by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles
Those on the left have made every attempt to tar those on the right as racists. They have done it so often and so ineptly that by now I doubt if even the rabid likes of Chris Matthews, Joy Behar and Rachel Maddow, take it seriously.
As far back as last March, when the Tea Party members gathered in Washington to voice their objection to ObamaCare, we all saw the way the liberals choreographed the event in order to make the patriots appear hostile to blacks. It was so simplistic, I assume that either Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod came up with the plan. It consisted of having only the pinheads from the Black Congressional Caucus enter the House by the front steps while Nancy Pelosi and her white colleagues all snuck in using the tunnel.
The leftists counted on the Tea Partiers employing racial invective, and when that didn’t happen they simply lied and said it had. They insisted that Emmanuel Cleaver had been spat upon and that the infamous n-word had been hurled at John Lewis 15 times. Oddly enough, even when a $100,000 reward was posted for visual or audio confirmation, not even Keith Olbermann or Ellis Henican stepped forward to claim the prize.
I’m not suggesting that there were no catcalls from the crowd, but does anyone, including Juan Williams, believe the catcalls wouldn’t have been even louder and more pointed if Nancy Pelosi or Henry Waxman had dared run the gauntlet of outraged, over-burdened, tax-paying patriots? But of course even if Pelosi and Waxman had shown their faces, the lap dog media would have condemned the Tea Party members as a pack of misogynistic anti-Semites!
Speaking of the left-wing media, I believe I’ve finally figured out the explanation for Marc Lamont Hill’s frequent appearances on Bill O’Reilly’s show. He serves to make Alan Colmes seem almost rational.
The media, together with the DNC, have taken advantage of Obama’s race to insist that all objections to his radical agenda are the result of racism. What they fail to deal with is how it was that 52% of American voters, all of whom knew his racial makeup, cast their votes for him in 2008, while if the election were held today, the polls indicate that he would lose if he were running against Romney, Gingrich and Huckabee, and be in a dead-heat with Palin.
Another fact that refutes the claims that anti-Obama sentiment is race-based is that his personal approval numbers are significantly higher than those regarding his policies. Feeling as I do about his character, I’m at a loss to explain the dichotomy, but perhaps a lot of people can’t help but empathize with his pathetic efforts on the golf course.
The truth is, the man who vowed to be our first post-racial president, has proven to be the most racial president since Wilson. But whereas Wilson, who remains a hero to liberals, was blatantly anti-black, Obama has shown his own true colors in the opposite direction. In his first 18 months, he has played the race card in connection with the Cambridge police incident; in defending the openly racist Eric Holder; and in refusing to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation. What’s more, in his constant pandering to the left-wing NAACP, ACORN and the SEIU, he has gone overboard in expressing his appreciation for the 91% of the vote blacks handed him in his campaigns against both John McCain and Hillary Clinton.
I happen to think that Obama’s decision to sue Arizona over its anti-illegal alien bill was a political miscalculation of enormous proportions. For one thing, most Americans — and I’m going out on a limb and include Democrats and even Hispanics who are here legally — don’t like the idea of the president of 50 states using the authority of the federal government to attack one of them. He’s not a schoolmarm and he has no business making Arizona sit in the corner as if it were a recalcitrant child. What’s next, a redesigned flag with just 49 stars?
Judge Bolton ruled exactly as one would expect a Clinton appointee to rule. Common sense would say that when the federal government refuses to enforce its constitutional obligation to defend our borders, thus forcing the individual states to do so on their own, it verges on lunacy to rule on the side of the feds. But, obviously, when Obama says, “I know it’s my job, but I refuse to do it,” he can expect nothing but high-fives from the corrupt media, Hispanic racists and agenda-driven judges.
The fact of the matter is that, by a wide majority, Americans don’t believe it is either moral or even possible to deport the millions of people who are already here illegally, but they want a very high wall — perhaps even a double wall, with an alligator-infested moat in between — erected at the border. After that, reasonable people can decide on the status and future of those already here. But any other policy (aka “comprehensive immigration reform”) would be premature, and would only play into the hands of Democrats trolling for votes, unions trolling for additional dues and Republicans trolling for the next best thing to slave labor. So, to paraphrase President Reagan, I say, “Put up the wall, Mr. Obama.”
A bonus is that the remainder of the stimulus money could finally be spent on what Obama promised us when he picked our pockets for the trillion dollars back in 2009; namely, shovel-ready jobs.
copyright 2010 Burt Prelutsky
Television scriptwriter, former humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine.