Credit Where It’s Due

I agree, I liked this Obama comment:

Q: Yours is a rather historic presidency. And I’m just wondering whether in any of the policy debates that you’ve had within the White House, the issue of race has come up, or whether it has in the way you feel you’ve been perceived by other leaders or by the American people. Or has the last 64 days been a relatively colorblind time?

OBAMA: I think that the last 64 days has been dominated by me trying to figure out how we’re going to fix the economy. And that’s — affects black, brown and white. And, you know, obviously at the inauguration I think that there was justifiable pride on the part of the country that we had taken a step to move us beyond some of the searing legacies of racial discrimination in this country. But that lasted about a day — (laughter) — and, you know, right now the American people are judging me exactly the way I should be judged, and that is are we taking the steps to improve liquidity in the financial markets, create jobs, get businesses to reopen, keep America safe. And that’s what I’ve been spending my time thinking about.

Too bad so many of his underlings and fellow Democrats don’t agree.

3 thoughts on “Credit Where It’s Due”

  1. Again with his poor laughter timing and inexplicable “sense of humor” (which I honestly believe he doesn’t possess). I don’t know if he actually believes that there was racial harmony in the U.S. for an entire 24 hours and laments that the feeling is gone (or laments that it existed in the first place) or if he feels that we haven’t actually made any steps forward in race relations in the U.S. since the 1860’s.

  2. All I know is if I hear about “America’s legacy of slavery” one more time I’m going to plotz. I mean, I swear, you’d think until America was settled by white Europeans there had been no slavery anywhere else in the world, that we invented the institution or something. Not to mention the way it’s talked about, you’d think we just ended slavery yesterday, and that the white people in America would take it up again at the drop of a hat if they could.

  3. the white people in America would take it up again at the drop of a hat if they could.

    Of course! I know I would, if I could pick who goes into slavery. Social parasites of all kinds, for example. Democratic Senators, lawyers, TV talking heads, facilitators, diversity committee chairpersons. There’s no reason such human flotsam can’t be useful in various unskilled labor jobs, given proper supervision and motivation — I favor AmeriCorps volunteers with bullwhips, backed up by the occasional Predator drone overflight.

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