@Mainly MeAbraham Lincoln was the most divisive in history. The nation
literally divided after his elevtion.@Mike Richards"Obama
is not qualified to be President."The voters seem to disagree
with your assessment.@patriot"you need to know that leader
is 'your leader' regardless of your skin color or race or religion or
political bias. Obama has never provided that leadership and even those on the
left would have to admit that. "The left had no real primary
challenge to Obama and he was re-elected. Seems like white people (since
that's the demographic you're implying here) on the left like myself
don't agree with your assessment. The only thing you listed that
you're correct on is political bias since conservatives don't feel
that way but I mean... conservatives are beaten over the head with a message
that Obama is a fascist commie so... is it really his fault if Rush is the
primary source of information for those people?
Hope springs eternal! The formerly unspoken, now spoken, conservative viewpoint
that has winnowed its way into print is quite a thing. The title is well
deserved and well earned. The liberals and the state run media will be livid.
Alas, liberals, take heart. The mirror on the wall will not diminish your
adoration of the reflection.
Lagomorph, I'd suggest that a Michael Moore "documentary" may not
be entirely dispositive as evidence. The ugly truth is that people
made the Trayvon Martin case a racial issue -- in the utter absence of evidence
-- and people have been violently attacked, possibly even killed, as a result of
the racial animus that was thereby stirred up. (The murderer of the Australian
basketball player Lane gleefully reported he'd attacked multiple white
people because of the Zimmerman verdict, and stated that he hated white people.)
The race industry is great for its merchants of grievance, but it
has blood on its hands. Teach people that society hates them, some of them may
believe your shtick, and become resentful, alienated and hostile. And that
hostility isn't limited to the alleged oppressor caste; once you adopt a
hostile worldview, it tends to manifest against anybody convenient. Which goes
a long way to explaining why so many young black men don't think twice
about killing each other. Teach a man to hate -- even if the hate has some
justification -- and you cripple him, maybe even put him on the path to his
grave. But at least you get to feel sanctimonious.
Lagomorph. Obama said Trayvon Martin could be his son and that he Obama could be
Trayvon. He never said a word about the black on white crimes we have seen
lately, not ONE word! Draw your own conclusions!
when you have a leader you need to know that leader is 'your leader'
regardless of your skin color or race or religion or political bias. Obama has
never provided that leadership and even those on the left would have to admit
that. With Barack it has always been "his people" vs the rest of us. How
sad is that? The media has helped reenforce this sad indictment but Barack
himself has repeatedly made the point who 'his people' were and it
comprises about 50% of America. What about the other 50%??? I guess we are the
bad guys in Barack's eyes. The infamous thing Barack will be remembered for
is all the wars the man manufactured in America - race wars, gender wars, class
wars, religion wars, states wars etc..... division division division. From the
moment the man gave his first speech on inauguration day it has been a down hill
slide ever since. I cannot look or listen to the man and say truthfully that is
my president. It isn't. He is the president of 'his people' but
most folks in the West or Mid - West or South don't fit. Disgusting.
Mountanman:"Black on black crime: no news media coverage...Black
on white crime: very little news coverage...White on black crime: Front
page news for months..."You might want to look up
"confirmation bias" or try providing some actual data instead of
supposition. How many total column inches or minutes of airtime are produced on
crime coverage, and what is the racial breakdown by perpetrator and victim,
compared to actual crime rates?Anecdotal, I know, but as I recall, a
black-on-white murder case had every TV network in the country glued to a car
chase and generated the "Trial of the Century" awhile back. "Very
little news coverage" indeed.I would maintain that
newsworthiness is based on the circumstances of the crime more than the race of
the participants. Celebrity kills spouse. Newsworthy. Cops kill unarmed
person. Newsworthy. Neighborhood watch volunteer kills unarmed man after 911
operator advises him to back off, Newsworthy. Mother kills children.
Newsworthy. Events like these will generate news coverage irrespective of race.
Your perception of news coverage is colored by your own agenda.Quiz: How many abducted blond girls can you name from the news? How how many
I agree with the victim status of President Obama.I think it is
totally involuntary on his part.
JoeBlow,you play the race card sooooooo well.
Might surprise many liberals, and or minorities, but I've noticed that if I
am on an elevator alone with a woman she acts cautious and is on alert. Only
common sense. So much so that if it looks like I'd be riding alone with
one woman on a elevator, I will not take it and wait for another just so I
don't cause her worry. Truth is, I think many in the minority community
see everything as race, even when it might not be race, but just human. And, as
you have already figured out, I am white.
I usually respect Kathleen Parker as one of the more thoughtful, saner, and more
empathetic conservative voices. How disappointing that today she so casually
dismisses the very real experiences of people of color.I will agree
with her that presentation (e.g. wardrobe, demeanor) is important in how others
perceive you as a threat. And socioeconomic class is probably as significant as
race. A homeless white man will induce cringes same as a black kid in a hoodie.
However, race still is a major factor and its role should not be diminished.In his short-lived television series "TV Nation" filmmaker
Michael Moore conducted an experiment similar to Parker's. He had two men
hail taxis. One was actor Yaphet Kotto, a distinguished, award winning black
man, dressed in a conservative suit and topcoat. The other was an ex-con, a
convicted murderer (maybe multiple murderer?), white, shabbily dressed. The
taxis invariably bypassed Kotto and picked up the killer. Can you seriously
argue that presentation alone and not race is the relevant threat analysis
criterion?I have mentored Latino youth. I can personally attest
that there is a palpable difference being in a store with them than alone.
Obama is not qualified to be President. He's proven that every time that
he's blamed someone else for his failure. He doesn't know how to be
President. He doesn't understand the duties of his office. He
doesn't understand that the Executive Branch of government is limited in
its authority. He doesn't understand what taking an oath means.When historians write his history, he will shown to be exactly who he is. He
won't be able to spin that history. He won't be able to use
government resources to intimidate "sources". Just as
Kathleen has pointed out, he will be known as the "victim President".
That's an "honor" that no President would ever aspire to receive;
but, he has earned it fairly and he deserves it fully.
BO's a typical dem - any time he fails, it's someone else's fault
Obama has joined the ranks of the worthless race hustlers of America. Need
proof? Black on black crime: no news media coverage, no social
commentary from the race hustlers, including Obama.Black on white crime:
very little news coverage, no comments or condemnation from race hustlers
including Obama as we have seen recently.White on black crime: Front page
news for months, protest marches, rallies in the streets, racist comments from
Obama and cries of racism in America from the rest of the race hustlers.Liberals are very uncomfortable discussing black on black crime because it
tears apart their agendas, Obama included. Only white on black crime advances
their "victimhood" agendas.
Yes Ms Parker. Because racial prejudice is EXACTLY like how affluent white
women are treated when they dress down. Are you really that clueless?
The Dear Leader is the single most divisive president in history. He has tried
appealing to everyone and everything to ram his socialist agenda through
Congress. He portrays himself as every man. He's a Muslim, a Christian
and a Jew. He's the guy on the street drinking a beer, he was born to a
single mother, he's a drone warrior, he got bin Ladin, he's a green
first president, he's for gay rights, etc.What he isn't is