Friday, August 14, 2009

Stupid News: MSM Still Thinks It's 1965

There are so many things I've wanted to write about, but either a) haven't had the time, or b) started to post, but never finished because my ADD kicked in, and something else caught my attention.

So much has been happening in the news, but this little gem from ABC News really bugged me:

Obama's Safety: Fear Grows for President as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash

Here's a snippet or two:

"Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.

Contentious health care debate heightens concerns for Obama's safety.The Secret Service is investigating a Maryland man who held a sign reading "Death to Obama" and 'Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids' outside a town hall meeting this week

Ummmm. Doesn't anyone remember that for the last EIGHT YEARS we've been seeing protest signs that said "Death to Bush" and "BushHitler". There was even a movie called “Death of a President” where Bush is assassinated during an anti-war protest. This is not a movie about "an ambiguous American President" but the current, sitting President.

We saw plenty of this during Bush's 8 years, but nobody called it racism.

Even the title of the article above, "Obama's Safety: Fear Grows for President as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash" incites continued hatred between black and white, as well as Democrat and Republican. For example, the article goes on to quote Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center:

"I think the president has, in effect, triggered fears amongst fairly large numbers of white people in this country that they are somehow losing their country, that the battle is lost," Potok told ABC News. "The nation that their Christian white forefathers created has somehow been taken from them."

You've got to be kidding me. I admit there's some wackos out there, but large numbers of white people? That's just insulting.

I'm really tired of hearing how racist we are in America. If we were so racist, we wouldn't have elected our first African American President. I think everyone in this country should be proud of that accomplishment, seeing how far we've come in the last 30 years. Instead, all I ever hear from the Liberal Democrats is that we're SOOOO racist here, and anyone disagreeing with the President's policies is a racist.

I don't doubt there are racist nutjobs out there that pose a threat. And, I am equally sure there are plenty of non-racist nutjobs that are just as much of a threat. ANY threat to our President should be taken VERY seriously.

Being President, no matter what your ethnicity, religion, or sex is, will attract threats. This is the nature of any public office, especially the President. This is why we have the Secret Service.

But let's make sure that it's actually "racism" before putting out an article that incites more hatred. You can't point to this article and say this is a good sampling of what the American people are like. Most Americans don't care about the color of one's skin.