Stacey Dash on Romney: ‘I Chose Him Not By the Color of His Skin But the Content of His Character’ (video interview)
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Also of note, earlier in the interview, Dash told Morgan that she’s a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008. She’s voting for Romney now “because of the state of the country and I want the next four years to be different.”
During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday, a defiant Stacey Dash — the black actress who endorsed Mitt Romney and triggered a major Twitter meltdown that included hateful and racist comments from Obama supporters – said, “I chose [Romney] not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.”
Even Piers Morgan had to admit how outrageous, racist and inappropriate the attacks on Dash have been on social media since her initial Tweet.
It was so refreshing to hear that black actress Stacey Dash is supporting Mitt Romney for president. I sent a tweet thanking Ms Dash for not allowing the brain dead racists on the Left to intimidate her.
I have about had it with the arrogant bullies on the Left. Who died and gave them authority to decide who is a racist? The Left believes they have the ultimate card to trump any and all opposition to their master plan to implement a Socialistic/Progressive anti-American agenda. We who love America have had it with the Left’s, if-you-disapprove-of-the-direction-Obama-is-taking-our-country, you’re a racist nonsense. The reality is anyone who votes for Barack Obama is stuck on stupid, a lazy loser or a racist.
These emotion driven idiot and loser Obama supporters can not tell me one Obama policy that has moved America “forward” in a positive way. A client of the recording studio at my arts center is a school teacher. She has an “Obama 2012” bumper sticker on her car.
Folks, I am a polite man, a gentleman. Thus, I would never say this to her face. But in my mind, I am saying, “You idiot! It is frightening that you are teaching our kids. Name one thing Obama has implemented that we need four more years of?” In typical liberal emotion driven brain dead fashion, this white woman thinks she is intellectually superior and sophisticated because she is voting for the victimized African-American. Gag me!
So when these arrogant racist idiots attempt to bully anyone who does not support keeping their black empty suit in the White House, it really gets my goat.
OK, OK, I will calm down. Think happy thoughts Lloyd. Romney and Ryan in the White House! Romney and Ryan in the White House! Hey, it worked. I feel much, much better now.
Stacey Dash, welcome to the right side, Sista. Folks, over here do not talk down to you, suggest that standards be lowered for you or treat you like an idiot who can not find her way to acquire a photo ID.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
The Democratic Party’s Long History of Racism
October 15, 2012
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Oct 14, 2:23 AM EDT By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer
Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he’s white?These questions have long animated conservatives who are frustrated by claims that white people who oppose Obama’s policies are racist. This week, when a black actress who tweeted an endorsement of Romney was subjected to a stream of abuse from other African-Americans, the politics of racial accusation came full circle once again.
Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film “Clueless” and the recent cable-TV drama “Single Ladies.” On Twitter, she was called “jigaboo,” “traitor,” “house nigger” and worse after posting, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
The theme of the insults: A black woman would have to be stupid, subservient or both to choose a white Republican over the first black president.
Russell Simmons, the hip-hop mogul and Obama backer, called Dash’s experience “racism.” Said Barbara Walters on “The View”: “If she were white, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Twitter users are by no means representative of America, and many black Obama supporters quickly denounced the attacks. But for people like Art Gary, an information technology professional, the reason Dash was attacked is simple: She is a black woman supporting a white candidate over a black one.
“It goes both ways,” said Gary, who is white. “There is racial bias amongst whites, and there is racial bias amongst blacks. But as far as the press is concerned, it only goes one way.”
Antonio Luckett, a sales representative in Milwaukee who is black, called the attacks on Dash unfair. But when people speak out against a symbol of black progress like Obama, he said, “African-Americans tend to be internally hurt by that.”
“We still have a civil rights (era) mentality, but we’re not living in a civil rights-based world anymore,” he said. “We want to say, `You’re black, you need to stand behind black people.’”
Luckett said one reason he voted for Obama in the 2008 primary against Hillary Clinton was because Obama is black: “Yes, I will admit that.”
Is that racism? Not in Luckett’s mind. “It’s voting for someone who would understand your side of the coin a lot better.”
Such logic runs into trouble when applied to a white person voting for Romney because he understands whiteness better. Ron Christie, a black conservative who worked for former President George W. Bush, finds both sides of that coin unacceptable.
“It’s not the vision that our leaders in the civil rights movement would have envisioned and be proud of in the era of the first African-American president,” Christie said.
Martin Luther King Jr. fought Jim Crow laws, which deprived blacks of political rights after Reconstruction, upheld by Southern Democrats. But black voters switched after Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed through the 1960s civil rights legislation and Republicans successfully pursued the votes of white people who disliked the civil rights agenda.
Since then, Democrats have persistently wooed black voters with programs and platforms that African-Americans favor, and the party has been rewarded every four years.
Clinton got 83 percent of the black vote in 1992 and 84 percent in 1996; the third-party candidate Ross Perot probably sliced away some of Clinton’s black support. Al Gore got 90 percent in 2000; John Kerry got 88 percent in 2004. Obama captured 95 percent in 2008, and 2 million more black people voted than in the previous election.
Christie says he, too, shares the sense of pride in Obama smashing what for blacks is the ultimate glass ceiling. He understands that black pride springs from a shared history of being treated as less than human, while the history of pride in whiteness has a racist context.
But he still sees black people voting for Obama out of a “straitjacket solidarity.”
Christie sees it in his barbershop, where black men shifted from calling candidate Obama “half-white” and “not one of us” to demanding that Christie stop opposing the first black president.
He sees it in the comments of radio host Tom Joyner, who told his millions of listeners a year ago, “Let’s not even deal with facts right now. Let’s deal with our blackness and pride – and loyalty. . I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he’s a black man.”
The actor Samuel L. Jackson said much the same thing: “I voted for Barack because he was black,” he told Ebony magazine. “Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people – because they look like them.”
In 2011, as black unemployment continued to rise, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said that if Clinton was still president, “we probably would be still marching on the White House . (but) nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”
And just last week, the rapper Snoop Dogg posted a list of voting reasons, written by someone else, on a social media account. No. 1 on his pro-Obama list: He’s black. Snoop’s top reason to not vote for Romney: He’s white.
All of this may help explain why Veronica Scott-Miller, a junior at historically black Hampton University, directed the following tweet at Dash: “You get a lil money and you forget that you’re black and a woman. Two things Romney hates.”
In an interview, Scott-Miller said the GOP fought Obama’s effort to provide funding for historically black colleges like hers. She dislikes Romney’s opposition to abortion and thinks Republicans have a “negative stigma about us . they make generalizations in their speeches about our race in general, and they make up terms like welfare queens and stuff.”
Told that some saw her tweet as racist, she said that’s not what she meant. “I was saying that as a black woman, Romney doesn’t have that much that would make us want to vote for him,” said Scott-Miller, who is black. “Because Barack Obama lives with three black women in his house, he knows about what they need, he knows about the issues we may be facing, he talks to black women on the regular.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, a law professor at the University of Maryland, wrote a column last week exploring why so many black voters are rejecting Romney. She said it has less to do with the candidate than with his party’s treatment of Obama, such as John Sununu calling the president “lazy” after the debate, a congressman shouting “You lie!” during the State of the Union address, claims that Obama is not a citizen and more.
In an interview, Ifill said that for black voters, such accusations feel like white people are attacking their own dignity. “In essence,” she says, “they are closing ranks around Obama.”
She noted that women were justifiably moved by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy and Catholics flocked to the polls to elect President John F. Kennedy. Comparing black pride in Obama to white pride in Romney is a “false symmetry” because of the history of black oppression, she says, and she asked for patience from America at large.
“There should not be this resistance to pride over the first black president,” Ifill says. “If we get to the fifth one, I’ll be with you.”
Jesse Washington covers race and ethnicity for The Associated Press. He is reachable at http://twitter.com/jessewashington or jwashington(at)ap.org.
by Charlie Martin Bio
So today’s little furor is some ass at a Romney rally who worked his way around, right in front of the press, and showed off a pretty obviously racist shirt. Now, as Stacy McCain has pointed out, there’s good reason to think the was a troll, a false-flag operation. We’ve been seeing them, organized and disorganized, since the first Tea Party demonstrations — remember “Crash the Tea Party“?
But you know what? Forget that. I’m tired of idiots trying to make one asshole in the back row of a Romney rally the issue. You want to talk racism? Well, let’s talk about this:
It was Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat, who founded the Ku Klux Klan. Woodrow Wilson segregated Federal Buildings and jobs after 50 years of integration under largely Republican administrations. It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted Jim Crow Laws. It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted “separate but equal”. It was the Democrat Party in the South that supported the Ku Klux Klan. It was George Wallace and the Democrat Party in the South that said “Segregation Forever”. It was Orval Faubus and the Democrat Party that wanted the Arkansas National Guard to enforce segregation, and Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican President, that sent the 101st Airborne to integrate the schools. It was Bull Connor, a member of the Democrat National Committee, who turned the hoses on the marchers in Birmingham, and it was the Republicans who made up the majority that passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, over the filibuster of such Democrat paragons as William Fulbright and Al Gore Sr. — and Grand Kleagle Byrd. (And no, the Dixiecrats didn’t join the Republican Party – most of them remained Democrats.) It was the Democrats who kept Grand Kleagle Byrd in the party. It was Democrats who called General Colin Powell a “house nigger”. It was Democrats who called Condi Rice — who grew up with and knew the little girls in Birmingham who were blown up, by Democrats — an “Aunt Jemima” and ran cartoons of her with fat lips doing Hattie McDaniel riffs. It was Democrats, or at least Obama supporters, who called Stacy Dash a hundred different racist names for daring to leave the Democrat plantaion.
It’s the Democrats who hold annual dinners honoring Andrew Jackson, who owned slaves and who orchestrated the Removal, the Trail of Tears, the near genocide of several of the Indian Nations.
So when the Democrats stop having Andrew Jackson dinners, and take Wilson’s name off the bridge in DC, and start taking Grand Kleagle Byrd’s name off of the hundred things named after him, then we can talk about one asshole in the back row of a Romney rally.
May 26, 1996 – Barack and Michelle Obama in Hyde Park – Credit: Mariana Cook’s official Web site
Posted: Oct.6th 2012
As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple.
“If you want to understand Michelle Obama, you’ve got to go back to Jesse Jackson,” a woman called “Robyn” for this article told WND.
Robyn, who spent several years working for Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, explained to a WND investigator in Chicago that Michelle Obama “just about grew up in Jesse Jackson’s home.”
“Jesse should have charged her rent and board for the amount of time she spent in his home instead of her own,” she said.
Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. Santita and Jesse Jr. call her “sis,” short for “sister.”
Santita Jackson said in an interview just before Obama took office in 2008 that she has known Michelle Obama since they car-pooled together as high school classmates. Santita was maid of honor at Michelle and Barack Obama’s wedding, and she is the godmother to the Obama’s older daughter, Malia.
Robyn also pointed out Jesse Jackson Jr., a Democratic Party member of the U.S. House from Illinois, served as the national co-chairman of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained.
“The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the Democratic Party decided long ago it wouldn’t be Jesse Jackson (Sr.). Then Jesse wanted it to be his son, but Jesse Jr. has serious drug and mental problems that the world knows about now. These were also known about in the past, and Jesse Jr. was never going to be the black president. So, the political left then chose Obama.”
In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times in August, Sandi Jackson admitted her husband, Jesse Jr., was “completely debilitated by depression,” which has forced him to put his Washington home for sale to pay his medical bills, including his treatment at the Mayo Clinic. He has been absent from Congress since mid-June, putting his House seat at risk in the November election.
They met where?
Obama’s retelling of an event most spouses remember precisely for the rest of their lives has caused confusion. Exactly when and how did he first meet Michelle Robinson?
Before a speech at the New Economic School graduation in Moscow on July 7, 2009, Obama stated he first met Michelle in school.
“I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did, but I’m sure you’re all going to have wonderful careers,” he said, according to Newsweek.
The problem is that Michelle Obama earned her degree from Harvard Law School in 1988, and Obama did not arrive at Harvard Law School until that fall, graduating three years later in 1991.
The commonly accepted story is that they first met in Chicago in 1989, when Barack took a summer job as an intern at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, and Michelle, who was employed as a lawyer at the firm, was assigned to be his mentor.
WND has reported Allen Hulton, the U.S. postal carrier who delivered mail to the parents of Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers in a Chicago suburb, met Obama in the summer of 1989, while Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin.
In 1991, during their engagement to be married, top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, then serving as the deputy chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, hired Michelle to a job in the mayor’s office.
“Michelle hated working for the city even more than she hated working at Sidley Austin,” Robyn told WND.
“At the law firm, she lasted so short of a time because they expected her to do work,” Robyn said. “At the City of Chicago, where she worked under Mayor Daley, Michelle had one of those ‘Jesse hires’ positions. These are patronage jobs where the recipients did nothing.”
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By Jeffrey Lord on 10.5.12 @ 6:11AM
Jeremiah Wright introduces candidate 18 days after Hampton University speech.
On the heels of an absolutely miserable debate performance… yet another problem for the Obama campaign.
There’s another tape. This time with Jeremiah Wright. And a very curious video.
“Grace and peace be unto you,” begins Wright, smiling, his voice calm and low.
It’s June 23, 2007 — a mere 18 days after the now infamous Obama speech at Hampton University that the Daily Callerand the Drudge Report titled as “Obama’s Other Race Speech.” An angry, racially divisive speech in which Obama effortlessly slides into a Southern accent, shouting “The people down in New Orleans they [the Bush administration and the federal government] don’t care about as much!”
The event: The United Church of Christ’s 26th General Synod, the bi-annual gathering of UCC pastors and lay leaders from across the country, meeting that year in Hartford, Connecticut. (Note: Full Disclosure: I have served as both president of my local UCC Church Council and as a member of the UCC’s Penn Central Conference Board of Directors.)
This time Trinity UCC’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright isn’t sitting somewhere off camera while receiving accolades from then-Senator Obama. No, this time Wright is front and center to introduce his famous parishioner — by videotape.
The 40-plus-minute tape begins with the appearance of then-UCC General President, the Reverend John Thomas, taking the stage to announce Obama’s appearance. Thomas explains that Reverend Wright will be introducing Obama.
But wait! There’s a catch!
Because of a wedding at Trinity that day, says Thomas, Reverend Wright must do the intro by videotape instead of in person.
Remember now. This is the General Synod of the United Church of Christ. And Jeremiah Wright is a well-recognized figure within the UCC. Indeed, his friend John Thomas would months later ostentatiously go to Chicago and defend Wright from the pulpit at Trinity UCC when the controversy over Wright’s sermons finally boiled over. So Thomas knows Wright well — and has every reason to speak the truth about the Obama-Wright relationship when he introduces the Wright video by saying this:
It had long been our hope that Senator Obama’s pastor, the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright would be able to be here to introduce his parishioner to us. Dr. Wright is one of the most distinguished leaders in the United Church of Christ, and it is well known that he and Trinity have had a profound and shaping influence on Senator Obama’s ["cation" -- unintelligible]. Unfortunately, Dr. Wright had a longstanding commitment to a wedding at Trinity Church this weekend. And as every pastor in this room knows, if the choice is between a United States Senator and the mother of a bride, (laughter) it’s no (“contest”? Unintelligible)….and he made the right decision.
After a few more words from Thomas, the image of the calm smiling Jeremiah Wright flashes on the auditorium television screens.
Before we get to what follows, let’s go to a story from the current bestseller by former New York TimesMagazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.
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Jeffrey Lord is a former Reagan White House political director and author. He writes from Pennsylvania at firstname.lastname@example.org.