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Obama Thinks Blacks Too Stupid to Understand
Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/10/2014 4:06:25 AM PDT by Kaslin

As Obama kicks off his “You're Too Stupid to Understand” campaign tour, I’d like to make the following observation as a public service reminder: It's not that Obama started believing his press clippings; it's that Obama never for a moment doubted his press clippings.

Generally, buying into the fables that the press tells about you-- both good and bad-- is a loser's proposition, especially in politics.

Because when reality bumps up against the storyline, the storyline is unsustainable.

The government lied about Vietnam.

Bill Clinton lied about the Bible: oral sex, it turns out, is still sex.

We’re losing the war on terror.

And finally, Obama is neither the great genius, constitutional lawgiver and Savior of the Democrats nor is he the maniacal mastermind of socialist America, the lead miner and sapper of capitalism.

The truth is that Barack Obama is a middling politician, with an outsized ego-- just like most of them—who has very little experience in the real world and the unfortunate disadvantage of having a static worldview.

When reality bumps up against his worldview, say goodbye to reality.

Sure, the dude's a socialist.

But that's not his defining personal characteristic.

His defining personal characteristic is incompetence, combined with a self-centeredness that prevents him from seeing past his own navel.

And because nobody in his own party-- and amongst his own press service, and amongst his own race-- can tell the truth about his incompetence, they've engaged in a years-long attempt to make policy fit into the Alice in Wonderland reality that Obama lives in.

Writes Tim Cavanuagh at NRO about a recent Left Coast fundraising speech by the One:

“You get a self-fulfilling prophecy,” the president told supporters, urging them to help Democrats avoid potentially significant losses in both houses of Congress in the November midterm elections. “The people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system. People who believe government doesn’t work are most empowered. Gridlock reigns and we get the downward spiral of even more cynicism.”

Um, Mr. President?

It wasn't so much that people “opted out” of the system.

The system hasn’t worked for them.

That's what happens when $5 trillion worth of extraordinary spending goes everywhere except the places it's most needed.

How do you spend $5 trillion and not even marginally help the very people that you say you care about the most?

“Blacks disproportionately left the labor market,” Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a liberal economic outfit, said in January “with the labor force participation rate for African Americans dropping by 0.3 percentage points to 60.2 percent, it’s lowest rate since December of 1977. The rate for African American men fell 0.7 percent to 65.6 percent, the lowest on record.”

Whoever else Obama may have benefited, it’s clear that black communities haven’t been high on the priority list for him.

Black unemployment at 11.6% remains double what the national average is at 6.3%.

But that doesn't tell the whole story.

Because unemployment for racial groups beside blacks is at 5.8%, or what the Federal Reserve Bank defines as full employment these days.

$5 trillion for Wall Street, but not one dollar for African-Americans?

“The White House is carving out a role for President Barack Obama in this fall's midterm elections,” reports the Wall Street Journal without irony, “which he will try to pose as a choice between the parties' economic visions while targeting appeals to African-Americans, young voters and others in his coalition.”

Obama is targeting the very voters he complains have opted out of the system.

It’s takes a special brand of incompetence-- combined with navel gazing so intense that no one else is visible-- to go back to those groups again to carry policies that haven’t worked for them.

Because these people haven’t opted out of the system so much as Obama himself has kicked them out of the system.

While incompetence is Obama’s most defining personal characteristic, hypocrisy is his most defining political characteristic.

And he thinks people, “his people,” are too stupid to see it.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2014elections; africanamerican; blackpresident; blackunemployment; condescendingliberal; jobs
Excellent column by John ransom
1 posted on 05/10/2014 4:06:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
People who believe government doesn’t work are most empowered.

That's actually a sharp insight. "People who believe government doesn't work" figure that they'd better plan on taking care of themselves (and their families and neighbors), and the next thing you know, they're "empowered" to do things like pursue useful education, work hard, save, act responsibly, etc.

My goodness, Democrats can't have THAT, can they?

2 posted on 05/10/2014 4:15:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You have a bruise on your thumb, James. You'll be okay.)
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To: Kaslin
His defining personal characteristic is incompetence, combined with a self-centeredness that prevents him from seeing past his own navel.

John Ransom nails it again. Obama, the proven liar, has an acute lack of retrospection. Liberals generally don't. Communism and Fascism don't either.

If Obama dared to reconsider his hell-bent ideology, he would only be left with incompetence.

3 posted on 05/10/2014 4:20:55 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Tax-chick
Just yesterday, MLK III told Glen Toure that blacks need to stop being a monolithic voting block and to vote republican, be independent and engage the tea party. The look on Toure's face was priceless.

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4 posted on 05/10/2014 4:25:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin
How do you spend $5 trillion and not even marginally help the very people that you say you care about the most?

That simple question provides the perspective lacking in the news media. Smart conservative candidates will be asking that question in 15 and 30 second ads.

5 posted on 05/10/2014 4:26:09 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Kaslin

people who voted for this arrogant pos ARE too stupid to understand.


6 posted on 05/10/2014 4:34:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
Especially those who voted in 2008 and 2012 for him
7 posted on 05/10/2014 4:42:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Sentiments i totally agree with. Obama is really just that stupid. Arrogant as well. I don’t know just how arrogant he was before he started getting attention. Once he started to be worshiped however that feature simply had to become a defining trait of his.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 4:46:39 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Kaslin

“nor is he the maniacal mastermind of socialist America, the lead miner and sapper of capitalism.”

I disagree.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 4:56:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

I disagree. While he would undoubtedly be considered incompetent for a number of tasks he doesn’t value, he’s been extraordinarily able as far as his goals and ambitions are concerned.

Letting him off the hook with the label of incompetent is the RINO’s way.


10 posted on 05/10/2014 5:05:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Senator_Blutarski
How do you spend $5 trillion and not even marginally help the very people that you say you care about the most?

One only needs to look as far as the teachings of Saul Alinsky for the answer to that. Alinsky made no secret about the fact that the poor were nothing more than a tool for him to use to get what he wanted and couldn't care less about the poor beyond that.

If you've ever heard the story of how Wade Rathke gained control of ACORN and turned it into a massive vote stealing community organizing group its the same thing.
11 posted on 05/10/2014 5:12:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

To me, the political monolicity of the various subcultures in what is termed the black community does not compute.

The number of rational souls is about 5% leaving 95% irrationality.

Given that say half of the black people don’t vote anyway, that seems to mean that the very people to whom the message is directed never vote anyway.


12 posted on 05/10/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Senator_Blutarski
smart conservative candidates...

With a few notable exceptions in the HOR and two or so in the US Senate, that's an oxymoron.

Romney could've done it if he didn't shy away from the fragile communities that are worse off since Obama took office. The message that would do it is one of US jobs for US citizens and making it much easier to be self-employed, or start and grow a small business. He should've brought Ann with him to some minority schools to talk about making neighborhoods safer and family values.

Would everyone be won over by the 'pubs taking that direction? Of course not. But it's a message that would get a pretty healthy percentage of blacks and hispanics to go along with.

Unfortunately, the party is controlled by those singing the globalist/pro banker song.

13 posted on 05/10/2014 5:17:48 AM PDT by grania
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To: Kaslin
I disagree with this premise

His defining personal characteristic is incompetence, combined with a self-centeredness that prevents him from seeing past his own navel.

Although it is one of his characteristics, it's not the one that defines him.

What defines him is his hatred of American principles and much of the good that once came from those principles. He is not simply a lesser evil, he stands for a far greater evil than any of us has known.

14 posted on 05/10/2014 5:20:30 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: cripplecreek

Good picture.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You have a bruise on your thumb, James. You'll be okay.)
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To: Kaslin
I disagree with John Ransom.

Incompetent leaders do not come out of the woodwork with support from the majority (media, women, catholics, blacks, hispanics, et al) twice (2008 and 2012) while proclaiming redistribution of wealth as his goal without being a mastermind during the socialization of this country!!! Most of those who still claim to be patriots are saying to themselves WTF happened?

Obama knows exactly what he is doing!

16 posted on 05/10/2014 5:35:30 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Kaslin

“$5 trillion for Wall Street, but not one dollar for African-Americans?”
Huh??


17 posted on 05/10/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: wiggen

Look at Obama’s pictures before he got elected. He oozed arrogance back then.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 5:37:16 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: 9YearLurker

“I disagree. While he would undoubtedly be considered incompetent for a number of tasks he doesn’t value, he’s been extraordinarily able as far as his goals and ambitions are concerned.

Letting him off the hook with the label of incompetent is the RINO’s way.”

absolutely. so here’s the challenge for anyone that disagrees with the above. name more than one, maybe two, Marxist type changes Obama has lost/failed on. now something like Syria is not a loss “for him”, because he didn’t want a war.
he won on obamacare, the biggie. keystone, eric holder never left, irs hasn’t been punished, etc.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 5:41:19 AM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

Yep, he’s been the most successful American pol with the Leftist agenda since whom—LBJ? FDR?


20 posted on 05/10/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Everything Clown Prince does is intentional. He is very successful in “transforming” America. His incompetence is trumped by his anti-Free-Americanism.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 5:57:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

He is an islamist.


22 posted on 05/10/2014 6:06:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

Their voting record confirms that.


23 posted on 05/10/2014 6:06:47 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Kaslin
And he thinks people, “his people,” are too stupid to see it.

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"His" people are not too stupid to see it, but choose not to see it, blinded by the "light" of their racial leaders.

24 posted on 05/10/2014 7:23:27 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Kaslin
And he thinks people, “his people,” are too stupid to see it.

I'm convinced they are. It's either that or they are voting tribal. Neither case is flattering to them or beneficial to our republic for a peaceful and just outcome.

25 posted on 05/10/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: The_Media_never_lie; Gritty

Interesting replies


26 posted on 05/10/2014 7:32:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Gritty

They’re voting tribal AND they agree with their politics.

On average, they don’t believe in themselves any more than Obama believes in them.


27 posted on 05/10/2014 9:27:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Kaslin

bkmk


28 posted on 05/10/2014 12:12:32 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Kaslin
Obama Thinks Blacks Too Stupid to Understand

Does it make me racist to agree with Obama this one time?

Like Sterling did?

29 posted on 05/10/2014 2:49:20 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911

I hope you are not including conservative African Americans like Dr Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. William, Larry Elder, Herman Cain, Angela McGlowan, Clarence Thomas, Niger Innis, Star Parker to name just a few


30 posted on 05/10/2014 3:03:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: exDemMom

There are many photos of him with his nose in the air, and his eyes shut, contemplating and reveling in his own gloriousness.

Who even DOES that except psychos?


31 posted on 05/10/2014 9:15:25 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Kaslin

BTTT


32 posted on 05/11/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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