Obama and whites, Obama and America

The words were like a fist in my stomach, and I wobbled to regain my composure…. The earth shook under my feet, ready to crack open at any moment. I stopped, trying to steady myself, and knew for the first time that I was utterly alone.
— Obama’s reaction when he learned that his grandmother was frightened of a black man who had aggressively accosted her at a bus stop, Dreams from My Father, 1995 (quoted by Steve Sailer)

… a typical white person …
— Obama, speaking about his grandmother, March 2008

… my white grandmother—a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
—Obama’s characterization of his grandmother’s fear of the black man who had aggressively accosted her at a bus stop, Obama speech on race, Philadelphia, March 2008. (see note.)

… they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
— Obama, speaking about Pennsylvania voters, San Franciso fundraiser, April 2008

Now, I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That’s just a fact.
— Obama, about arrest of Henry L. Gates for disorderly conduct, press conference, July 2009

But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.
— Obama, speech, McLean, Virginia August 2009

Obama is not just a demagogue, not just a liar, not just a man who pretends to be nice while secretly and now openly agreeing with black racist America-haters. He is a monster, who, in Sailer’s words, “throws his own 85-year-old grandmother under the wheels of the BS Express.” … [I]n the elevated mental universe of Barack Obama, if a middle-aged white woman is accosted by a black man on a bus and she feels afraid, THAT makes her a racist, and THAT shows that America is racist, and THAT shows that America is responsible for all the ills of blacks, and THAT justifies Jeremiah Wright’s demonization of America and whites.
— Lawrence Auster, “Lies about My Grandmother,” VFR, March 2008

He is someone who stands outside America, as something foreign and meaningless to himself, and who is trying to mess it up as quickly as he can, because his main purpose is to change America completely and irreversibly from its past, and he doesn’t care how much he harms America in order to accomplish that. He doesn’t care about America any more than an invading alien in a 1950s horror movie cares about planet earth.
— Lawrence Auster, “Why the alien-in-chief is not a nice man,” VFR, July 22, 2009

In the normal course of events, the process [of the socialization of a society] takes a while. But Obama believes in “the fierce urgency of now”, and fierce it is. That’s where all the poor befuddled sober centrists who can’t understand why the Democrats keep passing incoherent 1,200-page bills every week are missing the point. If “health care” were about health care, the devil would be in the details. But it’s not about health or costs or coverage; it’s about getting over the river and burning the bridge. It doesn’t matter what form of governmentalized health care gets passed as long as it passes. Once it’s in place, it will be “reformed”, endlessly, but it will never be undone.
Mark Steyn, National Review, August 11, 2009


Note: As best as can be discerned from Steve Sailer’s extensive writings on Dreams from My Father, the sole basis in the book for Obama’s reference to his grandmother’s confession of fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and for his report that his grandmother uttered racial and ethnic stereotypes that made him cringe, is Obama’s grandfather’s remark to him that the man who had frightened his grandmother was black. The book contains zero references to his grandmother’s ever saying anything negative about blacks. But in 2008, Obama threw his grandmother under the bus to make her the moral equivalent of Jeremiah Wright. He could no more reject Wright for his incendiary racial remarks, he told the nation, than he could reject his grandmother who had uttered stereotypes about blacks and confessed she was afraid of black men who passed her on the street.

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Zachary W. writes:

Have you seen this? Glenn Beck is terrific.

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