Is Barack Obama Racist?

When Jesse Jackson groused, supposedly off-mic, that “See, Barack’s been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based… I want to cut his f*cking balls off. Barack, he’s talking down to black people.” Well, yes, Barack Obama talks down to black people. Hells bells, he talks down to everyone.

And now, Barack Obama talks down about the only black Supreme Court justice. It’s not Clarence Thomas’ judicial philosophy he disagrees with:

Mr. Obama took a lower road, replying first that “that’s a good one,” and then adding that “I would not have nominated Clarence Thomas. I don’t think that he, I don’t think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation. Setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretation of a lot of the Constitution.” The Democrat added that he also wouldn’t have appointed Antonin Scalia, and perhaps not John Roberts, though he assured the audience that at least they were smart enough for the job.

Reaaaaaaly? Barack Obama has a problem with Justice Thomas’ qualifications and intelligence? That’s rich. Obama might be smart, though he has yet to demonstrate that incisive mind we keep hearing about and he for damn sure lacks qualifications as the WSJ editorial easily demonstrates. What the hell is his deal? Women reporters are “sweetie“. And the black Supreme Court justice isn’t much of a legal thinker. Oh and then, there are the gun-clinging mountain nuts that really can’t be blamed for their ignorance. And let’s not forget Obama’s “typical white person” grandma.

LaShawn Barber has a must-read piece over at Pajama’s Media about how Obama injects race into the presidential race:

At a fundraiser in June, Obama said this about Republicans:

“We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. They’re going to say, ‘You know what? He’s young, inexperienced, and he’s got a funny name. Did I mention he’s black?'”

In both cases, Obama implied that his white opponents would inject race into the campaign. After a backlash, he tried to backtrack, accusing the McCain camp of cynicism instead of racism. But the intended damage was done.

People of any color have a natural tendency to use whatever advantages they’ve got. There’s nothing special about Obama. He understands very well that his ethnicity distinguishes him in this election, and he’s counting on that distinction to help inspire voters. It’s why he’s injected race into the race. Yes, Obama is more than the color of his skin, but even he knows it’s an integral part of why some people support him.

The rule seems to be that Barack Obama doesn’t have to abide by the P.C. rules because he’s post-racial, post-sexual, post-modern, post-provincial, post-American. Heck, like Bill Clinton, Obama will be the first woman president, breaking barriers for the ladies. So he can call a woman “sweetie”. Obama is a racial melange, so he can use race. He can be condescending and diminishing to women, blacks, whites, Americans, because he’s just that much better. His universality gives him the ability to disparage with impunity.

And if you don’t like his policy positions, his attitude, his lack of experience, the problem isn’t him. It’s you, of course! And, by the way, if you don’t like him, you’re a racist.

Is Barack Obama racist? Sure, he is. He has barely hidden contempt for whites generally and blacks who disagree with him receive scorn too. Is he sexist? Well, he freely lets fly with demeaning language, but I suspect his wife doesn’t put up with that crap at home.

Obama has been indoctrinated with identity-politics. He sees every issue through the spectrum of skin color or gender or some other fractionated value. The end result is predictable: a racist, sexist outlook. How can it not? People desiring a color-blind society don’t obsess over skin color, they obsess over ideas, policy and character. Barack Obama is not one of those people. He knows damn well that race serves him in his desire to become President. And so he uses race. In doing so, he becomes what he claims to be beyond: a racial, racist candidate.

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