Guilt by association.
In 2008, the electorate was convinced, with the help of the willing fawning media, that Obama was a uniter. In 2012, it should be obvious that he is anything but.
When Obama took to the mic to add his perspective on the Trayvon Martin case, he chose to make it all about race. Thus, feeding the hate crime, whites are attacking blacks! narrative. In what is one of the most blatant media attempts to frame the debate, CNN, in order to make sure that the tragedy be thought of as white on black crime actually labeled George Zimmerman as a White Hispanic.
The family of Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, said he has been wrongly described as a racist. Zimmerman’s attorney said he doesn’t see anything that indicates his client is a racist.
Nation of Islam “Minister” Louis Farakahn has gone so far as to suggest violence in retribution, posting a series of threatening tweets on Twitter:
Not to be outdone, Jessie Jackson said that “blacks are under attack“:
Jackson said that there is a mistaken assumption in some corners of America that all racial problems went away with the election of President Obama. “There was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism,” he said. “That’s not true. His victory has triggered tremendous backlash.”
He added: “Blacks are under attack.” African American families are facing record home foreclosures and unemployment. Their children are burdened with student loan debt. States, particularly conservative ones, are passing voter laws that leaders know will disenfranchise blacks and other minorities. Meanwhile, the nation’s prisons are brimming with black faces, he said, and their numbers that suggest that the legal system is quicker to send blacks to prison than whites.
Jackson said gunfire in America continues to be a problem for all Americans — not just blacks. Why, he asked, isn’t America outraged, that far more people die of gun violence in one year in America than the number of soldiers killed in the wars waged in Iraq and Afghanistan?
“Our disparities are great,” he said. “Targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”
Did you get that? Jackson just said that whites profit on the killing of black people.
Geraldo Rivera, in what I thought was one of the most honest comments made to date, noted that Trayon’s attire was a mitigating factor in his death:
“When you see a kid walking down the street, particularly dark-skinned kid like my son Cruz (24) — who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles, ‘Take that hood off!’”
He added, “People look at you, and what’s the instant identification? What’s the instant association? It’s those crime-scene surveillance tapes. Every time you see someone stickin’ up a 7-Eleven, the kid’s wearing a hoodie,” Rivera continued. “Every time you see a mugging on a surveillance camera or they get the old lady in the alcove, it’s a kid wearing a hoodie. You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a ‘gangsta’ … You’re gonna be a gangsta wannabe? Well, people are going to perceive you as a menace. That’s what happens. It is an instant reflexive action.”
GERALDO IS RIGHT, but leave it to the media to reject the common sense things in favor of stoking the fire. Most people know that Geraldo’s comments are true. It’s not just wearing a hoodie, I wear them, my whole family wears them. Everyone knows that it’s HOW the hoodie is worn, with the face obscured, and a certain posture that is meant to intimidate. When we as a nation refuse to acknowledge that truth, and instead turn the TV to Jackson and Farakhan as if THEY are the truth tellers, we are screwed.
All this though is going to end up at the election box for Barack Hussein Obama, and it won’t be to his favor. In 2008, he convinced enough people that he wanted to be a post racial President, now it is clear he is probably the most racist President ever to occupy the Oval Office. Our country is tired of the race hustlers, they are viewed by the majority of good, God fearing people with the distrust and disgust that they deserve. We are tired of the Jacksons and Sharptons and Farakhans — and Obamas — pitting black against white, for hiding hateful revenge as justice, for their hypocrisy and double standards.
Barack Obama is not a Uniter. Will he take to the mic to refute Jackson’s statements, and Farakhans calls for revenge? Don’t hold your breath.
Barack Obama is a race hustler, plain and simple. This year we won’t be fooled.