Obama’s Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Up

It’s a hot topic this week. What we have been seeing with ThinkProgress.org editing a video for propaganda purposes and then with Shirley Sherrod admitting to an overt act of racism, is a massive playing of the race card by the left. Only this time, the race card is blowing up right in their faces, and they know it. Thus, they go on the offensive and claim that only Conservatives can be racist but they immediately clam up or go into major spin mode when asked to explain the comments of people like King Shabazz and Shirley Sherrod.

And of course, no one on the left will even consider commenting on the Justice Department’s directive not to pursue any case where the victim was white and the perpetrator black.

Ann Coulter has a nice take on this:

This is what “racism” has come to in America. Democrats are in trouble, so they say “let’s call conservatives racists.” We always knew it, but the Journolist postings gave us the smoking gun.

This explains why we’ve heard so much about Tea Partiers being “racists” lately.

But despite a frantic search, the media have been unable to produce any actual evidence of racism at the Tea Parties. Even the trace elements are either frauds or utterly trivial.

Whereas bloggers like me have been posting hard evidence about racism in other organizations or that alleged Tea Party racism turns out to be fabricated, we have yet to find one person or group that has any hard evidence of a racist Tea Party.

Rememeber when Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 to anyone who could produce an audio or video tape showing that some Tea Partier had called Rep. John Lewis a certain racial epithtet (beginning with the letter “N”) at least one time, nevermind the 15 times that the news media charged? That reward still remains unclaimed. Why? Because the incident never happened.

Given the number of video cameras, cell phones and other recording devices that were present, there is no way someone could have yelled that word fifteen times and it never got recorded.

More:

And now this week, with the NAACP accusing the Tea Partiers of harboring racists, and conservatives demanding proof, the George Soros-backed Center for American Progress ran a 45-second video allegedly showing racism at the Tea Parties.

One of the videos shows an obvious liberal plant announcing, “I’m a proud racist!” Apparently this was their best shot, because they had to work this video into the montage twice, amid utterly innocuous posters, for example, saying, “God bless Glenn Beck.” So I guess they didn’t have anything better.

Here’s the part Soros’ people didn’t show you: In the fuller video shown on the Glenn Beck show, the Tea Partiers surrounded the (liberal plant) racist, jeering at him, telling him he’s not one of them and to go home. In a spectacularly evil fraud, all that was edited out.

I have that very video posted on this blog.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Obama’s Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Up
Ann Coulter
Townhall.com
July 22, 2010

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Think Progress Used A Heavily Edited Video To ‘Prove’ Tea Party Is Racist

But they didn’t show the full video nor did they mention that the subject of the video was a Democrat plant sent in to stir up controversy. That man was a well-documented Tea Party crasher.

In the Think Progress version of the clip, you only see one or two seconds of this man claiming that he is a white racist. This is due to the editing that Think Progress did to reduce the six-minute clip down to only those parts they could use as propaganda. In other words, Think Progress is deliberately misleading their viewership.

Here is the full video and proof that the Tea Party is not tolerent of racists in their midst:

Also note that Think Progress used another video to claim Tea Party racism but retracted it when it was learned that the video footage they were using was from 2006, three years before the Tea Party revolution began.

Any members or supporters of Think Progress are welcome to address this post and give their side of the story.

Racism Within The NAACP

The NAACP really needs to clean up its own ranks before calling other organizations racist, exspecially when there is no evidence of racism in those other organizations (like the Tea Party) but their is solid evidence of racism within the NAACP.

Note the following video in which USDA official Shirley Sherrod admits to acting on her own racist beliefs and feelings when dealing with a white farmer. Especially note how other members of the NAACP either approve of her action or conspicuously fail to call her out for it.

Actions speak louder than words.

Crowley-Gates Incident: Maybe Obama Should Teach Himself

It’s not easy dealing with an infant suffering from Reactive Airway Disease. I’ve spent the last three days taking care of my seven-month-old son. But, I’m back to make a small contribution here.

The arrest of professor Louis Henry Gates has been all over the news recently. Everyone knows the story and everyone knows how Obama reacted during a nationally televised press conference designed to push socialized medicine.

But Obama also refers to this as a “teachable moment.” Yes, the president who promised us a “post-racial” America and made a major gaffe in criticizing the Cambridge police before he even knew all the facts, wants to teach us something.

Well, I’ve learned that Obama is nothing even resembling “post-racial” and perhaps he needs to teach that to himself.

Pat Buchanan writing for Town Hall has this:

Sunday, professor Louis Henry Gates retreated from his threat to sue Sgt. James Crowley. Friday, President Obama retreated from his charge that the Cambridge cops “acted stupidly.”

As Crowley has not budged an inch — his arrest of Gates was correct, and there will be no apology — there is no doubt who won this face-off. Game, set, match, Crowley and the Cambridge cops.

Gates and Obama can try to spin this all they want, but it is clear that they were trying to use this incident to somehow stick it to “whitey.” What we are really seeing here is how well Obama listened during the twenty years he sat in the pews and listened to the racist and anti-American sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Here is what happened:

Answering a 911 call about a break-in in progress, Crowley encountered the professor inside the house. According to Crowley’s report, his request for Gates’ I.D. was initially rebuffed, and he was accused of hassling Gates because he was black. The professor made a slurring reference to Crowley’s “mama.”

The professor then raised such a ruckus Crowley arrested and cuffed him.

Once in the street, Gates bellowed, “This is what happens to a black man in America.” Gates then called Crowley a “rogue cop.”

Gov. Deval Patrick declared Gates’ arrest “every black man’s nightmare.” Obama said the Cambridge cops had “acted stupidly” and went on to elaborate, on nationwide TV, on the sad history of racial profiling of blacks and Hispanics by police.

Thus the two most powerful black elected officials in the U.S., with no hard knowledge of what happened, came down on the side of a black professor, their buddy, against a white cop and his department, implying racial motivation in the arrest of Gates.

Teachable moment? Yes. We need to teach that the reactions of Gates, Obama and Deval Patrick were the wrong reactions to have.

Here is some eveidence that you will not hear Obama, Patrick or Gates ever mention (lest they make fools of themselves):

Crowley’s partner in the arrest was a black officer who said he stands “100 percent” behind Crowley and that Gates acted “strange.”

Sixteen years ago, Crowley gave CPR to an unconscious Boston Celtics star, Reggie Lewis, in an attempt to save his life. The memory of his failure caused Crowley to break down in tears and haunts him to this day.

Crowley was selected by a black police lieutenant to teach fellow officers about racial profiling. He has been doing this for five years.

And watching TV coverage for a week, this writer has yet to hear one cop anywhere condemn Crowley’s handling of the incident.

Teachable moment? Yes. We need to teach that minorities screaming “racism” when no racism is present devalues the word and makes it easier to ignore true instances of racism.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Sgt. Crowley, A Cop In Full
Pat Buchanan
TownHall.com
July 28, 2009

Racism: Alive And Thriving In Detroit, Michigan

We all know what would happen if a black union representative went before a white city council and got this kind of treatment. But, in Detroit, it is the other way around. Whites were told to “Go home” because they did “look like” everyone else.

This isn’t a joke. It really happened. From Nolan Finley at the Detroit News:

It was a tragic circus, a festival of ignorance that confirmed the No. 1 obstacle to Detroit’s progress is the bargain basement leaders that city voters elect. The black nationalism that is now the dominant ideology of the council was on proud display, both at the table and in the audience.

Speakers advocating for the deal were taunted by the crowd and cut short by Council President Monica Conyers, who presided over the hearing like an angry bulldog; whites were advised by the citizens to, “Go home.”

Opponents were allowed to rant and ramble on uninterrupted about “those people” who want to steal Detroit’s assets and profit from the city’s labors.

A pitiful Teamster official who practically crawled to the table on his knees expressing profuse respect for this disrespectful body was battered by both the crowd and the council.

When he dared suggest that an improved Cobo Center would create more good-paying jobs for union workers, Conyers reminded him, “Those workers look like you; they don’t look like me.”

Desperate, he invoked President Barack Obama’s message of unity and was angrily warned, “Don’t you say his name here.”

So much for the unifying character of Barack Obama. The racist Detroit City Council just swept that away with one sentence.

BTW, Monica Conyers is the wife of Congressional Representative John Conyers.

Racism and race-baiting are alive and well in Detroit, Michigan. Don’t that make Motown proud?

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Elect A Crazy Council, Get Crazy Results
Nolan Finley
Detroit News
March 1, 2009

A Couple Of Stories About Race-Baiting And Politics

Having grown up in Prince George’s County, Maryland (known as “P.G. County” to us natives) I am very dismayed and shamed by this report. You would think that a pre-dominantly black county like P.G. would have grown beyond this sort of thing, especially after helping to elect America’s first black President.

From News Channel 8:

A Prince George’s Community College student says she was driven from class because of her political beliefs.

Gloria Alfonzo says she endured racial taunts and slurs because she supported John McCain’s presidential campaign.

Her problems, she said, began with an assignment to write about the merits of Barack Obama. When she announced she differed with Obama, Alfonzo says her African-American classmates subjected her to an onslaught of racial hatred.

“I was frightened,” she recalled. “It was horrible; it was extremely horrible. I was a little scared.”

Alfonzo said all of her classmates — except for herself and one other — were black, as was the instructor, Ayanna Watson. She says the teacher demanded to know whether she is a Republican.

No mention of this on the local news affiliates of NBC Channel 4, ABC Channel 7 or CBS Channel 9. But you have to wonder what the coverage would have been like if Alfonzo were black and her classmates were white.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

McCain Supporter Claims She Suffered Racial Taunts In Class
News Channel 8
November 11, 2008

And up in Minnesota, an attack on the Augsburg College campus was certainly politically motivated and possibly racially motivated as well.

Annie Grossman was attacked outside of her dorm after being confronted by four black women.

From Paul Walsh at the Star Tribune:

An Augsburg College student and Sarah Palin supporter from Alaska was beaten on election night while walking to her dorm and was called a racist by a group of four young women because she had on a McCain/Palin presidential campaign button, authorities and the victim said.

Under a skyway connecting the two buildings, four women “bigger than I am” came up to her, she said.

“One approached me and got in my face and called me racist because I had the pin on. That really ticked me off, but I kind of left it alone because she was so much bigger than I am,” said Grossmann. She is 5 feet 2 and weighs 120 pounds, and played boys high school hockey in Alaska. “The girls in the background were just a little bigger than me. They were mocking me from the sidelines.

“I didn’t say anything. … This one [bigger] girl grabbed me by the shoulders and was holding me. After about five minutes, I just wanted to get out of there.”

Grossmann, who is white, said she told the women, who were black, “You guys don’t even know me. There’s no reason to think I’m racist.”

At that point, she said, she pushed the bigger one in the group, and “she punched me, and the back of my head hit a brick wall.”

Again, what if the assailants had been white and Grossman had been black? Would the Mass Media be this silent on the whole thing?

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Politics Prompted Her Assault, Augsburg Student Says
Paul Walsh
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
November 12, 2008

Closing The Door On Victimhood

Here is a good piece from the Boston Globe. How many years did we wait for these things to be said by those who are now saying them.

Read this:

Some black leaders say Obama’s political success means it’s time to shift away from the dialogue of victimhood.

“Racism is no longer the primary obstacle to black progress. With the election of a black man whose middle name is Hussein, the rhetoric of white racism is off the table,” declared the Rev. Eugene Rivers, a Boston-based minister with a national agenda and a history of taking controversial stands. “Black people don’t want to hear it. White people don’t want to hear it. . . . The old school is over.”

By “old school,” Rivers is referring to what he calls the “professional protest leadership” represented by civil rights activists like Jackson. That worldview, said Rivers, calls for “decrying inequality” and blaming white racism for all the problems of African-Americans.

Kevin Peterson, a Boston community activist who runs the Ella J. Baker House in Dorchester, also calls for a new brand of black leadership. “Obama’s success this political cycle represents a new style,” Peterson said. “The notion that black people need to employ racially polarizing stances is now extinct. There are more effective ways to get things done for our communities than being accusatory.”

Looks like someone finally grasped the meaning of “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Closing The Door On Victimhood
Joan Vennochi
The Boston Globe
November 6, 2008