We swear, that’s what President Barack Obama said on The View about African Americans.
But don’t worry – he wasn’t inflaming anything. Sez TheHill.com…
“I mean we’re all kinds of mixed up,” Obama said. “That’s actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it.”
The president’s remarks were directed at the roots of all Americans. The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as “of mixed breed, nature, or origin,” according to dictionary.com.
Obama did not appear to be making an inflammatory remark with his statement and the audience appeared to receive it in the light-hearted manner that often accompanies interviews on morning talk shows.
On one level, he’s got a point. After all…
On the other, this is a perfect example of the media double standard which has allowed this man to make it as far as he has. Calling black folks mongrels is straight out of the Klan handbook. Why on earth would Obama even think to use such verbiage?
As carefully planned as so much of this is, one wonders if maybe this wasn’t intended to bait the president’s enemies into more racial controversy. It’s clear that race has been decided on as the Obama regime’s electoral strategy this fall, so using loaded language like this to goad a response out of the other side would be a way to continue picking at that scab while maintaining the ability to deny that he’d done anything wrong – and having compliant lefty media types like Sam Youngman from The Hill report it as the definition of innocence.
Youngman’s piece is pretty comical. Consider these quotes from the president and how they’re reported…
The race debate was reignited after Sherrod’s firing. Obama also addressed the issue in his speech to the National Urban League 100th Anniversary Convention in Washington on Thursday morning.
But in his interview on “The View,” which was taped Wednesday but aired Thursday, the president said the Sherrod story was prompted when the media “generated a phony controversy.”
“A lot of people overreacted, including people in my administration,” he said.
Obama called Sherrod last week after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized for her firing.
“People in my administration?” Obama had nothing to do with it. Oh, OK. And a “phony” controversy? Perhaps, but only in the sense that the colossal scandal of the Pigford cases from which Sherrod and her ex-Black Panther husband Charles, whose racial pronouncement of recent vintage belie a certain animus to individuals of insufficient pigmentation, profited so greatly upon Obama’s inauguration have not been fully examined in the media.
His Urban League speech, by the way, was more of the same on the Sherrod issue (he gets into Sherrod around the 9:40 mark). Obama called her “exemplary” – which is interesting given that she suggested her critics want to return to the days of slavery.
Anyway, we also have this:
Obama noted “there’s still a reptilian side of our brain” that leads people to not trust others “if somebody sounds different or looks different.”
The president stressed that what’s “important is how you treat people.”
Tell that to Benjamin Netanyahu and Gordon Brown. Or John McCain. Or Sarah Palin. Or police in Arizona or Cambridge, Massachusetts. Or the members of the Tea Party. Or any of the other people who sound or look different than the president does.
But this one took the cake…
“You said it’s been tough for me, but the truth is it’s not tough for me,” Obama said. “I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about me. I spend a lot of time worrying about them.”
Well, that’s true. The Obamas go more places, hang out with more celebrities, spend more taxpayer money on themselves, party more often and seem to be having a better time than anybody who’s ever been in the White House.