The Great American Melting Pot was once heralded as one of our country’s greatest strengths. The U.S.A took people of all nationalities, creeds and colors and made each of them Americans. You didn’t disavow your heritage: you added them into the goals of your new home and called the whole thing FREEDOM. Today, however, there continues to be a push to segment and divide our nation, turning one group against the other. It’s visible in many arenas, but nowhere more publicly than by our journalists.
On a daily basis, reporters and columnists laud the Democrats’ iron-fisted control of our Black population, and then insult the Republican du jour as racist for not having the Black Americans’ best interests at heart.
Watch the following video clip, courtesy of Rubino World blog and you can see what I mean:
First of all, that’s a solid answer from Romney. It’s not about White America, and Black America: it’s about America, period. We’re the ‘Melting Pot’, remember? But what made my head whirl like a top was the question itself. Can anyone even imagine, in your wildest flights of fancy, a single reporter ever asking President Obama, “…what would you say to the white community to assure them that you would be their president also?“
C’mon, get real. The fact that Jim Acosta went to J-school to go on TV and ask this mindless and blatantly racist question should tell you all you need to know about journalism today.
There is a mini-revolt going on, though. It’s small but picking up steam. We can see it in the defection of Rep. Artur Davis, who was immediately disowned by the Congressional Black Caucus after he split with Obama’s policies and the Democratic Party.
Can’t have anyone leaving the Democratic Plantation, now can we?
Abandoning and decrying his former Party, Davis (a politician who supported Obama the first time around) blows a hole in the meme that Obama supports the Black community.
Consider also this quote from Northwestern University professor Aldon Morris:
“Social conditions for poor and working-class blacks have actually worsened since Obama took office,” he wrote in the authoritative Contemporary Sociology.”
“The black/white wealth gap has widened; the black unemployment rate has risen to alarming proportions, especially in inner cities; the home foreclosure crisis has hit the black community with fiercely disproportionate consequences; poor black and brown communities continue to be devastated by crime. The murder of black and brown youth is commonplace, even just blocks from Obama’s Chicago mansion and his new home in the stately White House. At the same time, public education for blacks has deteriorated drastically.”
And, he added, “Above all, the massive incarceration of black and brown people during the first decade of the twenty-first century has been so crippling for those communities that it has been diagnosed as the New Jim Crow.”
We heard no such dissension from prominent Black Americans four years ago. Today, however, the biggest reason (I think) we’re seeing some push-back against the “if-you’re-Black-you-must-be-a-Democrat” doctrine is that clear-minded people are seeing firsthand the destruction of this administration. They are then arriving at the only logical conclusion: Obama is an incomparable disaster as President…for all Americans, irrespective of their skin color. And if anything, Blacks are getting the worst end of a bad bargain.
Some more numbers to buttress my point, this time from American Thinker:
“As of June (2012), the African-American unemployment rate is a staggering 14.4%, with Latinos and Hispanics having an unemployment rate of about 11.0%, while the unemployment rate for whites is 7.4%. Compare these rates to December 2008, the final month before Barack Obama stepped into the Oval Office. Whites wereunemployed at the rate of 6.6% and Hispanics were at a rate of 9.2%, while blacks had an 11.9% rate of unemployment.
Blacks have taken it in the chin to a greater degree than other demographic groups in the labor market during Obama’s economic disaster. Essentially, one out of every seven African-Americans is unemployed.”
“…from 2009 through 2011, black minimum wage workers swelled 16.6%, while whites had only 5.2% more minimum wage workers. Not only, then, has there been a disproportionate increase in the number of African-Americans who are in the unemployment line, but there is also a greater number of blacks working for minimum wage. This surely wasn’t the change African-Americans were looking for in Obama.”
I don’t know if the facts will be enough to sway the Black community. There is a built-in inertia that is driving them towards the Dems which will be tough to redirect. Even news that they will fare worse under Obamacare hasn’t altered their votes, …yet. However, I’m heartened when I see men such as Reverend E.W. Jackson give addresses like the one below (thanks to RightPunditry for the link):
It is essential that all Americans, of all backgrounds, come together and reclaim the American dream: a dream of hard work, family, community, sacrifice, and striving to succeed. We didn’t become the greatest and most prosperous nation in the history of the planet by waiting for Big Daddy government to shower us with free goodies from his “stash”. We worked, shoulder-to-shoulder, to make each of our lives better. We believed in our founding documents, and lived our lives accordingly. These ideals are Conservative in nature, yet there are virtually no Conservatives left in the Democrat Party today. This is not a coincidence.
Alfonzo Rachel actually summed this up better than I can 4 years ago:
Our next president’s job will be to see that those values, those dreams, can become an achievable reality again. NO easy task, obviously. But if we all do our part in the next few weeks, and afterward, it will happen.
I remember Alfonzo Rachel from a couple of years back and got a real kick out of him. He, as many others Americas, doesn’t see skin color first — but that he’s part of America, part of liberty and part of our nations exceptionalism. I continue to hope and pray, he’ll be majority and part of the movement to take American BACK where it needs to be — away from the oppression and division that Democrats and Obama, have forced on all of us.
I’m with ya 100%, RP.
The politics of division, as demonstrated by the Dems, is at the heart of many of our problems today. Not ALL of ’em, but more than a few.
Being able to disagree, without maligning your opponent’s nature (“evil”; Bushitler”, “Die Quickly”; “racist”; etc.,..) is the first step towards being able to solve problems.
Kinda hard to lead anyone when you are calling them idiots and racists at the same time.
That was the biggest problem with Obamacare: it was railroaded through, opposition be damned.
The man currently in the White House is the single-most divisive leader we’ve ever had. By comparison, the Dems hated Bush (and some Repubs did, too), but he wasn’t deliberately divisive. You can’t roll out Medicare Part D, AND back Amnesty, and be deliberately divisive. Bush tried to do what was best, even though I vehemently disagreed with both of those policies and several others.
Defeat Obama in November, hold Romney accountable for the next four years….and we have a shot at turning this around.
Otherwise, we’re goners.
Wow!! I want to stand up and cheer Pastor E.W. Jackson!! I’d like to rent theaters in every black community in America and show his message. Any idea how he is disseminating it? That is the most powerful statement I’ve heard in a long time from anyone, black or white, against the Democratic party. Thanks for sharing that link, bro!
It’s a real shame that so many people voted for Obama SIMPLY because of their excitement over a (finally) black man being a party’s nominee. Forget looking into his past, forget vetting his record, his written and spoken words, his votes for the 3 minutes he was in Congress. Just vote for him because he’s black.
Black, white, green, yellow, red…..I DON’T CARE!!!! It DOESN’T matter what your race or ethnicity is IF you’re NOT qualified to fill the most important position in the WORLD.
Too bad so many have formed their opinions about Dem vs Rep through reading and watching the MSM in action. A little digging would show them that it was the Democrat Party (think Algore’s dad, Robert “KKK” Byrd) that voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act, and it was the Republican votes that made it happen.
What’s that bumper sticker? Oh yeah: “If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’re not a racist, vote against him in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot.”
The reason they ask questions like that of Romney is simple, they are attempting to get him to make a mistake. The whole idea of the main stream media who are supporting Obama has been he’s out of touch and not fit to be President. They certainly will keep trying this tactic and Romney should by now be expecting dumb questions from them.
Romney’s not going to get many people in the black community to vote for him in the first place. They have been hoodwinked by the Democrats that anybody but them doesn’t care about them. That was the whole point behind what Biden said about putting people back in chains if he wins. I would argue they are already in chains, chained to the democratic party and the government lying to them about helping them.
Romney is fighting against a media that helped Obama get elected in 2008 and continues to help him in 2012.
I agree, Blaine, that they are currently chained to the Democratic Party.
As Bishop Jackson said in his clip: they are doing so “voluntarily”.
It’s up to us, all of us, to do whatever we can, however we can, to assist them is seeing this truth for themselves.
I’ve never been to AA, but we all know the most famous line from the program: “the first step is to admit you HAVE a problem”.
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