More Reactions to Obama’s Racism in America Speech
AllahPundit at HotAir:
Hey, guys? If the last 20 years count for anything, the best estimates of his “fundamental beliefs” are that the United States is a racist hegemon begging to have jets flown into office towers to teach it a thing or two about imperialism. He’s a gutless, opportunistic coward who was afraid to say an unkind word to one of the power brokers in the black community on whom he counted for votes as an Illinois politician, and now that he’s a national figure he’s throwing the same guy under the bus to preserve the illusion that he’s a “post-racial” politician. And you’re sitting there cheering him on because you don’t care what sort of idiocy or anti-American vitriol you have to swallow to put a Democrat back into the White House. Does that about sum it up? Have I missed any “nuance” in the “U.S. government created the AIDS virus” rant that Obama never, ever heard anything about and that you’re now willing to wave away?
Roger L. Simon at Pajamas Media:
Barack, your speech was bullshit.
Barack, this isn’t about generations.
Barack, this isn’t about the black church.
Barack, this is about a pathological minister whose uncontrolled anger wounds his own people and keeps them down.
Barack, this is about a man who ignored that rage for his own political gain and even now won’t admit a huge mistake and looks for nuance and excuses.
Barack, this about a woman who went on scholarship to Princeton and Harvard and still hates America.
Barack, you say you want Black-Jewish reconciliation but you hung with an anti-Semite.
Jim Geraghty at NRO (via ACE):
Geraghty, on the question everyone except those in the media asks: If Obama disagreed so vehemnetly with the racist, anti-semitic, anti-American crackpottery spewing out of this strutting peacock of a toad’s mouth: Why did he continue bringing his young daughters to be schooled in Uncle Jerry’s Happy House of Hatred?
Ace at Ace of Spades HQ:
“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama said. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women — who I hope will be athletes — that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting.”
Yeah, meanwhile your uncle is telling his parishioners that white people created AIDS to exterminate them.
That’s kind of harsh stereotype too, huh?
In fact, I’d guess that sort of notion would make it sort of easier to do harm to someone of another race. Hate speech can impel hateful acts, right? Dehumanization? Depersonalization? This ringing any bells, jagoff?
AllahPundit at HotAir:
Hail he of the immaculate standards for associating with racists!
In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus. Obama said he would never again appear on Imus’ show, which is broadcast on CBS Radio and MSNBC television.
“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”
But that wasn’t quite true, was it? It’s almost as though he’s an abject hypocrite who’s making up his “principled” positions on race as he goes along to maximize his electoral advantage, isn’t it?
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