Obama and Selma

President Obama, who never suffered a smidgeon of prejudice in his spoiled, private-school life, is trying to bite a piece out of the suffering of the march in Selma, Alabama. 

Fifty years ago it was called Bloody Sunday.  But although it was violent, it was not that bloody.  Fifty to sixty people were injured and four people killed – three of them white protestors on behalf of blacks.

Thousands of people are killed around the world by Islamic terrorists, a name Obama doesn’t recognize.

I think that people who were injured in the original Selma march should lead the parade, not a superficial, attention-grabbing, script-biting politician.  That’s why John Lewis was there.  What’s Obama’s excuse?

Obama, the great healer, the man who promised to end the friction between red and blue states, takes the easy accusative way out and says that it’s a mistake to think that “racism is banished.”  He points to racial bias in Ferguson but doesn’t mention that Darren Wilson was declared innocent and that the black inhabitants burned their own stores and ruined the incomes of innocent citizens.

Obama always empathizes with the negative and bypasses the positive.  He rides the horse of failure until it falls to its knees from exhaustion.

Obama said that “this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.”  He is like a divorce court judge telling the troubled couple not to think about all the positive things in their marriage, but to look for areas of friction and unhappiness.

Obama should be celebrating the improvement in black lifestyles and their general acceptance throughout society as equals rather than slaves.

If blacks fail now, it’s because they choose to follow the hip-hop generation rather than to get good educations and meld with successful society.  They have equal opportunity, but many don’t take advantage of it.  Blacks fail because the male doesn’t keep his family cohesive and leaves his wife to bring up her children by herself.

Black failure has become the fault of blacks, not whites.  Selma should not be celebrated.  What should be applauded is how far we’ve come from Selma.

Instead of praising the advancement of blacks, Obama went into his usual whining about bias: “Together, we can address unfair sentencing, and overcrowded prisons, and the stunted circumstances that rob too many boys of the chance to become men, and rob the nation of too many men who could be good dads, and good workers, and good neighbors.”

Obama says that racial progress has been made but more is needed.  Maybe so, but the progress has been enormous.  Where we need more improvement is in Obama’s economy, in higher salaries, in Obama not capitulating to all our enemies, in reducing the size of our gargantuan government, in ending Obama’s simple-minded progressivism and replacing it with pragmatism.

President Obama, who never suffered a smidgeon of prejudice in his spoiled, private-school life, is trying to bite a piece out of the suffering of the march in Selma, Alabama. 

Fifty years ago it was called Bloody Sunday.  But although it was violent, it was not that bloody.  Fifty to sixty people were injured and four people killed – three of them white protestors on behalf of blacks.

Thousands of people are killed around the world by Islamic terrorists, a name Obama doesn’t recognize.

I think that people who were injured in the original Selma march should lead the parade, not a superficial, attention-grabbing, script-biting politician.  That’s why John Lewis was there.  What’s Obama’s excuse?

Obama, the great healer, the man who promised to end the friction between red and blue states, takes the easy accusative way out and says that it’s a mistake to think that “racism is banished.”  He points to racial bias in Ferguson but doesn’t mention that Darren Wilson was declared innocent and that the black inhabitants burned their own stores and ruined the incomes of innocent citizens.

Obama always empathizes with the negative and bypasses the positive.  He rides the horse of failure until it falls to its knees from exhaustion.

Obama said that “this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.”  He is like a divorce court judge telling the troubled couple not to think about all the positive things in their marriage, but to look for areas of friction and unhappiness.

Obama should be celebrating the improvement in black lifestyles and their general acceptance throughout society as equals rather than slaves.

If blacks fail now, it’s because they choose to follow the hip-hop generation rather than to get good educations and meld with successful society.  They have equal opportunity, but many don’t take advantage of it.  Blacks fail because the male doesn’t keep his family cohesive and leaves his wife to bring up her children by herself.

Black failure has become the fault of blacks, not whites.  Selma should not be celebrated.  What should be applauded is how far we’ve come from Selma.

Instead of praising the advancement of blacks, Obama went into his usual whining about bias: “Together, we can address unfair sentencing, and overcrowded prisons, and the stunted circumstances that rob too many boys of the chance to become men, and rob the nation of too many men who could be good dads, and good workers, and good neighbors.”

Obama says that racial progress has been made but more is needed.  Maybe so, but the progress has been enormous.  Where we need more improvement is in Obama’s economy, in higher salaries, in Obama not capitulating to all our enemies, in reducing the size of our gargantuan government, in ending Obama’s simple-minded progressivism and replacing it with pragmatism.