September 25, 2011

Obama Desperately Tries to Isolate, Polarize Blacks to Shore Up His Base

In one of the most transparently self-serving political addresses in U.S. Presidential history, a shameless Barack Obama attempted to isolate and polarize African-Americans in an attempt to shore up his crumbling base of support for his 2012 reelection campaign.

In a fiery summons to an important voting block, President Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.

And though he didn't say it directly, for a second term, too.

Obama’s speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he's been giving away too much in talks with Republicans — and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Barack Obama is not an African-American except in the most technical sense of the word, and arguably knows less about the "black experience" than any partial minority in American politics. He grew up as a Pacific Islander in Hawaii and Indonesia, but did not spend time on the U.S. mainland until he was already in college. Once there, he immersed himself in a culture that was the province of radical, higher middle-class and rich leftist whites at Columbia and then Harvard, who absorbed the son of a radical west coast hippie mother and communist father with open arms and a self-satisfied nod towards diversity.

I have spent more time "in the hood" than Barack Obama, who relates to the "black experience" about as well as I relate to the cocktail party concern circus in which he's embedded himself his whole life. He is an utter and shameless veneer of an black man, a race-hustling pusher that uses his skin-deep physical appearance to push the agenda of Manhattan, and Cape Cod, Berkeley and Beverly Hills.

It makes me ill to watch Barack Obama try to use real African-Americans as self-indentured vote slaves. But try he shamelessly does.

"Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes," he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. "Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do."

Barack Obama has a long history of helping himself by using the black community that he was never really a part of. He's treated them as stepping stones and chumps as he's enriched himself beyond his expectations and his competence.

The question is, will he be able to do it again?


Once upon a time in those thrilling days of yesteryear, the Lone Ranger and Tonto found themselves in great peril:

Lone Ranger: "There are indians to the left of us; indians to the right of us; indians before and behind us! Tonto, what are we going to do?"

Tonto: What you mean 'we' white man?"

Despite not being the first black president--an honor claimed by Bill "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" Clinton--one would think

that the CBC would fully embrace Barack Obama, yet they do not. Their quarrel is not that Mr. Obama supports a society based on equality of opportunity; he absolutely does not. Many, perhaps most CBC members share that concept, being fully supportive instead of the Marxist goal of equality of outcome. Their quarrel is that Mr. Obama had not turned over a sufficiently large quantity of the property of others. He has not sufficiently coddled them and their version of the culture of victimhood.

Even so, some 90% of blacks will likely vote for Mr. Obama in 2012 in large part because he is black, if not in fact, at least in appearance and in the chosen cadences of certain teleprompter readings, such as those he employed when he most recently read to them. Bob is absolutely right: Mr. Obama's experience is far from that of most American blacks. Despite his literary claims to seek his black identity, he has steadfastly sought his inner Marxist, and has been remarkably successful in finding him. Despite the fact that most blacks are manifestly not Marxists, they will reflexively support a man who cares no more about them because of their skin color--and a racial heritage and culture he has never shared--than he does for any other American. He is above any identification with any particular nation. He is far more important than that.

Until black Americans can be content with being just Americans and can stop voting on skin color and the vain hope that black politicians will look out for some ill-defined set of monolithically "black" issues and concerns, they will never fully obtain the promise of America, access to which their parents and grandparents secured long ago.

Blacks hearing Mr. Obama's faux-black cadenced teleprompter readings might rightfully ask: "what do you mean 'we'?"

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 25, 2011 08:10 AM

"Put on your marching shoes while I put on my golfing shoes."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 25, 2011 08:30 AM

Herman Cain may rain on his parade!

Posted by: Stephana at September 25, 2011 09:00 AM

I have spent more time "in the hood" than Barack Obama, who relates to the "black experience" about as well as I relate to the cocktail party concern circus

That made me think of a story a friend of mine told me during the london riots a little while ago. We are from Hammond IN, not a bad place, but we are bracketed by south chicago and Gary, so you have to have some street savvy. My friend met a girl from england and he moved out there, they got married and have a kid.

Anyways his wife took him to a little tapas like party with people she went to school with and they were talking about how awful the riots were, and kept wondering what they would do if they got caught in the middle of that.

My friend casually said, If any of them came near me I'd effing kil them.

All of these civilized people with accents are just staring at the American who could so casually say that in polite company.

Posted by: Douglas at September 25, 2011 09:12 AM

Man was he talking down to them. Seriously told them to take off their bedroom slippers?

To assume so much of so many is the definition of Bigotry.

Posted by: Dadof3 at September 25, 2011 09:56 AM

The Black community, as I've heard it called, knows very little about the real Barack Obama, and most of them don't bother to learn or even care what he stands for. They know he has brown skin and that he is a Democrat. They also know that upon occasion he hands them money out of his "stash", and that he promises them a Socialist paradise. Even educated, affluent men like Juan Williams, from Fox News, are mesmerized by Obama's Democratic and melanin credentials.

So yes. He is going to get away with it again.

Posted by: Lee at September 25, 2011 01:29 PM

Well, Lee you are 100% right. When the president of the Black Chamber of Commerce was asked by Laura Ingraham why he voted for Obama, his answer was: "Because he is black." Of course, today he can't stand the Obama.

We all really shouldn't get our "panties" in a wad - its not like our black brothers and sisters were ever going to vote for the republican. In essence, Obama was preaching to the choir. He will get his 95% share of the black vote. Lets all "Hope & Pray" thats all he gets!!

Posted by: mixitup at September 25, 2011 06:13 PM

It's tragic what is going on in this country with an imposter and empty suit as golfer in chief. Two major scandals between fast and furious and the solar company debt debacle which unfortunately will go no where because it would not be politically correct to go over after the criminals occupying the White House. Praying we don't get 4 more years of these criminals. Not confident in what repalces these thugs in terms of doing the right thing for all Americans.

Posted by: Ma at September 27, 2011 01:31 PM