Maureen Dowd and the Left: All Race, All the Time
It seems that only conservatives covet living in a post-racial society.
August 1, 2010 - 12:00 am
More than ever, it seems that the only way to save our country from dissolution is to vote the leftists out of office and terminate their reign of power drunk error.
Amidst 18 months of racial paranoia, aggression, and calumny better left unsaid, New York Times pundit and wannabe member of The View Maureen Dowd weighed in/added to the strife. She wrote a column seeking to nudge the Obama administration into being even more racialist than it already is.
Its title, “You’ll Never Believe What This White House Is Missing,” beggars belief. Every conservative intuited what Ms. Dowd desired before reading a single word. We knew it had to be something along the vapid lines of fashion, style, or toxic variations on themes involving sex and race.
Dowd advocates for the later in this instance. She begins with her conclusion:
The Obama White House is too white. … Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand “the slave thing,” as a top black Democrat dryly puts it.
Well, after a trip to see the real gibbering harridans of The View we find that not even President Obama himself understands the African-American experience. In answer to a question from one of the hosts, he said, concerning half of his relations:
We are sort of a mongrel people. I mean we’re all kind of mixed up. Now that’s actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it.
What can one say in response to such gibberish? Most folks were either confounded or offended by his answer. This renders absurd Ms. Dowd’s earlier statement that he “appears completely comfortable in his own skin.”
Mongrel? That is a most interesting and bizarre term to use in reference to an ethnic group so sensitive that they are simultaneously repulsed and moved to donate by the exact same combination of syllables.
Obviously, had anyone on the right merely whispered “mongrel” in the same sentence as “black” they could never run for office again. They would be fired from whatever job they held. Yet for Obama the rules are different. He may say whatever he wishes. Racist is an insult reserved for Republicans.
Obama further elucidated his rampant hypocrisy when he later claimed not to be interested in “how we label ourselves” yet he clarified his own — and pervasive — racial obsession during the census when he marked the box reserved for “Black, African Am., or Negro” alone.
Perhaps his belief in nuance is not as devout as that of your average leftist. Ms. Dowd hopes it is otherwise, however. She recommends:
[Rather than] give Sherrod her old job back … [h]e should give her a new job: Director of Black Outreach. This White House needs one.
That is probably the last thing they need. A room containing only President Obama holds more racialist cheerleaders that any healthy organization can maintain, but such a make-work job is deleterious for America itself.
Extra overpaid bureaucrats devoid of talent and steeped in ideology will only make the present disaster worse. What we need most is an end to our “all race all the time” mindset.
If the left followed the lead of conservatives and simply treated their fellow citizens as individuals we might (finally!) get along with one another.
Yet the ongoing calamitous affair in Arizona highlights that the Democrats are vested in the balkanization of what was once unquestionably the greatest country on Earth. Al Gore’s notorious Freudian slip — he incorrectly translated the national motto of E pluribus unum as “out of one, many” — portended the future strategy of our opponents.
In answer to the question posed by our champion Dr. Hanson, it seems that only conservatives covet living in a post-racial society. Ms. Dowd and Mrs. Sherrod should realize that racial blindness is a conservative thing. They’ll never get it.