Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, says it was slanderous of Mitt Romney to bash ObamaCare (by declaring that he would repeal it) during a speech before the NAACP. Why? Because of its political implications? Or because President Obama is black?
Interesting how all these self-righteous bureaucrats preach about how we should not view individuals as black and white — that we should be color-blind, if you will.
It’s interesting because, well, all these buffoons do is view individuals as black and white. In fact, many view them as black versus white.
“I don‘t know who’s advising Governor Romney from the African-American perspective, but I would give him an F-minus on talking about Obamacare terms of repealing it. Not to this audience,” Cleaver asserted. “If you want to talk about, you know, we’ve got to find a long-last solution to the rising cost of health care, OK.”
Is Mr. Cleaver indicating that African-Americans must support Obama because he’s, well, an African-American? Or is it because African-Americans are compelled to support a highly regulated, government-subsidized healthcare system? Maybe I’m missing something.
Anyway, the media’s take on the story is all too predictable. As a whole, Romney’s speech wasn’t all that bad, as some reports say he welcomed support for his views on family, jobs, and education. But that’s not something the media is going to highlight. They will focus exclusively on the fact that Romney was booed after pledging to repeal ObamaCare.
While such butchery is expected, ABC News seemed to step over the line, just a bit: “Romney, a white Mormon whose father ran for president when blacks weren’t even allowed to join the priesthood, told Obama’s most reliable supporters that they have been let down by the country’s first black president.”
Sooo, that puts family and religion on the table, meaning, we can now focus on the polygamy of Obama’s father and the outright racism of Jeremiah Wright.
However, I suppose this brings back the race card. You can’t wrong a black president just because you oppose his political ideology. It’s some odd Freudian theory, I think, except instead of sex being the root of all human nature, its racism.
In effect, if a white person disagrees with a black person, it’s because he’s racist, not because of an ideological conflict.
At least, I think that’s how it works.