Even in death, Andrew Breitbart has the uncanny ability to get into the heads of left-wing culture, and if the past 24 hours have taught us anything, he’s left the #WAR in very capable hands with the staff of a newly-revamped Breitbart.com as the standard bearers of a new kind of conservative advocacy.
Like millions of other Americans last night, I tuned into Hannity (note: not one of my regular practices) to watch the video of Obama championing Harvard Professor Derrick Bell, the creator of and leading proponent for Critical Race Theory.
Bell had what could charitably called “some unique views.”
For instance, in The Constitutional Contradiction, Bell argued that the framers of the Constitution chose the rewards of property over justice. With regard to the interest convergence, he maintains that “whites will promote racial advances for blacks only when they also promote white self-interest.” Finally, in The Price of Racial Remedies, Bell argues that whites will not support civil rights policies that may threaten white social status.
Bell is also the author of a number of books and short stories, including “Ethical Ambition” and “The Space Traders,” a fictional story in which white Americans sell black Americans to space aliens in order to pay off the national debt.
Bell was convinced that white supremacy was endemic in white people and the culture we touch and create, including our social and legal frameworks. To him, we were indelibly racist.
It is therefore more than a little interesting to discover that the President of the United States supported such an “out” racist as a college student.But that is only part of the story. As questionable as it is for Obama to support such a radical, it is the actions of the political left both prior to the 2008 elections and now, and how they’ve reacted to the video, that should be at the center of our attention.
The video was shot by a local television station, and the potentially problematic content was well known to the Obama Campaign and media prior to the 2008 campaign. PBS even released the video component prior to 2008, but masked what Obama said with a voiceover to minimize what was said. Leftist news outlet BuzzFeed released a partial video yesterday in an attempt to preempt the release, but edited out the section where Obama hugged Bell, which was a problematic visual.
When combined with Obama’s embrace of Black Liberation Theology and more than two decades in attendance at being mentored by racist Jeremiah Wrigh, listening to guest sermon by racist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and other communist and leftist radicals, it becomes increasingly difficult to discount the fact that the man who would like to be elected our President again views his white, Asian, Jewish and Hispanic supporters as little more than useful idiots for which he has no actual respect.
And of course, the leftist’s media’s response to the Brietbart/Hannity airing was stuttering anger, desperation, deception and an attempt to claim that Brietbart editor Joel Pollak was a racist, which assuredly angered his black South African civil rights crusading in-laws.
The CNN meltdown of Soledad O’Brien, New York Magazine‘s weak attempt to minimize what the video exposed, the PBS attempt to whitewash how they dubbed over Obama’s audio, and the Politico attempt to claim the story is old news, reveal a liberal media complex terrified that their preferred candidate’s past could come back to undermine his reelection hopes.
Slate and MSNBC commenter Dave Weigel even glibly noted–if obliquely– that there is a real reason to fear Obama’s past.
EXCLUSIVE: Video taken between 2009 and 2012 reveals that Obama has been a pretty bad president
When you combine what we know of Obama’s radical past with his performance in office, including his willingness to facilitate the murder of hundreds of Mexicans to forward his gun control agenda, his orders to stop the voter intimidation case against a pair of racist Black Panthers, racism within the DOJ, his African Americans for Obama campaign, and upcoming video showing Michelle Obama was a race agitator herself, and the President faces a real electoral crisis. If the media cannot effectively minimize or explain away the facts of the racism of his Presidency, then his even more blatant embrace of even more ardently racist philosophies pose a real problem for his reelection among non-black minorities.
It is very unlikely that minority groups or left-leaning moderates that tend to vote Democratic will turn to the Republican candidate because of Obama’s radical racism, but if his racist past associations finally catch up with him and becomes a social issue, then many disenchanted may simple sit out the 2012 election in disgust.
There is a saying (falsely) attributed to Abraham Lincoln that, “you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
Barack Obama and his allies in the press managed to downplay his radical racial past leading up to the 2008 elections. It appears that there will be a concerted effort to make his distant past known and tie it perceptibly racist acts as President that might serve to be an issue that ends his chances of re-election in 2012.