Despicable “post-racial President”: Race is a primary motivator behind Tea Party

Posted by: ST on March 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Oh, he’s done what any slick politician would do in public when it comes to answering controversial questions – he’s left it to his underlings and minions to insinuate or outright suggest that racism is a major factor in opposition to his policies.  But behind the scenes to faithful devotees, our “post racial” (not) President clearly doesn’t mind giving a wink and nod to the suggestion that his political opposition is motivated mostly by racism.  From author Kenneth T. Walsh’s Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House book (published February 1, 2011), as excerpted by US News (bolded emphasis added by me):

But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn’t helping them nearly enough, he said.

A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to “take back” their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn’t dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a “subterranean agenda” in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

President Obama ought to be outright ashamed for fostering even in private the false accusation that conservatives dislike him more due to the color of his skin than the content of his character and policies.   I’d like to say this was based on pure cluelessness on his part but I’m not that stupid.  His advancement of this highly offensive and untrue accusation is nothing more than an ice cold, brutal political calculation, and one we’re all used to seeing from Democrat politicos and other assorted liberal political operatives going back decades, but even more so now that the POTUS is a black man.  If all else fails, play the Race Card.  What better way to try and silence “the other side” than to accuse them of being one of the lowest forms in life in America?

Of course, let’s not mention the fact that conservatives and Tea Partiers also targeted for defeat WHITE politicians in the Republican party during the course of the last election cycle.  WHITE Republicans who aren’t viewed as conservative enough on fiscal policy are routinely criticized and targeted by Tea Partiers who warn them of the “electoral consequences” if they don’t “shape up.”    Essentially, conservatives and Tea Partiers had in their sights for defeat liberal politicos in the Democrat party – white and black alike, as well as politicos on the Republican party who they felt were too “moderate” – no matter the color.   

Let’s also not mention the fact that Republican “minority” candidates made big gains last year, like in SC-1, where Tim Scott was elected to the US House.  Allen West (FL-22) was elected to the US House as well.  Marco Rubio was elected by a majority of Floridians to serve in the US Senate.  Rubio, Scott, and West all spoke at CPAC – where West was the keynote speaker. Susana Martinez was elected Governor of New Mexico.  I could go on and on. Many of successful “minority” GOP candidates across the country were helped to a significant degree by the Tea Party and affiliated groups.   Needless to say, if “racism” was a primary factor in opposition to our celebrity President, most of these candidates wouldn’t have had a chance in  hell.

And this President, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and all other movers and shakers close to him in and outside of his administration damned well know it.

But, as has all too often been the case in the past, just because they know it doesn’t mean they’ll acknowledge it.  In fact, they’ll do just the opposite – they’ll lie about it for shameless political gain on the backs of the very people they claim to want to “help.”  And in this case it’s especially shameful because intentionally deceiving the public about race relations doesn’t move us forward at all. It keeps us all stuck in the past.  And that’s where the Democrat party wants this country to remain on the issue of racism – at least in terms of beliefs when it comes to racism.  In spite of all the advancements, in spite of how far we’ve come, Democrats continue to try to manipulate the American people  –  white, black, Hispanic, etc – into believing that one party wants to “keep minorities down” and that they  – Democrats – are the only ones who can protect minority “victims” from the “evil” that is the Republican party.

We can’t have any meaningful discussions about race in this country because Democrats throw out the Absolute Moral Authority card each time a Republican speaks a truth about public programs that are supposed to “benefit” minorities.  Same same when talking about crime and/or illegitimacy rates.  Or abortion rates.  It’s hands off.  Mouths shut.  Only liberal Democrats, and true RINOs like Meghan McCain who toe the “racist” line are allowed to talk about these issues with any degree of credibility in the media. Anyone else who tries to discuss them honestly and frankly in the public arena who does not view black people, women, etc as part of a “victim” class that needs to government “protection” is automatically branded as a racist or sexist or whatever term demeans the most, and the calls for them to apologize or step down are usually widespread.

On the other hand, black Democrats in particular (Sharpton, Jackson, Waters, Rangel, etc) can say things that are particularly vicious and that actually are untrue when it comes to race issues, and nine times out of ten they’re given a pass – because nine times out of ten white Democrats certainly aren’t going to call out in any meaningful, forceful way any black liberal “political” leader who is influential in the black community. They want their votes.  So quiet they stay.

I’m not really so much surprised at President Obama’s private utterances about the Tea Party as I am disappointed.  Regardless of what I think of his policies, as America’s first black President he could have performed wonders in terms of bridging the racial divide – and on a surface level, you’d think he was doing that.  But he’s not.  Not when you consider how members of his party, including his administration, don’t hesitate to play the race card when they have no other answers to the criticisms that are leveled at them from the opposition.  Not when you consider that the Justice Dept, on his watch, is led by a racist Attorney General who oversees and approves of his department’s favoritism of black people. 

Yeah, sure – in public he’ll say one thing about his opposition, but as he did during the Democrat primaries in 2008 and in the general election campaign later that year, President Obama will let his handlers take care of doing most of the racial dirty work and only rarely will he himself insinuate in any way that his opponents don’t like him primarily because he’s black.  That way he looks like he’s above the fray while in reality he’s right in the middle of it.

I’m sure his spiritual mentor Rev. Wright is proud of the racial heavyweight that his former congregant has become.  And his community organizer inspiration Saul Alinksy would be, too, if he were around to witness it.

The more things “change”, the more they stay the same, eh?

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20 Responses to “Despicable “post-racial President”: Race is a primary motivator behind Tea Party”


  1. Joseph Brown says:

    I don’t hate him because of his color and I’m 110% southern.I despise him for trying to kill my country that I served, faithfully, for 12 yrs of my life. I have grand children and great grand children who’ll be stuck with trying to right all his wrongs.

  2. in_awe says:

    I detest his white half, too. Hmm, maybe it is what he thinks and says and does that drives my opposition to him.

  3. Carlos says:

    This is typical of the intellectual arrogancia. Any time they can’t understand what they are being told (which is virtually all the time), they will create a scenario in those empty spaces between their ears that fits the universe-view (world-views are for the intellectually challenged) they have.

    It matters not what reality is, it matters not what results are for past actions, all that matters is that their creations are correct (by their own calculations) and their intentions are good.

    All that being said, I find Duh-1 personally somewhat off-putting because I don’t like smug professor-types to begin with, but that would be just a matter of avoiding him if that’s all there were to it.

    It isn’t. He is the CEO of what used to be the greatest nation on earth, and his policies (as were those of his three immediate predecessors) irritate me absolutely no end.

    What he’ll never understand: What does that have to do with his race? Or the race of his racist Attorney General, who has made it clear that he will pursue only “crimes” against “his own?”

    What a sad bunch of incompetents the voters were foolish enough to believe in prior to the election…

  4. joetote says:

    :(I for one have had it up to here with this racist administration and the chickenhearted buzzards who refuse to call them out on this despicable stance! From holder to his association over the years with radical hating racists, the President always manages in the end to show his true colors. Slam his Leftist policies, you’re a racist! Disagree with his complete incompetency in foreign policy, you’re a racist. Point out the open faced lies about cutting the deficit in his budget, you’re a racist! In other words, try to have a civil discourse with any radical leftist in this country today using facts and figures, you are a racist!

    Debate and civil discourse. It’s where ideas come from! It’s a forum to, if not fix a problem, at least address it and come up with some consensus to at least try! As such, debate or discussion can hurt one’s feelings and/or illicit some rather harsh reactions. My point is until we as a people can discuss stuff without hate, until we can cast aside our own ideologies, our biases, etc. and approach a subject with open minds, there cannot be fixes. As a society we must work together. Listening is a fine art. Learning and changing one’s mind due to constructive criticism, and I want to emphasize that, constructive criticism is a sign of maturity and leadership. Can you even remotely understand this view Mr. President, or is your head stuck so far up your elitist ass that you as most politicians are too far above us mortals to bother worrying about it? From my little part of the world, it sure appears that way! One thing for sure in my view. You and your administration have done more to set back racial relations in this country than any other administration in my lifetime!

    Debate is imperative for this country to survive. Criticism is good, provided it is true! As I said, debate must be accompanied by open minds. This must be conducted by using the Truth and Facts! This must be done by educating yourselves! Keep an open mind, but dig up everything you can from both sides. Then make an informed decision. As we go forward, we will be called fear mongers and worse! WEAR IT AS A BADGE OF HONOR. Radicals of any persuasion FEAR the truth and facts, so shout it out as loudly as possible. This is our country. Love for country and the ideals it was founded on IS NOT HATE as the hard left keeps saying. Opposing bad policy IS NOT RACISM as we are charged with! Fight the BIG LIE with the TRUTH! Our country depends on this!

  5. Moira says:

    Just in case anybody was still mystified at how somebody like Eric Holder could get appointed U.S. Attorney General, you’ve got the answer straight from Obama’s private conversations among like-minded friends. When Obama and Holder talk about having a “conversation about race” this is what they mean. Of course this is all about silencing the opposition. Obama: Hypocritical and cynical.

  6. Dana says:

    Calling your opponents racists is a great strategy; that’s why our friends on the left use it. When they call their opponents racists, their opponents — and that’s us, folks! — wind up spending time trying to prove that we aren’t racists, and lose time — and credibility — in arguing for our political positions.

  7. PE says:

    Despicable is a highly appropriate word for describing Obama’s behavior, and by implication, his character. Apparently, it’s when he is among friends and supporters that he feels safe to reveal his true feelings, given that he is among kindred spirits, or, at the least, harkening fools.

  8. Sefton says:

    When you consider that this is all about the Democrats needing to keep their core constituents in line and on the plantation, this admission by our pretender prez makes perfect sense.
    As ST and other commenters have said, this is demonizing and isolating (Alinsky rule) your opponent. By keeping their sheep believing the plethora of lies they keep feeding them, they remain a power. Look at it from their side – if conservatives succeed in neutralizing the race card (and the latest elections along with the Tea Party have shown this to be the threat even though the old media made every attempt to show otherwise), the Democrats will lose everything they have tried to build for decades. Their socialist/communist utopia will come crashing down around them. They need to keep the racism fire stoked, along with other “victim groups” (lately unions) or they cease to exist.

  9. Drew says:

    I think Carlos summed it up. But what a sad state of affairs when political opposition cannot be discussed or disputed on the merits……but only by vacuous charges of racism.

    But really, who is surprised? Dare to argue the merits of government spending and you are accused of wanting to poison or starve childern…..and throw grandma out in the snow. This is the standard model for the left.

    Oh, and GO Blackhawks!!

  10. your mama says:

    The only reason Obama even brings that up is to deflect from his utter incompetence.
    Good thing that lame, passe line won’t work anymore. Just pathetic!

  11. Sissy Willis says:

    He’s been playing the race card since at least New Hampshire, December, 2006:

    “Did Obama just call me a racist?”

  12. Major Kong says:

    Just the sort of pathetic knee-jerk response one would expect of a small-minded, chip-on-his-shoulder, neo-marxist community organizer.

  13. if obama wants to see a racist all he has to do is look in the mirror. his supporters are racists, especially the ones in american tass that covered up his racism all during the presidential campaign. his party’s main political strategy is their racist policy of selective oppression of white people aka affirmative action. a lot of the people he is calling racist voted for him. but no longer support him now that they understand that the nebulous “hope and change” that he promised is an utter disaster for the people of this country. if that is racism too bad.

  14. Iva Biggin says:

    From this we must assume that any “person of color” who ever disagreed with the policies of a “white” president did so purely out of racism. I am at a loss to explain why I disliked clinton as much as I dislike obama.

  15. bob jones says:

    No reason to hate him for his race when there are so many other reasons to hate him.

  16. Carlos says:

    Just one more reason to dislike that despicable waste of oxygen, along with all the rest of his socialist agenda.

  17. Zippy says:

    My daughter’s (then) 8th grade teacher stated that he ‘learned’ in college that you can only be racist if you’re NOT the minority (She was appalled and disagreed very loudly).

    Those who continue to make racism their arguments are those who have no other argument. This idiot has undermined everything this country stands for. He has created more division than any I have ever seen. His beliefs, his policies and above all his ARROGANCE are disrespectful, appalling and unacceptable. My belief doesn’t come from racism, it comes from what I see and what I hear this creepy man say. His appeal is what he promises (which were empty, hollow and shallow) and not what he delivers . Not to mention he HAS NO EXPERIENCE.. A community organizer (translation: community troublemaker) does not a President make.

    When I think of Obama, Dean Wormer comes to mind: ZERO POINT ZERO.

  18. CA Mom says:

    He just will never, ever, admit that people don’t like his POLICIES – what he’s doing to our country – how he is in bed with the ultra liberal/progressive/bleeding hearts who want to ‘Fundamentally change the world’. Never! It’s funny how those screaming ‘RACIST!!!’ the loudest are the most racist of all. THEY keep bringing race into the mix, not the rest of us!

    As has been mentioned, I wouldn’t care if Obama was white, black, pink, yellow, or chartreuse… He’s doing a lousy job, he’s not taking blame for what he’s done to the US, and he’s taking us right down the toilet. I’d vote for Congressman Allan West for president any day!! As I recall, he’s a black man… and he’s ALL black – not half black/half white (and why is it that those of mixed heritage always seem to hone in on the black rather than the white?????)

  19. Zippy says:

    You got that right CA Mom. I live in a relatively affluent area in NJ and laugh at the ‘Liberal Elite’ *stated with poised pinky in the air* who donate all their money but don’t actual get down and ‘touch’ the people they are donating too. I call it the ‘let um eat cake’ mentality. Which is basically, oblivious.

  20. Glenn Bergen says:

    If the current administration really wants to combat racism; start cleaning house. Fire Holder… he makes me ill. I’ve been called a lot of names in my lifetime, but Racist? Now I know how Reagan developed the Teflon coating and let this mindless nonsense roll off his back.
    Just remember boys and girls, if you hear the sound of ding-a-ling in the distance, it might be the Good Humor man, or a Judas bell.