Obama's Going to Lose...but Not Because He's Black
The left is already beginning to point fingers at those they believe are responsible for what is shaping up to be a decisive rout in the making for President Obama and the Democrats on Election Day.
The New York Times is among the first out of the blame gate, with an article by Matt Bai taking Bill Clinton to task. Clinton, according to Bai, has foolishly steered the Obama campaign to switch its more promising strategy of attacking Mitt Romney as a serial flip-flopper (in the vein of John Kerry) to one striving to paint him as a mean, evil conservative, à la Ebenezer Scrooge.
That strategy went kaput once Romney proved himself to be a decent, likeable guy in the first debate. C'est la vie.
Beating the Times to the punch, though, have been blacks who for years have insisted that any and all criticisms of Obama are based solely on nothing but the color of his skin -- the culmination of which occurred in the aftermath of his sorry-ass performance in the first debate against Romney, when the president's electoral fortune began its steady, inexorable decline.
To blacks, it had nothing to do with Obama's serial "ahs" and "ums" and dull, slow-witted responses to Romney. No, it was because the president had to play it safe for fear that if he didn't, he would be considered an "angry black man" to white, racist-inclined voters. This from Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson and most other blacks.
I'm declaring myself an "angry black man," but I'm not afraid to let everyone know why. I'm angry that four years after America elected its first "black" president, the unemployment rate remains the highest in the black community at 14.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that's just the headline rate. The actual rate is much higher.
Chalk me up as a racist for pointing that out.
I'm angry that over the last four years, the medium net worth of black households has experienced the steepest decline of any demographic group in the U.S. -- a phenomenon that caused even the liberal-leaning Associate Press to label it as "The Disappearing Black Middle Class."
But just dismiss me as a racist.
I'm angry that gas prices have doubled and household bills are skyrocketing, which has struck hardest in the black community during every year of Obama's watch.
I accept that I'm a racist for noticing.
I'm angry that despite black parents' desperate efforts to rescue their children from rotten, crime-ridden public schools, Obama's first budget eliminated a school voucher program that provided tuition assistance to poor black youths in Washington, D.C. Thank the Lord that House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican allies -- "white racists" one and all -- to be sure, were on hand to force Obama to reverse course and reinstate the program.
If I pointed out that President Obama's children, Malia and Sasha, have probably never seen the insides of a public school, would that make me a racist? Probably, to hear black people tell it.
I'm angry that even in the face of the president's obvious failures, blacks continue to overwhelmingly defend and support a person who has clearly demonstrated that he couldn't give a damn about them and whose policies have done so much to spread despair and hopelessness in their community as well as in all other communities across the nation.
Do you think the Ku Klux Klan will accept a black member? Because I think I'm a racist.
But most of all, I'm angry that black people continue to use white racism as their automatic excuse for every setback and failure in life. Why is that, you ask? As with most things in life, if you want to get to the truth, all you need do is follow the money. If you're black and in the position to get in on the game early, crying racism at the drop of a hat can be quite lucrative.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Juan Williams, Dyson, and innumerable other black columnists, television pundits, celebrities, and self-described leaders discovered that a long time ago. If racism magically disappeared overnight, they would each have to find some other way to make a living. Racism is their bread and butter. That's why as long as there are poor blacks, there will always be no shortage of black elites blaming it on white racism and getting rich in the process. Good work if you can get it. Where do I put in my application?
The real tragedy of it all is that millions of poor blacks have fallen prey to the self-serving aims of Obama and the racial grievance industry in the black community and have rejected the time-proven qualities of persistence, hard work, and self-reliance that would more surely help them make their and the lives of their families much better.
But where's the percentage in that?
The Drive-By Pundit is the pen name of Perry Drake, author of two recently published e-books, The Book of Racist Democrat Quotes and "Democratic Nigger!": The Long, Racist, Bloody, Account of the Democrat Party's Hatred for Blacks. Both are available on Amazon.com. Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/perry.drake.10, and on Twitter at @Perry_Drake.