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February 28, 2011

Reporter: Obama Privately Put Out Word at Dinner That Opposition To Him Was Based on "Subterranean" Racist Impulses

This is important. Since 2007, Hillary Clinton partisans were complaining that while Obama pretended to be post-racial, in fact he was sending out his minions to make the bitterly racist attacks, while he floated above it all, clean.

They couldn't actually prove their case -- well, they knew Obama's supporters were making these bitterly-racist arguments on a daily basis, and that Obama did little to restrain them, but they couldn't prove he directed such attacks.

Same thing in the general election, of course -- Obama spoke behind closed doors about "bitter clingers" in Pennsylvania with their guns, religion, and racism, but pretended to be post-racial in public declarations. And his minions of course savagely attacked any who opposed him, often in racial terms.

I was just watching (for the first time) John Ziegler's Media Malpractice and I was struck how the media cast every charge against Obama -- such as Palin's statement that he "palled around with terrorists" -- as "racist."

Well, the terrorists Palin had in mind were white -- Ayers and Dohrn -- and a PLO guy. Who I guess isn't white per se but also isn't black, and no one can claim with a straight face that charging a PLO guy with terrorist-support was due to "racism."

But they did. They rushed to claim that Palin was fishing in racist waters, rather than just noting a provable fact.

In this way, 90% of Obama's election campaign was highly racialized -- anyone opposing him was a racist, and every criticism made of him was also racist, and therefore not worthy of discussion.

Obama's race was a perfect defense for everything. It was like a comedy sketch -- where you couldn't say anything about the guy without being screamed at for being "racist." (Well, Joe Biden could claim, of course, that it was just "story-book" that we were exposed to our very first "articulate and clean" African-American... that was just "sweet," not racist in the genial way a senile old man whittling on a swinging porch-seat is sweet rather than racist.)

This continues to this day. In 2009, Tea Partiers carried signs accusing Obama of being a socialist. Media conclusion? Racism.

Now, it has long been claimed that Obama's minions and the media (but I repeat myself) are just coming up with these nasty attacks themselves, and that our post-racial president has nothing, nothing at all to do with them.

Now we have proof from a reporter that's a lie.

Obama Reportedly Suggested Tea Partiers Are Partially Motivated By Race.

Kenneth T. Walsh, in a "Special Report" for US News Weekly (2/26) titled, "Race in the Era of Obama," writes that in May 2010, President Obama "told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent 'Tea Party' movement. ... A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to 'take back' their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a 'subterranean agenda' in the anti-Obama movement -- a racially biased one."

I don't have a cite yet, because it takes a few days for US News to add this stuff to its online site, but I have that from a very good source.


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