by Kiko Matsing
If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play…
…Demographics are avatars of a change bigger than any bill contemplated by Obama or Congress. The week before the health care vote, The Times reported that births to Asian, black and Hispanic women accounted for 48 percent of all births in America in the 12 months ending in July 2008. By 2012, the next presidential election year, non-Hispanic white births will be in the minority. The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. The Republicans haven’t had a single African-American in the Senate or the House since 2003 and have had only three in total since 1935. Their anxieties about a rapidly changing America are well-grounded.
Oh, yes, it’s all about race and gender!
What twisted logic and crass stupidity passes for op eds at NY Times! Let’s follow his reasoning:
- The Tea Party movement is virtually white. (anecdotal)
- Whites are becoming a minority in the U.S.
- The President is black; the Speaker of the House is a woman; and a Supreme Court judge is Latina, i.e. the minority non-whites are in power.
- Therefore, the Tea Party movement is actually about race.
Oooh… so many scary white people!
No wonder the liberals in Congress are misreading the Tea Party phenomenon. They are more busy race profiling than reading what is explicit in the signs. The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party represents a repudiation of big government: expanded taxation, regulation, nationalization, encroachment of the private sector.
Now why is it that the liberal media insist that these concerns are exclusively “white”? Is it because they are working on the assumption that the majority beneficiaries of taxpayer funded government entitlements are the “non-white” (black and Hispanic) minorities, who, therefore, as a matter of course would support big government interventions like the gargantuan health care bill? Who is being racist now?
The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question.“Why are you siding with these white racists against America’s first African American president?” I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating, “These patriots do not give a hoot about Obama’s skin color. They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama’s race is not an issue”.
Recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama’s race not being an issue. In reality, Obama’s presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from the Tea Party movement. Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator’s virtually unchallenged presidential campaign to his unprecedented bullying of America into Obamacare. Obama’s race trumped all normal media scrutiny of him as a presidential candidate and most recently even the Constitution of the United States. Obamacare forces all Americans to purchase health care which is clearly unconstitutional.
No white president could get away with boldly and arrogantly thwarting the will of the American people and ignoring laws. President Clinton tried universal health care. Bush tried social security reform. The American people said “no” to both president’s proposals and it was the end of it. So how can Obama get away with giving the American people the finger? The answer. He is black.
What is even the point of this article? Every liberal who reads NY Times, already knows its all about race and gender. Why point out the obvious or preach to the choir? Unless these same cynics who trash conservative talk radio for stoking right-wing anger, is guilty of doing exactly the same thing for left-wing indignation.
It is astounding how such mendacity is accepted as intelligent opinion at the premier rag of the liberal elite. Frank Rich certainly sets the bar low in the critical thinking department. Perhaps he should go back to reviewing Broadway show tunes.