I haven’t watched many episodes of Seinfeld, but if memory serves, there was a scene in an episode where Jerry urges people to “Look to the cookie” when pontificating on the relationship between Whites and Blacks (or Caucasians and African-Americans, if you are feeling politically correct). A funny, if trite, bit of comedy. And the old Saturday Night Live skit where Joe Piscopo played Frank Sinatra to Eddie Murphy’s Stevie Wonder singing a new rendition of Ebony and Ivory leaves me in tears of laughter every time I see it (“You are black, and I am white. Life’s an Eskimo Pie, let’s.. take a bite!”). And while those two facts will probably have some of you branding me as a racist through some twisted gymnastics of liberal judgement, I can assure you, that I am not a racist.
I don’t care that President Obama is black. Or half-black. Or partially African on his Father’s side/partially Caucasian on his Mother’s side. He could be the whitest man on the block, complete with an inability to dance, a goofy overbite, and a penchant for sweater vests – it wouldn’t matter to me. I would still find him to be the worst American President in history to date. His policies are weak, they benefit only the public unions and his cronies at green energy companies, he has a stated disdain for the Constitution, and his foreign policy appears to focus on pissing off every ally we have.
That’s why I don’t like him. And that’s why the vast – nearly almost entire – majority of Conservative and Republicans don’t like him. Honestly, nearly all of us just do not care about the color of his skin. He could be mauve and it wouldn’t hit our radar unless he clashed with Michelle’s outfit. It’s what Obama does that angers and disappoints us, and what motivates us to see him defeated this coming November.
What I do find racist, however, are the statements of Angela Rye, the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus. For that matter, I find the fact that there is such a thing as the Congressional Black Caucus to be racist in and of itself.
But to Miss Rye’s recent statements. According to Miss Rye, nobody could possibly disagree with or be against Obama’s policies unless he or she is a racist. So, I suppose Angela Rye is affording Barack Obama god-like perfection.
Let’s pull apart Miss Rye’s own words:
“I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black. You know, whether it’s questioning his intellect or whether or not he’s Ivy League. It’s always either he’s not educated enough or he’s too educated; or he’s too black or he’s not black enough; he’s too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful.”
She starts off with the race card, making it clear that any disagreement with what she says next means you are indeed a racist. We are racist because we “question his intellect.” No, the media has branded Obama the smartest President ever – I don’t find it racist to ask him to back it up with his University transcripts and a copy of his thesis. However, Obama has refused to release these documents, and Harvard has them under lock and key. Asking for proof of a claim made is not racism, it’s good journalism – something the mainstream media Palace Guards have forgotten.
Then Miss Rye says we question Barack Obama’s “blackness.” Again, I’m going to need some proof of this. So far, the only person I see bringing up his mixed-race origins is Miss Rye. Well, and the aforementioned Palace Guards at MSNBC and other supposed journalistic outlets.
And as for the “Christian or not Christian enough” that hasn’t been an issue for solely Whites or Blacks, or even Asians or Hispanics. It’s become a question for those who have looked at the fact that Obama spent 25 years in the pew of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s very anti-American/anti-Bible church, and at his recent evolution of support for Gay Marriage, which is clearly against what The Bible teaches.
No, Miss Angela Rye, Executive Director of a political organization whose membership is based on race and excludes people of other races, Obama’s race means nothing to Conservatives of Republicans as a group, or to most individuals of those groups. What matters to us is that he’s been not only a total failure as a President, but that he’s actually done grievous harm to this nation. We don’t want him gone because of the color of his skin. We want him gone because of the hue of his philosophies. It’s not a Black or White thing. It’s a Direction of the Country thing.