Memo to Obama: The Race Thing is Secondary

Filed under:Jerks,Politics,Sad — posted by Anwyn on March 18, 2008 @ 8:47 am

Obama’s speech about race described Wright’s “incendiary” comments as not only “wrong” but also “divisive,” which is, of course, the most negative word Obama has. If anything’s divisive, then it’s horrible, never mind whether it’s correct, true, applicable, outright fabrications and lies or completely batshit insane. Which brings me back to Wright. Memo to Obama: Wright isn’t a problem for you because he dislikes White America and says so vehemently; Wright is a problem for you because of his batshit insanity–that [White] America “started the AIDS virus;” that the [white] government “gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strikes law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America’ … God Damn America, that’s in the Bible …”

Tell me, Obama, if your pastor couldn’t even drop his race-fueled conspiracy theories on the Sunday immediately after 9/11, when exactly was he not blaming the [white] government for all the problems of black people? Not ever, is the answer, because only somebody deeply embedded in the notion that our government is a vast conspiracy to keep third-world nations in “grinding poverty” would, immediately after the cold-blooded killing of 3,000 innocent citizens, describe the act as “chickens coming home to roost.”

If Obama should somehow rally and be elected president, it’ll be interesting to see how fast he drops “divisive” as the bitterest epithet and moves on to “this is for your own good” when many of us start to feel alienated and “divided” by government-mishandled “health care,” government-bloated “education” and all the other goodies he has in store for us. Those policies are divisive because they aim to bring us all together into “one size fits all” government malfeasance–not by conspiracy but by design.

Update: Ace, pithy as ever:

My takeaway: White racism is pernicious and bad and we must correct it. We must learn.

Black racism, on the other hand, is perfectly understandable, justified even, and blacks get to keep on hatin’ for as long as they might like.

Obama, of course, will one day change all this.

But he didn’t change the heart of Wright when he had the chance. Nor even is there any evidence whatsoever he even attempted such an undertaking.

So Obama is sold to us as biracial, transracial, postracial. A new kind of black candidate.

And yet he seems to look precisely like the old sort of black candidate, the Jesse Jackson type, the Al Sharpton type.

All that (definitely read the whole thing) plus no mention at all by Obama about the insane conspiracy thinking Wright’s racism has led him to. I repeat, it’s not just the racism–which, after all, is the kind of garden-variety victimhood we get from Sharpton, Jackson, Nagin, et. al.–but Wright takes it five steps beyond, all the way to the government is deliberately, systematically, oppressing and murdering black people. Because there’s some upside to that, right? Because in Wright’s mind, keeping blacks down is all the upside we need. I guess I was wrong. I guess it’s about the racism after all–and where the years of hatemongering have led: to Wright.


  1. I usually catch a little of Rush when picking up my daughter from school. He was really interesting today talking about how Obama has learned to manipulate white guilt, and how Obama seems so reasonable yet he surrounds himself with really angry people (Wright and Michelle, for ex.).

    But you’re right. The problem with Wright isn’t just racism and hating America. It’s either insanity — or willful lying to fan the flame of hatred. I’m shocked that this has been going on so long and that nobody has noticed. If our white church had the reverse “theology” preached from the pulpit, I guarantee we’d be on Sixty Minutes. Did you catch the Black Liberation Theology piece that was posted on Wright’s web site? Probably the most racist thing I’ve ever seen. Not much preaching about Jesus going on over there. It’s the church of victimhood and oppression and hatred.

    Comment by Anne — March 18, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Yeah yeah. All this would have a lot more resonance of you’d have ever addressed the racism and intolerance that your pick for the nomination, Mitt Romney, presides over as an elder of the Mormon church. All the sudden you want to parse the theology of Obama’s pastor, but Romney got a pass.

    Kind of hypocritical. And yes, a lot of Romney’s theology is just as despicable and repulsive, and worse, its codified in the Book of Mormon.

    Comment by docweasel — March 19, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

  3. Did you get that Anywn?

    You must be offended by everything that offends docweasel. If you aren’t, then you’re a hypocrite.

    Or something.

    Comment by Slublog — March 19, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  4. THIS:

    medved accurately takes apart the “them against us” separatist rhetoric, intolerant denigration of “non-tribe members”, shunning of “non-blacks” and putting the “race above all”.

    All these things could be attributed to the Mormon philosophy as well, but few commentators had a problem with them.

    I’m just surprised, well not really surprised, at the selective outrage by former Mitt backers. They either didn’t bother to examine the odious nature of his cult, or they excused it out of political expediency. To fault Obama backers for the same thing smacks of hypocrisy and dishonesty.

    I was sure you’d chime in Slu, as one of the foremost Romney apologists. Any criticism of Mittens usually gets rattles your chain and gets a reaction.

    I’m sure, in the interest of consistency, you’ve completely excused Obama from any bad decision-making in the Rev. Wright affair.

    You don’t have to be offended by everything that offends me not to be a hypocrite. You just need to be consistent in condemning people who engage in the same behavior. Does Romney get a pass from you because he’s white? Or just because he claims to be a conservative?

    Comment by docweasel — March 19, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  5. I was sure you’d chime in Slu, as one of the foremost Romney apologists. Any criticism of Mittens usually gets rattles your chain and gets a reaction.

    Actually, doc, I was a Romney supporter of last resort if anything – hardly a “Mitten” or an apologist. Rudy was my first choice, but he flamed out distressingly quickly.

    If anything, I’m just tired of seeing your constant and repetitive stream of anti-Mormon invective at numerous websites. Romney’s out of the race. You’ve got to let him go.

    Your attempts to equate Romney’s faith with Wright’s anti-American invective are amusing, but oh so tiresome.

    Comment by Slublog — March 19, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  6. How is it repetitive when it regards a news event (the Wright affair) that just happened this week? I think its highly relevant and very fair to question why commentators on the right disregarded Mitts peccadilloes while jumping all over Obama for what I see is symmetrical equivalence.

    And your assertion that you only defend Mttt because you are tired of seeing him criticized is a tautology.

    Romney is not the issue, in or out of the race (he is the fav for some on the far right for VP, so the battle continues) the issue is the hypocrisy of erstwhile Mitt supporters.

    Hell, the swiftboaters are still bashing Kerry. The battle against evil men never stops, because they don’t, they only rest to regain strength.

    Comment by docweasel — March 20, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  7. I’m not related to this guy……

    Just sayin’

    Comment by A. Weasel — March 20, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

  8. Heh. :) I know you aren’t, A.

    Comment by Anwyn — March 20, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

  9. I realize bloggers hate to get called on shit.

    A Weasel, you’re just a derivative rip-off of the docweasel dynasty.

    btw, as I’m sure Anwyn is aware from the IP addresses, docweasel is a shared login that a number of people use.

    Comment by docweasel — March 20, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

  10. A docwessel from Celebration checks into the argument: I agree with me!

    Comment by docweasel — March 22, 2008 @ 7:47 am

  11. DocWeasel in Tampa, I agree with me as well. DW from Boston should be checking in here I bet.

    The many faces and IP addy’s from many states and cities of docweasel

    A.Weasel, we are legion you are just AHH weasel, not many weasels requiring an actual weasel rack.

    That’s like a Wayne’s World take off, my bf and I do that joke constantly, calling one thing AHH computer, AHH beer.

    (it was that thing he said to his psychohosebag ex-gf when she bought him a gunrack btw since I’m explaining the joke well its barely a joke).

    Comment by docweasel — March 22, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

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