December 16, 2016

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF THE UR HAD EVER ACTUALLY DONE ANYTHING:

Stop Blaming Hillary Clinton's Loss on Racism (DAVID FRENCH, December 16, 2016, National Review)

According to the Huffington Post, liberal icon Ta-Nehisi Coates explained it "perfectly" to The Daily Show's Trevor Noah. Here's the exchange: 

If I have to jump six feet to get the same thing that you have to jump two feet for ― that's how racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds. . . . Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That's the difference. 

This is pure, unadulterated nonsense. There's no better word for it. For proof, look no further than Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns. Can Coates look America in the face and say that Obama had to jump higher than John McCain to win the presidency? McCain was shot down over North Vietnam, badly wounded, tortured in enemy prison camps, and put in solitary confinement for two years. Yet he still refused an offer of early release unless every person captured before him was released as well. McCain then went on to serve in the House and then, for two decades, in the Senate before he ran for president against a first-term senator barely removed from the Illinois legislature. But, yeah, Obama had to do more.

It is, unfortunately, more plausible to argue that all of his career successes prior to his presidency were a function of racial preferences.


Posted by at December 16, 2016 4:01 PM

  

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