CBC staff: opposition to Obama is racist!

Posted by: Phineas on June 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

**Posted by Phineas

That’s from Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus. She continues:

“I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black. You know, whether it’s questioning his intellect or whether or not he’s Ivy League. It’s always either he’s not educated enough or he’s too educated; or he’s too black or he’s not black enough; he’s too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful.”

She said that “a lot” of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word “cool” in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS superPAC.

“There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren’t asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So, if that’s not cool I dont know what is.

She added that “even ‘cool,’ the term ‘cool,’ could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance].”

When you can’t control the narrative on the merits, call someone a racist. Who’s using the dog-whistles here, Angela?

Here’s the ad in question:

Sorry. I watched a lot of Blaxploitation films back in the day and I don’t particularly hear the strains of “Shaft” or “Super Fly” — or even “Foxy Brown.” This is simple satire, subjecting the president to what we inflict on every candidate in every election. I suspect what Ms. Rye objects to is that Obama is no longer getting the kid-gloves treatment he enjoyed from the McCain campaign. And it’s a fair blow, hitting him on his evident love of appearing (I know it’s racist to say this, but, still…) “cool.”

The real racialist here is the one who sees race behind every tree and bush.

via Mark Hemingway

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “CBC staff: opposition to Obama is racist!”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    This race card mess has fairly well run its course. It got so ridiculous with the Trayvon Martin case that the trailer trash media had to invent a racial identifier for George Zimmerman since his mom is Cuban and his father is white. The result? “White Hispanic”. So what does that make Obhammud? A “White African”?

  2. Zappy says:

    Because of this POS… the race card has become a monumental problem, moreso than it had been before him. People are getting tired and speaking up. Those who call the “race card” are the ones with the chip on their shoulder. Grown up America is getting tired of it and calling them out.

  3. Gravelagitator says:

    I think the only reason the CBC disagrees with me on any issue is that THEY are racist. I wonder why I disliked Clinton as much as I dislike obama…. Oh, right… Clinton was the FIRST black president!

  4. PE says:

    I confess. I’m biased. I don’t like SOBs.

  5. Carlos says:

    The fact that he is a socialist; the fact that he is a racist; the fact that he intends on stealing my money to buy votes; the fact that he is disgusted with anyone not donating millions to his campaign…none of these things has anything to do with the fact thinking Americans are disgusted with the walking sack of Chicago thuggery that has not a clue how exceptional this country really has been.

  6. PE says:

    Could it be we are discussing a symptom of an underlying cause? Could it be that this is a manifestation of Democratic trapped rat syndrome?

  7. NC Mountain Girl says:

    Failure is not a race.

  8. Sefton says:

    I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black.

    The ultimate irony in this would be that he became POTUS because of this.

    Strange, Angela, how you don’t bring that up.
    Maybe you should check out that famous quote by MLK, because “the content of his character” sucks.
    Just FYI.