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BARACK OBAMA — THE HAPPY BULLSHITTER —

Posted by PrestoPundit on 05/13/2008

lies about everything, but for the most part all of his lies have done little to change public policy.  The great exception is in the protection of the public from violent criminals.  Obama in Illinois was successful in a variety of efforts to hamstring the hands of the justice system in dealing with violent gangs and criminals.  Those who are paying attention shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Obama’s efforts against the public safety system are based on a race lie he’s used to advance his political career.

Racial myth-making is a Chicago leadership method Obama criticizes in his memoir:

 Black politicians less gifted than Harold discovered what white politicians had known for a very long time: that race-baiting could make up for a host of limitations. Younger leaders, eager to make a name for themselves, upped the ante, peddling conspiracy theories all over town-the Koreans were funding the Klan, Jewish doctors were injecting black babies with the AIDS virus. It was a shortcut to fame, if not always fortune; like sex or violence on TV, black rage always found a ready market.
  Nobody I spoke with in the neighborhood seemed to take such talk very seriously. As it was, many had already given up the hope that politics could actually improve their lives, much less make demands on them; to them, a ballot, if cast at all, was simply a ticket to a good show. Blacks had no real power to act on the occasional slips into anti-Semitism or Asian-bashing, people would tell me; and anyway, black folks needed a chance to let off a little steam every once in a while-man, what do you think those folks say about us behind our backs?
  Just talk. Yet what concerned me wasn’t just the damage loose talk caused efforts at coalition building, or the emotional pain it caused others. It was the distance between our talk and our action, the effect it was having on us as individuals and as a people. That gap corrupted both language and thought; it made us forgetful and encouraged fabrication; it eventually eroded our ability to hold either ourselves or each other accountable. And while none of this was unique to black politicians or to black nationalists-Ronald Reagan was doing quite well with his brand of verbal legerdemain, and white America seemed ever willing to spend vast sums of money on suburban parcels and private security forces to deny the indissoluble link between black and white-it was blacks who could least afford such make- believe. Black survival in this country had always been premised on a minimum of delusions; it was such an absence of delusions that continued to operate in the daily lives of most black people I met. Instead of adopting such unwavering honesty in our public business, we seemed to be loosening our grip, letting our collective psyche go where it pleased, even as we sank into further despair.

But racial myth-making is a technique Obama himself uses to advance his weak on crime agenda.  Heather MacDonald:

The race industry and its elite enablers take it as self-evident that
high black incarceration rates result from discrimination. At a
presidential primary debate this Martin Luther King Day, for instance,
Senator Barack Obama charged that blacks and whites “are arrested at
very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, [and]
receive very different sentences . . . for the same crime.”  ..

If a listener didn’t know anything about crime, such charges of
disparate treatment might seem plausible. After all, in 2006, blacks
were 37.5 percent of all state and federal prisoners, though they’re
under 13 percent of the national population. About one in 33 black men
was in prison in 2006, compared with one in 205 white men and one in 79
Hispanic men. Eleven percent of all black males between the ages of 20
and 34 are in prison or jail. The dramatic rise in the prison and jail
population over the last three decades–to 2.3 million people at the end
of 2007 –has only amplified the racial accusations against the
criminal-justice system.

The favorite culprits for high black prison rates include a biased
legal system, draconian drug enforcement, and even prison itself.

None
of these explanations stands up to scrutiny. The black incarceration
rate is overwhelmingly a function of black crime. Insisting otherwise
only worsens black alienation and further defers a real solution to the
black crime problem.

Everyone seems to think they know who Barack Obama is from having seen the man speak on television.  But those of us who have taken the time to look at what the man has done and what the man has written, have come to know a very different man.

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