Race WILL Be A Factor In The 2012 Election
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Let's clear the air and stop dancing around the elephant in the room. Race WILL be a factor in the 2012 election. (Gasp!)
OK. While we are being painfully honest allow me to state the obvious: Race was a huge factor in the 2008 election. To deny that you have to be irrational or delusional -- or both.
In 2008, there was a rush in America to elect the first "black: President of the United States of America. That is a historical (even hysterical) fact!
Well, we did. We elected Barack Hussein Obama -- and we have paid the price ever since.
Let's be clear here. It is not the color of Obama's skin that has caused such problems for America. It is the color of his politics and ideology, which is pure "red."
Mr. Obama is a socialist -- as is much of the current Democratic Party in control of (at least) a third of the US government today. Obama is from the far left of the left wing. His policies have smothered the American economy producing what is now being referred to as "The Great Recession" in America.
Americans of my generation remember when President Herbert Hoover, a Republican, was reviled and blamed, almost entirely, as the man who caused The Great Depression in America. To this day Mr. Hoover's name is carefully avoided in public political discussions by republicans and is still reviled by democrats at every opportunity. It makes no difference that like the man caught in the elevator when the power went off, Hoover was the man in the Oval Office when the defecation hit the rotary oscillator. Still, to this day, Hoover gets the blame.
From today forward, Obama is the man who will forever be remembered as the Democratic Party's Herbert Hoover. The difference is -- Obama deserves it.
A friend of mine remarked to me the other day: "Jimmy Carter must be tickled to death over Obama. Carter is no longer the worst President the United States has ever had. Obama now holds claim to that title." And he was/is right!
Yes, there will be some Americans who will never vote for Obama because he is black -- or at least HALF black. That is a fact and cannot be overlooked or ignored. But for the most part, Americans despise Mr. Obama's ideology -- socialism. Frankly, many Americans feel Mr. Obama is not only a socialist, but a socialist who leans heavily toward Marxism and/or communism.
If Mr. Obama loses his bid for a second term as US President there is absolutely no doubt that the leftist mainstream media in America -- and around the world -- will scream racism. They cannot accept that ANYONE could possibly disagree with their elitist political philosophy and socialist/Marxist ideology. So, to them, it must mean that AMERICANS ARE RACISTS!
The fact that there has been much acting out by some elements within the black community in America after the killing of a Florida teenager by a Hispanic man will be of no help to Obama's election campaign.
Attempts by the leftist mainstream media in America to spike, ignore, and (in some cases) even cover-up cases of black on white crime in the past few weeks will not work. Again, just as in 2008, the leftist mainstream media is "in the tank" for Obama, and they are going to do everything they can to see that he is reelected -- even if that means withholding publication of news stories that might, MIGHT, reflect badly on Obama.
However, there are news sources with integrity that will publish those stories and disseminate the news -- regardless.
One such news organization is WND -- formerly known as World Net Daily. In a story by Chelsea Shilling, a commentary editor and staff writer for WND, Ms. Shilling lays out a list of recent black on white crimes. The report is entitled: "Wave of black mobs brutalizing whites." Ms Shilling reports the following: "In a wave of black-on-white crime since the February Trayvon Martin slaying, reports are emerging of dozens of brutal assaults by black mobs and assailants against white victims – and some attackers are citing the revenge for the Martin slaying as reason for their aggression.
Martin is the unarmed black teen who died after being shot by a Hispanic community-watch captain, George Zimmerman, in Sanford, Fla., sparking a wave of outrage o violence against whites long after the Feb. 26 incident."
The report goes on to list a number of incidents of black on white crimes which have received little, if any, coverage by the so-called mainstream media. It is a "must read" report. You will find it at:
In our opinion, there is deep concern in the political left, which includes a disproportionate number of publications AND journalists in America, that reports of such incidents will have a negative impact on Obama's campaign for a second term as President of the US. I'd say -- they are right.
There will be a backlash from the public when they learn of attempted cover ups of black on white crimes by the MSM. Coverups rarely work and the backlash can, and often does, create more damage than the original offense. There WILL be a price extracted and the Obama Campaign could well pay that price in lack of support at the polls due to sheer disgust by voters in November.
Race will definitely play a part in the Presidential Election in November. Some voter reaction will be rooted in bigotry, as it always is, and others -- well, they will simply vote their disgust at the ballot box.
J. D. Longstreet