Saturday, October 2, 2010
Back when candidate Barack Obama promised that America, under his presidency, would no longer be comprised of "red states" and "blue states," we had no idea that he only meant his preferred color scheme would be blue and grey.
But the increasingly desperate president is now hitting the campaign trail and claiming that his policies haven't failed...they just haven't had time to work. And in his words, "it took time to free the slaves!"
The line was a big hit with an audience of history-deprived college kids, many of whom are under the vague impression that slavery ended about 25 years ago (why else do people keep talking about it?). But for those with longer memories, Obama's anti-slavery stance is a bit harder to swallow.
Consider that the president's party just tacitly enacted the largest tax hike in history by fleeing Washington without a vote on extending the Bush tax cuts. And taxes are the fruits and benefits of an individual's labor being taken away...by force, if necessary. Which sounds just a bit like slavery.
And the president has boldly kept our southern borders open to make sure that wealthy landowners have a steady stream of underpaid people of color to pick crops by hand. Hardly the work of the next Great Emancipator.
Rather, Obama's main goal in invoking slavery is to call up stereotyped images of wealthy white oppressors who are keeping everyone else down. And in this way, he is actually inciting class warfare and adding to (in the words of Jimmy Carter) "the most polarized situation in Washington (since) the initiation of war between the states." Or, as history books might someday call it, "Civil War I."
Which is why we're grateful that, for Barack Obama's selfish and destructive agenda, time is running out.