Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Hit Dog will Bark a.k.a. Liberal Reactionaryism

It's really funny.

All people like me have done is give the white liberal blogosphere a friendly reminder that African-Americans still exist in this country and that we as a whole still support President Obama, and you accuse us of calling you racists.

People like me are letting you know it's not the "calling President Obama on his shit" that we have an issue with. It's the "painting his entire presidency as shit" that we have issues with, and you accuse us of calling you racists.

People like me are letting you know that we don't appreciate how the "critiques" of Obama and his supporters from the left in recent months have turned nastier, more personal, and more dehumanizing. No different from the crap coming from the other side, and you accuse us of calling you racists.

People like me are warning you that primarying the first African-American president will not sit well with the vast majority of the most loyal voting block of the Democratic party. Not because we're fixated on the fact that he's African American, but you guys have yet to give a reason for not supporting him that can't be summarized as "He didn't do what I wanted him to do in the way and time I wanted him to do it", and you accuse us of calling you racists.

People like me, whenever you point to some Black guy like Clarence Jones, why supports a primary, as proof that it wouldn't be racial, we point you to a Black guy that claim African-Americans were better off under segregation. So by your logic, that must mean Jim Crow was just fine, and you accuse us of calling you racists.

Rather than worrying about whether someone is calling you a racist, why don't you wonder what would happen to your agenda if the most loyal Democratic voting block was no longer on your side. Why don't you think about the fact that at no time in recent history have you been able to get a majority of White Americans on to your cause.

How about concentrating your anger and frustrations on the true problem and obstacles of the progressive movement. Republicans and the broken Senate. Rather than waiting for the president to give you feel-good, comfort food, ideologically rhetoric, how about helping to organize progressive offices in Red States for the long term goal of selling progressive causes in these areas.

That's all.

2 comments:

SouthernGirl2 said...

People like me are warning you that primarying the first African-American president will not sit well with the vast majority of the most loyal voting block of the Democratic party. Not because we're fixated on the fact that he's African American, but you guys have yet to give a reason for not supporting him that can't be summarized as "He didn't do what I wanted him to do in the way and time I wanted him to do it"





Good Post, LT!

Well stated!



SouthernGirl2

3chicspolitico.com said...

Please, oh please, try and primary this POTUS. Keyboard commandos and entrepenuers profit off the whining and bashing of the POTUS, doncha know!