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Brian Coulter: The dream vs. the scheme
The Longview News-Journal ^ | February 15, 2014 | Brian Coulter

Posted on 02/15/2014 10:59:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Curiously sandwiched between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, and with his approval rating diving like the mercury in thermometers, Barack Obama remarked, “There’s no doubt that there’s [sic] some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.”

For the sake of argument, let’s assume Obama is correct. Even so, he is referencing an intractable and small minority, all the while forgetting he was able to achieve the presidency — twice. The skin-deep excuse he is using to insulate himself against justly deserved criticism is especially unconvincing.

Obama then acknowledged the possibility some people continue to support him precisely because he is black.

If he’s right either way, how nakedly does it fly in the face of the Rev. King’s dream, the one where he envisioned a world where his own children would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”?

Black liberal columnist Leonard Pitts recently decried conservatives referencing King’s “I have a dream” speech, and seems especially bothered that racial injustice isn’t a one-way street, making the strange non-sequitur acknowledgement that sometimes “a conservative black” is also “mistreated.” Pitts offers nary a word about the sharp rise in black-on-white crime, nor even the black-on-black murder rate. King, a Republican, dreamed of a colorblind society, but reason and justice dictate this vision isn’t what he had in mind.

So, who to blame for the abnegation of the dream, the alleged universal mob of faceless haters Obama referenced, or the president and his powerful purveyors of racial grievance?

As Obama put it in 2010 on Univision while pandering to Hispanics, “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends.” The promise of political spoils is nothing new, but attacking anti-amnesty legislators and their supporters, a threat made along racial lines is, pardon the expression, beyond the pale.

Obama’s nutty former pastor and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, shared his version of the racial gospel with an audience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, declaring the tea party movement as “nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.”

The “extremists” within this grassroots movement share a platform dedicated to lowering burdensome taxes, elimination of the national debt, outlawing deficit spending, protecting free markets, adherence to the Constitution, checking and reducing the size and scope of government, and fostering self-reliance and local independence, to name a few. How race plays into these Wright did not say.

Though we wish we could, who can forget Vice President Joe Biden’s August 2012 prediction for an America under Mitt Romney’s economic leadership, given in 49 percent black Danville, Va., when he cynically asserted, complete with a contrived “authentically black” accent, “They gonna put ya’ll back in chains”?

Romney, readers may have learned, is father to an adopted black child, the same child hard-left MSNBC hosts and occasional White House guests ridiculed by singing “One of these things is not like the other” while guffawing at the otherwise whiteness of the Romneys’ family photo.

A violent phenomenon taking place nationwide is the predatory “knockout game,” where attackers approach unsuspecting people and sucker punch them in the face, often rendering them unconscious, and in some cases killing the victim. This “game” is just as often referred to as “polar bear hunting” by black perpetrators because the violence is largely black-on-white.

In December, the Obama Justice Department, headed by Eric Holder, who is black, imposed federal hate crime charges against one of the thugs, perhaps to make a statement.

It turns out the condemned is a rare white participant who struck a 79-year-old black man. The scores of other perpetrators aren’t guilty of racial hate in the Obama Justice Department’s eyes. There is a strange and terrible racial reckoning at work here.

A far cry from King’s “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Holder’s inspiration is drawn from the perilous idea that race, and only race, is all that matters. If not colorblind justice, but color-centric justice must be applied to balance the racial account in Holder’s eyes, then it’s still justice to him, and to the president who shields him. To them, “We shall overcome” has a dire and different meaning.

We will not see the dream come true while a near-constant parade of scandals, lies, failures, and vendettas marring Obama’s tenure like zits in a ninth-grade class photograph causes us to doubt not only his dedication to racial harmony, but his competence to govern this nation of multiple colors, creeds, religions, and national origins.

King gave us hope. Obama brought us change, but not for the better.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; coulteranncoulter; holder; jeremiahwright; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 02/15/2014 10:59:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A caller to a talk show this week (forget which one) made an excellent point.

Said “I get the feeling Obama dislikes me a lot more then I dislike him.”


2 posted on 02/15/2014 11:05:04 AM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...but attacking anti-amnesty legislators and their supporters, a threat made along racial lines is, pardon the expression, beyond the pale...

...utterly priceless...


3 posted on 02/15/2014 11:05:48 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: DManA

Interesting. I have no doubt that if you are white, if you are in business, if you believe in freedom, if you happen to think (and it is legal to do so) that government has become too big and oppressive, you are Barack Obama’s enemy. And he works harder to punish you than to try to actually solve America’s problems.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 11:16:45 AM PST by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President “shuck and jive” pushing the race button. Last refuge of the incompetent


5 posted on 02/15/2014 11:35:24 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: DManA

btt


6 posted on 02/15/2014 11:57:47 AM PST by Dante3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For the sake of argument, let’s assume Obama is correct.

So let's replace him with Alan West and we'll see who screams.

7 posted on 02/15/2014 12:24:12 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: All

8 posted on 02/15/2014 1:09:27 PM PST by Liz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn! Does this mean that Socialist/Marxist Idiot is out?


9 posted on 02/15/2014 1:50:34 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
they don’t like the idea of a black president

I don't like the idea of a red President, in the sense of Commie red. If we had Thomas Sowell as our President, I would be in the clouds (hopefully for eight years).

10 posted on 02/15/2014 2:18:11 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I mentioned Thomas Sowell in a post after yours, but you’re right - Alan West would be even better. Then we’d see who the real racists are (hint - their party name begins with a “D”).


11 posted on 02/15/2014 2:20:30 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ann should know better than to think that "beyond the pale" has anything to do with "pale" used of skin color. That "pale" is derived from the Latin pallidus, meaning pale, wan, or pallid.

"Beyond the Pale" originally meant the part of Ireland not under effective English control--"pale" deriving from the Latin palus, stake.

12 posted on 02/15/2014 2:36:44 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Ann didn’t write this. Look again.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 2:39:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Verginius Rufus
Not this guy either!


14 posted on 02/15/2014 3:09:36 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

An old friend and former co-worker of mine is one of those “mountain man” reenactors who act like those guys.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 3:14:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who’s “Brian Coulter?”


16 posted on 02/15/2014 3:21:05 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, some of those guys take the reenactment stuff pretty seriously.

Then there are some guys here in the mountains who, besides the big pickup trucks and lots warmer gear, still spend plenty of time living a mountain life. Tough hombres.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 3:23:58 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMK21C_John_Colter


18 posted on 02/15/2014 3:39:53 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

19 posted on 02/15/2014 3:41:53 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Thanks Elsie.

I live an hour or so north of “Colter’s Hell,” which was the derisive term applied to the Yellowstone Park area after Colter spent time there.

When he headed back east and described the place, few wanted to believe his reports of hot springs, bubbling cauldrons, geisers and the like: hence Colter’s Hell.

You probably know all that. What a life (albeit short) he lived, right?


20 posted on 02/15/2014 3:53:01 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are all stupid and racist, he built all of that, not us.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 5:57:45 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: DManA

He started disliking us behind his hush gay closet a long time ago.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 5:59:13 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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