Too Bad Obama Is Only Half-White

Barack Hussein Obama

The worst thing about Obama’s being a black man is that when you take him to task for his leftist agenda, it’s so easy for those who endorse his policies to accuse you of being a bigot.

It’s fascinating how that works. If you happen to disagree with Henry Waxman or Charles Schumer, you’re not automatically called an anti-Semite. If you take exception to Nancy Pelosi, you’re not immediately dismissed as a misogynist. In most quarters, you can even dismiss the lunacies of Barney Frank without necessarily being labeled a gay-basher.

What is it about being black, 150 years after the end of slavery and nearly half a century after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, that gives them this special status? Whatever it is — and I suspect it’s nothing more than the non-stop, self-serving blather by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the assorted jackasses who comprise the Congressional Black Caucus — it’s high time we stopped giving them the license to whine. In fact, it’s long past time that we told them to put a cork in it.

I know a great many people who think that Obama is the worst president we’ve had in a very long time — and they are not overlooking Jimmy Carter — and not one of them gives a hoot about his race. Their reasons have everything to do with his politics and his policies and nothing to do with his pigmentation. If it were otherwise, wouldn’t these same people dislike Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and Star Parker, all of whom are 50% blacker than the president?

Obama got off on the wrong foot when we discovered he was a friend of Bill Ayers and that he regarded Jeremiah Wright as his spiritual advisor. It didn’t help when we heard him say that the problem with the Constitution and the Civil Rights movement was that they failed to deal with the redistribution of wealth.

Things then went from bad to worse when, after being elected, he went off on a world tour where he bashed our allies, kowtowed to our enemies, and competed with Michael Moore, Hugo Chavez and Mahmud Ahmadinejad, in trashing America.

Not satisfied with all that, he went on to lie about the great contribution the Muslims made in the creation of this country, forcing some of us to wonder if he knew something about the Barbary pirates that Thomas Jefferson didn’t.

Perhaps his endless gaffes and apparent contempt for American symbols wouldn’t be quite so offensive if so many people, on the right as well as the left, didn’t, in spite of his almost comical reliance on Teleprompters, keep reminding us how doggone brilliant the guy is.

A while back, His Brilliance said, “America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi.” Now, I’m grateful that for a change he complimented one of America’s few allies in the world, but why is it so impossible for this lunkhead to give credit where it’s due? Would it kill him to praise the Founding Fathers? I mean, I know they were a bunch of white guys, but they couldn’t help it.

Suggesting that Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, provided the roots for the United States, 1776-????, is comparable to the schlemiel who recently said it was our dropping the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that compelled Japan to attack Pearl Harbor.

I think I’m beginning to understand why Obama is so secretive about his academic records.

©2011 Burt Prelutsky

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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • Terence A. Craig

    While you’re pondering who the worst President is, you may want to put Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush at the top of your list.

    And the teleprompter nonsense, a page right out of Sean Hannity’s playbook, as a matter of fact, it would appear this whole article was written by the drop-out Bartender himself.

    Seriously, this whole article is a waste of words and everyone’s time. Bernard Goldberg, if you are paying Burt Prelutsky, you are getting “ripped-off.”

  • Konrad Lau

    Striped, white, black, blue or polka-dotted, crap in a bag still stinks.
    All one has to do is close one’s eyes and sniff.

    Oh, and it’s not the bag’s fault.

  • David Williams

    several years ago I had occasion to attend a legal seminar … one speaker opined that non black attorneys could never adequately represent black death row defendants … this comment led into a discussion of the bigotry present in the legal system itself and the tough row to hoe black lawyers have … I made the comment that it was about time they got over it … the room was mostly aghast with a great deal of anger present … a white man saying black people should get over the history of slavery and legislated bigotry in the United States was unheard of … after some caustic comments about my inability to emphatize I pointed out that as a disabled (AK amputee) person (I know that’s not the pc phrase but it’s the one I’m used to) I suffered very similar prejudices in all aspects of my life and that since a child of 14 I had been telling myself to get over it every day … it is what it is … quit whining … the hub bub died down … but after the session some of the uber liberal attorneys present said I had said something they agreed with but could not bring themselves to say openly … it’s about time that we quit worrying about whether somebody thinks we’re bigoted … get on with life … there are plenty of problems to deal with … Obama was elected not in spite of his perceived and claimed racial heritage but because of it … political correctness has got to go

  • Shirl

    Excellent article Burt. Hey, there’s an official in Hawaii selling looksee chances just to see his birth certificate. What chance do you think we’ll ever get a looksee at his academic records? Never; if the lame stream media gets them first. And by the way, Al Sharpton is really becoming a total bore with his whining. He needs to get on the same page as least when he comes on Fox and talk about something that matters or maybe he’s just not up to the challenge; he’s beginning to sound like a parrot.

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