The President & Race

In light of what’s happened in the nation since Obama took office, one is forced to wonder if and/or to what extent racism is one of the president’s attributes. This is from ABC News of 23 January 2009:

As the president, he had told Kyl after the Arizonan raised objections to the notion of a tax credit for people who don't pay income taxes, Obama told Cantor this morning that "on some of these issues we're just going to have ideological differences." The president added, "I won. So I think on that one, I trump you."

The president didn’t say, “We won” or “We trump you.” He said I both times. One thinks back to Obama’s close association with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, of whose church he was a 20-year member, listening to Wright’s anti-American and anti-white rants punctuated by such declarations as “God damn America” and such preposterous charges as that white-America afflicted black-America with HIV/AIDS, presumably to decimate the black population.

Wright has been deeply involved in the “reparations movement” that has been prominent for a number of years. It involves the notion that the government is obligated to pay black Americans reparations for the hardships suffered by their ancestors. Wright, the keynote speaker at its convention in 2007, is a darling of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA), thus making one wonder if any of Wright’s philosophy rubbed off on the president in those 20 years.

This is from Fox News of 10 June: "In a racially charged interview, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said that President Obama hasn't spoken to him since they parted ways last year, because 'them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me.' (Virginia's Daily Press)." Does Wright know something that the president doesn’t know, since one would suppose that Obama, while of critical necessity cutting himself away entirely from the reverend last year, surely would not refuse even to speak to his former pastor of 20 years. What part does race play in the Obama White House?

Or…with the unemployment rate standing at more than nine percent the other day, as well as thousands of people losing their homes and the country in bankruptcy, Obama used three Air Force planes and crews, a coterie of secret service agents and who knows how many other persons or things just to have a night on the town in New York City. Was that an in-your-face “I won” gesture to show the country, 75% white, that black now trumps white, never mind that whites elected him to the privilege? Is it “payback” time? Reparations anyone?

Or…while the unemployment rate stands at 9.4% now and folks, instead of being bailed out of bad mortgages, as promised, are still losing houses all across the board, the president’s wife and daughters, another coterie of Secret Service personnel, another Air Force plane and crew and who knows what other persons and things (hairdressers, chefs, manicurists, aides?) are tied up with the wife’s week in Paris. This is the lady who announced loudly and clearly last year that only then was she proud of the nation that she also characterized as “mean,” never mind her $300,000 per year salary at the University of Chicago, a job now not even in existence. Is her escapade another “I won” in-your-face gesture?

Obama reminds people, as he did in his much ballyhooed conquest of Berlin last year, that he’s black, never mind that his mother was white, making him only half-black. In Philadelphia last year in conjunction with an almost frantic unsuccessful effort to “explain” Wright to the public, Obama characterized his own white grandmother, who raised him, as a “typical white person,” i.e., one who was uncomfortable around people of his color. In his now famous Hollywood fundraiser, held just before he campaigned in Pennsylvania last year, he talked about those white people grasping their Bibles and firearms and looking for immigrants, presumably to hunt them down and turn them in. Do these things reek of a bit of racism?

Once in office, what would a person obsessed with race attempt? Would he attempt to subvert the government from a system that has made it the world leader while making it possible for him to rise to the top…or would he attempt to use a known product and make it better or, as is the case now, rescue it from danger? The answer seems clear enough…the former.

The amazing thing is that supposedly smart people in Congress are going along with this ride toward a fiscal train-wreck that will eventually be marked by socialistic mediocrity in everything up to and including the military, which is all that stands between the nation and survival in a world almost universally hostile to the United States, through sheer and now often maliciously expressed envy and hate.

One obsessed with race would understand that bankrupting a nation is a better way to form a dictatorship than going the bloody route…sorta taking it over from the inside and then marshalling the national police force after the fact. One hopes that this is not the case, but the evidence seems to be otherwise. The prime financial institutions, Chrysler and General Motors already belong to the prez and his gang.