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I Am Not a Racist

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I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration. – Hillary Rodham Clinton

But I guess if people stand up and declare their right to debate and disagree with the Obama administration, it’s quite alright to call them racists.  And I don’t hear Hillary ardently shouting this proclamation from a pulpit somewhere to a group of Tea Party protesters.  And I also don’t hear any apologies from the left for spewing all over President Bush – as in, it’s okay to write bumper stickers of “Bush lied, kids died” and have “stale”mates like Dingy Harry Reid and Queen Bee Nancy Pelosi impugn the integrity of the President while crying foul when their congressional opponents do the same right back.

For the last few weeks now, I’ve heard this word thrown around so much by people who believe that the hundreds of thousand…no, scratch that…millions of Americans that are standing up in disagreement and disgust with the current government administration.   Unfortunately, it would seem that Hillary’s words, which jazzed thousands of left wing followers of Clintonian liberalism only apply if you’re a member of the left-wing.  If you’re right wing, dissent is not allowed if you want to be recognized as anything but a racist, worthy-to-be-listed-on-the-White-House-blacklist, hatemonger, “making up stuff” as Obama said on the campaign trail.

When Rep. Joe Wilson stood up in the House during President Obama’s speech and flat told him “You lie”, I seriously doubt Mr. Wilson was applying this to the color of President Obama’s skin color.  But Maureen Dowd had the audacity to impugn Mr. Wilson in her New York Times piece (of junk) by saying she heard the word, “boy” after Wilson’s statement (You lie, boy),  while Michael Eric Dyson went further by saying he heard, “You lie, uppity n-word”.  Hmm, are these two common-taters hearing things now or is this just another example of racist white-guy profiling?  Or are they still upset that Mr. Wilson was of the mindset that flying the Confederate Battle Flag was considered preservation of heritage when he voted to keep it flying over the capitol in Columbus.

As I’ve written before, it’s ridiculous that on one hand, if someone wants to fly the Confederate Battle Flag, they are a racist (despite the claims of culture by those who fly it), but yet, those same people who criticize, say, Latinos for flying the Mexican flag (again, for culture reasons) are again, racist.  So they are racist for flying a historical American flag for heritage reasons and racist again when they criticize against the flying of a flag of a foreign nationality for exactly the same reason.

Last week, the venerable Gertrude Baines, one of the few people left on earth that was born in the 19th century passed away at the golden age of 115 years.  And while I don’t want to dishonor her life, particularly when she proved that so-called healthy eating isn’t a silver bullet to keeping people alive any longer, when asked about her reasons for voting for Obama, her response was, “He’s for the colored people” and “Everybody’s glad for a colored man to be in there sometime.”  She also did say, “We all are the same on the skin. It’s dark, and theirs is white."  So, what…was John McCain for colored people?  What initiatives has Obama done specifically to help black people?  How has he demonstrated that he’s “for the colored people”?

Jimmy Carter, once again, showed his idiocy by saying, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity towards President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man”. Sheesh, as if this guy hasn’t already stuck his foot in his mouth so many times it’s beyond count, he goes and does it again, completely clueless to the reasons why between 1.5 – 2 million people marched on Washington to voice three of their First Amendment rights.  Mr. Carter, what people precisely are you talking about here?

(BTW – The DC Protest, better attended than the Obama Inauguration, left no trash behind for the city to cleanup, unlike the Inauguration which left over 130 tons, requiring city workers to labor on triple shifts to clear the piles)

Representative Maxine Waters, this past week, continued the race baiting, saying it’s not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views. In fact, during an interview on the Bill Press Radio show she indicated, “I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed, I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers. What I’m looking for is the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Barry Obamacare with Kennedy,” She further said, “What I’ve been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody’s referring to — everybody on the Mall, in the rally."

Hey Maxine – if you really want to know what all those folks that protested in DC is referring to, just go ask them, if you have anything resembling courage in that overly outspoken heart of yours.  The ways people are referring to the policies won’t be that strange, if you actually took a minute to listen to what they are saying.

(And she used the term “teabaggers”, once again showing her ignorance by using a pejorative sexual term to describe the scores of people petitioning their elected officials through town hall meetings and showing their utter disgust with a runaway government.)

I personally do not care what color the President’s skin is, notwithstanding that Mr. Obama is just as much white as he is black.  When I criticize Mr. Obama, it’s not because he’s (half)-black and I have a problem with that.  I criticize him because I have a problem with his half-cocked, big government, entitlement policies that are, at best, at odds with the Constitution’s Article 1 Section 8.  It’s about the policy, not the skin color. Get it?!?

What’s funny is that Republican chair Michael Steele has come out regularly in contrary to Obama’s policies. And he’s not the only black conservative thinker out there.  Take folks like Prof. Walter Williams, chairman of the economics department of George Mason University; Prof. Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; or Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.  Are these people racists or shall we get a little nastier and start uttering the words “Uncle Tom”.  Yeah, I didn’t think so.

But with all of this racism rhetoric being thrown around as of late, I am wondering why the left is wanting to make this about race, in ad hominem.  Are they are watching an reawakening of conservatism and the growth of simple American folks who are getting annoyed at the explosive growth of the government and running out of civility in their discourse, because millions of Americans still refuse the Obama kool-aid?  Or is this a clever diversion to run interference because the health reform bills coming out of Congress are getting revealed as not worth the thousand plus pages on which they are printed.

We are one race: the human race, and I’m completely okay to accept those just happen to have a bit more melanin in their skin as a fellow child of Adam and Noah.  And I’ll even do it when they insist that I’m not, while continuing to spread division and discord.  But to those of you who keep playing the race card, don’t keep making this about race, or I may start questioning just who the racists really are.  I don’t want to go there, and you shouldn’t either.  Let’s keep it focused on policy and let the players be black, white, red, yellow, or whatever color God happened to paint them.


Written by The Rabid Conservative

September 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm

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