We have a few instances lately of liberals and their insensitive, divisive rhetoric in regards to race.
Let's start with Jesse Jackson. In an interview earlier this week, Jackson said the following: “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy. It’s the Fort Sumter tea party.” He also believes that race is “absolutely” a reason why the GOP opposes Barack Obama. Now I don't know about you, but I'm getting really tired of this race-baiting rhetoric. Anyone who understands the principles of the tea party will tell you that it has absolutely nothing to do with race, as difficult as that may be for some small-minded liberals to understand. And there are plenty of reasons to oppose Barack Obama because of his failed policies, but for liberals that is also hard to comprehend.
Liberal lunatic Ed Schultz reacted to Jackson's interview by asking his own viewers: “Are conservatives the new Confederates?” Now we aren't just talking about the tea party, we are talking about all conservatives! By the way, viewers of MSNBC overwhelming responded with “yes.”
And then we have Chris Matthews with a bizarre reaction to Obama's speech yesterday on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. First Matthews proclaims, “The speech the president gave today is an example of why there is no credibility to his right-wing critics. He is a moderate, he is a pro-American guy, a patriotic guy, who preaches over and over again unity among the various groups in this country. He never preaches division.” As we know, that's simply not true. But then he goes a step further saying that Obama is “everything a white conservative should applaud.” He says that Obama is “everything the white conservative should have designed and said ‘our perfect African-American president.’” He then concludes his rant by asking, “What does this guy have to do to win the approval of the right-wing white guy out there?” Again, why the focus on Obama's race rather than his policies? Race doesn't make Obama's foreign policy a disaster. Race doesn't make our economic recovery abysmal. Race doesn't account for the fact that we have fewer people working today than when Obama took office. All of this has nothing to do with Obama's race (or even his soaring rhetoric) but his policies. That's why conservatives don't agree with him. I actually agree with Chris Matthews that Obama himself is a good guy, a wonderful family man and a great father. But that doesn't make him a good president, nor does it have anything to do with his skin color.