About that 2007 Obama Hamptons Video…
I should warn you, that the draw on the servers at the Daily Caller is apparently quite high. I’d be interested in seeing how many millions have seen the vid. I’d also give a lemon cookie for a peek at their security log. I’m willing to bet there’s a concerted effort to mount a DOS attack or something to silence them.
Based on the official, and somewhat harried reax from the left, and particularly from the Obama White House, running a full, unedited video of Obama speaking and doing what Obama does, in terms of race baiting, and being divisive, is a “Desperate attack”. As Glen Reynolds mentions, you know how much they know their attempt at re-election has been hurt by how much they squeal.
This vid shows several things;
- First, it shows a case of extreme pandering by Obama.
- Secondly, it shows race baiting and flat out lying by Obama. He’s trying to whip up racial fear of the white candidate. From The Hill:
“This is not a dog whistle, this is a dog siren. These are appeals to racial solidarity,” (Tucker) Carlson said. “He is making a very clear case on again on the basis of his racial solidarity to this audience that they are getting shafted by a racist federal government.”
Former GOP presidential nominee Newt Gingrich weighed in on the speech on Fox’s “On the Record,” saying that he does believe it will have some impact because of what it indicates about Obama’s party.
“It’s a reminder of the depth of dishonesty, the appeals to racism, the factual falsehoods that are at the heart of the modern Left,” he said.
He said that the speech was “clearly divisive.”
“There is no way you can listen to the speech and not hear it as a deliberately divisive speech that pits Americans against each other, and does so largely with racial innuendos that are very, very clear when you hear the speech,” he said.
- Thirdly, it shows, given the time frame it was recorded in, Lamestream media collusion. It’s the kind of pandering that would have killed his campaign, back then, had it been shown. But of course, the Lamestream Media decided not to bother. It would have prevented their guy from winning the election. Ask yourself, why were the most inflammatory remarks never related to the voting public? You KNOW why, don’t you, really?
Look, I know that there are those among our readership that will consider this to be simply another distracting squirrel in the field. But I suspect and suppose that the Obama people will be similarly distracted. They will not recover from this one. They’ll be constantly fighting this one, now that it has popped up.
That’s true on three fronts. The perception of Obama has changed over the last three and a half to four years because of the disastrous results of Obama policy. As Glen Reynolds says, this morning:
Ah yes, remember those heady days back in 2008, when Americans of all races voted for a young Senator named Barack Hussein Obama in the sincere hope that he would heal this country’s racial divisions, ushering in a new, post-racial era? Fuggedaboutit. It was merely a carefully crafted illusion, intentionally designed to tug on the heart strings of well-meaning, ordinary folks hoping for a color blind society
But Obama showed his real face–the Billy Joel “Stranger”-type freaky face (“Well we all have a face that we hide away forever. And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone.”)– in this Daily Caller video, in a 2008 speech to an audience of black ministers. Copping an insincere, absurd, stereotypical black “accent,” then-candidate Obama repeatedly suggests that the federal government behaves in a purposefully racist manner. In its response to Hurricane Katrina, for example, Obama says the following:
Now here’s the thing, when 9-11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act — said, ‘This is too serious a problem. We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you gotta put in. Well, here’s ten dollars.’ And that was the right thing to do. When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, ‘Look at this devastation. We don’t expect you to come up with y’own money, here. Here’s the money to rebuild. We’re not gonna wait for you to scratch it together — because you’re part of the American family.
What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense! Tells me that somehow, the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!
Sound familiar? Rapper Kayne West’s made an eerily similar, racist claim that, because of the Katrina response, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
We might expect this attitude from an uneducated, uncouth rapper, but someone who wants to be President of the United States– all of us– black, white, and purple with pink polka dots? I dare say that if this video had been played by the mainstream media and candidate Obama had been vigorously questioned about it, many Americans’ idealism about the post-racialism he purported to represent would have been irreparably shattered.
Quite so. And I expect they will not recover from this, today, with so many failures over the last four years added to it.
Then, there’s the press…. the DNC’s house organs… ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN. Those J-school grads who worked so hard to being their candidate to the White House in spite of the facts. The majority of voters in this country already do not trust the lamestream media. They’ve been starting to see the collusion even back in the day. But that perception has changed with the failures of Obama policy over the past four years. When that changed perception is added to the true picture of what Obama is by way of this video, a side of him the lamestream media has intentionally hidden from us, the combination is not something that can be blown away by rhetoric, particularly when those leftie house organs called “The Press”are not trusted, either.
That said, Allen West, last evening made an interesting point, also in the article from The Hill:
“The only thing that comes out of this is, I believe, what everyone knows is when the president gets off of script, gets off of his teleprompter, you see a different type of president,” he said. “We saw that just recently in Virginia when he got off script…and started talking about small business owners ‘didn’t build that’ and he had to retract that and make better hay of it.”
Which would seem to explain the slavish reliance on teleprompters. When he gets off the prompter, the real, racist, lying, socialist comes out.
Still, those comments from West not withstanding, what is clearly happening, is that many Obama voters are seeing this duplicitous racist that is Obama, for the first time. They’re also getting confirmation that the press has been covering for him. And of course, the Democrats are going to be screaming about that. Let them scream.