Is Blue Moon too White? Obama's racial foot-in-mouth
Sometime soon, probably this week, President Obama is likely to sit down with Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley and Harvard race-hustler/professor Henry Louis Gates for a group hug. They'll partake in some Blue Moon beer, which we've been so fortunate to learn is Crowley's brew of choice (and a fine choice it is). I can't wait to hear Gates' reaction to a beer the style of which is called "Belgian White". ("Why couldn't they get us a 'black ale' or at least some Guinness?") And Obama will serve as our national race relations mediator, forgetting that in Sergeant Crowley he is almost certainly not dealing with some oddly guilt-ridden white liberal (although Crowley reportedly was an Obama supporter), and forgetting that Professor Gates would risk his livelihood if he backed away from stoking the embers of racial conflict. Obama's best case is that both Crowley and Gates emerge shaking hands and saying publicly that each could have handled the situation better. But even that best case is probably a neutral for Obama because people did not vote for a national therapist -- if anything, many people voted for Obama because he was supposed to be "post-racial". People voted for President and they think that a President should be dealing with Big Things. Putting aside for the moment the great value to the nation of distracting Obama from his mission to implement a government takeover of...everything...the fact that he is sitting down to mediate a discussion between a friend of his and a police officer, particularly when it was Obama's own political stupidity (something we rarely see from him) which got him involved in the issue in the first place, diminishes his authority and the office of the President. Obama's actions will reinforce his declining poll numbers, adding to the freedom of Senators (especially Democrats) and Blue Dog Democrats in the House to vote against ObamaCare and (in the Senate) cap-and-tax. In the meantime, as I noted previously, the Gates-Crowley events highlight one true fact in America: At least within "mainstream" society, the safe haven for racism is within the black community. Whites buy into the bogus rhetoric of people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton which imply or state directly that blacks can't be racist because whites have the power. That's a bunch of horse hockey -- which the election of a black man as President should go a long way toward proving. But the power base of those con artists -- and therefore Obama's power base to a real degree -- depends on perpetuating the racism that Obama explicitly ran against. Obama can't have it both ways. He can't claim to be taking us beyond race issues while shooting from the hip to call a white police officer's behavior stupid without any understanding of the facts in the case. While it may be true that Crowley didn't have to arrest Gates after Gates' despicable behavior, chasing Crowley out of the house as Crowley was leaving while insulting Crowley's mother, the fault is 99% Gates'. And the fault for this becoming a national distraction is 99% Obama's. As Obama's teflon coating wears off, the average voter will more easily see him for what he is: A typical Chicago thug politician except that he has less experience than most Chicago thug politicians and is therefore even less qualified to hold high political office. I continue to believe that we're living Atlas Shrugged. So everything that happens which shows the public what they've done to the nation by electing this charlatan, our economy's very own Manchurian Candidate, is a good thing. Gates-gate is just the latest lifting of the fog from the public's eyes.
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