Democratic strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye picked the wrong panel Sunday to accuse the Tea Party of being “racial.”
It is easy for a person to take a dime from someone in front of witnesses and give it to another in need when the person taking the dime gives a dollar back in exchange when it is done in secret.
Americans give 60% of all money that the Catholic Church receives. We are the most generous people in the world and have the most billionaires in the world. Our stock market is as strong as it is thanks mainly to rich people. Even those designated as poor in America have things well-off people in other nations wish they had. I still believe that blacks who want reparations for slavery should be the ones who donate billions to Africans whose ancestors weren’t enslaved and brought to America, where their descendants could become rich like their American cousins. No one thinks that Oprah could have become a billionaire if her ancestors hadn’t been brought to America. She might have been dead by now if she were in Africa after giving birth to who knows how many children and working hard to survive if she were in a small village. If she had been born in poverty in an Islamic nation, her chances of being a success would have been less than if she were born in poverty in America because females aren’t punished in America for trying to compete in a predominately male-ruled society where women like Oprah are at times stoned for their “defiant” actions.
Obama and other Liberals, like the recently-elected mayor of New York City, want to redistribute wealth to the poor. Obama told Joe the Plumber that he believed in wealth redistribution (which should have been a red flag against Obama in 2008.) But Obama told enough lies people wanted to believe. If he wanted to associate with the common man during the election, he would have accepted only public funding for his election. But when a person is offered a cupcake or a sheet cake when they are starving, they’ll chow down on the sheet cake. That is why Obama appeals to billionaires like George “Spooky Dude” Soros, who funds groups that attack Obama opponents. It doesn’t matter that Soros has destroyed so many lives in the past and is still at it. As long as Obama can be isolated from people like him, he can remain in his isolation chamber where golf, shooting hoops, flying in Air Force One, and all the perks of the Presidency are enjoyed.
Have you ever seen him give a billion dollar check to someone like me who has ideas that might be worth trillions? I don’t exist in Obama’s eyes. But he loves to go to companies that support his policies and give them billions from the taxpayers (and often, those companies go belly-up while the previous owners end up rich.) Obama rails against Wall Street and the rich while he has the Fed ”invest” $85 billion a month into the stock market and bonds with money that is basically worthless paper. If the economy were to grow naturally instead of artificially, we could have an economic collapse as the bubble Obama’s people have been inflating bursts when the funny money from Washington stops coming in. Obama would rather be seen in front of a camera shaking the hand of retired NBA star Michael Jordan than being in front of a camera shaking the hand of a retiring high school basketball coach in Mississippi (unless Michael Jordan can be there too.) Have you seen Obama put a $100,000 check into the hand of a person who runs soup kitchens? But I bet he would love to be at the Super Bowl in February and brave the winter storm predicted to give an NFL-supported charity one of those oversized checks for $100,000 as long as millions of people are watching the transaction after the game concludes.
I once visited Washington, DC and noticed that there were people begging for money. There were also homeless people who could see the Washington Monument. I told Lynn Samuels, who used to have a Saturday afternoon radio program on WABC, that there shouldn’t be poor people in Washington because it is a Liberal city; and Liberals would never let poor people remain poor because Liberals are supposed to care for people. She tried to excuse the condition. But she couldn’t explain why Liberals were hypocritical. The same applies to President Obama. Why are middle-class and poor people doing worse now than they did before he became President, while he is counting on the rich (those that he often attacks) to support him?
I find it interesting that the government spent less to fight WW II and end it, than it spent to fight poverty in the same length of time and failed to end it. I hate to think Obama likes poor people–and that is why there are so many of them. He just likes rich people more and still is considered the friend of poor people. The wealthy President FDR rode around in a convertible and visited with poor farmers. The Democrat Party was viewed as the party of the people. When you consider that inflation and government policies forced many of the descendants of those farmers off of their family farms (yet the Democrat Party is still considered the party of the people), you might wonder who the Democrats really support.
Obama’s appearances in front of walls of “common people” is for the cameras and public consumption. But he tries to keep the identities of those who secretly give millions to him and the Democrat Party a secret. And those who attack Obama and the Democrat Party for appealing to the rich are called delusional or Tea Baggers. But the person whose symbol is the tea bag is more common than the person whose symbol is the money bag.
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Reports of the “Knockout Game” in major American cities makes me doubly ashamed, first at the lack of morality, and secondly, the lack of historic consequence.
Black youth selectively targeting White victims confirms stereotypes old as our tenure in this country.
Black clergy, civil rights groups, and politicians should be loud and repeated opponents of this thug trend.
Were roles reversed, they would be frothing at the mouth on TV about young White marauders doing the same.
Racial tensions already inflamed by two Obama terms (we can debate why later) aren’t helped by the likes of the “Knockout Game.”
Black media SHOULDN’T lag behind conservative outlets in documenting this outrage.
The late John H. Johnson, founder of Ebony magazine, would have confronted this head-on as he did great issues of his day and sparked national opposition to end this outrage!
In 21st Century America, Black folks don’t have a monopoly upon demanding groups correct discrimination in their ranks.
That’s why American Blacks must knock out the “Knockout Game” the way we put Jim Crow on the ropes- or else stop complaining when others assault us!
Reports from across the nation have surfaced in recent weeks detailing a troubling trend known as the “knockout game.” According to witnesses, victims, and other reports, the perpetrators of this violent act are generally black youth who sucker punch unsuspecting pedestrians.
Many injuries and a few deaths have been connected to the expanding urban pastime.
The mainstream media, however, diligent in their task of glossing over stories that do not support the leftist narrative, have been noticeably reluctant to address the attacks. In fact, many sources are denying the trend even exists.
A recent USA Today column identifies several sources that refuse to acknowledge these numerous and similar accounts amount to anything more than a statistical anomaly. In fact, the author claimed some view the knockout game as “an urban myth.”
The column sites far-left news organization Slate.com, which contends there is no evidence connecting these attacks to a larger movement and claims there is no racial factor in the predominantly black-on-white violence.
As more victims continue to come forward, however, increased news coverage is unavoidable. Even USA Today has published knockout game reports in recent days.
Still, these reports highlight a glaring double standard regarding the role race plays within the leftist-dominated field of journalism.
When members of the press clamored to be the first to castigate George Zimmerman as a white racist after he shot black teen Trayvon Martin last year, they were ultimately proven wrong on several fronts. Since their imagined chain of events fit the template of white racism and black victimhood, however, many felt justified in perpetuating a myth that has subsequently left a man’s life in ruins.
In the case of the knockout game, however, even widely documented cases of black aggression toward white victims are not enough to signal a trend.
Established news organizations are no longer providing the services for which they were created. Instead of providing accurate news coverage, these institutions instead serve as the propaganda arm of the far left.
It seems those entrenched in that culture are the only ones shocked to see their influence wane as Americans increasingly get their news from alternative sources.
–B. Christopher Agee
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A violent, disturbing trend has spread to communities across the U.S. in recent weeks. Commonly referred to as the “knockout game,” there is nothing playful about the actions of those who participate.
Perpetrated largely by black youth against white citizens, numerous victims have been injured or even killed after being sucker punched in the head. Outspoken conservative and former Florida Rep. Allen West recently addressed the troubling development during a recent panel discussion regarding immigration reform.
The systematic cycle of dependency inflicted upon impoverished neighborhoods by leftist legislators, he explained, has played an enormous role in creating a culture that could support such random outbursts of violence.
When generations of relatives have relied on the government to provide essentials, West said young members of a family will see that way of life as “the new normal.” The effects, he noted, only become more pronounced as time elapses.
“The safety net becomes a hammock,” he said. “And therefore, you have to have an increase of government spending because you’re going to expand and grow this welfare nanny state.”
Such dependence also “affects your level of self-esteem,” he added, which has led to a sense of frustration among many within that environment. Instead of finding meaning through a career or some other positive means, West said too many youth believe they have no options.
“You’re going to have more Detroits,” he predicted, noting teens in these communities “have nothing to do, their education system is failing them.”
During his formative years, West said he would “go and get my little part-time summer job,” noting today’s inner-city youth “don’t even have those options now. So what are they doing? They’re going out and they’re beating on people.”
Until something meaningful is done in these communities, West said “it will continue to drag the rest of this country down.”
Unfortunately, these inner-city wastelands are almost entirely under the control of radical leftists who are happy with the status quo. Dependent constituents are dependable Democrat voters, after all.
If only West’s message would resonate with a significant portion of those living in America’s urban centers, this troubling tide could one day be stemmed. To prevent this from happening, the left has worked feverishly to portray conservatives as racist and hateful.
Thankfully, West is among a growing number of patriots who are willing to cut through the political posturing to expose the real, if unpopular, effects of leftist policies.
Opponents of the federal Common Core standards being implemented in schools across the U.S. have made significant hay out of numerous reports that many of its lesson plans promote leftist propaganda. Apparently, those responsible for compiling the supplemental coursework are intent on proving that point.
One of the latest outrageous items included in the curriculum is a book filled with the same race-based talking points common among the most rabid leftists on MSNBC.
A school in Dupo, Ill. has added the book, a biography of Barack Obama, to its fourth grade syllabus. Included in the material is the blatant accusation that white voters are inherently racist.
Despite the fact that Obama won both of his elections only with a great many white votes, Jane Sutcliffe’s book claims “white voters would never vote for a black president.”
Furthermore, the biased book claims that “angry voices” were responsible for raising concerns about Obama’s qualifications – including his allegiance to the unhinged theology of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
While many Americans were upset that a man running for president supported an ideology that denigrated this nation, it had nothing to do with his race and everything to do with a desire to protect our common culture for future generations.
A group advocating against U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan exposed the unbelievably partisan rhetoric being taught to young children. According to the Facebook page for “Moms Against Duncan,” those in the Illinois school were required to answer questions about the book for a grade.
The group is asking concerned parents to stand up against Common Core and Duncan, who recently made the false claim that most of the criticism of this curriculum plan comes from “white suburban moms.”
Everything this administration does is tinged with racial overtones. The left relies on such allegations to avoid dealing with actual issues.
By exposing students to the same type of indoctrination, the spirit of honest debate on which our nation was founded will be even further eroded.
–B. Christopher Agee
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Though largely ignored by the mainstream media, a disturbing trend known as the “knockout game” has been spreading throughout the nation. Black aggressors have been increasingly targeting whites and other non-blacks for vicious beatings that have resulted in multiple fatalities so far.
When a Democrat congresswoman from New York was punched in the back of the head Tuesday in Washington, D.C., many initially thought she might have been a victim of the ruthless act.
The so-called game has been more prevalent within urban communities with strict gun ownership laws, such as D.C.
Rep. Grace Meng could not identify her attackers, though her description of the event bears a striking similarity to many of the previously reported cases of such criminal behavior.
After being “hit from behind” and landing on the ground, she said “there is a period of time where I don’t really remember what happened.”
When she ultimately received assistance, Meng had just a spotty recollection of the event. Her purse had been stolen and was later recovered nearby.
Robbery is not a necessary aspect of the knockout game; and another bag containing credit cards and a phone was left at the scene of Meng’s beating.
Her attack came just days after two other D.C. women were hit in the back of the head in a very similar manner. Police say they are currently investigating the incident.
Unfortunately, minorities who feel somehow wronged by another segment of the population are now apparently taking matters into their own hands by targeting innocent pedestrians. While Meng will likely recover quickly from her attack, the residual effects of such a trauma will remain.
Hopefully, this terrible incident will help her and others realize that Democrat policies — such as restrictive gun control laws and pandering to the victimization culture prevalent in the minority community — have laid the groundwork for these reprehensible knockout games.
–B. Christopher Agee
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Come on, Oprah.
You’re way too smart to be this stupid.
When are you going to get off this kick about Barack Obama being disrespected more than previous presidents just because he is a black man?
It’s getting embarrassing, Oprah.
You’re one of America’s great talents and greatest success stories.
You’re a self-made billionaire, an astute multimedia mogul, a beloved cultural icon.
You’re admired around the world for your generosity and good works. Your opinions and endorsements influence what millions of people read, how they think, and who they vote for.
But after five years of President Obama’s reign, you apparently still haven’t learned a thing about presidential politics and race relations in this country.
You proved it again just last week in Britain when you were plugging that movie “The Butler.”
You were asked — for the umpteenth time — by the BBC whether you thought President Obama was being treated unfairly or criticized disproportionately by the media and others because he was black.
You said, “When the senator yelled out, ‘You’re a liar’ — remember that? Yeah, I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs, and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American.”
I realize your primary job in London was to promote “The Butler,” the movie about the real-life black butler who worked in the White House for eight presidents that was so bad I dubbed it “The Butler from Another Planet.”
But was your response to the BBC reporter’s question — a variation of the same claim you’ve made before — really the most thoughtful thing you could come up with?
Were you jet-lagged? Exhausted? Were you weary of being asked the same dumb question and having to give the same cliched answer?
Come on, Oprah. You’re off your usual game.
Using the example of the president being called a liar in Congress as proof that President Obama is a victim of racism is getting pretty stale.
It occurred in 2009. And it wasn’t a senator; it was South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson who yelled out “You lie” when Obama was overpromising the benefits of his Affordable Care Act to a joint session of Congress.
Oprah, you’re great. But you need to brush up on your history and current events.
America still has racists and bigots. They come in all colors and creeds. But you, better than anyone, must realize that the American people, especially the young, are increasingly colorblind.
You couldn’t have become the most influential woman on the planet and America’s richest black woman if white audiences hadn’t fallen in love with you and your TV talk show.
And President Obama couldn’t have been elected twice without the broad support of white voters who cared more about his hopes and promises than the color of his skin.
Obama is being beat up for political reasons, not racial ones. Just take off those black-and-white glasses, Oprah, and read the headlines.
Obamacare is a disaster. Obama’s economic policies are failing, and his administration is incompetent.
The president’s bipartisan critics in the media and in Congress don’t care what color his skin is, just as the “disrespecters” of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Ronald Reagan didn’t care about their white skin.
Oprah, let’s face it. It is you who is still fixated on the color of the president’s skin.
You need to update and upgrade your thinking. What you say matters. People trust you. They expect intelligent thoughts about race from you, not outdated and predictable cliches.
Imagine if you had said something to that BBC reporter like, “You know, that’s a really dumb and racist question. President Obama isn’t America’s black president, he’s America’s president. He’s taking his lumps because he’s been screwing up. It happens to presidents all the time. Except for a few racists, no one in America cares anymore what color the president’s skin is. Neither do I. I only care about the job he’s doing.”
That would have been an Oprah-worthy answer — and an important message about race for America.
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