Is Barack Obama a racist? To explore that question let’s revisit our article from March 24, 2008 – Dumb White People.
Newsweek had published a hosanna to Obama, about how Obama wanted a Muslim name, in an article called When Barry Became Barack. In Dumb White People we posted the below excerpt from that Obama worshiping article which made clear that Obama is anything but “post-racial“:
Keith Kakugawa was a close friend of Obama’s at the Punahou School. (He appears in “Dreams” as a revised character named “Ray” who may be a composite of more than one Obama friend.) He says that Obama, being a dark-skinned kid growing up in a white household, sensed that something was amiss. “He felt that he was not getting a part of who he was, the history,” says Kakugawa, who is also of mixed race. He recalls Obama’s reading black authors —James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes—looking for clues. Keith didn’t know at first that Obama’s given name was Barack. “We were in the library and there was a Malcolm X book,” Kakugawa tells NEWSWEEK. “He grabbed it and looked at it and he’s checking it out, and I said, ‘Hold on, man. What you gonna do? Change your name to something Muslim?’ He said, ‘Well, my name is Barack Obama.’ And I said, ‘No it isn’t.’ And we got in an argument about that in the library and they had to tell us, ‘Shhhh’.”
Back in Hawaii in the 1970s, it could seem that everyone was some kind of a minority. The fact that Obama was half-black and half-white didn’t matter much to anyone but Obama, Kakugawa says: “He made everything out like it was all racial.” On one occasion, Obama thought he’d gotten a bad break on the school basketball team because he was black. But Kakugawa recalls his father’s telling the teenager, “No, Barry, it’s not because you’re black. It’s because you missed two shots in a row.” (Here, Kakugawa’s memory is different from Obama’s. The Ray character in the book is the one obsessed with being discriminated against.)
Amazing how the recollections of Obama’s friends over and over again conflict with Obama’s fictionalized accounts of his life story.
“He made everything out like it was all racial.” Sounds like Reverend Wright. 20 years he sat in that church and listened alongside his children.
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We are discussing Dumb White People not because today is the day Obama pretends to like beer, but because Chuck Todd of NBC is denouncing a cable talk show host for calling Obama a “racist”.
We don’t recall Chuck Todd full of outrage when Hillary supporters were called “racists“. We don’t recall Big Media blowhards outraged when Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton were accused, by Obama supporters (and Obama supporters in hiding like Al Sharpton and Donna Brazile, who pretended they were not Obama supporters so they could gab on behalf of Obama, on TV) of race-baiting and using “code” language.
Ben Smith of Politico fluffed for Todd yesterday. Wrote Smith, “NBC’s Chuck Todd goes off on Glenn Beck on First Read today, but his real targets are Ailes and Huffington“.
Again, we don’t recall Chuck Todd speaking out about leg tingler Chris Matthews nor all the race-baiting directed against Hillary and Hillary supporters. For that, we don’t recall Ben Smith raging against the smear of “racists” against Hillary supporters like us.
Chuck Todd however is very upset that Obama is called a “racist” by a TV talking head. Writes Todd.
The White House doesn’t want to give Glenn Beck a bigger platform or extra oxygen — especially regarding his remark yesterday that the president has “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” — so they won’t comment, even off record. Beck, after all, is a radio DJ who somehow ended up getting a national platform to give his opinion on politics. What’s most amazing about this episode is that what Beck said isn’t a fireable or even a SUSPENDABLE offense by his bosses. There was a time when outrageous rants like this would actually cost the ranters their jobs. But not anymore; if anything, it’s now encouraged. [snip] Of course, Beck’s crazy language could have one unintended consequence: It could cost him bookings with any Republicans who want to be popular outside Beck’s hard-core bizarro-land viewers.
Chuck Todd should clean his own stall. Chuck Todd was not outraged with his network. The cable branch of his network, had a bald spot talker (David Shuster) accuse Hillary Clinton of “pimping” Chelsea Clinton. [N.B.: we spoke about David Shuster’s Bald Spot on February 8, 2008 when he attacked Chelsea. Recently, news reports documented how sensitive David Shuster is about his bald spot. For the record, we have nothing against bald spots, just Shuster-style creeps.]
Chuck Todd also remained silent when Tim Russert lied to Hillary at a debate. Chuck Todd kept quiet. Now Chuck Todd is outraged and yelling.
But notice the last sentence in Todd’s screed. Todd is following the latest Big Media narrative and the latest protect Obama tactic. Recall –
Recently we wrote for the very first time about the Barack Obama Birth Certificate Issue. What we noticed was how Big Media is trying to turn a clear Obama problem into a Republican problem. Now Chuck Todd is again trying to turn Glenn Beck calling Obama a racist into a problem for Republicans – AND – Chuck Todd, who is supposed to be a journalist, appears to be calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck on rival Fox News.
We are not surprised at Chuck Todd’s attempt to intimidate Glenn Beck. Chuck’s MSNBC buddies (Donnie Deutsch) are in fact calling for an advertiser boycott of Glenn Beck. The DailyKooks are publishing Glenn Beck advertiser addresses and going crazy, er, crazier.
So now, Big Media does not want the Obama Birth Certificate Issue discussed at all and if discussed Big Media yells “it hurts Republicans”. So now, Big Media does not want Obama possible racism discussed and if discussed at all Big Media yells “it hurts Republicans”. What next?
Well, apparently Tea Parties also hurt Republicans according to Big Media. Writes Glenn Thrush of Politico below a picture of a white man very angry with a white congressman:
If this is the face of anti-health care reform protest, the GOP has a serious problem.
This unidentified man decided he was doing the Tea Party-anti-reform effort a real solid by hanging freshman Maryland Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil in effigy [note the creepily expert knotted noose] with a placard “Congress Traitors The American [and a word that looks like “idol”].
To Thrush, the protest tradition of hanging an elected official in effigy is not only “racist” (even though hanger and hangee are white) but also a problem – for Republicans. Everything it seems is a problem for Republicans according to Big Media – but the polls seem to say otherwise.
Glenn Thrust not only does not know a boy scout knot from a Klan style knot, Thrush was eventually forced to grudgingly concede that the “hanging” was the act of a protester who was shunned by other protesters, and the rally was not even an officially sanction protest. But it does not matter to Thrush and others at Big Media’s non-reality village – Republicans will be the ones to suffer.
When Sarah Palin was hung in effigy as a Halloween decoration, cheers came from the Dimocrats and giggles from Big Media.
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Is Barack Obama a racist? There is evidence that Obama might easily be a racist.
Whether it’s the story we related about how Obama blamed everything on race, sitting in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years and listening to Wright tapes in school, calling his dying grandma a racist, or rather “a typical white person” for political profit, the Obama as “racist” question should be explored.
Is Barack Obama a racist? For sure he is a racial opportunist and a race-baiter. Crowley better watch his back (we are very glad that Crowley is going to the White House with his Union president and his lawyer). There is a long history of Barack Obama race-baiting.
But in America, as run by Big Media and the Obama Dimocrats, no one is allowed to even ask the question: Is Barack Obama A Racist?