Obama, though he portrays himself as a post-racial healer, is willing to play the race card to win this election. He’s just thrown Democratic party elder statesman, Geraldine Ferraro, under the bus for pointing out the obvious: if Obama were a white man or a white woman, he wouldn’t be so close to winning the nomination.
Andrew Sullivan calls the Clinton’s despicable for their “hard ball” tactics, but, what game did he think everyone was playing? This is politics. Obama’s intimations about post-racial healing and connectedness are just as focus-grouped and artificial as every word out of Hillary’s mouth. He’s just smoother in the delivery. Plus, all of her attacks are moderate and reasonable considering what the Clintons are capable of and amount to the following: he’s inexperienced, he’s got skeletons, he’s got some bad associates, and the media’s given him a pass.
But it is an abnormal and fairly recent development that racism charges can simultaneously be perceived as the greatest social evil and also be the most common charge advanced by blacks seeking an advantage against whites.
The anti-racism of today is not rooted in justice. There is almost no racism in America today, and, even to the extent it exists, it does not explain persistent and growing black failure. Instead, the anti-racism of today is an ideology of power designed to identify, denounce, and avenge the imaginary white sources of black failure. Because this campaign is rooted not in justice but in furtherance of the Marxist goal of rearranging society by subordinating whites to minorities and newcomers, it knows no limits.
It would be nice to think Obama could assuage these disaffected groups, recreate conditions of a common national identity, and promote race relations based on mutual understanding and justice. His flowerly campaign rhetoric, however, does not match his gritty and dishonorable campaign tactics.
As I’ve said before, Obama will be a tragic figure if elected, because modern day leftism, as espoused in the Democratic Party, does not permit a vocabulary with which to provide limits to the dominant anti-white, anti-rich, anti-male, anti-Christian, anti-establishment, and anti-American agenda.