America’s First Affirmative Action President
The novelty should have worn off by now; it’s time to get to the serious business of saving the country.
As the ombudsman for The New York Times wrote:
Like a lot of America, it [The NY Times] basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic Journey.”
I believe that Barack Obama was elected president because a lot of Americans were enchanted with the idea of having the first black president, and perhaps atoning to some degree for white guilt over past slavery and racism. As such, I would call Mr. Obama the first Affirmative Action President. Like Harry Reid said, Obama was a black candidate that was well-spoken who had no hint of a “Negro-dialect,” unless he wanted to. He was smooth and photogenic; like a rock star, the Barack-star.
The Devilcrats (say it fast and it sounds just like Democrats) found their great black hope, and beat the Republicans to having the first African-American nominated for their party’s presidential candidacy. I find that unfortunate because the Republicans are actually the party of freedom, the party that freed the slaves, the party that fought against the racist Devilcrats in the South who enacted the Jim Crow laws and established “separate but equal”. All of the first blacks elected to Congress immediately following the Civil War were Republicans! I’m sure most black people don’t know this…