OF COURSE NOT. I did get your attention though, didn’t I? Imagine for a moment, the firestorm that would erupt if a white Republican member of Congress had urged an equally white president to change the job slogan, “Buy American,” to “Buy White American.” The unfortunate bastard would be out of the Congress by the weekend.
As luck would have it, one of my “favorite” left-wing, bigoted race-baiters in Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee recently weighed in for black Americans, saying Barack Obama should change his recent call from “Buy American” to “Buy African-American.” No word yet from the Regime as to whether Obama plans to honor Ms. Lee’s request.
The Texas Congresswoman, who still has her panties in a knot over her president’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, during which he scolded the CBC to: “Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’.” has loosed her wrath on the only target that makes total sense – in Sheila’s mind, anyway – white conservative bloggers. Yes, folks, yours truly is guilty as charged – and loving every minute of it.
As an aside, why do we not have a Congressional White Caucus? Or maybe a National Association for the Advancement of White People? Perhaps, “Support your United White College Fund”?
Lest you think I’m insensitive to the plight of black Americans, such is not the case; I’m merely pointing out the hypocrisy of the Sheila Jackson Lees of the world. Ms. Lee, and her brothers and sisters in arms want it both ways; blacks should not be singled out (by white conservatives) because of the color of their skin for any reason; but blacks should be singled out on the basis of skin color by Lee, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and anyone else who plays the preferential-treatment-for-blacks race card with impunity.
Obama can’t even get a break on Black Entertainment Television, where he recently got into a dust-up with BET’s Emmett Miller over the insistence of black Democratic leaders that the Regime should be targeting programs to specifically address black poverty. To Obama’s credit, he has so far resisted the pressure, saying “that’s not how America works.”
(Although the last time we heard from the president on this topic, he mused about his dream of ruling by edict without the constraints of a legislative branch. And what did he do as a result? He bypassed Congress on DREAM act provisions and existing immigration law by issuing Executive Orders to get his way.)
As I’ve previously written, Barack Obama must look at himself in the mirror with regularity these days and ask: “What the f**k was I thinking?” I imagine he then lays his head in Mishy’s lap and says, “Make it go away Mishy – make it go away.” – at which point she just roles her eyes and silently shakes her head.
Hey, Mishy and the girls hate the whole presidential gig anyway, don’t they?