By Jennifer Burke
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It saddens me to say that Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream is dead. A movement led by a man who devoted his life to the non-violent pursuit of equality in this nation for blacks who suffered under the tyranny of Democrat led segregation would be ashamed at how his movement has been twisted and high jacked. Blacks, who had been relegated by the left to enter through different doors, drink from different water fountains, go to different schools; who endured water hoses turned on them for standing up for their rights or simply for committing the “crime” of being black; who were lynched by the Democrat KKK on trumped up charges driven by the color of their skin or just for having the “wrong” skin color, who stood with King as he fought for racial equality and a society in which what mattered was your accomplishments and character, not the color of your skin, vote in droves for Obama because he looks like them. Samuel L. Jackson admitted that skin color is what has driven his support for Obama by saying, “I voted for Barack because he was black. Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them.”
Why should we be surprised by this? Many claimed naively that Obama, who spent his career as a community organizer pitting people against each other; who spent 20+ years worshipping in a Black Liberation Theology church which is steeped in racism and Marxism, not Christianity; would be the Great Uniter. Instead, he has spent his Presidency not only declaring war on freedom and the Constitution, but also using people as pawns against each other in his chess game of greed and power. Obama has also, on his own accord, let black people know that they should “have his back” because he is black.
Back in 2008, former Republican turned Democrat Colin Powell endorsed Obama. (I know Powell has claimed he is not a Democrat, but ….come on…let’s get real.) Given Obama’s penchant for big government, class warfare, shredding of the Constitution, and massive destruction to the economy; one would have to wonder what in the world Powell is thinking endorsing him. If you read or listen to his endorsement, it is obvious that he is simply spewing Obama campaign talking points.
Now, Powell wants us to believe that despite endorsing Obama twice, he is still a “moderate Republican”. Given the fact that even moderate Democrats have bailed on Obama; a former highly touted Obama cheerleader, former Rep. Artur Davis, has abandoned him; the mainstream media, once highly protective of their beloved one, have begun to turn on him; and the fact that the black community has fared even worse than others in this atrocious Obama economy, one would think that any rational person would realize that Obama must go. I will say right now exactly what I said in 2008.
GENERAL COLIN POWELL ENDORSED OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK.
I understand that John Sununu recently said the same thing and was lambasted for it, accused of being racist. But think about it. Obama is not just a Democrat. He is a far left radical. Everything about his background supports that from his upbringing, to who sought out in college, his radical czar appointments, his push for redistribution of wealth, his belief that the founders made it “too difficult to do what he wants” with the Constitution getting in the way….need I go on?
No Republican, not even the biggest RINO Republican, could ever endorse someone like Obama based upon his policies, his moral (or in my opinion, immoral) compass, and his blatant disregard and disrespect for the Constitution and our system of government. To say that Obama’s “leadership” is turning this economy around is ludicrous. When he has doubled the deficit despite promising to cut it in half; when GDP growth has basically been stagnant; unemployment has been above or around 8% for 43 months (and real unemployment in mid-double digits); consumer prices for nearly everything is up; and the number of food stamp recipients have doubled, making such a claim and endorsement is beyond belief. Add to that the fiasco, lie filled handling of the attack on the Libyan consulate resulting in the murders of 4 Americans, including the first Ambassador to be killed in 30 years, and you are really left shaking your head at this endorsement. To accuse Sununu or anyone else of racism for saying that Gen. Powell’s support of Obama is steeped in racial allegiance is outlandish, especially given how we have seen the black community react when “one of their own” dares to express support for Romney over Obama.
Look at the backlash that Stacy Dash was recently met with for supporting Romney. How about Tamera Mowry-Housely? Or Artur Davis? Nearly 3 weeks after she expressed her support for Romney, Dash is still the target of attacks on Twitter and by another black actress, Vivica A. Fox, who also used her attack as a means to dress down my fellow black conservative Crystal Wright on BET. In fact, Fox is so incensed at Dash’s endorsement of Romney that she is still ranting about. There are too many articles and interviews of her doing just that for me to link to. I, myself, have experienced attacks from the left because I dare to be a black, female conservative. If a black person is running for office, then the black community expects every single black person to vote for them, ideology and political beliefs be damned.
Black participation in the election of 2008 skyrocketed as they voted in droves in order to “make history”. They wanted to see a black man hold the highest office in the land and become the most powerful leader in the world as President of the United States. In Obama, they had a candidate who “looked like them”, so they eagerly chanted “Yes, We Can” not seeing the economic devastation that would befall them. Heck, they still don’t see the economic devastation as being Obama’s fault. Too many still buy into the straw man argument that it’s Bush’s fault…..even 4 years later.
Back in 2008, as people claimed that Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream was realized with the election of Obama, I vehemently disagreed. The dream was for people to be judged on the content of their character, NOT the color of their skin. Try as much as you’d like to say that skin color has not played a role, the left and the media basically admitted that skin color was a driving force in the anointing of Obama by accusing anyone and everyone who disagreed with his policies of being racist. You can’t have it both ways.