Surely if you saw a media report regarding people who oppose the President’s support for gay marriage, you would see white male racist Republicans. For that is the only demographic which would dare oppose our first gay, African-American president. Only outdated conservatives could still hold on to the belief that marriage should consist of one man and one woman. Right?
The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday that the grassroots group – comprised of the more than 3,000 members – is a launching a national campaign to support marriage between one man and one woman and to oppose the Obama administration’s efforts to advance same-sex marriage.
“The time has come for a broad-based assault against the power that be that wants to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” CAAP President William Owens said at the press conference, held to announce the Marriage Mandate campaign, which includes a petition seeking 100,000 signatures pledging support for traditional marriage.
“Mr. President, I’m not going to stand with you, and there are thousands of others across this country that are not going to stand with you with this foolishness,” Owens said.
In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”
Whoa… Isn’t this the exact same kind of speech that a Chicago councilman referred to as “hate speech“?
Who knew a coalition of black pastors could hold such hatred for a black President? After all, any and all opposition to Obama has to be based on skin color, and not his policies. That’s what we’ve been told for four years now.
One of the pastors suggested that Obama has been ignoring the black community “because he feels that he has us in his pocket.” While this group and those they represent make a good point, they will continue to be taken for granted so long as they vote for Obama at a 90% clip, despite strong opposition to gay marriage and despite an economically disastrous 14.4% unemployment rate.
Voting for him based on skin color is just as bad as voting against him based on skin color.
Whether this has an effect on the vote or not is not the issue. The important thing about Rev. Owens is his attack on this President are obviously racially motivated and is one more example of how white people are uncomfortable with the color of Barack Obama’s skin. True the Reverend is also a person of color, but I am sure Cokie Roberts would say that George W. Bush did a Vulcan mind meld on the poor pastor and made him act racist.
Caught your attention with that headline, right? But, why?
Because of it’s undeniable and blatantly racist connotation.
Problem is … That’s not an actual headline. Nor is it an actual news story. But this is…
Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like
Bet your ass if that headline read the way the original does, it would be national news.
The message is delivered via video produced by a liberal group headed by an ex-Media Matters executive, and includes such gems as – Romney is so white, he makes Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel … or something.
As is typical, the message hides behind the facade of being a ‘satire’ or comedy. And they will get away with it.
In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matters executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.”
The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to NAACP in Houston on Wednesday.”
The lead “advisor” in the video is described as the brainchild of the 1988 Willie Horton ads and the 2004 swift boat campaign. He states bluntly that “blacks don’t like us and we’re about to give a speech to a whole lot of them.”
Here’s the video…
Satire or not, this video is meant to plant the thought that Romney is your typical rich, white guy who can’t relate to the average African-American.
Now imagine a Tea Party group trying to produce a rebuttal to this and see how it would be reported. Would they be able to call it satire? Or comedy?
Or would they be branded racists?
Support for President Obama among African-American voters is plummeting in North Carolina, likely a result of his ‘evolution’ from opposing gay marriage, to becoming the nation’s first gay President.
North Carolina, considered a crucial enough swing state for the Democrat party to hold their convention there, is leaning Romney right now, 48 to 46 percent according to a new poll.
But the stunning information coming out of this poll is that Obama only leads the African-American vote by a clip of 76 to 20 percent. Still a huge difference sure, but in 2008 Obama beat McCain for the African-American vote by a 95 to 5 percent margin. Just last month, Obama led 87 to 11 percent, so clearly blacks are abandoning Obama like the sinking Titanic his campaign has become.
To add to the misery expressed in this poll, it is not a conservative think tank poll, nor even a supposedly objective media poll – it is from the Democrat leaning Public Policy Polling.
From Business Insider:
President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.
The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.
… All of Obama’s numbers with African-Americans are sliding. His approval rating is down from 86 percent to 77 percent. Romney’s favorability, meanwhile, has doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent.
… (Jim) Williams (polling analyst) added the obvious: If the results keep turning up like this, it would be “very bad news for him.”
Bad news for Obama = Good news for America.
Is Powers the only liberal pundit with common sense?
I disagree in one aspect, however. If anything, Democrats are willingly trapped in the past. Voter ID laws are the one sure way to curb their monopoly on voter fraud.
Via the Daily Caller:
On Wednesday night’s “Special Report” during the weekly online segment, Fox News contributor and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers said her party — the Democratic Party —is “trapped in the past” in their opposition to voter ID laws.“This is one of those arguments that I feel Democrats are sort of trapped in the past … At one point, I think this was true in extremely rural places or, you know, with people who were, you know, couldn’t read or couldn’t write — you know, in a different time,” she said. “Or when African-Americans were very afraid of the government — things like that.”…Powers suggested that the Democratic Party explore ways to make sure everyone had an ID so they could vote, instead of opposing voter ID laws outright.“Now today I’m just not on board with this,” Powers said. “I think it is perfectly reasonable to expect somebody to get an ID. And if they don’t have the money or the means to do it, the Democrats can start an organization that does that — that helps them go and raises the money to pay for them to get the ID, which is not that much money, and gives them the forms and tells them how to do it.”
As usual, West needs no further commentary. The man is a perpetual machine of wisdom.
Via The Hill:
Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening praised the Republican Party for consistently fighting for individual freedom over the last 150 years, and criticized Democrats for pursuing “handouts” to the less fortunate that he said are a modern form of slavery.
“Our party firmly believes in the safety net,” West said in a late Wednesday floor speech. “We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock.”
“For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us,” he continued. “Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today, and it does not promote economic freedom.”
West recounted the history of the Republican Party by noting that it played a major role in several key moments in which it fought for greater freedoms for African Americans. “The Republican Party has always been the party of freedom,” he said.
Among other events, he noted that Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and the GOP pushed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution that ended slavery, provided equal protection under the law, and gave blacks the right to vote.
He added that a Republican Congress passed the law establishing the Buffalo Soldiers, and that GOP President Ulysses Grant signed the first major civil rights act into law in 1875.