Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sowell is right; Obama is not "post-racist", whatever that means. He's just a race-baiter with more self-control and cleverness than Jackson and Sharpton. He wears a mask of rhetoric as Sowell points out in his conclusion.
An 18th century philosopher said, "When I speak I put on a mask. When I act I am forced to take it off." Barack Obama's mask slipped for a moment last week but he quickly recovered, with the help of the media. But we should never forget what we saw.
As for Holder's remark that we are a "nation of cowards", maybe he's right. Maybe we need to stand up and say "No!" whenever we are accused of being racist. And when I say "we", I mean all people of good will and common sense, regardless of color. Then we should courageously point out the stupidity of the accusation, noting that the majority of racists in this country are black and many of them are educated and teach at universities like this Gates fraud. Look--the problem with black people in the communities of the inner city isn't that they're black. The problem lies in the way they've been "organized" by radicals like Obama. Being "organized" is just euphemistic for "brainwashed". And folks wonder why sensible people, both white and black, escape and move to the suburbs. The zombies created by liberals to be perpetually agrieved are ignored at one's own peril.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The Ron Paul presidential campaign organization has changed its name to the Campaign for Liberty. They seem to be campaigning for the liberty to demonstrate their insanity. Here are some examples of what you can learn on the Campaign for Liberty website.
Here's a page called The History of Satanic World Banking. It says"The following history of Satanic World Banking leaves out the current Tax Free Trust Fund Contributers of the Lucis Trust aka The Lucifer Trust that
educates worldwide on how to be the best Luciferian one can be . . . if by best,
we mean worst, that is . . .
"The Lucifer Trust is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and recognized
by the Tri-Lateral Commission as well as the United Nations . . .
The LGF piece also mentions that the nut doctor who posted a photoshop of Obama as an African witch doctor, Dr. David McKalip, is connected to Ron Paul.
These folks are bat shit crazy and they just seem to gravitate to Paul. It seems to me like he allows it go on and possibly even encourages it. I wish he'd be bigger than that and pull down the flusher. At least he should hire someone to police the website of his organization.
James C. Capretta and Yuval Levin explain why I'm hopeful that Obamacare will die in the waiting room. Excerpt:
The reasons for the public revolt are easy to see. The Democrats want to spend $1.5 trillion over a decade, impose an $800 billion tax increase in the midst of the worst recession in a generation, increase federal borrowing by $239 billion (on top of the $11 trillion the Obama budget already requires us to borrow through 2019), impose costly mandates on employers that will discourage hiring as unemployment nears 10 percent, force individuals to buy one-size-fits-all government defined insurance, and insert the government in countless new ways between doctors and patients. All of that would occur whether or not the plan includes a "public option," which at this point it does include and which will exacerbate all of these problems.
As these facts have become clear, Obama's standing has fallen and public opinion has grown decidedly less enthusiastic for the administration's approach. The trend is likely to continue, because the details of the plan reveal that its two most serious drawbacks--its cost and the prospect of government rationing--are worse than even most of their critics have grasped.
Then they go on to explain several drawbacks including the premium subsidy program and the centrally managed and controlled care implicit in the bill. Here's their conclusion:
Paying more for a great health care system might perhaps be justifiable, and there might even be a case for accepting a system worse than the one we have now in order to save money. But paying more for a worse health care system simply makes no sense--yet this is the bargain the president and his allies are proposing.
Here's a must-read by a smart black man. I always like reading Stanley Crouch—who interestingly enough has a connection to H. L. Gates, Jr. as a colleague in the Fletcher Foundation—because he's a great writer and an independent thinker. Siding with Bill Cosby in his recent criticisms of black culture, Crouch has boldly denounced "gangsta" hip-hop and Al Sharpton-style race baiting. This makes his comparison of first black President Barack Obama to rappers and second-rate black comedians all the more poignant. Excerpt:
President Obama put his big foot in it when he chose to give an uninformed opinion using words far below his expected eloquent shrewdness to describe the minor mishap. The grand irony is that Obama, who once appeared so far above the kind of overstatement one expects from a rapper talking about race politics, spoke on the amateurish level we perhaps thought was behind us, because Obama seemed to perfectly understand the restraint demanded of his enormous power and influence. Every second-rate black comedian has a routine in which black Americans get a chance for "payback" and take the white folks to task for all of the wrongs that they might not have committed but that they did not spurn whenever they resulted in skin-color privilege. The president stumbled into a version of that kind of routine when he allowed the issue to overshadow a discussion of his health-care agenda.
From his last paragraph, it seems as if Crouch is an ardent supporter of Obama. I hope his expressed opinion aids in the dismissal of any suggestion that criticism of Obama's poorly chosen words on the Gates matter is tantamount to "flopping to the floor" in support of a white cop by those less enthralled by the current prez.
Ben Stein has a succinct, highly readable piece which sums up the impending tragedy of Obama care and how we arrived here. Excerpt:
Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.
The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.
Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.
Also, here's a link to Fred Thompson taking to Betsy McCaughey about the shocking attack on the elderly perpetrated in the proposed house health care bill.