I’ve always believed that the United States of America had passed the time when a major candidate for president could garner millions of votes with a campaign based solely on bigotry.
I was wrong.
While Barack Obama has been spending hours defending his spiritual adviser, Rev. Wright, over his racially charged rhetoric, there is now overwhelming evidence that it is actually Hillary Clinton needs to explain her racist ties.
Consider the facts: Bill Clinton claimed that Barack Obama’s campaign was based on a “fairy tale.” Is it possible that a former president believes a black man rising to a position of power based on his own hard work and intellect could only be a mythical fabrication? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
Remember, Hillary Clinton once insinuated that those of Indian descent, even those as accomplished and respected as Mahatma Gandhi, were capable only of running a “gas station down in St. Louis.”
If her language is that overtly racist in public, imagine the hate-filled vitriol she must spew behind closed doors. Clinton has made universal healthcare a central part of her campaign, claiming her goal is to provide coverage for all. But this weak attempt at spin is made transparent by one very inconvenient truth: Hillary’s plan will benefit only one fourth the amount of African-Americans as other races — most notably (and least surprisingly) whites.
In fact, Hillarycare is nothing but a blatant attempt to funnel approximately $87 billion away from African-Americans. The country deserves better. Hillary claims that pulling troops out of Iraq would be good for our soldiers. Really?
Or does she mean that it would be good for our white soldiers? After all, the facts are clear: Clinton’s Iraq policy benefits whites by an almost 3-1 ratio over African-Americans. Do we really want a president who will put racial bias ahead of our national security? Clinton’s tax policy is no different. She wants to let the Bush tax cuts expire, and raise taxes on “the rich.” But who is she really targeting?
Well, look just at one of the major industries that, because of its preponderance of wealthy workers, would be affected: professional athletes. Of the top 10 highest paid athletes, seven are black and one is Hispanic. Minority players on the list would pay around $38 million extra in taxes, while whites would only pay an extra $8 million.
The highest paid positions in the NFL show similar and even more extreme examples of Clinton’s unfair targeting of minorities. Since the mid-1980s, close to 300 running backs have rushed for 1,000 yards, earning most of them huge paychecks that would be taxed severely by Clinton’s plan. Not one of those running backs was white. Clinton has also outwardly criticized accomplished black leaders such as Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Clarence Thomas.
That shouldn’t come as much of surprise considering that her husband, known as the first black president, still reports himself in demographic surveys as Caucasian, denying his heritage.
In addition, it’s a little suspicious that all of Bill Clinton's alleged affairs have been with white women (that we know of). One can’t help but wonder if she would have divorced him had any of those women looked different. Hillary routinely criticizes inexpensive energy sources that make it easier for poor recipients — disproportionately minorities — to heat their homes and transport their children to school. These energy sources — coal and oil — are exclusively black. A coincidence? Doubtful, considering her track record.
The scariest part of this clear racism is that none of it is new.
Back in Arkansas, the Clintons were more than happy to be involved in a real estate deal known as “Whitewater.” Yet when it came time to comment on the private defense company used in Iraq, which had the misfortune to be called “Blackwater,” the Clintons were suspiciously critical. So let me get this straight: they support WHITEwater and oppose BLACKwater.
Could this be any clearer?
The indisputable fact is that, yes, it could be a lot clearer. In fact, it would be nice if anything in this column made any sense at all. What you’ve just read was a ridiculous collection of wild accusations, half-truths, unwarranted attacks, and unfair characterizations — none of which I believe.
One could even say that in effort to try to bring down an ideological enemy, I sold my soul for political expediency.
To put it another way, I have just shown you exactly what will happen to conservatives in the coming months.
The process will begin approximately five seconds after the Democratic nominee is decided on. Obama and Clinton will stop pointing their guns at each other and instead fire them blindly toward the right. Amazingly, the very same people who decry the gutter politics used in the Democratic primary will happily cheer them on — no matter how many innocent victims are targeted in the process.
Obama, while supposedly speaking about his 20-year relationship with his race-baiting minister, took the time to give us all a preview: "Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan coalition. Politicians routinely exploited fears of crime for their own electoral ends. Talk-show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism."
Yawn. The conservative movement was forged by fear, anger, and the denial of racism.
As a conservative, I expect politicians to say ridiculous things like that, but isn’t it sad that I do? Truthfully, many Americans (even some evil conservatives) had hoped for more from Barack Obama.
It’s been entertaining the past few months watching Hillary Clinton (of all people) complain about media bias and Barack Obama complain about the mediocre quality of the deep tissue massages he’s been receiving during debates, but soon the party will come to an end for conservatives.
That’s not to say there’s nothing interesting left to decide this primary season. I, for one, can’t wait to find out what myself and others who will disagree with their policies will be painted as for the next eight months: a racist or a sexist.
Glenn Beck is a nationally syndicated radio and television host. His television show airs nightly at 7 p.m. ET on Headline News. He’s also the author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller “An Inconvenient Book,” which has now spent 16 straight weeks on the top 10 list. Visit his Web site: www.glennbeck.com.
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