And, yet again, you have to go to an overseas news source to see a story like this. This time it's the Telegraph UK.
CNN's orange-haired septuagenarian chatterbox Larry King has been bowled over by the new Age of Obama, enthusing that his youngest offspring (from his seventh marriage) wants to be black. I guess it's a case of black being, er, the new black.
Interviewing a visibly uncomfortable Bob Woodward on his eponymous CNN show last night, Larry, 75, gushed: "My younger son Cannon, he is eight. And he now says that he would like to be black. I'm not kidding. He said there's a lot of advantages. Black is in. Is this a turning of the tide?"
I wonder why Larry doesn't discuss the 800 pound gorilla in the room.....Black crime. Does Larry also think it's "wonderful" that blacks commit crimes at a pace 3 times higher than whites?
Remember when Senator Barack Hussein Obama, during the 2008 primaries, charged that blacks and whites “are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, [and] receive very different sentences . . . for the same crime"?
If you're uninformed about crime and its sociological impact, that statement may make sense to you. In fact, most Obama supporters are blissfully ignorant of crime and its racial component.
Heather McDonald has the answer:
After all, in 2006, blacks were 37.5 percent of all state and federal prisoners, though they’re under 13 percent of the national population. About one in 33 black men was in prison in 2006, compared with one in 205 white men and one in 79 Hispanic men. Eleven percent of all black males between the ages of 20 and 34 are in prison or jail. The dramatic rise in the prison and jail population over the last three decades—to 2.3 million people at the end of 2007 has only amplified the racial accusations against the criminal-justice system.
The favorite culprits for high black prison rates include a biased legal system, draconian drug enforcement, and even prison itself. None of these explanations stands up to scrutiny. The black incarceration rate is overwhelmingly a function of black crime. Insisting otherwise only worsens black alienation and further defers a real solution to the black crime problem.
The White Libs are too busy fawning over Barack and celebrating his blackness. I understand that he's a terrific model for the black community: here's a man that is elected president, who's a good husband, father and community activist. Great! I applaud him for that. And I do think it a good thing that many young blacks see him as someone to emulate.
But let's cut the crap already. As Juan Williams, writing for the Wall Street Journal, says:
How shall we judge our new leader?....If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else -- fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism -- then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors. To treat the first black president as if he is a fragile flower is certain to hobble him. It is also to waste a tremendous opportunity for improving race relations by doing away with stereotypes and seeing the potential in all Americans.
Yet there is fear, especially among black people, that criticism of him or any of his failures might be twisted into evidence that people of color cannot effectively lead. That amounts to wasting time and energy reacting to hateful stereotypes. It also leads to treating all criticism of Mr. Obama, whether legitimate, wrong-headed or even mean-spirited, as racist.
Exactly! Let's break out of this politically correct nonsense and treat him just like everybody else. He needs to be criticized and examined. The press didn't do a damn thing to expose his lack of experience, his socialist political philosophy, nor his radical affiliations.
And now that Team Obama are getting ready to dump another $1 trillion dollars of Stimu-Pork-Barrel subsidies to their friends and cronies....it's time to stand up and say enough!
But does the "other side" see it that way? Uh, no.
Here's Robert Reich on 09Jan2009 saying that federal spending on infrastructure projects shouldn't go to "white male construction workers." In fact, he goes on to say - and I am paraphrasing here - that the money shouldn't target qualified, educated people: it should go to dumb, lazy, ghetto denizens. That way they can buy more plasma TVs, smoke cigarettes, and drink Hennessy; all on YOUR dime.
Here's the video of our "leaders" discussing where your tax money should go. And eventhough Obama sat and listened to racist diatribes every week for 20 years, relax! He's not a racist. He loves black people.