Obama Doesn't Fulfill Martin Luther King's Dream
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the emphasis on race is simply a distraction. Obama's promoters seized upon race as part of a bait and switch tactic during the campaign, knowing full well that emphasizing his color would heighten "white guilt" and render a successful campaign against him all but impossible. And since it worked so well for him in the election, they're now using it to push his nominees of color through the confirmation process as well. For instance, on January 28, 2009, USA Today carried the news that Eric Holder, Obama's attorney general nominee, had been "Ok'd" by the Senate Judicial Committee. The publication praised the nomination of Holder because he would be "the first African-American attorney general." Ironically, USA Today was not as eager to highlight Holder's judicial philosophy as they were his skin color. Had they been, they would have mentioned Holder's utter hatred for the Second Amendment and our military's concern that he will use our court system to prosecute U.S. intelligence operatives for harsh interrogation tactics under Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
So it's all about color, all about race. Democrats and mainstream media pundits alike know that if we look at qualifications without considering race, making the kind of colorblind judgments Martin Luther King Jr. extolled, nominees like Holder wouldn't have had a prayer of being confirmed. As it now stands, the smoke screen worked and on February 3, 2009, the Washington Post reported that Holder had been confirmed as our "first black attorney general."
Examples of the Democrats' use of race to silence opposition to their agenda are so ubiquitous that using such tactics to elect Obama and confirm Holder just seem par for the course. After all, over the past few decades the Democrats have used race to pass everything from welfare policies to school entrance policies to homeowner guidelines and race-based employment quotas. Along the way, these policies have left us with a large segment of the American population living on the government dole. Thus the Democrats are forced to find ways to keep money flowing to these dependents, their dependents, so that the votes keep coming. This entails the continued propagation of the culture of racism by men such as Robert Reich, who not only pushed for the current stimulus package with racial overtones but explicitly stated that monies in the stimulus bill should not go to "white male" workers but to "the long-term unemployed [and] minorities."
Of course, to point this out is to invite the Reverend Jeremiah Wright to go on one of his rants about the hypocrisy of "white America -- U.S. of KKK-A." But we all know Wright's words are but another example of a racist, Democratic tactic intended to pump up the home crowd while silencing the opposition. Rush Limbaugh put it this way: "We are being told we have to hope [Obama] succeeds. [Because] his father was black, because he's the first black president, we've got to [go along with the Democratic agenda]." In other words, it doesn't matter how detrimental Obama, his stimulus package, or his broader socialistic leanings might be to this nation's well-being, we are simply to rejoice in the fact that he's black.
It's quite ironic, isn't it? The racism against which Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned in the name of American ideals has been resurrected, and is being used by Democrats to war against the very ideals King cherished. All Americans should be outraged, regardless of their skin color.