Political Racism

Co-blogger Dusty wrote something that I think bears further examination. He stated:

This is why i say we should never elect a black person, a female, or a person of ANY minority, because if we do so we are stuck with them regardless of how poor of a job they do or how criminal they are in their actions. It doesn’t matter how badly they destroy America, saying anything about it is merely racism, period.

First, let me say that I do not think that Dusty is making a racist statement. What he is doing is highlighting the use of race as the universal defense of Obama, used by both liberal blacks and whites.

I do really wonder if the precedent has been set that any president – or high official that is a member of a minority class – can ever be criticized and have that criticism be viewed as legitimate policy differences after the “progressives” and members of the liberal black political establishment have set up race as an omnibus defense.

Or is this only a valid defense for a liberal minority?

I’ve said in the past that voting for a person due to their race is every bit as racist as voting against a person for that same reason…and I think that there can be little doubt that there were a percentage of Americans, white and black, who voted for Obama for that reason. At least some black Americans did vote for Obama for the same reason that Samuel L. “Snakes on a Motherfuckin’ Plane” Jackson did. In an interview with Ebony magazine, Jackson explained:

“I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them … That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”

I would argue that a large number of white Americans voted for him to assuage white guilt or because they thought having a black president would be cool or somehow show the world how “evolved” we are as a country.

Of course, there is also a growing percentage of Americans who, unfortunately, see nothing wrong with socialist/Marxist policies.

I initially agreed with Dusty but after thinking about it for a bit, I realized that this iron rule of political racism isn’t applicable to non-liberal officials. Think about how the Congressional Black Caucus routinely ignores conservative black politicians, how Condoleezza Rice was excoriated, how Justice Clarence Thomas was (and still is) routinely savaged, how Herman Cain and Allen West were vilified during their campaigns.

It is truly political racism – the defense of liberal and “progressive” policies and politicians through the use of race to intimidate and silence the opposition.

30 thoughts on “Political Racism

  1. Dusty is exaggerating again. The former mayors of Washington dc, and Detroit, both black, are or have served time for crimes committed while in office. As is Rep. Jefferson (D-La.)…there are more who’s cases are moving through the courts now.
    I hope that Jesse’s treatment is an aberration.

  2. I suppose i should add to my statement the words “IN MOST CASES”.
    In the OWEbozo case:
    He has doubled the nations debt………………… to complain would be labeled racist.
    he has sided with those that are terrorizing America……… to complain would be labeled racist.
    He has ignored the Constitution to push his agenda on us……… to complain would be labeled racist.
    He has continually illegally done things to help his supporters……. to complain would be labeled racist.
    The ONLY Americans that have a better life since he took office are Govt contractors, union members and those that gave to his campaigns………… to complain would be labeled racist.
    I rest my case.

  3. Melfamy, perhaps you should read the essay again. The heart of it is this:

    I do really wonder if the precedent has been set that any president – or high official that is a member of a minority class – can ever be criticized and have that criticism be viewed as legitimate policy differences after the “progressives” and members of the liberal black political establishment have set up race as an omnibus defense.

    The issue of prosecution for crime is entirely different, and the decision to prosecute is not made by the voters. Dusty’s point is that being black insulates Obama because politicians and media are hesitant to criticize him rigorously because he’s black.

    I personally am sick to death of the bleating about ‘racism.’ Soon white people will be the minority. We will see how the ‘racism’ defense holds up when The Diversity comes for them.

  4. This Post and the Issue Dusty has brought up is one of the Keystones of Current Politics.

    It is a Hugely important issue ….. one that threatens the very functioning of our Republic.

  5. I think it is much simpler than what you have stated. Yes, some people voted for Obama out of guilt or because they thought it would look cool. But, most of the people who voted for Obama are just extremely STUPID people. They are the people who can tell you everything that is on TMZ or the latest trend on twitter, they can quote movie lines for hours, they can stand around the water cooler and rehash Jon Stewart’s show last night, but they couldn’t find Canada on a map or name three past presidents. Once again, it is simple. The STUPID people voted for the WORST president in American history. Case closed.

  6. Dusty may be on to something. I watched an interview with Oprah about the no-bag-for-you incident. She got to talking about being in a board meeting, and feeling like the others believed she shouldn’t be there. She said she didn’t know if it was because she was black or female. I wonder……. if a person so powerful feels that others feel this way about her, how many others feel the same? And if they don’t feel this way, are they coerced into doing so?

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