Is the Obama Administration fanning the flames of a Race War?
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Lisa
Is the Obama Administration fanning the flames of a Race War?
Let’s see, we had Black Panthers, La Raza, NAACP, and Mrs. Obama all talking “us against them.” Now we have President Obama, himself, telling black lawmakers, “
I need everybody here to go back to your neighborhoods, and your workplaces, to your churches, and barbershops, and beauty shops. Tell them we have more work to do. Tell them we can’t wait to organize. Tell them that the time for action is now.”
As many know, in late 2008, the Department of Justice, under President Bush, filed a lawsuit alleging that the ‘New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense’ (NBPPSD) and two of its members had intimidated Philadelphia voters during the Nov. 4, 2008 general election.
According to the complaint, two members of the NBPPSD were stationed at the entrance to a Philadelphia polling station. They wore their uniforms and one carried a “police-***********///////********//////****** baton weapon.” Two witnesses testified that at least three voters, after seeing the two men in front of the door, turned away without voting and that a black poll watcher was harassed, called a race traitor, and told that if he stepped outside, there would be ‘hell to pay.’
Later the Black Panthers admitted that they had ‘deployed’ members to polling locations nationwide and these two men were part of that deployment.
But soon after Obama took over the presidency, the case was dropped. Apparently, career prosecutors at the DOJ wanted to proceed with the case, but Obama appointees did not. The Obama administration, it was said, won.
According to whistleblower J. Christian Adams, attorney of 18 years and until a few months ago, Department of Justice employee, dropping the case was about ‘race,’ not fidelity to the law.
Hans von Spakovsky, a former career Counsel to the Assistant AG for Civil Rights, thinks this action by the Justice Department is unprecedented and says the DOJ has failed its duty to enforce voting laws. He told The Bulletin that the dismissal by the DOJ, with no notice on the Justice Department press site, particularly against an organization listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a horrible miscarriage of justice.
Having heard of Mr. Adams sworn testimony, why didn’t President Obama push for justice in the matter?
Later, one of the NBPPSD members who was at the Philly polling place was video taped at an event, yelling at the crowd that black people have to get with it and ”Kill Some Crackers and Their Babies!”
It is clearly obvious that the Tea Party is multiracial in both leadership and membership, while the Black Panthers are not. And yet, it is the ‘Tea Party’ that Obama’s followers, including the NAACP, are accusing of racism. In truth, who are the ones creating issues over race, i.e. racists?
Last month, the NAACP voted on a Resolution concerning the ‘Tea Party.’ Although the NAACP refuses to release the language of the Resolution until October, ABC reported that it says
“Tea Party members have used “racial epithets,” have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protesters have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.”
To this date, no one has come forward with any video or audio of Tea Party participants engaging in any of the behavior described - other than displaying signs and posters concerning the misguided politics of President Barack Obama. But no one has supplied evidence of a poster intended to specifically degrade people “of color” on account of their “color.”
Despite the lack of any evidence, the President of the NAACP went on with his claims:
“For more than a year we’ve watched as Tea Party members have called congressmen the N-word, have called congressmen the F-word. We see them carry racist signs and whenever it happens, the membership tries to shirk responsibility,” NAACP President Ben Jealous (an apt surname) said in an interview with ABC News. “If the Tea Party wants to be respected and wants to be part of the mainstream in this country, they have to take responsibility.”
Okay…back up. Now they have thrown the word “Ultra-nationalist” into the mix? What’s that supposed to mean? Is that what the left now calls Patriotism? So now Patriotism is a bad thing, inherently associated with racism? They have no evidence of racism, so they must be going after Patriotism because its the only thing there’s lots of evidence of within the Tea Party!
Yet, there is plenty of footage of the Black Panthers using direct, deliberate racist language towards non-blacks. Has Mr. Jealous taken responsibility and repudiated that clear, undeniable racism - racism from who Mrs. Obama has for some reason called “African” Americans?
Somehow the NAACP’s complaints smell more political than anything else. This isn’t an organization devoted to supporting a people group, it’s an organization devoted to supporting a political party,
Fortunately, not every US citizen of African heritage thinks the NAACP is correct. ABC reports that the Rev. C.L. Bryant, former president of NAACP’s Garland, Texas, chapter and now a leading Tea Party activist, said;
“The idea that the Tea Party is racist or is trying to instigate a racist climate is “simply a lie.”
But the NAACP isn’t alone. Organizations such as the National Urban League, Acorn, and Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition all appear to see non- “African” American people in this country as a stumbling block to their political objective.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Washington-based social-justice group Sojourners, former leader of the Michigan Students for a Democratic Society (associated with Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground) and a key member of Obama’s faith council, wrote on May 27 that, “There is something wrong with a political movement like the Tea Party which is almost all white…” and claimed that an undercurrent of white resentment is part of the tea party ethos. Apparently not having heard or understood anything that has been said by Conservatives over the last year, he also asked whether the Tea party would even exist if the president of the United States weren’t the first black man to occupy that office.
Willis’ group, Sojourners, BTW, had actively lobbied for communist regimes that seized power in Latin America in the late 1970s, and is currently advocating for the controversial Imam and Mosque in New York.
The left’s constant invective that everyone else in America is racist appears to be a shallow effort to provoke young, minority voters nationwide to rise up and save the Democratic Party over these next two election cycles.
And it appears that Michelle Obama is assisting in that effort. Are we being too hard on her?
First Lady Obama, who wrote in her 1985 undergraduate thesis at Princeton, “I will always be black first and a student second,” and “Princeton made me more aware of my blackness than ever before,” spoke to the NAACP prior to their vote on the Tea Party Resolution. ABC News, as expected, commended her speech in their report headlined, “Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning ‘Racist’ Elements of Tea Party”
Her speech had to do with childhood obesity, but her community focus was very narrow. Many felt her speech was incendiary and race baiting. Her statement that “African American communities are still hit harder than just about anywhere by this economic downturn…” was very hard for someone of a different heritage to hear while struggling to keep the electric bill paid and food on the table. The entire speech was focused on the idea that the “African American” community struggles harder than any other. President Obama has made similar statements.
Publicado: 09-24-2010 01:22 AM
The Obama’s, like so many in their inner circle, appear to be blind to people of other heritages. Does she honestly believe that the ‘African American’ community has been hit harder by this economy than the Native American community? Does she have statistics to back that up? And is it really hit harder by childhood obesity than the ‘Caucasian’ community, or ‘Latino’ community?
Mrs. Obama went on to say, “African American” children “won’t be in any shape to continue the work begun by the founders of this great organization (NAACP).”
Again…back up. Is that the point of teaching the children good nutrition? So that they will be in good condition to work for the NAACP? I certainly hope that was simply poor speech writing, and not the true goal. Incidentally, what is the work that she is hoping these children will do? And why does Mrs. Obama, the NAACP, and their followers continue to call American citizens with darker skin tones “African” Americans? Why the continual, purposeful pointing out of centuries ‘past’ heritage?
And why the persistent attacks on “America?” Why does the left appear to be continually, purposefully, blaming and riling people? Were initial concerns about the Obama’s twenty-year relationship with Pastor Jeremiah Wright well-founded?
Listening to Sermons such as this one:
The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing “God Bless America.” No, no, no, God ******* America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God ******* America for treating our citizens as less than human. God ******* America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme. ~ Jeremiah Wright (2003 sermon)
Which brings us to one of his more recent ones: an anti-Semitic Palm Sunday Sermon …
This is no fluke in thought or sermon. On Palm Sunday, 2010, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Ill., whose church Barack and Michelle Obama attended for 20 years, gave the following sermon at a Church in Detroit:
Based on 2 Kings 6:8-17, Rev. Wright spoke on “What You Can’t See.” The passage related how the Prophet Elisha saw God’s invisible host of Angels standing ready to protect him against the King of Syria. Pastor Wright stressed, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them…”
Ellis Washington, former editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at The Rutherford Institute was a witness to this sermon and later stated,
“Despite the thunderous shouts of Amen! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! and hysterical laughter in response to Rev. Wright’s sermon, I knew in my heart that this man standing before me in the pulpit was deceitful to core; a false prophet perverting the word of God like no other person I had ever witnessed.”
“For example, I heard Rev. Wright read the well-known biblical passage …but the political spin he put on it was quite outrageous…
• Syria-Israel War = America-Iraq War;
• King of Syria = President George W. Bush;
• Operation Capture Elisha = Operation Desert Storm;
• Prophet Elisha = Saddam Hussein (an innocent man with no WMDs);
• Syrian Army = U.S. military (i.e., an evil pagan army hell-bent on capturing the man of God);
• Syria’s servants = President George Bush military and political advisers;
• Elisha’s servants = black Americans whose eyes needed to be open about how evil and irredeemable the US of KKKA is.
Okay, Rev. Wright…so where do the other American minorities fit in? As far as the Tea Party is concerned, they fit in right next to the rest of us. But where do they fit in with the NAACP, and Wrights version of America?
Because, you know, their human and want to fit in somewhere…
A few months ago, Ron Gochez, a LA Unified School District Teacher, railed against conservative Caucasian capitalists at a small Los Angeles rally and called for a Communist Progressive revolution in America. This liberal Revolution would involve killing people in the United States.
On Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2010, Robert Rodriguez released an “illegal” trailer on Ain’t It Cool News. The trailer implied that the film would be about Machete leading a revolt against conservative anti-immigration politicians and citizens. Very unfunny - and an excellent reason to boycott the movie.
Do Obama and his administration truly believe that Fanning the Flames of Race War will help them win in 2010 and 2012? Are they honestly willing to push America to the edge in order to obtain their goals?
In August, 2010, a man went on a shooting rampage at his former workplace. After shooting 10 co-workers, killing eight, Omar Thornton told the 911 operator,
“This place is a racist place. They treat me bad over here. They treat all the black employees bad over here, too. So I took into my own hands and handled the problem,” he said. “I wish I could have got more of the people.”
Unfortunately, while most people continue to rise above the rhetoric and remember who we are as a country, angry, racial rhetoric is now rising from all sides and heritages. Two years ago, many were not angry and did not say such things as they are saying now. People are growing more frightened of each other; unsure what the other person might be thinking or where they stand. It’s always a relief when one finds out that despite the difference in heritage, the other person still thinks just like you do. Despite the wedge that the left is trying to force between everyone, most of us still want to be neighbors.
This was supposed to be a “post” racial presidency. Why is our leadership fanning these flames?
On September 18, 2010, President Barack Obama , in a speech to just the black lawmakers said, ”
I need everybody here to go back to your neighborhoods, and your workplaces, to your churches, and barbershops, and beauty shops. Tell them we have more work to do. Tell them we can’t wait to organize. Tell them that the time for action is now.”
Why was this message given to only part of the liberal Congress members? Why weren’t non-black lawmakers included?
The president, in effort to ssecure their support, repeated the First Lady’s claim, saying the recession had struck “with a particular vengeance on African-American communities” and implied that opposition to his policies is based on racism.
Members of “the other side,” Obama said, “want to take us backward. We want to move America forward.”
The caucus dinner with the lawmakers capped a concentrated week of outreach to minority groups. On Monday there was a White House reception for black college officials. On Wednesday there were speeches by the president to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and by first lady to a black caucus legislative conference. Obama told the Hispanic group he is committed to an immigration overhaul, even though it has stalled in Congress. He blamed GOP opposition and said Hispanic voters should keep that in mind. Obama was also interviewed on “The Tom Joyner Show” radio program last week, which has a large black audience.
I was raised in the DFL, amongst many people that seriously believed that liberal policies would help people. I wonder what some of those older people I grew up around; Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Don Frazer and Rudy Perpich would be thinking, or are thinking, about the Democratic Party now.
They seemed so honest while I was growing up. I have a hard time believing they would support the current administration.
But I’ve also realized for years that it is the liberal mindset that keeps people separated and angry, salting wounds. Having had lots of experience living in very low income communities and on reservations, I began to see how the liberal policies were doing much more harm than good. More recently, I have begun to wonder if that is their real purpose. I still believe the people I grew up around were sincere, but the Democratic Party, at the top, as near as I can tell, is now the party of elite wanting power over the poor.
I see the Democrats today as more closely aligned with the Communists of 60 - 80 years ago, who professed to be for the poor while they terrorized and subjugated them.
You can hear it in their angry words – the venom, rudeness, and hate with which they treat their political opponents. In Blog comments and on twitter, they have been attacking the elderly, vets, and young mothers with disdain and the foulest language.
Why? That kind of behavior certainly doesn’t endear them to anyone. It only pushes people farther away from the Democratic Party. People that attack brutely rather than debate maturely are scary people. I do not want them leading us; they are the type that hit when they aren’t obeyed. However it appears this is the type of people we now have in the White House.
We can not let this small group of ultra-liberals push us into race war.
Not only is race is irrelevant in any context, (including in the U.S. census), race doesn’t even exist. According to Genome Project, there is no such thing as race. There is no gene for race. There are only genes for familial differences, such as facial cheekbones, shade of skin, and texture of hair. Those aren’t race differences; they are family differences. Human genes have been traced back to just one family. (The genome project stopped short of saying that all humans descended from one couple. Too touchy of a statement, I would guess.)
Commenting on current racial tensions, Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, “The NAACP is slamming the Tea Party for racism, as all the while the NAACP supports Planned Parenthood, the most racist arm of genocide in America today. Add to this melee the most recent attack by the Pro-abortion Movement on the Pro-Life Prayer Movement that is sweeping the nation. As the games play out, one thing is apparent. The concept of separate races and consequently racism are a lie.”
“What people need to do is to read the Bible, or at least read my Uncle Martin’s book Strength to Love,” said Dr. King. “Human dignity, bringing love and respect for each other as human beings, not considering ourselves as separate races is the answer to this puzzle.”
Publicado: 09-24-2010 01:23 AM
Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus
Posted 07:01 PM ET
Academia: In an era when our universities have become liberal re-education camps, '60s radical William Ayers has been denied professor emeritus status. For one brief instance, academia shows a spine.
It was, no pun intended, a bombshell. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and co-founder of the anti-war group Weather Underground, was denied the honor he requested for himself after a passionate speech by board chairman Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy.
Kennedy said he could not confer the title "to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father." Kennedy referred to a 1974 book co-authored by Ayers, "Prairie Fire," that was dedicated to, among others, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan and "all political prisoners in the U.S."
Ayers' "body of work" includes Weather Underground bombings of NYPD headquarters in June 1970, the U.S. Capitol Building in March 1971 and the Pentagon in May 1972. A review of his memoir, "Fugitive Days," appeared oddly enough on Sept. 11, 2001, in the New York Times. "I don't regret setting bombs," he told reviewer Dinitia Smith. "I feel we didn't do enough." In the book, he said he found "a certain eloquence in explosives."
John Murtaugh wasn't at the UIC board meeting, but he could have told the members plenty. Murtaugh is the son of a judge whose home got bombed by the Underground on the morning of Feb. 21, 1970. Three gasoline-filled firebombs went off, two at the front door and one under the family car.
Young Murtaugh's father, then a New York Supreme Court justice, was presiding over the trial of the Panther 21, members of the Black Panther Party indicted in a plot to bomb New York landmarks and department stores. Ayers' wife, Bernadine Dohrn, later acknowledged Weathermen responsibility for the bombing.
Ayers became an academic when he realized he could do more damage to our society by controlling what our children are taught than by blowing up buildings one at a time. An idea of what William Ayers had in mind for America's schools was provided in his own words in November 2006 at the World Education Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, hosted by dictator Hugo Chavez.
With Chavez at his side, Ayers voiced his support for "the political educational reforms under way here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor force of revolution. ... I look forward to seeing how . .. all of you continue to overcome the failures of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane."
He would teach the teachers and they, through their students, would change the future of America. One of Ayers' descriptions for a course called "Improving Learning Environments" says a prospective K-12 teacher needed to "be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation."
We have documented his long and intimate association with President Obama. When Obama was making his first run for the Illinois Senate, Ayers and Dohrn had Obama at their house for a 1995 campaign event.
Ayers served with Obama on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, a liberal nonprofit, from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, and in 2001 Ayers donated $200 to "Friends of Barack Obama."
UIC records show that in the 1990s, Ayers was instrumental in starting the Annenberg Challenge, a project to overhaul Chicago public schools. Obama was given the Annenberg board chairmanship only months before his first run for office.
The UIC board did the right thing in denying him the honor. William Ayers, a nutty professor, deserves nothing more than the scorn of a nation he spent his life trying to destroy.
AYERS AFIRMA QUE EL FUE, Y NO OBAMA, EL AUTOR DE LOS DOS LOS LIBROS AUTOBIOGRAFICOS DE OBAMA.
Publicado: 09-24-2010 10:32 PM
With Poll Numbers Sinking, Democrats Sink Down in the Political Gutter
Campaign 2010 is so dirty because Democrats are so desperate. Gutter politics sinks lower, gets dirtier, and goes slimier in proportion to the number of officeholders in trouble. The negative ads and inflammatory rhetoric targeting Republican challengers are thus symptoms of GOP success.
The most deceitful advertisement comes from Orlando Congressman Alan Grayson, a one-term incumbent who recently polled at just 30% in his race against Republican challenger Daniel Webster. Dubbing Webster “Taliban Dan,” Grayson infamously splices clips from a Webster talk at a Christian conference in which his opponent counsels fathers not to seize upon the Biblical verse that instructs wives to submit to their husbands. But Grayson’s ad manipulates Webster’s words to make it appear as if he had said the very opposite of what he had actually said. It is, quite plainly, the work of a liar.
Rather than shun the Florida fabulist as a political pariah, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to his district on Monday to help raise $30,000 for Grayson by posing for donor pictures.
Democrat Jack Conway has consistently trailed Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky’s Senate race, so no one should be surprised to see Paul the subject of an attack ad. But no one could have foreseen an ad that described him as a kidnapper who forced his female victim to worship a deity known as Aqua Buddha, thereby casting him as an enemy of Christianity. The tabloidish commercial prompted the Republican to bypass a handshake with Conway after a recent debate.
After throwing all that mud, Conway still trails in the polls. A mudslinger’s dirt bombs may or may not hit the target, but they inevitably soil the mudslinger.
Asians, strangely, have become a Democratic Party punching bag. Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, facing a tough contest from immigrant businessman Van Tran, sounded the alarm over Spanish-language Univision, claiming, “The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat—this seat [from which] we have done so much for our community—take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who is very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.”
In a television spot exemplifying the neo-yellow-peril, embattled House Democrat Zack Space cites opponent Bob Gibbs’s support of free trade as proof that he wants to send jobs from Ohio to China. Graphically, an ominous dragon appears; sonically, the narrator speaks Mandarin: “As they say in China, xie, xie Mr. Gibbs.”
China has become such a radioactive attack point that Alex Giannoulias, Illinois’ Democrat nominee for Senate, has accused his Republican opponent of “economic treason” for raising money from businessmen in China. Never mind that the businessmen are Americans, that they donated only $6,000, and that Giannoulias himself ventured into Canada to raise money from trial lawyers. Even the former occupant of this seat solicited donations from Americans abroad before becoming the 44th president. According to Giannoulias, Mark Kirk’s raising of $6,000 from overseas sources “can be nothing but an act of economic treason.”
Republicans can’t say they weren’t warned. The tortoise-and-hare Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley, which turned ugly after the presumptive winner’s poll numbers nosedived in January, foreshadowed the party’s descent into the gutter. A mailer by the Massachusetts Democratic Party claimed, “1736 Women Were Raped in Massachusetts in 2008. Scott Brown Wants Hospitals to Turn Them All Away.”
Democrats don’t have a monopoly on sewer politics. Underhanded electioneering is one of the few areas where legitimate bipartisanship reigns. But when a party faces the unknown for upwards of one-hundred House members and the dozen Senate seats in play, the dirty campaigning will necessarily be one-sided. What does it profit a politician to gain his dignity while losing a $174,000-per-year government job?
Clinton pollster Doug Schoen conceded to Politico, “There is a tendency now in the Democratic Party not only to disagree with, but to belittle political opponents.” The Republicans aren’t merely wrong, but evil, stupid, and, especially, hysterical. This last epithet, a favorite stereotype of misogynists, helps explain why 2010’s “gender gap” favors Republicans. In a piece of projection on Republican “mean girls,” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd dubbed Nevada Senate candidate Sharon Angle “weird,” “wacky,” “nutty,” “the Red Queen of the Mad Hatter tea party,” and “the inebriated lady in a country club bar.”
All this thesaurus-consulted redundancy is supposed to say something about Angle and not Dowd.
When Doug Schoen’s client won the presidency, the campaign boiled down to four words: “It’s the economy, stupid.” But when your party controls Capitol Hill and the White House, and unemployment approaches 10 percent, the deficit eclipses $1 trillion, and GDP grows anemically, it’s about everything except the sputtering economy. It’s about Aqua Buddha, witchcraft, and Ephesians 5:24. It’s us-Hispanics-versus-them-Vietnamese and a Chinaman stole your job. Only in such a feverish climate could a career politician’s campaign call his self-funded opponent a “whore” and a native-born American call a Vietnamese refugee “anti-immigrant.”
It’s the indecency, stupid.
|Mr. Flynn is the author of A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum), and editor of www.flynnfiles.com. Mr. Flynn has been interviewed on The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, Fox & Friends, Donahue, and numerous other public affairs television programs. His articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The City Journal, The New Criterion, National Review Online, and The American Enterprise, among other publications.|
Publicado: 10-28-2010 05:47 PM
White House Insider: Hillary, 2012, and Michelle Obama’s Racism..
Published by Ulsterman on December 3, 2010 in US Politics
Tags: democrats, news, Obama, Politics, republicans
Our third installment to the latest D.C. Insider interview discusses whether or not Hillary will actually run in 2012, who Insider fears most from the prospective list of Republican candidates for president in 2012, and a shocking story of Michelle Obama’s seeming racism.
Continued from part II:
…I will share that story, huh? I don’t know what has gotten into you – why you are so much more aggressive here. Don’t know if I should laugh at you or be pissed at you. At least you’re keeping me interested. Got that going for you anyways.
How about we talk Hillary. You still think she is gonna make a run in 2012? She’s repeatedly said that is not a consideration for her. Of course that is what she is saying. That’s what any politician says. Nobody is supposed to look like they want to run for president until they are actually runnin’ for president. Yes, the Clintons are very much sizing up a run. The situation is always changing under their feet – the polls, the midterms, all of that makes things difficult to figure, to-to, to try and determine how one could go about it. I’ll say this for certain – absolutely certain here…yes, the Clintons want in. They want the White House back. The other thing I know is that the Obama people have known this for some time.
They offered her the VP spot – Clinton let them hang out there a bit then turned them down. Since then the White House has shifted into a more attack mode. They are gonna take her on. Gonna cut her off at the knees if they can. Not sure how, but that is the tone coming from the Obama people now. We gotta eliminate the Hillary threat. That’s part of why Rahm left, why he left the White House.
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Obama’s Own Debt Commission States Obamacare Savings a Myth »Emanuel? He left because of Hillary? No, not because of Hillary…because of what the White House was engaged in. The word I got back was Rahm wanted no part of it. Loyalty maybe? Well, this was just another example of Rahm going opposite the current there at the White House. Him and Michelle were not getting along, and Jarret was pushing him gone. He coulda fought back – he’s as tough as they come. In the end he just said, basically said – I’m outta here. Course, lots of them have been saying that at the White House for months now, right?
So how could the Obama White House eliminate the threat of Hillary Clinton running in 2012? Don’t know. They are up to something, but whatever that is, they have managed to keep a lid on it, and that’s tough to do. That tells me its gonna come down quick. To catch a Clinton unprepared is no easy thing. And frankly, I’m not so sure that -expletive- White House is up to the task. They might just find themselves on the receiving end of a classic Clinton ******* kickin’. God willing!
Whatever the White House is up to, it’s gonna come soon against Hillary. We are at the end of November here, right? I’d say by early spring, we’ll know what it is – we’ll see something hurt Hillary’s ability to run in 2012. And then we should see, what I know about the Clintons…we should see Hillary give as good as she got.
And what about the Republican side? If Obama gets the nomination -
(interrupts) No guarantee on that – he’s gonna have a fight. Somebody in the party is gonna challenge him.
Right – right, but assuming Obama gets the Democratic Party nomination, who would he fear most from the Republican side? Will they pull another McCain the Campaign tactic? Are they going to try and pick the Republican’s nominee for them? Is that a rhetorical question there? Of course they are gonna do that! That’s what I just said! They are already trying to line it up.
So who does the Obama people fear most? Obama.
What? That’s the most honest answer at this point – they fear Obama the most. Can the guy keep it together long enough to run in 2012? It’s not looking so good right now, is it? The guy is losing it. I’m certain of it. The guy is barely holding.
Who would you rather see as the next president – Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Hillary Clinton.
That’s not a choice. There’s always a choice, and that would be mine.
Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Those are the choices. Who would you choose. As a lifelong Democrat, who would you choose between those two? I may not vote. For the first time in…a hellevu long time, I might just not vote. Or maybe I write in Hillary Clinton. No – I write in Bill Clinton. (laughs)
Pick one or the other. Romney – or Obama? …Romney.
Really? You’ve grown that dissatisfied with Obama? You’d pick a Republican over Obama? Romney wouldn’t…I disagree with a lot of his positions, actually – maybe not as much as you might think, but Romney – he won’t destroy the country. Obama…I’m not so sure. Can we handle another four years of Obama? After what we seen with the first two? The -expletive- mess of these first two? I don’t think so. I won’t be a part of that. Not this time.
Now to that story – Michelle Obama. I want you to share that story – say it just like you did before. Can you tell me why you think it’s important to any of this? I don’t think people – I don’t think too many people would be surprised by it. Surprised by who Michelle Obama really is…
I don’t agree with that. I think it gives some important insight into how this White House thinks. You said before the First Lady’s influence is significant in the administration, right? Sure – something like that. Sure…
If you had a story like this about a top adviser to the president, it would be important. If this is how they think – how they see the world, it would influence the advice being given to the president, right? I see the point, I just…it’s a stretch, ok? A big -expletive- stretch, and I don’t…that story was not to be a part of this.
I understand – but it’s important. It goes to the character of these people. To this White House. You realize it puts me in the room right? Puts me right there in the -expletive- room!
I appreciate that, I understand your concern. Oh do you? Yeah, that concern is just rolling off of you! (pause) Tell you what. How about you tell me about the police department thing? Make it part of this. How about we put you “in the room” too, huh? You willing to do that? You wanna go there – I’ll go here. Sound fair?
You really wanna do that? Just to print the First Lady story?
That’s the deal – now it’s your turn. How’d you put it? …Time to put yourself in the room. Right there with me, now. Just like you told it before… Ok, if that’s what you want. I don’t think it’s has much to do with anything, but if that’s how you want it.
It’s August, I’m on the ground in Virginia. Michelle Obama has done a campaign stop there. It’s after the speech. Good crowd – good turnout. I’m working my ******* off. We need Virginia, right? It’s crucial to get Virginia. The internals are looking good – but we got a couple months left of hard-hard work. It’s after – what you might call the meet and greet. Lots of money in the room. Big players. The First Lady – she’s not yet, but call her, I’ll just go ahead and call her that ok? The First Lady is in the reception room with another younger woman, tall, she’s Black. Seen her from time to time before. The guy – the First Lady is also talking with a Black man, about her age. Don’t know him. Now normally in these events, these kinds of things, you want the campaign going out and shaking hands, posing for photos, all of that sh-t that nobody really wants to do but it’s politics. Gotta be done. On this day, the First Lady IS the campaign. She’s the show. A sh-tload of money was raised that day. I still can’t believe the amount of money that poured into that campaign…
So I’m coming into the room, I got some longtime party supporters with me. These people go waaay back. They wanna meet the First Lady. Mrs. Obama. Now this guy has been with us for years. He has raised all kinds of money – was great for us during the Clinton campaigns. Solid guy. Real salt of the earth, you know? Good people. Real good people. He was pushing 80 at the time – since passed away. Anyway, I am bringing them into the room to meet the First Lady. I figure someone who bought four tickets to a $20k a plate fundraiser deserves a little handshake and thank you from the campaign, right? So it’s the old man, his wife, a daugther-in-law, and a grandson, and I’m bringing them into the room to meet Mrs. Obama. Now I gotta tell you, these are good people, but they don’t fit in with the political cocktail crowds, right? That’s just not who they are – and they don’t pretend to be. So they look a bit out of place in this environment. The old man was…on the heavy side, has a bad hip from shrapnel during his military days. The other three, God bless ‘em, don’t look all that much better. They have as much money as anyone in the room most likely - you would just never know lookin’ at ‘em.
So I get up to the First Lady. She ignores me. I clear my throat a bit. No response. Finally I say “Mrs. Obama?” And she finally turns toward me, but kinda looks right through me. I’m not really there. Then she lifts up her eyes – her eyebrows like she does, and says – makes a kinda “hmmm” sound. I’m nervous. I’ve played cards with a president and this lady is making me nervous.
So I introduce her to the old man and his family. Now the old guy, he’s sweating like a fat Elvis, right? I mean it’s pretty bad. But he’s all smiles – they all are. They are all very excited to be meeting the First Lady. The old man, he holds out his hand to shake Mrs. Obama’s hand. His hand is just sitting out there – he’s holding it out there. The First Lady gives this tight smile, not a real smile, but like she just caught a whiff of something that smells real bad – that’s how she looked. And she takes her hands, both her hands, and puts them behind her. Almost jerked them back. It was -expletive- horrible. ‘Bout the rudest -expletive- thing I seen. The First Lady, she gives a real brief, real quiet, “Nice to meet you – thank you. Thank you for the support. Thank you.” And that’s it.
She turns back around - and I hear the guy, the Black guy she was speaking with, snort. He gives out this snort, like he just saw something real funny. I look down and the old man…he still got his hand sticking out, and he’s looking a bit confused. Like he’s not really comprehending what has just happened. His wife though, she’s all out pissed. I can see it building in her, and I’m thinking “Oh sh-t”, I gotta get these people out of here or I’m gonna have a situation and it’s gonna come back to bite me – hard. I’m smiling and gently walking them back out of the room, and I can feel Mrs. Obama and her friends, or whoever those people were, I can feel them watching us walking out. I get ‘em out to the hall and tell ‘em I’ll be right back.
I’m going back in the room to explain to the First Lady who these people are – how much influence they really have in certain parts of Virginia. So I’m heading back in, right? Michelle Obama is still standing in her spot, with those other three people, but I can tell they are laughing at something. She’s got her hand up to her mouth like she’s trying not to laugh too loud. I get close enough to be able to hear what they are saying – what Mrs. Obama is saying…
And what did you hear? Go ahead – tell what you heard…
Yeah-yeah…ok, gotcha. But I wanna clarify one thing here – I wouldn’t call it racism. What I heard her say, not so much racism. I’d call it…hell, I don’t know…classism. Is that a word? Not so much racism but classism.
That’s fine – just tell what you heard…
Well I’m just a few feet away. I can hear them still laughing, trying not to laugh, anyways. Now I’m to the First Lady’s…I’m farther on her left side. Well she looks over her right shoulder, back the way we had left the room- me and the old man and his family, she’s lookin’ back that way with her hand over her mouth. She can’t quite see me…and she says, what…she says, “Oh my God, I don’t think redneck is contagious but I wasn’t about to find out!” And then they start up laughing again. Now I’m standing there in a bit of shock. Not sure what to do, if anything. Now I’m pissed, right? But do I confront the wife of the candidate? That’s not…that’s a scary prospect to be considerin’.
So what did you do? Nothin’. I walk out. I just -expletive- walk out.
It bothered you. It still bothers you… Hell yes it bothers me! That man, God rest his soul – that man was a war veteran. That man was an important area businessman who had been very-very good to the party for many years. His business employs…hell – a hundred, two hundred, three hundred people? People have sent kids through college for years on his dime, right? Like I said, he’s – he was, good people. He didn’t – his family didn’t, they didn’t deserve that kind of treatment. Nobody does. And this is the woman who has the ear of the President of the United States? This is the woman who is telling the country, what…to eat its -expletive- vegetables while she probably mocks the ones who are growing those vegetables, who are delivering those vegetable, who are selling those vegetables? …She’s a classless high class bi-ch. That’s who this country’s First Lady really is. And the administration, the Obama White House, the Democratic Party, MY party, it’s now controlled by people just like her.
But you stayed on – even after you saw that, you stayed on with the campaign?
God help me, I did…
Publicado: 12-10-2010 02:10 PM