Skip to comments.Barack the Healer
Posted on 07/17/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Barack Obama, both substantively and symbolically, ran in 2008 as a much-needed healer. He was to bring the nation together as never before a vow taken to heart by millions of voters of all backgrounds who ensured Obamas 2008 victory. His biracial background and his uncanny ability to navigate through both Harvard Law School and the politics of Chicago community organizing seemed to make him ideally suited to usher in a postracial era as was acknowledged, albeit quite crudely and insensitively, by both Harry Reid and Joe Biden in the 2008 campaign.
Yet quite the opposite development tragically has followed from Obamas election. From the beginning of the 2008 campaign evident in the exasperation of Bill Clinton (they played the race card on me) during the Democratic primaries racial tensions have heightened, rather than lessened. We get a glimpse of the new strains in popular culture from the widely different reactions to the Trayvon Martin case: Black leaders point to racism in the treatment of white Hispanic George Zimmerman; whites cite rush-to-judgment bias against Zimmerman, as, in comparison, the wholesale carnage among black. youth in Chicago is hardly discussed.
When the president announced that the son he never had might have resembled Trayvon, one wondered what would have been the reaction had Bill Clinton weighed in right in the midst of the O.J trial, lamenting that the second daughter he never had might have looked like the slain Nicole. Are the daily accounts of black-on-white violence and flash-mobbing that splash across, say, the Drudge Report racist in their emphases, or are the mainstream medias efforts to ignore the incidents completely more likely to be racially illiberal?
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
"Tens of millions of supportive whites in 2008 were lauded for their liberality, and yet they will face accusations of racism if they dare vote otherwise in 2012."
Anyone who was paying attention knew from the beginning that Obama was a racist socialist at best and, at worst, a communist/islamist enemy bent on destroying the United States.
He has succeeded probably beyond repair.
Which proves you can fool enough voters in the USA to attain the presidency, without a shred of experience at running anything but your mouth.
"I think you'll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say," she said. "He's never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002." ... shrillery, March, 2008
Well, one thing will become clear in Nov, he did cure white guilt!
Barack the (Ward) Heeler.
He always writes exactly what I’m thinking. Its like she share one soul. His is smarter. Mine is cuter.
He always writes exactly what I'm thinking. Its like "WE" share one soul. His is smarter. Mine is cuter.
You won’t get any argument from me.