”Donald Trump s A Racist
Vol: 115 Issue: 28 Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yesterday, after years of stonewalling, President Obama released his long form birth certificate which proved he was born in Hawaii in 1961. The main reason, most analysts say, that he released the document was because of Donald Trump.
When I was a little kid, my mother used to tell me that vulgar language was evidence of weakness. Either your argument was weak or you were, because in both cases, you are using vulgarity to misdirect attention.
The “ladies” on ABC’s deplorable “The View” promptly weighed in with their analysis of the situation. “It’s very racist,” concluded Joy Behar. Behar objected to Trump’s questioning of Obama’s nativity and how Obama got into Columbia and Harvard.
“Obama came from humble beginnings,” says Behar. “[Donald] says he can’t believe he got into Harvard …in other words he is saying he didn’t get into Harvard on his own, he didn’t write his own book. Obama came from humble beginnings and wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Au contraire — Donald was! He can’t understand. How come I can’t get into Harvard and this guy can?” Donald “can’t fathom that a black man can be that smart!”
There! You got that? Trump can’t fathom that a black man can be that smart. THAT is the reason for questioning his undocumented background. A black person can’t get a fair shake in America.
(Even if he’s President of the United States who was elected by a majority white vote?)
Apparently not. Just ask Whoopi Goldberg. She’s black. If anybody knows how hard it is for a black person to make it in America it might be Whoopi Goldberg.
”It’s very difficult on a daily basis to see this stuff. Being black, you say ‘Oh, this is racist!’ nine thousand people say, ‘Oh no, you’re playing the race card. Well, I’m playing the d**n card now,” she says.
What a ridiculous statement! Who else is qualified to lecture America about the disadvantages of being black than a black multimillionaire entertainer?
It isn’t because she is one of the richest and most recognizable entertainers in the world. It’s because she understands the disadvantages of being black. That special status also helps her understand how the minds of the rich, advantaged white men work.
For example, Donald Trump is a racist for questioning Obama but Whoopie’s buddy, Mel Gibson is not.
“I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he’s being a bonehead, but I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids.”
So Mel Gibson isn’t a racist — but Donald Trump (and you) are. And it is your fault people don’t respect America.
“You know how Donald is always saying they are laughing at us? Here’s one of the reasons people are laughing at us — well, when you show such insane disrespect to the president of our country, people in others countries think we are idiots. You’re helping to perpetuate the idea that this country is a little idiotic.”
The only time insanely disrespecting the president isn’t idiotic or racist is evidently when he is white and looks like George Bush. Nobody called Goldberg a ‘racist’ when she compared Bush to Hitler.
In America, racism is only bad if the one spouting racist rhetoric is white. Blacks hating whites isn’t racism — whites deserve it.
The hypocrisy of being lectured by “The View” on the idiocy of disrespecting the president is breathtaking. But not as breathtaking as the idiocy of the argument that the President of the United States can’t get a break because he is black.
Or that multimillionaires can claim race-based disadvantage with a straight face without anybody pointing out the obvious.
The questions concerning Obama’s birth certificate were no more about race than were the questions being asked of John McCain about his birth. The differences weren’t in the questions. They were in the answers.
John McCain answered every question asked of him without reservation. McCain disclosed the circumstances of his birth, his personal history, his education, service and qualifications for the job.
Obama disclosed nothing.
Obama gave a press conference about his birth certificate yesterday. A press conference! Don’t lose sight of the irony.
We are nearly three years into the Obama presidency and he gave a press conference to chide the press because he refused to release his birth certificate! But to Obama, the crime was in asking for it.
“Now, this issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now. I think it started during the campaign. And I have to say that over the last two and a half years I have watched with bemusement, I’ve been puzzled at the degree to which this thing just kept on going.”
I think that was the most stunning statement on this issue so far – and this is an issue that has garnered some pretty stunning statements.
But none as stunning as Obama’s open admission that he “watched with bemusement” while his countrymen tore at each other over an issue he could have settled as easily in 2008 as he did in 2011.
Millions of dollars, hours of valuable court time, not to mention all the lives and careers ruined, (like Lt. Col. Lakin’s) the animosity it engendered (including these spurious cries of racism) – which of these do you think was a good and healthy thing for America?
Obama could have prevented it all. But he didn’t. Now he releases his birth certificate and uses the occasion to chide the media?
The birth certificate contains absolutely no information that could possibly harm Obama. None. And THAT somehow makes it all even worse.
If there were something odd, even if it were something petty like revealing Obama’s parents weren’t legally married, there would at least be a reason for putting the nation through the trauma.
But there is no discernible reason — apart from bemusing Obama. After two and one-half years of stonewalling on the issue, Obama called the issue that he created a ‘sideshow’ and referred to those asking the questions as “carnival barkers.”
“We do not have time for this kind of silliness,” he told reporters. “We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do.”
And to prove it, he left the press conference podium and jetted off to Chicago to appear on Oprah Winfrey’s final broadcast to discuss — and make silly jokes about — his birth certificate.
First he played the public for a fool and then he mocked them for falling for a trap he apparently laid for them deliberately.
For most Americans, the point was never really “was Obama born in Kenya?” The point was always, “why is he hiding ordinary records the rest of us must provide?”
The best answer Obama has provided so far is that he personally found it entertaining. But that hardly puts the issue to rest.
What kind of guy thinks that dividing the country the way the birth certificate issue did is responsible, let alone presidential? What kind of mindset does it take to lead the country to the brink of civil war for one’s own amusement?
A lot more was confirmed about Obama yesterday than just where he was born.
None of it good.