January 21, 2014
Race Hustler Al Sharpton Frustrated Obama Not Using the Race Card Often Enough (Video)Topics: Political News and commentaries
Professional race hustler Al Sharpton told MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' panel yesterday that he's frustrated Obama doesn't use the race card more.
"He has lately I think started saying that. But he has never used race as the fact against him. Though many of us believe race has been a factor. So I think he's been very consistently as long as I've known him and certainly as president. I think he wrongly is blamed for using a race card. But, I think many of us are frustrated he hasn't brought up race as it relates to him more than he has."
It's no surprise that one of the biggest race hustlers in America would claim that Obama hasn't and doesn't use the race card, however nothing could be farther from the truth. After all, Sharpton is talking about the most racially divisive president in American history.
As Democrat strategists Pat Caddell and Douglas Schoen pointed out at the WSJ, Barack Obama promised a new era of post-partisanship. In office, he's played racial politics and further split the country along class and party lines:
[...] Even the former head of the Civil Rights Commission, Mary Frances Berry, acknowledged that the Obama administration has taken to polarizing America around the issue of race as a means of diverting attention away from other issues, saying: "the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. ... Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.""Read the whole thing here.
The president had a unique opportunity to focus on overarching issues of importance to whites and blacks. He has failed to address the critical challenges. He has not used his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of racial unity and the common interest of poor whites and blacks who need training, job opportunities, and the possibility of realizing the American Dream. He hasn't done enough to address youth unemployment -- which in the white community is 23.2% and in the black community is 39.9%.
Mr. Obama has also cynically divided the country on class lines. He has taken to playing the populist card time and time again. He bashes Wall Street and insurance companies whenever convenient to advance his programs, yet he has been eager to accept campaign contributions and negotiate with these very same banks and corporations behind closed doors in order to advance his political agenda.
Again, those words are coming from two 'Democrat' strategists!
Posted by Hyscience at January 21, 2014 1:27 PM
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