Obama’s America – Episode # 264 – Skin Color. … Really?

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Front Page of the Feb. 17, 2016 New York Times.
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Front Page of the Feb. 17, 2016 New York Times.
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By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 19, 2016: Once again I have put aside my planned subject for this new episode after I read a story on the front page of Thursday’s New York Times.

It speaks so well to the entire concept of this series Obama’s America. Unintended, it points out ‘brilliantly,’ the failure of President Barack Obama and why he does not get the criticism he deserves from Progressives and especially from the African-American community for his failures. Because the demagogues win again, as they so often do.

The premise of the article is that the Republicans will obstruct approving a new Supreme Court Justice Obama will nominate because Obama is Black. That’s right; if Obama was a White Democratic President the Republicans would approve his liberal nominee during this Presidential election year.

Below is the comment I submitted to The Times on this article.

Really? IF President Obama was White, the Republicans would be taking a different position on the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice. Nonsense! This article in the Times is a “perfect” example of reverse racism. Even more, this is Clinton’s demagogue campaign strategy being advanced by  The New York Times with a front page story.

It is amazing; all the most popular comments to the article buy right into this scam. It proves once again how emotion can be used so easily to manipulate large numbers of individuals. The real charge, which is nonsense, becomes irrelevant. Rather, this story becomes an opportunity to rally around the real issue of racism but in a very inappropriate way that diminishes rather than advances the issue by using it in an absurd context.

SURPRISE! Even though there are about 1,000 comments posted as of right now as I write, mine is not among them. Call it censorship.

The tone of almost all of the 1,000 comments proves my point. They all support the view that Obama is being challenged by the right wing Republicans because of the color of his skin and implying in the process that if he was White he would be getting so much more cooperation from the Republicans. Again pure NONSENSE!

There is absolutely no reason to believe the Republicans would abandon their so called “ideology” if Obama was a White Democratic President and agree to support whoever Obama nominates to replace Scalia. Yet, that is the contention of this Times article and most of the 1,000 or so commenting on this article on line. The entire premise is ridiculous.

And why would this manufactured story appear right in the center of the first page of The New York Times today Thursday, February 18, 2016?

This passage from the article explains it well and the REAL reason this article appeared in the Clinton worshipping New York Times …

“For Hillary Clinton, who is increasingly relying on non-white voters to ensure her success against Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the court issue could be especially crucial. Should she defeat Mr. Sanders, who has electrified many liberals, she will need a motivating issue to bring Mr. Obama’s loyalists to the polls. She moved swiftly Tuesday to tap into the anger of blacks over the opposition of Senate Republicans to Mr. Obama’s naming a replacement for Justice Scalia.”

“Now the Republicans say they’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates no matter how qualified,” Mrs. Clinton said in remarks before a predominantly black audience in Harlem. “Some are even saying he doesn’t have the right to nominate anyone! As if somehow he’s not the real president.”

Doing so, Mrs. Clinton added, is in keeping with a longstanding pattern of mistreatment.

“They demonize President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe,” she said. “This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.”

Clinton is abusing the issue of Racism in America which is very real in a most inappropriate baiting way to win votes to make her President. It is completely disingenuous and undermines the reality of Racism using it in a blatantly political way that is based on fiction not fact. In doing so, it is giving those who practice Racism reason to claim it is nothing but propaganda.

Hillary and Bill Clinton’s America’s Perones – Eva and Juan Of Argentina ‘fame.’ Hillary and Bill their American doubles. Demagogues of the first order, Hillary offering red meat especially to African Americans in South Carolina where the next caucuses will be held. Creating a phony issue of Racism regarding the Supreme Court nomination and then The Fearless Hillary presents herself as the Great Warrior for Obama fighting Racism.

It would all be comical if it was not a devious plan for the candidate of the Democratic 1% Hillary to overcome the far better choice Bernie Sanders.

It’s time to sing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” for Hillary …

It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I’ve done
You won’t believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she’s dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you
I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn’t stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window
Staying out of the sun
So, I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to
Don’t cry for me America
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don’t keep your distance
And as for fortune and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world
They were all I desired

And some new lyrics too …

Make me your President
I will fly high for you yes
I will not give you what you need
But make you think that I will
It is all a game and I will win
And you will lose once again

So here is the Reality as I explain it is so many different ways here in Obama’s America. Barack Obama could just as well have been a Standard White Democratic Party U.S. President. Obama being African Americans rather than White American has meant nothing for Black or White Americans. The implication of our electing the first Black President was that Barack Obama would not prove to be a typical President. WRONG.

When it comes to the core issues of inequality, unfairness, the concentration of power, the influence of special interests the state of Black communities, poverty, homelessness, it is all worse now than before Obama became President. But if you are among the top 10% mostly White but some Black Americans too it has never been better for you.

So if African-Americans want to rally around Obama and Clinton this election year, YOU WILL LOSE! It is not Racism it is Class Warfare …

Both Barack and Hillary are members of the Privileged Class and you aren’t.

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About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.

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