Thursday, April 28, 2011

Trump, Tea Party And Birthers Race-Bait President Obama

The movement to stir up fears about and discredit Barack Obama - - accelerated by interlocking claims that he's foreign-born, a Muslim, or an anti-American Socialist/Marxist/Communist or worse - - are race-based, as this Tea Party video makes abundantly clear.

How zany, how destructive is this fear-mongering bunch?

On Wednesday night, the far-right talk show host Michael Savage on Milwaukee's WTMJ AM 620 compared Obama to Pol Pot.

Savage has been denouncing Obama for sometime, and in recent weeks has been urging Donald Trump - - an admitted Tea Party enthusiast - - to run for President and has given him air time to push the birther position.

Trump's quick segue way today from the fake birth certificate issue to questioning Pres. Obama's grades and academic qualifications - - quickly praised by the conservative talker Tucker Carlson on an appearance on Fox News - - is just another effort to de-legitimize this President and reinforce the notion that the job is for whites only.

The President of the Harvard University Law School Review must have faked his way in, like he faked his way into the US Senate and the Presidency.

Remember when Trump was bragging about his relationship with "the blacks?"

Who talks like that?

Who thinks like that?

Besides Trump...this guy. [That Tea Party's self-described "Huckleberry" whose video was linked in the opening paragraph of this posting.]

And a tip of the hat to CBS's Bob Schieffer, who told it like it is.

That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he was black.
This is a ugly strain of racism that’s running through this whole thing. We can hope that that kind of comes to an end, too, but we’ll have to see.

1 comment:

Mitch said...

I don't know if being black helped Obama get into Harvard Law. But however he got in, he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Whatever might happen in the admissions committee, there's no affirmative action for law school grades, so I think we have to conclude that Obama is pretty smart.