Playing the Race Card

Suzann Darnall

"Race has been the topic over the last couple weeks, but if we're going to do this right, if we're going to have an honest discussion among people who care about the problems inside the black community, we have to be dealing with honest brokers. Unfortunately a lot of people in the so-called civil rights community are frauds, outright hucksters. Two of the worst - Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson. Their goal: Demonize white people, especially conservatives like Bill O'Reilly, so they don't have to deal with the real problems that continue, continue to plague the black community. Making an older conservative white guy like O'Reilly a boogeyman is easier for these hustlers than confronting the real problems, real threats inside the minority community: No. High murder rates? How about that? High dropout rates? Family breakdown? I bet you think I'm exaggerating."
Juan Williams, on Fox News Channel "The Five"
No, Mr. Williams, I do not think you are exaggerating. If anything, I think you fell short of the mark of really addressing the problem. If the minority community truly wants to fix some of the problems they have, they need to confront the truth about where it really begins. And, they might start at the top . . . Barack Hussein Obama. You wanna talk about a fraud and a huckster when it comes to race relations! Has anyone done more to demonize white people than the man who actually threw his own white grandmother under the bus when he compared her to the racist, cursing Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In his own words:

"I can no more disown [Rev. Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother - a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."
I suppose I am inclined to doubt that Obama's maternal grandmother was the racist he claims her to have been. There has just been too much fantasy woven into his relatively factually empty life history narrative. But, it makes a wonderful plea for other white folks to be more tolerant of him because he is the poor little black kid . . . all growed-up of course . . . who had to live with a demonic racist white woman in his formative years.

And, this is not the only way Obama has played the race card. In fact, he doesn't just play the race card, he has a whole deck of racial guilt to lay on the white community and use to entice the minority community to sympathize with him and opt to follow him right down whatever fabricated road he is currently traversing.

If anything, you would think Obama would be concerned about high murder rates in minority communities, like his adopted hometown of Chicago. But, no, not a biggie apparently. Or, maybe, with all the education opportunities he received, he'd have some sympathies regarding the high dropout rates in minority communities. But, again, not so much. And, as the abandoned child of a black man, raised by a white mother and her parents, you would think he would feel empathy for the family breakdown occurring in minority communities across America. However, it seems to not even register on his political or social radar.

Nevertheless, he is right there ready to jump on any and all bandwagons railroading some white guy as the evil-doer in whatever minority community issue is currently topping the charts. Heck, he will even help in trying to demonize another minority as actually being more white than not, if it will foment sympathy for him and antipathy against whites, thus solidifying his base in the minority communities.

So, Juan, while I appreciate you coming across with the truth regarding Sharpton, Dyson, and their ilk, I am monumentally disappointed that you did not cross the street all the way to the fact that the biggest cheerleader we have at present for racial tension is Barack Obama, Racist-in-Chief. Michelle and he make a habit of showing their disdain for all things not black with most every speech they make.

He was heralded by many as the hope for racial unification, but he has come out as the great divider. He uses race to fill war chest coffers, uses racist to intimidate opponents, and uses racism as an excuse for anything that doesn't go his way. Or, perhaps he is such a failure because he is half-white. Maybe it's his mother's fault. Or grandmother's.

© Suzann C. Darnall, AUGUST 2013

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