Obama/Holder: Blacks Too Stupid To Vote For Unidentified Democrats
Attorney General Eric Holder, and by extension his boss President Obama evidently believe that African-Americans in a small community in North Carolina – a population comprised of 65% blacks, mind you – are too stupid to vote for a Democrat (no self-respecting black person would EVER vote for a Republican, mind you!) unless that candidate is identified as such on the ballot with a ‘D’ next to his name. The Washington Times reported yesterday that the Justice Department ruled that the town of Kinston, NC must identify local candidates with their party affiliation in order to preserve racial justice. The town voted last year to do away with the notation of party affiliation on ballots for local offices by a margin of nearly 2-to-1. Quoting from the story:
“The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their ‘candidates of choice’ – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black. The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters’ right to elect the candidates they want.”
Stop to consider the implications of that ruling for a moment. Notice the clumsy attempt to implicate supposedly racist whites, who won’t vote for a black candidate it is claimed, unless said candidate is identified as a Democrat! This in a town of 23,000 people, 65% of whom are black. Also note that according to the story, no one the Times interviewed in Kinston could remember a Republican winning office there. Mr. Holder, who told us back in February that we are a nation of cowards when it comes to discussions about race, evidently believes that to ensure that blacks are represented by their “candidate of choice”, which of course will ALWAYS be a member of the Democrat Party, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires that blacks, whom he apparently considers to be dullards by nature MUST HAVE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES IDENTIFIED on ballots in order to choose “correctly”. If this isn’t the vile racism of low expectations, I don’t know what is. Let’s revisit Mr. Holder’s condescending lecture on race relations from this past February, shall we?
“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation’s history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.”
Hmmm…. cowards, eh? What exactly do you MEAN by this statement, Mr. Holder? Could it be that you believe African-Americans really have not advanced very far from “the plantation” after all, and therefore must be led by the nose to do what is in their own interest, which of course would include always voting for Democrats? Is THIS your twisted idea of the state of American blacks in 2009? The stomach turns.
In a broader sense of course, this decision by the Obama Justice Department is of a piece with Obama’s many other pronouncements regarding the need to “level the playing field” in America – an America he evidently considers to be inherently unjust, unfair and oppressive to minorities. Now that he has been anointed however, he’s set about the hard work of rescuing the nation from the flawed vision of our Founders. Consider this excerpt from a 2001 interview on Chicago public radio:
“As radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.” (emphasis added)
How long will many conservatives remain afraid to publicly acknowledge the self-evident truth that Eric Holder, Anita Dunn, Van Jones, Ron Bloom, Valerie Jarrett, Ezekiel Emanuel, Mark Lloyd, et. al. share Obama’s radical vision of a fundamentally transformed America? Obama is not naive. He is not simply an empty suit being manipulated by a shadowy, nefarious political machine operating in the background. Obama is INTENTIONALLY destroying America’s free-market economy, creating chaos, and attempting to redistribute wealth to its “rightful owners”, whom he feels have been wronged by this nation’s fundamentally flawed Constitution. He intends to rip it up and rewrite it. America’s proletariat has found its champion in Barack Obama. God help us.