Revealed Obama Speech Does Nothing For Romney
October 2, 2012 Leave a comment
The Daily Caller and Sean Hannity have released a video of Barack Obama from 2007. In the video Obama is seen giving a speech to a group of black pastors and churchmen in what can best be described as a very bad black accent. In any event, Obama attacks the Bush administration for its handling of Hurricane Katrina. He cries racism because the Stafford Act wasn’t waived for portions of the hurricane recovery despite the fact that the Federal government had already spent $110 billion on Katrina recovery, including a no strings attacked $7 billion the Feds had given New Orleans just two weeks before the speech. Compare that to the $20 billion “white” New York was given by the Feds.
Obama’s purpose is clear, he wants blacks to believe the Republicans hate black Americans and favor whites. He attacks building highways in the suburbs and wants businesses in “our” neighborhoods invested in by the government. Apparently the suburbs are white and “our” neighborhoods are black. In short, he’s race baiting. It’s in start contrast to his 2008 post-racial speech given in June where he called for racial unity. Here he’s talking about a very divided America in which he’s going funnel money from white people to black people. Or in light of what he’s done as President, he’s going to use the black community for votes and then never funnel any money to them. After all, black unemployment is above 14%.
The Democrats and media response has been interesting. Around a half an hour before the speech was even released more than a dozen “journalists” attacked the release of speech before ever seeing it. Sam Stein, Nate Silver, Walter Shapiro, Jake Sherman, dismissed this before it was ever released. It’s absolutely fascinating to see how transparent these people are in defending Obama, even if it means attacking a video that they haven’t even seen yet. Apparently if Matt Drudge and Tucker Carlson are involved it must not be legitimate. They’re uninterested in the 40 minute speech, all of which is available online now. They pretend like it’s already been reported on when it was only partially reported on. The truth is out now.
Does it matter? No. The speech isn’t going to change things in this election. Sorry guys but what happened 5 years ago isn’t relevant anymore. McCain needed this tape in 2008. Now that Obama is President, no one is going to care about nonsense like this. If anything they’re going to accuse Republicans of racism because that’s what the left always does when Obama is attacked. They’ll defend Obama’s ridiculous fake accent and pretend like anyone who says anything about it is a racist. They’ll attack Bush on Katrina and insist that his response is racist. Why? Well, because it is because they say it is. In short, we cannot win with these people. One wonders why we’re bothering.
Mitt Romney cannot be happy about the release of this speech. It does nothing to further his cause the day before the first debate. No one is going to vote for Romney because Obama said crazy things in 2007. On the other hand the fall out from this might energize Obama’s base. Look at those racist Republicans, we’ll have to vote for Obama now is what the Democrats are going to tell people. It’s nonsense but that’s how they’re going to treat this. So I have to ask Hannity, Drudge and Carlson this: What exactly is the point?