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  • just a conservative girl 8:56 AM on 10/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Obama Tape 

    Last night a video of a speech that President Obama gave back in 2007 was released in its entirety.  The tape is divisive, race baiting, and pandering.  One must ask themselves why that fake accent he is putting is not the moral equivalent of black face?  It isn’t like the president grew up in a predominately black neighborhood and was speaking “Ebonics” as a child, then as an adult learned better diction but occasionally falls back into old habits when back in the “neighborhood”.  Why the black community doesn’t see how condescending it is for him to speak that way in front of them is beyond me.  

     The speech was also widely inaccurate in terms of Katrina.  Of the course the media’s conventional wisdom has been that President Bush put his feet up on his desk and thought to himself, hey I am gonna kill me some black people today.  New Orleans is what was put on television.  It certainly wasn’t the whole story. The damage caused by the storm itself was much worse in Mississippi than New Orleans.  New Orleans actually survived the storm quite well until the levees were breached.  But New Orleans is what people saw.  The media didn’t totally ignore what was going on in other parishes in Louisiana, but they almost did.  There was another parish that was just as devastated as NOLA was, and that one is predominately white.  The help didn’t get to them anymore more quickly.  The government failed.  Which to me isn’t a surprise.  I don’t think the government is all that quick or efficient.  Matter of fact the government was by design meant to move slowly.  To me the biggest failures of Katrina in New Orleans was Mayor Nagin not doing enough to get those people out of there before the storm hit.  The Governor also was far too lax in her call for federal help.  

     To this day many people don’t realize that President Bush couldn’t do anything for the first few days.  That pesky little thing called the constitution got in his way.  The state had to request federal troops.   The governor didn’t do that for days.  We don’t want the President of the United States to have the power on his own to put military forces on the ground in this country.  It is an invitation to tyranny.  

     I also think it comes as quite a surprise to people like me who gave money to funds to help the victims of Katrina that I didn’t care.  After all I am white, they were mostly black, so hey so what.  My church went to NOLA for about two years after the storm hit, cleaning up areas and helping people rebuild their lives.  We raised over $100K in those efforts in just the first month.  I am sure over the two years we raised a considerable greater amount.  But now I am being told that I didn’t care.  That is news to me.  Not only did my faith based community give funds, they gave their time and their sweat.  But I guess I am just that average white person he talked about months later.  

     I also found out that my roads don’t need to be fixed.  Really?  I pay taxes too.   One of the things that I was reminded of while listening to that speech is the controversy here in D.C. surrounding the opening of the Walmart in several depressed neighborhoods.  He specifically mentioned that people have to go too far to do their everyday things.  That is very true in the neighborhoods that these stores are scheduled to open in.  But they have been fought tooth and nail.  It is mostly about Walmart not being unionized, but they won’t admit that.  One of the D.C. council members actually said that opening them is a bad idea because people will get arrest records when they can’t resist the urge to shoplift.  Yes, they really said that.  That is how little they really think of the poor.  

     But the president had that covered too:

    “We can’t expect them to have all the skills they need to work. They may need help with basic skills, how to shop, how to show up for work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there.”

    I must be an idiot.  It never occurred to me that being poor meant you couldn’t figure out how to get to work on time or even understand why that would be important.  I didn’t realize that they need to be taught how to dress.  Now, I can imagine that a person of limited income may need some help being able to afford nicer business attire, but not that they were unable to comprehend that they needed it.  I didn’t know that being poor means that your intellectual capacity is very limited and the government needs to sweep in and teach you everything that may need to know how to behave in an office setting.  

     Sadly, many in this country agree with him on this.  This is why I can’t be a liberal.  I have more faith in the individual, even the poor ones.  I don’t think they are so stupid they don’t know these things without a government program to teach them.  Now, I would like someone who agrees with these statements to explain to me what makes you think if they lack the intellectual ability to grasp this without a government program why do you think they will ever get it?  Obviously you think they are so stupid that the concept of being on time to work doesn’t occur to them on their own.  

     Even this won’t wake up the inner city/poor black community.  Here he is, telling you that you don’t have the capacity to complete simple and basic thought processes on your own.  You are totally dependent on government to do that for you.  Yes, he has your best interests at heart.  

     But, even more sadly is that, as president, he has done none of those things to help you.  The unemployment rate is almost doubled that of the general population.  But, hey details.  What do I know? After all, I am the racist for thinking this tape says something important about the liberal mindset of minorities and the poor.  Even though I have said repeatedly that being poor is more of a barrier in this country than color is.  Being born white and poor is no easier than being born black/hispanic/asian/ and poor.  I am still the racist.  

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 1:26 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Oh Yes He Did – VP Biden at NAACP 

    His speech was a disgrace.  He even went as far as to change up his speaking style and dialect.

    Here are just two of the lowlights:

    Huh?

    Then there is this little tidbit:

    What is that you learned Joe?  That Obama was clean and articulate?

    Sickening.

     

     
    • signpainterguy 1:52 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Startling difference between Romney`s speech and Biden`s; Romney spoke to the gathering in terms befitting intelligent adults. Biden pandered to the lowest common denominator.

      I`ve come to understand that those who scream “Uncle Tom” at conservative blacks are in fact the REAL Uncle Toms. They are the ones, without realizing it, who want to stay on the plantation !

      • just a conservative girl 2:26 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Uncle Tom didn’t want to stay on the plantation. We need to rid ourselves of the pop culture version of who Uncle Tom was and how he was portrayed. I did post on it. Read it then pass the information on. http://912member.blogspot.com/2010/05/uncle-tom-profile-in-conviction.html

        • signpainterguy 5:39 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Is it not so that the Tom in question “chose” to stay with the plantation owner and help him in his time of need, shortage of helpers, when Tom could have chosen to go his own way ?

          • just a conservative girl 6:32 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

            No. Tom was told he would be freed by his second owner St. Clare. He gets killed and his wife reneges on that promise saying she just needs some help for a short time. Which he believed. Then she sells him to the man who eventually kills him. Sadly, that happens right at the time his original owner’s family raised enough to get him back and then free him with his wife and children. But to say that he voluntarily stayed a slave is not accurate. What he did voluntarily do was not runaway when he had the chance.

            • signpainterguy 9:59 AM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

              “…he did voluntarily …. not run away …. ” THAT is the point that stuck in my mind.

              “NOT running when he had the option” is what today is morphed into “won`t leave the plantation”, which is unconscionable. Today, the left, and blacks, portray / see republicans as the slave owners and the dem party as the emancipators; the opposite of reality.

              It sounds like there was trickery and betrayal “to burn”, but Tom`s actions were honorable.

              • just a conservative girl 12:18 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

                I over simplified it, but it comes down to this Uncle Tom was not a race traitor like he is referred to today. Read the book. I think all conservatives should read it so they can fight the stereotype of it.

                • signpainterguy 4:38 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

                  I have it on my e-Reader; I need to re-read it. It`s been a LOOOOONG time since I read a condensed version !

                  I really think we are making the same point; it is the liberal dems who are keeping blacks and minorities oppressed (enslaved and on the plantation); it is the liberal blacks and minorities who “choose” to remain enslaved and on the plantation while the republicans are falsely accused of being the oppressive slave owners and conservative blacks are falsely accused of being traitors !

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