But that was just the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy making things up, right?
Well, for those who hoped that all that was just political expediency, the Most Powerful Man on Earth has affirmed his support of Muslim terrorists by phoning first Mahmoud Abbas. He also included in his inaugural ceremony a "benediction" that could have been delivered by the vile irReverend Wright himself. Joseph Lowery ended his blasphemy with this wretchedness:
Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right.Would such racist condescension be accepted from anyone else?
Just to show the "prayer" wasn't an accident, Obama adviser Robert Reich fretted recently over how to keep white males from benefiting from government welfare in a post called (oddly enough), "The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers" (no, I didn't make that up!):
if there aren't enough skilled professionals to do the jobs involving new technologies, the stimulus will just increase the wages of the professionals who already have the right skills rather than generate many new jobs in these fields. And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most -- women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed -- will be shut out.You wouldn't want people being hired on the basis of merit. And we can't have things like bridges or very tall buildings being built by skilled professionals.
What to do? There's no easy solution to either dilemma.
The federal government discriminating on the basis of color. Someone ought to make a law against that.
So, terrorists will have their four-star halal resort in Guantanamo closed, interrogation techniques used to obtain information from them that have saved untold innocent lives are banned, and they are afforded greater legal protection by the nation they're trying to destroy, but Americans are discriminated against on the basis of their skin color.
Martin Luther King never dreamt of such a thing.