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Was Obama Channeling Robert Byrd on The View?

I am sick to my stomach and furious that our so-called “post-racial” President uttered these words on national TV today:

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”

I initially was going to resist posting on this because I really despise racial politics.  But since we are getting some new readership from the Left (and they have no clue about American history), I thought it was important. 

Does President Obama have any idea what he just put out there on the table?  Perhaps the most incendiary language in American history

From the article ‘D. W. Griffith and “The Birth of A Monster‘:  [Reference: Who Is D. W. Griffith?]

D.W. Griffith’s 1915 motion picture The Birth of a Nation — originally titled The Clansman — a film which presented a re-writing of the actual history of post Civil War Reconstruction by the same Confederate traitors aginst whom the war had to be fought. It portrayed African-Americans in the post-Civil War South as depraved, lascivious beasts whose rampant lawlessness and alleged domination of the South — through military force and control of the state legislatures — threatened to destroy “Southern civilization” and “mongrelize the races”. The film asserts that this could only be stopped by the glorified lynchings and reign of terror carried out by the “honorable” new, secret order of the “chivalrous” Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.


In most of the Northern cities where the The Birth of a Nation was scheduled to be shown, political fights exploded, and some small riots did occur in Philadelphia and elsewhere where the film was shown. The NAACP and others attempted to seek either a banning of the film completely, or to force the editing-out of the most egregious racist scenes. For the most part, those attempts were futile. Endless hearings were held before mayors, state legislatures, city councils, and state and city censorship boards across the country. The Illinois legislature voted 111-2 to ban the showing in that state, but eventually lost on judicial appeals filed by the film’s promoters.

Those hearings became platforms for the pro-Griffith lobby to pronounce the alleged virtues of eugenics. In New York City, Griffith’s lawyer Martin W. Littleton told Mayor Mitchell that the film was a “protest against the mongrel mixture of black and white.”

It is disgusting and putrid that a President of the United States bring this kind of filth language into the public discourse when our nation has moved so far past it.  Laura Ingraham is correct, Obama is not “post-racial” — he is the most racial and divisive President we have ever had.  Two top Democrat operatives agreed with that conclusion as well this week.

Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf.

We have seen the divisive approach under Republican presidents as well—particularly the administrations of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. It was wrong then, and it is wrong now. By dividing America, Mr. Obama has brought our government to the brink of a crisis of legitimacy, compromising our ability to address our most important policy issues.


The president had a unique opportunity to focus on overarching issues of importance to whites and blacks. He has failed to address the critical challenges. He has not used his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of racial unity and the common interest of poor whites and blacks who need training, job opportunities, and the possibility of realizing the American Dream. He hasn’t done enough to address youth unemployment—which in the white community is 23.2% and in the black community is 39.9%.

Mr. Obama has also cynically divided the country on class lines. He has taken to playing the populist card time and time again. He bashes Wall Street and insurance companies whenever convenient to advance his programs, yet he has been eager to accept campaign contributions and negotiate with these very same banks and corporations behind closed doors in order to advance his political agenda.

Obama’s use of the expression “mongrel people” on The View is further evidence that this President wants to stab America at its heart and divide our people in a way that no other President has.

I have always questioned Obama’s knowledge and comprehension of the American Experience and the American Character.  Now I truly do not believe he has any clue about either.  This is a dangerous man we have elected.

[RELATED: Mongrel. Sexism. Just Another Healing Day for the POTUS – Liberty Pundits]

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. […] odd characterization on “The View” of African-Americans as a “mongrel people” has set the blogosphere aflutter, it was something else he told the assembled ladies that struck me as more significant. […]

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  2. The fact that you can pull something derogatory from the last century regarding his use of this term, doesn’t change the fact that it’s lost the meaning it may have had during the last century.

    I see. So pickaninny, mammy, or jigaboo should be no big deal, right? Good to know.

    What are libs gonna do when “raaaaacist” loses all meaning?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — July 31, 2010 @ 2:09 am - July 31, 2010

  3. So, O’Drama goes on “The Phew” and says we are all just common sluts and the world goes ballistic. We all know what he meant and we all know he is right. Maybe he intended to say common mutts, but who cares??? Picky, picky, picky.

    It is not the word that counts, its the intention behind the word. And the liberals are the only people who have evolved enough to understand the feelings and the nuance and inner meaning of what brilliant, sensitive people say without their teleprompters.

    Comment by heliotrope — July 31, 2010 @ 8:06 am - July 31, 2010

  4. As we’ve seen again and again, Liberals will say what’s in their hearts, then lie that they ever said it. The final step is to admit they said it, and then say it’s no big deal.

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 31, 2010 @ 11:03 pm - July 31, 2010

  5. I honestly do not understand the outrage here.

    A few questions:
    1) what do you honestly think Obama meant to say here?
    2) how is calling his own race “mongrels” racist?
    3) with all the extremely fucked up things going on in this world, and with this country, why are you getting bent out of shape by this dumb comment?

    Comment by spooked — August 1, 2010 @ 8:52 am - August 1, 2010

  6. mixed in origin or character: of mixed breed, descent, type, or character

    [15th century. Probably < Germanic, "to mix"]

    Comment by Dag Narble — August 1, 2010 @ 10:10 am - August 1, 2010

  7. “I see. So pickaninny, mammy, or jigaboo should be no big deal, right?”

    I don’t believe I said that.
    My point was that the word mongrel doesn’t mean anything anymore. Other words may still be racially charged, but not mongrel. Imntbho. 🙂

    ‘What are libs gonna do when “raaaaacist” loses all meaning?”

    I think they’ll soon find out since we’re getting to that point, I think.

    Comment by Bobbie — August 1, 2010 @ 10:23 am - August 1, 2010

  8. There’s something I’ve come to understand here. there are some people who will never believe that Obama knows what he is doing. They will sit down and condemn everything he does, will even refuse to give him credit for his efforts. Obama and his team of advisors incompetent? You guys are forgetting too quickly who made the mess Obama and his team are trying to clean up.

    As for racism, it is clear that Most Americans are yet to come to terms that they are being ruled by a black man. Whether you believe this or not is irrelevant at this time. We all know the truth.

    Comment by Dr Joy from attract men — August 1, 2010 @ 4:25 pm - August 1, 2010

  9. “Mongrel” could only be considered derogatory by those who think that being of mixed ancestry is somehow bad.

    Comment by Boronx — August 1, 2010 @ 10:29 pm - August 1, 2010

  10. Oh my, it looks like there has been an invasion of “little” people on this blog. The meaning of “little” can be interpreted in a number of ways, and that includes references to brains or lack thereof, since these people exhibit that they have no more than 1/4 of the average brain, right down to stature and the size of one’s penis. Take your pick.

    No matter what these Øbot trolls try to say, they are wrong because the use of the term “mongrel” to describe anyone – black, white, Asian, pink, red, purple and green…. it is still a very racist term.

    A majority of us are of mixed “race”. If I define race according to one’s country of origin and not of skin, then I am: Australian mixed with English, Scots, Irish and German.

    The English are described as Anglo-Saxon. How many of these poor little Øbots know the meaning of Anglo-Saxon? Well here is a little lesson that might penetrate into that small space they call a brain:

    Anglo: from the race known as the Angles.
    Saxon: from Saxony in the region known as Germany.

    Now in my case, that really means that I have a double does of that Saxon blood – from my English ancestry as well as from my ancestor who came from Saxony. From this same ancestry I am of course descended from the Celts (probably on both Scot and Irish sides of my family).

    Does this make me a “mongrel”? NO

    The term mongrel as it was used is a reference to mixed colour. It is an extraordinarily racist term. As for Øbama using that term not being racist, I would like to remind the Øbots that Mr. Soetoro aka Øbama is not an African-American as it is normally understood. His alleged father is from Kenya. There is no such country as Africa. The country is Kenya. His alleged mother was an American citizen. The citizenship of Barry Soetor aka Øbama is in fact British, due to his Kenyan father.

    Comment by Straight Aussie — August 1, 2010 @ 10:47 pm - August 1, 2010

  11. @58 You are wrong. America has never been ruled by any President.

    You are wrong because Barry Soetoro aka Øbama is not a “black man”. Barry Soetoro aka Øbama is half white….. get over it….

    Comment by Straight Aussie — August 1, 2010 @ 10:49 pm - August 1, 2010

  12. […] odd characterization on “The View” of African-Americans as a “mongrel people” has set the blogosphere aflutter, it was something else he told the assembled ladies that struck me as more significant. […]

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  13. Still waiting on an answer to ‘What if GWB had said this’……

    Comment by boot — August 2, 2010 @ 8:24 am - August 2, 2010

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