beneath the dominant one--graduating to the presidency is a major damned deal. The only problem is not with this entirely understandable feeling, but with the fact that the INDIVIDUAL who attained this level is so fundamentally flawed.
One can claim that marvelling over a black man becoming president is, in that tiring leftist-favored classification, "racialist." Those who live in the real world can objectively admit that yeah, it IS a big deal to have a black president in this country.
Too bad at the same time we got the most socialist at the same time.
Yes it is. I don’t see how it proves we are a melting pot. We already were & are & 0 has nothing to do with that. Shaking my head again as usual!
Exactly. A black man could have easily been elected any time in the last 30 years if the right man had run. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were never and will never be the right kind of man to hold high office.
“We conservatives have, for the past 30 years, been forced to “prove” that we are not racists. In my opinion, when being accused of being such, our response should be “Prove it”, and pay no attention.”
Absolutely right, with the minor quibble that I think it’s time to get a lot more assertive about it.
Rather than, “Prove it,” I think we need a response along the lines of, “You’re a lying sack of s*** and a domestic enemy of the Constitution, you loathsome traitor.”
It is long past time for decent people to realize that, when dealing with scumbags, civility is just a self-imposed handicap.
Are we just going to let the brownshirts beat us up like that couple in New Orleans?
Now, someone should tell the writer about Oath Keepers (see upper right side of this page).
At least Jackson & Sharpton would have had real birth certificates even if they weren’t the right men to hold a high office. I wouldn’t have voted for either of them but at least they could prove they were born here.
I have no problem with a President being black. I do have a problem with a President being a Red(whether he’s a party member or not).
For a great number of Obama voters it was about race. I cannot blame a black person for wanting to vote for the first Black President. However despite the evidence that indeed he has Marxist policies and seems to be happy to work his way around the constitution people still continue to make it about race - as far as I am concerned that is racist!
It wasn't just that Obama accused the police officer of being a racist but that he admitted he had no evidence whatsoever to go by...so Obama's only basis of making such an accusation was race itself...and as it turned out, it was Obama who proved to be the racist, not the police officer.
>>I aint shuttin up now matter what violence the hate-left commies incite. I will not obey communism.<<
My sentiments exactly. My father was blackballed for three years in NYC for contesting a union election that he lost by 10 votes - even though 25 more people voted than were members. For those three years, lean ones to be sure, the FBI made regular visits. Bottom line, nine officials of the union were convicted if being Communists and deported. My dad wouldn’t bow to Communism and I can do no less.
I acknowledge the nations history on race has terrible chapters that have consequences of incredible import to us today , racism is still a huge problem .
I know some people think it is progress just to have a black President . While totally different , I also see how some people see benefit in affirmative action programs , might feel it may actually improve relations .
I find repugnant the concept that , even if he is terrible for America his election makes people feel good . What is that appeasement and condescension ? I believe there should be no preference by government or by private individuals regarding governmental activities based on the race of that individual .
Today , racism is still a huge problem . Maybe I can not state my position clearly without imposing on you to answer a question . Is voting based on a candidates race moral ? We know people's ability and right to vote for anyone on the ballot for any reason or no reason of their own .
I think voting based on race is racist and wrong . If the election was largely characterized by votes cast based on race , We are a long way from the day of celebrating the selection based on content of character not color of skin .
The strongest conclusion that can be drawn is that a great many white people voted without regard to race and almost all black people voted solely because of it . We are not able to credit whites who ignored race and can never mention the immorality of those voting because of it .
Me too. Has nothing to do with what I posted, though, which is that one would have to be made of stone not to acknowledge that when a black person achieves a "first" in this country it can't be recognized as in itself a momentous occassion. Recognizing that is not condoning anything.
I don't think Obama won because people voted for him because he's black. I think Obama won because most people who voted for him fell for his charisma and "post-partisan" bull, and/or wanted a change from Bush and/or liked his liberalism. I don't think he won because he's black.
I have taken to saying that collegiality is completely overrated, and Republicans need to get well beyond it.
It is much worse than you think.
Bad news: He did, and they did.
Three Michigan political scientists (think they were on faculty at Michigan State) did a study, a big study, back in about 1993 or 1994 which was duly published in the main Stateside academic journal of political science.
Long story made short, a candidate who has a bloc-voting minority in his back pocket has a powerful advantage in an election that is otherwise decided on the issues.
IOW, if other voters are voting properly on the issues, the bloc voters give their man an unfair advantage, and they achieve for themselves undue influence over policy.
The poli-sci professors showed statistically, by examining masses of voting records of representatives and delegates from legislative districts (at various levels) with bloc-voting constituents in them, that bloc-voters do in fact achieve unfair advantages from their voting pattern.
Representatives from districts with 10% bloc voters showed "some" influence of the bloc voters, increasing until at 20-25% of the total vote, the bloc voters obtained preclusive, and exclusive, control over the legislator.
Thus a 20-25% bloc vote can counterfeit the citizenship of all other voters in the constituency. That is the politics the Democrats are playing at.
The worst, and most abominable, EPIC FAIL in political history was the complete nonperformance and nonfeasance of the Illinois Republican Party in 2004, when they virtually handed a Senate seat to Barack Obama and wouldn't even nominate an opponent. Keyes had to come halfway across the country to stand against The Magic Negro, just to say the GOP had a candidate.
I've never read a full story on that miserable episode, or even a brief explanation of why the Illinois GOP so miserably and spectacularly failed their electorate.
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Some guys did some study somewhere 15 years ago that PROVES that people who voted for Obama did so because he's black.
So silly. That you can't even show the study, but just say "someone did this study" makes it even sillier.
Bingo! My reaction, precisely. The author is a complete idiot: “Hussein is a threat against my country, a documented radical leftist who opposes everything I hold dear and sacred, but I think he’ll be good for the country because of his melanin content.”
Ah, yes....the Kodak Moment.THAT'S why people voted for this asshat. It certainly wasn't for any accomplishments.I know of none.
Wasn't WIN fun!!?
Wasn't double digit inflation just EXCITING!
Wasn't LONG gas LINES interesting?
Wasn't Federal mandated temperature settings just what we SHOULD have been doing all along?
Camp DAvid Accords...
All we have to do is wait for the NEXT peace treaty between Israel and the rest of the Arab world...
Mr Carter, however, was more cautious, saying the treaty was "a first step on a long and difficult road.
"We must not minimalise the obstacles that lie ahead"
US President Jimmy Carter
What’s black and white and read all over? A newspaper.
What’s black and white and red all over? The president.
“The strongest conclusion that can be drawn is that a great many white people voted without regard to race and almost all black people voted solely because of it . We are not able to credit whites who ignored race and can never mention the immorality of those voting because of it .”
You win the Precision in Writing award AND the You Done Said a Mouthful award.
Ah, really, what clued him in? The beat down our side got in New Orleans?
It might be a big deal to have a REAL black president, the one we have is the son of a milk white woman and therefore by rights should be considered white if he doesn’t want to be called biracial. He is at least fifty percent Caucasian and possibly as little as one sixteenth black if Dr. Jack Wheeler is correct. At any rate he is not “black”.
It was absurd when Southern Democrats wanted to enforce a “one drop rule” that said that anyone who has one drop of slave blood is black. It is equally absurd when people who are clearly a minimum of fifty percent white and in some cases far more claim to be the “first black” something or other. I am a blue eyed descendant of English ancestors and I saw one man who looked as white as I do claiming to be the “first black” something in the military.
Barack Obama is not the first black president, he is the first Muslim president.
“I don’t think he won because he’s black.”
I don’t think he won because he’s black but I DO think he won LARGELY because he looks the part enough to claim to be black which he did. On many occasions he went out of his way to remind us that he claims to be a black man. I say that had he been the same in all ways except that his father had been a blue eyed, blond white man from Africa he never would have gotten to first base in the primaries, let alone been elected president.
In short if Obama had been one hundred percent Caucasian he would be John Edwards with less experience and not as good looking and would have done no better than Edwards. Even Bill Clinton had to have Ross Perot muddying up the waters to win election with less than fifty percent of the vote. I don’t believe a blue eyed Obama would be any competition for Slick Willy in his prime.
“I’ve never read a full story on that miserable episode, or even a brief explanation of why the Illinois GOP so miserably and spectacularly failed their electorate.”
I have always thought the intent was to permanently destroy the independent and sometimes waspishly critical Keyes. He would be a constant irritant to those who value conformity and the appearance of subservience. Contrast party support for Keyes, who deserved support, and Steele, who does not.
Keyes was sent on a Uriah the Hittite set up to finally destroy his credibility and be done with him, IMO. It was largely successful. Keyes is not totally silenced, but he has become far less effective and now is more surly than provocative. That is not to say he is wrong on most issues.
Anticipating the skyrocket career of the vapid person currently operating under the moniker of “Barack Hussein Obama” would have been difficult. Faculties at numerous universities and boards of non-profits are bursting with such kept mediocrities - just another drone from the same collectivist hive.
“Anticipating the skyrocket career of the vapid person currently operating under the moniker of Barack Hussein Obama would have been difficult. Faculties at numerous universities and boards of non-profits are bursting with such kept mediocrities - just another drone from the same collectivist hive.”
Amen, all across America there are millions of men and women and even some children who are vastly more worthy of praise and yet we have had to endure the sight of so-called journalists going all weak-kneed and moon eyed over a pathetic excuse for a man. I could go into almost any roadside honkeytonk and come out within half an hour with someone who would have made a better president. We could have elected George Jones and been at least as well off.
The first response by the left to any criticisms of the drive towards an egalitarian society based on socialism has always been to call the critics racists. Remember that scoundrel Charles Rangel equating lower taxes with calling people the n word. Leveling racism charges has always been the libs first line of defense. And frequently their only one.
Rangel doesn’t even want “equality” or an “egalitarian society” -
he just wants those who have to not have.
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