Skip to comments.Fear of a Black President
Posted on 08/23/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT by mojito
The irony of President Barack Obama is best captured in his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the ensuing fray. Obama has pitched his presidency as a monument to moderation. He peppers his speeches with nods to ideas originally held by conservatives. He routinely cites Ronald Reagan. He effusively praises the enduring wisdom of the American people, and believes that the height of insight lies in the town square. Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary, and nowhere is his conservative character revealed more than in the very sphere where he holds singular gravityrace.
Part of that conservatism about race has been reflected in his reticence: for most of his term in office, Obama has declined to talk about the ways in which race complicates the American present and, in particular, his own presidency. But then, last February, George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old insurance underwriter, shot and killed a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, armed with a 9 mm handgun, believed himself to be tracking the movements of a possible intruder. The possible intruder turned out to be a boy in a hoodie, bearing nothing but candy and iced tea.
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Really, this might be the silliest and longest screed I ever kinda sorta skipped through, looking for the good parts. There weren't any.
I'm still not sure what it's all about, except that if you don't like 0bama, Ta-Nehisi's pretty sure you're a racist.
And don't try to deny it, you no good Cracker.
Geez. We’ve only had 3+ years living with a “black president.” Like we don’t know.
The fear of a bad black president is why he’s often called “Obamugabe.” That fear is justified by his actions.
This is the thought rational of a complete moron~ IOW a liberal!
Call me whatever, this article is the usual swill. Jorge Zimmerman will not get a fair trial. Obiden should have kept his mouth shut unless he wants to start each day reviewing every shooting. Start with Chicago...
“bearing nothing but candy and iced tea.”
Actually, the ingredients along with cough syrup of a mixture known as “lean” which Trayvon was known to use to get high. “Lean” has been known to cause aggressive behaivior and some have even died using it.
What kind of name it Ta-nahisi and how does she pronounce it? Tah Nah Hissy?
I’d have hated my parents for giving me such a stupid name. No wonder this chick is so confused.
(yeah, I know it’s a guy, but that’s a chick name if ever I heard one....)
When the stink from this administration clears we can hope that people start making an honest assessment of the damage Obama has done to race relations in the USA.
I believe he has set us back at least a full generation, possibly much more. Only time will tell.
At the least, he has done his best to prop up the stereotype of the incompetent black man who would rather party and shuck and jive than work hard.
For many he confirms the stereotype of the black man who takes the shortcut and the easy money, the one who blows it all today and whines about prejudice tomorrow, after his paycheck is gone.
He confirms fears that a black man in power will not be fair to all but will favor blacks on the basis of their skin color alone.
Former NFL player Burgess Owens says blacks shouldnt vote for Obama
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a drooling fool.
I sick of these mindless bigots. The author of this piece is mindlessly worshiping a corrupt incompetent failed president simple BECAUSE of his skin color.
"Coates attended Howard University but dropped out to become a journalist."
I don’t hate him because he’s Black, I hate because he’s RED
Ta-Nehisi Coates is so utterly clueless and his article’s premises are so baseless and foolish that it is breathtaking.
A lot of us don’t think of Obama as a black president. We regard him as an Arab slave trader of the slave trading Luo tribe of his father, and an Anglo hating anticolonialist. He has got no connection to Americans descended from American slaves. He is descended from African Arabs that captured and sold the ancestors of Americans to white slave traders. He knows nothing of the American memories of American descendents of slaves. He is not an American, not the son of an American citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen, and not eligible to be president.
Somewhere there is a picture of the kenyan accompanied bt Turkish dignitaries in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. He fits in perfectly with the Turks, and because his hair is cropped very short even that doesn’t give him away. He looks like a Turk.
Our hatred of Baraq stems from the fact that he is simply a run of the mill communist.
This goes way beyond black. He could have earned our respect but instead he’s a spineless asshole. It’s all about the man. Using the term ‘man’ loosely.
Boy George for President!!!!
Ruining America is white man’s work.
Since qwhen should anyone with the first name Ta-Nehisi be given a scintilla of credence is beyond me.
That said, I have no fear of a Black president. Not if that Black president were Herman Cain, Alan West, JC Watts, Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell.
Even Condoleezza Rice, with her less-than-perfect record on abortion and affirmative action...not to mention admitting to being a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, would be scary to me.
Its Zero’s politics that scare me, not his factory paint job.
He got very upset when I asked if he would hire a recent high school culinary arts graduate to work in his catering business. When he said no it lead to so VERY interesting sidebar conversations.
Having said that, I have, IMHO, the final judgment of the Emperor's rule:
Obama stands an excellent chance of being the ONLT Black President. Regardless of party the next Black person who runs for the Presidency will be immediately branded by the opposing party as “Obama Lite”. It took the Republic over a century to get to the “First Black President” and I am fearful that it will take the Republic another century, or more, before it considers having another one. And that, IMHO, will be the true legacy of Obama.
Obama is not black he is half-white..
He is as white as he is black..
He is not black.. or white...
Ta-Nehisi sounds like he/she has been hittin’ da happy smoke. A so-called writer pimping the race card is very cheap and unbecoming. Morons will be morons.
He’s not black, he’s a mullato, raised by white grandparents.
He became “black” when he started going to college (to take advantage of the color of his skin). He’s the biggest fake and phoney to ever take residence at 1600 PA Ave. He can’t tell you his name without reading off a teleprompter.The teleprompter goes out and he sounds like an illiterate that got kicked out of school in the eight grade.
Of course, The Atlantic stopped being relevant under Reagan, and The Nation under Bush, so sweet tears of dinosaur media extinction, etc...
Quite right! I’ve also head this concoction called ‘purple drank.’ Nothing innocent here.
“Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others.”
Coates got that right, but failed to look in the mirror!
The Luos aren’t Arabs.
Boy George would do a better job than Zero.
Te-Nehisi is seemingingly compelled by their blackness to defend both the President and Trayvon Martin.
That they are both indefensible for reasons that have nothing to do with their color is beyond his comprehension.
It's a sad case. Jesse and Al know they're scamming the system. Te-Nehisi is simply the victim of his own prejudices.
That the public will see that his true birth certificate reads:
I suppose I’m a no good cracker then (NGC). That dribble made no sense whatsoever
(yeah, I know its a guy, but thats a chick name if ever I heard one....)
If you hadn’t posted that, I would still think it was a female. I didn’t delve into the writers bio. What was the mother thinking?
What a truck load of Horse Hockey! Yeah, Obama may ‘pepper’ his speeches with conservative TALK, and mention Ronald Reagan from time to time, but his ACTIONS speak louder than his words. He’s a liberal fascist, and it doesn’t matter in which color that ideology is packaged.
Again, anyone asserting that opposition to 0bama is because of his skin color would have to also assert that
1) we’d be OK with his policies if he were white
2) we’d not be OK with a conservative black president such as those people that you mentioned.
Interesting that fascism, by definition, includes the aspect of racial superiority.
0bama’s policies inherently, but not especially overtly, are racist in that those who are punished are disproportionately white and those who benefit are disproportionally black.
Bob is a filthy racist!!!!!
Sorry, Ta-Nehisi, but your Race Card, already well over it’s limit, has been declined.