Chip Book Cartoon
I posted a Facebook (FB) photo meme with information about Michigan union members doing racist name calling and destroying a black hot dog vendor’s supplies and equipment inside the Americans for Prosperity tent. Union people destroyed the $35,000.00 tent as well. Americans for Prosperity supports the Right-to-Work law in Michigan.
One pro union FB friend did his best to defend the violence done to the hot dog vendor and the Americans for Prosperity people who hired him. He felt those pro Right-to -Work folks deserved violent outcomes, because they should rally on their own on another day or away from the union rally.
Union Democrats are also pro-choice, which includes a woman’s choice to abort human life growing inside of her. But, their pro-choice stand does not extend to someone choosing not to join a union. Instead, they give out large doses of physical violence.
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Conservative, Bob Parks of Black and Right produced this video on deemed racist remarks according to who is doing the talking. Now I know racism can be found among Republicans and Democrats. The problem is that remarks get the racist label coming from someone in the TEA Party, Conservative Republican camp, but no so for those remarks coming from someone in the liberal, leftist Democrat camp.
Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum stepped into it with his alleged statement of wanting to help black people earn their way without taking other people’s money through entitlements while speaking to a group of white people in Iowa. Even Karl Rove on the O’Reilly Factor said Mr. Santorum needs to watch his words since Iowa’s black population is only 11% and 90% of food stamps recipients in Iowa are white.
I got a lot of “Now tell me again those Republicans aren’t a bunch of racists!” That comment coupled along with Newt Gingrich’s comment about making children from poor ghetto families work in school libraries and the most egregious… cleaning toilets had folks in my family/friend circle going off the deep end on why they will never go Republican and firmly supporting Barack Obama.
There has been much negative reaction to Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich on urban talk radio and even on a gospel music station that ask for comments on various political and cultural issues. I feel the former PA Senator and House Speaker meant well, but fed negative stereotypes of black folks. I hear people say that there is truth in stereotypes. I say there is some truth, but not complete truth. It is more like painting with a broad brush.
I grew up in a working class neighborhood that some would call a ghetto that went just about exclusively black before I got out of elementary school. My father worked for the government as an engineering technician. My mother worked as a clerical worker/secretary on and off. During the off times, she was a housewife. Some of my neighborhood friends hardly saw their fathers, because they worked 2 and 3 jobs.
Some evenings when I left late after 11 plus hours at the child care center, I took the commuter train and then a cab from the train station to my home. When I told cab drivers (all white) the home destination was on the other side of the parking lot of a well-known local Catholic church, a couple of times they took me to the subsidized apartments that were really behind the rectory. Other times when they got it right, I would get, “you live there!” I just responded in the affirmative, but saying to myself, “Black folks can’t live on a nice block!” I think they would be surprised to see blacks living in all the houses on blocks of $4/500,00 homes in and right outside of Philly.
Rick Santorum did try to explain and his campaign spokespeople choose not to respond to reporters about the controversy. I admit these Santorum/Gingrich racial controversies are a bit troublesome, but I still would vote for either one over Barack Obama. Nobody is perfect and we will continue to see flaws in our candidates. I continue to like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. And in listening to more of what Rick Santorum said, maybe he did say blah people instead of black people.
There is so much controversy over Morgan Freeman’s comments on the TEA Party being racist! It should be no surprise to you when I say that many folks share his beliefs. When I hear many others beside Mr. Freeman going off against those who are not liberal, left and/or Democrat on making the Pres a one-termer, it is like, “duh!” Of course those who did not vote for him in 2008 and do not like his polices want to make the Pres a one-termer! Mr. Morgan and those who think like him most likely wanted to make the late Ronald Reagan and former Pres. George W. Bush one-termers. It is a good guess that they were not too upset when that happened to former Pres. George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton became the next President. There is nothing wrong with the Republicans wanting to make Pres. Obama a one-term President. If John McCain had won, Democrats would now be working on making him a one-term President.
The emotional is drowning out the rational. If the first black President does not get 2 terms, the emotional will say it will be because of racism. The rational will say it will be because of bad administration polices which keeps the economy in the toilet. Disagreeing and going against Pres. Obama translates to racists attitudes to those that agree with Mr. Freeman.
Because of a few individuals within the various TEA Party organizations are getting caught with their racially insensitive remarks, the entire TEA Party movement gets branded racist. Racial insensitivity is not exclusive to Republicans, conservatives and TEA Partiers. Some anti-TEA Party, anti-conservative and anti-Republican folk like Jeremiah Wright said in relation to not being able to speak to Pres. Obama, “Them Jews won’t let him talk to me.” The head of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz said the wife should leave the n@##er (Pres. Obama) and more. He eventually gave an apology to folks who did not like what he said. He did not apologize for what he actually said. Black New York City councilman, Charles Barron said, “I want to smack a white person for my mental health.”
Sen. Harry Reid remarked that then candidate Barack Obama did not have a negro dialect (he later apologized). Left-wing radio host Neil Rogers for his parody, “Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey’s cars?” Former 60 Minutes host, Mike Wallace remarked that blacks and Hispanics were “too busy eating watermelons and tacos” to learn how to read and write.” Off course, there are many more examples! Racial insensitivity is not the monopoly of one ethnicity or race.
I receive increasingly foul, insulting charged up rhetoric from the Democratic liberal/leftists who I spar with on various online venues. They were somewhat respectful the first year of Pres. Obama’s administration. I am seeing a totally different side now that Pres. Obama has lost support. Unfortunately, as we get closer and go into 2012, the racism charges are going to go into the stratosphere.
I leave you with Deneen Borelli discussing Morgan Freeman’s comments with Martha MacCallum on the TEA Party and more.
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