March 20, 2008

CONTRARY TO THE LEFT'S OBSESSION...:

Obama Lied About My Dad (Michael Reagan, 3/20/08, FrontPageMagazine.com)

What was not expected was Barack H. Obama’s use of a litany of America’s past racist offenses to justify not only Wright’s blatant hatred of white America but his suggestion that it was a sentiment shared by most African Americans. And that is simply not true.

Nor was it true, as Obama charged, that the Reagan coalition was created out of white resentment for affirmative action or forced busing.

He charged that “anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan coalition. Politicians routinely exploited fears of crime… talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism.”

Poppycock! These are not only outright falsehoods, but echoes of what Obama learned at the feet of Jeremiah Wright and now preaches as his own beliefs. He learned his lessons well.

When he suggested that my father’s coalition was based on anger over affirmative action and welfare he was peddling a blatant falsehood as egregious in its falsity as Wright’s charge that whites created AIDS to wipe out the black population.

Everything Obama said was directed at suggesting that while Rev. Wright should not have used such inflammatory language, he was somehow justified because of America’s white racism.


...race just isn't important enough to move the election meter significantly, as witness the failure of immigration as an issue for Mitt Romney and company. Opposing affirmative action and Welfare obviously didn't hurt the Gipper, but they were pretty trivial as compared to the economy and the Cold War.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2008 6:10 AM
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