Bill O’Reilly asked Dr. Charles Krauthammer why, despite low approval nationwide, Obama still maintains over 80% approval in the black community. Krauthammer, in my opinion sympathetically, chalked up Obama’s high approval among blacks to racial pride and loyalty. Krauthammer pointed out that ethnic groups tend to be loyal to each other and that in the same way, you would see the gay community rally around the first gay president.
While I understand where Krauthammer and black America are “coming from” (my ’70s lingo), as an American who happens to be black, I cannot give black folks a pass who are willing to follow Obama to hell because of racial loyalty and America’s past sins. It is just plain wrong.
Krauthammer further defended his understanding of why blacks are loyal to Obama. He said there are blacks still alive today who experienced racism in America. In various articles, I have talked about the horrific racism that my 86-year-old black dad suffered. So I get it.
A white friend said, “Well, I guess I can give your dad’s generation and even yours a pass for staying loyal to Obama.” My retort was, “No, there is no acceptable excuse for continuing to follow Obama as he takes our country over a cliff.”
The image that comes to mind is Obama dressed as a pied piper – playing a seductive tune, leading black Americans to their deaths, drowned in a river. Blacks are suffering big-time under Obama.
I am sorry, folks. But there comes a time when the America-did-us-wrong excuse simply is not good enough. We are all Americans. It is morally right and our patriotic duty to lay aside resentments and racial, sexual, and gender loyalties and do whatever is best for our country. While I respect Dr. Krauthammer, I cannot give black America a sympathetic pass for taking the low road.
C’mon, black America. We are better than that.
I keep coming back to white America’s pattern of expecting less of black Americans because of slavery. I just want to scream, “Stop it!” There are many rock-solid right-thinking, responsible blacks out there – fully capable, willing, and able to stand on their own two feet without government handouts or special concessions due to their race. And yet, such blacks are purposely kept in the shadows by Democrats and the mainstream media.
Rather than pandering to blacks, giving them a pass for placing loyalty to skin color above their country, how about holding them to a higher standard as equal Americans?
Where are the leaders out there boldly celebrating America, educating blacks about the great sacrifices that were made in the battle to emancipate blacks? Over 600,000 Americans died in the Civil War, in which slavery was a huge issue. Where are the people explaining to blacks why they should be grateful and proud to be Americans?
Insidiously, there are those who believe that America’s debt for slavery will never be paid. It’s the gift that keeps on giving to liberals and race exploiters.
With the surge of liberalism under Obama, I would not put it past our emboldened liberal public-school system to come out of the closet and be honest about what they have being teaching our kids for decades. Don’t be surprised to see all students K through 12 required to take yearly installments of a course titled “Why you should hate your country.” White students seeking extra credit may take “White Guilt 101.” Black students are mandated to take “Why I am forever a victim of racist white America.”
A Fox News poll says 58% of voters believe our country is “going to hell in a hand-basket.” We are a nation in crisis.
The Democratic Party and the mainstream media are notorious for masterfully encouraging Americans to segregate themselves into victimized voting blocs – blacks, Hispanics, women, the class-envious, homosexuals, and so on. This enables Democrats to deceive each group to use their votes for Democrats as currency. It’s protection money against their supposed Republican, rich, white, racist, sexist, and homophobic oppressors.
Thanks to our reluctant warrior Commander-in-Chief, we are losing the war against ISIS. Obama has allowed over 60,000 illegals to stroll across our southern border, infecting Americans – among them our kids – with various contagious viruses, with no end in sight.
Allow me to remind you that when he was a senator in Illinois, to secure the radical feminist vote, Obama voted against legislation three times that would stop the barbaric practice of forcing hospitals to leave babies who survived abortions out to die (the Born Alive Infant Protection Act).
Common sense has led several countries to restrict flights from West African countries. We are further witnessing Obama’s trademark cold, calculating political posturing with his refusal to block flights from the Ebola hot zone.
Rush Limbaugh reminded us that Ronald Reagan said that the Soviet Union would eventually implode because of the weight of its own immorality.
I thought, oh my gosh, we are witnessing the implosion of the Obama presidency for the very same reason: his immorality. This is a man who uses every governmental agency at his disposal to punish his opposition and bully Americans into submission. His immorality includes being an award-winning serial liar.
The stakes are far too high to give black Americans an understanding pat on the back for circling the wagons around a failed presidency.
My fellow Americans, regardless of race, color, or creed, we must come together – one nation under God, united and unhyphenated – to do whatever politically necessary to heal our land. Because first and foremost, we are Americans.