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A Warning to President Obama:
Bill Clinton Sees his own legacy in entirely personal terms

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 8:00 pm - July 19, 2010.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election

Bill Clinton, the only Democratic president to be elected to two terms as chief executive since the first half of the last century, has been much in the news of late, with the Washington Examiner‘s Julie Mason recently commenting on a report from Ed Henry of CNN about the administration “deploying” the former president “to help close the gap for the party this fall.

But, I would warn Mr. Obama to be wary of this particular predecessor.  Clinton showed that he was ever ready to jettison his ideology (if even had one) and even his party for political survival.  His triangulation strategy of 1995-96 sought to distance himself from the Democratic party — as well as the GOP — in order to secure his own reelection.

Bill Clinton, in short, always looks out for his own interests.  He has little to gain by the reelection of Barack Obama in 2012.  Indeed, he has much to lose by it.  Should Obama prevail in the coming presidential contest, Clinton will lose his singular status as the only Democrat since FDR to be reelected president.

Not just that, with Obama no longer in the Oval Office, Clinton would resume his role as the nation’s most prominent (and possibly most popular) Democrat.

This most legacy-obsessed president saw that legacy not in ideological, but personal terms.

Do NAACP leaders resent Tea Party prominence?

While, on its surface, the video that Bruce posted earlier today presents pretty strong evidence of the NAACP welcoming the racial attitudes of an Obama Administration official, like the Anchoress, “I want the rest of the story before I start passing judgment on it“:

I want to see the rest of the tape. I cannot believe Sherrod ended on “I took him to one of his own.” Either she said something much worse after that (which we would have seen) or she said something much better.

If it was something “better” then we should have seen that, too.

Via Instapundit.

That said, with the attitudes of the Department of Justice toward the Black Panther case as well as this woman’s initial attitude toward a white man in need, we have considerable evidence of racial attitudes in the Obama Administrations, attitudes that the mainstream media is all but ignoring while dwelling on the NAACP resolution and a few isolated racially-tinged signs at Tea parties.

It seems that whenever I have gone to the gym these past few days, I look up to see something on CNN about the NAACP resolution; the “news” network almost always features the same stock footage of four, maybe five signs, only two clearly racist, one likely a fabrication of a Tea Party crasher.  (Wonder if CNN investigated the phenomenon of Tea Party crashers.)

Now, I wonder if the NAACP has been harping on the alleged racism of the Tea Parties, basing their resolution, in large part, on unsubstantiated charges, in a desperate bid to make the organization relevant in an age when most Americans increasingly see race an increasingly irrelevant and warm to Dr. King’s dream that his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Well, maybe not so desperate given the makeup of the MSM today. (more…)

Breitbart: Video Reveals NAACP Racism Against Whites

Whoa baby. When Breitbart is on fire… he is ON FIRE!

We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn’t do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from “one of his own kind”. She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod’s racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups’ racial tolerance.

I love Andrew because he, like me, hates hypocrisy and has a nose to find it.  Sniff away, Breitbart!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Obama Killed the US Auto Industry

Hope AND Change!  And Socialism….

The Treasury Department failed to consider the economic fallout when it told General Motors and Chrysler to quickly shutter many dealerships as part of government-led bankruptcies, a federal watchdog found.

A report released Sunday by the Inspector General for the government’s bailout program raised questions about whether the Obama administration’s auto task force considered the job losses from the closings while pressuring the companies to reduce costs.

Treasury didn’t show why the cuts were “either necessary for the sake of the companies’ economic survival or prudent for the sake of the nation’s economic recovery,” said the audit by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the $787 billion stimulus program known as TARP.

“Treasury made a series of decisions that may have substantially contributed to the accelerated shuttering of thousands of small businesses,” investigators said.

Those decisions resulted in “potentially adding tens of thousands of workers to the already lengthy unemployment rolls — all based on a theory and without sufficient consideration of the decisions’ broader economic impact,” the report said.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)