Since late in the last Presidential campaign, it has been in vogue for the chatterati and the self-appointed cognoscenti to tell us how any opposition or criticism of Candidate, then President Obama was racist, even in light of many rational and real reasons to dislike and oppose him.
If anything, this chorus has gotten louder and more shrill, especially since it is getting increasingly difficult to pretend enormous debt incurred for little to no benefit was a good idea, or that the President’s grueling schedule of golf and fund-raisers in a stalled economy where the official (and fictional) unemployment numbers haven’t dipped below the 8% mark for his entire Presidency. And having to whistle past the graveyard daily is clearly taking its toll on the most fervent water carriers, if Chrissy “Tingles” Matthews’ latest psychotic break from reality is any indication. The situation has deteriorated to the point that the President either needs to plan a getaway for he and Tingles, so Chrissy can fulfill all of his fantasies for he and “the perfect President”, or the President needs to get a restraining order and authorize the Secret Service to shoot him on sight.
But when I saw this earlier this morning, it really drove home the projection and hypocrisy that has underscored the blatant racism of the people who have been screaming the loudest about the “racism” of Obama opponents.
I’m sorry that I had to waste 2:29 of your life that you’ll never get back. But I think you probably get it now, too. That nagging fact that we all witnessed, but people didn’t want to talk about: that hundreds of thousands of people voted for him not because of his great record (he has the thinnest resume of any President ever), not because of his comprehensive plans to fix the economy (paying of big donors and bundlers with taxpayer money and spendulous cash frittered away with pure undistilled bullshit about jobs “saved or created” is not a plan), but because he is BLACK, making his election somehow “historic” and “unprecedented”, two descriptions that history will also use, but not in a favorable way.
This has been observed before, in various places and forms that all essentially match this bumpersticker wisdom:
If you voted for Obama last time to prove that you aren’t a racist, vote for Romney this time to prove that you’re not an idiot.
I’ve gotten to the point where statements like this leave me torn between a laugh and a tear. It might be truly funny if it wasn’t so damn tragic. I don’t know who I blame more…racists like Charles “Sex Machine” Blow, Eugene Robinson, Juan Williams, or those white liberals who think that black Americans are so incapable of making it on their own that they have to step in, and make the way for them…like all of NBC news, PBS, and the Democratic Party. You know the ones. They are the ones who keep telling us how blacks can’t. How they can’t find a job without government. How they can’t keep a job without government. How they can’t make it without government even if they have a job. How they can’t ever have a business of their own without government. How they can’t get into college without government lowering the standards and expectations for them. And then set out to prove it.
Increasingly, I find that my overall irritation factor is turned up to 11 as this campaign season progresses. This is a condition made worse by the fact that these shrill carnival barkers are half-right, and refuse to be honest with themselves or the rest of us about it. Race is a factor in this campaign, just as it was in the last one. But it is the largest factor to the ones screaming loudest about it. But we also have been chided about avoiding a frank discussion of this factor, by someone who himself has chosen to hide from difficult questions and scrutiny behind the specious and unprovable claim of “RACISM!”.
Contrary to the opinion so often on the lips of the President’s biggest cheerleaders, I do find it sad that the first black American President is such a failure, and that such a milestone has to be tainted in that fashion. I also find it sad that instead of being a man of character who overcomes race, he so eagerly uses it as a tool to divide, rather than unite. The wasted potential is a tragedy beyond measure.