The Segregationist in The White House
Does last night's release of the unedited video of a 2007 Obama speech matter? There is a lot of back and forth today over its value. And while it was not some leveling nuke, it was a neutron bomb, if you will. Yes, the guy is still standing, with his usual minion members supporting his legs of clay and giving him cover, but the poison has still been released into the atmosphere. PJM's Roger Simon does what most people are not doing today in regards to The Daily Caller's released 2007 Obama speech video last night. It is what always has to be done with anything Obama says ... dig past the obvious of the words to get to the core of the intent.
I have never been able to put my finger on exactly what it was that I so disliked about Barack Obama. As a former sixties civil rights worker, I should have been attracted to, or at least inspired by, the first black presidential candidate and president, but I never was.
Sure, I didn’t care for a number of his policies and the narcissistic showoff stuff (those Greek columns) was a bit overdone, not to mention the obvious lies about his relationship with his mentor Jeremiah Wright and the less obvious prevarications about his relationships with William Ayers and others.
But I suspected something more substantive, more significant, was troubling me. And it was finally revealed in Obama’s lengthy 2007 speech to a black audience just made available in its unbowdlerized form by Fox News and the Daily Caller Tuesday night. I had my “aha” moment.
Barack Obama is a segregationist.
How else do you explain a statement like “We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned business, in our neighborhoods”? [emphasis mine]
That is not what most of us had in mind when we were involved in the civil rights movement. Naïve us. Our intention was that everyone should get to live wherever they wanted, even those suburbs. They were open to all. Forget ghettoes and barrios. Equality, brother, equality. How did that old Babs Gonzales song go — “We got a New Frontier, a man in the moon, but we ain’t got integration”?
Oh well, integration was a nice idea once upon a time, but to Barack Obama in 2007 it was already seriously outdated, if it ever had any value. And why should it? An integrated society is not easily broken off into equally easily manipulated interest groups like African-Americans or Hispanic-Americans.
Segregation pays — at the ballot box.
It is also one of the fastest and most reliable routes to power.
Now I’m not trying to say that Obama is a segregationist like Orville Faubus or even a cheap race hustler like Sharpton. He is something different and obviously more complex and subtle, but in the final analysis he relies on the same reactionary racial estrangement as the other two.
Indeed, our president is the reverse of what he appears to be, pretending to bring the races together when he profits by driving them apart ...
Some people today are shrugging off the unedited video as a disappointment that it was not some stark evidence of Obama's agenda. But as I said, his M.O. is stealth, and if you do not know that after four years I just don't know what can point that out to you. Some are typically and shamelessly deflecting Obama's personal responsibility for what he says and does onto others, and not the man himself...
Funny that, especially when Mitt Romney is supposed to be held accountable for every thing he has ever said and done from birth, and even what happened years after he left a business. The Romney campaign, by the way, is not slobbering after this video to matter on his end of this campaign. No, Steph, Obama is responsible for the 2007 Obama video, as well as all other revealing candid videos of the man and his words, especially when off teleprompter (as in this case).
On cue others are doing the obvious tiresome diversion tactic of, 'The rightwing pointing out Obama's racism is RACIST!' But I guess we are only supposed to take into consideration Mitt Romney's video taped words, and none of Obama's. Such as this one from an MLK speech he gave in 2002 where he draws lines around "the rich" (more candid Obama videos linked there as well)...
All these tapes of Obama expressing his ideology, thoughts, beliefs, and agenda before the 2008 election were either sat on or disregarded. But four years later people have been able to see all those things put into active policy with this man and can now see the background on why he has done what he has since taking office. It is not old news. It is the man the MSM has done their damnedest to hide from the American people.
Oh, and I am sure this recent abridgement of the audio version of Obama's book, “Dreams From My Father,” was just for a quicker listen ... or something: "Why Was Obama‘s Audio Book Version of ’Dreams From My Father’ Purged of All References to Communist Mentor?"
PS: Somebody translate for me this line from Obama's 2007 rant:
"Makes no sense! It tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out!"