Liberal Guilt isn’t the Whole Story

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Liberal Guilt isn't the Whole Story

On Twit­ter this morn­ing I saw this car­toon that had me nod­ding my head:

It’s a great car­toon because it’s true. To many white lib­er­als the fear of being called or labeled “racist” is so ingrained and so pow­er­ful they will excuse almost any­thing Barack Obama does to prove to oth­ers (and to con­vince them­selves) that they are not racist and their self seg­re­ga­tion is just a pure coin­ci­dence and not from fear or a feel­ing of superiority.

But it’s not the whole story. Lib­eral guilt would not be enough to sus­tain this pres­i­dent. Let’s look at the other groups who keep Barack Obama, if not walk­ing on water, at least from drown­ing in his own failures.

The Anti-​Antis

8th Doc­tor: I’m not leav­ing this ship with­out you

Cass: Well you’re going to die right here, best news all day.

Doc­tor Who Night of the Doc­tor 2013

Barack Obama is a man of the left, the FAR left, far­ther than most of the peo­ple who actu­ally sup­port him. But to a big chunk of the peo­ple who voted for him that doesn’t mat­ter, because it’s not about Barack Obama it’s about stop­ping the hated Right, par­tic­u­larly the Tea Party.

To them the very thought of an Abor­tion oppos­ing, gun sup­port­ing, Rush Lim­baugh Lis­ten­ing, God wor­ship­ing, Com­mu­nist fight­ing per­son and party in power is the worst thing in the universe.

It’s not about sup­port­ing Barack Obama, it’s about defeat­ing their com­mon enemies.

So what if Amer­i­can Power around the world is col­laps­ing, Iran is build­ing Nukes, North Korea & Iran hold Amer­i­cans, the Econ­omy remains in the tank, there are no jobs, Amer­i­cans are left to die in Beng­hazi, the IRS becomes Nixon squared, Oba­macare costs them their insur­ance and for the first time in His­tory Amer­i­can chil­dren will do worse than their par­ents. None of that mat­ters even if their own for­tunes are crash­ing and burn­ing with the rest of that coun­try as long as those rot­ten Con­ser­v­a­tives are going down!

Black Pride…

Vinny Gam­bini: I got a bull­shit traf­fic ticket. I went to court, I got the cop on the stand, and I argued with him until he admit­ted he was wrong. And the judge, this Judge Mal­loy. All the while he’s laugh­ing and smil­ing. And then after­wards, he asks me to go to lunch with him. Then he says to me, “you know what? You’d be a good lit­i­ga­tor.” I didn’t know what the hell he was talk­ing about, I don’t know what a lit­i­ga­tor is. I never thought of becom­ing a lawyer. But this Judge Mal­loy he’s from Brook­lyn too, he did it, so all of a sud­den, it seemed possible.

My Cousin Vinny 1992

The first of any­thing is spe­cial and you remem­ber it: Your first child, your first kiss (Maria Frigo­letto) , your first car (67 red bar­racuda con­vert­ible 197,000 miles when the odome­ter broke 2 years before) , your first grand­child. your first job (gopher Fam­ily Fed­eral Bank), The first time your team wins a world series in your life­time (2004 Red Sox) and of course your first Dr. Who episode (Masque of Man­dragora pt 1).

For an eth­nic group it’s even big­ger. You are a stranger in a strange land, or a group that has been oppressed. First’s mat­ter. The Camelot was embraced eas­ily by mil­lions of Catholics already cel­e­brat­ing JFK. There are woman in Eng­land who absolutely hated Mar­garet Thacher but still grinned when she flexed her mus­cles. They were not just indi­vid­u­als who suc­ceeded (they were) but the cul­mi­na­tion of the dreams of a lot of peo­ple had.

For Black Amer­ica the Elec­tion of Barack Obama less than three gen­er­a­tions removed from Jim Crow and the ‘Gentleman’s Agree­ment’ in base­ball means an awful lot. I know con­ser­v­a­tive black Amer­i­cas who dis­agree with Barack Obama on just about every­thing who voted for and cheered him when he was elected. The first Black Pres­i­dent elected and re-​elected is right­fully a source of pride for the Amer­i­can Black community.…

…And Black Fear

Sher­iff John Chance: You’re a rich man, Bur­dette. Big ranch. Pay a lot of peo­ple to do what you want them to do. And you got a brother. He’s no good, but he’s your brother. If he com­mit­ted mur­ders, you’d try and see he didn’t hang for them.

Rio Bravo 1959

Think of OJ Simp­son an iconic ath­lete and one of the great­est of foot­ball players…revealed to be a killer, Doug Phillips revealed to have been bang­ing the babysit­ter for ten years, Lance Arm­strong revealed as a cheater. Kate Hunt the poster girl for les­bian rights revealed and exposed.

When you are an icon your fail­ures becomes a group’s fail­ure, it’s a scan­dal. That’s who so many Bish­ops were will­ing to sweep bad priests under the rug and why Pub­lic school admin­is­tra­tors & Unions are will­ing to do the same for abus­ing teach­ers. There is a rea­son Matthew Shep­pard is a house­hold name and Jessie Dirkhis­ing is not.

And that’s just scan­dal, What hap­pens if it’s fail­ure?

Pic­ture if Jackie Robin­son had hit .220 with 2 HR & 51 RBI’s and the Dodgers fin­ished last, how many decades would it have been until the next black player graced the field?

Imag­ine for a sec­ond if Thur­good Mar­shall had, once he had been put on the supreme court stum­bling over his words? How many lawyers would never wear a Judges robes.

What if the 54th Mass­a­chu­setts turned and ran at Fort Wag­ner? Lin­coln might have lost the war (and failed as the first Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent) and the army might still not be integrated.

Barack Obama is the liv­ing embod­i­ment of this. He has failed on so many lev­els it bog­gles the mind. Iron­i­cally the Black Com­mu­nity has shoul­dered more of that fail­ure, par­tic­u­larly eco­nom­i­cally, than any other. Yet they voted to re-​elect him in over­whelm­ing num­bers and in polls still con­tinue to sup­port him. They must, because what will they tell their children?

What will they say if the first Black Pres­i­dent is recorded in his­tory as one of the worst lead­ers the coun­try has ever seen?

What will they say when his pres­i­dency marks the first time ever Amer­ica Chil­dren are expected to do worse than their parents?

What will they say if it marks the end of Amer­i­can Power in the world? The end of the Amer­i­can Era?

What will they say when his­tory looks back at Beng­hazi, Oba­macare, the IRS scan­dal, Fast and Furi­ous, Snow­den and the NSA, the rise of Rad­i­cal Islam in the mid­dle east and the Iran­ian Bomb and say this all hap­pened on the watch of the 1st Black Pres­i­dent of the United States?

The moment they admit this, Barack Obama becomes an affir­ma­tive action pres­i­dent and goes from an inspi­ra­tion for an entire race to an embar­rass­ment that needs to be for­got­ten. That can’t be allowed.

The Irony of course is that Barack Obama’s fail­ures have noth­ing to do with his race, and every­thing to do with him being a cheap inex­pe­ri­enced Chicago Machine pol who had no busi­ness being at the top of any ticket, but when you buy into a delu­sion, you buy into it all the way.

True Believ­ers…

Sutekh: Your evil is my good. I am Sutekh the Destroyer. Where I tread I leave noth­ing but dust and dark­ness. I find that good.

Doc­tor Who Pyra­mids of Mars 1975

This is the group that are the actual core of Barack Obama’s sup­port. There are peo­ple who think a weaker United states is bet­ter than a stronger one. That nation­al­ized health­care is actu­ally bet­ter than our cur­rent sys­tem. That guns are actu­ally the prob­lem rather than peo­ple. That a sec­u­lar coun­try is bet­ter than a reli­gious one and that the best way to make things bet­ter is to redis­trib­ute the wealth of the nation pun­ish­ing those who actu­ally cre­ate it.

These peo­ple see what has hap­pened under Obama as, at worst bumps in the road toward the bright future it will bring or even as a suc­cess and if the IRS has to be used to sup­press some dis­sent or the NSA has to spy on a few peo­ple, well you can’t make an omelet with­out break­ing a few eggs.

So if you are still won­der­ing how Barack Obama has main­tained his num­ber for so long. Now you know.

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On Twitter this morning I saw this cartoon that had me nodding my head:

 

It’s a great cartoon because it’s true. To many white liberals the fear of being called or labeled “racist” is so ingrained and so powerful they will excuse almost anything Barack Obama does to prove to others (and to convince themselves) that they are not racist and their self segregation is just a pure coincidence and not from fear or a feeling of superiority.

But it’s not the whole story. Liberal guilt would not be enough to sustain this president. Let’s look at the other groups who keep Barack Obama, if not walking on water, at least from drowning in his own failures.

The Anti-Antis

8th Doctor: I’m not leaving this ship without you

Cass:  Well you’re going to die right here, best news all day.

Doctor Who Night of the Doctor 2013

Barack Obama is a man of the left, the FAR left, farther than most of the people who actually support him. But to a big chunk of the people who voted for him that doesn’t matter, because it’s not about Barack Obama it’s about stopping the hated Right, particularly the Tea Party.

To them the very thought of an Abortion opposing, gun supporting, Rush Limbaugh Listening, God worshiping, Communist fighting person and party in power is the worst thing in the universe.

It’s not about supporting Barack Obama, it’s about defeating their common enemies.

So what if American Power around the world is collapsing, Iran is building Nukes, North Korea & Iran hold Americans, the Economy remains  in the tank, there are no jobs, Americans are left to die in Benghazi, the IRS becomes Nixon squared, Obamacare costs them their insurance and for the first time in History American children will do worse than their parents.  None of that matters even if their own fortunes are crashing and burning with the rest of that country as long as those rotten Conservatives are going down!

 

Black Pride…

Vinny Gambini:  I got a bullshit traffic ticket. I went to court, I got the cop on the stand, and I argued with him until he admitted he was wrong. And the judge, this Judge Malloy. All the while he’s laughing and smiling. And then afterwards, he asks me to go to lunch with him. Then he says to me, “you know what? You’d be a good litigator.” I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, I don’t know what a litigator is. I never thought of becoming a lawyer. But this Judge Malloy he’s from Brooklyn too, he did it, so all of a sudden, it seemed possible.

My Cousin Vinny 1992

The first of anything is special and you remember it:  Your first child, your first kiss (Maria Frigoletto) , your first car (67 red barracuda convertible 197,000 miles when the odometer broke 2 years before) , your first grandchild. your first job (gopher Family Federal Bank), The first time your team wins a world series in your lifetime (2004 Red Sox) and of course your first Dr. Who episode (Masque of Mandragora pt 1).

For an ethnic group it’s even bigger.  You are a stranger in a strange land, or a group that has been oppressed.  First’s matter.  The Camelot was embraced easily by millions of Catholics already celebrating JFK.  There are woman in England who absolutely hated Margaret Thacher but still grinned when she flexed her muscles.  They were not just individuals who succeeded (they were) but the culmination of the dreams of a lot of people had.

For Black America the Election of Barack Obama less than three generations removed from Jim Crow and the ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in baseball means an awful lot.  I know conservative black Americas who disagree with Barack Obama on just about everything who voted for and cheered him when he was elected.  The first Black President elected and re-elected is rightfully a source of pride for the American Black community….

…And Black Fear

Sheriff John Chance:   You’re a rich man, Burdette. Big ranch. Pay a lot of people to do what you want them to do. And you got a brother. He’s no good, but he’s your brother. If he committed murders, you’d try and see he didn’t hang for them.

Rio Bravo 1959

Think of OJ Simpson an iconic athlete and one of the greatest of football players…revealed to be a killer, Doug Phillips revealed to have been banging the babysitter for ten years,  Lance Armstrong revealed as a cheater.   Kate Hunt the poster girl for lesbian rights revealed and exposed.

When you are an icon your failures becomes a group’s failure, it’s a scandal.  That’s who so many Bishops were willing to sweep bad priests under the rug and why Public school administrators & Unions are willing to do the same for abusing teachers.  There is a reason Matthew Sheppard is a household name and Jessie Dirkhising is not.

And that’s just scandal, What happens if it’s failure?

Picture if Jackie Robinson had hit .220 with 2 HR & 51 RBI’s and the Dodgers finished last, how many decades would it have been until the next black player graced the field?

Imagine for a second if Thurgood Marshall had, once he had been put on the supreme court stumbling over his words?  How many lawyers would never wear a Judges robes.

What if the 54th Massachusetts turned and ran at Fort Wagner?   Lincoln might have lost the war (and failed as the first Republican President) and the army might still not be integrated.

Barack Obama is the living embodiment of this.  He has failed on so many levels it boggles the mind.  Ironically the Black Community has shouldered more of that failure, particularly economically,  than any other.  Yet they voted to re-elect him in overwhelming numbers and in polls still continue to support him.  They must, because what will they tell their children?

What will they say if the first Black President is recorded in history as one of the worst leaders the country has ever seen?

What will they say when his presidency marks   the first time ever America Children are expected to do worse than their parents?

What will they say if it marks the end of American Power in the world?  The end of the American Era?

What will they say when history looks back at Benghazi, Obamacare, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Snowden and the NSA, the rise of Radical Islam in the middle east and the Iranian Bomb and say this all happened on the watch of the 1st Black President of the United States?

The moment they admit this, Barack Obama becomes an affirmative action president and goes from an inspiration for an entire race to an embarrassment that needs to be forgotten.  That can’t be allowed.

The Irony of course is that Barack Obama’s failures have nothing to do with his race, and everything to do with him being a cheap inexperienced Chicago Machine pol who had no business being at the top of any ticket, but when you buy into a delusion, you buy into it all the way.

 

True Believers…

Sutekh: Your evil is my good. I am Sutekh the Destroyer. Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good.

Doctor Who Pyramids of Mars 1975

This is the group that are the actual core of Barack Obama’s support. There are people who think a weaker United states is better than a stronger one. That nationalized healthcare is actually better than our current system. That guns are actually the problem rather than people. That a secular country is better than a religious one and that the best way to make things better is to redistribute the wealth of the nation punishing those who actually create it.

These people see what has happened under Obama as,  at worst bumps in the road toward the bright future it will bring or even as a success and if the IRS has to be used to suppress some dissent or the NSA has to spy on a few people, well you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

 

So if you are still wondering how Barack Obama has maintained his number for so long.  Now you know.

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