The seemingly never ending use of race to distort true disagreement marches on, as Representative and Obama lackey James Clyburn (D-Mars) unleashed the following verbal belch while discussing the spending package and opposition from certain Governors:
“The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor’s represent states that are in the proverbial black belt. I was insulted by that,” Clyburn said. “All of this was a slap in the face of African-Americans. It had nothing to do with Governor Sanford.”
The “slap in the face to African-Americans” is Mr. Clyburn’s suggestion that the “black belt” is in more need of this money than other races. Does he deem all black people in these states as dead beats who are looking for nothing more than a hand out? I believe all of these governors were elected by at least some of these black people he insists are being treated with malfeasance.
This on the heels of Reverend Al’s protest of the New York Post, for the now infamous chimp cartoon.
And the new Attorney General, Eric Holder, who is black, claims we are a “nation of cowards” when it comes to issues of race.
Do these people realize that a black man was just elected President of the United States? Do they not realize that white people actually voted for him over a white man?
The only time race is politically made an issue is when it will advance the agenda of liberals. It is the “last refuge of a liberal” when they have nothing else to use in their bag of demagoguery and rhetoric.
Speak out against Obama’s policies? You’re a racist. Ask him about his association with Reverend Wright? You’re a racist. Draw a cartoon suggesting a chimp could have done a better job than Congress of writing the spending package? You’re a racist.
How many times have we seen or heard the terms “fascist” or “Hitler” used to describe George W. Bush. How many times have we seen the swastika painted on signs to disparage that man?
Using those symbols and words so flippantly took a little bit away from the terrible, historical meaning of those references, diluting the true nature from where they came and what was done in their name.
The recent use of the term “racist” and the inference of “racism” will eventually deplete the meaning and history implicated by these terms, as well, dumbing them down to where they will not have the same effect when true racism occurs.
I’ve said it before: I believe Obama is wrong on so many levels that I don’t want him to succeed.
If that’s the new “racism”, than so be it.