Par for the course on the left. They are letting this one fly to fill the the October air in The Atlantic, explaining why being white — or whiteness — is all you really need to know about Trump. That on the heels of the eight-year reign of Obama. Well, sample or check it for yourself. In keeping with liberal orthodoxy, it is lengthy.
Here are a few of the more graceful excerpts. Who says the left doesn’t dabble in conspiracies? (how many times has that been disproved?)
“Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible. But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.”
I heard the first message a lot, but no, it was from Trump. All through his campaign. But that was not enough for the race-baiting hustlers, who wanted some type of guarantee.
“Replacing Obama is not enough—Trump has made the negation of Obama’s legacy the foundation of his own.”
Sure just pave over that whole Barack Obama projection/blame and, while at it, the diaspora-pushing meme thing.
“And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.”
But contrary to this alternative reality, what Obama ran on or did in office was use George Bush as a voodoo pincushion for every alleged thing wrong with America and its policies. Thus, Obama blamed Bush for all ills, including his own failures. He set any bar.
That is what happened for eight years. Not to mention running against Bush who wasn’t on the ballot. And that was all before Obama’s world-apology tour and radicalism in tow which followed. All which Americans were supposed to accept and celebrate due to white guilt.
It is interesting at times to know just how the the leftists think. (we already know what) This would be a classical type screed or rant by any measure, though it whistles by the political graveyard. What he refuses to do is apply his standard, racial critique to Obama. He may be horrified at what he finds. But that would require some honesty.