Sharpton: Republicans to Blame For High Minority Unemployment, By Intentionally Cutting Agencies Where They Are Employed

November 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm (Al Sharpton, Private Sector, Public Sector, Racist, Republicans, Tawana Brawley, Unemployment)

Having recently learned that the word ‘incompetent’ is a racial code word, we are forced to refer to Al Sharpton’s latest comments as an example of something much different…

Is it racist to refer to somebody as simply an uninformed dumba**?

Via Radio Equalizer (h/t Weasel Zippers):

“One of the reason that I think people do not understand why unemployment has gone down and in some cases black unemployment and Latino’s has remained stagnant is over the last thirty two months Dr. Hutchinson, they’ve increased jobs and found jobs unemployment has gone down in the private sector. What has not gone down is in the public sector and blacks in particular are disproportionately in the public sector.”

“One of the reasons those jobs have gone down, or have remained down is one the Republicans are cutting a lot of the agencies, where we are the employees are government jobs, government employed and a lot of those jobs go through governors and mayors who are also have had cutbacks. So what we’ve got to do and we addressed that to the President is take on these governors and mayors as well as the private sector on why the private sector is getting all these contract and bailouts and not hiring and correcting the disproportionate amount of their employment does not touch our community and have the President and them support us in that.”

Because Sharpton’s simple mind has to work in generalizations, this sweeping insinuation can easily be disproved.
According to the Department of Labor, blacks do indeed make up a higher percentage of public sector workers at 19.3%, while whites make up 14.2% – but Hispanics come in at a much lower 10.4%.  The opposite levels are true for the private sector – Hispanics are highest at 83.7%, whites at 78.5% and blacks at 76.9%.
So if one were to look at it from Sharpton’s little eyes (a terrifying thought), Republicans can’t intentionally be raising the unemployment rate of both blacks and Hispanics.  In fact if anything, they are benefiting the Latino population.
Additionally, the folks at the Right Scoop point out why these comments should be demeaning to the African-American community:

“… the inference he’s making is that blacks don’t really stand a chance in the private sector on their own, that they need government jobs so they can get hired though a system of nepotism or something. Or else they need government coercion in the private sector through contracts and bailouts.”

On a side note, does anybody remember the time Sharpton intentionally increased the unemployment rate of white police officers in New York when he participated in a racially charged rape hoax?
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Actual Headline: Will Romney Reach Out to Racists in Debates?

October 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm (Are You a Racist?, Debates, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Racism, Racist, The Root, Top Headline, Washington Post)

A publication known as The Root ran an analysis of the upcoming debate strategy for the Romney campaign, and asked the following question in it’s headline – Will Romney Reach out to Racists in Debates?

Upon first viewing the article in question, one might think that it’s just a leftist blogger on a small site asking an inane question.

However, The Root is a publication owned by the Washington Post and as such, the inflammatory headline actually ran on the home page of the Post on Saturday afternoon as a “Top Headline”.

Here is a bit of the argument presented by author Keli Goff:

In 2008 something remarkable happened: America elected a black man with a Muslim-sounding name president. The even more remarkable part? That he beat a white war hero from an American military dynasty.

But there are plenty of political watchers who believe this turn of events happened only because the war hero was not willing to engage in the political equivalent of nuclear warfare with his opponent.

As related in Game Change, the best-selling book about the 2008 presidential election, Republican nominee Sen. John McCain was pressured by his campaign advisers to exploit the controversy surrounding comments by then-Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. As told in the book, McCain — still haunted by some of the negative campaigning invoking his foreign-born, adopted daughter during the bruising 2000 GOP primary, in which he was eventually beaten by George W. Bush — eschewed their advice. The rest, as they say, is history.

Goff then goes on to question if Romney will do what McCain was unwilling to – start questioning Obama’s relationship with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Of course, this premise is flawed in a manner that a middle school student could see right off the bat.  The argument only works if somebody believes that the only type of person that could call into question Obama’s relationship with the controversial (and racist) reverend, is a flat-out racist.

This is an unacceptable premise for a journalist.  Jeremiah Wright, and by extension a man that sat in his church for twenty years listening to his racist, America-bashing, intolerant sermons, is fair game for exploration.  Or at least should be by the media.

But this author simply puts any investigation into the controversial relationship into a category of racist.

That’s tunnel vision … in black and white.

Goff asks:

Now the Romney campaign finds itself at a crossroads. With just over a month to go before the election, the question becomes: Will he be willing to do what McCain wasn’t, in order to win at any cost? Will he give in to the temptation and begin lacing his ads and language with messages to appeal to those who miss the days of the Southern strategy — and the days of a white Republican president?

Sorry, but I’m willing to bet the southern strategy isn’t to put a white President back in office, but rather one who has the experience to get the job done, to improve the American economy and recover our standing as a revered country around the world.

There’s only one candidate in this race with that kind of experience, and it isn’t Mr. Obama.

It’s experience, not race Ms. Goff.  And the fact that you can’t see past the President’s skin color to accept that fact makes you … a racist.

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Report: Bill Clinton On Obama, "A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags"

September 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm (Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Carrying Our Bags, Hillary Clinton, Racism, Racist, Ted Kennedy, Tim Russert)

Don’t worry.  This would only be considered newsworthy due to its racial overtone if Clinton were a Republican.

In a report chronicling the sometimes tumultuous relationship between former President Bill Clinton and current President Obama, the New Yorker reports that the two have patched things up a bit during this campaign season.

But it hasn’t always been so rosy…

Bill Clinton’s attacks hurt Hillary as much as they did Obama. The Times denounced Clinton’s fairy-tale comment as a “bizarre and rambling attack” and as exemplifying a campaign that was “perilously close to injecting racial tension” into the conversation. At a press conference in South Carolina the morning after Obama won the state, Bill Clinton seemed to dismiss the victory as a fluke of local demography. “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88,” he said. “Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here.” Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton’s role in the campaign rattled Obama. He told ABC News in an interview that Clinton “has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling.”

Perilously close to injecting racial tension?  Seriously?  A white guy nicknamed ‘Bubba’ telling a black man he should be carrying his bags?

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy here?

Of course, the original account of the story had Clinton saying something similar about coffee.

“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Clinton told Kennedy, according to the book — a comment that angered Kennedy, who later endorsed Obama. 

The comment is essentially the same – this man would have been working for us a few years ago, fetching us coffee or carrying our bags.

The media double standard is unreal.

Bill Clinton – “This guy would have been carrying our bags.”

Close to racism, but not quite.

Republicans – “President Obama is from Chicago.”

Raaaaaacist!

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Are You a Racist? Watch This Video And Find Out

August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm (Are You a Racist?, Barack Obama, Black and Right, Conservative, President Obama, Racism, Racist)

I watched this video, and found out that I’m a red hot, scalding, seventh circle of hell, racist.

Are you?

Check out this video from Black and Right…

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

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Huffington Post Jumps the Shark on Global Warming Stupidity: It’s Real and It’s Racist

July 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm (Blacks, Comedy, Earth, Global Warming, Hispanics, Huffington post, Planet, Racism, Racist, Tea Party)

Normally, I wouldn’t point to anything this ignorant because it doesn’t warrant a response.  But I was strangely drawn to this piece in the same way that one is drawn to a car wreck on the highway.


Here we have a Huffington Post column claiming that not only is global warming real, but that it is apparently racist.

Who knew global warming was a Tea Partier?

H/t Weasel Zippers:

This summer 34,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes in my home state of Colorado. I watched as a dozen wildfires raged through the state with some contained in days or weeks, while others are still not extinguished.

The extremely hot weather, dry climate and dramatically reduced water supply that all led to the wildfires are part of a pattern that has been unfolding for more than a decade. In fact, the past 10 years have been unequivocally the hottest on record in the history of weather record keeping. But even that heat is dwarfed by what we’ve seen this year. According to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first six months of 2012 have been the hottest January-through-June period on record for the contiguous United States.

The national temperatures averaged “4.5 degrees above the long-term average,” the NOAA said in a statement last week.

None of this is a coincidence. It is the result of a manmade pandemic that could very well destroy the planet. It’s called climate change and it is very real and it is happening right now.

Make no mistake, this is a black issue.

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice program has found that African Americans are at a higher risk for the short- and long-term effects of global warming. Cities will be hit harder by climate change because of what’s known as the “heat island” effect. Urban areas are covered in surfaces like asphalt and concrete that retain heat and as a result temperatures in these areas are higher, especially during heat waves.

Heat waves have stronger effects on urban populations and especially the urban poor. African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to live in the inner city and nearly twice as likely as whites to live in poverty.

I’d like to point out to the author that the claim this is ‘a black issue’ is backed up by statements that ‘urban populations and especially the urban poor’ would be more readily susceptible to the effects of global warming.

Yet, in the paragraph before that he claims that global warming could “very well destroy the planet”.

He doubles up on that assertion later in the article saying:

This is how it starts.

It ends with seas and oceans rising to engulf entire cities, states and eventually countries.

If the planet is destroyed there Chicken Little, that would mean everyone has perished.

Which in turn would mean that global warming is very obviously NOT racially biased.  After all, if the planet has been wiped out it would mean the end of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, cats, dogs, goldfish, unicorns, the three little pigs, etc.

The whole premise that global warming harms blacks disproportionately is out the window.

Much like the Huffington Post’s credibility in publishing this piece…

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AIM Special Report – Reason to Hate: Barack Obama’s Racist Roots

July 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm (2012 Election, Frank Marshall Davis, Obama's Racist Roots, President Obama, Racism, Racist)

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 – Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism released a special report demonstrating the inherent racist roots that the current president Barack Obama has secretly harbored, hiding them from the American public. Authors Cliff Kincaid and Rusty Weiss point out that Obama’s presidency didn’t mark a post-racial presidency, but rather, “it has been the most racially polarizing presidency in modern times.”

The special report draws the relationship between Barack Obama and his mentor, known Communist Frank Marshall Davis, and how news of this relationship would affect this year’s election if properly and accurately reported.

Kincaid and Weiss state, “This article is meant to examine in-depth, the racial, if not racist, agenda of the Obama administration. The new evidence about the racist influence that Frank Marshall Davis had over Barack Obama puts these matters in a new and frightening perspective. Seemingly spontaneous comments Obama has made on racial matters take on a new significance in view of the Kengor book [The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor] and his revelations about Davis and Obama.”

They warn, “The upcoming election will likely see an escalation of racial tactics on Obama’s part…Indeed, as the 2012 election season grows red hot, the President and his election campaign have demonstrated that their strategy will remain anything other than shades of gray.”

The complete special report can be found here.

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively-charged articles for several years in the upstateNew York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also the Editor for two major technology newsletters.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of theAIMCenter for Investigative Journalism and continues to fight against the left-leaning mainstream media through his investigative insight and reporting.

E-mail roger.aronoff@aim.org to schedule an interview.

Accuracy in Media is the leading citizens’ media watchdog whose mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting. AIM exposes politically motivated media bias, teaches consumers to think critically about their news sources, and holds the mainstream press accountable for its misreporting. For more information, please visit www.aim.org.
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REASON TO HATE: OBAMA’S RACIST ROOTS SUMMARY OF FACTS:
  • Barack Obama is not a post-racial president, but a racially polarizing president.
  • In 2008, the mainstream media did not report that Barack Obama’s mentor Frank Davis, who Obama praises in his memoir Dreams from My Father, was a Communist, Stalin sympathizer, and dismissed the Christian faith as “another White New Hope.”
  • The Obama 2012 re-election campaign is using racist-toned overtures for its ad campaigns, a far cry from its 2008 platform of hope, change and unity.
  • Obama’s first term in office is replete with inherently racist actions:
    • Saying the Cambridge, MApolice “acted stupidly” when an African-American was arrested in his own home and stated theU.S. has “a long history…of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”
    • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or referred to as Obamacare) is “littered with race-based incentives
  • There are instances where the media has “white-washed” their news coverage, ignoring instances where white Americans have been assaulted by African-Americans.
  • Highlights the growing divide between races, of how more Americans feel the country is divided by the issue of race.
  • Obama’s comments on Travyon Martin and the media’s burying of the truthsurrounding George Zimmerman’s side of the story.
  • The Obama administration is using “race training” to protect government programs from budget cuts and the like.
  • The Obama administration is pursuing a goal of obtaining illegal votes to ensure re-election, with rampantly disorganized and inaccurate voter registration rolls and fighting state efforts to enact Voter ID laws (which clean up the voter registration rolls)

View all findings and data in the AIM Special Investigative Report here.

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Tea Party Group Calls Obama Too Black For Whites To Like

July 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm (African-Americans, Blacks, Conservatives, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Race, Race Baiting, Racism, Racist, Tea Party)

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?

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MSNBC Host Calls America’s Response to 9/11 "Horrific Racial Violence"

June 20, 2012 at 11:29 am (9/11, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Racism, Racist, September 11)

The only thing horrific is what MSNBC actually considers high-level journalism these days.

Via Mediaite (h/t The Blaze):

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry, speaking at a Washington D.C. conference on Monday, called America’s response to 9/11 “horrific racial violence” and a reaction to what Americans typically need in the wake of events like September 11th, an “imagined racial enemy.” She went on to say that Americans derive their notions of national security through how they view “whiteness” and “who are our racial enemies that are the non-whites.”

Melissa Harris-Perry, much like her uber-racist cohort at MSNBC, Al Sharpton, is a prime example of somebody so.besieged with hatred for their own country, that they actually project their blind racism onto others.  They see everything through a prism of black and white.

Watch the video below, as the above statement is only the tip of the racist iceberg.

Here’s more of a sampling…

She goes on to describe what she feels was the United States’ racial response to the attacks of 9/11:

“The other thing that happenes in that moment, I don’t want to miss this, is that a new version of what America typically needs emerges – and that is a racial enemy,” Harris-Perry said. “Americans, in part, identify who we are and who deserves what trhough our notion of whiteness and who are our racial enemies that are the non-whites.”

“The new racial enemy became not so much Reagan‘s ’welfare queen,’ who was imaginary, but instead this imagined other that is somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else,” Harris-Perry continued.

She called America’s response to the 9/11 attacks “horrific racial violence.” Finally, she concludes that the Patriot Act was “It was not bought and paid for by corporations,” as some believe, but “it was bought and paid for by our fear.” She chided Democrats for backing President George W. Bush’s efforts to mount a military response to 9/11.

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Kirsten Gillibrand: What Better Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day Than to Help Make Sure Others Don’t Become One?

May 12, 2012 at 10:05 am (Abortion, Democrat, EMILY's List, Homophobic, Kirsten Gillibrand, Life, New York, Nikki Tinker, Pro Life, Pro-Choice, Racist, War on Children)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been featured on a Mother’s Day-themed fundraising e-mail for EMILY’s list, a political action group that supports abortion.

The letter reads in part (emphasis mine):

This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List.  They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.
So, this year, join me in commemorating Mother’s Day with a contribution to EMILY’s List to help elect the Democratic women who will continue to secure our rights.

On Mother’s Day, let’s get women involved and make sure they know who is truly fighting for them – the pro-choice Democratic women EMILY’s List is working each day to elect to office.

Sincerely,

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

We’re sure the irony is lost on Ms. Gillibrand, especially when she opens the letter with this sentiment:

I’ve said it before: as the mother of two young boys, finding the right balance between work and family isn’t easy. But we do it, we figure it out, because it’s our children — our nation’s future — that we’re all fighting for every single day.

Except apparently for our unborn children.

On a side note, here’s an interesting reminder about EMILY’s list, especially with the President’s recent gay marriage remarks.  In 2008, the group funded a congressional campaign in Tennessee for Nikki Tinker.  The Tinker camp refused to condemn or repudiate fliers that circulated about her opponent – a promoter of gay rights.  The fliers were distributed by a group that “detest(s) the alignment of African-Americans with homosexuals and lesbians as being equal.”  The fliers themselves were laced with anti-Semitic and racist statements.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote:

What does Nikki Tinker think about anti-Semitic literature being circulated that might help her unseat 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen in the Democratic primary next August?

A fair question, which Tinker declined to answer this week after a flier stating that “Steve Cohen and the Jews Hate Jesus” began circulating in Memphis.

The question goes to the character of the woman who wants to represent the 9th District, and 9th District voters deserve an answer. But Tinker declined to return a phone call about the flier.

So EMILY’s List had no problem funding a smear campaign that featured anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic literature – as long as the candidate they backed supported the right to terminate the life of a child.

And now they’re using Mother’s Day to support that same right.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that pro-abortion groups have used Mother’s Day as a fundraising tool.

Via LifeNews:

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is already jumping on the Mother’s Day bandwagon — days before families celebrate their mothers this weekend — with fundraising appeals seeking donations to further its pro-abortion agenda.

Planned Parenthood has exploited Mother’s Day in the past for donation appeals and, this year, the donation requests are centered on furthering Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda globally.

“We are proud to be taking the Planned Parenthood mission global in supporting partner organizations that share our goals,” the abortion business says in an online donation appeal. “Since 1971, Planned Parenthood has expanded its work globally to promote the reproductive health and rights of women and their families in some of the poorest places in the world. When women are able to exercise their rights and access health care, they are able to make informed decisions — free of discrimination, coercion, and violence.”

Planned Parenthood, of course, ignores the violence abortion causes women and children.

What is with the far-left and their War on Children?  Does Gillibrand recognize the fact that one cannot celebrate Mother’s Day – if that woman did not choose life?

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Obama Law Mentor: Stand Your Ground Laws Are Racist

April 12, 2012 at 11:00 am (Charles Ogletree, Florida, George Zimmerman, Racist, Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin)

Dr. Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law Professor who has signed up to teach an ‘understanding Obama’ class, has somehow managed to misunderstand the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law, which can be found in some form or another in 33 states.  The bottom line?

It’s racist.  Naturally.  (Video below)

Via the Daily Caller:

Dr. Charles Ogletree, who taught both Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard Law School, aid during the National Action Network convention Wednesday that the slain teen Trayvon Martin is a “symbol of whats wrong” with America.
Complaining about the Florida “stand your ground” law that may protect Martin’s killer George Zimmerman from prosecution, Ogletree encouraged his audience of activists to imagine the racial tables were turned.
“Just think about changing the race,” Ogletree said. “I want to see the first black man who uses the ‘stand your ground’ defense and see if it works — first white victim of the Stand Your Ground by a black defendant and see if it works.”

Of course, Zimmerman as we have shown, has self-identified as an Hispanic Democrat.  But why let the facts stand in the way of a good white on black crime story?

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