As per usual with Democrats, Obama, Edwards and Clinton are playing the game of “who panders better,” most recently, with the black population. I’m not going to say too much about this article. I’d prefer to let these idiots just fight it out amongst themselves. But this does help to highlight the elitism that pervades the platform of the new “progressive” (read: regressive) Democratic party. Now, just for point of reference, I’m not referring to traditional Democrats, many of whom, though wildly incorrect in their perceptions of government, did much to bring about equal treatment (I don’t say equality, because equality is a quality of the person, and not of perception) between races.
I’d love to know when the “reverend” Sharpton and others are going to realize that such Democrats are not only not color blind, but that many are, in fact, racists who seek to create and exploit perceptions of incompetence in the black community. I don’t add Obama to this last, for obvious reasons, but would suggest that he, like Sharpton, has been duped into believing African Americans, for some reason, need federal assistance for their lives, where white people don’t.
It’s a reintroduction of inequality: not reversed racism as many would label it, but a “compassionate” version of racism, wherein a group is considered unable to perform at the same level as another group, prompting the “more able” group to try to “help” the “less fortunate” group. The black community ought to be disgusted by this Ivy League elitist nonsense.
Now, unlike John Edwards and Hillary Clinton, Obama’s pretty new to this scene, and I don’t know much about him. I do know that, policy-wise, he’s just as dangerous as the others, and just as socialist. To be honest, I think Obama, in his own way, is a good man, with good intentions. He’s just wrong in how he’s going about it. But this is just my perception. I don’t spend a lot of time getting to know most of the Dems at this juncture, because I’m not voting in the Dem primary, and I don’t really care. Yet. If Obama pulls a full primary win, however, you can bet I’ll be taking a far more in-depth look at the guy.
In the meantime, though, I’ll take a quick look at the elitism of Herself, and also Hilly Clinton.
First, Edwards. Though he’s not demonstrably racist, that I’ve seen, I find his attitude on poor people almost comedic. Anybody who works for a mortage firm “to learn more about” poor people, clearly has the silver spoon planted too firmly in the brainpan. That’s like working at the Food Network to learn more about world hunger. More than this, though, you see this elitist attitude present in Edwards’ (and Clinton’s for that matter) policies. The endless handout-based welfare policy should really be read by the average voter to mean, “here, poor dumb voter… I know you are incapable of taking care of yourself… allow the government to do it for you.”
As Reagan was noted for saying, the most frightening phrase in the English language is, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
Clinton’s own elitism, though, is more obvious — not only in her policies (which she pretty much shares with Edwards), but in her clear pandering. The speech below should have offended, pissed off and driven away listeners. But then, perhaps the constant Democrat assault on personal identity and individual self-respect has so worn people down that they actually feel “honored” by this display.
Wake up, people. You don’t have to pander to people you respect.