Pandering to the Black Voter
According to DeWayne Wickham, who writes for USA Today, on June 23, 2012, Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, met with a small group of black columnists at the National Association of Black Journalists and "decried Republican obstructionism that has kept Obama from getting more done."
Realizing that Obama needs a "significant increase in black voter turnout in the swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania," Jarrett highlighted Obama's increased funding for education and the universal health care that will supposedly help poor black Americans.
Moreover, Jarrett boasted that the Obama administration sharply reduced the sentencing disparity for possession of crack cocaine instead of powder. This refers to the "Fair Sentencing Act, signed into law by Obama in August 2012 which eliminated the five year mandatory minimum sentence for possession of crack and reduced the disparity between the amount of crack cocaine and powder cocaine needed to trigger federal criminal penalties from a 100:1 weight ratio to 18:1." Obama would know a thing or two about illicit drug use having, admitted in his 1995 book Dreams from My Father that he "had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though."
But of course, Obama's admission of drug use was yet another political move, "putting him in touch with the younger generation" and those among them who consider drug use just an accepted cultural norm.
Interestingly "mainstream media outlets covering the [National Association of Black Journalists] event did not report on Jarrett's comments regarding crack cocaine." Could it be that intelligent inner-city residents living in drug-infested, unsafe areas won't be quite as thrilled that law-breakers living among them will now have lighter sentences?
As is his usual modus operandi, Obama engages the lawless and has no shame in doing so as long as it gets him one more vote. Obama will always pander to the lowest common denominator and insult the intelligence of people, whatever color they are. Thus, concerning immigration, Obama bribes another group of law-breakers and frankly demeans law-abiding Hispanics.
Valerie Jarrett is considered "one of Obama's closest and most trusted advisers and in July 2009, Obama told New York Times reporter Robert Draper, 'I trust her completely[.] She is family.'" In fact, Obama "admitted that he runs every decision by her."
According to Discover the Networks,
Jarrett is deeply concerned with racial issues. After the Jeremiah Wright tapes threatened to sink Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, it was Jarrett who encouraged Obama to give his 'race speech' at Constitution Hall. African-American administration staffers have said that without Jarrett's patronage, 'their opinions and the often-legitimate concerns voiced by black leaders like [Al] Sharpton would have been thoroughly disregarded by the white-dominated senior staff.' [Emphasis added.]
Recall that Sharpton hosts his own radio program, The Hour of Power, which airs for three hours each weekday in New York. During his May 25, 2012 broadcast, Sharpton asserted that Republicans view black people as subhumans, much as Adolf Hitler saw Jews:
It seems like they [some of the right wing] act as though some wiping out of people ... is alright. It's not alright to do to any innocent people. ... [T]o wipe out innocent people just 'cause of who they are, like was done in Hitler's Germany, or was done to Native Americans, is not justified.
Though completely unsubstantiated, these remarks continue to keep Sharpton in the limelight as he advises Attorney General Eric Holder. See here.
So it should come as no surprise that Communist-inspired Jarrett helped to appoint self-identified communist revolutionary Van Jones as the Obama administration's green jobs czar in March 2009. Jones did not go through the traditional vetting process (but, of course, neither did Obama) because of Jarrett's intervention.
Jarrett was also instrumental in recruiting Mark Lloyd, an Alinskyite, and Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar. Sunstein has argued that Americans should "celebrate tax day" and also believes that "animals should have legal standing to sue humans."
According to Jarrett, "Obama's moral vision is making sure that we are creating a country that's a country for everybody, not just for the very, very wealthy[.]"
In 1991, Vernon Jarrett, father of Valerie Jarrett's husband, promoted a Chicago visit by Professor Derrick Bell. The visit had been "arranged by the Community Renewal Society, a left wing group that wanted Bell to help it launch a 'racial justice agenda' across the Chicago area." Bell endorsed a "more confrontational approach to race relations" and "viewed America as an irremediably racist nation." Bell also worked with Obama's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who blamed America for the 9-11 attacks, as well as Father Michael Pfleger, longtime supporter of anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
As we head into the November election, get ready for more charges of racism to be hurled at America. Because he has an abysmal record of achievement on the economic front -- e.g., black unemployment stands at 16.2% -- Obama must misdirect voters.
Thus, alleged racial injustice portrayed in this video plays right into the 44th president's ideology. His belief system completely ignores the advancements of America, imposes a false guilt on whites, and inflicts a continuing disaffected and victimization status on those who adhere to such beliefs. Such exploitation of the race card will become even more prominent by this 44th president and his minions in the next few months.
Don't fall for it. The perpetrators of this vile canard are using it only to advance their own power. We, the people, should never validate their low estimation of us, whatever our melanin levels.
Eileen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.