Triumph of ethnicity

Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the White House, 1998

Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the White House, 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When historians look back on the election of 2012, and the politics of division, as practiced by the party in power, they will marvel at the effectiveness of the Axelrod/Plouffe voter turnout machine, and the rhetorical mastery of the language of distribution and class division by Barack Obama.  They may also notice what many on the other side of the divide are beginning to see …

To most white male Republicans, it’s absurd to think that there should be an organized effort premised on behalf of arbitrary notions such as race and ethnicity, or by the drive to push a particular demographic group out of their perceived perch of power.  …

When 80% of Philadelphia residents voted for Barack Obama, they were fueled and motivated [by] the idea that America must change, and it can only change if rich, white-male capitalist pigs have their wealth redistributed and are kept from political office. This is why Barack Obama never had to get specific about what his second term would look like; all he had to do was reinforce the generalities.

From David Paul, this is one of those posts that nails it.  As they …  Read it all.

Sotomayor: same song, second verse (updated)

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Sonia Sotomayor, during a 2001 speech at the UC Berkeley School of Law, published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, but does that make her a racist?

24Ahead.com takes a detailed look at the La Raza (The Race).

Here is an excerpt:

Far-left racial power organization that’s considered mainstream but which funds extremists (also here) and supports illegal immigration as a way of obtaining political power. Funded by, among others, the Ford Foundation, the U.S. government (also see this, this, and this), and major corporations such as HomeDepot and General Motors. Has been pandered to by many top politicians, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Karl Rove (see this). Per the Washington Post, they and a few other groups had “virtual veto power” over the provisions of the 2007 comprehensive immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) bill.

Headed by Janet Murguia for several years, before then by Raul Yzaguirre. Former senior VP Cecilia Munoz is now part of the Obama administration. Former chairwoman is Monica Lozano (now on the Bank of America board, more here); current is Andrea Bazan (more here). …

In 1994, they gave their “Chicano Hero Award” to the person who’d made this statement years earlier:

“We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”

In the last election, The Democrats successfully sold the idea that Obama’s previous associations with radicals and separatists like Jeremiah Wright, and unrepentant terrorists like William Ayers was nothing at all to be concerned about. “Guilt by association,” they said.  Prior to throwing him under the campaign bus, Obama himself even claimed to have never heard any of the more inflammatory words of his pastor.  This was the man who baptized his children, a man he once called his spiritual mentor.  And, the American public, hungry for change and tired of the steady diet of negativity in the news cycle, elected a man with no experience and a  history of dubious past associations.

The Sotomayor nomination appears to be more of the same song, just a different verse.

When a judge rules based upon personal values rather than the law, then the rule of law is replaced by the rule of judicial fiat.

I do hope Senator Sessions is loaded for bear.

Related linkage:

Human Events: The Truth About La Raza;
CNS News: White House struggles to defend Sotomayor’s race statement;
WND: Sonia Sotomayor, La Raza member;
American Thinker:Sotomayor overturned 60% of the time by the Supremes;
Stop the ACLU; Blue Collar Republican; Pat Dollard; : Sonia Sotomayor-La Raza member;
Hot Air: GOP ready to roll over for sotomayor
Politico: WH urged to adress racist charge

Leftist-islamic convergence: BHO takes next step

CHICAGO — In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation’s most qualified — Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted — has been submitted to the White House.

The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

“It was mostly under the radar,” Williams said. “We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn’t know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community.” source

I wonder how closely Obama has worked with this organization.

A quick check of the CMSA website reveals prominent links to CAIR, and ISNA, both of whom were named as “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas in the Holy Land Foundation trial.

Now that the story is out, I’m sure that yet another dubious association of the president will be explained away by the lapdog media. But, before this story joins the rest in the memory rat-hole, just ask yourselves this question: What if George W. Bush had worked closely with Christian leaders to obtain a pre-vetted list of Evangelical Christians for the sole purpose of making political appointments? The charges of “theocracy” and “separation of Church and state” would make your ears hurt.

Monday links

Here are a few stories of interest this morning …

Remember Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity Church in Chicago?  Of course, who can forget “G-D America.” Paul Ibrahim, writing at North Star describes his recent visit to Trinity Church. Here is an excerpt:

As a Christian, I was stunned that a Christian pastor was partitioning me from those sitting immediately next to me based on nothing but our skin colors. I suddenly felt unwelcome. And at the conclusion of Parker’s speech, I had no choice but to quietly leave.

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Gregg Harper, freshman congressman from Mississippi, has (along with 9 others) co-sponsored a bill to exempt residents of Washington DC from income tax. It’s called “The no taxation without representation act.”

(From Pike County Times)

So, if I’m reading this right, DC lobbyists will not have to pay income taxes? C’mon Gregg! K Street must love this bill, but it sure won’t fly on Main Street.

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Finally, here is a story about a creepy sounding disease that has been flying under the radar, called morgellons … As is you didn’t have enough to worry about …

Morgellons is a terrifying disease reaching pandemic status. Yet because the symptoms of the disease are so bizarre, people who have it tend to withdraw and become isolated from society. With mysterious fibers and parasites coming through lesions in their skin, Morgellons sufferers often live in fear. As a result there is no pressure on the medical establishment to become educated about the disease, and most practitioners continue to view it as isolated instances of delusional parasitosis..

Risky Business

This is how we lost to the white man

This article originally appeared on NN&V many moons ago. I think it is timely.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writing in the Atlantic, has penned an article that will leave me in a reflective mood for some time.

It’s about race. It’s about culture. It’s about America. And, it is an honest appraisal of our unfinished business as a uniquely American culture — a frank and unflinching glimpse into the inner ticking of an African-American writer who takes a close look at Bill Cosby and the message (and the messengers) of black self-reliance.

I’ve written several times about growing up in the 60’s Deep South, believing that this experience gives a unique perspective on the subject of racism. But, as I mentioned previously, growing up on the white side of the divide, I really have no idea of what it was like for the blacks, and I want to thank Mr. Coates for granting some much needed perspective.

Here are a three excerpts:
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So many dots, so little time

Update: Welcome readers from Free Republic!

Stanley Kurtz, Melanie Phillips, Debbie Schlussel, David Freddoso, Dick Morris, Sean Hannity, and even the National Enquirer have all made great efforts to connect the dots on the shady past of Barack Obama. Each in their own way have exposed the amazing lack of judgment and questionable associations of this man who would be President.

As each revelation is met with the another disingenous denial, we on the Right have resigned ourselves to the fact that a tingling in the leg trumps journalistic ethics, and the Fourth Estate has evolved to become effete cheerleaders. It occurred to me the other night, while listening to a discussion of Obama’s mentor, Alan Colmes asked the question, “So, what’s wrong with Saul Alinsky?”

Alinsky’s alliances with Black separatists, radical pastors in the Church of Christ, the Nation of Islam, all have a very familiar ring with Obama, Jeremah Wright, and Louis Farrakhan. In fact, it was Alinsky’s battle against Eastman Kodak that laid the framework for tactics employed in the rise of Obama’s ACORN.

After endless months of frustration, we finally decided we’d try to embarrass Kodak outside its fortress of Rochester, and disrupt the annual stockholders’ convention in Flemington, New Jersey. Though we didn’t know it at the time — all we had in mind was a little troublemaking — this was the seed from which a vitally important tactic was to spring. I addressed the General Assembly of the Unitarian-Universalist Association and asked them for their proxies on whatever Kodak stock they held in order to gain entree to the stockholders’ meeting. The Unitarians voted to use the proxies for their entire Kodak stock to support FIGHT — 5620 shares valued at over $700,000.

The wire services carried the story and news of the incident rapidly spread across the country. Individuals began sending in their proxies, and other church groups indicated they were prepared to follow the Unitarians’ lead. By the purest accident, we’d stumbled onto a tactical gold mine. Politicians who saw major church denominations assigning us their proxies could envision them assigning us their votes as well; the church groups have vast constituencies in their congregations. Suddenly senators and representatives who hadn’t returned our phone calls were ringing up and lending a sympathetic ear to my request for a senatorial investigation of Kodak’s hiring practices. … We wanted to use the proxies as a means of social and political pressure against the megacorporations, and as a vehicle for exposing their hypocrisy and deceit. …

Proxies can become a springboard to other issues in organizing the middle class. Proxy participation on a large scale could ultimately mean the democratization of corporate America, and could result in the changing of these corporations’ overseas operations, which would precipitate important shifts in our foreign policy. There’s really no limit to the proxy potential. Pat Moynihan told me in Washington when he was still Nixon’s advisor that “proxies for people would mean revolution — they’ll never let you get away with it.” It will mean revolution, peaceful revolution, and we will get away with it in the years to come. source

Indeed. They are getting away with it now. Buried in the massive Wall Street bailout package was funding for radical community groups like Obama’s ACORN. Tactics of ruthless intimidation backed by massive funding has provided these militant utopians with frightening access to the levers of power. Alinsky’s warning was equaly ominous…

Every major revolutionary movement in history has gone through the same process of corruption, proceeding from virginal purity to seduction to decadence. Look at the Christian church as it evolved from the days of the martyrs to a giant holding company, or the way the Russian Revolution degenerated into a morass of bureaucracy and oppression as the new class of state managers replaced the feudal landowners as the reigning power elite. Look at our American Revolution; there wasn’t anybody more dedicated to the right of revolution than Sam Adams, leader of the Sons of Liberty, the radical wing of the revolution. But once we won the fight, you couldn’t find a worse dictatorial reactionary than Adams; he insisted that every single leader of Shays’ Rebellion be executed as a warning to the masses. He had the right to revolt, but nobody had the right to revolt against him. Take Gandhi, even; within ten months of India’s independence, he acquiesced in the law making passive resistance a felony, and he abandoned his nonviolent principles to support the military occupation of Kashmir. Subsequently, we’ve seen the same thing happen in Goa and Pakistan. Over and over again, the firebrand revolutionary freedom fighter is the first to destroy the rights and even the lives of the next generation of rebels.

We’ve already seen several instances of supression of 1st Amendment rights from team Obama, including Federal Lawsuits filed against critics, to organized suppression at radio station WGN. Reinstituting the so-called “fairness doctrine” has been talked about. He has even proposed for some type of civilian national armed forces. Can brown shirts be far behind?

And to answer Colmes, just read the last interview of alinsky (playboy 1972) and decide for yourself. (pdf will take a moment to load)

Update: Good read at Parkway Rest Stop–Letters from Camp (h/t n2l)

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