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The Washington Times Offers Up a Potpourri of Anti-Obama Racism Following His Morehouse Speech

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This is a follow-up to my earlier post on Barack Obama's speech at Morehouse College.

As I wrote there, Obama ought to be quite popular with conservatives given his race-blind approach to public policy. Unfortunately, Obama is a black man, and the political points to be scored through continuing their addiction to the politics of white racial resentment far outweigh the merits of an adherence to traditional conservatism from not too many decades ago.

Obama's speech at Morehouse was a bone to the "colorblind" conservatives of the Reagan era. The Washington Times took this opportunity and summarized Obama's speech at Howard with the following links on their site:

Obama at Morehouse: Black men cannot use racism as a crutch
Obama to black graduates: Don't use racism as an excuse

One would think this would be enough to satisfy their readers. Of course, the maw of the White Right is insatiable. I would think that the site administrators at Right-wing news websites would close down the comment sections whenever Barack Obama is mentioned in a story. Their readers further an obvious narrative of white racism which validates what reasonable folks have always known about the Republican Party in the Age of Obama. Ultimately, this is a bad look. The opinion leaders on the Right remain undeterred.

However, for the contemporary Right-wing in American politics conservatism and racism is one in the same. Instead of running away from this stain, the Right-wing echo chamber embraces it. Product branding is powerful. One does not run from what appeals to loyal customers about the nature of one's product.

Again, I dip my hand into the sewer of the Right-wing media, and its comment sections, so that you do not have to do so. Obama gives the White Right exactly what they want--a speech at the country's leading black college that can be easily read as overly critical of black achievers and strivers--and they cannot resist their most prurient bigotry in response to his gift.

What follows are some choice comments from The Washington Times. This is boilerplate white racism; what is very much a "paint by numbers" operation by Right-wing trolls online. However, given what we know about how racism is over-determining political attitudes in the post civil rights era, these remain instructive examples.

"They" hate Barack Obama. "They" hate you too.

313Kriss

I hope he remembers that it was "white folks" who raised him the next time he gets around Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Maranyika

Spot on!! The President talked about responsibility the choices we make today shapes our future. Refrain from crack do more readings.

Chris Behme

Later in a private meeting Barack told students to "keep the race card ready, just in case".

ags4ever

"Don't use racism as an excuse" from this president? What a laugh!This president and his defenders use racism at every opportunity to excuse his lack of ability to govern and deflect any criticism leveled at his policies. If obama really wanted to point to people who didn't use racism as an excuse, he would point to Allen West, Herman Cain, Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, and columnists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.

coolercoleman

Clarence Thomas would be ab excellent example to these young men. He has done wonderful things in his life. He has overcome adversities such as poverty, and racism in his early life and then the loss of his ability to speak in latter life.

fnfal308

Obama say, "as an african American, you have to work twice as hard." This is hilarious. I suppose except for the set asides, affirmative action and guaranteed lawsuits if someone looks at you sideways. Not to mention the fact that it is virtually impossible to get fired - no matter how obnoxious you are, or no matter what a lazy fork up you are. Yup, you have to work twice as hard. Obama is a prime example. The boy has never done an honest days work in his life and look at him.

ohmama

Obama tells blacks not to use "racism" as an excuse? Obama counted on the black population to vote him into office and counted heavily on his skin color. Over 95% of blacks voted for Obama because of his skin color. That isn't racism? Racism is a two way street.BTW- That "Nobel Prize" that he received within days of taking the oath of office in 2009? What a joke! And his "heroic" single mother was hardly ever there. His Grandparents raised him in the shadow of his Muslim father that he barely knew from the time he was 10 years old. Notice Obama does't mention successful conservative black men such as Thomas Sowell, Justice Clarence Thomas, Allen West, Herman Cain or Dr. Ben Carson to name a few that actually worked hard on their way up to get where they are at. Barack Obama is a condescending, arrogant, narcissistic, sociopathic, spoiled brat that has relied on his skin color and his grandparents money for his entire life.

Francis

It is horrifying and disgusting to think that we have this kind of trash in the WH. Thank you, Obama, for keeping the pot of racial hatred boiling and intensifying the revenge of blacks against whites. You talk about holding the black man down. Actually, it is you, Obama, who is keeping people down on the government plantation, as you try to get more and more people on foodstamps and welfare checks.

chuckinva

"sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.” Why would a half black man who grew up as a privileged kid make such a statement. Because the he is telling them what resonates with young blacks in our society. Racism isn't dead in America it just jump sides and is now a major tenant of political correctness. "Trying to keep a black man down", we as a country have spent more money to assist the black community to catch up with the rest of society with no better than mixed results. Why would the "Great Uniter" even mention race at this graduation. He needs to keep blacks for seeing the Democrats for what they really are, a detriment to real progress for African-Americans

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