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  • Chris Matthews Agrees: Yeah, There’s Some Racism Involved In Why Israelis Don’t Like Obama

    03/09/2010 2:17:46 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 21 replies · 262+ views
    Story Balloon ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jason
    Keep in mind that he is IN Israel while agreeing with the racism assertion. It’s been a busy night for Matthews. He also let us in on his belief that ’Cheney Is Like Brando In Superman Putting Liz In A Capsule Because His World Is Ending.‘ Gaffenator, the gaffemeister, the gaffeburger. I can’t wait until they try to put him up on a pedestal later in his life. Look at all he has accomplished! I’m getting a tingle up my leg just thinking about it. Chris Matthews: Who’s more popular over here? Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden....
  • Dan Rather Makes 'Watermelon' Quip in Depicting GOP Attacks on Obama (crickets from the MSM)

    03/09/2010 4:18:27 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies · 232+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3/9/2010 | Staff
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, speaking on the GOP's expected strategy against Democrats in elections this fall, said Republicans would describe President Obama as "a nice person ... very articulate" but an ineffective leader who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic." Rather prefaced the comments, made Sunday on the "Chris Matthews Show," by saying, "The Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument." Rather is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on...
  • TV host's 'black Obama' praise backfires, stirs row

    01/29/2010 2:01:08 PM PST · by Schnucki · 43 replies · 1,695+ views
    Times of India ^ | January 30, 2010
    Five little words — "I forgot he was black" — have exposed a contradiction in the idea of a post-racial nation. The comment came from MSNBC host Chris Matthews after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Wednesday. "He is post-racial, by all appearances," the liberal host said on the air. "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it's something we don't even think about." Matthews meant it as...
  • The Lesson of an Affirmative Action President

    01/27/2010 11:16:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,159+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2010 | James Lewis
    You don't pick brain surgeons by the color of their skin. You pick them by competence only. Same thing with airplane pilots. But we have allowed the profoundly irrational liberal media to persuade the American public that we are supposed to pick a U.S. president by affirmative action. Obama was elected to universal Hosannas because he is black. It wasn't a secret. That's why the Left around the world went into ecstasies when Obama ran and got elected. We've been using affirmative action to hire and promote teachers and cops and to popularize movie stars and media heroes. We've had...
  • Chris Matthews: I forgot Obama was black tonight

    01/27/2010 9:19:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 758+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard
    The tingle appears to be back for Chris Matthews, for shortly after Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Wednesday, the "Hardball" host said he forgot the President was black. Speaking with fellow MSNBCers Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews gushed, "You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it's interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances." He then amazingly added, "You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, grateful assistance from our friend Story Balloon):
  • Matthews on Obama: "He's an African American Guy In Front of a Bunch of White People" (Video)

    01/27/2010 9:34:24 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 694+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/28/10 | HAP
    Matthews again saying things that would probably send a Conservative into the political history books... Matthews only saw race tonight, this is what he said right after the speech..(Video from MSNBC)
  • Chris Matthews’ Special “Obama’s America 2010 and Beyond” or America in Black and White

    01/20/2010 3:25:36 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies · 511+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal ^ | 01/20/10 | Rhonda Robinson
    Racism is alive and well in America. The Left keeps that monster well fed, and hidden deep within the closets of the Democratic Party. On a day when America was supposed to honor the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Chris Matthews and Tom Joyner hosted the MSNBC special Obama’s America 2010 and Beyond. A much more appropriate title would have been America in Black and White–Keep the Dream and Ignore the Reality. Predictably, rather than focusing on the content of Obama’s character, his agenda and accomplishments the panel tried to breathe life back into racism. While...
  • Former civil rights assistant Attorney Gen., "excited we have two black men RUNNING the country.”

    01/18/2010 12:15:57 PM PST · by mudblood · 7 replies · 590+ views
    Muffled Oar ^ | January 18, 2010 | Isaac Muzzey
    The Muffled Oar has learned that former Civil Rights Assistant Attorney General Loretta King has stated to an assembled crowd of Justice Department employees how glad she is that blacks now run the government. Loretta King is the Justice Department official who has participated in a number of controversial decisions including the dismissal of the open and shut voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party.
  • Fewer Americans think Obama has advanced race relations, poll shows

    01/17/2010 9:56:56 PM PST · by Saije · 15 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/2010 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Soaring expectations about the effect of the first black president on U.S. race relations have collided with a more mundane reality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. On the eve of President Obama's inauguration a year ago, nearly six in 10 Americans said his presidency would advance cross-racial ties. Now, about four in 10 say it has done so. The falloff has been highest among African Americans. Last January, three-quarters of blacks said they expected Obama's presidency to help. In the new poll, 51 percent of African Americans say he has helped, a wider gap between expectations and...
  • Under Barack Obama, US is obsessed with race but can't talk about it

    01/17/2010 8:03:20 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 52 replies · 1,968+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Jan 16, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama's election did not usher in a post-racial America. Instead, speaking honesty about race is taboo, writes Toby Harnden in Washington. A year ago, Americans were basking in what many believed was a post-racial new dawn. The United States was just about to inaugurate its first black President. Across the world, those who had pronounced the country too mired in its past to elect an African-American were being forced to reassess. Fast forward to last week and the American chattering classes were engaged in the kind discussion about race that makes one despair. I use the term "discussion" but...
  • Chris Matthews Wonders "How World Will See First Black President Going Into A Black Country" (Video)

    01/14/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    On Obama: "Going into a black country with so much exciting action, if that's not gonna be a really good thing for us in the world"...Matthews makes a fool out of himself yet again..(Video)
  • Senator Harry Reid: Obama Can Talk like a Negro at Will

    01/11/2010 6:08:04 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 765+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/11/10 | Bill Levinson
    Harry Reid adds that only light-skinned African-Americans are electable in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized (who cares, noting that Don Imus lost his job for similar commentary about Black people) for saying the following about Barack Obama: "[Reid] made dozens of calls to apologize for telling authors of Game Change that Barack Obama had a good chance to become the nation's first black president because he was “light-skinned” and spoke with “no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”."' Here is what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in plain English: African-Americans are not electable unless...
  • Blagojevich: `Blacker' than Obama comment `stupid'

    01/11/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by Daffynition · 19 replies · 645+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 01.11.10 | CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Rod Blagojevich apologized Monday for saying he's "blacker than Barack Obama," but the disgraced former Illinois governor said he probably won't try to make amends directly to the president. "I'd be happy to but, you know, I don't have the phone number," he told reporters outside his Chicago home. [snip]
  • Report: Clinton Told Kennedy You’re Only Endorsing Obama Because He’s Black

    01/11/2010 12:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,815+ views
    News One for Black America ^ | January 11, 2010
    From The New York Daily News Bill Clinton helped sink his wife’s chances for an endorsement from Ted Kennedy by belittling Barack Obama as nothing but a race-based candidate. “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, “Game Change.”The book says Kennedy was deeply offended and recounted the conversation to friends with fury. After Kennedy sided with Obama, Clinton reportedly griped, “the only reason you are endorsing him is because he’s black. Let’s just be clear.”
  • Clean, Articulate, Light-Skinned, and No Negro Dialect!

    01/11/2010 10:30:51 AM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 1,365+ views
    News Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | John Lillpop
    What sort of red-necked yahoo would use those words to compliment an African-American running for elective office? Perhaps an uneducated, uninformed, toothless bloke from, say, Alabama, Louisiana or other haven for bigots in the Deep South? Wrong! Actually, the "clean and articulate" compliment came from the unbridled mouth of Joe Biden, the same clown we now call Vice President. The "light-skinned and no negro dialect" dilly came from Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the US Senate, who recently had the audacity to warn that Republicans opposed to ObamaCare were of the same ilk as those scoundrels who opposed ending slavery...
  • Obama forgives Reid; In 2002, he demanded Lott's ouster

    01/09/2010 5:40:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 1,026+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-9-2010 | By: David Freddoso
    Obama forgives Reid; In 2002, he demanded Lott's ouster. By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor01/09/10 5:55 PM EST Today, President Obama announced that he has forgiven Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for saying that Obama was an acceptable presidential candidate due to his light skin and lack of "Negro dialect."The racially charged remark hearkens back to the Christmas break of 2002, when Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., was hounded out of his majority leader position after he remarked favorably on former Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1948 run for president on a segregationist third-party line.So one obvious question: what did Obama have...
  • Chris Matthews to Host MLK Day Special

    01/08/2010 12:03:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 705+ views
    TVNewser ^ | January 8, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    "Hardball" host Chris Matthews will moderate a live MSNBC special titled "Obama's America: 2010 and Beyond" on Martin Luther King Day from Texas Southern University. Radio host Tom Joyner will also appear with Matthews and a series of panelists for the two-hour event, which airs at 10pmET on January 18th. --snip-- NEW YORK - Jan. 7, 2010 - One year after the inauguration of the first African-American President, MSNBC will present “Obama’s America: 2010 and Beyond,” Jan. 18, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, an extended discussion surrounding race and post-racial identity in America. Moderated by “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews and featuring radio...
  • President Obama: Should he create a specific job recovery plan for African Americans?

    12/19/2009 6:15:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 2,553+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 14, 2009 | Richard Shabazz
    The Unemployment rate is up over 10% and African Americans are 6% higher than the national average. Does our government play a historic role in disenfranchising Blacks in America? Since Obama is an African American/Blackman should he be more informed and concerned with the specific needs of Black people in this country? I often ask people who say Blacks shouldn’t get special treatment, but how many slaves volunteered to come to America and build it for free? Like the President, I have studied Malcolm X intensely and I grew up admiring him as a youth. I studied all of his...
  • Al Sharpton Guest: Obama Rapidly Losing Black Support!

    12/15/2009 7:19:16 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 29 replies · 1,163+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 11-15-09 | James
    Video: In an interview yesterday (http://radioequalizer.blogs) on the Al Sharpton Show, radio guest Dr Boyce Watkins spells out Obama's increasingly shaky support from African-Americans. He says: "The people his plans are targeted to help, they're not getting help".
  • CBC: W.H. not doing enough for blacks

    12/14/2009 2:54:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 906+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/13/2009 | Diana Heitz
    Congressional Black Caucus members continued to air their differences with the Obama administration on Sunday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that the administration hasn't done enough to target the African-American community when drafting economic recovery plans. African Americans, she said, have suffered a “devastation” during the economic downturn unlike the pain felt in other communities. “When you have disproportionate pain, when you have the kind of devastation that we’re having in our community….You have to target legislation and actions so that you can deal with that devastation,” Waters said on TV One's "Washington Watch." “You have two sick patients. One...
  • The Black Caucus War Against Obama

    12/05/2009 4:12:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,431+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    A civil war is breaking out within the left of the Democratic Party pitting the Congressional Black Caucus against the first African-American president. The battle began when California Rep. Maxine Waters complained publicly about the administration's failure to do more to help minority-owned businesses in the current recession. (Translation: In the new stimulus of "jobs" bill making its way through Congress, they want a larger take.) It continued yesterday when 10 members of the Black Caucus refused to participate in a meeting of the House Banking Committee that was considering the bill to restructure financial regulations, forcing Chairman Barney Frank...
  • Black Caucus (CBC) tells Obama you've done too little for African-Americans

    12/03/2009 7:02:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 876+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/2/09 | Silla Brush
    Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for not doing enough to help African-Americans through the bleak economy. Soon after withholding their votes on a wide-ranging financial services bill, 10 CBC members said they are pressuring the White House to do more. The House Financial Services Committee voted 31-27 in favor of the bill, but the lawmakers’ boycott came on a major financial measure the administration wants to see Congress pass this month. “We have not been forceful enough in our efforts to protect the most vulnerable of our population,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who...
  • African-Americans slam Obama in White House protest

    11/07/2009 5:57:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,555+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 7, 2009
    Decrying Barack Obama as "white power in black face," hundreds of African-Americans marched on the White House Saturday to protest policies of the first black US president, and demand that he bring US troops home. More than 200 people gathered for the first public demonstration by African Americans against the Obama administration since his historic inauguration in January, and slammed the president for continuing what they described as Washington's "imperialist" agenda around the world. "We recognize that Barack Hussein Obama is white power in black face," civil rights activist Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black is Back coalition which arranged...
  • Barack Obama on a Bible Cover?

    10/17/2009 1:26:51 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 81 replies · 3,624+ views
    Take a look at the verse on the cover. The LORD God is saying this verse. With O's face on it, the connection can be made that O said this verse, instead of God Himself. Wow.
  • Limbaugh: Obama's presidency worsening relations between races

    10/12/2009 6:43:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies · 3,078+ views
    Limbaugh: Obama's presidency worsening relations between races By Jordan Fabian - 10/12/09 08:30 AM ET In a rare interview, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said that President Barack Obama's election has worsened racial problems, not helped solve them. Limbaugh claimed that critics of Obama's policies are quickly labeled racist, creating a toxic environment for political discourse. "I'll be honest with you, I predicted to you it was going to exacerbate racial problems, and it has," he told NBC in an interview that aired this morning. "Any criticism of President Obama is going to be said to be racism. And...
  • Church mixes politics, prayer on 'Obama Sunday'

    09/26/2009 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,962+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 09.20.09 | SHAWN BOBURG
    Prayer was mixed with a dose of politics at Passaic’s largest black church on Sunday as congregants donned Obama T-shirts in a show of support for a president they say has been unfairly criticized after only eight months in office. The Union Baptist Church held a “Support Obama Sunday,” asking members to “turn the script” on the “wicked and nasty” reaction Obama has received in some quarters as he pushes for health-care reform. The church’s pastor, Rev. Ronald W. Johnson, said he rarely brings politics into the church but was moved to do so because he is concerned that some...
  • Looking for a Judge Clarence Thomas "Praise Video" in celebration of Black History Month!

    09/25/2009 12:52:55 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Rob in Georgia ^ | September 25, 2009 | Rob Cunningham
    My Good Freepers, Please help me locate all Black History Month videos featuring children singing the praises of any noted conservative. Just one, please. I'll sit here and hold my breath.
  • ANOTHER SHOCKING VIDEO: Third-Graders Sing Praises to Obama

    09/25/2009 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,610+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Sept. 25, 2009 | Big Hollywood
    The video, lyrics and an explanation of how the video came to be were posted on YouTube, September 7th, 2009, by user misterbee2009: The Obama Song (”Proud American”) By Mr. B and the students of Room 8 February 2009 Obama is the President! First African America in history 44th president of the United States The ground has shifted The world has changed! CHORUS: Oooo Im a proud American Oooo yes yes yes yes YES WE CAN! Im going to study really hard just like Barack
  • School kids brainwashed to sing song for Barack Obama for Black history month. [Video]

    09/25/2009 11:20:20 AM PDT · by DecoyJames · 19 replies · 922+ views
    "He said we must be fair today Equal work means equal pay Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama" "He said that we must take a stand To make sure everyone gets a chance Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama"
  • President Obama Tells Letterman "I Actually Was a Black Man Before the Election" - Video

    09/21/2009 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 786+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 21, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Obama appearing on the David Letterman Show, which will air tonight. In this clip, Obama talks with Letterman about what "his day" is like as President. Letterman also asked Obama if he thought Jimmy Carter was right that opposition to Obama at Town Hall Meetings is a result of "racism." Obama said, "It's important to realize that I was actually black before the election." Obama once again compared himself to FDR, pointing out that he was called a "socialist," even as Obama is being called a socialist. . . . (VIDEO)
  • LA Rep: ObamaCare Opponents Want to Destroy ‘First President Who Looks Like Me’ (audio)

    08/28/2009 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,316+ views
    KABC-AM ^ | August 29, 2009
    Diane Watson: "They are spreading fear and they're trying to see that the first president who looks like me -- fails."
  • AUDIO: Black Congresswoman: Opposition Trying To Destroy President "Who Looks Like Me"

    08/28/2009 11:26:34 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies · 1,251+ views
    Real ^ | August 28, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA): "They are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first President who looks like me fails. Now, just understand what is at the bottom line."
  • Dr. James David Manning ponders question of whether or not we're ready for a black president

    08/24/2009 3:55:30 PM PDT · by sushiman · 32 replies · 1,094+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 8/24/09 | James D. Manning
    Love this man !
  • Testing Obama's effect on racial attitudes

    08/19/2009 11:00:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,207+ views
    latimes.com ^ | August 19, 2009 | Richard Fausset
    Reporting from Tallahassee, Fla. - After decades of exposure to all of those stereotypes -- the Aunt Jemimas and the gangsta rappers, the Willie Hortons and TV drug dealers -- this just wasn't supposed to be happening. The test results baffled Florida State University psychologist Ashby Plant. She checked and rechecked the figures. Something must be wrong, she told herself. Plant and her colleagues had just administered a racial Implicit Association Test to 74 white college students. A common tool in psychology lab work, the IAT purports to measure the kinds of biases people may not admit or even know...
  • Why is White Right Attacking the First Black President?

    08/06/2009 9:23:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 2,588+ views
    New America Media / Final Call ^ | August 6, 2009 | Charlene Muhammad
    President Barack Obama recently met over beer with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, hoping to diffuse tense debates over racial profiling and racial bias triggered by the arrest of the Harvard University scholar by the Cambridge, Mass., police department officer. Though that racially charged conversation may be over, vicious attacks on the first Black President of the United States are not. Analysts say don't expect the attacks to end anytime soon. The most outrageous charges may have come from radio and TV talk show host Glenn Beck. “I'm not saying that he doesn't like people I'm...
  • The Lack of a Black Agenda (LA TIMES QUESTIONS BO LEADERSHIP)

    08/01/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 22 replies · 776+ views
    latimes ^ | Today | Erin Aubry Kaplan
    The Lack of a Black Agenda By Erin Aubry Kaplan August 1, 2009 Barack Obama finally showed up. On the centennial anniversary of the NAACP last month, the president took the microphone at the organization's convention in New York and, for the first time since his inauguration, spoke directly to black Americans. Noting that it was "good to be among friends," he went on to deliver a clear, sometimes informal and impassioned speech on the state of the race -- his race. He unselfconsciously used the terms "us" and "we." He charted the victories of the black past and described...
  • How Our Post-Racial President Uses Race Card As Both Sword And Shield

    07/29/2009 3:19:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 933+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2009 | LARRY ELDER
    Oops, President Obama did it again. He thoughtlessly, carelessly and offensively whipped out the race card.Some people — not just black — voted for Obama because of his race. Many expected an Obama election to (a) improve "race relations" and (b) make a profound statement about America's inclusiveness. Obama's election would show how close we've come to Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of a society that judges people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. He seemed so uplifting. A biracial candidate (white mom, black dad), he refreshingly responded to Steve Kroft's "60 Minutes"...
  • Colin Powell On Larry King Admits He "Was Not Entirely Colorblind" When Voting For Obama (Video)

    07/29/2009 12:26:09 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 34 replies · 1,492+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/29/09 | talkradio03
    Of course we knew this all along, Colin Powell a decorated General, Veteran of Vietnam, votes for an inexperienced radical who was best friends with a guy who bombed his place of employment(Pentagon), over a Vietnam Veteran who spent 5 years in a prison camp for his country getting his arms broken behind his back......H/T to Rush Limbaugh, you were right all along...
  • Barack Obama finding out what it's like to be "President while Black"

    07/26/2009 4:11:19 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 96 replies · 664+ views
    Examiner ^ | July 26, 2009 | Boye' A. Coker
    Just six months into his Presidency; facing the worst economic downturn since the great depression and with America at war on two fronts (with two more possibly lurking - North Korea and Iran), Barack Obama is finding out rather quickly what black achievers in positions of "power" and "influence" have known for a while now. It does not matter what the challenges and obstacles are that you face, when you are black, just get it done and oh by the way, don't expect to have too much "on-boarding" time either. There are some, who after reading this article, will proceed...
  • Obama tries to reclaim race high ground

    07/24/2009 9:13:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,193+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/24/09 | staff
    With two phone calls and a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Friday, President Obama attempted to recast his role in the debate over last week’s arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. by the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department. Obama phoned both Gates and James Crowley, the police sergeant who arrested Gates, inviting them to the White House for what could be a made-for-television event advancing a narrative of racial reconciliation. And in remarks to the White House press corps, the president responded to outcry over his charge that Cambridge police had “acted stupidly” in their handling...
  • Obama No Post-Racial Conciliator

    07/24/2009 11:37:11 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 10 replies · 432+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 07/24/2009 | Admin
    Wednesday night of this week, during U.S. President Barack Obama’s press conference, Lynn Sweet, a reporter (and Washington Bureau Chief) for the Chicago Sun-Times, asked the president a question about the July 16th arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by officers of the Cambridge, Massachusetts police department for disorderly conduct. By now, just about everybody in America is aware of the arrest of the prominent Harvard scholar (and a professed friend of Barack Obama) and of President Obama’s declaration that the Cambridge police “acted stupidly,” this though he also admitted not knowing anything about the facts surrounding the...
  • Obama Plays the Race Card

    07/24/2009 3:30:25 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 18 replies · 886+ views
    News Max ^ | July 24, 2009 | Ronald Kessler
    America elected Barack Obama president on the presumption that he was a post-racial candidate. But in responding to a question about a police incident involving a Harvard professor, the president exposed himself as a radical who perceives any encounter with the police by a black man as a racial injustice. As laid out in a Cambridge, Mass., police report on the July 16 incident, the facts are fairly clear. A neighbor of professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. called the police to report what she described as two black men on Gates’ porch. One of the men appeared to be “wedging...
  • This Is Post-Racial?

    07/23/2009 5:36:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 842+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Barack Obama promised a new "post-racialism." But when a black pal was arrested by a white policeman for disorderly conduct, the president's response was pure old race politics. So which is it?Leadership: Barack Obama promised a new "post-racialism." But when a black pal was arrested by a white policeman for disorderly conduct, the president's response was pure old race politics. So which is it?
  • Is President Obama's race behind the 'birther' conspiracy movement?

    07/22/2009 7:52:16 AM PDT · by pissant · 161 replies · 3,372+ views
    Examiner ^ | 7/22/09 | Karen Harpie
    If you don't know what a 'birther' is, you're not alone. 'Birther' is a relatively new term that is used to describe a fringe segment of the population that ostensibly believes there is a vast cover-up by the government, Republicans and Democrats alike, to hide information about President Obama's birth. Birthers say that they believe that President Obama is not eligible to be the president of the United States because he isn't a natural born citizen of the U.S. The origin of the birther conspiracy appears to have begun during the Obama presidential campaign when Obama campaign workers heard a...
  • Aim Higher Than Rap Or Basketball, Obama Urges Young Blacks

    07/18/2009 10:26:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,212+ views
    London Times ^ | July 18th 2009
    July 18, 2009 Aim higher than rap or basketball, Obama urges young blacks The 45-minute address was Mr Obama?s first big speech on race since he was forced to tackle the issue head on during his presidential campaign last year James Bone. In his first big speech on race since winning the White House, President Obama has exhorted young blacks to aspire to be more than basketballers and rap music stars. In a historic address, America’s first black president told the country’s oldest civil rights group, celebrating its 100th anniversary, that it was time for “a new mindset” that did...
  • An Obama Presidency Will Set Race Relations Back Decades

    07/11/2009 7:15:28 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 78 replies · 2,139+ views
    Reality Check ^ | 5/30/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    I know some conservative Republicans who almost wouldn’t mind if Barack Obama does win the White House in November. Their theory is that once we as a nation elect a black man to the White House, that election will forever eliminate the claim that Americans are racist because we won’t elect a black man to that office. On its face, it seems a logical theory. In practice, however, it will not work. Not with this black man, not with Barack Obama. If Obama becomes president of the United States, his disastrous time in office will set race relations back 50...
  • Oh my word! I just discovered that the president is a black man!

    07/11/2009 2:16:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 165 replies · 7,007+ views
    vanity | July 11, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog, but someone in the liberal media just informed me that the president of the U.S. is a black man. And as such cannot be criticized or joked about by conservatives. Obama is off limits! They can make all kinds of rude and crude jokes about George Bush, even comparing him in thousands of crude cartoons over the past eight years as a chimp, but man. If you were to follow suit comparing today's president to a smirking chimp you would be crucified! And Sarah Palin's family and children? Open season! Even...
  • Queen Michelle Arrives In Triumph As Africa Welcomes Obama Home

    07/10/2009 9:37:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 1,818+ views
    London Times ^ | July 10th 2009
    July 11, 2009 Queen Michelle Arrives In Triumph As Africa Welcomes Obama Home Jonathan Clayto. Barack Obama and his family flew into Ghana last night to a rapturous welcome as the African nation rejoiced in the arrival of America’s first black President. “Akwaaba [welcome home] Barack and Michelle Obama,” proclaimed banners strung across the street of the spruced-up capital of Accra. Traditional dancers and drummers performed songs for Mr Obama’s first visit to any country in sub-Saharan Africa as the US President. Thousands of jubilant Ghanaians waving US and Ghanaian flags braved torrential rain to line the road from the...
  • Black Frat Inducts Bill Clinton as Honorary Member

    07/10/2009 8:39:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,738+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 10th 2009
    Black Frat Inducts Bill Clinton as Honorary Member By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 10, 2009 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A historically black fraternity has voted to induct former President Bill Clinton as an honorary member. Phi Beta Sigma President Paul Griffin Jr. said Friday that Clinton is the first U.S. president to be inducted into a historically black fraternity. The fraternity voted Tuesday for Clinton's induction at its 95th Anniversary Conclave in New Orleans, La. Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, the Rev. Al Sharpton and jazz musician Ramsey Lewis are also honorary members of Phi Beta Sigma. The fraternity was founded...
  • 40 Acres and a President

    07/08/2009 2:53:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 986+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 08, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga
    During the election, despite having been portrayed as America's first post-racial candidate, Barack Obama actually represented the complete opposite. With astonishing cunning and guile, a type that his opponents could have never imagined possible, Obama and his campaign unabashedly and tenaciously used race to goad Americans into believing that voting for him would right the wrongs of America's racial history. Obama audaciously rode on the coattails of black America's historical circumstances in order to win the presidency. He deceived the nation into believing that he too was a "typical black person" and that a vote for him would offer a...