Don’t You Love Him as He’s Walking Out the Door?

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Don't You Love Him as He's Walking Out the Door?

by baldilocks

[cap­tion id=“attachment_93521” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”] Hop­ing that Pres­i­dent Obama is not injured by one of these on Jan­u­ary 20.[/caption]

North ver­sus South

One more play of the Race Card™ by Pres­i­dent Obama before exit­ing stage left.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­tion in 2008 broke a racial bar­rier that set soar­ing expec­ta­tions for an era of improved race relations.

Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evap­o­rated. Ten­sions between African-​American com­mu­ni­ties and police depart­ments have dete­ri­o­rated fol­low­ing a slate of high-​profile shoot­ings of unarmed black men. The man who will replace Obama in Jan­u­ary was a lead­ing ped­dler of the racially-​tinged “birther” myth [see RELATED below]. A major­ity of Amer­i­cans now say rela­tions between blacks and whites have wors­ened since Obama took office.

Obama has said he never believed his elec­tion could com­pletely erase cen­turies of racial con­flict in Amer­ica. But the decline in racial ties is nonethe­less an ironic legacy for the first African-​American pres­i­dent, one Fareed Zakaria explores in the CNN Spe­cial Report “The Legacy of Barack Obama” air­ing Wednes­day at 9 p.m. ET.

In inter­views, Obama and those who worked closely with him iden­tify a strain of racial bias that hard­ened against the Pres­i­dent, even as his elec­tion crum­bled a his­toric racial wall.

I think there’s a rea­son why atti­tudes about my pres­i­dency among whites in North­ern states are very dif­fer­ent from whites in South­ern states,” Obama told Zakaria.

Here’s what I know about the dif­fer­ence between the North and the South, espe­cially with respect to race rela­tions between black and white. Since the Civil Rights Era, the South has been trans­formed. In the North? Not so much.

As is so for any true upheaval within a given social fab­ric, that trans­for­ma­tion required pain and sac­ri­fice. That hap­pened in the South. One of the things that I noticed repeat­edly down there is that black-​white neigh­bor­hoods are very com­mon. Another thing I’ve noticed over the years is that, in black-​white inter­ra­cial mar­riages, the white spouse is often from the South. Those two anec­do­tal facts are related.

Oh sure, North­ern lib­er­als were happy to assuage their white guilt by vot­ing for the first viable black pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. But they only want to live next door to a cer­tain kind of black if at all–if Chicago is any indi­ca­tion. Vot­ing for him was a method of cheap grace for the kind of North­ern Lib­eral both he and I are observing.

The CNN piece con­tin­ues with inci­dent after inci­dent, attribut­ing any polit­i­cal or social oppo­si­tion by white per­sons to Pres­i­dent Obama’s words, deeds and action to racism with­out describ­ing any con­nec­tion between the oppo­si­tion and racism, because, of course, no descrip­tion of the kind is necessary…

Because no rea­son­able per­son could oppose him or his poli­cies for any other rea­son other than racial hatred/​supremacy. That’s the implicit takeaway.

How do I know this? Because there is not one rhetor­i­cal ques­tion as to whether the man named Barack Obama is the prob­lem – noth­ing about his per­son­al­ity; no eval­u­a­tion of his poli­cies on a true qual­i­ta­tive basis. He won’t take respon­si­bil­ity for the state of race-​relations nor will his syco­phants attribute its devo­lu­tion to him. To his syco­phants, all prob­lems in this coun­try are the fault of oth­ers, espe­cially whites who will not sup­port him.

And that last part is the most racist thing of all.

RELATED: In regard to the “Birther”/Secret Muslim/​Arab con­tro­versy.

RELATED: Hillary Clin­ton, Author of the Birther Movement

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

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by baldilocks

Hoping that President Obama is not injured by one of these on January 20.

North versus South

One more play of the Race Card™ by President Obama before exiting stage left.

President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 broke a racial barrier that set soaring expectations for an era of improved race relations.

Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evaporated. Tensions between African-American communities and police departments have deteriorated following a slate of high-profile shootings of unarmed black men. The man who will replace Obama in January was a leading peddler of the racially-tinged “birther” myth [see RELATED below]. A majority of Americans now say relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Obama took office.

Obama has said he never believed his election could completely erase centuries of racial conflict in America. But the decline in racial ties is nonetheless an ironic legacy for the first African-American president, one Fareed Zakaria explores in the CNN Special Report “The Legacy of Barack Obama” airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

In interviews, Obama and those who worked closely with him identify a strain of racial bias that hardened against the President, even as his election crumbled a historic racial wall.

“I think there’s a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states,” Obama told Zakaria.

Here’s what I know about the difference between the North and the South, especially with respect to race relations between black and white. Since the Civil Rights Era, the South has been transformed. In the North? Not so much.

As is so for any true upheaval within a given social fabric, that transformation required pain and sacrifice. That happened in the South. One of the things that I noticed repeatedly down there is that black-white neighborhoods are very common. Another thing I’ve noticed over the years is that, in black-white interracial marriages, the white spouse is often from the South. Those two anecdotal facts are related.

Oh sure, Northern liberals were happy to assuage their white guilt by voting for the first viable black presidential candidate. But they only want to live next door to a certain kind of black if at all–if Chicago is any indication. Voting for him was a method of cheap grace for the kind of Northern Liberal both he and I are observing.

The CNN piece continues with incident after incident, attributing any political or social opposition by white persons to President Obama’s words, deeds and action to racism without describing any connection between the opposition and racism, because, of course, no description of the kind is necessary…

Because no reasonable person could oppose him or his policies for any other reason other than racial hatred/supremacy. That’s the implicit takeaway.

How do I know this? Because there is not one rhetorical question as to whether the man named Barack Obama is the problem–nothing about his personality; no evaluation of his policies on a true qualitative basis. He won’t take responsibility for the state of race-relations nor will his sycophants attribute its devolution to him. To his sycophants, all problems in this country are the fault of others, especially whites who will not support him.

And that last part is the most racist thing of all.

RELATED: In regard to the “Birther”/Secret Muslim/Arab controversy.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton, Author of the Birther Movement

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

baldilocks


Update Instalanche, good job Juliette!

If you’d like to help support independent non MSM journalism and opinion like from writers all over the nation like RH, Fausta, JD Rucker Christopher Harper, Pat Austin, and John Ruberry plus seveal monthy & part time writers working here along with Julitee and want to help pay their monthly wages (and the Cartoonist I’m looking to hire, details here)please consider hitting DaTipJar.




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