Obama as Race Hustler

“There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start to think about robbery and then look around and see it’s somebody white and feel relieved.”

Jesse Jackson, 1998

Obama continued his attempt to pour gasoline on the Zimmerman verdict with his impromptu musings on the case before the White House press corps yesterday.  The cynicism of this attempt to use the Zimmerman verdict as both a decoy from his manifest failings in regard to the economy, Obamacare and other issues, and to whip up the black vote in 2014 is breathtaking.  This country does need an honest discussion about race, something that I have never witnessed in my 56 years on this planet, but Obama’s deeply poisonous playing of the race card throughout this case for crass political gain makes it likely that I will not see such a discussion while I inhabit this vale of tears.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. His sort of speeches are near occasions of sin, in my opinion.
    I have no time to indulge my mind and heart in an attempt to find any sense from the mouth of this president.

  2. Two sets of Americans are even stupider than OB. The leftish media and the nitwits that voted for this brand of hope and change.

  3. I hate the phrase “honest discussion about race.” Our nation has enough experience with such “discussions” to know that they are anything but “honest” or “about race.”

  4. I entirely agree. Admittedly, I am a coward when it comes to being perceived a racist. I find it curious but true that I’m not embarrassed to stand up as an American or as a Catholic but say something like “you wouldn’t understand because your white” and I am tongue-tied. Actually, now that I’m articulating it, it isn’t just being called a racist that I fear, I also fear being labeled an homo-phobe. For example, our Chief of Staff said in a management meeting that she was “disappointed” that so few of the managers attended the special emphasis luncheons. (These are luncheons with speakers on the special emphasis program of the month – Black History Month and such.) I don’t go to them as a rule but I make them available to my staff. I don’t go because they are a waste of time. The one she was referring to was for Pride Month and it is one of the few that I don’t attend on purpose. I don’t go because it is hypocritical for me to do so since I don’t support homosexuality. Did I say so in the meeting? Not on your life and I didn’t do so in private either. “Self-preservation” says my wife; but the truth is that she can’t make me go and there is nothing that she can do to me personally for failing to attend, even pointedly so. But, I don’t challenge it because it would be politically costly for me to be labeled a homo-phobe. In the end, I will continue to attend none of them, since it bolsters my argument that I’m simply doing my job by sticking to my work.

  5. Your experience is one of many reasons why I am glad that I have been self-employed for the past 28 years. The search for equality has devolved into perpetual grievances and identity politics, and woe betide the heretic who does not pretend to give obeisance to the politically correct Gods.

    Any honest discussion on race in this country would begin with these words from Frederick Douglass in 1865:

    “In regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us… I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! … And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone, — your interference is doing him positive injury.”

    If his words had been heeded there would be little race problem in this country today. Instead it remains a festering sore for demagogues to make political capital from.

  6. So sad that this is where we are now. All the unemployment, inflation, general cultural decline… and now this hater in the White House shows what he thinks of white folks… after the reelection . Beware of this ” conversation” he wants to have. That usually means black race hustlers TELLING you what’s the matter with YOU!! That’s not a “conversation.” Martin was being watched because blacks were committing a sufficient number of crimes in the community that law abiding folks formed a Crime
    Watch program. offerred by local police . We did that in my local area here! If we see someone fitting the ” profile” AND acting suspicious, we call the police and give a description…tell them where they are. Martin decided he didn’t like the HISPANIC Zimmerman watching him. He punches him and then is beating his head in the ground. That’s enough to use a gun to defend yourself. So…. Here’s my part of the ” conversation.” .. 1. Blacks are 13 percent of the population … Why are over 50 percent of the murders or robberies in this nation committed by blacks? 2. Why are 90 percent of the interracial crimes committed BY blacks ?? ( these are U S Department of Justice figures) 3. Why doesn’t Obama try to find and prosecute the black murderers in Chicago that are running amok this summer

  7. If I were walking down an empty street at night and saw a group of teenagers wearing tattoos and sloppy clothes in front of me. I would be apprehensive no matter what color they are. It’s the perception of youthful crime that matters not race. Stereotypes are formed by actions. The actions must be changed to change my stereotypes.

  8. Race Hustler.
    Perfectly fitting.
    Thanks for the quote from Mr. Douglass; “Your interference is doing him positive injury.”
    That should be stamped on Obombdividers forhead.

  9. We have got to the point where

    the Left will not let us…

    because of his skin color,

    judge a man based on the content of his character.

    Skin color first; character? Maybe never.

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