|Obama and Holder discuss racism|
Six years into the Obama presidency, six years marked by a constant barrage of criticism from the Right, it seems that those on the Left have finally decided that Barack Obama has fallen short of their messianic expectations. It began as a trickle, and has yet to reach flood proportions, but criticism of Obama from the Left is beginning to grow.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently added her voice to the criticism of the administration’s response to the rise of the Islamic State, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is: He’s very cautious – maybe in this instance too cautious”, and suggesting that the administration had been asleep at the switch as ISIS advanced on Iraq. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) spoke out against the administration’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as the handling of the Syrian conflict. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Democrat who often runs as a Republican, also joined Rep. Smith on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to criticize the lack of leadership shown by President Obama.
Criticism of the Obama administration has not been limited to politicians however, as leaders of unions including the Teamsters, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Fire Fighters and several others have voiced complaints about Obamacare and the administration’s spending. Even traditionally supportive media outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and others have recently leveled criticism of the President on a number of issues. Just last month Obama’s friend in Washington, The Washington Post, called out Obama on his plans to bypass Congress on Immigration reform saying “Obstinate, hopelessly partisan and incapable of problem-solving, Congress is a mess. But that doesn’t grant the president license to tear up the Constitution”.
It seems that Left is becoming more racist by the day.
For the past six years, and even longer if you consider the time during the 2008 Presidential campaign, those of us on the Right were accused of being racists for our opposition to Barack Obama’s election and to his policies after taking office. Indeed the very existence of the Tea Party was said to have been a result of the election of a black man to the White House. Even former Worst-President-In-History Jimmy Carter, who himself has criticized Obama on issues ranging from Obamacare to foreign policy, said "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man".
Well guess what? Now the Left is just as racist as we are; imagine that.
The truth is, for those on the Left who now find themselves on the other side, that it is entirely possible to be critical of a person’s political ideology and policies regardless of their sex, skin color, sexual preference, religion, BMI, or favorite sports franchise. Did you really think that, if Obama was white that I would support his plans to turn America into his version of a Socialist Utopia? Do you really think I would oppose a black candidate who wanted to cut taxes, protect my Constitutional rights, maintain a strong military, reduce the size of government, and secure the borders? Neither I nor any other Conservative I know has the least bit of concern about having a black man in the White House; in fact, if Rep. Allen West chooses to run for President, he will most certainly be on my top 5 list of candidates. I would support Dr. Ben Carson for President except for his views on gun control. That doesn't make me a racist; it makes me a supporter of the Constitution. See the difference?
To claim, as the Left has been inclined to do, that any opposition to their policies (not just Obama’s) is based on racism is stupid, insulting, and intellectually lazy. It has, for way too long, been their fallback position when they are intellectually unable to defend their views. Rather than discuss the issues like adults, they have resorted to Rule 12 from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – “RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions”.
America is in dire need of a political process that works for the betterment of the country rather than the divisive and destructive one we have now. People have become accustomed to shirking political debate in public because it is viewed as being impolite. Unfortunately that leaves control of the government in the hands of those who have no clue who or what they are voting for. Political discourse is the backbone of a free society, and is key to the very survival of our republic. We cannot sustain honest and productive political discourse if we trade Robert’s Rules of Order for Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Now that we've all achieved the same level of racism, can we get on with discussing the real issues that affect our country?