Earlier this week I listened to an article about Stacey Dash, supposedly a black woman, and how some members of the black community are calling her a racist for her support of Mitt Romney in his bid to unseat America’s first black President Barack Obama. I have no doubt that Ms. Dash was, is, and will be labeled a racist by many black people. And while the tag meant to condemn may have been inarticulately applied, the sentiment behind the branding is very real and very valid.
In his bid to become the most legitimate contender against Mr. Obama, Mr. Romney has to prove himself to be the most ardent politician to wear the conservative moniker. He has to prove himself to be the most sever conservative available. One of the ways conservatives prove their bona fides for conservative values to other conservatives is to demonstrate their insensitivity to issues of race specifically to black people and other people of a color other than white. Mr. Romney has offended many people with a connection to the black community. His address to the NAACP was followed by an address to his base constituents where he said that if black people wanted a handout they needed to vote for the other guy. In Mr. Romney’s view, handouts are for the wealthy and people who live in Massachusetts. The undercover video clip where Mr. Romney is dismissing forty seven percent of the nation as nothing more than moochers for their support of Mr. Obama and the supposed welfare state was all but a direct condemnation of black people for their nearly unanimous support of Mr. Obama. Mr. Romney is about as sensitive to black people and the black community as Adolph Hitler was sensitive to people in the Jewish community. And while that might sound a little harsh, Mr. Romney has done much to cultivate his image as racially insensitive.
Now Stacey Dash knows as much about politics as she knows about picking a husband. The actress known best for her role as the black girl in the movie Clueless has been through three husbands in little more than a decade and it is a fair bet that it is no mere coincidence that all three of her husbands, Brian Lovell from 1999 to 2005, James Maby from 2005 to 2006, and Emmanuel Xuereb 2007 to 2010, have been white. So here is a black woman with a history of marrying white men endorsing the racially insensitive white man running to unseat the black President. Is it fair to say that a black woman that would endorse a racially insensitive white man, a black woman with a history of marrying only white men, might herself be racist against black people?
The forty six years old Ms. Dash has never inserted herself into politics before. So why is she being vocal enough to make the news now at the black Mr. Obama’s expense? Even if she was a conservative at heart, what would cause the black Ms. Dash to overlook the racially insensitive tones of Mr. Romney and conclude that he would be a better representative of the people? The answer is nothing.
Without a doubt, a lot of black conservatives think that anything conservative is better for the country at large. There are plenty of people in the mode of Michael Steele, Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Lynn Swann, Mia Loves, Joseph C. Phillips, Alan Keyes, Alan West, J.C. Watts, John McWhorter, Jimmy Walker and plenty of other people who are black only in melanin contact only. The racially insensitive political views of these people flow against the welfare of the vast majority of people in the black community.
Most black people will recognize these anti-blacks as nothing good for the black community. Instead of being able to thoughtfully articulate their disgust, a lot of people will slap the label of racist on black people who don’t give a shit about other black people. But considering Ms. Dash’s marriage record, the woman really could be considered a racist who would prefer to keep black men at arm’s length. Ms. Dash isn’t qualified to pick a husband let alone a President. The idea that she has some insight into what makes a person qualified to represent the people is rather laughable.
As Herman Cain once said, the majority of black people have been brainwashed against conservatives. The reason black people have been brainwashed against conservatives is because conservatives have relentlessly attacked any program, institution, agency, and anything else that would actually help the black community. Conversely, most conservatives have been brainwashed against anything that supports black people. As Rick Santorum once hinted at, most conservatives don’t want their hard earned tax dollars going to blah (meaning black) people.
A black person who is so racially clueless that they support the antithesis of support for the black community is nobody black people can support. In fact, black people would be smart to identify such brain dead black people in our midst as something to be avoided at all costs. And what do black people recognize as more anti black than racists. All things considered, if black people are calling Ms. Dash a racist it sounds like they just might have her number after all.
We have to give credit where credit is due. Conversely, we have to give criticism where it’s due as well. President Barack Obama lost his first debate to the challenger Mitt Romney. It wasn’t so much that Mr. Romney won, but Mr. Obama lost. I didn’t watch the debate but I have seen and continue to watch clips from the event. In my humble opinion Mr. Obama looked somewhat confused and off his game. On the other hand, Mr. Romney looked like he was enjoying the occasion. And why not? Right there on stage he changed his policy on just about everything he was asked. He said he cares about every American even though we know he wants to get half of America to self deport because as President it’s not his job to care about them. He says he wants to make sure every American has access to affordable healthcare if he is fortunate enough to become President even though he’s on record saying that people with preexisting conditions have to deal with the cards they were dealt without government stepping in. He changed his mind on every subject to make himself look more appealing to the vast majority of American voters. And Mr. Obama acted as if he was helpless to expose Mr. Romney for the charade he was playing.
I can sympathize with Mr. Obama. He can’t come off as too confrontational against Mr. Romney or people would be more than happy to label him as nothing more than another angry black man. One of the things Mr. Obama has going for him is his likability. A lot of people like Mr. Obama as a person and he wants to protect that image. Constantly reminding people that his opponent was a liar or that he was lying wasn’t a good tact to take if you want to look like one of the good guys. When Mr. Obama had the audacity to offer a word of condolence to a black mother who just lost her son, when Mr. Obama said that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin, he was soundly criticized by his political opponents as trying to inject race into a tragedy for political gain. What criticism would fall his way if he called the liar a liar on stage before the American people? It was a chance he wasn’t prepared to take and so he chose to let Mr. Romney continue with his lies. So the end result is Mr. Obama appeared to have an off night and Mr. Romney is all but unanimously considered the winner of their first debate.
Mr. Romney has enjoyed the best bounce in poll numbers since he won the conservative primary. He couldn’t do it with his running mate pick. He couldn’t do it with his coronation at the Republican National Convention. He couldn’t do it with his campaign speeches or on his policies. He did it with the first debate. And the people who support him are invigorated like they never were before. Conversely, Mr. Obama’s supporters are discouraged. The champion of liberals was trounced on national television and things look pretty bad.
But the thing that people forget is that Mitt Romney looked like a political bad joke before the debate. People were ready to write him off because of his dismal performance. He was caught on tape telling people he doesn’t care about half of America. He couldn’t go to London for the Olympics without putting his foot in his mouth. He was so gung ho to criticize the President’s administration after the attack on the United States consulate in Libya that resulted in the death of four American citizens including Ambassador Chris Stevens that he didn’t bother to stick to facts and assumed that Mr. Obama was apologizing to terrorists for attacking our people. His campaign was in disarray and his policies were all over the map. But at the first presidential debate, he was able to pull a rabbit out of his hat and reverse his downward spiral and now people are saying he has a chance to win.
Mr. Obama never said that it wasn’t his job to care about almost half of America that refuses to take responsibility for their selves. He wasn’t the person who went to London and insulted one of our closest global allies. The only thing he did was have a bad debate performance and now people want to write him off? That really doesn’t make a lot of sense. If that’s all it took for Mr. Obama’s supporters to give up their hope and faith in this man then his reelection is doomed. However, if Mr. Romney can go through all of the muck he went through and come out that debate smelling like roses then it is a fair bet that Mr. Obama can recover from a bad debate performance and put his reelection campaign back on track as well.
Like most people, Mr. Obama is bound to make mistakes. He’s bound to have a bad night. He’s bound to follow a bad strategy every now and then. If he did everything right every single time then there wouldn’t be much of a need to have a reelection campaign. People would recognize the perfection of his performance and his reelection would be a given. Instead, like most people, when he has a stumble he needs to pick himself up, dust himself off, and then continue with his best shot from there. It worked for Mitt Romney. If he gave up every time he was down we would not have been the conservative contender facing the President today. It would’ve been Rick Perry or Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann. Mr. Romney has been down so many times that he’s used to clawing his way back to relevance. And if Mr. Romney can struggle back from all of his bad performances and self inflicted mistakes, it’s a sure fire bet that a better man like Mr. Obama can do the same thing as well and do it better. Election day is not so close that Mr. Obama won’t have time to recover from a stumble or two.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
George Zimmerman Court Date
George Zimmerman’s court date has been set for June 10, 2013. Let the countdown begin.
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Won’t Dodge The Issues
At the close of the debate last night, Paul Ryan said that his team refuses to dodge the tough questions. That explains why we haven’t seen Mitt’s tax returns and why Mr. Ryan claims the math of their economic plan is too difficult to explain to average joes.