Tag: Maxine Waters

Yet another side of Racism …

English: Barack Obama speaking at a rally at t...
English: Barack Obama speaking at a rally at the University of Minnesota Field House in Minneapolis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me start out by saying I am not a racist.  I try my very best to always judge people individually … based on their actions, their character, their personal integrity, and how they treat me.  I have had black friends, Lebanese friends, Korean friends, Chinese friends, American Indian friends, and other friends of many different races and nationalities I did not even know about.  The popular new idea among many liberals (especially from Minnesota) is that all Whites are racist … they can’t help it.  It is part of their ancestry.  Now … that is a racist idea if I ever heard one!!

I remember when former President, Bill Clinton, was labeled “the first Black President” by the liberal press!  Hmmm!  What was that all about?

So … what about Obama?  Is he the really true first black President?  If so, is being black simply a matter of skin color?

Should I actually be a true racist (according to Ayn Rand‘s definition) and judge Obama … strictly on the basis of his 50% black ancestry?  Well … I guess that would actually make him kind of gray … because he is only half black.

Or, should I actually judge him based on his failed policies, corrupt political dealings, unconstitutional shadow-government-based administration, and wanton wasting of my tax dollars, etc. … and risk being called a racist by liberal race-baiters?

Actually, I think I agree with a post I read on a blog by UT Professor, Harold Black  … who from what I can tell is a very intelligent black conservative … that says that Obama is black simply as a matter of political convenience.

If we are supposed to judge folks by their actions, character, habits, etc. …. this is really not too much of a stretch.  It is only if we judge Obama racially … on his color … that we have a racial problem.

Wasn’t he, after all,  raised by his white grandparents?  Didn’t he go to mostly white private schools? Didn’t he graduate from Columbia and Harvard? When did he actually become black?  Perhaps,as Harold Black says, it was when he decided to run for political office.  While I disagree that Obama is very smart … he is indeed very clever.  Those two qualities are not the same.  Obama probably did figure out that being black was his best chance to be elected to political office.

So for Barack Obama, I think I agree … his new-found blackness is simply a matter of convenience.

Is Obama a friend of black people.  Unemployment among blacks has sky-rocketed under Obama.  And … who are Obama’s people anyway?  Are they Bernanke, Geithner, Romer  Axelrod, Plouffe, Volcker, Emanuel, Gibbs, and Carney?  Not a black person among them I can see.  I do not think Obama is a friend to black people.  In fact, truthfully, many black people have been adversely affected by Obama’s socialist ideology-driven policies.  There are many black people I really respect like Alan West, Condaleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, and Hallerin Hilton Hill who would, I think agree, with that premise.  I do suspect that … if Obama were white … we would be seeing many blacks rioting in the street.

It is kind of funny in away! As Mr. Black noted, you simply do not find many blacks in key positions in Obama’s administration!  President Bush did have Colin Powel and Condaleeza Rice.  I had great respect for Colin Powell as a military man … until he became a politician, fell under Obama’s spell, and switched allegiance.  Condaleeza Rice is one smart lady and a true credit to her race … that is if you measure her based on intelligence, character, work ethic, and personal integrity.  I suppose race baiters would call her a Race Traitor, an Auntie Tom, or maybe an Oreo … who knows?

But wait … you say; “Obama has lots of black supporters!”

Well yes!  I know he does … or at least it seems that way on the surface.  Race-baiters like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Van Jones, and Al Sharpton (and their followers) support Obama.  But these guys also know that their wealth and their personal success are closely tied to keeping the un-washed masses brain-washed and drinking the cool aid!  This is accomplished by attacking the so-called one percent (while … trying to keep you from waking up and remembering they are actually members of “one percent” group) and, of course,  the republicans.

Playing this race card is simply a means to shift the focus; an attempt to lay the blame on successful, hard-working  Americans … people who it is easy to be jealous of; rather than on the democrats and Obama … who are busy growing government,  destroying jobs,  and preventing needed reforms that would spur economic growth and a recovery that would benefit all people.

I think in another time and in another place; some blacks (like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) would have been calling Obama … the Oreo.

Liberal Hypocrisy

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Remember when Warren Buffett stated it was up to the rich to pay more taxes and that the government should raise taxes on the “rich.”  Why then is Warren Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, fighting tooth and nail to avoid paying their fair share?  It seems that Berkshire Hathaway was given a great opportunity to set the example for us all and pay more taxes.  Instead his company is bogged down in a protracted legal battle with the IRS to avoid paying an estimated $1 billion in back taxes his company now owes.  Just another example of how very generous liberals are … as long as it is with other people’s money!!

Obama is just so bi-partisan; and just oozes with the spirit of political cooperation and fair play … don’t you think?  Democratic strategist, James Carville, said Obama was way out-of-bounds when he scheduled his presidential address at the same time as the already scheduled Republican presidential debate. Carville stated that, given a choice between watching a debate and the speech, I would have watched the debate and I’m not even a Republican or even close to being a Republican!”  Gotta love El Rushbo!  In response to White House Press Secretary Carney’s glib denial of any partisan intent, Rush asked: “How much are you paid to lie to the American people, Jay?”

Maxine Waters strikes again.  She wants Obama to use extortion to force banks to modify loans.  It seems it is now up to the federal government to make sure people can afford their mortgages.  If the “gangster” banks don’t do what she wants … Waters wants the government to “tax them out of business.”   This is just further proof of the fact that liberal progressives consider taxation to be a means of punishing those they dislike as much as a way to fund the government. I do wonder if this policy applies to her husband’s bank as well?

Poor Obama is just so frustrated that Congress won’t “focus” on doing their jobs whining that, “It’s been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on.”   Well, Mr. Obama … did you not just get back from vacation, a bus tour, and non-stop fund-raisers?  What about the 80 rounds of golf this year?  Isn’t this kind of like the “pot calling the kettle black?”  Oops … I guess now I am being racist!

By the way, Mr.  Obama, the Keystone XL pipeline would bring North American oil (from Canada, the Dakotas, and Montana) to oil refineries on the Gulf Coast here in the U.S.  This would create more American jobs, mean lower energy costs (including lower prices at the pump), and develop a more secure energy supply.  Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline would:

  •  Provide relief to Americans struggling with the high costs of energy
  • Supply Americans with abundant North American energy and help lower overseas imports
  • Create tens of thousands of American jobs throughout the United States
  • Add billions in revenue to the federal government at a time of ballooning federal deficits

So what do you say Mr. Obama, how about doing something that can really simulate the American economy?  Will your administration do some real good … and approve the Keystone XL pipeline?  Time will tell ….

Maxine Waters: Enemy of the State!

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One wonders where these crazy, illogical, left-wing ideologues come from.  Maxine Waters, recently speaking to a group of about a thousand of her supporters stated that “The Tea Party can go straight to hell” and that she would be there to help it happen.  I keep wondering where those “tolerant” liberals have all gone to?

There is no logic to any of their hate or vitriol.  A black man spoke up and complained he was once a successful architect, with a big home,and a Porsche 911 Carrera; and now he lives out of his back pack!  He blames the Tea Party!  How is the Tea Party responsible for his misfortune? 

California is hardly a Tea Party state!  Radical liberal politicians (like Maxine Waters) have driven thinking, solid, hard-working Californians right out of the state with their crazy regulations, oppressive taxes, and “social justice” policies.   California is approaching bankruptcy and losing jobs even faster than Texas, a conservative state, is creating them.  There is simply nobody in California with the money to buy the homes or buildings that poor black architect might design!  Any Californians with money and sense are leaving in droves!  There are leaving for states like Texas … run by Tea Party-type people!   The truth is that this former black architect (if indeed that is what he really was) should look Maxine Waters dead-square in the eyes and ask her,”Why did your policies do this to me?”   Sadly, that will never happen because as I have often said, “Liberals never let the facts get in the way of a good story.”  

Politicians like Maxine Waters ignore facts, point fingers, and scream poisonous lies to anyone who will listen and is not intelligent enough to see through them.  They do this to cover for their own incompetence and to get reelected … because to their mindless loyal minions they are heroes!

Blame the Tea Party!  They scream and rant pure nonsense … and useful idiots listen.  Although progressive, left-wing liberals like to compare conservatives to Nazis, in truth, it is the vitriolic rantings of people like Maxine Waters that actually does have an eerie and uncanny resemblance to nazis propaganda.  “Blame the Tea Party” is not too far removed from “Blame die Juden!”

Tea Party members have at least offered several “plans” for fixing the economic crisis we face as a nation.  One plan was even based on recommendations by Obama‘s own experts.  What plan has Maxine Waters put forward?  None!  How does her vitriolic ranting and blame game help this country?  It doesn’t! 

But then … hey … why let the truth get in the way of a good story!